Kathleen Durst movie on Lifetime stars Katharine McPhee
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What Really Happened To Kathleen Durst? Lifetime Original Tells Her Story

November 4, 2017 Barb Oates 0

In 1982 New York real estate heir Robert “Bob” Durst walked into a New York precinct and reported his wife of nine years, Kathleen “Kathie” Durst, missing. Her body was never found. Durst — long suspected in her death — was never criminally charged. Her story is the subject of Lifetime’s original film The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (Saturday, Nov 4 at 8/7c), which is based on investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck’s A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst. American Idol runner-up and Scorpion star Katharine McPhee warmly paints a picture of a kind and intelligent Kathie Durst, […]

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USA’s New ‘Damnation’ Is A Brilliantly Wicked Thrill Ride

November 3, 2017 Barb Oates 0

Buckle up, for this is TV at its best. Rich in relevancy to our current times but set in the 1930s American heartland, USA Network’s Damnation comes from Longmire’s Tony Tost, who wrote and created the can’t-turn-away saga starring Killian Scott and Logan Marshall-Green. In equally juicy roles, Scott plays Seth Davenport, a roving preacher using his pulpit for politics and inciting downtrodden farmers of Iowa to stand up against the wealthy bankers and store owners, and Marshall-Green plays the malevolent, emotionless Creeley Turner, hired by a tycoon to stop the uprising using any means necessary. The two, however, share […]

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The Blacklist’s Harry Lennix On Meeting Streisand, Sardines and Harold Cooper

November 1, 2017 Barb Oates 0

Even off-camera, Chicago native Harry Lennix, who plays The Blacklist’s FBI chief honcho Harold Cooper, has his pulse and heart on what it means to wear a badge. Lennix is a spokesperson for a division of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and his brother is a retired Illinois State Police commander, so you can understand why he’s excited for the Nov. 1 episode of The Blacklist on NBC. “I’m proud with what the writers have been able to do with this episode — we get to peek inside the mind of an FBI agent of color, in […]

Cambrie Schroder of Lifetime's Growing Up Supermodel
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Meet Cambrie Schroder (Ricky’s Daughter) Of ‘Growing Up Supermodel’

August 16, 2017 Barb Oates 1

Just because your mommy or daddy is beautiful and famous, that doesn’t mean you get the fast pass to fame, fortune and success. In Lifetime’s new docuseries Growing Up Supermodel (Wednesdays, 10/9c), cameras follow a group of aspiring models with famous last names as they struggle in a cutthroat industry. Cambrie Schroder, daughter to the beloved Silver Spoons and NYPD Blue star Ricky Schroder, is just one of the ladies featured, along with her younger sister Faith. What’s a day in the life of Cambrie and Faith Schroder like? Faith and I are inseparable. We do everything from tanning at […]

Loaded on AMC debuts July 17
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AMC’s ‘Loaded’ Adds Some Laughs To Monday Lineup

July 17, 2017 Barb Oates 0

AMC’s Loaded Proves That Money Will Only Make You More Of What You Already Are. Just imagine. You’ve invested billions of man-hours building an upstart company with your closest friends. After all of that blood, sweat, shouting, swearing and fighting, you actually do it. You make your fortune. You celebrate with your friends and life is now perfect, right? Wrongo. AMC’s new dramedy Loaded (airing Mondays at 10/9c beginning July 17) shows how having obscene amounts of money and excess can go horribly (and hilariously) wrong. Based on the award-winning Israeli series Mesudarim, the eight-episode series follows four British entrepreneurs […]

Andrea Savage in the new truTV comedy series "I'm Sorry"
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“I’m Funny. I’m Dirty.” Andrea Savage on Creating the New TV Mom

July 10, 2017 Barb Oates 0

Andrea Savage wants to create a new TV image of a mom. “As a woman, in this industry, once you start becoming of an age where you play a parent, the mom roles are just terrible. They’re just boring,” the writer, producer and comedy darling said. “I’m a mother and wife. I’m not boring. I’m funny. I’m dirty. I’m flawed.” Inspired by true stories from her own life, and with support from industry geniuses like Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Adam McCay and Gloria Sanchez, she created the hilarious I’m Sorry (Wednesdays at 10/9c beginning July 12 on truTV). […]

Spike TV's The Mist
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Spike TV’s ‘The Mist’ Could Offer A Better Ending – Morgan Spector Gives Us Some Hope

June 22, 2017 Barb Oates 0

There are few movie endings that linger disturbingly in your mind 10 years later, but The Mist is one of them. Adapted from Stephen King’s novella of the same name, the 2007 horror classic left audiences with jaws dropped in disbelief (some furious at the ending). It’s no surprise that fans of the classic are thrilled to see the film getting a reboot in Spike TV’s The Mist, a new 10-episode series airing Thursdays at 10pmET (beginning June 22). Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire’s Frank Capone) steps into the lead role as Kevin Copeland, a children’s book author living in Bridgeville, […]

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Meet Boyce Goff and Ben Van Der Valk in Discovery’s ‘Devil’s Canyon’

June 6, 2017 Barb Oates 0

Discovery Channel has mastered chronicling the most dangerous and often unusual occupations and developing long-running, captivating stories around the adventure and the individuals who are masters at it. From crab fishing (Deadliest Catch) to gold mining (Gold Rush) to living in the bush (Alaskan Bush People), TV fans have followed these stories and have cheered for their success. Tonight (Tuesday, June 6 at 10/9c) we are introduced to a new group of guys — extreme prospectors Boyce Goff, Ben van der Valk and John Belchik — in the new series Devil’s Canyon. These men travel by backpack (packing only what […]

Niecy Nash in Claws
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Claws: Niecy Nash Is Tough As Nails In This Wickedly Dark Dramedy

June 1, 2017 Barb Oates 0

It’s a sunny afternoon in Pasadena and a blinding glare is cast across a closed hotel bar, making it hard to see the entourage approaching. Niecy Nash struts purposely across the dimly lit room. She extends her exquisitely manicured hand — her nails are a bedazzled work of art — and greets me. “It’s pressure now,” Nash says of her nails, which I’m enamored with. “You can’t be on a TV show called Claws and have your manicure looking raggedy.” Her smile radiates confidence, as she knows she’s landed the Walter White-like role of her career. Nash plays Desna, the […]

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