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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 27th 2015

9:30AM (PST) – John Posey, writer and star of the play, “Father, Son, and Holy Coach”, and his son, Tyler Posey producer of the play

Father, Son and Holy Coach” runs through August 30 at the Whitefire Theatre

John Posey

John Posey is in his fourth decade as a professional actor, writer and producer, the last twenty-five of which were spent in the Los Angeles market. As an actor, Posey has performed extensively in the television, film, stage, commercial and voice-over fields. His many TV/FILM credits include SEINFELD, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, LEGENDARY, WMD, MANHUNTER, E.R. NCIS, NEWSRADIO, BOSTON LEGAL, 24, CHEERS, CRIMINAL MINDS, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, to name just a few. He has also appeared in hundreds of national and international television and radio commercials for virtually every top ad agency in the industry.
As a writer Posey has written screenplays for Disney, HBO, SONY, WWE Film Studios and PAX TV. His film, LEGENDARY, starring Patricia Clarkson, Tyler Posey and Danny Glover, was produced in 2010. His biopics GORGEOUS GEORGE and EDDIE THE EAGLE are both currently in development. Posey also wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed one man live production of FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH, which continues to be developed independently as a film property. Posey has performed the play over 200 times throughout the country.

He is the father of Jesse and Tyler. Tyler currently heads the hit MTV series TEEN WOLF. Jesse Posey is a college baseball pitcher. John is also a speech/conte​​nt writer and has worked with the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard, D.A.R.E. and various educational companies. John was married to Cyndi for 24 years, prior to her passing in 2014. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

John began his career in radio at WDVH AM in Gainesville, Florida. He took a motorcycle trip across the country at the age of 16 and barely lived to tell about it. John’s brother, David, was an All-Conference kicker for the University of Florida football team and later kicked for the New England patriots. He is the cousin of retired race car driver/race commentator Sam Posey. He was one of the original “ball boys” for the Miami Dolphins, along with the son of Larry King. And, yes, it’s true, he was the original “Dad” on the ABC TV series FULL HOUSE. After having watched nearly every episode of the long-running sitcom, John’s youngest son, Jesse, found the original pilot of FULL HOUSE, with his dad in the lead role, a little “disturbing”.

Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey has established himself as a sought after young actor in both film and television. He has done extensive work in television, including recurring roles on ABC Family’s ‘Lincoln Heights’ and ABC’s ‘Brothers & Sisters’. Tyler shot two films this year: ‘Taco Shop’, alongside Eric Roberts (‘The Dark Knight’) and Laura Harring (‘Mulholland Drive’), and ‘White Frog’, co-starring Booboo Stewart (‘The Twilight Saga’) and Talulah Riley (‘Pride & Prejudice’). His previous feature work includes films such as ‘Collateral Damage’ alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘Maid in Manhattan’ with Jennifer Lopez, and the Independent WWE film ‘Legendary’ with Patricia Clarkson.

Dr. Dean Ornish10:30AM (PST) – Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address. For over 36 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for this program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes. He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His current research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which control aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine).

He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers, including: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; Love & Survival; and his most recent book, The Spectrum. The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, The Lancet Oncology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of their work was broadcast on NOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers’ PBS series, Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report. He has written a monthly column for Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post and writes a regular column for TIME magazine.

Dr. Ornish was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He has been a member of the boards of directors of the San Francisco Food Bank, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in SF where he and colleagues established an integrative medicine clinic which will be replicated throughout the country. He was elected to the California Academy of Medicine and chaired the Google Health Advisory Council with Marissa Mayer 2007-9. The “Ornish diet” was rated #1 for heart health by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
He has received several awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, Berkeley, “National Public Health Hero” award; the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology; a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association; the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases; the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine” award from California Pacific Medical Center; the Stanley Wallach Lectureship Award from the American College of Nutrition; the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement; the Linus Pauling Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine; the Glenn Foundation Award for Research; the Bravewell Collaborative Pioneer of Integrative Medicine award; and the Sheila Kar Health Foundation Humanitarian Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Dr. Ornish has been a physician consultant to President Clinton since 1993 and to several bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress, and he consulted with the chefs at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One to cook more healthfully (1993-2000). He gave a keynote speech reviewing the science of integrative medicine at the Institute of Medicine’s first Summit on Integrative Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences.

Rachel Bradley11:00AM (PST) – Rachel Bradley –aka- “Bombshell Rae”, comedian

Rachel Bradley is a nationally touring comedian, actress, model and national-level fitness competitor. Rachel is currently performing in theaters across the country, bringing her comedic point of view on what it takes to be a strong woman. She can be heard every week as the host of the popular Titus Podcast, alongside comedian Christopher Titus. Most recently, Rachel was featured in the comedy issue of Vanity Fair, Oxygen Fitness magazine, and GoodGuys Auto Magazine. Rachel is also a regular at the Aspen Comedy Festival, and was invited to perform at the premier LOL Santa Barbara Comedy Festival. In December 2015, she is set to film her first comedy special in Denver, CO. Although born a Southern girl, Rachel currently resides in, and calls Los Angeles, home.

