Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 31st 2015

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

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

Movies this week:

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  • Vacation

PEA_FranklinDay_ThenNow_v1_TW9:30AM (PST) – Ms. Harriet Glickman, Franklin Day

In celebration of FRANKLIN DAY #HappyBirthdayFranklin
Franklin’s next appearance will be in The Peanuts Movie on November 6!

This year, the beloved characters created by Charles M. Schulz will celebrate their 65th anniversary as part of the fabric of our culture. Hailed as one of the greatest cartoonist not only of his generation, but of all time, Mr. Schulz had the ability to take the most ordinary circumstances of everyday life and turn them into poignant observations as told through voices of a group of kids (and a beagle). Although he never thought of himself – or the characters he created – as opinion leaders or trendsetters, whether he realized it or not, Mr. Schulz was clearly ahead of the time with regard to social commentary and the influences his words had on a generation of readers. It’s no wonder that Mr. Schulz found himself at the center of attention with the introduction of the character Franklin to the strip in 1968. Not only was Franklin the first African American to make an appearance in the strip (and become a permanent fixture), he was the first minority character in a major, mainstream comic strip. Given the climate of race relations in 1968, a country (and world) still mourning from the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the introduction of Franklin to the established world of PEANUTS was not only timely, but retrospectively, groundbreaking. Mr. Schulz found inspiration and encouragement from the unlikeliest of sources: a suburban school teacher in Los Angeles, California named Harriet Glickman.

Shortly after the assassination of Dr. King, Ms. Glickman wrote to Mr. Schulz regarding the lack of minority representation in the PEANUTS. By 1968, with Emmys, a Peabody Award and a global merchandising program, PEANUTS was at the height of popularity. Given the success of the strip, Ms. Glickman believed that Mr. Schulz – and his voice – could bridge a gap and influence attitudes on race relations. Known for imparting words of wisdom through the voices of kids, Mr. Schulz possessed the ability to organically weave socially relevant topics into the comic strip without even realizing, and Harriet Glickman knew it, believing the brand – and she stated in her letter to MR. Schulz – had a “stature and reputation which withstand a great deal.” Last year, the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California displayed the letter and correspondences between Ms. Glickman and Mr. Schulz (which spanned three months) in an exhibit on the social commentary throughout the comic strip. The timing of Ms. Glickman’s initial letter to Mr. Schulz was no coincidence. In his first response back to Ms. Glickman, Mr. Schulz empathized with the schoolteacher by writing, that he and other cartoonists at the time were aware of the lack of minority characters, but were unsure of just how to integrate a minority character with being patronizing to a particular culture. To alleviate those concerns, Ms. Glickman reached out to her African American friends to candidly ask for their thoughts on the matter. The response was overwhelming.

On July 31, 1968, Charlie Brown, while on summer vacation with Sally, Linus and Lucy at the beach is seen looking out at the ocean, when Franklin approached, having found Charlie Brown’s beach ball. As simple as that, the first African American character was introduced into the world of PEANUTS. When summer ended, Franklin became a “regular” in the strip, appearing as a classmate of Peppermint Patty and Marcie (and a player on Peppermint Patty’s baseball team). While the introduction of Franklin widely drew praise from both critics and fans, it was not without its detractions. Schulz received one that one letter from fans opposing the idea of Franklin attending school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie. Mr. Schulz ignored them – and Franklin would go to appear in TV specials (his first appearance was in “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”) and movies and remained a central character for the of the strip. For her part in all of this, Ms. Glickman remain proud as ever to be associated with the iconic character and strip.

Alka Dhillon10:15AM (PST) – Alka Dhillon, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Technalink, Inc., and author of a brand new book titled “The OM Factor: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership”
The OM Factor:A Women’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership

Alka Dhillon is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Technalink, Inc. Technalink has provided information technology (IT) services and management consulting solutions to both government and commercial clients for 15 years. Ms. Dhillon has over 19 years’ experience in the information technology and management consulting industry.
In addition to her responsibilities as CEO of Technalink, Ms. Dhillon uses her passion for technology as platform to give back. She is committed to empowering youth to explore entrepreneurship and careers in science and technology. Ms. Dhillon is passionate about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and is a keynote speaker for the Girls in Technology organization (GIT) on the subject of Entrepreneurship and STEM to inspire more girls to pursue STEM related careers. Ms. Dhillon is actively involved in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and serves as a board member.
Ms. Dhillon has been honored with numerous awards not only for her professional achievements, but also for her commitment to serving her community. Her accolades include receiving the 2012 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award presented by SmartCEO, the Top 100 Women Leaders in STEM, the 2013 Locally Grown honor by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the Abe Veneable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Agency (MBDA).

Ms. Dhillon is the author of “THE OM FACTOR: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership – 7 Essential Tools and 7 Key Traits to Cultivate for Your Success and Well-Being”. THE OM FACTOR is a user-friendly program of techniques that will help anyone, but especially women, be better at their jobs, more productive in their work, and happier in their personal lives.
Ms. Dhillon holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Spanish from the University of Virginia.

Cheryl Ladd

Photo credit: Kathy Whittaker

10:30AM (PST) – Cheryl Ladd, actress


Possessing an effervescent personality and embodying the beauty, grace, class and charm of old Hollywood, it’s no wonder Cheryl Ladd remains one of Tinseltown’s favorite actresses. Since her big break as one of the beloved “Charlie’s Angels,” Ladd’s career has traversed television, film, and Broadway, and the beautiful actor-singer-author is still very much a triple-threat!

