Sophia Bush Talks to Delish About Staying Healthy

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Sophia Bush is known for playing the cool girl, be it detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D. or — throwback! — Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill. And after 14 years walking red carpets, she’s pretty unfazed by celebrity sightings. But there’s one instance where she loses all chill.

“I totally fanboy chefs,” she laughs. “As I’m sure you’ve noticed, if you’ve seen my social media, I’m like a crazy food person.”

She’s been known to ask to take a photo with chefs she admires, like Rick Bayless or Shuko’s Darry Liu. Don’t even get her started on her favorite TV show right now — Chef’s Table on Netflix.
“If you haven’t seen it, you have to watch it,” she says, eyes growing wide. “I had dinner at Alinea recently, and it was one of the most memorable things ever. [Chef Grant Achatz is featured in it] … and the way he sources local food and really considers his environment — I mean, my mind was absolutely blown. He’s shifting the paradigm.”

Over the years, Bush’s full-on fangirling has turned into legit friendships with certain chefs, like The Chew‘s Michael Symon. The two recently spent an afternoon in New York “rescuing” people from sad desk lunches, surprising them with gourmet picnics in the park, as part of Lipton’s Bright Bites campaign. “I’ve been trying to prioritize health and wellness in my own life, so when I heard I could encourage others to do the same, I had to be a part of it,” she says. Continue reading

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Five or Six Things I Didn’t Know About Brad Pitt, by Marlon James

Musings from the Man Booker-winning author after his first meeting with one of the biggest — and nicest — stars on the planet.
SEPT. 7, 2016

1. Brad Pitt is a plant murderer.

The worst kind, too. The kind who lets a plant starve to death. The evidence, at two opposing corners of his office in Beverly Hills; skeletal remnants that long gave up hope of ever being watered. He’s been away for 10 months, he says. An explanation, if not exactly an excuse. Regardless, I vow to expose his plant-murdering ways because the American public deserves to know, and besides, at 52 one should take whatever notoriety one can get.

I’m at Plan B, the film production company Pitt co-founded in 2001 and now owns, and I’ve decided to impress him with my knowledge of architecture, something he learned about while helping to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I figured I’d introduce him to Shigeru Ban, famous for his Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, and other disaster-relief projects around the world. But there, sitting on Pitt’s bookshelf, is an entire monograph of his work.

Near his record player are Joe Strummer’s albums with the Mescaleros, not a surprise, but also rare books on fringe culture, including Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders, which are. This is a revelation not because Pitt is a megastar, which can lead to a certain out-of-touchness, but because he’s a father, and the first thing that goes after having kids is coolness. The first thing that comes are jorts. So when he gets up to shake my hand — dressed in a white T-shirt, white jeans and a white fedora — he seems more like the Dude than a dad.
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Shay Mitchell Talks to Michigan Avenue

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Shay Mitchell reveals her favorite spots she’s visited across the country (and around the world!), what’s still on her travel bucket list, and how Pretty Little Liars continues to surprise her.

As any one of her 14 million Instagram followers can attest, Shay Mitchell finds a lot of joy in being a jetsetter. The Shaycation star often posts shots of her envy-inducing travels to exotic locales — she’s visited a monkey forest in Bali, gone river rafting in Fiji, and soaked up the scenery from a hot air balloon in Morocco, for starters. And while summer vacations may be taking a backseat to filming smash TV series Pretty Little Liars, this globetrotter’s wanderlust is a constant, making Mitchell a natural fit to partner with San Pellegrino for the recent launch of its interactive app, Delightways.

Now available in Chicago, New York City, LA, San Francisco, Miami, Austin, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Seattle, Delightways encourages users to explore cities through wandering paths as opposed to traditional linear routes — a novel approach to navigation that Mitchell wholeheartedly embraces. We dialed up the on-the-go dynamo to talk discovery through adventures, and acting.