Jay Samit

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11:30AM (PST) – Jay Samit, author of the book, “Disrupt You”

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Jay Samit has been described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry.” He is a leading technology innovator who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups; sold companies to Fortune 500 firms; taken companies public; and partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca Cola, McDonald’s, General Motors, United Airlines, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, and Facebook. Samit is CEO of SeaChange International, a leading global multi-screen video software company. A technology innovator and entrepreneur, he was a senior advisor to LinkedIn and was appointed to the White House initiative for education and technology by President Bill Clinton. An adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, Samit is the host of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year series.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 24th 2015

Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis9:30AM (PST) – Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis, starring in the play, “Sisyphus”

Sisyphus” – July 28th & July 29th at Theatre 40
I.Melissanidis- “…speechless performance! “- London Cultural Olympics

Ioannis-Icarus Melissanidis became the first Greek athlete to win an Olympic gold medal (in gymnastics, Atlanta 1996) in over 100 years and the youngest male to become a gold medalist in gymnastics. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London), he debuted his theatre piece Sisyphus in London, where famed director Franco Zeffirelli proclaimed him an artist “of unique beauty and talent.” Melissanidis’ New York stage credits include productions of The Libertine and Hamlet.

Melissanidis is an Ambassador of the Special Olympics, and a portion of the proceeds of his engagement in “Sisyphus” will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Chaz Bono11:00AM (PST) – Chaz Bono, actor, starring in “Down The Road”

DOWN THE ROAD, running now through August 16th at the Lounge Theatre in ​Hollywood

Only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher, Chaz Bono is best for courageous and groundbreaking season on “Dancing with the Stars”, producing and staring in the three time Emmy nominated documentary “Becoming Chaz”, and as the two time, New York Times Bestselling, author of Family Outing and Transition. Bono has become very active in the Los Angeles theater community, acting in 10 productions over the past two years with the theater company 30 Minute Musicals, which he joined in 2013, including three productions for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and last year he also performed in the critically acclaimed, Blind Bate Project. Bono will have his feature film debut in the, soon to be released, independent film “Dirty” and has a recurring role in the web series “Gods and Secrets”, in production now.

Joseph Luzzi11:30AM (PST) – Joseph Luzzi, author, “In A Dark Wood”
In A Dark Wood

Joseph Luzzi, the first American-born child in his Italian family, holds a doctorate from Yale and teaches at Bard. He is the author of My Two Italies, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy, which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association. An active critic, his essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and The Times Literary Supplement. Dante has been the focus of his teaching and writing for over twenty years, and honors for his work on Dante include a teaching prize from Yale and an essay award from the Dante Society of America.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 23rd 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.

Tamara Jacobs

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10:15AM (PST) – Tamara Jacobs, author, “Your Ultimate Success Plan”
Your Ultimate Success Plan: Stop Holding Yourself Back and Get Recognized, Rewarded and Promoted

The founder and president of Tamara Jacobs Communications, Inc., Tamara Jacobs is an internationally acknowledged expert and trailblazer in the field of high-impact contemporary communications. She is also the author of the definitive “how to” guide for establishing and leveraging the power of you, the best selling, Be The Brand. Her second book, Your Ultimate Success Plan, was just released Summer 2015 by Career Press Books.

Ms. Jacobs oversees a full service strategic communications company that consults, coaches and has delivered over 3,000 keynotes for companies, celebrities, and thousands of individuals looking to master the art of branding themselves. The marquee companies that make up Ms. Jacobs’ clients span industries and diverse sectors from pharmaceutical to financial to retail powerhouses including Amgen, Bayer, BlackRock, Chase, Coty, Genentech, Liz Claiborne, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Latham & Watkins, Novartis, Pfizer, and Revlon. Ms. Jacobs’ unique background as an Equity actress, network news anchorwoman, and successful senior executive with Johnson & Johnson has served her in creating transformational relationships with her clients; designed to shift the focus from “me to we” leadership, promote “rapport with a purpose,” and ultimately take executive coaching into the 21st Century.
A regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Ms. Jacobs’ articles have been featured in Fortune, Family Circle, Victoria Magazine, Woman’s Day and Woman’s World as well as the New York Times. She has also been a recurring television guest on World News Tonight, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox News, and served as a judge for the Miss America Pageant.
In addition to her book, Be The Brand, Ms. Jacobs’ theories on personal branding have been captured in her award winning CD ROM, Effective Presentation, The Power of Organized Conversation, and her rule book for inclusive meetings, Enlist To Lead. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Jacobs also attended Mt. Holyoke College where she was awarded the prestigious distinction of Sarah Williston Scholar.

Her interests and activities are broad and varied, from member of the New Jersey Task Force on Bioterrorism, to being selected for the Women’s Leadership Board, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Married for 25 years to investment banking executive, David Epstein, Tamara is the “over the moon” mother to her daughter, Avery, a Music Theater major at Syracuse University.

Rob Lieberman11:00AM (PST) – Rob Lieberman, award-winning director

Robert Lieberman directed Breakaway, Canada’s highest grossing, English speaking film, in 2011, D3:The Mighty Ducks, the third edition of one of Disney’s more successful franchises, Jon Voight in Table For Five, fresh off his Best Actor Oscar for Coming Home, Fire in the Sky, All I Want For Christmas with Thara Birch, Leslie Nielson and Lauren Bacall, The Tortured for Twisted Pictures |The SAW series) and The Stranger, an action film starring Stone Cold Steve Austin.
For over three decades, Robert Lieberman has been one of the busiest and most successful directors in film and television. Winning 29 Clio Awards and becoming the first recipient of the Directors Guild of America’s Best Commercial Director award, in l980. He won that honor again in 1996 and hos been nominated a total of four times. His more than 1,000 commercials include spots for AT&T, Budweiser, Burger King, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Merrill Lynch, Hallmark, Sprint and literally hundreds more A list companies, recently returning from Shanghai where he directed Yao Ming in on Oreo commercial.

