Interview with Bianca del Rio, Haneefah Wood and Murray Hill

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Interview with Bianca del Rio, Haneefah Wood and Murray Hill of "Drag Me to Dinner" on HULU - Drag Me To Dinner -- “Whoring 20s” - Episode 102 -- It’s a scandalous Whoring 20s Dinner Party! Queens Trinity the Tuck & BeBe Zahara Benet battle Thorgy Thor & Kiki Ball-Change. Neil Patrick Harris, Bianca Del Rio, Haneefah Wood, & David Burtka star, Murray Hill hosts. Best episode by far! Bianca Del Rio, Haneefah Wood, Murray Hill and Neil Patrick Harris, shown. (Photo by: Jeong Park/Hulu)

Interview with Bianca del Rio, Haneefah Wood and Murray Hill of “Drag Me to Dinner” on HULU by Suzanne 5/23/23

This was a fun show to watch. It’s a spoof of reality shows, particularly the cooking and design competition shows. It’s pretty funny. Neil Patrick Harris is one of the judges and also created/producers the show with his husband, David Burtka. Burtka, a professional chef, is the food expert on the show. This quick interview was great because we were joking around and laughing the whole time. I really enjoyed it. And there was singing, too! I hope you can check out the show when it debuts Wednesday, 5/31/23 on HULU and watch the interview, too.


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Drag Me To Dinner is a riotous, format-busting, fourth-wall-breaking, unapologetic sendup of traditional reality competition shows! In each episode, two teams of successful drag queens go head-to-head to throw the most fabulous, awe-inspiring, drag-tastical dinner parties of all time, and be crowned champion by our three judgers: the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, drag superstar Bianca Del Rio, and the funny and fabulous Haneefah Wood.

Hosted by the hardest-working middle-aged man in show business: dapper NYC legend Murray Hill, each episode has its own unique theme, as revealed by resident expert, life of the party, and show producer David Burtka. Teams will focus on multiple criteria: Food & Drink, Design & Decor, and Entertainment & Overall Vibe ­– let the comedic culinary costumed chaos commence!

At the end of each episode, one team will be proclaimed the winner and walk away with the grandest “prize” in the history of television: The Glorious Golden Grater – because one team may be GREAT … but the other is GRATER!

Drag Me To Dinner is the glamorous, messy, faux competition show that no one takes too seriously. It’s deliciously addictive, so pull up a chair and dig in!

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Drag Me To Dinner -- “Tailgate Weiner Roast” - Episode 109 -- It’s a Tailgate Weiner Roast Dinner Party! Queens Chelsea Piers & Selma Nilla battle Pixie Aventura & Merrie Cherry. Neil Patrick Harris, Bianca Del Rio, Haneefah Wood, & David Burtka star, Murray Hill hosts. Best episode by far! Selma Nilla, Chelsea Piers, Bianca Del Rio, Haneefah Wood, Murray Hill, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Pixie Aventura and Merrie Cherry, shown. (Photo by: Jeong Park/Hulu)


Interviews with Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Stakiah Lynn Washington, Martin Martinez and Nigel Siwabessy of “Primo” on Freevee by Suzanne 5/10/23

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Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Stakiah Lynn Washington, Martin Martinez and Nigel Siwabessy of "Primo" on Freevee

Interviews with Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Stakiah Lynn Washington, Martin Martinez and Nigel Siwabessy of “Primo” on Freevee by Suzanne 5/10/23

I watched all of this new show, and I really enjoyed it. It made me laugh, and it tugged at my heart. It has comedy, romance and more! I hope you enjoy it. It premieres 5/19/23 on Freevee (Prime). It was great to speak with these young actors. Watch the show here!

Ignacio Diaz-Silverio and Stakiah Lynn Washington of "Primo" on Freevee


Martin Martinez and Nigel Siwabessy of "Primo" on Freevee


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Key art from "Primo" on FreeveeThe coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio, TX, follows Rafa Gonzales, a wide-eyed 16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea, and his five overbearing uncles (Rollie, Mike, Ryan, Jay, and Mondo) as they live their lives on the southside of San Antonio. Rafa is at an inflection point, as three big life moments coincide: he and his friends are nearing the end of high school; he’s pretty sure he just met the girl of his dreams; and he just found out he has a real chance to become the first person in his family to go to college. Over the course of the series, the group—Rafa, his mom, uncles, friends, and crush—will all affect each other and help one another grow in ways they weren’t expecting, whether they like it or not.

Country Availability

Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Austria

Executive Produced By

Shea Serrano, Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, Peter Murrieta, Lisa Muse Bryant

Created By

Shea Serrano

Produced By

Amazon Studios and Universal Television

Ignacio Diaz-Silverio

Ignacio Diaz-Silverio will next star in the Amazon series, PRIMO, and can currently be seen alongside Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman in Zach Braff’s A GOOD PERSON (MGM).  Ignacio most recently starred in Samuel D. Hunter’s A BRIGHT NEW BOISE at the Signature Theatre and was nominated for a 2023 Helen Hayes Award for his work in JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN in a performance the Washington Post called, “Knockout acting.”  Ignacio will soon be seen in the upcoming independent feature, DEPARTING SENIORS and he lends his voice to the popular podcast, THE BYSTANDERS with Jane Lunch and Darren Criss. Other credits include CBS’ THE GOOD FIGHT and the Apple TV’s SUSPICION.


Stakiah Washington

Stakiah Lynn Washington is an actor, playwright, and director from Flint, Michigan. As a child, she fell in love with the arts and performed in plays at church, sang in the choir, and played musical instruments. In 2017, Washington was a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. She pursued her BFA in Theatre Studies from Meadows School of the Arts after graduating high school.

While at SMU, she was a part of many productions, including We the InvisiblesSmart People, and most notably, The Black Album, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

After graduating, Washington landed the lead role in Everything Is Both, which will open in theaters in the fall of 2022!

Washington is represented by Corey Simon and Sean Butler at Cultivate Entertainment Partners

Stakiah Lynn Washington is an actor, playwright, and director from Flint, Michigan. As a child, she fell in love with the arts and performed in plays at church, sang in the choir, and played musical instruments. In 2017, Washington was a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition. She pursued her BFA in Theatre Studies from Meadows School of the Arts after graduating high school.

While at SMU, she was a part of many productions, including We the InvisiblesSmart People, and most notably, The Black Album, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

After graduating, Washington landed the lead role in Everything Is Both, which will open in theaters in the fall of 2022!

Martin Martinez

Martin Martinez was born in Sacramento, CA. After graduating at 16, Martinez secured his first lead in the play Jesse. Following his break, Martinez appeared in projects such as Shameless, Marvels Runaways, NCIS Hawaii, Chicago PD, The Fosters, Never Have I Ever, and Pachinko. He most recently recurred on MAGNUM P.I. for CBS.  Martin Martinez was born in Sacramento, CA. After graduating at 16, Martinez secured his first lead in the play Jesse. Following his break, Martinez appeared in projects such as Shameless, Marvels Runaways, NCIS Hawaii, Chicago PD, The Fosters, Never Have I Ever, and Pachinko. He most recently recurred on MAGNUM P.I. for CBS.

Nigel Siwabessy

Nigel Siwabessy grew up in Long Beach, CA and has been acting for over six years. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness and traveling the world.

Amazon Freevee Debuts Official Trailer for Highly Anticipated Comedy Series Primo, Premiering May 19

Mar 21, 2023

Series hails from New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano and
Emmy-winning producer Michael Schur (
The Good PlaceParks and Recreation)

Watch the Official Trailer HERE


CULVER CITY, California—March 21, 2023—Today, Amazon Freevee released the official trailer and key art for the Freevee Original scripted comedy series Primo, premiering on the service on May 19 and executive produced by New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano and Emmy-winning producer Michael Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation). All eight episodes of the first season will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S., the UK, Germany, and Austria beginning on May 19.

The coming-of-age, single-camera comedy, inspired by Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio, TX, follows Rafa Gonzales, a wide-eyed 16-year-old being raised by his clever mother, Drea, and his five overbearing uncles (Rollie, Mike, Ryan, Jay, and Mondo) as they live their lives on the southside of San Antonio. Rafa is at an inflection point, as three big life moments coincide: he and his friends are nearing the end of high school; he’s pretty sure he just met the girl of his dreams; and he just found out he has a real chance to become the first person in his family to go to college. Over the course of the series, the group—Rafa, his mom, uncles, friends, and crush—will all affect each other and help one another grow in ways they weren’t expecting, whether they like it or not.

Primo stars Ignacio Diaz-Silverio (The Good Fight), Johnny Rey Diaz (Grey’s Anatomy), Christina Vidal (The Terminal List, Taina), Henri Esteve (Grown-ish, Homecoming), Martin Martinez (Magnum P.I.), Jonathan Medina (The Purge), Carlos Santos (Gentefied), Nigel Siwabessy (Stop the Bleeding!), Efrain Villa (Better Call Saul), and Stakiah Lynn Washington (Everything is Both).

Serrano serves as creator and executive producer for the series, alongside executive producers Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morgan Sackett. Peter Murrieta and Lisa Muse Bryant also serve as executive producers. Kabir Akhtar directed the pilot episode. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Spanning drama and comedy, scripted and unscripted, Amazon Freevee uniquely offers premium Originals on a free streaming service. Originals include High School, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age series based on Tegan and Sara Quin’s best-selling memoir; Greg Garcia’s comedy series Sprung; and the cooking competition series featuring a cast of home chefs, America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation. Additional upcoming Originals include the concert special Monumental: Ellie Goulding at Kew Gardens, premiering March 31, and the new documentary-style comedy series starring James Marsden, Jury Duty, premiering April 7.

About Universal Television
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 50 primetime comedies and dramas as well as late-night programs for a variety of network, cable, and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Hacks, Never Have I Ever, Girls5eva, Rutherford Falls, Kenan, Schmigadoon!, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock, Saved By the Bell, New Amsterdam, Master of None, Russian Doll, The Equalizer, and Dick Wolf’s enormously successful Law & OrderChicago, and FBI-branded series.

Amazon Freevee, formerly IMDb TV
Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and FAST channels, available anytime, for free.

  • Expansive Catalog: Amazon Freevee offers viewers ambitious Originals, including Bosch: Legacy; Emmy-winning court program Judy Justice; coming-of-age drama High School; reality design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; comedy series Sprung; music documentary Post Malone: Runaway; heist drama Leverage: Redemption; spy thriller Alex Rider; and the sports docuseries UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. Combined with an always updating library of broadly appealing hit movies and TV shows across a wide selection of genres, and a catalog of more than 200 FAST channels, including Judy Justice and Crime 360, Amazon Freevee delivers customers the content they would expect to see on a paid service.
  • Free: The entire catalog of content on the service is free. No paid subscriptions necessary.
  • Limited Ads: Freevee provides customers highly sought content supported by limited advertising.
  • Instant Access: Freevee is available as an app on Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and within the Prime Video app. Freevee is available as an app on third party devices including Roku, Samsung smart TVs (2017-2021 models), Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Comcast’s Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA SHIELD and other Android TV devices, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, as well as LG Smart TVs (2018-2021 models). The app is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

To learn more about Amazon Freevee, visit and follow @AmazonFreevee.

