Thursday, December 21, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Get To Know Actor/Singer Marshall Williams of Glee and Jingle Bell Jubilee - 8 Things to Know About Him

By Markos Papadatos #powerjournalist
Canadian actor and model Marshall Williams shared eight exciting and interesting things about himself.  

Williams is best known for his role as Spencer Porter on Glee, and Albert Banks in How to Build a Better Boy
Most recently, he starred as Nate in The Jingle Bell Jubilee opposite Erin Agostino on Great American Family.  In the music world, he released his song “The couch that I rent.” 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Taylor Swift, The ERAS Tour Extended Version Comes to Women-Owned Platform Herflix, Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer Coming Soon

If you're not already familiar with Herflix, it's a streaming platform available online where you can watch movies to rent with no monthly cost. There is also free content to watch with no subscription needed. Herflix, founded by Adriana Shaw, specifically supports films and work by women and for women. Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is now available to rent. See below for upcoming movies. Visit

Swiftie or not a Swiftie yet? You may like this article on Suzeebehindthescenes:

Soap Icon Cady McClain and The Sopranos' Robert Funaro Star in AudioDrama Podcast "Around the Sun" - A Fictional Drama About the "Pinecone" Family

Three-time Daytime Emmy Award Winner Cady McClain stars in the award-winning episodic audio drama Around the Sun created by Brad Forenza with The Sopranos' Robert Funaro. Their episode dropped on November 29, 2023 and can be heard here:

Cady and Robert are part of the EGOT-winning cast of Season 3 of Around the Sun. The season launched October of 2023 with new episodes scheduled to drop every two weeks throughout fall 2023 and into early 2024.  For information visit: Audio trailer is here.

Females in Entertainment: Meet Karen Schaler - Writer of Christmas Movies - Learn How She Got Started and Why She Loves it - You Can Also Meet her at her Online Christmas Camp for Aspiring Writers This Month

By Suzanne Ordas Curry

For many, Karen Schaler has a dream job! She writes Christmas movies.. including the ones we especially love... you know.. the ones with Royals in them. Do we ever tire of watching a commoner fall in love with a Royal?

Karen Schaler is an Emmy-winning writer, novelist, journalist and more. She has movies on Hallmark, Lifetime and Netflix. She in known for A Christmas Prince trilogy on Netflix, Christmas Camp, Rediscovering Christmas and her newest Every Day is Christmas. She also runs workshops to help inspire new writers to create these joyful movies. We were honored to get to know her and find out how she got started, what inspires her and how we can get started on a journey like hers.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Travis Burns of "Ladies of the 80's: A Diva Christmas on Lifetime, Neighbours & More - 7 Things To Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist 
Travis Burns is an Australian actor and model. He is known for his acting work in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours,” where he played the role of Tyler Brennan from 2015 to 2019. 
He also starred in such romantic comedies as “Sunrise in Heaven,” the Lifetime movie “The Wrong Boy Next Door,” “The Christmas Listing,” as well as “Save the Wedding.”  
Most recently, he was a part of the new Lifetime holiday movie “Ladies of the ‘80s: A Diva Christmas,” where he starred alongside five ‘80s acting dames as Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, and Donna Mills. 
In his personal life, he is married to Emma, and they have a newborn baby boy Parker. Burns shared seven interesting and neat things about himself. 

Feel-Good Interview Series: Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush: 10 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Kendall Schmidt is one of the four band members of the pop group Big Time Rush (along with James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega). They just released their deluxe edition of their "Another Life" album.
He is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, dancer, music producer, and an actor. Ironically enough, he played Kendall Knight in the Nickelodeon TV series “Big Time Rush.” 

