San Diego Comic Con

This past weekend marked the end of The San Diego Comic. Though it is officially over, there are a lot of panels that I need to catch up on since I have yet to attend. I wanted to bring to your attention a few trailers that interested me. The Walking Dead season 6 promo was shown at the event as was an official promo for the companion series, Fear The Walking Dead. We also got a look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Walking Dead(may contain some NSFW)

Fear The Walking Dead

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Interview w/ Sydney Maler

Sydney Maler is a gorgeous model worth checking out. Sydney took time out of her busy schedule to introduce herself to all of you. Let’s welcome Sydney Maler to the Blended family!

First things first for our readers, can you give five adjectives to describe yourself?

GoofBall

Sarcastic

Confident

Happy

Chill

What is it that you enjoy about modeling?

The best part about modeling is that everyday is different. Modeling jobs have gotten me into some pretty random adventures and cool experiences. A photo is a memory to me and a beautiful photo of me on a beach might have a huge story behind it. Most things don’t go as planned and I love being the type of person that sees an “ordeal” as an adventure or an interesting experience.

Have you seen any difference between the way that women and men are treated in the modeling industry?

I don’t believe that, in this day and age, there is too much of a difference between the way men and women are treated in the modeling industry, except that there are, and most likely will always be, more women models than men, but that is just because of the nature of the beast.  I think women are used to being judged by society and can take the abuse better than men :-). I also feel that women have, more often than not, been the advertising world’s target market because they are, by far, greater “consumers” than men, women even buy most of their man’s wardrobe or attire – although that trend seems to be shifting a bit. One thing I’ve found that has changed even in the short time that I have been modeling, is that when I first began, there was a difference in how women treated me compared to men. But recently, I feel like my female audience has grown tremendously and has come to appreciate and embrace the fun, healthy, confident lifestyle I try to live and portray.

You look to be in amazing shape. Are there any specific types of exercises or workouts that you do?

I recently have been trying my hand at boxing. I am not very good at it, but It’s always fun to try new types of workouts. Thankfully, I am extremely good at laughing at myself through all of my fumbles.

What is your ideal vacation?

My ideal vacation is one with friends and family goofing around and just having a good time. I can entertain myself almost anywhere so as long as I have friends and family to laugh and experience new places/people with I’m a happy camper.  I also love the water so my vacation would most likely be water based with plenty of swimming and water sports. Hanging out with or seeing an exotic animals wouldn’t be terrible either. I’m really into swimming with sharks right now, maybe petting a baby lion or holding a baby alligator. I guess I have a pretty random list of very specific things I would like the opportunity to experience involving exotic animals but they are just bucket list items.

What is the best place place you’ve visited?

I have been to a number of pretty cool and exotic places but I recently got back from Florida where I experienced a few perfect days in Miami. I was taken to this beach that had a sand bar on the shore with the most beautifully clear, blue water ever, while sunbathing with friends. It was so relaxing and terribly beautiful.

What’s the weirdest or craziest thing a guy has ever said to you?

This is a tough one. I don’t know what it is about my personality that attracts a large amount of crazy/weird comments from men. On my Instagram, I get a lot of weird comments about breathing my farts and I think that’s particularly odd.

Favorite junk food/guilty pleasure?

My absolute favorite guilty pleasure is rolled tacos drenched in hot sauce from Albertacos by my parents’ house in SD.  I also have an extreme sugar addiction, so If you want to get to my heart, its definitely through any sugary treat.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t modeling I would love to work in advertising and marketing. Which goes semi hand in hand with modeling. I went to school for Marketing and am absolutely intrigued with the psychology behind advertising from large details to the very small ones.

If you could choose one place to shop for the rest of your life, what place would it be?

I’m going to totally cheat on this question and say Nordstrom. I love to jump between styles and they have a large array of styles as well as a great men’s section I sometimes steal from. Not to mention the shoes, purses and jewelry.

What is your dream modeling project? Something you have never done before but would want to do?

I would love to be apart of a surf magazine or Sports Illustrated type team that gets to travel around to some of the most beautiful parts of the world and take beautiful photos. I kind of get to do this now, but I would love to travel more and have that part of my job be more of my constant life.

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?

I don’t get embarrassed very easily so its always hard to think of particular times when I was truly embarrassed.