Mr. Lieberman has amassed numerous credits directing dramatic television including multiple episodes of Criminal Minds, Dexter, Brothers & Sisters, Eureka, Shark, multiple episodes of Republic of Doyle and Lost Girl, The X-Files, Thirtysomething, Gabriel’s Fire, which he also Executive Produced and which garnered three Emmys, Arctic Air, King, four episodes of The Listener, Nikita and three episodes of Haven. He also EP’d and directed the pilots for Harts of the West which starred Beau and Lloyd Bridges, The Young Riders which ran three seasons and launched the career of Josh Brolin, Tom Clancy’s Netforce, with Kris Kristofferson, which he also wrote, Once and Again, Strong Medicine which he co-produced with Whoopie Goldberg (ran for six seasons), the telefilm Wilt: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy and the miniseries Titanic, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and George C. Scott for CBS. For TNT he directed the original movie Second String which was his second outing with Mr. Voight and for SyFy he directed two mini-series Earthsea with Isabella Rossellini and Danny Glover and The Final Days of Planet Earth starring Daryl Hannah. He directed the pilot and served as Executive Producer of USA Network’s long running hit The Dead Zone (ran seven seasons) and also directed many of the episodes. Of the nineteen pilots that Mr. Lieberman directed, sixteen sold through to series, one of the most successful records in television history. Mr. Liebermon co-created and Executive Produced the daytime talk show Marilu with his then wife Marilu Henner and the Fox reality show The Casino, which he co-developed with Mark Burnett. He recently completed a four hour mini-series, Eve of Destruction, starring Seven Weber and Treat Williams that is scheduled to be aired on the Reeb coble network in the US and on Showcase in Canada.

A graduate of the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Film, Mr. Lieberman has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Chicago Film Festival to the San Francisco Film Festival, many Andys, Addys, Mobius Awards, Commercial of The Year from the industry magazine Ad Age and the Gold and Silver Lions for commercials from the Cannes Film Festival.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 22nd 2015

Phillip Keene9:30AM (PST) – Phillip Keene, TNT’s “Major Crimes”

Major Crimes” – Mondays at 9/8c on TNT

Phillip Keene joined the cast as Buzz Watson in TNT´s `The Closer​´ in 2005. In 2012, their spinoff series “Major Crimes” aired, where his character Buzz was placed as one of the leads. Phillip plays the LAPD´s Major Crimes Unit´s electronics room technician / videographer of all crime-scene documentation for their division. In 2008, 2009 & 2010, `The Closer´ received nominations for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Keene, who is also fluent in Spanish and German, earned a degree in both history and art history from UCLA, as well as received his pilot’s license before deciding to eagerly pursue his love of acting. He has studied with the finest – Howard Fine, Heidi Davis, Margie Haber, and Tony Sepulveda to name a few. One of Keene’s passions is collecting rare Pan Am memorabilia, which was put on exhibit at Modernism Week in Palm Springs. His other hobbies include surfing, golf, and renovating homes. He is married to James Duff, creator of `The Closer´ and `Major Crimes´. Along with acting, Phillip also has a passion for collecting.

That Sugar Film10:30AM (PST) – Damon Gameau, That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film – in Select Theaters and VOD on Friday, July 31
THAT SUGAR FILM – Official US Trailer

Damon Gameau is an Australian actor and director. He has starred in several feature films, including Rolf De Heer’s critically acclaimed THE TRACKER, Darren Ashton’s THUNDERSTRUCK and RAZZLE DAZZLE, Robert Connolly’s BALIBO opposite Anthony LaPaglia, PATRICK with Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance and SAVE YOUR LEGS! with Stephen Curry and Brendan Cowell. Damon’s performance in BALIBO earned him and AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His television credits include UNDERBELLY, HOWZAT, LOVE MY WAY, PUBERTY BLUES, SECRETS AND LIES, GALLIPOLI and THE KETTERING INCIDENT. As a director he wrote, directed and performed vocals for the 2011 winning Tropfest short film, ANIMAL BEATBOX, which has now played at over 25 festivals worldwide. He was also a finalist in 2010 with his film, ONE, which he co-directed with Gareth Davies. THAT SUGAR FILM is Damon’s first feature length film and THAT SUGAR BOOK is his first published book. Book will be published on July 28 by Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan.

Alan Gelb11:30AM (PST) – Alan Gelb, author, “Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story”

Having the Last Say

Alan Gelb is a writing coach and widely published author of fiction and nonfiction, including Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps. Now in its second edition, this slim volume has taught thousands of students to uncover special stories that overburdened admissions counselors will remember. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS Money Watch among others.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 21st 2015

Craig Bierko9:30AM (PST) – Craig Bierko, UnREAL

UnREAL, Mondays at 10:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime

Craig Bierko was raised in Rye Brook, New York, where his mother ran the local community theater. He got his first big break in 1990 when he was cast in the CBS sitcom, Sydney, starring opposite Valerie Bertanelli and Mathew Perry. Bierko’s known for his work on films including; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring with Johnny Depp, Cinderella Man and performing across from Russell Crowe. He’s been featured in popular TV series incl​​uding, Boston Legal, Unhitched, Damages and most recently, Hot in Cleveland.
Bierko’s additional television credits include, Wings, Ally McBeal, Sex in the City, The Good Wife, Necessary Roughness, Unforgettable and The Michael J Fox Show. His extensive film credits also include memorable roles in such films as The Thirteenth Floor, Scary Movie 4 and Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration.

Bierko has had a successful Broadway career and in 2000, he portrayed the title part of “Harold Hill” in a revival of The Music Man. That role went on to land him a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations as well as a Theatre World Award. Bierko also created the online viral hit “Bathing with Bierko” in the pilot of which he interviews and bathes noted actor John Malkovich.

