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Interview: Actress Annette Reilly Casts Her Spell on ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Premiering last Halloween on Netflix, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows the bewitching escapades of Sabrina Spellman, the teenage witch of Archie Comics fame. As half-witch and half-mortal, Sabrina must deal with the competing forces of the occult world and the mortal world. Though deceased in the comics, leading to Sabrina being under the guardianship of her aunts Hilda and Zelda Spellman, her mortal mother Diana Spellman, played by Canadian actress, Annette Reilly, is present as a spirit and is prominent in Sabrina’s journey.

In an exclusive interview with The Hudsucker, the multi-talented actor, director, and producer talks to us about her bewitching experience on the Netflix original series and her upcoming film projects.

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Interview: Actor & Musician Ricky He Talks ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Trial and Error’

Multi-talented performer Ricky He is acting and singing (and even dancing) his way into the world of entertainment, and his projects this summer are poised to lead this rising star’s into his big breakout moment.

He has amassed a multitude of credits in television, including The CW’s The Flash, Fox’s Wayward Pines, Freeform’s Beyond, SYFY’s The Magicians, CBC’s The Romeo Section, and his current role on NBC’s Trial and Error alongside Jayma Mays and Kristin Chenoweth.

Next, Ricky merges his two talents together once again on the Disney Channel’s movie-musical of Freaky Friday, based on the namesake musical and the original film that inspired it.

On the eve of the movie-musical’s premier, we chat with Ricky about Freaky Friday, his role on NBC’s Trial & Error, and how he balances his love for acting and music in his work.

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American Idol Season 15 Top 10

After surviving through the audition rounds, the hell of Hollywood week, and even duets with Idol All Stars, ten Season 15 contestants emerged from the talent-heavy ranks to form American Idol‘s last group of Top 10 finalists.

They are… Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Trent Harmon, La’Porsha Renae, Tristan McIntosh, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, MacKenzie Bourg, Avalon Young, and Lee Jean. One of these singers is on track to becoming the fifteenth and final winner of American Idol, and the bookend to the woman who legitimized the entire series, the one and only Kelly Clarkson.

Speaking of Clarkson, during this week’s Top 10 night, the original Idol graced the Idol stage one last time to deliver an emotionally riveting performance of “Piece By Piece” from her latest album, making for the perfect parting gift for the show that launched her into superstardom.

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Glee, As Written By Chris Colfer!

Chris Colfer, the Golden Globe award-winning actor (for Glee), New York Times best-selling author (for The Land of Stories book series), and film writer/producer (Struck By Lightning) can now add yet another impressive achievement to his rapidly-growing resume – television screenwriter.

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American Idol Season XIII Top 13

American Idol Season XIII: Meet the Top 13!

American Idol Season XIII Top 13
Meet the Top 13 of American Idol Season XIII!

After their make-it-or-break-it performances during Rush Week, the Top 10 contestants (as chosen by the voters) were revealed, and they are… Malaya Watson, Ben Briley, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Jessica Meuse, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Caleb Johnson, MK Nobilette, and Sam Woolf. Rounding out the Top 13 are… Jena Irene, Kristen O’Connor, and CJ Harris, who were selected as wildcard contestants by judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez.

Overall, I see a lot of raw and real potential with this talented group of thirteen! We have the return of the male singer-songwriters (Alex, Sam), a trio of country guys (Ben, Dexter, CJ), a pair of pop princesses (Emily, Kristen), two female rockers (Jessica, Jena), a life-of-the-party showman (Caleb), a spunky little lady with a big R&B voice (Malaya), a sensitive soul (MK), and a quirky and cool alternative-indie gal (Majesty).

As of right now, I’m rooting for Majesty Rose and Sam Woolf as my Top Girl and Top Guy. I’m also watching out for CJ Harris, Alex Preston, Jena Irene, MK Nobilette… oh heck, all of them really! I’m looking forward to what’s sure to be a great season.

Who are your Season XIII favourites?