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The Marilu Henner Show – Friday November 21st 2014

Grae Drake9:30AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor, Rotten Tomatoes

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

Caitlin Doughty10:15AM (PST) – Caitlin Doughty, author, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory”

Death. The universal equalizer. It doesn’t matter how smart, attractive, wealthy, loved, or well-liked you are. To death, it doesn’t matter– he’ll take us all. From the moment of your birth, you begin dying, and no one knows when, where, or how. The woman you are about to meet is here to talk about life’s terrifying secret—that we all die.

Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the host and creator of the “Ask A Mortician” web series. She founded the death acceptance collective, “The Order of the Good Death” and cofounded Death Salon. She lives in Los Angeles.

Gil Bellows10:30AM (PST) – Gil Bellows is an actor and producer and is here promoting “Ascension” – a 3 night event: December 15, 16 and 17th on 9/8c on SyFy

The actor and producer you are about to meet has done it all from The Shawshank Redemption to Ally McBeal and he’s here to talk to you about his fascinating career and his latest venture, “Ascension” on SyFy.

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), House at the End of the Street (2012) and The Weather Man (2005). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since 1994. They have two children.

David Hume Kennerly11:30AM (PST) – David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former chief White House photographer

You are about to meet a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and former Chief White House photographer who is here to share with you exciting ways and tips on how to take photos.

At twenty-five years old David Hume Kennerly received the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for feature photography for a year’s work in 1971 that included photos of the Vietnam, Cambodia, India-Pakistan Wars, and the Ali-Frazier fight. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He has been presented with numerous other honors, among them the World Press Photo award, and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for, “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad”, for his coverage of Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic first sum- mit meeting in Geneva. He was named, “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine.

Kennerly has published several books: Shooter, Photo Op, Photo du Jour, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book, and his latest, David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He has also produced numerous television shows, including documentary, “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers”, about the White House chiefs of staff for the The Discovery Channel. Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. He lives in Santa Monica with his wife Rebecca, and sons Byron, Nick and Jack.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday November 20th 2014

Simon Majumdar9:30AM (PST) – Simon Majumdar, from National Geographic Channel’s EAT: The Story of Food. EAT the miniseries will premiere Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23, at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel

On Nov. 21‒23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, The National Geographic Channel presents the comprehensive food story we’ve all been craving: EAT: The Story of Food, a six-hour miniseries event produced by National Geographic. The special spans the evolution of food over the course of humankind, from our ancestors throwing raw meat onto a fire for the first time, to teams of lab technicians perfecting the crunch of a potato chip. More important, it will show how this evolution of what we eat and how we eat it has actually defined human civilization and cultures around the globe.

Simon Majumdar is a broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything”. It is a journey that has taken him to all fifty states and to dozens of countries around the world. He has written two books; Eat My Globe and Eating for Britain. His new book, “Fed, White and Blue” which catalogues his journey to American citizenship, will be published by Hudson Street Press in 2015. If you spend too much time watching television, you may also recognize his bald head from Food Network shows such as Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen. He lives in Los Angeles.

Ryan Silverman10:15AM (PST) – Ryan Silverman, currently playing the role of Terry in the Broadway production of “Side Show”, which just opened Monday night to unanimous rave reviews

The man you are about to meet is in the much-talked about, dazzling new production of “Side Show” which is now in performances on Broadway at the St. James Theater.

Ryan Silverman’s impressive vocal range has allowed him to move smoothly across various genres including opera, symphony concerts, pop, traditional music theater and big band.
He recently starred as Giorgio in the highly acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION where he received both a Drama Desk and Drama League Award nomination. He has also appeared as Raoul in the Broadway and Las Vegas productions of The Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway credits include Karl in Music in the Air (Encores!) and Al in Most Happy Fella.

Ryan Silverman’s impressive vocal range has allowed him to move smoothly across various genres including opera, symphony concerts, pop, traditional music theater and big band. Ryan Silverman is originally from Alberta Canada.

Judge Glenda Hatchett11:15AM (PST) – TV’S Judge Glenda Hatchett

The Emmy®-Nominated Daytime Courtroom Series Moved to WEtv

The woman you are about to meet hails from Atlanta and presided over the hit daytime courtroom series Judge Hatchett for 13 seasons, earning two Emmy nominations and a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction TV Series. As Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court, one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country, she brought a fresh perspective and unique method of determining justice to family and juvenile court cases. She can now be seen daily on WEtv weekday mornings.

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As Public Relations Manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia.
Hatchett has presented leadership sessions for various companies including PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, Wal-Mart and Hospital Corporation of America Inc. (HCA). Additionally, she is frequently a lecturer throughout the country keynoting several national conferences including Office Depot’s Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conference, Colgate Palmolive’s Multicultural Summit, the Diversity Conference in the U.S. Senate, the Minority Employers’ Conference at Newell Rubbermaid, Microsoft’s Education Summit, AT & T’s Diversity Summit, Home Depot’s Women’s History Speaker’s Series and Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference. Additionally, she has moderated several forums including the CEO Forum on Diversity Leadership and Wells Fargo’s Forum on the Economic Impact on Colleges and Universities. Hatchett served as a guest faculty member lecturing on the topic of corporate ethics at the University of Vanderbilt Directors College, presented by the Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Hatchett has served on the Boards of three Fortune 500 companies – HCA, The Gap Inc. and ServiceMaster Company.

Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, for 13 seasons (Sony Pictures Television). Judge Hatchett won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television. Currently, Hatchett sits on the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons’ Board of Advisors, a position she has held since 2004, and serves as a consultant to the National Basketball Association on pressing legal and social issues. Moreover, she has consistently shown her commitment to community development through her service on various nonprofit boards including: the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girl Club of America; the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International; the Leadership Circle for the After School Alliance and the Advisory Board for the Women’s Resource Center at Spelman College. Hatchett serves as the national spokesperson for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a non-profit volunteer organization that trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children and is the recipient of their President’s Award.
Currently, Hatchett has announced the formation of the Hatchett Firm – specializing in risk and crisis management, as well as innovative and effective closing and settlement strategies. The firm will also engage a national network of Attorneys to handle complex civil litigation specializing in catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation.
Hatchett is the recipient of numerous awards including the Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice, NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award and she has been recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America” by Ebony magazine. She was named Distinguished Alumna at Mt. Holyoke College, which later granted her an honorary degree. Her other alma mater, Emory University Law School, named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Emory University also presented her with the highest award given to university alumni, the Emory Medal.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday November 19th 2014

Sam Simon9:15AM (PST) – Sam Simon

Samuel Michael “Sam” Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. He submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and later became the series’ showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film The Super.
In 1989 he developed the animated sitcom The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon assembled the show’s first writing team, co-wrote eight episodes and has been credited with “developing [the show’s] sensibility”. Simon’s relationship with Groening was strained and he left the show in 1993, negotiating a pay-off which sees him receive tens of millions of dollars from the show’s revenue each year. The following year he co-created The George Carlin Show, before later working as a director on shows such as The Drew Carey Show. Simon has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for his television work.
Simon has since turned to fields outside television. He regularly appears on Howard Stern’s radio shows, managed boxerLamon Brewster and helped guide him to the World Boxing Organization Heavyweight Championship in 2004 and was a regular poker player and six-time in the money finisher at the World Series of Poker. Simon runs the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescues and trains stray dogs and funded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel the MY Sam Simon, which was named after him. He has been married twice, including to the actress Jennifer Tilly, and is currently engaged. Following a profile of Simon on 60 Minutes in 2007, CBS writer Daniel Schorn wrote in an online article that Simon was “perhaps the Renaissance man of the baffling, uncertain age we live in”.

Simon is engaged to chef and caterer Jenna Stewart. He was married to actress Jennifer Tilly from 1984 to 1991 and remains friends with her. He later married Playboy Playmate Jami Ferrell, and the marriage lasted three weeks. Simon has three dogs, supports the Democratic Party, and is a vegan.
He lives in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, in the restored Bailey House, designed by Richard Neutra. After his home was destroyed by a fire in 2007, Simon redesigned it to be environmentally friendly; much of the interior is constructed from recycled materials while solar panels provide virtually its entire power needs. The building has aLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certificate. He has an extensive art collection; he owns paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, John Singer Sargent and one of the original casts of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. He also has a sculpture by Robert Graham and works by Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren, Ed Ruscha and Richard Estes.
In late 2012, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which later metastasized in his other organs, including his liver and kidneys. He had been feeling ill for some time and was frequently misdiagnosed with various viruses. He was given between three to six months to live; chemotherapy treatment reduced the size of his tumors over the following six months. Simon has arranged for his fortune to be left to various charitable causes.

Mark Schultz10:15AM (PST) – Mark Schultz, The Olympic Gold Medal champion wrestler and author of Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for the Olympic Gold

On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling champion, was shot three times by du Pont family heir, John E. du Pont, at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. You might recall sensational media coverage and the subsequent murder trial, where du Pont was found guilty and sentenced to 13-30 years. He later died in prison. Here to share with you exactly what happened that fateful day is his brother.

Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist, three-time NCAA champion, and two-time world champion in free-style wrestling.

Marci Alboher10:45AM (PST) – Marci Alboher Vice President of and Author of, “Encore Career”

The woman you are about to meet is a former New York Times career columnist and vice president of, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue “second acts” for the greater good. She has written the career-change bible for adults age 40 and up–a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories of people in encore careers.

Marci is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at and one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life,” a step-by-step guide to finding work that serves the greater good. She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now, the Advisory Council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program, and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project.

She is a vice president of, the leading nonprofit organization making it easier for millions of people to pursue encore careers, second acts for the greater good. She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers, and created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in countless national media outlets, including USA Today, and NBC’s Today show. Ms. Alboher lives with her husband in New York City.

Tiffany Cruikshank11:15AM (PST) – Tiffany Cruikshank is an internationally renowned yoga instructor and educator and the founder of Yoga Medicine


Tiffany is an internationally renowned yoga instructor and educator, author, and health and wellness expert who travels the globe training both yoga instructors and students on how to use yoga as medicine. With her training in yoga, acupuncture, holistic health, and sports medicine, Tiffany combines a strong anatomic focus with her characteristic playfulness for yoga practice that is both effective and fun. Tiffany practices and regularly incorporates meditation into her work as well.

