Tuesday, March 31, 2015
This is no Johnny Depp story. This is a true story about a girl that moves from Washington state to Hollywood. She discovers there's money to be made. Smuggling drugs. Suddenly her acting career takes a swift turn. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actress Meili Cady SMOKE: How a Small-Town Girl Accidentally Wound Up Smuggling 7,000 Pounds of Marijuana with the Pot Princess of Beverly Hills (Dey Street Trade Paperback; On Sale March 24th, 2015) is the vividly written, true story told by Meili Cady, an LA newcomer who found herself trapped in a drug trafficking ring. Meili, who served a short time in prison and a year of home confinement following her arrest that made national headlines in 2010, has kept the intimate details of her entire experience under wraps...until now. It all started five years earlier, when Meili Cady left rural Bremerton, Washington to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. She was nineteen years old and alone in a city where it was as difficult to make genuine friends as it was to get consistent work as an actress. Once she was settled, Meili was introduced to the “Korean Paris Hilton,” and an alleged heiress to the Samsung and Sony fortunes, Lisette Lee. Lee claimed to be a model, and Korean pop star amongst other fabrications that helped pad her personal résumé. Her $1.2 million dollar apartment in West Hollywood, fleet of luxury cars, and innate ability to lie made her stories even more believable. The two girls could not have been more opposite, but their bond was immediate and intense. Meili was enchanted by her friend’s extravagant lifestyle and Lee told Meili she was the breath of fresh air she’d been searching for amid the usual Beverly Hills phonies. Meili began to struggle financially while trying to make it as an actress, pulling some auditions as the months went on. When Lisette offered her a job as her personal assistant, Meili knew she was in dire straits when she immediately said yes without even questioning what she’d be “assisting” with. At first, Meili welcomed the luxurious gifts, private plane rides, and finally being a part of something solid in Los Angeles. Her peers recognized a newfound confidence that heightened as the money rolled in. In trying to find acceptance, Meili turned a blind eye during the most telling time of her life. Once she discovered the real truth behind Lisette's mysterious new business façade, it was too late to step away safely. As Meili became more reserved, and questioned the motives of Lee and the group–appropriately dubbed Team LL–her relationship with Lisette became manipulative and abusive. Meili had entered a criminal world of dangerous secrets, drugs, and money, and her only confidant was now the person she feared most. She knew it was only a matter of time before the operation took a turn for the worst. SMOKE: How a Small-Town Girl Accidentally Wound Up Smuggling 7,000 Pounds of Marijuana with the Pot Princess of Beverly Hills (Dey Street Trade Paperback; 3/24/15; ISBN: 9780062281906; $15.99) is the oh-so-outrageous-you-couldn’t-make-it-up story of an unlikely duo of drug smugglers—as told by the ring leader’s closest friend, and partner in crime. Cady takes readers through the slippery slope that became her downfall, and showcases how these things can happen—even when it was never intentional. This is not just a page turning real-life con story, but an electrifying, firsthand chronicle of how a small-town girl fell down the rabbit hole of vice and corruption. ABOUT MEILI CADY A native of Bremerton, Washington, Meili Cady starred as the lead actress in the Showtime comedy film Chick Magnet, and has appeared on Californication and other television shows. After a brief stint in a federal prison camp for her involvement in the internationally known marijuana conspiracy detailed in this book, Meili began the blog “House Arrest Girl” while she served a year of home confinement. She has since found her passion for writing, and has used it as a tool to reflect, and move on from her mistakes. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and is beginning to return to her acting. Visit her at meilicady.com, @MEILI_CADY and https://www.facebook.com/smokethebook
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I grew up catching Rainbow Trout in the lakes and rivers of Montana, This chef has game. Her specialty is preparing the colorful piece of water art. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Meghan Gill from Hells Kitchen MEGHAN GILL Age: 28 Hometown: Roanoke, VA Occupation: Executive Chef Signature Dish: Pan Seared Rainbow Trout / Sautéed Morel Mushrooms, Blistered Corn, Pencil Asparagus, Sweet Onion Emulsion
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Hells Kitchen is back on FOX tonight. While most 25 year olds are still in video games and chasing down drinks at clubs. This chef is totally focused on winning. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Nick Peters from Hells Kitchen NICK PETERS Age: 25 Hometown: Stoneham, MA Occupation: Private Chef Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Duck Breast, Grilled Peaches, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce and Black Pepper Sherry Gastrique
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I loved Wriggly in Chicago. But my two favorite baseball fields have always been Cobb Field in Billings Montana and the all new BBT Park in Uptown Charlotte. Chris Epting has written a book thats perfectly designed for the fan of baseball that still believes there's a relationship between the diamond and the fan. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chris Epting “I can imagine this book in the glove compartment of every true fan’s car, a handy reference to this beloved game no matter where in the country you are.”—Ken Burns, filmmaker and baseball historian Capturing such quintessentially American pastimes as baseball and road trips in one fascinating work, this updated and expanded guide chronicles more than 500 important events in baseball history with detailed descriptions of the event and information on each location. Packed with historical data, trivia, photographs, and baseball lore, entries include the birthplaces of baseball legends, ballparks, museums and halls of fame, final resting places, and many locations that are no longer standing. From out-of-the-way spots to the most popular stadiums in the U.S. and Canada, no site is too small or insignificant to be included in this comprehensive directory. Entries include the Buckminster Hotel in Boston, where the Black Sox planned their fix of the 1919 World Series; the original little league field and museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the birthplace of Jackie Robinson; the place where Mickey Mantle was discovered by a scout from the New York Yankees; and the site of the original Wrigley Field, erected in Los Angeles in 1925. PRAISE FOR ROADSIDE BASEBALL “What a wonderful book. All the ‘stations of the cross’ of our national pastime are here, big and small, telling and frivolous. I can imagine this book in the glove compartment of every true fan’s car, a handy reference to this beloved game no matter where in the country you are.”—Ken Burns, filmmaker and baseball historian “This one-of-a-kind road atlas takes baseball fans across the United States to out-of-the-way spots and near-forgotten sandlots, where the remnants of baseball history still endure: where a plaque marks the spot of Babe Ruth’s first professional home run, where the lights that once illuminated Ebbets Field now shine on Downing Stadium, where the crumbling bleachers of Cleveland’s old League Park still stand as a Greek ruins of baseball.”—The Sporting News “It's a perfect gift for anyone who loves baseball and travel.”—Chicago Tribune “For the fan, this is the ultimate road trip. Chris Epting is the perfect traveling secretary to lead you to all these great baseball stops.”—Joe Garagiola, announcer and former major league baseball player “If it doesn't make baseball fans feels as if they've died and gone to heaven, it'll at least get them to Dyersville, Iowa's Field of Dreams, where the set for the movie of the same name attracts thousands.”—USA Today “As the ‘Spaceman’ I came from Stengel Field in Glendale, Calif., and ended up in the friendly confines of Fenway Park. In between and beyond, I have stood on the same sacred ground of Holman Stadium where Don Newcomb and Roy Campanella played. I have touched the monument of Mickey Cochrane in Bridgewater, Mass. Roadside Baseball is the GPS that takes us to all this and more. You must have it in your glove compartment when you hit the road!”—Bill “Spaceman” Lee, author and former major league baseball player “Reading Roadside Baseball is like spending an afternoon rummaging around in baseball’s attic.”—Jim Bouton, author and former major league baseball player “Los Angeles-based writer Chris Epting has delivered a stand-up triple (baseball's most exciting play) in Roadside Baseball...he doesn't miss a beat in the 336-page atlas, loaded with pictures.”—Chicago Sun Times “A new and updated edition of Roadside Baseball is out for all those who want to turn their love of the game into a road trip. The $16.95 paperback from Santa Monica Press is organized by state so you can easily find the landmarks and trivia closest to home or your favorite teams by region.”—Associated Press ABOUT CHRIS EPTING Chris Epting is the author of numerous books, including James Dean Died Here; Led Zeppelin Crashed Here; Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here; and The Ruby Slippers, Madonna’s Bra, and Einstein’s Brain. He has contributed articles to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure and Preservation magazine. He lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife and their two children.
