Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giveaway: The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season

Moving up? The LAPD is looking for a new chief and Will Pope thinks he has the inside track. He soon has an unexpected rival for the job: Brenda (Best Actress Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Kyra Sedgwick). And Brenda has an unexpected ally helping groom her for the selection process: Capt. Raydor. The contest for chief is only one of the ingenious, suspenseful, often funny storylines that makes Season Six of The Closer stellar entertainment. Join the squad as Sanchez looks after an orphaned boy, Tao goes undercover as a biker dude, Provenza and Flynn date airline attendants (turns out one of them has a corpse in her bathtub) and Brenda finds her family Christmas rudely interrupted by crime.

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7/11 Season Premiere of MAN VS WILD ... with Jake Gyllenhaal

To kick off a run of six all-new episodes of MAN VS WILD on Monday, July 11 from 9-10PM ET/PT, Bear Grylls brings along special guest, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. For two days, Bear and Jake brave the brutal Icelandic terrain dominated by mountains, glaciers and active volcanoes, coping with some of the worst conditions known to man.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Lying Game


"The Lying Game," a new one-hour scripted drama, follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother.

After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls' designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place. 

"The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads; and Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel.

Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "All My Children," "Melrose Place") serves as executive producer and writer; Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. Produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars).

The new original series The Lying Game premieres Monday, August 15 at 9/8c!  I can't wait to see it!

Immortals Trailer

Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Written by: Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides
Cast: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke
Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke
Produced by: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley, Tommy Turtle, Jeff G. Waxman
Rating: TBD
Runtime: TBD

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers
Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The
Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in
Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad
king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic
young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless
as it is powerful.

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his
murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the
long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be
able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master
of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions
destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the
evil king's mission.

As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus
(Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of
Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra
(Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man's future
convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her
help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his
destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Also, be sure to visit IMMORTALS on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cedar Rapids

Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just ... didn't. He's been living in ├╝ber-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still "pre-engaged" to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people's dreams. But now, Tim's stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he's headed to a "major" metropolis - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely nonconventional. From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money-belt, it's clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. He is soon smitten with seductive Nebraskan insurance agent Joan (Heche) and awed by his experienced roommates, the straight-shooting Wilkes (Whitlock Jr.) and the suspicious Zeigler (Reilly)...

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Monday, June 27, 2011



"Torchwood: Miracle Day" begins with a day when nobody dies. All
across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next,
and the next, people keep aging -- they get hurt and sick -- but they
never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the
extra people, resources are finite. It's said that in four month's
time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can't be a
natural occurrence - someone's got to be behind it. It's a race
against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global
conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute.
As Rex keeps asking "What is Torchwood?," he's drawn into a world of
adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever. 

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Conan The Barbarian

"I live. I love. I slay...I am content." - Conan The Barbarian

The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having
thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public
imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in
games and properties of all kinds- Conan's exploits in the Hyborian
Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian
warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals,
horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the
only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching
reign of supernatural evil.

Deftly adapted from the original works of Robert E. Howard and
faithful to the mythology and psychology of his iconic character,
CONAN THE BARBARIAN stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang,
Rose McGowan, Sad Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman. The film is directed by
Marcus Nispel, and written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua
Oppenheimer and Sean Hood.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

EUREKA Premiere's July 11th


Day's Multiple Episode Arc Debuts Monday, July 18

Wheaton Returns for a Recurring Guest Role and Comic Legend Lee Makes
A Cameo Appearance in an All-New Episode Airing Monday, July 25

New York, New York -- June 14, 2011 -- Three anticipated guest stars
come to Syfy's hit original series Eureka this July, which returns
with all-new episodes on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Felicia Day
debuts her seven episode arc on Monday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Comic book legend Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, makes a cameo
appearance in the new episode airing Monday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.
ET/PT. Wil Wheaton returns for seven episodes during the second half
of season four to reprise his role from last year as Dr. Isaac

Ms. Day (web series The Guild, Red) plays Dr. Holly Marten, a quirky
Department of Defense visitor to Eureka tasked with evaluating eager
candidates for a special mission that has been given to Global
Dynamics and will pit the town's scientists against one another.

Mr. Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) returns as the
contentious Dr. Parrish, who is in competition with Fargo to be
selected to the mission. The two also vie for the affections of Dr.
Marten, who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a love

Mr. Lee portrays Dr. Lee, an expert on the effects of gamma radiation,
making him a candidate for the mission.

