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The Marilu Henner Show – Friday March 27th 2015

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

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

Movies this week:

  • Home
  • Get Hard

Abigail Thomas

Photo credit: Jennifer Waddell

10:15AM (PST) - New York Times bestselling author, Abigail Thomas and author of her latest book, “What Comes Next and How to Like It”
What Comes Next and How to Like It

Abigail Thomas is the mother of four children and the grandmother of twelve. She is the author of six previous books, including the memoir A Three Dog Life, which was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

She teaches writing and lives in Woodstock, New York.


Robin Leach10:30AM (PST) – Robin Leach, Vegas Deluxe


Robin Leach always knew he wanted to be involved in the communications world. He edited the class magazine at age 11 and the school magazine at 14! At age 15 he became a general news reporter for The Harrow Observer and started a monthly glossy town magazine at age 17. Leach moved on to the prestigious Daily Mail as Britain’s youngest page one reporter at age 18. In 1963, he immigrated to America and wrote for a number of publications (New York Daily News, People, Ladies Home Journal etc.) before launching GO Magazine and then was show business editor of The Star and Rupert Murdoch’s worldwide publications for 10 years.
Leach began his television career simultaneously on KABC-TV in Los Angeles and WABC-TV in New York. In 1980, he joined CNN’s “People Tonight” and also helped launch “Entertainment Tonight” for which he was roving editor for its first three years. In 1983 Robin created Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, which ran 14 unprecedented years. Leach has produced and hosted over 500 hours of TV series and specials including the ABC-TV daytime series Fame Fortune & Romance.
He hosted a nightly primetime call-in talk show in 1993 to launch the new Television Food Network, a 24-hour cable channel, for which he also acted as spokesman with cable affiliates until 1998. For 4 consecutive years he hosted MTV’s Worlds Most Expensive Video’s Countdown special. He was celebrity judge on PBS’s Master chefs series and A&E’s Top Ten Celebrity Chefs special. Leach appeared regularly on the syndicated Extra series.

Currently Leach is partnering in a new state of the art HD television studio production facility in Las Vegas where he makes numerous guest appearances on programs from the resort playground/gaming Mecca. In addition his Total Vegas Television Company produces Vegas video vignettes for YouTube’s LuxeVegas Channel and the daily Vegas Deluxe website at

His best selling cookbook, Entertaining With The Rich And Famous in 1992, published by Viking in both hardback and soft cover was followed up by Healthy Lifestyles in October 95. He previously authored three books. Included in his numerous charitable activities is his work with the Alzheimer’s charity Keep Memory Alive and Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.

Alexandra Jamieson11:15AM (PST) - Functional nutritionist and Best-selling author of the book, “Women, Food, and Desire”, Alexandra Jamieson
Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body

Alexandra Jamieson is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, food blogger, and professional gourmet chef. Part of the dynamic duo behind the award-winning 2004 documentary Super Size Me, Alexandra has appeared on Oprah, CNN, and MSNBC, among others. She is the author of Vegan Cooking for Dummies (Wiley, 2010), Living Vegan for Dummies (Wiley, 2009), and The Great American Detox Diet (Macmillan, 2006). Alexandra offers one-on-one and group coaching sessions aimed at leading healthier, fuller lifestyles. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday March 26th 2015

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


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.

Scott Sampson10:15AM (PST) – Scott Sampson, author of the book, “How to Raise A Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature”
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Scott D. Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. He serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and as host and science adviser of the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train. Sampson is also the program ambassador of Nature Rocks, a global initiative of The Nature Conservancy aimed at inspiring families to explore nature. HOW TO RAISE A WILD CHILD: The Art & Science of Falling in Love with Nature is his most recent book.

Frank Bruni11:15AM (PST) – Frank Bruni, an Op Ed Columnist for the NY Times focusing on subjects including higher education, and author of his new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Frank Bruni, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since June 2011, joined the newspaper in 1995 and has ranged broadly across its pages. He has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic. As a staff writer for The Times Magazine, he profiled J. J. Abrams and a health-obsessed billionaire who planned to live to 125; as the Rome bureau chief, he kept tabs on both Pope John Paul II and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Mr. Bruni came to The Times from The Detroit Free Press, where he was, alternately, a war correspondent, the chief movie critic and a religion writer. He is the author of two New York Times best sellers: a 2009 memoir, “Born Round”, about the joys and torments of his eating life, and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, “Ambling into History”. His new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”, is being published in March 2015.

In his columns, which appear every Sunday and Wednesday, he reflects on diverse topics: American politics, higher education, violence in football, gay rights and his own life as a gay man in a close-knit family.

He grew up in White Plains, N.Y., and Avon, Conn. He is a 1986 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.A. in English. He earned an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University in 1988, graduating second in his class and winning a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.

Lauren Holly

Photo credit: Max Abadian

11:30AM (PST) – actress and fashion mogul, Lauren Holly

Lauren’s Closet – LE CHÂTEAU

Lauren Holly is one of Hollywood’s most well respected actors and has proven to have lasting star power with roles in some of film and television’s most noteworthy projects. Currently she stars as Dr. Betty Rogers in CTV/ABC’s hit crime drama series, MOTIVE, which is currently airing it’s second season in Canada and will soon air in the United States. As a medical examiner, Rogers uses her experience and clinical insights in order to help solve crimes. Lauren brings a quirky sense of humor and warmth that makes her character a standout among the terrific cast.
On the film front, Lauren will be soon be seen starring in After The Ball, a retail fairy tale film set in the world of fashion, out in February 2015. Lauren also recently started filming the horror-thriller, February, with Emma Roberts, James Remar and Kiernan Shipka.