Cathy Scott10:30AM (PST) – Cathy Scott, author of “Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman”
Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman

Cathy Scott is an is an L.A. Times bestselling author and blogger for Psychology Today who has written eleven books after changing jobs as a secretary and breaking into the news business, plus she taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Recent TV appearances include Dateline and the Today Show.

11:30AM (PST) – Margaret A. Neale and Thomas Z. Lys, authors of the book, “Getting (More of) What You Want: How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life”

Getting (More of) What You Want

Margaret A. Neale

Photo credit: Nancy Rothstein


Margaret A. Neale is an Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where her research focuses primarily on negotiation and team performance. In particular, she studies cognitive and social processes in terms of effective negotiating behavior and explores the psychology behind team communication. She is the author of over 70 articles on the topics of bargaining and negotiation and is the coauthor of three books.



Thomas Z. Lys

Photo credit: Franziska B. Lys

Thomas Z. Lys is Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research investigates the stock price consequences that result from alternate financial reporting standards, changes in capital structure, changes in the money supply, and corporate disclosures, and his work has been published in prominent academic journals. He was an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics for eleven years and has served as a consultant for General Electric and IBM, among other companies.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday July 20th 2015

9:30AM (PST) – Tim “Ringy” Saylor and George “KG” Wyant, Nat Geo Channel’s “Diggers”

A new season of DIGGERS Premieres TONIGHT at 10/9C on National Geographic Channel

Hobbyist metal detectorists “King George” Wyant and his buddy Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor travel the country looking for lost relics of history. Their enthusiasm is contagious, their humor quirky, and their vocabulary… one of a kind. They understand that every item has a story to tell, and Diggers brings history to life as they duo are invited by landowners, historians and archaeologists to go on a quest, and in their own way, a crusade, to unearth history that would have otherwise been forgotten.

Tim Saylor
Tim Saylor aka “Ringy” is a two-time graduate of the University of Iowa, holding degrees from that institution in both German and Psychology, has completed studies abroad at the University of Vienna, and is a certified computer programmer and web designer. The Iowa Writers Workshop is world renowned, and, as an undergraduate, Tim wrote and studied fiction at the university under Bob Shacochis (Easy in the Islands) and David Morrell (First Blood, Rambo). Tim received the German Book Prize from the University of Iowa’s German Department in 1995 and the Class Third Prize for the Wiener Internationale Hochschulkurse at the University of Vienna in 1994, and he was inducted into the University of Iowa’s Psi-Chi Honor Society. In 1990, Tim recorded tracks on the not-so-critically acclaimed rock band No Spokes’ debut album Way Big. An accomplished treasure hunter, Tim has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, co-produced and co-starred in Anaconda Treasure’s Extreme Metal Detecting DVD series, wrote the book Treasure Hunting with Team ATC, and is currently working with a world-renowned television production company on a show for a major cable network. In spite of these achievements, he remains poor and unsuccessful, living isolated in a miner’s shack in the mountains of Montana with his son Ian and his Boston terrier “Brick”, where they spend their days avoiding bear attacks and searching for that elusive jar of gold and silver coins.

George Wyant
George Wyant aka “KG” is a graduate of Anaconda high school. He thought about going to college but figured that a hammer and a shovel fit better in his hand than a pencil. After digging ditches for four months for a local plumber, he thought maybe it was time to try college. Knowing that would entail the reading of many books, he instead went to work at a foundry and ran electric furnaces. After seven years of that, he thought about college once again. Remembering that college would require him to think really hard, he opted to work at a copper mine in Butte Montana where he remains employed today. George is an expert fisherman and hunter. In 2005, he was photographed fly fishing and published in Travel Montana magazine. In 2009, he was featured in the Anaconda Leader newspaper after being attacked by a large black bear 5 miles deep in the forest while bow hunting. (He lived.) An accomplished treasure hunter, George has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, co-produced and co-starred in Anaconda Treasure’s Extreme Metal Detecting DVD series, and is currently working with a world renowned television production company on a show for a major cable network. George and his wife Lori live in Anaconda, Montana, and are the proud parents of two girls, Emily, 14, and Morgan, 11.

Wednesday Martin

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10:30AM (PST) – Wednesday Martin, social researcher and Author of the book, “Primates of Park Avenue”
Primates of Park Avenue

Wednesday Martin, PhD, has worked as writer and social researcher in New York City for more than two decades. The author of Stepmonster and Primates of Park Avenue, she has appeared on Today, CNN, NPR, NBC News, the BBC Newshour, and Fox News as an expert on step‐parenting and parenting issues. She writes for the online edition of Psychology Today and her work has appeared in The New York Times. She was a regular contributor to New York Post’s parenting and lifestyle pages for several years and has written for The Daily Telegraph. Wednesday received her PhD from Yale University and lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons.

