Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday November 26th 2014

John Horvat II9:30AM (PST) – John Horvat II, Socio-economic Scholar

As we gear up for Thanksgiving, many are preparing to engage in a strange ritual that is consuming the traditional turkey dinner faster than we do. The ritual is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day, and the man you are about to meet says it’s a practice so shocking, that we might as well create a new holiday.

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker and author of “Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society – Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go”. His writings have appeared worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, FOX News, The Christian Post, The Washington Times, ABC News and C-SPAN. For more than two decades he has been researching and writing about the socio-economic crisis in the United States.

Jackie Collins10:30AM (PST) – Jackie Collins, Best-selling author

Jackie Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with some thirty New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insiders knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and infamous! “I write about real people in disguise,” she says. “If anything, my characters are toned down — the truth is much more bizarre.”

Currently Jackie is writing her next novel, “The Santangelos”, and is also working on a memoir, “Reform School or Hollywood”, and a coffee table book “Hollywood Snaps”, filled with celebrity photos she has taken over the years. Jackie has three grown daughters and she lives in L.A. She refers to herself as a popular culture junkie and a major TV addict. Her hobbies are music – everything from soul to rap, taking photographs and visiting exotic locations so that she can write about them later.
Jackie firmly believes that the truth is always much stranger than fiction.

Matt Zarley11:30AM (PST) – Matt Zarley, Actor / Musician

Hopeful Romantic

Matt began his career at the age of 12 when he was cast along side Tony the Tiger in a Kellogg’s commercial. When he was 17, he was cast in the national tour of CATS and made his Broadway debut in A CHORUS LINE, when he was 19. He decided to unpack and settle in the Big Apple for several years. In that time, he appeared in several more shows; even playing the title roles in both JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and THE WHO’S TOMMY, both on The Great White Way. He’s had the good fortune of working with the biggest innovators on Broadway, including Harold Prince, Jerry Mitchell, Susan Stroman, Rob Marshall, Des McEnuff, Wayne Cilento, Bob Avian, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jeanine Tesori, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, Pete Townsend, and Tom Kitt.
On television, Matt was featured on The Drew Carey Show, Fame, and in the Disney TV movies, “Cinderella”, “Geppetto”, and “Annie”, as well as being heard on the NBC musical drama, SMASH. In addition to the SMASH soundtrack (w/ Katharine McPhee), Matt’s voice was featured on the TV recordings of Disney’s “Geppetto” (w/ Usher), “Annie”, the Broadway revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and countless studio sessions and back-up sessions for many recording artists and producers.

Aside from performing, he’s an internationally published songwriter and has had numerous songs recorded and released overseas by some of the biggest names in international music. In addition, Matt has the distinction of being named the first openly gay man in People Magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” issue in 2002 – opening the door for other openly gay men to be featured in the mainstream publication.
Over the years, Matt has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Whitney Houston, Brandy, Chaka Khan, Reba McEntire, Usher, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Gladys Knight, and Vanessa Williams.
On February 10, 2015, Matt finally merges his background in musical theatre and his pop sensibility into a cohesive one when he releases HOPEFUL ROMANTIC, his most anticipated and ambitious project to date. To accompany his album’s release will be the original musical short film, (aptly named) HOPEFUL ROMANTIC, co-starring Star Trek star and social media sensation, George Takei. The album and musical short film expand on the theme of “S4E” ….and now the whole has evolved into a universal message about loving, letting go, and holding onto faith that there is somebody for everybody.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday November 25th 2014

Martin Short9:15AM (PST) – legendary comedian and actor, Martin Short, author, “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend”

You are not going to want to miss hearing from a man who is a comedy legend and is here to talk candidly with you about every aspect of his life and work—from his Canadian childhood, to his conquering every corner of show business he has occupied, and his hilarious heartbreaking memories, including the loving wife he lost to cancer.

Martin Short is an Emmy and Tony award-winner who has appeared in such classic comic movies as Three Amigos and Father of the Bride. Short has starred in a number of television shows, including The Martin Short Show and its iterations (1994-2000), and Primetime Glick (2001-2003) on Comedy Central. Since the early 2000s, Short has played recurring characters on How I Met Your Mother, Weeds and Arrested Development, and was nominated for an Emmy for his work in an uncharacteristic straight role on Damages. He has performed frequently on Broadway, winning a Tony in 1999 for Best Actor in A Musical for Little Me, and winning raves for his work in The Goodbye Girl and his revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. He has provided his voice for a number of animated films, and has appeared hundreds of times on talk shows, from Conan to Letterman to Ellen to Fallon to Kimmel to Leno.

Tabatha Coffey9:30AM (PST) – Tabatha Coffey, hairstylist and host of “Tabatha Takes Over” and author of the book, “Own It: Be the Boss of Your Life—at Home and in the Workplace”

The woman you are about to meet has devoted her professional life to achieving excellence, as a successful business woman, company owner and hair designer and educator. Drawing on her years of hands-on experience, she now travels the country as she helps struggling business owners turn around their lives and businesses, for the fifth season on Bravo. With her signature edgy style, tough love approach and exceptional skills as an artist and as a business person, she is without question the golden girl of small businesses.

Tabatha Coffey is a successful author, entrepreneur and the star of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over, which recently completed its fifth season. She has expanded her television presence to include a recurring guest role on the syndicated TV show “Steve Harvey” and a co-hosting role on the CBS daytime series “The Talk”. Coffey has also shined on the red carpet as an Award Show Correspondent for TV Guide Channel at the Academy Awards and appeared as an expert on Fashion Wrap to critique red carpet looks for the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards. She is regularly featured as an editorial stylist and contributing writer for fashion and beauty publication People Style Watch and she is a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Larry Flick radio show. In 2011, she wrote her first book, It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty.
Tabatha Coffey has devoted her professional life to achieving excellence, as a successful business woman, company owner and hair designer and educator. Drawing on her years of hands-on experience, Tabatha now travels the country as she helps struggling business owners turn around their lives and businesses, for the fifth season of Bravo’s, Tabatha Takes Over. With her signature edgy style, tough love approach and exceptional skills as an artist and as a business person, Tabatha is without question the golden girl of small businesses. She proves that her professional instincts transcend the realm of beauty and can transform owners and staffs across all kinds of businesses.

