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Ilana Rapp
Ilana Rapp is a media-savvy Generation Xer with instinctive wit, quick humor and a taste for deep human emotions. As a former (child) actress with Broadway, film and television credits, she is adept at, well, lots of things. She currently blogs on The Huffington Post and writes entertainment pieces for NYCastings. She is a huge fan of the television show V. Ask her why her favorite number is 22. Follow Ilana on Twitter @LizardLadyNJ.

Entries by Ilana Rapp

The Flash's Patrick Sabongui, Who Plays a Gay Police Captain, Gives Us Insight to His Character and Home Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Aside from being on one of the most popular TV shows, The Flash, Patrick Sabongui runs the non-profit organization Fulfilling Young Artists.
Twitter: @PatrickSabongui , Photo credits: Kevin Clark and Alex Chiang

Playing a complex character, let alone a...

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Actor Andra Fuller of Adult Swim's Black Jesus Talks About His Battle Scars and Scares

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 2:27 PM

Former Apollo Theater stand-up comic, Andra Fuller stars in the new comedic satire by Adult Swim, Black Jesus.
Andra's Twitter: @mrdrefuller , Website:
Photo by Tomosso Mei

I don't know how to cook food, but I have a...

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Clare Foley - A Personal Chat with Gotham's Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy)!

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 1:36 PM

Clare Foley is a face you'll recognize from FOX's Gotham and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Visit Clare's Twitter: @clarefoley_ and Instagram: @ClareFoley123
Photo by Elise Gannett

I had a quick moment to speak with the ever-so-busy Clare Foley. It...

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Is Actress Camille Sullivan of Upcoming Film the Birdwatcher Superstitious?

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 4:51 PM

Actress Camille Sullivan took the Calgary International Film Festival by storm this year, starring in this year's closing gala film, ALLY WAS SCREAMING. Also, Camille can be seen starring in the indie drama THE BIRDWATCHER, which will be making the festival rounds next...
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You Grew Up With Actor Ray Iannicelli: Who Is He in the New Film St. Vincent?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 2:59 PM

Ray Iannicelli is in the recently released film St. Vincent which stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Photo by King PDT.

Sometimes there are no words to describe someone. Today, that someone is screen veteran Ray Iannicelli. This brand...

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What Kind of Kid Was Actor Eric Ladin of Annabelle and HBO's Upcoming Series The Brink?

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 4:11 PM

Eric Ladin can be seen in theaters now in Annabelle, the spin-off of The Conjuring. Twitter: @EricLadin . Photo by Dawn DiCarlo.

You've seen Eric Ladin's mug plenty of times and probably laughed, as I did. That's a trick,...

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Rising Pop Star Megan Nicole Talks About Her Debut Album 'Escape'... and Batman

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Rising pop star Megan Nicole just dropped her debut album Escape. Website: , Youtube: megannicolesite , Facebook: megannicolemusic , Twitter: @megannicole . Photo by Joseph Levi

Megan Nicole is probably on your...

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Actress Tonya Cornelisse is Out of Control!

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 7:18 PM

Tonya Cornelisse is all over the map! Twitter: @TonyaCornelisse . Photo by Bobby Quillard.

Have you heard of Tonya Cornelisse? Say whaaaaaat? Get with the program, people.

Tonya has two film projects being released within five months of each other. Did...

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Actress Laura Regan From Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? & NBC's Constantine Talks About Her Worst Audition Ever

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Laura Regan can be seen on the small screen in NBC's Constantine premiering October 24 and the film Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, in theaters now. Laura's Twitter: @TheLauraRegan . Photo by Russell Baer.

Laura Regan is a...

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Abhi Sinha of ABC Family's Chasing Life Tells Us What He's Most Afraid Of

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 1:20 PM

Abhi Sinha plays Danny Gupta in ABC Family's Chasing Life. Abhi can be seen in the new action-thriller film Blackhat due out January 16, 2015. Twitter: @AbhiDabi . Photo By Lesley Bryce.

Abhi Sinha is a busy...

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Greg Walloch, the Gay Comedian with Cerebral Palsy, Talks About Howard Stern

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 11:32 PM

Greg Walloch is a comedian who should be on your radar. Find out why! Website: , Twitter: @GregWalloch Photo by Irwin Miller.

What's the difference between an actor, comedian, writer and storyteller? I'm still figuring that one out, so I'm...

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Christie Laing of ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Shares Some Personal Stuff!

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:28 PM

Christie Laing plays Marian in ABC's Once Upon a Time. Season 4 premieres September 28. Twitter @ChristieLaing. Photo by Kyla Hemmelgarn.

Christie Laing is great at teasing us, isn't she?! This down to earth actor really gets us going....

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Mark Hildreth of ABC's Resurrection Gives Us Insight Into His Character

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Mark Hildreth plays Pastor Tom Hale in ABC's Resurrection. Season 2 premieres September 28. Mark's Twitter: @hildrethmark , Website: . Photo by Marc Labrie.

Don't let the baby face and acting gig fool you! Mark Hildreth, who stars...

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'Conversion Therapy' in Indie Film Saugatuck Cures

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:26 PM

Chilled to the bone, actors huddle around a radiator while filming in the pouring rain at the beautiful courthouse in Charlotte, Michigan.

"Conversion therapy" has always been a hot topic.

Written and executive-produced by Jay Paul Deratany and directed by Matthew Ladensack, Saugatuck Cures...

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Teenage Film Maker Matthew J. Evans Wins Prestigious Art of Making Peace Award

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:53 PM


18 year-old Matthew J. Evans' mission as a filmmaker is to produce movies and videos that entertain, educate, inspire, and empower audiences to find value and meaning in their lives and in the world. He supports organizations whose mission is religious tolerance, inclusivity,...

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Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:04 AM

MacKenzie Porter plays Naomi on AMC's Hell on Wheels which airs Saturdays at 9/8c. MacKenzie's Twitter: @MacKenziePMusic. Photo by Kelsey Porter.

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and...

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Joan Jett Rocks It at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts performed at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning. Photo by Morgan Leigh.

I love rock and roll! When I found out Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were playing at the Quick Chek...

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Meghan Heffern of the CW's Backpackers is a Mickey Mouse Fan

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Meghan Heffern is the female lead on The CW's new hit show Backpackers which premiered July 14. Also, Meghan will be appearing alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Driver in the romantic-drama, What If debuting this August. Website: , Twitter: @MeghanHeffern...
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The Milwaukee Collective's First Indie Project Just Finished Filming

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 6:32 PM

The Milwaukee Collective, a group of award-winning writers, directors, producers and actors in Los Angeles, CA, have created their first indie feature called Milwaukee. The collective consists of top talent Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland), Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad), Jodi Balfour ("Bomb Girls"), Jordan Hayes...
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Beloved Starlet Anna Hopkins Nails It in SyFy's 'Defiance'

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Anna Hopkins plays Jessica "Berlin" Rainer in SyFy's Defiance. You'll recognize her from guest appearances on Nikita and Arrow. Anna has two films premiering this year: After the Ball and her first French speaking role in Les Maîtres du Suspense. Twitter:...
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