Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday June 30th 2015

Mary Lane Haskell9:15AM (PST) – Mary Lane Haskell, The Displaced Debutante

www.thedisplaceddebutante.com

Mary Lane Haskell believes that in previous lives she lived in Jane Austen’s England and Margaret Mitchell’s Antebellum South. In this life however she is an actor, an avid journaler, and a profound Chipotle enthusiast making her way in New York City. But you can call her The Displaced Debutante.

The Displaced Debutante is a blog inspired by successes, struggles, and snapshot moments from the life of a 20-something single girl in New York City trying to balance the “Southern Belle” she was taught to be and the “Modern Woman” she feels compelled to become, all in the face of online dating, the hipster movement, and a serious frozen yogurt addiction.

Johnny Lydon10:15AM (PST) – Johnny Lydon – aka, Johnny Rotten, the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols and author of his new book, “Anger is an Enemy: My Life Uncensored”

www.johnlydon.com
Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored

John Lydon is a hero to millions, across every continent and several generations. Without parallel, he changed the game in popular music, first wreaking political chaos upon starchy mid-’70s Britain with the Sex Pistols, then shapeshifting with Public Image Ltd (PiL) as a free experimentalist. He has also collaborated on genre-breaking tracks with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Leftfield, and diversified into television, including presenting his own nature series for Discovery and his own VH1 series. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Nora.

Buddhism for Couples11:15AM (PST) – Sarah Napthali, the author of the new release “Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships”, as well as a number of parenting books, including Buddhism for Mothers

Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships

In a domestic partnership for nearly twenty years, Sarah Napthali is the mother of two teenage boys and a long-term practitioner of Buddhist teachings. She is the author of several parenting books, including the bestselling Buddhism for Mothers, which has been translated into ten languages to date.

Victoria Moran

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11:30AM (PST) – Victoria Moran, author of twelve books, including most recent, The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion, out now, and founder of Main Street Vegan Academy in New York City

@Victoria_Moran
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www.mainstreetvegan.net

Victoria Moran is the author of twelve books, including Main Street Vegan, the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life (in thirty languages), and the plant-based weight-loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet: Eating for Freedom, Health, & Joy. Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on Oprah and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for the PCRM 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. She is a certified holistic health counselor and holds the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies/eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition.

Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Victoria is a sought-after speaker, host of the popular Main Street Vegan podcast, and founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training vegan lifestyle coaches and educators.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 29th 2015

Dr. Staci Gruber10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Staci Gruber, director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

@drstacigruber

Dr. Gruber, Director of the CCNC/Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical and research focus is the application of neurocognitive models and multimodal brain imaging to better characterize neurobiological risk factors for substance abuse and psychopathology. Dr. Gruber’s lab has examined the etiologic bases of neural models of dysfunction in patients with psychiatric disorders as well as marijuana-abusing adults. She is published in numerous journals and been the focus of national and international symposia and press conferences.

Dr. Gruber is involved in the application of behavioral science to help shape policies regarding juvenile advocacy. Her ongoing initiative to educate policymakers, judges, attorneys and the public has had local and national impact. She also directs the MIND program, designed to clarify the effects of recreational and most recently, medical marijuana on brain structure, function, and quality of life.

Michael Nouri10:30AM (PST) – Michael Nouri, actor

www.michaelnouri.com
www.24thstreet.org
www.seedsofpeace.org
www.expo2015.org

Nouri was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Gloria and Edmond Nouri. His father was born in Baghdad in 1918. His education at Jesuit Baghdad College won him an IBM scholarship to Georgetown University in 1938. In 1942, he enlisted in the US Army as an Iraqi national, and served in China and Burma, before becoming an American citizen. Shortly after, he worked as a staff writer for the Stars and Stripes and The New Yorker, and as a commodities trader at US Steel.

Michael Nouri was in the FX Networks hit drama “Damages” opposite Glenn Close. He also has a recurring role on CBS’s long running “NCIS”. Michael appeared in “The Proposal”, starring Sandra Bullock. He had a major recurring role on ABC’s popular show “Brothers and Sisters” and starred as ‘Dr. Neil Roberts’ on FOX’s smash hit “The OC”. He also appeared in the feature films “Invincible”, with Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear, and “Boynton Beach Club”, opposite Dyan Cannon and directed by Susan Seidelman.
Nouri has enjoyed a long career spanning film, television and theatre. His film work includes: “Flashdance”, “The Terminal”, “Last Holiday”, starring Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal’s “61*”, “High Roller: The Stu Unger Story”, with Michael Imperioli, “Lovely and Amazing”, “Finding Forrester”, starring opposite Sean Connery, “Goodbye Columbus”, “Davinci’s Way”, “The Imagemaker”, “Gobots”, “Chameleon”, “Fatal Sky”, “Total Exposure”, “Black Ice”, “Fortunes of War”, “To The Limit”, and “The Hidden”, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Avoriaz Film Festival.
Nouri has guest starred on “Without a Trace”, “CSI: NY”, “South Beach”, “Enterprise”, “Cold Case”, “The Practice”, “The West Wing”, and “Law & Order”, “SVU”, and “Criminal Intent”. He played the lead role of ‘Lucky Luciano’ in the highly-rated NBC series “The Gangster Chronicles” and received an Emmy nomination for “Search for Tomorrow”.
Nouri starred in the NBC series “Bay City Blues”, three series for CBS – “Love and War”, “Downtown”, and “Beacon Hill” – and in the title role of the series “The Curse of Dracula”. Additional television work includes “The Doris Duke Story”, “Rage of Angels”, opposite Jaclyn Smith, “The Last Convertible”, “Contract on Cherry Street”, supporting Frank Sinatra, “Shattered Dreams”, the title role in “Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story”, “Between Two Women”, “The Story Continues”, “Danielle Steele’s Changes”, “In The Arms of a Killer”, “Psychic”, “Exclusive”, “The Sands of Time”, “Between Love and Honor”, and “Eyes of Terror”, with Barbara Eden.
Nouri starred on Broadway opposite Julie Andrews in “Victor/Victoria” and in “Forty Carats”, opposite Julie Harris. He recently starred in “Can Can” for the Encores series at City Center and in the Goodspeed Theatre production of “Camille Claudel”, opposite Linda Eder. He also toplined a seven-month national tour of “South Pacific”.

Nouri serves as ambassador to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Seeds of Peace.

Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh11:15AM (PST) – Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh, author, “Angela’s Decision: Outsmarting My Cancer Genes and Determining My Fate”

Angela’s Decision: Outsmarting My Cancer Genes and Determining My Fate

Angela Schmidt Fisbaugh is a mother, teacher, and author of “Seeking Balance in an Unbalanced World”. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education. She is the author of her new book, “Angela’s Decision”. She lives in Dundee, New York with her 3 children and husband.