Many know Lauren best from her three seasons as Director Jenny Shepard in the drama series NCIS. Holly was seen in the movie King of Texas, and in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, playing opposite Academy Award®-winner Marcia Gay Harden, and renowned actor Patrick Stewart. She appeared in the miniseries JACKIE, ETHEL, and JOAN: WOMEN OF CAMELOT, alongside Jill Hennessy and Leslie Stefanson. Holly starred as plastic surgeon Jeremy Hanlon on David E. Kelley’s Emmy® Award-nominated drama, CHICAGO HOPE, marking her second project with Kelley, following their successful collaboration on the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning series, PICKET FENCES.
Holly’s breakthrough motion picture performance came in the box-office smash, Dumb and Dumber, with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Next, she received glowing reviews for her performance in the Edward Burns drama No Looking Back. Her numerous film credits include Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday, with Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Fox, Sydney Pollack’s Sabrina, starring Harrison Ford, the action-drama Turbulence, co-starring Ray Liotta, Beautiful Girls and recently, Field Of Lost Shoes alongside Jason Isaacs and David Arquette.
Lauren played a lead role in the Universal production of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and other film credits include A Smile Like Yours, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Down Periscope, starring Kelsey Grammer, Entropy, The Last Producer, starring and directed by Burt Reynolds, Hoovey, and Knockoff.

In addition to acting, Lauren recently launched her own fashion line with LE CHÂTEAU called Lauren’s Closet and an exclusive holiday home collection aptly named “HOLLYDAY COLLECTION”.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday March 25th 2015

Dr. Thomas Campbell 10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Thomas Campbell, author, “The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study’s Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet”
The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study’s Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Thomas Campbell, MD, is an instructor of clinical family medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He coauthored The China Study, which has sold more than a million copies and inspired the 2011 documentary Forks over Knives. He also is director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a nonprofit organization in Ithaca, New York, which promotes optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research in partnership with eCornell, Cornell University’s online course provider. He lives in Rochester, New York.

Albert Podell11:15AM (PST) – Albert Podell, author, “Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth”
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

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

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday March 24th 2015

Kat Perkins9:15AM (PST) – Kat Perkins, The Voice (new Season)

Fearless is available on iTunes
Live on the stage of the Medora Musical for ONE DAY ONLY! ~JULY 31, 2015~

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins 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.
You can view her performances from The Voice on her homepage.
Perkins’ new EP entitled “Fearless” is available at all digital retailers.

Dr. Norman Doidge10:15AM (PST) – Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “The Brain that Changes Itself” and his new book, “The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity”
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times bestselling author. His first book, The Brain That Changes Itself, has sold over one million copies. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and on the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry. He lives in Toronto.

Nely Galan10:30AM (PST) – Nely Galan, Emmy-winning Producer & Founder of the Adelante Movement


A Latina leader and media mogul unlike any other, Nely Galan is lighting the way for women’s empowerment. Aptly dubbed “The Tropical Tycoon” by the New York Times Magazine, Galan is a first generation Cuban immigrant who holds the distinction of being first Latina president of a U.S. television network (Telemundo). She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 700 episodes of television in Spanish and English, including the FOX hit reality series “The Swan” and is the first Latina to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump” on NBC. Her company, Galan Entertainment has launched nearly a dozen television channels internationally.

When she’s not making magic behind the scenes, Galan is front and center making her mark as a thought-leader. An activist leading the charge for Latina empowerment, Galan has become an in-demand motivational speaker and is the founder of the Adelante Movement (Move Forward!). Backed by Coca Cola, Galan’s Adelante Movement is a grassroots campaign that empowers Latinas financially and entrepreneurially in the U.S. The Adelante Movement: Tour is a series of national empowerment conferences, supported by a digital community that inform, mentor and inspire Latinas to take action!

Research has shown that Latinas between the ages of 18 and 50 are the top emerging economic market in this country, spending over a trillion dollars a year. Numerically, Latinas are the future of this country: By the year 2030, Latinos will comprise 30 percent of this country, and by the year 2050, they will be the majority. Latina moms are the key influencers in their families, controlling the purchases, the vote, and the future of their children. They may not know it, but the world is their oyster. Adelante seeks not only to unite Latinas online and on tour, but to help realize their true power and actualize their economic dreams.

Bonner Paddock11:15AM (PST) – Bonner Paddock, Author of the book “One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth” and Founder of the OM Foundation
OM Foundation (OMF)
One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth

Bonner Paddock is a successful marketing executive and founder of the OM Foundation (OMF), which serves children with disabilities. He lives in Laguna Beach, California. His book One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth was published in March 2015 by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Book Publishers.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday March 23rd 2015

10:00AM (PST) – SAE segments w/ fraternity members

Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school’s ties with a national fraternity on Monday and ordered that its on-campus house be shuttered after several members took part in a racist chant caught on video.
President David Boren said he was sickened and couldn’t eat or sleep after learning about the video Sunday afternoon. The video, which was posted online, shows several people on a bus participating in a chant that included a racial slur, referenced lynching and indicated black students would never be admitted to OU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

The Oklahoma football team decided to protest rather than practice on Monday. At the team’s indoor practice facility, coach Bob Stoops led the way as players, joined by athletic director Joe Castiglione, walked arm-in-arm, wearing black. Meanwhile, a top high school recruit withdrew his commitment to the university after seeing the video.
Boren attended a pre-dawn rally organized by students and lambasted the fraternity members as “disgraceful” and called their behavior “reprehensible”. He said the university was looking into a range of punishment, including expulsion.
National leaders of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said late Sunday that its investigation confirmed members took part in the chant and announced it would close the local chapter. The national group said it was “embarrassed” by the “unacceptable and racist” behavior.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the efforts by the university and the national fraternity to repudiate the racist comments were “an appropriate step.”

