Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Wednesday December 31st 2014

Dr. Andrea KalliasPsychologist, Dr. Andrea Kallias, to discuss the psychological impact of “Paper Bag Speed Dating”

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A new style of matchmaking has put some mystery back into finding the perfect mate. It’s called paper bag dating and it is the polar opposite of love at first sight. It is, in fact, a blind date in the most literal sense. And while it is a little awkward, “Paper Bag Speed Dating” is the newest way singles are looking for love. By covering up their faces, organizers hope these potential matches can focus on the person rather than what they look like.

Garcelle BeauvaisGarcelle Beauvais, Actress/Author

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Drawing on both her life experience as a mother and research on children’s issues the woman you are about to meet addresses identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book, “I AM MIXED,” focuses on brother and sister Jay and Nia, and explores the thoughts and emotions shared from children of mixed ethnicities. The second book in the series, “I AM LIVING IN 2 HOMES”, navigates the complexities both child and parent face when dealing with separation and divorce.

Named one of People Magazine’s highly-coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities. Up next, seasoned actress Garcelle Beauvais has been cast to star in the upcoming indie film, “Loose”, from executive producer Dan Garcia. “Loose” is a coming of age story about a young girl Grace from a small town discovering her purpose in this world. Garcelle plays Lisa, her alcoholic single mother lost in her youth trying to live a caviar life on a spam budget at the expense of her daughter.
Above all, Garcelle’s most important job is being a mother. She has been inspired by motherhood to write a children’s book series entitled ‘I AM,’ addressing identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book ‘I AM MIXED’, about being siblings of mixed ethnicities, was released in August 2013. The second book, “I AM LIVING IN TWO HOMES”, addresses the difficulty of having parents who are no longer together as they discover the benefits of having two very different homes to explore and enjoy. The book was released on August 19, 2014.

Looking back, Garcelle got her start when she began modeling at the age of seventeen and easily transitioned to acting in the Aaron Spelling series “Models, Inc.” After that, she co-starred opposite Jamie Foxx for five years on the popular WB sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show”. For four seasons she also starred on the highly rated Emmy© Award-winning series “NYPD Blue”. She was recently a series regular on TNT’s “Franklin & Bash.” Other television credits include: memorable roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Arrested Development”, and “The Exes”, a starring role opposite Tim Daly in the ABC television show “Eyes” and guest appearances on “Human Target”, “Crash”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, and “The Bonnie Hunt Show”.
Most recently Garcelle can be seen in the film, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, directed by Roland Emmerich, where she stars alongside Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum as the First Lady of the United States. She can also be seen as the lead in the indie drama AND THEN THERE WAS YOU as well as the feature film, FLIGHT (directed by Robert Zemeckis), as Denzel Washington’s wife. She shot the independent film SMALL TIME alongside Chris Meloni and Bridget Monahan, directed by Joel Surnow which was released in April 2014. In between her acting projects, she also co-hosts for shows like E!’s “Fashion Police” and “Access Hollywood Live” on NBC. Garcelle’s additional feature film credits include: the Film Independent Award-nominated AMERICAN GUN, with Forrest Whitaker, Marcia Gay Harden and Donald Sutherland, WOMEN IN TROUBLE with Simon Baker and Josh Brolin, BARBERSHOP 2: Back in Business, with Queen Latifah and BAD COMPANY opposite Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins. She also shot the short film EYES TO SEE which focuses on the Haiti earthquake, inspired by the writer/director’s personal involvement with the Haitian relief effort right after tragedy.
Garcelle supports the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit that empowers women and girls to be strong and reach their full potential. She is also active with March of Dimes and the Yele Haiti Foundation.

Adam MansbachAdam 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”

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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.

Donny MostDonny Most, actor, “Happy Days”

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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.

Mark SchultzMark 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

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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 AlboherMarci Alboher Vice President of Encore.org and Author of, “Encore Career”

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The woman you are about to meet is a former New York Times career columnist and vice president of Encore.org, 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 Encore.org 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 Encore.org, 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.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Tuesday December 30th 2014

Cathy Lind HayesCathy Lind Hayes, Playwright/Performer

Proud of her third generation theatrical heritage, (Grandmother, Grace Hayes was a Vaudevillian actress and singer), Cathy Lind Hayes made her television debut at the age of 4, with her parents, entertainers Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, on Edward R. Murrow’s Person to Person.

On stage Cathy originated the role of “Babet” in He Hunts at the Geffen Playhouse for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination. Los Angeles: Vera in Change Beds and Dance at the Secret Rose Theatre (World Premiere); Francine in Who Lives? at the 24th Street Theatre (World premiere); The Tangled Snarl at the Santa Monica Playhouse, and The Shadow of a Gunman, Theatre Exchange, produced by Brian Dennehy, directed by Richard Masur. She also had the privilege of playing opposite her mother, Mary Healy, in The Glass Menagerie, in Las Vegas.
Television credits include guest starring roles on Scandal, Mad Men, NCIS Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy (recurring), Las Vegas, The O.C., Friends, Boston Public, Strong Medicine, Undeclared, Time of Your Life, Judging Amy, ER, Profiler, Seinfeld, Caroline in the City, Days of Our Lives, and Passions. Series regular on “Chicken Soup” with Lynn Redgrave and Jackie Mason. Film credits include Broken Hart, Self-Medicated, Slightly Thicker Than Water, Dogs of Woods Hole, Drop Dead Fred, and Mommie Dearest.

