Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Nicole Roderick plays the role of ‘Nora’ on the CBS Emmy Award winning television show THE GOOD WIFE. Nora’s character is extremely well received and continues to spark conversation around the show.

Nicole recently completed filming an episode of HBO’s newest show “Vinyl”.  Other television appearances include ABC’s hit comedy “Ugly Betty” and ABC’s “All My Children.”

Her film break came when she co-starred in the psychological horror indie feature film “Nightmare”.  The film was picked up by IFC and has become an underground cult sensation. Her performance landed her a Best Actress award and was named Jury Winner at both Austin’s Fantastic Fest and the New York Horror Film Festival.

Nicole began as a model which lead to national commercial campaigns for multiple high profile brands including Bevel eyewear, Uniqlo, Speck, Colgate, TJ Maxx, Kate Spade and Hallmark, to name a few.

Nicole is an animal lover adopting dogs from shelters and has two rescues of her own.

Don't miss the season finale on Sunday, May 10th at 9/8c on CBS.

The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama television series set in Chicago that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, and Alan Cumming, and features Chris Noth in a recurring role. The current executive producers are Ridley Scott, Charles McDougall, and David W. Zucker. It is a heavily serialized show with many story arcs that carry over several episodes and also features stand-alone procedural story lines that are resolved or concluded by the end of each episode. The serial plots have been especially showcased in its highly praised fifth and sixth seasons. This is a rarity among The Good Wife's broadcaster CBS, as most of their shows are procedural.

The series has received critical acclaim. The Good Wife has won numerous prestigious awards, including five Emmys and the 2014 Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. The performances of the show's cast have been particularly recognized, with Julianna Margulies' role as Alicia Florrick receiving significant praise. The show has especially received wide acclaim for its insight on social media and the internet in society, politics and law. A seventh season of The Good Wifewas announced on May 11, 2015 and premiered on October 4, 2015 on CBS. CBS announced in a promo aired during Super Bowl 50, on February 7, 2016, that the show is ending with its final episode to air May 8, 2016.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Ed Marinaro (born March 31, 1950) is an American former football player and actor. In 1971 he finished as a runner up to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy, and from 2010–2011 starred in the football comedy series, Blue Mountain State.

Marinaro played high school football in New Milford, New Jersey, for the New Milford High School Knights.

Marinaro played college football at Cornell University where he set over 16 NCAA records. He was the first running back in NCAA history to run for 4,000 career rushing yards and led the nation in rushing in both 1970 and 1971.

Marinaro was runner-up to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy in 1971, the highest finish for an Ivy Leagueplayer since the league de-emphasized football in the mid-1950s. Princeton's Dick Kazmaier won the award in 1951 when the Ivy was still considered a major football conference. Marinaro won the 1971 Maxwell Award and the UPI College Football Player of the Year as the top player in college football. He holds two NCAA records: most rushes per game in a season (39.6 in 1971) and career average carries per game (34.0, 1969–71).

While at Cornell, Marinaro was a member of Psi Upsilon and was selected for membership in the Sphinx Head Society. He went on to play professional football for six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets andSeattle Seahawks, appearing in Super Bowl VIII and Super Bowl IX with the Vikings. He scored 13 touchdowns over his career.

Marinaro was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.

After leaving football, Marinaro became an actor. He has been a cast member on a number of television series, including Laverne & Shirley and Sisters. He joined the regular cast of Hill Street Blues in 1981 playing officer Joe Coffey until 1986. He also appeared in the 2006 film Circus Island.

Marinaro played the head football coach for three seasons on Spike TV's comedy, Blue Mountain State.

In May 2015 Tuff TV, a multicast television network targeted at men, named Marinaro as the diginet’s first celebrity spokesman.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional singer, mainly of rock and roll music. In the early 1960s he was considered a "teen idol". According to Allmusic music journalist Kim Summers, Rydell, whose interest in show business began at the age of four years, "is one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the US. His performance in Bye Bye Birdie and his recordings "Wild One" and "Volare" made him a famous performer in the 1960s. Rydell used his talents as an impersonator and drummer mostly in pursuing a musical rather than an acting career.
In 1950, Rydell competed on the amateur talent television series, Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club; his first-place win gained him a regular role with the series. He worked with the Whiteman series for three years, changing his name to Bobby Rydell. He later joined several local bands in Philadelphia.[As a teenage drummer, he played alongside Frankie Avalon in a musical ensemble known as Rocco and the Saints. He later had a recording contract with Cameo Records company, and his debut success was "Kissin' Time", recorded during the summer of 1959. Rydell was considered a "teen idol" along with Frankie Avalon, Pat Boone (on whose program Rydell performed, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom), Fabian, Johnny Tillotson, Jimmy Clanton and Bobby Vee. In May 1960, Rydell toured Australia with The Everly Brothers, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Marv Johnson, The Champs and The Crickets, recording an Australian version of "Kissin' Time" for the event.

His second success "We Got Love" was his first million-album seller, gaining gold disc status. 1960's "Wild One," backed with "Little Bitty Girl", was his second million-selling single; his successes continued with "Swingin' School" backed with "Ding-a-Ling," and the million-album selling "Volare" later that year. After making his first successful recordings, he continued a solo career, performing at the Copacabana in New York in 1961, where he was the youngest performer to headline at the nightclub. In February 1961 he appeared at the Festival du Rock, at the Palais des Sports de Paris in Paris, France.

