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Interviews

Your average celebrity is bombarded by the same inane questions on the promotional circuit. Hollywood in Toto won’t settle for cookie cutter questions. The result: Engaging interviews you won’t find anywhere else.

Why McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Targets the Windy City
10 hours ago

Why McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Targets the Windy City

Steve McQueen can keep a secret.

The Oscar-nominated director of “12 Years a Slave” is out promoting his new feature, “Widows.” The film’s starry cast, including Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, …
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Why Faith Gets a Close-Up in ‘Instant Family’
14 hours ago

Why Faith Gets a Close-Up in ‘Instant Family’

Sean Anders’ creative impulses ran to the hard-R side in his earliest works including the raunchy “Sex Drive” and Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy.”

Six years ago, his life changed …
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Comic: ‘Raymond’ Alum Fired Me Over Trump
3 days ago

Comic: ‘Raymond’ Alum Fired Me Over Trump

Steve McGrew has had enough.

The Colorado comic kept quiet after “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum Brad Garrett canceled his December appearance at the star’s Vegas club.

The reason? McGrew says …
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HiT Episode No. 94 – Anthony Cumia
6 days ago

HiT Episode No. 94 – Anthony Cumia

It’s the best – and worst – of times for a free speech absolutist like Anthony Cumia.

The former “Opie and Anthony” host clings to the notion that speech matters. …
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HiT Episode No. 93 – Patrick Courrielche
2 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 93 – Patrick Courrielche

Patrick Courrielche took Andrew Breitbart’s enduring wisdom to heart.

Politics, the late media guru often said, is downstream of culture. Fighting back against biased institutions – academia, journalism and Hollywood …
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How Motherhood Inspired Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’
2 weeks ago

How Motherhood Inspired Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

Ashleigh Powell knows the pressure of writing a Christmas movie firsthand.

Stick the yuletide landing and you’ve made a film families will watch together for years, even decades, says Powell, …
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HiT Episode No. 92 – Comedian Michael Loftus
3 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 92 – Comedian Michael Loftus

Michael Loftus follows a simple rule when it comes to Hollywood.

Don’t talk politics at work.

It’s let the conservative comic thrive with writing gigs on “Kevin Can Wait” and …
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HiT Episode No. 91 – Rob Paulsen (‘Animaniacs in Concert’)
4 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 91 – Rob Paulsen (‘Animaniacs in Concert’)

Rob Paulsen faced a difficult truth early in his acting career.

He could keep fighting for gigs, knowing the competition would be stiff at the very least. Or, he could …
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HiT Episode No. 90 – Ann McElhinney (‘Gosnell’)
4 weeks ago

HiT Episode No. 90 – Ann McElhinney (‘Gosnell’)

Hollywood had no intention of making a movie about Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

The disgraced abortionist is currently in jail, convicted on three counts of first-degree murder. The details of the case, …
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Arsenio Hall Lumps Kavanaugh in With Weinstein
4 weeks ago

Arsenio Hall Lumps Kavanaugh in With Weinstein

Arsenio Hall made history in the late ’80s by becoming the first black comic to host his own late-night talk show.

After a rocket-fueled five-year run, however, the show came …
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