Eureka seems like any other cozy, Pacific Northwest town, but is
actually a secret community of geniuses assembled by the government to
conduct top-secret research. What they've unwittingly created is a
place where anything imaginable can happen...and does. Eureka stars
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra,
Neil Grayston and Niall Matter. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce
Miller are Executive Producers and the series is produced by Universal
Cable Productions.

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After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of
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survival horror, the journalists will discover that this village hides
a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Griff The Invisible

The world can make us invisible. Courage can make us incredible. Love
can make us invincible.

Ryan Kwanten of TV's "True Blood" stars in this charming, quirky and
totally unpredictable romantic comedy about the superhero in all of
us. Griff (Kwanten), a shy and awkward office worker by day, finds
escape from his ordinary life by assuming the identity of a fantastic
superhero each night. Griff's secret is jeopardized when he meets
Melody (Maeve Dermody), a cute but unconventional daydreamer. She
quickly becomes fascinated by his idiosyncrasies, which are equal only
to her own. In the face of mounting pressure to live in the "real
world," it's up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake
of herself, Griff and their newfound love for each other.
Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody

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Leon Ford

Romantic Comedy

August 19, 2011 -- Los Angeles, Berkley, San Francisco, New York
August 26, 2011 - Boston, San Diego, Seattle, Denver
September 2, 2011 -- Washington DC, Philadelphia
September 9, 2011 -- Atlanta, Minneapolis
September 16, 2011 -- St. Louis

93 Minutes

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The Art Of Getting By

THE ART OF GETTING BY stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as George, a lonely and fatalistic
teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having
done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts --
Scream 4), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a
kindred spirit.

Written/Directed by: Gavin Wiesen (Debut Film)
Produced by: P. Jennifer Dana, Darren Goldberg, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth
Reaser, Sam Robards, Jarlath Conroy, Ann Dowd, Marcus Carl Franklin,
Sasha Spielberg with Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Written by: Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides
Cast: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke
Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke
Produced by: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley, Tommy Turtle, Jeff G. Waxman
Rating: TBD
Runtime: TBD

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers
Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The
Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in
Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad
king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic
young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless
as it is powerful.

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his
murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the
long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be
able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master
of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions
destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the
evil king's mission.

As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus
(Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of
Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra
(Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man's future
convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her
help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his
destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Be sure to visit IMMORTALS on Facebook and Twitter.

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Larry Crowne

Genre: Romantic comedy

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan
Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Gugu Mbatha Raw,
Wilmer Valderrama, Pam Grier, Rami Malek, George Takei, Grace
Gummer, Rita Wilson,

Jon Seda

Directed by: Tom Hanks

Written by: Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos

Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman

Executive Producers: Philippe Rousselet, Steven Shareshian, Jeb
Brody, Fabrice Gianfermi, David Coatsworth

Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite for a dramatic
comedy about how the hard knocks from today's recession inspire one
everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention: Larry Crowne.

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a
superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since
his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what
to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to
start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of
outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better
future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters.
In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on
his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion
for teaching as she has for her husband.

The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will
come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth
having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

Pretty Little Liars: Q & A with Troian Bellisario

Troian's Bio

Troian Bellisario portrays Spencer Hastings, a straight-A student and overachiever from a family that only expects the best. With the pressure bearing down on her from her family, Spencer feels like she must live up to the high standards set by her perfect sister Melissa.

Bellisario previously had a recurring role on the television series "NCIS" and guest starring parts on "First Monday," "JAG" and "Quantum Leap," among others. She was seen in the theatrical motion picture "Last Rites," as well as the independent films "Peep World," "Consent" and "Billboard Dad." On stage, she appeared in "Farragut North" and "Equivocation" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. With The Casitas Group, a theatre company of which she is a founding member, Bellisario appeared in an exclusive engagement of Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman," as well as a Sam Shepard double feature: "Fool for Love" and "True West." She has also performed in university theatre productions of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," "The Suicide," "All's Well That Ends Well" and "Machinal."

Bellisario lives in Los Angeles, where she graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, earning a bachelor of fine arts in acting. She enjoys dance, writing and playing the guitar. 

ABC Family’s Q&A Session with Troian Bellisario– Pretty Little Liars

Moderator I hope you all are getting a lot of good use out of that pink golf cart.

T. Bellisario Yes, I actually had no idea about it. It was just a very funny occurrence when they told me that we had got the Twitter followers and we’d all done it. I really had no idea what they were talking about so I just kind of showed up to set one day and this beautiful pink golf cart and everybody was really, really excited so I got really excited. It was like a nice little surprise.