Cathy is excited that her solo show, The Beauty, The Banshee & Me, will have its World Premiere at the United Solo Theatre Festival this Fall. Written and performed by Cathy, the show is a tribute to both her Mom who raised her, and the woman who gave her up.

Bob ZmudaBob Zmuda, author “Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally”

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In their new book, Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally by Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies (BenBella Books; on-sale October 7, 2014), the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about one of the most enigmatic artists of our generation. Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies reveal all in this collaborative memoir, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents died.

Bob Zmuda met Andy Kaufman in 1974, when Zmuda was a struggling comic himself. Soon he began writing for Andy until his (supposed) death in ’84. For nearly 30 years, Bob Zmuda has been the President and Founder of the charity, Comic Relief. Having raised over $80 million dollars for those in need, Comic Relief is well known for its HBO telethons hosted by Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal.

Bob’s television appearances include Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Comic Relief telecasts and hosting several specials for Comedy Central and A&E. His acting credits include Punchline, Batman, Man on the Moon, D.C. Cab (which he also wrote), and The Number 23, again with Jim Carrey.A Grammy nominee and Emmy Award winner, Bob is also a bestselling author. His book Andy Kaufman Revealed made top 10 lists nationwide. For the last few years, Zmuda has been producing Kaufman’s alter ego, international singing sensation Tony Clifton, to sold out audiences. He is currently working on mounting the largest star-studded fundraiser ever for endangered wildlife worldwide.

John Byrne CookJohn Byrne Cook, author of “On The Road With Janis Joplin”

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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.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Monday December 29th 2014

Dawn WellsDawn Wells, actress, best known for her role as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, and the author of “A Guide To Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?”

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The woman you are about to meet played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island and has written a fabulous book that is part memoir, part Gilligan’s Island trivia, with the bulk of the book filled with tips on everything from manners to men. Her book is based on the premise of ‘what would Mary Ann do if she found herself in a certain situation’ with those situations ranging from how Mary Ann would handle today’s culture to how she’d deal with modern men.

Dawn Elberta Wells (born October 18, 1938) is an American actress widely known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom, Gilligan’s Island, during its run from 1964 until 1967. Wells was born in Reno, Nevada, where she attended Reno High School. She later attended Stephens College in Columbia,Missouri, where she majored in chemistry. She transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a degree in theater arts and design. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the Miss America 1960 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was married to Larry Rosen, a talent agent, from 1962 to 1967. The couple had no children and were divorced in 1967.

In Hollywood, Wells made her debut on ABC’s The Roaring 20s and was cast in episodes of such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza, before she took the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. She reprised her character in the various Gilligan’s Island reunion specials, including three reunion movies Rescue from Gilligan’s Island, The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.
She also appeared on Wagon Train, Bonanza, Tales of Wells Fargo, 87th Precinct, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, It’s a Man’s World, Laramie, Burke’s Law, The Invaders, The Wild Wild West, The F.B.I., Vega$, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, ALF, Herman’s Head, Three Sisters, Pastor Greg, and Roseanne.

Lizanne FalsettoLizanne Falsetto, Founder/CEO of thinkThin®

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In an attempt to balance her busy jet setting schedule, former Donna Karan, Hanae Mori, and Giorgio Armani model, Lizanne Falsetto, experimented with her Italian grandmother’s recipes and transformed them into healthy snacks for herself and fellow models. Realizing she was on to something, Lizanne went back to the kitchen to perfect her recipes. She stripped out the filler ingredients that can weigh you down – like excess sugar and gluten. Then, she amped up ingredients like energy-boosting protein and hunger-fighting fiber. The recipe worked and through this journey thinkThin® was born and she began marketing her healthy treats at only 28 years old.

Today, when she’s not busy managing her multi-million dollar company, Falsetto spends her downtime with her two children doing outdoor activities ranging from hiking and paddle boarding to shopping at local Farmer’s Markets and organic gardening at her home in Ojai, Ca. In addition, she is the host of Yahoo’s new radio show, “Entrepreneur Rockstars” which she focuses on female CEOs and all things entrepreneurial.

Lizanne has been awarded the Leadership Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization/World Presidents’ Organization (YPO/WPO). She is a founding member of the YPO/WPO Health & Wellness Group, whose mission is to create a global network of best practices and leadership in healthy living for CEOs around the world.

Linda RottenbergLinda Rottenberg, author of the book, “Crazy ia a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When everyone Else Zags”

These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That’s what the woman you are about to meet will share with you.

Linda Rottenberg spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart. Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos.
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, intrapreneurship and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg has been the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dell featured her in its “Take Your Own Path” campaign; Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year; and Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist”.
Ms. Rottenberg is the CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, the first global organization focusing on the “scale-up” phase of entrepreneurship. America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa Headquartered in New York with 350 employees and 20 affiliates throughout Latin, and Europe, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and co-invests in “high-impact” entrepreneurs — business innovators demonstrating the greatest potential for growth. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs who’ve created 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. In 2013 Endeavor brought its model to the U.S.

