Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday April 30th, 2014

Steve-Schirripa9:39AM (PST) – Steve Schirripa, Actor from the Sopranos will be sharing his Italian heritage with the entire country as he launches his line of Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties, a mouth watering variety of organic tomato sauces. In his latest book, Big Daddy’s Rules, Steve brings a welcome dose of humor and old-school advice to the parenting wars. He is also the host of Investigation Discovery and the co-creator and executive producer of Karma’s a B*tch which Steve is also co-creator and executive producer.

Steve Schirripa was born in Brooklyn, NY – A series regular on David Chase’s acclaimed HBO drama “The Sopranos”, the Brooklyn College graduate’s acting odyssey began while working at a hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

Once the entertainment director of The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Steve worked with such comedians as Drew Carey, Kevin Pollack and Bruce Baum. His cameo roles in their comedy specials led to episodic work on the big and small screen, with Steve continually appearing in more productions.

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MichaelKarlin10:08AM (PST) – Michael Karlin, Partner in the firm, Nigro, Karlin, Segal, Feldstein & Bolno – (NKSFB)

Michael Karlin, along with Fred Nigro and Mickey Segal, is a founding partner of NKSFB. Michael has responsibility for managing the business and financial affairs of many high net worth and high net income clients comprised of business executives, real estate developers and operators, and entertainment industry screenwriters, actors, musicians, composers, publishers, producers, directors and executives.

Michael attended the University of Southern California where he received an undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting in 1976 and a Masters of Taxation degree in 2009.

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Howard'sHeadshot11:08AM (PST) – Howard Price, A Certified Business Continuity Planner and Crisis Management Expert

Howard is a certified business continuity planner and crisis manager. A 39-year veteran of radio, television and newspapers, he is a two-time EMMY Award winner, and a two-time recipient of The George Foster Peabody Award. He has worked domestically and internationally as a news producer, assignment editor, bureau chief, reporter and anchor, covering some of the biggest stories of our time, including the 9/11 attacks, the 2003 Northeast blackout and Superstorm Sandy.

A guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has been a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences and workshops, and a contributor to many trade publications. He is a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), the NorthEast Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (NEDRIX), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA in management and marketing from New York University.

Howard is the founder of the website,, and writes its companion blog, A married father of two, and a resident of suburban New York City, Howard is fond of telling anyone who’ll listen that events are disasters only if you haven’t planned for them. You can follow him on Twitter: @mediadisaster.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday April 29th, 2014

vickyAbout10:11AM (PST) – Vicky Vlachonis, Author of The Body Doesn’t Lie — A 3 Step Program to End Chronic Pain and Become Positively Radiant

Vicky Vlachonis (pronounced Vla-koh-niss) was born in Athens, Greece, into a sports and health-oriented family, inspiring Vicky to go on and be one of the first women to earn a Master’s Degree from the European School of Osteopathy.

Vicky began her professional career working as a musculoskeletal specialist at some of London’s most prestigious holistic clinics, including the Hale Clinic and the Integrated Medical Centre, treating dancers from the Royal Ballet and major West End theatre productions such as Cats and The Lion King.

Vicky established her own practice in 2001, combining a variety of holistic treatments and methods which include individualized, concrete steps and practices to alleviate and release physical, emotional and mental pain. With a reputation for achieving long-term, sustainable results, Vicky has gained a dedicated following, including members of the British Royal Family and some of the world’s most recognized faces in business, media and the arts.

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bio_schwab_pomerantz11:11AM (PST) – Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Finance Expert and Author of The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz offers clear, compelling advice for navigating the biggest money issues in a new and unchartered era of personal accountability

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP®, is a leading advocate for financial literacy and one of America’s most trusted sources for financial advice. As leader of Schwab Community Services as well as president of Charles Schwab Foundation, she is devoted to making investing more accessible to the American public, encouraging men and women from all walks of life to take charge of their financial lives.

In 2010 Schwab-Pomerantz was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and chaired the Partnership Committee until early 2013. In that role, she led the Council’s efforts to strengthen coordination between public and private-sector financial education programs. She also served as an advisor to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy under George W. Bush.

