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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.

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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‘Mona Lisa is Missing’ Tells Story of Painting’s Mysterious 1911 Theft

Mona Lisa is Missing

Melanie Votaw reviews the delightful documentary, "Mona Lisa is Missing," about the 1911 heist that made people fear the painting would be lost forever.

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NYFF: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller & Cast Talk ‘Foxcatcher’

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell talk about "Foxcatcher" at the 2014 New York Film Festival | Melanie Votaw Photo

Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, director Bennett Miller and other cast members talk about "Foxcatcher" at the 2014 New York Film Festival.

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Spike Lee Produces Doc ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ About Film Student Darius Monroe Clark’s Past

Evolution of a Criminal

Spike Lee executive produces film student Darius Monroe Clark's documentary, "Evolution of a Criminal," about Clark's experience as a teen bank robber.

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‘Bitter Honey’ Documentary Looks at Polygamous Marriage in Bali

A still from "Bitter Honey" | Elemental Productions

"Bitter Honey" is a new documentary that profiles three polygamous families in Bali and shows how the practice is brutal to the women who are caught in it.

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NYFF: Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix & Cast On the Zany World of ‘Inherent Vice’

Joaquin Phoenix in "Inherent Vice" | Warner Brothers

Director Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix & cast discuss "Inherent Vice" at the 2014 New York Film Festival.

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