Camson Takes the Honor of being part of MASTER CHEF JUNIOR, Tries to Learn as much as Possible

Camson. Age: 13.Hometown: Fleming Island, FL.
Signature Dish: Medium-Rare Sirloin Steak with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes.
CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © 2018 / FOX Broadcasting.

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Contestant Camson auditioned and took the challenge to be part of “Master Chef Junior” to sharpen his skills and learn more throughout no matter the outcome.

The opportunity to be around likeminded kids opened the opportunity to make friends and learn from each other, while having the judges give feedback helped sharpen his skills.

“It’s such a crazy thing being chosen out of 15,000 or so kids that auditioned for ‘Master Chef Junior,'” Camson said. “That’s just ridiculous even being chosen for it. even just being friends with everyone and making the experiences and memories with everyone.”

“Master Chef Junior” may be a competition but Camson said the kids were mostly very friendly and fun to be around.

But the person he most learned from was Chef Gordon Ramsey who instilled in Camson the concept of “No color, no flavor.”

From being a foodie, Camson got a passion for cooking and being adventurous with the food he tried.

Camson would help his parent in the kitchen and would get more and more responsibility as he got older, from there he started challenging himself to do more complex dishes.

Spicy food became Camson’s favorite and he will be cooking some on “Master Chef Junior” as well as taking some traditional dishes and putting a twist to them.

“With all the competing it was always very high energy and, you would think it would be very competitive with all the kids, and it was, it was also alot of fun,” Camson said.

Watch Camson compete on “Master Chef Junior” Fridays 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX

MASTER CHEF JUNIOR Contestant Emily Brings Her Passion for Cooking to Set

Emily. Age: 9. Hometown: Sylmar, CA.
Signature Dish: Tamales with Homemade Red Sauce.
Photo Credit: Michael Becker / FOX. © 2018 / FOX Broadcasting.

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Master Chef Junior” contestant Emily started cooking when her babysitter would cook with her and show her all the gadgets they could use to cook.

Emily first learned to cook from her parents, but she would be excited to see her babysitter use different gadgets to make food.

“(The judges and mentors) helped me improve as a cook,” Emily said.

The judges would teach techniques and would encourage the contestants to gain as much knowledge as possible, but the contestants would gain experience from what they shared with each other.

The contestants would share techniques on how to cut ingredients and different ways to make different foods which was something Emily enjoyed.

“To know I was on (the show) made me feel special,” Emily said. “It’s so awesome to see so many people who love cooking as much as me.”

Emily’s passion for cooking was nurtured while being a part of “Master Chef Junior,” but also brought new interests to light.

Learning much more about cooking while on the show brought baking to Emily’s attention.

“I like cooking alot of savory food, but I’ve been leaning more towards baking now,” Emily said. “I feel like (baking) is a little more exciting because you can experiement more with the sweet flavors.”

Watch Emily on “Master Chef Junior” Fridays 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT On FOX.

@Thisfunktional Habla Con Matias Novoa ENEMIGO INTIMO

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Actor Matias Novoa habla con Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional de Thisfunktional.com, de su rollo en la super serie de Telemundo “Enemigo Intimo.”

Novoa habla de su rollo en la serie, tener que ser dos personajes y mas de la super serie.

ENEMIGO INTIMO
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@Thisfunktional Talks with Danay Garcia about FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Blu-ray Release

@Thisfunktional Talks with Danay Garcia about FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Blu-ray Release

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Actress Danay Garcia has continued to be an unpredictable addition to the “Fear the Walking Dead” cast.

Season 3 was a long road for Garcia’s character Luciana and her survival was questioned until Garcia confirmed her return for season 4 on Instagram.

“It comes with the territory, you know, you come in, you come on board and give your absolute best and you give all you got and you can only hope that it will be taking you to the right places,” Garcia said. “Sometimes you end in the wrong spot.”

All the situations that come with being on on a show based in the Walking Dead universe means that there is no safety for the characters and at any moment situations can change.

