April 29th, 2018

My latest Alexa cover feature for The New York Post: an interview with actress Zoey Deutch—daughter of Lea Thompson, star of this month’s indie film Flower, and the upcoming star of the Netflix romcom series Set It Up.

When we sat down in a photo studio in Downtown L.A., she talked about her starring role in this month’s indie film Flower, her focus on the Times Up movement, working with her famous family, and–because she’s awesome–her favorite food order at Katz’s deli in New York City.

You can read the full story here: Zoey Deutch Goes from Disney Star to Vigilante.

—Amy

Trading Spaces: Home Again

April 29th, 2018

My latest feature for the cover of Parade magazine was a flashback to this month’s fun revival of the home makeover show Trading Spaces that ran from 2000-2008 on TLC. The story, Home Again, covers the April 1, 2018 edition.

I sat down with host Paige Davis, designers Verne Yip and Laurie Smith, and carpenter Ty Pennington to talk about the original show, their memories of funniest reveals, what to expect from the revival, and their tips for making over your own home.

—Amy

Time Special Edition: Marijuana: The Medical Movement

April 29th, 2018

In April 2018, Time magazine released this special edition, Marijuana: The Medical Movement.

Here’s my feature for the project, Champions of Medical Marijuana, highlighting some of the famous names who stand strongly on the side of allowing the use of medical marijuana as a natural alternative for treating health conditions.

—Amy

In the Words of One Strong Mother: “I Had to be Brave for my Son”

March 28th, 2018

Every once in a while, I get to tell an important story that may help save lives. And this month, Good Housekeeping magazine features one of them. I got to speak with Nikki McIntosh about her family—specifically the story of their son Miles who, at almost two years old was diagnosed with the genetic degenerative disease SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) that can affect a child’s ability to walk, stand, swallow and breathe.

She shares how she and her husband fought for their son’s diagnosis, care, treatment and how they were able to get him into a drug trial that has miraculously affected him and may help other children in need. It’s a story of resilience and love and it was an honor for me to tell it.

Nikki’s story is on stands now, in the April 2018 issue of Good Housekeeping and will hopefully be online soon. Here’s a taste of the start of it. For more information, visit curesma.org.

—Amy

California Dreaming

February 28th, 2018

Now that I’m more than a decade into being a full-fledged California girl, it’s been fun working on some of the issues of Visit California magazine — the state tourism guide. My latest: A cover interview with Extra host Mario Lopez for the 2018 edition of Visit California that will be out all year.

Here’s his “California Questionnaire” which also links to all sorts of good Golden State recommendations.

And as for my recommendations? Here are mine, shared in my contributor Q&A.

—Amy

HGTV: A Makeover, Bright Side Up!

September 28th, 2017

I added a new kind of interview to the mix this season by talking with a California family and their home designer for this month’s issue of HGTV magazine. The story highlights a fresh before and after makeover of the Ueberroth family home in Costa Mesa, CA.

They revamped their slightly dark and dreary former house into a light, bright home for their vibrant family of five—with a lot of paint and without tearing down walls.

Check out their gorgeous home in the sixteen-page feature in the September 2017 issue.

You can read the full story here: A California Home Gets an Impressive New Look. But in the meantime, here’s a taste of some of that decor…

—Amy

The Will & Grace Revival

September 28th, 2017

In honor of the revival of Will & Grace on NBC (debuting Sept. 28 at 9 pm on NBC), I spoke with all four of the Will & Grace castmembers for the cover of PARADE magazine: Will & Grace: Revival of the Wittiest

Read about their favorite memories making the show and what they look forward to this season.

—Amy

Nerds Rule: The Stars of Young Sheldon

September 15th, 2017

How did they find just the right little star to play everyone’s favorite nerd from The Big Bang Theory as a boy?

The answer is in one of my latest features covering the September 10 edition of Parade magazine.

You can read my Young Sheldon profile on Parade.com featuring interviews with both Jim Parsons—who plays Sheldon on the original hit show—and the star of the brand new CBS spinoff Young Sheldon, Iain Armitage.

—Amy

Kaley Cuoco: Smarty Pants

September 14th, 2017

My second sit-down with actress and amateur equestrian jumper Kaley Cuoco appears in this week’s ALEXA magazine in The New York Post.

If you missed the issue, here’s my full Kaley Cuoco profile, where you can read about her love for her boyfriend, pantsuits, Sazeracs, The Big Bang Theory, and the passion she hopes to turn into a full-time career.

—Amy

 

Like Fathers, Like Sons: Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher

June 20th, 2017

This weekend, in honor of Father’s Day, my latest cover feature was published: A sit down chat with two of the stars of the Netflix sitcom The Ranch, which just debuted a new season. Lucky for me, those two stars were Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher (who also co-produces the show), for the cover of the June 18, 2017 issue of Parade magazine.

It was an honor to talk to each of them about growing up with their dads, as well as what they’ve learned and love about being dads themselves now. You can read my full piece here—Like Fathers, Like Sons—on the Parade site.

And aside from Sam Elliott’s role on The Ranch, the countdown is on for the release of his upcoming movie The Hero, out July 4th. Consider me first in line for that one…

—Amy