Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday August 31st 2015

Jordan Ellenberg

Photo credit: Mats Rudels

10:15AM (PST) – Jordan Ellenberg, Author of the NY Times Besteller, “How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking”


Jordan Ellenberg is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a 2015 Guggenheim fellow. He has lectured around the world on his research in number theory and delivered one of the invited addresses at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, the largest math conference in the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Wired, and The Believer, and he has been featured on the Today show and NPR’s All Things Considered. He writes a popular column called “Do the Math” for Slate.

Alana Stewart10:30AM (PST) – Alana Stewart, Author and actress, currently starring in the new hit E! reality show, “The Stewarts & The Hamiltons”, and President & CEO of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation

Don’t Miss The Two-Night Season Finale Event of ​​Stewarts & Hamiltons!​ ​Part-One of The Season Finale Will Air on Sunday, September 6 at 9 PM ET/PT Followed by Part-Two on Monday, September 7 at 9 PM ET/PT only on E!
Farrah Fawcett Foundation Presents First Annual “Tex-Mex Fiesta” Benefitting Stand Up To Cancer


Alana Stewart is an actress, host, author and spokesperson. She began her career by leaving her home state of Texas and heading to New York City to become a Ford model. Soon, she began her acting career appearing on such popular television series as “The Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island”, “The Bionic Woman”, “Hart to Hart”, “The Fall Guy”, “Masquerade” and the mini series “Small Sacrifices” and “Lonesome Dove”. Film roles include: Allan Carr’s “Where the Boys Are”, Jonathan Demme’s “Swing Shift”, “The Ravagers” with Richard Harris, the independent film “Between” which debuted at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, “American Intellectuals”, “Dangerous Company”, “Medusa”, “Wasted in Babylon”, “Mom Can I Keep Her” and “Delivered” which recently premiered at World Fest, an international film festival. It received the special Grand Jury Prize and Alana was awarded Best Supporting Actress.
Alana hosted the popular talk show “The George and Alana Show” with ex-husband, George Hamilton. Later, she appeared on the ABC hit reality show “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” and on VHI in “Meet The Hamilton’s”. She is currently starring in E!’s hit reality show, The Stewarts & The Hamiltons.

In 2007, Alana began working with her dear friend, Farrah Fawcett on “Farrah’s Story”, a documentary of Farrah’s courageous struggle with cancer which Alana filmed and produced. In 2009, “Farrah’s Story” debuted on NBC to record-breaking viewers and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Alana also released her first book in 2009, the New York Times bestseller, My Journey with Farrah – A story of Life, Love and Friendship. In her second book, Alana reveals her compelling personal story in REARVIEW MIRROR: A Memoir (published by Vanguard Press, September 2012). Alana serves as president of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation which funds cancer research and supports those fighting cancer.

Alana has appeared on most major media outlets including CNN, Bill O’Reilly, Barbara Walters, Larry King, The View, Nightline and Huckabee. She has made numerous appearances on TheToday Show with Meredith Viera, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Alana recently received the prestigious Genii Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for excellence in documentary filmmaking for Farrah’s Story. In April of 2011, Alana received The John Wayne Cancer Institute ‘True Grit’ Humanitarian Award. The only other recipients have been Nancy Reagan, Larry King and Bonnie Hunt. In 2012, she was honored by The Beckstrand Cancer Foundation for her contribution to the cancer community.

Isaac Oliver11:15AM (PST) – Isaac Oliver, award-winning Playwright, performer and author of the book, “Intimacy Idiot”

Isaac Oliver will be participating in the Baltimore Book Festival on September 27

Isaac Oliver is an award-winning playwright, author, and performer. His stories have been featured in The How I Learned Series, The Soundtrack Series, Showgasm, Dead Darlings, Real Characters, On This Island, and Naked Radio. He lives in New York City.

Cecilia Noel11:30AM (PST) – Cecilia Noel, musician

Latest album – HAVANA ROCKS
Cecilia Noel at the Catalina Bar & Grill ​in Hollywood – Thursday,​ ​September 17th​ at​ 8pm ​- ​one night only!


Cecilia Noël is passionate, flamboyant, and incredibly talented. Since being discovered in Peru by Stan Getz while only in her teens, Noël has become a favorite of Latin music aficionados in the know. Her signature blend of salsa, soul, jazz, funk, and Afro-Cuban music, which she calls “salsoul”, together with her charismatic stage presence, sweet and sassy vocals and high energy live performances, have earned her critical acclaim and a steadfast following.
With the release of Havana Rocks, Noël adds a new dimension to her musical palette, marrying Cuban and Latin grooves to mega pop hits from the 80s. The entire album was recorded in Havana, Cuba with an all-Cuban cast of musicians and singers. The project required special permission from the US Government, a lengthy bureaucratic process, but well worth the work for the music results here are nothing short of spectacular. Havana Rocks includes covers of Devo’s “Whip It”, Gary Numan’s “Cars” and Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town”, all propelled by deep percussive grooves and Noël’s rich and appealing alto vocals. The creativity of the arrangements and approach is refreshing, but what is perhaps most surprising is how well it all works. Noël’s take on ACDC’s “You Shook Me” begins with a darker, minor mood in the verses before exploding into a vivacious chorus, fueled by tight horn lines that respond to her razor sharp vocals. The breadth of her vocal talents are further showcased on her sultry version of The Divinyls “I Touch Myself”, which breaks down into a understated, elegant bossa-nova piano solo interspersed with Noël’s whispers of sweet nothings.