Feel Good Interview Series: Gabriel Hogan of Tacoma FD, Heartland and GAC's My Christmas Hero: 8 Things to Know About Him

by Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Canadian actor Gabriel Hogan shared some interesting and exciting things about himself. He is known for his starring role in the hit cable TV firefighter comedy series "Tacoma FD," as well as "Heartland" and for his recurring role in "Condor."
Hogan stars in the new Great American Family Christmas movie, “My Christmas Hero,” which premiered as one of GAC's original Christmas movies in November 2023. He plays the character Major Ross opposite Candace Cameron Bure, who plays the Army Reserve doctor Nicole. 
Gabriel Hogan's Favorite Christmas Movies 
His Christmas favorite movies include Christmas Vacation, Elf, and A Christmas Story. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

NY/NY Event: Support Kids in Foster Care and See a Holiday Classic: Bergen County CASA Presents A Christmas Carol by Bergen County Players

CASA for Children is hosting its inaugural Winter Holiday fundraising event, a staging of the beloved classic "A Christmas Carol" at the Bergen County Players, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ. 

Bergen County CASA, located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack NJ, is a program under the umbrella of National CASA/GAL. CASA stands for Court-appointed Special Advocates. They are volunteers who are trained to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Feel Good Interview Series: Get to Know Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys: A New Single "Made for Us" and 8 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Nick Carter is one of the five band members of the bestselling pop group Backstreet Boys. The pop superstar chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about his latest endeavors. He shared some interesting and exciting things about himself. 
Nick Carter just released his solo single “Made For Us,” and he was touring the country as part of his “Who I Am” solo national tour. “I’m an entertainer and a performer, and I love to do that; it’s great,” he said. 
Earlier this year, Nick paid homage to his late brother, Aaron, with the poignant song “Hurts to Love You,” which is a story of unconditional love and heartbreak. 

An Annual Favorite: Fans Flock to Christmas Con in NJ - Details about this Christmas Movie Mecca for Fans - Over 30 Actors to Attend

Christmas Con is almost here! If you’ve never been to this Christmas movie and holiday extravaganza held in New Jersey or perhaps in their other locations then you are in for a treat. Fans of Christmas movies and really every fan of Christmas will have a treasure trove of activities and programs to partake in at this annual convention founded by That's 4Entertainment held at the New Jersey Exposition Center in Edison, NJ, about an hour's drive from New York City and Philadelphia. 

Each year it seems Christmas Con gets bigger and better, and this coming from someone who went to the very first one. Thanks to the four ladies that founded this Christmas convention one afternoon sitting with each other shortly after Thanksgiving.

You May Like: A Glimpse at a Past ChristmasCon:

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Feel-Good Interviews Galore - A Complete Listing of Our Interviews with your Favorite Stars from TV Movies and Series

By Bella Gusmano

Whether you are looking to catch the latest news on up-and coming actors or binge stories on your favorite stars in the soap world and beyond, look no further! Here you will find all of your favorite Suzee Behind the Scenes: Feel-Good Interviews from the past and present. 

Visit our site every week to see who’s next!

Editor's Note to Publicists/Actors: To schedule an interview inquire at

Females in Entertainment: Meet New York City Writer Queen Chastity

As part of our "Females in Entertainment" series we focus on up and coming and vibrant women in the field of entertainment. Today we interview Queen Chastity, who is making her mark as a writer of books and scripts among her other work.

Tell me about yourself Queen!

A little about me, I'm a published author of 4 books and also a TV and Movie script writer, a Victim Advocate for Rape and Domestic violence.

Movie Written by a Priest: Trinity's Triumph Starring Joe Morton, Young Mazino About Three Men Entering the Seminary Now Available Online Free on TUBI, Roku, Rent on Amazon, Google & More

The feature-length film Trinity's Triumph is now available to stream online.
As of December 15th it is available to watch free on Tubi and Roku.