The growth that comes with meeting characters, loosing characters and the evolution of the world these characters live in is part of the excitement of watching the show and Garcia said its the same reason its so exciting to be a part of the show and being open to going through all that.

For fans its always stressful seeing a fan favorite be put into tough situations because no one is safe in the Walking Dead universe.

“I think when you decide to do something like this you start to get that weird feeling like ‘Am I going to die?’ those are things that we as humans don’t like to think about. Especially when you create a character thats all about survival,” Garcia said. “You don’t want them to die because it’s a cool journey for you, as an actor.”

Garcia doesn’t get nervous for Luciana’s fate in “Fear the Walking Dead” because she is use to that feeling and has become accustomed to and expecting that script where her character dies since she’s been on the show for awhile now.

Season 3 ended with things scattered and characters separated again, but Garcia said even if she can’t give details season 4 will be exciting.

“I’m so happy by the way we are taking the story and the way it was left off. The Clark family at the dam and you don’t know who made it and who didn’t,” Garcia said. “I’m just excited for everyone to see what is cooking right now.”

The core of Luciana – her beliefs, her morals and who she is as a human – is something Garcia is comfortable with portraying, even when her Garcia’s own personality can be a contrast to her character.

Garcia said the courageous and brave Luciana has the complexity of having a vulnerable side which helps Garcia ground the character and relate her to all the strong women out in the real world right now.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Season 3 Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital
Season 4 Premieres On AMC April 15

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@Thisfunktional talks with Colman Domingo About FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 3

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Since meeting Victor Strand on “Fear the Walking Dead” audiences have seen the charismatic character go through many situations in style.

FTWD_S3_3D_BD_O-CardColman Domingo has a fantastic style of his own and is able to inject some of his own personality to his character Strand from the moment he auditioned.

“I think possibly I bring a bit of myself to the character. I know I have strong opinions about this character. It seems to be he’s in alignment with what I think Strand is style wise,” Domingo said. “That doesn’t often happen. Just when I first read the description of Victor Strand I had an idea about him, how he handles himself and how he moves through the world.”

Domingo auditioned for Strand in a bold way, showing up in an electric blue Hugo Boss suit, but it seems that the style choice has continued throughout.

There has never been a character like Victor Strand in the Walking Dead universe, the upfront style of making the unpopular decision that best fits the bigger picture makes survival the priority.

As seen through season 3, Strand uses his talents to be a useful component to everyone’s survival, but still doesn’t jeopardize the safety of himself or others who could be useful in surviving.

“I think that’s challenging for people. I tell people that if you look at the receipts of Victor Strand and all that he’s done, what he has done are very great humanitarian things,” Domingo said. “He may not give alot of information up, if he doesn’t feel he can handle it, or he will may keep you a little out of the loop in some way, if he doesn’t feel there’s any value you add to it.”

The fearlessness and resourcefulness of Strand is the reason Domingo has enjoyed playing this character. The challenges of surviving and the manner in which that brings out the morality of Strand continue to keep the character evolving in the eyes of the audience.

The relationships established by Strand come into play often in the series, from the initial meet up with Nick, and later on with Alicia, to the new found camaraderie with Madison. Strand grows closer with the Clark family because each individual brings something useful to the group and separate they are all still enough to survive.

“It’s a new way of establishing a relationship between a man and a woman. Knowing that in the apocalypse all bets are off, everything that we knew about male and female relationships are challenged because now we have to come to new agreements,”  Domingo said.

Domingo loves the fact that Strand is evolving always, and is able to switch off with Madison to be the dominant personality and lead when each one finds their strengths.

The dynamic between Strand and Madison grew in season three by then and a partnership is proposed which is much more than just something romantic, its something thats grown out of a mutual respect and love to which they each motivate each other to be their very best.

“That scene at the dam. I think thats the closest Victor is to a proposal to Madison. Of saying ‘Lets become partners, lets build something together, lets establish something for you and your kids and grow something here,'” Domingo said. “Which is an apocalyptic way of looking at things. We are re-assecing these relationships.”