Tabatha’s resume is a biography of a natural born hairstylist and business woman from the beginning of her career at age 14 in her native Surfer’s Paradise, Australia, to being chosen as “Fan Favorite” on Shear Genius to her successful runs with “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and now “Tabatha Takes Over”. Tabatha recently was honored at Logo’s fourth annual NewNowNext Awards where she snagged the coveted “Most Addictive Reality Star” title. Her expert advice has been sought after by many television shows and publications including the TV Guide Channel as their red carpet award show correspondent for the Academy and Grammy Awards. She is also regularly featured as an editorial stylist and contributing writer for People Style Watch,, PopSugar and is a regular guest on Sirius’ Larry Flick radio show, The Talk and Good Morning America.
Tabatha is devoted to the art of hair. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and Tabatha has been dubbed as the go-to girl for beauty inquiries throughout the world. Over the last 30 years, she has worked with the veritable who’s who of the industry in Australia, Great Britain and the United States. She has continuously developed, fine-tune and broadened her skills as an artist, educator, and business owner. In addition to regularly traveling around the world to educate stylists at hair shows, Tabatha also works closely to create the incredible hairstyles featured in advertising and trend collection imagery.
Tabatha’s memoir It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love, and the Business of Beauty is in its fourth printing published by Harper Collins.

Kat Perkins10:00AM (PST) – Kat Perkins from The Voice with her weekly update on one of Marilu’s favorite shows


Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, the woman you are about to meet has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, she made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.

Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner.
Perkins recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5). Her single, “Fearless” was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.

When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and constantly coming up with new projects as well as managing other bands in the business. She speaks at many schools also.
Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.

Dick Cavett10:30AM (PST) – Dick Cavett, legendary talk show host, NY Times columnist, and author of the book, “Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks”

Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

You are about to get an intimate look into the life of a legendary talk show host, New York columnist, and raconteur—who is back with a new collection of provocative essays—his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life.

Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show on ABC and PBS, and he also hosted talk shows on the USA, HBO, and CNBC cable networks. He appears frequently on stage, screen, and new media, and was nominated for his most recent Emmy Award in 2012. He is the author of Talk Show and the coauthor of Cavett and Eye on Cavett, and he writes an online opinion column for The New York Times. He lives in New York City and Montauk, New York.

Tom Shone11:15AM (PST) – Tom Shone, author, “Martin Scorcese: A Retrospective”

If you ever wondered what the life of one of America’s most famous and iconic directors is like, you are in for a treat, because the man you are about to meet is here to share with you the inside scoop on some of the finest films ever made.

Tom Shone was the film critic of the Sunday Times in London from 1994 until he moved to New York in 1999. He is the film critic for the Guardian US and the Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine. He is the author of two books, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer and In the Rooms. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS, Intelligent Life, Arete, and Vogue. He currently teaches film history and criticism at New York University. He lives in New York.

11:30AM (PST) – Brian Newman, the critically acclaimed musician and Lady Gaga’s bandleader and Angie Pontani, award winning burlesque star


Brian Newman has earned his stripes as a man about town. Fulfilling his dream to become a New York City jazz man, Brian continues to perform standards and original compositions as bandleader at Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday night. Brian’s musical stylings and bespoke fashion have been described as the eclectic embodiment of both new world punk and old world tastefulness, allowing him to gracefully toe the line between nouveau chic and classic elegance, for which he has been widely featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, PMC Magazine, Lifestyle Mirror and StyleLikeU.

One of the most reputable and dynamic trumpeters in the business, Brian is perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s jazz bandleader, arranging and appearing on her upcoming jazz album with Tony Bennett, “Cheek to Cheek”. Other collaborations with Gaga include ABC’s A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (also with Tony Bennett), NBC’s Today Show and Saturday Night Live, BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend and MTV’s Video Music Awards.


Burlesque extraordinaire, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette”, is one of few involved in the ecdysiast arts who shimmys and shakes on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres. A child of Brooklyn by way of New Jersey and a key player in establishing the neo-burlesque scene, this bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the glamour gospel across the globe for over a decade. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, since her signature acts and productions all set standards of style and class.
This international superstar’s ability to mix glamour of yester-years with contemporary sensibility has earned her burlesque’s most prestigious award: “Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2008”. Aside from its substantial part in Angie achieving burlesque’s highest honor, this combination of a deep-seated retro base and a cutting-edge innovative drive is also why Angie has toured multiple runs in the United States, Italy, Australia, Canada and Spain, and has been featured at spotlight events all over the world, including the exclusive night club Dragon-I in Hong Kong. She has performed on-stage at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and has headlined some of the largest burlesque festivals in the world. She was named “Best International Touring Artist of 2009” by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia. Even with such travels and acclaim, this modern day vintage vamp, as grounded as she is worldly, equally treasures her hometown titles, “Miss Cyclone”, and “Best Body in Burlesque” (2008 and 2011 New York Burlesque Festival).

