As a 23-year showbiz veteran with more than 70 credits under his belt, Milo Ventimiglia knows all about how Hollywood works. And he knows when a project is truly extraordinary. With This Is Us, he says he knows he’s part of something that’s very, very special, and it’s not something that can be taken for granted. (Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
This Is Us returns for its third season Tuesday, September 25 on NBC.
There are movies that are bad. And then, there are movies that are so bad, they’re good. As a camp classic, we think the much-maligned Showgirls fits into that second category. Elizabeth Berkley was the face (and body) of the movie, so she was the target for a lot of the film’s initial criticism. Even after the bad word of mouth that followed the film’s U.S. opening, Berkley decided that she would go and promote Showgirls in Europe, and a lot of people wondered why she would do that. When we spoke to her, she explained that, surprisingly, it made more sense to go than to stay at home. (Click on the media bar below to hear Elizabeth Berkley)
If you’ve never watched the movie before and want to see what you’re missing, Showgirls is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Twenty years after the original series debuted, Charmed is getting a reboot this fall with a new set of supernatural sisters. Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffrey star in the new version of the show, and they’re definitely aware of the original show and its impact on pop culture, but they’re looking forward to making an impact of their own. (Click on the on the media bar below to hear Madeleine Mantock & Sarah Jeffrey)
The new Charmed premieres Thursday, October 18 on The CW.
Gordon Ramsay might be one of the world’s premier chefs, but that doesn’t mean he wants to cook every day for his kids. Sometimes, he’ll order out for his kids, and sometimes, he’ll even stop at a burger stand — and like it! Ramsay told us about some of the guilty pleasures he’ll indulge with when he’s feeding his children. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gordon Ramsay)
Ramsay’s newest TV venture, a globe-hopping culinary competition called Uncharted, will debut on the Nat Geo channel in 2019.
Tom Cruise can’t resist coming back to Mission: Impossible. Over the course of 22 years, Cruise has made six of the Mission: Impossible movies. He told us why he loves the series so much — it’s a love rooted in nostalgia for the TV show, along with the immense challenge of designing the series’ trademark stunts and action sequences. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cruise)
When it started out, South Park was definitely a product of its time. With its crude humor and DIY animation sensibilities, it felt like the cartoon equivalent of ’90s indie rock. Of course, the show’s indie feel was enhanced by the fact that the broadcast networks passed on it, leaving it to find a home on cable TV. Obviously, things worked out just fine for South Park and its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone — more than two decades later, the show’s still going strong. But could they have launched the show in today’s media landscape? Parker & Stone think they might have had an easier time of it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Trey Parker and Matt Stone)
South Park’s new season premieres on Wednesday, September 26 on Comedy Central.