Beyond the personal relationships, like many genre projects, “Fear the Walking Dead” deals with topics in the political climate by putting them in a different perspective, a more extreme perspective to give a view into the horrors that the mentality of the world can lead to.

Season 3 deals with segregation, with ownership, with survivalist making their own rules and just how much of civilized society survives when worst comes to worst.

“I think we’ve been exploring things that most television genre shows do not explore,” Domingo said. “I think season 3 has been a boarder story in many ways. About trying to get back across. In some ways we are dealing with Mexican-American relations, when there’s no borders anymore and who owns land and we are dealing with race, not even subtly.”

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
Season 3 Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital

Season 4 Premieres On AMC April 15

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@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

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DRAKEN Securrity’s founder Jaime Salanga, director of tactical training Vincent Lopez and security detail leader Jaime Yager train Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, on close, midrange and long distance zombie battles at the “Fear the Walking Dead” season 3 press junket.

Yager taught close combat teaching how to fend of zombies without weapons available, Lopez demonstrated techniques with a Tomahawk Axe for midrange zombie battles and Salanga used a bow and arrow for a longe range battle with zombies.

AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” season 3 will be available on blu-ray, DVD and Digital on March 13, season 4 premieres on AMC April 15.

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Season 3 Available On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital March 13
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Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Adrienne Houghton SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO


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Actress/Singer Adrienne Houghton talks about being the co-host of the new “Showtime at The Apollo,” premiering March 1 on FOX.

Houghton talks about being thrilled to have “Showtime at the Apollo” back on the air, having auditioned for another show before getting the call to audition for the show’s producer and being the host backstage with the nervous contestants.

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Litzy AL OTRO LADO DEL MURO

@Thisfunktional Talks With Litzy AL OTRO LADO DEL MURO

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Actress Litzy talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role in the new Telemundo series “Al Otro Lado Del Muro.”

Watch the video to hear Litzy talk about getting the role, her career of strong passionate roles and whats to be expected from this new series.

Telemundo’s AL OTRO LADO DEL MURO

Premieres On Feb. 21 at 9/8 C p.m. On Telemundo

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@Thisfunktional talks with Claudia Sandoval MASTERCHEF LATINO

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MasterChef Latino judge Claudia Sandoval talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being a part of Telemundo’s “MasterChef Latino.”

Sandoval talks about a bit of what is to be expected from “MasterChef Latino,” how having been on a contestant of “MasterChef USA” sets her apart from the other judges and how she feels its both good and bad knowing what the contestants are going through.

Since Sandoval won “MasterChef Latino” she has had many opportunities open up for her. she continues to stay connected on social media and present herself as real as she possibly can.

Sandoval isn’t afraid to show her real self and experiences on social media and talks about showing fans her reality on social media through her post and live streams.

MASTERCHEF LATINO

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Exclusive Clip from THE EXORCIST, Alfonso Herrera Talks About Tomas’ New Troubles

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Season 2 of FOX’s “The Exorcist” gets more intense with every passing episode.

Episode 10 continues with Father Tomas, played by Alfonso Herrera, battling a demon which prays on his weakness.

Herrera said that the demons Tomas battled in season one have been overcome, but much like life there are new demons to confront.

With a new family in danger, Father Tomas and Marcus, played by Ben Daniels, continue on their journey facing dangers as they come up or come back from their past to haunt them.

The story keeps moving forward with the new demon praying on Father Tomas having allowed himself to be tainted by evil.

The future of a troubled foster family are in the hands of Marcus and Father Tomas as they work on building trust.

Herrera said that as the season goes on Marcus and Tomas will discover more together.

Now on episode 9 more comes to light, familiar faces come from both Marcus and Tomas’ past and the turbulence continues as both Marcus and Tomas deal their problems.

“The Exorcist” pushes the limits of what is shown on network television and increasingly adds drama to the horror genre making for greater scares.

Herrera said he’s grateful to be part of the horror genre which has been thrilling to be in.