Ms. Rottenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). She serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure, the advisory board of ABRAAJ Capital, an $8 billion global private equity firm, and the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum.
Ms. Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Economist, Strategy + Business, People, MORE, and the Financial Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. In 2011, Business Insider dubbed her “Ms. Davos”.
A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, and native of Newton, MA, Linda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Friday December 26th 2014

Jill Whelan9:15AM (PST) – Jill Whelan, actress, best known for her role as Vickie Stubing, Captain Stubing’s daughter, on “The Love Boat”

Jill Whelan’s love of theatre began at age seven when a summer musical theatre program introduced her to acting. After sending her own school picture to a San Francisco Talent Agency, she did a number of national commercials and, at the age of 10, starred in her first drama TV series, Aaron Spelling’s Friends on ABC.
That same year, she filmed the classic comedy film, Airplane, and guested on The Love Boat playing Vickie Stubing, Captain Stubing’s daughter. The guest character proved to be so popular with viewers, that Aaron personally called 11 year old Jill, and told her he she was to become a permanent cast member.
The Love Boat ran for 10 years on ABC and afforded her the opportunity to work with hundreds of legendary performers including Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, and Ethel Merman. Through that time she hosted many ‘Variety Club’ telethons to benefit children with prosthetic limbs. For the telethons, she toured and sang/performed with Sammy Davis Jr and Liza Minnelli. In 1987, Jill was directed by the legendary Martin Sheen in the Emmy award-winning movie of the week, Babies Having Babies.
Through the 1980s, Jill worked with Nancy Reagan as her national spokesperson for the Just Say No! anti drug campaign. Jill has sung at the White House for two presidential administrations (Reagan and George Bush Sr). After The Love Boat ended, Jill attended college in England at Guildford studying English literature.
After her studies at Guildford, Jill moved to New York to do theater and performed in several off-Broadway productions. Feeling it was important to learn the “other side” of the business, Jill started a career as a producer at Madison Square Garden, where she produced live events including the MTV Birthday tribute to Bob Dylan, the ESPY Awards, Harry Connick Live, and many more.

When her firstborn child, Harrison, was three, Jill landed a role on the daytime soap The Young and the Restless, but realized that with a new child she needed to find a job with more stable work hours. A lifelong fan of news and headlines, she began working at KCOP News in Los Angeles as an assignment desk assistant, and worked her way up to an investigative producer. After four years, Jill decided to leave after their news became ‘infotainment’.
Jill moved back to the Delaware River Valley where she gave birth to her second child, Grant, in 2005. During this time, Jill also formed a successful acting studio for children and adults in Bucks County and Philadelphia where she taught improv comedy, scene study, film, television and commercial acting.
Jill has co-hosted two popular podcasts, The Venus Diaries, and then in 2012, joined forces with Brian Phelps, of KLOS’ popular The Mark & Brian Show, to form The Brian and Jill Show, which debuted at number one on iTunes.
Recently returning to her acting and singing career, she created a one-woman cabaret show, Jill Whelan: An Evening in Dry Dock, which she performed off-Broadway, and internationally. She’ll be touring the show in 2015 including a week on the RSVP Gay Cruise Line on Valentine’s Day week, where she’ll be the celebrity cohost along with Kathy Najimy.
She recently starred in the Christmas television movie, A Christmas Tree Miracle on Up TV, and the indie horror film, 6 Degrees of Hell.
In 2014, she and the cast of The Love Boat christened the Princess Cruise Lines for their 40th Anniversary in an all star celebration. The cast will also reunite for the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade on New Years Day.

Maria Canals-Barrera10:00AM (PST) – Maria Canals-Barrera

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Maria currently stars in ABC’s new Friday night sitcom, Cristela. She’s most known for her role on the Emmy Award Winning Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, a role which earned her two ALMA Awards and an Imagen Award. She also recently appeared on screen in Larry Crowne directed by and starring Tom Hanks, and has also appeared in Disney’s Camp Rock franchise, Nickelodeon’s Brothers Garcia, and voiced the character ‘Hawkgirl’ in the animated series The Justice League.

Cristela airs Fridays @ 8:30 / 7:30c on ABC

David Finch10:30AM (PST) – David Finch, public speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband”

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At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, what the heck is wrong with the man I married, and who is he? In our next guest’s case, this turns out to be an apt question when 5 years into his marriage, they find out some very surprising news when he receives a life-changing diagnosis.

David Finch is a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, The Journal of Best Practices. Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, David has committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent. A former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, David has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Slate, and he writes a relationship blog for Psychology Today. But his greatest accomplishment by far has been learning how to thrive as a family man.

At the podium, David brings his story to life through narrative that both inspires and entertains. With a comedian’s wit, affecting storytelling, a long list of endearing quirks, and surprising wisdom, David shares his journey from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the most—a journey that taught him how to live a successful, fulfilling life, and even how to fold laundry without being asked. His messages range from the transformative power of love, understanding, guidance, and adaptability in any relationship, to living a fulfilling life with an autism spectrum condition, to thriving in what he describes as a “neurologically-mixed marriage.” While sharing hilarious and moving anecdotes from his life, David provides his audiences with invaluable, fresh insights into their own. Rich with wisdom and life-changing lessons for anyone motivated to succeed—be it in their career, their marriage, or any aspect of their life—David’s talks lend a message of hope and inspiration from which anyone can benefit.

