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Interview: Ian Anthony Dale Talks Murder in the First

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Ian Anthony Dale Talks Murder in the First

Ambitiously and passionately working to obtain the best possible results in your work can be both an intense and rewarding experience, particularly when you garner the respect and camaraderie amongst your co-workers that you deserve. That satisfying and enriching work ethic is clearly evident in both actor Ian Anthony Dale’s dedicated performance as Lieutenant Jim Koto in the new TNT crime drama, ‘Murder in the First.’ He vibrantly portrays the officer’s committed resolve to apprehend and persecute the killer in the serialized first season of the mystery show. ‘Murder in the first,’ which airs on Mondays at 10/9c, follows Lieutenant Koto as he leads his two San Francisco homicide detectives,  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Taking risks as you try to figure out where you belong, and what you should be doing with your life, can be a difficult challenge for anyone, no matter what their circumstances or personalities are like. That’s certainly the case with both actress Lindsey McKeon, a former two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee for her role as Marah Lewis on ‘Guiding Light,’ as well as one of her more recent characters, Tessa the Reaper, on the hit CW series, ‘Supernatural.’ The actress began her career on more family oriented shows as ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’ and ‘Boy Meets World,’ before delving into more sultry roles, such as on  [ Read More ]

Interview: Amelia Rose Blaire Talks True Blood

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Inteview: Amelia Rose Blaire Talks True Blood

Joining an established, well-known community may initially be an unnerving job, especially for anyone unfamiliar with the society’s official way of life. This is certainly the case for one of the newest vampires, Willa Burrell, on the hit HBO mystery fantasy drama series, ‘True Blood,’ as well as the actress who portrays her, Amelia Rose Blaire. The gifted and resourceful star, who first stepped into the role during the show’s sixth season last summer, reprised her character in the current and final last season of the Emmy Award-winning series. Blaire, who was at first daunted by working with some of the actors she respects the most, and being integrated into  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Adria Tennor Talks Mad Men, Restaurant Life

Posted by monique On April - 18 - 2014 0 Comment

Adria Tennor is known to “Mad Men” fans as Betty Draper’s friend Joyce Darling, but she’s also known to food fanatics as the co-owner of two Los Angeles restaurants–Barbix and Cooks County–with her husband. ShockYa was excited to talk to Tennor about her time on “Mad Men,” how the show has changed the television landscape and her latest venture, a short film named “Cracked.” “Cracked” can be found at its website and on Facebook and Twitter. The final season of “Mad Men” is currently airing at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central on AMC. How would you describe your character Joyce? She’s a friend of Betty’s. She’s very frank-talking. I was on  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lydia Hull Talks SAF3

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lydia Hull Talks SAF3

Young women contemplating where they fit into society and seeking to find their true passion in life can be a difficult process for them, but if they truly believe in their dreams, they’re destined to succeed. That’s certainly the case with firefighter Lily Maddox, one of the main characters on the syndicated American action drama television series, ‘SAF3,’ as well as the actress who plays her, Lydia Hull. Many of the people in Lily’s life try to deter her from her dream career, saying she’s not strong enough, but she’s brave enough to prove her talents on the job. After appearing in minor roles in such action thrillers as ‘Escape  [ Read More ]

Zane Holtz and DJ Cotrona in From Dusk Till Dawn

Who’s ready to go back to the Titty Twister? You’ll have to wait a few episodes to get there, but tonight at 9pm on El Rey Network, you can start the journey with the Gecko brothers as they evade the Texas Rangers, and start to make their way down to Mexico in the very first episode of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” Eighteen years after the release of the original film, Robert Rodriguez is ready to unveil this new rendition featuring D.J. Cotrona in George Clooney’s role, Seth Gecko, and Zane Holtz taking over for Quentin Tarantino to play Seth’s brother, Richie Gecko. We’ve also got Wilmer Valderrama in  [ Read More ]

Interview: Nolan Funk Talks Riddick Blu-ray Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Nolan Funk Talks Riddick Blu-ray Release

Determinedly fighting to achieve your goals, and stopping at nothing to overtake the obstacles that threaten your success, are strong motivations that continuously help the strong survive. Actor Vin Diesel and writer-director David Twohy are prime examples of this, as they reunited for last fall’s ‘Riddick,’ the third entry in their successful sci-fi film franchise. The two did whatever it took to continuing adapting sequels based on the video game series, and showcase the title anti-hero’s continued drive to survive. One of the other stars in the series’ third entry, Nolan Funk, who plays the rare caring mercenaries in the film, is an up-and-coming actor who proves that with his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Michael Rosenbaum Talks Back in the Day

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Rosenbaum Talks Back in the Day