Dr. John Gottman11:30AM (PST) – Dr. John Gottman, NY Times Best Selling Author, Co-Founder of the Gottman Institute and Author of the completely revised NY times best seller, “The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work”

www.gottman.com
The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work – Revised Edition

World-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. John Gottman has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. He
is the author of over 200 published academic articles and author or co-author of 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Dr. Gottman’s media
appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in The New York Times, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, and Psychology Today.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday June 26th 2015

Natasha Wilson9:30AM (PST) – Natasha Wilson, “UnREAL”

UnREAL” premiered season one on June 1, 2015. Show airs Mondays at 10/9c on Lifetime
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@UnRealLifetime
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#UnREALtv
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Born in New York and raised throughout New York, Montreal, and Toronto, Wilson always had a love for creating characters. From a young age she showed natural instinct when it came to bringing stories to life. At 15 years old she moved to Vancouver where she attended high school, and became involved with school plays. While in theater class she and her classmates had the opportunity to audition for Showtime’s “I Was a Teenage Faust,” where she immediately landed a lead supporting role. From that moment on, she was hooked.
After several years of working in the Vancouver acting scene, Wilson decided to take a detour from acting to pursue college, and moved to Los Angeles. She attended Pepperdine University majoring in Psychology, and after one year transferred to the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelors Degree in Neuroscience and Psychology. While taking electives in college Wilson kept her love for film and television alive, taking various classes in the entertainment space. One course in particular would invite guest casting directors each week to speak to the class and hold fictitious casting sessions, where Wilson was cast every single time. Upon graduation, Wilson moved back to Vancouver to get her foot back in the door in the acting world and immediately booked eight episodes of “UnREAL”.

On the film front, Wilson recently wrapped production on the independent feature DARC, directed by Nick Powell and produced by Julius R. Nasso. Written and also produced by Tony Schiena, Wilson stars as Renee, a girl taken hostage by the Yakuza in Tokyo in an attempt to be sold into sex trafficking. Her father [played by Armand Assante] enlists Darc [Schiena] to save her.

Aside from working in film and television, Wilson has a huge passion for animals and animal rights. She also loves interior design and decorating, you can find her collecting modern and classic furniture pieces, and refurbishing antiques. Wilson holds dual citizenship in the US and Canada, and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Cleary Wolters10:15AM (PST) – Cleary Wolters, The REAL Alex Vause from “Orange is the New Black”, and author of the just published memoir, “Out of Orange”

Out of Orange

Cleary Wolters is the real life inspiration for the character Nora Jansen in Piper Kerman’s memoire and Alex Vause in the Netflix Series, Orange is the New Black. Piper spent 13 months in a Danbury, Connecticut, minimum security prison beginning in 2004. Cleary, meanwhile, was charged with conspiracy to import heroin and served almost 6 years in a Dublin, California prison before being paroled in 2008.

Tina Seelig11:15AM (PST) – Tina Seelig, Internationally bestselling author, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford School of Engineering, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and author of the new book “Insight Out”

about.me/tinaseelig
Insight Out
@tseelig

Tina Seelig is the author of Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World, published June 2015 by HarperOne. She has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School, is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford School of Engineering, and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She is the internationally bestselling author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, which showed how having an entrepreneurial mindset allows you to see the world as opportunity rich, and >inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity, which provides a set of tools for creative problem solving. In 2009, Seelig was awarded the prestigious Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering for her pioneering work in engineering education. In 2014, she was honored with the SVForum Visionary Award. She lives in Silicon Valley, California.

Lindsay Wagner11:45AM (PST) – Lindsay Wagner, actress, “More than a Bionic Woman: An Evening with Lindsay Wagner”

“More than a Bionic Woman” An Evening With Lindsay Wagner…Coming to Lake Arrowood, California on August 8th and August 9th
For tickets go to: www.lindsaywagnerinternational.com

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Lindsay Wagner has always been committed to the advancement of human potential. This has been evident not only throughout her highly successful acting career, but also in her personal life. She has chosen her films taking into consideration the effect they will have on the audience, and used her position as a public figure to highlight issues that are important to her, with the objective of helping people in their personal journeys.
Lindsay Wagner first came to prominence as a result of her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers in her Emmy award-winning role as The Bionic Woman. She also won a permanent place in the hearts of audiences around the world and became one of the most popular actresses in international television. Once The Bionic Woman series had ended Lindsay went on to become the Queen of television movies with over 40 TV movies, 5 mini-series and 12 feature films to her name. Notable successes were ‘Shattered Dreams’ in 1990, which she co-produced on domestic violence; ‘A Child’s Cry’ in 1985 about child abuse; ‘The Taking of Flight 847′ on the root complexities of terrorism (1988); ‘Fighting For My Daughter’ in 1995 highlighting the problem of teen prostitution and ‘Four Extraordinary Women’ in 2006 on the emotional subject of breast cancer.
Lindsay is also a published author, having co-authored ‘The High Road to Health‘, a best-selling vegetarian lifestyle cookbook and ‘Lindsay Wagner’s New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift‘.

Off screen Lindsay is passionate about the awakening of human potential. The study and sharing of holistic healing modalities, integrating mind, body and soul, is at the forefront of her mind. She has been the honorary Chair of ICAN (Inter Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect) for over twenty five years. She is also heavily involved in causes that are close to her heart, including animal welfare, domestic violence, the environment and the advancement of human potential. From 2003-2006 Lindsay co-facilitated a support group for convicted batterers and their families in collaboration with the LA County Sheriff’s Department that offers more constructive and peaceful ways of relating to each other and oneself in order to help end the cycle of family violence.
More recently Lindsay has combined her personal experience and many years of study, both Western and Eastern modalities, to develop ‘Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart’ experiential workshops and retreats. These programs are designed to help overcome our own personal challenges, while accessing the peace and joy that is naturally within us. Lindsay offers these programs as a way of sharing, that which has greatly impacted her life. Lindsay has presented her workshops in the US, Canada and Mexico, and in November 2008 took them to Europe for the first time holding programs for caregivers in England. In Spring 2009 she returned for a very successful three-month tour of the UK and Ireland. Her 2 and 3 day ‘Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart’ workshops and evening programs were held, not only for the public but included special programs for caregivers, those recovering from addictions and one for mental health practitioners from the UK National Health Service.
The UK tour also saw the release of her first meditation CD, ‘Open To Oneness’. This seven-track collection of original music, together with Lindsay’s powerful intention to awaken oneness (a profound sense of connectedness) makes her first CD a unique labor of love. Since then Lindsay has traveled extensively conducting her “Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart” Workshops and Retreats throughout the US, UK, Europe, Saint Lucia and Canada, including a six-day retreat in Hawaii and a five-day retreat at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, together with a workshop in Toronto for people living with the HIV virus.

