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Star Trek Picard's Jonathan Del Arco

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Star Trek fans went crazy when we found out that Captain Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek the Next Generation would be returning to screens. We even went crazier when we found out that actor and activist Jonathan Del Arco’s would be returning, 27 years after his first appearance as Hugh, an iconic fan favorite from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Television audiences most recently saw him as Dr. Fernando Morales, a role that spanned ten years over the course of two series The Closer and Major Crimes on TNT. Other memorable appearances on film and television include Nip/Tuck, The Sopranos, 24, Crossing Jordan, Huff, Star Trek: Voyager, Mommies, The Wonder Years, Blossom, Boy Meets World, Miami Vice, NCIS, and The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams.  

Foregoing college at 18 he joined the company of the Broadway hit Torch Song Trilogy and toured the country along with Golden Girls' Estelle Getty. Many other Broadway and off Broadway plays followed before Del Arco settled in Los Angeles to pursue work on television and film.  

As a passionate activist on behalf of LGBT rights, immigrant's rights, anti-bullying efforts, and the environment, he served as a campaign surrogate for President Barack Obama and Sec. Hillary Clinton and is a sought after public speaker. He has shared his coming out story and childhood as an immigrant and survivor of bullying and discrimination at the first pride event at FBI Headquarters, the 2012 Democratic Convention, The Human Rights Campaign, and throughout corporate America.  

We chatted with Jonathan about his experience growing up in the US as an immigrant from Uruguay, his friendship with Estelle Getty, missing a stage cue, life during the AIDS epidemic, the LGBTQ community in Star Trek, his crush on Captain Kirk, and why it's imperative for the LGBTQ community to become politically involved.   

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Episode · 2 weeks ago

Emmy Nominee Scott Schofield: Hollywood's Trans Influencer

Scott Schofield is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer—a “trans influencer of Hollywood.” Making television history as the first openly transgender actor in Daytime television with a recurring role on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, Schofield then became the first transgender man nominated for any acting Emmy, for the recurring role of “Max” on STUDIO CITY (Amazon Prime).

As a film actor, Scott received international critical acclaim for his lead role in the 2018 feature film THE CONDUCTOR (Splendid Films). His one man show special, Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps, premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. He can most recently be seen in HBO Max docuseries Equal.  

Scott’s 3 solo performance pieces have toured major venues in the US and Europe, with the support of the National Performance Network and the Princess Grace Foundation. In addition to his solo shows, he has performed in theatre pieces across the world in prominent venues.  

Among other behind-the-scenes credits in film, TV and streaming, Scott consults for HBO’s EUPHORIA and consulted on The Craft.

We chat very candidly about the boom in Hollywood with LGBTQ actors coming out, how the gay community can continue to support the trans movement, the focus on trans women over trans men in Hollywood, the political future of our community, coming out as trans in early youth, consulting for Hollywood, and the future of Scott's film, Becoming A Man in 127 Easy Steps.  

Episode · 1 month ago

HBO Max' 12 Dates of Christmas with Corey Lay

HBO Max continues its quest to represent the LGBTQ community in a wide variety of programming. To add to the mix of We’re Here, Equal, and Legendary, they have added a delicious holiday treat that is our current Christmas guilty pleasure. While stuck at home with nothing to do but post selfies and watch TV, what better way to pass the time than with some holiday cheesiness and a side of fun drama? HBO’s Max 12 Dates of Christmas, set in a stunning winter wonderland, follows three hopelessly romantic singles on their journey to meet that special someone to bring home for the holidays. The show features Garrett, a gay man looking for love. 

Corey Lay, a video game and app developer & fitness trainer, was among the contestants to try his hand at love. And while he didn’t make it to the end, he made a long-lasting emotional impression on the show. In showing his emotions, he hopes to be an example for younger people watching that it’s ok to put your emotions on display, not a weakness. Corey is an LGBTQ and black community activist with an adorable smile and winning attitude…we’d gladly spend New Year’s Eve with him…and even longer.

We chatted with Corey about finding love on reality TV, first date red flags, respecting yourself in the dating world, showing your feelings, and we tackled the hot topic of putting racial preferences on dating apps and in the real world.  

Episode · 1 month ago

Freaky's Misha Osherovich: Non-Binary Defined

One of the stars of Blumhouse Films’ current horror hit Freaky (in theatres and on-demand) Misha Osherovich is an actor, filmmaker and mental health/LGBTQ IA + activist based in Los Angeles, CA. Misha most recently recurred in the television series NOS4A2 for AMC and appeared in the Warner Brothers feature film THE GOLDFINCH. Misha has amassed numerous stage credits, including A CLOCKWORK ORANGE for New World Stages in New York and HENRY IV at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.   

In 2019, Misha produced and starred in the short film E.very D.ay which screened at several film festivals in the United States and internationally, racking up awards including “Best LBGT Film” for The IndieFEST and “Best Experimental Short Film” for Top Shorts Film Festival.

Misha has come out not only once, but twice! Most recently and inspired by some reflection time during COVID, they have come out as non- binary. 

We chatted with Misha about the definition of non-binary, the affect it will have on their career, love and dating in a non-binary world, the use of "hey girl hey", and his creative process in creating their role in Freaky. We also chat about our love of classic films and Jon Hamm...lol

Episode · 1 month ago

King of Cocktails: Paul Zahn

 Paul Zahn is an On-Air Host, Journalist, and Entertaining Expert. He has developed and marketed beverage brands with everyone from Fergie to 50 Cent to Pitbull. He has also worked on iconic spirit brands like Absolut Vodka, Malibu Rum, Disaronno, and Midori. 

As an on-air host, Paul hosted and produced for Time Warner Cable for two years. He covered premieres, press junkets and events for the media conglomerate. He was also a contributor to OK! TV/Celebrity Page TV as a part of their Entertaining Team. In 2014, Paul was a part of the Yahoo/Coca Cola Pre Show at The American Music Awards. He co-¬hosted the live show with celebrities like Lance Bass, Kandi Burruss and Jordin Sparks, as produced by Dick Clark Productions.   

Paul currently writes for The Daily Dish and The Feast at BravoTV.com as their West Coast Reporter. He contributes to Gotham Magazine, LA Confidential Magazine, and Vegas Magazine. His interview with Kourtney Kardashian for LA Confidential Magazine was one of the most visited stories on the site in 2016.

We chatted with Paul about hosting the perfect Zoom happy hour, simple cocktails you can make at home (that are perfectly acceptable day or night), his worst red carpet experience, his time in Broadway Bares, and even tackled serious topics like homophobia in entertainment news and body issues. We also coined the perfect tagline for 2020 - Just Get By. LOL