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The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 7th 2015

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

www.thedisplaceddebutante.com
@marylanehaskell

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.

Mel White9:30AM (PST) – Mel White, Nat Geo WILD’s “Destination WILD” special, Real Angry Birds

The Destination Wild series premieres with Real Angry Birds on Sunday, July 12 at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD
@natgeowild
#destinationwild

White is the author of the National Geographic book, Angry Birds – 50 True Stories of the Fed Up, Furious and Feathered. He is also a spokesperson for the new Nat Geo WILD Destination Wild special, Real Angry Birds, premiering Sunday, July 12 at 9/8c.

From Alaska and the Amazon River to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Belize, White has written more than 40 stories for National Geographic Traveler and more than a dozen stories for National Geographic. He has also written or contributed to more than 20 travel and nature guidebooks, including “Complete National Park Guide to the United States”, “Eastern Parklands”, “Guide to Small Town Escapes”, and “Guide to America’s Outdoors – Southwest” for National Geographic’s book division. White’s most recent travel book is “The 10 Best of Everything National Parks“.

A Conway, Ark. native, White came by his interest naturally. His mother was “a backyard bird watcher.” “By six years of age, I was a bird nut,” said White, who devoured bird books, studied field guides, and spent Sunday drives with his parents looking for birds around central Arkansas.
Previously White was an editor for The Arkansas Times and a copy editor for The Arkansas Democrat. White graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities.​

Ziggy Gruber

Photo credit: Patric Schneider

10:30AM (PST) – Ziggy Gruber, Documentary, Deli Man, is available on DVD and Blu Ray today

www.delimanmovie.com
Deli Man – Trailer
facebook.com/delimanmovie
@DeliManMovie

Ziggy Gruber is a deli man, like his father and grandfather before him. In fact, his grandfather, Max, opened the first deli on Broadway, The Rialto Deli, in 1927. Gruber is part New Yorker (he was born and grew up there), part entertainer and now part Texan, having moved to Houston 13 years ago to open the city’s top deli, Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant. He is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in London and trained in a three-Michelin star London restaurant before opening his first deli in NYC then another in Los Angeles before opening Kenny & Ziggy’s.​

Donna Setaro11:15AM (PST) – Donna Setaro, New Jersey Move Over Law

New Jersey Move Over Law
#moveoverlaw

​On ​​June 6th 2010 Donna Setaro‘s Son, NJ State Trooper Marc K. Castellano #6397, was killed in the line of duty by a motorist who failed ​​to​ ​follow the Move Over Law Title 39:4-92:2. Since that time she realized that less then​ ​15% of the NJ drivers are aware of this law.​ ​Every state in the USA has this law except Washington DC. With the help and support on the NJSP Donna created a presentation with target audience being high school students. To date she has given 450 presentations to over 56,000 people. The death of her son ​​has set the course of a journey Donna never ever expected to be on. Her goal is to speak to 100,000 people. She looks forward to the opportunity​ ​to speak about her mission…the law and its devastating effect of not following the law.

Dani Klein Modisett11:30AM (PST) – Dani Klein Modisett, author of the book, “Take My Spouse Please”

www.daniklein.com
@DaniModisett
afterbirthstories.com

Dani Klein Modisett is the comedian-turned-author and editor of the book “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine”, ​​(St. Martin’s Press, 2009). Based on the live show she created by the same name, the NY Post raved about “Afterbirth…” calling it “…the Vagina Monologues for the stroller set.”
Three years ago she launched a spin-off of this show. This time the subject was marriage and she called it, “Not What I Signed Up For”. On these shows she and acclaimed actors and writers, perform original, funny stories about how marriage and parenting challenges them in unexpected ways. The performances have played to sold-out audiences in Boston, San Francisco and New York City. Inspired by “Not What I Signed Up For”, Dani came up with the idea for her second book, “Take My Spouse, Please” ​​(Shambhala Press, 2015). In this book Dani interviews long term couples and explores how the cardinal rules of comedy, can help couples laugh more.

Dani recently completed a web series of Scripps Entertainment called “How To Stay Married”, which she wrote, produced and hosted. These shows take on the major challenges of marriage like money, fighting, finances and sex and asks real couples how they manage them and keep smiling.
Dani also just launched a webseries the pilot for The NY Times using the “Take My Spouse, Please”, title, and subject matter to create docu-style shorts where she interviews long-term couples.
As a writer, Dani’s essays can be found in Lonely Planet’s “Lights, Camera, Travel”, edited by Andrew McCarthy and “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn to Eat”, for Roost Books. Dani is also a frequent contributor to LA Parent Magazine, Huffington Post, and Parents Magazine. She has also written for The LA Times, Brainchild Magazine, Momlogic.com, Hotmomsclub.com. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Madeleine Brand Show, “Jen and Barb, Mom Life“, and most recently on “Parental Discretion”, for NickMom.
Before children, Dani worked a comedian at clubs and colleges across the country. She was also a member of the Broadway tour of “Twilight of the Golds”, and a member of “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” company. Dani made numerous television appearances on shows like “Law & Order” and “Las Vegas”.