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Tonight is Latin Dance night on Dancing With the Stars. This years most talked about front runners are Rumor and Val. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with America's hottest new Prince and Princess of dance. ABOUT RUMER WILLIS Rumer Willis began her acting career as a child starring with her mother Demi Moore in the major motion pictures Striptease and Now and Then. She is thrilled to be continuing her For the Record journey playing the Basket Case in Dear John Hughes. Most recently she wowed LA audiences as Fran in the Baz Luhrmann production at DBA, having portrayed Juliet in its prior incarnation at Rockwell Table and Stage. She won acclaim as Mia Wallace/Beatrix Kiddo in FTR: Tarantino, which she also starred in at the Montreal Jazz Festival last summer. Ms. Willis is currently recording her debut album under the guidance of legendary music icon Linda Perry. Last year she starred in the pilot of Songbyrd for E! Network (based on the life of iconic songwriter Diane Warren). Known around Hollywood for her sultry vocals, Rumer and her band enjoyed a nearly 2 year Artist Residency at Hollywood hot-spot The Sayer’s Club. Her recent television credits include Workaholics, Pretty Little Liars and Hawaii 5-0, while her film credits include House Bunny, Sorority Row, Diary of Preston Plummer and many more. She wants to thank her family and friends for their continual support. Rumer is partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. ABOUT VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY Ballroom legend and choreographer Valentin Chmerkovskiy joined the cast of professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars in 2011. Having accomplished all he could in the world of competitive dance, the 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion quickly rose to stardom, becoming one of the show's fan-favorites for impeccable performances that showcased not only immense talent and creativity, but an undeniable charisma to match. Valentin is also the first—and only—American to ever win the IDSF World Championship. Since his TV debut, the Ukrainian-born dance champion continues to steal the hearts of fans—both on and off the dance floor. Val has expanded upon his talents as a dancer, choreographer and instructor to create an empire that inspires others through the art of dance. Valentin co-founded Dance With Me Studios, one of the nation’s leading Latin and Ballroom dance studios, where he also lends his expertise as the venue’s Art Director. The success of the first studio ignited a passion for teaching his craft, leading him to develop Dance With Me Juniors, a program he designed to keep kids healthy, focused and active. Val is also a classically trained Violinist, having performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a concertmaster of the ISO Youth Orchestra. Philanthropy is also important to Valentin who supports numerous children’s and educational charities including Children’s Hospital; and as an ambassador for Pencil’s of Promise, Val has helped build two schools in Ghana. Born in Odessa, Ukraine Valentin emigrated to New York at eight years old and grew up in Brooklyn. He is fluent in Russian and English. Val just finished touring the country with the phenomenally successful Dancing with the Stars: Live!...a 40-city national tour, before returning to television in March for Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars.
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Tomorrow night on Fox actor Zachary Knight returns to prime time laughter as a member of the hilariously funny Weird Loners. From the iHeart Radio Studio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut “Weird Pilot” episode of WEIRD LONERS airing Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (WL-101) (TV-TBD) Zachary Knighton starred in the critically acclaimed comedy “Happy Endings,” alongside Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., Casey Wilson and Eliza Coupe. He most recently starred in the independent film “Believe Me,” and has wrapped production on several other independent films, including “The Big Spoon,” which was shot in Austin, TX; “Ashby,” playing opposite Mickey Rourke; and “Hot,” directed by Victor Warren. He also was seen in “The Big Ask,” directed by Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman; “Tug,” opposite Yeardley Smith (THE SIMPSONS); “Surfer, Dude,” alongside Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson; and “The Hitcher,” opposite Sophia Bush. Other credits include the 2004 romantic comedy “The Prince and Me,” opposite Julia Stiles and Miranda Richardson; the drama “The Mudge Boy,” opposite Emile Hirsch; and “Cherry Falls,” alongside Brittany Murphy. In television, Knighton previously starred as “Dr. Bryce Varley” in the sci-fi thriller “FlashForward,” as well as in FOX’s comedy series “Life on a Stick.” He has been a guest star on “Parenthood,” “Wilfred” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as having made appearances on “House, MD,” “Law & Order,” “Ed” and “Related.” In addition to his series credits, he appeared in the cable film “Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal.” He also has expanded his body of work with several theatrical productions. Some of his stage credits include “The Pumpkin Pie Show,” the off-Broadway play “Birdy, Madame Melville” and “Endgame.” For his standout performance in “Equus,” Knighton was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award. Knighton received his B.F.A. in theater from Virginia Commonwealth University and studied abroad at Oxford University, where he further honed his craft. Currently, Knighton resides in Los Angeles, where he enjoys surfing and sailing. PREMIERE EPISODE INFORMATION: FOUR RELATIONSHIP-CHALLENGED LONERS FORM AN UNLIKELY BOND ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “WEIRD LONERS” TUESDAY, MARCH 31 ON FOX A new comedy about what happens when a high-strung romantic, a serial womanizer, a free-spirited heartbreaker and a sheltered man-child are unexpectedly – and hilariously – thrust into a Queens, NY townhouse in the series premiere “Weird Pilot” episode of WEIRD LONERS airing Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (WL-101) (TV-TBD)
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Tim started his comedy career at the age of 50. Hmmm while most are putting focus on hitting the RV trail. Looks like Tim could be that guy we keep seeing in every town we drive into. That makes him a natural born legend. I mean to be in the same town we were just in. That's huge!!! Follow Tim Facebook.com/timcountscomedy.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Performing this weekend at Charlotte's Comedy Zone, The world's funniest hard working can't lift a hammer cuz I don't know how to do it right. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor comedian Adama Ferrara I love it when someone grabs their creative energy and puts it to work. It's not about fame. It's not about time. It's about latching onto this unexplained surge of energy and making it paint the entire house before its blown off the planet.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Through every change and challenge. Around every unexpected curve. The checkered flag can be met when focus become your game. It's then that you include the entire team in victory lane. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with NASCAR chamption Ryan Reed About Ryan Reed: Ryan’s racing career began at a young age, capturing the Kid’s Kart Track Championship at the age of four. The Bakersfield, CA native made the long move from California to North Carolina at the age of 17 to surround himself with the racing community. In 2011, Reed was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and told that he would never race again. Instead of giving up, he implemented lifestyle changes that included a strict diet and exercise program, the use of devices to provide track data, and reporting all of this information to his medical team in California. Ryan began his first full NASCAR XFINITY Series Season at the start of 2014, finishing ninth in the points standings. Most recently, Ryan finished in first place during the opening race of the season for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Daytona, edging out many veteran racers. About Dr. Steven Edelman: Dr. Edelman is a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego and the director of the Diabetes Care Clinic, VA Medical Center. He has strong interests in education and patient advocacy. He is the founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization with the goal of teaching and motivating patients in diabetes self-care. Since 1995, TCOYD has reached hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes through a variety of education portals including national conferences, publications, television, and community programs. Dr. Edelman has written more than 200 articles and five books. He has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism and was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a Top Doctor eight of the last nine years, an honor only achieved by a handful of physicians.
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You've heard of a Foodie. Someone that enjoys tasting all different types of food. I am a Toy-dee. I love toys!!! You don't have to wait until Christmas. The spring toys are being released so I had to talk to an expert. Elizabeth Werrner. She's breaking the news. A new Barbie and Thomas the Tank Engine has a new friend Sam!!! Elizabeth is a renowned toy industry expert. She has written numerous articles covering the industry, some of which have appeared in ivillage, MSNBC.com and Todaymoms.com. She was recognized by the Women in Toys Association as the “woman to watch in the toy industry.”
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Landing a job at KOYN in Billings, Montana was the first step of a radio career 200 feet from going totally digital. Yet close enough to declare a major change was headed our way. In 1979 the world of Country music was swiftly dropping its roots for the Urban Cowboy movement. I was spinning new comers like Reba, Alabama and a kid from Kentucky. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with an artist that kept my first days of radio fired up and running. Mr. John Conlee – Fans of one of Country Music’s most distinctive song stylists have new reason to exclaim with delight as veteran performer John Conlee returns to the radio with the emotional single “Walkin’ Behind The Star,” released on his own RCR (Rose Colored Records) label. The song was written by Nashville industry veterans Ronnie Scaife and Phil Thomas, who collaborated on the Johnny Paycheck hits “Colorado Cool Aid” and “Me and the IRS” together. The touching lyrics were inspired by Phil’s grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom served in their local sheriff’s department. The song had yet to be cut until recent events made the song a little timelier, and the song was pitched to the Grand Ole Opry star, who was touched by the song’s honesty. “Recent deadly attacks against the people who keep us safe is unprecedented in America and I wanted to sing this song in honor of their sacrifice and willingness to serve,” says Conlee. “Walkin’ Behind The Star,“ can be found on his upcoming release Classics 2, which will feature some new material along with many of Conlee’s latter classics. The set features Conlee hits such as “Harmony,” “Mama’s Rockin’ Chair” and “Hit The Ground Runnin,” which are being issued on CD for the first time since their releases on Columbia and 16th Avenue Records. Conlee recently celebrated the 36th anniversary of his breakthrough hit “Rose Colored Glasses,” and can be found on the road throughout 2015 as well as the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, where he has been a member since 1981. TRACK LISTING FOR JOHN CONLEE / CLASSICS 2 1. Domestic Life 2. Stuff That Works 3. Walkin’ Behind The Star 4. Hit The Ground Runnin’ 5. A Lot Of Things Different 6. Mama’s Rockin’ Chair 7. Love In The Real World 8. Pocket Full Of Crosses 9. Harmony 10. The In Crowd 11. Bread And Water 12. Sure
How is that stress level? Getting upset become your way of life? Instead of crushing beer cans over your head. Maybe you should make a list. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that gets things done. David Allen. David Allen, “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company), returns with the authoritative new edition of his blockbuster bestselling title GETTING THINGS DONE. Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, GETTING THINGS DONE has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. Time Magazine called his flagship book, GETTING THINGS DONE, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.” Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity.
