Jay Siegel’s Tokens to play iPlay America

Brooklyn, 1955: Jay Siegel teamed up with Neil Sedaka in high school to start a group called The Tokens. The quartet, rounded out by Cynthia Zolitan and Hank Medress, recorded “While I Dream” and “I Love My Baby” for Melba Records. Three years later, Neil left the band. In 1961, a reformed The Tokens, now…

Anna Schafer on becoming “Elizabeth Blue”

“Imagine if you had a nightmare… but it wasn’t contained in sleep. You’re walking around during the day and you are having a nightmare, but you have no idea that it’s a nightmare because you’re awake. So, you think it’s reality. That is what schizophrenia is like.” — Anna Schafer Anna Schafer is the phenomenal…

Laci Kay Somers, influencer: “You can’t fake genuine”

Laci Kay Somers has over 8 million followers on Instagram. To put that into perspective, on May 2, 2017, the Los Angeles Times ran an article proclaiming a new milestone for the city’s population: 4 million. The story delineated the nearly 70 year journey it took to amass that respectable number. Not only is Laci’s…

Sarah Edmondson talks about life in Hallmark’s idyllic Mitford

“It was such a treat to work on because it was so idyllic and so happy, it’s a great little place to escape to.” Actress Sarah Edmondson was talking about her upcoming Hallmark movie, At Home in Mitford, that premieres Sunday, August 20 at 10/9c. In the film, Sarah plays Marge Owen, owner of Mitford’s…

“UNDISCLOSED”: A Q&A with best-selling author Steve Alten

  Best-selling author Steve Alten just threw us a curve ball. Next year, his first book, MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror (1997) is slated for an August 10 release date as a summer blockbuster movie event! Currently, the film is in post production and it features a phenomenal cast that includes Jason Statham, Ruby…

Interview with Lauren Blumenfeld of Pop TV’s “Nightcap”: “What attracts me to comedy”

This Wednesday at 8/7c, it’s the season finale of Nightcap (Lionsgate/Dakota Pictures/Trout the Dog Productions), Pop TV’s outrageous scripted madhouse comedy. The series takes you backstage at America’s number five rated late-night talk show, “Nightcap with Jimmy,” to reveal the absurdity of dealing with the quirky and often demanding personalities of A-list celebrities. Each week,…

Serena Ryder: Diving right in and going deep

Serena Ryder is a visceral artist. Her music grabs you by the gut and shakes you around in its rhythmic maelstrom until the only thing you feel is truly alive! Her latest release in the States is a potent EP called Electric Love (Atlantic). Culled from nearly 100 songs that Serena has written over the…