This August, audiences will see Cheryl starring in the Hallmark Channel movie ”Garage Sale Mysteries: The Wedding Dress” opposite Lori Laughlin. Cheryl will also be a guest star alongside series lead Liev Schreiber on the third season of Showtime’s hit “Ray Donovan”. Ladd will be playing ‘Tina Harvey’, a longtime game show hostess. She is currently shooting FX’s “American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson”. She will portray Linell Shapiro, the wife of Simpson’s defense attorney Robert Shapiro (portrayed by John Travolta). Ladd recently guest starred as the love interest to Martin Sheen in Charlie Sheen’s FXX comedy “Anger Management”. Last year saw the release of the faith-based film THE PERFECT WAVE, starring Ladd in a lead role. Her other recent credits include Ladd singing and dancing as ‘Mrs. Claus’ in the Disney musical THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS: SANTA PUPS 2 as well as starring as an unhinged love interest to medical examiner ‘Ducky’ (David McCallum) on television’s highest-rated drama, CBS’ “NCIS”. She also appeared on “Chuck”, Hallmark’s “Love’s Resounding Courage”, and “CSI: Miami”.
A classic beauty and one of America’s sweethearts since her days as an “Angel”, Ladd made a memorable appearance alongside fellow angel and friend Jaclyn Smith to pay tribute to the late Farrah Fawcett and John Forsythe at the “TV Land Awards” several years ago. Prior to that, Ladd had a recurring role on NBC’s drama “Las Vegas” playing ‘Jillian Deline’, the wife of James Caan.
An avid golfer with a respectable index of 14, she authored Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide to Golfing with the Boys in 2006, an autobiographical book recounting her experiences in the sport of golf. The book follows Ladd’s experiences from being introduced to the game by her husband to stories of celebrity golf tournaments and pro-ams, as well as pointers for players of all skill levels.
A tireless humanitarian, Ladd has had the honor of being the first woman to receive the prestigious “Hubert H. Humphrey Humanitarian Award” by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club for her continuing philanthropic endeavors. She is an ambassador for Childhelp USA – one of the largest national non-profit organizations dedicated to the research, prevention and treatment of child abuse, and was the recipient of the “Woman of the World Award” from Childhelp USA in 1987. Every year, Ladd teams with actor John O’Hurley to host a celebrity golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for ChildHelp USA, the forthcoming event happening in January 2012.
Moving effortlessly between mediums has always been second nature for Ladd, and the seasoned performer demonstrated such versatility when she starred as ‘Annie Oakley’ in “Annie Get Your Gun!” on Broadway. Her lifelong dream became a reality when she replaced Bernadette Peters in the Tony Award-winning musical.

Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd spent her childhood focused on singing, dancing, acting – and moving on. While in high school, Ladd sang with a local group called “The Music Shop”, which brought her to Los Angeles upon graduation. The band eventually broke up, but Ladd stayed in L.A. intent on pursuing her dream of becoming an actress. In just a short time, she got her first professional break as the singing voice of ‘Melody’ on the cartoon series, “Josie and the Pussycats”. Armed with talent and perseverance, Ladd quickly added a string of significant credits to her resume, including the comedy/variety series, “The Ken Berry WOW Show”, with Steve Martin and Teri Garr. Ladd was then cast in the role of ‘Kris Munroe’ on “Charlie’s Angels” and was instantly catapulted into stardom. While still on the series, she developed and starred in the ABC telefilm, “When She Was Bad”, which dealt with the harsh realities of child abuse. Ladd’s numerous television credits include guest star roles on the sitcoms “Hope and Faith”, “Jesse” and a recurring role on “Two Guys and a Girl”. Additional television credits include “Though None Go With Me”, “Eve’s Christmas”, “Grace Kelly”, “Perfect Little Angels”, and “Every Mother’s Worst Fear” for the USA Network. The latter film, about a mother’s search for her teenage daughter who is abducted by someone who met her while surfing the internet was particularly special to Ladd, as it allowed her to star opposite her real-life daughter, Jordan Ladd. Feature film credits include BAGGAGE with Barry Bostwick, A DOG OF FLANDERS opposite Jon Voight, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT with Ben Stiller, POISON IVY with Tom Skerritt and Drew Barrymore.
In her spare time she keeps busy writing and developing new projects. She co-authored a children’s book with her husband of 34 years, Brian Russell. The book, “The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship”, teaches the value of good citizenship and championship. She also enjoys spending time with her Labradoodle, Crockett, and taking long walks in the hills surrounding her home in the Santa Ynez valley. Ladd’s focus, however, always remains on her acting.

Barnet Bain11:15AM (PST) – Barnet Bain, award-winning Hollywood producer and director, radio broadcaster, creativity expert, and author of the book, “The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work”
CuttingEdgeConscious on YouTube
The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work

Barnet Bain is an award-winning Hollywood producer and director, radio broadcaster, and creativity expert. Select film credits include Oscar Award–winner What Dreams May Come (producer); Emmy Award–nominee for Best Picture, Homeless to Harvard (executive producer); The Celestine Prophecy (writer, producer); The Jesus Film (writer); and The Lost and Found Family (director). Barnet is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and a founding member of the affiliated Association of Transformational Leaders. He is also a contributing blogger for Huffington Post. Barnet consults and trains business leaders and private clients who are committed to high performance. Through his workshops, telecourses, and training seminars, Barnet guides people of all ages and walks of life to expand their vision of what is possible, step into their purpose, and contribute their gifts and talents with passion.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 30th 2015

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


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.