What are your top five favorite songs?

Hotel California- Eagles

Suicidal Thoughts- Biggie Smalls

What I got- Sublime

You know you like it- DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

She is love- Parachute

What was your dream growing up?

Truthfully, I didn’t think modeling was really an option for me because I thought being a “model” meant you had to be 9 ft tall and 80 pounds, soaking wet. I wanted to pursue advertising and marketing, the behind-the-scenes of creating ads and commercials. I never even considered actually being in the ads or commercials myself, so this has been an amazing experience I have been able to experience at this early juncture of my life.

Do you believe in love?

Yes, I believe in love. I think that it’s extremely hard to find, but extremely amazing when it hits you.  I also think that you can be “in love” with more than just your significant other. Being in love with your friends and family is way underrated and overlooked.

Do you have any plans for the Fourth of July this year?

I do not have plans for the Fourth yet. Want to hangout?

Sounds like a plan! Thank you for your time Sydney. Is there anything you would like to say to your supporters and those being introduced to you for the first time? Welcome to the Blended family!

I dearly appreciate my fans/followers support, thank you so much! I absolutely love meeting my fans and getting to know them. If you’re a fan, please, come up and say “Hi” if you see me at an event or boppin’ around town, I swear, I don’t bite (too hard, lol). If this is the first time you’re hearing of me, come check me out! I have a wide variety of fans for a reason; girls wanting work-out tips or looking to find the next “it” bikini, all the way to my all-time favorite “creepers,” young and old, and everything in between!

Social Media/Contact

IG: Sydneyamaler

SnapChat: SydneyMaler

Twitter:Sydneyamaler

FB: SydneyMaler

Website: Sydneyamaler@gmail.com

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Interview w/ Julie Lake From OITNB

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

First things first, congratulations on the success of Orange Is The New Black. The third season is underway right now on Netflix while a fourth season has been ordered. Why do you believe this series is so successful?

I think the fans love the characters on this show and get hooked following their stories. It is a huge ensemble of diverse women who are funny and sexual and real, and I think people are loving getting a chance to see that on TV. 

Believe it or not, there are many people out there who have yet to have seen OITNB. Can you describe Angie Rice the best you can?

Angie is a goofy meth head with very gross teeth. She has a bawdy sense of humor and has some of the funniest lines in the show (not to brag :)) She is sweet at heart, but her deep insecurity leads her to do whatever her best friend Leanne tells her to do – including bully other girls. She loves getting into trouble and making people laugh.

This series is sort of like my personal favorite, The Walking Dead, in which every character who has ever been a part of the series is forever linked to the success. How does it feel being a part of the OITNB cast?

It is definitely a privilege to be part of the cast. I feel very lucky that the show has been so successful.  

Can you take us through the entire process from the moment you find out about episodes to the finishing of the entire season?

We get a draft of the script about a week or so before we start shooting.  Then we shoot.  Then on to the next until we have completed the season.  We do not know what is happening with our characters throughout the season or which episodes we will be in, so we just have to go off what we get in each script and trust that the directors will lead us in the right direction.

The Litchfield Correctional Facility is full of cliques. If you could add a completely new clique to Litchfield and be the leader of it, what type of clique would it be?

I would like to be the queen of the drama clique. We would be a bunch of musical theater nerds putting on plays and loudly singing, laughing, and annoying the shit out of the other inmates.

OITNB will have a fourth season, how long can this series continue?

Hopefully a long time. They do not tell us this stuff, so I have absolutely no idea. But as long as the fans keep watching, I bet they will keep making it.

As far as binge-watching is concerned, what are your thoughts on it?  Are there any series out there that you binge-watch, or any that you would want to?

I binged so much TV this year that now I have to be super careful to keep myself in check any time I start a new series.  I binged Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, The Jinx, The Fall, Bloodline, House of Cards… the list goes on.  I have to limit myself to one episode per night.

What is it like on set? Can you describe the atmosphere of a day on the set of OITNB?

It is always super fun to be on set.  We are all good friends, so when we are not acting, we are usually piled into someone’s dressing room hanging out and talking. Emma and I spent a lot of time watching What Not To Wear on Netflix together.  I actually really want to be on that show – I desperately need clothes. How do I make that happen??

You come from a Theater background and you also had your own web series, are there any other projects you would hope to do or are doing in the future?

