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Monthly Archive: September 2010



September 2010



James Maslow Interview: 'Big Time Rush' 2nd Season on Tap, Band Releases Debut Album

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James Maslow

The hit live-action, musically-inspired Nickelodeon comedy series Big Time Rush, features James Maslow as one of the four singers in a band from Minnesota brought to Hollywood to become the next big boy band. The show also stars Carlos Pena, Jr., Logan Henderson, and Kendall Schmidt as the 20-year old New York native’s high school best friends. Not only is Big Time Rush the number one live-action series on Nickelodeon, the group’s single, “Halfway There,” currently sits on the Top 100 iTunes chart. Season two of the series will premiere on September 24 and the band will also release their […]



September 2010



Nicole Sullivan Interview: Former 'MADtv' Comedian Stars in New CBS Comedy '$#*! My Dad Says'

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Nicole Sullivan

On the sketch comedy series MADtv, Nicole Sullivan created numerous characters; the mean-spirited Vancome Lady, dimwitted Antonia, Eracists leader Debbie, racist country singer Darlene McBride, and Latina bimbo Lida. The comedian’s impersonations included Britney Spears, Drew Barrymore, Justin Timberlake, Hillary Clinton, Celine Dion, Kathie Lee Gifford, Edie Falco (as Carmela Soprano from The Sopranos), Lucille Ball (as Lucy Ricardo in a trio of I Love Lucy parodies), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “Absolutely. The bottom line is there’s a curse word involved and if a parent doesn’t want their child to watch it because there’s a curse word involved in the name, […]



September 2010



Jeanne Cooper Interview: In-Depth and Candid with 'The Young and the Restless' Legend

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Jeanne Cooper

In the fictional town of Genoa City, Wisconsin, Katherine Chancellor, the grande dame and wealthy pillar of society has been portrayed by veteran actress Jeanne Cooper since 1973 on The Young and the Restless, the highest rated daytime drama on television. Cooper’s character has broken ground in the daytime medium by having her real-life facelift televised on the soap as her character underwent the surgery at the same time. It was the first time an “extreme makeover” had been broadcast in daytime television. The veteran theater, film, and television actress has received eleven Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress […]



September 2010



Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld Interview: Terrorism Funding Expert on SPEECH Act and 9/11

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Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

On August 10, 2010, President Obama signed into law the SPEECH Act (the Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage) to guard American authors and publishers from enforcement of frivolous foreign libel judgments that undermine the First Amendment and American due process standards. The frontrunner in the fight for passage of the Act was Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy. In 2005, Dr. Ehrenfeld was sued for libel in the United Kingdom by Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz. “A lot of terrorism funding for the bases to recruit terrorists is being […]