11:30AM (PST) – Amy Madigan, actress/director and Neil Koenigsberg, former publicist/talent manager/producer-turned-playwright

Amy Madigan directs the West Coast premiere of ‘Off the King’s Road’ by Neil Koenigsberg – now through August 2nd at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles
Tickets available here

Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan most recently co-starred with husband Ed Harris in the acclaimed world premiere of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A., which went on to a sold-out production with the New Group in N.Y.C. Both she and Harris will return to New York in 2016 in a revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, again for the New Group. Amy’s other theater credits include starring in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway; the Mark Taper Forum’s A Lie of the Mind; Manhattan Theater Cub’s The Lucky Spot; and L.A. productions of Stevie Wants the Blues, Prairie Avenue and In the Boom Boom Room. Amy produced Susan Emshwiller’s Brushstrokes and directed Traveling Bowls of Soup for the MET Theatre, an Oxford Street space where she was a founding member — along with Harris and Tom Bower — and that is still up and running in Hollywood. The actress’ film credits include Twice in a Lifetime (Academy Award nomination), Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Female Perversions, Streets of Fire and The Dark Half, as well as Pollock, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay and Gone Baby Gone, the latter four with Harris. Television credits include Roe vs. Wade (Golden Globe Award and Emmy nomination); HBO’s Carnivale, The Laramie Project and A Bright Shining Lie; Robert Altman’s The Laundromat; and Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten for Direct TV. Along with Harris, she co-produced and starred in Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage for TNT.

Neil Koenigsberg
Neil Koenigsberg was a founding partner of high profile entertainment public relations company PMK. After eleven years he sold his interest in the company and became a talent manager, working with stars such as Jeff Bridges, Ed Harris, Ally Sheedy, John Lithgow, Tony Goldwyn, Mark Harmon and Amy Madigan. He also was involved in producing films such as American Heart, Pollock, High Art, Hidden in America, A Walk on the Moon and The Giver. Most recently, Koenigsberg has produced the documentaries Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides for American Masters/PBS and Tab Hunter Confidential, currently making the rounds of film festivals worldwide. Koenigberg’s passion for playwriting has resulted in two one acts, On A Bench and Fit, produced as part of the 59 E. 59 Street acclaimed Summer Shorts Festival in NYC, and the full length Off the King’s Road, which premiered in 2013 at Theater for the New City in NYC. A graduate of Boston University with a BA in Film, Koenigsberg was born and raised in New York and currently divides his time between Manhattan and Los Angeles.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday July 17th 2015

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

  • Ant-Man
  • Trainwreck

​9:30AM (PST) – Beth Lapides & Rick Overton, “Beth Lapides’ UN-CABARET”

Beth Lapides’ UN-CABARET – SUNDAYS @ 8:00 p.m. at Au Lac in downtown Los Angeles – right across from Disney Hall
This week’s show features Cheri Oteri [SNL, Curb Your Enthusiasm], Rick Overton [The Office, Seinfeld, The Aristocrats], Laura Kightlinger [Conan, 2 Broke Girls, Will & Grace] and more!

Beth Lapides

Beth Lapides is best known for hosting, producing and creating UnCabaret, the legendary live show that led the ‘alternative comedy’ revolution. Nevertheless when strangers recognize her it’s often from her captivating appearance as a performance artist on “Sex and the City”, a role for which she prepared by actually beginning her career as an award winning, downtown NY, performance artist. This full circle is just the kind of thing Beth likes to write about, and write about it she did, for the New York Times Magazine. Sadly it was cut the Saturday before it ran. But that’s life in the big city – and another story for UnCabaret.
Beth’s Sunday nights at UnCabaret are an LA cultural institution. “Like the Blue Note in the 50’s” according to Matt Groening. But UnCabaret is not just Sunday nights. Over the past 20 years Beth’s passion for stories, laughing and innovation have helped fuel her drive to grow UnCabaret from a one-night stand in a small downtown art space to a multi-media platform.

Major milestones have been a Comedy Central Special, a daily radio show on Comedy World Radio (where she also hosted the daily Beth Lapides Experience) a weekly series for, “The Sweet Smell of Excess” for The Recovery Network, a partnership with directors Dayton/Farris on a documentary, a run at HBO Workspace (where she developed with Warner Brothers), appearances at HBO Comedy Arts Festival and Lollapolooza, an award winning website and 3 critically acclaimed CD’s. Now Beth is ready to launch a new project, which once again puts UnCabaret on the cutting edge: UnCabaret VOD, available exclusively through Amazon.
While Beth loves hosting – on a couch, on a stage or even at a party – she also loves guesting and has happily appeared numerous times on Politically Incorrect as well as doing spots on The Today Show, Women Aloud, NBC’s Dateline, E! True Hollywood story, KCET’s Life & Times, The Montel Williams Show, NPR’s Marketplace, Morning Edition, Talk of The Nation, The Treatment, ACLU/Court TV “Freedom Files”, CNN’s Cryer and Company etc. Beth has also worked as correspondent for ABC Radio’s Satellite Sisters and when she was running her campaign to make First Lady an elected position both Oprah and Joan Rivers asked her to be guest.

As an actress she generally she plays off beat authority figures: gallery owners, teachers, A&R execs. She once played a tough customer service lady opposite Don Rickles in a Comedy Central promo spot. She appeared in a number of indie films and was the first guest star on Will & Grace where she played the off-beat club owner of the club where Jack developed “Just Jack”. Which brings us right back to UnCabaret. In addition to being an actress, Beth has developed numerous film and television projects including a scripted project called Femme Noir with John Riggi (30 Rock) for Oxygen, a reality series called “Comedy Bootcamp” with Brillstein/Grey, a reality show for Disney called “Treehouse”.
As a writer, she’s written about self-esteem for O Magazine; Hollywood’s rules for waiting and buying a home for the Los Angeles Times; facts, rules, bad people and Disney’s paint for NPR. She’s also written for the Huffington Post and LA Weekly.