There’s still many questions left unanswered about Marcus’ past and the abilities Father Tomas has depended on to become the exorcist he wants to become.

The show continues to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and eagerly waiting for a new episode to air Friday nights on FOX.

More excitement comes in episode 9 as Father Tomas finds himself fighting his demons in a way he has never done before.

THE EXORCIST
Friday Nights ON FOX

ONE DAY AT A TIME Returns With Season 2 On January 26 Exclusively On Netflix

Enjoy the original “One Day at a Time” title sequence HERE and marvel at just how exact this reenactment really is

Watch Justina Machado, Rita Moreno and the rest of the One Day family announce the Season 2 premiere date and pay hilarious homage to the original series with a frame-for-frame recreation the opening credits.

A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, “One Day at a Time” is an hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life.

A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidant.

Through an contemporary lens, “One Day at a Time” offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad — and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.”One Day at a Time” stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz.  

Norman Lear executive produces, with Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce executive produce and co-showrun.
Michael Garcia and Brent Miller also executive produce.
“One Day at a Time” is produced by Sony Television Productions for Netflix.
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TRANSLATE THIS Digital Release, Limited Edition Vinyl Album Available On December 1

TRANSLATE THIS Digital Release, Limited Edition Vinyl Album Available On December 1

“FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS,” the very first HBO comedy stand-up special from the comedian who is widely known for his hilarious antics of growing up in East Los Angeles and which aired on the network on September 30, will be released by All Things Comedy Records digitally alongside a very limited-edition vinyl album on Dec. 1.

The special was shot at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, CA and sees Esparza humorously discussing topics such as immigration, translating for his parents, being a once-not-so-great single dad while dating single moms, his current challenges in raising his blond-haired, blue-eyed stepson, and more.

Fans will also be able to purchase one of 500 numbered vinyls exclusively on FelipesWorld.com, which will be a double album that will feature a full hour of audio, poster and a digital download card.

“I am very excited to release this album! It is a much more personal hour of stand-up, that truly covers most of my life. I dig further into my personal experience as an immigrant, my past life as an addict, a not-so-great father, my new life as a recovered addict, a husband and a stepfather living a domesticated life while still being a little wild inside” Esparza said.

The digital album will be available for purchase on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and Tidal.

Select tracks will also be available on the leading streaming sites, including Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, ClaroMúsica, Saavn and MediaNet.For fans who want to see him in-person, Esparza will kick-off his “Bad Decisions” tour on Dec. 8 where he will explore his past tough decisions with comedic flare.  

Tickets are available on FelipesWorld.com.

For the latest news and to hear from the man himself, you can follow Felipe on Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage, Twitter @funnyfelipe, and Instagram.com/felipeesparzacomedian.

@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Tom Ellis, Tom Welling LUCIFER Season 3

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actors Tom Ellis and Tom Welling talk with media about the new season of “Lucifer,” season 3 premiered Oct. 2 on FOX.

Ellis and Welling talk about having multiple Tom’s on set, having Welling come into the series and how Welling got to be a part of “Lucifer.”

LUCIFER
Monday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster LETHAL WEAPON Season 2

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Actresses Keesha Sharp and Jordana Brewster talk with media about “Lethal Weapon,” Season 2 premiered Sept. 29 on FOX.

Sharp and Brewster talk about wanting the women of “Lethal Weapon” to have more scenes together, how each of their characters will be changing throughout season 2 and how happy they have been being part of the show.

LETHAL WEAPON
Tuesday Nights on FOX
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@Thisfunktional Roundtable Discussion with Crystal Reed, Robin Lord Taylor GOTHAM Season 4

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Actors Crystal Reed and Robin Lord Taylor talk with media about “Gotham” season 4, which premiered on Sept. 28.

Reed and Taylor discuss the evolution of relationships on “Gotham,” what allies Taylor would want Penguin to have and how they feels when they get the script for the next episode.

GOTHAM
Monday Nights on FOX
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