Angie Pontani, the “Gypsy Rose Lee incarnate” (NYC Edge), is as rooted and ground-breaking offstage as she is on. She is co-founder and co-producer producer of the longest running annual burlesque festival, New York Burlesque Festival; she was co-creator of the off-Broadway hit, This is Burlesque; she is producer of the on-going U.S. tour, Burlesque-A-Pades, starring the “#1 Burlesque Attraction in the Nation” (, The World Famous Pontani Sisters. Her productions have shattered, and undoubtedly will continue to shatter, attendance records. Her knack for production and marketing has led her to produce and create a series of dance instructional DVD’s: Go-Go Robics I & II, Twist Party featuring Los Straitjackets, and Go-Go Dance with Angie Pontani.
Angie’s repertoire is frequently sought by discriminating clients including Campari, Esquire Magazine, Dos Equis, The Fox 5 Superbowl Party, Guggenheim, and more. She worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bath tub act, which was the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S. In the midst of her wake, Angie has wowed celebrity fans the likes of Sting, Anthony Kiedas, Hillary Duff, The Strokes, Adrianna Lima, and Hugh Hefner.
As “New York’s Burlesque Queen” (, Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl. She was also featured in other New York productions: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV’s The 50 Cent Project, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Angie also appeared on The List (Canada), Lady Burlesque (IT), Burlesque Mania (IT), Good Day New Zealand (NZ), and Nightline (NZ). Always reaching for new fields and genres, Angie had a featured role in Michael Imerioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost, and was also featured in The Poor Man’s Follies, an Italian film created for MTV. She was also a part of an ad campaign for Peter Werth (UK) and X-Rite Photosystem with Brian Smith (USA). Aside from having been photographed by renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for L’uomo Vogue, she has graced the covers and pages of many magazines including Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, and countless others.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday November 24th 2014

Henry Winkler9:15AM (PST) – actor, Henry Winkler

The man you are about to meet is an Actor, director and producer, perhaps best known for his role as The Fonz on Happy Days. He has been entertaining audiences for thirty years. He is also the bestselling co-author, with Lin Oliver, of the popular children’s book series Hank Zipzer, which chronicles the hilarious adventures of a boy struggling to make it through 4th grade. He has visited classrooms around the world to speak about the series, which was inspired by his own learning challenges with dyslexia.

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer, and director, and he speaks publicly all over the world. In addition, he has a star on the Hollywood Boulevard, was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire, and the jacket he wore as the Fonz hangs in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. But if you asked him what he was proudest of, he would say, “Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver,” He lives in Los Angeles with his wide, Stacey. They have three children named Jed, Zoe, and Max, and two dogs named Monty and Charlotte. Charlotte catches a ball so well that she could definitely play outfield for the New York Mets.

Carla Ruben9:45AM (PST) – Carla Ruben, founder, “Creative Edge Parties”

In the over two decades since the woman you are about to meet founded Creative Edge Parties in her studio apartment, she has learned how best to bring the finest food along with visionary design to the plates of New York’s most discriminating clientele, securing Creative Edge Parties as one of New York’s leading caterers.

In the over two decades since Carla Ruben founded Creative Edge Parties in her studio apartment, she has learned how best to bring the finest food along with visionary design to the plates of New York’s most discriminating clientele, securing Creative Edge Parties as one of New York’s leading caterers. In March 2011, Ruben launched the Creative Edge Culinary Council (CECC) with Chef Pete Evans from Australia. Evans and his staff worked with the Creative Edge kitchen to present incredible new flavors and foods that wowed clients and friends, and are now part of the CECC repertoire. The CECC has become a true collaboration between Creative Edge chefs and visiting chefs to present new foods and designs. Recently, Creative Edge has worked with Bravo’s Top Chef Finalists, Richard Blais and Michael Isabella to prepare and serve the final menus to all the guests at Bravo’s upfront party. The company has also worked closely with Gwyneth Paltrow to host an intimate dinner for 60 of her friends to celebrate her new cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter“, and hosted Jamie Oliver as he launched the “Jamie Oliver Food Foundation”. Creative Edge has been tapped by the top corporate and social event planners in New York City to cater the MOMA Film Gala, The Whitney Fall Benefit, The Keep a Child Alive Gala and Joyful Heart Foundation Event in 2010. On any given night, Ruben can be found exceeding the expectations of clients such as: Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keyes, and Calvin Klein.

Valerie Orsoni10:00AM (PST) – Valérie Orsoni, health and wellness coach and author of LeBoot Camp Diet: The Scientifically-proven French Method to Eat Well, Lose Weight and Keep it off for Good


The woman you are about to meet is a health and wellness coach and author of the LEBOOT CAMP DIET: The Scientifically proven French method to eat well, lose weight and keep it off for good.

Best known as the creator of the popular LeBootCamp program, Valérie Orsoni is one of the most widely recognized personalities in Europe for weight loss and fitness. Now she brings her proven techniques to the United States as well, taking the globe by storm with her innovative programs that offer a refreshing alternative to money-wasting and unhealthy fad diets.
With Valérie and her LeBootCamp program there are no grueling diet restrictions, no counting points, no supplements and no endless hours in the gym. Instead, through one-on-one coaching and personal motivation, Valérie shares a new approach to healthy living without deprivation, bringing the ease and sophistication of the French joie de vivre to the American lifestyle. LeBootCamp, a simple, subscription-based online program, provides a four-pronged approach that addresses nutrition, fitness, motivation and stress management and currently servicing millions of members across the globe with a 92% success rate.

A survivor of both a brain tumor and cancer, Valérie has channeled the energy and knowledge she discovered through her own health battles into a unique coaching method that can help anyone achieve their personal goals. She has made it her mission to bring positive, affordable healthy living to the masses. Valérie is the author of numerous books including “Le Personal Coach – A French Trainer’s Simple Secrets for Getting Fit & Slim without the Gym” (Reader’s Digest) and “Un Corps de Rêve pour les Nuls/A Dream Body for Dummies” (First). She is also recognized worldwide as the face of the Wii and Sony Move game “My Body Coach” and an ambassador for Nestle Fitness Cereals in Europe. Valérie has been featured in hundreds of top magazines globally including Self, Glamour, Food & Wine, Brides and more and has appeared on numerous television programs both in the U.S. and abroad.

Danny Aiello10:30AM (PST) – Danny Aiello, actor and author of the book, “I Only Know Who I am When I am somebody Else: My Life on the Street, on the Stage, and in the Movies”

The actor you are about to meet is best known for his iconic roles in movies like “The Godfather, Part II”, “Moonstruck”, and “Do The Right Thing”, the part for which he received Golden Globe and Emmy Academy Award nominations, but the story of his life is rich with fascinating and entertaining anecdotes that extend far beyond those notable productions and performances.