Rick Overton

Raised in New Jersey and New York, Rick Overton comes from a musical family. His father, Hal Overton, was Thelonious Monk’s big band arranger as well as a music teacher at the Juilliard Institute. His mother, Nancy Overton aka Anne Swain Overton, sang in personal appearances as a member of The Chordettes, the girl group most famous for their singles “Lollipop” and “Mr. Sandman”. Rick has dabbled in the music industry himself as he plays the harmonica occasionally with local blues bands. Rick began his stand-up career while in high school as one half of the comedy team “Overton & Sullivan” but eventually went solo as he broke in at the New York Improvisation in the early 1970s.

As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV stand up appearances. He played The Drake on “Seinfeld” and Pam’s Dad on “The Office”. He currently recurs on Adult Swim’s “Children Hospital”, ABC’s “Last Man Standing”, TNT’s “Leverage” and recently guest starred on “The League”, “The Middle”, “The Kroll Show”, and “Newsreaders”. Rick has also guested on classic TV series like “Lost”, “E.R.”, “Made About You” and “Married With Children”. On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like “Bad Teacher”, “The Informant”, “Dinner for Schmucks”, “Cloverfield”, “Groundhog Day”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”, and “Willow”. He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO’s “Dennis Miller Live”. Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called “Overview” that is available on iTunes.

Mehgan Heaney-Grier10:30AM (PST) – Mehgan Heaney-Grier, a former model turned diver

Treasure Quest: Snake Island premiers July 17 at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
The Treasure Hunt is On | Treasure Quest: Snake Island
The Tale of Snake Island | Treasure Quest: Snake Island

Mehgan Heaney-Grier is the ultimate water-woman and adventurer extraordinaire. A unique combination of brains, beauty and strength, Mehgan specializes in pushing boundaries and finding the edge of what’s humanly possible. A passion that helped her establish the first US freedive record for both men and women in 1996, with a dive to an astonishing 165 feet on a single breath of air. Mehgan is one of the original inductees into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame, and holds a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology.
Mehgan has spent her lifetime perfecting the art of working well under pressure. Whether it’s freediving, swimming with sharks, or documenting alligators in their natural environment, Mehgan is no stranger to high-pressure situations — and is perfectly comfortable holding her own on any expedition, even if she is the only woman working among a crew of alpha males, which has often been the case in chosen fields.

Though Mehgan has had a long and successful modeling career, her focus has always been on environmental and marine conservation causes, particularly those steeped in historical significance. For Mehgan, the true value of the Treasure of the Trinity lies in its historical and archeological significance, not its monetary worth. As for the proceeds from finding lost treasure, Mehgan wants the cultural heritage and historical significance to be properly documented, preserved, and shared with the public. But if there were a payday from uncovering the lost treasure, she would put it to good use on a variety of water-based philanthropic adventures. At the top of her list is promoting marine protected areas, sustainable fishing practices, and shark research – educating the public on the critical role and responsibility we all share in the health and future of the world’s oceans.

Laura Vanderkam

Photo credit: Michael Falco

11:30AM (PST) – Laura Vanderkam, Journalist, time management expert and bestselling author of the book, ”How Successful Women Make the Most of their Time” reveals surprising patterns in how women spend their time

Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, All the Money in the World, 168 Hours, and Grindhopping. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company’s website and a member of USA Today’s board of contributors. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday July 16th 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.

Frank Cronin9:15AM (PST) – Frank Cronin, comedian
glowpunk on YouTube

Frank Cronin is an Irish born and raised comedian, actor, writer, producer and ex-Irish army officer who first achieved national acclaim for his humorous adventure sketch videos on his YouTube channel ‘GlowPunk’. In 2012 Frank won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the WAFF Awards in Ireland, and received an ‘Honorary Headcase Award’ in 2013. Frank was also nominated for an ‘Outsider – Person of the Year Award’ in 2013 for his documentary series about living in a tent for his entire final year of university. In 2014 Frank began opening for National Headliners and is currently studying at the Stella Adler School of Acting and writing, producing and starring in the hit Irish comedy series ‘The Boys’. Frank has made numerous TV appearances in Ireland and is currently working with SNL alumni on

Harlan Cohen10:30AM (PST) – Harlan Cohen, professional speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling college guide, “The Naked Roommate”

Harlan Cohen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. Harlan is also a professional speaker who has visited more than 400 college campuses and talked with more than a million college students, and is dedicated to helping students and parents successfully navigate the college transition. His nationally syndicated advice column, Help Me, Harlan!, is distributed worldwide by King Features Syndicate. Harlan has been a featured expert in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, Chicago Tribune, Real Simple, and Seventeen. Harlan is also the author of The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only (Sourcebooks 2012), Dad’s Expecting Too! (Sourcebooks 2013), and Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed & Totally Sober) (St. Martin’s Griffin 2012).

Rhonda Shear11:00AM (PST) – Rhonda Shear, Celebrity Fashion Designer, Shear Enterprises, LLC


Rhonda Shear has been breaking the mold since her beginnings as a New Orleans beauty queen, during her brief stint in politics, as Hollywood actress/sex symbol, touring as a stand-up comedienne, and now as the entrepreneur behind Rhonda Shear Intimates and the Ahh Bra! After appearing on countless TV shows and in films, modeling professionally, and hosting USA: Up All Night for over 450 episodes, Rhonda knows all about costuming, enhancing her own assets, and capturing the attention of audiences around the world. She uses this experience along with her own ever changing body as inspiration for her award winning line of intimates, sleepwear, shapewear and apparel. She has always said about her curves: “I’m a good girl, trapped in a bad girl’s body!” Rhonda encourages women to find an Ahh Moment by embracing curves and expecting more from their lingerie drawers! She prides herself in personally designing and selling quality, comfort, fit, and color in a wide variety of intimate apparel solutions sized from XS to 3X. “Behind every great woman is a great behind!”