Recently, Lindsay has been sought after as a keynote speaker by such organizations as the Woman Arising Conference in Sedona, AZ, Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival in Carmel, CA, Mile Hi Church in Lakewood, CO, the Mind, Body, Spirit Expo in Voorhees, NJ and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. She is also enjoying mentoring younger actors through her acting classes, which include teaching acting and camera techniques. Lindsay looks forward to taking her passionate perspective of our extraordinary human potential to all corners of the globe, inspiring others to realize how amazing they truly are.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday June 25th 2015

Rick Egusquiza9:15AM (PST) – Rick Egusquiza, West Coast Editor of In Touch Weekly, Life and Style Weekly and Closer Weekly

@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

Egusquiza is the veteran gossip hound famed for being the first one to break the story/scandal of political figure John Edwards’ extramarital affair – ten months before mainstream media jumped on the bandwagon.

A bartender turned Hollywood reporter/gossip guru, Rick joined the National Enquirer back in early 2000 by pure serendipity – being at the right place at the right time – but also for the mere fact that the very West Coast hipster-looking thespian has a unique certain je ne sais quoi that somehow makes him a people magnet – he’s everybody’s confidant.
Egusquiza is a walking encyclopedia of all things entertainment celebrity related. Like a sponge, he absorbs information at the speed of light, retains names and faces in a heartbeat, always got the perfect punch and/or comeback line, and of course is always in the know and in the now!
It’s nearly impossible to resist the captivatingly entertaining spell of this corky, bubbly, at times goofy, unique character who luckily for us is blessed with an infectiously great sense of humor, a contagiously energetic and hysterically comical personality. Needless to say, the camera loves him! The fit 45-year-old Cuban-American/New Jersey native has a very unique fashion style sporting his trademark signature attire- flip-flops and black-rimmed glasses – and an indelible “Joie de vivre” grin on his face. He’s appeared on numerous TV shows including Inside Edition, Geraldo at Large on Fox News and CNN to name a few.

There’s definitely something reassuring and contagiously appealing about Rick’s uber cool personality that impulsively draws you to him. Charming and charismatic in a non-threatening way, his ever-so approachable demeanor naturally makes him the perfect candidate to be the ideal “best friend” – and indeed, that’s just it…everybody loves Rick.

Autumn Reeser10:30AM (PST) – Autumn Reeser, actress – “A Country Wedding”

@autumnreeser
Part of Hallmark Channel’s ‘JUNE WEDDINGS MONTH’ “A Country Wedding” airs June 27th 9/8c

Autumn Reeser has established herself as a highly sought after young actress in film and television. Most recently, she starred in ABC’s drama series “Last Resort” opposite Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman and on ABC’s drama series “The Whispers”.

Reeser was seen as the ambitious junior agent Lizzie Grant on the seventh season of HBO’s hit series, “Entourage”. She also starred in ABC’s action-packed superhero drama, “No Ordinary Family” opposite Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. Reeser rose to fame through her starring role as Taylor Townsend in the FOX hit series “The O.C.”. Critics buzzed about her work as the determined go-getter in the show’s final two seasons. She also starred as a young goddess in The CW’s “Valentine”, a romantic dramedy about a family of modern Greek Gods. Reeser’s additional television credits include the ABC Family film “Nature of the Beast”, as well as guest roles in “Royal Pains”, “Jane by Design”, “Pushing Daisies”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “CSI” and “Cold Case”. Her recurring roles include “Hawaii Five-0”, “Necessary Roughness”, “Human Target”, “Raising the Bar”, “The George Lopez Show” and ABC’s Mel Gibson-directed sitcom “Complete Savages”.
On the film side, Reeser appeared in “So Undercover”, starring Miley Cyrus. She also appeared in “The Big Bang”, a neo-noir thriller directed by Tony Krantz, where she played Fay Neman, a physics groupie and love interest for Antonio Banderas, who stars. Continuing on a path to explore diverse characters, she portrayed AK-47, a violent member of the Tremor family in “Smokin Aces 2: Assassins Ball” and a reluctant teenage vampire in the horror film “Lost Boys 2: The Tribe”. Her portrayal of a small-town Southern dreamer in the indie “Our Very Own”, helped lead the cast (including Allison Janney, Keith Carradine, and Jason Ritter) to a Best Ensemble Acting award at the 2006 Saratoga Film Festival. Reeser also spent years training in dance and singing and was able to put her considerable skills to work as the villainess in the MTV musical, “The American Mall”, from the producers of Disney’s “High School Musical”.

Raised in Carlsbad, CA, Reeser spent her childhood developing a solid foundation for her acting career by playing a wide variety of characters in local musical theater productions starting at age 7. After high school, she enrolled in UCLA’s competitive theater program. She spent the next three years totally immersed in the acting world, studying theater history, acting technique, dance, voice and movement. Reeser’s love for the stage continues today.
Reeser resides in Los Angeles, and has two sons – Finn and Dashiell. This is her third project for Hallmark Channel, she also starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “I Do, I Do, I Do”, and “Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade”.

Donovan Green11:00AM (PST) – Donovan Green, Author of “No Excuses Fitness” and Personal Trainer to Dr. Oz

@donovangreen
www.ProjectSlimdown.com
No Excuses Fitness

Donovan Green is a celebrity fitness trainer, founder of Project Slimdown, TV personality and author of No Excuses Fitness. Project Slimdown delivers first-class video workout programs, personalized nutrition and fitness plans to ensure every client is able to reach their fitness goals. Donovan Green is a sought after expert in health and fitness and has captured the attention of national media and a celebrity clientele.

Donovan Green is one of the country’s leading health and fitness experts and has been featured in top tier media including national TV and radio. His personal and professional interest in optimizing health through strategic training and nutrition has led him to work with clients from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. His A-list clientele includes celebrities, politicians to physicians and top experts in the industry including Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Donovan Green is the founder of Project Slimdown and is the go-to trainer for an array of clients. His mission is to motivate and inspire people to be able to get in the best possible shape of their life at any stage of their life. He creates customized programs for his clients regarding fitness and diet specifically tailored around the individual’s needs for results, health and lifestyle.

PlantPURE Nation11:30AM (PST) – Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Co-Author of The China Study & his son, Nelson Campbell, Director of the PlantPURE Nation

PlantPURE Nation Documentary film Premiere and Q&A with Dr. T. Colin Campbell TONIGHT, June 25th in Los Angeles @ ArcLight Hollywood

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​his​ ​work​ ​on​ ​PlantPure​ ​Nation,Nelson Campbell (Executive Producer/Director/Co-Writer)​ ​leads​ ​a​ ​non-profit​ ​foundation​ ​he​ ​established​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​a​ ​grassroots​ ​movement​ ​around​ ​the​ ​health​ ​message​ ​of​ ​plant-based​ ​nutrition,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​financial​ ​strategy​ ​that​ ​will​ ​make​ ​this​ ​movement​ ​sustainable​.​ ​Prior​ ​to​ ​this,​ ​he​ ​had​ ​25​ ​years​ ​of​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​experience​ ​building​ ​various​ ​companies.​ ​Nelson​ ​has​ ​undergraduate​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​degrees​ ​from​ ​Cornell​ ​University​ ​in​ ​political​ ​science​ ​and​ ​economics.