Dani taught Stand-up comedy at UCLA for nearly a decade and now teaches a workshop called “Writing For Performance”. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.​

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Monday July 6th 2015

Jeff MotskeJeff Motske, Author, “The Couples Guide to Financial Compatability” and President and CEO of Trilogy Financial

Quiz from “The Couples Guide to Financial Compatability”
www.jeffmotske.com
Shop Online for “Couple’s Guide To Financial Compatibility”
facebook.com/JeffMotskeCFP

As one of the nation’s foremost experts in wealth management, Jeff Motske is president and CEO of Trilogy Financial Services and in that capacity oversees 200 employees in 11 offices in 4 states. With his guidance, his team of 150 advisors/brokers help more than 45,000 clients around the nation achieve financial independence. From the company’s Huntington Beach, California headquarters, Motske oversees more than $2 billion in client-invested assets.
Motske earned his degree in business administration from Vanguard University before landing a position with a mutual fund company. He earned his Registered Principal license before setting out to form his own company, which distinguishes itself by offering clients tax and estate planning along with their wealth management. In addition, Motske sits on the Vanguard University board of trustees and recently granted chairmanship for the University’s foundation.

Over the years, Trilogy has achieved tremendous success thanks to Motske’s business philosophy of maintaining composure in a volatile financial world. When the markets collapsed in 2008, for instance, Trilogy enjoyed its strongest and best year ever. While many portfolio managers were dodging their clients’ calls, Motske encouraged his staff to reach out to their clients, explain what was happening with the markets and take immediate action to protect their assets. And, in what would turn out to be a shrewd move, asked his team to open up the lines of communication not only to clients, but to their friends & family, many of whom were being stymied by their advisors/brokers. This earned Trilogy the trust of existing clients and led many to leave their financial planners in favor of Motske’s growing company.

Motske and his wife, Kendra, are the proud parents of two children, Tanner and Brooklyn. An avid baseball enthusiast, Motske plays in an adult league with his father and is a former coach of his son’s Little League team. His love for America’s favorite sport has even influenced his business model. He believes the skills developed on the field including team-building, sportsmanship and playing fair are also needed in the financial services business. His devotion to his “team” of dedicated employees extends beyond the office as he cares immensely about them, their families and their futures. In fact, he insists they maintain balanced lives including personal time, family time and activities outside of work. He believes this results in a more effective, more focused, happier and well-adjusted employee who is able to think outside the box and maintain higher productivity and enthusiasm for their job.
A Certified Financial Planner and member of the National Planning Corporation (NPC), Motske is fast becoming a go-to expert among major media.

Bil DwyerBil Dwyer, Comedian

@BilDwyer
Bil Dwyer Videos

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Bil Dwyer, like many hearty Midwesterners, is a very private person and likes to keep things to himself. Unlike many hearty Midwesterners, he is forced to compose bios of himself written in the third person. Bil is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Bil’s career has covered many facets of show business, from performing to writing to commercial voiceover work.

Bil is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and his very own half hour standup special, Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer. His takes on marriage, kids and family are hip and sardonic, and yet beneath lies a certain odd sweetness.
Bil has hosted GSN’s I’ve Got a Secret, Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Fox Sports’ Ultimate Fan League, PAX-TV’s Dirty Rotten Cheaters, GSN’s Extreme Dodgeball, MTV’s The 70’s House, and the Tiny Football League which ran at halftime on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Besides appearing on great television shows like Parks and Recreation, House of Lies, Suburgatory, The Larry Sanders Show, Hot in Cleveland, Ally McBeal, and yes, iCarly, Bil has also been in such forgettable films as Ski School 2, The Bogus Witch Project, and What Planet are You From? Writing with sitcom star/television producer Christopher Titus, Bil co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called Back After This for Sony Pictures Television.

A regular commentator on various cable shows, he is most often recognized for his work on VH1’s highly-rated I Love series. Bil was also seen as a finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in Cartoon Network’s live action/animation hybrid series, Out of Jimmy’s Head. Bil currently hosts Stardumb!, a live celeb-studded game/talk/improv comedy hybrid, which has been seen at L.A.’s RIOT! Fest and San Francisco Sketchfest.