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Interviews with actors and writers of “The Tower 2: Death Message”

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Stars Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola and Tahirah Sharif of "The Tower 2: Death Message" on Britbox

Interviews with actors and writers of “The Tower 2: Death Message” on Britbox by Suzanne 5/3/23

This was so much fun! I had never heard of this series (I don’t normally watch Britbox), so I watched the first series, “The Tower” and then the upcoming episodes of “The Tower 2: Death Message.” They were very entertaining. If you loved the books, or you liked the first series, you will certainly enjoy the second one. It has the same actors and a similar story, but with more action and character development. Of course, it has a great mystery or two. Speaking with the writers and actors was great because they were kind and funny.

First, I spoke with Writer and Executive Producer Patrick Harbinson and Author and Executive Producer Kate London. I generally only speak to actors and producers, so it’s a rare treat to speak to a writer or director. They didn’t disappoint!

Writer and Executive Producer Patrick Harbinson and Author and Executive Producer Kate London


Next I spoke with Stars Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola and Tahirah Sharif!

Stars Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola and Tahirah Sharif



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Stars Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola and Tahirah Sharif of "The Tower 2: Death Message" on Britbox*Trailer Debut* THE TOWER 2: Death Message | Returning May 16 | Starring Gemma Whelan, Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola & Emmett J. Scanlan





Watch the trailer HERE

Season 2 of the Hit Drama From Homeland Writer and Executive Producer Patrick Harbinson to Have its World Premiere on BritBox,

 with Season One BAFTA Television Award-Nominated Actress Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola, and Emmett J. Scanlan Also Returning

New York, NY – April 21, 2023 – BritBox, the world leader in British streaming, will exclusively premiere gripping crime drama The Tower 2: Death Message from May 16 in North America. The four-episode thriller is returning for a second season, airing weekly on BritBox, following its 2021 hit first installment, The Tower, also available on the service.

The critically-acclaimed crime drama is written and executive produced by Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, 24), and produced by Harbinson’s Windhover Films and Mammoth Screen, in association with ITV Studios. It stars Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack), Jimmy Akingbola (Bel-Air, Ted Lasso), Tahirah Sharif (The Haunting of Bly Manor, A Christmas Prince), BAFTA Television Award-nominated for her performance in season one, and Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders, Kin).

The Tower 2: Death Message is based on the second novel in author Kate London’s best-selling series. Following the dramatic climax of season one, rookie Police Constable Lizzie Adama (Sharif) returns to her London police station where she finds herself fighting to protect a mother and daughter in peril. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins (Whelan) has transferred to Homicide Command. When she is tasked with re-opening a cold case involving a missing schoolgirl, her investigations take an unexpected turn, leading her to cross paths with Lizzie once again. Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw (Scanlan) wants to recruit Detective Sergeant Steve Bradshaw (Akingbola) for a specialist task force, targeting a major organized crime figure, but he must convince Steve he can be trusted. This latest season promises another complex, authentic and topical crime story that will keep audiences gripped.

Season one followed Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins as she set out to uncover the truth around two grisly deaths discovered at the bottom of a residential apartment building. The investigation led her into a dark conspiracy in which her relationship with Lizzie Adama was tested to the limits. All three episodes of season one are now available on BritBox ahead of the season two debut.

Patrick Harbinson and Kate London executive produce the series alongside Mammoth Screen’s Sheena Bucktowonsing and Damien Timmer. Andy Mosse (The Last Bus, The Darkest Dawn, Hungerford) produces and Faye Gilbert (The Bay, The Line, Leaving Eva) directs.

About BritBox

Known for the best in British content, BritBox offers a large collection of originals, co-productions, and other popular programming. The critically acclaimed BritBox Original co-production Stonehouse launched on the service in January, and is a dramatized limited series covering the extraordinary story of disgraced Labour Minister John Stonehouse, starring the Emmy-winning Matthew Macfadyen. Other popular recent series include Karen Pirie, starring Lauren Lyle; the must-see drama Sherwood, starring Lesley Manville and David Morrissey and written by James Graham, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? produced, directed, and adapted for screen by Hugh Laurie and starring Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton as well as The Confessions of Frannie Langton, another BritBox International co-production, from the award-winning novel by Sara Collins and starring Karla-Simone Spence and Sophie Cookson.

BritBox is available for $7.99 per month/79.99 per year—after an introductory free trial period—on Roku®, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at BritBox is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.

BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada. Created by two British content powerhouses—BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster—the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps—most available within 24 hours after their UK premiere. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.

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The Importance of Education in Pedro Pascal’s Life

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Padro Pascal stars in "The Mandalorian" on Disney+

The Importance of Education in Pedro Pascal’s Life by Jodi 4/19/23

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know about Pedro Pascal. He is a seasoned actor who is a renowned name in the entertainment industry. Today, he is successful because of several reasons, such as talent, hard work and charm. That said, one thing that cannot be overlooked that helped Pedro become the person he is today is his education. It played a crucial role in shaping his life and making him one of the most successful actors in the industry. If you are curious to know more about the life of Pedro Pascal, this article is for you. We will explore the importance of education in Pedro Pascal’s life.

Padro Pascal stars in "The Mandalorian" on Disney+

Pedro Pascal’s Career Path

Born in Santiago, Chile, Pedro went to a public arts school in California, United States. He learned theater at the Orange County School of the Arts. Often in interviews, Pedro has attributed his current success to his high school, which influenced major aspects of his life. He has mentioned how his school provided him with the much-required exposure to the world and helped him enhance his skills to become an actor. If this has you convinced and you are also looking to enroll in a college, you can check resources at local news writer to help you. There, you can find here college students sharing their experiences and valuable tips regarding college education.

After having graduated from high school, he went on to attend Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where he completed his bachelor’s in fine arts. This school prepared him rigorously for future acting endeavors and trained him to better his craft.

Padro Pascal stars in "The Mandalorian" on Disney+

How Education Shaped Pedro Pascal’s Life

The impact of education on Pascal’s life has not only been limited to his career but has influenced his personal life as well. His educational background has helped him become a determined actor. It has taught him the importance of hard work. That said, along with hard work, one should balance out life by doing other activities too, like maybe watching your favorite shows, going out with friends, etc. Therefore, you may look for any source of entertainment, and if you don’t already have a TV in your room, you should first consider TVs for students. You will find the best deals here on dorm room TVs for college students that are not only affordable but durable too.

Moreover, Pedro has stated how education has helped him take crucial decisions in his life and made him a lifelong learner. It has also influenced him to take on challenging roles and learn something new from each role he does and to keep on improving his knowledge in the field of acting and beyond.

Life Lessons Based On Pedro Pascal’s Path

If you are a Pedro fan, you must be delighted to know how eventful his life has been. Some of the things that you can also learn from Pedro Pascal’s life are as follows:

  1. Education plays a crucial role in your professional as well as personal life.
  2. One must always be curious to learn.
  3. You should be dedicated and hard-working if you want to achieve your goals.
  4. Learning from challenges and failures is important for your growth as a person.

These things have helped Pedro Pascal become the successful person he is today and can also help anyone else looking to succeed in life.

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Among many reasons for Pedro Pascal’s success in the entertainment industry is his education. His success is a result of the hard work, talent, and dedication he learned at school. It helped him better his craft and also become a good human being. A strong background in education helped him hone his skills as an actor and gave a boost to his career. Pedro’s story proves how important education is and can inspire actors and students to value education and succeed in life.

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Interview with Dorothy Meyers

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Dorothy Meyers of "Love Undone" on YouTube

Interview with Dorothy Meyers of “Love Undone” on YouTube by Suzanne 4/12/23

It was very nice to speak with Dorothy. She has a lot of charm and energy. I hope she gets some more good roles soon!



Dorothy Meyers of "Love Undone" on YouTube

Dorothy Meyers was born in The Garden State of Trenton, New Jersey and raised by a single father, who is retired. She is the tenth child of ten siblings. A graduate of Trenton Central High School, she made her primetime debut as a co-star on FOX’s “Almost Family.” She appeared as a co-host on FOX’s Dr. Oz Show with Chef Roble. She was also cast as Harvette Williams in “Stalked: The Harvette Williams Story” (one of her first TV appearances).  She also starred as Kim Worthy in “The Real Story with MES” and starred as a mom in Pharell Williams “Brainchild” on Netflix.

Additional TV appearances include:  The Rachael Ray Show, FOX Philly, PIX 11 News, The Morning Show on CBS, BET, The Perfect Murder, Murder Lies Here, The AVE, King of Newark and The Fearless 2. Most of these can be found on Amazon and TUBI TV. Magazine appearances include: Harper’s Bazaar, Backstage Magazine, Manhattan Digest, The Hollywood Digest, 360 Magazine, The Hype Magazine and Celeb Crunch Magazines. Interviewed by; WIMG radio station, Breaking It Down with Frank MacKay, Blog Talk Radio, and The Ktookes Spot.

Commercial/Print appearances include L’Oreal, DOVE Billboard at Times Square, Hair Secret by Finishing Touch, New Jersey Lottery, Penn Medicine, Biosil, National Ramp, Thrive Causemetics, Nurx, Google, Money Lion, Nike, Nike Jordan, Booty Secret, Bee Magic, AAA Taxi, and Badoo. ~ Written by Dorothy Meyers

Love Undone explores the complexities and nuances of two unconventional couples.

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The Storytelling in “The Mandalorian” as a Tool to Keep Students Engaged and Teach Important Lessons

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The Storytelling in “The Mandalorian” as a Tool to Keep Students Engaged and Teach Important Lessons 

Photo of Grogu from "The Mandalorian" from

by Jodi 3/29/23

We all need good and inspirational examples when it comes to the art of storytelling. It has to connect to the target audience on a special emotional level, which can often be observed in powerful movies or TV series. You will find many famous titles helpful if you are an educator or a student looking for inspiration. When everything is done correctly by the screenplay writers and directors, it serves as a unique tool to keep students engaged and teach important lessons about care, equality, trust, friendship, overcoming your inner fears, and staying true to certain personal beliefs and visions. One such amazing example of storytelling is “The Mandalorian” TV series, a famous space Western hosted by Disney+ channel.

The Storytelling in The Mandalorian as a Helpful Tool to Keep Students Engaged

– The Sense of Belonging and Loneliness.

Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

The storytelling is done through the eyes of a person seeking a sense of belonging in this world. We can feel the alienation and loneliness as the story unfolds. Unfortunately, it is what many learners these days feel as they try to find their place. These TV series can be used as a way to talk about cooperation and the necessity of being there for others. It’s not a certain point but a process as in process essay examples that many students might have written before. The storytelling is often portrayed through dialogues and monologues as the Mandalorian code of ethics is revealed.

– Overcoming Inner Insecurities.

Another important aspect of storytelling in The Mandalorian relates to the inner insecurities of a person as one must complete an important mission. As students proceed with various learning tasks, they must apply dedication and stay true to their beliefs as they analyze various bits of data. Using the series as the template can be helpful in addressing these important topics for discussion and debate purposes. Ask your learners to talk about how they see cowardice and courage and what decisions they would make based on the storyline in the series.

Fatherhood and Parenting.

