Selasa, 15 April 2014

The Star Online: Entertainment: TV & Radio

Klik GAMBAR Dibawah Untuk Lebih Info
Sumber Asal Berita :-

The Star Online: Entertainment: TV & Radio

Stars of TV's 'Resurrection' are coming to Malaysia

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 12:30 AM PDT

Actors Omar Epps and Kurtwood Smith are heading their way here to promote their TV series.

Resurrection is a new TV series based on a book by author Jason Mott called The Returned. The show revolves around the residents of a US town called Arcadia in Missouri, whose lives turn upside down when their loved ones return from the dead!

One of those who has "returned" is Jacob Langston, an eight-year-old boy who drowned more than three decades ago. Found "alive" somewhere in a rice field in China, Jacob is then brought back to Arcadia by an immigration agent named Marty Bellamy, who is played by Omar Epps. Kurtwood Smith plays Henry Langston, Jacob's father.

Other stars in the show includes Frances Fisher, Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Mark Hildreth and Samaire Strong, with Landon Gimenez as Jacob.

Resurrection premiered in the US early last month and will make its debut here on the Lifetime channel (Astro Ch 709) on May 12 at 10pm. To promote the launch of the show, Epps and Smith will be coming to Malaysia to meet the press, and to hang out with some fans. And guess what? We have FIVE pairs of meet-and-greet passes to give away!

To win these exclusive passes, all you need to do is to answer one simple question and state why you want to meet the stars of Resurrection:

1. When can you catch Resurrection on the Lifetime channel (date and time)?

2. Tell us why you want to meet Omar Epps and Kurtwood Smith (in not more than 20 words).

Send all entries to by April 30. Winners will be contacted by the organiser, with details of the meet-and-greet session.

'Suits' star Gabriel Macht reveals his struggling years

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 09:00 AM PDT

This actor has followed in the footsteps of his famous father and has no regrets.

Gabriel Macht's parents hoped their son would be a doctor or a lawyer. Their wish has been granted, in a way. He's played both on TV.

But acting wasn't really a choice for Macht. He's the son of actor Stephen Macht, and from the time he was eight he knew reciting lines and hitting his mark would be his destiny.

"At an early age I watched movies and was able to recite some lines and my father was an actor, and he had a bunch of his actor friends around. They'd always come over to the house and there was a lot of hanging out and having coffee and all this stuff," he recalls.

"And I'd come in and fool around and jump on the table and do a song and dance. And they'd start cracking up and laughing. And some say why'd you become an actor? One of the reasons is because some (expletives) clapped," he laughs.

Macht didn't have to pass the bar for his role as pragmatic lawyer Harvey Specter on, Suits, now into its fourth season.

But he faced a trial anyway. Another actor had been cast when he read the script. "I had been doing film for 15 years and saw a lot of the better writing was in television and started reading scripts," he says.

"I asked my representation about it, and they said they were going with another guy. And they did ... And he turned it down.

"Then I said, 'Can I get in?' I sat down with Aaron Korsh, the creator, and the producers and coming out of that meeting they said, 'This is our guy. We need to see him read, but this is our guy.' So I had that confidence and support going into the audition," he says.

"Then I got nervous and upset and angry that they just didn't hire me right on the spot – all that stuff. But I went and did the work and came prepared and did the audition. I felt the support, the energy in the room – that they all believed in me which allowed me to believe more and more in the character. That's how I got the role," he says in a dimly lit lounge of a hotel here.

He didn't have to learn organic chemistry for his role as Dr Mark Gabriel in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi series, The Others, either. But that was a different case. Macht didn't want to do television when that part came across his path. "I was making US$210 (RM681) a week doing a play, fully committed to the play. I was told to go out for pilot season and I didn't want to do television.

"I was told there was one show that Steven Spielberg was doing, I thought, 'OK, I'll go in. I'll just show my face. I'll do a cold reading. I won't even prepare for it. He's never going to hire me, but I'd love for him to just see my face and think of me for a movie he's doing, whatever.'"

