Friday, February 27, 2015

Catherine Price Vitamania

It's winter. We take vitamins. Really? Which ones? Are you sure its the right fix? Vitamin C isn't what you think it is. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Catherine Price In VITAMANIA, Price takes us on an expedition through history and across continents to reveal the surprising story of how we came to believe that food could be medicine, nature could come in pills, and that anything natural must be safe—and how this way of thinking opened the door for a multi-billion dollar industry and a rotating cast of confusing dietary trends. In so doing, she both demolishes many of society’s most cherished myths about nutrition and challenges us to reevaluate our own beliefs. About the Author CATHERINE PRICE is an award-winning journalist whose written and multimedia work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, the New York Times, Popular Science, O: The Oprah Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, PARADE, Health Magazine, and Outside.

Terry Crews

He has no problem calling himself one of the most famous failures on the planet. What? How does he stay so incredibly funny and positive? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Terry Crews Terry Crews is perhaps best known for playing Julius on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris and for his appearances in Old Spice commercials, as well as films such as Friday After Next, White Chicks, Bridesmaids, Idiocracy, Gamer, and The Expendables. Crews starred as Nick Kingston-Persons in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? and as himself in the BET reality series The Family Crews. He currently plays NYPD Sergeant Terry Jeffords on the Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, hosts the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is the host of FOX's World's Funniest Fails Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. His career included stints with the Rams, the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles. After retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews pursued an acting career and got a role as T-Money on Battle Dome. He later had roles in films such as White Chicks, Friday After Next, Training Day, Soul Plane, The Longest Yard and The Benchwarmers. He has made many cameo appearances; he was in Blink-182's music video for "Down" as a police officer and in Jamie Kennedy's "Rollin' with Saget" as a security guard. Crews appears in "Click" as the singing driver Adam Sandler's character Michael Newman encountered while stuck in traffic. He has been featured in several Old Spice TV commercials for their "Odor Blocker Body Wash", their body sprays, deodorant and most recently, their shaving lotion. The ads are directed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. He has also done commercials for Nike. He starred in his own reality series on BET, The Family Crews, about his everyday life with his family. The show premiered on February 21, 2010. Since 2013, he has starred on the two-time Golden Globe award winning television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He has been nominated for a 2015 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a 2015 Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show. MORE INFO ON WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS, AIRING FRIDAYS AT 8PM/7PM CT ON FOX Terry Crews (star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on FOX) is the host of "World's Funniest Fails" which airs Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on FOX (produced by dick clark productions). The show has been pulling in great ratings for the time slot since its premiere on Jan. 16 with over 3 million viewers each week. Series Description: Comedian guest panelists choose their favorite “FAIL Video” from a series of categories. The panelists then will have to convince host Terry Crews to send their nominations to the “FAIL Leaderboard.” By the end of the show, there will be six nominations and it will be up to the panelists to convince Crews to choose their videos as “FAIL of the Week.” Guest comedian panelists: Among the show’s guest panelists are Russell Peters, Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”), Iliza Shlesinger (“Last Comic Standing”), Tone Bell (“Bad Judge”), Jamie Lee (“The Pete Holmes Show”), Kurt Braunohler (“Bunk”), Cameron Esposito (“Maron”), Jo Koy (“Chelsea Lately”), Loni Love (“The Real”), Chris Franjola (“Anarchy Afterword”), Arden Myrin (“Chelsea Lately”), Brian Posehn (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) and Greg Proops (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), Annie Lederman (“Chelsea Lately“), Gary Valentine (“The King of Queens“), Baron Vaughn (“Fairly Legal“), Julian McCullough (“Chelsea Lately“), Mamrie Hart (“Camp Takota“), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24: Live Another Day“) and Brooks Whelan (“Saturday Night Live“). Messaging: Family friendly show – great opportunity to watch with your kids. There is something for everyone! These fails have taken the internet by storm. OFFICIAL SHOW WEBSITE: fox.com/worlds-funniest-fails OFFICIAL SHOW TWITTER: @funniestfailstv OFFICIAL SHOW INSTAGRAM: @funniestfailsfox OFFICIAL SHOW FACEBOOK: facebook.com/WorldsFunniestFailsFOX