While it’s not a new subject for the cinema industry, this aspect has often been skipped during the Star Wars filming. Mandalorian’s way of storytelling seems to fill the gap by focusing on the beauty of parenting and child-parent relationships in a non-typical movie scenario. Numerous American film schools have noticed how these series take a slightly different approach and show more sincerity and reflection as the authority still remains, but the soft sides of parenting become revealed.

"The Mandalorian" season 3 key art

– Earning The Trust.

One of the most important storylines in The Mandalorian is about earning the trust of those people who we encounter on our way. It can be used for argumentative writing and group projects as the art of cooperation is being mastered. Think about how the trust is questioned and how it’s gained in each new episode by taking notes.

The Importance of Reflective Writing

Watching “The Mandalorian”, one cannot help but notice how every episode is filled with reflection and the constant flashbacks to the past where the characters discuss what certain events have taught them or how their personalities have been shaped. Therefore, each episode can be used as an academic task for students to write a reflective essay that can be either based on the TV series or deal with a specific emotion or a scenario. Think about the subject of parenthood and belonging, as these are the primary themes that make The Mandalorian as meaningful as it is! While the Star Wars saga tried its best to avoid the child-parent relationship, these series do so through the skilled art of storytelling. It helps us reflect on our childhood times and prepare for what’s to come in our lives and those of the people around us.

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Interview with Lolita Milena

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Actress and author Lolita Milena of the movie "1UP."

Interview with Lolita Milena of the movie “1UP” by Thane 4/3/23

It was great to interview Lolita about being an actress, her favorite TV shows, disability representation on screen and whether theatre is accessible to actors with disabilities. She has a fascinating story!



Actress and author Lolita Milena of the movie "1UP."

Lolita Milena is a paraplegic actress and author. Born in Siberia, Milena immigrated to the United States in 2002 as a toddler with her then-foster family. The fall of the same year, through child abuse, Milena was left permanently paralyzed. It was shortly after that she was adopted by her current family. Her introduction to the art form began in musical theatre at the early age of 6 years old. Having performed in an accumulated 20 theatrical productions, Milena had turned to social media platforms to create content ranging from short skits to special effect makeup. During her junior year of high school in 2017, Milena had taken on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days. Not only did she surpass the word count goal by 14,000, but she did so in 20 days. Her first published novel, “2459,” won her first place in her state for the NANOWRIMO content. Also in 2017, Milena had discovered TikTok, opening a new world of possibilities and opportunities. She had gained popularity on the platform by uploading short acting and comedic skit clips.

As of January 2023, Milena has been steadily climbing the ranks on the popular app, sitting at around 720,000 followers. In 2019, Milena was discovered by her management through TikTok, who had assisted her into the industry, eventually booking the character Jenna in Lionsgate and Buzzfeed’s “1UP”. While being an actress and self published author, Milena also begun work relationships with cosmetic and clothing brands through social media platforms. These brands including but are not limited to: TTDEYE, Abercrombie & Fitch, and OrangeJuicetheBrand Clothing. In the summer of 2019, Milena was one of the faces for Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Face Your Fierce” campaign.

Milena was adopted by her current family at the age of 2 years old after the incident. She has 8 sisters, 1 brother, and is the third youngest. She hopes to continue growing as a performer, and with her influence, show young men and women in a similar predicament that, “Just because you have a disability, it doesn’t mean you can’t follow your dreams.”

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Actress and author Lolita Milena of the movie "1UP."

Interviews with Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron and Alfie Fuller

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Prime Video Celebrates Final Season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Shalhoub and Hinkle - Credit: Marion Curtis/Starpix for Prime Video Copyright: StarPix©2023 All others - Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Prime Video Copyright: 2023 Getty Images Description: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron and Alfie Fuller attend as Prime Video celebrates the final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at The High Line Room at The Standard Highline on April 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Prime Video)

Interview with Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron and Alfie Fuller of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Prime Video by Suzanne 4/10/23

It was thrilling to speak to these amazing actors, some of whom I’ve been watching for decades. This is a great show with lots of drama and comedy. They do a wonderful job of portraying the period, too (similar to “Mad Men.”). It’s sad that the show is ending after 5 seasons. I was especially excited to speak with Alex (because she plays Lois in “Family Guy“) and Tony Shalhoub (who is brilliant in everything, but especially “Monk”).

Alex also has a special coming out later this month, “Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits.” It’s off-beat, raunchy and hilarious. I was invited to a special press screening this week for the special in NYC, but sadly, I couldn’t go. I’m sure that would have been fantastic. Shalhoub is doing a “Monk” movie with the rest of the cast, on Peacock, so I can’t wait for that.  I was particularly delighted when Kevin Pollak did his William Shatner imitation for me! By the way, a few of the questions here came from fans in the Facebook group Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Group. Season 5 has some new incredible guest-stars that you’re sure to love.  Please enjoy season 5 and these videos!

Alex Borstein (Susie) and Alfie Fuller (Dinah)

Alex Borstein (Susie) and Alfie Fuller (Dinah) of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon Prime


Kevin Pollak (Moishe) and Caroline Aaron (Shirley)

Kevin Pollak (Moishe) and Caroline Aaron (Shirley) of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon Prime


Interview with Marin Hinkle (Rose) and Tony Shalhoub (Abe) of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime

Marin Hinkle (Rose) and Tony Shalhoub (Abe) of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon Prime


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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" key art - Amazon PrimeShow Description
In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she’s dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away.

Amy Sherman-PalladinoExecutive Producers, Writers, Directors, Music Supervisors
Amy Sherman-Palladino
Daniel PalladinoCo-Executive Producer
Dhana GilbertKey cast
Rachel Brosnahan – “Miriam “Midge” Maisel”
Tony Shalhoub – “Abe Weissman”
Alex Borstein – “Susie Myerson”
Marin Hinkle – “Rose Weissman”
Michael Zegen – “Joel Maisel”
Kevin Pollak – “Moishe Maisel”
Caroline Aaron – “Shirley Maisel”
Luke Kirby – “Lenny Bruce”
Reid Scott – “Gordon Ford”
Alfie Fuller – “Dinah Rutledge”
Jason Ralph – “Mike Carr”

MIDGE’S FINAL BOW – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Debuts Official Teaser and Key Art For Upcoming Fifth and Final Season, Premiering April 14 on Prime Video

Mar 02, 2023 Maisel goes “Tits up” with a seven-week series send-off

CULVER CITY, California—March 2, 2023—Today, the beloved and celebrated Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel revealed the official teaser, key art, and premiere date for the groundbreaking series’ fifth and final season. The series, which has delighted fans for the past six years, will kick off on April 14, 2023 with a three-episode premiere and new episodes weekly.

After burning bridges and being cut from tour, Midge Maisel persisted through Season Four, rebuilding her career and reputation. The final moments of the season culminated with Midge leaving Carnegie Hall reinvigorated and ready to weather any blizzard. After an epiphany in front ofThe Gordon Ford Show’s snowy billboard, Midge is ready to “Go forward” and fight for her ascent to stardom—equipped with her quick wit and sharp tongue, and nothing else to lose.

In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she’s dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away.

Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino have “exactly” known the series’ “last images” and “last moment” since the Season Four finale last year.

An awards juggernaut, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has won 20 Primetime Emmy Awards,  including Outstanding Comedy Series; six Critics Choice Awards; four Screen Actors Guild Awards; three Golden Globe Awards; and more. The series has become one of the most acclaimed and beloved shows on television and changed the game of the streaming industry.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from renowned creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producerDaniel Palladino, is written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Palladino, and stars Emmy winnerRachel Brosnahan, four-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, three-time Emmy winner Alex Borstein, Emmy nominee Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, SAG Award winner Reid Scott, Alfie Fuller, and Jason Ralph.

In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she’s dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away.

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Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits Musical Comedy Special to Premiere on Prime Video

Mar 03, 2023

Step right up and behold this new ringmaster of comedy in her special, premiering worldwide April 18

CULVER CITY, California— Alex Borstein, three-time Emmy winner and one of the stars of the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is set to release her first Amazon Original comedy special, Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits. The special will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on April 18, 2023.

Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits is a deeply personal and wildly fictitious account of one woman’s attempt to f*** with perception. A night of comedy, music, and waxing rhapsodic.

A unique comedic special that will lead audiences into Alex Borstein’s mind through a marriage of humor and music,Corsets & Clown Suits is equal parts provocative and whimsical. Borstein’s self-penned performance showcases her captivating form of storytelling with the help of her muse and maestro, Barcelona-native musicians, Eric Mills and Salva Rey.

Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits was filmed at The Wolford Theatre—the fictional burlesque club from Season Four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The special also tapped into the award-winning Mrs. Maisel crafts team: production designer Bill Groom, cinematographer M. David Mullen, music supervisor Robin Urdang, music consultant Stewart Lerman, set decorator Ellen Christiansen, sound editor Ron Bochar, sound mixer Mathew Price, and editors Tim Streeto and Zana Bochar.

Alex Borstein is a multi-hyphenate talent who acts, produces, voices the character Lois Griffin on FOX’s Family Guy, and wrote for Showtime’s long-running series Shameless. She also starred alongside Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash in HBO’s Getting On, where she brought the vulnerable character of Dawn Forchette to life. Getting On rose to critical acclaim during its three seasons, as it followed the daily lives of nurses and doctors struggling with the dark comedic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed health care system.

Borstein has won two Primetime Emmys, two SAG Awards, and two Critics Choice Awards for her turn as Susie Myerson on Prime Video’s award-winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She also took an Emmy home for her voice-over work as Lois Griffin on FOX’s long-running mega-hit, Family Guy.

In film, Borstein was seen in Love the Coopers with Alan Arkin and Diane Keaton. She also appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in The West and in MacFarlane’s feature film directorial debut, Ted. Previously, Borstein appeared opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Scott Frank’s The Lookout, in Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton, and in The Lizzie McGuire Movie with Hilary Duff. Not just a comedic actress, Borstein starred alongside George Clooney in the six-time Academy Award-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck, which earned her a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture. The film was also nominated for multiple Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, and was awarded Movie of the Year by the American Film Institute.

Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits is produced by Amazon Studios. Borstein, Dhana Rivera Gilbert, and Scott Ellis serve as executive producers. Sal Carino and Matthew Shapiro are producers. Ellis directed the special.

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Prime Video Celebrates Final Season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Credit: Marion Curtis/Starpix for Prime Video Copyright: StarPix©2023 Description: New York, NY - 4/11/23 - The Cast and Crew attends Prime Video’s Celebration of the Final Season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. PICTURED: The Cast and Crew . PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Starpix for Prime Video. LOCATION: The High Line Room at The Standard


Interview with Todd Stashwick

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Todd Stashwick of "Star Trek: Picard" on Paramount+

Interview with Todd Stashwick of “Star Trek: Picard” on Paramount+ by Suzanne 4/12/23Todd Stashwick of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: James Dimmock/Paramount+. © 2022 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This was so much fun. I’ve been watching “Star Trek” since I was a little girl in the 60’s, and I love all of the shows and movies, so I’m always happy to interview anyone from the franchise. I worked hard to get this interview, and I was not disappointed. I’ve spoken to many “Star Trek” actors in the past, but it’s always a thrill. I was trying really hard not to geek out! I’m very sad that this is the last season of this great show. I hope you enjoy the series and my interview. Todd is very nice – and a fellow geek – so he made it easy.