Moderator We’ve certainly seen a really great evolution for Spencer’s character since Season One. Not even just with her family, but of course through relationships with her friends, the Liars, and of course with Toby as well. I was wondering if you can talk a little bit about the evolution of Spencer through those three aspects?

T. Bellisario It’s funny, it’s actually kind of difficult for me to speak about her evolution just because I’m steeped in it and I just feel like there is so much more that she can do. I think Spencer’s biggest evolution has been being able to let go in terms of she’s learned through getting her friends back how to keep friends and how to be supportive. I think Spencer because of the family that she grew up with has a very strong and black and white sense of what is right and what is wrong and she sometimes thinks that she can control other people.

She’s learned to kind of just be supportive of her friends and not let that get in the way of their friendship. I still think she has a long way to go with that in terms of being judgmental of other people and I think her biggest lesson in that was her relationship with Toby. She really ran the gamut as far as thinking that he was the one who killed Alison; he was the one who might be involved with A, and he was their mortal enemy and now there is nobody she holds closer than her friends and Toby.

Moderator Last episode we found out that Ian might still be alive. How does that change the dynamic between Spencer and Melissa?

T. Bellisario Well, it’s funny because I totally understand where Melissa is coming from. This is the father of her child. This is the man that she saw herself being connected to for the rest of her life. To hear the possibility that he could have killed somebody in the past and attempted to kill her sister—there is almost a safety and finality in his being dead.

If he is alive—if she does, and he comes back and she now has the opportunity to choose between believing me and absolving him and choosing to go with him or believing me and getting away from him or you know destroy her relationship with her sister and leaving with a murderer. Her allegiance is to this man. It just makes things a lot more complicated than if he were to be dead and then we would just be dealing with Melissa mourning him. It only makes things more twisted, as all things in Rosewood end up being.
Moderator Do you think that Spencer tries to put herself away from the girls or tries to hide who she is a little?

T. Bellisario I don’t know, I guess I feel like their relationship is a myriad of different things. Of course, when you consider it from a bunch of different aspects, I think when you consider Spencer’s coolness factor in the group she’s probably a bit of a pariah. As I’m coming to realize throughout the script, Spencer is really the sort of Nancy Drew of the group.

She’s the one who’s always got a dedication to and she kind of plays that by default especially because of the things that are going on in her family with Melissa and Ian, but there is a lot of—with Aria and her relationship with her family, the family’s problems that are going on, but also her relationship with Ezra. Hanna is struggling with relationship issues and finding herself within the relationship with Caleb, and also the relationships with her mother and father. It’s the same thing with Emily.

Spencer definitely, I think, has these familial issues that there is something that she’s not willing to let go of in regard to Alison’s death. I think Spencer, because she’s a control freak, she’s the one who takes A the most harshly. She cannot stand having someone play her like a puppet. I think in that sense that’s where Spencer kind of fits in with the group, is that she’s always the one who’s willing to run out into the woods in the middle of the night if it means finding another clue. Where I think some of the other girls might just want to forget about it, leave it alone, let’s not play this game anymore and that she just can’t let that go.

Moderator How are you personally different than or similar to your character?

T. Bellisario Well, Spencer and I are very similar in that when I was Spencer’s age I was very studious. I was the valedictorian of my class; my academics meant everything to me and my family put a lot of pressure on me to do well, but it was also mostly coming from myself. I felt that I had to be the best and the brightest at everything otherwise I wasn’t worth anything.

I think Spencer definitely feels that and that’s something that I have grown out of. I’ve only grown out of it with age and by having life experiences and that’s more important to me. Spencer hasn’t had those life experiences yet. She’s truly steeped in the middle of trying to be perfect in every way. I would say that that’s the biggest similarity and difference between Spencer and I. I hope one day Spencer will get to go through the sort of life-rocking experiences that I have that make you re-evaluate what’s really important and get off your own back a little bit.

Moderator A is almost kind of like a super villain on the show, so I was wondering, what would you say are Spencer’s super powers and her vital super hero accessory?

T. Bellisario That’s great. Well, the interesting thing about Spencer, Spencer has a whip-smart intellect. It’s both her super power and it’s both her kryptonite because she is able to, I think, almost be ahead of A at certain points and come up with plans to try to trap A or to try to trick A. So she has this incredible mind that’s able to get the girls as close as they possibly can to discovering who A is, or discovering how to protect themselves at the last minute.