Danny Aiello is a beloved American actor and Academy Award nominee who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, most famously, Moonstruck and Do the Right Thing as well as many others. He is also known for his role as Don Domenico Clericuzio in the CBS television mini-series, “Mario Puzo’s, The Last Don”.

Lena Hall11:00AM (PST) – Lena Hall, actress and Tony Award Winner for Hedwig

The woman you are about to meet is currently starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for which she won the 2014 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical.

Tony Winner Lena Hall is currently starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch for which she won the 2014 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical. Prior to Hedwig, she starred as Nicola in the Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots.
Previous Broadway and Off Broadway roles include starring in the award winning Toxic Avenger at New World Stages, Tarzan (Original Cast), Dracula (Original Cast), 42nd St (Anytime Annie), Cats ( Demeter), Beg Bugs (NYMF) and Green Eyes (Fringe). TV and Film roles include “Young Miranda” in the Sex and the City film, The Stepford Wives, The Graduates, All My Children and Legally Blonde, the Search for the Next Elle Woods.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Ca; Lena Hall traveled the world performing and received her first big break singing for Pope John Paul II at Candlestick Stadium for over 50,000 people at the young age of 7. Hall was a member of the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company in San Francisco and at the age of 17, joined the national tour of ‘Cats’. When not on the Broadway stage, Lena performs with her band The Deafening.

Kim Russo11:30AM (PST) – Kim Russo, Psychic Medium to the stars

The amazing woman you are about to meet is known as ”the best medium this side of the other side”. It is her mission to help everyday people and celebrities on their personal journey to connect with the unseen world.

Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine. Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school. Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks to the living on some days.
Kim is as comfortable with her mediumship as anyone with any special talent could be. She explains her ability to understand the voice of spirit as nothing more than being fluent in their language. As Kim often describes, “they do not move their lips when they speak to me; as they relay their messages to me mind to mind or by certain gestures they allow me to see”. Sometimes referring to herself as a translator for the spirit world, Kim also calls herself the psychic journalist, as she prides herself on the accuracy in understanding their language and is most careful to “interview” the spirit coming through during a reading.
Kim is no stranger to reading parents who have lost children. She is the mother of three boys and has compassion as both a mother and a medium. It is Kim’s usual practice to give many identifying details, including names and descriptions of the energy with whom she is communicating. Whatever the loss, be it a child, a sibling or a parent, many of her clients have reported having life changing experiences after having a session with Kim.
Kim says “It’s my pleasure and blessing to be the voice for the spirit world. This work that I do brings an amazing peace and closure to many people.” To be read by Kim, or attend one of her seminars, is truly to be in the presence of something rare and astounding and peacefully wondrous.

Kim has been put through a battery of tests and has become a Certified Medium by The Forever Family Foundation and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. This foundation is dedicated and committed to proving the existence of life after death by integrating mediumship along with scientific studies. Kim has appeared on A & E’s hit show, Paranormal State and their hit TV show “Psychic Kids”. She has also appeared on The Biography Channel’s “Celebrity Ghost Stories” featuring the Country Legend Music Star, Loretta Lynn. She is currently the Host of the weekly running series “The Haunting Of…” on The LMN channel airing at 10pm Est. /9C, Saturday nights. Each week Kim visits with celebrities whom have had a paranormal experience. Watch Kim help them unravel their mystery while she explores not only the haunted location but other special surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday November 21st 2014

Grae Drake9:30AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor, Rotten Tomatoes

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director’s Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized how terrible she was at keeping her opinions to herself. The Popcorn Mafia podcast was born, and led to her becoming CNN’s movie critic. She also has dished the dirt with stars on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Fox News,G4’s Attack of the Show, and is a regular at the TV Guide Network and the Reelz Channel. Her passionate thoughts can also be heard on terrestrial radio all over North America. And just to note, she still won’t let other people pick the movies.

Caitlin Doughty10:15AM (PST) – Caitlin Doughty, author, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory”

Death. The universal equalizer. It doesn’t matter how smart, attractive, wealthy, loved, or well-liked you are. To death, it doesn’t matter– he’ll take us all. From the moment of your birth, you begin dying, and no one knows when, where, or how. The woman you are about to meet is here to talk about life’s terrifying secret—that we all die.

Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the host and creator of the “Ask A Mortician” web series. She founded the death acceptance collective, “The Order of the Good Death” and cofounded Death Salon. She lives in Los Angeles.

Gil Bellows10:30AM (PST) – Gil Bellows is an actor and producer and is here promoting “Ascension” – a 3 night event: December 15, 16 and 17th on 9/8c on SyFy

The actor and producer you are about to meet has done it all from The Shawshank Redemption to Ally McBeal and he’s here to talk to you about his fascinating career and his latest venture, “Ascension” on SyFy.

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), House at the End of the Street (2012) and The Weather Man (2005). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since 1994. They have two children.

David Hume Kennerly11:30AM (PST) – David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former chief White House photographer

You are about to meet a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former Chief White House photographer who is here to share with you exciting ways and tips on how to take photos.

At twenty-five years old David Hume Kennerly received the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for feature photography for a year’s work in 1971 that included photos of the Vietnam, Cambodia, India-Pakistan Wars, and the Ali-Frazier fight. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He has been presented with numerous other honors, among them the World Press Photo award, and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for, “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad”, for his coverage of Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic first sum- mit meeting in Geneva. He was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine.

