Thursday, May 28, 2015
Four books. A massive amount of podcasts. He does stand up. Has performed on Los Angeles radio. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Adam Corolla. The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent. Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking. Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read. Here, too, is sage advice to Adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of a-holes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t. And you’re welcome. Again.
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Imagine being sentenced to prison for a crime you didn't commit. What if your lifeline is love letter? Would you have the courage to show your heart to the world? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally with Damien Echols and Lorri Davis New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols and his wife Lorri Davis reveal their intimate and affecting letters, written while Echols was wrongfully imprisoned on death row. As part of the “West Memphis Three”, Damien Echols was on death row for 18 years for a crime he did not commit. In 1996, Lorri Davis, sympathetic to Damien’s wrongful incarceration, wrote him a letter. So began a love story that has spanned almost 2 decades. Yours for Eternity begins as an exchange of letters between two worlds and becomes a remarkable story of love under seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Echols and Davis were married in 1999 at Tucker Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas. With the help of celebrities like Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder, the tireless work of hundreds who believed in Damien’s innocence, and Lorri Davis’ strength and iron will, Echols was finally released in 2011 to rejoin the world and his wife. The account of how Echols and Davis kept their marriage alive and evolving is moving, miraculous, and incredibly inspiring. Damien Echols is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Life After Death
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Jim Breuer just toured the Carolinas. You can't come to south and not learn a few new words. Oh baby does he ever let loose and have fun. By the way his show in Lenior NC... he's labeled it one of his best ever. What did you put in the water? From the iHeart Radio Studio Jim Breuer is back back back! Unplugged and Totally Uncut Premium TV network EPIX (EPIX.com) turns the spotlight on funnyman Jim Breuer with the World Television Premiere of Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy on Friday, May 29, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The hour-long special, part of the network’s new roster of Original Comedy Events, will be available exclusively on EPIX, across all EPIX platforms, on demand and via the EPIX app. Filmed at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy focuses on what Breuer’s life (and all of our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers, parenting teenagers, and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.” As an added bonus, Breuer also sheds some light on what it’s like to perform on “heavy metal-themed” cruises. It’s not nearly as glamorous as one might think. “I'm thrilled to be partnering with EPIX on my second comedy special with the network,” said Jim Breuer. “Standup comedy is my passion and my life, and now I'm excited to share my new material with my fans.” Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy marks the comedian’s return to EPIX. “Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All” aired on the network in 2013. EPIX is known for its all-star roster of stand-up specials. Previous featured headliners include: Russell Brand, Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Jenny McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Louis C. K., Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Izzard. EPIX’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club. With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. His big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.” Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film Half Baked. He has since appeared in the popular films Zookeeper, Dick, Titan A.E. and Beer League. On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.” His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show. Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy is an EPIX Original Comedy Event directed by Adam Dubin and produced by Jack Gulick and Rachèle Benloulou-Dubin. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop is the production manager for EPIX.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Imagine being that guy that holds the key that unlocks your heart? Not the boyfriend or girlfriend but rather the life coach that knows what you're doing wrong while walking around on the path that's supposed to lead to love. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Matthew Hussey Matthew Hussey, speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine, and dating expert on The Today Show. Matthew’s rise to success as a motivational speaker has been meteoric. From humble beginnings working as a life coach with individual clients in London’s coffee shops and cafes, Hussey now runs programs across the globe, helping thousands of men and women reach their true performance potential. In packed conference rooms across the US and UK, or on week-long retreats in luxury locations in Europe and America, Hussey and his team have created tailor-made programs designed to help clients transform their lives. Hussey’s private clients through his life-coaching brand have included directors of major FTSE 500 companies, hedge-fund managers, and celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, whom he worked with in July 2011. His corporate clients include Hugo Boss, The Perfume Shop, Virgin Gyms, Proctor & Gamble, Bare Escentuals, U.S. legal giant Weil Gotshal & Manges, and global management consultants Accenture. Hussey has lectured at Oxford University to the Department of Neuroethics. He has rooted his business in private coaching work, which has often focused on confidence issues that impacted relationships. As a result, he began to gain recognition helping men with their love lives. For two years, this became a major focus of his work, and he conducted several hundred seminars for large groups of men on this subject, as well as coaching many more men on a one-to-one basis. As his reputation grew, Hussey found himself approached by increasing numbers of women, eager to hear what he had learned about the male perspective on love and romance. In 2008 Hussey created GetTheGuy, focusing exclusively on relationships. The brand established Hussey as one of the leading experts in the field of human attraction in the U.K. and U.S. Now through his online programs, viral internet broadcasts, sell-out seminars, NYT Bestselling book, and his roster of private clients, he has been able to pass on his insights and strategies to countless people. 50,000 women have attended his live events and he has reached over 10 million online. Hussey is the new international guru of the dating and relationship-coaching scene.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Every great piece of music starts with a moment of discovery. We hold onto the places and things that were taking place during the introduction. For Hayseed Dixie? It was the John Boy and Billy Show and now the band is traveling the world. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Barley Scotch Hayseed Dixie began in the summer of 2000 in the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee USA. In this area which was completely isolated from outside cultural and musical influence, the boys grew up playing the traditional music of their forefathers on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. All of this changed abruptly one afternoon when a stranger crashed his car into a stately old oak tree on a particularly dangerous curve, which the locals refer to as the “Devil’s Elbow.” Sadly, the stranger expired, but his legacy lives on! As the boys searched through the wreckage looking for identification, they discovered several vinyl AC/DC albums. After playing these back on an old Edison 78rpm Victrola, everyone agreed that the songs were right fine country music . . . and that the Lost Highway of Brother Hank Williams and this Highway To Hell that AC/DC sung about were indeed the exact same damn road! And with that the boys took to leaning the music on those AC/DC albums - and the rest is now enshrined in musical history. Hayseed Dixie - Discography: Hayseed Dixie: A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC (2001) Hayseed Dixie: A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love (2002) Hayseed Dixie: Kiss My Grass - A Hillbilly Tribute To KISS (2003) Hayseed Dixie: Let there Be Rockgrass (2004) Hayseed Dixie: A Hot Piece of Grass (2005) Hayseed Dixie: You Wanna See Something REALLY Scary? EP (2006) Hayseed Dixie: Weapons of Grass Destruction (2007) Hayseed Dixie: No Covers (2008) Hayseed Dixie: Killer Grass CD/DVD (2010) Hayseed Dixie: Sjt. Munchs Drikkeklubb Band (2011) Hayseed Dixie: Grasswhooping Party Pack – Volume 1 (2013) Hayseed Dixie: Grasswhooping Party Pack – Volume 2 (2013) Hayseed Dixie: Nicotine & Alcohol (2012) Hayseed Dixie: Hair Down To My Grass (2015)
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It's a race. One you feel like you can't win. The energy is there. The backup team isn't anywhere near. Depression is like Religion and Politics. Nobody wants to talk about it. Then someone is given the path that's led millions worldwide to places of incredible peace. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Jamie Tworkowski. This is one voice that won't say, "Just get over it. Think happy and suddenly be." Really? Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit (more than 2.5 million), and Jamie has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CBS's Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. He is the only non-musician to win an MTVU Woodie Award. Jamie speaks frequently, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts, and music festivals. Jamie lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida, and loves surfing, music, and basketball. Tour Cities: New York Los Angeles Seattle Portland San Francisco Atlanta Nashville Austin Houston Chicago
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Friday, May 22, 2015
