Jessie is the lead vocalist for the band, The Neighbourhood (sometimes stylized as “THE NBHD“) which is an American rock band formed in August 2011. The band’s other members consist of, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and drummer Brandon Fried. After releasing two EPs, I’m Sorry… and Thank You, the Neighbourhood released their first full length album, I Love You., on April 23, 2013, via Columbia Records.
Continue reading CUT LIST: Jessie Rutherford
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on “Dawson’s Creek.” After the role ended, he signed to do only 10 episodes on “The Young and the Restless” in 2003, but his character Kevin became so popular with viewers that he was signed to a long-term contract. He received an Emmy Award playing that role in 2005 and received four consecutive Emmy nominations from 2006 to 2009. He also received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 2005. He is politically active supporting liberal causes, such as women’s rights and gay rights. In June 2013, he celebrated two events: his ten-year anniversary on the “Young and the Restless,” and the US Supreme Court supporting same-sex relationships, which allowed him to publicly acknowledge his long-term relationship. He lives in Los Angeles with his life partner, actor and writer Robert Sudduth and their pets.
Continue reading CUT LIST: Greg Rikaart
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene “Doug” Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James’s mother, a writer, has occasionally acted.
Continue reading CUT LIST: James Franco
A talented actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.
Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School (although he dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles) and was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp. At 16, Rogan came in second place in the 1998 Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest.
Continue reading CUT LIST: Seth Rogen
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are now divorced. Ben has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. He is mostly of English, Irish, German, and Scottish ancestry. His middle name, “Géza”, is after a family friend.
Continue reading CUT LIST: Ben Affleck
Alex Dimitriades was born on December 28, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Alexander Dimitriades. He is an actor, known for Ghost Ship (2002), Head On (1998) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Continue reading CUT LIST: Alex Dimitriades
Raised in Rochester, New York, Diggs received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University. He made his show business debut in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play “Carousel.” Taye Diggs is the oldest of five. His two brothers are musicians, one sister is a dancer and the other is going to college to be a veterinarian.
Continue reading CUT LIST: Taye Diggs