Yes, I am pitching a television show with some friends from my sketch comedy group right now.  I am working on another web series with a friend from high school, and I am also writing my own feature. So I have a lot of creative projects going on at the moment. 

Here at Blended Entertainment, the object is to bring people together through essentially blending entertainment. In that case, who are some of your favorite entertainers out there?

I think top of my list right now are Louis CK, the Duplass brothers, and Lena Dunham. They are all making the kind of work I would like to make.

Also can you educate all of us about your life?

My life right now is pretty simple. I just moved out from LA to NYC to shoot the next season of Orange.  I am getting married in December in New Orleans, so we have been planning a lot for that. I am hoping to do a lot of hiking this summer outside of NYC.  And then I will be writing and hopefully volunteering for the Women’s Prison Association – I just sent in my application. 

Thank you for your time Julie, is there anything you would like to say to our readers and fans of your work?

Thanks to my fans for all the support and sweet comments on Instagram and Twitter! Orange fans are the best people – love you guys! 

Russell Westbrook and Marshawn Lynch

Being that this is the blog where all forms of entertainment meet as one, I wanted to share my thoughts about two athletes and video game related news. First and foremost, you have one of professional basketball’s superstars from the Oklahoma City Thunder in Russell Westbrook. Although OKC missed out on making the NBA Playoffs this year mainly due to injuries, Russell Westbrook was big time. He is a superstar and for that he was rewarded as cover boy of NBA Live 16. The upcoming basketball game from EA Sports will try to dethrone the NBA 2k series and reclaim a crown that once belong to them. Despite missing fifteen games this past NBA season, Westbrook posted career high per game numbers in points, assists, rebounds, and steals. So while NBA 2k16 will have three different cover athletes in Steph Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis, NBA Live will have just one. I’m more of a fan of just having one cover athlete but four top notch athletes will be rewarded this year. I want to know if the necessary improvements are going to be made in NBA Live 16 to make it worthy for me to buy it. The graphics are looking better but I do need to see more of what this installment has to offer. Can Ea Sports create a great basketball game again?

In other news, Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks has done some motion capture work and will be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The game is due later this year and will feature him in a villainous role. I am interested in seeing how this will play out. This is something that has not been done before. To take an athlete and use them in this capacity is sure to peak the curiosity of “Beast Mode” fans who may only play as his likeness in the Madden video game franchise. This is not only interesting but congratulatory as well for Marshawn. He has taken so much flack for his interactions or lack thereof with the media, so to see him get this honor to be in one of the most successful video game series ever is truly a good distinction. Both video game franchises are trying to push the envelope. Only time will tell to see if either game is a must buy.

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Mockingjay Part 2

“Join The Revolution”. This is the tagline for the final installment of The Hunger Games film franchise. Scheduled for release in November of this year, the film finds Jennifer Lawrence back as Katniss Everdeen for one final battle. Will Katniss and her friends prevail in taking out President Snow? Check out the teaser below.

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On June 20th, the flashy Adrien Broner who has been a champion in multiple weight classes will be going up against one of the top ranked welterweight contenders out there in Shawn Porter on NBC. The Premiere Boxing Champions will showcase the two Ohio natives will be fighting in Vegas to increase their odds of one day being the heir to the throne of boxing that is currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. In anticipation of the fight, I asked Shawn Porter what we should expect from him. Check out his response below. Will Adrien Broner have a response?

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Terminator Genisys and Ant-Man

Two blockbuster movies that are both expected in theaters this year have released more revealing trailers earlier today. Not sure what the idea is, but the new Terminator trailer seems to be full of spoilers. The Ant-Man trailer shows Paul Rudd in action and includes some of his interactions with ants. Both movies are due out in July and I’m more excited about Ant-Man. I’m not too excited to the point in which I’ll be rushing to see it opening weekend, but still excited nonetheless. Long term, I want to see how Paul Rudd fits into the Avengers cast if they decide to go that way. I am more interested in Ant-Man being a part of the team and not as a solo character. Paul Rudd would be gold in the copious amount of banter that takes place between Earth’s mightiest heroes. Look out for Thomas The Tank Engine in the Ant-Man trailer. Which blockbuster are you more excited for?

As for Terminator, T1 and T2 are classics and the expectations are very high.