Unique to the film is that it was written by a Catholic priest, Father Stephen Fichter - and though it is fiction reflects his experiences through engaging characters. It is the story of three young men who enter the seminary guided by the wise and lovable mentor, Monsignor Heck (played by Joe Morton of Scandal). What begins as a single mission becomes divided, and each seminarian must decide what God is asking of them. They struggle individually and must be true to their calling with the help of Monsignor Heck’s influence. For information visit:

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Jersey Shore's Mike Sorrentino and Ali Stroker Come to Bookends in NJ: Meet, Greet and Buy Their Books

Bookends Bookstore, located in Ridgewood NJ, a short train ride from New York City always have great authors frequent their establishment, allowing the fans to buy a copy of their book, meet them and get a personal picture. Coming this season to the store is Ali Stroker, who is a local of the store, Tony Winner and well-known for her acting abilities with co-best selling author Stacy Davidowiz. called Cut Loose. It's an engaging, inspirational book about finding your strengths and is perfect for kids.

Feel-Good Interview: Pop star and Disney actor Kevin Quinn: 9 Things To Know About Him Including his Dream Singing Partner

By Markos Papadatos, #PowerJournalist
Kevin Quinn is a pop star, actor, Disney alum, and social media phenom. He is known for his starring role as Xander in the hit original Disney series Bunk'd, as well as for his roles in the original Disney movie Adventures in Babysitting and the 2021 Netflix movie A Week Away where he stars opposite Bailee Madison.
Quinn just released his new pop single "Blessed," and his upcoming CD "Real Me" will be out in January of 2024.  He shared nine exciting and interesting things about him.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Tyler Lawrence Gray of the Paramount+ Series 'Wolf Pack' - 6 Things to Know About Him


By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Tyler Lawrence Gray is an American actor, who starred as the heartthrob Harlan Briggs in the “Teen Wolf” Paramount Plus series “Wolf Pack.” 
He shared seven interesting things about himself. 
Tyler's Favorite Movies 
He listed Good Will Hunting as his all-time favorite movie. “I’m a Boston guy, so I love Ben Affleck and Matt Damon… and Robin Williams would bring me to tears with every project that he did,” he said. “Lately, I have been watching a lot of sci-fi movies that I really like. I also loved The Fablemans by Steven Spielberg, I thought that was so creative.” 

Monday, November 6, 2023

Feel-Good Interview Series: Get to Know Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony Who Just Released "Under the Tree" EP: 7 Things to Know About Her

By Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist  
Ally Brooke is a pop superstar and a member of the all-girl group Fifth Harmony. She has become a social media sensation with millions of dedicated followers. 
Brooke released her new 2023 "Under The Tree" Christmas EP, which features four holidays: "White Christmas," the title track "Under the Tree," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." 

Feel-Good Interview: 8 Things to Know About Actor Linda Evans of Dynasty & More: ‘"Alone and Never Happier"

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist  
Linda Evans is primetime TV royalty. She has been entertaining television audiences all over the world for well over five decades thanks to her classic roles as Audra Barkley in The Big Valley on ABC, and the lavish Krystle Carrington in the primetime drama Dynasty on ABC, among other roles. In her interview with this #Powerjournalist, Evans shared eight interesting and exciting things about her.
Linda Evans' Favorite Movie 
She listed Pride & Prejudice as her favorite movie. “I’ve watched it maybe 50 times, I never get tired of it,” she said. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Tyler Christopher of General Hospital and Days - His Last Interview

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Editor's Note: We remember with love and fondness this beloved actor who left this earthly realm on October 31, 2023. With thoughts to our writer Markos who was the last person to interview him.
Emmy award-winning actor Tyler Christopher shared some of his favorite things. He is known for playing the "dark prince" Nikolas Cassadine on "General Hospital" for 20 years, as well as Stefan DiMera on “Days of Our Lives.” 
He is one of three male actors to ever win the “Lead Actor” Emmy Award for “General Hospital” along with Maurice Benard and Anthony Geary.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Meet Mark Pellegrino of ‘Supernatural’ - 7 Things to Know About Him

By Markos Papadatos #powerjournalist
Film and TV actor Mark Pellegrino is known for his starring role as Lucifer in Supernatural, as well as for his acting work in such series as Dexter, Lost, Being Human, and 13 Reasons WhyHe shared seven interesting things about himself.
Favorite Movies 
“I’m a horror fan. I like horror movies as a genre,” he admitted. “I just saw a very one with Timothée Chalamet, who is a very fine young actor, and it is called Bones and All. I recommend it to people… it’s a very interesting and strange horror movie.” 

