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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Interview: Keith Urban Talks American Idol XIV

Keith Urban

Keith Urban gives us a preview of what we can expect on American Idol XIV, premiering January 7, 2015.

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Exclusive Interview: Moniqua Plante on Making Out With Eric Close on ‘Nashville’


Actress Moniqua Plante tells Melanie Votaw about making out with Eric Close (Teddy Conrad) on ABC-TV's "Nashville"

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Cast of Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo’ Talk Violence, Nudity, & Living in the 13th Century

Benedict Wong and Lorenzo Richelmy as Kublai Khan and Marco Polo in "Marco Polo" | Photo Phil Bray for Netflix

Cast members of Netflix's new show, "Marco Polo," talk about their experience shooting the historical drama set in 13th century China.

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Tony Danza Dedicates Doubledecker Bus in NYC

Tony Danza rides atop the doubledecker bus dedicated to him in New York City | Melanie Votaw Photo

Ride of Fame dedicates a doubledecker bus to Tony Danza, and he cuts the ribbon as his picture in the ad for the Broadway musical, "Honeymoon in Vegas" is unveiled on the bus front, then takes a ride on his namesake.

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‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Documentary Chronicles Early Days of Women’s Movement

A still from "She's Beautiful When She's Angry"

Melanie Votaw reviews the new documentary about the history of the women's movement - "She's Beautiful When She's Angry"

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Stuart Townsend to Appear on ‘Elementary’

Stuart Townsend

Stuart Townsend has landed a multi-episode arc on "Elementary," on which he may be a new love interest for Watson.

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Gets 12th Season on Fox


"So You Think You Can Dance," TV's only showcase for America's best dancers and choreographers, gets as 12th season on Fox.

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Interview: Warren Leight, Matt Olmstead Talk Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire 3-Show Crossover This Week on NBC

A Still from "Chicago Fire," "Nobody Touches Anything" episode airing Nov. 11, 2014 | NBC

This week, NBC will do a 3-show crossover with Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. The showrunners talk about the difficulty of blending shows.

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‘Pelican Dreams’ Doc – A Valentine to Unsung Birds

A still from "Pelican Dreams"

Melanie Votaw reviews "Pelican Dreams," the sweet new documentary from the director of "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill."

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‘Watchers of the Sky’ Doc Profiles Humanitarians Who Fight Genocide

Watchers of the Sky

"Watchers of the Sky" is a sobering but inspiring documentary about those who bravely strive to eliminate genocide throughout the globe.

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What Would Dexter Think of Michael C. Hall in Drag as Broadway’s ‘Hedwig’?

Michael C. Hall in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" | Joan Marcus Photo

Michael C. Hall has taken on Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Melanie Votaw tells you how he's doing in the role of the transgendered rocker.

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Netflix’s Upcoming Series Finally Gets a Name: ‘Bloodline’


Melanie Votaw reports on the release of the name of Netflix's upcoming familial drama - "Bloodline" - starring Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.

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