Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday February 29th 2016

Lisa Ann WalterToday’s guest host – Lisa Ann Walter, actress

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Actress Lisa Ann Walter‘s film career highlights include stand-out performances as Chessy in “The Parent Trap” with Dennis Quaid and Bobbie in “Shall We Dance” opposite Richard Gere. Other blockbuster films include “Bruce Almighty” with Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise and the Lionsgate action comedy, “Killers” where she enjoyed stunt-driving a Mustang and shooting a glock at Ashton Kutcher. Other Films include “Drillbit Taylor” with Owen Wilson, “Eddie” with Whoopi Goldberg and “The Trouble With Dee Dee”, which garnered 6 Festival Best Actress Awards for her starring role opposite Kurtwood Smith. Recently Walter can be seen co-starring in numerous independent features including “Feels So Good” and “Dependent’s Day”, “LA Spinster” and “You Can’t Have It”.

Walter co-created, produced and starred in several sitcoms; Fox’s “My Wildest Dreams” and ABC’s “Life’s Work”. Other favorite roles; Executive News Producer Rachel Glass on the critically acclaimed series, “Breaking News” and guest starring on “Nip/Tuck”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Rizzoli & Isles” and enjoys her recurring role on “The Exes” and “The Odd Couple” on CBS. Walter is the creator, executive producer & head judge of the international hit dance weight loss competition “Dance Your Ass Off” formatted in over a dozen countries. She also Executive Produced and wrote the stand up special “The Naughty Show” and co-created, produced and directed the web/on-demand chick stunting series “Gonzo Girlz” and directed “MediaGate 2008” & “Celebulite”.

For the past several years, Walter has concentrated her talents on writing. Her comedic memoir, “The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It’s Behind Me” (Harper Collins/Harper One) was #12 on the NY Times and Amazon Bestseller lists for comedy. The content inspired a half hour series, currently in development. Her feature script, “TCB, Baby” is in pre-production.

Pamela Watson9:15AM (PST) – Pamela Watson, Oscars fashion recap

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As with most 21st century women, Pamela Watson has mastered the talent of multitasking. For Pamela that means playing the roles of Lifestyle Trend Expert, Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Childrens-Wear Designer and Mother. A staple in the hip hop and R&B community since 2000, Pamela created her fashion stylist company BUILDERS OF STYLE CORP in that same year.

Pamela has taught many aspiring stylists-to-be how to become great at their craft. Watson has broadened her horizons by lending her fashion savvy to varied mediums in entertainment: advertising campaigns for Pepsi, Jeep, Corona, Colgate, Amtrak, Revlon and Reebok, just to name a few; commercials, fashion magazine editorials, music videos and countless red carpet award shows.
Pamela has further expanded her brand by commentating and styling fashion shows for major department stores across the country. She gives fashion expert advice for several well-known publications/blogs like LIFE & STYLE, WomenWorking and on the air commentary for NEW YORK LIVE on NBC. Pamela has her own blog FashFamFoo highlighting FASHION, FAMILY & FOOD through her perspectives as a mother, fashionista and food/wine enthusiast.

Everyday Watson continues her balancing act as a modern day Wonder Woman, pushing her passion and ability to new heights. The only thing needed to complete this picture is her invisible jet.

Andre Gordon9:30AM (PST) – Andre Gordon, Director, President and C.E.O. Of 4Horsemen Studios

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Andre Gordon was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica and grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a alumni of the BFA program at Florida State University, He is an actor working with UTA, CAA and Flick Commercials. Gordon is President and C.E.O of 4Horsemen FIlms. In 2015 Andre Gordon and the cast of “Jungle Bunch” won the International Emmy Award for best Kids Animation Show. Gordon and John Lithgow are the leads.

Andre has been successfully producing, acting, writing and directing for 15 years. He has worked theatrically in both film and television, which includes guest appearances on: “Raising Hope”, “Haunted Hathaways”, “MAD TV”, “Campus Ladies”, “Scrubs”, “Phineas and Ferb” and “Zoey 101” along with the features “Old School”, “Like Mike”, and “SWAT”. He has produced films starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Vinnie Jones and Brian Austin Green. He has created TV series starring the Legend Jerry Rice, and has directed greats such as James Caan, Armand Assante Ed Begley Jr. Your very own Lisa Ann Walter and Kathryn Joosten. He has working relationships with Paramount and Sony. Gordon also is the chair of a Mentorship Program for actors in Hollywood.

​Craig Shoemaker10:30AM (PST) – ​Craig Shoemaker, Comedian, Actor, Writer​

@thelovemaster
www.CraigShoemaker.com

He’s been on Broadway, performed standup comedy for four US Presidents, and guest starred with recurring acting roles on network TV, performed solo television specials, hosted/produced reality television, a WGA scribe of film and sitcoms, award-winning producer, a best selling author…but who IS Craig Shoema​​ker?

Craig began his showbiz career doubling as a bartender and comedy emcee, while putting himself through Temple University in his hometown of Philadelphia, before taking his talents to Tinsel Town in 1988. His first Hollywood break was playing the role (twice) as an entertainment reporter on ABC’s “Matlock”, where he worked alongside his childhood idols, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. Craig then had the opportunity to guest star as a ghost boxer opposite fellow Philadelphian Will Smith in a special episode of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. This was only the beginning of what was followed by several successful TV stand-up specials and numerous co-starring roles in feature films and TV. Now “Dr. Shoe” even has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, and his new best selling book, “LoveMaster’d,” critically acclaimed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Dr. Drew Pinsky, is helping people worldwide manage and transform through personal struggles.
Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, “Daditude”, in which he also served as Executive Producer, aired prime time on SHOWTIME Network. His very first Comedy Central show was voted by viewers as one of the “Top 20″ specials of all time. His second, “Unzipped” aired to mass acclaim and the CD was Billboard Top 20 for six weeks. Summer 2015, he produced and starred in the #1 comedy album on I-Tunes, “The Last Stand (Up)”. Two stand-up bits made it to the all time Top 10 list on XM Radio. Countless standup TV appearances, including two on HBO’s prestigious “Comic Relief”, which he co hosted from New Orleans in 2008.