So Macht gave it a cursory try. "I had rehearsal from 11 to 2 and was able to do the audition at 2.30pm and came back to prepare for the night's performance. I found out five minutes before I was going to do the performance that I got the series and had to fly to Toronto two days later – where I would be making a lot more than US$200 a week," he nods.

"And I was, like, 'Uhhhh, I didn't want to do television. I have to forego my responsibility for this show?' I ended up being sued by the theatre."

Macht has endured his struggling years, too. Right after college at Carnegie Mellon he studied for two years with coach Harold Guskin, snatching intermittent jobs.

But watching his father's career prepared him, he says. "Seeing the ups and downs of a career in Hollywood helped me in many ways to see it – it's like the stock market. There are times when you're successful, and there are tons of failure. And to see that growing up was really the best sort of model. 

"To see that careers – 1% of careers knock it out of the park every single time. And even those people have failures and misses. So it was good to learn that at an early age. I knew what was coming. I knew there would be times I'd work a lot and times not."

Married to actress Jacinda Barrett for nearly 10 years, he has a six-year-old daughter. "I'm so appreciative of the opportunity I've had to work and the people I've been able to work with, but I think family trumps everything," says Macht, 32.

"To produce a human person that has an incredible sensitivity; just a little being who's empathic and who's exploring everything and is kind and is motivated and strong and stubborn – all these things. I hate to label her because she's a billion things more than that. But to produce a child that's going to be good for humanity, that's what I'm more proud of. And becoming a father is enormous." — McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

>> Season Three of Suits airs every Tuesday at 8.05pm on Diva (Astro Ch 702).

Cheer up and banish those blues with Red FM, Capital FM and 988

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 09:00 AM PDT

Red FM's Red Fix, hosted by Terry and Azura, helps listeners beat the blues.

Red FM's Red Fix, hosted by Terry and Azura, helps listeners beat the blues while keeping the momentum going on weekday evenings (8pm-midnight).

"The show is exactly what the name suggests – The Fix! We aim to help listeners end their day right. If they had a good day, we keep that vibe going and if they had a bad day, we want to help fix it! Azura and I always have a great time hanging out. We have fun being ourselves and making each other laugh by goofing off and we want you to join in!" says Terry.

"Even though it is a late-evening show, we can still engage and entertain our listeners through various topics in the He Said She Said segment or in an impromptu karaoke session during 'Karanokay'," adds Azura.

He Said She Said is a segment where Terry and Azura come out with a funny twist on the "Mars versus Venus" analogy, while in Karanokay, the duo put listeners through a karaoke test.

In the Mr Foo Yoh 2.0 Contest, listeners can win their share of RM30,000 by identifying the songs and artistes that Mr Foo Yoh is mimicking.

So, tune in to Red FM on 104.9FM in the Klang Valley and 106.4FM in Ipoh. Visit for more information.

> 988's 8.8 Seconds is a contest that puts you through a race against time to win your share of RM26,000. List out nine items in a given category in 8.8 seconds to win RM500 (if it is the bonus hour, you could win RM1,000).

So, tune in to 988's Morning Up (6am-10am) and the Good Show (4pm-8pm) for a chance to win!

For more information, visit or on Facebook.

> Malaysian diver, Bryan Nickson Lomas shocked the nation when he announced his decision to quit the national diving team in 2013.

The young athlete, who won the gold medal at the World Junior Championship in Belem, Brazil in 2004, decided to put his passion on hold to pursue a degree in Sports Science at a local university.

Lomas will speak to Janice and Pamela of the Capital Breakfast show on April 18.

Also, join April Kuan in Global Passport on April 19 (noon to 4pm) as she speaks to the Venezuelan Strings Duo (cuatro player Jorge Polanco and harpist Leonard Jacome).

Apart from this interview, April will also be playing music from Venezuela on her show.

For more information, visit or


0 ulasan:

Catat Ulasan


The Star Online

Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved