In today’s INTERVUE, America is getting ready to turn 243 years this Saturday and we are celebrating n this style with our annual July 4th celebration, A Capitol Fourth on PBS! While the program is not taped live as with previous years, the fortieth anniversary promises to deliver the same triumphant performances that bring the country together for ninety spectacular minutes.
Today’s guest is part of the best vocal groups of all-time! With 14 No 1 singles on the R&B charts in the 60s & 70s, the mighty Temptations ruled radio waves to become one of the most dominant vocal groups of all time. Here to talk with me about his role on the 40th Anniversary we have the mighty Temptation himself, the legendary Otis Williams!
I have recently sat down with Marlon West, who is the Head of Effects Animation for the upcoming Frozen II. He has served in the role for the first Frozen and Moana. West has worked on several Disney films over the years including The Princess and the Frog, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Lion King.
One of her most personal songs and previous single “Heavy Lies the Crown” was a catalyst used to share her struggle with an eating disorder when she was younger. The emotionally powerfulhitis also a tribute to her late aunt, who passed away from complications of anorexia. Her exploration of heavy topics in music results in beautiful melodies meant to empower those who need a hopeful message.
Now with a jaw-dropping music video to follow on November 14th, we can all see how Royse brings Oxygento life!
I recently did an email interview with Hunter Clowdus, one of Spencer Jame’s teammates JJ Parker from the hit CW Show All American. Let me just say Hunter’s abs are crazy, he’s like the new Archie Andrews this season, always an excuse to show them off. While I didn’t talk about it much last year, due to my ongoing issues with CW Network, one of my favorite new shows last year was the Network’s All American.
Which l like to call the black version of 90210 or the real life Serious version of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It’s about a star football player from the troubled neighborhood of Crenshaw who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. It’s full of tasty drama and is a nice, welcome departure from the Supernatural, Super Hero stuff I find myself always watching. It returned for it’s 2nd season and airs Monday nights on The CW Network.
Director Gurinder Chadha has brought the music of the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, and created a wonderful film that tells an amazing story in the upcoming film Blinded by the Light. Inspired by the true story of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this wonderful film tells the tale of Javed, a British teen of Pakistani descent, who discovers the world outside his family life and 1980’s hometown through the music of Bruce Springsteen. I sat with Ms. Chadha to talk about meeting Bruce and bringing Manzoor’s story to the big screen.
It was the year 1994 that the epic Disney movie The Lion King roared its way into our lives. The story, the songs, the magic still resonates with us today. This weekend, we get to experience the magnificent adventure of Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and the mighty Mufasa all over again with an updated version of the movie. I recently sat down with the youngest stars of the movie, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph play the young Simba and Nala. We talked about feeling the love that is The Lion King.
Ken Hall is one of those unsung actors that I love talking to. You wouldn’t recognize his face, but the Motion Capture actor, (is this a new title I just created?) played the alien in TBS’ weird little comedy series People of Earth and recently played the sage, talking monkey Pogo in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy – one of my surprise favorite shows of the year. In this interview we talk about how far Motion Capture performance artists have come and UA and more.
Carl Gershon is the latest musician to launch his music career on YouTube. The singer’s sound is a mixture of funk with a bit of smooth R & B. Gershon is now traveling the country on T-Pain’s acoustic tour. The NYC native will be in the DMV area, Monday, October 30th at U Street Music Hall.. The full tour schedule is below. I recently did an interesting email interview and it went a little something like this. Check out his YouTube page.
On this edition, I talked to actor/screenwriter/producer Danny Strong. He is making his directorial debut with “Rebel in the Rye” starring Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson and Kevin Spacey. Author J.D. Salinger leads a reclusive lifestyle after the success of his popular and controversial novel “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Thanks to shows like The X-Factor, America’s Got Talent and now CW’s Masters of Illusion which airs Friday nights on the CW Network, magic has made a big come back. One of these master magicians, Nathan Burton recently appeared on The CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. I had a chance to have an interesting email interview with Nathan. Masters of Illusion airs Friday nights on The CW.
What up people people? NBC is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming supernatural thriller Midnight Texas. They had a huge presence at Wondercon a few months ago and they are doing it again at SDCC. The cast are hosting a big Comic Con panel and roundtables on Saturday, but you don’t have to wait, I did the roundtables at Comic Con. spoke with François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley,Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, and Sarah Ramos. Too much hotness in one room, I’m sure I’ll be saying that all week. Midnight Texas launches on NBC, Monday, July 24th. Check out the interview.