Kennerly has published several books: Shooter, Photo Op, Photo du Jour, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book, and his latest, David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He has also produced numerous television shows, including documentary, “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers”, about the White House chiefs of staff for the The Discovery Channel. Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife Rebecca, and sons Byron, Nick and Jack.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday November 20th 2014

Simon Majumdar9:30AM (PST) – Simon Majumdar, from National Geographic Channel’s EAT: The Story of Food. EAT the miniseries will premiere Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23, at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel

On Nov. 21‒23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, The National Geographic Channel presents the comprehensive food story we’ve all been craving: EAT: The Story of Food, a six-hour miniseries event produced by National Geographic. The special spans the evolution of food over the course of humankind, from our ancestors throwing raw meat onto a fire for the first time, to teams of lab technicians perfecting the crunch of a potato chip. More important, it will show how this evolution of what we eat and how we eat it has actually defined human civilization and cultures around the globe.

Simon Majumdar is a broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything”. It is a journey that has taken him to all fifty states and to dozens of countries around the world. He has written two books; Eat My Globe and Eating for Britain. His new book, “Fed, White and Blue” which catalogues his journey to American citizenship, will be published by Hudson Street Press in 2015. If you spend too much time watching television, you may also recognize his bald head from Food Network shows such as Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen. He lives in Los Angeles.

Ryan Silverman10:15AM (PST) – Ryan Silverman, currently playing the role of Terry in the Broadway production of “Side Show”, which just opened Monday night to unanimous rave reviews

The man you are about to meet is in the much-talked about, dazzling new production of “Side Show” which is now in performances on Broadway at the St. James Theater.

Ryan Silverman’s impressive vocal range has allowed him to move smoothly across various genres including opera, symphony concerts, pop, traditional music theater and big band.
He recently starred as Giorgio in the highly acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION where he received both a Drama Desk and Drama League Award nomination. He has also appeared as Raoul in the Broadway and Las Vegas productions of The Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway credits include Karl in Music in the Air (Encores!) and Al in Most Happy Fella.

Ryan Silverman’s impressive vocal range has allowed him to move smoothly across various genres including opera, symphony concerts, pop, traditional music theater and big band. Ryan Silverman is originally from Alberta Canada.

Judge Glenda Hatchett11:15AM (PST) – TV’S Judge Glenda Hatchett

The Emmy®-Nominated Daytime Courtroom Series Moved to WEtv

The woman you are about to meet hails from Atlanta and presided over the hit daytime courtroom series Judge Hatchett for 13 seasons, earning two Emmy nominations and a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction TV Series. As Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court, one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country, she brought a fresh perspective and unique method of determining justice to family and juvenile court cases. She can now be seen daily on WEtv weekday mornings.

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As Public Relations Manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia.
Hatchett has presented leadership sessions for various companies including PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, Wal-Mart and Hospital Corporation of America Inc. (HCA). Additionally, she is frequently a lecturer throughout the country keynoting several national conferences including Office Depot’s Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conference, Colgate Palmolive’s Multicultural Summit, the Diversity Conference in the U.S. Senate, the Minority Employers’ Conference at Newell Rubbermaid, Microsoft’s Education Summit, AT & T’s Diversity Summit, Home Depot’s Women’s History Speaker’s Series and Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference. Additionally, she has moderated several forums including the CEO Forum on Diversity Leadership and Wells Fargo’s Forum on the Economic Impact on Colleges and Universities. Hatchett served as a guest faculty member lecturing on the topic of corporate ethics at the University of Vanderbilt Directors College, presented by the Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Hatchett has served on the Boards of three Fortune 500 companies – HCA, The Gap Inc. and ServiceMaster Company.

Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, for 13 seasons (Sony Pictures Television). Judge Hatchett won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television. Currently, Hatchett sits on the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons’ Board of Advisors, a position she has held since 2004, and serves as a consultant to the National Basketball Association on pressing legal and social issues. Moreover, she has consistently shown her commitment to community development through her service on various nonprofit boards including: the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girl Club of America; the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International; the Leadership Circle for the After School Alliance and the Advisory Board for the Women’s Resource Center at Spelman College. Hatchett serves as the national spokesperson for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a non-profit volunteer organization that trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children and is the recipient of their President’s Award.
Currently, Hatchett has announced the formation of the Hatchett Firm – specializing in risk and crisis management, as well as innovative and effective closing and settlement strategies. The firm will also engage a national network of Attorneys to handle complex civil litigation specializing in catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation.
Hatchett is the recipient of numerous awards including the Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice, NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award and she has been recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America” by Ebony magazine. She was named Distinguished Alumna at Mt. Holyoke College, which later granted her an honorary degree. Her other alma mater, Emory University Law School, named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Emory University also presented her with the highest award given to university alumni, the Emory Medal.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday November 19th 2014

Sam Simon9:15AM (PST) – Sam Simon

Samuel Michael “Sam” Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. He submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and later became the series’ showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film The Super.
In 1989 he developed the animated sitcom The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon assembled the show’s first writing team, co-wrote eight episodes and has been credited with “developing [the show’s] sensibility”. Simon’s relationship with Groening was strained and he left the show in 1993, negotiating a pay-off which sees him receive tens of millions of dollars from the show’s revenue each year. The following year he co-created The George Carlin Show, before later working as a director on shows such as The Drew Carey Show. Simon has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for his television work.
Simon has since turned to fields outside television. He regularly appears on Howard Stern’s radio shows, managed boxerLamon Brewster and helped guide him to the World Boxing Organization Heavyweight Championship in 2004 and was a regular poker player and six-time in the money finisher at the World Series of Poker. Simon runs the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescues and trains stray dogs and funded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel the MY Sam Simon, which was named after him. He has been married twice, including to the actress Jennifer Tilly, and is currently engaged. Following a profile of Simon on 60 Minutes in 2007, CBS writer Daniel Schorn wrote in an online article that Simon was “perhaps the Renaissance man of the baffling, uncertain age we live in”.

