Shady Music Moments From 2015

10/3/2015 1:00pm EDT
When The Shade Hits The Fan: 9 Shady Music Moments From 2015
Musicians have been “throwing shade” at each other for years – understatement. In fact, before it was known colloquially as throwing shade, the esteemed classical composers were literally ripping each other apart with their harsh critiques of one another. Each and every year, new shade is thrown into the hands of the media, which in turn is presented to the people for their entertainment pleasure.

1) Empire (Season 2, Episode 1) Vs. Donnie McClurkin

Even gospel artists – those singing for “the glory of God” are subject to shade. In its disjointed second season premiere, hip-hop soa...

NBC's 'Heroes Reborn' Has Some New Faces

10/3/2015 12:08pm EDT
Meet 'Heroes Reborn' Newcomer Toru Uchikado
NBC's Heroes Reborn is adding a lot of new faces to the Heroes universe, including Toru Uchikado. Toru plays the character Ren, who becomes connected to Miko Otomo as she begins her heroic story as Katana Girl. Starpulse caught up with him recently to talk about the show - and it being his first major acting role!

"It’s just great that I finally don’t have to tell my friends 'Don’t blink or you will miss me,'" the actor told us. "I moved to LA in 2011 and since then, I’ve worked everywhere. When I was taking acting classes and going to numerous auditions, I served tables, worked as a barte...

'Strike Back' Recap: Battle Over The Bomb

10/3/2015 9:37am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 39' - Battle Over The B
The end of Strike Back is just one week away, meaning there's no time left for Stonebridge and Scott to keep the North Koreans from unleashing their devastating nuclear weapon on Korea. Can the heroes of Section 20 prevent a massive disaster and the start of a third world war? Well, it is what they're pretty good at.

The action opens with a massive armed response, because Li-Na's plan is already in motion. She's using the podium at the United Nations to give her big speech, having stormed in and killed every security officer between it and her. "Today we bring the true horror of nuclear ca...

What We Learned From 'The Player'

10/2/2015 8:46am EDT
What We Learned From 'The Player': Don't Jump Out Of A Perfectly
Airplanes are very useful for a lot of things. They can take you across the country or across the world in relatively short periods of time. They can be used to transport all kinds of goods. They can put out fires and drop humanitarian aid. Airplanes are meant to help you. So here's our lesson from this week's episode of The Player: Don't jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

In "Ante Up," Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) has to climb aboard a departing jet to stop former acquaintance Dominic McCall (Joseph Sikora) from getting away with a ton of priceless diamonds. He and McCall slug it out...

'Scream Queens' Recap: Cartoon Logic Is Out In Full Force

9/30/2015 9:42am EDT
Scream Queens
The second week of Scream Queens should illustrate the sort of show it wants to be. Now that it’s finished introducing a bulk of the characters and getting viewers familiar with the tone, the show should be well on its way. However, the third episode “Chainsaw” is a bit of a mess. It’s already lost some of the humor. It’s gone from dark humor to complete cartoon.

The insistence on racist/homophobic jokes and one-note characters is troubling. “Predatory Lez” has literally no other characteristics besides being a lesbian. Gigi’s only personality is an obsession with the 90s. These aren’t cha...

'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D' Premiere Packed With Lots To Absorb

9/30/2015 9:10am EDT
'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D' Season 3 Premiere: A New Skye,
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D started its season 3 premiere right in the middle of an Inhuman discovering the burden of being one. Joey runs away as cops chase him down, ready to shoot. Luckily, Skye Daisy and Mack step in and transport him to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Once back at headquarters, Daisy attempts to convince Joey that being an Inhuman does not destroy your life, but makes it more interesting. Then, she informs him that he needs to leave his old life behind. Joey becomes aggressive upon learning this news, but Daisy knocks him out.

In between our introduction of Joey, and Mack and Daisy's new tea...

An Excited Hisham Tawfiq Talks 'The Blacklist'

9/29/2015 12:04pm EDT
Hisham Tawfiq On 'The Blacklist' Season 3: 'I'm Excited With Wha
When The Blacklist returns this week, it will have a new series regular; Hisham Tawfiq has been promoted to the main cast after two seasons recurring as Raymond Reddington's bodyguard and confidante, Dembe Zuma. Starpulse spoke to the actor earlier this month about the jump and how art is imitating life for this multi-faceted performer.

"I'm excited with what's going on. It looks pretty exciting," said Hisham, who has added something memorable to the series over the last two years despite the fact that he's playing a character who's the definition of the phrase 'strong, silent type.' Has i...

Recap: What We Learned From 'Blindspot'

9/29/2015 9:06am EDT
What We Learned From 'Blindspot': Bombs Are Bad (And So Are Hall
In this week's second episode of Blindspot, entitled "A Stray Howl," we also learned two lessons. As Jane and the FBI pursued a rogue former Air Force officer who was bent on using his drone expertise to get revenge on those who had wronged him, there were some hidden bits of advice about personal safety.

Number one: bombs are bad. Yes, this is stating the obvious, but in the world of Blindspot, apparently many things will blow up at a moment's notice. In last week's episode, a guy put a plastic explosive bomb on a subway train that Weller had to deal with, and would have blown up the Stat...

Is ABC’s ‘Quantico’ Worth Watching?

9/28/2015 4:15pm EDT
'Quantico' Review: Best New Show Of The Season
The series premiere of ABC’s heavily promoted FBI drama "Quantico" accomplishes the near-impossible—it hits harder than the hype prophesized, and it may very well be the best new show of the season.

Taking a narrative and style points from ABC’s sudsy predecessors, “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Revenge,” “Quantico” pulls double-duty by sweeping from a current storyline in which heroine Alex Parrish (Indian-born Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra) is framed for a September 11-esque terrorist attack to past arcs FBI training that casts her fellow Quantico recruits in a suspicious light....

Nick Jonas Is Ready To Bring The Holiday Cheer For iHeart

9/28/2015 4:03pm EDT
Nick Jonas To Headline At Holiday iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Conce
Nick Jonas will headline the wildly popular iHeart Radio series of concerts this holiday season.

The series of concerts, which is held across the country, will star Jonas and a host of other music greats that will be made public in a formal announcement on Oct. 5.

Jonas will headline seven of the 12 stops of the tour according to E! Entertainment.

The former Jonas Brothers member is just one of the many performers expected to sing as the concert tour rolls through Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and other major U.S. cities.

This is the first year Capital One will sponsor the iHea...