Boren said fraternity members have until midnight Tuesday to remove their belongings from the fraternity house. He said the fraternity was “not totally forthcoming”, and he was still trying to find out who was on the bus so the school could consider disciplinary actions.
He said the university’s legal staff was exploring whether the students who initiated and encouraged the chant may have violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination.
It’s unclear who recorded the video, when it was recorded and who initially posted it online. Boren suggested it was likely taken by another student who didn’t agree with what was being chanted.
OU Unheard, a black student group on campus, posted a link to the video after someone anonymously called it to the group’s attention Sunday afternoon, communications director Alexis Hall said Monday. The video appears to have been taken on a charter bus, with at least one of the chanting young men wearing a tuxedo.
North Mesquite High School football star Jean Delance, a top offensive lineman prospect, told KTVT television and KRLD-AM in Dallas-Fort Worth that he would not attend Oklahoma. He said he spoke Sunday night with coach Bob Stoops, but wasn’t told about the incident.
A university police cruiser was parked Monday outside the fraternity house, a sprawling two-story, sand-colored brick building on a street lined with Greek houses just west of the center of campus. The Greek letters were removed from the side of the house Monday afternoon.
The University of Oklahoma, located in the southern Oklahoma City suburb of Norman, has about 27,000 students, about 5 percent of whom are black. The Greek system is largely segregated.

Hunter King10:30AM (PST) - actress, Hunter King

A Girl Like Her, Official Trailer

Hunter won the Daytime Emmy Award 2014 for Best Younger Actress for her role as Summer Newman in The Young & The Restless.
Incidentally, her younger sister, Joey King is also a popular young actress (FX’s Fargo, Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here) – two young sisters in the same family finding success in film & TV.

Actress Hunter King is perhaps best known to television audiences for her role as the rebellious ‘Summer Newman’ on The Young & The Restless (CBS), for which she won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Younger Actress in a Drama Series. She was nominated in the same category in 2013.
2015 is proving to be a breakthrough year as Hunter makes the leap to starring in her first dramatic feature film, A Girl Like Her (released nationwide Friday, March 27). In the riveting drama, Hunter gives a chilling performance as Avery Keller, the complex ringleader of her high school clique who becomes consumed with bullying her former best friend, Jessica.
Hunter’s TV credits include playing ‘Adriana Masters’ on Nickelodeon’s night time drama, Hollywood Nights, a recurring role in Showtime’s Dexter, and appearing on Workaholics, Hannah Montana, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Without a Trace. She was also in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award nominated film A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
At age six, Hunter was booked in her first professional role in a Disneyland commercial, and there was no turning back. She appeared in dozens of commercials and theatre productions through her childhood and teen years.

When she’s not acting, Hunter is a passionate, lifelong gymnast. She also enjoys target shooting at indoor ranges. Growing up, her best friend’s brothers are both special needs, and as a result, she has developed an interest volunteering her time with charities that benefit special needs children.

Paul Sullivan11:15AM (PST) – Paul Sullivan, author, “The Thin Green Line: Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy”, and Wealth Matters columnist for the New York Times
The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy

Paul Sullivan writes the Wealth Matters column for The New York Times and is the author of Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t. His articles have appeared in Fortune, Conde Nast Portfolio, the International Herald Tribune, Barron’s, the Boston Globe, and Food & Wine. From 2000 to 2006, he was a reporter, editor, and columnist at the Financial Times. A graduate of Trinity College and the University of Chicago, Sullivan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his family.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday March 20th 2015

Dave Barry9:15AM (PST) – Dave Barry, The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist discusses his new book, Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)
Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s most recent books are the essay collection You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty and the comic novel Insane City, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. For more than twenty years, he wrote a weekly humor column for the Miami Herald, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of more than thirty books, including such national bestsellers as the nonfiction I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry’s Money Secrets, Dave Barry Turns 50, and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys, as well as the novels Tricky Business, Big Trouble, Lunatics (with Alan Zweibel), his Peter Pan prequels (with Ridley Pearson), and his Christmas story, The Shepherd, The Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Two of his books have been made into movies (Big Trouble and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys), and a play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, was a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

For many years, Dave was a guitarist with the late, infamous, and strangely unlamented band the Rock Bottom Remainders. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

Zombeavers10:30AM (PST) – Jordan Rubin and Hutch Dano, Zombeavers, new horror-comedy, in theatres and VOD March 20th

They’re ferocious, they’re furry, they’re ZOMBEAVERS, the stars of this 2015 horror-comedy, directed by Jordan Rubin. When a trio of sexy college girls (Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Lexi Atkins) arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter (Rex Linn), and the girls’ own party-crashing boyfriends (Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy). However, these preliminary disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds. It isn’t long before the kids are engaged in a life and death struggle with the ferocious ZOMBEAVERS, but it turns out that the creatures themselves are only the beginning of their nightmare. Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is infectiously funny and terrifying. Zombeavers. They’ll dam you to hell!

