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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: Edy Ganem, Georgina Riedel Talk Elizabeth Pena’s Last Film ‘Ana Maria in Novela Land’

Luis Guzman, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Edy Ganem, Michael Steger, and Dyana Ortelli in "Ana Maria in Novela Land"

Edy Ganem of "Devious Maids" and director Georgina Riedel talk about their new comedy, "Ana Maria in Novela Land," which was Elizabeth Pena's last film.

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‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Depicts 3 Lives on a New Mexico Navajo Reservation

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"Drunktown's Finest" follows the lives of three young Navajo people on a New Mexico reservation.

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Forget the Oscars! Introducing “The Janie” Awards – Who Won ‘Best Acting in Underwear’?


For Oscar weekend, Reel Life With Jane introduces its own awards - "The Janies"! Who won Best Nose Acting? Best Acting in Underwear? Best Use of Pastels?

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‘Glee’ Finishes ‘Transitioning’ Episode with Epic Transgender Choir

Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Sheldon Beiste (formerly Shannon Beiste) on "Glee"

"Glee" finishes Friday's episode with an epic transgender choir in back of Alex Newell singing "I Know Where I've Been" from "Hairspray."

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Interview: Director Jeremy Whelehan Talks Traveling the World with Kevin Spacey for ‘NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage’

Kevin Spacey as Richard III

Interview: Director/Producer Jeremy Whelehan talks traveling the world with Kevin Spacey and cast for the documentary, "NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage," now streaming on Netflix.

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Hugh Grant, Chris Elliott, Marc Lawrence Talk Cleaning Lavatories, Fearing Marisa Tomei, & ‘The Rewrite’

The Rewrite

Hugh Grant, Chris Elliott, and director Marc Lawrence talk cleaning lavatories, fearing Marisa Tomei, and the new comedy, "The Rewrite."

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Netflix Finally Releases Trailer for ‘Bloodline’

Ben Mendelsohn and Kyle Chandler in "Bloodline" coming to Netflix in March.

Yes! Netflix has finally released a trailer for its upcoming series, "Bloodline." We've got chills!

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‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ is a Moving Documentary Tribute

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

"Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" is a moving tribute and well-done film by a close friend of hate crime victim, Matthew Shepard.

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‘The Other Man’ Doc Explores deKlerk’s Role in Ending Apartheid in South Africa

Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in a still from "The Other Man"

"The Other Man" documentary explores the role that F.W. deKlerk played in the ending of Apartheid in South Africa, including interviews with deKlerk himself and many other key players, some of whom do not hold the man in such high regard.

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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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