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mary Wilson of The Supremes

It wasn't just a movement of sound. It became a way of life that grew outside the four walls of Barry Gordy's office. I can't imagine my 36 year radio career not featuring Smokey, Marvin, Michael and The Supremes. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mary Wilson. Where were you when Michael Jackson unveiled his iconic moonwalk for the very first time as part of the legendary TV special Motown 25: Yesterday • Today • Forever? You likely remember those "six seconds that changed the world", as the historic concert televised by NBC on May 16, 1983, became an immediate sensation and water-cooler event in an era before social media. Now, music lovers and pop culture aficionados alike will have the opportunity to see magic and history being made as the Emmy® Award-winning program will air exclusively as a fundraising event on public television stations this February and March, marking the first TV broadcast of the concert since its debut more than 30 years ago. It will make its national public broadcasting premiere on February 28 at 8pm ET & PT/7pm CT (check local listings). Motown 25, under license from Mr. Berry Gordy’s West Grand Media and jointly distributed by StarVista Entertainment and TJL, TJ Lubinsky’s celebrated public television distribution company, will be broadcast exclusively for public televisions’ celebrations of Black History Month on February 28th, with repeat broadcasts throughout March. Produced by Motown Productions with Suzanne de Passe, Don Mischer and Buz Kohan, Motown 25 was taped before a live audience at California’s Pasadena Civic Auditorium and showcased virtually every Motown artist from the company’s inception, including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops and many others. The show also featured many guests outside the Motown Records sphere who had been influenced by Motown artists, including Linda Ronstadt, who performed a memorable duet with Smokey Robinson, Billy Dee Williams, Jose Feliciano and British new wave star Adam Ant, who was riding a wave of popularity from MTV exposure. As an added highlight, the historic evening was hosted by Richard Pryor, who was arguably the hottest comedian in the world at the time. A seminal event in pop culture history, this concert event, which would capture the Emmy® for Best Variety Program and a George Foster Peabody Award, would establish the gold standard for all future televised concert events and go on to provide the backstory for the Tony®-nominated Broadway play, Motown The Musical. “With the popularity of ‘Motown: The Musical’, which continues to open in major markets across the U.S., and the program’s recent success on DVD, there’s never been a better time to re-air the original broadcast”, says Suzanne de Passe, the Executive Producer of the TV show. “Whether you’re discovering that incredible night of music for the very first time, or are huge fan of Motown whose been eagerly awaiting the show’s return to TV, ‘Motown 25’ offers a lifetime of magic and memories for everyone”. Recalling his own memorable experience from seeing the original 1983 broadcast, TJ Lubinsky remembers “It was the only time in my life where everybody was talking about the same thing for the next couple days,” he said. “Teachers, kids in school, disc jockeys on the radio were all buzzing. It was just one of those shows…I knew that in some way I had to be a part of all this. At TJL, we’re so proud to be the content providers bringing this historic event back to prime time television in celebration of Black History Month on February 28th nationally with repeat broadcasts throughout March.” ABOUT MARY WILSON Ms. Mary Wilson still performs with the same passion as she did singing with the original Supremes, but the world renowned celebrity is now using her fame and flair to promote humanitarian efforts to end hunger, raise AIDS awareness and encourage world peace. While Ms. Wilson is best known as a founding member of the world’s most famous female trio – they recorded 12 No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 – the legendary singer’s career did not stop there, and she continues to soar to untold heights. Ms. Wilson is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, the recipient of an Associate Degree from New York University in 2001, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. In 2007, Ms. Wilson was named international spokeswoman for the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a platform she uses to condemn the death and destruction caused by hidden landmines and unexploded ordnances in less developed countries.

David Soucie Malaysia Flight 370

David B Soucie is CNN aviation and safety analyst. He's worked in the cockpit, on the hanger floor, crash sites, within the aviation boardroom, and inside the Washington D.C. beltway. He's seen death up close and personal. Author of Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies. He is a former FAA and FAA Accident Inspector. • What can be done to assure commercial airplanes don't literally disappear? • How many people must vanish or die before meaningful changes are mandated by regulatory authorities? • Who is responsible for making safety improvements mandatory? • Why hasn't something been done to assist search and rescue teams respond quickly to downed aircraft? • All of these accidents with Asian airlines - it safe to fly in Asia? • Is there something seriously wrong with the safety regulatory system when it can't implement the simplest remedy to this deadly risk even when it rests on the graves of hundreds and hundreds of innocent lives? ABOUT DAVID SOUCIE David B Soucie is CNN aviation and safety analyst. He's worked in the cockpit, on the hanger floor, crash sites, within the aviation boardroom, and inside the Washington D.C. beltway. He's seen death up close and personal. Author of Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies. He is a former FAA and FAA Accident Inspector.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Randy Jackson The Music of Led Zeppelin

Nearly every boy grows up wanting to be a Rock Star. But how many get to play the role of Robert Plant? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man who'll perform with the Charlotte Symphony Randy Jackson. The full interview This concert is one night only, Saturday, March 21 at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets are $25-$79. Brent Havens will conduct: http://www.windbornemusic.com/bios_brenthavens.php The Music of Led Zeppelin was Windborne's very first Classic Rock Symphony venture in late 1995. The concept was originated with this show and Mr. Havens began transcribing and scoring the show in August of that year. Hiring top notch studio musicians and searching for a singer that could handle the difficult range of singer Robert Plant was no easy task. Finding Randy Jackson to handle the part was fortuitous and he was a perfect fit for the show. After a couple of shows in Virginia, The Music of Led Zeppelin was brought to Atlanta's Chastain Amphitheater in 1996 and met with great success. From there the show began its North American tour across the country and into Canada. The music features a massive array of songs from the Zeppelin catalog, many of which already had orchestration. It was a perfect fit for orchestras. Whether the orchestra is playing the lush harmonies afforded the songs or playing the lick-based lines that were created by Plant, Page and John Paul Jones, the driving tunes allow the musicians to dig into their instruments and rock with the band or play counterpoint melodies to the guitar solos or singer. The concept was to keep the band as close to the original recordings as possible and to wrap the orchestra around the band as one big entity. Rather than the orchestra being a separate part of the music it becomes another instrument within the band. The show even features an Electric Violinist. Some of the songs that you may hear on the show are Kashmir, Black Dog, Good Times, Bad Times, All of My Love and of course Stairway to Heaven. And just so you know, it's a rock show with rock lighting... and even a mirrorball. Come to the concert ready to be amazed! More: http://www.windbornemusic.com/show_lz.php

