Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mike Binder

He's been a mainstay of Hollywood for decades, having written, directed and produced many movies, including “White or Black,” the 2015 drama starring Academy-Award winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. Now he's released the right kind of book. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the always brilliant Mike Binder. Mike Binder has been a mainstay of Hollywood for decades, having written, directed and produced many movies, including “White or Black,” the 2015 drama starring Academy-Award winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. A veteran writer for both movies and television (“Ray Donovan”), he now turns his talent to fiction with the debut thriller KEEP CALM - a heart-racing story of terrorism and betrayal at 10 Downing Street. When a bombing at the British government’s “Number 10” critically wounds the prime minister, suspicion falls on former Michigan detective Adam Tatum, an affable American with a hazy criminal history and a relatively new financial services job for which he is spectacularly unqualified. In London with his family to participate in a high-profile, high-stakes business conference—an opportunity that should have struck him as much too good to be true—he soon finds himself a global pariah on the run. The lives of his family, the political integrity of a country, hinge on his ability to expose the people who’ve framed him. Bucklig under the weight of a shell-shocked government and panicked nation, Chancellor of the Exchequer Georgia Turnbull clearly stands to gain from Tatum’s capture. So does Davina Steel, the lead investigator who looks much too young for the job and has something personal to prove. But as more questions pile up than answers, and the relationship between these uncommon women shifts from professional collaboration to friendship and desire, each will have to make unforgiving choices about self, honor, truth, and country. Razor-sharp and eminently timely, Mike Binder’s KEEP CALM “starts with a bang and never slows down” say bestselling author Lee Child - and promises to be the political thriller to watch this winter!!

Seth Grahame Smith

By now you've seen the movie... But have you read the book that began the zombies? In 2009, readers gobbled up the New York Times and international best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies faster than zombies eat brains. Now, just in time for the February 5, 2016, release of the major motion picture featuring Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Quirk Books presents the official movie tie-in edition of the contemporary classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplubbed and Totally Uncut with Seth Grahame Smith. In 2009, readers gobbled up the New York Times and international best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies faster than zombies eat brains. Now, just in time for the February 5, 2016, release of the major motion picture featuring Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Quirk Books presents the official movie tie-in edition of the contemporary classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Quirk Books; $14.95). “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains,” begins Grahame-Smith’s reimagination of one of literature’s most idyllic tales. As the story opens in the quiet English village of Meryton, a mysterious plague is bringing the dead back to life. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. This delightful comedy—with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—becomes all the more absurd and entertaining as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of the undead. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features eighty-five percent of Austen’s original text mixed with flesh-eating-zombie action and eight full-color pages of stills from the film. Readers will shriek for more gore rather than yawn at the stuffy, slow-paced decorum of it all, and the book is sure to charm Jane Austen buffs as well as legions of blood-hungry new fans. ABOUT THE MOVIE A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in nineteenth-century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponryand the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all. Written for the screen & and directed by Burr Steers Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA ABOUT SETH GRAHAME-SMITH Seth Grahame‐Smith is a three-time New York Times bestselling author and a screenwriter, producer and director of film & television. In 2009, Seth’s novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list, single-handedly kicking off the “mash-up” craze. It’s since sold over two million copies and been translated into more than twenty languages and been adapted into a film. In 2010, Seth co-created & produced MTV’s first live-action comedy, The Hard Times of R.J. Berger, which ran for two seasons. That same year his second novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, debuted at #4 on the Times list, also going on to sell more than two million copies. Tim Burton purchased the film rights to Lincoln and hired Seth to adapt it for the big screen. Seth’s screenplay was selected to the Black List in 2011. Warner Brothers bought the film rights to Seth’s third straight New York Times bestseller Unholy Night. He’s producing the film with David Heyman (the Harry Potterseries). Seth wrote the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, and is writing and producing a sequel to Burton’s 1988 classic Beetlejuice. He also recently wrote the screenplay for The LEGO Batman Movie, a follow-up to the worldwide hit The LEGO Movie As a producer, Seth is overseeing film adaptations of Stephen King’s IT, a feature-length version of the viral sensation Kung Fury, the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy’s and the beloved young adult novel The Scorpio Races. Seth is also producing Lego: Ninjago and preparing a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes for Disney