Jordan Rubin

Director Jordan Rubin wrote the opening film for the 2011 Academy Awards starring James Franco and Anne Hathaway. He was awarded YouTube’s “DoGooder Award” last year for a short charity film that he wrote and directed with Judd Apatow. He has been the Head Writer of The MTV Movie Awards and Snoop Dogg’s most recent sketch show on MTV. Jordan’s own half-hour standup special, “Comedy Central Presents: Jordan Rubin” is currently running on the channel. He was a staff writer on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers”, “The Man Show” and “Pretend Time with Nick Swardson”. He wrote an animated pilot for Warner Brothers starring Mike Tyson that was recently picked up by Adult Swim. “Zombeavers” marks his directorial debut.

Hutch Dano

Hutch Dano was born in Santa Monica, California. Coming from a bloodline of actors before him – including his father Rick Dano and grandfather Royal Dano, a character actor with over 300 credits to his name, – Hutch’s destiny was set before him. His grandmother Virginia Bruce was also an actress in the 1930s and 1940s.

Hutch was cast his first commercial at the age of 5, when his mother and father, also actors, took him their commercial audition. Loving the stage, and his passion for acting intensifying, Hutch began doing summer theater for four years before being discovered by casting director Orly Sitowitz at the age of 15. He was then referred to a top agent and management company, which saw great potential and a very promising career in the young Dano. He started taking acting classes with Gary Marks and also with Jorge Luis Pallo at the Scott Sedita Studios to hone his natural innate abilities.

Hutch resides in Venice Beach, California.

Vani Hari11:15AM (PST) – Vani Hari, author, “The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days”
The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days!

Vani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, creator of and author of the bestselling book, The Food Babe Way. In her work, Hari has influenced how food giants like Kraft, Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks create their products, steering them towards more healthful policies and travels around the world to speak about health and food awareness.

David Allen11:30AM (PST) – David Allen, NY Times best selling author, and author of “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America’s most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. and Business 2.0 magazine’s inclusion in their 2006 list of the “50 Who Matter Now”. Time Magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade”. Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.

The Marilu Henner Show – Best of – Thursday March 19th 2015

Andy CohenAndy Cohen, Talk Show Host & Executive Producer, “Watch What Happens Live”, and author of the “Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year”

The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

Andy Cohen is an Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author best known as the host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live”, Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show. The series is the only live show in Late Night, and features everyone from “Bravolebrities” to big names in pop culture, including Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon. In 2014, Details Magazine called the show, “compulsively engrossing”, while touting Cohen as “possibly the smartest man on TV”. GQ describes “WWHL” as “the most primitively authentic ting on television” and TV Guide thinks it’s late night’s “unlikeliest success story”.
Cohen also serves as executive producer of “The Real Housewives” franchise and hosts the network’s highly rated reunion specials. In November 2014, he became a New York Times best-selling author for a third time with the release of his latest book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At a Shallow Year” published by Henry Holt. Cohen achieved similar success with both the hardcover (May 2012) and the paperback (May 2013) versions of his first book, titled, “Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture”.

In his ten years as an executive at Bravo he was responsible for an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials including hits such as “Project Runway”, “Top Chef”, “Queer Eye”, “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, “Million Dollar Listing”, “Being Bobby Brown”, “Shahs of Sunset”, “Flipping Out”, “Top Design”, “Work Out”, “Make Me a Supermodel”, “Blow Out”, “Kathy Griffin My Life On the D List”, “The A List Awards”, “The Rachel Zoe Project”, “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist”, “Bethenny Ever After”, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”, and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Cohen started at Bravo in 2004 as Vice President, Original Programming and most recently, served as Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Development and Talent from November 2011 to January 2014.
Cohen received an Emmy award when season six of “Top Chef” won Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 2010 primetime Emmy awards and has been nominated for 17 additional Emmy Awards as Executive Producer of “Project Greenlight”, “Project Runway”, “Top Chef” and “Queer Eye”. In 2005, Cohen was awarded a Peabody Award for his role as Executive Producer of the TRIO documentary “The N Word” and another in 2008 as an Executive Producer of “Project Runway”.
Cohen ran Original Programming and Development for the pop culture and arts cable channel TRIO, beginning in July 2000. He was responsible for developing and supervising all of TRIO’s original productions including the critically acclaimed original documentaries “Gay Republicans”, “Easy Riders/Raging Bulls”, and “Brilliant, But Cancelled”. He spent ten years (1990-2000) as a producer at CBS News, working on “CBS This Morning” and “48 Hours”.
In 2011 and 2012, he hosted the “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants live on NBC. Cohen has appeared on the covers of several magazines including Parade, Entertainment Weekly, Hamptons, and The Advocate. In June of 2013 he was named to Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business List. In December of 2012 GQ Magazine named Cohen one of the 25 Best Dressed Men of the Year. And in 2010, he was listed as one of TV Guide’s “25 Most Influential People in Television”. Cohen has interviewed Lady Gaga for Glamour Magazine, Rihanna live on Facebook, Jerry Seinfeld on, and Martha Stewart at the 92nd St Y.

Born in St. Louis, Cohen is a graduate of Boston University where he received a B.A. in broadcast journalism. Cohen is currently on the board of directors for charity Friends In Deed and resides in New York City.

