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About Stay Famous
As one of the top entertainment news magazines in Hollywood, StayFamous.Net is visited by some of the industry’s biggest stars. With a growing worldwide readership, the site has been quoted on movie posters, DVD covers, and celebrity press kits in both the United States and Great Britain.
In 2012, StayFamous.Net received two accolades from Technorati, ranking the site in the Top 100 for both Television and Film. It achieved #24 in Television and #51 in the Film category.
Founded in 2007, by former newspaper and magazine journalist, Michael Aaron Gallagher, StayFamous.Net continually strives to provide quality, original stories you can’t find anywhere else. While other entertainment news sites focus on celebrity gossip, StayFamous.Net offers a refreshing alternative by providing access to celebrities and giving them an outlet to talk about their work.
StayFamous.Net has interviewed hundreds of people including some of the top movie stars, recording artists and celebrities. Some of the most prominent celebrity interviews in television and film include actor Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), comedian George Lopez (Saint George), comedian Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), actor Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), actor Dylan McDermott (The Practice), actress Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story), actor Colin Hanks (Fargo), actress Queen Latifah (Steel Magnolias), actor Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), actress Diane Kruger (Troy), actor John Ratzenberger (Cheers), legendary news anchor Ted Koppel (Nightline), television host Jerry Springer (The Jerry Springer Show), billionaire Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks), actress AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer), actress Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door), actress Ashley Tisdale (Scary Movie 5), actor Jason Biggs (American Pie), actress Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), actress Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos), actor Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), actress
Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), actorMaurice Benard (General Hospital), actress Judy Greer (The Wedding Planner), actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), actress Ally Walker (Profiler), actor Timothy Olyphant (Justified), actor Walton Goggins (The Shield), actor Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break), comedian Louis C.K. (Louie), actor Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), actress Aya Cash (You’re the Worst), actress Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), actor Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), comedienne Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), actress Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), actress Flora Spencer-Longhurst (The Bastard Executioner), actor Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), actress Ariana Richards (Jurassic Park), Nicole Gale Anderson (Mean Girls 2), Chelsea Kane (Baby Daddy), Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars), MTV’s Jared Kusnitz (Underemployed), Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan (Jessie), Disney Channel’s Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb), Disney Channel’s Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana), Disney Channel’s Adam Irigoyen (Shake It Up), Disney Channel’s Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance), Disney Channel’s Audrey Whitby (So Random!), Disney Channel’s Ainsley Bailey (Shake It Up), Disney XD’s Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Disney XD’s Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It), Nickelodeon’s Victoria Justice (Victorious), Nickelodeon’s James Maslow (Big Time Rush), Nickelodeon’s Gracie Dzienny (Supah Ninjas), Nickeolodeon’s Autumn Wendel (Every Witch Way), Nickelodeon’s Jackson Brundage (One Tree Hill), Cartoon Network’s Tristan Pasterick (Incredible Crew), actor Austin Butler (Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), actor Thomas Kasp (Space Warriors), actress Teala Dunn (Enchanted), actress Lia Marie Johnson (Finding Cody), singer/dancer Jordyn Jones (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition), YouTube star JennXPenn, AwesomenessTV star Meaghan Dowling (IMO), actress Savannah Lathem (California Solo), singer-songwriters Brandon Hudson and Savannah Hudson (Brandon and Savannah), actress and Youtuber Alexis G. Zall (Out of Reach), actress Jade Pettyjohn (McKenna Shoots for the Stars), actress Merit Leighton (A Tiger’s Tale), actress Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), actress Taylor Blackwell (Dolphin Tale 2), model and actress Morgan Cryer, actor Noah Lomax (Playing For Keeps), actresses Bianca D’Ambrosio and Chiara D’Ambrosio (The Young and the Restless), actress Chelsey Valentine (American Horror Story: Asylum), actress Jaidan Jiron (Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories), actress Athena Baumeister (Seventy Nine), actress Mandalynn Carlson (Holiday Miracle), actress Isabella Palmieri (As the World Turns), actress Aisha Tyler (Ghost Whisperer), actor Holt McCallany (Lights Out), actress Callie Thorne (Rescue Me), actress Daniela Bobadilla (Anger Management), actor Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), actress Angelique Rivera (American Crime), actor Zach Sale (Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor), actress Mekenna Melvin (Chuck), actress Charlene Amoia (American Reunion), actress Natalie Zea (Justified), actor H. Jon Benjamin (Archer), actress Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum), actress Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy), actress Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), actor Christopher Douglas Reed (Sons of Anarchy), actor Noah Emmerich (The Americans), actor Barry Floyd (The Game), actor Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness), German actress Lotte Flack (Pope Joan), Australian actress Selena Caltabiano (Neighbors), actor Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H), actress Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), actor Philip Martin (Phil Spector), actor Shaun O’Rourke (Port City), New York Times Best-Selling author Elmore Leonard, screenwriter Christine Conradt (Summer’s Moon), novelist/screenwriter Allison Burnett (Resurrecting the Champ), Israeli Academy Award-winning writer, actor/director Craig Hurley (author of 27 and All Washed Up), writer/director Alex Goyette (Awesomeness TV), director Dallas Jenkins (What If…), director Geo Santini (Hotel California), executive producer Carlton Cuse (Lost), executive producer Peter Tolan (Analyze This), executive producer/showrunner Warren Leight (Lights Out), writer/director Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm), writer/director Paul Leyden (Cleaners), writer/producer Jackie Marcus Schaffer (The League), show creator David Caspe (Happy Endings), creator/executive producer/writer Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), executive producer/writer Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), actor/co-creator Jason Gann (Wilfred), executive producer/creator/writer Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), executive producer/writer/director Craig Zadan (Drop Dead Diva), executive producer Neil Meron (Steel Magnolias), executive producer Dominic Ianno (Soul Surfer), Broadway star Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), MTV host Lenay Dunn (10 on Top), television host Samantha Harris (Entertainment Tonight), TV host/actress Carly Steel, Hollywire TV host Chelsea Briggs, late night talk show host Jake Sasseville (Late Night Republic), celebrity chef Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters), the “Bailey sisters,” actresses Karolyn Grimes (who played Zuzu) and Carol Coombs Mueller (who played Janie) in the classic 1946 holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life.Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Ali Larter (Heroes), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Whitney Port (The Hills) and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) have also answered questions during online celebrity Q&A’s. Most recently Stay Famous did Q&A’s with singer Olivia Cella, actor Jet Jurgensmeyer (“Last Man Standing”), singer Estani Frizzell, and artist Michael Chamberlain.