Doyin Richards11:30AM (PST) – Doyin Richards, is an author and a popular daddy blogger at daddydoinwork.com. His goal is to evolve fatherhood in unique ways and he believes that his groundbreaking book titled “Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood”

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The man you are about to meet is a first time author, father, husband, public speaker, and Daddy Consultant and he’s here to share with you how moms can empower dads.

Doyin Richards is excited to announce the upcoming release of Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood on September 2 with a tour that will take him to seven states and over eight major cities.

Vinne Politan (CNN), Al Roker (the TODAY Show), and Carson Daly (the TODAY show) have all agreed on one thing: Doyin is a special kind of father. But Doyin thinks differently; he doesn’t consider being a good father as out of the ordinary. In fact, he wants good fatherhood to be more than respected—he wants it to be expected.
With the release of Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood Richards takes a major step in this movement to evolve and change the common—and often stereotypical—ideology of fatherhood in our society, and people are taking notice.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Thursday December 25th 2014

The Sugar Impact Diet10:15AM (PST) – J. J. Virgin, New York Times best selling author of “The Virgin Diet”, and her new book, “Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars—Lose up to 10 Ponds in Just 2 Weeks”

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We all know that sugar is bad for us. But did you know that not all sugar is created equal? The woman you are about to meet has helped hundreds of thousands of people reclaim their health and she is here to share with you how you can, too.

J. J. Virgin is a NY Times bestselling author and a prominent fitness and nutrition expert, public speaker and media personality. J. J. frequently offers health advice on national television, radio and print media. She spent two years as the nutrition expert on “Dr. Phil”, and co hosted TLC’s series, “Freaky Eaters”. JJ is a board certified nutritional specialist; board certified in holistic nutrition and a certified nutrition and fitness specialist. She has completed 40 graduate and doctoral courses and continues to learn every day to keep her audience up on the latest science.

Tony Danza10:30AM (PST) – Tony Danza, actor, here to talk about his latest Broadway role in “Honeymoon in Vegas”

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Tony Danza is a TV, film and stage actor best known for his sitcom Who’s the Boss? Tony Danza’s first TV role was on the popular sitcom Taxi, a run that started in 1978. After the success of Taxi, Danza landed another lucrative sitcom in 1984, this time on Who’s the Boss? The show was a ratings smash, lasting for eight seasons and making him a solid TV star. Since 1993, Danza has appeared in a handful of Broadway plays and has also starred in several films over the years.
Actor, director, producer. Born Anthony Iadanza on April 21, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, as one of five siblings. Danza’s father, Matty, was a sanitation worker. His mother, Anne, was an Italian immigrant who held a job as a bookkeeper. When Danza was 14, he and his family moved out of Brooklyn, instead relocating to the Long Island community of Malverne. Danza flourished academically and athletically on Long Island and, upon his 1969 graduation from high school, he attended the University of Dubuque on a wrestling scholarship.
Danza earned a bachelor’s degree in history education upon his graduation from Dubuque in 1973. But he didn’t originally picture himself as an educator; instead Danza pinned his hopes on a career as a professional boxer. Changing his name to “Dangerous” Tony Danza, he entered the New York Golden Gloves competition in 1975, where he made the lightweight semi-finals. Returning the next year, he advanced to the finals as a middleweight, but lost a key fight by a narrow decision, which cost him the title. After turning professional in August of 1976, Danza compiled a 12-3 record in the ring. Fighting as a middleweight, Danza was a crowd favorite for his slugging style.

Danza’s life changed in 1977, when he was discovered during a workout at his boxing gym by a television producer. The chance meeting led to Danza’s first television role as ex-boxer Tony Banta on the popular sitcom Taxi, which he began portraying in 1978. More brawn than brains, Danza’s character won viewers—and the affection of co-star Marilu Henner—with his heart of gold. In spite of his TV success, Danza still maintained hopes of becoming a world boxing champion. He scored knockouts in the ring during 1978 and 1979 but, unable to secure a title shot, he retired from boxing in May of 1979 and decided to dedicate himself completely to his acting career.
After the success of Taxi Danza landed another lucrative sitcom in 1984, this time as widowed housekeeper Tony Micelli on Who’s the Boss?. The show was a ratings smash, lasting for eight seasons and making him a solid television star. After Who’s the Boss? ended in 1994, Danza returned to TV the next year with the sitcom Hudson Street, but the venture struggled in the ratings. It was canceled after only one season. His next sitcom, The Tony Danza Show (1997) met a similar fate.
In early 1998, however, Danza’s television career began making a comeback. His appearances on the legal drama The Practice earned him an Emmy nomination. In 2000, he also began starring in another popular TV drama, Family Law. The show ended in 2003. The next year, Danza appeared on the daytime circuit in his own talk show also called The Tony Danza Show, which aired for two years. In 2010, he he developed his own reality show with A&E Networks about his attempt to enter the classroom as a full-time teacher . The show, Teach: Tony Danza, followed Danza in his first year as a 10th grade English instructor at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Danza has proven his range as an actor by also trying his hand at the stage. He made his theatrical debut in the 1993 production of Wrong Turn at Lungfish, for which he earned an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Additional stage credits include the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning A View From the Bridge; Danza’s solo cabaret show, which still continues to tour around the country; and a starring role as Max Bialystock in a 2006 Broadway production of The Producers, which continued until 2007.
Meanwhile, the actor has amassed a hefty film resume with starring roles in She’s Out of Control (1988), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Illtown (1996), A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997), and Glam (1997). In addition, Danza stepped behind the camera to write, direct and star in the short film Mama Mia (1998), released his debut album The House I Live In (2003), and published a cookbook with his son called Don’t Fill Up on the Antipasto.

