Kat heeft een interview gehad met Daily Pop over haar nieuwe identiteit Toro Gato, bekijk het interview hier.

Kat Graham is gone—meet Toro Gato.

The former Vampire Diaries star debuted her true identity during E! News’ Daily Pop on Aug. 31.

“I think that we as entertainers have this identity that we have to give to the public and be presentable, and I think sometimes we forget our core and our truth,” Toro Gato exclusively explained today. “As our artist, I want to explore that with this Toro Gato project and this entire NFT collection. I wanted to kind of dismantle my former identity.”

The “SWIM” singer continued, “I actually bury myself in one of these films. So this is a new version. They say it’s the alter ego but I actually think the more and more time I spend in this space, I think Kat is the alter ego and I am becoming the West African, the ruler, the monster, that’s not scared of anything that can show up without shoes on. I think that’s really fun, and a terrifying place to be.”

Toro Gato embraced her tribal ancestors and collected different garments that “represent who I am as a woman and where my ancestors are from.”

Gato noted, “In this Western, vey American-ized world, I think that sometimes it can look like a spectacle, but you will see that it’s not actually a costume,” she opened up. “What we’re wearing is a costume.”

And don’t expect there to be anything unnatural about Toro Gato. “I don’t think Toro Gato wears wigs,” she joked. “I just wanted to annihilate this idea that we needed to be a certain way to be accepted, that we need validation, and I hope that people can see that and find their own monster or creative outlet.”

The name Toro Gato shows the duality between the two egos, according to the artist formerly known as Graham.

“Toro Gato shows the light and the dark sides, so you know when you get really really angry and you’re scared of that monster and you don’t want to let that side out? Like, this is that version of that,” she said. “Gato is maybe the peaceful side, and both sides can exist. It’s showcasing the subconscious mind and the conscious mind.”

Toro Gato concluded, “I think with everything we’ve all experienced with COVID and quarantine and finding our truth, that is just kind of birthed it. I’ve been working on this since 2016 and I didn’t want to come out like this. I think a lot of it was the pandemic, a lot of it was looking at young Black girls crying after watching me celebrate my ‘fro and seeing that there is something really cool in truth.”

Watch the full interview above to meet Toro Gato ahead of her live presentation of “SWIM” on Sept. 8 to celebrate both her birthday and her “death day.”

“SWIM” is available now and the upcoming visual EP, TORO GATO: PART I will drop Sept. 10 and be available as an NFT exclusively through YellowHeart.

Nina is gecast in de nieuwe film ‘Reunion’, de productie van de film begint deze week in L.A.

Nina Dobrev, Jamie Chung, Michael Hitchcock and Chace Crawford will round out the cast of “Reunion,” an ensemble comedy from Artists Road. They join the previously announced Lil Rel Howery, Billy Magnussen and Jillian Bell in the film about a murder that takes place during a high school reunion party. The story puts a whodunit spin on the genre of awkward, post-graduation gatherings with former classmates — it unfolds during a snowstorm that leaves guests trapped in an isolated mansion. Production begins this week in Los Angles.

Chris Nelson (“The Perfect Date”) is directing the film from a screenplay by the “The Edge of Sleep” writing duo, Jake Emanuel and Willie Block. Producing are Artists Road’s principals, Todd Garner, Ben Silverman, Peter Principato and Mark Korshak as well as Mickey Schiff and Lil Rel Howery. Executive producing are Unique Features’ Bob Shaye alongside Magnussen and Bell.
Peter Oillataguerre, Spyglass’ President of Production, will oversee the project on behalf of Spyglass.

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Dobrev’s credits include “XXX:Return of Xander Cage,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Vampire Diaries.” Chung has appeared in “Sucker Punch,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Lovecraft Country,” and the upcoming “Dexter: New Blood.” Hitchcock appeared in such Christopher Guest films as “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” and recently stole scenes in “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” and “Black Monday.” Crawford came to prominence as part of the cast of “Gossip Girl” and can currently be seen on “The Boys.”

Artists Road is a joint venture formed by Spyglass Media Group, Propagate Content, Artists First Inc., and Off-Road Productions, with a mission to focus on producing moderately-budgeted film comedies for worldwide audiences.

Dobrev is represented by CAA, Lighthouse Management & Media, The Lede Company and HJTH; Chung is represented by The Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman; Hitchcock is represented by UTA and Crawford is represented by CAA, Podwall Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman and Rush.

Actrice Omono Okojie die in het derde seizoen van ‘Legacies’ te zien is als heks Chloe is vanaf seizoen 4 één van de vaste castleden van de serie. Hiervoor had ze een terugkerende rol in de serie en was in 9 aflevering van het 16 aflevering tellende seizoen te zien.