Originally from Lima, Perú, Noël’s career began at the age of eight with a starring role in a Perúvian television show called “El Tío Johnny”. As a teenager, Noël’s mother Menina Pereira sent her to Argentina and Germany to take voice, violin, and piano lessons. Upon returning, she sang and studied under the tutelage of famed Italian bandleader Carlo Berscia. Encouraged by the legendary Stan Getz to move to the U.S., Noël relocated to New York City where she sang at the famous Rainbow Room and became a principal dancer with Jo Jo’s Dance Factory and the well-known boy band, Menudo.
Noël moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and formed Cecilia Noël and The Wild Clams. Described as ‘James Brown meets Pérez Prado’, the band quickly became one of the most powerful and entertaining live music acts in Los Angeles and was signed to Epic Records. In 2009 Noël released ¡A GOZÁR! – her debut for Compass Records – which earned Noël a spot on Putumayo’s 2010 Latin Party release. In addition to solo dates, Noël continues to perform with The Wild Clams as well as with her husband and former Men At Work front man Colin Hay.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday August 28th 2015

Dr. Ken Blanchard10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies and author of the book, “The New 1 Minute Manager”
The New 1 Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard, PhD, is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, and a highly sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant. His perennial international bestsellers include Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done! He lives in California.

Wealth Secrets of the One Percent11:15AM (PST) – Sam Wilkin, business economist and author of the new book, “Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marveously, Obscenely Rich”
Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich

Sam Wilkin is a senior advisor to Oxford Economics, one of the world’s foremost global forecasting and research consultancies, where he previously served as head of business research. He is also a senior advisor to Oxford Analytica, a strategic analysis and advisory firm that counts among its clients many global companies and more than 25 world governments. Wilkin received his B.A. in economics from Eckerd College, where he was the 2004 alumni fellow, and his M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. He lives in New York and Oxford.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday August 27th 2015

Rob Shuter9:15AM (PST) – Rob Shuter, “Naughty and Nice” Gossip Columnist

Rob Shuter who hails from across the pond is one of New York’s most fun gossip columnist. He is a frequent contributor on The Today Show, Good Day New York, Fox 5, Dr. Oz, the Daily News among others. His website is called naughty but he always spread the word with a glimmer in his smile and a wink in his eyes.

Rob Shuter was born for celebrity news. Starting in public relations, he represented the likes of Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. He then went on to become executive editor of OK! Magazine, making it the fastest growing magazine in the USA. Breaking stories such as the first post-breakdown interview from Brittney Spears, the weddings of Eva Longoria and Katherine Heigl and the pictures of celeb parents, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Alba, with their gorgeous babies, helped get Shuter to the top. He now devotes his time to getting the most recent star news out to his followers on and his other social media accounts. With tons of celebrity sources and relationships, Rob Shuter is the best and most reliable source for breaking celebrity gossip and news.

He is a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets and lives in New York City with his Westminster winning Glen of Imaal Terrier.

Bryan Christy10:30AM (PST) – Bryan Christy, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory

Bryan Christy wrote National Geographic magazine’s September cover story, “Tracking Ivory” available on newsstands now, and is featured in “Explorer: Warlords of Ivory” premiering Sun, Aug 30th at 8/7c on National Geographic Channel

Investigative reporter and National Geographic Fellow Bryan Christy is director of special investigations for National Geographic magazine and was named National Geographic Explorer of the Year in 2014. His work on international wildlife trafficking has been cited as one of 10 ways National Geographic has changed the world.
Christy is author of “The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers”. His reportage has appeared in National Geographic, Foreign Policy and Playboy, among other publications. Christy’s January 2010 National Geographic story, “The Kingpin”, exposed Malaysian wildlife smuggler Anson Wong and his government relationship. His investigation into the role of religion in the illegal ivory trade — “Ivory Worship”, the magazine’s cover story in October 2012 — has had a wide and continuing impact and served as a foundation of the award-winning National Geographic-PBS documentary Battle for the Elephants.

A frequent public speaker on international crime, the wildlife trade and the power of storytelling, Christy has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and PBS NewsHour. He began his professional career as a lawyer and CPA in Washington, D.C., where he worked on such topics as the U.S.-Japan supercomputer trade, Norwegian whaling and the sale of light-water nuclear reactors to North Korea.

Christy’s education includes Pennsylvania State University, the Cornell University Graduate School, the University of Michigan Law School and Tokyo University Law School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar).

Sally Morgan11:00AM (PST) – Sally Morgan, Britain’s most loved Psychic Medium and author of the book, “Call Me Psychic”
Call Me Psychic

Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift. Sally is known worldwide as the psychic to A-List Celebrities including George Michael, Uma Thurman, Mel B, and The Beckham’s and for many years was the personal psychic and adviser to “Diana, the Princess of Wales”.

Having been born and raised in Fulham, Sally proudly comes from a working class background. Her psychic experiences started when she was very young citing her first ghost at the age of four. Sally has always believed that she inherited her ability from her Grandmother. In 2005, Sally was tested by Professor Gary Schwartz, a Harvard University Ph.D. graduate. After the experiment, he regarded her as one of the best mediums that he had ever tested and even rated her as “One of the top five psychics in the world.”
Sally was launched into the public spotlight with her TV series Star Psychic in 2007. Since then she’s had success with several TV docu-series including Psychic Sally Big Fat Operation, a fly on the wall documentary showing Sally’s life changing weight loss operation. In recent years, Sally starred in the Sky Living series Psychic Sally on the Road, which provided a unique insight into Sally’s bizarre world including her grueling tour schedule and life at home with the Morgan’s. In late 2012, Sally appeared on a Horror Special Come Dine With Me alongside Robert Englund (aka Freddie Krueger!), Alex Reid and model Nicola McClean.
As well as a TV star, Sally is a successful live theatre-touring artist. She has toured the UK for over 8 years performing around 140 sell out shows per year.
Sally is the author of three best-selling books; her biography My Psychic Life, Healing Spirits and Life After Death. In 2013 she self-published her fourth book My Heavenly Truth. In her newest book Call Me Psychic, Sally shares her gift and gives insight into the amazing readings she gives. In a series of jaw-dropping confessions Sally reveals her battles with obesity, diet pills and alcohol and discusses how stardom took her to the brink of sanity and almost cost her marriage.