StayFamous.Net has been mentioned, referenced and quoted on numerous entertainment web sites including Just Jared Jr., Creative Management Entertainment Group, “Soul Surfer” (the movie’s official web site), “Port City” (the official movie web site), Anchor Bay Entertainment, Jenkins Entertainment, Shine On Media, former talk show website of “Late Night Republic,” the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, the official web site of actress Nicole Gale Anderson (“Mean Girls 2”), the official web site of actor Adam Irigoyen (“Shake It Up”), the official web site of singer Aviella Winder, the Wikipedia page for the Selena Gomez album “Kiss & Tell,” the Wikipedia page for actress Lia Marie Johnson, the Wikipedia page for actress Jade Pettyjohn, the Wikipedia page for fashion guru Louise Roe, the Wikipedia page for actor Daniel Gillies, the Wikipedia page for actor Jared Kusnitz, the Wikipedia page for Director Alex Goyette, and many celebrity fan sites.
When it comes to movies and music to television and fashion, StayFamous.Net is setting the standard for quality entertainment news that matters. Our exclusive interviews and photographs have been featured on the official Web sites of celebrities and in newspapers throughout New York state.
In May of 2009, StayFamous.Net was quoted on the DVD cover of “Sky Kids” (starring Stephen Baldwin and Tom Sizemore) – now available in England. In the summer of 2009, StayFamous.Net was quoted on the official movie poster for “20 Mississippi.” In February of 2010, StayFamous.Net was quoted on the DVD cover of “The Two Plates” (Maverick Entertainment). In July 2012, StayFamous.Net was quoted on the DVD cover of “Port City” starring Jodie Sweetin, Matt Lutz, and John Wesley Shipp.
From film festival and movie premiere coverage to album reviews, concert coverage and celebrity commentary, StayFamous.Net continues to provide readers with exciting, original stories.
Stay Famous has photographed more than 100 celebrities, including Kevin Costner, Alec Baldwin, Dennis Quaid, Tiger Woods, Jerry Springer, Hillary Clinton, Bob Newhart, Adam West, Frank Langella, Ed Harris, Edward James Olmos, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Taylor, Vincent Pastore, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, Stephen Baldwin, Omar Benson Miller, Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Palin, Lesley Stahl, Tim Green, Jim Brown, Donny Deutsch, Ted Koppel, Samantha Harris, and Bob Costas.
With VIP access to concerts and as an avid music fan, some of the recording artists Michael Aaron Gallagher from Stay Famous has photographed include Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antbellum, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole (1950-2015), Paul McCartney, Kenny G, Boyz II Men, MC Hammer, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Fred Durst, Pherrell Williams, Akon, Kid Cudi, K-Os, Iyaz, Charice, Shontelle, Tinie Tempah, Drake, Taio Cruz, Kardinal Offishall, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Kellie Pickler, Katharine McPhee, Chris Young, Lights (Valerie Poxleitner), Kevin Rudolf, 3 Oh! 3, We The Kings, Spose, Blues Traveler, STYX, Kansas, The White Tie Affair, Simple Plan, Plain White T’s, Ed Kowalczyk, Safety Suit, Terrible Things, Hot Chelle Rae, Cartel, The Maine, Stereo Skyline, Artist vs. Poet, Jessie James, Elliot Yamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Flyleaf, All That Remains, Hollywood Undead, The New Cities, The Latency, Walk Off The Earth, Motion Picture Ending, Francis and the Lights, Spyro Gyra, Boz Scaggs, Richie Havens (1941-2013), Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011), John Hammond, Savoy Brown, Aaron Fresh, Mayday Parade, Drew Seeley, Drake Bell, Mitchel Musso, Jordan Pruitt, Keely Marshall, Aviella Winder, Ashlee Keating, Savannah Outen, Brock Storm.
About the Founder/Editor-in-Chief
Michael Aaron Gallagher, MBA
Founder, Editor-in-Chief Since 2007
A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing Management and an MBA from Columbia College, Gallagher is a former TV critic for The Post-Standard (an S.I. Newhouse publication), and former assistant editor for the Scotsman newspapers throughout New York State as well as Today’s CNY Woman magazine (awarded the #1 free women’s magazine in New York and #3 in the country). As an award-winning writer, his opinions have appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. For more information about his work as an entertainment journalist and movie producer, read his complete online biography at www.michaelaarongallagher.com.