Gioia Diliberto

Photo credit: Stephanie Krell

11:30AM (PST) – Gioia Diliberto, Author of the book, “Diane Von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped”


Gioia Diliberto is a journalist, biographer, and novelist. She is the author of the biographies Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife; A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams; and Debutante: The Story of Brenda Frazier, and the novels I Am Madame X and The Collection. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian and Vanity Fair, and she is a visiting lecturer in writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design and DePaul University. She lives in Chicago.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday July 15th 2015

Bobby Anderson9:15AM (PST) – Bobby Anderson, Plant-Fueled Trucker

Bobby Anderson lost 65 lbs. by cooking vegan meals on the road. He eats a 100% whole food plant based diet while living in a truck. Bobby shows how easy a Whole Food Plant Based diet is to follow and how it can be done even on the road 4 to 6 days a week in a semi truck!

​​Alexandra Paul10:30AM (PST) – Alexandra Paul, “The Bride He Bought Online”

“The Bride He Bought Online”, cyber-bullying thriller premiering Saturday, July 18 @ 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime

In 2015, Alexandra has 3 movies being released: The SyFy movie FireQuake, the independent movie Dirty, and the Lifetime movie The Bride He Bought Online.
The star of over 75 feature films and television programs and internationally recognized for her 5 year starring role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the tv series BAYWATCH, Alexandra Paul began her acting career at age 18 starring in the highly rated telefilm PAPER DOLLS. She starred in the feature film AMERICAN FLYERS, opposite Kevin Costner, DRAGNET opposite Tom Hanks & Dan Ackroyd, EIGHT MILLIONS WAYS TO DIE opposite Jeff Bridges & Andy Garcia, SPYHARD with Leslie Nielsen, Stephen King’s CHRISTINE, and two films opposite Pierce Brosnan. Alexandra was featured in the acclaimed 2005 documentary WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?

For 4 years, Alexandra hosted the extreme sports series WILD WATERS on the Outdoor Life Network, in addition to hosting the WE network series WINNING WOMEN for two seasons. She also hosted 150 episodes of the environmental cable access talk show EARTH TALK TODAY.
Alexandra was honored by the ACLU of Southern California as their 2005 Activist of the Year for her long history of fighting for the environment, voting rights and peace issues. In 1997 the United Nations commended Alexandra for her environmental activism. In 1999, she won the International Green Cross award. She walked across America for over five weeks on The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, and has been arrested over a dozen times for protesting at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. In 2005, she spent 5 days in jail for peacefully protesting the Iraq War. In 2014, Alexandra was awarded Vegan of the Year from Last Chance for Animals.
A dedicated and accomplished athlete as well, in 1997, Alexandra raced the WORLD IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS in Hawaii (a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run), which she completed in 13:18:52. In 2012, Alexandra swam around 12.5 miles around Key West. In November, 2014, Alexandra swam 13.7 miles in Mexico in 7 hours 20 minutes.
Alexandra has been driving electric cars since 1990 and in 2011 was the spokesperson for the Chevrolet Volt. Alexandra does not use any products tested on animals. She has traveled to Nicaragua with a medical aid group, to Louisiana to help animals after Hurricane Katrina, to South Africa to register voters, to Sierra Leone to promote family planning and to Japan to protest the wild dolphin trade. She was a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) for 23 years, registered voters once a week for 16 years, and speaks fluent French. She now cooks and serves vegan meals to the homeless every Thursday evening in Los Angeles.

In addition, Alexandra wrote, produced and hosted JAMPACKED, an educational film broadcast on PBS about the human overpopulation crisis, which has won several environmental awards. She followed that up with THE COST OF COOL — FINDING HAPPINESS IN A MATERIALISTIC WORLD, which won a CineEagle award. In 1986, she founded YOUNG ARTISTS UNITED, a non profit organization dedicated to helping teenagers in need. Alexandra has also personally spoken, classroom by classroom, to over six thousand Los Angeles teenagers on the issue of human overpopulation. She has a TEDx talk on the issue that has been watched 65,000 times.
In 2000, Alexandra and her twin sister Caroline were the recipients of the Christopher Street West Rainbow Award for their ongoing support of gay and lesbian rights.

​11:15AM (PST) – Tom Kraeutler and ​Leslie Segrete, Hosts of the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Money Pit”

Tom Kraeutler

Tom Kraeutler is the Host, Founder and Chief Home Improvement Evangelist of The Money Pit. He is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist and the kind of guy homeowners want to call at midnight when their basement floods. He first earned his home improvement stripes as a professional home inspector, amassing over 20 years experience learning how houses are put together, and how they fall apart!

Tom is an accomplished speaker and appears regularly as a how-to guru on network and local television stations including CNN, MSNBC, The History Channel, HGTV and the DIY Network. A successful author, columnist and blogger, Tom served as AOL’s Home Improvement Editor. His work has been featured in House Beautiful, Smart Money, Reader’s Digest and in hundreds of daily newspapers across the nation. Together with Leslie Segrete, Tom co-authored My Home, My Money Pit: Your guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure. Tom’s unique ability to combine encyclopedic home improvement knowledge with a comfortable and educational broadcasting style has earned him many loyal followers. Talkers Magazine has named Tom one of the “100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America” and when listeners experience his dynamic presence, they’ll know why!

Leslie Segrete

Leslie Segrete is co-host of The Money Pit. She’s a home improvement expert with an eye for design and the skills to get the job done. She knows what turns a house into a home and has the tips and ideas to make improvements easy and fun.