Michigan Avenue: Delightways is such a unique app. What drew you to this concept?
SHAY MITCHELL: My whole brand is all about exploring, wandering, discovering, sort of getting off the beaten path — I do that with my travel, and in everything that’s basically how I live my life. So, when [San Pellegrino] came to me with this really amazing interactive app, I was like, That’s great! It takes people off their regular routes, and they get to stop along the way to different locations that they may not have found without the app. I thought that was really cool. I have a bunch of different favorite places in each of these cities, and it’s neat that you can find some new spots that you may not have found before.

MA: We’d love to go city by city to learn more about some of these spots.
SM: Sure!

MA: In Chicago, what are some of your favorite spots that you’ve explored?
SM: Oh my gosh, Lou Malnati’s? I. Can’t. [Laughs] I love Chicago; I was there in February, and it’s such a beautiful city. My restaurant over there is definitely Lou Malnati’s, and I actually ship that straight to my house here in LA. [Laughs]

MA: Nice!
SM: Yeah, I have about 10 frozen pizzas in my fridge.

MA: What is your favorite pizza from Lou Malnati’s?
SM: I custom [order] them, but I get a selection of everything: I have Hawaiian, I have pepperoni, I have vegetarian, so anybody that comes over, depending on what they like, I pretty much have that in my freezer.

MA: That’s great. Any other spots in Chicago that you’ve been able to explore?
SM: I’m a fan of the Chicago Bulls, so I go to games when I’m there. The architecture’s amazing, [and] I took a boat tour that was incredible.

MA: How about in LA?
SM: In LA, there’s really awesome food trucks on the app that I love because I’m a big foodie. It’s interesting because even though I live in LA, there are certain different places that I might not have been aware of, so for me I’d say different food trucks, [and] different museums [like] the LACMA.

MA: And in New York?
SM: There’s a restaurant called Miss Lily’s, which I love. And if these [spots] aren’t on [Delightways], then these should be my own little additions.

MA: What is it about Miss Lily’s that you love?
SM: I love the food — it’s West Indian and Jamaican, and it’s unlike anything else. The experience is just cool. Between the music and the food, it’s a perfect combination.

MA: And how about in Miami?
SM: I was there again not too long ago. Joe’s [Stone Crab] is one of the best restaurants there, and also Little Havana. You feel like you’re in Cuba.

MA: And what about in Austin?
SM: I actually haven’t been to Austin, and I haven’t been to Boston in a long time, or Washington, DC.

MA: You’ve traveled the world and gone to such amazing places. Is there a destination that you haven’t been to yet that’s on your bucket list?
SM: I haven’t been to Greece, and I really want to go, and also Croatia and Turkey.

MA: And I guess you can add Austin!
SM: And Austin! For real — Austin is a place I really want to go to. [I’ve heard] the music scene there is incredible.

MA: The Delightways app is all about surprising and delighting. Thinking about your Pretty Little Liars character Emily, who you’ve played for seven seasons and counting, how does she continue to surprise you?
SM: It’s funny because with the different experiences, she continues to kind of surprise herself with how she handles them. I think there’s a complete 180 from when I first started the show to how she is now; there’s a lot more confidence in there, which obviously comes from time and the experiences that she and the girls have had, and just the amazing bond that I think each of them has with each other. It’s a relationship like no other.

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‘iZombie’ Guys Talk to TVInsider About Their Off-Screen Bond

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Behind every great zombie there are great men. In the case of iZombie, that would be star Rose McIver’s fantastic four: David Anders (or “Ders,” as his costars call him), who plays zombie baddie turned amnesiac human ally Blaine DeBeers; Robert Buckley, aka zombie Major Lilywhite and Liv’s (McIver) former fiancé; Malcolm Goodwin, as Clive Babineaux, a Seattle detective who frequently partners with Liv; and Rahul Kohli, who plays Ravi Chakrabarti, Liv’s boss at the medical examiner’s office. Their characters may have increasingly complicated relationships on screen, but off screen, the cast has formed a tight bond. “When you film away from everybody you know and love, your coworkers can really make or break the experience,” McIver says. “I feel like I just won the lottery.”

