Posts Tagged ‘Parade’

Nerds Rule: The Stars of Young Sheldon

Friday, 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

Like Fathers, Like Sons: Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher

Tuesday, 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

 

Naomi Watts on Family: “I’m In a Good Place”

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

One of my latest: My cover interview with actress Naomi Watts for the June 11, 2017 issue of Parade magazine. A rad mom, kind person, and a daaaamn good actress.

She talked about growing up, raising her two boys, and her new film The Book of Henry.

You can read the full story—Naomi Watts on Being a Mom and Playing One in the Movies—on the Parade magazine site.

—Amy

Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

This weekend’s latest: My interview with Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer—the stars of the new film Snatched—for the May 7 issue of Parade magazine.

And you can read the full interview here: Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn go on Mother-Daughter Misadventure in Snatched. The film debuts May 12.

-Amy

Some of…The Magnificent Seven

Monday, September 19th, 2016

My latest cover story debuted this month: A Parade magazine interview with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, about what it’s like playing Two of the Good Guys.

mag7coverI spoke to the pair at a home in Los Angeles, about their latest film: The Magnificent Seven, which is sort of a remake (1960’s The Magnificent Seven released in 1960) of a remake (1954’s Seven Samurai), but more so just its own thing.

The film, led by director Antoine Fuqua, opens nationally this weekend. And in the meantime, enjoy the fun that is Denzel and Chris batting their answers back and forth and discussing how they got along with their horses, and the value of playing “the goofy, funny guy.”

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—Amy

Simon Says: Simon Cowell for PARADE

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

I knew I’d like Simon Cowell. And I got confirmation of that when I spoke with him for the latest cover of PARADE magazine.

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The creator and judge of America’s Got Talent on NBC chatted with me about why he thinks we love talent shows and watching hopefuls pursue the American dream. And you can read the full story on the PARADE magazine site here, Simon Cowell: Why We Love Talent Shows.

—Amy Spencer

 

Game On! Game Night with the Black-ish Cast

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

I had so much fun popping by the set of the ABC sitcom Black-ish to sit down with the cast of the comedy for a recent cover of PARADE magazine.
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I met up with Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and the four actors who play their kids on the show to chat about how to balance the serious things in life with a little fun like family game night—and which of them might beat you at a game and never ever let you forget it. (Hint: It’s Anthony Anderson).

You can read the full story on Parade.com, which includes even more of their wit and wisdom than the print edition. Check out Game On: Balancing Serious Issues and Fun with the Cast of Black-ish.

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—Amy Spencer

The Property Brothers: Living the Dream

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

I recently flew out to Las Vegas for a different kind of story: To visit the dream home of HGTV superstar home experts Jonathan and Drew Scott, also known as The Property Brothers. I sat down to talk with them for the cover of PARADE magazine about their childhood, their careers, their downtime, and their new book Dream Home, out now (it debuted on April 4). And consider me impressed. These twin brothers have officially been working it since they were kids, and they intend to keep their empire growing.

You can read the full piece on Parade’s website—Property Brothers: Living the Dream—or take a look at the story here.

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—Amy

The True Power Couple: Superman & Lois Lane

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Such fun to work on the last cover for PARADE magazine, featuring the stars of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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For the story, I spoke with both Henry Cavill (Superman) and Amy Adams (Lois Lane) and got their take on what makes this couple such a powerhouse.

In their own words, they shared what they think has made the couple last through the decades. You can read their full stories on the Parade site.

Here’s Amy Adams on how “Lois Lane is a Superwoman.

And here is Henry Cavill on how “Superman Has an Incredible Heart.”

And let’s just say that one of our stars thinks the best thing this power couple can do for themselves is kick back with some cocktails in the Bahamas.

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—Amy Spencer