Frank Schaeffer11:15AM (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.

Jackie Collins11:30AM (PST) – Jackie Collins, Best-selling author

jackiecollins.com
@jackiejcollins

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.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Wednesday December 24th 2014

Bill Ratner9:15AM (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

www.billratner.com

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.

Small Miracles From Beyond10:30AM (PST) – Judith Leventhal, author, “Small Miracles From Beyond: Dreams, Visions and Signs that Link Us to the Other Side”

Is death the end, or is there actually an “Other Side”? How much of our lives on Earth – our memories, our knowledge, and, above all, our relationships with friends and family – stays with us after death? The woman you are about to meet is here to explain it all to you.

Judith Leventhal, C.S.W., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She has lectured extensively throughout the country on a variety of topics, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Alison Becker11:30AM (PST) – Alison Becker is an actress and comedian who stars in the 2nd season of “Newsreaders”, which premieres October 23 on Adult Swim

www.funnyordie.com/alison_becker

The woman you are about to meet is a regular player in the Upright Citizens Brigade, a theatre improv comedy group, and has performed on stage in Hopscoth: A New York Sex Comedy, Caroline’s on Broadway, and several other comedy clubs.

Alison Becker has recently appeared on TV shows including “Parks and Recreation” “The League” and “The Kroll Show”. She has also done several videos for Funny or Die.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Tuesday December 23rd 2014

The Infiltrator10:30AM (PST) – Robert Mazur, DEA undercover agent, Author of “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel”. Internationally released movie based on this book, staring Bryan Cranston, soon to begin production

www.The-Infiltrator.com

Our next guest knows what it’s like to go deep undercover, to gain the confidence of some of the world’s worst criminals. For years, he posed as a money launderer for organized crime leaders. His clients, some of the most famous and deadly drug cartel bosses, offered a half-million dollar price tag for his head when arrests were made around the world, and he was revealed to be a U.S. federal undercover agent. His incredible story is detailed in his memoir, “The Infiltrator,” which is being made into a Hollywood film starring Bryan Cranston.

Robert Mazur has earned global acclaim as one of the world’s leading experts on the financial escapades of the underworld. There is no one with more first-hand knowledge about how international banks and businesses cater to those who own the nearly $2 trillion in criminal proceeds laundered annually. For years, in the eyes of organized crime leaders he was a highly successful mob connected money launderer that helped manage their illicit fortunes. His clients, some of the most famous and deadly drug cartel bosses, offered a $1/2 million price tag for his head when arrests were made around the world and he was revealed to be a highly trained U.S. federal undercover agent.

Robert is the author of “The Infiltrator”, a memoir about his undercover life, much of which was spent acting as a conduit between ruthless drug barons and corrupt legitimate appearing senior executives that cleaned billions in blood stained money through otherwise respectable international banks and businesses. Robert has transformed his underworld experience and current day involvement in the money laundering field into a remarkable lesson for today’s business sector. He shares with them how they can identify and manage the type of risk that has inflicted extraordinarily costly reputation loss for HSBC, Wachovia, UBS, Credit Suisse, ING, Standard Charter Bank, Barclays and many other institutions that have admitted criminal offenses in connection with their movement of tainted funds.

After completing a highly decorated 27 year career as a federal agent in 3 U.S. agencies, Robert is now the President of Chase & Associates, a forensic investigative agency and consultancy that assists law firms and public companies throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. From all corners of the globe, his agency provides enhanced due diligence, investigative services, and commercial intelligence.
Mr. Mazur is certified in both U.S. and Canadian courts as an expert in money laundering. His articles have been published by many journals and media outlets, including the NY Times. He is a contributor to money laundering related programming that has aired on PBS, ABC, CNN, Univision, BBC, and other networks. He has been a guest on more than 500 radio shows during the past 3 years.
His unique expertise has led to his technical consulting on major motion pictures, including the movie based on his book, which is scheduled to go into production during 2014.

Jared Gertner11:00AM (PST) – Jared Gertner

The #POWEROFJared Gertner

Nancy Grace11:15AM (PST) – Nancy Grace, legal analyst and host of Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated show

www.nancygrace.com

The woman you are about to meet is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television’s most respected legal analysts…and she is the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated show.