Rydell's success and prospects led his father Adrio, foreman at the Electro-Nite Carbon Company in Philadelphia, to resign in 1961 after 22 years to become his son's road manager.
Rydell released the song "Wildwood Days" in 1963. The song is about the shore town of The Wildwoods in New Jersey. His hometown of Philadelphia, also has a four block radius renamed "Bobby Rydell Boulevard" where the entertainer grew up.

In 1963, he played Hugo Peabody in the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke. The original stage production of Bye Bye Birdie had no real speaking role for the character of Hugo, but the movie script was rewritten specifically to expand the part for Rydell. In 2011, Sony Pictures digitally restored this film. Rydell and Ann-Margret were in attendance at the restoration premiere in Beverly Hills by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
During the 1960s, Rydell had numerous hit records on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart. His recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard). These included his most popular successes, "Wild One" (his highest scoring single, at number 2), "Volare" (number 4), "Swingin' School" (number 5), "Kissin' Time" (number 11), "Sway" (number 14), "I've Got Bonnie" (number 18) and "The Cha-Cha-Cha" (number 10). His last major chart success was "Forget Him", which reached number 4 on the Hot 100 in January 1964. The song - written by Tony Hatch - was his fifth and final gold disc winner.

During this time, Rydell also performed on many television programs, including the Red Skelton Show where a recurring role was written for him by Red Skelton as Zeke Kadiddlehopper, Clem Kadiddlehopper's younger cousin. He also appeared on the Danny Thomas Show, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, and George Burns where his love of comedy was able to bloom. Rydell was also a regular on The Milton Berle Show.

On October 6, 1964, he was a guest actor for an episode of the television series, Combat!.
This was Rydell's first dramatic acting role.

In January 1968, it was announced in the UK music magazine, NME, that Rydell had signed a long term recording contract with Reprise Records company.

Rydell continued to perform in nightclubs, supper clubs and Las Vegas venues throughout the 1970s and 1980s, but his career was hampered by Cameo-Parkway catalogue owner ABKCO Records' refusal to reissue Rydell's music, so the entire catalog was unavailable until 2005 (although he re-recorded his old hits in 1995 for K-Tel Records).

Rydell continued to perform as a solo act, and has toured as part of 'The Golden Boys' successful stage production since 1985 (with Frankie Avalon and Fabian). However, Rydell cancelled his 2012 Australia tour because his health had deteriorated significantly, and he was in need of urgent major surgery.

In July 2012, Rydell underwent a double organ transplant to replace his liver and kidneys at Thomas Jefferson University in his hometown of Philadelphia.


In both the Broadway musical drama, Grease and the film, Grease, the high school was named 'Rydell High' after Bobby Rydell.

In 2000 in the book, The Beatles Anthology (pg. 96), Paul McCartney stated: "John (Lennon) and I wrote "She Loves You" together. There was a Bobby Rydell song out at the time and, as often happens, you think of one song when you write another. We’d planned an 'answering song' where a couple of us would sing 'she loves you' and the other ones would answer 'yeah yeah.' We decided that was a crummy idea but at least we then had the idea of a song called "She Loves You." So we sat in the hotel bedroom for a few hours and wrote it— John and I, sitting on twin beds with guitars.”

No Rydell song title is named in The Beatles Anthology pg. 96. But in Bob Spitz's The Beatles: The Biography, the author claims McCartney originally modeled "She Loves You" on an earlier Rydell "answering song" called "Swingin' School," not "Forget Him," as is commonly cited.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016



Marta is a professional actor and acting coach. She has been teaching in depth Scene Study for a number of years to many aspiring actors in Los Angeles. She is now the Acting Supervisor of Holy Wood Acting Studio.

Marta DuBois (born 15 December 1952; age 63) is the actress who played the impostor Ardra in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Devil's Due" in 1991.

DuBois was born in David, Panama. She previously co-starred opposite Star Trek: The Motion Picture actor Stephen Collins and TNG guest-star Elizabeth Lindsey in the television series Tales of the Gold Monkey, which lasted only one season, airing from September 1982 through June 1983. She also had a recurring role on Magnum, P.I. and made guest appearances on such series as Hardcastle & McCormick (starring Brian Keith and Daniel Hugh Kelly in the title roles), The A-Team (with Dwight Schultz), L.A. Law (starring Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake), Silk Stalkings, and Matlock.

She made her film debut with a supporting role in the 1979 drama Boulevard Nights, which also featured the late John Fiedler in the cast. She followed this with roles in the films Dead Badge (1995, with Raymond Cruz, Leland Orser, and James B. Sikking) and Black Out (1996, opposite Brad Dourif, Brad Greenquist, and Jeremy Roberts). DuBois also appeared in the television movies Grace Kelly, opposite Salome Jens and William Schallert, and The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, with John Rhys-Davies.

In 2000, she co-starred with Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula and Star Trek: Voyager star Robert Beltran in the romantic comedy Luminarias. Between 2005 and 2008, DuBois played Sergeant Roberta Hansen in ten McBride television movies opposite John Larroquette.

More recently, she portrayed Dora in the television western Lone Rider (2008, with Mike Starr, Tom Schanley, and Jimmy Ortega) and had a guest role as Maria Cordero in the Law & Order: Los Angeles episode "Ballona Creek" (2010, with Patrick Fischler, Lisa Kaminir, Leonard Kelly-Young, Saxon Trainor, and Tom Virtue).