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Interview: The 100’s Eliza Taylor and Jason Rothman have words with Michelle!

Anyone who follows my ramblings know how much I absolutely loved the first two seasons of The 100 on The CW. You also probably followed my slow decent into madness during my weekly recaps of S3. I never believed that “rage quitting” was a real thing until The 100. It’s a strange feeling, being so passionate about something that it when it goes off the rails it literally enrages you enough to just saying “fuck it, I’m out.” I normally quit shows when I no longer care and am ambivalent.

This feels different, I know the cast and I still love the show and want to give S4 a chance but I know it’s going to drive me BatS crazy. I had the opportunity to talk to the show’s creator Jason Rothenberg and star Eliza Taylor and you all know I have no filter, so you can guess how it went. The 100 Season 4 premieres this week on The CW. Jason did tell Eliza to watch out for me, because I ask tough questions.

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Exclusive: Black Sails’ Eleanor and Max Talk to Michelle!

Starz’s Black Sails is finale season starts this week. A few weeks ago I had a talk with the two bad ass women from the show: Hannah New (Eleanor Guthrie) and Jessica Parker Kennedy (Max). We talk a lot about their character growth through the last 4 seasons, what items they want to take from the set, the many loves of Eleanor, playing badasses, the Eleanor/Max/Vane relationship and more! Check out the two audio interviews after the break. Black Sails airs on Starz, Sunday nights and you can catch the current and past seasons on their excellent App.

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WGN’s Underground at Sundance!

I’m in LA this weekend attending a junket for WGN’s Underground. John Legend and the cast spent last weekend promoting the show at Sundance. We got a chance to be the first people, ever, to watch the S2 premiere. I’m not allowed to say much about the season premiere we watched last night but the audience reaction to the very last shot of the episode was funny. To say everyone was shocked is an understatement. Season 2 premieres March 8th. Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for behind the scenes videos of the Junket. Interviews will be posted end of February.

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Exclusive: Ron Legler, President of Hippodrome Theater Talks Hamilton, 2017 Broadway Season and more!

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome Theatre

Everyone knows that I love a good musical and one of my favorite theaters is Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater. I have front row season tickets (paid my own money). Last week the theater announced that yes, Hamiton IS coming to Baltimore in 2018. Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome Theatre, to talk about Hamilton and their amazing upcoming 2017 season which includes the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to one of the biggest broadway show of all time The Phantom of the Opera.

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Exclusive: Mamma Mia Star Lizzie Markson Talks about the Final Tour

Based on the music of Abba, the long running hit show Mamma Mia is in the middle of it’s farewell tour. The tour stops at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Hippodrome Theater this weekend for a very limited engagement. I caught up with one of the stars of the current production – Lizzie Markson. She plays the Sophie a young woman who is about to get married. Ahead of her wedding she wants to find out who her real father is. She invites the 3 candidates to her wedding and music and hi-jinks ensue. Really it’s just an excuse to wear funky 70’s outfits and sing Abba. Nothing wrong with that. Mamma Mia is at the Hippodrome, January 13 – 15th. Check out the official tour site for a stop near you.

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Exclusive: Burkely Duffield from Freeform’s Beyond talk about the Show!

BEYOND – Freeform’s “Beyond” stars Burkely Duffield as Holden. (Freeform/Nino Munoz)

Burkely Duffield has one of those everyman faces. The 24-year-old Canadian actor has started to string himself an impressive list of credits that include appearances in Minority Report The TV Series, Warcraft: The Beginning, The Tomorrow People and Supernatural. He’s now getting his big break heading up Freeform’s Sci-Fi series Beyond. If Stranger Things and Kyle XY had a baby it’d be Beyond. Beyond’s has a special 2-hr premiere Monday, January 2, 2016.  The entire series is also going to be streaming on Freeform’s App after the special premiere. I’m not clear on if it’s going to be all 10 eps or will just be weekly.

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Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail Talks with Michelle about Hamilton, The Fosters and more!

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Like all musical theater lovers I’ve been obsessed with  Hamilton this year. Primarily because I was offered a chance to see the show during the press previews and I didn’t go because I was too lazy to see it. Now that it’s a worldwide phenom, the press people tell me to go away, whenever I ask for a ticket. I did manage to see it, by chance. I told Director Thomas Kail my Hamilton story and he got a laugh out of it.

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel was in DC to receive the National Archive Foundation’s Record of the Year Award. We talked a bit about television and his mother’s love of The Fosters (a show I used to be obsessed with), making Broadway more accessible to everyone, politics and there’s a short clip of his Q and A at the end! Also receiving the award was Thomas Kail (Hamilton Director) and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow. Also on hand were Hamilton Director Thomas Kail and Hamilton Author Ron Chernow.

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Hollywood Insider: Greg Grunberg Talks Geeking Out!

Greg Grunberg - Geeking Out _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/AMC
Greg Grunberg – Geeking Out _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/AMC

As some one who started reading comics more than six decades ago and quickly got into science fiction, horror, and mystery movies and TV shows, I find today’s pop culture to be something I could never have even dreamed about even fifteen years ago.

Greg Grunberg, creator of AMC’s Geeking Out (and co-host with the always unfiltered Kevin Smith) is a man after my own heart – and Geeking Out seems to be a dream come true for him. Follow the jump for his take on what the show is all about.

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Exclusive: Sharknado 4 Is Here! Director Anthony C. Ferrante Talks!

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I first met Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens Director Anthony C. Ferrante at a SyFy channel event a few years ago. I didn’t know who he was, but Sharknado was the talk of Comic-Con that year. Everywhere I went people made jokes about it, even a lot of the celebrities that I talked to. The first film touched a cultural nerve, now 4 years later and the franchise is still going strong. The movie debuts on SyFy Channel this week (Sunday, July 31st)

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Exclusive: Barry Bostwick Talks Skirtchasers, Rocky Horror and more!

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Brad, oh Brad! In the last few years the 70s cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show has made a big comeback. First there was an episode of Cold Case dedicated to it, then Glee did an entire episode centered around it and this fall Fox television is doing a live production of it – similar to how they did the hugely successful Grease Live. RHP fans know who Barry Bostwick is. Dammit, Janet, I love youuuuuuu….

Barry has appeared in numerous productions since RHP and now he’s taking on the Internet with the new Internet Comedy Skirtchasers which is written and directed by Married With Children’s Amanda Bearse. The family comedy is about fathers and daughters finding common ground. We talk a lot about Skirtchasers, how the Internet is changing the script and of course Rocky Horror! I forgot to ask him about making out with Tim Curry. Gah. You can find Skirtchasers here.

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Interview: Veronica Falcon The Queen herself Speaks with EM

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Earlier this week I had a chance to participate in an intimate conference call (only 4 others) with Veronica Falcon of USA Network’s latest series Queen of the South. In the series Veronica plays Camila Vargas, a ruthless Mexican cartel lord. Veronica is a well known Mexican actress, but this is her first big American role. QOS debuted on USA Network last week and airs Thursday nights. Check your local time.

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