Season 3 Key Art art of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Joe Pugliese/Paramount+. © 2022 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.STAR TREK: PICARD features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd star alongside Patrick Stewart in the third and final season of the hit Paramount+ original series.

In the epic, thrilling conclusion of STAR TREK: PICARD, a desperate message from a long-lost friend draws Starfleet legend Admiral Jean-Luc Picard into the most daring mission of his life, forcing him to recruit allies spanning generations old and new. This final adventure sets him on a collision course with the legacy of his past and explosive, new revelations that will alter the fate of the Federation forever.

The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. For season three, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers. Terry Matalas serves as showrunner for season three.

Seasons one and two of STAR TREK: PICARD are currently streaming on Paramount+ in the U.S.

STAR TREK: PICARD streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

Todd Stashwick as Captain Liam Shaw in "Disengage" Episode 302, Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Trae Patton/Paramount+. ©2021 Viacom, International Inc. All Rights Reserved.

FORMAT: Drama/Sci-Fi (Filmed in HD)
STARRING: Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard)
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker)
Ed Speleers (Jack Crusher)
Todd Stashwick (Liam Shaw)
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (Sidney La Forge)
Amanda Plummer (Vadic)
Mica Burton (Alandra La Forge)
SPECIAL GUEST STARS: Jonathan Frakes (William Riker)
Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher)
Michael Dorn (Worf)
Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge)
Brent Spiner (Lore)
PRODUCED BY: CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin

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Interview with Tatyana Ali, Alpha Nicky Mulowa and Ni’Cola Mitchell

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Tatyana Ali, Alpha Nicky Mulowa and Ni'Cola Mitchell of "Giving Hope: The Ni'Cola Mitchell Story" on Lifetime

Interview with Tatyana Ali, Alpha Nicky Mulowa and Ni’Cola Mitchell of “Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story” on Lifetime by Suzanne 3/8/23

This was an interesting movie because it was based on a real story of a woman who went through poverty, traumaTatyana Ali stars in "Giving Hope: The Ni'Cola Mitchell Story" on Lifetime and loss, yet she was saved by her inner intelligence, strength and perseverance. She went on to use this drive and determination to help young girls who are at-risk, even though she was a single mother with very little funds. It’s truly an inspirational story. Ali did a wonderful job with the role, and it was great to not only talk to her about the movie, but also the film’s director, and the real-life Ni’Cola Mitchell, on whom the movie is based. You can learn more here about Mitchell’s organization, Girls Who Brunch.



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poster for "Giving Hope: The Ni'Cola Mitchell Story" on LifetimeTatyana Ali stars in Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story, the emotional true story of best-selling author and inspirational speaker Ni’Cola Mitchell, who after experiencing sexual violence as a young girl, founded an organization dedicated to saving at risk girls from abuse and exploitation.

Ni’Cola Mitchell (Tatyana Ali), successful author, publisher and speaker, realizes at a book signing that her calling is to help disadvantaged girls. Ni’Cola understands what it is like to overcome huge hurdles in life including a difficult childhood and a cancer diagnosis, and after putting her own writing career on hold, she launches Girls Who Brunch, events designed to make young women feel seen and empowered. With the support of her sister Nene (Nadine Whiteman Roden) and daughters Diamond (Kudakwashe Rutendo) and Destani (Mikalah Reid-Beckette), she pours everything she has into the organization, including her own money and mobilizes volunteers, coaches and community leaders to help host events. Ni’Cola is named A Woman of Worth by L’Oréal and sponsorship opportunities begin to come in, helping Girls Who Brunch expand nationally and travel to dozens of cities across the country, reaching tens of thousands of girls in the process.

Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story is produced by Champlin Media. Executive producers are Barbara Fisher, Tom Berry, Suzanne Chapman and Ni’Cola Mitchell. Producers are Adam Gowland, Jordana Aarons and Cassandra Keenan. Alpha Nicky directs from a script written by Adam Rockoff.

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Tatyana Ali, Kudakwashe Rutendo and Mikalah Reid-Beckette in "Giving Hope: The Ni'Cola Mitchell Story" on Lifetime


Interview with Stephanie Mills, Keeya King, Thomas Miles and Erica Campbell

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cast from "Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story" on Lifetime

Interview with Stephanie Mills, Keeya King, Thomas Miles and Erica Campbell of “Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story” on Lifetime by Krista 3/28/23

Lifetime had a press day with the actors from this drama. It’s part of a series of movies about the Seven Deadly Sins. They previously had “Greed” and “Wrath.” You can find more information about the film in the press release below. I enjoyed watching it and being able to ask my question. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too!


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"Pride" press day poster from LifetimeLifetime Announces “Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story” – The Next Movie Title in its “7 Deadly Sins” Movie Anthology




Los Angeles, CA (February 8, 2023) – Following the immensely popular Seven Deadly Sins movies—LustEnvyWrath and Greed—Lifetime continues the anthology with a new sin and new movie, Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story. Executive produced by T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams and Shaun Robinson, and inspired by actual events, the movie centers on the story of a famous bakery owner and reality TV star Birdie Moore (Grammy-Award winner, Stephanie Mills) whose past secrets threaten the enormous success she has achieved.  Joining Mills are co-stars Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles as Birdie’s son, Gabe Moore; Keeya King as her granddaughter, Ella Boudreaux; and Grammy-Award winner Erica Campbell as Pastor Trey. Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premieres on Saturday, April 8 at 8/7c.

The prior 7 Deadly Sins Lifetime original movies – LustEnvy, Wrath and Greed – attracted close to 7 million total viewers in 2022.

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story tells the story of reality TV star Birdie Moore (Stephanie Mills), whose carefully constructed world starts to crumble — like the baked goods that catapulted her to fame — when her family secrets are brought to light. To salvage her legacy, Birdie must let go of the pride that estranged her from her daughter. Birdie’s pride also prevents her from seeing that her son Gabe Moore (Thomas Miles) is actually a thieving opportunist and that her granddaughter Ella Boudreaux (Keeya King) is just a lost twenty-something trying to build up her life after some missteps. While pride helped drive Birdie’s success, it also made her blind to what was happening around her.  Will Birdie finally be able to see and admit the truth, or face the consequences of her pride?

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story is produced by Neshama Entertainment, T.D. Jakes Enterprises, DNA Media Group and RobinHood Productions in association with MarVista Entertainment. T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson serve as executive producers along with Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment, and Arnie Zipursky and Suzanne Berger for Neshama. Pride is directed by Troy Scott from a script written by Felicia Brooker. Award-winning composer and music director, Ray Chew, is the movie’s composer.

In addition to Stephanie Mills, Thomas Miles and Keeya King, the movie also stars Lucia Walters (Virgin River) as Shanice; and Jaime M. Callica (Ruthless) as Khalil.

The Seven Deadly Sins movie anthology is inspired by novels from author Victoria Christopher Murray, who is a consulting producer on Pride.

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Interview with Hunter King

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Hunter King of "The Professional Bridesmaid" on Hallmark; photo from Hallmark site

Interview with Hunter King of “The Professional Bridesmaid” on Hallmark by Suzanne 4/3/23

Don’t miss the movie, Saturday, April 8, on Hallmark! This was a very quick interview, but I enjoyed it. I’m a huge fan of this young actress, and I think she has a big career ahead of her. She’s already been a hit in “The Young and The Restless,” where she was half of a very popular couple as Summer to the handsome young Kyle (squish name “Skyle”). Even before that, playing Summer meant she was related to half the town on the show, making her an integral part of everything. She was also part of the four-season comedy “Life in Pieces,” which I loved. It was great to talk to her about this fun and romantic movie. It was really lovely to see Chandler Massey as her love interest, too. He is most known for playing Will on “Days of Our Lives.” Both of them have won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards and have done a few Hallmark movies, so pairing them up is genius. If you’re a long-time Days viewer, you may recognize the mayor (also the bride’s dad), Roark Critchlow, who played Mike Horton! And yes, if you’re wondering, a professional bridesmaid is a real thing. Google to find more.


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Key art for "The Professional Bridesmaid" from the Hallmark press site

“The Professional Bridesmaid,” premieres Saturday, April 8 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s “Spring into Love” programming event.

Daytime Emmy-winning actress Hunter King, best known for her roles in “The Young and The Restless” and “Life in Pieces,” plays Maggie Bailey who has turned being an expert bridesmaid into her career. Her latest client is the mayor’s daughter, however no one can know Maggie is a “hired bridesmaid”. Maggie must hide her identity while working to coordinate three unhelpful bridesmaids, and keep Henry (Chandler Massey, “Days of Our Lives”), a local reporter assigned to the society story, focused on the wedding, even as she begins to grow closer to him. Hunter shines in this heartwarming film about love and friendship. I would love to gauge your interest in speaking with her about her role in this Spring into Love movie.

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STUDIO CITY, CA – March 20, 2023 – Hunter King (“Life in Pieces,” “The Young and The Restless) and Chandler Massey (“Days of Our Lives”) star in The Professional Bridesmaid,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, April 8 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.Photo: Chandler Massey, Hunter King Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Ricardo Hubbs

Years ago, Maggie Bailey (King) realized she had a particular skill set for being an ace bridesmaid – and she went pro. Now she uses her talents to help brides navigate the tricky emotional and social dynamics that go along with planning their big day in addition to the practical. Her latest client, Alexis Shepard (Francesca Bianchi,”A Million Little Things”), is the daughter of Columbus’ mayor who is up for reelection. Alexis’ wedding promises to be the event of the summer with lots of scrutiny, so the mayor’s team hires Maggie to join the bridal party and help keep everything on track. But no one can know that Maggie is a hired bridesmaid, so she is introduced as Alexis’ old friend Maisie. Unfortunately, Henry Whittington (Massey), an ambitious local reporter assigned to the society story is sniffing around hoping to get close to the mayor for a scoop on the pending development of local park land. To pull off her assignment, Maggie must coordinate three unhelpful bridesmaids, and keep Henry focused on the wedding while hiding her identity, even as she begins to grow closer to him.

“The Professional Bridesmaid” is from Lighthouse Pictures Inc. Marguerite Henry is executive producer. Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring and Robert Lycar serve as producers. Peter Benson directed from a script by Carol Starr Schneider, Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Character Description: Caroline Spencer

Caroline Spencer Played by Linsey Godfrey (2012-2016)


Linsey Godfrey as Caroline Spencer on "The Bold and the Beautiful" on CBS

Character Description by Thervu Pettagam

Caroline Spencer: The Fashion-Forward Icon on the Bold and Beautiful

For over 30 years, the Bold and Beautiful series has entertained millions of viewers worldwide with its captivating storylines and fascinating characters. Among the most beloved characters is Caroline Spencer, a talented and ambitious fashion designer. Caroline’s character is a complex blend of creativity, determination, and inner strength, and her journey on the show has been nothing short of inspiring.

Karen and Danielle, Caroline's mothers, on "The Bold and the Beautiful" on CBSIn this article, we will take a closer look at the life and legacy of Caroline Spencer on the Bold and Beautiful.

