Entries from March 2011

REALITY CORNER: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Antonia Lofaso from Top Chef All Stars

March 30th, 2011


Lindsay is back for some more reality show action! You loved her Bachelor recaps, so now check out an exclusive interview. As the finale of Top Chef All-Stars approaches, she jumped on the opportunity to sit down and chat with recently axed Antonia Lofaso. Antonia dished about the contestants, provided some “behind the scenes” commentary, and expressed her strange, undying love for jello molds. Read on to find out more.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Josie Loren (Kaylie) from Make It Or Break It

March 29th, 2011

The New Normal

Make It Or Break It returned last night for its big spring premiere, and I thought it was fantastic. One of the big story lines this season (and the end of last) is Kaylie’s eating disorder. Last season, I was a little surprised to see the show go down this path. But after speaking with Holly Sorensen (the show’s creator and Executive Producer), I realized that on a show about elite gymnastics, it is important to address an issue that is prevalent in the sport. I recently had the chance to talk to Josie Loren, who plays Kaylie. She, of course, did not have to lose weight for the show (it’s all done in makeup and special effects), but had a lot of interesting things to say about her character (and preparing for the eating disorder), the upcoming season and a scene they shot that made her and her cast-mates cry.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Spring Premiere of Make It Or Break It “The New Normal” & Video Preview

March 28th, 2011


The Rock girls are back! After what seemed like a super long hiatus, Make It Or Break It is back for some post-world trial action. “The New Normal” picks up not too long after the competition where things go awry for most of the girls. Kaylie is at an eating disorder clinic, where she befriends Maeve, who seemingly understands her. Maeve is a model and has had numerous stints in rehab. She also relates to Kaylie’s need to be thin for her “job.” Kaylie isn’t so quick to admit she needs help though. She’s in denial even at the clinic. She tries to explain that a regimented diet is necessary for any professional athlete but they aren’t buying it. Payson is struggling without the help of her beloved coach Sasha, and all the girls are wondering where he went and if he’s ever coming back. But Payson may have someone else pining for her affection. Lauren is up to her old ways but is relying on Summer after her mother’s death, which is interesting. And Emily…poor Emily. The team attends a rally in Denver to promote their bid for the 2018 Olympics, and she has to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet which leads to an embarrassing moment.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Season 3 Premiere of Nurse Jackie “Game On” & Video Preview

March 28th, 2011

nurse jackie (showtime) season 3

It had been so long since my favorite doctors and nurses of All Saints were on my TV, that I legitimately forgot how much I love Nurse Jackie. Seriously. The premiere picks up after Dr. O’Hara and Kevin’s intervention for Jackie, and she doesn’t exactly take it too well. Jackie naturally convinces them that it’s all in their head (the tricks of an addict, huh?) but this intervention takes a real toll on her relationship with both of them. It will take a while for Jackie and O’Hara to resume their daily snarkfest lunches, and that makes me sad. But the premiere is so phenomenal, that it completely makes up for any friendship sadness. And of course, Zoey is back in all her sassy glory, still dating Lenny and navigating the (less) new halls of All Saints. This episode also addresses the fact that other hospitals are shutting down and the staff at All Saints must step up their game.

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INTERVIEW: Daren Kagasoff (Ricky) from The Secret Life of the American Teenager

March 25th, 2011


Only a few more days left until the big ABC Family spring premieres! The Secret Life of the American Teenager (or Secret Life for short) picks up after summer vacation, with the whole gang back in school. There are some new relationships, some old ones burning out and possibly even a marriage. When I caught up with Daren Kagasoff (who plays Ricky), he had a lot to say about his first big acting role, Amy and Ricky’s relationship and the big premiere.

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INTERVIEW: Shailene Woodley (Amy Juergens) from The Secret Life of the American Teenager

March 24th, 2011

2011 ABC Upfront Presentation

This Monday, ABC Family is bringing back The Secret Life of The American Teenager and Make It Or Break It for their big spring premieres. You all know of my love for ABC Family, so I am pretty excited. Secret Life picks up a little bit down the road from where it left off — Adrian is looking very pregnant and Amy and Ricky want to try and make it work (let’s just say someone wants someone else to get tested). I recently had the chance to catch up with some of the cast, and Shailene Woodley (who plays Amy) talked about Amy/Ricky/Ben, the big premiere, and what she wants to see from Amy going forward.

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REVIEW: Pretty Little Liars “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

March 22nd, 2011


There has been so much anticipation leading up to the big Pretty Little Liars season finale that I was sitting on the edge of my seat as soon as it began. I have been reading that some feel it was a let down because the episodes leading up to it were so amazing or because we don’t find out who A is or because really not a lot of our questions have been answered. I have to say, I was not disappointed. I understand the criticism, and I, too, wish A had been revealed. However, fans of the book will note the brilliant subtleties and similarities with the Bell Tower scene (more on that later) and Officer Garrett Reynolds being just like Darren Wilden. The fact is, if they gave us the answer to who A is at the end of season one, that doesn’t give the show a lot of longevity. Of course, the A answer in the books isn’t the definitive answer as to who A is but I just think it will be more of a season two thing and as much as I don’t want to be patient, I think the payoff will be entirely worth it. But onto last night’s gasp-worthy, very well-paced season finale.

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INTERVIEW: Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings) from Pretty Little Liars

March 21st, 2011


The day is finally here! Tonight is the season finale of pretty-little-liars and I am confident it will be epic. I’m also confident that we will find out some answers to our big questions but not necessarily who A is or who killed Ali. Whatever the case may be, I can’t wait! I recently had the chance to catch up with the little liars themselves, and they had some intriguing things to say. Troian Bellisario, who plays Spencer, talked about the big finale, Spencer’s relationship with Melissa and Ian, and her new boyfriend Toby.

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INTERVIEW: Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields) from Pretty Little Liars

March 18th, 2011

Shay Mitchell

Monday night is the big season finale of Pretty Little Liars and I am beyond excited. Will all of our questions finally be answered? I have a feeling we will be given some answers and left with many more questions. In Rosewood, there are so many secrets, but will we find out even more? I recently had the chance to catch up with the stars of the show and they had a lot to say about what’s coming up. Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields, talked about not one but two girls after Emily’s affection, the whole Paige mess, and what she’d like to see from Emily in season two.

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INTERVIEW: Ashley Benson (Hanna Marin) from Pretty Little Liars

March 17th, 2011


The big Pretty Little Liars finale is on Monday, and I can only imagine how amazing it’s going to be. Will we find out who A is? Will we find out who murdered Alison? Are they the same person? What about all the relationships that have started (and come to an end) — who will break up, make up or continue with their slightly inappropriate but super lovable affair? I recently had the chance to catch up with some of the girls (who all looked absolutely gorgeous) and they had some interesting things to say. Ashley Benson talked about what she’d like to see from Hanna in season two, the Hanna/Caleb relationship, and what we can expect in the upcoming finale.

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