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Queen Latifah’s New Movie Celebrates What’s Important In Life

Getting To Know Queen Latifah What’s Your Favorite Sports Team? Have to be the [New York] Giants. If You Could Only Have Three Shows On Your TV, What Would They Be? It would have to be Grey’s Anatomy … let’s [also] go with CSI … and somebody’s 6 o’clock news so I know what the hell is going on! Have You Ever Been Starstruck By Anyone? Prince. What Has Been Your Strangest Fan Encounter? This girl once gave me a bat. A dead bat wrapped up in a nice box. I think she was witch — San Francisco, you know, […]

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Drama

Kings of South Beach: A True-Life Story Of Crime In Paradise

“I’m not a big nightclub person, so I’ve never had any real draw to South Beach,” says Donnie Wahlberg at the start of our interview. However, the actor did have a strong draw to his intense role in a new A&E original movie set beneath the steamy sun of Miami and based on a true story. In Kings of South Beach, premiering March 12, Wahlberg plays Andy Burnett, a mysterious man who befriends Chris Troiano (Jason Gedrick), a mob wiseguy who is fast becoming the “it boy” of South Florida in the late 1990s. Troiano has founded South Beach’s hottest […]

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7 Questions With...

8 Questions With … Jonas Armstrong

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Jonas Armstrong: I got a portrait sent to me which somebody had done in charcoal, and they must have put some time and effort into that. And that was before I’d done Robin Hood. My mom saved it. I think it’s a bit odd, but if it makes them happy, it makes them happy. 2. You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three magazines. What are they? Probably NME. GQ I’ve bought in the past, and a little bit of Playboy as well. 3. What’s your favorite sports team? Manchester United. […]

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Court TV brings us “‘Til Death Do Us Part” from John Waters

I’d like to think that This Filthy World creator John Waters would approve of the fact that I’m writing this article during a two-hour layover in a dingy bus depot. The man who made a drag-queen combo of Clarabell the Clown and Marilyn Monroe a “Divine” star, and who reveled in the beauty of the depravity and dirt of his daily life in Baltimore, might find this circumstance especially apropos given the fact that just days ago I was weaving my way through the crew, cables and chaos of an elaborate location shoot at a chichi mansion in the suburban […]

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Lisa Ling Addresses The Often Ignored Perils Facing Girls Today

Journalist Lisa Ling is a perfect example of what a modern woman can accomplish when afforded the chance to realize her full potential. Highly intelligent and talented at her profession (she reports for everything from National Geographic Explorer to The Oprah Winfrey Show), and brave and determined while getting the story (she recently went undercover in North Korea), Ling began making full use of her skills and opportunities when she was 18 and became one of the youngest reporters for Channel One News, and then rose to become the network’s senior war correspondent before the age of 25. But while […]

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Interview

Eight questions with Donnie Wahlberg

Channel Guide Magazine: You’ve done feature films and TV. Do you have a preference of medium? Donnie Wahlberg: I sort of gravitate toward television in terms of work. It hinders you in some ways, but at the same time, it suits my personality better. I like to work at a brisk pace; I like to stay busy. I don’t want to sit in my trailer for eight hours to do one page of work, and in a big movie, that’s what happens. I want to stay on set; I want to stay close to [the project], because it sharpens my […]

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Planet Earth: “Every Shot Had To Be A Rembrandt”

That was BBC producer Alastair Fothergill’s edict to his crew of established wildlife filmmakers during their five-year work on filming Planet Earth, a terrific, 11-part series premiering on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater March 25, and airing Sundays. And they more than made good on that. Every scene does, indeed, captivate the eye and the imagination as it reintroduces audiences to the wonders of a planet we have increasingly taken for granted. New animal behavior and new locations never before captured on film are simply amazing as the series visits the Arctic, Antarctic and everyplace in between. The filmmakers […]