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The Power of Yoga: How Diamond Dallas Page Keeps Fighting

WWE Hall Of Famer Diamond Dallas Page is known to millions around the world as a legendary professional wrestler. But rather than spending the rest of his life coasting on his successful wrestling or acting careers, he decided to take a professional path that practically no one could have seen coming: yoga. When it came to getting his body to heal so he could get back into the ring in the late 1990s, Dallas turned to yoga and defied all odds with a full-on comeback. However, what separates DDP

Terry Crews On Panera, Positivity, Singing & His Upcoming Projects

It has been a little over two decades since Terry Crews left the NFL, and he has created a career that is not only hugely-successful but unique. While millions of people regularly watch Crews on Brooklyn Nine-Nine — which moves to NBC this fall — he also seems to have at least two movies in the pipeline. He also pops up regularly as a pitchman for major brands, as his likability makes viewers want to watch these ad campaigns, unlike most commercials. Crews has also hosted a hit game show, writte

Dr. Mary Jane Minkin & Whitney Cummings On The Need To Remove The Stigma Of Talking About Women’s Health & More

Dr. Mary Jane Minkin & Whitney Cummings On The Need To Remove The Stigma Of Talking About Women’s Health & More It is 2021, so why are women still referring to their own bodies like its 1951? Women should feel empowered to be direct when asking their healthcare providers what they want for their reproductive health, but that is not always the case. Los Angeles-based comedian Whitney Cummings is of course a big believer of that, and she sharing her own experience about that empowering women in a

BTS on its sold-out Mar. 23 & 24 shows at the Prudential Center, K-Town, New York artists & what's coming up

BTS — short for the Bangtan Boys — is a seven-member boy band from South Korea. The group debuted in 2013, going on to win awards within a year’s time from the MelOn Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards and the Seoul Music Awards. BTS also made history with its second full-length album Wings charting at #1 on iTunes in nearly 30 countries and debuting at #26 on the Billboard 200; previously a K-pop album had never charted so high in the U.S. Forbes recognized BTS as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016, while Billboard placed BTS in the #1 spot on its Social 50 chart in October 2016. Earlier this year, BTS ranked at #5 on the Power Celebrity list of Forbes Korea. 2017 has not only brought the release of a new BTS album, You Never Walk Alone, but also a world tour. 117,000 tickets have been reportedly sold for this tour, which includes New York area stops at the Prudential Center on Mar. 23 and 24. Following the pair of sold-out concerts in Newark, BTS has sold-out arena shows in Chicago and Anaheim. In celebration of these major events, Downtown conducted Q&A with all of the BTS members — Rap Monster (Kim Namjun/Team Leader, Rapper), JIN (Kim Seokjin/Vocalist), SUGA (Min Yoonki/Rapper), J-HOPE (Jung Hoseok/Choreographer & Rapper), JIMIN (Park Jimin/Choreographer & Vocalist), V (Kim Taehyung/Vocalist) and JUNG KOOK (Jeon Jungkook/Vocalist, Rapper, Choreographer) — via e-mail. For more on BTS, visit http://bts.ibighit.com. BTS can also be tracked via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

PAUL STANLEY Discusses the Future of KISS, His Painting Career, “Phantom Of The Opera” & More! | Paul Stanley

PAUL STANLEY Discusses the Future of , His Painting Career, “Phantom Of The Opera” & More! A major influence on members of Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Pantera, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam alike, KISS not only changed rock music but all guitar-related music for that matter. As one of the singers and songwriters behind KISS, Paul Stanley played a role in the creation of plenty of long-standing rock anthems, including “Rock And Roll All Night,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Sh

NFL Legend Brett Favre On Working With Green Eagle CBD, Staying Healthy, Goals & More

NFL Legend Brett Favre On Working With Green Eagle CBD, Staying Healthy, Goals & More One of the football’s top quarterbacks ever, Brett Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, attempt 10,000 passes, and complete 6,000 passes. Demonstrating his stamina and consistency, Favre made an NFL-record 297 consecutive starts in the regular season, and 321 starts including the playoffs. His 11 Pro Bowl invitations is the third most among quarterbacks in NFL

