The Background: Erik Swann is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. He began working with the publication in 2020 when he was hired as Weekend Editor. Today, he continues to write, edit and handle social media responsibilities over the weekend. On weekdays, he also writes TV and movie-related news and helps out with editing and social media as needed. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After shifting into multi-platform journalism, he started working as a freelance writer and editor before joining CB. During his time with the site, he's been able to cover some excellent TV shows and films and interview some wonderful stars.
What He's Into: Erik is a superhero fan, and his love for comic books began after he first watched Batman: The Animated Series as a child. He also enjoys comedies, action/adventure flicks, dramas and science fiction. He has a love for sports as well, particularly professional basketball. Though he's a Maryland/Washington D.C. native, he roots for the Boston Celtics. Some of his all-time favorite TV shows are BTAS, Breaking Bad, Sanford and Son, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Better Call Saul and Atlanta. And when it comes to movies, Beverly Hills Cop, A Raisin in the Sun, Toy Story, Iron Man, Star Wars, and Wall Street are among his favorites. He also enjoys a good pizza (preferably with pepperoni and mushrooms) while he's watching entertaining films and TV series.
What He's Excited About Right Now: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Reservation Dogs Season 3, Ahsoka, Loki Season 2, Invincible Season 2, Next Goal Wins and Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
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Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani totally cosplayed as X-Men character Jubilee, and I wonder if she could've played that role.
Following Bob Barker's death, Vanna White honored him by throwing back to her own appearance on The Price is Right.
Marvel's VFX employees liken the workflow to McDonald's as they seek to unionize.
After Steve Harvey's wife was accused of cheating on him, they both clapped back at the rumors.
Chase Chrisley discusses his family's new show, including how it'll tackle parents Todd and Julie Chrisley's imprisonment.
Elton John's representative spoke out about his condition after he suffered a fall at his home and was hospitalized.
Gladiator 2 star Paul Mescal reveals why he hasn't tried to get in touch with OG franchise lead Russell Crowe.
Following the death of OG Harley Quinn actress Arleen Sorkin, Mark Hamill, James Gunn and more are paying tribute.
Ahsoka's Rosario Dawson paid tribute to the late Ray Stevenson, as the Star Wars show itself honors him as well.
An insider claims Khloé Kardashian is upset with sister Kim Kardshian for a Tristan Thompson-related reason.
Britney Spears is allegedly making some staff changes following her split from Sam Asghari.
Atlanta is long one, but fellow FX series Reservation Dogs has been filling the void it left it my heart.
A League of Their Own co-creator Will Graham followed up Abbi Jacobson's comments with an uplifting message for the fans.
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An insider responds to feud speculation that arose after Noah Cyrus and her brother missed mom Tish's wedding to Dominic Purcell.
Priscilla Presley reveals whether she and granddaughter Riley Keough are on good terms following their legal battle over Lisa Marie Presley's estate.
Ahsoka revealed a cool connection for The Mandalorian's Morgan Elsbeth, and it has ties to Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Living Single creator Yvette Lee Bowser discusses being asked to cut a major character from the show.
Winning Time director likened its Magic Johnson/Larry Bird rivalry to Lord of the Rings, and I can't stop thinking about it.
An insider drops claims regarding whether Kanye West plans to run for president of the United States again.
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