Caroline Spencer’s Early Life and Family Background

Caroline Spencer, portrayed by Linsey Godfrey, was born into a family of fashion royalty. Her mother, Karen Spencer, is the founder of Spencer Publications, a media conglomerate, and her other aunt (and namesake), Caroline Spencer, was a fashion designer and the namesake of the Spencer fashion line. Growing up, Caroline was surrounded by fashion and creativity, and she developed a keen eye for style from an early age.

Caroline’s Rise in the Fashion Industry

Caroline Spencer’s passion for fashion led her to pursue a career as a designer, and she quickly made a name for Caroline Spencer and Ridge Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful" on CBSherself in the industry. She joined Forrester Creations, one of the most prominent fashion houses in Los Angeles, and worked under the mentorship of Ridge Forrester, a fashion icon in his own right. Caroline’s designs were fresh, innovative, and fashion-forward, and they quickly gained attention and praise from industry insiders.

Caroline’s Relationships

Caroline Spencer’s relationships on the show were as complex and nuanced as her character. She had a brief romance with Rick Forrester, Ridge’s step-son, but their relationship was short-lived. Caroline was in a relationship with Ridge, but his son Thomas Forrester was interested in her. When Ridge told Caroline that he didn’t want any children, she spent the night in a hotel room, having taken sleeping drugs. Thomas came by to see her. They had drinks and sex, which resulted in her getting pregnant with his child. She and Ridge eloped but then later divorced. Eventually, she and Thomas left Caroline Spencer and Thomas Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful" on CBStown to raise their son, Thomas, in New York.

Caroline’s Health Struggles

Caroline fell from a window in 2013 after an argument with her Uncle Bill, but she recovered. She was also shot accidentally by Rick in 2015.  Also that same year, she was hit by a car in New York while visiting her mothers in New York.  She was in a wheelchair for a while, but she recovered. Later, in 2019, Thomas returned to Los Angeles with their son, Douglas, alone. Caroline had died of a sudden blood clot. It was a tragedy that is still affecting poor young Douglas’ life.

Caroline’s Legacy and Impact on the Show

Caroline Spencer’s impact on the Bold and Beautiful extends beyond just her character. She represented a new generation of fashion designers, bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to the industry. Her storylines on the show were both engaging and thought-provoking, tackling important issues such as health, family, and love. Caroline’s legacy on the show will be remembered for years to come, as a symbol of creativity, strength, and perseverance.

Closing Words

Caroline Spencer is a character that has captured the hearts of Bold and Beautiful viewers for years. Her rise in the fashion industry, relationships, health struggles, and impact on the show have made her one of the most beloved characters on daytime television. Caroline Spencer’s journey is a testament to the power of hope, perseverance, and love, and her legacy on the show will be remembered for years to come.

What is your personal opinion on Caroline? Let’s begin a conversation on Caroline in the comment section.

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Interview with the cast of “Ride”

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2023 Hallmark Channel's RIDE Red Carpet Premiere - Tyler Jacob Moore, Tiera Skovbye, Nancy Travis, Sara Garcia, Beau Mirchoff, and Jake Foy attends as Hallmark Channel celebrates the upcoming premiere of its all-new original series "RIDE" (premiering March 26 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel) with stars Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy and Tyler Jacob Moore at the London Hotel on March 21, 2023 in West Hollywood. Credit: ©2023 Hallmark

Interview with Tyler Jacob Moore, Tiera Skovbye, Nancy Travis, Sara Garcia, Beau Mirchoff, and Jake Foy of “Ride” on Hallmark by Suzanne 3/21/23

This was a fun couple of interviews, and I’m very grateful that I had plenty of time to speak with all 6 main cast members. I enjoyed watching the show’s first 5 episodes. It started off a little slow, but I believe they did this deliberately in order to not only start this epic story, but to give us time to get to know this family and all of the characters on the show. In the first episode, there are three brothers, and they all have beards. I admit that it took me a little bit of time to figure out which one was which. After awhile, the drama of the show drew me in, and it kept me interested. It’s a little bit of a family soap opera. It reminds me somewhat of “Dallas,” but without being so overly-dramatic. Of course, it’s still a drama, so they all have their secrets, and they get angry, and they fight – like any good family. There’s also tragedy, romance, heartbreak, and more. If you love shows like “Yellowstone” or “Walker,” you should love this one, too. I think the characters are more likable than the first, and the show is a bit more realistic than the latter. Enjoy these fun interviews and this new series! It premieres Sunday, March 26 on Hallmark.

Cast photo montage by Suzanne Lanoue. 2023 Hallmark Channel's RIDE Red Carpet Premiere - Nancy Travis (Isabel) and Beau Mirchoff (Cash) attend as Hallmark Channel celebrates the upcoming premiere of its all-new original series "RIDE" (premiering March 26 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel) with stars Nancy Travis, Tiera Skovbye, Beau Mirchoff, Sara Garcia, Jake Foy and Tyler Jacob Moore at the London Hotel on March 21, 2023 in West Hollywood. Travia and Mirchoff photo Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Jordan Strauss. Tiera Skovbye as Missy. photo credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis


Photo montage by Suzanne Lanoue: Sara Garcia, Jake Foy and Tyler Jacob Moore in "Ride" on Hallmark. Credit: ©2023 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Christos Kalohoridis


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Key art for "Ride" on Hallmark. Premieres Sunday, March 26, 9/8c - Following a tragic event, a renowned ranching family must pick up the pieces to save their Colorado ranch.





STUDIO CITY, CA – March 17, 2023 – Tragedy strikes a dynastic ranching family in “Legend of the Fall,” the series debut of “Ride” premiering Sunday, March 26 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Nancy Travis (“Last Man Standing”), Tiera Skovbye (“Riverdale”), Beau Mirchoff (“Good Trouble”), Sara Garcia (“The Flash”), Jake Foy (“Designated Survivor”) and Tyler Jacob Moore (“Shameless”) star.

Isabel McMurray (Travis) is the matriarch of a small-town ranching family going back a generation. After losing her husband years ago, she has resiliently kept the ranch afloat and singlehandedly raised their three sons: illustrious champion Austin (Marcus Rosner, “Valentine in the Vineyard”), servicemember Cash (Mirchoff) and ever-dependable Tuff (Foy). Over the years, the family has grown to include Austin’s talented wife Missy (Skovbye) and Valeria (Garcia), a one-time runaway the family had taken in. One day, just as Cash returns home, tragedy strikes, leaving Missy a widow, the family grieving and leading Valeria to leave town without a word. A year later, as the McMurrays continue to grieve, the fate of their ranch is uncertain. Cash, who has spent a lifetime in his brother’s shadow, considers stepping into his shoes to save it – a decision complicated by Cash’s long simmering feelings for Missy. Missy struggles with her place in the family without Austin and considers new opportunities, while Isabel who has faced more than her fair share of loss, struggles with putting Cash at risk, even if it means losing her life’s work. Then Valeria reappears with more secrets than answers and the family faces an opportunity that could decide the fate of the ranch.

“Ride” is a Blink49 Studios / Seven24 Films Production. Executive producers are Rebecca Boss, Chris Masi, Sherri Cooper, Alexandra Zarowny, Paolo Barzman, Greg Gugliotta, FJ Denny, John Morayniss, Carolyn Newman, Virginia Rankin, Elana Barry, Josh Adler, Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, along with co-executive producer Alejandro Alcoba. The series is produced by Brian Dennis. Lesley Grant is supervising producer. Paolo Barzman directed from a script written by Rebecca Boss & Chris Masi. — HALLMARK CHANNEL —

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Interview with Tamala Jones, Brian White and Jackée Harry

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Tamala Jones and Brian White star in "Every Breath She Takes" on Lifetime

Interview with Tamala Jones, Brian White and Jackée Harry of “Every Breath She Takes”Jackée Harry in "Every Breath She Takes" on Lifetime on Lifetime by Suzanne 3/8/23

This is from our Lifetime Press Day. This was my favorite of the 4 movies we saw. It’s very suspenseful! I love all of these actors, and they did a great job. Harry was not originally scheduled to be there, so it was a pleasant surprise!



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After suffering years of mental and verbal abuse by her husband Billy (Brian White), Jules Baker (Tamala Jones) thinks she is finally free when a fierce physical struggle ends in a massive fire that destroys their home and takes Billy’s life. As Jules begins to rebuild her life, dark rumors haunt her when she hears whispers around town that she is “the one that killed her husband.” Things take a turn for the worse when problems with insurance arise after it’s found that the fire was intentionally set, and all signs point to Jules. She’s pushed to the edge as a series of frightening events threaten her mental stability and she thinks she’s seeing Billy at every turn. When people around her begin to have mysterious accidents, Jules start to question everything… including her sanity.

Every Breath She Takes is produced by Poke Prod in association with MarVista Entertainment for Lifetime. Sean Dwyer and Elizabeth Cullen executive produce for Poke Prod, along with Tamala Jones. Deena Sternand Fernando Szew executive produce for MarVista. Mary Beth McAdaragh and Flo and Ken Chotiner also serve as executive producers. Darin Scott directs the screenplay from Amy Taylor and Jennifer Edwards.

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Interview with Diandra Lyle

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Diandra Lyle as Jess on "Secrets of Sulphur Springs" on Disney

Interview with Diandra Lyle of “Bel-Air” on Peacock and “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” on Disney by Suzanne 3/14/23

It was great to speak to Diandra, who plays Jess on the Disney show “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” (Harper’s mother).  She also plays Erica on “Bel-Air,” which was just renewed for a 2nd season, and she guest-starred on “Quantum Leap” a few weeks ago. She’s on fire! Make sure to watch “Bel-Air” Thursdays on Peacock and “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” Fridays on Disney!



  1. Diandra recurs in the 2nd season of Bel-Air on Peacock!
    • Fun fact: the first season was Peacock’s most streamed original series!
    • ‘Bel-Air’ Adds Five To Season 2 Cast Of Peacock Reboot [Deadline]
    • Premise: Bel-Air re-envisions the 1990s Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as a drama, hails from Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, part of Universal Studio Group.
  2. She also reprises her role of ‘Jess Dunn’ in Disney Channel’s time-traveling mystery-adventure series Secrets of Sulphur Springs – Season 3 premieres Friday, March 24th at 8pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. In addition, the first 2 seasons are available to stream on Disney+.
  1. Lastly, she also guest starred in the current season of NBC’s reboot of Quantum Leap.

Diandra has also starred in Apple TV’s Beauty and the Baller, recurred on Paramount Network’s American Woman and on NCIS, and has had roles in ShamelessBones, A24’s Moonbase 8 and General Hospital, among other shows. On the film front, she has appeared in Foster Boy, starring Matthew Modine and Always A Bridesmaid, among others.