The costars spilled on their dynamic…and a few secrets about each other.

TV Insider: Looking back at last year, what was your favorite part of Season 2?

David Anders: I liked working with Rahul a lot more. I liked the little love triangle that’s brewing between Rahul, Aly (Peyton) and myself.
Robert Buckley: I liked seeing Clive and Bozzio’s relationship. That was the first time we got a glimpse into who Clive was; the man behind the badge. And Jessica Harmon as Bozzio killed it. She was such a great addition.
Rahul Kohli: Also, I like how the stakes have been raised. How they created far more danger for everyone; they fleshed out the mythology of our world. I like how the world of Seattle was fleshed out. We’ve got a much richer kind of environment right now, far more Big Bads. With the FBI agency, as well, I like how they expanded.
Malcolm Goodwin: I also like how all the characters and all the worlds interconnected. I also love the way that everything came to an end, all that action stuff. That Max Rager stuff was so much fun. I like the way all the storylines came together, all the way the characters got to interact and how everything got to blow up.

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Zachary Levi Talks to Theater Mania About ‘She Loves Me’

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Zachary Levi’s Tony-nominated run in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me is going out with a bang. Not only did the show, which closes on July 10, win a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical at last month’s ceremonies, it also made history last week as the first-ever Broadway show to be streamed live online.

Featuring a score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and a book by Joe Masteroff, She Loves Me is a romantic comedy following at-work rivals and unsuspecting amorous pen pals Amalia (Tony winner Laura Benanti) and Georg (Levi). Inspired by Miklós László’s play Parfumerie, which also served as source material for the 1940 Ernst Lubitsch film The Shop Around the Corner and, later, the 1998 Nora Ephron film You’ve Got Mail, the musical is brimming with clever songs and unwitting romantic encounters.

As Levi prepares to take his leave from Broadway for the second time (he made his debut in 2013’s First Date), the charmer of stage and screen looked back on a run that featured celebrity visits, “gnarly” tattoos, and impromptu acrobatics.

Theater Mania: What is your favorite line that you get to say or sing?
Zachary Levi: I’ll have to go with “I’m freezing, that’s because it’s cold out” in She Loves Me. When I was first learning the song, it just struck me funny every single time. George is rambling and saying he’s “tingling, such delicious tingles,” he’s “trembling, what the hell does that mean?” he’s “freezing,” and then he’s just kind of, well, “that’s because it’s cold out.” And it’s just so genius to me.

Theater Mania: Everyone loves inside jokes. What is the best one from your show?
Zachary Levi: Not that it’s an inside joke, but [ensemble member] Cameron Adams and I always have this moment where we pass each other backstage and give each other a hitch kick, like a “Yah!” You know, a little like a “Git ’em girl” kind of thing.

Theater Mania: Every show experiences technical difficulties. What was the worst technical difficulty experienced during your show and how was it handled?
Zachary Levi: We really only had one major technical difficulty. We had never had any problems with our set or our automation and then one day, it just wasn’t opening. We all got into the store and then it’s supposed to open up like it has every other time and it started opening and then it just stopped. So me and Gavin [Creel] are looking at each other, going, “What do we do?” And I was like, “I think we’ve gotta stop.”

Then they took about 10 minutes to test it. It was working, so we all just took our places onstage, everybody clapped, and the audience was totally cool with it, because they kind of like that shit. It’s all part of live theater.

Theater Mania: What was the most “interesting” present someone gave you at the stage door?
Zachary Levi: A couple girls had me write — I don’t remember what the two phrases were. “Know your worth” was one of them. They’re things that I’ve said before in the past doing panels or speaking engagements and they just really meant a lot to these girls. And then they came back with them tattooed on their bodies. It was pretty gnarly, but very kind of, honoring.

Theater Mania: Who is the coolest person that came to see your show? (You can’t say your family!)
Zachary Levi: Meg Ryan came. She came during a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising time, and she stopped by one of the buckets and dropped money in and told one of our ensemble members how much she enjoyed the show, which was awesome because she was a part of You’ve Got Mail.

And John Lithgow came. We were doing a show one day and my phone rings in my dressing room and the guy at the stage door’s like, hey, Mr. Lithgow’s here to see you. And I said, John Lithgow? And he said, “Yeah he’d like to see you.” And I’m like, “Uh yeah send him up.” I was like, “Oh my god, you’re John Lithgow.” Like, that guy is so unreal talented. So that was really awesome.

Theater Mania: How was the awards season experience and being a Tony nominee different from what you expected?
Zachary Levi: You know, if I do TV or a show or a film and it gets nominated, it’s already done. But on Broadway, I still had to show up and do my job every night. So you can’t really get lost in thinking about that stuff. The whole nomination thing was like, hey, rock ‘n’ roll, that’s really cool, but it doesn’t make you a unicorn all of sudden. You’re just a human being.

But as a kid who always wanted to do what I’m doing, it feels very good and validating to feel like people think you’re doing it at that high of a level. So I think more than anything what I took away was, I finally felt like I was kind of accepted a little bit in this community, and that was cool.

Theater Mania: What show do you wish was livestreamed when you were a kid?
Zachary Levi: What’s weird is that growing up as a kid I did a bunch of theater, but I wasn’t really aware of a lot of theater. I grew up on the West Coast and so we didn’t get to Broadway. I was splitting my time between doing theater and playing video games. But in hindsight, maybe Big River. I did Big River when I was 16, I played Huck, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. And I think it would have been really cool to see it on Broadway.

Theater Mania: If you could be pen pals with anyone, whom would you choose?
Zachary Levi: To me, the most fascinating people are the people who have shaped the world or who have really deep curiosity. So you know like, a C.S. Lewis or a Tolkien or Einstein or Newton even or Lincoln or Gandhi would have been really interesting I think. I think Genghis Khan would have been fascinating, I mean a mad man, but like, “Genghis, ‘sup, it’s Z, and what’s happenin’?”

Theater Mania: Were the hat trick and cartwheel in the song “She Loves Me” skills that were already in your wheelhouse?
Zachary Levi: We had the whole thing choreographed and then Warren Carlyle and Scott Ellis came in and they were like, “We really want one more thing that really kind of shows this childlike exuberant enthusiasm.” And I said, “Well, I don’t know, you want me to do a cartwheel?” And they both looked at me like I had a third eye and I was like, “What? I can do a cartwheel. I’ve been doing cartwheels since I was a kid. Who doesn’t do cartwheels?” But apparently many people don’t, especially men who are six-four.

And then it kind of worked out that my hat would fall off my head as I did a cartwheel so then I would run over and kick it up and grab it and sing the rest of the song.

Theater Mania: If you could steal one thing from the set, what would it be?
Zachary Levi: Well I’d be tempted to steal the cash register because that’s probably the most expensive item and also, like, the coolest. But that’s more Jane’s prop. It’s not really fair that Georg would walk away with the cash register. I don’t know, maybe just like one of those bottles, just to have as a little keepsake and be like, “Oh, that’s my little bottle.”

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Supernatural Rewatch Recap – Season 5 – Episode 17 – 99 Problems

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99 Problems

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Sam and Dean are running from demons when they are cornered. Suddenly, a bunch of hunters show up and exorcise them. They bring the brothers back to their town, which is full of hunters. It turns out that the preachers daughter, Leah, gets visions from the angels.

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A group of them go to the house to kill the demons. A teenage boy, Dylan, stays behind with Sam and Dean after they finish killing the demons in the house. They missed one, though, and it pulls Dylan under the car and kills him before Dean can kill her first.

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During Dylan’s funeral, Leah gets a vision and tells everyone that they will see Dylan again on Judgment Day. They have been chosen to have paradise on Earth. They just have to follow the angels commandments. One of the hunters, Paul, looks skeptical in the audience. Continue reading