Albert PodellAlbert Podell, author, “Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth”

www.albertpodell.com
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

Albert Podell is the author of AROUND THE WORLD IN FIFTY YEARS: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth. He has been an editor at Playboy and three national outdoor magazines and has written more than 250 freelance articles. He was co-leader of the Trans World Record Expedition and co-author of Who Needs A Road?, an adventure classic still in print after nearly five decades. He holds a B.A. in government from Cornell, was the graduate fellow of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, and received a law degree from New York University. He lives in New York and is an all-around outdoorsman—skier, boarder, mountaineer, climber, camper, hiker, biker, archer, angler, surfer, kayaker, scuba diver, windsurfer, long-distance swimmer, and vegetable gardener.

Edward SmartEdward Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, expert on human trafficking

ourrescue.org

Before dawn on June 5, 2002, Ed’s daughter Elizabeth Smart, age 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom. She was found alive nine months later on March 12, 2003, just a few miles from her home, with her captors, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Lleen Barzee. Her abduction and recovery were widely reported in North American media and internationally. Ed Smart has become a nationally renowned spokesperson for child protection, advocating for legislation and non-profit organizations that focus on the prevention and recovery of missing children.

Ed is a world renowned child safety advocate and President of the Surviving Parents Coalition, and is internationally recognized as an advocate for children’s safety with particular focus on prevention, protecting children from “abduction, bullying, abuse and sexual assault.” Elizabeth’s abduction motivated him to advocate for change in the safety of our children and families. Since beginning his fight for children, Ed along with other children’s safety advocates tirelessly and successfully lobbied Congress and the Senate seeking passage of the National Amber Alert plan, the Adam Walsh Act, The Protect our children Act of 2008 and currently working cooperatively with other organizations on state felony arrestee DNA legislation.
He is currently program director of rehabilitation and prevention for Operation Underground Railroad OUR.

Ed received his Masters Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Urban Planning as well as his Bachelor Degree in Finance from George Washington University. He and his wife Lois are parents of six children and currently reside in Salt Lake City.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 3rd 2015

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

www.RottenTomatoes.com
@GraeDrake

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

Movies this week:

  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Terminator: Genisys

Drew Lynch9:30AM (PST) – Drew Lynch, Comedian / America’s Got Talent

@TheDrewLynch
#drewcrew
@nbcagt
#goldenbuzzer
​​Drew on America’s Got Talent (grab a Kleenex!)

Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor. Then something completely unpredictable happened; during a softball game, Drew got hit with the ball causing damage to his vocal cords which left him with a stutter.The timing of his injury couldn’t have sparked a more positive change in who he has become and shaped what he stands for today: Embrace life even when it throws you a curveball. Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K., and his friend Samuel J. Comroe, Drew brings to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Making his television debut on America’s Got Talent in 2015.

Rich Roll & Julie Piatt10:15AM (PST) – Rich Roll & Julie Piatt, the dynamic duo of healthy plant-based living and authors of the new book, “The Plantpower Way”

The Plantpower Way
“The Plantpower Way” – Official Book Trailer

 

Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
www.richroll.com
@richroll
instagram.com/richroll

A graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, Rich Roll is a world-renowned plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, bestselling author, full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate and motivational speaker.

Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
www.srimati.com
@SriMati
instagram.com/srimati

Born in Colorado and raised in Alaska, Julie Piatt has spent decades traveling many paths and studying many traditions. She is a true renaissance artist who expresses her creative voice as a plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, yogi, sculptor, painter, spiritual guide, and homeschooling parent to four children.

Rich and Julie live with their four children in Malibu Canyon outside of Los Angeles.

Michael Seth Starr11:30AM (PST) – Michael Seth Starr, TV Editor of “The New York Post” and author of the book, “Ringo: With a Little Help”

www.backbeatbooks.com
facebook.com/BackbeatBooks
@backbeatbooks
Ringo: With a Little Help

Michael Seth Starr is the TV editor for the New York Post, where he has written about television for the past 20 years. He is a native of northern New Jersey, and has authored biographies of Peter Sellers, Art Carney, Joey Bishop, Bobby Darin, Raymond Burr, and Redd Foxx. Unlike Ringo, he was born with the last name Starr; they are not related. He lives in northern New Jersey.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 2nd 2015

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

www.naughtygossip.com

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 gossip.com 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 NaughtyButNiceRob.com 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.

James Guiliani10:30AM (PST) – James Guiliani, animal rescuer and author of Dogfella: How an Abandoned Dog Named Bruno Turned This Mobster’s Life Around

@jamesguiliani
@DaCapoPR
Dogfella: How an Abandoned Dog Named Bruno Turned This Mobster’s Life Around–A Memoir
Excerpt from Dogfella

James Guiliani and Lena run the pet boutique The Diamond Collar, and were the stars of an OWN TV show of the same name. They live in Brooklyn, New York. Dogfella tells how one event, the discovery of an abused and discarded Shih Tzu, changed Guiliani’s life. In Bruno, Guiliani found a kindred spirit underneath the matted hair and dirt.

