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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

Actress Jadyn Wong of CBS' 'Scorpion' Tells Us Her Childhood Wish

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2015 | 7:41 AM

Jadyn Wong is Happy Quinn, the sole female genius on CBS' Scorpion.
Jadyn's Twitter: @JadynJWong
Photo by Vince Trupsin.

I didn't know what to expect when interviewing Jadyn Wong, so I was like, "Hmm, I better ask her serious...

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A Longer Conversation With Actor Dan Amboyer of TV Land's 'Younger' -- Part II

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 4:52 PM

Dan Amboyer of Younger after a night filming an intense make out scene with Hilary Duff.
Dan Amboyer's Twitter and Instagram: @danamboyer

Dan Amboyer is making my head spin. I already erased three introductions that weren't fit for readers of all...

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A Long Conversation with Actor Dan Amboyer of TVLand's Younger - Part I

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Dan Amboyer and Hilary Duff of TVLand's Younger trying out some new tricks for a photo shoot.
Dan Amboyer's Instagram and Twitter at @danamboyer

Ohhhh yeah. What's not to love about Dan Amboyer? This guy has a lot to say, so...

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Steadfast Musician Cameron Ernst Believes in Determination

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 3:56 PM

Photo By George Flattery.
Cameron Ernst's Website
Cameron's Twitter: @cameronernst
Red & Blue music video. Vagabond music video.

A serious goofball? A goofy, serious kind of guy? Read this interview with musical artist Cameron Ernst...

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Vinyl Actress Susan Heyward Is One of Sony Playstation's Favorite Superheroes

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Susan Heyward stars in Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter's new HBO drama series "Vinyl" premiering February 14, 2016, and is returning as the lead in Sony's superhero juggernaut series "Powers" premiering March 2016.
Vinyl trailer.
Twitter: @susanheyward , Instagram:...
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A Conversation With Homeland Actor René Ifrah

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 1:17 PM

René Ifrah recently joined Season 5 of Showtime's critically acclaimed series Homeland. You'll also know him from Flesh and Bone, which premiered November 8th on Starz.
Photo by Bernd Brundert.

René Ifrah has some history that is verrrrry interesting. Most people...

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Young Performer Rebecca Bloom of The Peanuts Movie Gives a Candid Interview About Her Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 11:45 AM

10 year-old Actress Rebecca Bloom stars as Marcie in the 2015 The Peanuts Movie. Rebecca's Twitter: @Rebeccabloom12 . Photo by Cathryn Farnsworth.

Wah! Wah! If you're my age (cough), you'll remember the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy's famous way of talking.


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Actor Danny Sapani of The Bastard Executioner: An Inside Look

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Danny Sapani is in FX's The Bastard Executioner. Watch the finale tonight!
Danny Sapani's Twitter: @DannySapani

Danny Sapani is a gentleman, for sure. I just loved listening to his story. Now I'm happy to share it with you!


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Musical Artist Shayna Leigh Gives Us a Personal Look - Part I

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Shayna Leigh's debut LP Drive is available now. Twitter: @heyshaynaleigh , Shayna Leigh's Website
Photo by Ben Hemler.

Shayna Leigh's debut LP Drive has been released!

Shayna Leigh is down to earth and complicated at the same time. Listening...

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Musician Shayna Leigh Talks About Her Debut LP Drive -- Part II

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Shayna Leigh's debut LP Drive is available now. Twitter: @heyshaynaleigh , Shayna Leigh's Website

In Part I of my interview with musical artist Shayna Leigh, she told us some serious stuff about her life. I couldn't get enough --...

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Teen Actor Raymond Ochoa of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Tells Us About His Audition

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 6:45 PM

Raymond Ochoa plays the lead character / voice 'Arlo' in Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur which stomps into theaters over Thanksgiving.
Raymond Ochoa. Photo by Jen Lowery Photography Twitter: @raymondochoa12 , Instagram:@raymondochoa12 WEBSITE:

14-year0=-old Raymond Ochoa has a career in film,...

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Brooklyn Boy E.J. Bonilla of A&E's Unforgettable Talks About Diversity in the Acting World

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 1:37 PM

E.J. Bonilla stars in The House that Jack Built which premiered November 6th and A&E's Unforgettable which begins November 27th. Twitter: @ej_bonilla , Instagram: @ej_bonilla . Photo by Jennifer Sosa.

I love the curly locks on this actor, E.J. Bonilla. But let me...

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Halloween Candy Corn Secrets -- A Conversation With Peter Goldman, Director of Brach's and Seasonal Confections

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 3:24 PM

Peter Goldman, Category Director of Season Candy at the Ferrara Candy Company
Twitter: @brachscandyusa , Pinterest:: @brachscandyusa , Instagram: brachsusa , Website

The candy business is just as much a business as any other business. The difference is, Brach's...

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Young Performer Joshua Rush Voices Characters for Netflix, Cartoon Network & More

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 3:42 PM

13 year old Joshua Rush is the voice of 'Toby' in Netflix's The Adventures of Puss in Boots and 'Breehn' on Cartoon Network's Clarence.
Twitter: @JoshuaRush, Instagram: @joshuarush, Website
Photo by Lesley Bryce.

With a birthday coming up on...

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Did You Know Ash vs. Evil Dead Actress Jill Marie Jones Was in American Horror Story?

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Jill Marie Jones is the female lead and all around badass state trooper turned zombie-killer "Amanda Fisher" in the new Sam Raimi / Starz produced series Ash vs. Evil Dead, premiering on Saturday, October 31st at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Jill Marie...
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Young Performer Cormac Cullinane of TNT's Public Morals Does THIS Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 2:19 PM
Cormac Cullinane stars in the Ed Burns / Steven Spielberg produced TNT series Public Morals. Twitter: @cormacullinane Instagram: @cormaccullinane Facebook: Cormac Cullinane
Photo by KING.

Just how did a kid from Queens land on...

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Actress Elizabeth Gorcey of 'Footloose' Is Penning Children's Books With Her 8-Year-Old Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Elizabeth Gorcey with daughter Olivia. The book series is called Liv on Life. Photo by Bobby Quillard.
You can find out more on their Website, Twitter, Amazon Link and YouTube.

You may recognize...

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Madonna -- I Have Questions for You About Your Rebel Heart Tour

(11) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour stage at Madison Square Garden on September 16, 2015

Madonna -- The Queen of Questions.

I've always wondered how musical tours work.

Have you ever been so excited that the top of the "excitement" meter blows off and you're...

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A Conversation With Ari Goldman of Choice Collectibles: Comics, Art and Pop Culture

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Stan Lee at an autograph session with Ari Goldman of Choice Collectibles

As you all know, I love comic books, certain types of art and entrepreneurs. So it made perfect sense when I was asked to speak with Ari Goldman of Choice Collectibles....

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Damaged Childhood Helped Liz Graham Become a Musician With a Purpose

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 9:24 AM

Album 'Damaged' is available September 29th. Liz Graham's Twitter: @LizGrahamMusic . Visit Liz's Website.

I often wonder what's behind the words of a song. Most lyrics have some sort of meaning. I love when a story teller musician shares personal things.

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