Voted Elevate Film Festival’s “Best Supporting Actor”, Craig’s film, TV and recording credits are extensive. He recurred as Wilson Gromling, head of the local Pawnee “Liberty or Die Party”, on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation” had a five episode role on “Bold & The Beautiful”, was the film professor inScream 2 and just wrapped co-starring as “Bandit” in the movie, “Middle Man”. A prolific mimic and voiceover artist, Craig’s dead-on impression of Don Knotts and narration was featured in the film “Pleasantville”, and he’s voiced characters in numerous animated series, including lead voices (and title song) for the new cartoon, “Big Foot, Little Foot”. Craig stars in Universal’s cult hit (Stony nominated), “Totally Baked”, which he also wrote and produced, along with producing the follow up Hulu hit, “420 Comedy Hour”. Currently he is producer/writer for a series of animated shorts, “From the Crib” and a feature documentary called “Laughter Heals!” He produced, wrote and starred in the Indy feature, “The LoveMaster”, which won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. LHP produced reality pilots, “Straight Eye for the Whipped Guy” and “Chicken Fried Bride”, hosted by Craig as well. Hosting chops were honed on such shows as “Real Funny” on ABC and the game show “My Generation” on VH-1. “Shoe’s” LHP and Really Big Shoe Productions team have over ten shows in development at this time.
Craig’s comedy style has earned him numerous awards, including “Best Male Standup” at the American Comedy Awards on ABC. His work as actor/producer for PRISM, earned Shoemaker 2 NATAS Emmy Awards. Doctor Shoe is passionate about going beyond the comedy, officiating weddings of “HaHa-trimony”, as well as assisting people in mastering love & happiness. In 2003 he founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality.
But credits, schmedits. Most importantly, Craig is happily married to his wife Mika and is father to three sons, Justin, Jared and Jackson and toddler daughter Chloe! Yes, the LoveMaster has mastered love and success, but a teen friend of his son sums up this performer’s career, when he nervously approached Craig and said, “Mr. Shoemaker, it is so cool you are verified on Twitter.” #Classic

Rosa Blasi

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11:30AM (PST) – Rosa Blasi, Actress

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A stage veteran since the age of 8, Rosa Blasi performed in over 40 Chicago theatre productions from “Annie” to “The Vagina Monologues”. A former Miss Chicago and alumni of the Second City Conservatory, Rosa moved to L.A. to pursue her entertainment career and has worked on more than 225 episodes of television. Rosa has guest starred and recurred on episodes of “General Hospital”, “Married With Children”, “Fraiser”, “Becker”, “Drew Carey”, “90210”, “Melrose Place”, “CSI Miami”, “American Dad!”, “Mr. Sunshine”, and “Hot in Clevland”. Film audiences know Rosa for her role as Maria in the Sony blockbuster horror film “The Grudge”.

Most television audiences remember Rosa as Dr. Lu Delgado from the 6 years she spent starring on the Lifetime medical drama, “Strong Medicine”. She followed that series with 3 seasons on the ABC Family hit show “Make It Or Break It”, and is currently filming her 3rd season of the popular Nickelodeon sitcom “The Thundermans”. Rosa has performed stand-up in Los Angeles (Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, L.A. Improv), and wrote her comedic memoir in 2011 published by Harper Collins Jock Itch: Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser. The book details the hilarious and shockingly honest cautionary tale of her former professional athlete “addicition”, and what “not to do in your 20’s”.

Rosa resides in Los Angeles and is the leading douche-ologist in her field.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday February 26th 2016

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

Oscar special with Leonard Maltin finishes its run on Reelz this weekend
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@GraeDrake

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae Drake 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:

  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Triple 9
  • Gods of Egypt

Eric Himel9:30AM (PST) – Eric Himel, Fashion expert & celebrity stylist, Oscars fashion preview

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Celebrity Stylist, Fashion Expert and Media Personality, Eric Himel, is hailed as one of the most diverse and uniquely qualified stylists in the industry. His discerning eye, studies in fashion design, coupled with knowing instinctively what looks best on his clients make him the Go-to Style Guy for both on and off the camera.

Raised in Toronto and Dallas, Himel moved to the fashion capital of New York City upon graduation where he was accepted and attended into their highly competitive Fashion Design Program at the prestigious Parson’s School of Design in New York City where he trained under Project Runway’s dynamic style guru Tim Gunn. Following graduation, Himel moved to Los Angeles and began his styling career expanding his business across the US and to Canada. The inspiration for Himel’s career came from an early childhood discovery where he adroitly grasped the transformative power of fashion, recognizing and mastering the ability to shape public perception through style and physical appearance. This ultimately was the basis in helping clients, both celebrity and non-celebrities alike, create the best version of themselves.
From reality shows to lifestyle shows, Himel regularly appears on TV as both an on-air personality as well as a fashion expertgiving insightful tips, discussing fashion do’s & don’ts and critiquing celebrity red carpet looks for the The Style Network, E!, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, TMZ, Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, The Live Well Network and The Shopping Channel as well as styling photo shoots and offering fashion tips for top magazines including Elle, InStyle, Flaunt, People, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, First For Women, Los Angeles Fashion Magazine, Miami Living, CS, The Atlantan, Michigan Avenue Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. Himel is also a regular contributor to Us Weekly’s Fashion Police and is a Style Expert for Life & Style Magazine. When not styling celebrities or the talking fashion on top rated morning shows, Himel is rattling off his fashion edicts and seasonal personal picks with his infamous Himelisms on his eponymous blog, social media and national radio and podcasts. Himel regularly works with an array of celebrities for on-camera appearances, photo shoots and red carpet events easily moving within the world of TV, movies, sports and music including Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Ali Larter, Jenny McCarthy, Kristin Cavallari, Tia Mowry, Pete Wentz, E! News’ Ali Fedotowsky, The Goldberg’s Hayley Orrantia, Scottie and Larsa Pippen, Rachel Brosnahan, Marina Squerciati, Jane The Virgin’s Andrea Navedo, American Crime’s Angelique Rivera, David Eigenberg, Graham Elliot, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, HGTV’s Alison Victoria and The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris.

Himel’s styling services are complemented by his signature Closet Purge – the foundation of his dressing philosophy. Furthermore, he maintains having a good stylist is as essential to having a doctor, therapist or personal trainer. Using his longstanding relationships with top brands and fashion houses, Himel services his clients according to their preference: For those who prefer anonymity and have busy schedules, Himel offers on-site styling at the location of the client’s choice, be it their home, office or hotel. For the client that prefers a VIP in-store experience, Himel arranges exclusive, by-appointment-only excursions to stores where he will have a personally selected array of items waiting. Additionally, Himel’s globe-trotting clients may prefer to meet in various shopping destinations for his services or, even if he has never met the client face-to-face, take advantage of a Virtual Styling Session by relying on him to hand-select coveted items and have them delivered directly to them.
Whether simply updating a look, styling a red-carpet event or photoshoot or performing an entire closet & style overhaul, stylist Eric Himel applies his expertise and impeccable taste always surpassing expectations.

Janet Grillo10:30AM (PST) – Janet Grillo, Director, JACK OF THE RED HEARTS​

JACK OF THE RED HEARTS will be released around the country on Feb. 26th
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Janet Grillo is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, Emmy​ ​Award winning producer, and former studio executive. Most recently, Janet directed JACK OF THE RED HEARTS, winning the Jury Prize at the inaugural BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (co-founded by Geena Davis to promote diverse filmmakers), the inaugural NYWIFT/Ravenal Foundation Grant for a second film made by a woman over age 40, and the CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL’S CHIMERA AWARD for gender equality in filmmaking. JACK has screened in film festivals in US and abroad, receiving a total of 11 awards.