Sally has had an outstanding career, which is largely attributed to her warm and down to earth personality. Her no holds barred and matter of fact manner has attracted a whole new audience to the spiritual world. Sally is now preparing for her very first ever USA tour in June of 2016.

Gregg T. Daniel11:30AM (PST) – Gregg T. Daniel, Actor, Director

FENCES​ -​ the sixth entry in August Wilson’s “Century Cycle” a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. ​​Now through September 13th at the International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
LOMBARDI – based off of “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi”. ​​Now through September 6th at The Group Rep theatre in North Hollywood

Actor/Director Gregg T. Daniel is best known for his role as Reverend Daniels on HBO’s True Blood. With over 100 credits in film and television, Gregg’s roles span the spectrum from comedy (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds) to drama (The West Wing, Castle, Desperate Housewives) to procedurals (NCIS), science fiction (Star Trek: Voyager) and children’s shows (Austin & Ally, Kickin’ It). Big screen credits include Spiderman 3, Hancock, Mars Attacks, Evan Almighty, Pump Up The Volume, and White Men Can’t Jump. Currently, Gregg will appear in the 2nd season of HBO’s True Detective and in the upcoming Civil Rights film Jerico.

An accomplished theatre director, Gregg is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles-based Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, and was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for helming the Los Angeles production of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Elmina’s Kitchen, which also won the NAACP Award for Best Ensemble for 2103. Prior to that, his stage direction included 2009’s acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard’s Heroes, Sybyl Walker’s Beneath Rippling Waters, Lee Blessing’s Cobb, and Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Gregg also directed the world premiere of solo performance artist Joyce Guy’s War Stories at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at St. Mark’s Church in New York. For Theatre 150 in Ojai, California, he directed Athol Fugards’ Sizwe Bansi, Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. Recently, he directed Alice Childress’ The Wedding Band that received an ovation recommendation and won “Best Ensemble” at the 2015 StageRaw Awards.
A trained theatre actor from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Gregg stars as Lord Montague in Shakespeare Center of L.A.’s production of Romeo & Juliet this summer. Previous stage acting credits include the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Back Country Crimes, Gogol), The Mark Taper Forum (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), the Pasadena Playhouse (Jitney), Actors Theatre of Louisville (Master Harold), Hartford Stage Company (Peer Gynt), and South Coast Repertory (Fences, Death Of A Salesman).

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Gregg Daniel resides with his family in Los Angeles.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday August 26th 2015

Williams and Jackson

Photo credit: George Baier IV

9:45AM (PST) – Paul Williams, Grammy-Winning Songwriter and Tracey Jackson, TV/Film Writer, authors of “Gratitude & Trust”
Paul Williams on Facebook

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter (“Rainbow Connection”, “Evergreen”, and “We’ve Only Just Begun”). Winner of a 2014 album of the year Grammy as a collaborator on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), he is a major public force in the recovery movement, a graduate of UCLA’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program, and has served as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors. He was a founding board member and counselor for the Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), now the treatment wing of MusiCares. He has been a passionate public advocate for the recovery movement for the past twenty-five years.

Tracey Jackson wrote the films “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, “The Guru”, and “The Other End of the Line”, among others. She has also written twelve TV pilots, and created the series “Babes” for Fox TV. Tracey wrote, directed, and starred in the controversial documentary “Lucky Ducks”, which can be seen on Amazon, Journeyman Docs, and pay for view. Her first book, Between a Rock and Hot Place: Why Fifty is Not the New Thirty, came out in 2011 and was optioned for a TV movie by Lifetime. Tracey blogs on, and has blogged for Huffington Post, WOWOWOW, Society for Drug Free America, Tiny Buddha, and various other sites.

Rochelle Herman-Walrond10:30AM (PST) – Rochelle Herman-Walrond, Jared Fogle ALLEGED FBI informant

Rochelle Herman-Walrond has been a News Reporter and News Host since 1996, as well as, high profile community leader for numerous charities. In 2007 she met Fogle during interviews for her Radio and TV Shows. While sitting on Stage with Fogle, the now convicted Sex Offender, as he was about to give a motivational speech to a Middle School packed with students, he casually mentioned to Rochelle how “hot” he thought young Middle School girls looked to him. Stunned, all Ms. Herman could do was nod as she questioned if she actually heard what was said and its apparent meaning. Fogle’s frightening reflection upon Middle School girls would later pale by comparison to statements he would make several months later, when Rochelle interviewed Fogle on his next trip to Sarasota. Fogle, flirting with Rochelle, asked her to introduce him to young boys or girls for Fogle’s use in unmistakable acts of criminal sexual violence. After living through the emotional shock following the rape and murder of two children who lived in her area, Rochelle was not comfortable just idly standing-by when Fogle’s intentions were made graphically clear. Rochelle went to the FBI. FBI Agents in the room immediately recognized Fogle, and although skeptical at the beginning of Rochelle’s interview, they opened an Investigation of Fogle and asked for Rochelle’s help as a confidential, undercover asset in their investigation.

For so many years, Rochelle could not let anyone know what she was doing for the FBI and was forced to listen to; as well as, calmly speak with him about emotionally debilitating horrors Fogle committed with young innocent children. The end of her Undercover assignment and Fogle’s Indictment could not come soon enough. It weighed heavily on Rochelle and only her strong character allowed her to keep even a single thread of her emotional health in tact.

Emily Anne Rigal

Photo credit: Leah Kraus Photography

11:15AM (PST) – Emily Anne Rigal, Author of the book, “FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are”

At age 16, Emily Anne Rigal created to raise self-esteem as a way to combat bullying. Since then Newsweek called her one of the “150 Most Fearless Women in the World”. As an activist, speaker and YouTube personality, she received the Peace First Prize of $50,000 and the TeenNick H.A.L.O. (Helping and Leading Others) Award from Lady Gaga. Emily Anne is currently a full-time student at Barnard College of Columbia University in NYC, although she escapes back home to Virginia as often as possible!