A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. In addition, she was a highlight and fan favorite of Dancing with the Stars: Season 13, finishing in the competition’s coveted Top 5. All of her earnings from the show went to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2011, Grace was named one of the most impactful and powerful women in entertainment by both leading industry trade magazines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Grace’s first book, Objection!, was published in 2005 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her two subsequent novels, The Eleventh Victim (2009) and Death on the D-List (2010), were also New York Times bestsellers, and a television movie adaptation of The Eleventh Victim aired on Lifetime in November 2012. Grace is an executive producer on the film project.
She is the recipient of several American Women in Radio & Television “Gracie Awards” for her Nancy Grace Investigates primetime report on Court TV and has been awarded the “Individual Achievement/Best Program Host” honor. Grace has also been widely recognized by many notable organizations (including the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, Crime Victims United of California and The Retreat) for her advocacy work on behalf of victims’ rights. Grace’s life changed forever in 1979 when her fiancé, Keith Griffin, was shot and killed. In the aftermath of that crime, Nancy abandoned plans to become an English professor and turned her focus to criminal justice. She became a Law Review graduate of Mercer Law School and received her degree in constitutional and criminal law from New York University. Additionally, she donated her time to help staff the hotline at an Atlanta battered women’s center for over 10 years.
Nancy Grace initially came to television from the Atlanta Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, where she served more than a decade as a special prosecutor of felony cases involving murder, rape, child molestation and arson. Known for her authentic sensibility and for not holding back her opinion on high-profile cases, she was tapped to co- host Court TV’s Cochran and Grace and, later, the live daily trial coverage program, Closing Arguments. She also presided over the daytime hit Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

2007 saw Grace’s marriage to investment banker David Linch. Another life milestone followed – the birth of twins John David and Lucy. Now, everything important in Grace’s life – including her unwavering crusade for true justice – comes back to family. Nancy Grace, her husband and her twins reside in Atlanta and New York City.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Monday December 22nd 2014

C. J. Valleroy9:30AM (PST) – C. J. Valleroy, actor and star of the upcoming blockbuster film, “Unbroken”

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Our guest stars in the the astonishing true story of Louis Zamperini, a troubled youth who channeled his defiance into running, and became an international track star at the Berlin Olympics, in the movie “Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie.

Actor C.J. Valleroy’s love for acting was ignited at age six watching Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s kitchen combat scene in the film Mr & Mrs Smith. As fate would have it, eight years later C.J. was cast in the role of the incorrigible, young Louie Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie directed feature, Unbroken, to be released worldwide on Christmas Day, 2014.

Born in Oklahoma City, C.J. and his family moved to Altamonte Springs, Florida when he was six months old. He showed an aptitude for dance before he was even walking. Dancing and performing have been his passion ever since. He and his family have relocated to Los Angeles where he performs as part of the popular dance group, L.A. Sparks.
C.J. made his television debut as Max in Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories, and earlier this year, starred in the short film Bandito, a coming of age story about a young boy who stows away to join his older brother on a life-changing truck heist.Charity work lives at the heart of C.J.’s everyday life. As a result of his Aunt Kathy’s long battle with cancer, he began knitting caps for her – a different colored cap for every month. When she passed, she asked him to continue knitting, and he has – hundreds of knitted caps for cancer patients in chemotherapy clinics as well as Ronald McDonald Houses across the country.
In addition, C.J. volunteers with Relay For Life, and several times a year helps clean Southern California’s beaches.
A lifelong Boy Scout and huge music lover, C.J. enjoys playing drums; his favorite singers are Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

David Quamman10:30AM (PST) – David Quamman, author of “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus”

www.davidquammen.com

The 2014 epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is unlike any Ebola event ever seen before. In fact, it’s already ten times larger in terms of case fatalities—ten times more punishing to Africans, ten times more scary and befuddling to people around the world—than any single outbreak of an ebola virus (there are five kinds) during the previous known history of the disease. And, now the ebola virus is here in the United States.

David Quammen is an award-winning journalist and author who has made eighteen trips to Africa since 1999. He has long been on the trail of Ebola virus disease. In October 2007, he wrote an article for National Geographic titled “Deadly Contact,” about an outbreak of Ebola in a remote African village. His research into Ebola eventually led to the books Spillover (2012) and now Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus (Norton, October 2014), which is drawn from Spillover but adds new material on the 2014 West Africa epidemic.
Quammen first came near the Ebola virus during an expedition across the jungles of Gabon in July 2000. He spent ten days hiking with American explorer and ecologist Mike Fay through an area of Ebola habitat where the people of one village had suffered a devastating outbreak. In the depth of the forest, he and Fay found that all the gorillas and chimpanzees (also susceptible to Ebola) had died. The virus was still there, within the host animal (identity unknown) from which it had spilled over into chimps, gorillas, and people, but Fay and Quammen couldn’t see it. Campfire conversations with two men who had survived the outbreak, but lost loved ones, fueled his curiosity about the human as well as scientific aspects of the disease and led him to years of research and writing, during which time he has interviewed many of the world’s foremost Ebola experts.

David Quammen covers exploration, field biology, and human survival in remote landscapes, often on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. He has been honored with three National Magazine Awards and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday December 19th 2014

Scott Saul10:15AM (PST) – Scott Saul, author, Associate Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the book, “Becoming Richard Pryor”

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Iconic performer Richard Pryor set a new comedy standard for his generation and all those who have come after. Beloved as he was by audiences, Pryor has proven an elusive quarry for biographers: for all of his openness about his life onstage, he was guarded about the facts of it offstage. Here to tell us about what Richard Pryor was really like offstage is the author of the biography, “Becoming Richard Pryor”.

