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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.

Showrunner Steven Maeda, Actor Neil Napier Talk ‘Helix’ Season 2


Showrunner Steven Maeda and actor Neil Napier talk season 2 of Syfy's Helix, which will premiere Jan. 16.

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Melanie Votaw Recalls Her Favorite 2014 Celeb Quotes From Interviews, Press Conferences with Ben Affleck, Kevin Spacey, Chaz Ebert, & More

Ben Affleck at the 2014 New York Film Festival press conference for "Gone Girl" | Melanie Votaw Photo

Melanie Votaw recalls her favorite celebrity quotes from her 2014 interviews and press conferences, including Ben Affleck, Kevin Spacey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, & many more

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Interview: Tony Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur Talks ‘Muffin Top,’ TLC’s ‘All About Sex,’ & the Joys of Writing

Marissa Jaret Winokur

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway's original Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray," tells Melanie Votaw about her new movie and her new TV chat show, "All About Sex."

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Interview: Ben Reed on Working With Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood in ‘American Sniper’

Actor Ben Reed

Actor Ben Reed tells Melanie Votaw about his role as Bradley Cooper's father in the much-anticipated Clint Eastwood film, "American Sniper."

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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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