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday August 25th 2015

Daniel Junge9:30AM (PST) – Daniel Junge, Director and Co-writer of “Being Evel”

Being Evel“​ ​- playing in select cities now, and available on ​VOD, iTunes,​ ​and​ ​Amazon​

Daniel Junge is an Oscar and Emmy winning filmmaker. His past films include CHIEFS (Tribeca FF Grand Jury winner), THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY (SXSW Grand Jury and Audience winner), IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Toronto FF selection), THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER (Oscar nominee) and SAVING FACE (Oscar winner). Junge’s film SAVING FACE, which follows acid attack survivors in Pakistan, aired on HBO and Channel Four. The film won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short and the Emmy for Best Documentary. Junge was nominated in the same category in 2010 for THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER.
Junge’s two, most recent, feature documentaries are FIGHT CHURCH – on Christian fight ministries – which recently won the Boston Independent Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix, and BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY – on the world’s favorite toy – that premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and is being released by Radius/Weinstein.

Junge was raised in Wyoming, received his BA from Colorado College and attended film school at New York University. He makes his home in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two daughters. As a boy, he owned the “Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle Kit” and visited the site of Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump.

Val McDermid

Photo credit: Mimsy Møller

10:15AM (PST) – Val McDermid, author of the new book, “Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime”

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime

A former journalist and northern bureau chief of the national UK tabloid, Val McDermid is the bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, three story collections, and the nonfiction book, A Suitable Job for Women, an inside look at female private investigators. She has received numerous awards recognizing her exceptional career, including the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing and the Pioneer Award from Lambda Literary. Her individual books have won many prizes, including the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award and the CWA Gold Dagger. She lives in Scotland.

11:30AM (PST) – Alison Arngrim & Scott Schwartz, “Guiding Star Gala” – benefiting A Minor Consideration

First Annual “Guiding Star Gala” benefiting A Minor Consideration – Sunday, August 30th at Lucky Strike Live at Hollywood & Highland. Tickets and additional information at A Minor Consideration website

Alison Arngrim

​​Alison Arngrim, best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty “Nellie Oleson” on the much loved, long running hit television series “Little House On The Prairie”, continues to amuse audiences through her many film, television and stage appearances. She can currently be seen in the independent films “For the Love of May” with Ru Paul and Patricia Neal, and “The Last Place On Earth” with Billy Dee Williams and Phyllis Diller. She recently began her foray into French cinema with the role of “Edith” in the French detective comedy, Jean Pierre Mocky’s “Le Deal”.
In addition to her seven years on “Little House”, Alison guested on such cult classics as: “The Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island” and the NBC movie of the week, “I Married Wyatt Earp”, starring Marie Osmond. She mocked her own status as an “ex-child star” on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, during their month long parody, “Hollywood Survivor” and continues to be a frequent interview subject on everything from “A&E”, “E! Entertainment”, “TV Land” and “VH-1”, to CNN and the Travel Channel.
Alison’s stage work includes, “Sirena: Queen of the Tango”, “Butterflies Are Free”, “Hidden In The Laughter”, “Dear Brutus”, “The Wool Gatherer”, “Cry Of Players”, the French bedroom farce, “In One Bed And Out The Other”, Michael Kearns’ “AIDS/US II”, and the role of “Rita” in the 2005 GLAAD Award nominated production of “Last Summer At Bluefish Cove”. Most recently she starred at the ACME Comedy Theatre in the Ovation Award Nominated musical-drama, “Flirting with Morty” as the abusive, trashy and tragic Ray Lee. As a stand-up comedian, Alison has headlined at nightclubs such as the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles; as well as the Cutting Room in New York and assorted comedy venues all across the United States and Canada. Her one woman show “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch”, which started at Club Fez in New York, has now become a world-wide phenomenon, having been performed to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Maui and the south of France, where Alison performed entirely in French to a standing room only crowd at the “Palais des Congres” in her all French version titled: “Confessions d’une Garce de La Prairie”!

In 1986 when her friend and “Little House husband” co-star, Steve Tracy, passed away due to complications of HIV/AIDS, Alison immediately began volunteering at AIDS Project Los Angeles. Her duties have ranged from working on the Southern California AIDS Hotline and the APLA food bank, (APLA’s Necessities of Life Program) to chairing the steering committee of the volunteer speakers bureau and developing “Safer Sex” workshops. She has provided AIDS education to doctors, nurses, prison inmates, service clubs, churches, department stores and schools, and spent seven years hosting the APLA educational cable television show, “AIDS Vision”. In 1992, Joel Wachs presented Alison with a resolution by the Los Angeles City Council commending her on her work on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. She continues to serve on the Ambassador Council of AIDS Project Los Angeles. From 1989 through 1993 she served as Program Manager at Tuesday’s Child, an organization assisting children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. From 1989 through 2003 she served as both hostess and producer for the comedy stage at the AIDS Project Los Angeles Annual Summer Party, (on the backlot of Universal Studios), where through an evening of raucous entertainment, featuring name comedians, she helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for people living with HIV. She currently serves on the National Advisory Board of The National Association to Protect Children, fighting to give children a legal and political voice in the war against child abuse. As an activist for the improvement of child protection laws, she has spoken before the California Senate and worked on legislative and political campaigns in several states, including Virginia and New York. She has appeared on numerous television news programs discussing the legal and political issues surrounding child abuse and molestation, including Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, The Insider, Court TV and Bill O’Reilly’s The Factor.

Alison currently lives in the wilds of Tujunga with her husband of thirteen years, musician Bob Schoonover, (from the rock and roll band “Catahoula”) and their two cats, Hannibal and Clarice. She takes pride in the fact that so many people enjoyed hating her as a girl and is more than happy to give them the opportunity to do so in the future.

