Michael Aaron Gallagher is best known for his work as an entertainment journalist, celebrity photographer, actor, film producer, international fine art collector, and published poet. As the owner of the global entertainment news website StayFamous.Net for over 14 years, he has interviewed and photographed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
An award-winning writer, his work has been read by an audience of more than 75 Million readers in the United States. He has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. He is a former TV Critic for the Sunday Edition of The Post Standard newspaper (an S.I. Newhouse publication) and Syracuse.com.
He has been quoted on Access Hollywood and his opinions have appeared in USA Today, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Saturday Evening Post, twice in People magazine (including the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue), TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Elle, Allure, Marie Claire, Nylon, Redbook, Self, Live Happy, American Songwriter, Country Weekly, Money, Business Week, Success, Smart Money magazine from The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Town & Country, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, House & Home, Style at Home, Kiwi, HGTV Magazine, Dwell, Experience Life, Family Tree Magazine, Life in the Finger Lakes, Men’s Journal, Motor Trend, Details, Maxim, Cigar Aficionado, Psychology Today, Skeptical Inquirer, Ideas and Discoveries, Scientific American Mind, Popular Science, New Scientist, Archaeology, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, American Scientist, Architectural Digest, American Journalism Review and Smithsonian. In February 2009, his TV review was featured in the television section of MSNBC.com. In the September 2011 issue, actress Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie) answered his fashion question in her column for InStyle magazine.
As a journalist, Michael Aaron Gallagher has interviewed hundreds of people including some of the top movie stars, recording artists and celebrities. Some of his most prominent celebrity interviews in television and film include actor Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), actor Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), comedian George Lopez (Saint George), comedian Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), actor Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), actor Dylan McDermott (The Practice), actress Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story), actor Colin Hanks (Fargo), actress Queen Latifah (Steel Magnolias), actor Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), actress Diane Kruger (Troy), actress Rachel Nichols (Continuum), actor John Ratzenberger (Cheers), legendary news anchor Ted Koppel (Nightline), television host Jerry Springer (The Jerry Springer Show), billionaire Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks), actress AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer), actress Elisha Cuthbert (The Girl Next Door), actress Ashley Tisdale (Scary Movie 5), actor Jason Biggs (American Pie), actress Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), actress Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos), actor Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), actress
Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), actorMaurice Benard (General Hospital), actress Judy Greer (The Wedding Planner), actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), actress Ally Walker (Profiler), actor Timothy Olyphant (Justified), actor Walton Goggins (The Shield), actor Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break), comedian Louis C.K. (Louie), actor Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), actress Aya Cash (You’re the Worst), actress Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), actor Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst), comedienne Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), actress Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), actress Flora Spencer-Longhurst (The Bastard Executioner), actor Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), actress Ariana Richards (Jurassic Park), Nicole Gale Anderson (Mean Girls 2), Chelsea Kane (Baby Daddy), Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars), MTV’s Jared Kusnitz (Underemployed), Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan (Jessie), Disney Channel’s Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb), Disney Channel’s Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana), Disney Channel’s Adam Irigoyen (Shake It Up), Disney Channel’s Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance), Disney Channel’s Audrey Whitby (So Random!), Disney Channel’s Ainsley Bailey (Shake It Up), Disney XD’s Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Disney XD’s Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It), Nickelodeon’s Victoria Justice (Victorious), Nickelodeon’s James Maslow (Big Time Rush), Nickelodeon’s Gracie Dzienny (Supah Ninjas), Nickeolodeon’s Autumn Wendel (Every Witch Way), Nickelodeon’s Jackson Brundage (One Tree Hill), Cartoon Network’s Tristan Pasterick (Incredible Crew), actor Austin Butler (Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), actor Thomas Kasp (Space Warriors), actress Teala Dunn (Enchanted), actress Lia Marie Johnson (Finding Cody), Kelly Hyland (Dance Moms), dancer and YouTuber Paige Hyland (Dance Moms), singer/dancer Jordyn Jones (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition), YouTube star JennXPenn,