Revisiting your old hometown and the people who inspired the decisions you have made as an adult can be both life affirming and a hindrance on your perception of self-worth. That theme is prevalent in the new comedy ‘Back in the Day,’ which is being released on VOD today, with an exclusive theatrical engagement to begin on Friday in Indiana, and a national rollout to follow on January 17. Not only does the main character in the independent movie, Jim Owens, reflect on the meaning of his professional success as he travels back to his hometown to reunite with his school friends, so does actor Michael Rosenbaum. The former ‘Smallville’  [ Read More ]

Interview: Mike Mizanin and Francia Raisa Talk Christmas Bounty

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 26 - 2013 0 Comment
Interview: Mike Mizanin and Francia Raisa Talk Christmas Bounty

Whether you have known your loved ones your entire life or just recently met them, unquestionably helping and protecting your family and friends comes instinctively to many people. That’s not only the case for the main character, former bounty hunter Tory Bell, in the new original ABC Family action-comedy movie, ‘Christmas Bounty,’ but also the core cast members of the film, including ‘The Secret Life of The American Teenager’ actress Francia Raisa and WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. The movie, which was directed by Gil Junger, is part of the cable network’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” programming event, and premieres tonight at 7:00pm ET/PT. ‘Christmas Bounty’  [ Read More ]

Steve Harvey Talks New Season of Family Feud

Posted by monique On September - 19 - 2013 0 Comment

The new season of “Family Feud” is up and running, and ShockYa was excited to be able to speak to the host of the family-friendly show, Steve Harvey. Here’s what Harvey told us about the show and his life during a conference call. Check out the new season of “Family Feud” today! When asked about one of his favorite moments: I can’t say that it’s one of my favorite moments, but I’ll say one of my most alarming moments of the new coming season was we did one celebrity show with Honey Boo Boo’s family on there, and God have mercy…I just did not know. I did not know that  [ Read More ]

Charlene Amoia

The indie film “Fat” sheds light on just how harsh the world can be to the person suffering from food addiction. Charlene Amoia, who plays “Jill” in the film, was on hand to talk more about the film and the struggles that come with this debilitating addiction. The former “How I Met Your Mother” star also gave her opinions on the final season of the CBS hit comedy. “Fat” will screen at TIFF Sept. 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 13. May you tell me more about your role Jill in “Fat”? Charlene Amoia: Sure. You know, the film is centered around a man who is struggling with food addiction and  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Alfonso Ribeiro Talks Spell-Mageddon

Posted by monique On July - 23 - 2013 0 Comment

Alfonso Ribeiro is a household name thanks to his character “Carlton” on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” but now he’s going to be entertaining a brand new set of households with ABC Family’s upcoming game show, “Spell-Mageddon.” The show, airing July 24 at 9/8c, will have contestants compete to spell words correctly while facing intense (and hilarious) obstacles. Here’s the exclusive scoop ShockYa got from Ribeiro during a scheduled conference call. What types of obstacles to expect: “We’ve got ‘Whack-a-Mole,’ which is basically when…when it gets down to three contestants, we put them in a machine that basically has a big hammer that comes down and whacks them on the  [ Read More ]


SPOILER WARNING: This entire interview references what happens in previous episodes in order to speculate on what’s to come, so if you’ve yet to complete “The Vampire Diaries” season four, beware because significant spoilers lie ahead. Having graduated high school at the end of season four, season five kicks off after a time jump, bringing us to the point at which Candice Accola’s Caroline is getting ready to head off to college. Going away for school is a nerve-wracking experience for just about anyone, but imagine being a vampire and leaving the comfort of your vampire-ridden hometown for the unknown, and without Bonnie (Kat Graham) at that. While promoting the  [ Read More ]


For those of you who are not caught up on “The Vampire Diaries,” beware; there are some MAJOR SPOILERS in this article and video. You have been warned! While at San Diego Comic Con, ShockYa.com had the opportunity to sit down with Kat Graham, Mystic Falls’ resident witch, Bonnie Bennett, who finally succumbs to the overuse of her power at the end of season four having sacrificed herself to bring Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) back from the dead. But this is Bonnie Bennett we’re talking about here; can she really be gone? Thanks to the existence of ghosts in the “Vampire Diaries” realm, Bonnie will continue to be part of  [ Read More ]

Guy Torry Talks Dancing Fools

Posted by monique On June - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

“Dancing Fools” cast member and comedian Guy Torry has fun with dancing, and he talked at length about his love for dancing videos during a recent conference call. Read below to see what ShockYa learned from the call, which included Torry’s favorite part about “Dancing Fools” and more. “Dancing Fools,” a clip show that pits dancers from two of the week’s top dancing clips against each other for $10,000, airs on ABC Family at its new day and time, Fridays at 7/6c. On why Torry wanted to become a part of “Dancing Fools”: “Well, it was a different type of a show for me. I’m a standup comic who is  [ Read More ]

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