Posted by Arroe at 7:56 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Summertime's been set on fire. Metal is back. If you love it loud and not in the kitchen, Cranking up Sweet and Lynch will be your Rock n Roll dinner party every night. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with guitar legend George Lynch SWEET & LYNCH is a brand new band centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, ex DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex WHITESNAKE). “SWEET & LYNCH was born as the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music”, recalls Sweet. “He asked me to basically sing on this record and then I suggested producing it and co-wrote the songs with George”, continues the singer. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo were then called in to complete the lineup. Now a complete a band, plans are being formulated to rehearse and book a tour to play the music included on this amazing debut album “Only to Rise” to the fans in a live setting. “It’s an incredible combination of classic 70’s and 80’s”, tells Michael Sweet. “You will hear some flavors of Journey, Bad Company, Dokken, Van Halen and Stryper. James and Brian are amazing musicians. They tore it up. The drums and bass are just as impressive as the guitars. Everybody really delivered... The musicianship level on this is top notch. It sounds as if we were all in the studio playing together and we were not. Basically, George wrote some riffs about a minute to a minute and a half long. I wrote lyrics and melodies then arranged them. Then Brian and James came out and tracked the drums and bass, as well as some rhythm stuff. We then sent it back to George to add the guitars." The combination of Sweet’s powerful, crystal clear vocals and Lynch’s unmatched guitar tone, provide the force and drive that the album needed. The result is truly a “state of the art” Hard Rock album, with fabulous melodies played to perfection. An absolute must for all fans of Sweet and Lynch's musical stylings! SWEET & LYNCH Michael Sweet – lead vocals, guitars George Lynch – lead guitars James Lomenzo – bass guitar Brian Tichy - drums
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The face behind the animation. The voice behind so much inspiration. He's more than just a Dreamworks voice over talent. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Tom McGrath. Hilarious! A zany blast the entire family will enjoy. Nothing but non-stop fun and laughter!" – Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV Perfect for Easter Gift Baskets, the Blu-ray™ and DVD Come With Two Hopping Penguin Toys Available for a Limited Time LOS ANGELES, CA – They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation’s PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Digital February 13 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17. And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets. PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com. Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more. DreamWorks Animation’s PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Blu-ray™ & Digital
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I'm not playing favorites but... When you're from the South. And your specialty is BBQ. It's an automatic win. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Randy Bell. RANDY BELL Age: 45 Hometown: Nashville, TN Occupation: Line Cook Signature Dish: Raspberry Bourbon Barbeque Salmon
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Hells Kitchen is back on FOX tonight. Chef Alison's secret behind the recipe is? She's Unplugged and Totally Uncut from the iHeart Radio Studio. ALISON RIVERA Age: 27 Hometown: New York, NY Occupation: Sous Chef Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Red Snapper, Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad, Blood Orange Beurre Blanc
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Monday, March 23, 2015
C.J. Box is the author of fifteen Joe Pickett novels, most recently Stone Cold; four stand-alone novels, most recently The Highway; and the story collection Shots Fired. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards, as well as the French Prix Calibre .38 and a French Elle magazine literary award. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages. C.J. Box lives outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Spring Tour Cities: Laramie, WY Fort Collins, CO Cheyenne, WY Highlands Ranch, CO Tucson, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Phoenix, AZ Houston, TX New York, NY Philadelphia, PA St. Louis, MO Minneapolis, MN Lexington, KY Delray Beach, FL Broward, FL Casper, WY Sheridan, WY Austin, TX Detroit, MI
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He’s a new voice for every man. Actually, make him an honest new voice for every man. That would be country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Logan Mize. Just listen to his current single “Can’t Get Away from a Good Time,” which was just released to country radio by his label Arista Nashville.
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Getting control of how we eat is the toughest challenge. But what if the journey suddenly became not only tasty but incredibly easy? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dr. Ian Smith. The top Shredder on the planet!!! Now, in his first-ever cookbook, THE SHRED DIET COOKBOOK (St. Martin’s Press, March 3, 2015, $27.99), Dr. Ian deliciously answers the question so many of those dieters have asked: Can I eat that on SHRED? “I wanted to assemble a group of recipes that can help you lose weight, but would never be considered diet food,” says Dr. Ian. “What would life be without pancakes, pizza, and good barbecue?” Proving that healthy food can be fun and tasty and satisfying, THE SHRED DIET COOKBOOK is filled with: • Midday recipes: from Heavenly Cheeseburgers to Green Bean and Artichoke Stir Fry • Protein-rich dinners that are quick to make and satisfying to eat: from Cheese-packed Chicken Breasts to Seared Mustard Pork Chops and Cider-braised Onions • Side-dishes: from Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges with Ginger-Soy Glaze to Creamy Polenta • Snack ideas so simple and so good you’ll want to plan a party around them • Carb recipes really count, including pancakes, potatoes, and pastas • Southern specialties and recipes from Dr. Ian’s family: from Dr. Ian’s Sweet Barbecue Steaks to Uncle Johnny’s Black-eyed Pea Salad to Ma’s Eggplant Parmesan • Complete nutritional information and portioning for each recipe • Over 75 all-new recipes for meal--replacing smoothies and soups THE SHRED DIET COOKBOOK outlines the foundations of the Shred and Super Shred diet programs, explaining the central tenets Dr. Ian envisioned for the programs: They must be inexpensive, realistic, and they must not ask for perfection. Examples of typical days of meals and snacks on the SHRED programs help get readers started in the SHRED lifestyle. ABOUT DR. IAN SMITH DR. IAN SMITH is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers SHRED: The Revolutionary Diet, and SUPER SHRED: The Big Results Diet. He is a medical contributor to The Rachael Ray Show. He also served as co—host on the Emmy Award-winning talk show The Doctors, and as medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club. He is also the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile. A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, Smith was appointed by President Obama in 2010 to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
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Writers hardly ever get the credit for being the pilots they've been hired to become. To quickly whisk an imagination away! But as that writer. How many get to use their true voice? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the always vibrant Dave Barry. New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry should be a happy man. He has all the elements of a good life: a loving family, a nice home, a dog that doesn’t pee indoors without a good reason, a full head of hair and several original teeth. And if all that isn’t enough, he’s had a long and rewarding career that consists of being able to write pretty much any random thing he wants. Yet the harsh truth is that happiness is an elusive thing, and fortunately Dave tells how to capture it—or not—in LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (ALTHOUGH BEER IS MUCH FASTER). Join Dave Barry on March 18th as he discusses his new book of essays that, according to Dave, "may seem pretty random, but in fact there’s an underlying theme, which is happiness.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
If you like your comedy on the edge. If you love to laugh at the stuff people whisper about. If you totally take your humor of that invisible line. You're gonna love this guy. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with comedian Nick Di Paolo If you've never seen Nick Di Paolo live, this intimate setting captures the essence of what makes him stand out from other comics. "Another Senseless Killing" is 56 minutes of funny, ferocious, but always clever material. In Di Paolo's fifth special he skillfully mines the humor in such light hearted topics as Suicide and Roadside Memorials while also educating you on the finer points of A**hole Bleaching and the Evolution of Pornography. The Winnipeg Press said it best: “Gentle as a starved wolverine and as predictable as a tipsy-hop through a minefield”. Nick Di Paolo’s honest and acerbic comedy has made him a sought after voice on stage, television and radio for years and earned him two Emmy Nominations for writing. Di Paolo’s career took off after he appeared on “HBO’s Young Comedian Special”. He has since written and performed four standup specials and four CDs. The most recent standup effort being a one hour Showtime special entitled “Raw Nerve”. He was a regular for the whole two year run of “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and became a staple on the Comedy Central roasts. Other notable television and film credits include “Louie”, “Lucky Louie”, Artie Lange’s “Beer League” a guest starring role on “The Sopranos” and “The Chris Rock Show”, where he was a writer for two seasons as well. Writing credits also include the 77th Annual Academy Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards. For years he has been a favorite guest on radio shows including “The Howard Stern Show”, “The Opie and Anthony Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show” to name a few. He also hosted “The Nick Di Paolo Show” in New York City in 2007 and “The Nick and Artie Show” from 2011-2012. Nick Di Paolo is probably one of the most authentic voices whether on or off stage. He’s referred to as a comic’s comic because there are no facades, no act. It’s all Nick Di Paolo, all the time."