AwesomenessTV star Meaghan Dowling (IMO), actress Savannah Lathem (California Solo), singer-songwriters Brandon Hudson and Savannah Hudson (Brandon and Savannah), actress and Youtuber Alexis G. Zall (Out of Reach), actress Jade Pettyjohn (McKenna Shoots for the Stars), actress Merit Leighton (A Tiger’s Tale), actress Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), actress Taylor Blackwell (Dolphin Tale 2), model and actress Morgan Cryer, actor Noah Lomax (Playing For Keeps), actresses Bianca D’Ambrosio and Chiara D’Ambrosio (The Young and the Restless), actress Chelsey Valentine (American Horror Story: Asylum), actress Jaidan Jiron (Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories), actress Athena Baumeister (1997-2014), actress Mandalynn Carlson (Holiday Miracle), actress Isabella Palmieri (As the World Turns), actress Aisha Tyler (Ghost Whisperer), actor Holt McCallany (Lights Out), actress Callie Thorne (Rescue Me), actress Daniela Bobadilla (Anger Management), actor Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), actress Angelique Rivera (American Crime), actor Zach Sale (Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor), actress Mekenna Melvin (Chuck), actress Charlene Amoia (American Reunion), actress Natalie Zea (Justified), actor H. Jon Benjamin (Archer), actress Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum), actress Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy), actress Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), actor Christopher Douglas Reed (Sons of Anarchy), actor Noah Emmerich (The Americans), actor Barry Floyd (The Game), actor Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness), German actress Lotte Flack (Pope Joan), Australian actress Selena Caltabiano (Neighbors), Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Rani Bleier (Israeli TV Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and head of the Israeli Directors Guild), actor Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H), actress Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), actor Philip Martin (Phil Spector), actor Shaun O’Rourke (Port City), acclaimed children’s author Bruce Coville, New York Times Best-Selling author Elmore Leonard, NY Times Best-Selling author Laurie Halse Anderson, screenwriter Christine Conradt (Summer’s Moon), novelist/screenwriter Allison Burnett (Resurrecting the Champ), Israeli Academy Award-winning writer, actor/director Craig Hurley (author of 27 and All Washed Up), writer/director Alex Goyette (Awesomeness TV), director and producer Dani Menkin (J’taime, I Love You Terminal), director Dallas Jenkins (What If…), director Geo Santini (Hotel California), executive producer Carlton Cuse (Lost), executive producer Peter Tolan (Analyze This), executive producer/showrunner Warren Leight (Lights Out), writer/director Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm), writer/director Paul Leyden (Cleaners), writer/producer Jackie Marcus Schaffer (The League), show creator David Caspe (Happy Endings), creator/executive producer/writer Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), executive producer/writer Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), actor/co-creator Jason Gann (Wilfred), executive producer/creator/writer Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), executive producer/writer/director Craig Zadan (1949-2018), executive producer Neil Meron (Steel Magnolias), executive producer Dominic Ianno (Soul Surfer), Broadway star Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), MTV host Lenay Dunn (10 on Top), television host Samantha Harris (Entertainment Tonight), TV host/actress Carly Steel, Hollywire TV host Chelsea Briggs, late night talk show host Jake Sasseville (Late Night Republic), celebrity chef Curtis Stone (Top Chef Masters), the “Bailey sisters,” actresses Karolyn Grimes (who played Zuzu) and Carol Coombs Mueller (who played Janie) in the classic 1946 holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Ali Larter (Heroes), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Whitney Port (The Hills) and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) have also answered his questions during online celebrity Q&A’s. He has also composed the interview questions for a coworker to interview celebrity chef Anne Burrell (The Food Network), Oscar-nominated actress Mary McDonnell (TNT’s Major Crimes), actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Travel Channel host Samantha Brown, Fox News host Megyn Kelly and actress Mimi Kennedy (CBS’s Mom).
In 2018, Michael returned to StayFamous.Net. Since then he has done Q&A’s with singer Olivia Cella, actor Jet Jurgensmeyer (“Last Man Standing”), singer Estani Frizzell, artist Michael Chamberlain, actress/model Trew Mullen, singer/songwriter Kaitlin Stauffer, and guitarist Taj Farrant.