THEPOPFIX.COM » whatsyourfix What's Your Fix? Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:38:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Find Out Who “Tickles” Minae Noji #WhatsYourFix Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:18:13 +0000  

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Did you know the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” cast member has a blog dedicated to her love for rats? When Minae Noji and I were discussing her other obsessions I made sure to ask, “Whats Your Fix?”

Ze Frank.  He tickles me so.”

Ze Frank is an online performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker. He also is the executive vice president of video at BuzzFeed. Click here to watch his latest TED talk and click here to read my full interview with Minae Noji.

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Waffle House Declares War On Belgian Waffles Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:36:08 +0000 Normally when I mention Waffle House, its because we have just left the bar and are in need of a place that offers delicious food at all hours of the night. The breakfast chain has always been proud about serving American style waffles, but today this menu option holds more importance. Today the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues and USA will take on Belgium. Waffle House’s official Twitter recently sent out a tweet that has now caused a social media frenzy, ending with an official boycott on Belgian waffles.


“We don’t believe in Belgium waffles,” is the tweet that started this waffle war. For those who are not breakfast food enthusiasts, a Belgian waffle is traditionally square and has larger indention pockets. The American waffle is round and has shallower indentations, that allow for better syrup flow. Even though Waffle House had no idea of the social media impact that their tweet would have, they are rolling with it and making sure USA knows they have their support today in the World Cup. Forget the pizza and the wings, today if you have the choice between American or Belgian waffles, make the right decision and show Belgium that USA is here to dominate!



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Freddie Highmore Only Has Time For Books & Studying Tue, 06 May 2014 21:14:20 +0000 This “Bates Motel” star doesn’t have much time for a pop culture obsession, especially while studying at Cambridge.

Schooling is very important to many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and for Freddie Highmore, this remains true. I learned this when I asked Freddie, “What’s your fix?”

“I guess at the moment my circus is actually these sort of final exams at University, which sounds pretty boring, but they’re only a few weeks away now. And so I’ve been reading loads of Latin American literature which has been great.  There have been some great books on Funtese, I’ve got a fantastic professor at the college here and he does lots of (kinds of fun) novels.

Carlton Cuse the executive producer of “Bates Motel” also shared with us what Freddie’s character Norman Bates’ pop fix would be.

“Norman would be excited about seeing like a Preston Sturges movie. Maybe reading some Jo De Pasion or Hemingway. He’s probably most likely listening to Beethoven instead of Katy Perry.

Click here to find more details on season 3 of “Bates Motel.”

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Movie Sequels We Actually Want To See – POP 5 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:00:18 +0000 Summer movie season is upon us and sequels are more popular than ever!

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “22 Jump Street,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Rio 2″ are all sequels in 2014 and since the unnecessary follow up has become a necessary evil of movie fandom, we’d like to countdown the POP 5 Movie Sequels We’d Actually Like to See!

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Tina Fey – Lady Love Letters Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:48:58 +0000 It’s no secret that THEPOPFIX loves Tina Fey! She’s a smart, fearless, funny female, and this week’s installment of “Lady Love Letters” is dedicated to her. Watch below as Kristin Mineo proclaims her love for Tina via a series of haikus in this heartfelt episode of the new series from THEPOPFIX that takes #WomenCrushWednesday to a whole new level!

Enjoy the latest installment of “Lady Love Letters.”


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Horror Movies – Worst Things I Read Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:55:53 +0000 Regular viewers of THEPOPFIX know Clarke Wolfe by now. She’s the gal who is all about glasses, nautical stripes and horror! And as she’s discussed before in the case of “Paranormal Activity,” horror often gets a bad wrap whether it’s slow burn or slasher, ghosts or gore.

Today Jill Kill joins THEPOPFIX to discuss the Worst Things I Read… About Horror Movies. Can’t even the classics catch a break? Spoiler Alert: not likely.

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Corey Eid “Alien Abduction” Paranormal Q&A Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:31:09 +0000 Don’t you love it when your personal life converges with Hollywood? The latest sci-fi alien inspired film is based on the true events that surround the area that I was born and raised in. Imagine going on a camping trip with your family and all the sudden extraterrestrials show up. You’re no longer running to get firewood, but running for your life! You can watch “Alien Abduction” in theaters now, but meanwhile check out THEPOPFIX’s exclusive interview with Corey Eid, who stars in the film as Corey Morris.

 Corey Eid Alien Abduction


THEPOPFIX: First off, I’m happy to see you are still with us here on Earth. What inspired you to want to work on this paranormal film?

