In this week’s all-new podcast, Trish Bendix and yours truly talk award season including what happens when someone everyone knows is of the LGBT community still doesn’t publicly come out, even failing to thank their partner when winning a major award. *Sigh* But we also talk Rosie O’Donnell and Joe Manganiello’s guest turns on CBS’s Mom and our special guest is actress/model Clara Paget, who talks playing Anne Bonny on Black Sails and how the show stays away from labels since they didn’t really exist back in those pirate days.  Take a listen to the podcast and, above all else, tell a friend and share on social media!

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The second season of Cinemax’s hit drama series, “The Knick,” is now available and I’ve got an exclusive look at the amazing costumes seen in the show. In this extra feature, Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick is joined by actors Andre Holland (Dr. Algernon Edwards) and Juliet Rylance (Cornelia Robertson) backstage in her costume shop for fun, revealing conversations about how she went about creating their looks for the series.

Check it out.


“The Knick” Season 2 is available now on Digital HD (iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, etc.).


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It’s our first 2016 podcast and me and AfterEllen editor Trish Bendix share our tales from TCA (“The 100,” Jillian Michaels, Ellen Page) and we feature my 1:1 interview with Tom Rob Smith, out creator of the fantastic new BBC America series, London Spy.

You can listen to the podcast right here or you can go to Itunes and subscribe and listen on your phone or, as I tend to do, in my car!

And here’s the trailer for London Spy, which airs tonight at 10pm on BBC America. It’s worth your time, trust me!

Want to hear more from me and Trish on Hollywood QCast? Leave a comment here or find us on Twitter and let us know what you want to hear! 


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Parting is such sweet sorrow but as we come to the end of the Starz drama Da Vinci’s Demons, the epic series starring Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci.

Whether you saw the final season on Starz when it aired last fall and want to watch again or want to experience it for the first time, I have a blu-ray copy available for one lucky winner!

The third and final season of the Starz drama can be yours!

The Da Vinci’s Demons blu-ray contains all 10 episodes of the final season and shows Leonardo da Vinci’s world as it comes crashing down when the city of Otranto is torn apart by an Ottoman invasion.

On the battlefield, the Turks use da Vinci’s own weapons against him…the designs for which were stolen by someone he trusted. This betrayal will haunt Leo long after the battle is decided, as will the deaths of loved ones lost in the fighting.

When Rome instigates a Crusade against the Turks, he seizes the opportunity to join, but his mission is complicated by a series of grisly murders that terrorize Italy and threaten the Crusade itself.                   

Da Vinci’s Demons features BAFTA award-winner Tom Riley as tortured genius Leonardo da Vinci and co-stars Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, Elliot Cowan, Lara Pulver and James Faulkner as both Pope Sixtus IV and The Prisoner.

For the giveaway, US residents only and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Entering is super easy. Just go to my group Facebook page (LIKE it if you choose!) and leave a comment on the Da Vinci’s Demons post about the giveaway as to why you love Da Vinci’s Demons. Easy, right? The winner will be picked on Tuesday, January 26, which just happens to be the release day for this Blu-ray and DVD.



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Daniel Franzese Joins The ‘Hollywood QCast’ For The Best (and Worst) of 2015!

December 21, 2015

If you know me at all, you know I loved the HBO show, Looking, and while we’re getting a finale movie and then that’s a wrap for the Jonathan Groff starrer, the show also gave us a chance to get to see a lot more (and, I mean, a lot in some sexy scenes) of Daniel Franzese. We […]

Hollywood QCast: ‘Jane The Virgin’s’ Yara Martinez Talks Luisa, Rose and Being Justin Baldoni’s Sister

November 13, 2015

We’ve got an exciting, new Hollywood QCast  for you this week as I grabbed some time to chat with Jane The Virgin star, Yara Martinez. Besides playing the emotionally fragile Luisa, the woman responsible for Jane (Gina Rodriguez) getting wrongly inseminated in the pilot of the hit CW series, Martinez dished about working with dreamboat Justin Baldoni, whether Bridget Regan (who […]

‘Please Like Me’s’ Josh Thomas On Season 3 & Why Can Hugh Grant Do No Wrong?

October 30, 2015

The third season of Pivot’s excellent comedy, Please Like Me, is off and running (Fridays at 10pm) and I grabbed some time with creator/star/writer/director Josh Thomas recently at the Paley Center for Media to get the lowdown on that. Besides giving me an overview of season 3, Thomas also told me about why the film Love, Actually was perfect to include in the […]

‘Faking It’ Puts Out Trans Casting Call! Watch Katie/Rita/Carter Covington Video Here!

October 30, 2015

@mtvfakingit From an MTV press release: As the season 2 finale approaches on Monday, MTV’s hit scripted comedy Faking It is hosting an open casting call for transgender actors and actresses to appear in speaking and background parts next season.   The show’s Hester High School is known for its inclusive student body- which has featured […]