Tiffany was previously the Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and currently travels the world training yoga instructors and yoga students in her Yoga Medicine method. She has a pre-med Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology & Nutrition and a Masters degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday November 18th 2014

Kat Perkins9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins from The Voice with her weekly update on one of Marilu’s favorite shows

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, the womah you are about to meet has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, she made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.

Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner. Soon after, Perkins was forced into an early retirement due to voice problems. She underwent vocal surgery and became a full time nanny.

In 2013, she received an opportunity to go to the Middle East to perform for the military. While on the trip, a video of her singing randomly at the Amsterdam airport ended up on YouTube and prompted a call from NBC’s The Voice. She quickly found herself in the national spotlight as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5).
“Fearless” marks her debut solo release. The song was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, SelenaGomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
When not on stage, Kat also has a school initiative program where she talks to elementary to high school students on array of subjects including “Going After Your Dreams”, “Bullying and Manners”, “Positive Impact On The World” and “Use of Social Media”.

Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.
11-21-14 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA
11-22-14 at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL

Jim McCarthy9:30AM (PST) – Jim McCarthy, is the Co-founder and CEO of Goldstar. Goldstar is the first place people go to find something fun to do – theater, comedy, concerts, dance, sports and then other fun things that might not fit into those categories – like rodeos, food tours, and circuses . They typically sell tickets at half-price. Golstar has more than 5000+ venue partners in most major US markets

The man you are about to meet is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar, a company that sells millions of tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. A 15-year veteran of the Internet and e-commerce, he has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.

Jim McCarthy is the editor and main contributor to, a website for live entertainment and arts marketers. He’s the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway. He’s spoken at conferences all over the world, including TED, SXSW, INTIX and more. His articles have been in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider. Jim studied English at Harvard University and received an MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He’s @goldstarjim on Twitter.

Jim McCarthy is the CEO of Goldstar, but he is also Customer Service Agent Number 1 for the company.
Jim has spent the last decade and a half in e-commerce, starting way back at GeoCities before it was bought by Yahoo in 1999. Even before that, he helped to open about 50 Noah’s Bagels locations in California, where he learned about delighting customers, developing employees, and managing high growth. He’s written articles and commentary in Fast Company, Business Insider and other well known publications, and has appeared as a speaker at conferences like SXSW, TEDU (part of the main TED conference), INTIX and others. He co-founded TEDxBroadway, which he also hosts and curates. Jim graduated from Harvard College and has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He also speaks Japanese, writes ghost stories and is a certified lifeguard.

Frank Schaeffer10:15AM (PST) – Frank Schaeffer, author, “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty, and Find Peace”

Are God and science at war? Somewhere between ultra-right wing fundamentalists and the New Atheists are millions of Americans trying to find the balanced middle ground between rational science and deep spirituality. No one has spoken for this great, silent majority—until now. To lead those of us exploring the vast middle ground the man you are about to meet is an author, artist, father and political commentator.

Frank Schaeffer is a bestselling author, movie director, blogger, speaker, fine artist, father of three, grandfather of five, and a survivor of polio. He has appeared on Oprah, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Today Show, Rachel Maddow and many more.

Laura Schroff11:15AM (PST) – Laura Schroff, author of “An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11 Year Old Panhandler, A Busy Sales Executive, and An Unlikely Meeting with Destiny”

The woman you are about to meet was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. The boy she befriended was a homeless, 11 year old panhandler on the street. He asked her for spare change; she kept walking. But, then something stopped her in her tracks and she went back. And, she continued to go back again and again. They met up nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that today has spanned almost three decades.

Laura Schroff first started thinking about writing a book after an article about her and Maurice appeared in Good Housekeeping in 1997. Laura is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Born and raised on Long Island, Laura was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch—she was also the New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine. Laura has also been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. Laura loves spending time at her condo on Long Island and visiting with her family in New York and Florida. She lives in New York City with her feisty poodles Coco and her newest addition Emma.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday November 17th 2014

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills9:15AM (PST) – Lisa Rinna, actress, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson join Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for season five premiering Tuesday, November 18 at 9PM ET/PT

Raised in small town Medford, Oregon but always dreaming of a more fabulous life, Lisa has used her exotic looks, infectious energy and savvy business acumen to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Lisa is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC’s daytime hit “Days of Our Lives,” as well as love-to-hate-her Taylor McBride on Fox’s long-running primetime smash, “Melrose Place”. Never one to turn down good work, Lisa’s list of credits is long and varied. She has recently been seen on ABC’s “Sing Your Face Off”, and the hit NBC reality show, “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice”. Other credits include “Veronica Mars”, “Entourage”, and the Lifetime Original movies, “Sex, Lies and Obsession” and “Another Woman’s Husband”, which boasted one of the highest ratings for any film on the network. From 2002-2006, she hosted her own successful talk show, “Soap Talk”, for which she earned four Emmy nominations in the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” category. An accomplished New York Times best-selling author, Lisa has released three books, entitled “The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book”. “Starlit”, and “Rinnavation”. A longtime lover of fashion, Lisa recently launched her new collection Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna for QVC. Lisa is married to Harry Hamlin, currently seen on “Mad Men” and together they live in Beverly Hills, navigating life with their two teenage daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray.

