Mean Girls Star Mary Kate Morrissey Advises Budding Actors: ‘Work hard, Play Hard and Never Give Up.’

When Mary Kate Morrissey was growing up in Upper Darby, South Philly and rural Downingtown, Pennsylvania, she found her bliss while watching and performing in musical theater. In what feels like a “pinch-me” moment she is starring in the National Tour of Mean Girls. Fortunately for Morrissey, her parents nurtured her dreams, to the point […]

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‘Friday’ Star John Witherspoon Dies At Age 77

It is with great sadness that we have learned that actor/comedian John Witherspoon has passed away at the age of 77. Witherspoon was best-known for his work in the films “Friday” and “Black Jesus”, however, he has appeared in countless additional film and television projects throughout the course of his career. While Witherspoon’s official cause of death has not yet been revealed, it has been reported that the actor died suddenly (and unexpectedly) in his home. In a statement to Deadline.com, Witherspoon’s family says, “It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.”  

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4 Types of Halloween Costumes You Should NEVER Wear

Halloween is the best time of year for imitation. You can be anything you want from an elephant, to an astronaut, to a toothbrush, the sky’s the limit! Or it is? As far as societal norms go, there are always a few exceptions to everything and Halloween costumes are no different. Here is are examples […]

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Come From Away’s Julie Johnson Calls This: “One of the Most Life-Affirming Shows You will Ever See!”

Julie Johnson, who first came to New York to perform in the early 1990s, is proud to still be gracing the stage in the national tour of the life-affirming show Come From Away. Now playing at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music as part of the Philadelphia Broadway series through Sunday, November 3, Johnson says […]

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28th Philadelphia Film Festival Offers Stunning Line-Up of Movies and Special Events

Now is the perfect time to head to the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival for a line-up of remarkable films from noted directors in a wide range of genres. The festival, hosted by The Philadelphia Film Society, is running through October 27. There are 120 films from 41 countries to see during the memorable 11-day event. […]

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Emma Brock on The Office! A Musical Parody : “There is Everything Wrapped Up In a Perfect Little Bow for All of The Office Fans Out There”

Who wouldn’t want to be part of the biggest inside joke around? On a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until,,,for no logical reason a documentary crew begins filming the employees of Dunder Mifflin. This is the premise behind The Office! A Musical Parody. Featuring everyone’s favorite TV characters, the hilarious, unauthorized parody […]

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China’s Beautiful and Famous Hua Ballet Comes to Merriam Theater on Wednesday, August 28

The Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, brings the magic of Mulan to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The notable ballet ensemble has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing beloved ballet classics. The show will grace the Merriam Theater’s stage on the Kimmel […]

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CherryPicks Offers Movie Lovers ‘a View from the Female Perspective’

Miranda Bailey, a prolific indie movie actor, director, and producer noticed a void in film criticism and stepped up to fill it with TheCherryPicks.com, her cutting-edge new website. Bailey describes the website as a “new media platform bringing you unique and nuanced perspectives on film with reviews, ratings, and high-quality original content, all through a female […]

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Director Ed Zwick’s Trial By Fire Presents a Riveting Cautionary Tale

Oscar-winning director Edward Zwick brings the life the tragic and controversial story of Cameron “Todd” Willingham, (Jack O’Connell), who was executed in Texas for the arson-related deaths of his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed. This powerful true-life story shows the unlikely bond between Willingham, […]

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Molly Pope’s Candid Musical Polly Mope Comes to the Kimmel Center

Performer Molly Pope could have been daunted by her mental health issues, but instead, she has turned them into a witty, candid and intimate musical. Her live show, Polly Mope, is playing to the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11. Born out of Pope’s time as a Kimmel […]

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Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner Are Married!

Surprise! Joe Jonas is a married man. The Camp Rock alum and Game. Of Thrones star Sophie Turner tied the knot in a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas last night, TVGrapevine has learned. The couple apparently applied for a marriage license earlier that day. The bride wore a white outfit and veil while the groom […]

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Actress Ashley Dulaney Talks Hulu’s ‘The Act’, Upcoming Projects And More!

(PCM) We recently had a chance to catch up with the lovely actress Ashley Dulaney to talk about her role in the incredible Hulu limited series “The Act”, which was based upon the true-life events of Gypsy Blanchard, portrayed by Joey King, a young girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her […]

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