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Jessica Wenck graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A in Cinema and a B.A in journalism. Her career goal is to be an entertainment broadcast news reporter, ultimately becoming an entertainment anchor.

The ‘Scandal’-ous progression of primetime television

"Scandal"  promotional photo courtesy of Facebook.

Just two years ago a new drama graced the small screen with a compelling African American woman in a white coat as its lead. Olivia Pope, after a single ‘it’s handled,’ turned “Scandal” into a television phenomenon that’s still going strong today. Not only is the show a phenomenal success, but its show creator and power-producer, Shonda Rhimes, has also ... Read More »

Shooting in California’s backlot

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Most might not know one of the most popular areas for film or TV production isn’t on a Hollywood studio lot. Spanning over two counties in Southern California with landscapes such as dry lakes, mountains and deserts, the Inland Empire has had hundreds of film productions shoot in the land known as “Hollywood’s backlot.” (Click here to view a map of locations) ... Read More »

Gyllenhaal is mesmerizing in ‘Nightcrawler’

(Photo courtesy of "Nightcrawler.")

Playing a dark and disturbed character is nothing new for veteran actor Jake Gyllenhaal. But his latest role in “Nightcrawler” has the A-list actor transformed into someone unrecognizable. Between the weight loss, the obsessive nature of his character and his greasy personality , Gyllenhaal mesmerizes as a man trying to make it in the world of LA crime journalism. Gyllenhaal ... Read More »

NBC to get new drama

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NBC is adding a new drama to its line up, according to Deadline Hollywood. Everyone remembers all the troublesome times Lindsay Lohan had not so long ago. Apparently those times are worth a whole hour on primetime television, well sort of. The untitled project is inspired by Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley. Deadline Hollywood notes that the project “delves into the life ... Read More »

“We Can Survive” highlights of the star studded performances

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Big timers including Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande all hit the Hollywood Bowl stage for CBS Radio’s second “We Can Survive” concert on Friday night. It was a music extravaganza filled with some of the music business’ biggest chart toppers. There was a never a dull moment during the roughly five hour performance between all the top artists, hit songs, ... Read More »

A little Q&A with Publicist Brian Bumbery

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When you’re working with bands like Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Band Perry, it’s probably hard to find a spare moment. But founder of the PR agency BB Gun Press, Brian Bumbery, sits down to talk about his experiences representing some of the music business’ top artists and how he works to keep up a clean image for his ... Read More »

Channing Tatum questions ’23 Jump Street’

"22 Jump Street" movie poster (courtesy of Channing Tatum Facebook page)

Whenever a movie is even remotely successful at the box office, Hollywood likes to spoil it with a sequel. Not all sequels are bad but usually they are, especially when it comes to comedy. You can’t tell the exact same jokes twice, not when it’s costing like $13 to see a movie in theaters these days. But there’s some movie ... Read More »

Robert Downey Jr. may join ‘Captain America 3′

Reports that notable Marvel actor Robert Downey Jr. is joining the “Captain America 3” cast topped major movie news and put the internet into a Tony Stark frenzy. Though it should be noted Downey is only in negotiations to be a part of the next “Captain America” film. Which sounds exactly like the “talks” he’s in to get an official “Iron ... Read More »