Omono Okojie, who recurred as Cleo Sowande on the third season of Legacies, has been promoted to series regular for Season 4 of the CW drama.
Okojie plays Cleo, a new witch student at the Salvatore School, who bonds with Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) over their artistic passions. Free-spirited and self-reliant, Cleo is excited to find a new home at the school, and to earn a place in its Super Squad. She appeared in nine episodes in Season 3.

A spinoff of The Originals, Legacies features characters from both series and its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries. The series stars Danielle Rose Russell as 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, descended from some of the most powerful vampire, werewolf and witch bloodlines. Set in The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, Legacies tells the ongoing story of a new generation of supernatural students as they learn what it means to be special in a society that wouldn’t understand their gifts. In season three, Hope (Russell) has risked everything to pull her friends back from the brink of a monstrous prophecy that threatened to doom them all. But when a heartbreaking loss shatters her whole world, Hope will be forced to fight fate itself.

Cast also includes Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shahghasemi, Peyton Alex Smith, Chris Lee, Leo Howard, Ben Levin, with Matthew Davis.

Legacies is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars) and Gina Girolamo (The Originals).

In addition to Legacies, Okojie is known for her work on NCIS and the feature film Gook. She’s repped by AKA Talent Agency and DBA Talent Management.

Entertainment Weekly heeft een podcast uitgebracht genaamd “Binge: The Vampire Diaries” waarin ze met cast en crewleden praten over de serie. De volledige afleveringen over de seizoen kan je beluisten via o.a. Apple Podcast (zoekterm ‘EW’s Binge’. In de interview wordt o.a. toegelicht waarom Klaroline nooit gebeurde, was Ian jaloers op Chris Woods personage Kai, verteld Nina over haar dubbelrol als Elena en Katerhine in S2 en wordt duidelijk hoe Joseph gecast werd voor zijn rol als Klaus.

Acteurs Claire Holt, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev en Chris Woods zijn tot nu toe degene die in de podcast te horen zijn. Tot nu toe zijn afleveringen van de podcast verschenen gewijd aan seizoen 1 t/m 6, later zullen die van seizoen 7 & 8 nog volgen. Seizoen 7 is ook verschenen

EW heeft delen van de interview op Youtube gezet, bekijk alle verschenen stukjes hieronder allemaal hieronder.

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Ian heeft een interview gehad met Garden & Gun, hiervoor heeft hij een nieuwe fotoshoot gehad met Eric Ray Davidson.

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An interview with the Louisiana native, whose winding journey has taken him from Cajun cowboy to television star to bourbon boss

“It helps curb the cravings. But…makes for a lot of lushy vamps.” That’s a line from an early episode of The Vampire Diaries—the TV series that became a worldwide phenomenon over eight seasons—describing vampires’ love of spirits. In the show, the two vampire brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore, played by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, raise this to an art form with their consumption of bourbon. It’s also a story element that inspired Somerhalder and Wesley to start a distillery and release their bourbon, Brother’s Bond, earlier this year.

The venture fits with Somerhalder’s childhood in Louisiana. On Sundays after church, he says, the adults would enjoy mint juleps, creating indelible scenes in his memory. Even though Somerhalder now lives in California with his wife and daughter, the South—and its greatest drink—seems to have a powerful pull on this model turned actor, who also starred on the hit series Lost.

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Oh, my, I loved that movie—and it still holds up. I knew a lot about vampires because I grew up near the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. In the distance you can see New Orleans glimmering. It has a mystique for vampires, and my mom loved Anne Rice; plus my family is Cajun. As a kid I was always saying, “Yeah, let’s go find a vampire.”
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Candice en Kayla waren eerder deze maand te gast bij de podcast ‘ Love A Lifetime Movie’ waarin ze een review deden van de film ‘Drink, Slay, Love’.

Vandaag een inhaalslag gemaakt met al het missende nieuwe en enkele foto’s van de cast. Helaas is het nog niet gelukt om alles online te zetten. De komende dagen hoop ik tijd te hebben om dit te doen, hou de site dus in de gaten!

Michael heeft enkele weken geleden enkele nieuwe data’s gegeven voor zijn tour volgend jaar door Europa. Op 2 april zal hij in de Melkweg in Amsterdam optreden, koop hier je tickets

De Amerikaanse zender Starz heeft laten weten dat seizoen 2 van ‘Hightown’ op 17 oktober zal beginnen, Riley Voelkel is in de serie te zien als stripper Renee Segna.

Hightown will return for its second season on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c, Starz announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Series lead/Chicago Fire alum Monica Raymund directed one of Season 2’s 10 episodes. Other returning cast include back James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Amaury Nolasco, Atkins Estimond and Dohn Norwood, while Luis Guzmán (Code Black) will guest-star Jorge Cuevas, Frankie’s charmingly hilarious (but deadly) cousin.