Christopher Titus9:15AM (PST) – Christopher Titus, comedian

Christopher Titus in Vegas at the South Point Casino on 7/31-August 2

Christopher Titus has done 5 comedy specials. He is currently touring with his new one man show “ANGRY PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”. Not happy to just do the same old comedy Titus makes sure every new show covers a theme and takes the crowd on a ride.
After amazing reviews of “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding”, Titus followed it up 2 years later with his rant on 911 and the world coming apart “The 5th Annual End of the World Tour”. This 90 minute piece that once again shows how Christopher is a comic who either suffers from A.D.D. or is an angry white trash maniac. After his second show all hell broke loose in Titus’ life. A bad divorce and an amazing new relationship bring his third 90 minute show to life. Love is evoL pushes you through the ups and downs of love and divorce in a way that no comic ever has. If you’ve ever been in love and had your heart ripped out this show will heal you… and steel you for the future.
Not holding back, Christopher Titus was able to do 3 ninety minute shows in five years. Most comics would take a break and recharge, but instead Titus dropped “NEVERLUTION” in 2011. A show that takes on the entire country and its complacency in everything from terrorism and politics, to child rearing and technology. Titus again shows he is up to more than just stand up comedy. Between 2004 and 2011 Titus pumped out 6 hours of comedy. Now what? “VOICE IN MY HEAD” is what. Titus turns his rage and hilarity inward and kicks his own ass with this special about every mistake he has made in his life including getting his TV show cancelled. The disc ends with an epic 28 minute piece about meeting Bruce Springsteen and what an idiot Titus continued to be in front of the Boss.

Currently touring his new show “Angry Pursuit Of Happiness” Titus has done the work, paid the dues and has the history to show that he is one of the best comics working. Not happy to just write bit after unrelated bit Titus always brings a cohesive, complete show. Titus’ comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy but always funny. His reputation is one of a hard, funny comic who takes no prisoners and gives the audience everything he has. He has gone after the world, relationships, families, and the human race and himself.

Hailey Sole10:30AM (PST) – Hailey Sole, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” premiering July 31st on Netflix
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Official Trailer

Hailey Sole is a phenomenal young American actress from the hit TV series Criminal Minds, where she portrayed “Meg Callahan”. Currently, this young starlet will be starring as “Amy” in the upcoming anticipated Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp. Hailing from Dallas Texas, she caught the acting bug at the tender age of four. Her first role was on the hit TV show Private Practice, where she appeared as “Betsey Parker” and was nominated for the “Young Artist Award” for her role. Hailey definitely knows how to balance her busy schedule as she attends school full time, competes in cheerleading, and acts in several successful TV series. Her credits include Private Practice (2008), The Middle (2011), Harry’s Law (2012), Parks And Recreation (2012), Franklin & Bash (2013), Criminal Minds (2014), and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp (2015). In school, Hailey is an Honor Award Member of the California Junior Scholarship Federation, which fosters high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship. She is also studying two languages; Mandarian and Spanish. Talk about brains and beauty! However, it’s not all about work with Hailey. She also knows how to have fun. On her free time, she loves singing and spending time with her friends. Whether it is singing in musicals or singing with her friends, she tries to find time to incorporate her love for music into her life.

Hailey is also heavily involved in several charity organizations, such as “Habitat for Humanity”, “Helping All Transients”, “Operation Progress”, and “Ahead with Horses”. With the help of her parents, Hailey is planning to launch her own organization to help teach Elementary and Middle School children age-specific communication skills, and conflict resolution skills, to promote kindness, and to minimize future bullying.​

Dina LaPolt11:00AM (PST) – Dina LaPolt, Entertainment Attorney


Dina LaPolt is a top entertainment attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C. in Los Angeles. Her firm represents music creators and other celebrities including recording artists, songwriters, producers, musicians, authors, writers, photographers, actors, and other owners and controllers of intellectual property. Prior to becoming an attorney LaPolt was a musician, a club promoter and a personal manager—all of which allowed her to build her law practice from the IP creator’s perspective. Since 2001 she has taught a course entitled “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business” for the UCLA Extension Program and she teaches and lectures all over the United States, Canada, and Europe on issues that affect creators’ rights.

Protecting creators and representing their interests has always been her main focus and passion. She frequently takes part in State and Federal legislative and advocacy efforts relating to issues that impact her clients in the areas of privacy and copyright reform and has filed several comment papers on a wide variety of legislative reform issues. Most notably, she submitted a comment paper in February in response to the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force’s Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Economy. LaPolt submitted the paper along with her client, Steven Tyler, with artist support letters from Dr. Dre, Sting, Britney Spears, deadmau5, Don Henley and Joe Walsh of The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne, the Dixie Chicks, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, and Billy Joel.

Trusting Yourself11:30AM (PST) – M.J. Ryan, best-selling author
Trusting Yourself: Growing Your Self-Awareness, Self-Confidence, and Self-Reliance

Best-selling author M.J. Ryan is one of the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of Trusting Yourself, The Happiness Makeover, The Power of Patience, Attitudes of Gratitude, and many other books. She works as an executive coach to individuals and teams around the world.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 29th 2015

Aaron Tveit9:15AM (PST) – Aaron Tveit, “Big Sky”

Big Sky – in select theaters and VOD Friday, August 14

Aaron Tveit is an American theatre, television, and film actor. Most recently Tveit can be seen in his starring role in the original USA Network series “Graceland”, as FBI rookie Mike Warren. Prior to that Aaron portrayed the character Enjolras in the 2012 film adaption of Les Miserables where he can be seen alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. He received acclaim for his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in the 2014 London Revival of Stephen Sondheims “Assassins”. On Broadway he starred in “Catch Me If You Can”, in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr. and also created the role of “Gabe” in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, “Next to Normal”, which he developed off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre and debuted on Broadway. Tveit has received numerous honors for his work in theatre including the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in “Next to Normal” and the Actors Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor. Nominations included Distinguished Performance from the Drama League, Best Male Dancer from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and Outstanding Featured Actor from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in “Catch Me If You Can”. In addition to “Wicked” and “Hairspray” on Broadway, he starred in the national tours of “Hairspray” and “Rent”. His debut album is “THE RADIO IN MY HEAD: Live at 54Below” as well as the original cast recordings for “Catch Me if You Can” and “Next To Normal”. Tveit’s film credits include BIG SKY, Stereotypically You, Undrafted, Howl, and Ghost Town. Television audiences know him from his recurring role of Trip Van der Bilt on “Gossip Girl”, as well as numerous guest starring roles on “The Good Wife”, “Ugly Betty”, and “Law and Order: SVU”.