Donny Most9:30AM (PST) – Donny Most, actor, “Happy Days”

2014 is the 40th anniversary of “Happy Days,” and the actor who played “Ralph Mouth” in the series is apparently putting that mouth and remarkable voice to good use touring the country with his group, which is reminiscent of Sinatra and Buble.

Don is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days”. During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall. Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show – “Glee”, as well as starring roles in the indie film – “The Yankles”, and “Chez Upshaw”, starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He just finished starring in “Campin Buddies”, along with a role in the independent film – “Remember Isobel”, and the short film – “Duality” Most’s other feature film credits include “ED TV”, directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama”, directed by Jonathan Demme, and “The Great Buck Howard”, starring John Malkovich. In television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age”, “Century City”, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘The Crow, ‘Sabrina’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘The Family Guy’.

Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films. His first, “The Last Best Sunday”, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. “Moola”, starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed “Harley’s Hill”, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore. In another area, Don has recently gone back to his first love – singing. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and has just mounted his show – “Donny Most Sings And Swings”. He recently performed it at “Catalina’s Jazz Club” in Hollywood, CA and “Vitello’s Jazz Club”, in Studio City, Los Angeles to great acclaim.

Adam Mansbach10:15AM (PST) – Adam Mansbach, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Go the F**k to Sleep” that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. He’s here with us today to discuss the sequel, “You Have to F**king Eat”

The man you are about to meet has written a New York Times bestseller that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide, and has written a sequel to his book and is here to share what he’s learned about parenting his 6 year old daughter.

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His book Go The F**k To Sleep was a New York Times Bestseller and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. The sequel, You Have To F**king Eat will be published in November 2014 by Akashic Books. His daughter Vivien is six.

Lesley Nicol11:30AM (PST) – Lesley Nicol, actress who plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey”

An evening with Animals Asia

The actress you are about to meet has enjoyed a hugely diverse career that continues to this day, and now she plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore on “DOWNTON ABBEY”.

Lesley has enjoyed a hugely diverse career, and this continues to this day. She started her musical career in Jesus Christ Superstar – the first production! – sang her way round the theatres of Great Britain, then found herself in the West End for 3 years playing ‘Rosie’ in Mamma Mia and ‘Kath Casey’ in Our House.
Her television career has encompassed drama and comedy: Black-Adder, Shameless, Raising Hope, Hancock & Joan and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to name a few.
She plays the beloved ‘Mrs. Patmore’ in ITV’s hugely successful Downton Abbey written by Julian Fellowes and co-starring Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville. Downton Abbey gained a total of 16 Emmy nominations in 2012 making it the most nominated British show in Emmy history. Lesley and the show received the 2013 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and were also nominated for the 2013 Golden Globes, Best Television Series – Drama.
Lesley’s film career is small but beautifully formed – the multi-award wining UK feature East is East, the sequel West is West and a voice for the animated feature Free Birds with Owen Wilson.
Lesley is a regular character in the animated series Sarah & Duck for CBBC. She has also been involved in countless radio drama’s and stories for the BBC in the UK.

Lesley spent her formative years in the small town of Irlam, in Lancashire. Daughter of a Scottish GP and a Welsh actress, she discovered early on that accents and being funny were very useful at school, and compensated for fairly shocking results in any subject other than English and Drama. When she was studying for A levels in Manchester she discovered the Library Theatre – became besotted – and gently nagged them, until they employed her at £1 a week. She then spent 3 years at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the early 70’s and has been acting ever since.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday November 14th 2014

Grae Drake9:30AM (PST) – Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes

The woman you are about to meet arranged movie outings for her friends, and she always picked the movie, and she still is picking ‘em.

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.

Terry Thoren10:30AM (PST) – Terry Thoren, Co-Founder and CEO of WonderGrove

Extended bio

The man you are about to meet is Co Founder and CEO of a mission driven company that produces engaging content for children. He is a transmedia entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in traditional media overseeing such television shows such as Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and other popular Nickelodeon content.

Terry Thoren is a transmedia entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in traditional media and custom digital applications for new media. He is currently the CEO of WonderGrove, LLC and the Executive in Charge of Programming and Production for Kidzoom. Over the last ten years, Terry has been producing transmedia content for young children, including those with special needs. His mission is to provide educators and parents with animation solutions that engage children emotionally and educate them through animated characters across all media.
WonderGrove, with animation studios in Encino, California and Antwerp, Belgium, specializes in producing transmedia content for children at risk. The company currently has working relationships with Head Start, Betty Ford Children’s Center, Girl Scouts USA, Teri, Inc.,the Festival of Children, the Wyland Foundation, the Dual Language Training Institute, Signing Savvy and n2y®.
The company’s flagship product is, an education website for Pre School, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students (ages 4-8). It features engaging animated characters in 150 instructional animated stories and 1500 extension lesson plans that are aligned to 85% of the Common Core State Standards. WonderGroveLearn covers eight critical areas of early learning that impact a child’s ability to succeed inside and outside of school: social skills, life skills, science, health, safety, nutrition creative play and fitness.