Dr. TColin Campbell + son NelsonT. Colin Campbell, who was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology, presently holds an Endowed Chair in the Department of Nutritional Sciences (now Emeritus) at Cornell University. His principal scientific interest has been on the effects of nutrition on long-term health. He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; has received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly NIH), has served on several grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, and has authored over 300 research papers. He is recognized as a leading world authority on the relationship of diet to disease. Dr. Campbell also co-authored with his son, Tom, the best-selling book, The China Study (2005), and more recently wrote Whole. He also was featured in the very successful 2011 documentary movie, “Forks Over Knives”.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday June 24th 2015

Sam Haskell10:00AM (PST) – Sam Haskell, Chairman of Miss America Organization and Former Worldwide Head of TV for William Morris

@samhaskell
www.samhaskell.com

In 2007 Television Week Magazine named Sam Haskell, III “One of the 25 Most Innovative and Influential People in Television of the Last 25 Years,” an honor he shared with Ted Turner, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Walter Cronkite and other television legends. Haskell earned his ranking among the industry’s best through his 27-year ca​​reer at the renowned William Morris Agency where he was one of the most powerful agents and dealmakers in the business.

Originally from Amory, Mississippi (population 7000) and a 1977 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Haskell’s career began in the Fall of 1978 when he moved to Los Angeles and fought his way into the renowned William Morris Agency mailroom, about which David Rensin wrote extensively in his 2003 bestseller “The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up”. By May 1980, Haskell was promoted to agent in the TV Variety Department where he packaged specials starring Lily Tomlin, Lynda Carter, Debbie Allen, David Frost and Diana Ross. In 1990, he became the Agency’s youngest Senior Vice-President, and in 1994, was elevated to the position of West Coast Head of Television. In 1997 he was named Executive Vice President and a member of the WMA Board of Directors, and, in 1999, he was appointed to the esteemed position of Worldwide Head of Television. Haskell oversaw the “packaging” of all agency-represented network projects, including such mega-hits as “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “Mad About You”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “Lost”, “Murphy Brown”, “Sisters”, “Suddenly Susan”, “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee”, “Diagnosis Murder”, “King of Queens”, “Las Vegas” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, among many others.
Prior to Haskell’s retirement from WMA in 2005, his clients included: Kathie Lee Gifford, Ray Romano, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Allen, Delta Burke, Dolly Parton, George Clooney, Sela Ward, Marilu Henner, Martin Short, Kirstie Alley, Tony Danza, Sean Hayes, Michael Feinstein, Emily Procter, Lily Tomlin, Marilyn McCoo, Joan Van Ark, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Swoosie Kurtz, Lucie Arnaz and His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Widely known as “the nice guy in Hollywood,” Haskell is revered for rising to the top of a turbulent and often conscienceless business with his character, integrity and value-system intact. His reputation for honesty, integrity, loyalty and fairness made him a consistent force in a sea of inconsistency and someone with whom actors, writers, directors and other industry professionals were eager to work. He is equally well-known for his far-reaching philanthropic endeavors, notably serving as executive producer of “Mississippi Rising”, a three-hour, MSNBC special hosted by Morgan Freeman which raised over $30 million for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. As Chairman of the Mary Kirkpatrick Haskell Scholarship Foundation founded in his mother’s memory, Mr. Haskell’s biennial “Stars Over Mississippi” benefit concerts in Amory have raised millions of dollars in college scholarship funds for Mississippi youngsters in need of financial assistance to further their education. In addition, Mr. Haskell serves as Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization and Executive Producer of the past 6 Miss America Pageant telecasts on ABC. Over the last 15 years Sam and his wife, Mary, have helped to raise over 55 million dollars for charitable causes. Since 2013, Sam has run Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros in Los Angeles, where he is developing and producing multiple platform limited series.
Sam is married to his college sweetheart Mary Donnelly Haskell, a former Miss Mississippi. They have two children, Sam IV, and Mary Lane. Sam and Mary’s first grandchild, Samuel Bond Haskell V, was born April 19, 2013.​

Dr. David Perlmutter

Photo credit: Ed Chappell

10:30AM (PST) – Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the NY Times bestseller, “Grain Brain”, and his new book, “Brain Maker: The Power of Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life”

facebook.com/DavidPerlmutterMd
@DavidPerlmutter
www.drperlmutter.com
Brain Maker

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his MD degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, the Journal of Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition, and is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs, including 20/20, Larry King Live, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, and The CBS Early Show, and on CNN and Fox News. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harman Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine. He is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award and was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American College of Nutrition in 2010.

Dr. Perlmutter is the author of seven books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers, now published in 27 countries.

Elena Dunkle11:00AM (PST) – Elena Dunkle, author of the book, “Elena Vanishing: A Memoir” about her life-threatening battle with anorexia

www.elenadunkle.com
@ElenaDunkle
facebook.com/elena.vanishing
Elena Vanishing

Elena Dunkle spent her teenage years exploring German countryside and considers Germany her second home. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of seventeen and has always wanted to shed a light on her experiences with this complicated and misunderstood disorder. Elena, now 26, currently roams across America with her wonderful husband and travel-size Chihuahua, Mimsy. She is the author of ELENA VANISHING: A MEMOIR.

Jodi Miller11:30AM (PST) – Jodi Miller, comedian

www.jodimillercomedy.com
@JodiMillerComic
Performing every Thursday at The Comedy Store in Hollywood

Jodi Miller has been performing Stand Up comedy all over the country for over 16 yrs, and has also done 4 military tours including going overseas to entertain the troops in Afghanistan. She was just on Comics Unleashed, Gotham Live on AXISTV and Season 9 of America’s Got Talent where she received a standing ovation from all four of the judges! She was a reoccurring guest commentator on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight and has also been seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, TRUTV, SyFy, GSN and Playboy Plus.

Jodi was writer on the Cinemax series Co-Ed Confidential and is also the co-author of the WTF Series WTF College, WTF Work & WTF Women SRSLY WTF, WTF America and OMG: GUYS all available in stores and online now.
And just in case you were wondering, yes she has a cat!