Scott Schwartz
Scott Schwartz isn’t a house hold name but a house hold face.. has been in showbiz since March of 1977 and has worked with such icons as Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Liza Minelli, Richard Donner & Johnny Depp. From having co-starred in “The Toy” and “A Christmas Story” to being on Broadway, over 200 on/off camera commercials & episodic work, Scott never left show business as a choice.

Scott’s passion to assist former and current child actors comes from the heart and lead to his becoming the President of A Minor Consideration. Over the past 10 years Scott has lost several co-stars and friends including Corey Haim, Gary Coleman and he’s seen many child actors go down the wrong road too many times. Scott looks forward to helping as many former and current child actors as possible by not only sharing his experiences but giving them guidance based on his own experiences when he was a child. Scott’s own career success has been etched in bronze in Hammond, Indiana as he’s one of less than 30 actors in the world to have a life sized bronze statue erected but his passion and heart is wanting to help educate, inform and assist the current and future child performers to see the light, not the dark side of the industry and prepare them for when their no longer “child performers'”.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday August 24th 2015

Perez Hilton9:15AM (PST) – Perez Hilton, Full House! The Musical!

​FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL at the Randolph Theatre in Toronto​, ONTARIO​ – tickets available at ​​ The show ​will be heading to New York​ in Sept

Since launching the celebrity entertainment blog in 2004, Perez Hilton has created a media empire that spans across online, publishing, television, radio, music, and live​ ​events. In addition to his blog, which has become one of the leading sources for celebrity news amassing over 300 million hits a month, Hilton runs five additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family, animals, and a mobile app.
Hilton has published three books, hosted and appeared on numerous television programs like The View, The Talk, Wendy Williams, Miss USA, The Today Show and GMA. Hilton’s passion for music as lead him to create the hugely successful music event series “One Night In…” in 2008, which features up-and-coming and top musical acts and two volumes of the popular album “POP UP”. On radio, Hilton is host to the twice-daily celebrity and entertainment news feature “Radio Perez”. Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine, one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People en Espanol, the 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine, one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2007′ and as a tastemaker, ‘Newsweek’ has compared his influence on the music scene to Oprah’s book club.

Perez Hilton appeared on The Ellen Show to declare a change to that ‘needed to happen’ to help end gay bullying, Hilton told Ellen he wanted to lead by example. Hilton carried his anti bullying message to OUT Magazine, The Advocate, Oprah’s Life Class and The Trevor Project. 2012 Perez ‘made jaws drop’ according to Huffington Post as he flaunted his new healthy lifestyle at Logo’s NNN Awards which also included an impressive six pack, and a weight loss of about 80 pounds.
On February 17, 2013, Perez surprised his fans by welcoming a son, Mario Armando Lavandeira II, into the world via surrogate. The birth of “Perez Jr”, as he is affectionately called, made headlines around the world and was featured on the front page of the LA Times, HELLO Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and UK Daily Mail.

Aliza Licht

Photo credit: Gerardo Somoza

10:15AM (PST) – Aliza Licht, author of the book, “Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media”
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.

Aliza Licht is the fashion PR executive and Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL®. Featured on the front page of the New York Times style section as one of “America’s Next Top Mentors”, dubbed the “Reigning Queen of Social Media” by Women’s Wear Daily, and called one of “Six Women Who Rule the Fashion World” by TIME Style & Design, she is a TEDx speaker and five-time Fashion 2.0 award winner for DKNY PR GIRL®. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.

LaMonica Garrett10:30AM (PST) – LaMonica Garrett, actor, “The Hotwives of Las Vegas”

LaMonica can currently be seen in season 2 of HULU’s original sitcom “The Hotwives of Las Vegas” as Adonis

From a no-nonsense cop wrangling an outlawed motorcycle club, to a diplomatic security agent protecting Sigourney Weaver at every turn, and a juiced up baseball player struggling to keep his career in tact, ​​LaMonica Garrett has become one of the most watched actors in the entertainment industry today. Throughout 2015-16, Garrett can be seen in a handful of exciting projects in film and television. First, he can be seen appearing in season 2 of HULU’s sitcom “The Hotwives of Las Vegas” as Adonis. Developed by Paramount Digital Entertainment as a parody of “The Real Housewives” reality television franchise, the show is set to premiere August 18th, and air through September 2015. On the film front, Garrett will appear as Marco opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in Paramount’s DADDY’S HOME – set for release on December 25, 2015. Garrett has also been busy in the indie film scene, he recently wrapped XOXO, the directorial feature debut of creative studio Walter Robot. Set at the eponymous Portland, OR media festival, the film follows six strangers whose lives become intertwined over the course of a long, hopelessly romantic night. Garrett plays Chopper, manager and right hand man to superstar DJ Avilo [Ryan Hansen]. Netflix has worldwide rights, and the film will premiere day and date on the streaming service along with theatrical and other platforms.
Garrett may be best know for his role on FX’s critically acclaimed series “Sons of Anarchy”. He appeared on the show from 2011-14 as Deputy Sheriff Cane, the contemplative right hand man to Lieutenant Sheriff Eli Roosevelt [Rockmond Dunbar]. Additional television credits for Garrett include: “Mr. Robinson” for NBC, “Rizzoli & Isles” for TNT, “Veep” and “Getting On” for HBO, “Modern Family” and “Revenge” for ABC, “Bones” for FOX, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Mike & Molly” for CBS, “Arrested Development” for Netflix, and recurring on “The Game” for BET, and on the Emmy-nominated USA series “Political Animals” as Agent Clark opposite Sigourney Weaver.

