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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
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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
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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 ]

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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 ]

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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
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“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 ]

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
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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
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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 ]

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