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Canada born choreographer Paul Becker discovered dance at an early age and has immersed himself in virtually every style.  With his name associated with such mega films as 'The Twilight Saga' franchise, we thought it would be fun to chat with Paul about his past, present and future plans.

This Breaking Dawn craziness is just insane. How does it feel to be in the middle of all the hype?  Whenever a film that I am a part of is getting a lot of hype, it always feels great.  It isn't the reason why I do what I do but it is a nice reward.

What is the earliest memory of being inspired to dance?  My earliest memory is when I was given a movie to watch called "Singing in the Rain."  I was immediately hooked.

Your IMDB is jammed packed with back to back work. Do you have any time off?  I always hope for time off...but I really love what I do and time just seems to fly.

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Will you have any free time during the holidays to spend with family ?  I have started my Thanksgiving holiday today!!! I am very excited.  We are having a big Thanksgiving dinner...friends and family are coming over.

In the last 6 months which project are you most proud of and why?  I am most proud of a new film I choreographed called "Nightingale" starring Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix.  It is a period piece set in NYC in 1910.

What are you working on next?  I just wrapped "90210" TV series.  As for what is next, I have been developing a few projects.

Can we see any collaborations with Kenny Ortega in the future?  I love working with Kenny.  The man is a genius.  I hope so.

If you were given $1 million budget to produce and direct anything right now what would it be?  I would do a musical.  A million bucks isn't really a lot to work with, but I could seriously use it to create a great film....while pulling a lot of favors.

Concluding with Breaking Dawn question. Heard you were actually cast into a scene -- is this true?  Bill Condon put me in the "Breaking Dawn" wedding scene.  I showed up to choreograph and a suit was waiting for me in my trailer.

Photo Credit:  Paul Becker

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Bitten and Bound had the fortunate opportunity recently to talk with rapper Miss Tress.  Born in South Korea and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, music and theater were a big part of her life from a very young age.  She used writing and singing as a form of expression, a way to escape the stresses of reality.

In 2000 Miss Tress met a group of people who would push her into entertainment.  She formed an all girl rap duo True High Class with ill e. gal in 2006.  They released their debut full length album "Wings" in 2007, and won the Twin Cities Music Award for the 'First Ladies of Hip Hop' two years in a row.

Tress is currently working on a solo full length album due to release in the near future.  Her sound has been dubbed 'aggressive alternative hip hop', mixed with some punk rock, rap and R&B.

The up-and-comer said: "It's a never ending fight to be heard...I will be heard.  MN will be heard."

Let's talk to Miss Tress...check out her Exclusive "10 Questions" below:

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Bitten and Bound is excited about our new Exclusive 10 Questions segment and we couldn't think of a more empowering woman to get us started than Christine Clayburg from Minneapolis.

Clayburg has climbed mountains, kayaked the frigid waters of Lake Superior, bicycled across California, and traversed the Sierra Nevada alone.  We think you will agree that this determined woman is a force to be reckoned with.

Christine was born in California and lived on the most remote mission station in Zambia, Africa with her missionary parents from age 5-7.  She studied geology at California State University in Sacramento and embarked on a career as a Meteorologist.  That path led her to KPAX-TV, KHQ-TV, WHDH-TV, KABC-TV, WCCO-TV, KMSP-TV and FOX News. During her first major market stint on the East Coast, she was quickly named "Boston's Best Meteorologist" by Improper Bostonian magazine.

Clayburg has since set her sights on acting -- nabbing herself a recurring role on the popular hit show "Desperate Housewives", reporting from Wisteria Lane.

Seems satisfying right?  Well, it wasn't enough for Christine, who started her own production company, Clayburg Creative Group, LLC, in October 2004.  She is currently producing the independent feature film "Minneapolis", a romantic comedy pitting two comically mismatched news anchors against the elements of Minnesota weather, Midwestern values, and as to be expected -- each other.  Follow the journey of  "Minneapolis" on Facebook.

Four days before her 35th birthday, this unbelievable woman decided to enlist as a crew member on a C-130 Hercules with the Air National Guard.  It had been a dream for many years that she didn't want to let slip away.

Let's talk to Christine...

View Christine's 10 Question interview, photos and "Minneapolis" short video below:

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