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About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina

“Incredibles 2” Is Breaking Records But Brad Bird & John Walker Are Too Cautious To Celebrate

“Incredibles 2” is breaking all of the records – it has taken in over half a billion dollars in the US alone, and over $812 million dollars globally and climbing! So, why are Director, Brad Bird, and Producer, John Walker, … Continue reading

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Emmy Nominated Shauna Keogh Shares Her Coming Out Story

Shauna Keogh built a successful career telling other people’s stories – so much so that she has been nominated for an Emmy. But, while she was telling others people’s stories, including Peter Andre & Katie Price’s love story, she had … Continue reading

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Shailene Woodley & Sam Claflin Talk “Adrift”, Sick Days On Set & The Sisterhood Of “Big Little Lies”

“Adrift” is a survival story, based on true events that happened when Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley)  and Richard Croft (Sam Claflin) set sail for San Francisco but were caught in one of the biggest hurricane ever recorded. I caught to … Continue reading

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Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett & Sandra Bullock Talk “Ocean’s 8”, Ignoring The Media & Why They Act

This has to be one of the coolest and most fab interviews I have had the chance to do. I loved chatting to some of the most successful actors in Hollywood, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock about such … Continue reading

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“When people say they’re liking ‘Queer Eye’, they’re saying they’re liking us – and that’s a nice feeling.” Karamo Brown

“Queer Eye” Season 2 lands on Netflix next week (Friday 15th June) but this week you can listen to my chat with one of the Fab 5, the show’s culture guy, Karamo Brown (full interview at the end of this … Continue reading

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Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard on Worlds Colliding, Over Packing & Fan-Girling

Bryce and Chris are back to look out for the dinosaurs in the latest Jurassic World instalment – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”. I caught up with them to chat about how they feel about handing the film over to the … Continue reading

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Jeff Goldblum on the Jurassic World, Imelda May & Putting Out Pleasant Tunes

I don’t usually leave in the small talk part before an interview as it can sometimes be quiet awkward or quiet even. Not with Jeff Goldblum. He goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He is one … Continue reading

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