Interviews

Jenn Lyon Shows Off Her Comedic Side In 'Saint George'

March 27th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Jenn Lyon Shows Off Her Comedic Side In 'Saint George'
Jenn Lyon has traded in her shotgun. The Justified actress - who broke Raylan Givens' heart as duplicitous bartender Lindsey Salazar last season - is now starring as Mackenzie Bradford-Lopez on freshman sitcom Saint George. BFTV chatted with Jenn last week about being on her third series with the same network, and what it's like to go from dating Timothy Olyphant to being the ex-wife of George Lopez.

"They've drawn up adoption papers now," she joked of her relationship with FX (she was in an episode of Louie before Justified). "I'm just glad to be working. It's kind of weird because Saint ...
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Saying Goodbye To 'Psych' With Maggie Lawson

March 26th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Saying Goodbye To 'Psych' With Maggie Lawson
Break out your Kleenex and your pineapples - tonight we say goodbye to USA's Psych. And we're doing it the best way possible. Last week BFTV connected with the show's leading lady - and one of our oldest and dearest site friends - Maggie Lawson, to talk about sending off her character Juliet O'Hara and what she's learned from eight seasons of hilarious goodness.

In today's TV landscape, it's uncommon for a show to last this long, let alone for an actor to stay with a series for its entire run. What was it like for Maggie to complete the journey from start to finish? "I feel really lucky th...
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Billy Dee Williams And Emma Slater Talk 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 24th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Billy Dee Williams And Emma Slater Talk 'Dancing With The Stars'
A new season of Dancing With The Stars is underway, which means new partnerships are formed. BFTV recently talked with Star Wars legend Billy Dee Williams and his professional partner Emma Slater about teaming up and how they plan to rebound from last Monday's rough debut.

"I watch the show all the time. I kind of got talked into it by everybody in my household, my friends," said Billy Dee, who is also reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels. "It's good, healthy activity. I wanted to see if I still had anything left, and here I am."

"I wasn...
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'Castle' Star Penny Johnson Jerald Previews Tonight's Episode

March 24th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
'Castle' Star Penny Johnson Jerald Previews Tonight's Episode
Tonight's episode of Castle throws the spotlight on Penny Johnson Jerald. In her third season playing Captain Victoria 'Iron' Gates, we also know and have loved her as level-headed Beverly on The Larry Sanders Show and villainous Sherry Palmer on 24. Penny joined BFTV on Thursday to chat about tonight's episode, which involves Gates' estranged sister, played by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and also includes Laurie Fortier.

How did the reveals about Gates' backstory match up with what Penny had considered for her character? "I think it jumped ahead of what I thought it might be," she told us...
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Dylan Riley Snyder Talks Season Four Of 'Kickin' It'

March 23rd, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Dylan Riley Snyder Talks Season Four Of 'Kickin' It'
Disney XD's Kickin' It launched its fourth season in February, meaning that we get to see more of Dylan Riley Snyder, who plays honor student Milton Krupnick in the martial arts-themed comedy. BFTV recently checked in with Dylan to talk about Kickin' It reaching a fourth season, and the effort he puts in off-screen to make the world a better place.

Most Disney Channel original series end after three seasons, so what was it like for Dylan and the Kickin' It crew to break that mold? Surprising, for one. "We as the cast had said our end of three season goodbyes!" he revealed. "It was very dif...
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Jake Short Looks Back On Season One Of 'Mighty Med'

March 23rd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Jake Short Looks Back On Season One Of 'Mighty Med'
After winning America's hearts - and a Kids' Choice Award - as Fletcher Quimby on Disney Channel's sitcom A.N.T. Farm, Jake Short is now headlining Disney XD's Mighty Med. He plays Oliver, one of two kids who discover a superhero hospital and naturally, stick around to see what happens. As the series prepares for its first-season finale, we checked in with Jake to ask him about the Mighty Med experience.

"How can anyone not be a fan of superheroes?" Jake said when we connected with him last week. Teasing what's still to come, he told us, "We have a lot of surprises in store, and we love th...
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Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe

March 22nd, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe
Oklahoma-based pop duo Laura Leighe is making a splash with their self-titled EP, and there's another on the way. BFTV recently sat down with vocalist/keys player Laura Leighe Gossett and drummer Zach Dumbleton to find out who Laura Leighe are and what their plans are for the remainder of 2014.

Zach added that they're proud of the "positive" vibe of their music, telling us, "We like to bring hope in a sort of dark world."

"What makes us fresh is we have a duo with a singing, dancing frontwoman and a singing drummer," Laura told us. "So that's a little different and it's fun. We have a lot...
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Cassie Steele Stars In New Lifetime Movie 'Sorority Surrogate'

March 22nd, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Cassie Steele Stars In New Lifetime Movie 'Sorority Surrogate'
Lifetime's newest original movie, Sorority Surrogate, details what happens after a college student named Valerie (played by Cassie Steele, The L.A. Complex) agrees to become a surrogate for a wealthy couple.

Unfortunately for Valerie, following the couple's tragic deaths, she has to contend with the manipulative grandmother who wants to control her life and that of the unborn baby. BFTV talked with Cassie on Saturday to discuss the flick.

The movie served as a bit of a transition for her coming off her last TV role. "My character on L.A. Complex, Abby, was the type of girl always losing c...
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Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'

March 22nd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Jonatha Brooke Takes Off-Broadway With 'My Mother Has 4 Noses'
Jonatha Brooke has built a musical career that spans decades. Now she's venturing into the theatre world with her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, which opened off-Broadway in February and continues through May 4. BFTV spoke with Jonatha recently to discuss the play and accompanying album, and what the future holds for this talented artist.

"I think that I have always liked to scare myself and I've never liked to repeat myself," Jonatha told us. "When I started writing about my mother, it became clear this was a bigger project. It had never occurred to me to do a theatre piece, but i...
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'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn Gets 'Divergent'

March 20th, 2014 12:07pm EDT
'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn Gets 'Divergent'
If there were a Mount Rushmore of actors, Tony Goldwyn would be on it.

The impressively talented actor-director is not only hitting home runs this season as President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant on ABC's most popular series Scandal, but is also about to be seen in the highly anticipated feature film Divergent. And he's also adding TV production to his resume with the upcoming series The Divide. If there's something that he can't do exceedingly well, we haven't found it yet. BFTV checked in with one of our top five actors of all-time on Monday.

In Divergent, based on the young adult book of th...
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