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Convonista interviews award-winning, critically acclaimed actors, directors, producers, chefs, and authors, and covers their latest family news - think baby buzz, small + silver screen releases, theatre premieres, special needs, life + style launches and philanthropic endeavors - in a conversational way that redefines Q+A.

Feel free to contact Pilar at mariapilarclark@yahoo.com to coordinate an interview and/or event coverage.

Interviews are conducted by Maria Pilar Clark, gabby mom to two, who is also the writer and creator behind Chicago Parent's Cosmotot.

Molly Shannon introduces 'Tilly the Trickster' to Naperville

Posted Oct 4, 2011 3:51 PM

Molly Shannon - of SNL acclaim - has published a children's book: "Tilly the Trickster."
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Posted Oct 4, 2011 3:14 PM

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Tyra Banks Redefines Beauty in Naperville

Posted Sep 21, 2011 10:27 AM

Tyra Banks has penned "America's Next Top Novel," and kicks off her book tour in Naperville, Illinois.
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David Arquette Headlines Disney D23 Storytelling Event

Posted Aug 23, 2011 11:37 AM

David Arquette, voice of Skully from Disney Junior's hit series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," offers up a sound bite on the importance of reading.
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Penelope Cruz brings equality to the pirate playing field in Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Posted May 25, 2011 2:19 PM

Being a mother has come naturally for Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz, as has playing the first female pirate (ever) in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
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Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Posted May 20, 2011 11:28 AM

Disney's new Pirates of the Caribbean sails into theatres with Johnny Depp at the helm. In chatting up the father of two, it became evident the character and films are close to his heart.
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Sharky and Bones take Disney Junior by storm

Posted Apr 29, 2011 12:57 AM

From the depths of Davy Jones’ Disneyfied locker comes the comedic duo of Sharky and Bones, front men of the Never Land Pirate band, and part of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, the newest breakout show to hit Disney Junior.
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Nancy Kanter announces five new animated series for Disney Junior

Posted Apr 1, 2011 11:54 PM

Since forums and fan pages first started buzzing about the new Disney Junior brand, questions have been plentiful and answers not as much. Cosmotot sat down with Nancy Kanter, Sr. Vice President, Disney Junior Worldwide, to discover what kind of magic lies ahead.
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Disney's master animator Andreas Deja calls 'Bambi' animated poetry

Posted Mar 1, 2011 3:19 PM

Walt Disney Studios' Andreas Deja calls Bambi "animated poetry" as he shares an insider's look at the film. Bambi joins Disney's Blu-ray Diamond Collection line-up of animated classics today, March 1.
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Child actor turned Marine Donnie Dunagan remembers Disney's Bambi

Posted Mar 1, 2011 1:47 AM

Bambi leaves the vault today, March 1, and joins Disney's Blu-ray Diamond Collection line-up of animated classics. To celebrate, Convonista chatted with Donnie Dunagan, the voice of Bambi himself.
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