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elaine_lui11:42AM (PST) – Elaine Lui, Canadian television personality, reporter, and the gossip maven behind Lainey Gossip, one of the most successful gossip sites in the world with nearly 1.5 million unique visitors per month.  She’s also the Author of Listen to the Squawk Chicken is an entertainment news and gossip blog co-founded by Elaine “Lainey” Lui. The primary voice of, she is also co-host of CTV’s daytime talk show “The Social”, and a reporter on CTV’s “etalk”, Canada’s number one rated entertainment news show.

The site started as an email to small group of friends and colleagues in 2003 and spread by word of mouth to thousands of now loyal readers. It launched as a website in December 2004 and has since grown into an immensely popular entertainment destination visited by over 1.5 million monthly unique readers. Generating over 18 million monthly page views, it is now a leading international celebrity gossip source and a must read for well-read, educated females across North America.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday April 28th, 2014

Smart Money Smart Kids10:42AM (PST) – Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruz, Authors of the book, “Smart Money, Smart Kids”

In Smart Money Smart Kids, financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving then moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach to changing your family tree.

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11:11AM (PST) – Mary Pitman, “The Missing Money Lady” and Author of The Little Book of Missing Money: A Quick & Easy Guide to Finding Money that is Rightfully Yours

A coworker told me about the Web site. I looked up my married name, my ex husband and then searched under my maiden name. I was stunned to find two listings from my father who died incompetent and indigent in 2001. He never told anyone about the MetLife stock he had from demutualization.

As a nurse in the recovery room, I have a lot of time between patients and began searching for listings for friends and family. When I ran out of people to look up, I searched for the surgeons I worked with finding money for about ¾ of them. Eventually I exhausted that option.

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Rachel Kramer Brussel11:42AM (PST) – Rachel Kramer Bussel is a freelance writer based in New Jersey editing over 50 anthologies and writes for such publications as The Daily Beast,, Salon and other. Rachel considers herself a “hoarder” and finds it difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of her “stuff.”

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger and event organizer. She has written for numerous publications, including Alternative Press,, The Daily Beast, The Frisky, Gothamist, The Hairpin, Huffington Post, Inked, Jezebel, Lemondrop, Mediabistro, The Nervous Breakdown, New York Post, New York Observer, New York Press, Playgirl, The Root, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, xoJane and Zink. She has edited 40+ anthologies for Alyson Books, Avon Red, Cleis Press, Pretty Things Press, Ravenous Romance and Seal Press, including Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples, Suite Encounters: Hotel Sex Stories, Going Down, Irresistible, Women in Lust, Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Passion, Obsessed, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Gotta Have It, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Best Sex Writing 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, and 6 of her anthologies have won Gold IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards for Erotica and Sexuality/Relationships. She has contributed to over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright’s Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 and X: The Erotic Treasury, as well as The Sexual State of the Union and Yes Means Yes.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday April 24th, 2014

The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs9:42AM (PST) – Ric Edelman, independent financial advisor, radio host, and Author of the New book, “The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs”

From the #1 independent financial advisor in America, ranked three times by Barron’s: a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security.

Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans—including the 401(k), 403(b), 457, and even the IRA—are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this book.

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Super Shred - The Big Results Diet10:11AM (PST) – Dr. Ian Smith, NYT #1 bestselling author of  Super Shred:  The Big Results Diet a four-week supercharged weight loss plan, where you can lose 20 pounds,  based on a combination of new science and the dieter-tested concepts behind Dr. Ian’s #1 mega bestseller of 2013, “Shred:  The Revolutionary Diet

Dr. Ian K. Smith’s SHRED is the answer to every dieter’s biggest dilemmas: How to lose that last twenty pounds? How to push through that frustrating plateau? What to do when nothing else is working?

Here, Smith has created a program that uses all he knows about strategic dieting in one plan–like putting all the best players on the field at once to create a can’t lose combination.

SHRED combines a low GI diet, meal spacing, and meal replacements. Those who follow SHRED will constantly be eating, 4 meals or meal replacements (soups, smoothies, shakes) and 3 snacks a day, over a six week program.