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But what if it was legal in every state? In many circles those are fighting words. But what is it like to be one of the most successful men in America and your job is running the Bunny Ranch? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged with Dennis Hof, Heidi Fleiss and the legendary Ron Jeremy. Owner of seven legal brothels and nicknamed “The P.T. Barnum of Booty,” Dennis Hof has skillfully built the world’s number one brothel business, becoming the world’s most famous pimp and one of the most innovative and subversive marketers in the country. Now, with THE ART OF THE PIMP, Hof opens up about his quest for love, romance, and beauty, and the family life he has created for himself within the walls of his brothels. Featuring an original comic strip created by celebrated cartoonist Robert Grossman (sample panels attached), a full, uncensored psychological evaluation of Dennis, scorching relationship postmortems from a few of his ex-girlfriends, and with appearances by a famous cast of characters who have entered the BunnyRanch’s orbit (including Heidi Fleiss, Andy Kauffman, Ron Jeremy, Tony Clifton, and Ron Paul), THE ART OF THE PIMP will take readers on what can only be described as a wild ride through Hof’s countless sexual conquests, romantic failures, and business successes. Revealing the unexpected details behind his personal journey as well as the secrets of how his “girls” negotiate the highest prices for their services, Hof teaches the secrets of the business of love and sex and the tricks of turning tricks—all while sharing the scandalous stories behind his friendships with porn stars, prostitutes, and politicians. Kirkus Reviews writes: “[Dennis Hof is] a bit of a romantic, as witnessed by his lifelong pursuit of love…[and he] takes himself more seriously than one would expect, considering that one of his nicknames is "the P.T. Barnum of Booty," but that's probably why the BunnyRanch has thrived for the last two-plus decades under his watch—and it shows no sign of slowing down.” HEIDI FLEISS INFORMATION (FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM Heidi Fleiss is best known as the "Hollywood Madam" of a high class prostitution ring that catered to wealthy clients like Charlie Sheen. Heidi Fleiss is an American businesswoman and criminal who was born on December 30, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. After dropping out of high school, Fleiss launched a high class prostitution ring that catered to stars like Charlie Sheen. Dubbed the "Hollywood Madam," she was charged for pandering in 1993. Her "Black Book" of clients (which she never revealed) became as famous as her trial. The jury sentenced Fleiss to three years in prison. Born in Los Angeles, California. One of six children born to a prominent pediatrician, Fleiss dropped out of high school at the age of 16. After receiving her high school equivalency, she briefly attended Valley College and later Santa Monica College. Fleiss worked as a waitress, before beginning a relationship with financier Bernie Cornfeld. In 1988, she was introduced to Elizabeth Adams, a longtime Beverly Hills madam who dealt exclusively with a wealthy clientele. In 1990, Fleiss launched her own high-class prostitution ring and soon became known as the "Hollywood Madam." In 1993, she was charged by the state of California with five counts of pandering. The case went to trial and a jury convicted Fleiss on three of the five counts. She received the mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison, but in a 1996 appeal the conviction was overturned after jurors admitted to vote trading and other infractions. The following year, Fleiss was tried in a federal court, where she was convicted of tax evasion and money laundering. She received a 37-month sentence, which she served at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. All three trials drew extensive media coverage, as it was speculated that Fleiss might reveal the names contained in her now infamous "black book" of customers (which was said to include large numbers of prominent citizens). Notably, actor Charlie Sheen testified at her trial that he alone paid Fleiss $53,000 for the sexual services of prostitutes.
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Leaders are shaped. But whose willing to help mold? But doesn't it begin with mending? Creating tomorrows women leaders. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dr Tracey Wilen She has appeared on CNN, Fox and CBS news, in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She frequently contributes to The Huffington Post, the Examiner, and the Christian Science Monitor and is on radio shows across the US weekly as an expert guest. She is a global speaker on the impact of technology on work, careers, and women’s leadership. She was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business. Dr. Wilen is on a corporate speaking tour on the topic of 21st Century Careers and can be reached at traceywilen.com, @traceywilen or FB Dr.TraceyWilen Woman Up in 2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The moment my parents left the house. Thunder roared from the middle bedroom upstairs. I vowed to be a drummer and ended up gigging in a radio station. Fro the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Tony Barrell BORN TO DRUM: The Truth About the World’s Greatest Drummers—From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl by Tony Barrell, an extraordinary book about the world’s most primitive instrument, and the musicians that have made it legendary. Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard and demanding work. Listen to Ringo Starr yelling that there are “blisters on me fingers” at the end of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”, or Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden summarizing his drumming injuries (“I’ve busted my nose, given myself a few black eyes, and I’ve hurt my hand a few times and buggered my thumb up”) and it’s clear that drummers give everything they’ve got—even when it hurts! Because, as Cherisse Osei puts it, “you have to carry on: it’s like an unwritten law.” And yet drummers are often viewed with derision—stereotyped as crazy, borderline psychotic, or just plain dumb. But as every musician knows, to have a great band, you need a great drummer. “A band without a drummer is like a rocking chair that somebody has cruelly bolted to the floor: while it may appear to rock, it actually doesn’t. And yet drums don’t simply add rhythm to the music we listen to: these apparently primitive acoustic instruments bring drama, warmth, texture, and humanity to it as well.” —Tony Barrell, BORN TO DRUM For the first time, journalist Tony Barrell shines a long-overdue spotlight on these musicians, offering an exciting look into their world, their art, and their personalities, and giving them the respect they rightfully deserve. Lovers of music and music history will delve into a narrative full of interviews with some of the most famous and revered drummers of our time—including Chad Smith, Ginger Baker, Clem Burke, Sheila E., Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Patty Schemel, Butch Vig, and Omar Hakim—who share astonishing truths about their work and lives. He investigates the lives of late, great drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, analyzes many of the greatest drum tracks ever recorded, and introduces us to the world’s fastest drummer, the world’s loudest drummer, and the first musician to pilot a “flying drum kit” on stage. Tony Barrell takes us back in time to explore the colorful history of the drums, and he reveals some of the world’s “secret drummers” – the famous actors, singers, and politicians with little-known drumming skills. He asks why people become drummers, and what qualities they need, and finds some surprising answers. Filled with fascinating stories and facts, BORN TO DRUM elevates drummers and their achievements to their rightful place in the culture of the world. ABOUT TONY BARRELL Tony Barrell is a British journalist who has written frequently on pop music and popular culture for the Sunday Times, among other publications. Topics have included The Beatles, Abbey Road Studios, the longest songs ever recorded, the history of tribute bands, the world’s strangest concert venues, and the exercise music used by celebrities. Among the many music stars Barrell has interviewed and profiled are Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Page, Ginger Baker, Shirley Manson, Joan Baez, the Dixie Chicks, and Celine Dion. He lives in London.
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When Lays Wavy announced they were teaming up with Pinterest to create a new path to incredible food. I thought, "Hold on a second. Food needs a new adventure." Then they teamed up with Bravos Top Chef Stephanie Izard,. I had to talk to her!!! From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and totally Uncut. On Pinterest, there are over 5.7 billion food pins and 915 million recipe pins. It’s clear that this social platform is where food lovers turn to explore and discover new recipe inspiration. Now, Lay’s Wavy potato chips and leading DIY destination site Brit + Co have partnered with Bravo’s Top Chef Winner, Chef Stephanie Izard, to create recipes for the first-ever Pinterest cookbook with input from you, the fans. Here with details is celebrated chef Stephanie Izard. Good morning! 1. Chef, where do you find creative inspiration to incorporate in your cooking? 2. Lots of people use Pinterest to share recipes. Can you tell us more about this exciting new project to create the first-ever Pinterest cookbook? 3. Creating unique taste and texture combinations can really make a dish standout. Tell us about the dish you’ve created today for the new cookbook. 4. How can fans get involved with the first-ever Pinterest cookbook? 5. When will the cookbook be available? Celebrated Chef Wants Your Help to Create the First-Ever Pinterest Cookbook Stephanie Izard Joins Campaign to Create Recipes from Fan Input On Pinterest, there are over 5.7 billion food pins and 915 million recipe pins. It’s clear that this social platform is where food lovers turn to explore and discover new recipe inspiration. Bravo’s Top Chef Winner, Chef Stephanie Izard is partnering with the Lay’s Wavy brand and leading DIY destination site, Brit + Co, to create the first-ever Pinterest cookbook. The cookbook will include 40 recipes determined by fans and inspired by the Lay’s Wavy potato chip portfolio, with the first 20 recipes available for download this spring. Izard will create five recipes from the 20 most-liked combinations featured on the “Lay’s Wavy Recipe Inspirations” Pinterest page. Chef and partner of two award-winning Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat and Little Goat, Stephanie Izard knows that adding unexpected ingredients is the key to creating standout dishes. She will be putting her unique twist on an array of everyday dishes for the Pinterest cookbook. What your viewers will learn from Stephanie: 1. A sample recipe for the new cookbook 2. Tips for creating perfect food pairings 3. How to find food inspiration 4. How you can help shape the first-ever Pinterest cookbook