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Series Comes From Westbrook Studios and Universal Television 

Season Two Trailer HERE
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  • Peacock’s record-breaking drama series BEL-AIR has been renewed for a third season. Inspired by Morgan Cooper’s lauded short film, BEL-AIR is a modern-day reimagining of the iconic culture-defining ‘90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Following its launch on Peacock last year as the streamer’s most-watched original premiere, Bel-Air is once again breaking records on the platform as Peacock’s most-watched original sophomore series to date.
  • BEL-AIR is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Westbrook Studios. Carla Banks Waddles serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer.
  • New episodes stream Thursdays through April 27. Season two stars Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones and Simone Joy Jones.
  • Season two saw the return of Tatyana Ali, who played the original Ashley Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and makes a recurring guest star appearance.
  • Morgan Cooper (executive producer) wrote and directed the four-minute spec trailer, debuting the video on social media in March 2019 and quickly went viral. The trailer currently has over 7.5 million views on YouTube.
  • The season three renewal of BEL-AIR joins the additional renewals of Peacock Original series POKER FACEPITCH PERFECT: BUMPER IN BERLINWOLF LIKE MEKILLING ITDR. DEATH and WE ARE LADY PARTS.

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Peacock’s successful one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known.

Season two of Bel-Air picks up with Will at a crossroads as a new figure comes into his life who challenges what he’s learned in Bel-Air and competes for control of his influence. He juggles this while navigating his home life with the Banks family and trying to rebuild the trust that was broken at the end of last season. We’ll see Will and Carlton’s brotherhood start to evolve as they grow closer, but still challenge each other about their differences. We’ll also see Hilary evolve as she becomes more of a boss in her influencer world and how that spills over into her relationship with Jazz, and also highlight the relatable struggles around Viv and Phil balancing marriage and family while trying to forge their own career paths and reconnect to the things that are important to them.

Inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining ‘90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration, while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens. The series features an ensemble cast that introduces new sensation Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes showrunner, executive producer and writer Carla Banks Waddles and Cooper, who serves as executive producer.

Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Carla Banks Waddles
Executive Producers: Morgan Cooper, Anthony Sparks, Malcolm Spellman, Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Benny Medina, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz, TJ Brady & Rasheed Newson
Produced By: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Westbrook Studios
Season 2 Format: Drama series, 10 Episodes X 60 min
Series Regulars: Jabari Banks (Will), Adrian Holmes (Phillip Banks), Cassandra Freeman (Vivian Banks), Olly Sholotan (Carlton Banks), Coco Jones (Hilary Banks), Akira Akbar (Ashley Banks), Jimmy Akingbola (Geoffrey), Jordan L. Jones (Jazz), Simone Joy Jones (Lisa)
Season 2 Appearances by: Tatyana Ali, Karrueche Tran, Saweetie, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Riele Downs, Jazlyn Martin, Brooklyn McLinn, Jerris DuPree, Al-Shabazz Jabateh, Nicholas Duvernay, Diandra Lyle, Justin Cornwell and Reno Wilson

What Is Lurking in Room 205?

Disney Branded Television Reveals Official Trailer and Key Art for Season Three of Disney Channel’s ‘Secrets of Sulphur Springs’


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Disney Branded Television revealed today the trailer and key art for season three of the Disney Channel series “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.” The series, created and executive produced by Tracey Thomson and Charles Pratt Jr., who serves as showrunner and executive producer, follows the adventures of Griffin Campbell and his family when they move into The Tremont, a hotel with a paranormal past. The Children’s and Family Emmy® Awards-nominated series premieres on Friday, March 24. All episodes are available the next day on Disney+.

In season three of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” a new ghost checks into room 205 and starts wreaking havoc around The Tremont. After learning the evil presence will ruin their lives by 2024, the kids race to solve a tangled mystery in the past. This could be the key to defeating the ghost in the present and saving the Dunns and the Campbells from a very bleak future.

The series stars Preston Oliver (“This is Us”) as Griffin Campbell, Kyliegh Curran (“Doctor Sleep”) as Harper Dunn, Elle Graham (“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”) as Savannah Dillon, Kelly Frye (“Criminal Minds”) as Sarah Campbell, Josh Braaten (“American Horror Story”) as Ben Campell, Landon Gordon (“Top Gun: Maverick”) as Wyatt Campbell, Madeleine McGraw (“Black Phone”) as Zoey Campbell, Diandra Lyle (“American Woman”) as Jess Dunn, Johari Washington (“The Walk-On’s”) as Topher Dunn and Eugene Byrd (“Bones”) as Sam Tremont.

About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

Episode 301

Air Date: 03/24/2023 “Time Won’t Let Me”

Griffin, stuck in the future, learns the ghost ruins their lives. Harper and Savannah try bringing him back to the present.
Episode 302

Air Date: 03/24/2023 “Time in a Crystal”

Harper and Savannah retrieve Griffin from the future. Sam and Griffin face the grimmest truth, Topher is in a coma in 2024. The twins and Topher almost catch Savannah’s “ghost.”
Episode 303

Air Date: 03/31/2023 “Closing Time”

The twins arrive in the past and find Savannah. Griffin and Harper realize they need to go back to 1947 just as Ben makes the bunker off-limits.
Episode 304

Air Date: 04/07/2023 “Bad Judge of Time”

The kids learn the ghost has been listening to them and is changing up his malevolent plans.
Episode 305

Air Date: 04/14/2023 “Time Waits for No One”

In 1947, Harper and Griffin meet Ruby. Sarah becomes increasingly freaked out by the ghost.
Episode 306

Air Date: 04/21/2023 “Time Reveals All”

Returning to the past, Griffin and Harper watch a murder unfold. The twins and Topher go to an unknowingly familiar someone for help.
Episode 307

Air Date: 04/28/2023 “Scream Time”

It’s time to get rid of the ghost.

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Diandra Lyle plays Jess on "Secrets of Sulphur Springs" on Disney

Interview with Brian Gaskill

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Brian Gaskill of "A Bachelor's Valentine" on Tubi

Interview with Brian Gaskill of “A Bachelor’s Valentine” on Tubi and Amazon Prime by Suzanne 3/20/23

It was great to speak with Brian. I’ve been a fan of his since he appeared as Bobby on “All My Children” years ago. His best role on soaps, in my opinion, was playing Rafe the angel/vampire slayer on “Port Charles.”  We all loved him back then because he was a great actor, and very handsome, and he had a nice smile. Now, years later, he still has all those things, but we’ve also learned that he’s a really nice guy because of what he says and how he talks to his fans on social media. He’s an even better actor, too. Please watch his movie on Tubi or Prime! It’s an enjoyable romantic film. One correction: the movie takes place in Middletown, Ohio. I said “Millstown” in the interview, for some reason.


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Poster for "A Bachelor's Valentine" on Tubi

When Claire Knapp moves to Paul Bachelor’s small Ohio town, they reluctantly team up and work together on a project that will benefit the entire community. Claire’s vindictive ex-husband will do anything he can to keep that from happening.

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About filming the movie in Milltown, OH

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Interview with Keshia Knight Pulliam and Danika Frederick

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Keshia Knight Pulliam and Danika Frederick of "The Hillsdale Adoption Scam" on Lifetime

Interview with Keshia Knight Pulliam and Danika Frederick of “The Hillsdale Adoption Scam” on Lifetime by Suzanne 3/8/23

I love these Lifetime Press Days that the network has periodically. I get to interview quite a few people.  This is your typical Lifetime movie where a woman and her family are terrorized by villains. It has some nice twists, though. I didn’t like just one thing about it: when two of the characters each went to confront the villain, alone, at her place…are people really that stupid in real life? I don’t know, but it seems like they should avoid that kind of bad plot device. Why wouldn’t they just call the police, or take someone with them (or take a gun)? Ah, well. It’s not the worst movie and the rest of it is pretty good. Keshia Knight Pulliam is always great. As I found out in our interview, she was very pregnant during the filming, which is kind of funny, considering the other actress was playing someone who was pregnant. Enjoy the movie and this interview!



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Inspired by true events, Bethany (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and Terrence have a thriving business, lots of friends, and a beautiful family. Unable to have more kids, Bethany thinks it’s a blessing when Georgia, who is pregnant, shows up on their porch looking for help. Though Terrence is hesitant about Georgia, Bethany dives in headfirst with the idea of adopting Georgia’s unborn baby. As the pregnancy progresses, it starts to feel like things don’t seem right, and they begin to discover unsettling things about Georgia and her cunning and unscrupulous motives.

The Hillsdale Adoption Scam is produced by The Cartel for Lifetime. Stan Spry, Eric Woods, Samantha DeGagne and Devan Towers serve as executive producers and Anthony Fankhauser served as Producer with Asia Youngman directing from a script written by Justin D. James.

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Interview with India de Beaufort

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India de Beaufort of "Night Court" on NBC

Interview with India de Beaufort of “Night Court” on NBC by Suzanne 3/9/23

This was a fun interview with India! She’s not only a talented actress but singer as well. Check out her latest video! Most of our video was about her starring role in the new “Night Court” as the prosecuting attorney, Olivia. She’s very funny! I was a huge fan of the original “Night Court” years ago, and I was happy to see that the new one is enjoyable as well. I loved Melissa Rauch already for her role in “The Big Bang Theory,” and of course, John Larroquette is always awesome in everything he does.



Suzanne:   Congratulations on the show getting renewed. That’s great.

India:   Thank you. Yay!

Suzanne:   Yay! You’ve been in some of my favorite shows with very long names, like Kevin Probably Saves the World, which I just love, and Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist.

India:   It’s true. I do keep ending up in shows with very long names.

Suzanne:   Well, maybe since Night Court is short, it will last longer. So, tell us how you first got involved with the show. What was your audition process like?

India:   I had just auditioned for another Peacock show. I just tested for a Peacock show that I didn’t get the part, and I was taking a little break with my husband. We were in a hotel together, and my phone rang the day that I found out I didn’t get that part, and my rep said, “Hey, we have something for you. It’s not the role that’s just gone. It’s something new, same kind of network, but it’s a straight to test,” which is a lovely thing to have happen. The test is essentially the part of the process where it’s down to you and maybe three or four other actors. You have a work session, work the part, and then you tape these days, most likely a test, and that gets shown to the studio and network, and they make a decision. So, I was fortunate enough to kind of skip all the initial hurdles that happened before that, went on to my work session with Melissa and Dan and Pam Fryman and Juel Bestrop, our casting director, had a hoot, loved them. Then we made the tape, send it off, and a few days later, I got a call that I got the job.

Suzanne:   That’s great. I thought you were British and had a British accent for some reason.

India:   I am British. My accent’s messed up. So, if I’m with my mom, the British accent comes out a whole lot more, and ironically, she’s the same. She’s from the north of England and was born with a very thick northern accent but has lived in London her whole life. So, when she’s in London, she’s very well spoken and posh, and then somebody from my family in Liverpool will call her and all of a sudden her thick scouse accent comes out. So, apparently we’re just a mess of accents, as they say.

Suzanne:   Well, it’s good for you, because you can play the American accent really well.

India:   The issue is that I now have to pay attention either way, because right now as we’re speaking, there’ll be certain words that come out where you can hear my English accent. So, now, no matter what I’m doing, I have to put on an accent. Otherwise, I just end up like a transatlantic hybrid.

Suzanne:   It’s funny. My husband’s family is from New England, and he was a baby when they left there, but his parents had very thick accents. They moved to California when he was a baby. So, he speaks with this weird accent, and he often gets accused of sounding like he’s from England or something because he says certain words strangely compared to the rest of us, which is funny.

India:   It’s fascinating. I wonder if we’ll end up sounding the same in the end.