In 2011, Janet wrote/directed/produced FLY AWAY, which premiered in Dramatic Competition at SXSW, and won the Special Jury Award for Best Performance/ARIZONA FILM FESTIVAL. It opened to rave reviews in NY TIMES, LA TIMES, NY OBSERVER, HUFFINGTON POST, VARIETY and HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The LA TIMES sited it’s lead actor for delivering one of four independent film performances “most overlooked for an Oscar nomination”. In 2008, Janet won an Emmy as Executive Producer of HBO’s AUTISM: THE MUSICAL. While an executive at NEW LINE, she oversaw the HOUSE PARTY series, and launched the careers of many esteemed filmmakers. Janet is an Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kan bar Institute of Film and Television. She is the mother of a son on the Autism Spectrum.

Kevin Hazzard

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11:30AM (PST) – Kevin Hazzard, author of the book, “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back”

@NakedStrangers
www.KevinHazzard.com
A Thousand Naked Strangers

Kevin Hazzard worked as a paramedic from 2004 to 2013, primarily at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. His freelance journalism has appeared in Atlanta Magazine, Marietta Daily Journal, Creative Loafing, and Paste. He is the author of a novel, Sleeping Dogs, and A Thousand Naked Strangers. He and his family live in Hermosa Beach, California.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday February 25th 2016

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

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@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

Rick 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.

Lisa Ann Walter9:30AM (PST) – Lisa Ann Walter, actress

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Actress Lisa Ann Walter‘s film career highlights include stand-out performances as Chessy in “The Parent Trap” with Dennis Quaid and Bobbie in “Shall We Dance” opposite Richard Gere. Other blockbuster films include “Bruce Almighty” with Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise and the Lionsgate action comedy, “Killers” where she enjoyed stunt-driving a Mustang and shooting a glock at Ashton Kutcher. Other Films include “Drillbit Taylor” with Owen Wilson, “Eddie” with Whoopi Goldberg and “The Trouble With Dee Dee”, which garnered 6 Festival Best Actress Awards for her starring role opposite Kurtwood Smith. Recently Walter can be seen co-starring in numerous independent features including “Feels So Good” and “Dependent’s Day”, “LA Spinster” and “You Can’t Have It”.

Walter co-created, produced and starred in several sitcoms; Fox’s “My Wildest Dreams” and ABC’s “Life’s Work”. Other favorite roles; Executive News Producer Rachel Glass on the critically acclaimed series, “Breaking News” and guest starring on “Nip/Tuck”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Rizzoli & Isles” and enjoys her recurring role on “The Exes” and “The Odd Couple” on CBS. Walter is the creator, executive producer & head judge of the international hit dance weight loss competition “Dance Your Ass Off” formatted in over a dozen countries. She also Executive Produced and wrote the stand up special “The Naughty Show” and co-created, produced and directed the web/on-demand chick stunting series “Gonzo Girlz” and directed “MediaGate 2008” & “Celebulite”.

For the past several years, Walter has concentrated her talents on writing. Her comedic memoir, “The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It’s Behind Me” (Harper Collins/Harper One) was #12 on the NY Times and Amazon Bestseller lists for comedy. The content inspired a half hour series, currently in development. Her feature script, “TCB, Baby” is in pre-production.

Maria Konnikova

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10:15AM (PST) – Maria Konnikova, the New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind and New Yorker contributor

Maria explores the psychology of the con artist and the people who fall for them, over and over and over in The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time
@mkonnikova
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Maria Konnikova’s articles have appeared online and in print in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Slate, the New Republic, the Paris Review, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Boston Globe, the Observer, the Scientific American MIND, WIRED, and the Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for the New Yorker and formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for the Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.

Bob Barker10:30AM (PST) – Bob Barker, Animal Defenders International

Discussing his involvement with Animal Defenders International, and other animal issues he’s involved with
@AnimalDefenders
#BobBarker​​
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Now that Bob Barker has retired from CBS’ THE PRICE IS RIGHT after 35 years as the show’s host, he is devoting much of his time to the DJ&T Foundation which he formed in 1995 to help control the dog and cat population. He funds the foundation through his own resources to support low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics. According to Barker, over population is one of our most tragic animal problems. The foundation is named in memory of his wife Dorothy Jo and his mother Matilda (Tilly) Valandra, both of whom loved all animals. Since his retirement, Bob has been busy on a number of animal rights-related issues. He was instrumental in having a Spay-Neuter ordinance adopted by the City of Los Angeles and lobbied Chicago and the State of California to adopt similar laws, and is encouraging New York City to do likewise. He also supported the adoption of such ordinances by the cities of Dallas and San Antonio. He has written an autobiographical book titled “Priceless Memories” that landed on the New York Times bestseller list within the first two weeks of its distribution. He donated $5,000,000 the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to underwrite its cost of anti-whaling internationally. With Barker’s contribution, Sea Shepherd purchased a new ship which it named the Bob Barker that joins the society’s MV Steve Irwin in its direct actions campaigns to defend ocean wildlife worldwide. He has provided financial support for a number of other projects he’s undertaken since his retirement, including $3 million to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund towards construction of a $60 million treatment center for traumatic brain injuries suffered by military personnel. The center will be located in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. As a former Navy fighter pilot, he is especially concerned with the care of injured veterans; $1 million to his alma mater, Drury University, to establish the Dorothy Jo Barker Professorship on animal rights that will lead to a full undergraduate degree program. He gave the school another $1 million to establish the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights, which includes an undergraduate course on animal ethics. These are the first such programs at an undergraduate school and they are reverberating throughout the educational system.

In June of 2001, the Harvard Law School established the Bob Barker Endowment for the Study of Animal Rights Law to support teaching and research in this emerging field. He has since established similar endowments at Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, Georgetown, Duke, University of Virginia and Northwestern University law schools. His work on behalf of animals has garnered him a long list of awards from prestigious humane organizations across the country. He is involved in ongoing efforts to rescue elephants from zoos in Los Angeles and Canada. He went to North Carolina to attempt the rescue of bears from local road side shows.
Bob has won a total of 19 Emmy awards — 14 as TV host, more than any other performer, four as Executive Producer of “The Price Is Right” and the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for Daytime Television in 1999. He was installed into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame in 2004. He has also received the coveted Carbon Mike Award of the Pioneer Broadcasters and was named the most popular game show host of all time in a national poll. On April 26, 2002, he broke Johnny Carson’s record for continuous performances on the same network television show. Johnny retired from THE TONIGHT SHOW after 29 years, seven months and 21 days (10/1/62 – 5/22/92).
In September, 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze likeness of him was placed in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City along side those of past honorees: Walt Disney, George Washington Carver, Harry Truman, Ginger Rodgers, Josephine Baker, former US Attorney General John Ashcroft and famed St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck.