We love the flavor. The scent and the actual creation of it. We are Foodie's!!! From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Michelle from Hells Kitchen. MICHELLE TRIBBLE Age: 22 Hometown: Dallas, TX Occupation: Line Cook Signature Dish: Huevos Rancheros HELL’S KITCHEN airing Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Is there anything hotter than Hells Kitchen? From season 14 comes Florida's well kept connection to all the cultural foods and fads. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Bret Hauser It’s a seafood battle as the men and women dive in to their team challenge, where they have to successfully match the heads and tails of some of the most popular fish for a special surprise advantage in the kitchen. The team who then presents the most impressive dishes to Chef Ramsay and special guest judge, Michael Cimarusti, Chef and Partner of Connie and Ted’s restaurant in Los Angeles, will win a day of surf and sun in beautiful Manhattan Beach, CA. The losing team will be back at the kitchen cleaning, hauling and gutting the next seafood delivery. Then, the dinner service begins and one team will struggle to make it past the first course, leading Chef Ramsay to eject them early from the night’s competition. Find out who is safe and who will go home in the all-new episode of HELL’S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, Mar. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HK-1403)
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Monday, March 16, 2015
The age of great songwriting is back. One of the best has always been the energy behind Buffalo Springfield and Poco. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Richie Furay Legendary singer-songwriter and author RICHIE FURAY is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee for his work with Buffalo Springfield, a group he formed with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin. In addition, he was recently inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame for his work with Poco, alongside bandmates Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit. Before Buffalo Springfield, Furay performed with Stills in the nine-member group, the Au Go Go Singers (Roy Michaels, Rick Geiger, Jean Gurney, Michael Scott, Kathy King, Nels Gustafson, Bob Harmelink, and Furay & Stills), which was the house band for the famous Cafe Au Go Go in New York City. Stills moved to LA and called Richie with the news that he had formed a new band and to come on out. Upon arrival, Furay found out the ‘band’ was just he and Stephen. Within days Neil Young and the rhythm section joined in, and Buffalo Springfield was born. In the late 1960s, after Buffalo Springfield disbanded, he formed the country-rock band Poco with Jim Messina (who produced albums and occasionally played bass for Buffalo Springfield) and Rusty Young. Despite the success of the band with Richie’s songs and its influence on the genre, Furay departed in 1974 and created the country-rock super group Souther Hillman Furay Band. He remained with the group until 1975 when each member parted ways to pursue their respective solo careers. Over his career, Furay has had success with his songs “Kind Woman” for Buffalo Springfield, and “Pickin' Up The Pieces” and “Good Feelin' To Know” with Poco. With two books under his belt—“For What It’s Worth,” which chronicles the life and times of Buffalo Springfield, and “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” his own life journey—Richie will hit the road in support of his upcoming CD titled Hand In Hand, his first solo album in 8 years. The first single, “We Are The Dreamers,” was written about the formation of Poco. The cover of Hand in Hand features the wedding photo of Richie and his wife of 48 years, Nancy. The two met at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, where Nancy caught his eye and became the inspiration behind Buffalo Springfield’s, “Kind Woman.” The title track of the new record, “Hand In Hand,” serves as a follow-up song to the Buffalo Springfield hit, which is also featured as a bonus track. “Just when you think ‘it was a nice run,’ you realize it’s not over…especially when one day you wake up and songs are flooding your heart and mind that you know you just have to document and preserve,” says Furay. “’Hand In Hand’ was that confirmation for me – I’ve learned to say ‘never say never.’ Who knows where this collection will land, but I’m sure glad I get to share these songs with a world that knows music really is the universal language.” Hand In Hand will be released on eOne Music on March 31, 2015.
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From Happy Days to Married With Children, Wayne's World, Mad Men and more. On the NBA court he'd be the 6th man on the team. The guy you call in when you want to win. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Ted McGinley Compared to a faith-themed "Crash" (2004), DO YOU BELIEVE? features an ensemble cast of Oscar® recipient Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe® award winning actress Cybill Shepherd, Ted McGinley, Lee Majors, Madison Pettis (co-stars on ABC Family Channel "The Fosters", and Disney's "Cory in the House" and "Game Plan"), , Valerie Dominguez (former Miss Columbia 2006), Andrea White (Moms Night Out), and rap artist SHWAYZE (star of the MTV reality show "Buzzin"), and producer David A.R.White (God's Not Dead). In Do You Believe? a dozen souls are moving in different directions, all longing for something more. A woman and her young daughter cope with being homeless, a pastor and his wife lives with infertility, an older couple struggles to move past the death of their daughter from years ago, a soldier suffers with PTSD, a pregnant teen, and an arrogant physician.... As their lives unexpectedly intersect in a catastrophic way, they each are about to discover there is power in faith… Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogIX2Q7tEdc
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Friday, March 13, 2015
There's always been a music buzz in Greenville, SC. You can't blame it on the world famous Beacon Restaurant because that's in Spartenburg. Totally ripping the scene a part is a band that takes every flavor from Classic Rock to Rap and makes it 100% American. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Outshyne With Outshyne being on a recent roll lately, it became even better when the major market retailed magazine “Country Weekly” did an interview in its November edition. The band had a whole page with picture and the interview from writer Jon Freeman in its “Who’s New” segment. Country Superstar Chris Young appears on the cover of the month’s edition. “Man it’s great to appear in a major magazine like Country Weekly. Be sure to go out and get a copy soon and bring it to shows for us to sign. That would be awesome.” said Waylon Owings. Playing with an Idol: Outshyne recently signed on to play with an idol of the group… Dwight Yoakam. Outshyne will be opening the show for Dwight on Dec. 10th in Durham, NC. “We love some Dwight Yoakam. We are very excited to get to play with a legend like him” said Outshyne’s Jason Paxton Booking Outshyne: Buddy Lee Attractions of Nashville is currently booking dates for Outshyne for 2015 from nightclubs to Fairs & Festivals. “The staff at BLA is putting Outshyne in new places across the US but still rebooking them in some of our hot areas. If the venues wanting to put the guys in it’s place, contact BLA soon.” quoted MILLSTAR’s VP Jimmy Milliken. Studio Time: Outshyne will be heading back to the studio in the next month to lay down some new tracks for the new CD. “ We are very excited about the new songs we have for Outshyne to record. This next batch of songs are taking the guys back to their roots..country.” said MILLSTAR President Tommy Jones. Be sure to go get our singles “Night With Your Name On It” & “Whiskey Whispers” from iTunes, Amazon or any other digital market.
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Her most famous role has been Vickie Stubing on The Love Boat. Actress Jill Whelan hasn't stepped away from the stage, camera or any acting action. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the girl that's headed back to the boat!!! Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar-winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The line’s new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement for the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. During his 40-year career, Schwartz has won four Grammys, three Academy Awards and has been nominated for six Tony Awards. He is the only songwriter in Broadway history to ever have three shows run more than 1,900 performances. His first musical for Princess Cruises will celebrate Schwartz’s lifelong fascination with magic. Called Magic to Do, the show will combine thrilling magic with some of Schwartz’s most famous songs and a brand new song written exclusively for Princess. The show will debut aboard Crown Princess in the fall. “Stephen is hands down one of the most talented and accomplished Broadway composers of all time and we couldn’t be more honored to partner with him to create memorable entertainment experiences for our guests,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Princess is known for introducing product innovations and we’re thrilled to embark on this extraordinary new live-show entertainment, unlike anything any cruise line has ever before offered.” “Throughout my career, one thing has never changed - people love to be entertained by brilliant performances, through emotional lyrics and song,” said Schwartz. “I’m excited to bring my passion for moving and entertaining people to Princess and to use this new creative canvas to captivate and inspire Princess guests unlike any other productions at sea.” Schwartz will create and curate the show content for all four shows, bringing together a cadre of Broadway talent to support the productions through direction and design. The Magic to Do team includes: Don Frantz, producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, among many other Broadway and international accomplishments; Gabriel Barre, internationally acclaimed director whose credits include the national tour of Pippin and the current Broadway-bound musical, Amazing Grace; Jeremy Railton, four-time Emmy winner whose extensive background in theatre, film, television and multi-media design includes the 2002 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies and the Academy Awards; Alex Calle, designer on numerous film and television productions including Pirates of the Caribbean II and III; Ken Billington, Tony award-winning lighting designer with nearly 100 Broadway show credits to his name, including Sweeney Todd and the current production of Chicago; and Mark Hartman, award-winning music director with numerous Broadway credits including Sondheim on Sondheim, Avenue Q and the national tour of Pippin. In addition, Jim Steinmeyer, the mastermind behind many of the great magic illusions over the last 25 years, will create the magic experience in Magic to Do. Steinmeyer has worked with some of the greatest magicians of all time including Doug Henning, Siegfried & Roy and David Copperfield, with whom he grabbed headlines for his disappearing Statue of Liberty illusion. Auditions for Magic to Do begin next week in New York and Toronto, followed by Los Angeles and Vancouver. Schwartz will participate in the audition process, helping source top talent and performers for the 45-minute show.