This summer David Crosby returns to the Carolina's for a rare acoustic show. Then its off to perform on the Queen Mary with CSN. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with David Crosby Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash. A native Californian-and son of an Academy Award-winning cinematographer-Crosby originally intended to be an actor when he moved from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 1960. Music prevailed, however, and Crosby began his career as a folksinger, playing clubs and coffeehouses nationwide. Back in L.A. in '63, Crosby formed The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, winning widespread recognition for his songwriting and charismatic presence. Driven by hits including "Eight Miles High," "Turn! Turn! Turn!," and a cover of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," The Byrds' signature electric folk-rock influenced countless musicians to come. Crosby left The Byrds in 1967 to embark on a lifelong collaboration with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. Renowned for vocal harmonies, stellar musicianship and timeless songs, Crosby, Stills, & Nash (CSN) have been called "the voice of a generation," and were GRAMMY-honored in 1969 as Best New Artist. The trio's self-titled debut album introduced classics including the Crosby-penned tracks "Guinnevere" and "Wooden Ships"—today, it is included on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Crosby continues to tour and record with CSN, as well as with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a duo with Graham Nash. As a solo artist, Crosby debuted with the 1971 masterpiece If Only I Could Remember My Name, recently reissued as a two-disc set featuring a 5.1 mix, video footage, and other bonuses. David Crosby also performs and records with CPR, the jazz-flavored trio he formed in 1995 with his son James Raymond and Jeff Pevar. Crosby's most recent release is 2004's Crosby-Nash, a 2-CD set with Graham Nash, their first as a duo since 1976's Whistling Down The Wire. Their debut LP together, '72's Crosby & Nash-featuring "Southbound Train" and "Immigration Man"-is regarded as one of the best side projects from the CSN&Y sphere. Their catalogue also includes 1975's Wind On The Water and the live gem Another Stoney Evening. Previously a CD-only release of a 1971 concert recording, the latter title is now available in digital and LP versions as the inaugural releases on Blue Castle Records, the independent label Crosby formed with Nash in 2011. Voyage, a 3-disc, career-spanning retrospective box set touching on all aspects of Crosby's oeuvre, was released in 2006. Crosby is also the author of three books including Stand and Be Counted: Making Music, Making History/The Dramatic Story of the Artists and Causes That Changed America, which underscores his commitment to social activism, and belief that artists and musicians are potent agents for change. Crosby's two autobiographical volumes are Long Time Gone and Since Then: How I Survived Everything And Lived To Tell About It. The latter, per Entertainment Weekly, chronicles, "A fascinating life worthy of a sequel."
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Southern Humor and a quick trip to the sweet tea to reload the energy box. Atlanta's funniest man inside the iHeart Radio Studio. I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor comedian Bruce Bruce Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using ulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger is winning over new audiences with every apearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature “Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” with Ice Cube in Columbia Pictures’ “XXX: State of the Union” and in the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like a Man.” He will also be appearing in this December in the Paramount Film and Chris Rock directed “Top Five.” Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be seen on the national Top Shelf Comedy Tour and in selected clubs. In addition to standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to his list of credits. Bruce recently released his first book “Baby James Brown” from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business today. Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a Frito-Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit. When BET’s Coast to Coast came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the show and would incessantly audition at each club in the area. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Bruce Bruce Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more time in 1995. His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family as the two-time host “Coming to the Stage.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with a release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce Bruce Live”(2003) and more recently on “Losin’ It” (Showtime 2011). On the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in Hair Show starring Mo ‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in The Wash starring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. He also appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, XXX: State of the Union and as the memorable “Golf Ball Eddie” in Who’s Your Caddy. Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the music video scene as well. He has made guest appearances in videos with Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song “Salt Shaker”). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit “Come On Ride the Train (Ride It)” by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast’s music video “So Fresh, So Clean.” Most recently, Bruce appears with Anthony Anderson in the KEM music video, “You’re On My Mind.” Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago (2009) and Montreal (2000 /2003/ 2008), Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002). You can currently find Bruce on the big screen this December in “Top Five,” also starring with Anthony Anderson in the music video by KEM, “You’re On My Mind,” his recent DVD release, “Losin’ It: Live from Boston,” and in constant reruns of “Comic View” on BET. When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce divides his time between his homes in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two HarleyDavidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.
