Friday, July 29, 2022

Tony-Award Winning Actress, Director, Writer Tonya Pinkins to Hold Special Screening of Her Movie Red Pill in Winston-Salem South Carolina


Tony Award winner, Tonya Pinkins debut feature film RED PILL is having a one night only screening at The Aperture Cinema on August 3, 2022 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Tonya will be in attendance for the screening.  Tickets are $15 for the 10:00pm screening.

The multi-talented Tonya Pinkins is in Winston-Salem as a celebrity guest for the bi-annual National Black Theater Festival RED PILL has won over 20 international awards including The Reel Sisters of The Diaspora, Micheaux, Hamilton Black,  Anatomy of Horror, Charleston Black film Festival, Mykonos  and many others.

"Feel Good" Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Benjamin Hollingsworth of Hallmark's A Splash of Love Movie, Virgin River

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

The talented Canadian actor Benjamin Hollingsworth is starring in the upcoming movie "A Splash of Love," which premieres on the Hallmark Channel on July 30. He is also known for his roles on "Code Black" and "Virgin River." For Hollingsworth, it was a "fun experience to do "A Splash of Love" due to his love for orca whales. He also revealed that the latest fourth season of "Virgin River" premiered on July 20 on Netflix.

What Hollingsworth Watches

Hollingsworth listed "Ozark," "Arrested Development" and "Severance" as three of his favorite series to binge-watch.

Summer "Feel Good" Interview Series: Get To Know Matt Cornett of Disney's High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Zombies 3

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Get to know actor/singer Matt Cornett! Matt Cornett is the star of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," which kicks off its third season on Friday, July 29. He is known for starring as EJ Cashwell in "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" and "Zombies 3." 

His Inspiration, Dream Acting Partners and Shows to Binge

Every day, he is inspired by his family and his faith.

His dream female acting partners include Oscar nominee Margot Robbie("I, Tonya") and Daisy Ridley ("Star Wars" sequel trilogy).

Monday, July 25, 2022

That's4Entertainment Holds August 2022 ChristmasCon in Pasadena, CA, Also Scheduled is Christmas Con in NJ December 9-11th 2022: Meet Your Favorites Stars from Christmas Movies

by Suzee

 If you've been watching Christmas in July then Christmas Con in August will be the bow on the present! The ladies of Thats4Entertainment have done it again, putting together a fantastic ChristmasCon in Pasadena California the first week of August, 2022. The convention runs August 5th, 6th and 7th at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. 

Tickets can be purchased at

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Marcus Rosner, Starring in Hallmark's New Movie Romance to the Rescue

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and "PowerJournalist"

Canadian Actor Marcus Rosner is known for starring in such Hallmark films as "Romance to the Rescue," "Love Stories in the Sunflower Valley," "A Vineyard Romance," and "Love on Harbor Island," among many others. He also appeared in the Lifetime movie "Killer in the Guest House" and he starred in "My Fake Boyfriend" on Amazon Prime. 

In "My Fake Boyfriend," Rosner acknowledged that his character was over-the-top crazy. He had a great deal of fun playing Nico and enjoyed the challenge that it presented him.

Friday, July 22, 2022

NBC New York News Reporter and Anchor Jen Maxfield Interview: She Talks about her New Book, "More After the Break - A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories" and Share What It's Like to Be A Reporter in a World of Breaking News

By Suzanne Ordas Curry

If you live anywhere in the New York City area you’re bound to recognize the face and voice of the multi- talented reporter and news anchor Jen Maxfield.

Having started her career in upstate New York Jen Maxfield is now a fixture in New York City Television. She’s a news reporter that’s covered everything from Sandy to Katrina to covid to the "Miracle on the Hudson" and so much more. You can find her now as an anchor currently on NBC News New York. 