John OatesSinger and song writer, John Oates

John Oates was destined to be a musician. Singing from the time he could talk and Playing the guitar since the age of five, his calling in life was never in question. Born in New York City, his family moved to a small town outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in the early 1950’s…. a move that would change the course of his life. Like most kids at that time, the impact of the early days of rock left a lasting impression on John. At the age of four he witnessed his first live concert: Bill Haley and the Comets playing their classic rockabilly hits at a local amusement park.
Then there were the records…He began to collect 45 rpm singles …treasures from Little Richard, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty, Gary U.S. Bonds and of course, Elvis. He spent countless hours twisting the dial on his AM transistor radio trying to tune in the local R&B stations and listening to DJs like Jerry Blavat spinning obscure Doo Wop records and B sides.

When it came to influences John was open to more than just the top 40 hits…his friends’ older brother turned him on to the nascent folk music scene that began to sweep the country in the early 60’s. John’s interest in traditional American music began and he immersed himself in discovering primitive Appalachian Scotch Irish ballads, bluegrass, delta blues and the ragtime guitar styles performed by many of the newly rediscovered bluesmen and folk singers who began to make appearances at the Newport and Philadelphia folk festivals. At the same time he had the unique opportunity to attend shows at the famous Uptown Theater hearing many of the R&B legends like Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield as well as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Absorbing it all, he developed a kind of musical split personality.
One night John might be wearing a sharkskin suit playing everything from Doo Wop to the big R&B hits of the day with his band and the next night he would be playing solo with his acoustic guitar in a local coffee house performing blues and folk…to this day the very same roots and influences still can be heard in John’s original playing and singing style. John had the good fortune to meet an influential guitar player/ teacher named Jerry Ricks who had spent time on the road with Mississippi John Hurt and Son House. Jerry took John under his wing and introduced him to many of the newly rediscover folk performers, such as; Doc Watson, Reverend Gary Davis, Dave Van Ronk and Mississippi John for whom Philadelphia’s folk venues, like the Second Fret and Main Point, were frequent stops in their concert schedules. John had the unique opportunity to play alongside some of these seminal musicians learning first hand, their finger picking and flat-picking styles. In 1966, he wrote and recorded his first single “I Need Your Love” recorded at the legendary Virtue Sound Studio on North Broad Street and released on the Crimson label owned by a local music store called the Record Museum. The song was arranged by Bobby Martin who at the time was producing and arranging for Gamble and Huff. The single received airplay on Philly’s R&B radio stations and John began to divide his time between being a student and a professional musician.
In the late 60’s John moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University to be closer to the city’s music scene. While attending Temple John met Daryl Hall and they began their historic partnership. After graduating in 1970 with a degree in Journalism, John devoted the next few years working with Daryl in Philadelphia establishing the sound that would one day become world famous.
When John first met Daryl Hall it was their mutual love for urban rhythm and blues blended with the more rural roots of Americana music that created their unique sound. Since the formation of their partnership in the early 70’s Hall & Oates have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units making them the most successful duo in rock history. They have scored 10 number one records, over 20 top 40 hits and have toured the world for decades. Their involvement in the original “Live Aid” concert and the ground breaking “We Are The World” charity recording have further established them as legendary artists who have personally and through their music, stood the test of time. Their influence on modern pop music has been cited by numerous contemporary bands, like the Gym Class Heroes, The Killers and Hot Chelle Rae, all of whom have credited and acknowledged H&O’s considerable contribution to American popular music. In addition to their numerous American Music, MTV awards, and multiple Grammy nominations, in 2005 they were inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and in May of 2008 were presented the prestigious BMI Icon Award for their outstanding career achievement in song writing. In April 2014 Hall & Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He is also the creator and executive producer for the “7908 the Aspen Songwriters Festival” that brings together the finest songwriters from around the world to perform at the Historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Colorado. The festival’s mission is to celebrate the art and craft of songwriting combined with a strong educational component dedicated to mentoring and developing the next generation of songwriters.
Since 1999, John has recorded five solo albums: “Phunk Shui,“100 Miles of Life”, “Mississippi Mile” and a live album called “The Bluesville Sessions”. In 2013 he released “Good Road To Follow”, which began as a series of digital singles featuring collaborations with legendary as well as new rising stars such as Vince Gill and Ryan Tedder. In March of 2014 the songs were compiled into a critically acclaimed fifteen song, three disc album. The wide range of songs and productions showcases the unique musical diversity that has become the trademark of his artistic talent.

In January 2015 John released his latest project on Warner/Elektra, a DVD entitled “Another Good Road”. Recorded live in a Nashville studio in one session and featuring some of Music City’s finest musicians and singers, this intimate performance video takes you on yet another musical journey. The video contains rare, seldom seen footage of his family ranch in Colorado and a glimpse into John’s world behind the music.
Songs include live gems from the critically acclaimed “Good Road To Follow” album as well as three new, never before recorded songs. This performance truly captures the early roots influences of Americana and blues blended with his unique pop sensibilities that has earned John worldwide popularity and respect over the last four decades.
When, not touring with his solo show or with Daryl Hall, John, his wife Aimee and their son Tanner divide their time between Nashville Tennessee and their rescue ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, along with dogs, Emus, Peacocks, Llamas and Alpacas.

Peter MillerPeter Miller, Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual

Peter Miller professional credentials: 2006 Northwestern Mutual Forum Member, 2006 Northwestern Mutual Crystal Award – Associate of the Year, 2005 SFBAG Associate of the Year, 1996 Gold Award – Top 20 in Western Region, 1995 Silver Award – Top 20 in Western Region, 1994 Bronze Award – First in Western Region.
His professional designations: Chartered Financial Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC), Representing Northwestern Mutual since 1993.
He as Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College with Economics as his major.

