He may only be 20 years old, but Mario Temes has already gotten to experience some of the heady heights of the acting world. Early this year, the American actor, of Cuban descent, had a recurring role on the NBC primetime TV show Game of Silence. He also just wrapped up a role in the Cinemax series Outcast, airing in 2017.
With his father being a performer as well, it was Mario’s desire to be in the entertainment business. A few months back, Mario reached out to us here, at CYInterview, telling us he wanted to inform our audience about who he is and what he hopes to accomplish as an actor. We decided to take him up on his offer.
Autumn is upon us and New York Fashion week has just wrapped up. So what is in for the fall season, fashion wise? Wardrobe/lifestyle expert, entrepreneur and personal shopper Angelique Michelle joins us to clue us in.
A resident of Washington D.C., who frequently travels, Angelique has spent many years in the fashion industry providing guidance to a variety of celebrities, which her bio tells us includes Gloria Estefan [see here] and retired NFL star Clinton Portis [see here], both of whom have been CYInterview guests.
Ms. Michelle is the President and CEO of Iconiq. Her company does image consulting and virtual styling. Her business just launched a mobile phone app that you can download in the Google Plus Store and Apple Store, called the Iconiq Style App.
Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. What has come to be known as 9/11 is a day Americans remember and pay their respects to those most directly impacted by one of the darkest days in the nation’s history.
Native New Yorker Angelo Guglielmo is a documentary filmmaker and author. His Emmy nominated documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There, featured some of the survivors who were in the Twin Towers that day. In 2013, we had the pleasure of speaking with him, at his New York apartment, about that project and more [see here].
Last year we brought you the story of child acting star Mason Reese [see here]. He is best known for his 1970s commercials, being the first celebrity from commercials to be on the cover of TV Guide and his numerous appearances on the Mike Douglas Show. Today, his life focuses on a variety of projects in the music industry and his enduring passion to get a TV pilot he shot picked up.
The TV pilot Mason is working on called Life Interrupted has many prominent TV stars attached to it, including Dawn Wells from Gilligan’s Island, Erin Murphy from Bewitched and Alison Arngrim from Little House on the Praire, among others. Mason says there will be new developments on the project in early 2017.
In September of 2012, we attended a swimsuit fashion show by designer Natalya Toporova [see here]. The invitation to that show came about in an interesting way. Sometime before the show took place, we had the opportunity to cover a performance by Grammy Award winner Mya, at the South Beach club Mokai [see here].
It was a great night. In fact, we had the opportunity to hang with Mya before and after her performance. Not only is she a great singer, she is a terrific person. That evening, Mya was wearing a particularly eye catching dress designed by Ms. Toporova. The design was so well done that we got in touch with her and that led to the invitation.
At the swimsuit fashion show, one of the models we met was Kiara Pace. Fast forward from 2012 to 2014, Kiara decided that she wanted to take her modeling career from Miami to New York. After saving enough money, selling her car and finding an apartment, she took off for the Big Apple.
Known as The Genius, the Poet Laureate of Professional Wrestling and “Leaping” Lanny, Lanny Poffo is one of the greatest professional wrestling personalities of the last 50 years. His ability to recite different poems during wrestling promos proved him an original talent. Lanny hails from one of the greatest families in pro wrestling history. His brother is the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage [see segment with him from 2003 here] and his late father Angelo Poffo was a territorial wrestling legend and promoter.
Today, Lanny is taking care of his mother, while continuing to give motivational speeches. He also appears on the pro wrestling independent circuit. Through tragedy, Lanny has found himself as the person in his family who now has to make what he calls unpopular decisions. With the passing of his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage in 2011, Lanny decided that he should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by himself. This was against his brother’s wishes, who wanted the entire family to be inducted together. In 2015, Lanny appeared before a crowd of WWE fans, wrestlers and others to induct his brother into that year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.
Recently, we welcomed back bodybuilding legend, actor, professional wrestler and all around entertainer Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner gave us an update on his recent health challenge and told us former WWE Champion and actor Steve Austin visited him in the hospital [see here].
Known as a man from the golden age of bodybuilding, Ric trained at legendary iron pumping establishment Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California, with bodybuilder supreme, Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a few weeks, the National Geographic Channel will be showing a documentary titled Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. It airs on September 27th at 9:00 PM.
He was part of the golden age of bodybuilding. He was one Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training partners during that era. He’s been an actor, a pro wrestler and a pro wrestling teacher. He shares much of his knowledge on his popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner. Additionally, he is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post. Of course, we are talking about none other than past CYInterview guest Ric Drasin.
Recently, the former Mr. Venice Beach was in and out of the hospital. Ric Drasin tells us what happened and gives an in-depth recounting of his recent health challenge, from beginning to end. While in the hospital, the host of Ric’s Corner was reached out to by some well-known individuals, including former WWE World Champion and movie star Steve Austin, who checked in on him. See a picture of the two of them above.
In our recent CYInterview with amateur wrestling, MMA and professional wrestling great Dan Severn [see here], he talked about his first meeting with UFC Co-Founder Art Davie. Mr. Davie brought Mr. Severn into the UFC, where he became a well-known name in the fighting community.
Dan also shared with us his desire to fight both Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock one more time. Both Shamrock and Gracie were on the first UFC event back in 1993, which came together, in large measure, because of the vision and efforts of Art Davie. The story is laid out in the UFC Co-Founder’s book Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC From the Man Who Created It.
Few people have reached the top tier in a variety of sports and entertainment organizations. Dan Severn’s dominance in amateur wrestling, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling makes him one of a select few who has succeeded at that feat.
An accomplished amateur wrestler, Severn narrowly missed out on a chance to compete in the Olympics. That represents one of his few defeats in sports competition. “The Beast,” as he’s widely known, has accomplished amazing things in a variety of mixed martial arts organizations. However, it was the UFC that brought him to the top of the mountain. With 101 wins and 26 losses in 127 bouts in mixed martial arts, he is one of the most accomplished men to ever walk into the cage.
Aside from MMA, he also achieved greatness in the world of professional wrestling. He had one of the longest reigns as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion and had a memorable run with the WWE.