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jeff Ward

Saturday February 9th. Lifetime brought back to the forefront of headlines the life of Charles Manson before everything unfurled. Manson's Lost Girls reopens the chapters. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Jeff Ward. 45 years ago, on January 25, 1971, cult leader Charles Manson was convicted, along with followers. The psychedelic summer of 1969 comes to life in the Lifetime Original Movie, Manson’s Lost Girls, featuring the next generation of Hollywood stars MacKenzie Mauzy, (Into the Woods), Eden Brolin (I Dream Too Much), Greer Grammer (Awkward) and Christian Madsen (Divergent). The film paints a new picture of Charles Manson's (Jeff Ward, The Mentalist) world, as told through the stories of Linda Kasabian (Mauzy) and the other women who fell under his demonic spell to create one of the most famous cults of all time. Brolin stars as Susan Atkins, Grammer is Leslie Van Houten, Madsen portrays Tex Watson, Grace Victoria Cox (Under the Dome) is Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme, Isabel Shill (Orange is the New Black) stars as Patricia Krenwinkel and Garrett Coffey (Battle for Skyark) is Bobby Beausoleil. follows Linda as she first arrives at the seemingly idyllic Spahn Ranch hippie commune where she is embraced with open arms. Seduced by the group’s free-love lifestyle, Linda revels in the sisterhood and acceptance. Taken with Manson, he soon draws her into criminal activities, including late-night “creepy crawls” to steal from lavish homes. Linda reluctantly becomes an accomplice in Manson’s “Helter Skelter,” a drug-fueled murder spree that included the brutal death of actress Sharon Tate. She ultimately breaks away and turns herself in as a witness for the prosecution and helps to convict Manson. ABOUT JEFF WARD AKA “CHARLES MANSON” Jeff Ward has always known he wanted to be an actor. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ward fueled his creative passion by participating in theatrical productions where he honed his acting technique. While Ward was in the first grade, he was cast in Tom Thumb in the Toy Room , an original play written and directed by his teacher, in which he played the lead, Tom Thumb Sr. At the tender age of eleven, Ward’s grandmother founded a theatre camp called “Stagedoor Manor” where he spent six whole summers perfecting his craft. Ward’s passion for cinema and love for acting was affirmed and he knew that pursuing a career in the entertainment industry would require him to leave the comfort of his home in Philadelphia. In an effort to further learn his craft, after high school Ward headed to New York City to enroll at the prestigious Tisch Drama at NYU, where he graduated in 2009. As a freshman, Ward was in the Stella Adler studio program for two years before switching to the Experimental Theatre Wing, where he worked with Kathleen Turner, Moises Kauffman, and workshopped a one-man show that he had written with Sam Shepard. He continued his studies abroad in the International Theatre Workshop program in Amsterdam. During his time in Amsterdam, Shakespeare played a huge part in his training, which ultimately varied between that and the styles of Stanislavsky, Adler, Grotowski and Strasberg. When Ward finished school, he began working in New York with various film, theater and television projects. He understudied for Ben Foster in the Broadway hit “Orphans,” also starring Alec Baldwin. Ward continued to be casted in productions at such performance halls as The Public, Manhattan Theater Club, Skirball Center and The Working Theater. Continuing his success in theatre, Ward ventured to Los Angeles where he joined the world premiere of Marjorie Prime , a production by Jordan Harrison, a writer on Orange is The New Black. He played, “Walter Prime”, the new technological incarnation of Marjorie Prime’s late husband, played by Lois Smith. The play was shown at the Mark Taper Forum and was runner up for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. As his rise to the top continues, Ward will play Charles Manson in the highly anticipated film Manson’s Lost Girls alongside next generation stars Greer Grammer, Eden Brolin, Christian Madsen and Mackenzie Mauzy. The latest adaptation about the much talked about notorious killer brings a new take on the girls who worshipped Manson and lived with him on Spahn Ranch. The film is set to air on Lifetime February 6th. Aside from his new role as Manson, Ward is no stranger to the small screen with his guest roles on The Mentalist , Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Rosewood just to name a few. He is also set to star alongside Zosia Mamet in the upcoming film The Boy Downstairs.