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We know the music. We've read about the writers of the songs. No matter how many times the tunes play on the radio or you download it from YouTube. There's still a deeper story to the formation of the Artist's roots. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the woman that stood beside and behind Marvin Gaye. It's Jan Gaye A riveting cautionary tale about being in love with a legend, AFTER THE DANCE: My Life With Marvin Gaye is a searing memoir of love, drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the widow of soul and sex icon Marvin Gaye. After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin Gaye, the soulful prince of Motown whose chart-topping, socially conscious album “What’s Going On” had made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a 17-year age difference and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, they began a scorching affair. One moment Jan was a high school student; the next she was spending every day with Marvin; navigating the dark and intriguing world of 1970’s and 1980’s celebrity; hanging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train; and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly and Maze. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs complicated the love they shared. Primarily silent since Marvin’s tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, fervently charged love story of one of music history’s most fabled relationships. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, and illustrated with sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, AFTER THE DANCE reveals what it’s like to be in love with a creative genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today. Jan Gaye is the second wife of late legendary recording artist Marvin Gaye (1939 - 1984) and the mother of his children, Nona and Frank Gaye. Born in Los Angeles, she currently resides in Rhode Island.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
It's not longer a question of could it? The destination is to locate how you're going to react to it. When A.I.'s become too human will you know? What it's already happening? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Oscar Isaac from Ex Machina OSCAR ISAAC, who plays Nathan in Ex Machina, was most recently seen in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, as a Hispanic man who immigrates to America and winds up a successful businessman during 1981, one of the deadliest years in New York City history. Other recent films include Two Faces of January from director Hossein Amini, and Mojave, written and directed by William Monahan. He will next be in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars:Episode VII—the first of a trilogy—scheduled to hit theaters December 18, 2015. Isaac’s list of upcoming projects also includes the new HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. Isaac will star as Nick Wasickso, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation, whofinds himself thrust into the center of the fight for housing desegregation in Yonkers, N.Y. in the late 1980s. Isaac starred as the title character in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. This film premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix award, and has since garnered numerous awards and nominations, including Isaac’s Toronto Film Critics Award for Best Actor, and his Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. Isaac shows off his skills as a singer and performer on the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack, lending an element of authenticity to his portrayal of the struggling folk singer. Isaac also recently starred in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment of the Bourne franchise, directed by Tony Gilroy, W.E.,directed by Madonna, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Other past films include the Anchor Bay ensemble feature Ten Year, for which Oscar wrote an original song—which he also performs in the film; Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch; Agora, directed by Alejandro Amenabar; Balibo, for which Oscar received an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor; In Secret, based on the Emile Zola novel; Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies; Daniel Barnz’s Won’t Back Down; Steven Soderbergh’s Che; Vadim Perelman’s The Life Before Her Eyes; HBO’s PU-239; and The Nativity Story. Off-Broadway, Isaac appeared in Zoe Kazan’s play We Live Here at Manhattan Theatre Club, and in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park productions of Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Oscar also appeared in Beauty of the Father at Manhattan Theatre Club and in MCC Theater’s Grace. Additional theatre credits include Arrivals and Departures, When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba, and Spinning into Butter. Isaac studied performing arts at the Juilliard School in New York City. EX MACHINA SYNOPSIS Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than the two men could have imagined.