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Moments. You never know when a true moment is going to happen. But when it does. The moment has to be shared. This moment is about two comedians. Fixtures of laughter. Still locked on their passions. Two friends that found a moment. A place to sit back and catch up. And I was the fly on the wall that got to document the call.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
The energy has always been his expression. To this day his songs electrify dance floors. Wait until you see what his new collection of songs will do for those who love Beach Music. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with KC from KC and the Sunshine band. Celebrating Over 40 Years Together, The Band Transcends Over 200 Musical Appearances in Films, Television Commercials, TV Shows and Video Games It's been over forty years since KC and The Sunshine Band danced onto the music scene, transforming the landscape of pop music, and creating a signature sound spanning generations young and old. With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, they are still known today as one of the most progressive bands of the 70s; and in the midst of a millennial, digital age, their music is still discovered daily by millions around the world through its continual placement in top box office movies, TV commercials, TV shows and video games. This month, the band celebrates international recognition with 1984 hit "Give It Up," licensed for use in one of the leading scenes in blockbuster action movie, KINGSMAN: The Secret Service -- marking over 200 on-screen musical appearances for KC and The Sunshine Band. Whether the scene is fun and light-hearted or violent like in KINGSMAN, (where "Give It Up" plays as the villain acts out his infernal plan), and new Australian indie film, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, (where "Get Down Tonight" is the anthem of choice as the lead character, a mad scientist, goes to town on terrified, live "cadavers" in his lab), KC and The Sunshine Band seems to have created an R&B, funk and disco infused soundtrack for pretty much every type of scene imaginable, whether its scored by music supervisors out of irony, or logic. "It makes me happy to know that my music has withstood the test of time," said Harry Wayne "KC" Casey. "Disco and funk have never really gone away. Look at Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' current No. 1 Billboard smash, "Uptown Funk." That song takes it back to the sound of my day. I'm glad to see my musical style being preserved not only on-screen but in current radio hits too." Over the past forty years, the list of films and commercials KC's music has been summoned for is seemingly endless. In the early 70s, at the height of the KC and The Sunshine Band phenomenon, they made their on-screen debut with "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty," in Top of the Pops and The Brady Bunch Hour, before "That's The Way I Like It," made its way into a comedic skit in Saturday Night Live. Then, in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s, viewers and KC were reacquainted once again in Deuce Bigalow, Blow, Legally Blonde, Austin Powers, Saving Silverman, Rush Hour, The Simpsons, Dr. Dolittle, Forrest Gump, The Players Club, Space Jam, Picture Perfect and She's So Lovely, to name a few. More recently, in 2010, Sun Life Financial enlisted KC and his band as actors in its TV ad, humorously commissioning the band to change their name to the "SunLife Band," and their Saturday Night Fever hit, "Boogie Shoes," made its resurgence in 2014 in a Raisin Bran commercial. Other modern-day hit series like Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, Dancing With The Stars, Lovelace, Three Many Weddings, and EastEnders have all featured KC's music within the past two years. Furthermore, this March, Director Mark Moormann and Beacon Films, LLC will bring the music and career legacy of KC and The Sunshine Band to the Miami International Film Festival in the feature-length documentary THE RECORD MAN, capturing the life of KC's long-time producer and record executive Henry Stone. Though so much history is written, KC and his band are not ready to call it quits. Their long-awaited new album Feeling You! The 60s, will impact stores, iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday, March 10. A tribute to the era that shaped H.W. Casey into the revolutionary artist he became in the 70s, the brand-new release is part one of the two-part Feeling You project, and features covers of songs by sixties legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, Aaron Neville and many more. “I’m excited for my fans to hear this album,” said KC. “I really went outside of the box vocally and creatively. Feeling You! The 60s is autobiographical, showing how I feel about love, life and the world through the music of that era.” Pre-order the album on Amazon here: http://hyperurl.co/kcthe60samazon, and look for it on iTunes beginning March 3. Fans who purchase the album early will receive the "instant grat" free track download from the album, "You Really Got Me," (originally recorded by The Kinks). ABOUT KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND KC and The Sunshine Band aim to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums, winning three Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, an American Music Award, and becoming the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period in 1976. KC and the Sunshine Band’s unique meeting of Caribbean, pop, R&B and Latin inspired infectious grooves and their distinctive Sunshine Sound, impacting the world over and teaching them how to boogie. The band’s infectious sound has given life to countless ad campaigns, hundreds of movie soundtracks and numerous television shows, including the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. The band’s infectious sound gives life to countless ad campaigns and hundreds of movie soundtracks. KC and The Sunshine Band has defined dance music and forever influenced music with its timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today. KC and The Sunshine Band On Tour: 02.25 Soul Train Cruise / San Juan, PR 03.20 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino / Hollywood, FL 03.05 Fallsview Casino Resort / Niagara Falls, Ontario 03.06 Fallsview Casino Resort / Niagara Falls, Ontario 03.20 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino / Hollywood, FL 03.21 Seminole Casino Immokalee / Immokalee, FL 03.26 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino / Lemoore, CA 04.11 Busch Gardens / Tampa, FL 04.18 Seven Feathers Casino – Grand Ballroom / Canyonville, OR 04.19 Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom / Snoqualmie, WA 05.31 Heineken Music Hall / Amsterdam, NL 06.01 Hammersmith Apollo / London, UK 07.04 A Capitol Fourth Independence Day / Washington, DC 07.11 Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre / Peachtree City, GA 07.17 Three Rivers Festival / Ft. Wayne, IN 08.08 Tropicana / Atlantic City, NJ 08.20 Indiana State Fairgrounds / Indianapolis, IN 08.29 Monticello Grand Casino / Santiago, Chile 08.30 Monticello Grand Casino / Santiago, Chile 10.03 University of Buffalo Stadium / Buffalo, NY
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You've seen today's headlines. You know what stress is doing to people at work. From sickness to unheard of challenges. It's never too difficult to sit back and ask, "Do You Believe?" From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Lee Majors Lee Majors was born April 23, 1939, in Wyandotte, Michigan. He worked as a park recreation director for the City of Los Angeles before entering show business in 1963. He achieved stardom through a variety of popular TV series, including The Big Valley and The Fall Guy. But it was his role as Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man that catapulted the handsome actor into cult status. Actor Lee Majors was born Harvey Lee Yeary III on April 23, 1939, in Wyandotte, Michigan. Shortly before Majors was born, his father died in a steel mill accident. To compound the tragedy, when Majors was around 18 months old, his mother was also killed, hit by a drunk driver as she waited to cross a street on her way to work. Majors didn't find out he had been adopted by relatives until his teenage years, when he found a bundle of newspaper clippings related to his parents' deaths. Majors was raised by an aunt and uncle. Instead of finding devastation in the news, Majors found resolve. "I made up my mind right then that my stepparents would never regret having adopted me," he said "I set out to prove myself." A gifted athlete, Majors attended Indiana University on a football scholarship, before transferring to Eastern Kentucky State College (now Eastern Kentucky University). There, he suffered a back injury that left him paralyzed for a short time. Though he recovered, the experience made Majors put aside thoughts of a career in sports. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in physical education, but had a desire to break into acting. While still a student, Majors married Kathy Robinson. Their son, named Lee, was born in 1962. The next year, Majors and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, where Majors got a job with the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. Soon after the move, his marriage experienced difficulties, and his wife and son went back to Kentucky. In Los Angeles, Majors studied acting with Estelle Harmon at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. Promoted as a "new James Dean," Majors soon began to land small parts. His breakthrough role was in the TV Western The Big Valley (1965-69). The Big Valley gave Majors a chance to learn the ropes from a veteran performer, the legendary Barbara Stanwyck. As he explained to Fox News in 2013, Stanwyck "took me under her wing. She was a disciplinarian and taught me. The main thing was to be on time, know your lines, hit your mark and keep your mouth shut." After The Big Valley ended, Majors appeared on another Western, The Virginian, and then the legal drama Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. Majors next was cast in the title role in The Six Million Dollar Man, a TV movie that aired in 1973. The Six Million Dollar Man featured Majors as Steve Austin, an astronaut who was rebuilt with bionic technology after an accident. Following this transformation, Austin went to work as an agent for a special branch of the government. The TV movie's success led to a series, which aired from 1974 to 1978 and turned Majors into a huge star. After The Six Million Dollar Man, Majors enjoyed another wave of popularity with The Fall Guy (1981-86). In this action series, he played a stuntman who supplemented his income by working as a bounty hunter. In the 1980s and '90s, Majors also revisited his iconic Six Million Dollar Man role in several TV movies. Majors has continued to work steadily throughout his career. In recent years, he appeared on The Game, Weeds and Raising Hope. In 2013, Majors was seen on Dallas, where he shared scenes with Linda Gray. Lee Majors has been married four times. He first married actress Kathy Robinson in 1961. The couple had a son, Lee Majors II, before their divorce in 1964. He wed actress Farrah Fawcett in 1973. Their marriage coincided with his work on The Six Million Dollar Man and her role as one of Charlie's Angels. The two popular TV stars often made headlines while they were together. They separated in 1979 and divorced in 1982. Fawcett died on June 25, 2009. Majors' third marriage was to former Playboy model Karen Velez. The couple have three children, daughter Nikki, and twin boys, Dane and Trey, before they called it quits in 1994. Majors married his fourth wife, Faith Cross, in 2002. They live in Houston, Texas. Do You Believe opens March 20th
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Two writers sharing a conversation. From different experiences we stand. And yet the two writers share something in common. A connection to people by way of carrying no labels. For our only wish is to entertain. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the legendary Clive Cussler Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, the NUMA® Files, the Oregon Files, the Isaac Bell adventures, and the Fargo adventures. His most recent New York Times-bestselling novels from 2014 are Ghost Ship, The Eye of Heaven, and Havana Storm. Cussler’s nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty lost vessels, including the long-lost Confederate ship the Hunley. Clive Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.
