Interviews

DJ Qualls Gives Us Some Great Insight On Amazon’s 'The Man In The High Castle'

11/6/2015 12:02pm EST
DJ Qualls Turned Down 'The Man In The High Castle'
DJ Qualls turns in an outstanding performance as Ed McCarthy in Amazon's The Man in the High Castle, so it's surprising to hear that the former Legit star actually passed on the series initially. He spoke about that and how High Castle's chilling alternate history wound up pushing him to a whole new level during our New York Comic Con interview previewing this fantastic show.

"I got asked to read for it several times and I turned it down. I think maybe four or five times," DJ revealed, but a surprise phone call convinced him to change his mind. "I didn't recognize the number...finally pick...
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Hundred Handed's Jordan McGraw Talks Debut Single

10/30/2015 9:56am EDT
Hundred Handed
Pop rock band Hundred Handed is comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Jordan McGraw, drummer Drew Langan and bass guitarist Matt Black. The L.A. based band was started by McGraw and Langan after recording and touring as rock band Stars in Stereo. I recently had the opportunity to speak with McGraw about the band's origins, sound, and their debut song, "Love Me Like The Weekend."

How did you get your start in music?

I started trying instruments when I was in fourth grade, but I just couldn’t find one that I liked. When I moved out to Los Angeles with my family I had no friends, so I needed ...
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Risa Binder Chats About Music And Her Latest Single, 'Pretty'

10/28/2015 11:31pm EDT
Risa Binder
Country music artist Risa Binder has opened for James Taylor, toured with Ronnie Mislap, and had her debut EP, Nashville, produced by Luke Wooten. Binder’s energy is contagious, and her positive energy shines through in her new song, “Pretty.” I recently had the opportunity to speak with Binder about her musical background, “Pretty,” and what’s up next for her.

Can you talk about how you got your start in music?

I just kind of always wrote songs about boys I had crushes on [laughs] since I was like 7 or 8. I’d sit in my living room playing the piano and my parents would be like “Who’s tha...
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Interview & Review: Shawnee Smith Talks 'Saw'

10/23/2015 11:15am EDT
Interview & Review: Shawnee Smith Talks 'Saw' For Starpulse
It wasn’t too long ago that Halloween time at the movies belonged to "Saw." Beginning as a small indie film by two aspiring Australian talents James "Furious 7" Wan and Leigh "Insidious 3" Whannell, "Saw" not only went on to spawn a whopping seven sequels, but it created a new horror icon in the form of Tobin Bell’s tortured soul character John "Jigsaw" Kramer. Well, now fans can revisit the traps and tropes of all things "Saw" as Lionsgate presents a brand-new, 3-part, 77 minute retrospective on the whole "Saw" experience titled "Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw" which is available exclus...
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How Did 'The Voice' Help Gwen Stefani’s Own Music Career?

10/5/2015 12:03pm EDT
'The Voice': Gwen Stefani Says Show 'Inspired' Her Music Career
Coaching on NBC's The Voice has reinvigorated Gwen Stefani's career. The "Hollaback Girl" singer told Starpulse during a recent press junket how her first year coaching on the show made her feel different about her own music, and why she decided to come back for this season.

"The experience is what inspired me," she said. "I think I was just so shocked, because I'd just had a baby and they just asked me to do the show and it was just a shock. Never in my life would I ever do something like this. It just didn't seem like my thing...It was a crazy move and I just think that sometimes, things...
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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...
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Meet Kygo: The 24-Year-Old Norwegian DJ And Producer

9/29/2015 6:09pm EDT
LIB
Last weekend, we endured the scorching desert heat in Las Vegas for the 3rd annual Life is Beautiful Art and Music festival, which shut down fifteen blocks in downtown Las Vegas. With headlining artists like Vegas locals Brandon Flowers (The Killers) and Imagine Dragons, along with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder and Duran Duran (playing their only U.S. festival this year), we knew this was a festival we could not miss!

Starpulse had a chance to chat with one of the festival’s most anticipated acts, who put on an amazing show on the newly added EDM stage on closing night. Kygo, t...
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REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Hall: 'We’re Back On The Road Again!'

9/28/2015 5:52pm EDT
REO Speedwagon
It’s true! REO Speedwagon is hitting the road across the United States and is making a local stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on October 20!

The band is known for their greatest hits, “Keep On Loving You” (one of my favorite REO songs), “Can’t Fight This Feeling” “Back On The Road Again” "Time For Me To Fly" "Take It On The Run" “Variety Tonight” “Shakin’ It Loose Tonight” “Riding The Storm Out” and many others. Their most successful album of the 80s was “Hi Infidelity."

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bruce Hall, and he told Starpulse all about it! But don’t expect a new...
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Charlene Amoia Dives Into 'Sleepy Hollow'

9/28/2015 2:30pm EDT
Charlene Amoia Previews The Return Of 'Sleepy Hollow'
FOX's Sleepy Hollow returns for a new season this week, and the season premiere features a face that will be familiar to TV fans. Actress Charlene Amoia endeared herself to audiences as the waitress Wendy on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, but now she's taking a completely different turn.

Starpulse spoke to Charlene to discuss diving into Sleepy Hollow and what it was like for her to be the titular character in the first new episode, "I Witness." It goes without saying that she's not just visiting town.

"Season two has Ichabod [Tom Mison] and Abbie [Nicole Beharie] dealing with very differen...
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How Does Carson Daly Feel About Blind Auditions?

9/28/2015 12:04pm EDT
'The Voice': Carson Daly On How He Supports Artists During Blind
We're now into blind auditions on The Voice, so we can also enjoy one of the show's most heartwarming parts: host and producer Carson Daly acting as the biggest support for the hopeful artists and their families. This is truly the guy you want in your corner if you or someone you love is about to give the performance of their lives.

During a recent press junket for the singing competition, Daly shared with Starpulse how he handles being backstage during the blind auditions - and his killer commute for this fall's live shows.

"I sort of look forward to it and dread it at the same time," he...
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