Peter is a long-time San Carlos resident, living with his wife Patti and their sons. Timmy is junior at Carlmont High School and Jay attends the San Carlos Charter Learning Center. Peter is an avid golfer and evolving pizza maker.

Amy NewmarkAmy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul series


Amy Newmark is the woman behind the legendary Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and a true leader in the self-improvement space. Topics such as self-improvement, finding inner strength, and the power of forgiveness are just a few of the useful subjects that Newmark can speak to as she passes along the real-life lessons and useful tips she has picked up from the thousands of inspirational and aspirational true stories she has placed in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Newmark has been a writer, speaker, financial analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications for over thirty years. As publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, she has edited or co-authored the last 100+ books, has a weekly syndicated column through the Hearst Corporation and a weekly column on with over 40 million unique visitors a month.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday March 18th 2015

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


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.

Arnie Wexler10:15AM (PST) – Arnie Wexler, expert on compulsive gambling and author of the book, “All Bets Are Off”
All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

Wexler’s life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. His preoccupation with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down. His gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler’s world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets — and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well.
Arnie and Sheila Wexler have provided extensive training on Compulsive, Problem and Underage Gambling, to more than 40,000 gaming employees (personnel and executives) and have written Responsible Gaming Programs for major gaming companies. In addition, they have worked with Gaming Boards and Regulators, presented educational workshops nationally and internationally and have provided expert witness testimony. Sheila Wexler is the Executive Director of the Compulsive Gambling Foundation.
In addition to running the toll-free, national help line 888-LAST-BET, Sheila and Arnie consult Recovery Road in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – a Sunspire Health private residential treatment facility for adults with chemical dependency and problem gambling addictions.

Arnie Wexler who is one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of compulsive gambling and a recovering compulsive gambler himself, who placed his last bet on April 10, 1968. He has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for the last 43 years. Through the years, Wexler has spoken to more compulsive gamblers than anyone else in America.
Arnie has spoken to students who gamble in college, day and night. They even gamble during class, and it goes on in high school even in the lunch rooms. According to a Harvard study a few years ago, 4.67 percent of young people have a gambling problem. Experts tell us that the earlier a person starts to gamble, the greater the risk of them becoming a compulsive gambler. In another survey, 96 percent of adult male recovering gamblers stated that they started gambling before the age of 14.

Becky Blanton11:15AM (PST) – Becky Blanton, former news journalist and a TED Global speaker. She is currently a ghostwriter for a variety of clients in both the public and private sector

TED Global speaker 2009
The October Abduction of Thomas Martin: Bloodline

Becky Blanton is a TED speaker, having given her first ever public speech before standing room only crowds at TED Global at Oxford College in 2009. She’s an award winning journalist with 27 years experience with Gannett, Landmark, Jones Media, Media General and others. Becky is currently a freelance writer and founder of, a volunteer organization to raise money and supplies for pregnant women in Uganda.

Primarily, Becky Blanton is a writer. She was a journalist for more than 22 years, working as a reporter, photojournalist and editor. In 2006 she was living in a 1975 Chevy Van in a Walmart Parking lot with her Rottweiler and house cat in Denver, Colorado. Three years later she was speaking at Oxford University in England, courtesy of an all expense paid trip to London by best selling business author and former speechwriter for Al Gore, Daniel Pink. Today, she is best known for her independent writing. Tim Russert selected her essay “The Monster”, to be included in his last book, Wisdom of Our Fathers. On the heels of this success, Becky won a competition held by Dan Pink to come up with an additional lesson for his bestselling book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. The prize was admission to TEDGlobal 2009, where she gave a talk on her personal journey through homelessness.
Blanton is now working on her first book, to be titled Staying Hungry, the Official Guide for Never Settling for What Life Puts on Your Plate, as well as a second about how her dog saved her life while she was homeless. The proceeds from the second book will be donated to The Humane Society. Blanton also continues to blog and post photos from her adventures at

She is the author of the semi-humorous-based-on real-life stories of the paranormal, other-normal, RU-normal books in the popular series “The October Abduction of Thomas Martin”. She has also ghost written more than 60 books, primarily business, how-to, and non-fiction. Topics range from “Women and Guns”, for the US Concealed Carry Association, to “Defying Dementia” for a UK based expert on dementia, and a series of survival books for doomsday preppers for a major publisher outside the USA. She is a former journalist (23 years) dedicated to the craft of story telling—connecting people with the stories of their lives and then sharing those stories with others in order to make their lives and worlds a more understood, if not better, world.
Becky Blanton supports Homeless awareness and you can get a free copy of “Copywriting Tips From the Homeless”, if you click here. She also supports White Storm Relief, a reference to the hailstorm in Uganda in August 2013 that devastated the villages in Bududa. The White Storm Relief project is a fund-raising project to send food to 2,000 villagers starving in Bududa after a hail storm destroyed their crops. Becky is currently co-authoring two books with Maxine Jones (En Vogue band member), and a series of books, including “The White Storm”, a book about how climate change has impacted villagers in Africa, for, a non-profit dedicated to saving lives in Africa and making life easier and better for seniors in America through PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and their six nursing homes.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday March 17th 2015

Jeff Musial9:30AM (PST) – Jeff Musial, Beer Expert and author of Beer 101: The 60-Minute
Jeff Musial’s Beer U: Beer 101, The 60-Minute Primer

Jeff Musial has been enjoying involvement with the craft and specialty beer industry most of his adult life. Driven as much by a thirst for information on the subject as for the beverage itself, Musial, a BJCP Beer Judge, developed and refined his insights into the world of beer through extensive research and server trainings for a wide-ranging bar and restaurant clientele throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Along with server education, Musial continues to host numerous special events and beer tastings, getting the chance to educate and interact with the public directly. He is available for public and private events, trainings, consultations and more, bringing with him an extensive knowledge of the alcohol industry, from hop fields to the bottle, and representing some of the finest craft breweries in the world.