Lt. Joe Kenda

Courtesy of Investigation Discovery​

10:00AM (PST) – Lt. Joe Kenda, “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” on Investigation Discovery

A new season of “HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA” begins Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c on INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

After more than two decades of catching killers with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Lieutenant Joe Kenda has memories that 13 years of retirement, and even the best therapist in the country, can’t bury. During his tenure, Lt. Kenda and his team solved 387 homicide investigations, resulting in a 92% solve rate. In HOMICIDE HUNTER, Lt. Kenda re-opens his “Murder Books” – folders in which the details of his murder cases are held – for viewers, to revisit each case, his beats, and the crime-solving process.

Holster your prop weapons and “stand down” David Caruso and Mark Harmon, because the real-life Homicide Hunter is back on patrol. Investigation Discovery is on the hunt once again with Lieutenant Joe Kenda, a 25-year veteran of Colorado’s homicide investigation unit with one of the highest case-closure rates in the country, in HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA. Each week, with his slow, intense, deliberate drawl and cool, no-nonsense demeanor, Lt. Kenda re-opens his “murder books,” case files of the most disturbing cases still haunting him today. Season 5 Premieres Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c.

Sheena Sharma10:45AM (PST) – Sheena Sharma, Staff Writer at EliteDaily & Founder of Curryous American, a blog for the single girl

Curryous American

Sheena Sharma is a Feature Writer at Elite Daily. A born-and-bred New Yorker, she’s in love with love, and started, a blog exclusively for the single girl. Curryous American is about perpetual single life. From where Sheena stands, it feels impossible to find – and keep – a man, let alone find and keep one in a big city. Despite all her dating failures, she tries to keep the faith. Learn from her mistakes. She challenges the single girl to remain hopeful and, above all, curryous.

Sheena was born and raised in Long Island, New York and she is fascinated by all things love-related.

Martin Short

Photo credit: Sam Jones

11:30AM (PST) – Martin Short, legendary comedian, actor and author of the book “I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend” – Now in Paperback

I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 28th 2015

Mindy Sterling9:30AM (PST) – Mindy Sterling, Actress and Voice Actress

THE SNAPSHOTS BENEFIT – A Theatrical Benefit to Raise Funds for the Susan G. Komen 3 day for the cure event – Tickets and info at

Mindy Sterling is an American actress and voice actress. Among her most prominent roles are Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, Principal Susan Skidmore on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm, Ms. Endive in Chowder, Lin Beifong on The Legend of Korra, and Miss Briggs on iCarly. Sterling was born in Paterson, New Jersey. Her father is actor and comedian Dick Sterling. Her mother was a dancer. At 13, she began her training to become an actress. Sterling was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram in 1998. After a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation treatment and tamoxifen, she has remained cancer-free.

Adam Resnick

Photo credit: Matt Lief Anderson

10:30AM (PST) – Adam Resnick, author, “Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation”

Will Not Attend

Adam Resnick is an Emmy Award-winning writer who began his career at Late Night with David Letterman. He went on to co-create the classic Fox sitcom Get a Life, and was a co-executive producer and writer for HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. He has also written for Saturday Night Live and was one of the two singular minds behind le film célèbre, Cabin Boy.

Jamie Brickhouse

Photo credit: George Anttila

11:15AM (PST) – Jamie Brickhouse, author, “Dangerous When Wet: a Memoir”


Jamie Brickhouse has written for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Lambda Literary Review, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, and The Fix, and guest blogs for the Huffington Post. He spent over two decades in the publishing industry, most recently at two major houses as head of their publicity and lecture divisions. He has performed stand-up comedy and recorded voice-overs for the legendary TV show Beavis and Butthead. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brickhouse lives in Manhattan with his partner, Michael.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 27th 2015

9:30AM (PST) – John Posey, writer and star of the play, “Father, Son, and Holy Coach”, and his son, Tyler Posey producer of the play

Father, Son and Holy Coach” runs through August 30 at the Whitefire Theatre

John Posey

John Posey is in his fourth decade as a professional actor, writer and producer, the last twenty-five of which were spent in the Los Angeles market. As an actor, Posey has performed extensively in the television, film, stage, commercial and voice-over fields. His many TV/FILM credits include SEINFELD, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, LEGENDARY, WMD, MANHUNTER, E.R. NCIS, NEWSRADIO, BOSTON LEGAL, 24, CHEERS, CRIMINAL MINDS, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, to name just a few. He has also appeared in hundreds of national and international television and radio commercials for virtually every top ad agency in the industry.
As a writer Posey has written screenplays for Disney, HBO, SONY, WWE Film Studios and PAX TV. His film, LEGENDARY, starring Patricia Clarkson, Tyler Posey and Danny Glover, was produced in 2010. His biopics GORGEOUS GEORGE and EDDIE THE EAGLE are both currently in development. Posey also wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed one man live production of FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH, which continues to be developed independently as a film property. Posey has performed the play over 200 times throughout the country.

