A friend-of-a-friend is oftentimes some distant, unknown figure used to justify our farfetched stories. For Hollywood Principle, the bandmates themselves are all friends of friends, who thankfully were all actually introduced. “Mike and I met through a mutual friend back in 2014 and immediately creative sparks were flying. We had very complementary skillsets and styles and started writing songs very quickly,” said Elliott Sencan.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to celebrate the great historical legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. There are many different ways one can go about observing the holiday, but one in particular is to take in all the different forms of media that have been inspired by King. There have been documentaries, ...
You may have been hearing it in various places since Halloween, but now it’s finally the right time to start exclusively listening to Christmas music. It may sound like a very specific genre that could get old, but actually there’s a wide variety of artists that have put out songs for the holidays. Here’s a list of some that will make an appearance on our holiday playlist. For some other Christmas songs we love, check out our previous list here.
“By the time you get to the end of the three months, you just need to go to Cabo and sip on mojitos.” That recipe for relaxation comes courtesy of Sharna Burgess, who mentioned it after describing how grueling a season of Dancing with the Stars can be as you move closer to the end of a season. “I would be at the studio from 9 o’clock in the morning until midnight sometimes,” Burgess said. “You have so many dances that you have to do and the stakes are so high that you’ll do a four- or a six-hour session, then you’ll take a break, you’ll come back, and you’ll do more. Sometimes you’ll come back and press will come in, or then you’ll come back for your wardrobe fitting. It is an entire day deal.”
The only thing that Summer Bishil has come to expect when she shows up to the set of The Magicians is that she can forget her expectations. “It’s not the kind of show you can show up to and know what to expect and get comfortable,” Bishil said. “The stakes are always high and the circumstances shift rather quickly and often.” Bishil isn’t unfamiliar with these kinds of twists and turns. Over the course of her early life, her family moved from Pasadena, California to Saudi Arabia, then to Bahrain, and back to Southern California. It was after this return to the Golden State that Bishil decided to take her chance to become an actress.
Now that Thanksgiving is well behind us, we’re officially in the holiday season. As the temperature goes down and people look for things to do while staying indoors, what’s better than watching a holiday film? There’s so many to chose from, but here are five that we especially enjoy. For some other picks, check out our previous post on the subject here.
“It’s unfortunate and magical. It’s such a blast.” While unfortunate and magical don’t seem like words that could be used to describe the same thing, they are exactly the right adjectives to describe the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. And it’s exactly that seemingly contradictory world that drew in Matty Cardarople.
When asked if he is anything like the character he plays on the FOX comedy series The Mick, Thomas Barbusca laughed. “No, not at all,” he said. “Chip’s a handful. He’s egotistical, he’s entitled. He thinks money is literally the answer to everything. He has some redeeming moments, but he’s still just a jerk.” Barbusca plays one of three spoiled kids who are forced into the care of their hard-living aunt after their parents flee the country. Even if he doesn’t relate to his character, Barbusca is loving every second of being on the show, which is currently in its second season.
There’s a simple formula to making a soundtrack that’ll be put on repeat. Of course, you need a collection of songs that are great and work together well. But really, you just need to throw together some songs from the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s and you’ve got a guaranteed great soundtrack. There are three soundtracks that we currently love that just happen to highlight all three of these decades.
Though she may be best known to many for her 2015 role as Faith Duluth on the Lifetime series UnREAL, Breeda Wool has been a presence on screen both before that and ever since. She’s proved her range as an actress by appearing in a wide variety of TV shows and films including dramas, comedies, and horrors. Now she can be seen in the mystery thriller Mr. Mercedes on AT&T’s Audience Network. We talked with Wool about the new show, how she got started, and what’s coming up next.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, directed by Matthew Vaughn, comes three years after its predecessor Kingsman: The Secret Service. With how well-received the first one was, it’s natural to be wary of whether a sequel could recapture what made the original great, while not just being a simple retread. Well, the Kingsman sequel lived up to the hype and has left fans excited and confident about the continued quality of the franchise.
Actors may say that they became close to their costars on set, but in Britt Baron’s case, she was literally close with the other actors while filming the Netflix series GLOW. “You’re in each other’s armpits and you’re rolling around with each other,” Baron said. “It made filming just an amazing, goofy, hilarious process and I think these girls are like my sisters for life.”