Exclusive: Actor Dennis Quaid on his new album "Out Of The Box" & Texas sports

Arguably one of the most definitive American actors of all time, Dennis Quaid has been working steadily for over 40 years. In turn, the Texas native has been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, the Chicago Film Critics Association and plenty of other movie industry influencers with "best actor" nominations and/or awards over the years. Beyond his success within television and film, Dennis Quaid also has a following

“Cobra Kai” Star William Zabka On Career Advice, The Show’s Excellent Critical Reviews & More

“Cobra Kai” Star William Zabka On Career Advice, The Show’s Excellent Critical Reviews & More Written and executive produced by Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar, American Reunion), Cobra Kai was one of the surprise hits of 2018. A continuation of the Karate Kid series, Cobra Kai picks up decades after the original film starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka ends. The second season of Cobra Kai — which scored a 100 percent rating on Rotten

Heart’s Ann Wilson On New Music She Released In 2021, Seattle’s Music Scene, Hobbies & More

Heart’s Ann Wilson On New Music She Released In 2021, Seattle’s Music Scene, Hobbies & More Widely regarded as one of the greatest voices in the history of rock, Ann Wilson has been both critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful as lead singer and songwriter of the band Heart. Heart has thrilled audiences for over 4 decades, earning sales of more than 35 million and a well-deserved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. She made her solo debut with 2007’s Hope & Glory, foll

William Shatner Talks to Downtown, to Bring “Shatner’s World” to the Area on Jan. 21 & 22

It has been almost 50 years since William Shatner first appeared as Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek, yet William Shatner remains one of the most recognizable entertainers all these decades later. Beyond starring in hit shows like Boston Legal, Weird Or What? and T.J. Hooker, he has established himself as a director, producer, author, host and investor, among other titles. He also manages to find the time and resources to act as a philanthropist, being very involved with Habitat For Humanity, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show. Mr. Shatner returns to the New York area for a pair of live appearances on Jan. 21 and 22. Titled Shatner’s World, attendees of the one man show ought to expect an evening of stories — of ranging emotions — from the man himself. In advance of these performances at the Bergen Performing Arts Center and the Theater At Westbury, I had the pleasure of speaking to Mr. Shatner on behalf of Downtown Magazine by phone. Ultimately, I came away inspired and in awe that a person already so established is still trying new things. For more information on William Shatner and his various endeavors, click here. For those unable to see him locally in January, he will again be nearby on Feb. 5 (Count Basie Theatre) and Feb. 6 (Foxwoods).

“The Neighborhood” Star Beth Behrs On Her Passion For “Barrels & Bees,” Working With Aberfeldy

“The Neighborhood” Star Beth Behrs On Her Passion For “Barrels & Bees,” Working With Aberfeldy The Aberfeldy Distillery was founded in 1898 by the dynamic Dewar brothers, John Alexander and Tommy. The brothers built on a site just a stone’s throw from the birthplace of their father, the pioneering blender John Dewar. Alongside the award-winning distillery, and known to contain deposits of alluvial gold, flows the Pitilie Burn, which is widely recognized as “the perfect water source for the Gold

Jillian Michaels To Appear At The PlayStation Theater On Dec. 13, Talks To Downtown

Over the past decade, Jillian Michaels has become the most popular fitness celebrity out there. Jillian first rose to prominence as a trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, which led to a spin-off show, Losing It With Jillian. Since then, she has released several New York Times Best Sellers, has expanded into fashion with the launch of her own activewear line at KMART, and was even the star of her own reality show on E!, Just Jillian. Beyond her acclaimed fitness programs, Jillian has also proven to be innovative in being the star of multiple workout-oriented video games. She also manages to find time to active with a multitude of charities, including the NFL’s Play 60, the Clinton Foundation’s Alliance For A Healthier Generation, Stand Up To Cancer, Hope For Haiti, and Working Wardrobes. Jillian is also the host of the top-rated fitness podcast, The Jillian Michaels Show, following years as a weekly broadcaster on Los Angeles station KFI. And all of this is done while being the committed mother of two children with partner Heidi Rhoades. On Dec. 13, she will be participating in An Evening With Jillian Michaels at the PlayStation Theater. In advance of this live appearance, Jillian spoke to Downtown about her many projects, past and present. Jillian Michaels can be followed on Twitter — on which she has well over one million followers — and Instagram via @JillianMichaels. For more information on her Dec. 13 appearance, visit www.jillianmichaels.com or PlayStation Theater.