Scott Saul is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Nation, among other publications. He is the author of Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Sarah Janssen11:15AM (PST) – Sarah Janssen, Senior Editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

www.worldalmanac.com

What were the most memorable milestones of 2014? Which moments caused the biggest uproar for fans at the Men’s World Cup in Brazil? Which country saw a record 550 million people vote in national elections in 2014? While 2014 may be coming to a close, the events will carry on forever in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015. This latest edition of America’s best-selling reference book will be your go-to source in the upcoming year, containing thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. And, here to tell us all about this year’s World Almanac and Book of Facts is their Senior Editor.

Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, and other diverse titles. She is the co-author of Under the Covers and between the Sheets, a book of facts and trivia about the world’s greatest books. Sarah lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Jade Burke11:30AM (PST) – Jade Burke, YouTube aspiring singer

YouTube channel
@JadeBurke8
facebook.com/jadeburkesinger

Jade is an unsigned, 14 year old singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. She has sung at many venues up and down the country and has written many original songs. After uploading a cover video online, Jade received over 1,000,000 million views on Facebook. Jade produces all of her own videos and tracks and can also play the piano. She uploads regularly to her YouTube channel, and you can follow her on Twitter to keep track of all her projects.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday December 18th 2014

Dr. Daniel P. Glavin9:15AM (PST) – Dr. Daniel P. Glavin, NASA Scientist with Discovery’s Red Planet Rover

Mission to Mars | Red Planet Rover
Gray Powder Discovery | Red Planet Rover
@Discovery

Red Planet Rover, premieres TONIGHT December 18, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Viewers will get access unlike anything else seen before, and take an incredible ride with the smartest, most complex robot ever launched from Earth – a one-ton, nuclear powered, all-terrain vehicle, part geologist, part chemist, part photographer. Even though it’s a sophisticated piece of equipment, anything could go wrong and one minor mistake could stop the rover in its tracks.

Dr. Glavin is an astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), with a research emphasis in organic chemistry and meteorite analysis. Dr. Glavin became a NASA civil servant in 2004 and is currently working on the development and testing of the derivatization protocol to be used by the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) gas chromatograph mass spectrometer instrument that was selected for the 2009 NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego in 1996 and then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Earth Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2001 where he investigated the sublimation of amino acids from meteorite grains as a potential survival mechanism for amino acids in micrometeorites and interplanetary dust particles during atmospheric entry. He also developed extraction protocols for the analysis of extraterrestrial amino acids in a variety of carbonaceous chondrites, Antarctic micrometeorites, lunar and martian meteorites using liquid chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry. After obtaining his Ph.D, Dr. Glavin worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany and was also a member of the 2002-03 Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) team.

Dr. Glavin is currently leading several projects at GSFC including the development of a miniature pyrolysis mass spectrometer instrument for the analysis of water and other volatiles on the Moon, an Exobiology study to investigate the distribution and isotopic composition of purines and pyrimidines in carbonaceous chondrites, and a Cosmochemistry proposal to analyze amino acids in interplanetary dust particles and comet samples returned by the Stardust mission. He is also principal investigator of the NAI-funded Astrobiology Sample Analysis Program (ASAP) to study the mineralogy, isotopes, organic chemistry, and microbiology of martian analog materials using state-of-the-art laboratory and flight instrumentation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball, flying with his wife and co-pilot Florence, and traveling to exotic destinations.

Georgia Pellegrini10:15AM (PST) – Georgia Pellegrini, “Modern Pioneer: More than 150 recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficent Life”

www.georgiapellegrini.com

The woman you are about to meet is a TV personality, a chef, an author, and an outdoor adventurer and has quickly become known as a contemporary Martha Stewart, working to help women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit.

Television personality, chef, author, and outdoor adventurer Georgia Pellegrini has quickly become known as a contemporary Martha Stewart, working to help women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit by teaching them how to grow a small-space garden, assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry, learn to navigate a compass for their next camping trip, or even forage for plants that give you energy. Georgia is the author of multiple books, her latest: Modern Pioneering: More than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life [Clarkson Potter, released spring 2014] was met with rave reviews. Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations that showcase not only a cookbook but backyard gardening and homesteading tips, Modern Pioneering is unlike any other book on shelves today. Georgia first made waves with her book Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time [Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2012] which documented her adventure as a classically-trained New York chef, venturing out into the wild to embrace her lifelong love of cooking and exploring the real world of local, organic, sustainable food. The book was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2012 by Booklist, and a Best Book of the Month by Amazon.

Georgia grew up on the same land that her great grandfather owned and worked: a farm called Tulipwood in New York’s Hudson Valley. She had a passion from an early age for good, simple food, catching her own trout for breakfast in the creek on her family’s land. Her connection to nature stayed with her through college, even during the years she ventured into the corporate world of finance. Something was tugging at her to return back to the land. After a bit of soul searching, Georgia decided to leave her cubicle behind and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She began working at farm-to-table restaurants, first at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and then at Gramercy Tavern in New York. At the former, when asked to slaughter and butcher a few turkeys for the restaurant she felt the most visceral sense of connection to the food. Georgia went on to work at La Chassagnette, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France, spending her days driving heavy farm equipment and harvesting ingredients for dinner. She found that she was most interested in the foragers, fig collectors, and salami makers who arrived to the restaurants with their goods, and she soon went on journeys with them – through the woods, into curing rooms, and over the rolling hills of olive oil vineyards. Her first book, Food Heroes [Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010] tells the story of 16 culinary artisans across the world who are fighting to preserve their food traditions. The book was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award.
Georgia chronicles her adventures in meeting food artisans and gathering her ingredients on her wildly popular website www.georgiapellegrini.com. She also utilizes the site to show women from all walks of life and ages, that they can grow food efficiently and even try foraging, camping, and living off the land… self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power. Georgia is also the creator of Adventure Getaways across the country, where women can take two and three days trips that include a combination of outdoor activities, horseback riding, clay shooting, fly fishing, hunting for birds, chef-prepared meals, cooking classes, and more.
Georgia has been featured in dozens of media outlets including: “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Iron Chef America”, “The Today Show”, “Real Sports” on HBO, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio, “Alicia Mendez Tonight” on Fusion, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, ESPN, Town & Country, More Magazine, and The New York Post, to name a few. When Georgia isn’t delving into local food ways at home in Austin, TX she’s roaming the world hunting and gathering, tasting good food, and meeting the great people who make it.

