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INTERVIEW: Annie Chen on Dancing, Acting and Playing Frenchy in Grease, The Musical on Stage

Talented and hardworking, Annie Chen was born and raised in Taiwan and found her passion for the performing arts at a very young age. Annie trained at the prestigious School of Toronto Dance Theatre and started her career with a bang— she danced with Lady Gaga on stage at the 2011 Much Music Video Awards and Korean pop star, PSY at the 2013 Much Music Video Awards. Despite her success in dance, Annie is also currently pursuing a growing acting career. Read our interview with her to find out more about her journey.

Hi Annie, thanks for speaking with us! You have had an interesting creative journey, can you tell us more about how you got into acting?

I had always wanted to be an actor as a kid but didn’t think it was something that I could do for a living because I didn’t see many representations of myself on screen. Two years into my career as a professional dancer I decided to go for it and paid for my first acting class. It was exhilarating, and from there on I have been pursuing it professionally and of course, always updating and training. It was not an easy transition especially coming from a strong dance background. I was put in a box and not taken seriously as an actor. On top of all that I was also a female ethnic actor and would often audition for roles that required an accent or spoke mandarin. However, the industry is slowly evolving. There are more female directors, writers, and the lack of diversity on screen is being acknowledged.

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Jughead Eats a Burger

Netflix dropped a little teaser for Riverdale to, uh, celebrate it’s release on May 18 on the US Netflix.

Pray for me and my unholy thoughts.

Look. I screamed during the season finale— not because shit was going down— but because Hot Dog (Jughead’s dog in the comic books) made a cameo. That tells you how much of an Archie nerd I am.

Spoiler alert for Season 1 below!

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Fanart GLEE: Jessica Jones

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Most of you, like me, is in the midst of a Jessica Jones binge watch on Netflix. I personally love this series because it really speaks to me. Sloppy, badass female anti-superhero character for the win! Also, David Tennant as a villain is life. Check out these great fanart I yanked from Tumblr this week… there is a LOT of purple.

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Ep. 219 The Betrayal of 2015

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Listen to why the Space Pirate Queen and Gizzy B has given up all hope in life and why there is no other choice but to weep a river of sad, fangirl tears. But in other news, we announced our first winner to the Ovaries Explosion Award of 2015! Fanfic Theatre: Pirate’s of the Caribbean x Godzilla.

Great Halloween Movies: ‘Hansel & Gretel Get Baked’

It’s the time of year again, kids. It’s time for your Auntie Giselle to tell you even more about some of her favorite Halloween flicks. This year I’m starting off with a new favorite of mine, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked. 

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Yes, you did read the title correctly. I discovered this movie because Netflix suggested it to me and with a title like that how the hell could I resist? This retelling of the classic fairy tale takes place in modern times in the city of Pasadena. Molly Quinn stars as Gretel, a sweet teenage stoner whose boyfriend goes missing after buying an incredible new strain of weed called Black Forest grown by a little old lady who lives by herself. It turns out that the little old lady, played by Lara Flynn Boyle, is a witch who uses her amazing weed to lure in teenagers so that she can eat them, steal their souls, and become young again. Yes, the plot sounds ridiculous, but what’s fun about Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is that it’s fully aware of how ridiculous it is and has fun with it.

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Ep. 109 Marty Adams

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We talk to actor, comedian and writer, Marty Adams who you may have seen in The Lost Girl, Scare Tactics and Saw IV. He is also going to be a recurring character in the upcoming Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove. We chat about horror and scaring people to tears to comedy and making people laugh. Gizzy B also finds away to nerd-terrorize him and