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Katie Talk’s About Financial Superpower Experience

People.co Five months after his death, Katie Cassidy is opening up about the loss of her father David Cassidy.

“Obviously, it’s been a tough year,” Katie, 31, told PEOPLE on Friday. “That’s a given. But if anything, I have to say, I always try and look for some sort of silver lining in situations like that — and I guess it’s nice that it really brought my family together.”

“Even though the loss of my father was hard, it really brought my uncles, myself and my brother back together,” added the Arrow star. “I think that’s the silver lining.”

The Partridge Family star died of organ failure on Nov. 21 at the age of 67. He had been in intensive care since he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure the week prior. But according to Katie, his legacy lives in on in her day-to-day life.

“He left me with really great advice. He was like: ‘Don’t ever stop going to class. That’s where you should put your money,’ ” said Katie. “And that’s what I do, and I’ve been able to go from nothing to where I am today and it’s built confidence and self-esteem.”

It was Katie’s “hard work pays off” attitude that led her to partner with Capital One to launch the company’s Financial Superpower Experience tied to National Superhero Day on Saturday. The experience — a four-paged comic of high-tech posters, developed by animation and superhero industry veterans — aims to delve into the strengths, weaknesses, struggles and goals of financial management in a fun, interactive way.

While discussing the partnership at the Capital One Flagship in Manhattan’s Union Square, Katie — who grew up estranged from her father and was raised by her mother, former model Sherry Williams, and her stepfather, Richard Benedon — pointed out that many fans might not realize that her success is self-made. (As previously reported, Cassidy left $150,000 worth of assets to his only son, Beau, 27, and granted his music memorabilia to his three half-siblings. Katie was left out of the will, though it’s important to note that it was drafted in 2004 and the father-daughter duo had an up-and-down relationship.)

“I feel like there’s this preconceived notion that I come from a family of wealth and celebrity, the Cassidys, so I think people have this misconception of myself when the reality is that I actually didn’t grow up with my biological father,” she said. “I didn’t know him until I was in fourth grade, and then he became a good friend of mine. But I grew up with my mom and my stepdad and my sisters.”

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The Flash “4×19 – Fury Rogue” HD Screen Captures

Last night was the first of this week’s double dose of Katie, As she made a guest appearance on 4×19 – Fury Rogue of The Flash as Siren-X the Earth X version of Laurel who is by far more evil and bad ass then Black Siren at this time, I do love that they gave her a new power to go with the Sonic scream it was a Sonic radar or something like that so she could hear and tell when things were being said or coming at her, I did not like that she look’s exactly the same as Black Siren right all the others on Earth X had different costumes so why not her. The other thing is how the hell are they going to explain why Laurel was killing people in central City with a power when Earth 2 Laurel is trying to pretend Laurel with no powers or killing people, I don’t think the writers thought that through very well. And we don’t no what happens to her as the last we see she was knocked out so maybe we will see more of her some time next season?. HD creen captures are now up in the gallery and if you click read more you can watch some of the videos.

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Katie’s Bad Bridesmaid Experience

Fashionista While they may seem to lead exceptionally glamorous lives, celebrities and fashion editors willingly (or not) sign up for bridesmaid duty for their friends and families just like us. Their responsibilities may entail planning a classy shower and debauched bachelorette party, champagne-fueled wedding gown shopping, helping a the bride go to the bathroom on the big day (been there, twice) and, of course, wearing the mandated bridesmaid dress.

These days, bridesmaid dress options run the gamut of styles (and, thankfully, price points), but a wardrobe malfunctions, inclement weather-induced debacles and other sartorial disasters are still very possible. But hey, it all leads to a fun story to share, as model Shanina Shaik, “Arrow” actress and Tomboy KC co-founder Katie Cassidy, “Dynasty” costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack (who, fun fact, ended up recycling her friend’s Vera Wang wedding dress on “Reign”) and more fashion people, happily did below. They’ll all agree that the humorous-in-retrospect moment was worth it to celebrate a loved one’s special day. Well… most of them.

KATIE CASSIDY, ACTRESS, ‘ARROW,’ AND CO-FOUNDER, TOMBOY KC
“I was a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding in Mexico. One of her best friends was reading this beautiful poem during the ceremony and it was so windy. The poor girl. Her whole dress flew up — it was almost like the Marilyn Monroe-effect — in the middle of the ceremony. She didn’t know how to stop it and it was really awkward, so I just ran up behind her and put my hands down and grabbed her legs, so she could get through without being exposed everyone. It was kind of chaotic but it was fun.”

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The Flash “4×19 – Fury Rogue” Episode Stills

Well no one saw this coming but Katie will be in next week’s episode of The Flash as Siren-X the Earth X version of Laurel, who has the exact same costume as Earth 2 Laurel? you think the costume designers could do something new for her and why was she not in the crossover if as we now no there is a evil Laurel there. With thanks to Far Far Away for the HQ still.

WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CITIZEN COLD — When Barry (Grant Gustin) needs help transporting a dangerous meta, he calls on a new friend for help – Leo Snart AKA Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller). Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) becomes suspicious of Harry (Tom Cavanagh).