NJ/NYC Event: Cara Buono of Stranger Things, The Sopranos & More Comes to Mahwah High School in NJ on October 28th for an Evening of Conversation: Proceeds Benefit Arts Committee

Emmy-Nominated actress, CARA BUONO comes to the stage of a Mahwah High School (a half hour from New York City) for an interesting and inspiring conversation along with her old friend Jeff Marchetti ("THE SOPRANOS"). The event will take place on Octboer 28th at 7pm at MahPAC, Mahwah High School, 50 Ridge Road in Mahwah, NJ. Tickets are available here:

Friday, October 20, 2023

Feel-Good Interview: Brad Harder of Ms. Match, The Christmas House, Aurora Teagarden & More Shares Seven Things About Him

By Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist
Brad Harder is a Canadian actor and producer, known for Just Like a Christmas Movie, Ms. Match, The Christmas House, The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls, and Fifty Shades Freed. He also played Charlie Heard in the original “Aurora Teagarden” movies. The Alberta native went on to share seven exciting things about him.  
Favorite movies 
On his favorite movies, he noted, "I have a range of different movies, I love Barb and Star Go to Vista Del MarBridesmaids, the Harry Potter Series, the Bourne Series, and Lord of the Rings."
Brad Harder's  Favorite Series to Binge 
His favorite series to binge-watch include El Chapo, Jack Ryan, Fleabag, House of Cards, Sense8, Heartstopper, and Stranger Things. “There are so many,” he admitted.  

Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas Starts October 20, 2023 - Full Listing

Ho Ho Ho and mistletoe, princes, snowball fights, gingerbread cookies, sleigh rides, wreath-making, ice skating, carol singing, cozy fireplaces, men named Nick and all things Christmas is on slate for the Hallmark Channel again this year. Here's a list of the new movies on Hallmark Channel. For information on each movie visit:**

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Brad Forenza's Around the Sun Podcast Launches Season 3 with EGOT-winning Cast: Jai Rodriquez, Francois Clemmons, Terry Hu, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Estelle Parson, Judy Gold, Cady McClain, Robert Funaro & More

The award-winning podcast Around the Sun in back for its third season. And this season has an added bonus - though each episode (under 15 minutes) tells a story, together they are all part of a larger story. Get to know some of the "Pinecones Family" and their friends with all the drama that complicated family relationships have. And it all starts with the passing of their family matriarch, Bibi, voiced by Oscar-winner Estelle Parson. 

The season launches October 18, 2023 with two new episodes, then episodes are scheduled to drop every two weeks throughout fall 2023 and into early 2024. The series is presented via the Broadway Podcast Network and available “wherever you listen to podcasts.” For information and how to listen visit:

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Swiftie for a Day: My Peek at the Wedding of the Summer - Jack Antonoff and Margararet Qualley Get Married on Long Beach Island With Taylor Swift and A Bevy of Celebs In Attendance - With VIdeo

By Suzanne Ordas Curry #Suzee

It was shaping up to be a perfect summer weekend at the Jersey Shore, and I was headed to my favorite place along this wondrous coastline of beachtowns, Long Beach Island.

Long Beach Island, or "LBI" as it's known to it's fans, is a 9 mile barrier island closer to the southern tip Jersey. You can see Atlantic City from the south shore and Seaside (home of "Jersey Shore") from the north end. There's only one bridge that gets you on and off the island, the only other way is by boat.

Being a true Jersey Girl, born and bred, and being in the entertainment industry, I already had a source telling me that something "BIG" was happening on our little island. Word was that an A-list celebrity who lives on the island (we do have several, though we are NOT the Hamptons) was having his wedding somewhere on the island on Saturday, with the rehearsal dinner the night before.