He is the father of Jesse and Tyler. Tyler currently heads the hit MTV series TEEN WOLF. Jesse Posey is a college baseball pitcher. John is also a speech/conte​​nt writer and has worked with the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, D.A.R.E. and various educational companies. John was married to Cyndi for 24 years, prior to her passing in 2014. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

John began his career in radio at WDVH AM in Gainesville, Florida. He took a motorcycle trip across the country at the age of 16 and barely lived to tell about it. John’s brother, David, was an All-Conference kicker for the University of Florida football team and later kicked for the New England patriots. He is the cousin of retired race car driver/race commentator Sam Posey. He was one of the original “ball boys” for the Miami Dolphins, along with the son of Larry King. And, yes, it’s true, he was the original “Dad” on the ABC TV series FULL HOUSE. After having watched nearly every episode of the long-running sitcom, John’s youngest son, Jesse, found the original pilot of FULL HOUSE, with his dad in the lead role, a little “disturbing”.

Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey has established himself as a sought after young actor in both film and television. He has done extensive work in television, including recurring roles on ABC Family’s ‘Lincoln Heights’ and ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’. Tyler shot two films this year: ‘Taco Shop’, alongside Eric Roberts (‘The Dark Knight’) and Laura Harring (‘Mulholland Drive’), and ‘White Frog’, co-starring Booboo Stewart (‘The Twilight Saga’) and Talulah Riley (‘Pride & Prejudice’). His previous feature work includes films such as ‘Collateral Damage’ alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘Maid in Manhattan’ with Jennifer Lopez, and the Independent WWE film ‘Legendary’ with Patricia Clarkson.

Dr. Dean Ornish10:30AM (PST) – Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address. For over 36 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for this program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes. He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His current research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which control aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine).

He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers, including: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; Love & Survival; and his most recent book, The Spectrum. The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, The Lancet Oncology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of their work was broadcast on NOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers’ PBS series, Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report. He has written a monthly column for Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post and writes a regular column for TIME magazine.

Dr. Ornish was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He has been a member of the boards of directors of the San Francisco Food Bank, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in SF where he and colleagues established an integrative medicine clinic which will be replicated throughout the country. He was elected to the California Academy of Medicine and chaired the Google Health Advisory Council with Marissa Mayer 2007-9. The “Ornish diet” was rated #1 for heart health by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
He has received several awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, Berkeley, “National Public Health Hero” award; the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology; a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association; the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases; the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine” award from California Pacific Medical Center; the Stanley Wallach Lectureship Award from the American College of Nutrition; the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement; the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine; the Glenn Foundation Award for Research; the Bravewell Collaborative Pioneer of Integrative Medicine award; and the Sheila Kar Health Foundation Humanitarian Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Dr. Ornish has been a physician consultant to President Clinton since 1993 and to several bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress, and he consulted with the chefs at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One to cook more healthfully (1993-2000). He gave a keynote speech reviewing the science of integrative medicine at the Institute of Medicine’s first Summit on Integrative Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences.

Rachel Bradley11:00AM (PST) – Rachel Bradley –aka- “Bombshell Rae”, comedian

Rachel Bradley is a nationally touring comedian, actress, model and national-level fitness competitor. Rachel is currently performing in theaters across the country, bringing her comedic point of view on what it takes to be a strong woman. She can be heard every week as the host of the popular Titus Podcast, alongside comedian Christopher Titus. Most recently, Rachel was featured in the comedy issue of Vanity Fair, Oxygen Fitness magazine, and GoodGuys Auto Magazine. Rachel is also a regular at the Aspen Comedy Festival, and was invited to perform at the premier LOL Santa Barbara Comedy Festival. In December 2015, she is set to film her first comedy special in Denver, CO. Although born a Southern girl, Rachel currently resides in, and calls Los Angeles, home.

Jay Samit

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11:30AM (PST) – Jay Samit, author of the book, “Disrupt You”

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Jay Samit has been described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry.” He is a leading technology innovator who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups; sold companies to Fortune 500 firms; taken companies public; and partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca Cola, McDonald’s, General Motors, United Airlines, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, and Facebook. Samit is CEO of SeaChange International, a leading global multi-screen video software company. A technology innovator and entrepreneur, he was a senior advisor to LinkedIn and was appointed to the White House initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton. An adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, Samit is the host of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year series.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 24th 2015

Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis9:30AM (PST) – Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis, starring in the play, “Sisyphus”

Sisyphus” – July 28th & July 29th at Theatre 40
I.Melissanidis- “…speechless performance! “- London Cultural Olympics

Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis became the first Greek athlete to win an Olympic gold medal (in gymnastics, Atlanta 1996) in over 100 years and the youngest male to become a gold medalist in gymnastics. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London), he debuted his theatre piece Sisyphus in London, where famed director Franco Zeffirelli proclaimed him an artist “of unique beauty and talent.” Melissanidis’ New York stage credits include productions of The Libertine and Hamlet.

Melissanidis is an Ambassador of the Special Olympics, and a portion of the proceeds of his engagement in “Sisyphus” will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Chaz Bono11:00AM (PST) – Chaz Bono, actor, starring in “Down The Road”

DOWN THE ROAD, running now through August 16th at the Lounge Theatre in ​Hollywood

Only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher, Chaz Bono is best for courageous and groundbreaking season on “Dancing with the Stars”, producing and staring in the three time Emmy nominated documentary “Becoming Chaz”, and as the two time, New York Times Bestselling, author of Family Outing and Transition. Bono has become very active in the Los Angeles theater community, acting in 10 productions over the past two years with the theater company 30 Minute Musicals, which he joined in 2013, including three productions for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and last year he also performed in the critically acclaimed, Blind Bate Project. Bono will have his feature film debut in the, soon to be released, independent film “Dirty” and has a recurring role in the web series “Gods and Secrets”, in production now.

