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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday February 8th 2016

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

@nancygracehln
www.NancyGrace.com

A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, Nancy Grace 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.

Heather Storm10:15AM (PST) – Heather Storm, Valentine’s Day cocktail

@HeatherStormLA
www.HeatherStorm.com
@BlackLABVenture
www.blacklab-ventures.com

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

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

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

Michaela McManus10:30AM (PST) – Michaela McManus, actress

Film,​ ​​”Love Finds You in Valentine​”​ – premiering Sunday, February 14th at 7PM ET on UP tv
Love Finds You In Valentine Trailer
@MichaelaMcManus
@UPtv
@LoveFindsYouIn
#lovefindsyou
lovefindsyouin.com
Love Finds You In Series

Originally from Rhode Island, Michaela McManus began her acting career in 2008 by joining the cast of the CW series “One Tree Hill”. She starred as Chad Michael Murray’s love interest during the show’s fifth season. McManus then went on to join the cast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for the show’s 10th season. Other television credits include recurring on the popular CW series “Vampire Diaries”, recurring on the USA series “Necessary Roughness”, as well as starring in the short-lived NBC series “Awake” co-starring Jason Isaacs.

McManus currently stars on the NBC series “Aquarius” opposite David Duchovny. The series is a gritty 1960s cop drama about a detective (Duchovny) who goes undercover to bust Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. They are currently filming their second season.
McManus’ film credits include the independent film, “Into The Grizzly Maze”, starring opposite James Marsden, Piper Perabo and Thomas Jane as well as “Fifty-Nothing”, an independent film starring Wendy Malick. She was also featured in “Funeral Kings”, the official SXSW film festival selection written and directed by her brothers Matthew and Kevin McManus.

McManus currently resides in Los Angeles.

Kristen Welch11:15AM (PST) – Kristen Welch, beloved mom blogger at We are THAT Family and author of “Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World”

www.wearethatfamily.com
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes

Kristen Welch is the author of Rhinestone Jesus and the parenting blog We Are THAT Family. She is an (in)Courage writer; a frequent speaker; and founder of Mercy House, a nonprofit ministry that empowers women around the globe. When she and her family aren’t traveling to Kenya, Kristen and her husband and their three children live in Texas, where they enjoy going to football games and flea markets and trying new restaurants.

Lizzie Sider11:30AM (PST) – Lizzie Sider, Top 40 recording artist and anti-bullying advocate

@LizzieSider
LizzieSider.com
facebook.com/lizziesidermusic

Lizzie Sider is 17, and has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 20 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly”, and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much”, charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying, GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network) and Hatebrakers.org from whom, in May 2014, she received the “Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Award” for her work in bully prevention. Lizzie was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and she won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly”, which she performed live, at the HMMA awards in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie has also appeared on Entertaintment Tonight, Fox News, the Home & Family and the Queen Latifah TV shows.

WOO ME

woo meOur brand new class is going to change the way you look at things this month. Marilu has always been ahead of the curve. When The Total Health Makeover was first published there were people who thought the principles were extreme. And today the perception has gone from extreme to mainstream. Servers are not surprised when a customer requests a dairy free meal and almost everyone knows how to pronounce “vegan”. We’ve come a long way baby!

This month we’re going to kick it up a notch and take a look at what our class coach, the wonderful Karmama, likes to call “The World of Woo”. Some of you are already familiar with some of the topics and will want to delve deeper. Some of the concepts may be new to you. Wherever you are in your health journey you owe it to yourself to take a peek at this class and see what speaks to you: flower essence remedies, chakras, astrology, AFFIRMATIONS! What can be more loving in February than affirmations?

Class begins on Monday February 16th. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about ANY of these topics this is the place to do it. You won’t find a more loving, supportive environment than Marilu.com.

www.marilu.com/join-today/

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday February 5th 2016

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

www.RottenTomatoes.com
@GraeDrake

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

Movies this week:

  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • The Choice

Manika9:30AM (PST) – Manika, singer / rapper / TV host

Manika will host a new TLC show “Global Beauty Masters” which starts airing in March, along with “Manika’s Love Line” on DASH (DJ Skee’s new interest) and a similar love advice column in HYPE Magazine
@ManikaOfficial
ManikaOfficial.com
facebook.com/ManikaOfficial
Purchase the single on iTunes here

Manika​ ​is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, reality TV-show host and published author. She was discovered by Michael Jackson’s long-time manager (music exec Frank DiLeo). Manika toured with One Direction on their North American tour. She also performed at KISS FM’s Wango Tango, the Hollywood Style Awards, the nationally-televised Hallmark Hollywood Christmas Parade, headlined the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Tour and headlined Pepsi’s Shop Til You Rock Tour. Recently Manika was the headline performer to 200,000 people and 650 movie theaters (streamed through Fathom Events). This performance was also nationally and internationally televised (via Discovery Network). Manika is currently in filming as the host of a new reality TV-show (“Global Beauty Masters”) to air on the TLC Network in March. Manika also recently headlined Light nightclub in Mandalay Bay Las Vegas and Hakkasan nightclub in MGM Las Vegas. She also performed on the main stage at MGM’s “Wine Amplified” music festival with 50 Cent and Panic! At The Disco. Manika’s last single (“B.Y.O.Bugatti”) charted number 12 in the United States on the Billboard Sales Chart. Manika wrote and co-produced her new single — “I Might Go Lesbian” featuring Tyga, which has been released to Top 40 and Rhythmic radio (charting at number 15 in the United States on the Billboard Sales Chart). Manika’s music video with Tyga has also been released. You can watch it here.

Also a published author, Manika donated the proceeds from her first book to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), served as their spokesperson and gave inspirational talks to inner-city schoolchildren and visited young cancer patients. She is completing her second book now.

Dan Schachner10:15AM (PST) – Dan Schachner, “RUFFEREE” for Puppy Bowl XII

Puppy Bowl XII – Sunday February 7th @ 3PM E/P on Animal Planet
@Danschachner
www.DanSchachner.com
@AnimalPlanet
#puppybowl

Dan Schachner is a television host and announcer celebrating his fifth year as the PUPPY BOWL “rufferee”. Riding high from the success of last year’s event, Dan is even more assured that he has the skills and stamina to officiate the biggest game in animal sports. Dan lives in Manhattan and has two boys, ages seven and nine, and a foster pup named Buster, who might just be PUPPY BOWL’s biggest fans.