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Arrow “6×19 – The Dragon” HD Screen Captures

At long long last a episode that focused of Laurel and what she was doing, The episode was amazing to watch and Diaz is one of the best villians on Arrow (After Slade and Chase), We see Laurel and Diaz go to bludhaven to try and get into a crime organisation and both of them being at there most bad ass but Laurel dose not look to happy with some of the things Diaz is doing. HD creen captures are now up in the gallery from 6×19 – The Dragon and if you click read more you can watch some of the videos.

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TV Line Interview With Katie

TV Line It’s good to be a bit bad, Katie Cassidy has come to realize during her latest Arrow run, as Earth-Two’s Laurel Lance aka Black Siren.

“Looking back, from when we started the pilot to the end of Season 4, I took it so seriously,” she candidly shares of her original stint on the CW drama. But as the onetime Black Canary’s unpredictable doppelganger, Cassidy has let herself let loose, and the result she says has “been a blast.”

During our recent visit to the Arrow set, TVLine sat with Cassidy to talk about the vexing guessing game “Evil” Laurel has been playing with “dad” Quentin, survey her alliance with Ricardo Diaz and ponder the idea of total redemption for that minx of a meta.

TVLINE | In this midseason stretch of episodes, you’ve had more to sink your teeth into — whereas at the start, Evil Laurel was kind of, like, just looking fierce and stuff, strutting, sneering…
…screaming….

TVLINE | Do you feel like these more recent episodes have given you so much more to work with?
Oh, yeah. Absolutely. It’s so funny — I literally just spoke to [co-showrunner] Marc Guggenheim about this, because as an actor I want to continue to be challenged or grow, creatively, and that’s what’s these writers literally did for me, from Season 1 to the end of 4, and then I came back a bit for 5 and now it’s 6…. I’ve been really fortunate, so I love it. It’s almost like the devil’s playground, is how I think of it.

TVLINE | Now we get to see Laurel’s wheels turning. One scene that stuck with me was when she was holed up in the cabin with Quentin (played by Paul Blackthorne), sitting on the couch, and then at one point you almost “flip a switch” and snark, “Thea’s right, Daddy” — and you realize she was playing him the whole time.
Right, right, right. I know what you’re talking about. The thing that I think is interesting about this character is I do feel like there is room for redemption in some aspect. However, we don’t know what her life has been like on Earth-Two; we know bits and pieces, and that’s what I think is interesting about playing this character, how we keep finding out more and more information.

I’ve built a backstory off of script analysis and character breakdown, and while it doesn’t always match up, that’s part of the fun of it, just creating and being able to play — and these writers and producers certainly have been willing to do that with me. This is the stuff I thrive off of. I just love strong female characters in general, not necessarily because, “She’s evil” or “Oh, because she’s good.” Yes, of course it’s fun to play evil, but it’s simply fun to play any different characters.

TVLINE | It’s fun just to play complicated…
Exactly. And that’s what’s cool about Earth-Two Laurel — she’s kind of a loose cannon. You don’t really know what she’s going to do.

TVLINE | Every time we start to think, “Hmm, maybe Quentin was right, maybe he’s getting to her,” the rug gets pulled right out from under us. That said, do you think that maybe there is a half of a half of a seed of something good inside this Laurel, that can be cultivated?
As I said before, I do think there’s room for redemption — although maybe, personally, I’m just too forgiving of a person. If someone killed [someone else], you can’t forgive that kind of stuff here on our Earth, but definitely I think there’s room for redemption. I think she has a lot of explaining to do and understanding, and yet…. She’s kind of a wild animal. It’s almost like inside of her there’s this wild animal in a cage that wants to come out, and she wants to let it out, but also I think that she’s sort of torn internally, because I don’t think she was born this way. I think things happened to her that made her this way.

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Arrow “6×20 – Shifting Allegiances” & “6×21 – Docket No. 11-19-41-73” Press Releases

RENE RETURNS TO NTA — Oliver (Stephen Amell) turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo). Meanwhile, Rene (Rick Gonzalez) is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) discovers something shocking about Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).

COLIN DONNELL GUEST STARS — The pressure mounts for Oliver (Stephen Amell) who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns.

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Arrow “6×19 – The Dragon” Episode Stills

DIAZ SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE QUADRANT — Looking to expand his empire, Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime. Meanwhile, after Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) recent decision, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics.

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Arrow “6×18 – Fundamentals” HD Screen Captures

Not a lot of Katie on this week’s Arrow 6×18 – Fundamentals but we did get to see Earth 1’s Laurel for a hallucination Oliver was having from just before he when away on the queens gambit and Laurel on her dead bed, And at the end of the episode Earth 2’s Laurel was back and looks like she will be a big part of next weeks episode. HD screen captures are now up in the gallery for you all and if you click read more you can watch some of the videos.

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“Cover Versions” HD Screen Captures

Katie’s new movie that she filmed back in 2016 Cover Versions as you all should no was at long last released on digital yesterday for the world and I got hold on my copy today. The movie stars Katie as Jackie the leader of the band StarFoxy and co-stars Drake Bell, Jerry Trainor, Austin Swift, Debby Ryan, Ashley Argota and Jenn An and is set round the death of Debby’s character and the four story’s the band gives for the night. After watching the movie I can say Katie and the full cast did well and will keep you guessing who did what and who is telling the truth as nothing will match at first. You can now rent or buy Cover Versions from Itunes , Amazon , Google Play , Vudu , DirecTv and Youtube and there is talk of a DVD release in the future but no world on a Blu-ray one at this time. HD screen captures are now up in the gallery for you all, enjoy!

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