Terry was previously the co-founder and CEO of TeachTown, Inc., which provides education software and other solutions for children with special needs and autism, by addressing language learning, social skills, communications skills and emotional development. He was also the former CEO of Big Bad Tomato who won an Emmy Award in 2012 and was nominated again in 2013 for their transmedia success producing SciGirls for PBS. Big Bad Tomato is an interactive studio specializing in kid and family- based experiences for web, mobile, and social media applications.
For 11 years, Terry was the CEO of Klasky Csupo, Inc. where he oversaw the production of $700 million of family values animation for Viacom, Paramount and Nickelodeon, including the multiple Emmy Award winning hit “The Rugrats,” the multiple Emmy Award nominated series “As Told By Ginger,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rocket Power,” “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” and two Rugrats spinoffs. Klasky Csupo produced the first 65 episodes of the Simpsons. Terry was also the creator of Animation Magazine, now in its 28th year of publication.

Jared Harris11:30AM (PST) – Jared Harris, actor, Racing Demon at LA Theatre Works

Opened last night (Thurs 11/13) and Continues through 11/16. The performances take place at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 4:00 PM

You probably know our next guest from one of his many film roles, such as General Ulysses S. Grant in Steven Speilberg’s film, Lincoln, or as Professor James Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which also stars Robert Downey Jr. Or perhaps you know him from the hit TV series Mad Men, in which he played Lane Pryce, Financial Director of Sterling Cooper. Well, he’s currently involved in a series of radio theater performances of a play called “Racing Demon” here in Los Angeles, and he’s here to tell us more about that.

Jared Harris was born Jared Francis Harris in London, England. He is the son of famous Irish actor Richard Harris and Welsh actress Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees), and brother of Damian Harris and Jamie Harris.
Despite being the son of esteemed Irish actor Richard Harris, Jared showed little interest in following his father’s career, until he was cast in a college production while attending North Carolina’s Duke University (USA), where he studied drama and literature, in the early 1980s.
After graduation, Jared returned to the UK where he attended Central School of Speech and Drama, along such future stars as ‘Jason Isaccs’ and ‘James Nesbitt.’ After graduation, Jared joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in ‘Mark Rylance”s Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, the Silent Woman and A Clockwork Orange. In 1989, he had his screen debut in The Rachel Papers.

In 1990, while on vacation in New York, Jared auditioned for the role of Hotspur in Henry IV part one, which he played at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Still in New York, Jared appeared in the off-Broadway play Ecstasy, for which he won an Obie Award in 1992.
In 1996, he won recognition by playing famous pop artist Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). After that success, Jared has gone on to many independent films, with a few titles being: Natural Born Killers (1994), Smoke (1995), Happiness (1998), How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000), Igby Goes Down (2002), B. Monkey (1998), Shadow Magic (2000) and VH1’s Two of Us (2000) where he portrayed John Lennon’.
He has also starred in blockbusters movies, including: The Last of the Mohicans (1992),Mr. Deeds (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Lincoln (2012) and has created memorable characters on such popular TV shows as: The Riches (2007),Fringe (2008), Mad Men (2007).

Jared is married to Allegra Riggio, a well-known lighting designer and TV host.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday November 13th 2014

Henry & Me9:30AM (PST) – Barrett Esposito is the director of the new animated film Henry & Me which is available on DVD and digital download now

The man you are about to meet is the director of a new animated film, “Henry and Me”, the baseball themed tale of a young cancer stricken boy’s magical and life-changhing experience with the New York Yankees, old and new.

Following a star-studded premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and a limited theatrical engagement, the animated feature film Henry & Me, the baseball-themed tale of a young cancer-stricken boy’s magical and life-changing experience with New York Yankees old and new, is now available on DVD and digitally. The film, which the Hollywood Reporter called a “stellar, heart-warming tale,” features an all-star line-up of voices including Richard Gere, Cyndi Lauper, Chazz Palminteri, Lucie Arnaz, and Paul Simon, and Yankee greats Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson, Hideki Matsui, Yogi Berra, Jorge Posada, CC Sabathia, and Mark Teixeira, among others..

John Byrne Cook10:15AM (PST) – John Byrne Cook, author of “On The Road With Janis Joplin”

The man you are about to meet was the road manager for one of the rock world’s most iconic stars and he’s here to share with you the inside scoop on what that was like.

John Byrne Cooke is an award-winning author, musician, filmmaker, and photographer who has written book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post Book World, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Bill Ratner11:15AM (PST) – Bill Ratner, Voiceover Artist and author of the book, “Parenting For The Digital Age” – Already in the Top 100 in its category on Amazon Books

The man you are about to meet is a media insider and he’s here with you today where he is going to open up and revisit advertising trends, and reveal the truth for Parents in this ever-changing Digital Age.

A long-time Hollywood insider and voice of movie trailers, TV cartoons, games, and documentaries, Bill Ratner explores with in-depth research the change in advertising since 1982 and what children are currently exposed to. As a parent, educator, and veteran insider in the world of television, movies, and new media, Ratner talks openly about the problems associated with excessive screen time, children’s advertising, and what parents can do about it.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday November 12th 2014

Jared GertnerToday’s guest host is Jared Gertner

The #POWEROFJared Gertner

Nancy Grace9:30AM (PST) – Nancy Grace, legal analyst and host of Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated show

The woman you are about to meet is an outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television’s most respected legal analysts…and she is the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated show.