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The Silver Lining11:42AM (PST) – Holly Jacobs, a palliative care nurse, social worker and author The Silver Lining, the book that’s “The Girlfriend’s Guide” meets “What to Expect” for breast cancer patients.

As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs’s world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal.

Exquisitely illustrated with full-color photographs by Hollye’s close friend, award-winning photographer Elizabeth Messina, The Silver Lining is both Hollye’s memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

Megan McArdle9:42AM (PST) – Megan McArdle is a Bloomberg columnist, one of the most popular business and economic bloggers for more than a decade and author of the book, The Up Side of Down:  Why Failing Well is the Key to Success

“You’re not a failure. You’re someone who has failed.”

. . . just like everyone else who ever lived on the planet, from Alexander the Great to Abraham Lincoln. Failure is what makes success possible. It’s how we learn what doesn’t work–and therefore how we learn what does.

That’s the message of The Up Side of Down, my new book from Viking. Drawing on interviews, academic research, and my own experience with catastrophic life events, I explore why failure is an inevitable–and even beneficial–part of life. And how to make failure a learning experience instead of a catastrophe.

Megan McArdle’s Official Website,

10:11AM (PST) – Dan Bischoff is the author of the book, James Gandolfini, The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano is the first biography of the actor who died, in June 2013 at age 51, widely recognized as one of the best—and most defining—actors of his generation. The book is informed by fresh interviews with Sopranos actors, the star’s acting teachers and coaches, his childhood friends, buddies from his days as a nightclub bouncer, and Hollywood figures including the directors of his posthumously released films.

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Family Life - Akhil11:42AM (PST) – Akhil Sharma is the author of Family Life which tells the story of a family as they move from Delhi to Queens in the late 1970’s

Hailed as a “supreme storyteller” (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his “cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived” fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice “as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky” (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday April 22nd 2014

Chris Harrison9:42AM (PST) – Chris Harrison is host of ABC’s hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

Chris Harrison is host of ABC’s hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” An 18-season veteran of one of the networks highest rated shows, Harrison is a fan-favorite, helping contestants navigate true love. Harrison is host of TV Guide Network’s daily one-hour entertainment news show, HOLLYWOOD 411. Earlier in his career, Harrison co-hosted TV Guide Network’s coverage of the 2008 Golden Globes and Oscars, E!’s 2006 coverage of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, ABC’s Citrus Bowl Parade and the Miss America Pageant in 2004. Harrison also hosted HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge,” which has consistently been one of the network’s highest rated shows. Harrison continues to advance in the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors. The versatile Harrison has garnered acting roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” His feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.” Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his tenure there, he held roles as reporter, sportscaster and weekend sportscaster, and covered hard news stories as well including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career. A Dallas, Texas native, Harrison attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. In his spare time, Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday, April 21st 2014

ClaireShipmanAP_CreditMarissaRauch9:42AM (PST) – Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, Authors of the Book, “The Confidence Code–The Science and Art of Self-Assurance– What Women Should Know” 

Life on confidence is a remarkable thing. But for the majority of women, it’s in surprisingly short supply. At a time when female economic empowerment has been called the most profound social change of our times, why DO so few women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues? Is it the missing ingredient for women? In THE CONFIDENCE CODE: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know (HarperBusiness; On sale April 15, 2014; $27.99), journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics, delve into this contemporary conundrum, and uncover some provocative truths.

CChcc“The elusive nature of confidence has intrigued us for years, ever since we started writing Womenomics in 2008,” write Kay and Shipman. “We were busy detailing the positive changes unfolding for women: remarkable data about our value to the bottom line of companies, and the power that gives us to balance our lives and still succeed. But as we talked to women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot we couldn’t quite identify. Woman after woman, from lawmakers to CEOs, expressed to us some version of the same inexplicable feeling that they don’t fully own their right to rule the top. Too many of the fantastically capable women we met and spoke with seemed to lack a certain boldness, a firm faith in their abilities. And if they are feeling that, only imagine what it is like for the rest of us.”

