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“The Goldbergs” Sam Lerner Attends The Screen Actors Guild Awards! (@SammyLerner)

22 Jan

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Sam Lerner from “The Goldbergs” attended Entertainment Weekly’s Screen Actors Guild Awards at Chateau Marmont. Sam was sporting a dapper black suit from John Vervatos and was groomed by Erik Torppe.

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Interview With Celeste Thorson! (@CelesteThorson)

22 Jan

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We recently had the chance chat with Celeste Thorson about working on “A Kid Called Mayonnaise”, screenwriting, upcoming projects, and more!

1. How did you get involved with “A Kid Called Mayonnaise”?

When I was invited by Koczara/Schevenko casting to audition for the mysterious character of Mrs. Kincaid, I put on a pearl necklace, read for the role, and discovered it was the perfect fit. I love their work and taste in comedy on shows like Blackish and Angie Tribeca, so it’s always an honor to visit them.  I felt the story had a quirky, surreal quality so when I was offered the role I was excited to see writer Will McRobb’s characters leap off the page and onto the screen with director Luke Matheny’s vision. The crew made it a fun, creative environment and it was cool to create something with Amazon Studios. I’m a big fan of so many of Amazon’s original series like Mozart in the Jungle and Goliath.

2. How would you describe the show?

I’d describe “A Kid Called Mayonnaise” as a curiously charming coming-of-age story set at a bizarre little motel called the Alamo, “a place where the strays of the world can feel safe and loved.” The creator Will McRobb also created the Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” so there are some similar eccentricities in characters. A lot of people say it has a Wes Anderson vibe as well.

3. Who do you play?

I play Mrs. Kincaid, the haughty mother of Lancelot Arthur Kincaid played by Alexander Guder. She’s a little odd yet very well-dressed, so I prepared for the role from the outside in. I thought her poise and elegance was an intriguing contrast to the dingy location of the Alamo. After I booked the role, I thought it would be fun to workshop the character a bit with casting director/coach Marci Liroff and explore some different nuances. Mrs. Kincaid has a bit of a chip on her shoulder but, according to the writer Will McRobb she has fallen on hard times so, she’s become a typical resident of the Alamo, which is the perfect home of misfit dreamers.

4. What is a typical day like for you on-set?

Check in, go to craft services, grab a bite, visit hair and makeup, go to craft services and grab a bite, hop into wardrobe, rehearse with the director, quick snack, touch up my lipstick, shoot the scene, break for lunch. After lunch go over the next scene in my trailer and do it all over again.

5. Do you have a favorite moment that you have filmed so far?

Without giving away any spoilers, my favorite moment was seeing a very bizarre scene in the script come to life at a completely absurd location while watching the lead character “Mayo” get chased by a birthday squad. I love surrealism, and the whole episode had some very unusual elements like an ostrich, a piñata, a rubber ducky collection and a female band of fabulous musicians riding a birthday float. The whole first episode was just so funny and unique.

6. How did you get your start screenwriting?

I’ve loved writing since I was a child and remember creating little books in elementary school. As an adult, I started out writing short stories, then transitioned into travel television, E/I shows, short films, and feature-length scripts. Since then I have written over two dozen episodes of television, a handful of short films, and have a few features in development. I am always looking for muses to help inspire characters and projects because it keeps my imagination glowing and the pen flowing.

7. Which do you prefer acting or screenwriting and why?

I love acting because I get to personally embody the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a person with all of their hopes, dreams, fears, and complexities. I’m obviously restricted to the age, gender, and racial limitations of the characters I can play on screen which is why writing opens up a world of opportunities. As a writer, it’s fascinating to see the world through lenses I’d likely never have the chance to look through and step in shoes I’d never be able to walk in.

8. What is your dream project?

I love sci-fi, comedy, and action films. My dream project would be one that includes an unlikely hero who faces physical and emotional obstacles to make the world a better place while living through the sad, funny, thrilling, and dangerous aspects of our human experience. I really enjoy films that cross genres because real life is not just one genre. There are dramatic, comedic, action oriented experiences that I think can all be included into a single story.

9. Do you have any upcoming projects?

I have an adventure feature film called “Treasure Hunter: The Legend of the White Witch” coming out this year which we filmed in Mexico. I also shot a short film titled “Apache Wife” inspired by Apache oral history from the late 19th century. I made a quick cameo on USA Network’s new true crime series, “Unsolved” coming soon thanks to Director Anthony Hemmingway and Jennifer Cooper Casting. Feel free to check out imdb.me/celestethorson for all of the latest release dates.

10. Do you have any social media accounts?

I share daily content to a pretty extensive collection of photos and videos on: Facebook.com/officialcelestethorson

I also enjoy sharing a first look at a smaller selection of photos on Instagram @CelesteThorson.

