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Convonista

Questioning pop culture.

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Convonista interviews award-winning, critically acclaimed actors, directors, producers, chefs, and authors, and covers their latest family news - think baby buzz, small + silver screen releases, theatre premieres, special needs, life + style launches and philanthropic endeavors - in a conversational way that redefines Q+A.

Feel free to contact Pilar at mariapilarclark@yahoo.com to coordinate an interview and/or event coverage.

Interviews are conducted by Maria Pilar Clark, gabby mom to two, who is also the writer and creator behind Chicago Parent's Cosmotot.

Colin Firth and cast react to Oscar nominations for 'The King's Speech'


Posted Feb 9, 2011 2:09 PM

Not only has 'The King's Speech' put stuttering and the benefits of therapy squarely in the spotlight, but has also managed to grab the attention of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Joe Lando rekindles his famous 'Dr. Quinn' chemistry in Hallmark's 'Perfectly Prudence'


Posted Jan 8, 2011 3:20 PM

Former Chicagoan Joe Lando might be most recognized for playing Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman's Byron Sully, but tonight's highly anticipated 'Perfectly Prudence' premiere on the Hallmark Channel promises fans a tantalizing twist.
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Jane Seymour Revisits Joe Lando Romance In Hallmark Channel's 'Perfectly Prudence'


Posted Jan 8, 2011 1:50 PM

Jane Seymour is one Hollywood's most iconic and dynamic actors, and tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT, she'll star in Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated premiere of Perfectly Prudence... where art imitates life.
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Mandy Moore lets her hair down in Disney's Tangled


Posted Nov 24, 2010 3:28 PM

In Disney's 50th animated feature film, the traditional, "someday my prince will come" princess flick gives way to a more modern fairytale with an "equal partner" twist. And, though Tangled might not fit the classic Disney Princess mold, Mandy Moore would like to think it does, while giving young girls a role model they can emulate while sharing the driver's seat with the usual foxy male leads.
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Redneck comedian Jeff Foxworthy releases his third children's book and talks about his two biggest fans


Posted Nov 24, 2010 3:20 PM

"Redneck" and "New York Times best-selling author" don't usually meet in the same sentence, unless you're comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Known as the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time, Foxworthy recently released Hide!!! his third children's book.
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Ferrell vs. Pitt: It's a character face off in DreamWorks' Megamind


Posted Nov 24, 2010 3:19 PM

Saturday Night Live alum, wildly hilarious impressionist and father of three boys, Will Ferrell, never fails to entertain to the extreme, whether he’s playing a displaced elf, anchorman underdog or the most brilliant (and unsuccessful) super villain the world has ever known.
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Jamie Lee Curtis talks mother love in 'My Mommy Hung the Moon'


Posted Nov 23, 2010 12:05 PM

Jamie Lee Curtis talks about her best-selling picture book, parenting, plus her latest movie role.
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Iconic actress Jane Seymour takes a look back at Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and talks Perfectly Prudence


Posted Nov 23, 2010 12:04 PM

See Jane. See Jane play. See Jane rock an oversexed cougar, a pioneer doctor and a lamé-clad Bond girl. When it comes to iconic actress, Jane Seymour, anything and everything she takes on never fails to make an impression.
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Outdoorsy dad Joe Lando takes a look back at Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and talks Perfectly Prudence


Posted Nov 23, 2010 12:04 PM

He may be best known for his buckskin breeches and brooding, long-maned mountain man character on Emmy award-winning series, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, but there's much more to Joe Lando than the brawny, bearded fellow that shared our living rooms from 1993-1998.
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Epic actor Sean Astin takes on parenting three girls and playing Disney's Special Agent Oso


Posted Nov 23, 2010 12:04 PM

Whether you're partial to his official debut in the cult classic, The Goonies, or all about his fantastical character in Lord of the Rings, anything actor, producer, director, and social advocate, Sean Astin, has played, has been nothing short of epic.
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