Tag Archives: Interview

Calling All Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Fans! Get @HilaryBeeC to Glitz with us in Da’ Burgh!!

15 Nov

Dear Hilary Duff: I’m talking to you, missy! 😉

I’m on a mission to get actress/singer/entrepreneur/writer/fashionista/cutie Hilary Duff Comrie to do an interview with Glitzburgh, now that she has Pittsburgh ties!

Duff’s husband, Mike Comrie, plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and I’d love to get them to sit down and do a rare joint interview!  (or, a one-on-one – I’ll take what I can get….)

Hilary is skidaddling about the country promoting her new book, Elixir, and so she may be a hard lady to get in touch with.

But, I love the gal and would be beyond honored if she’d get in touch with her newfound “Pittsburghness” and glitz with us!

(Or, at the very least – Hilary: please do a book signing or meet-and-greet in Pittsburgh!)

Hilary Duff with her new book, Elixir

Do you all want to see Glitzburgh interviewing Hilary? If so, tweet her at @HilarybeeC and help me try to get her on board!

PS: Check out her recent tweet –  “Got my hat on representing and ready for a win tonight!!! Let’s go pens!!” + PHOTO: click here.

Mike Comrie, #19 Pittsburgh Penguins

Get To Know … Actress Susyn Elise Duris (and her actor-dog, Folsom!)

15 Nov

Actress Susyn Elise Duris is a Pittsburgh girl at heart. Even though she’s from Williamsburg, Virgina, and also lived in Michigan for a long time, the 7 years that Susyn spent in Pittsburgh was a special time in her life – and branded her a Steelers and Penguins fan forever!

Susyn, whose husband also has Pittsburgh roots (he’s from New Brighton and is an Edinboro alum), has family who are from the North Braddock and Monnesson areas, as well. While she lived in Michigan, she spent summers here. A fond Pittsburgh memory that she has from childhood was being able to visit the set of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. You could say that this was Susyn’s first taste of being on a television set – she’s appeared on TV series such as Big Shots, North Star, and Boston Legal, and is now starring in a web series online. Susyn’s also been a part of major motion pictures such as the movie “Coach Carter” starring Samuel L. Jackson, and a number of indie flicks and festival films.

Susyn started acting at age 10 in school and community plays, and continued well through high school. After she went on to the University of Colorado, however, she decided to pursue other interests and obtained degrees in business and finance/marketing. Eventually, she decided to get back into acting. Around April of 2004, Duris joined the Screen Actors’ Guild, AFTRA, Women in Theater, and Women in Film, and began taking on TV and movie roles, once again.

Her dog, Folsom, is also familiar with the “Hollywood” life. Folsom is a canine actor and has appeared on the TV series Big Shots as well as in print and television advertisements. He is a unique-looking  chocolate miniature poodle who is also from Da’ Burgh. In 2006, Susyn and her husband purchased Folsom from a breeder in Jefferson Hills. A talent scout noticed the pooch at the groomer later on and after submitting some photos and going through an audition, Folsom was signed to an agency. He has to know hand signals on set and works with dog handlers and trainers, but, with him, it’s all about his uniquely adorable look.

Susyn also has a look that casting directors also go to. Typically, this pretty blonde is cast for her “toughness” and universal appeal, often as a blue collar worker , “mom roles” or playing the part of a “hard” kind of woman. She specifically targets these types of roles and doesn’t mind being typecast. After all: “It’s better to be typecast than not cast at all,” she says.

Susyn claims that her background in business and marketing definitely help her “sell herself” when auditioning for roles. Her love is drama rather than comedy, but she’ll do either. Typically, she tends to lean towards procedurals, cop shows, legal dramas, etc. Therefore, her role in Boston Legal was perfect for her. Her current project, “The Unemployment of Danny London” is a web series. “Due to changes in the economic landscape and competition,” she explains, “artists and talent are producing their own content,” such as these online shows and web series. They’ve filmed a few episodes so far, with Susyn playing the role of “Miriam.” You can learn more by clicking here. The show also has a Facebook page and Twitter account so that you can keep up with the series.