That also is, like I said, her greatest weakness because her mind works so fast sometimes she doesn’t take a moment to think and determine the difference between A’s red herrings and A’s actual moves. Just as often as Spencer is right about something she also grabs something that A gives her and runs with it and it’s hugely wrong. It’s what she did with Toby when she just adamantly went this is the guy; this is who killed Alison with finding proof and she was very headstrong about it and it got them into nothing but trouble and it was something that she had to come around and accept that she was completely wrong on.

Moderator Is there is story behind how your parents came up with your name?

T. Bellisario Yes, it’s actually an old family name, a family surname. My great grandmother was Maria Giuseppe Troian Bellisario—it means woman of Troy. So I’m fortunate enough that in a family full of Michaels and Nicks and Davids, I got a pretty epic, historical name.

Moderator Does your family have a nickname for you?

T. Bellisario Everything. Usually people call me T or one of my friends call me T-Rizzle—anything with T, T-bone, T-bird, T-Rex, whatever.

Moderator I have a question submitted on Facebook by a fan. They wanted to know if you knew who A is or is that being kept secret from the cast by the producers?

T. Bellisario Oh, my gosh, I feel like I could answer this question a million times and nobody would ever believe me. They will not tell us who it is. To be honest I don’t even think they know who it is. I don’t mean that they don’t have a few different choices, but every time I speak to them they are keeping their options as open as possible. I think that—maybe Marlene, our executive producer and our creator of the show has a hard fast choice and she’s now working towards that, but I remember there was a time in the writer’s room where they told me she has six different options for people that could be A.

Moderator Spencer has been in so many life-threatening experiences - how do you, as an actress, mentally prepare for these kinds of scarier scenes?

T. Bellisario It’s quite hard, because to be honest we’re always having our lives threatened. There is always something that if it were actually happening to you, if the things that were happening to the girls were happening to me I feel like I would just need a break and I would ask my parents to commit me to a mental institution and just leave me there for my own safety.

You can’t play that all the time. There are moments when A threatens the girls and it’s just a nuisance and there are moments when A threatens the girls and it throws Spencer into a rage. It’s like as human beings we don’t ever have one reaction so I think it’s determining where we are in the story, what was the last time A tried to get under our skin, what are the stakes at this present moment and really connecting to all of those things to determine is this truly a scary moment. Or is this a moment where I completely lose my self-composure or is this a moment where all four of us are in the jungle and we’re all being scared and if I go to pieces everybody else goes to pieces so Spencer has to be stronger.

That’s what gets you out of the moment of oh, my God, I just have to feel scared again because I might jump off a cliff if I thought that that was the only way that I was going to be doing this acting for however many seasons this show is going to be running. It’s not just about that, it’s about what are the circumstances? Am I completely alone? How much fear do you show when you’re alone? Is it more, is it less? It’s those things.

Moderator What do you do when you are not filming? I know that you spend a lot of time with the other girls and I was wondering if there was anything that you guys like to do when you have free time on the set?

T. Bellisario Oh free time on the set. For me personally, I try to sleep if there is any free time because we’re all really tired all the time pretty much so sleeping is a big thing. I also try to write and to just to work on other projects that I am trying to keep afloat while I’m doing this.

Moderator When you’re reading the script do you find yourself getting surprised by what’s happening? Do you have oh my gosh moments about realizations and events that come up in the show?

T. Bellisario Absolutely. Now I’ve spent over two years as Spencer and so when something happens to her it’s very close to my heart. Even when something happens to the other girls that I really love, I love being surprised and the great thing about the show is that I’m guaranteed one of those oh my gosh moments when I’m alone reading the script all the time. That’s why we’re always so excited and so antsy to get the script.

Moderator You’ve done some movies and some live theater and some smaller television roles in the past – how are you enjoying this larger role on a regular basis in comparison?

T. Bellisario Yes, it’s very, very different. I was actually just speaking to this really wonderful guy on our crew last night about this because even though I grew up in TV, I studied theater. One of the things that I love about theater is that you have a huge rehearsal process to explore one section of a narrative of a play.

One of the hardest things for me is—not hard as in difficult, but hard as in I feel like something can be left behind in the speed of television, but then again it’s also the excitement of what you’re doing. You really only have a couple of takes to get it. You’ve got to bring what you have to the table and your opinion and everybody is there to play fast and hard and you just try to do the best you can under the circumstances.