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Once. Maybe twice. You meet the key that opens the door. When the walls begin to unfold. New levels of creative energy consumes the dot now the size of the world. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jane Lynch "Ms. Lynch is the farthest thing from the kind of self-absorbed professional crybaby so common in the cabaret world. Tall, lean and innately regal, Ms. Lynch is an adventurous singing comedian with an ear for esoteric cultural goodies. Incapable of sentimentality, she refuses to play by the rules.” ── The New York Times New York, NY – Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on “Glee” and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in “Annie,” Jane Lynch sets out on the musical comedy tour, “See Jane Sing.” The cabaret tour, which kicks off in at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on March 6th will bring the star to many cities throughout the U.S. including Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. In “See Jane Sing,” the Emmy and Golden Globe winner takes audiences on a musical journey through a world of songs from Broadway to cabaret that delight the crowd with new takes on “If Wishes Were Rainbows”, “Mr. Monotony”, “Far From the Home I Love”, and “Skeletons/Blood” from A Mighty Wind. Not your typical Broadway narrative, Lynch, accompanied by a five-piece band, builds the evening around her musical chops and comedic wit and charm. Joining her on stage for parts of the show is special guest Kate Flannery of “The Office,” who plays Lynch’s mischievous vocal partner. Lynch first cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicagoland area. In addition to hosting Hollywood Game Night, Jane’s recent film credits include A.C.O.D, Three Stooges, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, Shrek Forever After, The Post Grad Survival Guide, Paul and Brownie Masters. Lynch will kick off her tour in Austin, Texas on March 6th (all dates listed below subject to change and additional dates to come). The tour dates are as follows: 3/6 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre 3/8 Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall 3/24 Alexandria, VA Birchmere 3/25 Alexandria, VA Birchmere 3/27 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre 3/28 Atlanta, GA Symphony Hall 3/29 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre 4/9 Davis, CA UC Davis 4/10 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts 4/23 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre 5/1 Los Angeles, CA Annenberg Center
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I love it when Pauly Shore hits the iHeart Radio Studio. I know he's got a story and he's not afraid to send it forward. He's always up to something. Be it filming a new role or inside a top notch Comedy Club. The journey to the center of his destination is a brilliant design of freedom Unplugged and Totally Uncut
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
There is no competition more competitive in the kitchen. We all think we can do it. But could you live through the pressure? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Chef Christine Hazel from Hells Kitchen. Tonight on FOX ' CHRISTINE HAZEL Age: 30 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Occupation: Banquet Chef Signature Dish: Seared Scallop with Braised Pork Belly, Polenta Cake, Poached Quail Egg and Pesto
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He graduated from Charlotte's Johnson and Wales. Now he's in Hells Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Fro the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Josh Trovato JOSH TROVATO Age: 24 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Occupation: Chef de Cuisine Signature Dish: Seared Scallops with Mango Pineapple Salsa and a Fennel Apple Pancetta Slaw with a Honey Mustard Bacon Vinaigrette
"Titian-haired" is the manner in which actress Tina Louise is usually described. Despite her numerous comic performances, she prefers to be regarded as a serious actress; according to some of her co-workers, her preference in this manner often takes the form of an ultimatum. Louise was born near Brooklyn, where her father ran a candy store. She studied drama at Miami University, the Neighborhood Playhouse, and the Actors' Studio. A nightclub singer in the mid-1950s, Louise came to Broadway as Appasionatta von Climax in the original 1956 production of the musical Li'l Abner. Two years later she made her first film, the then-torrid God's Little Acre. By the early 1960s, Louise was shuttling between Hollywood and Europe, often appearing in productions of the shoestring variety. Louise is fondly remembered for her three-year (1964 through 1967) stint as Marilynesque movie star Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island, though she despised the role and made no secret of it on the set. Nor did she wish to have anything to do with the Gilligan cartoon and TV movie follow-ups of the 1970s and 1980s, choosing instead to carve a reputation as a versatile, no-nonsense actress, though she eventually capitulated and appeared in The Castaways on Gilligan's Island. Though she would go on to make other film and TV appearances in the decades to come, even penning a children's book and earning her helicopter pilot's license, Louise would forever remain the most well known for the role of Ginger. ABOUT THE FILM LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF There's something awful hiding in the woods and it's coming after the unsuspecting in the gripping and acclaimed LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE WOLF. From the director of Penumbra, Cold Sweat and Here Comes The Devil, the horror film will be available for Digital Download and on Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on March 10, 2015. Blind war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) has recently moved to Crescent Bay, a seemingly peaceful community on the outskirts of a dense forest. On his first night in his new home, McKinley hears his elderly neighbor attacked by something he's convinced isn't human. When the creature then kills his seeing eye dog, McKinley's thirst for justice turns into a one-man vendetta against the monster that's terrorizing his neighborhood. And when he's stonewalled by both the police and his fellow residents, he decides to gear up and prepare to fight the beast one-on-one. Now it's man vs. myth as the take-no-prisoners McKinley readies himself for what could be his final battle. With a stunning lead performance ("Nick Damici is great" - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com), director Adrian Garcia Bogliano's LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF is a suspense thrill ride unlike any other. The Dark Sky theatrical release also stars Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills, Eagle Eye, Vacancy) and Tina Louise (Gilligan's Island, The Stepford Wives). Bonus Features on the Blu-ray and DVD will include: Commentary with Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Making Of Featurette and the FX Featurette. An Official Selection at SXSW 2014 and the Fantasia Film Festival, LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF has received widespread acclaim. Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times called it "a sprightly horror movie." "A masterpiece of the werewolf genre," said Patrick Cooper of Bloody Disgusting. "Like Liam Neeson's The Grey but with the ass-kicking ending those 'Neeson vs. wolves' commercials promised,” wrote Matt Barone at Complex.
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Monday, March 9, 2015
We live it. But that doesn't mean we have to breathe it. Can we survive stress without becoming attached to an addiction? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Amanda Enayati Why exactly is stress so bad now? Didn’t our ancestors have to survive plagues, floods, famines and depressions? Fight world wars? Compared with our hardy forebears, we live in relative ease. How did we end up with this modern burden of living in one of the most trying times in the history of humankind? What changed? Amanda Enayati, CNN contributor and stress and technology correspondent for PBS MediaShift, was a former lawyer at a big firm. Feeling stressed all the time, Enayati was a witness to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC and suffered a great depression afterward. Her new book, SEEKING SERENITY, offers a practical, life-changing plan which not only promises to manage stress, but calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about it in our daily lives in the modern world. Amanda Enayati is a contributor to CNN, where she has examined the quest for well-being and life balance for the past five years. Her writing has appeared widely online, in print, and on the radio, including in the Washington Post, Time, Salon, Reader’s Digest, and public radio, among others. She is the stress and technology correspondent for PBS MediaShift and a frequent speaker at conferences on subjects including health, mindfulness, and the intersection of passion and purpose. Amanda lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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Laughter in the front seat of your car without the interruption of a song you've heard twelve times in the past two hours. From the IHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with comedian Dan Cummins Dan Cummins is back with a new stand-up comedy EP, Chinese Affection. Recorded at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco, Chinese Affection will be released digitally on February 24 and will be available through all major digital retailers. Chinese Affectionwas the first stand-up album to be featured in Pandora’s recently launched program, Pandora Comedy Spotlight. Capturing his unique stand-up delivery, the EP finds Cummins addressing issues such as how to improve government customer service, strange things happening at amusements parks, why the Guinness Book of World Records should just change its name, and much more. In the last five years, Cummins has released two critically and commercially successful ?albums??, Revenge is Near and Crazy with Capital F, both debuting in the top 10 of the Billboard Comedy Charts and landing on numerous year end top 10 lists. He’s made numerous stand-up appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and has had both a half-hour Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins special as well as an hour special Crazy with a Capital F. You can now watch him every week, Monday - Thursday, 9-10AM PST on Playboy, as he is the new co-host of The Playboy Morning Show, the network’s most popular and longest running series. He continues to tour headlining shows nationwide and will record a one hour special this April. www.dancummins.tv www.facebook.com/dancumminscomedy www.twitter.com/d_cummins
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The way our US men and women have been featured inside stories about war has just changed. Unmasking a thriller, suspenseful, hardcore mystery is author John Renehan. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut. ohn Renehan, a former captain who served in the Army’s Third Infantry Division as a field artillery officer in Iraq, has written a transfixing novel about a fighting platoon in the most remote and dangerous outpost in Afghanistan. Full of suspense and authentic detail, THE VALLEY is a portrait of men at war reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, Restrepo, The Yellow Birds, and Matterhorn. It’s also a psychological thriller of the highest order
