‘Superstore’ Actor Nico Santos Talks Filipino Community And Balut Broth!!

Nico Santos, Lauren Ash - Superstore
Along with his work on Superstore, Nico Santos is also a stand-up comic who has dates at the Irvine Improv (April 23rd) and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival (4-7). Being a fellow Filipino, I couldn’t help but ask about Balut, a delicacy I’ll never try. Check out the video below to hear his take on Balut and, more importantly, the support he’s received from the Filipino community.

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The Afghan Whigs Drum Up Hypnotic Beats With ‘Arabian Heights’ Single

The Afghan Whigs
Photo credit: Chris Cuffaro
I love getting press releases that features information/insight that’s actually accurate. The Afghan Whigs’ new single “Arabian Heights” has just debut today, and as the release suggests, it’s truly “driven by drummer Patrick Keeler’s bravura, tribal cadences.” Details on the band’s album and tour is found after the jump.

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‘Third Eye Blind’ Releases New Recordings And Ready Summer Tour

Third Eye Blind are busier than ever in the coming months on a couple of fronts. Unreleased recordings from the outfit’s eponymous debut will be featured in Third Eye Blind: 20th Anniversary Edition, and the group will also headline a North American tour starting June 9th in Miami. Details below!!

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Nicole Richie On ‘Great News’ Family: “We Just Loved Being Together”

Great News - NBC- Nicole Richie

 

There’s a ton of stuff to love with the upcoming NBC series Great News (I recently checked out the pilot). One of the takeaways is that Nicole Richie, who plays a trend obsessed cable news co-host on the show, has acting chops (anda a natural flair for comedy).

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Stan Lee Inducted Into White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame

White Castle - Stan Lee

 

As a child, I followed the advice of Stan Lee to “make mine Marvel” (and he introduced millions of comic book enthusiasts to the word “excelsior”), so it was great to hear that he was inducted into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame . Details on the April 15th ceremony, which included a ton of dedicated driving, is below!

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Rey & Jyn Erso Among Heroines Spotlighted In ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’

Daisy Ridley (Rey), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren) Photo: John Williams for Lucasfilm
One of the great aspects behind these new installments of Star Wars films is that heroines are front and center, proving the journeys of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) are just as memorable as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature more adventures of the aforementioned protagonists. Details on the Star Wars Celebration event and action figure surprises below!!

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Cali Conscious, Kevin Miso, RedEye Redemption Hit Long Beach’s “Local Band Hangout”

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Long Beach will be a haven for a slew of solid tunes, as Kevin Miso, Cali Conscious, and RedEye Redemption will take part in The Queen Mary’s live music series “Local Band Hangout.” Details on the music acts and event are found after the jump!

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Jennifer Beals Talks Acting, A Jacket, And The “Power of the Mind”

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals - Taken
Jennifer Beals, an actress who’s done extensive work on both film and television, plays Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence Christina Hart in Taken. During our interview with Beals and Clive Standen (he plays Bryan Mills, the role played by Liam Neeson in the films), the actress gave a memorable account of a pivotal event that fueled her acting passions.

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Yvette Nicole Brown Influenced By Mother’s “Be Nice Gifts”

Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, The Odd Couple) is the host of the new Syfy program Cosplay Melee. Each hour long battle has expert cosplayers creating and inhabiting awe-inspiring costumes. Though this is a competition series, don’t expect Brown’s comments to be reductive. In the video below, she explains how her mom’s “Be Nice Gifts” continue to influence her approach to work.

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