Over the last 25 years or so, Tom Cavanagh has made a good living for himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand character actors. It’s taken a while, but he’s finally made the leap from guest star to regular on a successful TV show, having been on The Flash for the last four years as Dr. Harrison Wells (and his other-Earth versions), along with his alter-ego Reverse Flash. It’s been an exciting ride for Cavanagh, and he’s enjoyed every minute of it — especially when he gets to play multiple characters! (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cavanagh)
On The Voice, Blake Shelton takes his responsibilities as a coach very seriously. As he tells us, though, there’s so much more to the process than knowing how to be a good singer and entertainer. When it comes to working with a young, diverse group of contestants, he also needs to be a good teacher, figuring out the best ways to reach each one and help them realize their potential. (Click on the media bar below to hear Blake Shelton)
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.
If you think being a judge on a music competition is only about spotting talent, Katy Perry wants you to think again. When we spoke to the American Idol judge, she told us that she and her fellow judges (Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan) are more interested in being mentors than critics, since they know what it’s like to be in the contestants’ shoes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Katy Perry)
The finalists have been chosen, and the live shows have begun — American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.
Now in its seventh season, Homeland remains an intense, gripping drama. The Showtime series, starring Claire Danes as an American intelligence officer who’s had to deal with threats, both domestic and international, while also living with bipolar disorder. It’s a challenging role that Danes has handled with Emmy-winning skill, but Danes told us she’s even more impressed with how the show’s writers and producers have kept the show itself so intriguing for so many seasons. (Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Danes)
The penultimate episode of Homeland’s current season airs Sunday night at 9/8c on Showtime, with the season finale airing on April 29. And Danes herself has confirmed that the show’s eighth season will also be its last.
As a defensive player, Josh Norman doesn’t get to dance in the end zone very often (in his six-year pro career, he’s only scored two touchdowns). Instead, the Washington Redskins All-Pro cornerback will show off his dance skills on television. He’s one of the contestants competing on the new season of Dancing with the Stars, and he told us it’s his first chance to really show off his moves. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Norman)
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes premieres Monday, April 30 at 8/7c on ABC.
In 11 seasons on The Big Bang Theory, Kunal Nayyar has seen his character, Raj, change in many ways. (Remember the days when he was too terrified to even speak to girls?) At a press event, Nayyar told us he’s thrilled with the way Raj has, grown, matured, and evolved, and he’s even more thrilled with the changes to his hair style! (Click on the media bar below to hear Kunal Nayyar)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on CBS.