Born and raised in the San Francisco area and named after football legend Daryle Lamonica, Garrett was destined for greatness in sports. Although athletics were a huge passion of his throughout high school and college, the arts were equally fascinating to him, and he would always find ways to perform. From breakdancing and rapping to singing and dancing at local parks in the bay area, Garrett had the acting bug. His undeniable talents in football would take him to college at Central State Ohio, where he played two seasons as inside linebacker. He then made the difficult decision to leave college early, to pursue a full-time career in the NFL. After training with several teams he realized his calling was not in football, and that he had to give acting a real shot. He packed up all his belongings and made the move to Los Angeles, obtaining a job working at FedEx upon arrival. His delivery route included the Warner Bros. lot, where he delivered packages to the cast of “Friends”, “Everyone Loves Raymond”, and “ER”, he was officially hooked. Garrett immersed himself in acting classes, and worked on getting his foot in the door.
In 2010, Garrett began landing guest star roles on top TV shows including “One Tree Hill”, “Eastwick”, “10 Things I Hate About You”, “Parenthood”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Single Ladies”. He also did a variety of recurring work, appearing on “Dark Blue”, “NCIS”, and he guest starred on USA’s “Suits”, which would open the door to a future relationship with the network. In 2011 he made his feature film debut with a supporting role in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON for Paramount Pictures. 2012 was a banner year for Garrett, landing a role on the Emmy-nominated USA series “Political Animals”. Aside from his work in film and television, Garrett also has a love for the stage and in 2012 co-starred in David E. Talbert’s play Suddenly Single opposite Garcelle Beauvais and Isaiah Washington. The business side of filmmaking has also become a passion of Garrett’s, as he recently made his first foray into the producing world, Executive Producing and starring in MOUTHPIECE; an urban hangover meets entourage type of film that is currently being shopped.

When not working, Garrett loves to do yoga, he is a comic book fan, and he enjoys working out and staying fit. He is also dedicated to working with underprivileged youth, and supports various charity organizations that provide support for kids and teens. He currently lives in the LA area.​

Peter Schwartz

Photo credit: Godfrey Joseph

11:15AM (PST) – Peter Schwartz, author of the book, “In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust and Destructive”
In Defense of Selfishness

Peter Schwartz is a retired Chairman of the Board of Directors, and currently a Distinguished Fellow, of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist (1979-1991), and he lives in Danbury, CT.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday August 21st 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:

  • American Ultra
  • Sinister 2
  • Hitman: Agent 47

NEXT YEAR PEOPLE10:15AM (PST) – Colin Hay, musician

New album NEXT YEAR PEOPLE is available now
Colin is doing shows all over the US and the UK and you can check the dates here

Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”). But over the past 15 years he has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters and listening rooms across the US and around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process.

The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) Army Wives and Modern Family, the hit soundtrack to the film Garden State and the recently released Words and Pictures — has proven the timeless appeal of his songs.
NEXT YEAR PEOPLE is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, cynical yet open hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics. Some of the songs are based on Colin’s personal experiences such as “Waiting in the Rain” written about his parents and the almost mystical experience he had growing up in a music shop in Scotland, surrounded by instruments and a constant stream of 50’s and 60’s radio hits. Others, according to Colin, “just appear from somewhere” such as “Mr. Grogan”, a dark study of a fictional character whom he has been developing over the years. The album’s title track, “Next Year People”, is a stand out composition—a stark but beautiful homage to the Depression-era farmers who kept going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. The album was produced by Hay and mixed by Chad Fischer (Chasing Mavericks, Ice Age 3, Lisa Loeb) and includes contributions from two young Cuban musicians, San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, both of whom recently emigrated from Havana, as well Larry Goldings on piano, Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel) on B3, and as Colin’s wife, vocalist Cecilia Noël.

Though his influences are diverse, NEXT YEAR PEOPLE is distinctly a Colin Hay album. His familiar acoustic guitar slips in and out of the 12 tracks, and the lyrics show the thoughtfulness and poignancy that fans have come to expect of him.

William MacAskill11:15AM (PST) – William MacAskill, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lincoln College, cofounder of the effective altruism movement and author of “Doing Good Better”

William MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford University and the cofounder of the non-profits Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours. These non-profits have raised over $400 million in lifetime pledged donations to charity and helped to spark the effective altruism movement. He is a contributor to Quartz, the online business magazine of The Atlantic, and he and his organisations have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and TED, among other media outlets. He lives in Oxford, England.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday August 20th 2015

Rob Shuter9:15AM (PST) – Rob Shuter, “Naughty and Nice” Gossip Columnist

Rob Shuter who hails from across the pond is one of New York’s most fun gossip columnist. He is a frequent contributor on The Today Show, Good Day New York, Fox 5, Dr. Oz, the Daily News among others. His website is called naughty but he always spread the word with a glimmer in his smile and a wink in his eyes.

Rob Shuter was born for celebrity news. Starting in public relations, he represented the likes of Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. He then went on to become executive editor of OK! Magazine, making it the fastest growing magazine in the USA. Breaking stories such as the first post-breakdown interview from Brittney Spears, the weddings of Eva Longoria and Katherine Heigl and the pictures of celeb parents, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Alba, with their gorgeous babies, helped get Shuter to the top. He now devotes his time to getting the most recent star news out to his followers on and his other social media accounts. With tons of celebrity sources and relationships, Rob Shuter is the best and most reliable source for breaking celebrity gossip and news.

He is a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets and lives in New York City with his Westminster winning Glen of Imaal Terrier.

George Gray9:30AM (PST) – George Gray, Co-host, The Price Is Right
Burbank Comedy Festival’s “Best Of The Fest” – August 22nd at 7:00PM at Flappers Comedy Club

In April 2011, George Gray took on his most famous role as the announcer for THE PRICE IS RIGHT. George was also the host of the game show “Weakest Link”. He also hosted “Junkyard Wars”, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Additional television hos​​ting credits include “Man Land”, where he tr​​aveled America looking for brave married men who claimed the basement, attic, or garage as their own, and tricked it out as a guy’s paradise. Also, Gray hosted “Gimme My Reality Show!” and “What’s With That House?”, the sports-fantasy reality series “I’d Do Anything”, “$25 Million-Dollar Hoax”, “National Lampoon’s Greek Games” and the live version of “The Gong Show” called “Extreme Gong”. He also hosted “Movies for Guys Who Like Movies” and “FXM Friday Nights”. Gray created and co-hosted the sketch comedy show “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”, with George Wendt.