​​Dan Schachner hometown is Oceanside, NY. As a huge dog lover he hosted shows for Animal Planet before. When he first found out Animal Planet was on the hunt for a new PUPPY BOWL ref, he knew his true calling in life had come. He submitted a ridiculously long audition video showcasing his puppy refereeing skills and a heartfelt campaign speech. ​​Responsibilities of the Puppy Bowl Ref is to make sure the puppies play a safe, clean game (the “clean” part is the hardest to regulate). Dan calls puppy penalties, which can lead to expulsion if necessary, and he also calls the touchdowns – just like any other football referee. And, of course, there are always puppy “messes” to clean up.
While nothing is better than being in the middle of a puppy-pile up, a close second is promoting the event. Dan is like a Puppy Bowl ambassador, or better yet, the mascot. Think about it: human sports leagues have animal mascots, why shouldn’t dog leagues have human mascots?

​​Dan can also be seen in guest-starring roles on various TV shows including “The Mysteries of Laura”. He is the announcer for “The Meredith Vieira Show”, the voice of Navy Federal Credit Union, Puff’s Tissues and WWE commercials, and promo announcer for Spike TV, Showtime and Sony’s Crackle TV network.
His interests include officiating animal sports, sports trivia (human and non-human), voiceover work, running, cycling, pop culture, coaching little league, fostering dogs.

Jon Taffer10:30AM (PST) – Jon Taffer, “Bar Rescue”

Jon is the host of BAR RESCUE on SPIKE TV, and recently launched his TVT (Taffer Virtual Teaching) program
@jontaffer
www.JonTaffer.com

With over three decades of hands on experience, Jon Taffer is the world’s top bar and nightlife consultant. He is also an internationally-recognized, award winning concept developer. Jon is one of the first inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame and also holds such distinctions as “Pub Master” in the UK with multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and “Property of the Year”. His management methodology, Reaction Management, has become the gold standard of the industry.

Jon is best known for his ‘in your face’, no holds ‘barred’ style of turning failing bars into profitable businesses on Spike TV’s number one hit show “Bar Rescue”, which is currently in its fifth season and over 100 episodes. In addition to frequently serving as an expert on national media outlets, offering advice and insights for small businesses and entrepreneurs, Jon often comments on breaking news and provides stock market analysis related to the food and beverage industry. He is also a coveted keynote speaker at major industry conventions and events.
Jon recently announced an exclusive partnership with the National Restaurant Association, which hosts the largest annual restaurant convention in the world and is the leading business association of the industry, to elevate the organization’s hugely important ServSafe Alcohol and BAR (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants) programs. For over 40 years, ServSafe has long been considered the leading authority in food and safety training worldwide. In 2010, Jon was appointed President of Nightclub & Bar Media Group where he oversaw the Nightclub & Bar Convention Trade Show. He also sat on its board of directors and serves as a consultant and development advisor to major restaurants, nightclubs and hotels worldwide.
Earlier this year Jon launched Taffer Virtual Teaching, an exclusive online program designed to provide businesses with tips and tools for success, while participants interact virtually with Jon in a fun and educational way. Jon is also credited with creating the NFL Sunday Ticket package while serving a three-year term on the board of NFL Enterprises. In November 2014, he debuted his all-inclusive bar and nightclub management app, Jon Taffer’s BarHQ, to industry acclaim and five-star reviews. He’s also a best-selling author having penned, Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reaction.

Jon currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Nicole, and his dogs Moxie and Winston.

Amy Banks

Photo credit: Jeremy Baldwin

11:15AM (PST) – Amy Banks, author of “Wired to Connect: The Surprising Link Between Brain Science and Strong, Healthy Relationships”

Wired to Connect

Amy Banks, M.D., was an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is now the director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She has a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, which specializes in relational psychopharmacology and therapy for people who suffer from chronic disconnection.

 

 

Jeff Ward11:30AM (PST) – Jeff Ward, “Manson’s Lost Girls”

Lifetime Original Movie, “Manson’s Lost Girls” – Saturday February 6th @ 8/7c
@jeffward1230
@lifetimetv
#mansonslostgirls

Jeff Ward has always known he wanted to be an actor. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ward fueled his creative passion by participating in theatrical productions where he honed his acting technique. While Ward was in the first grade, he was cast in Tom Thumb in the Toy Room, an original play written and directed by his teacher, in which he played the lead, Tom Thumb Sr. At the tender age of eleven, Ward’s grandmother founded a theatre camp called “Stagedoor Manor” where he spent six whole summers perfecting his craft. Ward’s passion for cinema and love for acting was affirmed and he knew that pursuing a career in the entertainment industry would require him to leave the comfort of his home in Philadelphia. In an effort to further learn his craft, after high school Ward headed to New York City to enroll at the prestigious Tisch Drama at NYU, where he graduated in 2009. As a Freshman, Ward was in the Stella Adler studio program for two years before switching to the Experimental Theatre Wing, where he worked with Kathleen Turner, Moises Kauffman, and workshopped a one-­man show that he had written with Sam Shepard. He continued his studies abroad in the International Theatre Workshop program in Amsterdam. During his time in Amsterdam, Shakespeare played a huge part in his training, which ultimately varied between that and the styles of Stanislavsky, Adler, Grotowski and Strasberg.

When Ward finished school, he began working in New York with various film, theater and television projects. He understudied for Ben Foster in the Broadway hit “Orphans”, also starring Alec Baldwin. Ward continued to be casted in productions at such performance halls as The Public, Manhattan Theater Club, Skirball Center and The Working Theater. Continuing his success in theatre, Ward ventured to Los Angeles where he joined the world premiere of “Marjorie Prime”, a production by Jordan Harrison, a writer on “Orange is The New Black”. He played, “Walter Prime”, the new technological incarnation of Marjorie Prime’s late husband, played by Lois Smith. The play was shown at the Mark Taper Forum and was runner up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

As his rise to the top continues, Ward will play Charles Manson in the highly ­anticipated film “Manson’s Lost Girls” alongside next­ generation stars Greer Grammer, Eden Brolin, Christian Madsen and Mackenzie Mauzy. The latest adaptation about the much­talked about notorious killer brings a new take on the girls who worshipped Manson and lived with him on Spahn Ranch. The film is set to air on Lifetime February 6th. Aside from his new role as Manson, Ward is no stranger to the small screen with his guest roles on “The Mentalist”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and “Rosewood” just to name a few. He is also set to star alongside Zosia Mamet in the upcoming film “The Boy Downstairs”. Ward is accomplished outside of acting as well. He enjoys writing and directing, having recently directed a played called TAPE by Stephen Belber, for the Aquila Morong Studio as well as for College Humor. Ward grew up with five dogs and has a younger sister who teaches third grade. He enjoys snowboarding, playing video games, and sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, his hometown football team.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday February 4th 2016

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

@rickegg
@intouchweekly
@Life_and_Style
@closerweekly

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

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

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

Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, author of “The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil”

@DrMayaSK
dirtcure.com
The Dirt Cure

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

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

Tanya Acker10:30AM (PST) – Tanya Acker, “Hot Bench”

Watch Tanya Acker ​as one of the judges on HOT BENCH. Check local listings at ​​hotbench.tv
@HotBenchTV
@tanyaacker
TanyaAcker.com
Reinvent Communities Challenge

Tanya Acker, attorney and civil litigator, serves as one of three judges on ​​CBS Television Distribution’s new syndicated court program HOT BENCH, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin.