Bob was born in Darrington, WA, and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota where his mother was a schoolteacher. His family eventually moved to Springfield, MO, where he attended high school and Drury College on a basketball scholarship. When World War II intervened, he became a Navy fighter pilot, but the war ended before he was assigned to a seagoing squadron. Following his discharge, Bob returned to Drury and took a job at a local radio station to help finance his studies. It was there that he discovered that what he did best was to host audience participation shows. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics, he went to work for a radio station in Palm Beach, FL. A year later he moved to Los Angeles, and within a month, he was the host of his own radio program, “The Bob Barker Show”.
Bob made his debut on national television as the host of the popular TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES. Ralph Edwards, the show’s originator, had sold the show to NBC as a daytime strip, but he had not chosen a host. He auditioned emcees in Hollywood and New York for weeks, but when he heard “The Bob Barker Show” on his car radio he knew he had found the man for the job.
​Bob ​is one of the most visible figures in the animal rights movement and one of its most eloquent speakers beginning with the “Fur Flap” surrounding the 1987 Miss USA Pageant which attracted more media attention than any single event in animal rights history. If the swimsuit contestants wore real furs, as planned by the pageant producers, Barker said that it would be impossible for him to participate in the telecast. He prevailed, and synthetic furs were substituted for the real thing. In 1988, Bob was again the subject of media attention coast to coast when, after hosting the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants for 21 years, he resigned because the producers refused to remove fur coats from the prize packages. As an interesting sidelight, the first telecast of the Miss USA Pageant without Barker as host resulted in a decline in rating of 29%, an incredible loss for a special that airs from one year to the next. Barker also resigned as host of “The Patsy Awards” when he learned that trainers frequently use cruel methods to force animals to perform in movies.
A man of conviction who fights animal exploitation in all of its grisly forms, he has refused offers to do commercials for sponsors because of the animal cruelty involved in the development and manufacture of their products. He turned down a lucrative offer to use his name and likeness in print advertising by one of the nation’s best known hospitals because the institution was conducting animal experiments. He also spearheaded the investigation of the movie PROJECT X that led to a request by the Los Angeles Department of Animal Regulation that criminal charges be filed for animal cruelty during the production of the picture.

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH11:30AM (PST) – Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, Keck School of Medicine of USC

@DrDianaRamosMD

Dr. Diana E. Ramos is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine. Among Dr. Ramos’ areas of expertise are health disparities preconception, interconception health, contraception, and quality improvement. In Los Angeles County she has led several initiatives to improve the health of women among them are decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality by focusing on postpartum hemorrhage, cesarean section reduction and more recently maternal overweight/obesity.

Dr. Ramos has written and contributed to contributed numerous articles to the obstetrics and gynecology and public health literature and has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on a wide array of topics including preventive health and women’s health, with a particular emphasis on healthcare disparities, patient safety, social media/the internet, and quality care improvement.
She serves as the co-chair for the March of Dimes National Hispanic Advisory group, on the board of the California Medical Association Foundation, treasurer for the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology(ACOG) District IX (California), vice-chair of the Latino Physicians of California, and is a Delegate to the American Medical Association for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ramos is also a spokesperson in both Spanish and English for the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and other organizations on topics that include birth outcomes, health disparities and women’s health.

Recent awards include the 2015 ACOG National Community Service Award, 2014 Innovations in Public Health Award and 2013 Beverlee Myers California Public Health Leadership Award.
Dr. Ramos received her BA in Communications, Arts & Science from the University of Southern California. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. She obtained her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday February 24th 2016

Dr. Steven Hatch

Photo credit: Marianne Karmel

10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Steven Hatch, author of “Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician’s Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine”

Snowball in a Blizzard

In his new book, SNOWBALL IN A BLIZZARD: A Physician’s Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine (Basic Books; February 23, 2016), Dr. Steven Hatch provides a sense of the challenges that can be found in all areas of the modern medical practice. The premise is simple: doctors do not often “know” what they are doing with the same kind of mathematical precision that we associate with rocket scientists or chemical engineers. There is far more haziness in the world of medicine than most people—those both outside and inside that world—understand. Only by stripping away the layers of misunderstanding about what medicine is and how it works, says Dr. Hatch, can patients and families begin to be their own best advocates and doctors can provide better care.

Steven Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, working in the Division of Infectious Disease and Immunology. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Gloria Loring10:30AM (PST) – Gloria Loring, author of “Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous”

@GloriaLoring
GloriaLoring.com
Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention

Gloria Loring is a singer, songwriter, actress and author. She’s the recording artist of the #1 hit song “Friends and Lovers”; co-composer of television theme songs “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts Of Life”; an audience favorite for seven years as “Liz Chandler” on “Days Of Our Lives”; spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; the author of six books benefitting people with diabetes; and a keynote speaker for corporations and non-profits.

She has performed as an actress and singer in television comedy and drama series as a guest star, in movies of the week, on talk shows and variety specials. She logged more than 700 episodes in her seven years on “Days of Our Lives”. She has sung on the Emmy Awards, the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes, and is one of the few performers to sing two nominated songs on the Academy Awards.
She has inspired businesses, health care organizations, spiritual communities and women’s groups with her keynote addresses. She brings experience and enthusiasm to her speeches with the added bonus of a “glori-ous” song or two. Her most popular talks are Lessons From a Soap Opera: How to Drop the Drama; Expect a Miracle – I Do, I Did, and Here’s How, and A Whole ‘Nother Way to Be a Woman – Living From Your Thighs on Up.
Her newest book, titled with quote from Albert Einstein, is a memoir with a message. Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous details a series of extraordinary coincidences that transformed her life and offers prescriptive insight into how seemingly random occurrences can be used for good. The book is published by HCI, Inc., whose successes include the original “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.

She is a certified yoga instructor and an articulate champion of bio-medical research. After her four year-old son Brennan was diagnosed with diabetes, she created and self-published two volumes of the “Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook” that raised more than $1 million for diabetes research. She’s also written books encouraging those who live with diabetes: “Kids, Food and Diabetes”, “Parenting a Child with Diabetes”, “The Kids, Food & Diabetes Family Cookbook”, and “Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear”.
Ms. Loring has been presented the Lifetime Commitment Award from JDRF, the Founders Award from the National Disease Research Interchange, and the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization, an honor she shares with past recipients Barbara Bush, Roslyn Carter, and Hillary Clinton. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Music.​

Caroline Webb

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11:15AM (PST) – Caroline Webb, author of the book, “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life”

@Caroline_Webb_
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How to Have a Good Day

Caroline Webb is a management consultant and executive coach who has spent fifteen years at McKinsey and at her own firm, Sevenshift, showing clients how to use behavioral science to boost their professional effectiveness. An Oxford- and Cambridge-trained economist, Webb and her work have been featured in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, Forbes, and on the BBC.

Layla Alizada

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11:30AM (PST) – Layla Alizada, actress

Layla stars in the Academy Award Nominated short film “Day One
@laylaalizada1

From a daughter watching her father being deported to his country of origin for an execution, to an Indian doctor who is a closeted lesbian being forced into an arranged marriage, and an eccentric school nurse who is giving a student awkward sex ed advice, award-winning actress Layla Alizada has brought to life compelling, diverse characters in drama and comedy positioning her as “one to watch” this year. In 2016 Layla can be seen starring in the Academy Award Nominated short film “Day One”. Layla shines as Feda, an Afghan-American woman who is going through a divorce and lands her first job ever as an interpreter in the US Army. Set in Afghanistan, “Day One” explores Feda’s experiences and chronicles her assignment on her first day, accompanying an army unit to a potential bomb-makers home.