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10:11AM (PST) – Rebecca Eckler The “Mommy Blogger”

Rebecca Eckler is one of the most widely read, debate instigating and sought-after “mommy bloggers” in the world. An internationally bestselling author and columnist and contributor to the National PostGlobe & Mail and New York Times

Sue Crum11:42AM (PST) – Sue Crum, Author, “Clear Your Clutter:  50 Ways to Organize Your Life, Home or Business So you Can become more Calm, Focused and Happy”

Sue Crum, founder of, has been helping people clear up their clutter and get on with the life they imagine and deserve for many years. She came to this work accidentally as her life was evolving and she was in need of regrouping and clearing clutter out of her own life. She discovered everyone has stuff and at some points in one’s life, we end up with more stuff than we need.

Sue is the immediate past president of NAPO-San Diego (National Association of Professional Organizers) and is a Golden Circle member of NAPO-National.  Besides her training in the professional organizing field, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and has helped hundreds of homeowners not only clear clutter from their homes, but in many cases, stage them to sell or stage them to stay, after clearing up the clutter.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday April 15th, 2014

bio-headhsot9:39AM (PST) – Hattie Kauffman, Winning news correspondent and Author, “Falling into Place”

Hattie Kauffman started her broadcast career on college radio at the University of Minnesota.

Next, she began to report and anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle, earning four Emmy awards. ABC’s Good Morning America whisked Hattie to New York in 1987, where she served as a Special Correspondent and frequent substitute anchor.

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index11:39AM (PST) – Lauryn Evarts, Author, “The Skinny Confidential”

Lauryn is a lifestyle blogger living in San Diego, California.

She Graduated from San Diego State University with a dgree in the theatre arts and TV broadcasting. Between teaching pure barre/pilates and working towards her nutrition certification, she loves all things wellness.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday April 14th, 2014

GurwitchAuthorHIGHRESJEANNIECOLE9:39AM (PST) – Annabelle Gurwitch, Author, “I See you Made an Effort”

Actress, author, activist, Annabelle Gurwitch’s best selling new book, I See You Made an Effort was just selected as a New York Times’ Book of Style. NPR says “infused with sharp wit, the book is hilarious…Gurwitch is squarely in Nora Ephron territory.” Annabelle gained a loyal comedic following hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is also the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, and Fired! She has been a regular commentator on NPR and a contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour and a number of other national publications. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, hosted programs on Planet Green Network, The Style Channel and HBO and counts Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Real Time with Bill Maher amongst her many television appearances. She is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and lives with her husband and son and a large collection of reusable water bottles in Los Angeles.

Dr.DavidB.AgusCREDIT-PhilChanning11:08AM (PST) – Dr. David Agus, Author, “A Short Guide to a Long Life”

Dr. David B. Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. Over the past twenty years he’s received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain optimal health. He’s also built a reputation for having a unique way of looking at the relationship of the human body to health and disease. He explains, “Sometimes you have to go to war to understand peace. My work on the front lines of the cancer war has taught me a lot about all things health-related, much of which is surprising and goes against conventional wisdom.” His first book, the #1 New York Times and international bestseller The End of Illness, reflected this new and different perspective, giving an insider’s view of what it really means to be “healthy” and how to achieve it.

Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Norris Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Dr. Agus is dedicated to finding novel approaches for personalized healthcare. He is also a CBS News contributor, commenting on important health topics regularly on television.

ShortGuidecoverDr. Agus specializes in treating patients with advanced cancer. His clinical responsibilities include the development of clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for cancer, supported by the National Cancer Institute and other private foundations (he has no financial ties to drug companies). He serves leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations. After earning his BA from Princeton University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his medicinal residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and an oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

He lives in California with his wife, two children, and dog.

How To Be The Most Stressed Out Person You Know

Let’s face it: at this point in our wired, always-working culture, finding someone who isn’t regularly stressed out is a rarity.

If you’ve ever been wound up and totally on the edge, chances are you’ve tried a few tricks in order to banish those anxious emotions. Meditation and even therapy are ways to release yourself from the chains of anxiety — but no matter how many go-to tricks you employ, they won’t make a difference if you continue to practice common stress-inducing habits. Below, find 10 things not to do if you want to reduce those uneasy feelings; your well-being will be much better for it.

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