Interviews

Vinicius Machado Aims To Impress In Starz's 'Power'

June 7th, 2014 7:47pm EDT
Vinicius Machado Aims To Impress In Starz's 'Power'
Tonight marks the official premiere of the new Starz original series Power, mixing New York nightlife with the city's criminal underworld. The latter includes Nomar Arcielo, a gang member played by actor Vinicius Machado. BFTV touched base with Vinicius recently to discuss what it was like for him to board the ambitious new project, and how far he's come since breaking through on a Nickelodeon sitcom years ago.

How would he describe Nomar? "[He's] definitely different than everybody else from a point of view of humanity," he told us. "Where most people will look at it from an addiction or ...
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Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'

June 7th, 2014 4:05pm EDT
Lisa Rinna Talks Becoming Bieber For 'Sing Your Face Off'
ABC's Sing Your Face Off became our jaw-dropping guilty pleasure of the summer last week, watching celebrities transformed into music superstars, but what's it like to actually be on the show? BFTV asked soap star Lisa Rinna to tell us about her experience so far in what might be one of the quirkiest competition shows we've ever seen.

"I read the synopsis of the show and I thought, this sounds like the most fun, and what a genius idea!" Lisa enthused. "I just thought what a challenge to become pop icons. I think I have a secret rock star living inside of me. Doesn't everyone?"

But the sho...
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Henry Hereford Takes To The High Seas With NBC's 'Crossbones'

June 6th, 2014 3:15pm EDT
Henry Hereford Takes To The High Seas With NBC's 'Crossbones'
Pirates have taken over NBC's airwaves with the premiere of Crossbones, the new high-seas adventure with an impressive creative team and a cast led by John Malkovich. English actor Henry Hereford has a recurring role as Frederick Nightingale, and we touched based with him last week to talk about how entertaining it is to play in a pirate's world.

"[It's] very cool. It's very exciting," he enthused. Why did he end up taking the plunge? "I think there were so many factors involved. I'm a massive fan of Luther, which is the TV show that Neil Cross wrote for the BBC [that] is done incredibly w...
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Director, Nicholas Wrathall Discusses His Film 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia'

June 6th, 2014 2:52pm EDT
Director, Nicholas Wrathall Discusses His Film 'Gore Vidal: The
Gore Vidal was a thought provoking, controversial novelist, playwright, screenwriter, an Army veteran, political commentator who knew everyone from the unknown artists to the Kennedy’s. Eleanor Roosevelt campaigned for him when he ran for office. He and William Buckley had brutal political debates that nearly lead to fisticuffs on live TV. He was obsessed with political culture and challenged its hypocrisy.

Director, Nicholas Wrathall has a documentary, Gore Vidal: The United States of America now available on VOD, Pay TV, IFC Films, theatrical release today, Friday, June 06, 2014.

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Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'

June 6th, 2014 1:58pm EDT
Melissa Peterman Dishes On Season 2 Of ABC's 'Bet On Your Baby'
This summer, ABC has turned its Saturday night into three hours of high energy family fun. The evening opens with season two of Bet On Your Baby, led by the network's game show hostess extraordinaire, Melissa Peterman. BFTV checked back in with Melissa on Thursday to talk about the new episodes and what her secret is when it comes to keeping the whole crazy show together.

"It's always a luxury when you get to have another shot at something," she said. "What we did the second season was, instead of having five families compete each episode, we went down to four couples. It gave us more time...
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Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'

June 5th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Jimmy Shubert Talks Competing To Be 'Last Comic Standing'
NBC's Last Comic Standing is like The Voice for stand-up comedians: it exposes these folks, who have been grinding for years if not decades just to make us laugh, to a national TV audience. The show has made a splash in its return, and one of the comics it's introduced us to is Jimmy Shubert, who called up BFTV recently to chat about competing on LCS and his career to date.

Why would he be willing to put himself into the reality TV machine? "Just because what I read about what they were trying to do this season," he told us. "Wanda Sykes, who's a great comic, brought the show back after a ...
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Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headless Horseman

June 5th, 2014 2:15pm EDT
Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headles
The best villains are the ones that feel real. For FOX's supernatural thriller Sleepy Hollow, the human face of the Headless Horseman belongs to English actor Neil Jackson, who plays the character's pre-headless incarnation, Abraham Van Brunt. BFTV recently checked in with Neil to chat about Sleepy Hollow - and how it compares to being in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

"I joined the show in the middle," he reflected, "but it was so cool to come in with such a pivotal character. It was a joy."

Indeed, Abraham is a pretty big part to tackle. Viewers learned that he was at one time t...
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Abbie Cornish Remakes The Hero's Wife In 'RoboCop'

June 5th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Abbie Cornish Remakes The Hero's Wife In 'RoboCop'
One of the coolest movie moments so far this year was the return of RoboCop to the big screen. The long-awaited, much-buzzed remake of the sci-fi classic has now hit home video, and BFTV had the opportunity to chat with star Abbie Cornish - the woman behind Alex Murphy/RoboCop's loyal wife Clara - about her own knowledge of the RoboCop franchise and keeping her character away from being the cliched spouse.

"I grew up with RoboCop," the Australian actress told us. "We had it on VHS when I was a kid. I was very familiar with it. I signed on to this not only because of the nostalgic reasons, ...
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'Motive' Review: 'Overboard' An Entertaining Story Of Secret Romances

June 5th, 2014 9:34am EDT
'Motive' Review: 'Overboard' An Entertaining Story Of Secret Rom
Motive has gotten even better in its second season. The show's "whydunit" instead of "whodunit" aspect was a nice concept, but ideas only take a series so far. What made the program stick was that it nailed the fundamental of all good entertainment: it created characters that we cared about. In season two, we're continuing to learn more about these folks we enjoy spending time with, and for once the new guy is actually a valuable addition to the team.

If the title didn't clue you in, this week's murder involves a yacht. It's the worst evening on a boat since Speed 2: Cruise Control. When t...
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Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got Talent' Champion, Terry Fator

June 4th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Exclusive Interview With Master Ventriloquist & 'America's Got T
Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with the winner of the second season of America's Got Talent, Terry Fator. Terry is known for his lovable puppet antics, great sense of humor, and his ability to project his singing voice from the mouths of others. In case you've never seen his award winning performance, take a look here.

Terry was nice enough to take some of our questions down and answer them, as well as having a little something to say to our readers personally. Enjoy our interview with him, and read to the end to see an Starpulse exclusive video clip from Terry.

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