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Layla spent several years of her childhood living with her family in Montreal, Canada before moving to Vancouver where she grew up and attended the renowned Theatre School, Studio 58. English is Layla’s fourth language, learning Farsi [Dari], Turkish, and French through her travels as a child. Layla always had a love for entertaining, in high school she joined the drama club and participated in school plays. She was scouted by a talent agent at the age of 13, and shortly thereafter, on her first audition, booked a series regular role in the high school drama “KidZone”. She quickly discovered that acting was her passion, and has dedicated herself to the craft ever since.
Layla’s first big break was co-starring opposite Juliette Lewis in “Chasing Freedom”, where she played an immigrant woman seeking asylum in the United States. Her role garnered her a 2005 Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, and she won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Special. Additional television credits for Layla include recurring and guest star roles on: “The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”, “Godiva’s”, “Da Vinci’s Inquest”, “The Unit”, “Eureka”, “Rizzoli & Isles”, “Legit”, “Melissa & Joey”, “Holiday in Handcuffs”, “Days of our Lives”, “The Kroll Show”, “Stitchers”, “Castle”, and “Scandal”. Layla recently recurred on The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” as Regina, a young mom who works with Jane [Gina Rodriguez] and “The Muppets” for ABC.

In her spare time, you can find Layla doing yoga, swimming, and playing video games with her fiancé, actor Noel Fisher. She also loves photography, animal rescue, and has two kitties named Sushi and Spartacus.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday February 23rd 2016

Mary Lane Haskell9:15AM (PST) – Mary Lane Haskell, “The Bachelor” correspondent

@marylanehaskell
@BachelorABC
#itsRainingBen
www.thedisplaceddebutante.com

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

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

Larry Berger10:15AM (PST) – Larry Berger, Creator of “Up Your Score: SAT”

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Larry Berger co-founded Wireless Generation in 2000 and now runs Amplify. Larry led the company’s invention of mobile software that makes formative assessments instructionally useful to teachers. He has also overseen the development of personalized curriculum tailored to individual student needs, and large-scale data systems designed to analyze student information. Larry was a Rhodes scholar and a White House fellow.

Brendan Brazier11:30AM (PST) – Brendan Brazier, Author, “Thrive Fitness: The Program for Peak Mental & Physical Strength Fueled by Clean, Plant-Based, Whole Food Recipes”

@Brendan_Brazier
www.BrendanBrazier.com
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Thrive Fitness

Brendan Brazier, Vega’s Formulator, is the bestselling author of the Thrive book series including the newest addition, Thrive Energy Cookbook and formulator of the award-winning line of plant-based Vega nutritional products.

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition, Brazier dedicates his life to spreading the word about an ethical, environmentally-friendly and healthy lifestyle achieved through plant-based diets. Brazier serves as a speaker regarding the numerous benefits of a plant-based diet around the world. He addressed the U.S. Congress where he spoke of the significant social and economic benefits achieved by improving personal health through a better diet. Brazier is also a guest lecturer at Cornell University and presents an eCornell module entitled “The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism”.

He is a former professional Ironman tri-athlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brazier is a performance nutrition consultant, currently working with elite athletes throughout North America, including athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, PGA and several Olympic athletes.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday February 22nd 2016

Mary Pipher10:15AM (PST) – Mary Pipher, author of the book, “Letters to a Young Therapist: Stories of Hope and Healing”

www.MaryPipher.net
facebook.com/authormarypipher
Letters to a Young Therapist

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of America’s best-known psychologists”, Mary Pipher is the author of several bestselling books, including the The Shelter of Each Other, Another Country, and the landmark Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, which spent 154 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and has been translated into nineteen languages. Pipher has traveled all over the world lecturing students, health care professionals, and community groups. Mary lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nia Sanchez10:30AM (PST) – Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014

Nia is a Co-Founder of “Universal Confidence” – a series of workshops that help girls overcome self-esteem issues. She ​created​ this new program with her friend and fellow pageant member​,​ Tegan Martin.​ ​Email ​N​iaA​ndT​egan@gmail.com ​for more information
@RealNiaSanchez
#UniversalConfidence

Nia Temple Sanchez was named Miss USA 2014 and became the first titleholder representing Nevada to bring home the crown. Last January, Nia competed against 87 other women from across the globe during the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant and placed first runner-up representing the USA.

Born in California and now residing in Los Angeles, Nia loves the thrill of traveling and has lived all over the world. After capturing the Miss USA crown, Nia relocated to New York City for the first time in her life where she lived during her reign. Raised in the small town of Menifee, California, Nia proved that beauty queens break stereotypes – and boards – when the world discovered she holds a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Coming from a Mexican/German background and quite the avid traveler, Nia has already added both countries to the list of places she has either worked, visited or lived. During high school, Nia traveled to Mexico on three different occasions to carry out mission trips with her church. Following those works she headed to Germany where she worked as a nanny. Not someone to stay in one place for too long, Nia jumped at the opportunity to experience Abu Dhabi during an extended stay with the family she was working with. Additionally, the beauty has even held a position with a well-known theme park which brought her to live in Hong Kong, a city which she fell in love with and now compares to New York City.
Nia’s parents divorced when she was seven years old resulting in a financially vulnerable situation for her mother. The decision was made to bring Nia and her younger brother to live in a women’s shelter for several months during the transition. Nia’s mother was able to build her resume, confidence and the skills needed to return to the workforce and live comfortably on her own. Soon after, Nia went to live with her father where she was enrolled in a new grade school. This unfamiliar environment didn’t help socially as she was quickly labeled as the shy student in class. Nia would later go on to compete for national titles in the U.S. and eventually become a Taekwondo instructor herself. Her family’s studio is still owned and operated by her father in Southern California. Shortly after winning Miss Nevada USA, Nia began to volunteer at a women’s shelter in Las Vegas. Although her own experience living in one was not due to domestic violence, many of the women there had gone through difficult situations of their own and Nia immediately felt a personal connection to them. With her background in martial arts, Nia began to realize how important it is for women to know self-defense and used her own knowledge to teach them what she is so passionate about. As Miss USA, Nia spent her reign empowering women to learn self-defense in order to prevent and avoid harmful situations in which she titles these lessons, “Stranger Danger”. Making regular school visits in the New York area, Nia teaches self-defense to students of all ages and encourages them to be self-confident in everything they do. Nia has shared escape techniques on national news programs including Live with Kelly and Michael and Fox and Friends, among others.

Aside from traveling, Nia likes being outdoors and taking part in any sporting activity that nature provides. She especially enjoys hiking – something she does often with her mother when she visits her in Washington State. Currently in search of the perfect book club, Nia loves to read and is never able to put a good book down once she starts. During her reign, Nia will be a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer education, prevention and awareness and works closely with organizations such as Gilda’s Club, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Project Sunshine, and Best Buddies, among others.