I generally use twitter.com/celestethorson to converse about current events and learn more about charity organizations that my friends and fans support.

I’d be happy to keep in touch with your readers if they want to reach out on any of those social networks.

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Abigail Savage Attends The 24th Annual SAG Awards! (@Savage937)

22 Jan

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“Orange is the New Black” star Abigail Savage recently attended the 24th annual SAG awards. Abigail attended in support of the show’s nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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Interview With Rich Ting From “Waco” (@RichTingWorld)

22 Jan

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We recently had the chance to chat with Rich Ting from “Waco.” Rich talked about getting his start in the entertainment industry, working on “Waco”, upcoming projects, and more!

1. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

Having played Division I college football at Yale University, I continued to maintain my physical weight training and conditioning workout regimens as well as my martials arts well after graduating from college. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate school careers, I trained (as a hobby) at different acting studios as a way of pursuing my childhood dream of being a Hollywood actor. After graduating from both law school and business school, I was coincidentally approached and asked by stunt coordinators in Hollywood if I would be willing to do stunts in some upcoming feature films.  With absolutely zero knowledge or experience in the film making industry, I decided to take this challenge as an opportunity to learn and educate myself on set etiquette, film and television culture, as well as just “jumping right into the fire”. I promised myself (and also notified my close friends and family that were in the stunt business) that I would work in stunts until I was able to completely cross over to the acting side of the industry. As a result, I was fortunate enough to work on various major Hollywood feature films gaining and obtaining an immense amount of knowledge and insight about the film making industry.

My career as an actor began in Los Angeles, cast for “Lenny” in the TV series, “Beyond the Break” (2007-2009) and “Heatblast” in the Warner Brothers’ (Cartoon Network) feature film, “Ben 10: Race Against Time” (2007).  That same year, I was also cast in the feature film, “Deadly Impact” and in 2009, I debuted on the big screen alongside Angelina Jolie in the film entitled, “Salt”.

2. How did you land your role in “Waco”?

I was cast for the role of F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team (H.R.T.) sniper, “Lon Horiuchi”, in the Paramount TV series, “Waco.”  My agent notified me that casting was searching for a Japanese American actor to play the role, and they wanted to find someone who closely represented the real life character.  I was cast by director, John Erick Dowdle, as the recurring character of the F.B.I.’s top sniper in the series. Coincidentally, this was my second casting as a true, real life character starring alongside fellow actor, Taylor Kitsch. I previously filmed with Taylor Kitsch in the feature film, “Lone Survivor,” where I played U.S. Navy Seal, “James Suh”.


3. How would you describe the show?

I would describe “Waco” as extremely true, real, and overall, convincing.  I will not forget when I ran into Taylor Kitsch (who plays “David Koresh”) at the gym in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where we were filming on location.  He was so skinny and emaciated that I honestly believed it was the real “David Koresh” working out on the stationary bike.  The accuracy and close resemblance of all the characters in the series as well as the actual Waco compound are truly outstanding.  I remember watching the final scene where we completely burned the compound to ashes. To say the least, it was surreal, as it resembled the exact scene I remember watching on the news as a young teenager when the real Waco compound caught on fire and millions around the world watched it burn to the ground. I am excited for the fans to see our series as it accurately depicts the critical events prior to and during the entire 51-day siege of the Branch Davidians’ Waco compound.


4. What character do you play?

I play F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Team (H.R.T.) sniper, “Lon Horiuchi.”


5. How is this role different from others that you’ve worked on previously? 

This role is different from other roles I have previously played because it is a non-fictional, true character role. “Lon Horiuchi”, is a well-known F.B.I. H.R.T. sniper due to his significant involvement with the F.B.I.’s siege of Ruby Ridge as well as the Branch Davidians’ Compound in Waco, Texas.  Ironically, this is the second time I have not only played a true, real life character but also the second time I have starred alongside fellow actor, Taylor Kitsch.  I was cast as U.S. Navy Seal, “James Suh,” in the feature film, “Lone Survior”, where Kitsch played fellow U.S. Navy Seal, “Michael Murphy”.


6. What is a typical day like on-set?

A typical day on set starts with my early call-time, usually around 6 a.m.  Once I arrive on set, I like settle into my trailer and unpack my backpack while requesting my usual daily breakfast: 1 breakfast burrito (eggs, cheese, bacon, and salsa), fresh orange juice, and hot coffee.  I review the day’s call-sheet to familiarize myself with the list and sequence of scheduled shots as well as review my specific sides (lines) in the day’s script.  Then, I proceed to change into my wardrobe and then, head to the hair and makeup trailers.  Once I am fully dressed and approved my hair and makeup, I like to run lines and warm-up with my fellow actors for any of our upcoming scenes for that particular day.  The rest of the day consists of waiting to be called to set, filming, breaking for lunch, and resting in my trailer.  To date, I believe the most difficult task of each day of filming is to conserve as much energy as possible.  Due to the mass amounts of film crew, extras, security, catering, medical staff and personnel as well as the overall high energy involved with filming a production, it is very easy to get drained and tired simply by being present on a live set. I always try to rest in my trailer and focus on my upcoming scenes, so I am ready to go when called upon.


