Friday, April 13, 2012

From LA Examiner: 'The LA Complex' Advance Review; TV Out of the Box Photos; 'Fringe' Preview; Brenda Strong on 'Dallas'; Frenchie Davis Catch Up...


"Mid-Season Preview: The CW's The L.A. Complex"

The producers behind The L.A. Complex, a colorful Canadian series about aspiring artists trying to make their lives and careers in Hollywood, did something especially smart. Rather than take a page out of Melrose Place, and feature these young up-and-comers all living outside of their means in a glamorous setting, they borrowed from Unscripted and Camp Hollywood, instead. The L.A. Complex is a show about dreamers-- all of whom are trying desperately to sashay into the land of the doers-- but who, in actuality, are still sadly wading in the “wannabe” and “almost-were” cesspool of Los Angeles. Perhaps it’s a personal bias from where this reviewer is in her own personal life, but that caused an immediate connection to all of the players, regardless of industry they hope to find themselves in... [MORE]


"Paley Center displays Chuck, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, more in LA"

If you're a true television fan, you'd give a lot to see props, costumes, and set pieces from some of your favorite television shows (not just on-air now but of all time) up close and personal, right? But if you're in the Los Angeles area, you don't have to give much at all. The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is hosting a "Television Out of the Box" exhibit sponsored by Warner Brothers Television. Living upstairs just next to the Paley Center's library is a collection of items from their current hit and classic shows like Seinfeld, Dallas, Supernatural, Chuck, The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls, and Friends... [MORE]


"Fringe’s Joshua Jackson and Lance Reddick preview “The Consultant” and beyond"

Now that we know for certain that Peter (Joshua Jackson) is in the “right” timeline in Fringe and that Olivia (Anna Torv) is having memories from their time together because she really is his Olivia, a great weight has been lifted from the series, it seems-- at least in many fans’ minds. With one great question answered, they can sit back and watch quite a few others-- including new details about David Robert Jones’ (Jared Harris) master plan, Lincoln (Seth Gabel) “defecting” to the other side, and traitor Broyles (Lance Reddick)-- finally unfold before the end of the fourth season. Just what can you look forward to? LA TV Insider Examiner caught up with a few of the Fringe stars in Los Angeles just last night to get the scoop! ... [MORE]


"Brenda Strong on saying good-bye to Desperate Housewives, hello to Dallas"


Brenda Strong is humble enough to call this time in her life an "exciting" one, but we're just going to say it: it's about damn time! Though the actor has been working steadily since the mid-eighties, and most likely appeared on at least one of your favorite shows in an iconic role (Seinfeld, anyone??), these days she finds herself smack dab in the middle of two pop culture phenomenons: the end of an era with Desperate Housewives' final few episodes, with the start of the new Dallas right around the corner... [MORE]


"VIDEO: Frenchie Davis on life post-The Voice and her new single"

Frenchie Davis is a busy woman these days. Last season's semi-finalist from Team Christina on The Voice is currently putting finishing touches on an album due out this summer, so she hasn't really had the time to check out the second season of NBC's reality singing competition and pick her favorites just yet. But she isn't too busy to celebrate the show she credits to helping her stay true to her sound in other ways. Just last night she performed for the private Warner Brothers "TV Out of the Box" launch event at the Paley Center for Media here in Los Angeles, her big, beautiful voice booming out over the rooftop reception with a couple of numbers that made her a fan favorite on The Voice, including "Love Takes Over"... [MORE]

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