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5 Questions with Breeda Wool, who keeps the “Faith” in Lifetime’s UnREAL

However tempted you might be to feel sorry for Faith, the painfully insecure, churchly tomboy virgin on Lifetime’s Monday night The Bachelor sendup UnREAL, actress Breeda Wool, who plays her, hopes you’ll take a page from “Everlasting” suitor Adam’s playbook and have a little faith in Faith. “I’m very inexperienced at dating in general,” Wool explains of her character’s fish-out-of-water nature (secrets are looming!) — which makes her a natural target for Everlasting’s pitiless producers and her fellow contestants. “My grandmother, church and little country community really pushed me to go on the show so I could blossom as a […]

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5 Questions With Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz is one amiable fellow. As one of eight children, he knows how to get along. Lutz is chatty and loves to play extreme sports, so hosting FOX’s Bullseye, beginning May 27, is a natural fit. It’s the sort of show that appeals to those who find bungee jumping ho-hum and who don’t mind signing endless insurance forms. Lutz, who played Emmett Cullen in the Twilight movies, Chris MacNess on The Comeback and George Evans on 90210, is making his debut as a host. To be fair, he has hosted charity events but not a TV show, and this […]

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Kaitlyn Bristowe says she’s “100 percent” sure she’ll have a ring on her finger at the end of “The Bachelorette”

It’s a cold day in late winter that clings to New York City as Kaitlyn Bristowe is being driven to a date in Manhattan — going on dates is her job these days. Bristowe, 29, is one of the two women competing on The Bachelorette in the series’ first shot at pitting two women who had been on The Bachelor against each other. (The Bachelor tried a similar stunt years ago.) The Vancouver, British Columbia, dance instructor returns to the contest determined to find a husband, saying she has “mixed emotions, a lot of fears and excitement at the same […]

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5 Questions With … Anna Friel Of NBC’s “American Odyssey.”

Anna Friel is bleeding for her art, literally. To play the role of Sgt. Odelle Ballard, a U.S. soldier on the run in hostile territory, in NBC’s American Odyssey (Airing Sundays at 9pm ET/PT), Friel has undergone grueling military training and endured months of demanding shoots in Morocco’s dust and heat. The actress proudly boasts of the injuries she’s suffered to play her lionhearted character, and lists her bumps and bruises — including torn ligaments in her foot — without much complaint, reverent of her character’s dangerous experiences in her struggle to get home. “I’ve got to put on a […]

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5 Questions with … Emily VanCamp of ABC’s Revenge 

On ABC’s soapy, vengeance-filled drama Revenge, Emily VanCamp has played Emily Thorne — a beautiful woman seeking revenge against the people who wronged her father — for four seasons. When I spoke with VanCamp in January, she promised, “There’s lots of juicy stuff coming up with some great twists,” and the actress didn’t disappoint as this season has been rife with plotting, deception and murderous intent. When asked what will finally end the wrath of Emily Thorne, Van Camp laughed, “It’s Revenge,” she said. “It never stops.” Sadly, the show’s series finale will air May 10, but while executive producer […]

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Interview with Britt Nilsson who talks hygiene, gowns, Larry David, “The Bachelorette” and more

Britt Nilsson is not the cliché you might assume. Sure, she is a waitress in Hollywood, however, she is not the usual — an aspiring actress. That may put her in a more rarified league than why she’s in the spotlight. Nilsson is one of the two contenders on ABC’s The Bachelorette, premiering May 18. Admittedly, Nilsson did have a brush with acting. “I did a short film one time and it haunted me,” she says. And that was it. Nilsson is not taking acting lessons or expecting the reality show for the lovelorn to be anything more than a […]

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Ben McKenzie on Gotham season finale, his dream job, Batman and more

Ben McKenzie’s clear-eyed stare makes him the perfect cop, as he proved on Southland and continues to prove on FOX’s Gotham. (Gotham season finale is set to air on FOX Monday, May 4.) “As we begin the series, he is an old-fashioned hero, a man of principle, a veteran,” McKenzie says of his character, James Gordon. “He is very much his father’s son — his father being a revered D.A. — and Jim has modeled himself in his father’s image. He comes into Gotham to take on that cause from his father only to find out Gotham is not exactly […]

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5 Questions With … Taraji P. Henson of FOX’s “Empire.”

Taraji P. Henson walks into the room like she owns it, and everyone in it takes notice. The excited whispers start immediately and Henson, takes a moment to soak it in, and breaks into a huge smile. She is the belle of the ball, or better yet, the diva of the dance.  The Oscar nominated actress, for Best-Supporting actress for 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has found one of her most fantastic roles to date as Cookie Lyon, the brash, powerful and animal-print loving ex-wife of Empire Entertainment CEO, Luscious Lyon on FOX’s breakout smash, Empire. This isn’t […]

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5 Questions with … Elisha Cuthbert of “One Big Happy”

Elisha Cuthbert stars in “One Big Happy,” a sitcom from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and creator/executive producer Liz Feldman that premieres Tuesday on NBC. In the fresh comedy, Cuthbert plays Lizzy, an uptight lesbian who has decided to raise a child with her best friend Luke (Nick Zano). But when Luke marries Prudence (Kelly Brook), a sexy and free-spirited Brit, Lizzy’s carefully laid plans go awry and a new kind of family is born. Here Cuthbert answers our “5 Questions.” 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? W, Elle Decor […]

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5 Questions With … Guillermo Diaz of “Scandal”

On Scandal, Guillermo Diaz is a badass — and not your run-of-the-mill badass, who might ride a Harley, have a tattoo and deck someone who deserves it. As Huck, he’s a former CIA agent, who has assassinated world leaders and is trained in torture. Let’s not forget that he did pull out Quinn’s teeth because she “could never mind her own business.” Huck has a scowl that projects: “Cross me, and you, too, could find yourself in need of an orthodontic surgeon.” Away from the ABC monster hit, at a network party in Pasadena, Díaz is relaxed and, dare we say it? […]