The other thing that I’ve learned that I feel is the most important thing about this job for me is that I’ve learned truly how to carry on. When you’re working ten months out of the year on something there are going to be times when you have bad days. There are going to be times when you aren’t tough enough. There are going to be times when you’re sick and I think a lot of people have a lot of ideas about how glamorous it all is and how fun it all is.

Sometimes it’s just making sure that you are giving everybody what they need and you’re doing your best job for the show, and you’re trying not to want to die from 104-degree fever and to keep up good morale for the crew. I’m not saying it’s a terrible experience, I’m just saying I think that’s what this show has taught me is how to be a professional.

Moderator I’m an avid guitarist myself and I notice that you do play guitar. What type of music do you like to play?

T. Bellisario Oh my God, that’s so sweet of you to say that I play guitar. What an exaggeration! I’m only saying that because I literally started teaching myself guitar what was a while ago, but I really have not gotten to - really taken to it as much as I would like to. As far as guitar goes, I mean I originally started playing guitar so that I could just play myself—one of my favorite bands, Bright Eyes, song.

Then that morphed into trying to play an Elliott Smith song, and so I could play myself Arcade Fire songs; it really was just sort of I wanted to be able to do that because whenever anybody sits down in front of me and picks up a guitar and music comes out it’s like one of the most magical things.

If I could one day be capable of doing that it would be really, really exciting, but as far as music goes, yes, I really—my favorites are probably Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, Arcade Fire, and the White Stripes. I think Jack white, especially on the guitar is a god. He’s crazy.

Moderator The show has become so known for its fashion and style - have you been able to keep any of the things you’ve worn on the show or like what’s your favorite piece you’ve worn on the show?

T. Bellisario No, everybody always asks me that question and they’re like, “Oh, my gosh! You must have such great clothes.” I’m like no I go home in pajamas every day. We unfortunately are not allowed to keep anything and that’s because they want to keep it in case they have to revisit the item or we want to pull it up later. It’s like these girls really don’t go shopping all the time and yet they never wear the same outfit so they have to repeat certain pants and certain shirts and items like that.

Moderator What has been the favorite piece that you’ve gotten to wear on the show or outfit?

T. Bellisario I don’t know. Honestly, I always have a favorite piece and then I spend an entire episode in it and I want to get it off my body and burn it. Just because it’s like you find the most amazing outfit or dress or coat and you’re like this is amazing; I will never get sick of this and you won’t unless you wear it straight for seven days for 14 hours a day. Then trust me, you’ll want to burn it.

It’s really hard for me to think because I always remember in the beginning of certain episodes I’m like this is the best thing Spencer’s ever worn and then by the end of it I’m like, please never make me wear that. But, I will say we do have awesome outfits coming up; the clothes are adorable and really insane.

Moderator Spencer has a very defined sense of style - what’s an outfit we’ll never see her wear, something that you can think of that is just like not Spencer at all that you would think would be fun?

T. Bellisario Oh, that’s hard, maybe a giant clown suit. I feel Spencer can go so many different ways. I feel like Spencer could totally traipse into Aria’s closet and put something on and be a bad girl for a day. She could even go into Hanna’s closet, probably less into Hanna’s closet, but she can always—in some aspects she dresses down and she is a little bit more casual like Emily.

Spencer trades hats very easily. She can go very high-brow very prim and proper or she can just be wearing like literally sweats after field hockey and just be the same girl—that’s what’s kind of cool about Spencer is that it’s not really her style that defines her, Spencer defines her style all the time.

Moderator If you could give your character Spencer one piece of advice what would it be?

T. Bellisario Chill out. Seriously, take a chill pill. Life is too short and you need to spend one night maybe going to the movies instead of like sneaking around the house and trying to find Ian. Maybe sleep, maybe find time to do your homework. I don’t know how Spencer maintains such good grades and like literally never does her homework.

Moderator I know that your family comes from a great pedigree, great acting. If you couldn’t act what profession would you be in?

T. Bellisario That’s actually kind of funny because I remember when I first wanted to act my parents were supportive, but it was that they were like please if you can find something else in the world, don’t do this. So it wasn’t even they’re like oh we’ve been waiting for you to arrive, welcome to the family business kind of thing.

If I could do anything else, in a fantasy world I’d be rock star. I mean who doesn’t want to be a rock star? I think that was a quote from Sam Shepard and Sean Penn when they were making the so-called disaster The Late Henry Moss somebody asked them what they would do if they couldn’t be actors and writers and they were like, “What we’d always want to do—be rock stars, because that’s what everybody wants to be.”