11:30AM (PST) – Barbara Van Orden & Jackie Goldberg, producers of “Senior Star Search”

Final Competition and Awards, Sunday, July 12th

Jackie Goldberg
www.pinkladyhollywood.com

THE PINK LADY, dynamic Jackie Goldberg, at age 70, began a new chapter in her life. She created a motivational speaking company called, “Get Up, Get Out, & Get a Life!” to encourage fellow baby boomers and seniors to follow new paths and open new doors to enhance their lives. She is also a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity. Prior to reinventing herself, Jackie worked in the fashion industry for over forty years. Dressing in pink became her trademark. Her philosophy of life is to “think pink!” To feel the energy and the aura that a color can give to people by letting them see life through “rose-colored” glasses. She founded Senior Star Power Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as part of her dream to revitalize the careers of senior performers and help seniors who want to begin new careers. Senior Star Power has produced a series of live stage shows featuring a cast who are ALL 60, 70, 80 years “young” and over. Her production company produces the only senior theatre in Southern California. At a young 82, the Pink Lady’s newest project is called Senior Star Search – a search for talented people aged 55 and over who are still vital, productive, creative, energetic and entertaining.

Barbara Van Orden
www.barbaravanorden.com

Barbara Van Orden‘s highly publicized return to the stage after a devastating accident and years of rehabilitation learning to walk again has been well received by audiences and critics alike. Before the accident she was a model appearing in the promotion of numerous products. Her singing career began in New York. She appeared at some of the Playboy Clubs working with talents such as Morey Amsterdam, Soupy Sales and Jackie Vernon and others. Barbara was invited to perform in Vegas, where she was introduced to Frank Sinatra. She was thrilled when he asked her if she would do a club date and perform with him at The Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Barbara has had a multi faceted career. Barbara and her husband producer Steve Heilpern were invited to move on to the Universal City Lot, Where they formed CINEQUEST. Barbara produced for The Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences the highly acclaimed “An Evening with Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jean-Michele Cousteau”. Barbara has also produced events for the American Film Institute Associates. One of Barbara’s special productions was an event honoring the CBS Television Network “We See Eye To Eye”. In 2009 Barbara was back on the boards performing her one-woman cabaret show, which she still performs. To give back to the many that inspired her, she is currently, along with Michael Sterling, a Co-Executive Producer of LA’s NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR, which has given undiscovered young talent their start. Barbara has two books regarding the entertainment industry in the works. Yes, Barbara Van Orden, a survivor, performer, writer, producer is an inspiration to many in and out of the Entertainment Industry. THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOTION PICTURE COUNCIL PRESENTED BARBARA THE GOLDEN HALO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 1st 2015

Wendy Holden10:15AM (PST) – Wendy Holden, author, “Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope”

www.wendyholden.com
Born Survivors

Wendy Holden is an experienced author and novelist. A journalist for eighteen years, ten on the Daily Telegraph, her non-fiction titles have chiefly chronicled the lives of remarkable subjects, such as the only woman in the French Foreign Legion in Tomorrow to Be Brave and Behind Enemy Lines, about a young Jewish spy who repeatedly crossed into German territory. She has co-authored several New York Times bestsellers, including A Lotus Grows in Mud (the memoir of actress Goldie Hawn) and Lady Blue Eyes, the autobiography of Frank Sinatra’s widow Barbara. She lives in Suffolk, England, with her husband and two dogs and divides her time between the UK and the US.

Jeremy Wallace11:15AM (PST) – Jeremy Wallace, transgender author of the book, “Taking the Scenic Route to Manhood”

www.jeremylwallace.com
facebook.com/TakingTheScenicRouteToManhood
@JeremyLWallace1

Jeremy Wallace is an Author, Professional Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur. He has spent the last few decades successfully navigating through a major transformation that has led him to find his inner truth. This experience has qualified Jeremy to become one of the leading speakers on transformative change.

Combining his expertise as an entrepreneurial business owner with life-challenging experiences, Jeremy speaks to corporations, organizations, and groups of any size about embracing change, becoming our true selves, and living up to our full potential.

Originally from Michigan, Jeremy graduated from the University of Colorado in 1994. He now resides in Las Vegas with his two dogs.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday June 30th 2015

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

www.thedisplaceddebutante.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships

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

Victoria Moran

Photo credit: David Rodgers Photography

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

@Victoria_Moran
facebook.com/mainstreetvegan
www.mainstreetvegan.net

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

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 29th 2015

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

@drstacigruber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday June 26th 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Out of Orange

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

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

about.me/tinaseelig
Insight Out
@tseelig

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

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

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

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facebook.com/MsLindsayWagner

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

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

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday June 25th 2015

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

@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@donovangreen
www.ProjectSlimdown.com
No Excuses Fitness

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday June 24th 2015

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

@samhaskell
www.samhaskell.com

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

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

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

Dr. David Perlmutter

Photo credit: Ed Chappell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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