A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. In addition, she was a highlight and fan favorite of Dancing with the Stars: Season 13, finishing in the competition’s coveted Top 5. All of her earnings from the show went to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2011, Grace was named one of the most impactful and powerful women in entertainment by both leading industry trade magazines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Grace’s first book, Objection!, was published in 2005 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her two subsequent novels, The Eleventh Victim (2009) and Death on the D-List (2010), were also New York Times bestsellers, and a television movie adaptation of The Eleventh Victim aired on Lifetime in November 2012. Grace is an executive producer on the film project.
She is the recipient of several American Women in Radio & Television “Gracie Awards” for her Nancy Grace Investigates primetime report on Court TV and has been awarded the “Individual Achievement/Best Program Host” honor. Grace has also been widely recognized by many notable organizations (including the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, Crime Victims United of California and The Retreat) for her advocacy work on behalf of victims’ rights. Grace’s life changed forever in 1979 when her fiancé, Keith Griffin, was shot and killed. In the aftermath of that crime, Nancy abandoned plans to become an English professor and turned her focus to criminal justice. She became a Law Review graduate of Mercer Law School and received her degree in constitutional and criminal law from New York University. Additionally, she donated her time to help staff the hotline at an Atlanta battered women’s center for over 10 years.
Nancy Grace initially came to television from the Atlanta Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, where she served more than a decade as a special prosecutor of felony cases involving murder, rape, child molestation and arson. Known for her authentic sensibility and for not holding back her opinion on high-profile cases, she was tapped to co- host Court TV’s Cochran and Grace and, later, the live daily trial coverage program, Closing Arguments. She also presided over the daytime hit Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

2007 saw Grace’s marriage to investment banker David Linch. Another life milestone followed – the birth of twins John David and Lucy. Now, everything important in Grace’s life – including her unwavering crusade for true justice – comes back to family. Nancy Grace, her husband and her twins reside in Atlanta and New York City.

Barbara Ann Kipfer10:15AM (PST) – Barbara Ann Kipfer, author, “14,000 Things to be Happy About”

Every day, every moment, we are offered little treats that remind us how wonderful life can be. And, despite our best efforts, these treasures often remain hidden against the backgrop of our busy lives. The woman you are about to meet is here to help you—taking stock of the small treasures that make life so special.

Barbara Ann Kipfer began working on her list of things to be happy about as a child, and has spent over 50 years refining her work. She is a lexicographer and the author of more than 50 list and reference books, including Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and The Order of Things. She has an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, a Ph.D. in Archaeology, an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, and a B.S. in Physical Education.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday November 11th 2014

Kat Perkins9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins “The Voice” Season 6 (“The Voice” airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC)

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, the womah you are about to meet has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. At just 15 years old, she made the move to the Twin Cities from rural North Dakota and her professional career began as she became a success in the Minneapolis-St. Paul theatre scene.

Over the years, Perkins has performed and recorded with her bands Scarlet Haze, Northern Comfort, and SKITZOfrenic. Scarlet Haze’s third record came out February of 2012 and was produced by James ‘Fluff’ Harley of World Record Productions and the debut single features Guns N’ Roses guitars Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin, Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett (Foo Fighters, Korn) and her current musical director Eric Warner.

Perkins recently found herself in the national spotlight on NBC’s THE VOICE as a Top 5 contestant coached by Adam Levine (of Maroon 5). Her single, “Fearless” was produced by John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez) and independently hit #5 upon release on the iTunes charts.
When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and constantly coming up with new projects as well as managing other bands in the business. She speaks at many schools also.

Her first music video is coming soon for FEARLESS but you can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.
11-21-14 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA
11-22-14 at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL

Johanna Pfaelzer9:30AM (PST) – Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director, NY Stage and Film

For 30 years, SAF has played a major role in the development of new plays for the American theater, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and has established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the New York metropolitan region. The people and projects we support go on to shape the landscape of theater in America and around the world; our apprentices and interns mature to become leaders in the performing arts and beyond; and our audiences sustain the work of celebrated artists and newly-discovered voices, as crucial participants in the creation of new work.

The cornerstone of SAF’s artistic programming is the Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency and partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where each summer more than two hundred and fifty professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers as well as close to fifty student apprentices live and work together. During the Powerhouse Season, SAF is deliberately flexible with its production resources and with its three producing venues, to meet the specific needs of artists and projects. The professional artists present mainstage productions with full technical support, as well as workshops and readings of works in progress, all of which are open to the public.

Steven Bauer10:30AM (PST) – Steven Bauer, actor, “The Lookalike”, “Ray Donovan”, “Scar Face”

The man you are about to meet recently returned to the small screen in Showtime’s highly acclaimed drama, “Ray Donovan”. The iconic film star and Golden Globe nominated actor is here to share with you all about his career.