Simon is engaged to chef and caterer Jenna Stewart. He was married to actress Jennifer Tilly from 1984 to 1991 and remains friends with her. He later married Playboy Playmate Jami Ferrell, and the marriage lasted three weeks. Simon has three dogs, supports the Democratic Party, and is a vegan.
He lives in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, in the restored Bailey House, designed by Richard Neutra. After his home was destroyed by a fire in 2007, Simon redesigned it to be environmentally friendly; much of the interior is constructed from recycled materials while solar panels provide virtually its entire power needs. The building has aLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certificate. He has an extensive art collection; he owns paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, John Singer Sargent and one of the original casts of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. He also has a sculpture by Robert Graham and works by Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren, Ed Ruscha and Richard Estes.
In late 2012, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which later metastasized in his other organs, including his liver and kidneys. He had been feeling ill for some time and was frequently misdiagnosed with various viruses. He was given between three to six months to live; chemotherapy treatment reduced the size of his tumors over the following six months. Simon has arranged for his fortune to be left to various charitable causes.

Mark Schultz10:15AM (PST) – Mark Schultz, The Olympic Gold Medal champion wrestler and author of Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for the Olympic Gold

On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling champion, was shot three times by du Pont family heir, John E. du Pont, at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. You might recall sensational media coverage and the subsequent murder trial, where du Pont was found guilty and sentenced to 13-30 years. He later died in prison. Here to share with you exactly what happened that fateful day is his brother.

Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist, three-time NCAA champion, and two-time world champion in free-style wrestling.

Marci Alboher10:45AM (PST) – Marci Alboher Vice President of and Author of, “Encore Career”

The woman you are about to meet is a former New York Times career columnist and vice president of, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue “second acts” for the greater good. She has written the career-change bible for adults age 40 and up–a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories of people in encore careers.

Marci is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at and one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life,” a step-by-step guide to finding work that serves the greater good. She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now, the Advisory Council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program, and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project.

She is a vice president of, the leading nonprofit organization making it easier for millions of people to pursue encore careers, second acts for the greater good. She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers, and created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in countless national media outlets, including USA Today, and NBC’s Today show. Ms. Alboher lives with her husband in New York City.

Tiffany Cruikshank11:15AM (PST) – Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned yoga instructor and educator and the founder of Yoga Medicine


Tiffany is an internationally renowned yoga instructor and educator, author, and health and wellness expert who travels the globe training both yoga instructors and students on how to use yoga as medicine. With her training in yoga, acupuncture, holistic health, and sports medicine, Tiffany combines a strong anatomic focus with her characteristic playfulness for yoga practice that is both effective and fun. Tiffany practices and regularly incorporates meditation into her work as well.

Tiffany was previously the Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and currently travels the world training yoga instructors and yoga students in her Yoga Medicine method. She has a pre-med Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology & Nutrition and a Masters degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday November 18th 2014

Kat Perkins9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins from The Voice with her weekly update on one of Marilu’s favorite shows

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, the woman you are about to meet has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, she made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.

Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner. Soon after, Perkins was forced into an early retirement due to voice problems. She underwent vocal surgery and became a full time nanny.

In 2013, she received an opportunity to go to the Middle East to perform for the military. While on the trip, a video of her singing randomly at the Amsterdam airport ended up on YouTube and prompted a call from NBC’s The Voice. She quickly found herself in the national spotlight as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5).
“Fearless” marks her debut solo release. The song was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, SelenaGomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
When not on stage, Kat also has a school initiative program where she talks to elementary to high school students on array of subjects including “Going After Your Dreams”, “Bullying and Manners”, “Positive Impact On The World” and “Use of Social Media”.

Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.
11-21-14 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA
11-22-14 at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL

Jim McCarthy9:30AM (PST) – Jim McCarthy, is the Co-founder and CEO of Goldstar. Goldstar is the first place people go to find something fun to do – theater, comedy, concerts, dance, sports and then other fun things that might not fit into those categories – like rodeos, food tours, and circuses . They typically sell tickets at half-price. Golstar has more than 5000+ venue partners in most major US markets

The man you are about to meet is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar, a company that sells millions of tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. A 15-year veteran of the Internet and e-commerce, he has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.

Jim McCarthy is the editor and main contributor to, a website for live entertainment and arts marketers. He’s the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway. He’s spoken at conferences all over the world, including TED, SXSW, INTIX and more. His articles have been in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider. Jim studied English at Harvard University and received an MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He’s @goldstarjim on Twitter.

Jim McCarthy is the CEO of Goldstar, but he is also Customer Service Agent Number 1 for the company.
Jim has spent the last decade and a half in e-commerce, starting way back at GeoCities before it was bought by Yahoo in 1999. Even before that, he helped to open about 50 Noah’s Bagels locations in California, where he learned about delighting customers, developing employees, and managing high growth. He’s written articles and commentary in Fast Company, Business Insider and other well known publications, and has appeared as a speaker at conferences like SXSW, TEDU (part of the main TED conference), INTIX and others. He co-founded TEDxBroadway, which he also hosts and curates. Jim graduated from Harvard College and has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He also speaks Japanese, writes ghost stories and is a certified lifeguard.

Frank Schaeffer10:15AM (PST) – Frank Schaeffer, author, “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty, and Find Peace”

Are God and science at war? Somewhere between ultra-right wing fundamentalists and the New Atheists are millions of Americans trying to find the balanced middle ground between rational science and deep spirituality. No one has spoken for this great, silent majority—until now. To lead those of us exploring the vast middle ground the man you are about to meet is an author, artist, father and political commentator.

Frank Schaeffer is a bestselling author, movie director, blogger, speaker, fine artist, father of three, grandfather of five, and a survivor of polio. He has appeared on Oprah, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Today Show, Rachel Maddow and many more.

Laura Schroff11:15AM (PST) – Laura Schroff, author of “An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11 Year Old Panhandler, A Busy Sales Executive, and An Unlikely Meeting with Destiny”

The woman you are about to meet was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. The boy she befriended was a homeless, 11 year old panhandler on the street. He asked her for spare change; she kept walking. But, then something stopped her in her tracks and she went back. And, she continued to go back again and again. They met up nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that today has spanned almost three decades.