Jen has covered thousands of stories in her life. One may wonder how a reporter can emotionally handle all the rollercoasters or stories or if they can just walk away from them. What Maxfield does in this book is show how human reporters are, that though they may walk away from stories many stories linger with them. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Matt Hamilton Who Stars in Hallmark Channel's New Christmas in July Movie "Campfire Christmas"

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and Powerjournalist

Left Photo Credit: Charles Zuckerman

Matt Hamilton is a fixture in romance and Christmas movies. And now he's starring in  the upcoming new original Hallmark film Campfire Christmas, which comes out on Saturday, July 16. It is a part of the network's annual "Christmas in July" programming. 

Matt states, "It's an ensemble piece and it's fun," he admitted. "I think it's really funny, it's one of the funnier films I have been in."

He went on to praise his five co-stars Tori Anderson, Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Caitlin Stryker, and Alec Santos for all being fantastic.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Females in Entertainment: Focus on Actress Alysia Reiner - From Orange is the New Black to Shining Vale and Now a Part of the Marvel Universe


By Suzanne Ordas Curry

You might recognize her as Warden Fig from the award-winning Orange is the New Black series, but Alysia Reiner has been a busy actor since then. She's had roles on HBO's The Deuce  and Pamela Adlon's  Better Things, among others. She's also starred opposite Greg Kinnear in the thriller Shining Vale series with Courtney Cox.  

Now she's entered a new universe -  the Marvel-verse with a role on Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus. She plays Agent Sadie Deever and as of this writing, we still don't know what her motives are.

Why do we love Ms. Marvel? It's diverse and features women, women of all ages. And it's got a female director. Sharing some of the directing credits on Ms. Marvel is Meera Menon, who directed Alysia in her award-winning feature called Equity.

Interview: Actress Iliana Guibert Talks about Her TV Shows, Anna in the Tropics and Being a Talk Show Co-Host

Interview by Ashton Samson

Actor Iliana Guibert did a mid-life career pivot from successful furniture executive to successful actor, and now she can be seen in several TV shows, is starring in a summer production of Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz in the Hamptons and is also co-host of a new online talk show for women. Ashton Samson sat down to talk to Iliana about how she got where she was, and  just how much she is enjoying this new chapter in life.

City On a Hill and White House Plumbers

Mr. Samson: What kind of roles have you taken on most recently?

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Kevin McGarry: Now Starring in Hallmark Channel's New Christmas In July Movie "My Grown Up Christmas List"

By Markos Papadatos
Senior Writer and "Powerjournalist"
Photo Left Credit: Albert Camicioli, Crown Media

Acclaimed McGarry is known for starring as Nathan Grant in Hallmark Channel’s hit primetime original series, When Calls the Heart and in CBC’s Heartland as Mitch Cutty.  You may have also seen him in many other popular TV shows.

Most recently, McGarry starred in the original Hallmark Channel films The Wedding Veil and Feeling Butterflies. He has previously starred in the network’s Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Love on the Books, Winter Castle, and Love at First Bark.

In the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries department, McGarry was in originals Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love and A Song for Christmas. On the big screen, he appeared in Saw 7.

Summer Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Actor Tyler Hynes from Hallmark Movies & TV - His Work, His Fave Shows, How He Relaxes, Fave Foods & More

By Markos Papadatos, 
Senior Writer and "Powerjournalist"

You may recognize the prolific and talented actor Tyler Hynes from the slew of Hallmark movies that he has done, for which he has gained quite a fandom. He is known for his work in such Hallmark films as "Falling For You," "It's Christmas, Eve," "Flip That Romance," "The Mistletoe Secret," "Winter in Vail," "It Was Always You," "Sweet Carolina," "Roadhouse Romance," "An Unexpected Christmas," and "Always Amore," among others. But, this Canadian actor has also been in multiple TV series including "Letter Kenny", "Star Trek Discovery" and "UnReal." And he's talented behind the camera as well, writing and directing his own content.

