Hugh Jackman talks fish, blood and his new show

Written by MARK KENNEDY,
AP Drama Writer
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:24

Before Hugh Jackman could appear in his current Broadway play, “The River,” he had to learn his lines, dig deep into his character and do something he’s never done before: gut a fish.

His character is a fisherman who in one scene pulls out a real 3-pound sea trout, cuts it open with a fearsome-looking knife, removes the internal organs, chops a fennel bulb, slips lemon slices into the skin and seasons the flesh before popping the dish in a fake oven.

Iannone’s Amanda latest venture into Williams’ canon

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:56

Angela Iannone as Maggie the Cat in 1983. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Fresh from her role as opera diva Maria Callas in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Master Class, Milwaukee actor and playwright Angela Iannone is ready to try something different. And nothing could be more different than the role of Amanda Wingfield, the abandoned wife and faded Southern belle of The Glass Menagerie.

Gay comedian Gabe Liedman plays a gay comedian in BFF Jenny Slate’s breakout film

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:57

Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy in Obvious Child, currently in national release. Check your local movie listings. — PHOTO: Courtesy

The quirky abortion rom-com Obvious Child is about a single stand-up comedian named Donna (the amazing Jenny Slate), who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with Max (Jake Lacy) and decides to have an abortion — on Valentine’s Day.

Cher doesn't just like running with a younger crowd — she likes outrunning them

Written by Martin Sompter,
The Interview Feed
Saturday, 08 March 2014 09:14

I am waiting in Malibu, in an over-stuffed flamboyant house: lots of velvet, gold leaf, plumped pillows, chandeliers. It could be Cher’s house but it is in fact the house of a rich Russian person who has rented it out for my interview. Cher lives eight miles away in another Malibu house and in her own gothic glory.

Cerebral palsy is part of this gay comedian’s act

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:37

Comedian Greg Walloch. — PHOTO: Robyn Von Swank

Greg Walloch is a hilarious guy. A first-rate storyteller with a sharp sense of humor, Walloch is an author whose work appears in a variety of publications and anthologies. But he’s probably best known for his performances as a monologist and comedian. 

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells answers the question: What Would Mary Ann Do?

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:00

The book is out this month.

As the title suggests, What Would Mary Ann Do?, by Dawn Wells with Steve Stinson, is a book of advice. Wells, who played the wholesome, naïve Mary Ann in the classic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, subtitled the book A Good Girl’s Guide To Life, and it’s a subtitle that refers to both Wells and Mary Ann. Wells offers suggestions for living through the eyes of the actress as well as the character. The book also is full of photos from Wells’ acting career.

TJ  Hoban is a straight man playing gay in a new Here TV series about a straight man playing gay

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:01

TJ Hoban

Almost everything about the new gay sitcom From Here On Out is designed to make you laugh. From the clever title (Here TV + Out Magazine are owned by the same conglomerate = From Here On Out, get it?) to the kooky sexual situations in which the characters find themselves. When you’re not laughing, you can gaze dreamily at eight-packed straight (but not narrow), lead actor TJ Hoban. A flawless fitness model, Hoban’s graced the covers of countless muscle mags as well as the International Male and Undergear catalogs.

‘Ethical Slut’ launches second YouTube season

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Saturday, 08 March 2014 07:46

Ben Fritz

Why is it OK, and even complimentary, to refer to a man with many sexual conquests as a “stud,” while promiscuous women are labeled “slut”?

Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

AP Music Writer
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 11:02

Barbra Streisand’s new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn’t a conscious effort to exclude females.

“Everyone we asked was ... busy,” Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce.

Eerie HBO drama 'The Leftovers' probes a post-rapture world

Written by Frazier Moore,
AP writer
Saturday, 28 June 2014 07:46

Justin Theroux in 'The Leftovers'

Not long ago, 2 per cent of the world’s population vanished. Quietly, instantly, with no provocation.

Pharrell Williams’ promising 2014

Written by The Interview Feed Saturday, 05 April 2014 09:28

Pharrell Williams’ hits “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” defined pop music in 2013, but it seems already that this year offers even greater things to come for the eternally youthful 40-year-old. In January, he won four Grammys, including one for producer of the year. He performed his Oscar-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars, although it lost to “Let It Go.” His studio album GIRL dropped on March 3, and he’s adding yet another fashion collaboration — this time with Adidas Originals — to his growing number of partnerships.

Shorewood resident Miranda Levy a standout on TV’s ‘Project Runway’

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:21

Miranda Levy. – PHOTO: Courtesy

Miranda Levy, a self-taught Milwaukee-based fashion designer, has wowed audiences at local fashion events, including shows at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pritzlaff Building, Flying Car MKE and numerous gala and charity events. She’s held positions as curator for Tenth Street Gallery, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and color specialist for Kohl’s. As a prominent member of Milwaukee’s fashion community, Levy’s work has been showcased on the cover of M Magazine and Info Magazine, among others.