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday June 23rd 2015

The Trouble We Come From9:15AM (PST) – Scott Caan, writer of the play “The Trouble We Come From”

The Trouble We Come From @ Falcon Theatre

Writer, director, and actor Scott Caan has starred in numerous major motion pictures, and written, directed and starred in several plays, many of which have received acclaim from critics and industry peers alike. Caan currently stars as ‘Danny “Danno” Williams’ on CBS’s updated Hawaii Five-O. Prior to that, audiences last saw him as a series regular ‘Scott Lavin’ in the hit HBO series Entourage. He was last seen on the silver screen in the Patrick Hoelck directed IFC film Mercy, which Caan also penned and co-produced. Caan also wrote Two Wrongs, directed by Missy Yager and produced by Mike O’Malley, which opened in Los Angeles to rave reviews. He starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 13 reprising his role as the wisecracking ‘Turk Malloy’, which he played in Ocean’s 11 (2001) and Ocean’s 12 (2004). He directed his original screenplay The Dog Problem and wore three hats as writer, director, and co-star; the film premiered with much acclaim at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. Caan also directed and starred in Dallas 362, his directorial debut. After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, it received the Critics Choice Award at CineVegas International Film Festival, and enjoyed a critically acclaimed release with Think Films. Caan was also seen in Friends with Money, Into the Blue, American Outlaws, and Novocaine. Caan wrote, starred and codirected a play in the fall of 2001 at LA’s Playhouse West called Almost Love. He has also written three feature scripts and has appeared in over ten feature films over a two year span including numerous independent films such as Bongwater, Lunchtime Special and Greg Araki’s Nowhere.

Kaitlyn Dias10:15AM (PST) – Kaitlyn Dias, actress starring in Pixar’s “Inside Out”

@kaitlyndias
@PixarInsideOut
@DisneyPixar
#insideout
www.kaitlyndias.com

Kaitlyn Dias is a versatile actress on both stage and screen. At the age of five, she began acting and singing in school and church productions. That was when she discovered that performing was indeed her passion, and has continued ever since. Born and raised in the Sacramento area of Northern California, Kaitlyn signed with a local talent agent and began working immediately in commercials, voiceovers, and independent films.

The multifaceted actress currently stars as ‘Riley Anderson’ in Disney/Pixar’s highly anticipated animated feature film Inside Out, directed by Oscar winner Pete Docter (Disney’s Up) and costarring Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, and Richard Kind.

During her downtime, Kaitlyn enjoys: singing, parkour, knitting, role play, piano, sketching, reading, anime, cosplay, cats, mechanics and spending time with her family and friends.
Kaitlyn’s interests in school include Math and Science.

Vikki Krinsky11:15AM (PST) – Vikki Krinsky, Recipe Rehab

www.chefvikki.com
@chefvikkik

Vikki is a successful private chef in Los Angeles (her current client is Seth MacFarlane) and she can currently be seen on the Emmy-nominated cooking series ‘Recipe Rehab’, which airs every Saturday on CBS and HULU. The show is centered around Vikki and master chef, Rich Rosendale, competing against each other to make the tastiest low calorie versions of high calorie family favorite dishes.

Chef Vikki used to be an actor but the pressure to be thin gave her a new appreciation and relationship with food. While Vikki is now back in front of the camera, this time she is doing what she loves most: motivating and teaching people how to cook and eat well so they can feel their best every single day. Vikki is very relatable and approaches the topic of health and nutrition in a way that actually makes you want to eat better. Her nickname is “The Athletic Chef” because she focuses on not only nutrition but fitness as well.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chef Vikki Krinsky’s family immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, when she was 5 years old. At the young age of 15, Vikki began her career path as an actor on Edgemont, the hit Canadian television series. Following Edgemont, Vikki landed a series regular role on Lifetime’s Wild Card. Vikki’s life in front of the camera came along with the unwelcome expectation that she would maintain a certain weight and body image. The pressure to be thin gave her a new appreciation and understanding of food. Soon, Vikki’s interest in cooking and nutrition eclipsed her love of acting, and she set off to explore a career as a chef. Chef Vikki’s culinary education began when she took a trip abroad, and serendipitously met a chef on a train. That chance encounter on her second day in Paris led to incredible connections, and soon after she was able to apprentice in kitchens across Europe. With her unique background and wealth of knowledge she returned to the States and started working as a personal chef for Hollywood’s A-list actors and personalities. By understanding and relating to the pressures her clients face being in the public eye, Chef Vikki is able to cultivate trust and create balanced meals for each of her clients by making food as delicious as it is nutritious. For Chef Vikki, eating well is not about being on a restrictive diet, it is central to creating a fully balanced lifestyle. Chef Vikki can currently be seen on the Emmy-nominated show, Recipe Rehab, airing weekends on CBS and streaming on hulu. The show involves Chef Vikki competing against another chef to give family favorite high-calorie recipes a low-calorie twist. After making each rehabbed recipe, the family chooses their new favorite. The show promotes using healthy, wholesome ingredients and demonstrates how a few modern changes can transform a family favorite into an even healthier meal. While Chef Vikki is now back in front of the camera, this time she is doing what she loves most: motivating and teaching people how to cook and eat well so they can feel their best every single day.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 22nd 2015

Paul Parkinson9:30AM (PST) – Paul Parkinson, author, “Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Selfie”

www.unselfishstories.com
facebook.com/unselfishstories
@UnselfishStory
instagram.com/unselfishstories
Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Selfie

Paul D. Parkinson is President of Gradual Elevate Media. He wrote the story and oversaw the production of the feature film, “Nowhere Safe”, a movie that addresses the issue of cyberbullying. Paul is a former regional Vice President of a medical supply company. Paul left in 2012 to found various media enterprises. Paul’s work is in media that positively affects society and culture. He and his wife, Rebecca, have 6 children.

Lisa Lampanelli10:00AM (PST) – Lisa Lampanelli, “Back to the Drawing Board”

Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board makes its World Television Premiere Friday, June 26 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C
Join the conversation about Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board on Twitter with #drawingboard
@LisaLampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli is a Grammy® nominee whose rise to the top of the comedy food chain began in 2002 when she was the only female comedian invited to skewer Chevy Chase on the NY Friars Club Roaston Comedy Central. She soon became known as the “Queen of the Roasts”, going on to slay such names as Pamela Anderson, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner, Flava Flav, David Hasselhoff and Donald Trump. Because of her success as a roaster, in 2009 Lisa was asked to serve as Roastmaster for the highly rated Comedy Central roast of friend and fellow comic, Larry the Cable Guy. On the feature film side, Lisa appeared in Not Fade Away, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, The Aristocrats and Drillbit Taylor. On the small screen, Lampanelli became a household name when she joined 17 other celebrities on the fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”. The fifth installment of the series, with the largest-ever lineup of famous faces competing for charities of their choice, was a ratings bonanza. As one of the final four contestants, Lisa raised over $130,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She also starred as a series regular on “Bounty Hunters”, CMT’s first-ever animated show.

Dan Gable10:30AM (PST) – Dan Gable, NY Times Best selling Author of “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable”

www.dangable.com
A Wrestling Life

Dan Gable has been named to several Halls of Fame, including the USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and is the namesake of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. In 2002, he was appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He has been named the top wrestler of the twentieth century by Gannett News Services, is listed as one of the top coaches of the twentieth century by ESPN, and named Iowa’s top sports figure in the past 100 years. In 1996, Gable was named one of the “100 Golden Olympians”, an honor bestowed to the top 100 U.S. Olympians of all time. During the 2012 Olympics, he was inducted into the FILA Hall of Fame Legends of the Sport category, becoming one of three people in the world to receive this honor. He resides in Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife Kathy.