He revealed that his favorite movie is "Phantom Thread." "I actually watched 'Phantom Thread' while I was at RomaDrama in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is one of two movies that soothes me and it really makes me feel good artistically," he said. "It's an incredible film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The two actresses, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps, are unbelievable in this movie too." 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Behind the Scenes: Mr. Malcom's List Starring Frieda Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Theo James Premieres in New York City: Photos

Mr. Malcom's List held its New York City premiere on a beautiful warm night in the heart of New York City at the DGA on 57th Street. The place was abuzz with an active Red Carpet, filled with media, stars of the film and other actors coming to support this independent film. It was exhilarating to see things up and running again in the Big Apple. 

Covid cards were checked at the door, and inside people were buzzing around, talking about the movie the biz and just happy to be out. After the Red Carpet  the movie started with a few words first from the director Emma Holly Jones.  
Mr. Malcom's List in in theaters nationwide beginning July 1, 2022. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Queen of Rock and Future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Pat Benatar and Husband Nick Giraldo Give Paramount Performance in New York Concert: Review and What They Played


By Markos Papadatos, Powerjournalist
Photo Left Courtesy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The "Queen of Rock" Pat Benatar and her gifted musical husband Neil Giraldo headlined The Paramount in Huntington on June 30th for an excellent turnout of fans. 

Throughout their respected career in the music business, the rock couple has garnered two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold studio albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hit singles. Their love affair has endured over 35 years, and they continue to tour and sell out shows all over the country.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Libby Jade Announces New Music and Summer Concert Dates: Also Find Her Music in New Movie "We Need To Talk" with James Maslow

Artist Libby Jade announces the release of her third single, "Pausing Clocks" which recently debuted on most streaming services. "Pausing Clocks" is her third release and is an acoustic indie pop song about making peace with the present. The song will have an official lyric video and acoustic video waterfall releasing each week after the initial track release date. You can find the music here on Spotify and Apple

Libby Jade's other songs are "Geometry" and "Homebody" Rounding out the band with her are Shane Curry, Chris Popp and Gregory Thomas Pease. Libby Jade has currently been performing in NJ, Brooklyn and New York City (Sofar Sounds). 

Summer Dates Announced: July 22nd Sofar Concert in Brooklyn. See Sofar website or contact Libby.wav on Instagram. August 6th - House of Independence, Asbury Park, NJ.

Review of Gilligan's Better Call Saul Season 6A: Masterful, Suspenseful and the Unexpected with Outstanding Performances by Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn

By Ashton Samson

Every once in a while, something monumental springs into existence that unintentionally emphasizes the need for our society to do things in a less brisk and more leisurely manner. The Covid-19 Pandemic, for all the grief and sorrow it caused on a global scale, taught me that spending time with one’s family as a homebody can be more fulfilling and important than rushing from one stress-inducing place to the next in a cyclical and harried manner. 

If you understandably would rather not learn this important lesson from a pandemic, look no further than the less deadly and more comforting world of television. Better Call Saul Season 6A is classic Vince Gilligan, a carefully constructed and gradual explosion into television mastery that emphasizes how a slow accumulation of details and plot can lead to a fulfilling denouement. Take things slow, in reality and in scriptwriting!

Friday, July 1, 2022

The LIBBY SHOW: Lunch with The Ladies in its Second Season: Celebrity Interviews, News and Inspiration for Women. Stream for Free


Looking for something new to watch? The LIBBY SHOW: Lunch with the Ladies is a new online streaming talk show. A production of SuzeeBehindtheScenes, it's full of conversation and fun. Hear from celebrities - like "Peter Brady" or Real Housewife of NJ Margaret Josephs and many more. 

Coming soon are a whole lot of faves from your favorite daytime shows and romance and holiday movies. Also listen in for helpful tips and inspiration for women. It is the only show (that we know of) specifically for women 45 and up. Co-hosts join our regular hosts Suzanne Ordas Curry, Messalina Morely Alton, Beth Brier and Iliana Guibert in each episode.  Find it on Youtube HERE now but coming soon to Facebook Watch and IWomanTV. 

Like us on Facebook HERE for updates and all shows arriving in July 2022.

First Season Episodes:

Episode 1: Best Shows to Binge