Interviews

Versatile Actor Kal Penn Gets Historical In 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain'

November 11th, 2014 12:04pm EST
Kal Penn Gets Historical In 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain'
Kal Penn has proven himself to be an unpredictable actor. He broke through in Hollywood playing the stoner Kumar in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, spent two years as Dr. Lawrence Kutner on House, and had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother. Whatever he's cast as, he always delivers - something that's even more significant with his current project, the film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.

We spoke with Kal on Friday to discuss making the film, what he's proudest of about his performance, and if it's important to him that his projects have something to say.

He plays Motwani in Bhopal, ...
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'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant

November 6th, 2014 9:15pm EST
Interview: 'Robot Chicken' Remains Awesomely Irreverant
Everytime I interview the 'Robot Chicken' cast, I wonder if there's ever anything new I can ask them and if there's anything new they can do, idea wise. Considering they've desecrated almost everything in our 80s childhood from Disney to Nancy Drew to Hasbro since 2005, is there REALLY anything else they can mock, satirize or defecate upon? According to 'Robot Chicken' writer, Breckin Myer, yes. Yes, there is. As long as TV continues to release new shows, companies release new toys and studios release new films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy' they will always, ALWAYS have new stuff. So, eff ...
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Jeff Eastin Previews The Final Season Of 'White Collar'

November 6th, 2014 12:05pm EST
Jeff Eastin Previews The Final Season Of 'White Collar'
New York's classiest crime show is about to come to an end. Tonight is the premiere of White Collar, kicking off the USA hit's sixth and final season. To help us say goodbye to Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke and the gang, we recruited creator and showrunner Jeff Eastin, who spoke with us about the decision to end the series and how things have changed since its premiere five years ago.

What made this the right time to wrap things up? "You can probably guess it was never the creator's idea to wind it down," he laughed. "For USA, I've got another show on their network, and I think the network's s...
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TNT's 'The Librarians' Is Your Next Guilty Pleasure!

November 5th, 2014 8:08pm EST
TNT - The Librarians
I am a major fan of the original made-for-TV movie series, 'The Librarian' including a post-'ER' Noah Wyle's surprising involvement and portrayal of the multi-degree nerdy slacker, Flynn. The 'Librarians' is a guilty pleasure, but it's a full-hearted pleasure. So, when I heard TNT planned on turning it into a series, OF COURSE I wanted to interview the cast at NYCC.

About the Show
The 'Librarians,' produced by Dean Devlin ('Leverage') and John Rogers ('Transformers'), surrounds an organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Library dedicated to protecting the world from mystical artifacts...
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Interview: SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple

November 4th, 2014 1:15am EST
SyFy's 'Bitten' Cast Bites Into the Big Apple
Interviewing the cast of SyFy's 'Bitten' was one of my New York Comic Con highlights. I loved Kelley Armstrong's original novel 'Bitten,' which the TV show surrounds. The first season surrounds fledgling werewolf Elena (Laura Vandervoort) who avoids both the pack that 'raised' her and her longtime pack lover, Clay (Greyston Holt). Although bitten a decade ago, Elena prefers a human existence with her human lover, Philip, until a series of murders near her pack's home calls her back. The rest of the season features Elena's relationships with her fellow pack members including confidant Logan ...
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Meet 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley

November 2nd, 2014 11:53pm EST
Interviewing 'I Am Santa Claus's' Mick Foley
I leapt for joy when the opportunity to interview WWE wrestler and subject of Tommy Avallone's documentary "I Am Santa Claus" arrived. "I Am Santa Claus" is the latest film underneath the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" label. It looks at the lives of five Department Store Santas the other 364 days of the year. Its primary subjects include crusty Santa Russell, Bear-ish Santa Jim, Christmas enthusiast Mick Foley, feuding Santa Nicholas (president of the Order of Real Bearded Santas), and singer Santa Bob.

Don't let the tag line "Whose lap is your child sitting on" fool you. The documentary was ...
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Sadie Calvano Talks 'Mom' Season 2, Family And Charity

October 30th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Sadie Calvano Talks 'Mom' Season 2, Family And Charity
CBS's Mom - a 2014 People's Choice Award Favorite New TV Comedy nominee - is back for its second season tonight, continuing the dysfunctional but well-meaning escapades of the Plunkett family. We recently caught up with Sadie Calvano, who plays Christy's (Anna Faris) daughter Violet, to ask her what laughs and lessons are coming in season two.

The new episodes don't pick up immediately after last season's surprisingly touching finale. "We ended last season with Violet giving away her baby," she explained. "In season two, you see Violet dealing with the ramifications of that decision. She's...
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Michael Carbonaro Back For More Magic In Season 2 Of 'The Carbonaro Effect'

October 30th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Michael Carbonaro Back For More Magic In Season 2 Of 'The Carbon
Just ahead of Halloween, Michael Carbonaro is here to once again be the most entertaining guy on the small screen. He's brought a whole new season of his hidden-camera magic series, The Carbonaro Effect, in which he uses his magic ability to surprise and delight ordinary folks in extraordinary ways.

We spoke to Michael on Monday about what makes The Carbonaro Effect come alive and his equally entertaining acting career - including that time he was on The Newsroom.

"I had a lot of fun seeing the way people react to real moments of magic when there's no magician around," he told us of the s...
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'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi: 'Zoey Lives In A World Of Two Extremes'

October 28th, 2014 2:09pm EDT
'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi: 'Zoey Lives In A World Of Two Ext
ABC's Black-ish is one of the most talked about new comedies of the season. What makes it so buzzworthy? We recently talked to series star Yara Shahidi, who plays Zoey Johnson, about what drew her to the show and what she's most enjoyed about working with TV parents Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

"I love that Zoey lives in a world of two extremes," Yara told us. "She is always on her phone, but if you pay attention to her, you realize that she doesn't miss one thing that is happening around her. She is the oldest of the kids, and no matter how irritated she may be by them, she is...
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RonReaco Lee Scores With 'Survivor's Remorse'

October 25th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
RonReaco Lee Scores With 'Survivor's Remorse'
Survivor's Remorse has done a few good things. The Starz original series has reinvigorated the half-hour comedy. It's added something fresh to the tired formula of famous people dealing with fame. And it's provided a new spotlight to shine on RonReaco Lee, one of the overlooked talents on television.

For the last few years, RonReaco has without fanfare enlivened every TV project he's been a part of. As snitch and often unwilling accomplice Julius Grant on FOX's criminally (pun intended) short-lived comedy The Good Guys, he stole every scene that he was in.

Thankfully, Good Guys creator Ma...
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