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You Grew Up With Actor Ray Iannicelli: Who Is He in the New Film St. Vincent?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sometimes there are no words to describe someone. Today, that someone is screen veteran Ray Iannicelli. This brand new grandfather brings so much talent and knowledge to the table, that it's breathtaking!

What Is it Like to Perform on Broadway?

Quora | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Quora

My experience working on Broadway was a dream come true. I literally would pinch myself some days as I walked in the Stage Door off of Shubert alley eight times a week.

Hal Sparks Talks About the Serious Side of Making Sitcoms

Jim Hill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Since he's a relatively youthful 45-year-old, it's genuinely hard to think of Hal Sparks as an elder statesman of broadcasting. But then again, given that Sparks booked his first professional TV hosting gig while still in high school, he's already got over a quarter-of-a-century of in-front-of-the-camera time under his belt.

Note to Gay Actors: Closets Are for Costumes

Leon Acord | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

Like it or not, actors have a responsibility beyond ourselves. There are still too many young gay people growing up surrounded by hatred, and they need to see well-adjusted, successful gay people who thrive without fear. And there are too many ignorant bigots who also need to see us in all our diversity. Once they do, then maybe we really can do away with labels.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You've seen Eric Ladin's mug plenty of times and probably laughed, as I did. That's a trick, people! That's how Eric gets you to fall in love with him! Or admire him. So I fell for it, whatever. You did too.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Jack Fry's Triumphant Einstein! Premieres in Hollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Shifting from autobiography to biography, Fry breathes fresh life into one of history's greatest minds (much like Val Kilmer's brilliant channeling of Mark Twain) with the funny, touching, and intimate, Einstein! at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre Fridays and Saturdays through November 22.

Take Care and Iron Man Actress Leslie Bibb on Romantic Comedies, Women in Film, and the Acting Process

Quora | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

I love a good Romantic Comedy. I really do. I typically go for a forties or fifties rom com. A good black and white with Cary Grant, a little Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart. They made great movies back then.

Actress Tonya Cornelisse is Out of Control!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

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 I say two films? I meant FOUR films!

How to Become an Expert in the Field of Possibility

Anthony Meindl | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

The point is that you become empowered by doing. You end up feeling more excited about actually taking action than how it turns out, because you actually start participating in your own life.

Fortune Favors the Bald

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Despite the pain, there is still so much joy left in me. I know I'll be OK. All of this is new to me. I don't know my next steps just yet, other than allowing myself to feel whatever it is I'm feeling that day. I will continue to write and document my progress and gain more clarity as time passes.

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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Abhi Sinha is a busy guy. Big on sports, Abhi fell into acting during college. Now really, how do you choose between sports and acting? Tough call that Abhi made! But look at him now!

The Good Lie Actress Sarah Baker Talks Acting, Movies, and Working with Reese Witherspoon

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

It is my favorite thing. I'm never happier than when I'm part of an ensemble. The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship within that group coming together is such a special thing.

Why Haven't Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, or Brad Pitt Won Any Oscars Yet?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

For the same reason that the greats like Paul Newman and Al Pacino didn't win until late in their careers (Newman in 1987 for The Color of Money and Pacino in 1993 for The Scent of a Woman)... timing.

Jill Soloway, "Transparent" Creator is Brilliant

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Frank Schaeffer

If Amazon's book-selling success scares some writers imagine what lovers of Netflix and HBO will do now that Amazon's binge series, Jill Soloway's Transparent , has turned out to be a work of genius?

13 Rules for a Successful Career

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

When students come to see me, they're interested in telling me what they would like to get from me, what they would like me to teach them or what they didn't like from other teachers they've have worked with before.

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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't let the baby face and acting gig fool you! Mark Hildreth, who stars in ABC's Resurrection, is also an accomplished musician. And oh, Mark has such a soothing voice, let me tell you!

Thriving

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Nature always brings me back to my soul and makes me feel grateful for my life, even when my stomach is a turning and I am doubting many things: men, my art, money, my body. We are so much more then what we accomplish, but oftentimes people seem to be blinded by only that.

Middle (St)age: Welcome to My Profession

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

Well, I know we all have stories about our careers. Maybe you have a few little ditties and water cooler stories to tell. The following is one of mine...

How to Become a Star

Bernard Hiller | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Some people come into Show Business for all the wrong reasons. Their goal is just to become famous. This will not work. They're not really interested in any training or the acting process. They are trying to use the idea of acting to compensate for an invisible and disconnected life.

Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.

Shakespeare and Acting, According to 5th Graders

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

It is my hope that these combined essays of a class of NYC 5th graders may serve as a palette cleanser for those of us who may at times be guilty of taking the theatrical arts (or ourselves) a bit too seriously.

Why It's Okay to Mourn Robin Williams

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

May this world continue to be blessed with fearless artists who are inspired by Robin Williams' comedy, courage, and creativity. May we pour out compassion. May we be aware of mental health and the sickness that comes with it.

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.