Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters are beginning to open, actors and crew are back on set, and life is slowly returning to normal (or at least a new normal). We ask Roger Ebert's Assistant Editor Matt Fagerholm what's next for the film and TV industry, and his answer is more hopeful than bleak.
We call our longtime friend and mentor Lisa G. for a Saturday afternoon catch-up, where we discuss memories of our days on the red carpet together, her start in radio and advice to those just diving in, and why she refuses, to this day, to be anyone but Lisa G.
Pro skier and B.A.S.E jumper Matthias Giraud, aka Super Frenchie, on why fear is his “best friend,” whether he has a limit when it comes to taking risks, and what it feels like to freefall off a mountain during an avalanche.
Joe Berlinger, Emmy-award winning director of Netflix’s ‘Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’, on the problems with the true crime genre - a term Berlinger rejects - and the lessons of his other documentaries, ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.’
At only 14 years old, voice actor Ethan Pugiotto is introducing Charlie Brown to a new generation of fans, playing the iconic character on Apple TV+'s 'The Snoopy Show.'
For his role in Thomas F. Mazziotti's 'The Mimic,' which also stars Thomas Sadoski, actor Jake Robinson had to dive into the mind of a sociopath and stay awhile.
Sports fans wait every year for the Super Bowl, but animal lovers have their calendars marked for another Big Game. We’re chatting with longtime Puppy Bowl ‘rufferee’ Dan Schachner, who is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the cutest sports game of the year.
Sean Conley lived and breathed football since he was a starry-eyed boy from Erie, Pennsylvania, but unlike millions of others like him whose football aspirations turn out to be pipe dreams, Conley was one of the NFL’s chosen ones.
As the tumultuous year of 2020 comes to a close, there is no better time to seek advice about dealing with life’s ambushes than now: and no better person to ask than a Navy SEAL.
On any given day in October of this year, you could find hair and makeup artist Michelle Scrivner and her two daughters, Lily, 11, and Ellie, 6, gathered in their Minneapolis living room — laughing as they watched one of the girls look less and less like Lily or Ellie, and more like, let’s say, Edward Scissorhands or Spock.
While the sense of fear and uncertainty no longer looms quite as heavily as it did the second week of March; though people have been able to return to cafes and parks and museums; though conversations and headlines have shifted to include more than just case numbers and closings and warning signs, the signs of the times remain on nearly every window, street corner, and flashing billboard—now just as engrained in New York culture and routine as yellow cabs and coffee.
World-renowned cognitive psychologist and expert on human memory Elizabeth Loftus explains false memories, how they might explain the mysterious Mandela Effect, and how they can play a role in criminal court cases.
In June, residents of Philadelphia became up in arms over delays in trash collection in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitation worker Terrill Haigler heard residents’ frustration as large black trash bags continued to pile up and line the city’s streets.
The dark history of New Jersey's Action Park has gone mainstream with HBO Max's Class Action Park. Today we are chatting with the documentary's director, Seth Porges about his decision to tell its story.
Representation in Video Games, Gillette's Animal Crossing: New Horizons #MySkinMyWay Campaign - Double Talk
We chat with aspiring costume designer and illustrator Nicole Cuddihy about how her passion for design, paired with her love of gaming, resulted in a career breakthrough.
Have you ever seen a robot that felt just a little too lifelike, to the point where you felt uneasy? Do you cringe at movies like Disney’s Mars Needs Moms, or The Polar Express, because something about the animation just doesn’t sit right with you? If so, you’ve taken a dive into what’s called the Uncanny Valley.
We chat with Patricia Lynne Duffy, who wrote the first book by a synesthete about synesthesia, about what it's like to live with the condition, how synesthetes' brains are wired differently, and how learning about synesthesia teaches us about neurodiversity.
Chatting with CherryChat host Meg McCarthy about the importance of amplifying female and nonbinary voices, what she feels female filmmakers bring to the entertainment space, and how the media can shape our perspective and help us better understand the world and the people around us.
We ask Professor Richard A. Leo, PhD, how police interrogators use the Reid Technique to get suspects to confess, and about how the method can lead to false confessions.
A conversation with filmmaker Nicolás Iván Bori, whose film The Decision sends an incredibly powerful message to give a second thought to your choice to become an organ donor.
We talk to Christina and Jennifer Rhee, both anesthesiologists at the same hospital in metropolitan Detroit, about what it's like working on the front lines of the coronavirus.
Listen in on our conversation to hear straight from one of Ozark’s stars what he thinks will happen next on the series, as well as behind-the-scenes secrets from the show.
An Internet Sleuth on How to Spot Fake Viral Posts During the Coronavirus Pandemic (And Beyond) - Double Talk Asks
Paulo Ordoveza is a self-described “killjoy.” He’s a web developer, former NASA employee, the pedant behind the Twitter account @PicPedant, and since the early 2010s, he’s been on a mission to debunk viral posts that, in some way or another, are misleading or fake. Though he might come across as a bit hubristic on Twitter, he’s cheerful and chatty on the phone, and he has no qualms about letting us in on his investigative secrets.