Suzanne:   Yeah. So, had you watched the original Night Court before you got the part?

India:   I watched it once they called and said that they wanted me to test for the role. I went and checked it out so that I could get a feel for what the show was. We didn’t get it in England, I don’t think. I asked my mom, and she said she had never seen it, but I knew what it was; I just had never watched the show. So, I watched it, auditioned for it, got the job, and then binged and continued to watch it through the season, which was kind of nice, because I’d watch an episode and then go into work and be like, “So John, tell me about that time that you were jumping on tables, or jumping into a closet, or about specific guest stars,” and it was kind of neat to have that experience.

Suzanne:   Have you watched it all now, or are you still watching it?

India:   No, I still have to watch the last couple of seasons, which I’m planning to do before I start filming this current season. It’s also a delightful show to get to watch. If I didn’t have a four year old, I would I get to watch a lot more TV.

Suzanne:   Right, right. Did they give you much backstory for your character, or did you just go by the dialogue and the script?

India:   You get a breakdown when you audition. So, I had a breakdown of the character, and I got to see sort of the general gist of where they wanted to go with the role, but I think a lot of it actually also happens after you book the job. I think they have an idea. You have an idea. Hopefully it aligns. And then throughout the course of the show, we start to discover more about the character, and I think the writer is linked to your skill set and what you’re bringing to the role and she sort of evolves [it]. We do it together, I guess, throughout the [unintelligible].

Suzanne:   Is there going to be more that we learn this season about your character in terms of her family or whatever?

India:   I think we get little tidbits of information from Olivia along the way. I’m certainly hoping that in the next season, we get a little bit more. But yeah, she kind of has a nice journey throughout the course of the series, in terms of her relationship with Night Court and what it means to her, and that’s sort of a sweet sideline to follow along with.

Suzanne:   Okay, and what’s been the most challenging part of playing Olivia?

India:   The most challenging part. Not breaking on set. [laughs] Honestly. I mean, Lacretta is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and Olivia and Gurgs have a lot of scenes together, and she just gets me. I am the worst for being the first to go. Then, once you throw in John Larroquette throwing out zingers, it’s impossible [to keep] a straight face, and I’ve never been good at that. I’ve always been terrible for stifling a laugh. So, yes, that’s the biggest challenge.NIGHT COURT -- “The Apartment” Episode 103 -- Pictured: (l-r) India de Beaufort as Olivia, Lacretta as Donna Gurgs -- (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC/Warner Bros. Television)

Suzanne:   And is there anything you can tell us about the remaining episodes that aren’t spoilers?

India:   Yeah, we have some of my favorites coming up. Lyric Lewis is going to be on the show, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Holmes. We have some really great episodes down the line, and we may or may not have some other interesting guest stars that I may or may not be able to talk about. That should be very interesting for our audience.

Suzanne:   Oh, cool. Oh, and you mentioned that it’s easy to break up on the set. Are there any behind the scenes funny stories, anything like that?

India:   I mean, we’ve had a lot of accidents. [laughs] This poor guy came in to be in one of our – I think it was one of the earlier episodes. Wait, I should check that I’m not saying a spoiler. Yeah, I’m going to have to put a tab in that, because I’m not sure. I don’t know if I’m spoiling something or not. We have some animals all over the place repeatedly. We’ve got a really fun episode coming up that’s sort of around weddings, which is one of my favorites. Oh, Kurt Fuller also is going to be joining the cast down the line. There’s fun stuff to come.

Suzanne:   Oh, cool. And you’ve done comedy, drama, voiceover. Which do you enjoy the most?

India:   I think multicam, to me, is the biggest challenge, and I’m hoping to really learn and shape the way that I attack multicam. I just want to keep getting better and better and better at it. Thanks to getting to observe the people around me, hopefully I will learn from them, and that will help me in that journey. The most professionally fulfilled I think I’ve ever felt was probably on Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist. I think there was a moment when I was shooting the song “Happier” with John, and both of us were standing there flooding with tears. We had been crying for four hours straight, because it’s this emotional breakup: danc[ing], singing, a beautiful performance moment, and I just remember kind of standing there thinking, “Wow, I’m really using every single skill set I have ever had in one, two minute piece.” I think both John and I kind of noted the how magical that moment was to make that together, and also to make it somebody I loved so much, it was really, really special.

Suzanne:   Great. And is there anything else besides Night Court that you’re working on or that you have coming out that you can tell us about?

India:   You can check me out on Netflix right now Firefly Lane, season two of Firefly Lane, and also in Slumberland, starring Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley, which is a really delightful movie directed by Francis Lawrence, from The Hunger Games franchise. Currently I just directed my second music video, which I’m currently editing that [will] hopefully come out in the next couple of months.

Suzanne:   Great. Well, thank you so much. I really appreciate talking to me, and I look forward to the rest of Night Court.

India:   This was a pleasure. Thanks so much for checking out the show.

Suzanne:   All right. Thank you. Bye!

India:   Bye!

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NIGHT COURT -- Pictured: "Night Court" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)Night Court Tuesdays on NBC (8-8:30 p.m. ET): Two-Episode Series Premiere: Jan. 17 (8-8:30 and 8:30-9 p.m. ET)

The eternally optimistic Abby Stone follows in the footsteps of her revered late father, Judge Harry Stone, as she takes on the challenge of overseeing the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court.

Abby always sees the best in people and her passion for justice is undeniable. In her quest to bring order and dignity to the court and reign in its colorful crew of oddballs, she enlists former night court district attorney Dan Fielding to serve as the court’s public defender. Still exceedingly self-confident, Fielding must adjust to a new boss and a new job – defending the downtrodden. And, beneath his arrogant demeanor, there is an empathetic side to Fielding that Abby is determined to unearth.

They both must contend with Olivia, the court’s officious assistant district attorney. Driven and ambitious, she views the night court as a steppingstone on her way to bigger things. Neil is the court’s neurotic clerk who loved that his job came with low expectations. That is until a new idealistic judge showed up looking to push him out of his comfort zone.

Rounding out the staff is Donna “Gurgs” Gurganous, the night court’s sharp-witted bailiff. Gurgs takes her job very seriously and is fiercely protective of her night court colleagues.

From executive producer and writer Dan Rubin (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), “Night Court” is based on the original hit series that ran for nine seasons on NBC. Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch executive produce through their After January Productions. Mona Garcea oversees for After January Productions and John Larroquette serves as a producer.

“Night Court” is produced by Rauch’s After January Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

NIGHT COURT -- Season 1 -- Pictured: India de Beaufort as Olivia -- (Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC/Warner Bros. Television)India de Beaufort
Olivia, “Night Court”
India de Beaufort plays Olivia in the NBC comedy “Night Court.”

De Beaufort’s TV credits include “One Day at a Time,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Younger,” “NCIS: LA,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Necessary Roughness” and “One Tree Hill.” Other projects include “Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire,” “Kevin Probably Saves the World,” “Blood & Oil” and “Jane by Design.”

Additionally, she will be seen recurring in Netflix’s hit series “Firefly Lane.”

Voice credits include series regular roles in “All Hail King Julien,” “It’s Pony” and Nickelodeon’s “Max & the Midknights.” Additional voice credits include an arc in “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers.”

Retaining her fashion influence, her jewelry line June Riot sold out. She continues to lean into her design education, having shown her first fashion collection at New York Fashion Week in 2012.

De Beaufort resides in Los Angeles with her husband actor, Todd Grinnell; their son, Crosby; and dog Kid.

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Review of “James Cagney Was My Babysitter”

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"James Cagney Was My Babysitter" by Ryan Cassidy book cover

Review of “James Cagney Was My Babysitter” by Suzanne 3/3/23

This is a cute children’s book that any child should love, but especially those who enjoy stories about fairies, elves, animals, etc. or those who are in need of a little encouragement.

Ryan, Shaun and David Cassidy - photo from a fan pageThe book, co-written by Ryan Cassidy (son of Shirley Jones, brother of David, Shaun and Patrick Cassidy), is about how he visited the late and legendary actor James Cagney as a boy when his father left him there one afternoon. Cagney and his wife baby-sat Ryan when his dad, actor/singer Jack Cassidy, was called away. Although he was nervous about being there with the big movie star, he soon found that Cagney was a wonderful man with a lot of imagination and love for animals.  This book was written about that visit.

The forward was written by his mom, Shirley Jones. When I was a child, I loved watching her act and sing in movies, like “The Music Man,” “Oklahoma,” and “Carousel.” I was also  a great fan of her and David in the TV show “The Partridge Family.” Later, she played John Black’s grandmother on “Days of Our Lives.” I’ve seen Ryan’s other brothers in many shows as well. Shaun Cassidy (most famous for starring in “The Hardy Boys” when I was in high school) played Dusty on “General Hospital” in 1987 (I’ve been watching that show since 1984). I was a huge David Cassidy fan and had his photo on my wall. I saw him perform twice in Las Vegas, too. I’ve seen Patrick Cassidy in many TV shows over the years. The whole family did a fun show called “Ruby and the Rockets” in 2009. Of course, I also saw many of James Cagney’s movies on late night TV when I was growing up. He was pretty amazing.

I’m glad to read this book and help introduce it to others. If you have children, nephews, grandchildren, etc. this would make a wonderful gift for them.


The Cassidy Family - from Patrick Cassidy's Instagram

Born into a powerhouse Hollywood family, RYAN CASSIDY, the youngest son of SHIRLEY JONES and JACK CASSIDY, was surrounded by the glitz and glam of Tinseltown from a young age. From his time on The Partridge Family set, to spending time with famous friends of his parents, he was used to being around actors. But having legendary Hollywood actor JAMES CAGNEY babysit him is a memory that still sticks with him even today. James Cagney accepts the 2nd AFI Life Achievement Award (1974). From YouTube
“My husband Jack and I remained friends with [James] and his dear wife, Billie, all through the years,” Shirley Jones says. “We once invited them to our house for drinks and dinner, and that evening Jimmy rolled back the rug in our den and performed all the dance numbers from Yankee Doodle Dandy! He was such a spirit.”
Encouraged by the impact the story of his afternoon with Cagney had on his own daughter, Ryan shares it in his sweet children’s book James Cagney Was My Babysitter [GoodKnight Books, March 14, 2023]. With a Foreword and Afterword by SHIRLEY JONES, and co-written with noted Partridge Family biographer JOHNNY RAY MILLER, it’s the tender tale of how in one afternoon away from the pressures of a perfectionist father, a shy 7-year-old falls under the spell of a wonderful babysitter who made him feel special. Hours later, he leaves an enthusiastic young man who’s infused with self-confidence and ready for life’s next adventure.
Perfect for both children who need a bit of encouragement as well as grandparents hoping to tap into the nostalgia of a bygone era, the book appeals to audiences of all ages with its whimsical illustrations and powerful messages: using your imagination throughout your life, cultivating meaningful friendships even as a child, and connecting and engaging with the world around you in an impactful way.
About the Authors Ryan Cassidy and Johnny Ray Miller


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Interview with Kristos Andrews and Mike Manning

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Kristos Andrews of "The Bay"Mike Manning of "The Bay"

Interview with Kristos Andrew and Mike Manning of “The Bay” on Prime, Peacock and Tubi by Thane 3/9/23

It was great to interview Mike and Kristos from the show “The Bay.” They both have Emmys because of this series.