Acker is an attorney at a Los Angeles law firm and is an experienced civil litigator who also advises clients on various transactional issues and pre-litigation conflict resolution. She has represented a wide array of clients, from major automobile manufacturers in high stakes product liability litigation to media companies in hotly contested trade secret disputes. Acker is also an experienced television commentator, and has been a featured guest on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, CNN Reports, Anderson Cooper 360, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Extra, Your World With Neil Cavuto, CNBC Reports, HLN’s Special Report, Great Britain’s GMTV and Sky News, and various other broadcasts. She guest co-hosted CNBC’s Power Lunch and C Magazine included her in an election season profile on noteworthy California women in politics. Acker also contributes to the Huffington Post.

Acker graduated from Yale Law School in 1995. During law school, she worked at the Office of White House Counsel, the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice, and the private law firms Irell & Manella, O’Melveny & Myers, and Williams & Connolly. At Williams & Connolly, she assisted President Clinton’s personal lawyers with press interviews, worked on the preparation of Congressional testimony for pending product liability legislation, and researched First Amendment issues. After graduating law school, Acker served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
After her clerkship, the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice awarded Acker a Bristow Fellowship. Among the cases on which Acker worked was Clinton v. Jones, where she assisted both the Solicitor General and President Clinton’s personal attorneys in preparing for oral argument. Her work has spanned across a broad variety of cases, including state Supreme Court matters, corporate litigation involving public and private entities, and various constitutional cases. In 2002, Acker received the ACLU’s First Amendment Award for her successful representation of the homeless in a case against the City of Santa Barbara. In 2004, Acker joined the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign in California, where she worked in entertainment industry outreach. After that, she was appointed Deputy Campaign Manager for the Los Angeles mayoral campaign of City Councilman Bernard C. Parks.

Dave Stewart

Photo credit: Michelle Shiers

11:30AM (PST) – Dave Stewart, singer and author of “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music”

Check out his new memoir, ​​SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS: A LIFE IN MUSIC
@DaveStewart
DaveStewart.com

A multi-media entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist.

Stewart’s music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales, highlighted by his collaboration with Annie Lennox in the groundbreaking pop-rock duo Eurythmics (“Sweet Dreams [Are Made of This]”, “Here Comes The Rain Again”, “Would I Lie to You?” and dozens more). Behind the scenes he’s produced albums and co-written songs for Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, and Sinead O’Connor, racking up numerous Producer, Songwriter, Golden Globe, and Grammy Awards along the way.
As an entrepreneur, Stewart has established Weapons of Mass Entertainment (WME), a “media company for the new world” (The LA Times), linking creative ideas to a host of projects in music, film, television, books, theatre, and new media. As the creator of content for WME, Stewart has recently married his passion for music, film and television by creating a number of high profile projects. Dave created and wrote the story for “Malibu Country”, American comedy starring Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin. Stewart is also Executive Producer for the series as well as creator of the music for Malibu Country.
With a Paramount Pictures deal signed, Stewart’s musical feature, “Hole in the Fence”, is an imaginative story written by Dave Stewart & Ringo Starr. About a group of small town high school outcasts in the backwaters of Virginia who use their love of country music to explore and connect with one another as they go on an adventure beyond “the hole in the fence” – the uplifting story showcases the power of music to provide healing in the past, present, and future. Stewart has also signed a deal with Cinedigm (the world’s largest aggregator of independent digital content) to bring a series of documentary style films to movie theaters in a regular, recurring time slot. Each segment will feature a superstar guest from the world of country music. The films will be produced by WME, with each installment in the “Dave Stewart Presents…” series featuring Stewart as host and curator of a live performance with country legends.
In 2011, Stewart co-wrote and co-produced Stevie Nicks’ critically acclaimed solo album, In Your Dreams, marking the first time Nicks has ever collaborated on a solo effort. Stewart also took Joss Stone to Nashville, where they wrote and recorded her fifth studio album LP1. A lover of film and photography, Stewart shot full-length documentary feature films for both projects. Also a founder of the aptly-titled heavyweight musical group, SuperHeavy, Stewart’s collaboration with Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A.R. Rahman was released in September 2011. Their self titled album, SuperHeavy, was hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2011” by Rolling Stone.
The August 2011 release of Stewart’s own record, The Blackbird Diaries was his first solo project in over 13 years, and was recorded with some of Nashville’s top players in a whirlwind five-day session at John and Martina McBride’s Blackbird Studios. The album, written by Stewart (with a co-write assist by Bob Dylan and guest appearances by Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, and the Secret Sisters) is a reflective and story-driven journey, with nods to his blues inspirations, the price of success, and relationships both lost and found. With The Blackbird Diaries receiving rave reviews around the world. Dave is soon to release a follow-up album, The Ringmaster General, featuring duets with Alison Krauss, Jessie Baylin and Diane Birch. On the upcoming The Ringmaster General, Stewart creates a potent and distinctive musical gumbo, mixing rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues, and psychedelia. Additionally, Stewart filmed a companion movie for both albums entitled The Ringmaster General: The Making of Two Explosive Albums in One Rocking Documentary, premiering at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre in August 2012. Featuring performances of the songs and a look at the whirlwind recording process, the tongue-in-cheek film follows Stewart’s adventures in songwriting, letting the viewer witness his eccentric but compelling methods of creativity. The days are filled with mayhem and martinis, while a circus of characters cross Stewart’s path; many muses appear​ ​to join in the fun including Alison Krauss, Martinia McBride, Colbie Caillat, The Secret Sisters, Joss Stone, Stevie Nicks, Jessie Baylin, Diane Birch, and Orianthi. For Stewart, the film is simply another creative outlet.