At this year's Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, we sat down with judge, breeder, and dog lover Maggie Dane-Fisher to discuss a judge's process for choosing Best in Show.
Chatting with iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Real Housewives of New York City's Dorinda Medley, and Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jackie Goldschneider at Woman's Day's Red Dress Awards in New York City.
We sit down with Milan Ray, star of Amazon Studios' family underdog comedy-drama Troop Zero, to talk about her audition process, her character Hell-No Price, her female directing duo Bert and Bertie, and her advice to actors.
We spoke with heart attack survivor Sharon Bond at the launch of her nonprofit, The Heart Speaks Foundation, about the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke, and how to take action toward better heart health.
At this year's PetCon, we asked Tuna Melts My Heart's owner about how Lady Gaga came to love her chiweenie, learned how Piglet the deaf and blind pink puppy recognizes his parents, and met a corgi with an unusual talent.
"A wise counselor told me that when you let your guard up, it’s like your have porcupine quills all over you. You know when a porcupine uses its quills to protect itself? He said porcupine quills are a way that keep people away, because they can see that you’re afraid, and it keeps people from really getting to know you."
TeenyWee Cosmetics founder Sasha Anne discusses her steps to creating her own company and becoming a beauty influencer, the culture of the current YouTube beauty community (as explored by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star in their new documentary), and her thoughts on how to avoid comparison on social media.
Chatting with Whitney Way Thore from TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life about body positivity, her philosophy on social media, and how being on reality TV has changed her perspective on empowerment.
Our conversation with Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro, who got candid about online bullying, his lessons for his children, and predictions for the future of reality TV at TLC's 2019 Give A Little awards!
We met Skai Jackson at TLC’s 2019 Give A Little Awards, where she told us about her inspiration for her new book, Reach For the Skai, growing up in the public eye, and her thoughts on how to deal with bullying on social media.
After a long Skype call with microsculpter Dr. Willard Wigan—honored by Guinness World Records and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II alike for his contributions to art—there is a lot to ponder.
Though it is somewhere on the cusp of earth-toned tracksuits and neon spandex, some might argue that the 80s truly kicked off at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time on August 1st, 1981.
"It wasn’t at all how you would imagine a great white shark. It’s not like Jaws where the shark is breaching out of the ocean and belly flopping, and, like, ripping animals. It was a very serene moment."
The 2019 version of the Disney classic The Lion King, featuring a star-studded cast of Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover and many more, definitely did not disappoint!
On this past Tuesday’s episode of Dance Moms, then 10-year-old dancer Lilliana Ketchman is given an “ultimatum” by her notoriously-authoritarian instructor Abby Lee Miller.
"I had started the doctorate program in the fall with the little voice in the back of my head that was telling me that acting was my passion ... The weirdest part is that once I actually made the decision [to leave school], I was completely at ease."
Chatting with Malibu Rescue and Just Add Magic actress Abby Donnelly about the series, her hopes for the future of her character, Lizzie, and her unique introduction to the TV and film industry!
From the perspective of two longtime followers of 27-year-old Instagram trailblazer Caroline Calloway, an afternoon in her apartment doesn’t so much confirm or deny assumptions of Calloway and her life as it humanizes them.
Actor Tony D. Head shares his audition story and behind the scenes from Joker, and explains what makes the upcoming installment different.
We visit Nashville and sit down with Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron on the set of their talk show Pickler and Ben to discuss favorite celebrity guests, dream interviews, and their love of Nashville.
"When it wasn’t my scene, I would help direct Miss Tiffany [Haddish's] scene. You know, try to figure out little things, because I’m there anyway! I’m working with great people. You think I’m gonna go chill in my trailer and eat Chex Mix?"
"By being on a show, and having a talent, you’re no better than someone else. You’re just in the public eye, and people are seeing your talent. It’s a blessing for sure, but for a lot of people — a lot of celebrities, especially my age — it gets to their heads."
"I think in this day and age, if you want to act, and if you want to be a filmmaker, you just kind of have to do it. It’s easier these days, too—you can make things on a lower budget, and there’s all these options with fundraising and all that kind of stuff now. And I just feel like if you truly want to act, waiting around for that audition and just going out on things when your agent gets them for you isn’t enough."
sWe talk to RJ Mitte about his memorable role as Walter Jr. on Breaking Bad, his new film Time Share, and his advocacy work for people with physical disabilities.
We speak with Brittany, Briana, Joshua, and Jeremy Salyers ahead of the premiere of their TLC special Our Twinsane Wedding February 11th.
Five years ago, 9-year-old Claire of Baltimore, Maryland, became one of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer every day.
If you’ve seen Netflix’s stunning horror series The Haunting of Hill House, you know that there’s no denying the impact of the five young stars that portray the Crain family in the flashbacks.
‘Haunting of Hill House’ Star Lulu Wilson on Mike Flanagan, Why She Likes Horror, and Those Insane Long Takes
Lulu Wilson is passionate, sharply intelligent, mature well beyond her 13 years, and nuanced—all at once.
Teen Chef Amber Kelley (Cook with Amber) on Her New Cookbook, Collaboration with Jamie Oliver, and Favorite Halloween Recipe!