Other Season 2 guest stars include Jona Xiao (Being Mary Jane), Carlos Gómez (Madam Secretary), Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy), Cecil Blutcher and Crystal Lee Brown (Black Lightning).

In Season 2, the official synopsis tells us, the picture-perfect version of summer on Cape Cod once again clashes with its off-season reality. Jackie Quinones (played by Raymund), having achieved her dream of becoming a real cop, is out to do some good in this world. Thrust immediately into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding the Cape, she is laser-focused on bringing down drug dealer Frankie Cuevas (Nolasco), the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. “For Jackie, it is personal but then again, for Jackie, everything is personal.”

When Frankie’s cousin Jorge (Guzmán) joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and chaos. With disgraced officer Ray Abruzzo (Dale) now off the force and mired in depression, Jackie finds a new partner in Trooper Leslie Babcock (Timeless‘ Tonya Glanz), the only other female on the force. Through it all, Jackie must walk the tightrope of sobriety as she struggles to stay above an ocean of secrets, betrayal and the shame and failure of her past.

De trailer van Sara’s nieuwste film ‘Superhost’ is verschenen, de film verschijnt op 2 september op de Amerikaanse streamingsdienst Shudder. In de film is ook actrice Gracie Gillam die in seizoen 4 van ‘The Vampire Diaries’ te zien was als April Young. Met de naderende release zijn er ook enkele nieuwe stills verschenen.

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Daniel is als gastrol weer 3 afleveringen te zien geweest in het nieuwste en derde seizoen van de Netflix serie ‘Virgin River’. Deze is vanaf 9 juli op de zender te zien, opnames van het vierde seizoen zijn al gepland. Het is nog niet bekend wanneer het vierde seizoen te zien zal zijn op de streamingsdienst, in een interview liet Daniel cryptisch weten dat het mooie ervan is dat zijn personage dood is en dus nooit weet wanneer hij precies weer te zien is. De afgelopen 3 seizoen is zijn personage Mark regelmatig is flashbacks te zien.

Torrey’s serie ‘Chigago Med’ is vanaf 1 september te zien op Netflix, afgelopen maand stopte ze na 6 seizoenen met deze serie. Ook ‘Chigago Fire’ wordt toegevoegd, Steven R. McQueen had een rol in het vierde seizoen van deze serie.

Goed nieuws voor de fans van Chicago Fire en Chicago Med. Netflix is er namelijk in geslaagd om beide series naar zijn streamingdienst te halen. Vanaf 1 september kunnen we aan de slag met meerdere seizoenen van zowel Chicago Fire als Chicago Med. Om welke seizoenen het gaat, is nog niet bekend.

Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire ging in 2012 van start en telt inmiddels al negen seizoenen. In de serie worden we meegenomen naar het leven van de brandweerlieden van het 25th Bataljon van Chicago Fire Department. Ze worden zowel professioneel als privé gevolgd. De enorme verantwoordelijkheden die hun baan met zich meedraagt, eisen hun persoonlijke tol. Wanneer er een slachtoffer binnen het team valt, wordt het team verscheurd door schuldgevoelens en verwijten.

Chicago Med
Als spin-off van Chicago Fire ging in 2015 Chicago Med van start. Daarvan zijn inmiddels vijf seizoenen en volgen we de spoedeisende hulp van het Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. We zien hoe de artsen en verplegers worstelen met drama en onheil op de spoedeisende hulp.

Chicago Fire en Chicago Med op Netflix
Vanaf 1 september kunnen Netflix-abonnees aan de slag met meerdere seizoenen van Chicago Fire en Chicago Med. Hoeveel seizoenen de streamingdienst precies toevoegt, is nog niet bekendgemaakt. Wel is duidelijk geworden dat de derde Chicago-serie genaamd Chicago P.D. niet meteen wordt toegevoegd. Ook dat is een spin-off van Chicago Fire. Chicago P.D. ging in 2014 van start en telt inmiddels zeven seizoenen.

Kat heeft haar nieuwe single ‘Swim’ vandaag uitgebracht onder de naam Toro

“Toro Gato: Part I” is the debut visual and music album by Toro Gato (Kat Graham). From the live string quartets paired with the haunting and fearless raw visuals, Toro Gato plants a flag in this new unchartered territory. Some of the original music production by Kat Graham was created over a decade ago for friend David Blaine’s specials. *You must use a desktop to purchase and redeem these assets.

Toro Gato, which translates to “Bull Cat” in Spanish, was chosen by Graham and Darren Genet to show both the light and dark parts of the subconscious and conscious mind, as well as the recognition of one’s shadow self. Genet, who directed all of the films, was crucial to the evolution and creation of Toro Gato.

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