Jackie Collins

Photo credit: Greg Gorman​

11:15AM (PST) – Jackie Collins, 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.”

Jackie recently released her latest 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.

There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers — Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday June 19th 2015

Grae Drake9:15AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes

www.RottenTomatoes.com
@GraeDrake

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.

Movies this week:

  • Dope
  • Inside Out

Lori Alan9:30AM (PST) – Lori Alan, Pixar’s “Inside Out” – in theaters TODAY, June 19th!

www.lorialan.com
@LoriAlan1
Inside Out
www.puttingforpups.com
notodogmeat.com

Lori Alan started talking as soon as she fell out of the womb, and hasn’t stopped since. A native of the Washington, DC area, her passion for entertaining led the five-year-old actress to make her television debut as the star of a Shakey’s Pizza commercial. She went on to graduate with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and set off cutting her teeth on the comedy circuit, as a longtime member of New York’s Gotham City Improv (Groundlings East).

Lori is perhaps best known for her award-winning voice-over work. Coming to a theatre near you in June 2015, Lori joins Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader in ​​Pixar’s Inside Out. Recently honored by her peers at the First Annual Voice Arts Awards (the Academy Awards for Voice-Overs) Lori took first-place prizes for Outstanding Body Of Work and Outstanding National Television Commercial. She starred as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob: Squarepants, and Sue Richards, The Invisible Woman, on Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four, among many other fantastic animated roles (Monster’s University, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, WALL•E, Henry Hugglemonster, Metal Gear Solid, Cow and Chicken, Animaniacs, and Futurama) and a long, successful commercial career. Lori has firm roots in theatre, where she’s thrived for over three decades. She most recently mounted a smash solo show, Lori Alan: The Musical, and appeared alongside Paul Reubens in The Pee-Wee Herman Show. Of her role as Queen Celia in the hit musical Sneaux!, Backstage West proclaimed, “Lori Alan might give Carol Burnett pause!” She originated the role of Mae in the award-winning musical Reefer Madness, a performance that earned raves from Kenny Morse of CBS Radio, who called her “a standout whose talent will take her very far”. Luckily, that talent brought Lori right to the small screen. From roles on the gripping Showtime drama Ray Donovan, to the hilarious Comedy Central gem Workaholics, to the deliciously naughty Desperate Housewives, Lori’s energy and natural essence flow effortlessly from genre to genre. A true character actress in every sense of the word, when Lori speaks, the world listens. She delves deeply into her material, emerging with the power to make the audience laugh and cry in the same moment. Her television career has flourished with appearances on Bones, Southland, CSI, 90210, Law and Order (both LA and the original), and every other show imaginable.

Lori lives in Los Angeles with the love of her life, Harry, her 4-legged, “soul mate” Newfie-Chow mix. She is the Co-founder of the US Chapter of The Global Campaign of NoToDogMeat, which prevents and suppresses cruelty towards dogs and cats in the meat trade. Lori also sits on the board of Pickle Pants Dog Rescue in Los Angeles, which focuses on rescuing, rehabbing, and rehoming animals otherwise set for deat​​h row from high kill shelters. Lori is passionate about advocating for animals in dire need of protection, and is committed to helping those who can’t speak for themselves have a voice. Her other hobbies include singing in the shower, discovering new gluten-free cookies, and trying to switch to decaf.

10:15AM (PST) – Carlton Cuse and Dr. Pavan Kadandale, “The Strain”

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs for the ​​Season 2 premiere of “The Strain”​ ​- July 12th ​at​ 10PM on FX!​ Season 1 is available now on Hulu
Fight or Die: The Science behind FX's The Strain – Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs
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Carlton Cuse
@CarltonCuse

Carlton Cuse is one of the most successful writer-producers in television, and is currently showrunning four different drama series: The Strain (FX), Bates Motel (A&E),The Returned (A&E) and Colony (USA).

Cuse grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and Orange County, California. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American History. He began his career in feature films. With Jeffrey Boam, Cuse developed the story and screenplays for Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
He began his television career as a writer on the Michael Mann series Crime Story. He then co-created and executive produced the critically acclaimed FOX series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. He also created and executive produced the CBS show Nash Bridges starring Don Johnson, which ran for six seasons and 121 episodes. His other credits during this time include creating the CBS show Martial Law starring Arsenio Hall and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung.
In 2004 Cuse teamed with Damon Lindelof to serve as the showrunners, executive producers and head writers for all six seasons of Lost on ABC, winning many awards for their work. While overseeing Lost, Cuse also pioneered the development of the first transmedia content made in conjunction with a television series. Bates Motel is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network and stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. The third season premiered in March 2015. The Returned is an adaptation of the International Emmy® winning French series, Les Revenants, and premiered on A&E in March 2015. Colony is co-created by Cuse and Ryan Condal. It is produced by Legendary Television and UCP for USA Networks and is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2015. In addition, Cuse is the screenwriter on the New Line/Warner Bros. feature San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, which opened in May 2015.

Cuse has received 10 Emmy® Nominations for his work and has won two Emmys, for Outstanding Drama Series and for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media. Among his other honors, Cuse has won a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe®, the Jules Verne Award, four Saturn Awards and a Writers Guild Award. In 2010, Cuse was named to Time Magazine’s annual List of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”​

Dr. Pavan Kadandale

Dr. Kadandale hails from the once-sleepy city of Bangalore in India. After getting a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology, he then did his Master’s in Biochemistry. He then moved to the United States, and obtained his PhD from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He continued traveling West, and did a post-doc at UC San Diego, and is currently an Asst. Teaching Professor at the Ayala School of Biology at UC Irvine. He has had diverse research interests, and has studied (amongst other things) how DNA is transported into the nucleus of a cell, the molecular basis of fertilization, and the role of autophagy in cellular dynamics. He is currently interested in Biology education, and is trying to figure out how improve the teaching of critical thinking and data analysis skills in the undergraduate curriculum.

Josh Levs

Photo credit: Jim Gilson

11:15AM (PST) – Josh Levs, investigative journalist, expert on modern fatherhood, parent of three and author of “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together”

www.joshlevs.com
All In
@JoshLevs
facebook.com/levs
joshlevs.tumblr.com
linkedin.com/in/JoshLevs

Prior to CNN, Josh Levs was a reporter for NPR. His many prizes include six Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, and a designation as a Journalist of the Year from the Atlanta Press Club. Levs is also a motivational and keynote speaker. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and children. His new book “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together” is published by HarperOne.

Tom Asacker11:30AM (PST) – Tom Asacker, Business Philosopher and Author of “The Business of Belief”

www.thebusinessofbelief.com
@TomAsacker

Tom Asacker has been teaching and inspiring organizations and entrepreneurs for over 20 years. World-class companies including Procter & Gamble, UPS, and G.E. have called on Tom to shake up their people, fill them with ideas and charge them with inspiration.

