“If I’ve Made It This Far, You Can Too:” A TDQ Q&A With Actress And Dancer Valery Ortiz

Valery Ortiz

Look for Valery Ortiz on VH1’s show “Hit the Floor.” In fact, you are already at a computer so go to vh1.com right now and watch the series premiere! It’s cool. We’ll wait.

This week’s TDQ Q&A features actress and dancer Valery Ortiz. Valery spoke with us about her new show on VH1, “Hit the Floor,” how much her family has influenced her and how we reminded her of high school. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Valery Ortiz:

The Daily Quarterly: What made you want to be in show business?

Valery Ortiz: My brother Hector had a lot to do with my love for show business! He used our home video camera to direct us both (and any family and friends interested) in mini movies, music videos, stop motion animation (with my ‘Grape Escape Game’ play-dough), just about everything! That’s what we did for fun growing up so I always had a pure love for it.

TDQ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

VO: A very wise man (Papi!) has always told me you can’t trust everyone. Unfortunately he’s right. But I thank him SO much for that. It sounds weird but I feel strong because of it.

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John Mayer’s Career Found Dead In Chicago Hotel Room

John Mayer

Some argue this cannot be the career of John Mayer as the head isn't big enough.

Chicago—The 13 year-long musical career of pop/blues singer/songwriter John Mayer was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room at The Drake Hotel yesterday morning around 8:30 am. Paramedics and firefighters responded to 911 calls but could not revive it. Mayer’s career was pronounced dead at 9:05 am.

The cause of the career’s demise is still under investigation, but to no one’s surprise, it appears to be self-inflicted, said Chicago Police Department officials.

The tumultuous career got its start in 1998 and often found itself in the media spotlight more for its love life and stupid comments to magazines, rather than its “talent.” Continue reading

TDQ Investigates: Adrianne Palicki

Wonder Woman Show Notes

Some leaked show notes from NBC executives. Click to enlarge.

When we first discussed this piece in the TDQ conference room hours after NBC declined to pick up “Wonder Woman” for the fall schedule last week, we thought about just running a few pictures of Adrianne Palicki in the “Wonder Woman” costume, and not actually putting a story out. We certainly couldn’t blame you for not reading this and just looking at her.

But journalistic integrity won out, and we felt it was our obligation to explain and expose the real reason that NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt elected to pass on the series. It wasn’t that it “just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing,” as Greenblatt told the press after NBC announced its fall schedule. Continue reading