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Jeff Rivera
Jeff Rivera is a media personality and author, he and his work have been seen nationally in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal Teen, Fast Company, The Los Angeles Times, New York Observer, Mediabistro, GalleyCat,,,, TMZ, WNBC, WABC, WCBS, American Latino TV, SITV, The Boston Globe, NPR and many other media outlets.

He has interviewed over 100 celebrities and power players in book publishing and entertainment, including Hugh Hefner, James Patterson, Enrique Iglesias, Janet Evanovich, Nicholas Sparks, Andrea Bocelli, Jeff Kinney, Macy Gray, Philippa Gregory, Harlan Coben, Alejandro Sanz, Mark Victor Hansen, Juan Luis Guerra, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker and Dancing With the Stars' Brooke Burke.

Rivera is the author of Forever My Lady, a novel published by Grand Central Publishing, and My Two Uncles & Me, a children's book for the Kindle.

Entries by Jeff Rivera

Leopoldo Gout: From Immigrant to Hollywood Power Player and Author

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2016 | 3:03 AM


Being an immigrant is something that could hold a lot of people back in life and yet for Leopoldo Gout, it was the force he needed to shape all of his success.

The author behind the new book '

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Bestselling Author Hugh Howey on Life, Books and Success

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 7:56 AM


There was a time when bestselling author, Hugh Howey never thought he'd finish writing a novel, let alone get one published. There was a time when he lived in a tiny home in the mountains and dreamed of...

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Clive Owen's 'Confirmation'

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 6:03 PM


Oscar nominee, Clive Owen certainly has his choice of roles. From his hit limited series The Knick to his latest role as Walt, in the film, The Confirmation, (which just hit theaters and is available on VOD), Owen is...

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Jaeden Lieberher -- a Rising Star

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 5:56 PM


It's not every day that you meet a young actor that can hold their own against the likes of Clive Owen, but Jaeden Lieberher certainly can.

With the charm of a young Macaulay Culkin and the natural acting chops of a...

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Robert Carlyle is Barney Thompson

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 10:03 AM


He's best known as Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon a Time, and his career-defining roles in Trainspotting and The Full Monty. The film and television projects actor/director Robert Carlyle leans toward often include shady, slightly despicable characters. In his latest role, the film Barney...

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Courtney B. Vance on Becoming Johnnie Cochran

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 6:12 AM


Tony Award-winning actor, Courtney B. Vance has been in the game for decades. He's always been known as a solid actor, an Image Award and Independent Spirit Award nominee, and one of the stars of the classic television series Law and...

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David Schwimmer on Being a Kardashian

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 4:36 PM


He's best known for one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, Friends, but by his own admission, there was a time when David Schwimmer feared he would never be able to come out of the millstone of being known for that...

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. on Being O.J. Simpson

(4) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 6:17 PM


Academy Award winner, actor, writer, producer, father. Those are all words that can describe Cuba Gooding, Jr. But by his own admission, never had he imagined ever playing the role of O.J. Simpson. In what he describes as a role that impacted him...

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Why Black Churches Don't Want You to Read 'Sidechickology'

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 10:13 AM

It's the book that has tongues wagging. Sidechickology is the salacious story of two ministers and their steamy drama-filled affairs that some say are based on true events.

The real question on everyone's mind is: Who is the author,...

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Musician Cody Simpson on His Work With Movember

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 2:42 PM


He's become an international sensation. With music fans worldwide, Cody Simpson is the next big star to rise out of social media and yet his music remains underground. Although he rubs elbows with heavyweight friends like Justin Bieber, and has become...

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Ruth Cardello: From School Teacher to New York Times Best Seller

(68) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 10:24 AM


While her children ran around her, Ruth Cardello wrote in the basement of her tiny house in spare moments, worked on improving her craft, and juggled her day job as a kindergarten teacher.

Then, when the economic slowdown began, and her teaching...

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Don Cheadle is Miles Ahead

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 11:30 AM

He may be an Oscar nominee but actor, Don Cheadle hasn't lost touch with what he's passionate about or the people who helped him get there. Son of an educator and a psychologist, Cheadle has always been inspired by the greats. From fellow actors...

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Producer Doreen Spicer on Playground Politix

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 4:30 PM

2014-06-07-doreen.jpgIf you have a family, most likely you've seen some of the programs she's been involved with. And though she's been a writer behind-the-scenes for decades, from The Cosbys to The Proud Family to her current hit series, The Wannabes producer,

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EXCLUSIVE: H.M. Ward to Launch New Book Publishing Company

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 7:54 PM

HM Ward, arguably one of the most successful indie published authors in recent years, may have sold over 5 million copies of her books in less than three years, but she has been anything but stingy about...

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Bishop T.D. Jakes on Using 'Instincts' to Triumph

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 9:19 AM

2014-05-24-imgamazonbook.jpg His influence has risen above race and he has improved the lives of millions, including some of today's most influential and powerful people. In Bishop T.D. Jakes's latest bestselling book Instinct, he discusses how anyone can...

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Viola Davis: From Stealing Food to Survive to Stealing Scenes

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 5:46 PM


Best known for her Oscar nominated role Aibileen Clark, in The Help, two-time Oscar-nominee Viola Davis, is no stranger to success. But it wasn't always that way, as she discussed with me in our phone interview, there was a...

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Former Pastor Joshua Tongol on Hell, Satan and Homosexuality

(4) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 9:07 AM


Religion is crumbling. The views that were once held sacred and unfixed by Christianity, have been questioned and challenged at a rapid pace for decades. That I knew, but when I heard what former Pastor Joshua Tongol had to say about his...

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Indie Author Russell Blake on Working with the Great Clive Cussler

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2014 | 12:31 PM

It's every indie authors dream, to be discovered, to be picked out of the ranks. When indie author Russell Blake began his journey writing thrillers and independently publishing them, he never thought the likes of anyone noteworthy in traditional publishing...

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Nick Cannon Headlines Celebrity Anti-Bullying Movement

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 5:44 PM

It's not every day that celebrities from all walks of life, both big and small, put their entourages, egos, and football field size movie trailers aside to join together for a common cause. But that's exactly what happened when America's Got Talent's Nick Cannon, Emmy winner

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Guillermo del Toro | 30 Years of Filmmaking Genius

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 2:41 PM

They called him weird, they called him crazy, but today they call Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro a genius.

After over 30 years in the business, del Toro has solidified himself a place in Hollywood history. His films...

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