Jonathan Magnum

He's brilliant wild. Insanely quacky. Exceptionally on the move to do whatever it takes to get someone to laugh. From the IHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jonathan Magnum from Lets Make A Deal With his gift for improv comedy, Jonathan Mangum has made a name for himself as one of television’s quickest, and smartest, wits. Mangum is seen daily on the hit CBS game show Let’s Make A Deal alongside his longtime friend and collaborator, Wayne Brady. Prime time audiences will recognize him from recurring on the hit CW improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Mangum’s career in improv began while in college in Orlando, Florida. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, and landed work on one hit series after another including NCIS, Reno 911, Just Shoot Me, Married With Children, Pushing Daisies, The Sarah Silverman Show, The Drew Carey Show, Drew Carey’s Greenscreen Show, and The Wayne Brady Show. After two seasons working on The Drew Carey Show as fan favorite character Scott, he was invited to join the Drew Carey Improv All-Stars. The group went on to tour in over 60 venues, including Carnegie Hall. He has also been touring internationally with Wayne Brady performing improve since 2000. Mangum’s feature film credits include The Bucket List, House at the End of the Drive, Imagine That, and The Revenant. In addition to acting and improv comedy, Mangum has written for an array of television including The Wayne Brady Show, The Brandon T. Jackson Show, and BET Honors. He cowrote and stared in Home Purchasing Club as well as the short film Conversations. He wrote an animated pilot called The Lumberjacksons, and continues to develop ideas for television and film. Born in Charleston, S.C., Magnum grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He lives in Los Angeles and is married to Leah Mangum, a writer, actor and casting director. They have two children. CONFIRMED JONATHAN MANGUM COMEDY GIGS (with Wayne Brady) Feb 15th Grand Prairie , Tx - Verizon Theatre Feb 20th & 21st Tempe, Az - Tempe Improv (2 shows/night) Feb 24th Las Vegas ( Aria Resort ) Award show (maybe solo ) Feb 27th Las Vegas - Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage Hotel & Casino Feb 28th Edmunton, Canada - River Cree Casino Mar 13th Coconut Creek (near Fort Lauderdale), Florida - Seminole Casino Mar 14th The Event Center at Hollywood Casino - Charles Town, WV Apr 17th Vegas Terry Fator Theatre at Mirage Hotel and Casino Apr 22nd Newport , VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts Apr 23rd Hopeville , VA Apr 24th Brunswick, NJ. State Theatre Apr 25th Cranston, RI. May 1st Morristown, NJ May 2nd Music Box at the Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ Sept 4th Tulalip , WA - Tulalip Casino twitter: @Mangum1 www.jonathanmangum.com http://www.facebook.com/themangum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mark Harris Five Came Back

Hollywood was in a political mess. It took Pearl Harbor to pull them out of it. Actors saved the industry and their story shaped the way we look at war. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Mark Harris No industry professionals played a bigger role than five of America’s most celebrated directors: • John Ford joined the Navy, filmed the battle of Midway and was also present at Normandy right around D-Day. His documentary “The Battle of Midway” is the war’s first great chronicle of a battle. • William Wyler—the only Jewish man of the five—joined the Army Air Force, a decision that resulted in one of the great documentaries about a squadron of fighting men, “The Memphis Belle,” and also in his hearing loss. He used all of his war experiences to make a definitive masterpiece about the war’s aftermath, “The Best Years of Our Lives.” • John Huston made two important documentaries during the war, “Report from the Aleutians” and the largely faked “Battle of San Pietro,” and one right after the war, “Let There Be Light,” about mentally ill veterans in an army hospital. • George Stevens was present in the North African campaign, the liberation of Paris, and the Battle of the Bulge. He led the first American cameras into Dachau, and what he filmed there became crucial evidence at Nuremberg. More than any of the five, he was emotionally shattered by the war, although he went on to extraordinary accomplishment. • Frank Capra stayed largely in Washington, D.C., where he ran the Army’s filmed propaganda efforts, and oversaw dozens of newsreels, cartoons, intelligence reports and documentaries for both public and military use, most famously the seven “Why We Fight” films, which became mandatory viewing for all GIs.