Stewart has scored films for several directors, including Robert Altman, Paul Verhoven, and Ted Demme, and has written and produced the title songs for many hit movies including the “Madagascar 3″. Together with Mick Jagger, he wrote and produced the score for Alfie, starring Jude Law, which won the pair a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Stewart along with songwriter/producer Glen Ballard wrote the music for the musical adaptation of the 1990 Jerry Zucker film Ghost, which opened to rave reviews in London’s West End July 2011, and premiered on Broadway April 23, 2012. In 2010 Stewart released The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide (Financial Times / Pearson). With a foreword by Sir Richard Branson, The Business Playground is a highly regarded business tome now available in eight languages.
Described by Bob Dylan as “a fearless innovator,” Stewart has worked with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to create The Hospital Club, a highly successful multimedia creative centre and members club in London. Stewart is also a founding partner in F*, a new technology company offering monetization solutions for users with above average reach and influence. Stewart is an acclaimed public speaker. He regularly advises corporations and businesses on creativity and innovation.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday February 3rd 2016

Michael Orland9:15AM (PST) – Michael Orland, Associate Musical Director for American Idol

American Idol, W​eds​ ​at 8/7c on FOX
@AmericanIdol
@MichaelOrland
www.MichaelOrland.com

Michael Orland is currently the Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Associate Musical Director for the hit FOX-TV series AMERICAN IDOL. Through this amazing opportunity, Michael has appeared on OPRAH, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and a record number of appearances on THE ELLEN SHOW. At the end of every IDOL season, Michael also accompanies the top 3 contestants to New York for appearances on REGIS & KELLY, LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, CBS EARLY SHOW, and concerts on the plaza for THE TODAY SHOW. He has collaborated with music industry giants such as Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Diane Warren, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Jennifer Lopez, and Tony Bennett all as a result of American Idol. He also served as a pianist/coach for the successful summer series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Seasons 1 & 2) and a few seasons back AMERICAN JUNIORS and has Associate Produced two hit singles (GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE) for AMERICAN IDOL as well as the hit compilation CD from AMERICAN JUNIORS.

Michael began his impressive musical career in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts at the tender age of three, when he escorted each member of his family, one by one, to see “MARY POPPINS” and then sat down at the piano and played the songs by ear. Since this auspicious beginning, he has become one of the most acclaimed musical directors on the concert, theater, and nightclub scene. In addition to playing and conducting for many celebrities including Lucie Arnaz, Kaye Ballard, Lynda Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Sam Harris, Jennifer Holliday, Lainie Kazan, Sally Kellerman, Gladys Knight, Barry Manilow, Maureen McGovern, Idina Menzel, Chita Rivera, and the late Wayland Flowers & Madame, Michael played for the hit shows “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY”, “RUTHLESS!”, and “WHEN PIGS FLY” in Los Angeles. He made his Hollywood Bowl debut accompanying the legendary MGM star Ann Miller.
Prior to AMERICAN IDOL, television appearances have included The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Leeza, The Maury Povich Show, The Wayne Brady Show, and Geraldo. He also appeared on the hit sitcom “THE NANNY” performing an original song. He also played a pianist (it’s a stretch) on the WB sitcom “WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU” and the UPN sitcom HALF & HALF.

Every winter, Michael musical directs one of the touring companies of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMA SPECTACULAR starring the world-famous Rockettes. And he is now a published author in the best-selling book “Chicken Soup For The American Idol Soul”. For the last four years Michael has also musical directed the Lythgoe Family Productions of the UK-famous “Panto Style” Theatre experience at both The El Portal Theatre and The Pasadena Playhouse including CINDERELLA starring Shoshanna Bean, SNOW WHITE starring Ariana Grande, ALADDIN starring Ben Vereen, and SLEEPING BEAUTY starring Disney’s Olivia Holt & Garrett Clayton and Lucy Lawless.
An accomplished songwriter, his songs have been featured on several daytime soaps and primetime shows. On recordings, he can be heard on Debbie Gravitte’s “Alan Menken Album” and “MGM Album”; Rita McKenzie’s “Ethel Merman’s Broadway”, “Ruthless! The Musical”, and produced and arranged several CD’s for cabaret artists. Michael is currently working on a solo piano album due out soon.

Natasha Trenev10:15AM (PST) – Natasha Trenev, Probiotics Expert and author of “Probiotics: Nature’s Internal Healers”

@probioticqueen
www.NatashaTrenev.com
Probiotics: Nature’s Internal Healers

Natasha Trenev is a world renowned expert in the field of probiotics and the founder of America’s probiotic industry. As a developmental scientist whose family had been commercially producing yogurt and other cultured foods for generations, Natasha has spent more than 40 years studying the health benefits connected to the consumption of beneficial bacteria. Natasha is a leading authority and researcher sought after by such prestigious organizations as the Mayo Clinic, major universities, and medical institutions like the Cleveland Clinic and Cedar Sinai Hospital. She has, singlehandedly, set health industry standards in her field and her groundbreaking protocol was officially read into the Government’s Congressional Record.

Following graduation from UCLA in 1970, a decade of research led to her developing the first method for producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic bacteria product. Her research and development efforts led to the establishment of the entire probiotics category in North America, Australia, England, Holland and Belgium.
An active lecturer and a frequently-invited guest on radio and TV health programs, Natasha has written dozens of articles and several books on friendly bacteria including Probiotics: Nature’s Internal Healers, and The Power of Probiotics: Secrets to Great Health.

Struggling with your 2016 weight loss resolution? Study says friendly bacteria called “probiotics” may help Probiotics – the friendly bacteria that live and work in the human digestive tract and are our first line of defense against harmful disease causing germs that we ingest – are fast becoming recognized by mainstream medicine as being vital to healthy digestive function. Supplements containing certain probiotic strains have been shown effective in combating a wide range of gastrointestinal complaints from sluggish bowels to bloating and gas. Now a team of Canadian and Swiss researchers has discovered a possible additional health benefit for women who regularly consume the tiny beneficial bacteria: accelerated weight loss. As reported in the British Journal of Nutrition, the scientists found overall that women who took probiotics over the 24 week study lost an average of 11 pounds – twice as much as those who took none. The probiotic group also experienced a drop in the appetite-regulating hormone leptin and a decline in intestinal bacteria related to obesity.

Kristi Ling

Photo credit: Benjamin Hisoler at Legacy 10 Photo

10:30AM (PST) – Kristi Ling, Author, “Operation Happiness”

Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss” – available for pre-order now, and will hit shelves on March 1, 2016
@kristiling
KristiLing.com

Passionate about sharing her experiences and dedicated to helping people find happiness and create a foundation for their best life, Kristi Ling writes, speaks, and works with individuals and groups to empower others to create more happiness, wellness, and success.

Kristi has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, Mashable, It’s a Glam Thing, Woman’s Day, Success Magazine, Awareness Magazine, and other media. She’s a regular contributor for The Huffington Post, Simple Reminders, and Aspire Magazine, and is working on her first book.
Kristi regularly gives her energy and know-how to non-profit organizations. She is a passionate advocate for marine conservation and wildlife causes, as well for raising awareness about shark protection. She loves water sports, Yoga, trail running, gardening, and adventure. A Southern California native, she lives it up in LA.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday February 2nd 2016

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

@marylanehaskell
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.

Taylor Dayne10:30AM (PST) – Taylor Dayne, singer

Check out her Greatest Hits Live CD​, and her ​2016 tour ​dates at Taylor​​Dayne​.com​!​​
@taylor_dayne

From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats.