Often described as a catalyst and non-conformist and acclaimed for his no-nonsense style, Tom is the author of The Business of Belief, Opportunity Screams, A Little Less Conversation and A Clear Eye for Branding, groundbreaking books that redefine business for the new, customer-controlled economy. His first book, Sandbox Wisdom, a heartwarming story about a CEO’s search for meaning and success in the world of business and work, was a business bestseller in the U.S., and was published internationally to rave reviews.
A popular speaker, Tom has lectured on innovation, leadership, the customer experience, and marketplace trends to corporate, association, and university audiences around the world. As an independent business consultant, he’s advised start-up ventures, NPOs, and Fortune 500 companies on leadership, emerging trends and strategic brand development. Asacker brings a breadth of business development, marketing, management and operational expertise from prior management posts at G.E., as well as from his entrepreneurial experience as co-founder and President of a high-tech medical device company.

He is a recipient of the George Land Innovator of the Year Award; he holds medical patents and product design awards; and he is recognized by Inc. Magazine, MIT, and the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization as a past member of their “Birthing of Giants” entrepreneurial executive leadership program. Tom holds degrees in Economics and Business Management, and lives in the great Northeast.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday June 18th 2015

Rick Egusquiza9:15AM (PST) – Rick Egusquiza, West Coast Editor of In Touch Weekly, Life and Style Weekly and Closer Weekly

@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

Egusquiza is the veteran gossip hound famed for being the first one to break the story/scandal of political figure John Edwards’ extramarital affair – ten months before mainstream media jumped on the bandwagon.

A bartender turned Hollywood reporter/gossip guru, Rick joined the National Enquirer back in early 2000 by pure serendipity – being at the right place at the right time – but also for the mere fact that the very West Coast hipster-looking thespian has a unique certain je ne sais quoi that somehow makes him a people magnet – he’s everybody’s confidant.
Egusquiza is a walking encyclopedia of all things entertainment celebrity related. Like a sponge, he absorbs information at the speed of light, retains names and faces in a heartbeat, always got the perfect punch and/or comeback line, and of course is always in the know and in the now!
It’s nearly impossible to resist the captivatingly entertaining spell of this corky, bubbly, at times goofy, unique character who luckily for us is blessed with an infectiously great sense of humor, a contagiously energetic and hysterically comical personality. Needless to say, the camera loves him! The fit 45-year-old Cuban-American/New Jersey native has a very unique fashion style sporting his trademark signature attire- flip-flops and black-rimmed glasses – and an indelible “Joie de vivre” grin on his face. He’s appeared on numerous TV shows including Inside Edition, Geraldo at Large on Fox News and CNN to name a few.

There’s definitely something reassuring and contagiously appealing about Rick’s uber cool personality that impulsively draws you to him. Charming and charismatic in a non-threatening way, his ever-so approachable demeanor naturally makes him the perfect candidate to be the ideal “best friend” – and indeed, that’s just it…everybody loves Rick.

​​Ty Barnett9:15AM (PST) – Ty Barnett, Comedian

@tbarnett23

Ty Barnett, a Chicago native, got his start at Seattle’s “Comedy Underground”. Since then, his star keeps rising!! Dedicated to “BRINGING THE FUNNY”, his shows have been called “hilarious”, “thought provoking”, “edgy” and have earned him countless T.V. appearances.
As one of the 2 finalists on the most watched and Emmy nominated season of “LAST COMIC STANDING”, Ty has gone on to multiple “TONIGHT SHOW” appearances. Along with HBO’s “BAD BOYS OF COMEDY”, his own “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS” and 1 hour Special “Issues”, Ty has been called “one to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter. He’s also been seen on the sitcoms “Samantha Who” and “Til Death”, as well as “Nick Mom night out” and “Tosh.O”.

With charm and style that transcend race and age, Ty’s ability to rock ANY and ALL audiences has made him an international favorite on stages from the South Side of Chicago to theaters in London. You don’t “go to” a Ty Barnett show, you “hang-out” with Ty Barnett.

Tony Danza10:00AM (PST) – Tony Danza, Actor

@TonyDanza
www.tonydanza.com
Tony Danza makes his Café Carlyle debut June 16-27. The two-week engagement, entitled “Tony Danza: Standards and Stories” features a selection of highlights from the Great American Songbook and more. Reservations made online at TicketWeb.com

Perhaps best known for starring on some of television’s most cherished and long-running series, including Taxi and Who’s the Boss?, Danza has also established himself as a Broadway star, a New York Times best-selling author and is indisputably one of America’s most esteemed performers.

Danza was most recently seen on Broadway in the hit musical Honeymoon in Vegas. Danza and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown received rave reviews. Amongst Danza’s previous television experience is his role as attorney Joe Celano on the CBS dramatic series Family Law, his Emmy-nominated performance on David E. Kelley’s award-winning series The Practice and ABC’s The Tony Danza Show, which he also executive produced.
Danza’s film credits include Don Jon alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt, Walt Disney’s Angels in the Outfield, She’s Out Of Control, The Hollywood Knights, and A Brooklyn State of Mind.

Tony Danza has a son Marc from his first marriage, to Rhonda Yeoman, whom he wed in 1970 and divorced in 1974. He and Yeoman had a daughter, Gina, from a reconciliation in 1983. In 1986, Danza married for the second time, to Tracy Robinson. The couple separated in 2006 and finalized the divorce in 2013. They have two daughters, Katherine (born 1987) and Emily (born 1993). In 2005, Danza became a grandfather. In 2008, Danza and his son Marc published a cookbook, Don’t Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza’s Father-Son Cookbook.

Gretchen Rubin

Photo credit: Elena Seibert

11:15AM (PST) – Gretchen Rubin, The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, and her new book, “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Everyday Lives”

www.gretchenrubin.com
facebook.com/GretchenRubin
@gretchenrubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized that she really wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Mario Nugara11:30AM (PST) – Mario Nugara, Artistic Director and Founder of The City of Angels Ballet, and he’s also the Artistic Director of the California Riverside Ballet

www.cityofangelsballet.com

In 1991, a young American dancer sat on a rock overlooking the Copenhagen harbor. This young dancer was Mario Nugara. Nugara came to Denmark on a Fulbright scholarship in conjunction with the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Ballet. On that day a vision crystallized, he would use his knowledge and mastery of ballet to establish a professional ballet school in Los Angeles. Nugara received his formal training at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York. After his schooling, Nugara went on to perform with such prestigious ballet companies as Boston Ballet, and Fort Worth Ballet. He also holds a BFA and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Nugara’s deep passion and understanding of ballet coupled with his professional experience positioned him to take on this challenge.