Joseph Luzzi11:30AM (PST) – Joseph Luzzi, author, “In A Dark Wood”
In A Dark Wood

Joseph Luzzi, the first American-born child in his Italian family, holds a doctorate from Yale and teaches at Bard. He is the author of My Two Italies, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy, which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association. An active critic, his essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and The Times Literary Supplement. Dante has been the focus of his teaching and writing for over twenty years, and honors for his work on Dante include a teaching prize from Yale and an essay award from the Dante Society of America.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 23rd 2015

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


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.

Tamara Jacobs

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10:15AM (PST) – Tamara Jacobs, author, “Your Ultimate Success Plan”
Your Ultimate Success Plan: Stop Holding Yourself Back and Get Recognized, Rewarded and Promoted

The founder and president of Tamara Jacobs Communications, Inc., Tamara Jacobs is an internationally acknowledged expert and trailblazer in the field of high-impact contemporary communications. She is also the author of the definitive “how to” guide for establishing and leveraging the power of you, the best selling, Be The Brand. Her second book, Your Ultimate Success Plan, was just released Summer 2015 by Career Press Books.

Ms. Jacobs oversees a full service strategic communications company that consults, coaches and has delivered over 3,000 keynotes for companies, celebrities, and thousands of individuals looking to master the art of branding themselves. The marquee companies that make up Ms. Jacobs’ clients span industries and diverse sectors from pharmaceutical to financial to retail powerhouses including Amgen, Bayer, BlackRock, Chase, Coty, Genentech, Liz Claiborne, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Latham & Watkins, Novartis, Pfizer, and Revlon. Ms. Jacobs’ unique background as an Equity actress, network news anchorwoman, and successful senior executive with Johnson & Johnson has served her in creating transformational relationships with her clients; designed to shift the focus from “me to we” leadership, promote “rapport with a purpose,” and ultimately take executive coaching into the 21st Century.
A regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Ms. Jacobs’ articles have been featured in Fortune, Family Circle, Victoria Magazine, Woman’s Day and Woman’s World as well as the New York Times. She has also been a recurring television guest on World News Tonight, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox News, and served as a judge for the Miss America Pageant.
In addition to her book, Be The Brand, Ms. Jacobs’ theories on personal branding have been captured in her award winning CD ROM, Effective Presentation, The Power of Organized Conversation, and her rule book for inclusive meetings, Enlist To Lead. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Jacobs also attended Mt. Holyoke College where she was awarded the prestigious distinction of Sarah Williston Scholar.

Her interests and activities are broad and varied, from member of the New Jersey Task Force on Bioterrorism, to being selected for the Women’s Leadership Board, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Married for 25 years to investment banking executive, David Epstein, Tamara is the “over the moon” mother to her daughter, Avery, a Music Theater major at Syracuse University.

Rob Lieberman11:00AM (PST) – Rob Lieberman, award-winning director

Robert Lieberman directed Breakaway, Canada’s highest grossing, English speaking film, in 2011, D3:The Mighty Ducks, the third edition of one of Disney’s more successful franchises, Jon Voight in Table For Five, fresh off his Best Actor Oscar for Coming Home, Fire in the Sky, All I Want For Christmas with Thara Birch, Leslie Nielson and Lauren Bacall, The Tortured for Twisted Pictures |The SAW series) and The Stranger, an action film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin.
For over three decades, Robert Lieberman has been one of the busiest and most successful directors in film and television. Winning 29 Clio Awards and becoming the first recipient of the Directors Guild of America’s Best Commercial Director award, in l980. He won that honor again in 1996 and hos been nominated a total of four times. His more than 1,000 commercials include spots for AT&T, Budweiser, Burger King, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Merrill Lynch, Hallmark, Sprint and literally hundreds more A list companies, recently returning from Shanghai where he directed Yao Ming in on Oreo commercial.

Mr. Lieberman has amassed numerous credits directing dramatic television including multiple episodes of Criminal Minds, Dexter, Brothers & Sisters, Eureka, Shark, multiple episodes of Republic of Doyle and Lost Girl, The X-Files, Thirtysomething, Gabriel’s Fire, which he also Executive Produced and which garnered three Emmys, Arctic Air, King, four episodes of The Listener, Nikita and three episodes of Haven. He also EP’d and directed the pilots for Harts of the West which starred Beau and Lloyd Bridges, The Young Riders which ran three seasons and launched the career of Josh Brolin, Tom Clancy’s Netforce, with Kris Kristofferson, which he also wrote, Once and Again, Strong Medicine which he co-produced with Whoopie Goldberg (ran for six seasons), the telefilm Wilt: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy and the miniseries Titanic, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and George C. Scott for CBS. For TNT he directed the original movie Second String which was his second outing with Mr. Voight and for SyFy he directed two mini-series Earthsea with Isabella Rossellini and Danny Glover and The Final Days of Planet Earth starring Daryl Hannah. He directed the pilot and served as Executive Producer of USA Network’s long running hit The Dead Zone (ran seven seasons) and also directed many of the episodes. Of the nineteen pilots that Mr. Lieberman directed, sixteen sold through to series, one of the most successful records in television history. Mr. Liebermon co-created and Executive Produced the daytime talk show Marilu with his then wife Marilu Henner and the Fox reality show The Casino, which he co-developed with Mark Burnett. He recently completed a four hour mini-series, Eve of Destruction, starring Seven Weber and Treat Williams that is scheduled to be aired on the Reeb coble network in the US and on Showcase in Canada.