With the release of her first two albums, 1988’s “Tell It to My Heart” and 1989’s “Can’t Fight Fate”, Dayne racked up three number 1 singles: “Tell It to My Heart”, “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me”. Her Grammy-nominated songs could be heard across the radio dial, from Top 40 pop stations to adult contemporary channels. Meanwhile, Dayne sang in front of audiences across the world, even joining Michael Jackson for the European leg of his sold-out “Bad” tour.
As the ’80s gave way to the ’90s, she began establishing herself as a film, television and stage actress, too, appearing alongside Warren Beatty in the movie “Love Affair”, starring in Elton John’s Broadway award-winning production of Aida, and playing Grizzabella in the 2013 Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival’s production of “CATS”. She also gained notice not only for her singing ability, but her songwriting skills, as well. Several of Dayne’s gold and platinum-selling solo albums featured her own compositions, and “Whatever You Want”, a song she co-wrote for Tina Turner, became a Top 40 hit in 10 different countries in 1996.
After taking a break from music to raise her two children, Dayne made a highly publicized return with her 2008 release, Satisfied. She co-wrote the album’s lead single, “Beautiful”, which climbed to number 1 on the dance charts. It was her 17th time cracking the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. Two years later, Dayne performed the official theme song of the 2010 Gay Games, “Facing a Miracle”. She followed that song’s release with her 18th Top 10 hit, “Floor on Fire”, and continued making appearances on film and TV. Fans of “American Idol” even chose her as the top candidate to replace former judge Paula Abdul in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, proof that Dayne was still a household name.

More than 25 years after the release of her single, Taylor Dayne continues to tour the world. She was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2012, joining other time-tested luminaries like Billy Joel and Joan Jett. She is currently on tour around the US in support of her Greatest hits live CD. She was recently seen on Bravo’s hit show “Millionaire Matchmaker” and toured in Toronto alongside Dee Snider in Rock & Roll Christmas Tale. Her new single Dreaming is on itunes. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her twins.

Linda Gray11:15AM (PST) – Linda Gray, Actress and author of “The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction”

New book, ​​THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
@Linda_Gray
www.LindaGray.com

Linda Gray is an award winning actress, an accomplished director, a former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars.
Her award winning portrayal of ‘Sue Ellen’, in the original TV series “Dallas”, brought her international fame and critical acclaim earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous international awards including Germany’s Bambi Award, Italy’s Il Gato for Best Actress on Television, and she was voted ‘Woman of the Year’ by The Hollywood Radio & Television Society. After eleven years as the number 1 show on television, “Dallas” returned to TNT in 2012 and ran for 3 seasons.

Linda’s memoir “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction” was published in September 2015 to enthusiastic reviews, and she most recently guest starred in the new CW Network TV sit-com “Significant Mother”. She has appeared on the London stage in the original stage production of “Terms of Endearment”, based on the screenplay of the Oscar winning motion picture, and also starred in the West End production of “The Graduate” playing to sell-out audiences, and replacing Kathleen Turner on Broadway for a limited engagement.
Linda directed many episodes of the first “Dallas” TV series and made her theatre directing debut with “Murder in the First”. Her other acting stage work includes “The Vagina Monologues”, “Agnes of God” and “Love Letters”. She has numerous TV credits including the successful series “Melrose Place” and “Models Inc.” and has starred in many movies of the week and feature films. Linda returned to the stage to star in the British stage production of the 2014 Christmas pantomime “Cinderella”, playing the Fairy Godmother, and has completed filming an independent movie, “Wally’s Will”, scheduled for 2016 release. She starred in Hallmark’s TV movie, “Perfect Match”, which premiered in June 2015 and is preparing a 2016 tour of “Love Letters” with Patrick Duffy.

Linda actively involves herself in charity work, including Meals on Wheels and supports many AIDS fundraisers.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday February 1st 2016

Lawrence Zarian9:15AM (PST) – Lawrence Zarian, Host, TV personality, Lifestyle & Fashion Expert and Author

@LawrenceZarian
LawrenceZarian.com

Lawrence Zarian is one of the most sought after on-camera lifestyle & fashion experts in the television industry today with experience on-air of over​ ​15​ ​years, and author of the highly successful fashion “Bible​​”​ Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe​, ​which was released with Birdstreet Books last year. Zarian will next be seen on “Live from the Oscars”, Tribune Broadcasting’s syndicated Oscar Red Carpet show, originating from KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. He will also serve as the 2016 Oscar fashion correspondent for LA’s number one local morning show, the KTLA Morning News.

With the support and endorsements of top industry professionals in the TV and fashion world, his book not only breaks down how to maximize ones wardrobe and style potential but it also emphasizes the importance that true style originates with a happy and healthy mind, attitude and lifestyle. As a consistent on-air fashion and lifestyle host for Live With Kelly & Michael for almost 15 years, in addition to Steve Harvey, Rachael Ray and Home & Family, Zarian not only knows how to spot a current fashion trend, but how to interpret Hollywood’s most expensive looks into affordable styles for everyone. With energy and sharp insight, Zarian is at home in every situation; from the award season red carpet, to hosting his own show or even making over a family of five from Ohio. Zarian also conducts standing-room-only seminars throughout the country and hosts in-store shopping events nationally.
Other credits include: ABC’s Live at The Academy Awards, Inside Edition, EXTRA, KTLA, and GDLA.

Sean Aune10:15AM (PST) – Sean Aune, Editor in chief of TechnoBuffalo.com

@seanpaune
www.SeanPAune.com
@TechnoBuffalo
TechnoBuffalo.com

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought him a small transistor radio he would listen to before bed. He has rabidly followed tech trends ever since, and once he got on the Internet in Sept. 1986, it was all over for him. Sean is the Editor-in-Chief of TechnoBuffalo.com. TechnoBuffalo’s expertise has been featured on CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, FOX News, and more.

The Perils of Cyber Dating10:30AM (PST) – Julie Spira, Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker

The Perils of Cyber Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online
@JulieSpira
cyberdatingexpert.com

Julie Spira is a bestselling author and go-to person for online dating and mobile dating advice. As a Los Angeles based celebrity-dating coach, Julie has clients from New York to San Francisco and from London to Sydney. She ranks as the most influential person in social media in the topics of “dating” and “online dating”.
Julie was a very early adopter of online dating and was on the Internet before people even knew there was an Internet. With over 20 years of online dating experience, she coaches singles from college-age to the large population of baby-boomers who are looking for a chance at true love. Through a combination of online dating, mobile dating apps, email etiquette, and social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Julie helps singles shorten their search to find their dream dates. Julie’s passionate about social media and everything digital. Her love affair with technology as a charter member of Love@AOL, where she embraced the intersection of love and technology during the early years of online dating.

