Interviews

Alisan Porter Tells How She Covered Janis Joplin's 'River'

4/3/2016 3:01pm EDT
Alisan Porter
The Voice frontrunner Alisan Porter covered a musical icon this week when she sung Joni Mitchell's "River," possibly one of the artist's best known songs. After her knockout round performance punched her ticket to the live playoffs, Alisan spoke to Starpulse to comment on how she thought it went.

"I always have a hard time watching myself," she continued, "because there's so much I would change, but that's just because I'm hard on myself. I loved singing 'River' though, because it's one of the most beautifully written songs of all time."

"I changed the song up a bit to suit me and make it...
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Tamar Davis Discusses Her 'Special' Sam Smith Cover

4/3/2016 2:04pm EDT
'The Voice': Tamar Davis Discusses Her 'Special' Sam Smith Cover
This week on The Voice, Tamar Davis impressed Christina Aguilera with her cover of Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down." Christina chose Tamar over Maya Smith for one of her five spots in the live playoffs.

What did Tamar think made the difference? Starpulse spoke to her after her knockout round performance to discuss how she picked the song, what might have given her the edge over Maya, and what she'll want to do in that first round of live shows.

The song choice was great news for her. "It is one of my favorite songs," she revealed. "When I found out I was going to perform it, I jumped up for joy ...
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Katie Basden On How She Won Her Knockout

4/3/2016 1:04pm EDT
'The Voice': Katie Basden On How She Won Her Knockout
Katie Basden is on a roll. After her up and down and up again debut on The Voice, she won her knockout round this week to secure herself a spot as one of the five singers who will represent Team Blake in the first round of the live playoffs.

Starpulse caught up with Katie after the knockouts to talk about how it was to spend her first week on Team Blake and what might have made the difference to get her into the final phase of the singing competition.

"It was my idea," she said of covering "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac. "I usually do this song in all of my acoustic performances and it’s extrem...
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'The Voice': Shalyah Fearing On Her Steal-Worthy Knockouts Performance

4/2/2016 2:03pm EDT
'The Voice': Shalyah Fearing On Her Steal-Worthy Knockouts Perfo
Shalyah Fearing joined a short list on this week's The Voice. The 15-year-old hopeful became one of only a few singers in the show's history to be stolen twice, with her knockout rounds performance good enough to earn her the last spot on Team Adam.

Starpulse spoke to Shalyah after the knockouts to discuss what went into the rendition that made her stand out and earn one of only four steals available. What made her choose this particular song and how was she able to make it work for her?

"The song that I chose this week was “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride," she explained. "It was my mo...
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Janice Dickinson Has Cancer

3/28/2016 1:46pm EDT
Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson has another obstacle to overcome in her life: breast cancer. The world's first supermodel announced her cancer diagnosis after doctors sent her in for an "urgent" mammogram, according to a Daily Mail report.

Two weeks ago during a routine wellness checkup, Dickinson's doctor found a pea-sized lump in her breast tissue. She underwent an expedited biopsy and mammogram, and the results showed that Janice had an early form of breast cancer: ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This type of malignancy typically begins in the milk ducts.

She sat down with DM in an exclusive inter...
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'12 Monkeys' Stars Aaron Stanford, Todd Stashwick And Barbara Sukowa Preview Season 2

3/27/2016 1:03pm EDT
'12 Monkeys' Stars Aaron Stanford, Todd Stashwick And Barbara Su
As time counts down to the second season premiere of SyFy's 12 Monkeys, Starpulse continues our look inside the show with another cast interview from the program's Toronto set.

We spoke to stars Aaron Stanford (who portrays Cole, above left, with Kirk Acevedo), Todd Stashwick (who joins the main cast this season as Deacon), and Barbara Sukowa (the enigmatic Dr. Jones) to see what they could tell us about the next phase of the time-travel thriller.

SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains some spoilers for Season 2 of 12 Monkeys, which premieres Apr. 18 on SyFy.

The first thing that they t...
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'Hit The Floor' Star Dean Cain Teases Monday's Season Finale

3/27/2016 11:08am EDT
'Hit The Floor' Star Dean Cain Teases Monday's Season Finale
Get ready for fireworks when the season finale of Hit the Floor airs tomorrow on VH1. That probably means drama for Los Angeles Devils head coach Pete Davenport, played by the always welcome Dean Cain. Starpulse caught up with Dean to talk about the finale and just how complicated Pete's life has gotten in the third season.

It's a wonder that Pete's blood pressure hasn't gone through the roof in Season 3. He's back together with the mother of his child, Sloane Hayes (Kimberly Elise), but now his boss is his ex-wife Lionel Davenport (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). So his personal life and his work life...
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A Look Back On All The Craziness Of 'Hit The Floor' Season 3

3/26/2016 1:04pm EDT
Katherine Bailess Dishes On 'Hit The Floor' Season 3
The season finale of VH1's Hit the Floor is just days away. That means it's the perfect time to look back on all the craziness that's happened in Season 3, and Starpulse sat down with scene stealer Katherine Bailess to talk about the wild ride it's been for her character Kyle Hart.

"It's been insane," she laughed. "I've gone from shooting a movie, to telling a guy I love him, to now choreographing my own dance which was nuts. Now my wifey [Raquel, played by Valery Ortiz] is very sick, so it's been a whirlwind. As an actress, it was a whirlwind. I was like, 'Holy crap. How much more can y'a...
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Shemar Moore Calls It Quits From Criminal Minds

3/24/2016 3:01pm EDT
Shemar Moore News: Actor Leaving CBS' 'Criminal Minds' After 11
It's been 11 long years, but Shemar Moore has decided to throw in the towel. The Criminal Minds actor is leaving the popular CBS television drama and has eyes on the news phase of his life -- thanks to his beloved mother.

Moore, who turns 46 next in April, sat down for an interview with TV Guide about his status on the show. Fans learned about Shemar's shocking departure during last night's Criminal Minds episode.

Shemar's character in the series, Derek Morgan, dropped the news that he was moving on from the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the Bureau. His reason: to put his energies into hi...
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Why Is Ben Affleck Banning His Son From Batman v Superman?

3/20/2016 12:53pm EDT
Ben Affleck
For the time being, at least, one person is guaranteed not to see the full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie when it hits theaters on March 25: Ben Affleck's son.

"Four years old is a little young to see this whole movie. I don't want him to have nightmares," Affleck said during a Friday interview about the upcoming film. According to a Fox 411 report, Affleck's 4-year-old son, Samuel, will only see the Pg-13 film if producers create family friendly snippets for a private screening.

"I'll have to con one of the editors into giving me a truncated version of the movie without some ...
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