A graduate of the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Film, Mr. Lieberman has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Chicago Film Festival to the San Francisco Film Festival, many Andys, Addys, Mobius Awards, Commercial of The Year from the industry magazine Ad Age and the Gold and Silver Lions for commercials from the Cannes Film Festival.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 22nd 2015

Phillip Keene9:30AM (PST) – Phillip Keene, TNT’s “Major Crimes”

Major Crimes” – Mondays at 9/8c on TNT

Phillip Keene joined the cast as Buzz Watson in TNT´s `The Closer​´ in 2005. In 2012, their spinoff series “Major Crimes” aired, where his character Buzz was placed as one of the leads. Phillip plays the LAPD´s Major Crimes Unit´s electronics room technician / videographer of all crime-scene documentation for their division. In 2008, 2009 & 2010, `The Closer´ received nominations for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Keene, who is also fluent in Spanish and German, earned a degree in both history and art history from UCLA, as well as received his pilot’s license before deciding to eagerly pursue his love of acting. He has studied with the finest – Howard Fine, Heidi Davis, Margie Haber, and Tony Sepulveda to name a few. One of Keene’s passions is collecting rare Pan Am memorabilia, which was put on exhibit at Modernism Week in Palm Springs. His other hobbies include surfing, golf, and renovating homes. He is married to James Duff, creator of `The Closer´ and `Major Crimes´. Along with acting, Phillip also has a passion for collecting.

That Sugar Film10:30AM (PST) – Damon Gameau, That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film – in Select Theaters and VOD on Friday, July 31
THAT SUGAR FILM – Official US Trailer

Damon Gameau is an Australian actor and director. He has starred in several feature films, including Rolf De Heer’s critically acclaimed THE TRACKER, Darren Ashton’s THUNDERSTRUCK and RAZZLE DAZZLE, Robert Connolly’s BALIBO opposite Anthony LaPaglia, PATRICK with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance and SAVE YOUR LEGS! with Stephen Curry and Brendan Cowell. Damon’s performance in BALIBO earned him and AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His television credits include UNDERBELLY, HOWZAT, LOVE MY WAY, PUBERTY BLUES, SECRETS AND LIES, GALLIPOLI and THE KETTERING INCIDENT. As a director he wrote, directed and performed vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, ANIMAL BEATBOX, which has now played at over 25 festivals worldwide. He was also a finalist in 2010 with his film, ONE, which he co-directed with Gareth Davies. THAT SUGAR FILM is Damon’s first feature length film and THAT SUGAR BOOK is his first published book. Book will be published on July 28 by Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan.

Alan Gelb11:30AM (PST) – Alan Gelb, author, “Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story”

Having the Last Say

Alan Gelb is a writing coach and widely published author of fiction and nonfiction, including Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Now in its second edition, this slim volume has taught thousands of students to uncover special stories that overburdened admissions counselors will remember. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS Money Watch among others.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 21st 2015

Craig Bierko9:30AM (PST) – Craig Bierko, UnREAL

UnREAL, Mondays at 10:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime

Craig Bierko was raised in Rye Brook, New York, where his mother ran the local community theater. He got his first big break in 1990 when he was cast in the CBS sitcom, Sydney, starring opposite Valerie Bertanelli and Mathew Perry. Bierko’s known for his work on films including; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring with Johnny Depp, Cinderella Man and performing across from Russell Crowe. He’s been featured in popular TV series incl​​uding, Boston Legal, Unhitched, Damages and most recently, Hot in Cleveland.
Bierko’s additional television credits include, Wings, Ally McBeal, Sex in the City, The Good Wife, Necessary Roughness, Unforgettable and The Michael J Fox Show. His extensive film credits also include memorable roles in such films as The Thirteenth Floor, Scary Movie 4 and Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration.

Bierko has had a successful Broadway career and in 2000, he portrayed the title part of “Harold Hill” in a revival of The Music Man. That role went on to land him a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations as well as a Theatre World Award. Bierko also created the online viral hit “Bathing with Bierko” in the pilot of which he interviews and bathes noted actor John Malkovich.

Cathy Scott10:30AM (PST) – Cathy Scott, author of “Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman”
Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman

Cathy Scott is an is an L.A. Times bestselling author and blogger for Psychology Today who has written eleven books after changing jobs as a secretary and breaking into the news business, plus she taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Recent TV appearances include Dateline and the Today Show.

11:30AM (PST) – Margaret A. Neale and Thomas Z. Lys, authors of the book, “Getting (More of) What You Want: How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life”

Getting (More of) What You Want

Margaret A. Neale

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Margaret A. Neale is an Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where her research focuses primarily on negotiation and team performance. In particular, she studies cognitive and social processes in terms of effective negotiating behavior and explores the psychology behind team communication. She is the author of over 70 articles on the topics of bargaining and negotiation and is the coauthor of three books.



Thomas Z. Lys

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Thomas Z. Lys is Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research investigates the stock price consequences that result from alternate financial reporting standards, changes in capital structure, changes in the money supply, and corporate disclosures, and his work has been published in prominent academic journals. He was an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics for eleven years and has served as a consultant for General Electric and IBM, among other companies.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 20th 2015

9:30AM (PST) – Tim “Ringy” Saylor and George “KG” Wyant, Nat Geo Channel’s “Diggers”

A new season of DIGGERS Premieres TONIGHT at 10/9C on National Geographic Channel

Hobbyist metal detectorists “King George” Wyant and his buddy Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor travel the country looking for lost relics of history. Their enthusiasm is contagious, their humor quirky, and their vocabulary… one of a kind. They understand that every item has a story to tell, and Diggers brings history to life as they duo are invited by landowners, historians and archaeologists to go on a quest, and in their own way, a crusade, to unearth history that would have otherwise been forgotten.

