Interviews

Sam Richardson Talks 'Veep'

April 11th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
Sam Richardson Returns As Regular In Season 4 Of 'Veep'
When season four of HBO's Veep starts on Sunday, it will be with a new series regular. Sam Richardson has been promoted to the main cast of the political comedy, and joined us recently to talk about what's ahead with his character Richard Splett and what it's been like to become a regular player.

"It was incredible," he enthused. "It felt so natural and fun and free to play with those guys, and then I got that call...When I got to do this, it was to me one of the best comedies on TV. So getting the call to be a regular was unreal. It was like I'd won the lottery in heaven on my birthday."
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Get The Inside Scoop On FX’s 'The Comedians'

April 9th, 2015 1:47pm EDT
The Comedians
Everyone knows about the on-screen partnership of FX's The Comedians, which features Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in a TV show about Billy Crystal and Josh Gad trying to make a TV show.

You might even already know that the series is adapted from a Swedish program and is the love child of a comedy braintrust - not just Crystal and Gad, but also Larry Charles of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler.

If you're asking yourself, "Who are Matt Nix and Ben Wexler?" The answer is two of the funniest writers in the room, and we sat down with them during FX's Television Critics Association p...
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Glenn Morshower On New Film 'Flutter'

April 8th, 2015 2:02pm EDT
Glenn Morshower Has 'Friday Night Lights' Reunion In New Film 'F
Glenn Morshower is a familiar face to TV viewers, whether it's playing Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce in almost every season of 24, as Landry Clarke's father Chad on Friday Night Lights, or currently as Wayne Lowry in Netflix's Bloodline.

Yet his newest big-screen project just arrived yesterday, and not only does he star in it, he also serves as an executive producer. Flutter tells the story of a woman (Lindsay Pulsipher, Justified) who struggles to care for her ailing son (Johnathan Huth Jr.) while her husband is away.

Glenn portrays her judgmental father-in-law - creating an FNL reun...
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Celebrate Rex Manning Day With Ethan Embry!

April 8th, 2015 12:05pm EDT
Ethan Embry Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of 'Empire Records'
Today isn't just Wednesday, it's Rex Manning Day. If you knew that, you're likely one of the many fans of Empire Records, the cult hit feature film about the employees of the most interesting record store that turns 20 this year.

Ethan Embry portrayed Mark, the hyperactive one who probably had too much sugar and listened to too much GWAR, and sat down with us last week to look back on the movie that audiences still quote and love today in the first part of our in-depth interview with this underrated actor.

Given how embraced Empire Records is now, it's easy to forget that the film didn't ...
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Interview With IndyCar Driver Scott Dixon

April 7th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Scott Dixon: The Driver Setting IndyCar's Gold Standard
If motor racing had a sure thing, it would be Scott Dixon. Since making his debut in the 2003 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Dixon has earned three championships, two Rolex 24 at Daytonas, and one Indianapolis 500.

He hasn't finished lower than fourth in the series since 2006. Oh, and he's the winningest active driver in IndyCar history, while having spent his entire tenure with Chip Ganassi Racing. You may as well just call him Mr. Consistency.

What's the key to Dixon's continued success? And what's it like for him to watch this current IndyCar season, with all of its changes off-track w...
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Veteran TV Director Matt Shakman On New Film

April 4th, 2015 2:04pm EDT
TV Veteran Matt Shakman Makes Film Directorial Debut With 'Cut B
Veteran TV director Matt Shakman is making his feature film helming debut with the thriller Cut Bank, which premiered in limited release this Friday. The thriller stars Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) as a mechanic who wants to get out of Cut Bank, Montana with his girlfriend (Teresa Palmer, I Am Number Four), but naturally it isn't as easy as packing up and leaving.

We spoke with Matt on Tuesday to ask him about making the leap from television to film and if he was able to bring anything from his small screen resume to his first big screen credit, which was one of his aspirations all al...
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'Madagascar' Series 'All Hail King Julien' lands A-list Addition

April 4th, 2015 12:07pm EDT
David Krumholtz Joins 'Madagascar' Series 'All Hail King Julien'
Netflix's Madagascar original series, All Hail King Julien, just landed an A-list addition to an already great voice cast. David Krumholtz provides the voice of new character Timo, who's King Julien's (Danny Jacobs) scientific go-to guy, and David joined us on Tuesday to discuss his first-ever voice acting role as well as his current recurring role on CBS's The Good Wife.

"It's interesting," he said of becoming a voice actor for the first time. "It's been a learning process. I've been doing this for about 23 years, and it's great at this point in my career to jump into something new and ha...
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Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik Joins And Talks Toyota Grand Prix

April 3rd, 2015 2:02pm EDT
Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik Joins Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beac
Goo Goo Dolls lead singer John Rzeznik knows how to write a hit song and play to a sold-out house, but not so much in the car racing department. He's learning, though, as one of the participants in this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. We caught up with John at practice to ask him how he got involved and how he was finding life behind the wheel.

"If I had known how terrifying it was going to be, I might have actually said I don't think so," he admitted. "But it's for charity, so it's good. It's fun. How many people get a chance to do something like this? It's a challenge, that's for sure....
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Brett Davern Talks Toyota Grand Prix

April 2nd, 2015 2:05pm EDT
Brett Davern On His Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrit
One of the major storylines in next month's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race is whether or not Brett Davern will be able to repeat as overall race winner. Considering that he's never finished lower than second place, we would not be betting against him.

We sat down with Brett at the recent practice session to discuss what he thinks his chances are, his already memorable history with the Pro/Celebrity Race, and the big milestone coming up in season five of MTV's Awkward, in which he stars as Jake Rosati.

Brett might be a celebrity, but in the three years he's been part of...
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'Impractical Joker' Joe Gatto On Season Four

April 2nd, 2015 12:07pm EDT
Joe Gatto Gives Us The Dish On 'Impractical Jokers' Season Four
Our friends over at TruTV's Impractical Jokers are always busy, but right now they're really keeping their schedule booked. The fourth season of the show (which includes an important milestone!) is airing, they're about to headline multiple shows at Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Festival later this month, and they're still taking laughs around the country in their big yellow tour bus.

Somehow in the middle of all this, we caught up with Joe Gatto (pictured above, third from left, with his partners in crime James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano) to ask him how the Jokers are handling ...
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