Widely known for his Golden Globe nominated performance as ‘Manny Ribera’, Al Pacino’s partner-in-crime in the critically-acclaimed classic gangster film SCARFACE, Steven Bauer is a classically trained actor, studying under the tutelage of world renowned acting teacher Stella Adler (founder of the Hollywood Acting School) and attaining a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami where he starred alongside longtime friend & classmate Ray Liotta in a college production of John Steinbeck’s classic play “Of Mice and Men”. Bauer has since earned praise for memorable roles in action films and crime dramas on both the big and small screens, including such motion pictures as PRIMAL FEAR, TRAFFIC, RAISING CAIN, THE BEAST, NBC’s Emmy-winning mini-series “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story” alongside Benicio Del Toro, and several notable guest appearances on network TV series such as AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and CBS’ “The Mentalist”.
Steven recently starred alongside Danny Trejo (MACHETE) in CHAVEZ CAGE OF GLORY, the story of an amateur MMA fighter who challenges the vicious World Champion in order to save his ill son’s life.
Bauer shines in the indie thriller THE LOOKALIKE with an all-star cast that includes Gina Gershon, Justin Long, Jerry O’Connell & John Corbett.

When not on set, this Cuban-born, Miami-native spends much of his time touring, singing and playing the guitar with his band UNDERGROUND JUNCTION. Aside from his music, fans recognize Bauer for his work in video games, making appearances in the the video games SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, CALL OF DUTY & HIT MAN 5. In addition, he is a father of two sons and stays active enjoying swimming, football, baseball and is a regular on the celebrity golf circuit.

Georgia Pellegrini11:30AM (PST) – Georgia Pellegrini, Chef, Author, Outdoor Adventurer and Modern Pioneer

The woman you about to meet is a chef, author, and outdoor adventurer who has quickly become known as a modern day Martha Stewart, helping women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit by teaching them how to grow a small-space garden, assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry, learn to navigate a compass for their next camping trip, or even forage for plants that give you energy.

Television personality, chef, author, and outdoor adventurer Georgia Pellegrini has quickly become known as a contemporary Martha Stewart, working to help women tap into their modern day pioneer spirit by teaching them how to grow a small-space garden, assemble the makings of a self-sufficient pantry, learn to navigate a compass for their next camping trip, or even forage for plants that give you energy. Georgia is the author of multiple books, her latest: Modern Pioneering: More than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life was met with rave reviews. Packed with beautiful photographs and illustrations that showcase not only a cookbook but backyard gardening and homesteading tips, Modern Pioneering is unlike any other book on shelves today. Georgia first made waves with her book Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time which documented her adventure as a classically-trained New York chef, venturing out into the wild to embrace her lifelong love of cooking and exploring the real world of local, organic, sustainable food. The book was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2012 by Booklist, and a Best Book of the Month by Amazon!

Georgia grew up on the same land that her great grandfather owned and worked: a farm called
Tulipwood in New York’s Hudson Valley. She had a passion from an early age for good, simple food,catching her own trout for breakfast in the creek on her family’s land. Her connection to nature stayed with her through college, even during the years she ventured into the corporate world of finance.
Something was tugging at her to return back to the land. After a bit of soul searching, Georgia decided to leave her cubicle behind and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She began working at farm-to-table restaurants, first at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and then at Gramercy Tavern in New York. At the former, when asked to slaughter and butcher a few turkeys for the restaurant she felt the most visceral sense of connection to the food. “The experience was invigorating and awakened the primal part in me,” she recalls. “All of a sudden, I had this purpose to pay the full price of the meal, to become a responsible omnivore and understand the process from farm to plate.”
Georgia went on to work at La Chassagnette, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France, spending her days driving heavy farm equipment and harvesting ingredients for dinner. She found that she was most interested in the foragers, fig collectors, and salami makers who arrived to the restaurants with their goods, and she soon went on journeys with them – through the woods, into curing rooms, and over the rolling hills of olive oil vineyards. Her first book, Food Heroes tells the story of 16 culinary artisans across the world who are fighting to preserve their food traditions. The book was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award!

Georgia chronicles her adventures in meeting food artisans and gathering her ingredients on her wildly popular website She also utilizes the site to show women from all walks of life and ages, that they can grow food efficiently and even try foraging, camping, and living off the land… self-sufficiency is the ultimate girl power. Georgia is also the creator of Adventure Getaways across the country, where women can take two and three days trips that include a combination of outdoor activities, horseback riding, clay shooting, fly fishing, hunting for birds, chef-prepared meals, cooking classes, and more.
Georgia has been featured in dozens of media outlets including: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Iron Chef America,” “The Today Show,” “Real Sports” on HBO, NPR, Martha Stewart Radio, “Alicia Mendez Tonight” on Fusion, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, ESPN, Town & Country, More Magazine, and The New York Post, to name a few. When Georgia isn’t delving into local food ways at home in Austin, TX she’s roaming the world hunting and gathering, tasting good food, and meeting the great people who make it.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday November 10th 2014

Jen Mann9:30AM (PST) – Jen Mann, author of “People I want to Punch in the Throat”

The woman you are about to meet tackles the challenges of marriage and family life in her hilarious book, “People I want to Punch in the Throat”.