She’s the author of two books; the bestselling online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and the social media manners book, The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners. She’s the creator of Mobile Dating BootCamp, Online Dating BootCamp, and Facebook Love Stories. Julie is the Online Dating Expert on Dating Advice.com, where she tops the rank as one of the “Top 10 Best Online Dating Experts”.
Julie’s advice has reached millions. She’s been featured and quoted over 650 times in the media including: ABC, BBC, Boston Globe, CBS, CNET, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Cyberguy, E! Entertainment, Elle, FOX News, Glamour, Good Day LA, Good Morning America, Hallmark Channel, Los Angeles Times, Mashable, Men’s Health, NBC, New York Times, NPR, PC World, Psychology Today, Redbook, Sydney Morning Herald, USA Today, USA Weekend, Washington Post, WIRED, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, and Woman’s World. Julie’s articles and dating advice have appeared on relationship and online dating sites including eHarmony, Galtime, GenConnect, JDate, Match, MSN, PlentyOfFish, She Knows, Yahoo!, YourTango, and Zoosk.
She speaks frequently at conferences worldwide about the marriage of love and technology including New Media Expo, BookExpo America, 140 Conference, Digital Hollywood, Digital LA, Internet Dating Conference, New York Public Library, Social Media Club, and Social Media Week.​

Rachel Hunter11:00AM (PST) – Rachel Hunter, Super-Model

Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty on Ovation, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Check your local listings
@rachelhunterx
@RachelTOB
www.RachelHunter.com

Rachel Hunter is one of the most photographed international cover models in the world. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, she burst into the international fashion industry at the age of 17 and has since appeared on dozens of magazine covers, including Italian Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Rachel has numerous acting credits including appearances on popular U.S. television programs, music videos and feature films. Rachel also serves as an ambassador of the ‘Born Free Foundation’, an organization that helps to prevent animal​ ​suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the wild.

WINTER HEALTH

WINTER. Sometimes you have to make an extra effort to stick with your health goals. But anyone with internet access also has access to grocery stores. We have the incredible good fortune to be able to fill our plates with a variety of foods all year long. The Farmer’s Markets and roadside stands are a wonderful draw in summer but don’t let the winter hiatus derail you. Choose frozen vegetables or canned. Even better—eat SEASONAL fruits and vegetables!

ENDIVE

BRUSSELS

SQUASH

POMEGRANATES

SWEET POTATOES

ORANGES

CLEMENTINES

PEARS

LEEKS

There are a lot of choices and by eating foods in season you get to enjoy variety in your diet. Many winter vegetables lend themselves well to roasting, and are delicious in soups…the ultimate cold weather comfort food. If you’re a member of Marilu.com you can check out the recipes our members are posting right now in our current class START YOUR ENGINES. People are sharing their daily menu and their recipes in the FILLING STATION forum. Be part of this class, and this site. Don’t let winter get you off track.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Friday January 29th 2016

Steve WilsonToday’s guest co-host – Steve Wilson, comedian

@istevewilson
www.stevewilsoncomedy.com

Steve Wilson is one of America’s fastest rising comics, “If you haven’t seen his show live, you’re missing a great time!” The Los Angeles Times says, “We shouldn’t laugh but we couldn’t help ourselves.”

Wilson grew up in Buffalo, New York, in a house full of women, which shaped his warped comedy on life, family, and relationships. Wilson has been seen on several television shows including BET’s Comicview, Showtime at the Apollo, and ABC’s Comics Unleashed. Wilson has also been seen on The World Stands Up on the BBC in London, England, and Sydney, Australia, as well as in three other countries. Recently, he was also on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”. He has been heard on The Bob & Tom Show, a national radio show heard in over 135 cities, Playboy Radio, and Yo on E!.
Wilson has been the opening act for singer Brian McKnight and has performed for sold-out crowds around the country. Wilson made it to the semifinals of Last Comic Standing, season six. He is the co-host of the DL Hughley syndicated afternoon radio show.
Don’t miss a good time, check him out!

Jody Watley

Photo credit: Albert Sanchez

10:30AM (PST) – Jody Watley, singer, songwriter and record producer

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded make their debut appearance TONIGHT (Friday 1/29) at the ROXY in Los Angeles. Check out all tour dates at ShalamarOfficial.com
@jodywatley
jodywatley.net
facebook.com/JodyWatleyOfficial
@ShalamarMusic
shalamarofficial.com
facebook.com/ShalamarOfficial

She’s one of the most prominent visionaries of her era, and one whose influence remains a key touchstone in contemporary pop music.” – Dean Van Nguyen, Wax Poetics Magazine, Issue 57

Jody Watley unleashed the concept dance video “DANCER” at the close of 2015 exclusively on her Facebook page and nearly overnight it became a viral sensation with a spotlight on a diverse crew of freestyle dancers of all ages and helmed by her Shalamar Reloaded colleague and renowned choreographer Rosero McCoy. The Dancer Remixed EP followed with a global digital release. In 2015 with the overwhelming success of a domestic dates, media attention and fan support Watley established Shalamar Reloaded with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. New music with a new direction for the fashionable and dynamic dance trio is expected in 2016. That enduring connection between the artist and her fans recently received a dazzling jolt in the form of “Nightlife”, a global smash for Ms. Watley that offers just a taste of the retro-futuristic Paradise. The track – her 19th Billboard Top 20 Dance hit; a UK Top 10 Commercial Pop and UK Top 5 soul hit – adds another notch to her impressive chart history: six Top 10 Pop singles; thirteen #1 Dance Singles; seven Top 5 R&B Singles; two Top 20 pop albums; 2 Top 10 R&B albums; and a Top 5 R&B album. A horn-laced, bass-driven, beat-pumping call to glamorous arms, “Nightlife” is an anthem of uplift where the dance-floor is a refuge of self-creation and spirit preservation. The track celebrates dance music tradition, its classic sounds and motifs (nodding to disco, House, soulful R&B,) while looking squarely to the future. As an artistic statement, it’s a perfect encapsulation of Ms. Watley’s career thus far: This is where I’ve been / this is what I’ve done / this is where I am and what I’m doing right now / this is how I’m mapping the future.
From her days as one third of legendary pop-soul trio Shalamar (whose lush harmonies on such hits as “A Night to Remember”, “There It Is”, and “Second Time Around” led the UK press to coin the phrase “Shalamar sound”, to her groundbreaking career as solo artist (kicked off with her Grammy-winning 1987 solo debut album Jody Watley, whose chart-topping lead single “Looking for a New Love” launched the Watley-penned catch phrase “Hasta la vista, baby”, into pop culture vernacular, Ms. Watley has always been ahead of the pop culture curve. The video for her 1987 hit “Still a Thrill” was the first time a major pop star showcased waacking, the underground freestyle dance (an even more beat-driven cousin to voguing) that is now a worldwide phenomenon.