Janet Singer11:15AM (PST) – Janet Singer, author of the book, “Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery”

@singer_janet
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OCDtalk
Overcoming OCD

Janet Singer is an advocate for OCD awareness, with the goal of spreading the word that obsessive-compulsive disorder, no matter how severe, is treatable. In 2008, her son Dan suffered from OCD so debilitating he could not even eat. Thanks to exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy, the first-line psychological treatment for OCD, Dan made a remarkable recovery. Janet is the author of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) which not only recounts her family’s story, but also is interwoven throughout with expert commentary by Dr. Seth Gillihan. Janet writes regularly for PsychCentral and was a long-time contributor to Mentalhelp.net. She has been published on many other websites including Beyond OCD, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and Mad in America. Janet has been the keynote speaker at OCD and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) conferences. She started her own blog, ocdtalk, in 2010, and it currently reaches readers in 176 countries. She uses a pseudonym to protect her son’s privacy.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday February 19th 2016

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

www.RottenTomatoes.com
@GraeDrake

In 6th grade, when Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae Drake 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:

  • Race
  • Risen
  • The Witch

Tina Oliveri9:30AM (PST) – Tina Oliveri, “Pet Talk” on Nat Geo

Pet Talk” – Premiering Friday, Feb. 19 at 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD
@natgeowild
​#PETTALK

Dr. Tina Olivieri has had a special place in her heart for animals ever since childhood. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, her family never had a shortage of animals. Whether it was cats, dogs, pigs, iguanas, guinea pigs, gerbils, sugar gliders, parakeets, cockatoos, rabbits, mice, turtles, or chickens, she has loved them all. It was no surprise that she graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University in 2009.
After graduation, Dr. Tina did an Internship in Reproduction at OSU, and she was the first intern at Oklahoma State University to complete and publish a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in just one year. Studying the reproductive aspect of veterinary medicine gave her a great respect for the gift of life. Being able to hand deliver calves, kids, foals, and puppies, she was able to gain a great appreciation for the life cycle of animals. She learned early on that it’s an absolute honor to bring an animal into the world. Once her internship was completed, Dr. Tina moved on to small animal private practice, relief medicine, and wellness clinics in both Oklahoma and Southern California. Currently she practices wellness medicine and has her own in-home hospice care practice for families of Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tina continues to study predominantly small animals, but she is always able to help her parents in Oklahoma with their horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, myriad of waterfowl, cats and dogs. No animal is off limits for her!

Throughout life, Dr. Tina has known all kinds of animals, both old and new, but one thing that she has grown to understand and respect above all, is the human-animal bond. She has always believed that there is no greater unconditional love or everlasting friendship than that which we share with our pets. And it is this understanding of the human-animal bond that has brought Dr. Tina to “Pet Talk”.
She wants to welcome all pet owners to learn, laugh, and ask questions!! To Dr. Tina, all pet parents are her family, and she considers it her goal in life to help each and every one.

10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Ken Lloyd, Ph.D., nationally recognized management consultant, author, speaker, and newspaper columnist and Stacey Laura Lloyd, health writer, and Ken’s daughter

Dr. Ken Lloyd and Stacey Laura Lloyd are authors of the book, “Is Your Job Making You Fat?: How to Lose the Office 15 . . . and More!
www.IsYourJobMakingYouFat.net
facebook.com/isyourjobmakingyoufat

Dr. Ken Lloyd
www.JerksAtWork.com

Ken Lloyd, PhD, is a nationally recognized management consultant, author, speaker, and columnist who specializes in organizational behavior, communication, and employee coaching and development. His TV and radio appearances include Good Morning America, CNN, KABC, KTLA, Fox News, and NPR. He has authored and co-authored 10 books, and his long-running weekly workplace advice column appears in many newspapers and online. He has also taught numerous courses in the MBA Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. A member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, he received his BA from UC Berkeley and his PhD with a specialty in Organizational Behavior from UCLA.

Stacey Laura Lloyd
@WriterStacey
www.StaceyLauraLloyd.com

Stacey Laura Lloyd is an author, copywriter, and social media consultant who is the Happy & Healthy Relationships Expert for About.com. Her health-oriented children’s book was featured on The Doctors, Ask Dr. DeSilva on HealthRadio.net, and several other programs. Her one-act plays have been produced in Hollywood and have been included in playwriting classes at Johns Hopkins University and Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning writer who received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in Art History and Creative Writing.

Michael Gabriel11:15AM (PST) – Michael Gabriel, former media executive and now CEO, author and founder of “The Balanced Relationship Barometer: A Practical Approach to Achieve a Healthy and Fulfilling Love Relationship”

@BRBarometer
www.RelationshipBarometer.com
facebook.com/RelationshipBarometer
The Balanced Relationship Barometer

Relationship Barometer, and its companion book, The Balanced Relationship Barometer, are the breakthrough of Michael’s quest to help his 7-year-old daughter avoid the pain of divorce and the toll it took on his family. His divorce set him on a path of self-reflection, research and observation that became the basis of this fulfilling project.

Michael Gabriel‘s career as a successful media and technology executive (he was a founding executive of the industry-transforming HBO GO project) provided him with broad experience in innovation, problem avoidance and problem solving. When he had to face something he dreaded, explaining to his beloved 7-year-old daughter why Daddy was moving out of the house, how could he simplify it, and make it comprehensible even to a child? In trying to understand what happened with his marriage, and whether the problems could have been foreseen and avoided, Michael began to formulate the insights, tools, and framework that culminated in his book, The Balanced Relationship Barometer. It’s all about knowing yourself, and what will truly make you fulfilled in your relationship, based on building awareness and seeing trends of your needs and experiences. This approach has been validated by hundreds of people in different stages of healthy as well as unfulfilling relationships, and led him to support the book by developing a simple mobile app, Relationship Barometer.

Michael truly believes that this book and mobile app could help others avoid what happened to his family, and in having fewer children hear the words that he had to speak to his daughter.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday February 18th 2016

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

@rickegg
@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

Rick 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.

Patti Davis9:30AM (PST) – Patti Davis, author of “The Earth Breaks in Colors”

@patti_davis
BooksByPattiDavis.com
The Earth Breaks in Colors

Patti Davis is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan. She is the author of eleven books, both non-fiction and fiction. These include The Long Goodbye, Angels Don’t Die, Till Human Voices Wake Us, and The Blue Hour. She also co-wrote a book with her dog Gracie, The Wit and Wisdom of Gracie (An Opinionated Pug’s Guide to Life). Her new book is the novel The Earth Breaks in Colors, published by Huqua Press.

Susan Packard

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10:15AM (PST) – Susan Packard, author of the book, “New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace”

@PackardSusan
www.SusanPackard.com
facebook.com/PackardSusan
New Rules of the Game

Susan Packard is the co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV. Under Packard’s helm, HGTV became one of the fastest growing cable networks in television history. Today HGTV is available in more than 99 million U.S. homes and distributed in 175 countries and territories. Packard helped to build Scripps Networks Interactive to a market value of over $10 billion.

Dr. James LaValle10:30AM (PST) – Dr. James LaValle, Clinical Pharmacist & Nutritionist

February is Heart Health Month! Dr. LaValle is a huge supporter of heart health and raising awareness towards heart disease (the #1 killer in America for men and women)
@JimLaValle
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James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition, he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA. In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. LaValle served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990’s. Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in T.V. and radio.