Gray is active in philanthropic causes, and has been honored to serve as co-host of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) telethon, and regularly lends his time to other events to support Muscular Dystrophy research, including the annual LOVE RIDE fund-raiser with numerous celebrities and thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Born in St. Louis, and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Gray now divides his time between Los Angeles, the historic mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, and his childhood home in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has a rescued cat named Cracker Sinatra. His birth date is March 11.

John Wordin10:30AM (PST) – John Wordin, President and Founder, Ride 2 Recovery

John Wordin is The Founder and President of the Fitness Challenge Foundation, home of the Ride 2 Recovery program. John was an avid high school and college athlete, earning a scholarship to play football at Cal State Northridge. In 1983, while in college, John entered the US Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, a 6 week course to train future Marine Corps Officers. Upon graduating at 260+ lbs., he decided he needed to make some changes to his lifestyle. In less than a year, John was down to 220 lbs. by increasing his physical activity and to 185 lbs. in 16 months. This led to a career as a professional cyclist including participation in 3 US Olympic Trials and a Bronze medal in the 1989 US National Championships. John was the director of the very successful Mercury Cycling Team, which won 535 races in a 5 year span and was named VeloNews Team of the Year a record 7 consecutive times.

Upon retirement from cycling, the Fitness Challenge Foundation was set up to create health and fitness programs for families and local schools. The Kids Fitness Challenge programs have been recognized by the Governor of California and won awards. In 2008,John was approached by the VA in Palo Alto to talk about alternative therapy programs for Veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. ThePoly Trauma Therapists that worked with the military community discovered that soldiers who had been wounded and injured in Iraq and Afghanistan; were using cycling as a way to improve their physical and mental condition. It also created great camaraderie among these guys who were able to share a common bond. John decided to put together week long cycling rides challenging vets to ride between 350 and 500 miles. There were 14 riders on that first Challenge. Today, 200 vets participate in each of six Challenges that go across Texas, California, Gulfcoast states, Europe and West Point to Annapolis. Ride 2 Recovery is a groundbreaking Veterans program that saves lives by restoring hope and purpose providing a way FOR life with Vets helping Vets.

Jim Rendon

Photo credit: Erin Scott

11:15AM (PST) – Jim Rendon, Author, “Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth”

Jim Rendon has written for The New York Times Magazine and newspaper, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, Fortune, Outside and many other publications. He is a former staff writer at SmartMoney and Metro, Silicon Valley’s alternative weekly. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He has written about post-traumatic growth for The New York Times Magazine and Marie Claire.

Dr. Chris Donaghue11:30AM (PST) – Dr. Chris Donaghue, sexologist and author of “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture”


Dr. Chris Donaghue is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology and Human Sexuality, Doctoral trained in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Donaghue specializes in individual and couples sex and marital therapy, as well as sexual compulsivity, sexual anorexia, sexual dysfunctions, and non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships. He also runs healthy sexuality therapy groups.

Dr. Donaghue is a member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Chris is one out of only four-hundred individuals who completed the extra training to receive his CST Credentials. Dr. Donaghue is nationally recognized as a sex and relationship expert, appearing on WE’s “Sex Box”, Logo TV’s “Bad Sex”, and having been featured in Newsweek, and seen on CNN, OWN, and Dr. Drew’s “Lifechangers”, and National Geographic.

His first book, “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture” is available on Amazon.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday August 19th 2015

Spencer Garrett9:30AM (PST) – Spencer Garrett, new ABC series BLOOD AND OIL

Blood & Oil premiers this fall, SUN SEPT 27 9|8c, with Spencer Garrett, opposite Don Johnson

Spencer Garrett has been a perennial favorite among industry execs and fans on both the small and big screen. His new show BLOOD AND OIL was just picked up for the new fall season. In addition, Spencer currently recurring in four television shows: STARZ’ compelling SURVIVOR’s REMORSE, TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST, USA’s newest drama series, SATISFACTION and NBC’S AQUARIUS opposite David Duchovny and Claire Holt. There are very few actors working in television with such a variety of roles as Spencer Garrett.
On the big screen, Garrett will be seen in the following up-coming films: John Erick Dowdle’s thriller, THE COUP (September 2015), Chris Cordone’s STEVIE D and Stan Harrington’s BELLA. And earlier this year, he appeared in Michael Mann’s BLACKHAT opposite Viola Davis and Chris Hemsworth. In addition, Garrett has procured guest starring roles on many of television’s most critically acclaimed shows such as Netflix hit series HOUSE OF CARDS, ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE, Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, AMC’s MAD MEN and, CBS’s SCORPION, Nickelodeon’s THE LEGEND OR KORRA, TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES and Michael Mann’s LUCK for HBO.

Third-generation actor, Garrett was born to actress Kathleen Nolan and Richard Heckenkamp, former head of Film Artists Associates. Raised as a bicoastal resident of both New York and Los Angeles, Garrett grew up in an artist’s environment opportune for cultivating his passion for acting.Armed with a degree in Theatrical Studies from both Duke and Fordham, along with his lifelong admiration of arts and entertainment, Garrett immerged as an urbane-artist on the Hollywood scene. Garrett first made his name as a guest star in such television classics as DALLAS, COLUMBO and 21JUMPSTREET, before being cast in lead-roles on countless television shows including: X-FILES, CSI, THE WEST WING, and THE PRACTICE.
In addition to becoming a household TV name, Garrett made his way to the silver screen with features in including Shane Black’s IRON MAN 3 and HITCHCOCK. Additionally, he starred in CASINO JACK opposite Kevin Spacey, THE WAY opposite Martin Sheen, Michael Mann’s PUBLIC ENEMIES, TRANSFORMERS 2, YES MAN, CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, BOBBY, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING and the classic AIR FORCE ONE.

