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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

Jonas Brothers On Breaking Up and Making Up

The Jonas Brothers brought their Happiness Begins Tour to the 3 Arena in Dublin on 31st January. Before they took to the stage, I got to chat to them about breaking up, making up, kids spilling secrets and what they … Continue reading

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Naomi Ackie and Kelly Marie Tran Talk Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Naomi Ackie and Kelly Marie Tran play Jannah and Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. Naomi and Kelly Marie shared what it’s like to have to keep big secrets and how they feel now that the secret … Continue reading

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Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellan Talks Cats, Nerves and the Joy of Watching Your Friends Shine

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellan star as Old Deuteronomy and Gus the Theatre Cat in the big screen adaptation of “Cats”. It was so cool to be in the presence of acting royalty – and they were in … Continue reading

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Francesca Hayward Talks “Cats”, Vogue and Ballet

2019 has been a big year for Francesca Hayward. Not only is she the principal ballerina at The Royal Ballet but she also graced the cover of the British Vogue September issue (which was edited by the Duchess of Sussex) … Continue reading

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We Need To Talk About Pay

I recently came across an Instagram that said, “There are more CEOs in the world called James than there are female CEOs in the world”. Below the quote followed a post about pay inequality. I know what you read on … Continue reading

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Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding Talk “Last Christmas”

Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding star in Last Christmas. I caught up with them to talk about how they got through the cold, dark shoots, christmas traditions, and “looking up”. Last Christmas is in Irish cinemas from tomorrow.

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Chris Walley, Alex Murphy & Hilary Rose Talk The Young Offenders Season 2

Jock and Conor are back for another season of The Young Offenders. I caught up with the lads behind the Cork boys we’ve all come to love, Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, and their “mum” Hilary Rose. We spoke about the … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen Talks Being The Boss, Real Life Struggles & “Western Stars”

Bruce Springsteen is not touring his latest album, “Western Stars” so he has turned the album into a cinematic experience. I got to sit down with the legend that is Bruce Springsteen to find out what it’s like being the … Continue reading

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Thom Zimny Talks Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars”

Thom Zimny and Bruce Springsteen have been making art together for the past 19 years but their latest project, “Western Stars” really tugs at the heart strings and leaves you with a lot of food for thought. I caught up … Continue reading

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Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd Talk “Living With Yourself”

We see two versions of Paul Rudd in Netflix’s latest series, Living With Yourself. I caught up with Paul and his co-star, the fabulous Aisling Bea, to talk about the show, why they both had to be a part of … Continue reading

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