Tonight. Is it a love story? How do you best explain the creepy feeling of knowing Bates Motel is accepting visitors? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actress Olivia Cooke "Bates Motel," returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leaves Norma (Vera Farmiga) reluctantly more aware of Norman’s mental fragility and is fearful of what he is capable of. From executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "The Returned") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") "Bates Motel" serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years. Season 3 promos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TO12MVSPng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBO7ulcFeB4 After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman's half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiradakos (“Revolution”) and Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family -- and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories. OLIVIA COOKE PICKED AS ONE OF SUNDANCE FESTIVAL’S BREAKOUT STARS (FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) Six months ago, Olivia Cooke shaved off her luscious auburn locks to play a teen with cancer in the film adaptation of Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. "While I was in the bubble of the film, it didn't feel like a huge thing, but when I came out of the film, that's when it was more difficult," says the English actress, who lives at home with her mom in Manchester when she's not on set in Canada shooting A&E's Bates Motel (she plays Emma, a teen with cystic fibrosis). Cooke, who starred in Universal's horror film Ouija, has also nabbed a coveted role in Paramount's big Ben-Hur remake, slated to shoot early this year. Memorable moment shooting the movie: "There were a few. I'd just shaved my head and there's a scene when I'm in the bed when Greg [Thomas Mann] comes to visit me and tries to make light of the situation. It was really difficult." Memorable audition: "There was an audition for a remake of a Disney film, a live-action adaptation. I think I was the first person in the room, and the director kept saying, 'Be more magical! Be magical!' and I didn't know how to be magical. I was trying to widen my eyes more, but it was just not working." Role models: "I love Kate Winslet. I think as far as role models go, she and Carey Mulligan; they're so wonderful and understated. It seems effortless." Best advice: "On my first film, The Quiet Ones, I had to do this quite taxing scene and it involved nudity, and I told Jared Harris I was so afraid. And he told me, 'Don't let anyone take advantage of you.' And I think that applies to anything. Don't let anyone take advantage of you, or make you feel extremely uncomfortable." If you weren't an actor, what would you be doing? "Probably a jewelry maker. I've just started trying my hand at making jewelry. Just really delicate rings and necklaces. I'm saying this — but I've only made one ring." TV show you can't miss: "Peaky Blinders. And Broadchurch." Immediate career goal: "I'd like to not play a girl with an ailment again. (Laughs.) I'm being typecast — I think I must really look really sick. It's always a challenge and I'm really happy to get those characters, but I'd like to maybe play someone healthy. Maybe an athlete!" OLIVIA COOKE BIO Olivia Cooke was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. She studied ballet and gymnastics before discovering her passion for acting at the age of eight. From there on she began training in the drama program at Oldham Theatre. She was cast in numerous commercials and appeared in the One Direction video Autumn Term. Upon graduating from the Oldham Theatre School, Olivia won the supporting role of Meg Demoys in the British drama series Blackout (2012). Later that year she appeared in the British horror mini-series The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012), as Nancy Linnet. Olivia's breakout role was appearing alongside Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in the American TV series Bates Motel (2013), a prequel to the film Psycho (1960). In it, she played Emma Decody, a teenage girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who has a crush on Freddie's character, Norman Bates. Bates Motel was Olivia’s first American role and her first American audition. Bates Motel gave Olivia the exposure she needed stateside and as a result she began getting work in feature films. Her first role following Bates Motel was alongside Brenton Thwaites in the sci-fi thriller The Signal (2014), which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Despite her success, Olivia was hoping to continue her studies and auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Although she made it to the final round of auditions, in the end, she didn’t get accepted into the school. However, the same day she received her rejection letter, she was cast in the horror film The Quiet Ones (2014). Olivia stars opposite Jared Harris and Sam Claflin. Olivia continues her run in the horror genre in the film Ouija (2014) and recently finished playing a young woman with cancer in the drama Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015), for which she shaved her head.
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Friday, March 6, 2015
What happens when we die? Renowned psychic medium Thomas John is one individual who, due to his special ability to communicate with the other side, is able to answer that question with a fair degree of certainty. Through his communications with the dead, he has learned a number of life lessons that he shares in this book. “In this book, you won’t find many references to super consciousness and chakras, channeling (when I used that term around my dad, he said, ‘Is that the verb for flicking the TV channels late at night?’), and other psychic mumbo-jumbo. I’ve decided to keep it simple and honest.” —from the book Included are 15 fascinating stories of what happens when clients ask him to contact their dead friends and relatives. He assists a 30-something New Yorker who was unable to stop fantasizing about suicide and move on with her life until John conveys healing words from her dead fiancée. In another chapter, he encounters a grieving young woman in a drugstore and relates the advice from her dead six year old son. And in one particularly haunting story, John, with the help of a murder victim, solves a case that had baffled the police. In each story, we learn about life on the other side and lessons the deceased have for the living. Each chapter is a felicitous combination of good story telling and healing wisdom. We learn that the dead are eager to provide guidance to the living, that they watch over us, and they continue to grow and evolve on the other side. Most importantly each story reveals that both the dead and the living are capable of tremendous and profound forgiveness. "I've been to many mediums.Thomas is by far the most accurate one. Spot on!" -Jenny McCarthy, actress and author “Thomas John's way with words will hit home with everyone! His loving memories of his father especially made me smile and I could relate. Living with this ability is what you make of it and Thomas has chosen to use his wisely!” —Concetta Bertoldi, author of Do Dead People Watch You In The Shower? “Reading Thomas John's Never Argue With A Dead Person is like having a best friend who's a great storyteller and happens to be able to commune with the dead; endlessly fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. As with all great books and life itself, the hours fly by and you wish it would never end--and it doesn't!--it stays with you long after the last chapter ends.” -Monte Farber & Amy Zerner, authors of The Soulmate Path, The Enchanted Tarot, and Quantum Affirmations ABOUT THOMAS JOHN Thomas John (aka Manhattan Medium) is one of the most popular psychic mediums in the US. He has wowed audiences across the world with his impressively accurate messages from ‘the other side,’ hosting sold-out events such as A Night with Spirit and Dinner with the Dead. He has been featured in People, US Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Daily News, Vanity Fair and GQ, and has appeared on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Dish Nation, The Real Housewives of New York and Million Dollar Listing (Bravo). Thomas John is widely touted as an up and coming, next generation psychic medium and is endorsed by myriad A-List celebrities and media luminaries. Never Argue with a Dead Person is his first book.
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From NYPD Blue to Curb Your Enthusiasm. This Charlotte NC born actress continues to make waves in Hollywood. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Sharon Lawrence. You may know her from her multiple EMMY nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in the ground breaking NYPD Blue or as a stay-at-home prostitute in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, a murderous realtor on MONK or a sociopathic serial killer on LAW AND ORDER:SVU. Speaking out for protection of endangered polar bears for the World Wildlife Fund or beating Larry David up on CURB YOUR ENTHUASISM. She has headlined her own comedy series FIRED UP produced by Kelsey Grammar for NBC and starred with class acts Alfred Molina, Betty White and Dixie Carter in CBS’s sit com LADIES MAN. Sharon received her fourth Emmy nomination for her work on GREY’S ANATOMY. Other appearances include COMMUNITY for NBC, THE MENTALIST GHOST WHISPERER on CBS, DIRT for FX, HIDDEN PALMS and PRIVILIDGED for CW and DROP DEAD DIVA, RIZZOLI & IVES for TNT and CAPTURE OF THE GREEN RIVER KILLER for Lifetime Movie Network. As a seasoned stage actress, Sharon recently completed a run in NY company of the hit LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE. She was nominated for an Ovation Award and won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for her acclaimed performance as Vivian Leigh in Pasadena Playhouse’s Off Broadway hit "Orson’s Shadow." Her lastest Broadway appearance was as Velma Kelly in "Chicago." Film work includes the independent feature THE PERFECT FAMILY with Kathleen Turner, LIES AND ALIBIES with Rebecca Romjin, LITTLE BLACK BOOK with Holly Hunter and GOSSIP with Kate Hudson. She has starred in many films for television and produced for NBC, FIVE DESPERATE HOURS co-starring Giancarlo Esposito. Currently in development on buzz, a multi-platform series about college journalists, this takes Sharon back to her educational roots since she earned her BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been honored with UNC-CH’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the Prism, Method Fest, and Drama Logue Awards Sharon is married to physician Dr. Thomas Apostle, chaired the Women In Film Foundation for three years and also supports Global Green Greenwish and the Alzheimer’s Association. ABOUT THE MOVIE GRACE, ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND ON DEMAND NOW Gracie (Annika Marks) knows hangovers. She’s intimately acquainted with them. But this time, why did she wake up, half-dressed, on a Florida beach, 1100 miles from home? Suspicious and distrustful of everyone, including a café owner (Sharon Lawrence) with a troubled history of her own, Gracie prefers the relief of alcohol – which had always worked for her. However, when she’s arrested for public drunkenness, Gracie is given a choice: six months in jail or 90 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in 90 days, and she has to do it in the small town she’s landed in. And though she’s not used to strangers caring about her, perhaps the power of community can help her sidestep the landmines lining her path to sobriety – especially the ones she’s laid herself. Rooted in powerful performances by Annika Marks (“The Sessions”) and Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”), GRACE compassionately looks at the disease of addiction through a young woman inching towards redemption.
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