Show Spotlight: Secret City: Under the Eagle, TV WEEK March 2-8, 2019

Tamara Cullen and I tag-teamed to introduce the second season of Foxtel series Secret City. I hard the pleasure of speaking to some if the show’s talented cast to make the show spotlight happen!


DWTS' Samuel Johnson, TV WEEK Feb 23-March 1, 2019

The first thing Samuel Johnson says when our call connects is, “Cynthia! Long time no speak!” He does so in a cheery, friendly voice, albeit a bit out of breath because he’s just been practicing for his Dancing With the Stars debut. Good luck to Sam, who works hard as an actor and a cancer awareness advocate.

Miracle Workers' Geraldine Viswanathan, Russian Doll, TV WEEK Feb 16-22, 2019

I got a chance to meet Australian comedian and actress Geraldine Viswanathan at Stan’s Sydney office to tee off our coverage of the comedy Miracle Workers. Then I binged all of Netflix’s Russian Doll and gave that five stars. Because you should go see it right now!


Eurovision—Australia Decides, TV WEEK Feb 9-15, 2019

While Tamara speaks to Joel Creasey about the first time Australia will pick its entrant for Eurovision, I got the scoop from Sheppard and Alfie Arcuri on their approaches to song-writing for the annual song contest.


Ryan Eggold chat for New Amsterdam, TV WEEK Feb 9-15, 2019

The last time I spoke with Ryan Eggold, he was still playing Tom Keen on The Blacklist. Now he’s a doc in New Amsterdam, a show that has been a hit in the US and has come to Australia. I also preview the Grammys, which is strange because I’m used to writing about it after the fact!


Ben Lawson, No Activity, TV WEEK Dec 1-7, 2018

Ben Lawson is a total charmer. May I interview him more often! Here is a chat pegged to his appearance in The Good Place. I also commissioned Dave Brown to do this comparison on No Activity US v Australian editions.


Items from WHO June 18 and 25, 2018: Michael Hing, Manu, John Cameron Mitchell

Anytime I can champion more diversity in the magazine is a good thing, and this week, it's a chat with Michael Hing, whose documentary series Where Are You Really From? tackles head on the "double from" question many Asian Americans and Asian Australians have encountered. From there, I talked to MKR judge Manu Feildel about his menu for the Hoyts Lux movie experience. In the issue on stands with the June 25 cover date, I spoke to John Cameron Mitchell, the pioneer behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for the Soundtrack of My Life feature, and took a look at the final four on The Voice


Items from WHO June 11, 2018: Alan Cumming, Lucy Sibbick, 'MasterChef'

Alan Cumming called while leaving his home (and his cats) to catch a taxi on the way to a CBS upfront party in New York. If only he knew just how much I knew where he was headed and why! This week also featured chats with Oscar-winning makeup artist Lucy Sibbick, Body Hack 2.0 host Todd Sampson, and one of the favourites in MasterChef, Brendan.