In addition to her blog, People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Jen Mann has also written for The Huffington Post, Babble, Circle of Moms, and CNN Headline News. She was chosen as one of Circle of Moms’ Most Influential Bloggers in 2013 and won the 2014 Bloggie Award for Best Parenting and Family Blog. She was a BlogHer Voice of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and was a finalist for two Bloggies in 2013 (Weblog of the Year and Best Parenting Weblog). In 2012 she self-published a debut collection of essays, Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She lives in the suburbs of Kansas with her husband and is the mother of two children, whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha on her blog.

Susan Pinker10:15AM (PST) – Susan Pinker, “The Villlage Effect”

The woman you are about to meet is a developmental psychologist and journalist who writes about social science. She’s here today to talk about her newest book, THE VILLAGE EFFECT: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier and Smarter which reveals intriguing case studies from the field of social neuroscience.

Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist, columnist, and broadcaster who writes about social science. Her first book, The Sexual Paradox, was published in seventeen countries and was awarded the William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Times of London, the BBC, the CBC, The Economist, Atlantic Monthly, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, and NBC’s Today Show. She lives in Montreal.

Harry J. Lennix10:30AM (PST) – Harry J. Lennix, actor, NBC’s “The Black List”

The man you are about to meet currently stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of Counterterrorism for the FBI on the hit NBC series The Blacklist.

Harry Joseph Lennix III (born November 16, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence “Dresser” Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedontelevision series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist.
The youngest of four siblings, Lennix was born in Chicago, Illinois to Lillian C., a laundress, and Harry Lennix, Jr., a machinist and a Creole from Louisiana. Lennix attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary South and Northwestern University, where he majored in Acting and Direction. In his senior year at Northwestern, he was the coordinator of the African-American student organization, For Members Only. He taught music and civics for several years in the Chicago Public School system and is a frequent lecturer.

Lennix starred in the Showtime Networks made-for-cable television film Keep the Faith, Baby (2002) as Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who was a legendary Harlem Congressman from 1944 to 1972; in the movie Titus (1999), based on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, as Aaron the Moor; and in the ABC television series Commander in Chief.
In film, Lennix has had supporting roles such as The Five Heartbeats (1991), Get on the Bus (1996), Love & Basketball (2000), The Matrix series (1999-2003), Ray (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), Stomp the Yard (2007), and State of Play (2009).
In television, he had a recurring role in Diagnosis: Murder as Agent Ron Wagner as well as a voice-over role in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series. He also had a recurring role in the sixth season of 24 as fictional Muslim civil rights activist Walid Al-Rezani. He appeared on the series House M.D. as a paralyzed jazz trumpet player, and in six episodes of ER as Dr. Greg Fischer. He also appeared in the episode “The Blame Game” of the first season of Ally McBeal. He played the parts of Boyd Langton in Joss Whedon’s series Dollhouse and U.S. president Barack Obama in the comedy sketch show Little Britain USA.
In 2007, he was an official festival judge at the first annual Noor Iranian Film Festival.
In addition, Harry is a gifted pianist and taught music to inner city Chicago youth Grades 1 – 6 for years.

Mark Pellegrino11:30AM (PST) – Mark Pellegrino, actor, “Bad Turn Worse”

The man you are about to meet has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in numerous films and television series’ delivering standout performances time and again with his tremendous range of characters. And, now he is here to tell you about his new venture, “Bad Turn Worse”.

Mark Pellegrino has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in numerous films and television series’ delivering standout performances time and again with his tremendous range of characters. On television, he has made a lasting impression as the tortured Paul Bennett in Showtime’s widely acclaimed, “Dexter”.
Pellegrino then went on to portray the villainous Lucifer on The CW Network’s hit series, “Supernatural”, the mysterious Jacob on ABC’s final season of the critically hailed, “Lost”, and fan-favorite attorney ‘Gavin Q. Baker III’ during the final season of TNT’s popular original series, “The Closer”.
Pellegrino was most recently seen as the sinister Jedikiah Price in The CW’s “The Tomorrow People”, based the 1970’s British cult show and the television feature “The Trials of Cate McCall” opposite Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, Taye Diggs and James Cromwell for the Lifetime Network. He is currently in production in a leading role on A&E’s upcoming supernatural suspense drama “The Returned”, an adaptation from the critically acclaimed French series.
Pellegrino also stars in the upcoming film, BAD TURN WORSE, slated for a November 14, 2014 release from directors Zeke and Simon Hawkins, which premiered at TIFF last year and won the Audience Award at AFI Fest.

Acting since the age of 23, Pellegrino has turned in powerful performances from working with the likes of some of the industry’s biggest names in directing such as Joel Schumacher, David Mamet, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and the Coen Brothers among many others. With the reputation as a well-respected actor, Pellegrino has appeared in such high-profile feature films as HBO’s HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, LETHAL WEAPON 3, CAPOTE, NATIONAL TREASURE, THE NUMBER 23 and more. Television credits include, but not limited to “Chuck”, “The X-Files”, “NYPD Blue”, “Criminal Minds”, “Prison Break”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “CSI”, “The Mentalist” and A&E’s original series “Breakout Kings”.

Pellegrino currently resides with his family just outside of Los Angeles.