LaValle served as an adjunct associate professor at Cincinnati College of Pharmacy for over 14 years and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. He is also affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer. He currently is an instructor for the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, which trains physicians and other health care professionals on the application of natural therapies into their contemporary practices.
Industry Highlights include: Most recently in 2014, his company MCE, Inc., has established business development ventures with Metagenics, The Poliquin Group, Wakunaga of America, and AML Labs. In 2010 his company IHR entered into a venture with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2000 fitness trainers, 100 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.

Bob Perlow11:15AM (PST) – Bob Perlow, author of his memoir, “The Warmup Guy”​​

The Warmup Guy
Bob Perlow “The Warm-Up Guy” on Facebook

Bob Perlow is a 35-year-veteran of the Hollywood scene. He is a writer/actor/warm-up comic who creates, produces, writes and stars in taped performances.
Known as Hollywood’s Go-To Audience Warmup person for decades, he worked on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno for 15 years in addition to some of television’s most iconic sitcoms including “Friends”, “Growing Pains”, “Cheers”, “Will and Grace”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Newhart”, “Who’s The Boss”, “Taxi” and “Full House”.

Not only is Perlow an author of a new show business memoir, THE WARMUP GUY (Pelican Publishing Company/February 15, 2016) in which he serves up backstage dish on some of tv’s biggest sitcoms, he is also the star of a one-man show entitled “Tales from Hollywood” in which he interacts with his audience as he takes them on a journey through the backstages of Hollywood and reveals what it was really like on the sets of many legendary sitcoms. It’s the rare performer who can legitimately claim to have created an entirely new entertainment category. But Bob Perlow did and can.
There’s more to warming up a TV studio audience than an initial pre-show rah-rah cheerleader session to get the folks in the bleachers revved up. That was the way it once worked, but Bob Perlowchanged that forever when, for a whopping $50 a week, he agreed to warm up the audience for tapings of “Laverne and Shirley”. Instead of cracking a few jokes to set the tone, with his own money he bought a supply of audience giveaway t-shirts, and performed what amounted to a stand-up comedy act every time there was a scene break, a re-shoot, or anything else that caused taping to stop during a three-, five- or eight-hour taping.
Perlow was also the creator, co-producer and star of Nick at Night’s “Let Bob Do It” with Jason Alexander which followed him as he took the place of ordinary people who wanted a “time out” from their responsibilities. In addition, he also received writing credits on a number of sit-coms including “Laverne & Shirley”, “Who’s The Boss”, “Webster”, “Night Court” and “Head Over Heals”. He was also a featured player on NBC’s “Candid Camera” with host Dom DeLouise.

A native of Rhode Island, Perlow received his bachelor of science and master of business degrees from the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday February 17th 2016

Caleb Reynolds9:30AM (PST) – Caleb Reynolds, “Survivor” 32nd Edition

The​ ​32nd edition of​ ​SURVIVOR ​premiers TONIGHT ​(WEDNESDAY,​ ​FEBRUARY 17​th) ​at 8PM ET/PT on CBS!
@BBTEAMCALEB
CalebReynolds.tv
@Survivor_Tweet
#BrawnBrainsBeauty
www.cbs.com/shows/survivor

Caleb Reynolds is a 27 year old hunting guide originally from Dallas, Texas and is best known for being a housemate on Big Brother 16 which aired in 2014. Reynolds, who often referred to himself as the Beastmode Cowboy, finished in fourth place on Big Brother. He headed an alliance called the Bomb Squad in the early portion of the game and showed unwavering loyalty to his team-mates. However, he lost focus on his strategy when he became infatuated with fellow housemate Amber Borzotra. He is tied for the most Head of Household competition wins in a season at 4, and is the only male housemate to win 4 complete HOH reigns and not win the game. Now living in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Reynolds originally applied for The Amazing Race with his friend before being recruited for Big Brother and now Survivor.

Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein

Photo credit: Tanya Malott

10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, Pediatric neurologist and author of “The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil”

@DrMayaSK
dirtcure.com
The Dirt Cure

Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D., is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was awarded the Edward Padow Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and graduated with a Special Distinction in Research in Child Neurology for her original work on autism. Dr. Shetreat-Klein completed the University of Arizona’s two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Andrew Weil, M.D., and is now a member of the faculty. She teaches integrative neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Medical College, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She lectures nationally and internationally at conferences for both physicians and laypeople on topics such as children’s health, autism, integrative medicine and nutrition, toxins and neurological health. Additionally, Dr. Shetreat-Klein sits on expert advisory boards, including chef Bill Telepan’s Wellness in the Schools and Documenting Hope.

She has been interviewed and quoted on Dr.Oz, NPR Marketplace, The New York Times Magazine, WCBS-TV News, and WABC-TV News and has partnered with Senator Charles Schumer in promoting legislation for reducing toxic exposures in childhood. Perhaps her most valued work is seeing patients at her own integrative practice in New York City, where she also lives with her family, dog, and eight chickens.

My Child is Going to be Rich and Famous11:30AM (PST) – Angela Williams & Tyrel Jackson Williams, new book, “My Child is Going to be Rich and Famous: How to Successfully Balance Family, Parenting and Entertainment”​​

My Child is Going to be Rich and Famous

My Child is Going to be Rich and Famous is meant to enlighten, teach and educate you. Angela is convinced that by the time you finish reading this book, you will have the tools needed to make decisions for your child and your family regarding entertainment issues.

 

Angela Williams
@my3TJWsons
www.AngelaJWilliams.com

Taking stock of her extraordinary, multi-faceted life and career, Angela J. Williams – author of the new book “My Child is Going to Be Rich and Famous: How To Successfully Balance Family, Parenting and Entertainment” – likes to say she “came out of the womb talking.” Personally and professionally, she has spent her life drawing on those God-given communication skills to share heartfelt, intimate stories and key insights and information to make pe​​ople and the world better.

Always finding unique ways to serve others, Angela is an ordained minister and gospel/R&B singer and songwriter by calling, a personal business manager by experience, a writer, producer and author by profession, and life coach/spiritual parent by purpose. At the heart of everything, beyond all of those dynamic roles, Angela is a devoted wife of 28 years and loving mom to three young men – Tyler James Williams (23), Tyrel Jackson Williams (18) and Tylen Jacob Williams (14) – who also happen to be wildly talented performers with extensive histories in the entertainment world. As the executive overseer of her sons’ ever-evolving careers and business endeavors for nearly two decades, she is uniquely qualified to guide other parents, siblings and family members embarking on a similar journey. In her new book, Angela – who previously published the beautiful spiritual memoir “The Circle of Love,” based on her relationship with her late mother — imparts the fruits of her hard-won wisdom in a spirited, highly conversational way. She likes to imagine her relationship with the reader as if they were out to lunch together and she’s sharing everything her companion needs to know about the industry so that a person can make educated decisions – and indeed, decide whether it’s worth having their children pursue a career in the crazy world of entertainment at all.
Without revealing too much up front, Angela is excited to whet people’s whistle for the book by explaining that it’s a 12 chapter work (plus a preface/mission statement detailing her unique qualifications to write it) that includes chapters with titles like “The Cold Open”, “The Price” (i.e. If your child becomes successful, have you considered the price that goes along with it), “What Type of Parent Are You?” and the very revealing “20 Ways to Avoid A Mess” (including how to defuse situations and handling disrespectful behavior on set and in public).