“I never, ever a couple years ago would have thought I’d have a book out by now ... I always dreamed about it, but I never really thought that would be a reality, so it just goes to show that if you put your mind to it, you can do some amazing things.”
A chat with Brittany Snow on how to navigate the often-tumultuous world of social media, and her Love is Louder movement. #LouderTogether
Kelly Osbourne at TLC'S Give A Little awards: what she has learned about her her father Ozzy Osbourne from filming Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, and how growing up around Ozzy has shaped her views on giving back.
TLC star Jazz Jennings on social media's impact on activism, the upcoming season of I Am Jazz, and when she realized that people look up to her as a role model.
Derek Hough on how being in the public eye allows him to give back, and how doing good for others allows him to connect with himself.
We chatted with 24-year-old filmmaker Aaron David Roberts about his pilots Chartered and The Cast Members, his early success, his decision to not study film formally, and his advice to film students.
After seeing Eighth Grade at a screening and falling in love with the film and its cast, we got a chance to sit down with Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson at the A24 Films office in New York.
Holocaust short ‘Dirty Bomb’ star Ido Samuel: “Everything can happen again if you won’t act against it”
People feel like, Oh, this could never happen again, but everything can happen again if you won’t act against it. Unfortunately there are bad people in the world, and when you give them control, and you don’t act against them or speak against them, they have power to be bigger and bigger and do what they want. And then it can be too late.
1/1’s Lindsey Shaw and Jeremy Phillips on Healing, The Casting Process, and Working with Judd Nelson
"Lots of things come to the surface, and once she understood all of the paths that led her here, some of which she knew and some of which she created, and some of which were beyond her control, then she could move on. It answers the fundamental question of 'why': you know, [the movie] goes through all those 'who, what, whys,' and when she finally gets to 'why,' she understands."
Nicole Feenstra on Broken Hearts Division: "One of the things about broken hearts is that everybody's had one"
"She [Officer Mack] is definitely inspired by Inspector Clouseau [The Pink Panther]. He’s sort of a bumbling detective. I’ve always liked people, and especially characters, who are very convinced of things and sort of charge ahead without a lot of knowledge. There’s an adage that’s called 'Ready, Fire, Aim'. Sometimes you just sort of go for it, and I think this character is somebody who believes passionately in righting wrongs that she sees perpetrated on people."
“Regardless of what background you might have, regardless of what the obstacles might look like, regardless of how old you are, regardless of how poor you are, regardless of how marginalized you are, you have something to contribute. If there is something that you need to change, you need to be the one that does it."
“I just never thought that was possible, you know, to make that kind of connection with these animals. So that’s kind of where I started with it. I felt like if I could get to that place, figure out what the animal was about, then I might be able to make a better photograph of it.”
“There’s bitter, which is decidedly distasteful, right? And there’s sweet. Bittersweet is that combination. In the film, all these things come from a girl who’s 19 years old, and it is that—bittersweet, like a pain you desire. It’s a contradiction. It’s the past, and it’s probably not good for me, but I like it. I feel comfortable in it. It’s like an ailment that you enjoy.”
“Adventure, Challenge, and Glory”: 'The Millionaires’ Unit' Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King on FYU’s Journey from Yale Students to American Heroes
"The little bit of news that was coming out about the war overseas was that this was the biggest event of mankind. In the history of the world. And they wanted to play a part, and they wanted to fly. It was a young person’s energetic dream of adventure, and challenge, and glory."
'Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution': A Conversation with Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot and Spring Breakers Shay and Kimmy
"I think our view has been so distorted on what love really is ... I think that love is an intangible, universal, extremely powerful notion of giving yourself to someone unconditionally with compassion without expecting anything in return."
"The thing about ‘not having time’… I feel like you can always make excuses about not having time for something. But, you guys, you wake up every day, you have time to brush your teeth. You have time to do that. So you have to have time to think about your eating if it’s important to you."
"My hope is that people will see that individuals with disabilities are not destined to a sad, lonely life. With the right attitude, they can have amazing friendships, cool experiences, awesome achievements and a life full of love and happiness."
“Celebs on Sandwiches” Artist Jeff McCarthy: “There’s obviously an absurdity and randomness to the idea”
In the modern-day world of social media, it often takes more than just another pretty picture for an artist to become a viral sensation.
"Do not put up with any bullshit. Make sure that the people around you love you, care for you, value you, and cherish you. And do not put up with anyone who is any less than that."
A Conversation With Leeza Gibbons: Partnership with Senior Helpers, Dodging Drama, and Remembering to Breathe
It is late afternoon on Valentine’s Day, and the two of us are sitting in the lobby of Central Park’s Essex House Hotel with news journalist, entertainment reporter, host, and health advocate Leeza Gibbons. We met to interview her, but so far, she has spent 15 minutes interviewing us. She is sitting on the couch leaning on one knee, and slightly forward as she speaks with us.
Our work with Musée Magazine!
THE TWIN CONNECTION
We wrote THE TWIN CONNECTION (Wyatt-Mackenzie, OCT 2014) because we were on a mission: Mission Show The World What Adolescent Twinhood Is Really Like.