Interviews

A Conversation With The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban

April 15th, 2014 12:23pm EDT
A Conversation With The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban
The Oak Ridge Boys have been around in one form or another since the 1940's, so it might surprise you to know that they're just now releasing their first live record, Boys' Night Out. As the album becomes available today, BFTV spoke with bassist Richard Sterban - who's been with the group since 1972 - about what made 2014 the right time to put out a live disc and the Oaks' enduring popularity.

"It just feels like the timing is right," Richard explained. "We'd been wanting to do a live album for several years. Our fans have been requesting a live album for a long time. We've been wanting to...
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Brett Davern Returns To Win 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 14th, 2014 12:22pm EDT
Brett Davern Returns To Win 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Brett Davern has definitely left his mark on the auto racing world. After a surprising second-place finish last year, Brett returned to put our jaws on the floor again as he was named champion of the 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. While he proved on Saturday that he has as much racing talent as he does acting talent, BFTV was on hand to document Brett's climb to the top. We also checked back in with Cole Hauser, Rutledge Wood and Tricia Helfer to talk about how they fared behind the wheel.

Brett represents everything that's fantastic about the Pro/Celebrity Race. In 2013, he came in and r...
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A Chat With 'Mad Men' Star Kit Williamson

April 14th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Kit Williamson
Kit Williamson is best known as Ed Gifford on the award-winning Mad Men. He also has a hit show of his own, Eastsiders. He is busy not only with acting but with writing, producing, directing and going to graduate school at UCLA. Yet, he still had time to speak with me.

How do you feel about Mad Men’s final season?

I am so honored to be a part this show. The world is so thoroughly, incredibly realized. It's funny, because while everyone on set is very serious about the work they are doing, it's not like there is this looming gravitas or anything. Nobody walks around like they're making...
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Team Penske At The 2014 Grand Prix of Long Beach

April 13th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
Team Penske At The 2014 Grand Prix of Long Beach
Today it's time for the main event in Long Beach. As the green flag drops on the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, all eyes will be on the drivers of Team Penske, one of IndyCar's elite outfits.

BFTV had the opportunity to speak with all three Penske drivers - Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya - about what they're expecting from today's race and how they're looking ahead in only this second week of the 2014 IndyCar schedule.

Penske took an early lead in the standings at last weekend's race in St. Petersburg, with Will taking the checkered flag and his teammate Helio...
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Video Chat With 'Spooksville' Star Keean Johnson And Head Writer Jim Krieg

April 12th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
Spooksville
Spooksville is The Hub's latest young adult horror program, based on the book series of the same name. After Adam Freeman (Keean Johnson) moves into town and finds out first-hand why it's called "Spooksville," he and his new friends find themselves dealing with various monsters and other paranormal happenings.

In advance of today's all-new episode, we had the opportunity to talk with show star Keean Johnson and head writer Jim Krieg as part of the network's all-new 'What's The Hubbub?' video chat series. You can watch the chat below, as Keean and Jim answer our questions - and yours - abou...
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Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 12th, 2014 12:01pm EDT
Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
By the time you're reading this, the 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will be just hours away. At yesterday's practice and qualifying day, BFTV finally caught up with our friend and defending champion Rutledge Wood - who by virtue of his victory now starts in the Pro category - and newcomer to the field, but not to our audience, Sam Witwer. Here's what Rut and Sam had to tell us about their plans for handling this race and their future projects.

Rutledge is being a little, shall we say, cautious about his chances. "I think the only way that we'll have a shot is if we steal the keys to Al Uns...
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Doreen Taylor Pays Tribute With 'Colors Of The USA'

April 11th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Doreen Taylor Pays Tribute With 'Colors Of The USA'
Doreen Taylor has done it again. Since we interviewed her about the release of her album Magic in 2012, she's been steadily working her way up in the country music world. Recently, she was tapped by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to write an anthem for them, and that track, "Colors of the USA," is out now. We caught up with Doreen to discuss this newest accomplishment in her career, and her plans for 2014.

"Unbeknownst to me, they were already searching for something like this," said Doreen, who was approached to create the track as we head toward the 100th anniversary ...
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Sufe Bradshaw, 'Veep' Star Shares

April 10th, 2014 2:30pm EDT
Sufe Bradshaw
She’s a beautiful actress, a poet who has done spoken word alongside some of Russell Simon’s Def Poetry Jam’s artists and has trained at the legendary Lee Strausberg’s Actor Studio moderated by Martin Landau. She is best known as Sue Wilson, Vice President Selina Meyer’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) secretary on the hit HBO comedy series, Veep. Season three recently premiered. With her busy schedule, Sufe Bradshaw found the time to speak with me about the show and some of her other endeavors.

When did you know that acting was your destiny?

I’ve always been a creative person since I was young. I...
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Director Douglas Aarniokoski Talks 'Nurse 3D'

April 9th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
Director Douglas Aarniokoski Talks 'Nurse 3D'
You might want to avoid hospitals for awhile. Yesterday Lionsgate released Nurse 3D, its wild horror flick that features Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire) as the titular character, who does more killing than she does caretaking. To find out what exactly was up with this definitely different movie, BFTV phoned up director Douglas Aarniokoski on Monday and quizzed him about the making of Nurse 3D and his inner "film geek."

"I'm so proud of the whole movie, just because we got to do what we wanted to do, which was make this sort of over-the-top sex thriller horror movie," Doug told us. "It ...
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A Few Minutes With Comedian And Actor Bryan Callen

April 9th, 2014 2:20pm EDT
A Few Minutes With Comedian And Actor Bryan Callen
Comedians are paid to be funny, yet there are also quite a few of them that are not only amusing when they're off-stage, but also thoughtful and some of the hardest working folks in showbiz. Exhibit A: Bryan Callen, the funnyman who's made us laugh on shows like World's Dumbest and in movies like About Last Night. He's also the kind of guy you'd want to grab a drink with, provided he can find the time in his busy schedule. BFTV recently caught up with Bryan to talk about all the places we've seen him, and his philosophy of life.

Having first come to our attention on MAD TV and likely famil...
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