Flip Rodriguez Talks Mental Toughness And Will Smith’s Influence

Flip Rodriguez

 

Flip Rodriguez’s decision to open up about his experiences with sexual abuse took a ton of guts, and his mental toughness as well as being an inspiration for other people has made him one of American Ninja Warrior’s shining stars. Let’s face it, all these ninjas are awesome in their own right, and during an interview with Flip I asked him how, even in the face of tragedy, he refused to give up. Video of Rodriguez is available below!

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JR Lemon Talks Kenny’s “Caregiver” Journey On ‘The Night Shift’

The Night Shift
As a member of Generation X I remember when the idea of being a male nurse was frowned upon. Thankfully those days are gone and actor JR Lemon has a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a caregiver with his experiences on The Night Shift. Check out the video below as Lemon discusses his transition from an alpha male POV to a more egoless (and humanistic) approach to the world.

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‘Midnight, Texas’ Actor Yul Vázquez Reflects On Montgomery Clift’s Legacy

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Yul Vázquez stars in the eagerly anticipated Midnight, Texas which is a work based on the work of author Charlaine Harris (True Blood). In the following post Vazquez, who plays Rev. Emilio Sheehan in the series, discusses the diversity behind the town of Midnight and elaborates how Montgomery Clift (my favorite actor bar none) has influenced his acting journey.

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Akbar Gbajabiamila Sees ‘American Ninja Warrior’ As “Occupational Therapy”

American Ninja Warrior
Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila has a vivid memory of March 25, 2013, as it’s the day he got the call to co-host American Ninja Warrior. A new season of ANW is in full swing (Akbar also works with Matt Iseman on Team Ninja Warrior which has its season finale this Tuesday). During an interview with Gbajabiamila, I asked him how American Ninja Warrior has transformed his life.

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‘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
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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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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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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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Nick Gehlfuss Saves The Day With “Show Brother” Jesse Lee Soffer

Nick Gehlfuss - Chicago Med

Art often imitates life and vice versa, and Nick Gehlfuss (Chicago Med) experienced that firsthand while hanging out with Jesse Lee Soffer (Chicago P.D.). What started out as a potentially tragic incident ended as a rather memorable evening for the actors. Check out the Find Your Seen video below for the full story.

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