Deborah Graham

Love is blind. Love is lost. Love is everywhere. But so many can't seen to make contact. Until now. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with TLC's Psychic Matchmaker Deborah Graham. TLC’s Psychic Matchmaker Says You Won’t Find a Mate if You Don’t Go on a Date! Releasing Just in Time to Find Your Valentine: Get Your Head Out of Your App: A Psychic’s Guide to Attracting and Keeping True Love In Get Your Head Out of Your App: A Psychic’s Guide to Attracting and Keeping True Love, (HCI Books; January, 2016; ISBN 97807573) TLC’s psychic, Deborah Graham, helps people find true and lasting love. With more than 20 years of experience as a spiritualist, reader, advisor and psychic relationship coach and expert, Deborah encourages readers to look past the outward facades that people project to the world, and to look inward, starting with themselves. “Once you tear down your own walls,” Says Deborah, “you begin to attract people you would never have thought would be interested!” By inspiring people to take a “spiritual enema,” Deborah helps purge them of past issues and baggage so that they are open and ready for real love. To find true Mr. or Ms. Right, the book reveals: • How to tell a psychic match from a physical one and how to expand your awareness to what you need energetically in a life partner. (If you can create vibrant energy within yourself, you will emit positive vibrations) • How to use the dating rule of 3s: 3 dates to see if there is a match and 3 months of monogamy before sex • How to avoid the biggest first date saboteurs: leave your cell phone in the car, opt for a zoo (not a bar), and resist information overload • Why many people miss the most glaring red flags and how to listen to your intuition • How we’ve come to expect our relationships to be convenient. NOT realistic, and destined for failure • Why the purely physical match has nothing to do with a spiritual or an energetic connection. When you become psychically connected to someone you begin to share a vibration with each other—the physical stops mattering as much • How to know when it’s time to say good-bye… because not every person is “the one” (and why that’s okay) Deborah Graham is a born psychic, having her earliest premonitions at the age of six. These would later manifest as visions. As Graham developed her gifts and learned to understand the meanings of what she could see, she began to use her abilities to help those around her. With more than 20 years of experience as a spiritualist, reader, advisor and psychic relationship coach and expert, Graham can help solve all affairs of life.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Dan Barker

I've never been afraid of crossing the line. I know where the light meets the darkness. I can feel when challenge becomes change. I find there to be a story within a story when opposites meet. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dan Barker : DAN BARKER: a former evangelical minister, is co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, cohost of Freethought Radio, and cofounder and board member of the Clergy Project. A widely sought-after lecturer, debater, and performer, he regularly discusses atheism and life's meaning and purpose in the national media, with appearances on Oprah Winfrey, The Daily Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, and many others. Author DAN BARKER combs through both the Old and New Testament (as well as 13 different editions of the “Good Book”), to bring the new book "GOD." This well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world! Dan Barker - an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years, but left Christianity in 1984. He is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.. He has written numerous articles for "Freethought Today," an American freethought newspaper. He is on the speakers bureau of the Secular Student Alliance. And he belongs to a number of high IQ societies. The book was given an foreword by Richard Dawkins - one of the most respected scientists in the world and is one of the catalysts who galvanized secularism in America.

Piff The Magic Dragon

One of the most dynamic imaginations gifted with a quick wit and enough space for the audience to properly digests a dragons last thought. A total Rock Star with a common man's approach to sharing laughter.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Phil Collins

Face Value and Both Sides from legendary singer/songwriter Phil Collins has been remastered and will be released on Friday February 5th. It's more than just the songs originally released. Phil has added bonus tracks that are live and demos. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Phil Collins