Tai Lopez10:30AM (PST) – Tai Lopez – Investor, Entrepreneur, Author

@tailopez
www.tailopez.com

The man you are about to meet is an investor, entrepreneur, author and aspiring renaissance man. He was a self made millionaire in his 20’s and he’s here to share with you all about his incredible life.

Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, a business man and a man who is changing the world one book at a time. His book club is right behind Oprah’s and he is trying to get people of all ages to read a book a day. Tai started what is now the world’s second largest book summary and review club (after Oprah Winfrey’s) that reaches 1.4 million people in 40 countries with “Book-Of-The-Day” summaries. He is the author of a few books on unrelated subjects, a member of MENSA: the high IQ society, a self made millionaire in his 20’s, a Certified Financial Planner, CHFC, CLU, and most importantly a student of life with a ton of books (5000 plus at the last count).
Today Tai Lopez will share why he reads a book a day and follows the “Law of 33%”. He will explain to us how reading is the quickest way you can simulate your future (without having to actually do all the trial and error yourself) by “downloading” the experience, wisdom, and knowledge of the world’s greatest leaders directly into your brain.

Tai is addicted to traveling (51 countries on 6 continents so far) seeking the advice of the world’s top minds. He credits 90% of his success to five mentors (three millionaires and two billionaires) who pointed the way. In his spare time he likes salsa dancing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and playing classical piano. He lives in the Hollywood Hills and occasionally throws big house parties for friends and the random acquaintances they bring along.

Sleep No More11:15AM (PST) – Cesar Hawas, the Special Envoy to the McKittrick Hotel in New York City home to the immersive hit show “Sleep No More”

www.mckittrickhotel.com

The man you are about to meet is the Special Envoy to the McKittrick Hotel in New York City, home to the immersive hit show, “Sleep No More”.

Cesar Hawas is Special Envoy to the McKittrick Hotel, New York’s hottest destination.

 

Tony Denison11:30AM (PST) – Tony Denison, award-winning actor and star of TNT’s hit show Major Crimes

@RealTonyDenison
@MajorCrimesTNT
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The man you are about to meet has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment Industry Council for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and five SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Tony Denison was in demand and busy during the offseason with with a guest spot on the critically acclaimed Sons of Anarchy and also appeared on Hell’s Kitchen. His four upcoming films include the final chapter based off Ayn Rand’s popular series, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, where he stars alongside Kristoffer Polaha (Ringer). He also completed the Modern day thriller, Dirty, alongside Chaz Bono and Alexandra Paul and recently filmed Clarity alongside Major Crimes costar Nadine Velazquez and another film called Dementia. His starring role as a San Francisco Chef, in the featurefilm Trattoria, (now on DVD) costars Gossip Girl’s John Amedori and also features celebrity chefs Elizabeth Falkner (The Next Iron Chef) and Traci Des Jardins (Top Chef Masters). This has sparked his passion as a culinary aficionado and he makes a delicious French Toast Italia Style with Ricotta Cheese and a mean Eggplant Parmesan, which can also be found in the cast cookbook to benefit GW Bailey’s Sunshine Kids Foundation. (www.sunshinekids.org/cookbook)
Denison made his momentous television debut starring in Michael Mann’s critically acclaimed drama Crime Story as Ray Luca. He received a fistful of kudos, including TIME Magazine’s recognition as “Televisions Best Villain of the Decade”, and applause for his portrayal of the infamous John Gotti. He has appeared in more than two dozen motion pictures, with Columbia Tri Star’s Art of Revenge and Joel Bender’s Independent feature Deadly, Little Vegas. Following Crime Story is an impressive list of dozens of television appearances that include notable guest starring roles on such shows as CSI, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Prison Break, The District, J.A.G., Cold Case, The O.C., ER, NYPD Blue and Charmed and formed a production company with friend and partner, Joel Bess called Jucilian Productions.

Denison’s personal mission is to maintain his bluecollar values in a gold collar profession. He is dedicated to helping others whenever possible and donates his spare time to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which makes dreams come true for chronically ill and physically challenged youths, and is headed up by his costar, GW Bailey. He is a sought out motivational speaker and frequent guest on talk shows Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, KTLA Morning Show, USA Today, LA Times, TV Guide, LIFE, TNT News, and more. Tony is very active in supporting charities and works very closely with the Sunshine Kids Organization founded by his co-star GW Bailey that helps kids with cancer.