Corey: When I first received the audition for this film, there was just something about it that made me need to be in it. I can’t really describe it. I fell in love with the script.

THEPOPFIX: How was it working with director, Matty Beckerman, and what was the mood like on set?

Corey: Matty is so talented and is such an amazing person. He is an actors director, he really cares about how the actor feels about the scenes and is an amazing collaborator. He allowed us the freedom to find these characters, which really helped us out…the mood varied from day to day. When we were shooting the car scenes when Peter was still around, it was a happy vibe. When we got into heavier scenes like the tunnel scene and such it was a darker vibe. It changed day to day to match the scene we were portraying.

THEPOPFIX: An important setting in the film is the Road to Nowhere tunnel. I personally have a very hard time making it to the end of that tunnel at night, and I’m sure the addition of aliens now will not help. What was it like working inside there?

Corey: The tunnel is one of the most fascinating I have ever scene. It’s so long, you feel like it’s never going to end. And working inside of it really helped the eerie vibe that took place during that scene, because that tunnel in itself is very creepy.

THEPOPFIX: Also did you ever explore the area at night without a film crew etc?

Corey: We never saw the tunnel until the day of shooting, so that we kept up the mystery and suspense of it.

THEPOPFIX: Many of my friends have seen the Brown Mountain Lights, which the film is based upon. Did you witness any lights or experience anything paranormal while on set?

Corey: I myself have yet to see the lights, Matty has scene them and taken pictures of them. But paranormal things were happening to the cast and crew throughout the production. I would have lights turning on and off in my room, tables would shake, and you would see things out of the corners of your eyes. Very intense!

THEPOPFIX: You’re stuck out in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone reception and you see an alien 30 yards away from you. What does Corey Eid do in this situation?

Corey: Haha Corey Eid tries to communicate with the alien. I’m so fascinated by the topic, I doubt I could just run. I need to know more. Very curious.

THEPOPFIX: I think the easiest question to ask you now is, do you believe in Aliens? Also will this film alter the vibe of your next camping trip?

Corey: Definitely believe in aliens. We live in a massive, beautiful universe, it would be foolish to think nothing else exists beyond our planet. Camping may be a little more nerve racking than before. I’d still go though!

THEPOPFIX: You’ve been appearing as teenage Burt on “Raising Hope.” What was the transition like between this sci-fi thriller flick to the comedic television show?

Corey: We shot alien abduction about 2 years ago, so the transition into teenage burt wasn’t a difficult one. It is interesting how different the characters are, but that’s what I love about it. Always exploring different roles is key.

THEPOPFIX: Are you working on any future projects or have a certain genre you’d like to try out next?

Corey: I would like to be apart of a drama next, maybe a time piece. Very interested in the 1920s.

THEPOPFIX: What’s your fix?

Corey: My fix is music from the 60s and 70s! Love The Beatles,The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin…current bands, I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Keys. Big fan of Leonardo Dicaprio’s work in film….love tv shows like “House Of Cards”, “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Following.”

Check out the trailer below!

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Monday Music Injection – Ed Sheeran’s “SING” & More Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:47:52 +0000 Let’s be honest, Monday’s normally suck. Not anymore though, because THEPOPFIX is now bringing you the music news you need to know and the new music you need to hear. Don’t worry next week I promise a detox from the Top 40 genre, but right now pop your headphones in and enjoy our first installment of:


Monday Music Injection 4/7/14


5. Eminem: Expect a music video soon for the rapper’s latest single, “Headlights,” featuring Nate Ruess. Eminem posted a photo on instagram of himself and the video’s famous director, Spike Lee.


4. Coldplay: In their newest video for “MagicChris Martin has knives thrown at him while attached to a spinning wheel. Is this a metaphor for his divorce with Gwyneth Paltrow? Yikes.


3. SNL: What a great show this weekend. Anna Kendrick killed it as host, adding a “Beauty and the Beast” twist to her opening monologue, and covering Britney Spears and Kesha in a “Little Mermaid” sketch. Musical guest Pharrell also performed his new song, “Marilyn Monroe.”


2. Bieber/Mahone: As I roll my eyes typing this one out, teen girls all over the world are still wiping up the drool from Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone teasing their recent trip to the studio for a secret collaboration.


1. Ed Sheeran: Sounds like the red-bearded English singer/songwriter has embodied Justin Timberlake & Michael Jackson in his new Pharrell produced song, “SING.”


What’s your music fix?

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