Off screen, Garrett is an amazing golfer and enjoys spending time with his Hollywood peers and political elites.

10:30AM (PST) – Bill Gwodz, Pilot

Heather Storm11:30AM (PST) – Heather Storm, Host, Garage Squad on Velocity

Garage Squad – TUESDAYS at 10/9C on Velocity

Heather Storm is a professional host and actress with a passion for environmental conservation, delicious cocktails and adrenaline pumping fun. From a classy woman who appreciates fine wine and to one of the guys in the shop, Heather’s charm and quick wit ensite the enthusiast. Heather is currently on Velocity working on classic cars with the Garage Squad team, but you may have also caught her as the slick Mercury Insurance agent, or on the golf course in the Top Flight Gamer commercials.

Heather has always been athletic, gravitating towards gymnastics, track n field & cross country throughout her youth and later becoming an NASM Certified Fitness Trainer. While attending Oregon State University, Heather signed with an sports modeling agency & started working for local companies, including Nike & Adidas, she’s now appeared in commercials, films, TV, and fitness videos worldwide. Cleverly comedic, she’s appeared on Tosh.0, several Spike TV shows and in teen comedy features, “Epic Movie” and “Dorm Daze 2”. Heather is the co-founder of Black LAB, a mobile mixology company with and eco-conscious mind. Black LAB’s fresh juice cocktails and dedication to sustainable events are setting new industry standards. Heather hosted the EDM cocktail series, “The MixDown” on Complex TV and is a recurring guest mixologist on “The Playboy Morning Show” where she shares homemade cocktail recipes with over 1 million listeners monthly.
Carrying an Environmental Science degree from Oregon State University and a SCUBA Rescue Certification, Heather’s an adventure seeking science nerd who has traveled the globe. She studied the queen conch population off South Caicos Island, designed green practice toolkits for the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism in Puerto Rico and trekked through remote areas of Asia and Central America. Her love of nature and affinity for heights draw her to extreme sports including skydiving, surfing and rock climbing.

She’s agile, quick and not afraid to get dirty. A life long pescatarian, Heather recognizes the importance of living consciously and shares her blog, Eco-Conscious Living. Discover recipes, reviews and travel tips that encourage the evolvement into a more sustainable future.​

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Tuesday August 18th 2015

Joel HarperJoel Harper, Personal Trainer to Dr. Oz and author of the book, “Mind Your Body: 10 Core Concepts for an Optimally Balanced You”

20 minute workout
3 minute workout introduced by Dr. Oz
Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life

Joel Harper is a celebrity personal trainer who has been developing custom workouts for countless clients, including Olympic athletes, supermodels, and actors for more than twenty years. Joel created the personal workout chapters for the New York Times bestselling YOU book series as well as accompanying workout videos. Joel makes regular appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, and has been seen on The TODAY show, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, Oprah, CNN, Discovery Health, and more.

Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris, The New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the basis for HBO’s “True Blood”, discusses the second book in her new trilogy, “Day Shift”

Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick
Day Shift (Midnight, Texas)

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.
After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In 1996, she released the first in the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Shakespeare’s Counselor, the fifth—and final—Lily Bard novel, was printed in fall 2001.
By then, Harris was feeling the call of new territory. Starting with the premise of a young woman with a disability who wants to try inter-species dating, she created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series before there was a genre called “urban fantasy”. Telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse works in a bar in the fictional northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each subsequent book follows Sookie through adventures involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which ended in 2013, has been released in over thirty languages.

Sookie Stackhouse has proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the books He wrote and directed the pilot episode for that series, True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008.
In October 2005, the first of Harris’s new mystery series about a young woman named Harper Connelly debuted with the release of Grave Sight. Harper has the ability to determine the cause of death of any body. After four novels, this series is on hiatus.
Now Harris is working on a trilogy of graphic novels with Christopher Golden and artist Don Kramer, “Cemetery Girl”. On her own she is writing a new series set in the small town of Midnight, Texas.
Harris has also co-edited a series of very popular anthologies with her friend Toni L.P. Kelner, aka Leigh Perry. The anthologies feature stories with an element of the supernatural, and the submissions come from a rare mixture of mystery and urban fantasy writers.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA, and she has served as president of the MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.
Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra, NY Times best-selling author and physician, and author of his latest book, “The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure”
The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure

Deepak Chopra, M. D., is the author of more than 80 books that have been translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, and Cofounder and Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California and Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to,, and Huffington Post.
Chopra is known as a prolific author of more than eighty books with twenty two New York Times best sellers in both fiction and nonfiction. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than forty three languages. His New York Times bestseller “Peace Is the Way“ received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and “The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times bestsellers include “What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul”, “Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of your Mind to maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well Being”, “War of the Worldviews”, “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul”, and “Spiritual Solutions – Answers To Life’s Greatest Problems”. His book, “The Soul of Leadership”, was mentioned as one of five best business books to read for your career FINS – Wall Street Journal.
His innovative mobile programs Stress Free and Yoga and Vook’s Deepak’s Buddha Guide and Sages and Scientists applications provide an avenue to explore the world of Deepak Chopra. Released on Mother’s Day 2010, the new multi-media project, “The Mother-Infant Bond: The Biology of Love”, produced by with a consortium of partners, reveals never-before-seen scientific visuals depicting the extraordinary biological bond between mother and baby.

Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 GOI Peace Award, 2010, Starlite Humanitarian Award, 2010 Art for Life Honoree, 2009 Oceana Partners Award, 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, and 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Family and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as “one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in world and #1 in Medicine.