Tim Saylor
Tim Saylor aka “Ringy” is a two-time graduate of the University of Iowa, holding degrees from that institution in both German and Psychology, has completed studies abroad at the University of Vienna, and is a certified computer programmer and web designer. The Iowa Writers Workshop is world renowned, and, as an undergraduate, Tim wrote and studied fiction at the university under Bob Shacochis (Easy in the Islands) and David Morrell (First Blood, Rambo). Tim received the German Book Prize from the University of Iowa’s German Department in 1995 and the Class Third Prize for the Wiener Internationale Hochschulkurse at the University of Vienna in 1994, and he was inducted into the University of Iowa’s Psi-Chi Honor Society. In 1990, Tim recorded tracks on the not-so-critically acclaimed rock band No Spokes’ debut album Way Big. An accomplished treasure hunter, Tim has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, co-produced and co-starred in Anaconda Treasure’s Extreme Metal Detecting DVD series, wrote the book Treasure Hunting with Team ATC, and is currently working with a world-renowned television production company on a show for a major cable network. In spite of these achievements, he remains poor and unsuccessful, living isolated in a miner’s shack in the mountains of Montana with his son Ian and his Boston terrier “Brick”, where they spend their days avoiding bear attacks and searching for that elusive jar of gold and silver coins.

George Wyant
George Wyant aka “KG” is a graduate of Anaconda high school. He thought about going to college but figured that a hammer and a shovel fit better in his hand than a pencil. After digging ditches for four months for a local plumber, he thought maybe it was time to try college. Knowing that would entail the reading of many books, he instead went to work at a foundry and ran electric furnaces. After seven years of that, he thought about college once again. Remembering that college would require him to think really hard, he opted to work at a copper mine in Butte Montana where he remains employed today. George is an expert fisherman and hunter. In 2005, he was photographed fly fishing and published in Travel Montana magazine. In 2009, he was featured in the Anaconda Leader newspaper after being attacked by a large black bear 5 miles deep in the forest while bow hunting. (He lived.) An accomplished treasure hunter, George has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, co-produced and co-starred in Anaconda Treasure’s Extreme Metal Detecting DVD series, and is currently working with a world renowned television production company on a show for a major cable network. George and his wife Lori live in Anaconda, Montana, and are the proud parents of two girls, Emily, 14, and Morgan, 11.

Wednesday Martin

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10:30AM (PST) – Wednesday Martin, social researcher and Author of the book, “Primates of Park Avenue”
Primates of Park Avenue

Wednesday Martin, PhD, has worked as writer and social researcher in New York City for more than two decades. The author of Stepmonster and Primates of Park Avenue, she has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, NBC News, the BBC Newshour, and Fox News as an expert on step‐parenting and parenting issues. She writes for the online edition of Psychology Today and her work has appeared in The New York Times. She was a regular contributor to New York Post’s parenting and lifestyle pages for several years and has written for The Daily Telegraph. Wednesday received her PhD from Yale University and lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.

11:30AM (PST) – Amy Madigan, actress/director and Neil Koenigsberg, former publicist/talent manager/producer-turned-playwright

Amy Madigan directs the West Coast premiere of ‘Off the King’s Road’ by Neil Koenigsberg – now through August 2nd at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles
Tickets available here

Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan most recently co-starred with husband Ed Harris in the acclaimed world premiere of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A., which went on to a sold-out production with the New Group in N.Y.C. Both she and Harris will return to New York in 2016 in a revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, again for the New Group. Amy’s other theater credits include starring in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway; the Mark Taper Forum’s A Lie of the Mind; Manhattan Theater Cub’s The Lucky Spot; and L.A. productions of Stevie Wants the Blues, Prairie Avenue and In the Boom Boom Room. Amy produced Susan Emshwiller’s Brushstrokes and directed Traveling Bowls of Soup for the MET Theatre, an Oxford Street space where she was a founding member — along with Harris and Tom Bower — and that is still up and running in Hollywood. The actress’ film credits include Twice in a Lifetime (Academy Award nomination), Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Female Perversions, Streets of Fire and The Dark Half, as well as Pollock, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay and Gone Baby Gone, the latter four with Harris. Television credits include Roe vs. Wade (Golden Globe Award and Emmy nomination); HBO’s Carnivale, The Laramie Project and A Bright Shining Lie; Robert Altman’s The Laundromat; and Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten for Direct TV. Along with Harris, she co-produced and starred in Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage for TNT.

Neil Koenigsberg
Neil Koenigsberg was a founding partner of high profile entertainment public relations company PMK. After eleven years he sold his interest in the company and became a talent manager, working with stars such as Jeff Bridges, Ed Harris, Ally Sheedy, John Lithgow, Tony Goldwyn, Mark Harmon and Amy Madigan. He also was involved in producing films such as American Heart, Pollock, High Art, Hidden in America, A Walk on the Moon and The Giver. Most recently, Koenigsberg has produced the documentaries Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides for American Masters/PBS and Tab Hunter Confidential, currently making the rounds of film festivals worldwide. Koenigberg’s passion for playwriting has resulted in two one acts, On A Bench and Fit, produced as part of the 59 E. 59 Street acclaimed Summer Shorts Festival in NYC, and the full length Off the King’s Road, which premiered in 2013 at Theater for the New City in NYC. A graduate of Boston University with a BA in Film, Koenigsberg was born and raised in New York and currently divides his time between Manhattan and Los Angeles.