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EXCLUSIVE Chat With Dr. Paul Nassif About What Fans Can Learn From “Botched”

Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow have teamed up for a new E! show to repair surgeries gone wrong. The show, “Botched,” premiered Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. In each one hour episode, the doctors will be tasked with restoring, fixing and adjusting what appear to be unfixable, botched procedures and operations. From the more bizarre cases like altering what’s commonly referred to as a uniboob to a man obsessed with looking like Justin Bieber and a transgendered patient who after 24 surgeries just wants a more normal life, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow were definitely put to the ultimate medical test. Viewers will follow each patient every step of the way from the complex medical procedures to the intensive recovery process that will result in the ultimate reveal at the end of each episode. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Paul Nassif said this show is not one to be missed. Q: How did you get involved in the show? Nassif: Well I was on “Dr. 90210” on E! if you remember that show. And before that show I did a lot of makeovers on “Extra” and “ET” and that kind of stuff. So it was something for me that i really enjoyed is doing the plastic surgery stuff. Being on television is fun especially when you can show your work and do nice human interest stories...

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Why Ann Druyan Made “Cosmos” and The Impact The Show Has Had on Family Time

Producer/Director Ann Druyan and host Neil deGrasse Tyson have a lot of passion for their FOX program, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” “Cosmos” is a science documentary television series developed to bring back the foundation of science to network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young college student, was inspired by Sagan. Among the executive producers are Seth MacFarlane, whose clout and financial investment were instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan, Sagan’s widow and a co-creator of the original series. Together, Druyan and Tyson has seen a lot of success. Druyan said she felt like this season the documentary is able to achieve goals that were set by all the team members involved. “I have a feeling that the reaction to the series has exceeded my wildest fantasies,” Druyan said. “The most touching moment, it has come in the form of myriad tweets from people and emails from the public saying that Cosmos has brought families together. That was my dream from the beginning. I hoped and I believed that there was this unsatisfied yearning for this kind of programming, and by the metrics we have thus far, I think it’s really delivered that.” Tyson said he too was happy to see that people are still interested in...

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EXCLUSIVE: Cliff Curtis Talks “Gang Related” Compares It To “The Departed”

Cliff Curtis is a New Zealand born actor whose screen roles include “Whale Rider,” “Once Were Warriors,” and “Blow”. He also starred in the NBC series “Trauma” and a new hit show on FOX called “Gang Related.” Curtis plays the tough but complex Javier Acosta, who is the head of the Acosta Crime Family. He takes Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) under his wing and has him always on the line between being a good cop and protecting his family. In a exclusive interview with CableTV, Curtis talked about what people could expect this season and how he views his character as a “good” guy. Q: How did you get into acting? Curtis: I started as a laborer and started working with my dad. That lead to working in productions and plays. Then I got into theater and my first movie was “The Piano” and then I started my film career. Then since then every couple of years I seem to find myself doing a series in the states. That is like 30 years of my life in one minute. Q: What drew you into “Gang Related”? Curtis: Well what gets me excited about shows in general, is if you get on a hit show you have typically a good 5 year run. I have a family now so that gives us a structure that allows us to know where...

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Miss USA: Giuliana Rancic Says “You Have To Stay on Planet Earth”

Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts discussed the 2014 Miss USA competition with CableTV and what it was like co-hosting together. Additionally, fans had the opportunity to save their favorite contestant during the evening gown portion through a Twitter save which was the first time the competition used social media to get real-time reactions from fans. Rancic said the competition was amazing, but the thrust of being put in the spotlight can sometimes be a little difficult and gave some advice to the newly crowd winner. “I always think to myself no matter how busy I get, no matter how many TV shows I do, don’t forget go to the dry cleaner, go to the grocery store, pump your own gas,” Rancic said. “You have to stay on planet Earth and you can’t lose sight of who you are and what is really important in this world. No matter how famous you get, remain on planet Earth and just remember what is really important in this world.” Roberts said this year’s competition was a bit competitive because the way of pageants has changed over the year’s. Instead of just being a pretty face, one needs to really make an effort to be down to earth, authentic, and more of a complete package. However, Roberts said winning the crown gives the winner the “opportunity to make a difference in so many...

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Yvonne Strahovski on “24: Live Another Day”, Potential Spin-Off and Fan Reactions

Yvonne Strahovski, an Australian actress best known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series “Chuck” from 2007 to 2012, landed a role as Hannah McKay in the Showtime series “Dexter.” Strahovski is also the voice and model of Miranda Lawson in the “Mass Effect” video game series. Her most recent and exciting role is the playing CIA agent Kate Morgan in “24: Live Another Day.” Many of Strahovski’s charactors are both intense, tough mentally, and always physical. Strahovski said she seems to find herself more in tune with her emotions and in a way prefers emotional scenes where she can really stretch her acting chops. “I like sort of exploring the human behavior that you have explore when looking at those kinds of scenes and I like looking at the reasons why people do things that they do because they’re often complicated and it’s not often just one reason as to why people do things the way they do,” Strahovski said. “So I do like those more meatier scenes, but that’s not to say that I don’t love the physical stuff, too, because I do like that as well.” Strzechowski’s character didn’t exist in the original FOX show, “24,” but became a fan favorite quickly due to her likability and strength. Due to the reactions from the fans, rumors flooded the Internet that Strahovski would...

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