Laura Schroff first started thinking about writing a book after an article about her and Maurice appeared in Good Housekeeping in 1997. Laura is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Born and raised on Long Island, Laura was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch—she was also the New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine. Laura has also been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. Laura loves spending time at her condo on Long Island and visiting with her family in New York and Florida. She lives in New York City with her feisty poodles Coco and her newest addition Emma.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday November 17th 2014

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills9:15AM (PST) – Lisa Rinna, actress, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson join Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for season five premiering Tuesday, November 18 at 9PM ET/PT

Raised in small town Medford, Oregon but always dreaming of a more fabulous life, Lisa has used her exotic looks, infectious energy and savvy business acumen to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Lisa is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC’s daytime hit “Days of Our Lives,” as well as love-to-hate-her Taylor McBride on Fox’s long-running primetime smash, “Melrose Place”. Never one to turn down good work, Lisa’s list of credits is long and varied. She has recently been seen on ABC’s “Sing Your Face Off”, and the hit NBC reality show, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”. Other credits include “Veronica Mars”, “Entourage”, and the Lifetime Original movies, “Sex, Lies and Obsession” and “Another Woman’s Husband”, which boasted one of the highest ratings for any film on the network. From 2002-2006, she hosted her own successful talk show, “Soap Talk”, for which she earned four Emmy nominations in the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” category. An accomplished New York Times best-selling author, Lisa has released three books, entitled “The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book”. “Starlit”, and “Rinnavation”. A longtime lover of fashion, Lisa recently launched her new collection Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna for QVC. Lisa is married to Harry Hamlin, currently seen on “Mad Men” and together they live in Beverly Hills, navigating life with their two teenage daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray.

Donny Most9:30AM (PST) – Donny Most, actor, “Happy Days”

2014 is the 40th anniversary of “Happy Days,” and the actor who played “Ralph Mouth” in the series is apparently putting that mouth and remarkable voice to good use touring the country with his group, which is reminiscent of Sinatra and Buble.

Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days”. During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show – “Glee”, as well as starring roles in the indie film – “The Yankles”, and “Chez Upshaw”, starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He just finished starring in “Campin Buddies”, along with a role in the independent film – “Remember Isobel”, and the short film – “Duality” Most’s other feature film credits include “ED TV”, directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama”, directed by Jonathan Demme, and “The Great Buck Howard”, starring John Malkovich. In television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age”, “Century City”, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘The Crow, ‘Sabrina’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘The Family Guy’.

Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films. His first, “The Last Best Sunday”, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. “Moola”, starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed “Harley’s Hill”, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore. In another area, Don has recently gone back to his first love – singing. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and has just mounted his show – “Donny Most Sings And Swings”. He recently performed it at “Catalina’s Jazz Club” in Hollywood, CA and “Vitello’s Jazz Club”, in Studio City, Los Angeles to great acclaim.

Adam Mansbach10:15AM (PST) – Adam Mansbach, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Go the F**k to Sleep” that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. He’s here with us today to discuss the sequel, “You Have to F**king Eat”

The man you are about to meet has written a New York Times bestseller that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide, and has written a sequel to his book and is here to share what he’s learned about parenting his 6 year old daughter.

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His book Go The F**k To Sleep was a New York Times Bestseller and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. The sequel, You Have To F**king Eat will be published in November 2014 by Akashic Books. His daughter Vivien is six.

Lesley Nicol11:30AM (PST) – Lesley Nicol, actress who plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey”

An evening with Animals Asia

The actress you are about to meet has enjoyed a hugely diverse career that continues to this day, and now she plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore on “DOWNTON ABBEY”.

Lesley has enjoyed a hugely diverse career, and this continues to this day. She started her musical career in Jesus Christ Superstar – the first production! – sang her way round the theatres of Great Britain, then found herself in the West End for 3 years playing ‘Rosie’ in Mamma Mia and ‘Kath Casey’ in Our House.
Her television career has encompassed drama and comedy: Black-Adder, Shameless, Raising Hope, Hancock & Joan and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to name a few.
She plays the beloved ‘Mrs. Patmore’ in ITV’s hugely successful Downton Abbey written by Julian Fellowes and co-starring Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville. Downton Abbey gained a total of 16 Emmy nominations in 2012 making it the most nominated British show in Emmy history. Lesley and the show received the 2013 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and were also nominated for the 2013 Golden Globes, Best Television Series – Drama.
Lesley’s film career is small but beautifully formed – the multi-award wining UK feature East is East, the sequel West is West and a voice for the animated feature Free Birds with Owen Wilson.
Lesley is a regular character in the animated series Sarah & Duck for CBBC. She has also been involved in countless radio drama’s and stories for the BBC in the UK.

Lesley spent her formative years in the small town of Irlam, in Lancashire. Daughter of a Scottish GP and a Welsh actress, she discovered early on that accents and being funny were very useful at school, and compensated for fairly shocking results in any subject other than English and Drama. When she was studying for A levels in Manchester she discovered the Library Theatre – became besotted – and gently nagged them, until they employed her at £1 a week. She then spent 3 years at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the early 70’s and has been acting ever since.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday November 14th 2014

Grae Drake9:30AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes

The woman you are about to meet arranged movie outings for her friends, and she always picked the movie, and she still is picking ‘em.

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director’s Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized how terrible she was at keeping her opinions to herself. The Popcorn Mafia podcast was born, and led to her becoming CNN’s movie critic. She also has dished the dirt with stars on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Fox News,G4’s Attack of the Show, and is a regular at the TV Guide Network and the Reelz Channel. Her passionate thoughts can also be heard on terrestrial radio all over North America. And just to note, she still won’t let other people pick the movies.

Terry Thoren10:30AM (PST) – Terry Thoren, Co-Founder and CEO of WonderGrove

Extended bio

The man you are about to meet is Co Founder and CEO of a mission driven company that produces engaging content for children. He is a transmedia entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in traditional media overseeing such television shows such as Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and other popular Nickelodeon content.

