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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I had a quick moment to speak with the ever-so-busy Clare Foley. It was hard to cut my list of 25+ questions down to under 10, but this girl is so worth it!

Shortage of Spotlights for Actors

Jillian Sanders | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Jillian Sanders

When I moved to New York in 2003 I had big dreams; acting in Broadway plays, scoring a breakthrough role in a small film, and generally becoming the next Meryl Streep. But after a few humbling auditions, I realized I couldn't pay my rent with my ambition.

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

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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!

Note to Gay Actors: Closets Are for Costumes

Leon Acord | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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.

My Epiphany: Thanks to Renee Zellweger's Face

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Kaly McKenna

Next time you find yourself picking apart the flaws of the it-girl celebrity to falter in front of the world, realize it is just the lonely, imperfect part of you seeking a human connection with another. Sometimes we are all just looking for the sense of universal human connection that unites us all.

Are Blocks and Fears Great?

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernard Hiller

Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.

Stars, Small Parts, and German for Scorsese: Michael J. Burg on the Working Actor's Reality

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Michael J. Burg whispers his wisdom conspiratorially to me across our luxurious table at the Russian Tea Room.

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.

From Soho House to Skid Row

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

Every time I walk in the door of this free afterschool program, I get happy. It's a bright, joyful classroom filled with children laughing. Do you have any idea how rich a child's laugh can sound when it comes from a child with no place to call home?

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.

Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?

Najwa Najjar's Film Reflects Palestinian Humanity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Daoud Kuttab

She does not try to sugarcoat Palestinian life, nor does she attempt to show the entire Palestinian history in a single film, but gives a glimpse at some elements of Palestinian life.

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.

Don't Quit "The Quitter"

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Filmmaker and actor Matthew Bonifacio is well respected in his industry but hit it out of the park once again in The Quitter. This is a heartwarming, yet modern, film about a former ball player reuniting with his past love and the child he left behind.

Please God, Not Robin Williams...

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The episode may disappear quickly after I post this, but God I hope not. It needs to be seen and remembered today of all days when what we need most is a Robin Williams to make us laugh the way only he could.

The Dominant Medium: Television

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

What's that? You've been meaning to catch up on Mad Men, Breaking Bad and House of Cards but you don't really watch much TV?

#AOLBUILD Meets Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan and @LifeAftrBeth Director Jeff Baena

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Join AOL BUILD in welcoming Life After Beth actors Aubrey Plaza and Dane Dehaan accompanied by director Jeff Baena to AOL ...

God's Most Gifted...

Craig Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Chad Allen: Marathon Man

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

This fall, Allen takes his advocacy to the next level, when he will participate in the 2014 Sydney Marathon, raising over $10,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles helping to save the lives of men and women living with HIV.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

The 7 Most Awesome Shots Ever Taken In Movies

Liquor.com | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Have you ever successfully knocked back a shooter with a live scorpion on your hand?

6 Actors Who Made The Most Of Their Second Chances

Dennis Earl | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Earl

Many stars come and go, never to be heard from again. (Only the smartest and luckiest have long, consistently fruitful careers.) But then there are the exceptions, the ones who go on to enjoy a resurgence in popularity and creativity after a frustrating lull.

To Be Out or Not Be Out... That Is the Question

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

Actor Chris Sheffield of Michael Bay's The Last Ship Discusses His Audition, Character & Favorite Restaurant

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I was unsure what to expect when interviewing Chris Sheffield, and I must say, I was more than impressed! He's humble, well spoken and truly has a love for his craft.