Nugara previously sampled ballet classes at commercial schools around the Los Angeles area and to his disappointment found none offering the caliber of training he received as a young dancer in New York. Nugara noted the absence of children from diverse ethnic backgrounds and low-income neighborhoods. His goal was to develop young dancers from communities that were historically overlooked and underserved.
In 1992, Nugara’s first stop was the 10th Street Elementary School located at the heart of the Pico-Union district in Los Angeles. The Pico-Union district is comprised mainly of Central and South American immigrants, and is one of Los Angeles’ most impoverished communities. Nugara was successful in creating an after-school ballet class, which quickly filled with 35 eager boys and girls. Today the City of Angels Ballet Academy is widely recognized for its excellence in training and student performance.

The City of Angels Ballet company is comprised of City of Angels Ballet Academy alumni and professional ballet dancers from the Los Angeles area. Each company member brings a powerful individuality to the City of Angels Ballet; however, Nugara’s precise instruction and approach to training allows the dancers freedom to move harmoniously while maintaining their unique qualities.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday June 17th 2015

Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids9:30AM (PST) – Seth Rudetsky, Voices for the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids, and Charlene Tilton, actress

@adoptolderkids
#stars4fosterkids
@SethRudetsky
For ticketing information please go to: www.yougottabelieve.org
Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids

Seth has worked as the music director and/or pianist for some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Betty Buckley, Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Megan Hilty and many more. He spent years as a pianist on Broadway playing such shows as LES MIZ, THE PRODUCERS and RAGTIME and currently divides his time between being the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel/ host of “Seth Speaks” as well as touring North America doing his show DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY. His upcoming summer series in Provincetown features Matthew Broderick/Sarah Jessica Parker, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris and more.

Seth’s novel, “MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN“, was published by Random House and the “THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK” comes out in June. You can watch all of Seth’s videos on SethRudetsky.com.

Charlene Tilton
@RealCharlene

By the age of seven Charlene Tilton had started appearing in school plays when she attended the Hollywood High School. Her involvement in the theater and performing arts at the school led to her position as president of the thespian’s club.
At the age of fifteen Charlene was already literally rubbing shoulders with the stars when she appeared in a clothing commercial with Ringo Starr of The Beatles. From there on Charlene appeared in a number of commercials. It was in 1975 at the age of seventeen that Charlene became a household name when she was cast as the scheming, flirting manipulating Lucy Ewing in the television series ‘Dallas’ which starred Linda Gray, Victoria Principal, Patrick Duffy and Barbara Bel Geddes.
Charlene’s character was written out of the show in 1985 but with a fan based crusade to bring her back to the show, the producers resurrected her character in 1989 for another three seasons. Charlene’s character in ‘Dallas’ was always a hotbed of cheating, drug abuse, broken marriages and twice being kidnapped. The episode that saw Lucy Ewing marrying boyfriend Mitch Cooper played by Leigh Mcclousky was the second highest rated episode coming in second just behind the shooting of J.R Ewing episode. It could be argued that the massive amount of fan mail that was received by Charlene while she appeared in the series ‘Dallas’ could have come from fans who believed that such an attractive, sexy, blonde and sultry character actually existed, but never-the-less it was the case that no other actor at CBS at that time, received as much fan mail. At this time she also appeared on the cover of more than 600 magazines worldwide.

During, and after her stint in ‘Dallas’ Charlene also appeared in another Aaron Spelling creation, ‘Knots Landing’, which was a spin off of ‘Dallas’, in which she played the daughter of Gary Ewing played by Ted Shackelford and Valene Ewing played by Joan Van Ark. The series was a big success around the world but never reached the dizzy heights that ‘Dallas’ had achieved.

Charlene entered into her first marriage in 1982 but that marriage to Johnny Lee only lasted two years but produced a daughter, Cherish Lee. She went on to marry Domenick Allen but again the marriage only lasted from 1885 until they divorced in 1992.
In 2005 Charlene made a trip across the Atlantic to appear in the British reality television show, ‘The Farm’ which had also lured Vanilla Ice into the show in the season before Charlene’s appearance.
Charlene also starred in her own online show ‘Tell Veronica’ and in 2006 co-procuced the Dallas reunion show on CBS ‘Return to Southfork’ with Henry Winkler.

Suzanne Somers10:30AM (PST) – Suzanne Somers, Actress and Author of the NY Times best selling book “Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick”

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Suzanne Somers left Las Vegas in 1990 to write 14 New York Times bestsellers, star on ABC-TV’s “Step By Step” for seven years, develop a highly successful and extensive branded product line, and lecture on “A New Way To Age” in the U.S., Western Europe, and Canada. A trusted health advocate, successful entrepreneur, and star of two hit TV series, Somers has written 25 books, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her new book, TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick, debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list this month. There are currently more than 25 million copies of Suzanne’s books in print. She received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Host for “The SUZANNE Show”, her weekly series of one-hour health specials on Lifetime. She has twice been honored as Favorite Female Performer by the People’s Choice Awards. She is a founder of www.SuzanneSomers.com and ForeverHealth.com, an online resource to connect patients with doctors specializing in natural longevity medicine, and is a partner and ambassador for LifeWave.com.

Robert Hartman11:15AM (PST) – Robert Hartman, CEO, American Contract Bridge League

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@ACBLbridge
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At the age of seventeen, Robert Hartman learned to play bridge at his high school. Little could he have guessed his passion would lead him to serving as CEO of the American Contract Bridge League, the largest bridge organization in the world.
Robert thrived in sports marketing – as the vice president and general manager of Golden Gate Fields and before that Associate Athletic Director for the University of California, Berkeley. While focusing on his professional development, bridge was his mistress. He regularly attended club games and tournaments, volunteered in the bridge community and served on the board of directors for his local club. In 2009, he earned Life Master status, a major achievement that advancing bridge players work hard to obtain.
In October 2011, the ACBL Board of Directors brought Robert on board as Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership new life was breathed into the organization’s image and structure, and a successful partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association was born.

On June 21, summer solstice, bridge clubs across North America participate in an event called The Longest Day. More than 160 clubs annually hold marathon games to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and the game of bridge’s healthy aging benefits. In the last two years of participation, bridge players have raised $1.1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly four years into his bridge career, Robert is still humbled to be entrusted with doing his part to usher this timeless game into the future.

Robert Hartman, CEO of the American Contract Bridge League, the sanctioning body for the game of bridge, which has more than 167,000 members across North America and Bermuda. Robert is an avid bridge player and a life master, one of the highest honors in the game. He’s been with the ACBL for almost four years.

Marco Borges

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11:30AM (PST) – Marco Borges, Author of the book, “The 22 Day Revolution”

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@22DaysNutrition

For more than 20 years, nationally renowned exercise physiologist Marco Borges has been teaching individuals to transform their lives and bodies through his innovative exercise and nutrition programs. Borges, the author of Power Moves: The Four Motions to Transform Your Body for Life, is one of the most sought after fitness and plant-based nutrition experts in the country, and works with high profile clients such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Ryan Seacrest, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, and Pharrell Williams, among many others. He lives in Florida.