Talking Life, Love & Beauty with Pretty Little Liars’ Keegan Allen

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Keegan Allen wants to share his experiences with you. Best known for his role as Toby Cavanaugh on ABC Family’s hit television series Pretty Little Liars, the 25-year-old star is proving his versatility with next week’s release of, a candid and intimate multi-media journal of his life that collects everything from poetry to prose to music and lyrics, to above all, photographs. Featuring a range of self-portraits, MORE

Exclusive Interview: Prometheus’ Logan Marshall-Green

Logan Marshall-Green

You’ve already watched him capture audiences as a central character on TV shows like 24, Dark Blue and the teen phenomenon of yesteryear, The O.C. You watched him lead revolutionaries in Julie Taymor’s big screen Beatles musical, Across The Universe. You saw him struggling to survive while trapped in an elevator with supernatural forces in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, Devil. But as one of the stars of the upcoming summer blockbuster MORE

Exclusive: ‘The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism’

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism

When her son was only 10-years-old, Icelandic mother Margret Ericsdottir was told that her child had a severe form of nonverbal autism. Medical professionals informed her that Keli, her son, would never be able to communicate with another human being and should be institutionalized for the rest of his life. Unwilling to give up on her child, Margret set forth on a mission to help Keli learn how to communicate. To help raise awareness of her MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes interviews Greg Laswell

Greg Laswell

Greg Laswell is sort of like J.D. Salinger. When it came time to write and record his fourth album, Landline, Laswell relocated himself to a place where he could not be disturbed. A place where he would be free to create his art without the distractions of his everyday world. A place so peaceful that his cell phone literally couldn’t even ring to disrupt the tranqulity. As it did with Salinger, the whole hermit schtick proved to really MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes chats with Kerli


Estonian popstar Kerli has undergone a major makeover. When she first entered the scene in 2008 with the release of her debut album, Love Is Dead, Kerli’s dark and haunting sound immediately drew comparisons to musicians like Courtney Love and Evanescence. It’s a no-brainer, then, that the maestro of all things grim-and-twisted, film director Tim Burton, asked the singer to contribute two tracks for the soundtrack to his movie, Alice In MORE

An interview with Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

In 2009, Lawrence University student Alex Schaaf experimented in his dorm room on a musical project he called Yellow Ostrich. Under this moniker, Schaaf digitally released his first album, The Mistress, for free on Bandcamp. The record immediately exploded all over the hipster blogosphere due to its enchanting blend of rock, folk and classic music. “Schaaf is clearly a talent to watch, and if the outpouring of music on the Yellow Ostrich MORE

An interview with Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland

Polish film director Agnieszka Holland is no stranger to the Academy Awards. In 1985, her film Angry Harvest received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then, she’s directed such acclaimed movies as The Secret Garden, Total Eclipse and Europa, Europa. Her latest film, In Darkness, hit theaters this weekend. Set in the Polish town of Lvov in 1943, the film tells the true story of Leopold Socha, a Polish sewer inspector who MORE

Exclusive: Alex interviews JoJo


In 2004, 13-year-old singer JoJo became the youngest person to ever have a #1 single on Billboard’s Top 40 mainstream charts with her smash, “Leave (Get Out).” Two years later, she relived Top 5 Billboard chart success with “Too Little Too Late,” the platinum-certified lead single off of her sophomore album. But then a whole lot of shadiness happened over at JoJo’s label, Blackground Records. And despite her seven-album contract, MORE

Interview: Jukebox The Ghost

Jukebox The Ghost

Attention New Yorkers! I know you all have very busy weekends ahead of you crying over not winning the Book of Mormon lotto or waiting in line to check out Lady GaGa’s self-indulgent “workshop” at Barney’s. But if you’re in the mood to do something different, how about grabbing some beers, going bowling and checking out some awesome live music? And yes, I do mean all at the same time. This Friday, Philadelphia-bred indie pop/rock MORE

PopBytes interviews V V Brown!

V V Brown

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to sit down with one of pop music's most exciting musicians, the gorgeous and talented V V Brown. I've been a huge fan ever since I discovered her via ArjanWrites, her debut album Travelling Like The Light even landed in my top favorite albums of 2010! She's back with her sophomore effort, Lollipops and Politics, due out in February, I'm thrilled to tell you guys the album is simply fantastic, already MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes talks with Wendy Williams backstage!

Wendy Williams

In an overcrowded daytime talk scene, Wendy Williams has been able to stand out from the bunch by simply being herself. Wendy’s not one to fake niceness. Or plug something she doesn’t believe in. You’ll never see the 47-year-old talk show host suck up to a celebrity guest. Or bite her tongue when she thinks she’s being fed a bunch of bullshit. Or pretend to have it all figured out when it comes to being a mom and a wife. No no no, Wendy MORE

PopBytes interviews Jessie and The Toy Boys!

Jessie and The Toy Boys

This past Friday I had the chance to sit down with up and coming singer/songwriter Jessie Malakouti (22) of Jessie and The Toy Boys (one girl, four boy mannequins). I first posted about Jessie back in March when her kick-ass music video for Push It dropped, which was hands down one of the best pop songs from this year. I also got to see Jessie play live when she opened (along with Nicki Minaj) for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour. Check out the MORE

PopBytes interviews Sparah!

Sarah Carroll and Spencer Falls - Sparah

Just last week I had the chance to meet up with Sparah aka Sarah Carroll and Spencer Falls, the world's first manufactured celebrity couple by the good people over at Virgin Mobile with their hilarious tongue-in-cheek ad campaign. The couple want to dispel the rampant rumors that they're a fake celebrity couple, but in fact the two are actually dating now (and didn't know each other at all before auditioning for this opportunity), the chemistry MORE

PopBytes interviews Deep Dark Robot / Linda Perry!

Deep Dark Robot - Linda Perry and Tony Tornay

This past Thursday (April 21st) I sat down with the incredibly talented singer/songwriter Linda Perry and her Deep Dark Robot bandmate Tony Tornay just a few minutes before they took to the stage at The Roxy. Both of them were totally nice (I was beyond nervous but once the interview started to roll, my nerves vanished) and so gracious to take the time out to answer a couple of my questions. They put on a truly amazing show, playing their new MORE