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Monthly Archive: May 2011

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Michael E. Knight Interview: 'All My Children' Star Thanks Fans for Tad Martin

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Michael E Knight

Daytime Emmy award winner Michael E. Knight is best known for his portrayal of Thaddeus (Tad) James Martin on the ABC soap All My Children. Knight’s first stint on the show ran from 1982-1986; he returned in 1988, left again in 1990, and has appeared continuously from 1992 to the present. Other television appearances include Matlock, Sydney, Dear John, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live, and Hot in Cleveland. The actor also starred in the 1987 feature film Date with an Angel. “In the old days, 20 years ago, there was a longer […]

Thursday

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Loretta Devine Interview: Busy 'Grey's Anatomy' Actress Stars in 'Madea's Big Happy Family'

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Loretta Devine

Enormously talented film, television, and Broadway actress Loretta Devine was born in Houston, Texas on August 21, 1949. The five-time NAACP Image Award winner is known for her television roles on Boston Public and Eli Stone. Playing recurring character Adele Webber, Devine can currently be seen on the ABC medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy. Devine captured attention in Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical loosely based on the history of The Supremes, in which she originated the role of Lorell Robinson (a fictional character based on Mary Wilson). In 1995, she landed a high-profile role as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to […]

Tuesday

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May 2011

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Mark Childress Interview: Bestselling Author on His Life and Latest Novel 'Georgia Bottoms'

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Mark Childress

Born in 1957 in Monroeville, Alabama, Mark Childress not only grew up in Alabama but in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He is the author of 7 novels: A World Made of Fire, V for Victor, Tender, Crazy in Alabama, Gone for Good, One Mississippi, and Georgia Bottoms. Childress has also written 3 picture books for children: Joshua and Bigtooth, Joshua and the Big Bad Blue Crabs, and Henry Bobbity is Missing and it is All Henry Bobbity’s Fault. He wrote the screenplay of the Columbia Pictures film, Crazy in Alabama, directed by Antonio Banderas and starring Melanie Griffith, an […]

Thursday

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Hank Williams Jr. Interview: Legendary Country Music Superstar Organizes Tornado Relief Telethon

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Hank Williams Jr

Country music giant Hank Williams Jr. is known for singing “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Old Habits,” “Kaw-Liga,” “Family Tradition,” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” but this week the artist traveled to his beloved state of Alabama to offer hope and assistance to victims of the vicious tornado outbreak of April 25-28, 2011, that affected the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States. With hundreds of people dead, many injured, and thousands of homes demolished, Williams decided the best way to raise money for the relief efforts was to contact all of the people he knew (and didn’t know) and […]