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Poonam is a writer and social media guru who enjoys all things entertainment. She breathes pop-culture, considers IMDb to be one of the greatest inventions of all time and watches a countless number of TV shows. To keep up with what she is writing, watching, reading or whom she is interviewing, follow her on Twitter using the tagline @PatelPoonam.

Abigail Spencer and Mark Johnson Discuss Amantha For 'Rectify' Season Two

June 19th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Abigail Spencer and Mark Johnson Discuss Amantha For 'Rectify' S
Sundance TV’s “Rectify” returns for season 2 today (June 19) after a little over a year. If the season 2 promos are any indication to the forthcoming season, then the fans are in for a dramatic 10 episode run.

If you are new to the show, don’t fret because we can catch you up. And no, we won’t be giving away any spoilers. Just that season 1 centers around Daniel Holden (Aden Young), and the people he interacts with. Daniel, who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, has spent half of his life on death row at the show opener. He is released from prison in the first episode and must deal...
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Rachel Boston On Ingrid In 'Witches Of East End' Season Two

June 16th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
Rachel Boston
The witching hour is upon us as "Witches of East End" returns next month. The show’s producers, as well as Rachel Boston who plays Ingrid, sat down with Starpulse at the 2014 ATX Television Festival. What they revealed on the upcoming season has us feeling as though the show will be better than ever. “We take advantage of all things the fans love about the show. Flashbacks, mythology, life and death stakes and an ending that launches you directly into season three. The way we end is the most unexpected season ender of any show I’ve ever heard of,” writer and producer Richard Hatem says. But...
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In Prison With 'Orange Is The New Black's' Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks And Lea DeLaria

June 16th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Orange is The New Black: Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks And Lea DeLa
By now, everyone and their mother have heard of the show “Orange is the New Black.” If you are a diehard fan, you must have seen some, if not all, of season 2’s stream on Netflix. What made last Friday such a grand day for OITNB was not only the premiere of season 2 but also their screening and panel at the 2014 ATX Television Festival.

After the panel, Starpulse had the opportunity to sit down with Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Danielle Brooks (Taystee) and Lea DeLaria (Big Boo) for an intimate OITNB discussion. Of course, we made it our goal to get to know the rad chicks firsthand. But before ...
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5 Fun Facts: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Star Ansel Elgort

June 5th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
5 Fun Facts: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Star Ansel Elgort
Most surely, “The Fault In Our Stars” is going to be the tearjerker of the year. If you have read the book, you know exactly why. If you’ve have seen the film’s trailers, you also know exactly why. Thanks to Augustus Waters, every girl and woman will be in tears while watching the book adaption on screen. So, who is Augustus? Well, he is a seventeen-year-old boy (character) everyone can’t help but fall in love with. A big part of why he will touch each soul at the theatre is thanks to the actor who plays him, Ansel Elgort.

Ansel is the “IT” boy of Hollywood right now. If the name sounds f...
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Q&A: Jamie Lynn Spears Releases A Country EP

May 27th, 2014 1:46pm EDT
Q&A: Jamie Lynn Spears Releases A Country EP
When you hear the last name Spears, you automatically think of Britney Spears. But when you hear Jamie Lynn Spears, two thoughts come into mind. You can either remember her as Britney Spears’ little sister or the actress from “Zoey 101.” Today, Jamie Lynn is stepping out of those shadows to make a name for herself in the music industry.

After putting her career on hold to raise her daughter Maddie, Jamie Lynn surprised fans when she released her first single, “How Could I Want More.” To some, it may seem like an easy transition going from actor to singer. But for Jamie Lynn, it was a journ...
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Q&A: Getting To Know Singer-Songwriter Bean

May 6th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Noelle Bean
Noelle Bean, who goes by Bean in the industry, is a star on the rise. The Dallas native, currently residing in LA, is a pop singer-songwriter whose music is upbeat, soulful and retro. With an EP already under her belt, Bean’s music has been featured in various commercials and has been referred to as a mix between Adele and Amy Winehouse, by Teen.com. The young and talented singer has already charmed the music industry with her doo-wop-style and catchy lyrics. She is currently playing a few shows in the near future, after already performing at SXSW and touring with the likes of Austin Mahone...
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Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Season 2 And The Future Of 'Bates Motel'

May 5th, 2014 5:35pm EDT
Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Season 2 And The Future O
The season 2 finale of “Bates Motel” airs tonight and there is a lot it store for the fans. Hoping to set the stage for the next season, along with the last episode, many questions are being answered. The finale will continue with Norma attempting to rescue Norman from his kidnappers. She even goes as far as to force Dylan to help. While trying to please his mother, Dylan must figure out his mess, being involved in a drug war, and is said to bring some closure to the drug war tonight. Emma also deals with some issues, after feeling neglected by the Bates in the last episode. Tonight, she wi...
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Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'

April 15th, 2014 9:31am EDT
Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'
It seems as though mini-series are quite a trend today. If you are an avid TV viewer, you are most likely tuning into one every week. That case, you won’t mind to add another show to your list.

Premiering this week is the highly anticipated crime drama, with a dark comedic flare, titled “Fargo.” Does the name ring a bell? You may recall seeing Frances McDormand winning an Oscar for her role in the 1996 movie adaption. “Fargo,” a Coen Brothers’ film, won Best Screenplay at the 1997 Academy Awards as well as was said to have been "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the...
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Q&A: Nina Nesbitt Is Ready To Conquer The States

March 27th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Nina Nesbitt
Across the pond there is a singer-songwriter named Nina Nesbitt and she is a force to be reckoned with. The Scotland native currently has over 144,000 Twitter followers and hasn’t even hit national stardom in the United States, yet. Now 19, Nina only picked up a guitar at the age of 15. It’s a good thing she took up playing the guitar because Ed Sheeran, through a chance meeting, asked Nina to play a song for him and, from that moment on, her career took off.

Sheeran took Nina on his European tour and Nesbian fans were born after being hooked on her upbeat, catchy tunes. He even featured h...
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5 Fun Facts: 'Veronica Mars' Star Kristen Bell

March 12th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Veronica Mars
This Friday is a big day. Not only because there are 20 movies releasing, according to ComingSoon.net, but because a loved show will be revived onto the big screen. All hail for a Veronica Mars reunion. Now slow down on the excitement fans because the movie is only releasing in limited theaters. Bummer, I know. But if it does well, which I’m sure it will because the movie grew from a Kickstarter project (meaning popularity votes,) we can hope to see it nationwide.

The movie, titled the same as the TV show, is set to have most of the original cast. I mean, it wouldn’t be the same without Kr...
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