Susyn also stays busy with animal actor and beloved doggie Folsom, of course, and will be doing a film she’s writing with her husband. The yet-untitled film is based on a book that her husband, Jeff, wrote, and  should hopefully be filmed entirely in Pittsburgh – or at least that’s the tentative plan.

Susyn Elise Duris now happily resides in Los Angeles with Jeff and Folsom, but remains true to her ties to Pittsburgh. She misses Peter’s Place in Bridgeville, the Church Brew Works in Lawrenceville, Mallorca in the South Side, and Moonstones Metaphysical Haven in Dormont. She, of course, follows the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Steelers (as well as her college football team, the Colorado Buffalos) and is also still an sustaining member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, despite now living in L.A. Susyn loves Sex and the City, is a published writer, and pens a blog, The Spiritual Creative: Actress Susyn Elise Duris’ Musings on Life.

Is there nothing that this modern-day Renaissance Woman cannot do?

Glitzburgh doesn’t think so – and we’re proud to have her as a fan and friend of the Black & Gold!

Celebrity Encounters – Check out Glitzburgh Celeb Photos on Facebook

25 Sep

Celebrity Encounters – Check out Glitzburgh’s Celeb Photos on Facebook.

Pics here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=30508&id=105096099524875&ref=mf

Enjoy photos of Glee’s Kevin McHale, Jessica Simpson, NSync, Franco Harris, Hines Ward, MTV stars, Nicole Scherzinger, and more! 🙂

A few of my favorites, below:

with JC Chasez of NSync, 2001

with Martha Stewart, 2010

With Jessica Simpson, 2003

With Nicole Scherzinger, 2007

With Steelers Legend Franco Harris, 2009

With Steelers MVP Hines Ward, 2005

With actor Danny Masterson, 2007

Check out the Facebook link for about 35 total celeb pics 🙂

ENJOY!

Pics here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=30508&id=105096099524875&ref=mf

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Dear Ben Roethlisberger…I have an offer you can’t refuse…

11 Jun

Dear Ben Roetlisberger,

(And I say this to Ben Roethlisberger and not Big Ben…)

If you’re reading this…

I may not have given you much of a chance in the past, but I want to now.

I know you’re busy doing the interview circuit with the traditional news media, and that’s to be expected.

Unfortunately, there is a large portion of us who get most, if not all, of our news online….from Twitter, from Facebook, from RSS feeds and from blogs.

Sadly, these may have been the very entities that tore you down in the first place.

Luckily, they may be the very entities that can, likewise, lift you back up!

Naturally, it’s going to take a lot more than a few interviews to redeem yourself in the eyes of Pittsburgh – especially with us young ladies.

That being said, I think that a lot of us, though skeptical still, are willing to give you a chance.

I am.

While I’m still pretty hesitant on a personal level – after all, I am a girl, and I’m a Steeler fan, and I felt that you disgraced “my” team and what we stand for – I’m willing to give you a chance on a PROFESSIONAL level.

I heard a local radio talk show host suggest your doing a local blog interview as part of your PR-revamping extravaganza.

Maybe he was joking, maybe he wasn’t.

I took him seriously, and I implore you to consider to do so, as well.

The offer’s out here, in the open, and on the table. Collaborate with Glitzburgh. I have a pretty decent following, a nice readership, and am asking nothing in return….well, other than free publicity.

If you would like to know my credentials, I’m a published writer, work for a nonprofit by day, and, I’ve actually been voted best blogger in Pittsburgh, if that helps sway your  (meaning “your people’s”) opinion any. Really, if you want to know any more about me, you can always follow me on Twitter – I was voted “who to follow on Twitter,” too, after all (@BuellaMarie)

I’m just sayin’ – here’s a platform – you probably need all the help you can get. That might sound harsh, but this is coming from a church-going, animal-loving, heart-of-gold, upstanding type of gal. Honestly.

Basically, I’ll give you an open forum to say what you want. Things that maybe you haven’t gotten to say yet. Things that maybe you want to say to a younger audience or to a certain demographic, in a more casual “atmosphere” (for lack of a better term.)

Think about it. The offer stands. Consider it for Pittsburgh.

I’d say to have your people call my people, but, I AM my people.

With the best intentions, take it or leave it,

Ashley 🙂

glitzburgh@gmail.com