When I was younger, I had a very intense obsession with death and I was fascinated by forensic scientists, but also morticians. I had this draw to work with the dead in some sense so maybe I would go back to that. I don’t know.

Moderator When you’re not working on your own show what other TV shows do you watch in your time off?

T. Bellisario I have not had cable for the past five years and I really never watch TV. The only show that I really ever got into was when I got all five seasons of Six Feet Under on DVD in college and that became my obsession. Now I’m really trying to keep up with Game of Thrones because I read the pilot and I auditioned for it and I fell in love with it. I think they’re doing such an amazing job. Yes, I guess that’s really the only show that I keep up with, but I’m really more of a—if I have time I want to go see a movie because I like that containment.

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In theaters on July 29

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Writer: Dan Fogelman

Producers: Steve Carell, Denise Di Novi

Executive Producers: David A. Siegel, Vance DeGeneres, Charlie Hartsock

Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone,
John Carroll Lynch,
Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon, Jonah Bobo, Analeigh Tipton, Josh Groban

Comedy. At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell)
is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to
his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily
(Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his
"perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal,
who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth.
Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the
hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome,
thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to
help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens
Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks
and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal
and Emily aren't the only ones looking for love in what might be all
the wrong places: Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), is crazy
about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica (Analeigh Tipton), who
harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal's makeover and his many new
conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which
seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

This film has been rated PG-13 for coarse

humor, sexual content and language.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Muppets Trailer

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Dexter: Season 6

This season, Dexter goes from happily married husband to guilt-ridden single dad. How will it affect his ability to maintain an average-guy facade while satisfying his need to kill?

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Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Trailer

Here's another movie that I cannot wait to see!

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season

As the series continues in season two, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls will throw a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies and hearts will be broken. Plus, Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible. 

I am so excited about getting my hands on The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Second Season I can't wait to watch Season 1 & 2 back-to-back.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SpongeBob Squarepants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom

SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom Episode Synopses:
“Back to the Past”

SpongeBob and Patrick travel back in time to see the young Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
“The Bad Guy Club for Villains”

SpongeBob and Patrick watch Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fight bad guys.
“Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful”

SpongeBob “helps” Squidward clean up the city of Bikini Bottom.
“A Pal for Gary”

SpongeBob brings Gary a pet that terrorizes him.
“Yours, Mine and Mine”

SpongeBob and Patrick buy a toy and have to learn how to share.
“Kracked Krabs”

SpongeBob goes with Mr. Krabs to the Cheapest Crab Convention.
“A Day Without Tears”

Squidward bets SpongeBob that he cannot go a day without crying.
“Summer Job”

Mrs. Puff has to work at the Krusty Krab during her summer break.

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True Blood Season 4 Premiere

The TRUE BLOOD season 4 premiere episode, "She's Not There," debuts on the main HBO channel on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, TRUE BLOOD takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series "Six Feet Under") created and executive produces the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Breaking Dawn Trailer

Red Riding Hood

In a medieval village a beautiful young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure. When her sister is killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village, the people call on a famed werewolf hunter to help them kill the wolf. As the death toll rises with each moon, the girl begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as she discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.


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The Nine Lives of Chloe King

In the one-hour scripted drama The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year…that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe soon learns she's part of an ancient race which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia —and that she may be their only hope for ultimate survival.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King will be executive produced by Dan Berendsen (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hannah Montana: The Movie) and John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey, Make It or Break It) with Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries) and Gina Girolamo. The drama is based on the book series The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell. The series will star Skyler Samuels (The Gates) as Chloe King; Amy Pietz (The Office, Caroline in the City) as Meredith King; Grey Damon (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) as Brian; newcomer Grace Phipps as Amy; Benjamin Stone (10 Things I Hate About You) as Alek; Alyssa Diaz (Southland) as Jasmine; and Ki Hong Lee (The Secret Life as the American Teenager) as Paul. 

 About Chloe King:
Skyler Samuels stars as Chloe King -- a pretty, smart, slightly off beat teenage girl with a serious independent streak. Adopted from the Ukraine and now living in San Francisco with her mother, Chloe discovers upon her 16th birthday that she's the descendant of a super-human ancient race with cat-like abilities called the Mai. The Mai have been hunted by human assassins for millenia. Can she navigate the perils of being a teenager while also saving her people from extinction?

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