Tyrel Jackson Williams
@Tyreljwill

Tyrel Jackson Williams has been seen or heard somewhere on television​ ​for most of the 18 years of his life. He now stars as Leo, the stepson of a​ ​wealthy entrepreneur who discovers three super humans with bionic powers​ ​living in the basement of his new home, in the Disney XD live-action​ ​comedy series “Lab Rats”.

Williams has made appearances in a number of television series including​ ​Disney XD’s “Pair of Kings”, Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”,​ ​“Modern Family”, “Community”, “Sesame Street” (for several years) and​ ​“Elmo’s Holiday Kwanzaa”.
He has appeared in numerous national commercials for Target,​ ​Verizon, McDonald’s, Chex Mix, Kraft, General Mills, among others.​ ​He has also lent his singing talent to the animated television series​ ​“Backyardigans” as singing Tyrone.
His feature film credits include featured roles in “Muppets Again”,​ ​“Failure to Launch”, “The Naked Brothers Band” and “2 For The Money”.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday February 16th 2016

Mary Lane Haskell9:15AM (PST) – Mary Lane Haskell, “The Bachelor” correspondent

@marylanehaskell
@BachelorABC
#itsrainingben
www.thedisplaceddebutante.com

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

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

Dr. Charles Nguyen10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Charles Nguyen, author of “The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution to Help You Lose Weight and Stay Thin”

www.thinsulinprogram.com
facebook.com/Thinsulin

Dr. Charles T. Nguyen, M.D. is the medical director of the Lorphen Medical Weight Loss Clinic. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his psychiatry residency training and, as a faculty member, won excellence in teaching awards for seven consecutive years. He also won the Thomas F. Riley Community Service Award, the NAMI Bridge Builder Award, and the 2010 Orange County Physicians of Excellence Award. That year, Orange Coast Magazine recognized him as best physician. His extensive research, clinical experience, teaching, and training in psychiatry offer a unique perspective to help his patients lose weight. His work on weight issues has appeared in various journals, and he frequently speaks at conferences. He lives in Orange County, CA.

Rhea Perlman10:30AM (PST) – Rhea Perlman, actress

​“CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY​”​ ​- ​FEBRUARY 21st at ACME COMEDY THEATRE​ in Los Angeles. This ​performance will benefit the Children’s Action Network
@RheaPerlman
@Celeb_Autobio
@ChildrensAction

Rhea Perlman is an American actress, best known for her role as Carla Tortelli in the sitcom “Cheers”, for which she won four Emmy Awards.
Perlman was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Philip and Adele Perlman. Her father was an actor and a “doll and toy-part” salesman; he later played barfly Phil on “Cheers”. Her sister Heide Perlman was a writer, story editor, and producer on the television shows “Cheers” and “Frasier”. Rhea Perlman attended Hunter College in New York and is an active Democrat. She began her acting career in 1972 when she played a bit role in the film “Hot Dogs for Gauguin”. That same year she appeared in Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective’s production of “Up – An Uppity Revue”, along with her future husband, Danny DeVito. In 1982 she landed a role as Carla Tortelli on the hit sitcom “Cheers”. She won the Emmy four times, in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe six times. During her “Cheers” career, she was nominated for an Emmy every year but 1992, becoming the Cheers star to have the most wins and nominations. In 1986, Perlman starred in an episode of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” titled “The Wedding Ring”, which also starred DeVito as her character’s husband. In the 1990s, Perlman starred in several TV movies and motion pictures. In 1992, she starred in the made-for-TV-movie, “To Grandmother’s House We Go” versus Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, playing the wife of Jerry Van Dyke’s character; the couple kidnapped the Olsen Twins’ characters, hoping to cash in on ransom before Christmas. Other TV films in which she starred included the dramas “A Place to Be Loved” and “In Spite of Love”. Perlman’s motion picture roles included “There Goes The Neighborhood” (1992), “Canadian Bacon” (1995), “Carpool” (1996), “Sunset Park” (1996), and “Matilda” (1996). She had a cameo in the film “10 Items Or Less” (2006), and also starred in the 2007 independent film “Love Comes Lately”. In 1994, Perlman voiced 9-Eye in “The Timekeeper”, a Circle-Vision show at the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland. Perlman also appeared in a 2000 television film “How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale”, in which she impersonated Jacqueline Kennedy. She also portrayed a therapist called Dr. Parella in the 2000 film “Secret Cutting”, which follows the story of a young girl named Dawn who self-injures. In 2007, Perlman appeared as Bertha in the West End of London in the comedy “Boeing Boeing”. In 2008, she starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie, “The Christmas Choir”, and appeared in “Beethoven’s Big Break” in 2008 as Patricia Benji. In 2009 she appeared as Tanya’s mother on the series “Hung” for Home Box Office Networks. In 2011, Perlman had a guest appearance as Mittens in one episode of “Wilfred”. Since 2014, she has starred in a recurring role on “The Mindy Project” as Danny’s mother Annette Castellano.

Perlman is the author of the successful illustrated children’s book series Otto Undercover, whose books are Born to Drive, Canyon Catastrophe, Water Balloon Doom, Toxic Taffy Takeover, The Brink of Ex-stink-tion, and Brain Freeze.

Perlman met actor Danny DeVito in 1971, when she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which also featured DeVito. They moved in together two weeks after meeting. The couple married in 1982. They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito. Throughout their relationship, Perlman and DeVito have acted alongside each other several times, including in the TV show “Taxi” and the feature film “Matilda”. The family resides in Beverly Hills, California, and also spend time at their vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey. Perlman and DeVito are both members of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo, a theater in Oberlin, Ohio, as is filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

Adrian Zmed11:30AM (PST) – Adrian Zmed, actor, singer and television personality

@RealAdrianZmed
Grease 2 – Prowlin’

Adrian Zmed is a Windy City boy and Chicago will always be his hometown! After being cast as Danny Zuko in “Grease” he was off to Broadway to start his career. Life eventually brought him to Hollywood where Aaron Spelling cast him in a special 2 hour “Starsky and Hutch”…leading to his being cast as Vincent Romano in “TJ Hooker” with his now long time buddy, William Shatner. Adrian has made many films, two of which have become cult classics: going back to his musical roots was “Grease 2” and the classic comedy “Bachelor Party” with Tom Hanks.

Currently Adrian is president of an up and coming Las Vegas based business that specializes in celebrity appearances while continuing to do voice over work and all forms of acting.
Adrian is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and his beloved Chicago Cubs! He grew up 5 blocks from wrigley and spent a lot of time at the park. All year long he is active in fantasy baseball or fantasy football.