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Melinda Page Hamilton

“Devious Maids” entertained Lifetime’s drama-loving audience during its premiere June 23 and now ShockYa is excited to share our interview with one of the maids on the show, Melinda Page Hamilton. Read below to see what Hamilton has to say about her character, what it’s like working with the cast and more. “Devious Maid”s airs Sundays at 10/9c. on Lifetime. I’m looking forward to the “Devious Maids” when it comes on. What can you tell me about your character, Odessa Burakov? Melinda Page Hamilton: Odessa is the housekeeper for Latin singing superstar Alejandro Rubio, played by Matt Cedeño, and she is an incredibly strict, militant runner of the house. [She's]  [ Read More ]

David Lambert The Fosters

David Lambert is having the time of his life playing Brandon Foster on ABC Family’s newest family drama, “The Fosters.” He recently talked about his time on the show during a conference call, and ShockYa has some cool snippets from the event. Read below to learn more about Lambert, his character and his character’s relationship with mom Callie (Maia Mitchell). “The Fosters” airs on ABC Family Mondays at 9/8c. On how he found acting: Acting goes back a little ways for me. I supposed I started with theater growing up. It was mainly a social outlet and it was just kind of something I did for fun. I met a  [ Read More ]

Melissa Peterman Talks Dancing Fools

Posted by monique On June - 11 - 2013 0 Comment
MELISSA PETERMAN

ABC Family is putting a hilarious spin on the dance competition with the funny “Dancing Fools.” Host Melissa Peterman was happy to talk about “Dancing Fools” during a recent conference call and if you love the show, read below to see how the voiceovers are created, how Peterman discovered her talent for comedy and more. Make sure to catch “Dancing Fools” at its all-new day and time, Fridays at 7/6c on ABC Family. On discovering her talent for comedy: I had always loved theater. People are really surprised, I was kind of a quiet kid but I was a natural observer. I loved to watch people and part of it  [ Read More ]

Jim Piddock Family Tree

HBO’s latest comedy, “Family Tree” by Jim Piddock and Christopher Guest, is gaining fans for its fun documentary style and charming story about a man who is searching for his identity through his genealogy. The show, which will take fans on a journey from rural England to America, will feature Civil War re-enactment enthusiasts, Native American culture, silent film stars and much more. ShockYa was happy to talk to Piddock about “Family Tree,” which he said will be “taking twists and turns and no one knows where it’s going to go, which is great.” “Family Tree,” which also stars Piddock as Mr. Pfister, airs on HBO Sundays at 10:30 pm  [ Read More ]

Constance Marie Talks Switched at Birth

Posted by monique On June - 10 - 2013 0 Comment
Constance Marie Switched at Birth

The summer premiere of “Switched at Birth” airs tonight at 8/7c and ShockYa has some tidbits about the series, straight from “Switched” star Constance Marie! Read below to see what you can expect from Marie’s character, Regina, this year as well as an update on Marie’s hand injury. On Regina’s relationship with Bay: “That’s one of the great things that happens right when the show premieres is Regina comes out rehab and realizes that how things were before are not going to work for somebody who is in rehab. She ends up living — or residing for a short while anyway– at Angelo’s house, and somehow the way that [Executive  [ Read More ]

Ken Baumann Secret Life

Ken Baumann was happy to talk about the series finale of ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Check out some snippets from the conference call ShockYa was able to attend to see what you can expect from the finale and Baumann’s character, Ben Boykewich. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” series finale airs June 3 at 8/7c. On ending the series: [It was] [d]ifficult. Emotional. Lots of tears. I thought that I would be able to hold my composure together on the last day, the last day of filming, but I didn’t, which was fine because everybody was sort of a wreck. It was just hard  [ Read More ]

MC Bat Commander Aquabats

Christian Jacobs, better known as MC Bat Commander from punk band The Aquabats, recently spoke with ShockYa about the upcoming second season of his band’s hit show, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” The show, which airs on The Hub, will be coming back June 1 at 1 pm ET/10 AM PT and ShockYa was able to learn not only what fans can expect from the second season, but how the show came to be. How did The Aquabats come to be? How did the idea for the original band come about? Christian Jacobs: It was really just…an organic thing. In the early days, me and Crash McLarson [Chad Larson] and our  [ Read More ]

Derek Theler Baby Daddy

Derek Theler is very excited for the second and third seasons of ABC Family’s hit comedy “Baby Daddy.” ShockYa’s got the scoop on what you can expect from the season and from Derek’s character, thanks to a very intriguing conference call. Read on below and remember to tweet Theler and the rest of the cast during their Premiere Night Tweet-Off tonight 8:30/5:30 PT! On what made him want to play Danny: “…[I wanted to play] Danny specifically because he’s a professional athlete. I consider myself an athlete–I’ve played sports my whole life, I try to keep myself in really good shape–and I thought it would be so cool to play  [ Read More ]

Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin is set to play Jesus Foster, a member of a large adoptive household in ABC Family’s newest drama, “The Fosters.” ShockYa was excited to be able to speak with Austin about his character. Read below to learn more about what it’s like to be a part of this new, important series. “The Fosters” premieres on ABC Family June 3 at 9/8c. About Austin’s character: “I play Jesus Foster, who is the brother to Mariana (Cierra Ramirez), they’re a set of twins who have been in and out of the foster system pretty much since birth. They’ve embraced the idea of welcoming new foster children into their home  [ Read More ]

Kit Williamson

Kit Williamson is extremely busy. Not only does he have a recurring role in one of TV’s most exciting shows, “Mad Men,” but he’s also got a huge fanbase thanks to web series “EastSiders” and “Hipsterhood.” ShockYa was excited to be able to speak with Williamson about his projects and what it’s like to have fans both on and offline. I know that you’re in “Mad Men.” Could you tell me a bit about your character, Ed Giffords? Kit Williamson: He’s a copywriter in Elizabeth Moss’ [as Peggy Olson] office. And he’s kind of insecure and anxious, especially around Peggy. The two offices actually merged…so now my character works at  [ Read More ]

Interview: Angie Miller Talks About Competing on American Idol

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 15 - 2013 0 Comment
Interview: Angie Miller Talks About Competing on American Idol

‘American Idol’ has broken several records during its current 12th season. Not only has the hit FOX singing competition made headlines for the fighting between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but the sole remaining original judge, Randy Jackson, also recently announced that he won’t be returning for next year’s 13th season. The current season is also the first one in which all of one gender’s finalist were eliminated before any of the opposite gender’s finalist, making it the first season to have an all-female Top 5. Last Thursday night, Angie Miller was the eighth contestant to be eliminated from Season 12′s Top 10 finalists, after singing three songs-Jimmy  [ Read More ]

Your Pretty Face

Adult Swim has hit corporate humor gold with “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.” The show, starring Henry Zebrowski, Matt Servitto and Craig Rowin, is about Gary (Zebrowski), an associate demon in the strange corporation of Hell, trying to get ahead but always failing. Failure usually means getting tortured by the boss, Satan (Servitto) with intern Claude (Rowin) somehow benefiting. ShockYa was excited to get a chance to talk to the three stars about the show, corporate world horror stories and whether any of them would do well in Gary’s shoes. The mid-season episode “Schmickler83!” airs May 9 at midnight/11 CT on Adult Swim. How did you guys get  [ Read More ]

Don Cheadle WWS Credit Anders Krusberg for The Wendy Williams Show_N1A0668[1]

“Iron Man 3″ is wowing crowds at the movie theaters, and to further promote the film, Don Cheadle made an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show.” Cheadle gave the scoop on is blockbuster movie as well as the hardest thing about his film wardrobe. Cheadle also gets in Williams’ “Hot Seat,” where he says if he’s seen Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Matt Damon naked. Check out the video below the post or by clicking here! “Iron Man 3″ is directed by Shane Black and stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, the billionaire rebel behind the Iron Man mask: Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man  [ Read More ]

Interview: Michael Shannon Talks About His Role In The Iceman

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 3 - 2013 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Shannon Talks About His Role In The Iceman

Some people will do whatever it takes to provide for their family, even if it means breaking the law to give their loved ones the best possible life. They come to justify their actions, no matter how violent or despicable, if it means their loved ones are cared for. That’s certainly the case in the new crime thriller, ‘The Iceman,’ which is based on the true story of hitman Richard Kuklinski. The film, which stars Michael Shannon in the title role as Kuklinski, details the lengths a person would go to in order to provide a better life for their children, even if it means breaking the moral and legal  [ Read More ]

Legendary World of Vikings Told in History Channel's First Scripted Series

The season finale of History’s “Vikings” airs this Sunday at 10/9c and Shockya has the scoop on what you can expect. Check out some snippets from the “Vikings” conference call featuring the show’s creator and executive producer, Michael Hirst and learn more about this Sunday’s episode and what you can look forward to in Season Two. On writing the season finale: “I was trying to write it with Season Six in mind…I certainly didn’t want it to end at the end of Season One. We’ve got these great characters up and running. There’s a lot to say, a lot to tell about Ragnar, who is, of course, a historical character  [ Read More ]

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