7. When and where can fans watch the show?

“Waco” will premiere on January 24, 2018 on the Paramount Network channel. A new episode will air every week leading up to the anniversary of the actual event.


8. Do you have any other upcoming projects for 2018?

I will be returning to Cape Town, South Africa to continue filming my HBO Cinemax TV series, “Warrior”. Cinemax has given a 10-episode straight to series order to “Warrior” from creator Jonathan Tropper (writer of “Banshee”) and fellow executive producers: Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious” and “Star Trek” director) and Danielle Woodrow from Perfect Storm Entertainment as well as Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee Entertainment), the daughter of Bruce Lee.

The drama is inspired by an idea from the late martial-arts star Bruce Lee. “Warrior” is an action series set against the backdrop of the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. It tells the story of Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful organized-crime families.  Based on the real character and close friend of Bruce Lee, “Bolo Yeung”, I will be playing the character of “Bolo”, the universally feared fighter and top lieutenant of the Hop Wei Tong.


9. What are your social media accounts?

My Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, and Instagram accounts are all under my brand name, “Rich Ting World” (@RichTingWorld).


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Interview With Jack Dean! (@IAmJackDean)

22 Jan

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We recently had the chance to chat with “Black-ish” star Jack Dean. During the interview, Jack talked about getting his start in acting, working with Anthony Anderson on “Black-ish”, working on music, and more!

1. How did you get your start in acting?

I started in acting when I was 14 in Northern California in various acting classes to get ready to move to LA. I booked a web series and short film within the first month I moved and after that I just kept going!

2. What is your favorite part about the job?

My favorite part about being an actor is the feeling of being on set. There’s no better feeling than the time I worked on my first set of a film.

3. What is the most difficult thing for you?

The most difficult thing for me is balancing my time off with my music and working on acting.

4. What was your first project?

My first project was a lead in the film “Backlash.” I was 14 and it was the first film I auditioned for which happened to be a college student’s thesis film.

5. What was it like getting to work on “Black-ish”?

Working on “Black-ish” was a great experience for me. I’ve watched Anthony Anderson’s movies for longer than I can remember so meeting and getting to work with him was definitely a check off the bucket list.

6. What would your dream role be and why?

My dream role would be to star in a sports film. I grew up playing and watching sports with my family. Unfortunately, I had to stop playing a couple years ago due to arm problems. Being able to put together a couple of my favorite things and make a movie out of it would be a dream come true.

7. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love working on music in my free time.  Whether it’s writing or recording or filming music videos in my room with a camera and a green screen. It keeps me motivated and constantly bettering myself in something.

8. Do you have any goals for 2018?

My top two goals for 2018 are to book a feature film and shoot out of the country and have a song hit Billboard top 100.

9. Do you have any upcoming projects you can tell us about?

I have a few films in post production right now that will hopefully be going to festivals, but I amm currently working with 13 time Grammy winning producer Jared Lee Gosselin on a music project so keep an ear out for that.

10. What are your social media accounts?

You can find me on Instagram and Twitter both @iamjackdean and my snapchat is jackkdeann.


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Brooke Lewis Extends Her “Rock Your Hot Mess Clothing Line” (@BrookeLewisLA)

22 Jan

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Celebrity dating expert Brooke Lewis recently expanded her “Rock Your Hot Mess” clothing line partnering once again with Alison “Metalbabe” Cohen of Metal Babe Mayhem. The new line consists of three different ‘Bridal & Bachelorette Rock Your Hot Mess’ designs, including ‘Brides’, ‘Brides-to-be’ and ‘Bachelorettes’, on a variety of clothing options including tank tops, v-necks, long-sleeved shirts, and more!

For more information about the line, you can visit http://metalbabemayhem.com/product-category/rock-your-hot-mess/.

You can use code #BROOKE16 to receive 20% off at checkout as well!

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Troye Sivan To Perform On “SNL” On January 20th! (@TroyeSivan)

11 Jan

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Troye Sivan recently released his album “My My My!” today and announced that he will be performing as a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on January 20th! Troye tweeted “, I’LL SEE YOU ON JANUARY 20. All cried out over this fucking far fetched, crazy dream coming true. 2018 has me weak!!!! !”

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