Mike’s audio was a bit patchy at times. He meant Edinburgh when talking about Scotland.

Regarding the crying scene he’s talking about in the shower – he didn’t know if his husband was dead or alive.

First, the interview with Kristos:


Caleb and Daniel's wedding on "The Bay"

Then, the interview with Mike:



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The  Emmy® Award-winning multi-camera serialized drama THE BAY follows the affluent, yet dysfunctional Bay City residents living in a town cursed by Red Garrett  (Golden Globe winner Bruce Davison), an ominous senator who was murdered by his socialite granddaughter, Sara Garrett (Emmy® winner Mary Beth Evans). Living in his shadow, Sara, her son Pete, (Emmy® winner Kristos Andrews) and those around them face a series of dilemmas involving rape, blackmail, sordid lovers, and vindictive arch rivals. Their lives riddled with forbidden love, malicious lies, and never-ending scandals, the town’s privileged tangle with those who confuse obsession for love, vengeance for justice, and power for success. THE BAY is available on Tubi, Popstar!TV, Peacock, Prime Video in the US, Channel 10’s 10Play in Australia, SABC in South Africa and MORE!

In a town cursed by the spirit of a dead Senator, the Bay City residents fight for redemption, true love and new beginnings in a town where murder, betrayal, heartbreak, and vengeance must be in the water.

Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), THE BAY is a multiple Daytime Emmy® Award winning  series, with a total of 23 wins and 56 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Written and Directed by Daytime Emmy® winning showrunner and creator Gregori J. Martin. The Bay is also executive produced and co-written by Daytime Emmy® winning Executive Producer, Wendy Riche.

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Interview with Vernon Davis and George Gallo

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Vernon Davis of the movie "The Ritual Killer."George Gallo, director of the movie "The Ritual Killer."

Interview with  actor Vernon Davis and director George Gallo of the film “The Ritual Killer” by Suzanne 3/7/23

This was a fun interview! Vernon is quite well known for his football career, but he’s now making a name for himself as an actor. He does a great job as the villain in this movie. George Gallo started out as a writer of many great movies such as “Midnight Run” and “Bad Boys.” He directs now. He started out as a painter. What a talented guy. It was nice to pick his brain. I hope you enjoy this interview! If you like thrillers or murder mysteries, you should watch this movie, which stars Cole Hauser and Morgan Freeman. Freeman is really fantastic in it. I mean, let’s face it…. He’s great in everything he does, and he elevates every project he does.


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In Theaters & On-Demand March 10th

Directed by George Gallo (Bad Boys)
Starring Cole Hauser (Yellowstone),
Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)Peter Stormare (Fargo)Vernon Davis (Former NFL Player), Murielle Hilaire

The Ritual Killer follows Detective Boyd (Hauser), who, unable to process the death of his daughter, embarks on the hunt for a serial killer who murders according to a brutal tribal ritual: Muti. The only person who can help Boyd is Professor Mackles (Freeman), an anthropologist who hides an unspeakable secret. The line between sanity and madness thins as Boyd goes deeper into the killer’s world.

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Vernon Davis, who plays Randoku in the movie "The Ritual Killer."

Lessons in Cross-Cultural Communication from “Emily in Paris”

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Lessons in Cross-Cultural Communication

from “Emily in Paris” by Jodi 3/6/23

In general, communicating with strangers can be a challenge. It can become impossible when a cultural barrier exists. Differences in language, culture, and tradition can be complicated. Therefore, cross-cultural communication requires effort. However, globalization has made interaction easier. In particular, entertainment plays a significant role in helping people interact. One such show that helps cross-cultural communication is Emily in Paris. This article presents cross-culture communication lessons you can learn from this excellent program.

Learn the Language

The first and the most crucial lesson you can learn from Emily in Paris involves learning a language since it is essential when communicating with people in a foreign land. This show highlights the importance of learning French as Emily struggles to interact with colleagues. Also, it demonstrates how the inability to speak and comprehend another dialect can obstruct people. Yet, Emily quickly improved her communication skills after enrolling in language classes. While learning French, she was better able to:

  • Interact with her peers;
  • Understand the French culture;
  • Articulate her thoughts in French;
  • Build respect.

Emily took her classwork seriously for her to improve her vocabulary. Similarly, homework is essential for your education. If you struggle with your homework, be it essay writing, research or other activities, consult lord of paper. This site has a plethora of resources that learners will find useful.

"Emily in Paris" photos from Netflix

Take Note of Nonverbal Cues

Many people who decide to learn another language concentrate all their efforts on speaking. However, verbal indicators are not the only instruments for communication. Nonverbal cues play essential roles shown in Emily in Paris. The main character quickly discovered that people in Paris communicate differently from Americans. Emily quickly realized the people around her interacted more with their hands and preferred maintaining eye contact during conversations. Understanding this helped her connect with her colleagues on a deeper level. By extension, comprehending the importance of non-verbal cues can improve your cross-cultural communication skills.

Understand Cultural and Traditional Norms

Culture and tradition play critical roles in influencing how people interact and communicate. Therefore, understanding these norms should help you get along better with the people around you. Emily had to adapt to these differences while she was still new to France. It was a bit of a shock for her to understand the French value of keeping a balance between work and life. Therefore, comprehending these norms helped Emily adapt to her new environment. This message is highlighted by various other college life films. However, each movie presents a different take for viewers to benefit from.

Avoid Making Assumptions

Humans continuously take in details from their surroundings via the various senses. Each detail is processed, which leads to the creation of specific assumptions. However, assuming things is not always beneficial, especially if you are learning a language and trying to fit into a new society. Emily, the main character, made a judgment call on her new colleagues. She believed them to be lazy, disorganized, and unprofessional compared to what she was used to in America. By interacting with people and learning about their way of life, Emily understood things worked differently in Paris.

"Emily in Paris" calendar on Amazon

Be Respectful

Making negative assumptions about people is not ok. It may lead you to become disrespectful to individuals who deserve your respect. Also, it can adversely affect cross-cultural communication. To avoid problems, you must respect other people’s beliefs, culture, and way of life. Emily initially struggled to be respectful to people as she had little understanding of their way of life. Gradually, she developed a deep sense of respect towards the French as she became comfortable around them.


Achieving cross-cultural communication can be challenging. However, the main character in Emily in Paris shows it is not impossible to achieve it. To accomplish this, you will need to learn a language. In addition, you must be aware of nonverbal cues. It is also helpful to understand cultural norms. Finally, you should avoid making assumptions and be respectful to everyone you meet.

About “Emily in Paris”:

After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance.
Starring: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park
Creators: Darren Star

Watch it on Netflix!

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Interviews with Scott Hamm Duenas and Kipp Tribble

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Scott Hamm Duenas and Kipp Tribble of film "Rebroken"

Interviews with Scott Hamm Duenas and Kipp Tribble of the film “Rebroken” by Thane 3/3/23

I had a great interview with Scott, who has been in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “General Hospital,” among many other roles. He stars as Will in this new film “Rebroken.” Kipp was a fascinating person to talk to as he’s so prolific in the thriller genre. He co-stars in the movie; both actors co-wrote the movie.

Scott Hamm Duenas of film "Rebroken"


Kipp Tribble of film "Rebroken"


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A devastated father receives recordings from a mysterious stranger that allow him to communicate with his recently deceased daughter in a new thriller from director Kenny Yates

On Digital Platforms March 7, 2023 from Gravitas Ventures

Directed by: Kenny Yates

Starring: Scott Hamm Duenas, Tobin Bell, Kipp Tribble

Tobin Bell, star of the SAW franchise joins Scott Hamm Duenas (Evil at the Door, “General Hospital”) in REBROKEN, premiering On Digital Platforms March 7 from Gravitas Ventures.

Scott Hamm Duenas of film "Rebroken"Will is a devastated father who spends his time between court-ordered grief counseling and drinking himself into oblivion. He repeats the cycle of despair every day with no plans to stop, until he meets a mysterious stranger who gives him some old vinyl recordings. After Will listens to the records, he suddenly starts receiving messages from his recently deceased daughter. As the communications from his daughter grow more and more frequent, Will becomes convinced that these recordings hold the answer to bring his daughter back from the dead. But just as he is closing in on the truth, he starts to suspect that his counseling group has ulterior motives. After the stranger disappears, Will races against time to find him so he can get the last recording, or his chance to bring his daughter back might be gone forever.

Also starring Kipp Tribble, Alison Haislip, Nija Okoro, Kenny Yates, Richard Siegelman, Blake Koren, and Billy Walker, REBROKEN is written by Kipp Tribble and Scott Hamm Duenas, and directed by Kenny Yates.

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Interview with Garcelle Beauvais, Linda Park, Iyana Halley, Taylor Mosby and Derrica Wilson

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Garcelle Beauvais and Taylor Mosby of "Black Girl Missing" on Lifetime

Interview with Garcelle Beauvais, Linda Park, Taylor Mosby Iyana Halley and Derrica Wilson of “Black Girl Missing” on Lifetime by Suzanne 2/2/23

This is a powerful movie about a woman losing one of her children, and the lengths she goes through to find her, and to make the police and press take her seriously. It’s fictional but based on many true stories. This is part of Lifetime’s “Ripped From the Headlines” press panels. It first airs Saturday, March 4th.


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Beauvais and other cast in "Black Girl Missing" on LifetimeWhen Cheryl (Garcelle Beauvais) gets into an argument with her daughter Lauren (Iyana Halley) over her desire to drop out of college, she initially thinks Lauren is simply ignoring her calls and texts, but Cheryl soon realizes Lauren is missing.  While she attempts to get help from authorities and the media, they quickly dismiss the case, labeling Lauren as a runaway while they are all too consumed with another case – that of a missing white girl. Desperate to find Lauren, Cheryl and her 15-year-old daughter Marley (Taylor Mosby) enlist the help of a dedicated community of amateur internet sleuths to try to find Lauren. Cheryl also discovers the Black and Missing Foundation and is horrified to discover the disparity in how missing persons of color cases are treated with significant lack of media attention and law enforcement resources.

The movie also stars Linda Park, as Elise, a local reporter who tries to help Cheryl, against the orders of the news director.

Derrica and Natalie Wilson, founders of Black and Missing Foundation, serve as consultants on the film. Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAMF) has been established as a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety. Garcelle Beauvais will also be featured in a new PSA in support of Black and Missing Foundation’s efforts.

Black Girl Missing is produced for Lifetime by Johnson Production Group in association with Motion Content Group.  Garcelle Beauvais, Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg, Gordon Gilbertson, Jason Egenberg, Richard Foster and Chet Fenster are executive producers. Delmar Washington (Outsiders) directs from a script written by Kale Futterman (Samir).

As a companion to the movie, Lifetime will debut the special, Beyond the Headlines: Black Girl Missing, following true stories of black and missing women featuring interviews with their families and Black and Missing Foundations’s involvement in the cases. Produced by AMS, Andy Streitfeld serves as EP and Kim Clemons is the showrunner. Natalie and Derrica Wilson of the Black and Missing Foundation are also consultants.

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