Jody Watley’s classic 1989 cut “Friends” carved the template for both R&B/hip-hop and pop/hip-hop fusions to come, being the first time a rapper (the legendary Rakim, of Eric B. & Rakim) wrote original verses for an R&B/pop song; long before making his mark as a film director, David Fincher (Se7en; Fight Club; Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) cut his artistic teeth on Miss Watley’s sleek music video for 1989’s smash hit “Real Love”, premiering a signature visual style that he would later impart to other pop divas and fine tune for his films; in honor of her visionary fusion of fashion, music, and music videos, Ms. Watley was featured in VOGUE Italia’s groundbreaking “Black Issue” in 2008. But that was all then. “Nightlife” and the smoldering, groove-driven EP Paradise are now as Watley.

Donald Altman11:15AM (PST) – Donald Altman, psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and author of “101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day”

www.MindfulPractices.com
101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, and author of the new book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism and Happiness Each Day. Called America’s Mindfulness Coach, he has trained thousands of mental health therapists and healthcare professionals how to use mindfulness for managing depression, anxiety, pain, and stress. He specializes in organizational mindfulness, conducting mindfulness trainings and retreats internationally. His books include The Mindfulness Toolbox, Clearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and The Mindfulness Code, among others.

Dr. Ish Major11:30AM (PST) – Dr. Ish Major, Psychiatrist, relationship expert and star of WE tv’s “Ex Isle”

@DrIshMajor
www.drishmajor.com
Ex Isle | WE tv

Dr. Ish Major has spent the last 10 years demystifying the male psyche. Educated at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Ish is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in women, children and families. As a psychiatrist trained to help people with depression, anxiety and substance issues, he found that most of these problems are originally caused by broken relationships. As a dating expert and single guy, Dr. Ish knows the tell tale signs men show when they are lying. He’s also identified the key defining moments relationships and is better able to help women make the right connection at every turn.
As an on camera expert Dr. Ish is a frequent guest on Fox News and The Today show. Along side Kathie Lee, Hoda and Matt he’s appeared with the likes of Kourtney Kardashian, Carrie Fisher, Lesley Jane Seymour and the then Editor in Chief of Cosmo, Kate White as they empower women across the country with insights and clues to the subtle and not subtle things they can do to find that special magic at every age and every stage of their relationships. He’s also been featured in Cosmo, More Magazine and Happen Magazine on Match.com helping single ladies hit home runs in the dating game. Dr. Ish is a highly sought after relationship consultant and was named to the prestigious list of America’s Top Psychiatrists for 2012.

Dr. Ish believes that only by getting clear about who you are and what you want do you have a real chance at finding true happiness ever after. In decoding men’s lies he created Little White Whys and The Cheater Meter. ‘Whys’ helps empower women to make better relationship decisions by revealing the hidden truths in men’s lies. The Cheater Meter is an app for your Smartphone that measures how likely a guy is to cheat! In understanding the nuances of how men and women interact he created Dating 101. A high energy step by step coaching program designed to help women find, date, and keep their Mr. Right. When people are sick and tired of not having the love they feel they deserve they come see Dr. Ish!

Dr. Ish was born and raised in South Carolina with five sisters, one brother, eight aunts and two loving parents. Surrounded by women, he became an expert in understanding women’s psyches at an early age. They were his first teachers and this is where he found his drive to not only understand how people interact but also to see women truly happy. While his older sister’s were dating in the front parlor he was the curious little brother eavesdropping down the hall.
Dr. Ish lives in New York City where he has a thriving practice and continues to explore multiple television opportunities. He is thoroughly enjoying the multicultural energy and the sexy single life of the city!

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday January 28th 2016

Jill WhelanToday’s guest co-host – Jill Whelan, actress

@WhelanJill
www.jillwhelanonline.com

Jill Whelan‘s love of theatre began at age seven when a summer musical theatre program introduced her to acting. After sending her own school picture to a San Francisco Talent Agency, she did a number of national commercials and, at the age of 10, starred in her first drama TV series, Aaron Spelling’s Friends on ABC.
That same year, she filmed the classic comedy film, Airplane, and guested on The Love Boat playing Vickie Stubing, Captain Stubing’s daughter. The guest character proved to be so popular with viewers, that Aaron personally called 11 year old Jill, and told her he she was to become a permanent cast member.
The Love Boat ran for 10 years on ABC and afforded her the opportunity to work with hundreds of legendary performers including Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, and Ethel Merman. Through that time she hosted many ‘Variety Club’ telethons to benefit children with prosthetic limbs. For the telethons, she toured and sang/performed with Sammy Davis Jr and Liza Minnelli. In 1987, Jill was directed by the legendary Martin Sheen in the Emmy award-winning movie of the week, Babies Having Babies.
Through the 1980s, Jill worked with Nancy Reagan as her national spokesperson for the Just Say No! anti drug campaign. Jill has sung at the White House for two presidential administrations (Reagan and George Bush Sr). After The Love Boat ended, Jill attended college in England at Guildford studying English literature.
After her studies at Guildford, Jill moved to New York to do theater and performed in several off-Broadway productions. Feeling it was important to learn the “other side” of the business, Jill started a career as a producer at Madison Square Garden, where she produced live events including the MTV Birthday tribute to Bob Dylan, the ESPY Awards, Harry Connick Live, and many more.

When her firstborn child, Harrison, was three, Jill landed a role on the daytime soap The Young and the Restless, but realized that with a new child she needed to find a job with more stable work hours. A lifelong fan of news and headlines, she began working at KCOP News in Los Angeles as an assignment desk assistant, and worked her way up to an investigative producer. After four years, Jill decided to leave after their news became ‘infotainment’.
Jill moved back to the Delaware River Valley where she gave birth to her second child, Grant, in 2005. During this time, Jill also formed a successful acting studio for children and adults in Bucks County and Philadelphia where she taught improv comedy, scene study, film, television and commercial acting.
Jill has co-hosted two popular podcasts, The Venus Diaries, and then in 2012, joined forces with Brian Phelps, of KLOS’ popular The Mark & Brian Show, to form The Brian and Jill Show, which debuted at number one on iTunes.
Recently returning to her acting and singing career, she created a one-woman cabaret show, Jill Whelan: An Evening in Dry Dock, which she performed off-Broadway, and internationally. She’ll be touring the show in 2015 including a week on the RSVP Gay Cruise Line on Valentine’s Day week, where she’ll be the celebrity cohost along with Kathy Najimy.
She recently starred in the Christmas television movie, A Christmas Tree Miracle on Up TV, and the indie horror film, 6 Degrees of Hell.
In 2014, she and the cast of The Love Boat christened the Princess Cruise Lines for their 40th Anniversary in an all star celebration. The cast will also reunite for the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade on New Years Day.

