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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

Former LAPD Detective Greg Kading on “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G”

Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G are hip hop icons. Their murders in 1996 and 1997 left fans reeling and asking many questions – mainly, who killed them, A man who knows the answer is the man who was charged … Continue reading

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Keala Settle Shares How Hugh Jackman Helped Her Step Into The Spotlight.

The Greatest Showman is a film that many of us have taken to our hearts. One of our favourite characters is Lettie Lutz, also known as the bearded lady. Her song, “This Is Me”, has become, to many of us, … Continue reading

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More Than Words

A few days in Greece has me reconnecting with my heritage and the richness of it. From the ancient ruins, to the amazing gastronomical feasts, to their beautiful use of words and emotion. The Greek vocabulary is so full and … Continue reading

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Michiel Huisman Tells Why “The Haunting of Hill House” Is One of the Scariest Shows You’ll Watch

Michiel Huisman seems to do no wrong when choosing TV roles – he has roles in “Orphan Black”, “Nashville”, “Game of Thrones” and now features in Netflix’s latest hit, “The Haunting of Hill House”. I caught up with Michiel to … Continue reading

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“It Was Harrowing to Shoot” – Elizabeth Reaser & Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Haunting of Hill House”)

The Netflix show that is freaking everyone out but people can get enough of it, is “The Haunting of Hill House”. I caught up with two of the stars of the show, Elizabeth Reaser and Oliver Jackson-Cohen to find out … Continue reading

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Henry Thomas & Kate Siegel Talk “The Haunting of Hill House”

Henry Thomas and Katie Siegel star in Netflix’s new thriller/drama, “The Haunting of Hill House”. Henry and Kate spoke to me how this project felt like working with family, why the reason why they choose to act and why ET … Continue reading

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“It’s Less About Risk Taking & More About Not Letting Fear Stop You” – Claire Foy (“FIRST MAN”)

Claire Foy is Janet, Neil Armstrong’s wife, in Damien Chazelle’s latest cinematic masterpiece, “First Man”. Claire shared with me how she first met Damien and Ryan, why she loved the long shoot days, how she doesn’t let fear guide her … Continue reading

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