Be sure to secure your copy of Beer 101: The 60-Minute Primer today, and be on the lookout for future installments of the Beer U series!

Kory Kogon10:15AM (PST) – Kory Kogon, Author, "The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity"

The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

Kory is FranklinCovey’s Global Practice Leader for Productivity, focusing her research and content development around time management, project management, and communication skills. She is one of the authors of The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager, and Presentation Advantage.

Kory brings over twenty-five years of business expertise from frontline positions to an executive team member. Prior to FranklinCovey, Kory spent six years as the executive vice president of Worldwide Operations for AlphaGraphics, Inc. She was responsible for the teams and projects that helped franchisees start up their business, develop staff, and reach profitability. She led the implementation of ISO 9000 globally, and managed the installation of the first companywide global learning system.

Kory is well known for her ability to provide the practical application and logic that consistently motivates people to take action. In 2005, Utah Business Magazine honored Kory as one of the Business Women to Watch in Utah. In 2012, Kory earned a Certificate of Neuroleadership Foundations from the NeuroLeadership Institute of which she is an ongoing member.

Margaret Cleary11:00AM (PST) – Margaret Cleary, Irish Dance Teacher

Margaret Cleary was born in London of Irish parents (Tipperary and Kerry), the eldest of five girls, all champion dancers. She commenced dancing at the age of 8, and during her competitive years won countless solo championships, including All-England title and All-Ireland awards. She was a member of the Kavanagh senior figure dance team that were World Champions three consecutive years. Margaret attained her teaching accreditation (TCRG) with the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin in 1976 and subsequently taught children in London whilst studying for her B.A. in Business at a London university.

In 1984, Margaret moved to Los Angeles. In 1988, she resumed Irish dancing by offering classes for adults. Children’s classes were added in 1993. In addition to teaching both adults and children’s classes, Margaret is in constant demand to adjudicate Irish dance competitions throughout North America, has judged National events as well as overseas including the World Championships in Ireland. She has undertaken numerous choreography assignments for TV, film and commercials and has worked very closely with the Disney Corporation on various projects. In 1994, Margaret Cleary was recognized for her contributions to the Irish community in Southern California by Mayor Richard Riordan, as an Irish Honoree of the Year. In 2002 and 2003, Margaret had the honor of teaching at the most prestigious of Irish summer schools in the U.S., Gaelic Roots in Boston College. In 2005, Margaret successfully achieved the status of Irish Dancing Commission Examiner, one of 8 in North America, 32 worldwide. She has served five terms as an executive board member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA); three terms in the position of Western US Regional Director for the IDTANA and is currently a Vice President of An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha.

Margaret Cleary resides in Los Angeles with husband, Peter Dean and daughter, Katie Dean. Katie too is a champion dancer and now teaches with Margaret as a qualified TCRG. Cleary Irish Dance is a family run business and all dancers are welcomed as members of The Cleary Irish Dance family.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday March 16th 2015

Jill WhelanToday’s guest host – Jill Whelan, actress, best known for her role as Vickie Stubing, Captain Stubing’s daughter, on “The Love Boat”

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.

Brad Williams9:30AM (PST) – Brad Williams, comedian
About Last Night Podcast

Brad Williams has become one of the funniest, most in demand comedians working today. A California native, Brad started doing stand-up at age 19 and has been touring ever since.
He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss.

In addition to stand-up, Brad has become a dynamic on-air personality as well. His podcast “About Last Night” is a mainstay on the iTunes Charts. He is a regular on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show in Los Angeles as well as the Adam Carolla podcast.
Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head”. Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

John Kapelos10:30AM (PST) – John Kapelos, 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club

John Kapelos on iTunes

John co-starred in a several of John Hughes’ generation-defining Brat Pack films, notably THE BREAKFAST CLUB (as Carl the Janitor), 16 CANDLES and WEIRD SCIENCE. John Hughes discovered John while Kapelos was a member of the resident company at Chicago’s legendary SECOND CITY. He spent 8 years with Second City, both on their Chicago main stage, in their National Touring Company and in ORWELL THAT ENDS WELL, their triumphant 1984 off-Broadway return at the celebrated Village Gate in Manhattan.
Since that time John has made his mark in more than 60 features films including LEGALLY BLONDE, ROXANNE and the independent feature AFTERNOON DELIGHT written and directed by Jill Soloway (winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Directing Award for this film.) John will soon be seen in the upcoming independent feature, THE TAKER.