Leslie’s home improvement skills span radio, television and print. Leslie was part of making design dreams reality as a carpenter and designer for TLC’s hit series Trading Spaces and While You Were Out, where she designed, built and executed projects to please the participating families and millions of her fans every single week. More recently, Leslie hosted series for A&E called $100 Makeover which helped people sort through their clutter to find design treasures to make over rooms in their house. She was also the lead designer on The Ugliest House on the Block, on the We Network, creating dramatic exterior makeovers that benefited the whole community. Plus, Leslie hosted a series called Going Green Long Island for WLIW, a division of PBS which focused on the green advancements this New York community has made.
Leslie is a seamstress, carpenter, decorator, designer and professional chef all wrapped up in one very energetic package. She’s a true renaissance woman through and through!

Catherine Hiller

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11:30AM (PST) – Catherine Hiller, Author of the book, “Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir”


Catherine Hiller began writing in a diary when she was ten and now has dozens of spiral-bound journals, which she never rereads. She grew up in Greenwich Village and Park Slope and attended Hunter College High School, Brooklyn College, and Sussex University. She has a Ph.D. in English from Brown University.
Her first published piece, about gender role reversal in The Way We Were, appeared in the New York Times. Soon after, she published two books for children: Argentaybee and the Boonie and Abracatabby (both Coward, McCann). She then started publishing fiction for adults, often about unconventional love. After her third novel, she became interested in documentary film making.
She is the co-producer/​co-director, with Robert Richter, of Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas, about the McCarran Walter Act, which made it difficult for politically leftwing foreigners such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Dario Fo (all of whom are in the film) to visit the US. The film aired on PBS and was shown to members of Congress. It received a Blue Ribbon at the American Film and Video Festival. Hiller also co-produced and co-directed, with Regina Weinreich, Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider, a portrait film about the American writer and composer, author of The Sheltering Sky. The film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art and was released theatrically in 20 cities. Broadcast on the Sundance Channel, the film was called “spell-binding” by the New York Post. The Washington Post said it was “a fabulous film. You want to see it again and again.”

Hiller’s next books return to the subject of passion. Her story collection, Skin: Sensual Tales (Carroll & Graf), was praised by John Updike. The novel Cybill In Between is the most directly erotic of her books, starting with the cover: a photo from neck to knees, of a woman in red lingerie. Her most recent novel is The Adventures of Sid Sawyer: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer — turned upside down. Told from the point of view of Tom’s sissy half-brother Sid, we get a whole new angle on this beloved classic.
Hiller’s current mission is to add a new character to the world of contemporary fiction: the adventuresome and appealing older woman. She has written a number of stories on this theme, such as “Her Last Affair”, which appeared in the 2010 Summer Fiction issue of the Antioch Review, and “Cybill at Burning Man”, which she read at Center Camp, Burning Man, 2009.
Right now she is revising a new novel, Best of Friends, about a deadly workplace feud between two women who damage each other personally and professionally until they find themselves alone in a stuck elevator.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday July 14th 2015

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

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.

Michael Grimm10:00AM (PST) – Michael Grimm, Musician


Michael Grimm, a powerhouse of soul, this man delivers a powerful soul voice while tearing away at the guitar. Grimm’s roots were in country music and at the age of 17 won a Christian Country Music Association Award for his single “John Wayne and Jesus”. Since then, Grimm’s style has evolved into an Americana Blue-Eyed Soul Singer. It was this sound that earned him recognition, several more albums, and named him winner of America’s Got Talent Season 5. Grimm has toured nationally and internationally tearing the house down each time, and has had the pleasure to work with legends like Blue-Eyed Soul Singer Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, BB King, The Doobie Brothers, HEART, Stevie Nicks and so many more. This year, Michael is fine-tuning his sound and his style, and delivering new, passionate and deep music to the fans with his new upcoming album, the single off which, has hit #1 on Amazon. Grimm is a true Artist, an inspirational singer and a must see performer!

Annie Falk10:30AM (PST) – Annie Falk, Author of the book, “Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember”

Annie Falk is an author and philanthropist with a background in corporate event planning and a passion for the culinary arts. She learned to cook from the legendary chef Roger Vergé at Le Moulin de Mougins in Provence. The author of Palm Beach Entertaining, she resides in Palm Beach and New York.

Darren Carter11:00AM (PST) – Darren Carter, Comedian

Appearing at the BURBANK COMEDY FESTIVAL, which runs August 16th-22nd. Go to for tickets and additional info

When Darren Carter takes the stage, he takes the audience with him. A whirlpool of impressions and observations with on-point improvisation keeps the crowd rolling through the night, and on through the morning if they’re lucky. From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Be Cool with John Travolta, to Comedy Central, BET and Showtime, the aptly named “Party Starter”, and sometimes even “Rooster”, gets recognized on the daily by his many adoring fans. See what all the fuss is about and join the party! Darren Carter style.​

Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler

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11:30AM (PST) – Lisa Grunwald, Novelist, and Stephen Adler, Reuters Editor-in-Chief, authors of “The Marriage Book: Centuries of Advice, Inspiration, and Cautionary Tales from Adam and Eve to Zoloft”

The Marriage Book

Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler have two children and a soon-to-be-empty nest. They have collaborated on two bestselling anthologies: Letters of the Century: America 1900–1999 and Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present. In addition to the ups and downs of nearly three decades, their marriage has been put to the “Sickness and Health” test because Lisa was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just as they began The Marriage Book. This volume is testament to their continued commitment to celebrating marriage—in life and in books. They live in New York City.