Terry Thoren is a transmedia entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in traditional media and custom digital applications for new media. He is currently the CEO of WonderGrove, LLC and the Executive in Charge of Programming and Production for Kidzoom. Over the last ten years, Terry has been producing transmedia content for young children, including those with special needs. His mission is to provide educators and parents with animation solutions that engage children emotionally and educate them through animated characters across all media.
WonderGrove, with animation studios in Encino, California and Antwerp, Belgium, specializes in producing transmedia content for children at risk. The company currently has working relationships with Head Start, Betty Ford Children’s Center, Girl Scouts USA, Teri, Inc.,the Festival of Children, the Wyland Foundation, the Dual Language Training Institute, Signing Savvy and n2y®.
The company’s flagship product is, an education website for Pre School, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students (ages 4-8). It features engaging animated characters in 150 instructional animated stories and 1500 extension lesson plans that are aligned to 85% of the Common Core State Standards. WonderGroveLearn covers eight critical areas of early learning that impact a child’s ability to succeed inside and outside of school: social skills, life skills, science, health, safety, nutrition creative play and fitness.

Terry was previously the co-founder and CEO of TeachTown, Inc., which provides education software and other solutions for children with special needs and autism, by addressing language learning, social skills, communications skills and emotional development. He was also the former CEO of Big Bad Tomato who won an Emmy Award in 2012 and was nominated again in 2013 for their transmedia success producing SciGirls for PBS. Big Bad Tomato is an interactive studio specializing in kid and family- based experiences for web, mobile, and social media applications.
For 11 years, Terry was the CEO of Klasky Csupo, Inc. where he oversaw the production of $700 million of family values animation for Viacom, Paramount and Nickelodeon, including the multiple Emmy Award winning hit “The Rugrats,” the multiple Emmy Award nominated series “As Told By Ginger,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rocket Power,” “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” and two Rugrats spinoffs. Klasky Csupo produced the first 65 episodes of the Simpsons. Terry was also the creator of Animation Magazine, now in its 28th year of publication.

Jared Harris11:30AM (PST) – Jared Harris, actor, Racing Demon at LA Theatre Works

Opened last night (Thurs 11/13) and Continues through 11/16. The performances take place at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 4:00 PM

You probably know our next guest from one of his many film roles, such as General Ulysses S. Grant in Steven Speilberg’s film, Lincoln, or as Professor James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which also stars Robert Downey Jr. Or perhaps you know him from the hit TV series Mad Men, in which he played Lane Pryce, Financial Director of Sterling Cooper. Well, he’s currently involved in a series of radio theater performances of a play called “Racing Demon” here in Los Angeles, and he’s here to tell us more about that.

Jared Harris was born Jared Francis Harris in London, England. He is the son of famous Irish actor Richard Harris and Welsh actress Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees), and brother of Damian Harris and Jamie Harris.
Despite being the son of esteemed Irish actor Richard Harris, Jared showed little interest in following his father’s career, until he was cast in a college production while attending North Carolina’s Duke University (USA), where he studied drama and literature, in the early 1980s.
After graduation, Jared returned to the UK where he attended Central School of Speech and Drama, along such future stars as ‘Jason Isaccs’ and ‘James Nesbitt.’ After graduation, Jared joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in ‘Mark Rylance”s Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, the Silent Woman and A Clockwork Orange. In 1989, he had his screen debut in The Rachel Papers.

In 1990, while on vacation in New York, Jared auditioned for the role of Hotspur in Henry IV part one, which he played at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Still in New York, Jared appeared in the off-Broadway play Ecstasy, for which he won an Obie Award in 1992.
In 1996, he won recognition by playing famous pop artist Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). After that success, Jared has gone on to many independent films, with a few titles being: Natural Born Killers (1994), Smoke (1995), Happiness (1998), How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000), Igby Goes Down (2002), B. Monkey (1998), Shadow Magic (2000) and VH1’s Two of Us (2000) where he portrayed John Lennon’.
He has also starred in blockbusters movies, including: The Last of the Mohicans (1992),Mr. Deeds (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Lincoln (2012) and has created memorable characters on such popular TV shows as: The Riches (2007),Fringe (2008), Mad Men (2007).

Jared is married to Allegra Riggio, a well-known lighting designer and TV host.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday November 13th 2014

Henry & Me9:30AM (PST) – Barrett Esposito is the director of the new animated film Henry & Me which is available on DVD and digital download now

The man you are about to meet is the director of a new animated film, “Henry and Me”, the baseball themed tale of a young cancer stricken boy’s magical and life-changhing experience with the New York Yankees, old and new.

Following a star-studded premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and a limited theatrical engagement, the animated feature film Henry & Me, the baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy’s magical and life-changing experience with New York Yankees old and new, is now available on DVD and digitally. The film, which the Hollywood Reporter called a “stellar, heart-warming tale,” features an all-star line-up of voices including Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Lucie Arnaz, and Paul Simon, and Yankee greats Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui, Yogi Berra, Jorge Posada, CC Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira, among others..

John Byrne Cook10:15AM (PST) – John Byrne Cook, author of “On The Road With Janis Joplin”

The man you are about to meet was the road manager for one of the rock world’s most iconic stars and he’s here to share with you the inside scoop on what that was like.

John Byrne Cooke is an award-winning author, musician, filmmaker, and photographer who has written book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post Book World, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Bill Ratner11:15AM (PST) – Bill Ratner, Voiceover Artist and author of the book, “Parenting For The Digital Age” – Already in the Top 100 in its category on Amazon Books

The man you are about to meet is a media insider and he’s here with you today where he is going to open up and revisit advertising trends, and reveal the truth for Parents in this ever-changing Digital Age.

A long-time Hollywood insider and voice of movie trailers, TV cartoons, games, and documentaries, Bill Ratner explores with in-depth research the change in advertising since 1982 and what children are currently exposed to. As a parent, educator, and veteran insider in the world of television, movies, and new media, Ratner talks openly about the problems associated with excessive screen time, children’s advertising, and what parents can do about it.