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

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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.

Hal Sparks9:30AM (PST) – Hal Sparks, actor / comedian

​​Hal Sparks performing one night only!
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00PM – Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA
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Actor / comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and immediately began performing at numerous comedy clubs, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House, as well as​ ​at Comic Relief’s American Comedy Festival. From 1999 ­ 2000, Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. For five seasons, he co-starred as Michael Novotny on the​ ​hit Showtime series “Queer As Folk”, based on the controversial and critically acclaimed British series. Hal returns to his stand-up roots on June 4th when he stars in his own one-hour Showtime stand-up comedy special “Charmageddon”. The special will also be released on DVD in June.

Most recently, Hal provided the voice of Tak in the Nickelodeon animated series “Tak and the Power of Juju” which follows a teenage jungle boy and his fellow villagers as they deal with their fate as the unluckiest tribe in the world. He also lent his voice to the character “Mr. Q” in the GSN game show “20Q” hosted by Cat Deeley, based on the award-winning game of the same name. In 2006, Sparks appeared on the FOX musical competition series “Celebrity Duets” and hosted the WB reality series “Survival Of the Richest”. In 2007, he shared judging duties with Rosanne Barr on the Nick at Nite comedy competition series “America’s Funniest Mom”. Hal is one of the star commentators of the VH1 hit pop culture series “I Love The 90’s”, “I Love The 80’s”, “The 80’s Strike Back, ”“I Love The 70’s” and “I Love the New Millennium.” He also appeared in the VH1 shows “Celebracadabra” and “The Great Debate.” His television credits include guest-starring roles on “CSI”, “Frasier”, and “One on One”. He also co-starred in the Showtime Original feature “Bleacher Bums”, adapted from the critically acclaimed play of the same name. Hal starred opposite Peter Riegert, Wayne Knight and Brad Garrett in this classic baseball comedy.
On the big screen, he recently appeared in the film “Extract” and made a scene-stealing appearance with Tobey Maguire in “Spiderman 2”. He also co-starred in the 20th Century Fox comedy, “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, “Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star” and “Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town” with Billy Bob Thorton. Sparks also provided the voices for two animal characters, a bee and a fish, in the 20th Century Fox film “Dr. Dolittle 2”. His numerous television appearances include “The Tonight Show”, “Larry King Live”, “Charlie Rose”, “Good Morning America”, “The View”, CNN’s “Your Money”, “Joy Behar”, “Politically Incorrect”, MTV and “Jimmy Kimmel​ ​Live”. He starred in his own sketch comedy pilot entitled “Here Comes The Neighborhood” and produced comedy segments for Disney Channel. On the stage, Sparks has performed in productions of “The Glass Menagerie” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.

In addition to a busy acting and stand-up career, Hal is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician. He and his band, Zero 1, recently released their debut album.
A native of Peak’s Mill, Kentucky, Sparks spent several years in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles. He is also an expert in the martial arts with 20 years experience in Shaolin, Kung Fu, Wushu and Karate.

Outsmarting Alzheimer's10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Kenneth Kosik, one of the nation’s most prominent neurologists in the field of Alzheimer’s research, and author of the book “Outsmarting Alzheimer’s: What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk”

Outsmarting Alzheimer’s

Dr. Kenneth Kosik is the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the founder and Medical Director of the non-profit center, Cottage Center for Brain Fitness (CCBF). He previously served as a resident in neurology at Tufts New England Medical Center and has held a series of academic appointments at the Harvard Medical, McLean Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kosik has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CNN as an expert on brain health and has won numerous awards for his work with Alzheimer’s and neuroscience. For the past 16 years Dr. Kosik has been doing extensive work with a large family in Antioquia, Colombia, who all carry a genetic mutation for Alzheimer’s, in the hopes that they can pave the way for a cure.

Jim Jacobs10:30AM (PST) – Jim Jacobs, Composer, Co-creator of “GREASE”

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Jim Jacobs is an American composer, lyricist, and writer for the theatre. He is known for writing the book, lyrics and music, with Warren Casey, for the stage and film musical “Grease”.

Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois to Harold, a factory foreman, and Norma (Mathison) Jacobs. Jacobs attended Taft High School, during which time he played guitar and sang with a band called DDT & the Dynamiters. When he was 11, his idol was Bill Haley, but when he was fourteen it was Elvis Presley. He also cites Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis as influences. When he was a teenager, he would imitate playing a guitar with a broomstick. He eventually convinced his parents to pay for guitar lessons. After four lessons, he quit and decided to buy a guitar book and teach himself. From this, his found a simple chord structure: C, A minor, F, G7—this would later be Those Magic Changes featured in “Grease”. In 1963, he became involved with a local theatre group that included Warren Casey, The Chicago Playwrights Center (at that time it was called Hull House Playwrights Center)run by artistic director Robert Sickinger. For the next five years he appeared in more than fifty theatrical productions in the Chicago area, working with such people as The Second City founder Paul Sills, while earning a living as an advertising copywriter. He also landed a small role in the 1969 film “Medium Cool”. Jacobs’ Broadway acting debut was in a 1970 revival of the play “No Place to be Somebody”, followed by the national tour.
At the same time, he and Casey were collaborating on a play about high school life during the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s. Entitled “Grease”, it premiered in 1971 at the Kingston Mines Theater in the Old Town section of Chicago. Producers Ken Waissman and Maxine Fox saw the show and suggested to the playwrights that it might work better as a musical, and told them if the creative partners were willing to rework it and they liked the end result, they would produce it off-Broadway. The team headed to New York City to collaborate on what would become Grease, which opened at the Eden Theatre in downtown Manhattan. The show was deemed eligible for the 1972 Tony Awards, receiving seven Tony Award nominations. In June 1972 the production moved to the Broadhurst Theatre in the heart of Manhattan’s Broadway Theater District. Six months later it moved to the Royale Theatre where it played until January 1980. For fine final weeks of the run the show moved to the much larger Majestic Theatre (Broadway). Casey earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical. The show went on to become a West End hit and a hugely successful film.

He would also write a two-act musical “Island of Lost Coeds” with Warren Casey, a spoof on 1940s and 1950s B movies: a captain and crew crash on a deserted island inhabited by beautiful women with ratted hair, tiger-skin swimsuits and rubber spears. In 1980, he appeared in the film “Love in a Taxi”, directed by Robert Sickinger. Jacobs served as a judge on the NBC reality series “Grease: You’re the One that I Want!” in 2006, designed to cast the lead roles in an August 2007 Broadway revival of Grease via viewer votes.