On television, John has proven his diversity in such series as Amazon’s groundbreaking Golden Globe-winner, TRANSPARENT. He also received critical acclaim in a 9-episode arc on the hit FX series, JUSTIFIED. Other TV work includes guest starring and recurring roles in such hit series as GRACELAND, THE REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, PSYCH, FRANKLIN & BASH, MODERN FAMILY, SEINFELD, FRASIER, SHAMELESS, CASTLE, LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES, HOUSE, CSI: NY, WEST WING and the sci-fi cult favorite, US/Canadian co-production FOREVER KNIGHT, in which he co-starred in 48 episodes, as Detective Don Schanke. He will soon be seen in the Disney Channel’s new TV series, I DIDN’T DO IT and as a guest star on the upcoming web series, THE SKINNY.
John produced and starred in the popular short film COMMENTARY. John also wrote an episode of FOREVER KNIGHT and co-wrote, co-created and starred in the NBC sitcom pilot, MONTEREY JACK. John is also a writer-composer and musician, having released two CDs of his own music. SYD THE KARAOKE KID was an ambitious one-man musical John wrote, which he performed in Chicago in 1998. In 2010, he released MAY on his own label, Carpuzi – an ambitious project for which he wrote, sang and played every instrument. John, recorded two Christmas singles on the BSX label: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. John is putting the finishing touches on his latest CD, TOO HIP FOR THE ROOM, a 15-song set of jazz compositions, both satiric and delicious. John wrote 7 of the CDs songs and on April 1, 2015 John will drop an advance single, his cover of the Breakfast Club theme, Simple Minds’ 1980s mega-hit: “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.
The CD will drop in the spring of 2015, alongside a Kickstarter campaign designed to aid production on John’s planned North American tour in support of the CD, accompanied by a 18-piece Jazz Big Band.

John resides in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Mangum11:00AM (PST) – Jonathan Mangum, American actor and comedian. He was a cast member of the variety show, The Wayne Brady Show and is an announcer for the game show Let’s Make a Deal


Jonathan Mangum was born in Charleston, S.C., but spent most of his youth in Mobile, Alabama. He attended college in Orlando, FL. where he began performing with SAK Theatre’s TheatreSports, a wildly successful local improv show. While performing 13 shows each week and attending college, Jonathan began to work with a tight-knit group of improvisers that included Wayne Brady. While in Orlando, Jonathan appeared on such shows as Clarissa Explains it All, Welcome Freshman, Fortune Hunter, and Seaquest DSV.
Soon after, Mangum moved to Los Angeles, where he was joined by his Orlando improv troupe later called, The Houseful of Honkeys. The “Honkeys” performed their critically acclaimed improv game show, You Bet Your Honkey at the ACME Theatre for nearly five years and went on to shoot several television pilots for ABC. Around this time, Mangum appeared on Married…with Children, Just Shoot Me, and ER. Some time later, Wayne Brady asked Jonathan to join him on tour and he has been performing on the road with Wayne ever since, including a two year recent run in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel and Casino.
Mangum has been a series regular on Comedy Central’s Stripmall, The Wayne Brady Show (ABC), The Drew Carey Show (ABC), Trust Us with Your Life (ABC), Drew Carey’s Greenscreen Show (WB), and Drew Carey’s Improv-a-ganza (GSN). He has made notable appearances on Reno 911, Pushing Daisies, The Sarah Silverman Program, and NCIS.
After two seasons on The Drew Carey Show, Drew invited Jonathan to join the Drew Carey Improv All-Stars. The group went on to tour in over sixty venues, including Carnegie Hall and currently does several yearly Las Vegas performances. Mangum has also toured with Ryan Stiles’ improv group, Whose Live is it, anyway?

Working with Rob Reiner, Jonathan appeared with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List and soon after appeared with Eddie Murphy in Imagine That.
Jonathan has also pursued writing, having written on The Wayne Brady Show and the award winning, Brandon T. Jackson Show. He co-wrote and starred in VH-1’s spoof Home Purchasing Club as well as an award winning short film, Conversations. Recently, wrote an animated short pilot for the Walt Disney Company entitled, The Lumberjacksons and continues to develop ideas for television and film.
Currently, Jonathan can be seen as the co-host of the Let’s Make a Deal on CBS.

Jonathan is married to Leah Mangum, a casting director, with whom he has two boys.

Liz Callaway11:30AM (PST) – Liz Callaway, Emmy-winning Actress/singer

Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
Off-Broadway she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), and also appeared in Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello! (Encores!), and Hair in Concert. Regionally, she starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles, and Fascinating Rhythm at Hartford Stage. She also played Nora Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at Pittsburgh CLO.

Ms. Callaway has also established a major career as a concert and recording artist. The award-winning Sibling Revelry (created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Boom!, a celebration of the music of the 60’s and 70’s, also created with her sister was recorded live at Birdland, and is currently touring performing arts centers around the country. Recently she had the pleasure of singing Chances Are with singing legend Johnny Mathis in Vancouver. She also co-starred with Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her extensive US symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and The Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Australia (with Stephen Schwartz), New Zealand, Iceland, Estonia, France (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), Slovenia, South Korea, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu where she premiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.
Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Beauty and the Beast, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.
She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston. Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, Christmas with the Boston Pops, The David Letterman Show, and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week).

Liz has released four solo recordings: Passage of Time (PS Classics) as well as The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway, and Anywhere I Wander on the Fynsworth Alley label. Her numerous other recordings include Sibling Revelry (DRG), Boom! Live at Birdland (PS Classics), Unsung Sondheim, Lost in Boston, The Maury Yeston Songbook, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, Hair in Concert, and the complete recording of Allegro produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.