Ben Barnes On His New “Songs For You” EP, Juggling Acting & Musical Careers, Influences, TV & More

Ben Barnes On His New “Songs For You” EP, Juggling Acting & Musical Careers, Influences, TV & More Television and film viewers all over the globe ought to recognize Ben Barnes for his top-notch roles, including Prince Caspian from the Chronicles Of Narnia franchise), Billy Russo from Marvel’s The Punisher, Logan Delos from HBO’s Westworld, Neil McCormick in Killing Bono, and General Kirigan in the Netflix’s series Shadow & Bone. Yet 2021 has proven to be another big year for Barnes personally a

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg On Producing The AMC Hit “Preacher” & A “Game Over, Man!” Sequel

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg On Producing The AMC Hit “Preacher” & A “Game Over, Man!” Sequel Set to return for its third season on June 24th, Preacher is a critically-acclaimed hit series on AMC. A dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip (as portrayed by Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (a role handled by Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust in

Mary J. Blige On “Power Book II: Ghost,” Career Plans & More

Created by Courtney A. Kemp, Power Book II: Ghost is a sequel to the well-renowned Starz series Power. Power Book II: Ghost picks up the narrative just a few days after the Power finale. It follows Tariq St. Patrick navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father’s legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family. In September 2020 it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season, which is scheduled to premiere on Starz on November 21, 2021. Power

Paris Hilton On Her DJ career, New York's 2017 Synergy Global Forum, Branding, And Her Upcoming Projects

One of the most recognizable celebrities of the past decade and a half, Paris Hilton has experienced success in a variety of fields. As an author, her Confessions of an Heiress hit the New York Times Best-Seller List in 2004. Her record deal with Warner Brothers led to selling over 600,000 copies of her Paris album. Her work as a designer and product endorser has led to over $1 billion in fragrance sales and dozens of Paris Hilton stores opening around the world. And, of course, she has been the

Perry Farrell on doing “mitzvahs,” his new “The Glitz; The Glamour” box set, future plans & more

As noted by Billboard Magazine in 2019: “Perry Farrell’s role in paving the way for the ascendance of alternative music can’t be overstated.” As both the frontman of Jane’s Addiction and the founder of Lollapalooza, Farrell has thrived within both the underground and mainstream worlds. In other words, without Farrell, there would probably be no Coachella or Bonnaroo – and that is without factoring in his excellent work with Porno For Pyros or Satellite Party. The latest album release for Perry

Method Man On “Power Book II: Ghost,” Career Plans & More

Created by Courtney A. Kemp, Power Book II: Ghost is a sequel to the well-renowned Starz series Power. Power Book II: Ghost picks up the narrative just a few days after the Power finale. It follows Tariq St. Patrick navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father’s legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family. In September 2020 it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season, which is scheduled to premiere on Starz on November 21, 2021. Power

Jamie Chung On Petco’s “Together Strong” Campaign, Future Projects, K-Pop, BTS & More

Jamie Chung On Petco’s “Together Strong” Campaign, Future Projects, K-Pop, BTS & More Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. You may not think it could happen to your beloved furry friend, but pet cancer is more common than most know. Petco’s pet cancer awareness campaign called “Together Strong” brings 2 and 4-legged survivors together to highlight how routine preventative care is just as vital for pets as it is for humans in the fight against this disease. Jamie Chu

Tommy Lee on his new album “ANDRO,” Starbucks, cooking, and how you correctly say “gyro”

Tommy Lee attends the premiere of Netflix's 'The Dirt" at the Arclight Hollywood on March 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix) While known to many millions of people as the beloved drummer of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee has always kept busy with a variety of projects. Beyond a solo career as a musician, he wrote the New York Times best-seller Tommyland, as well as co-authoring the best-selling The Dirt, which was later adapted into a Netflix-released f
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