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Everything that's unfolding around us. How much of it is true? What if your life has been based on being part of a conspiracy? From JFK to 9-11 to Snowden. What's the true behind the image received? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Nick Redfern. Author of Secret History. History is written by the winners—and the powerful—but how much of it is fiction? And who is really in control today? From the dawn of civilization to the 21st century, from ancient aliens to the New World Order, Secret History: Conspiracies from Ancient Aliens to the New World Order examines, explores, and uncovers the hidden, overlooked, and buried history of mankind. The book moves from biblical, Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, and early mysteries of antiquity to the clandestine doings of the Nazis and the Masons and assassination plots of the more recent past to the surveillance, monitoring, mind-control, and secret schemes of today. Researcher Nick Redfern investigates the stories, mythologies, lore behind incredible events and clandestine groups of yesterday and today. More than 60 entries dig deep into the manipulation of events by influential groups, including … • Historical riddles—alien visitations, space gods, and human–alien crossbreeding. • Government cover ups—mind control, murders, scientists, and secret agents. • Powerful groups and intended consequences—9-11, new world order, bird-flu, and chemtrails. Tracing the chilling and lasting effects of conspiracies, cabals, and plots, Secret History: Conspiracies from Ancient Aliens to the New World Order exposes their deep reach in shaping today's world. ABOUT NICK REDFERN Nick Redfern is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, alien abductions and paranormal phenomena. He writes regularly for the London Daily Express newspaper, Fortean Times, Fate, and UFO Magazine. His previous books include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Strange Secrets, Cosmic Crashes, and The FBI Files. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, aliens in Mexico, and sea serpents in the United States. Redfern travels and lectures extensively around the world. Originally from England, he currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The weakest part of our historic knees are the bends in our journey. We know when America was discovered. The Civil War, Civil Rights and September 11th. Something happened in Texas that shaped this entire nation. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with author Stephen L Moore TEXAS RISING, by acclaimed Texas historian Stephen L. Moore (William Morrow Hardcover; May 12th), is the official nonfiction companion to the HISTORY ten-hour mini-series set to debut Memorial Day, May 25. With the same production and writing team behind the record-breaking Hatfields & McCoys and starring Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Kris Kristofferson, and other notables, the five-part series that The Hollywood Reporter recently called “an 1830s version of American Sniper” is poised to be one of the most watched and anticipated television events of the summer. Moore (a descendent of Texas Rangers) offers a “fast moving narrative” (Library Journal) that tells the full, thrilling story of the Texas’s revolution, its years as a sovereign nation (1836-1846), and the rise of the legendary Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier. In 1836, if west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West then Texas was hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by the ferocious Comanche—no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna, who slaughtered Texans at the Alamo and the “Goliad Massacre.” They were the Texas Rangers, a ragtag crew of men fighting on horseback, often outnumbered by as many as fifty to one. Yet under renowned General Sam Houston they helped achieve victory against nearly impossible odds, earning a legendary place in American history. *A Main Selection of the History Book Club* ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan and part Cherokee, is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway (NAL Caliber, 2014), the four-volume series Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas: 1835–1837, Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign, and Taming Texas, a biography of his ancestor William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Moore lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children. Steve’s forefathers helped create Texas, serving as legislators, militamen, Texas Rangers, frontier Indian fighters, and as soldiers of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Two of his great-great-grandfathers, William T. Sadler and John Morton, fought at San Jacinto and helped the Republic of Texas secure its independence. Sadler was one of the first Texas Rangers captains in 1836, and later served as both a militia and Texas Army captain during the Texas Indian Wars. Two of Steve’s other ancestors—Thomas Alonzo Menefee and his father Laban Menefee—served with the Texas Rangers during the 1830s. His deep interest in the Texas Indians Wars, the Texas Revolution, and the early Rangers prompted him to spend years studying these subjects. The results of his research have been previously published in Eighteen Minutes, his extensive history of the San Jacinto campaign, and in a four-volume series on the republic-era Texas Rangers titled Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas.
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One minute you're preaching in front of a congregation in Texas and the next minute you're flying to a private place to meet with the legendary Mutt Lang. He doesn't want to record your voice. He's interested in writing music and more. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Ashley Clark Ashley Clark’s story is one of closing doors and opening windows, of taking advantage of lucky breaks and following your dreams even if it means making tough choices. The story takes the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from sleeping on the floor of a stranger’s house in Nashville to having one of the most powerful managers in the music business (Simon Fuller) hook him up with one of the most successful producers in history (Mutt Lange) and signing to one of the most legendary record labels (Capitol Records and its new imprint IRS Nashville) to make his musical dreams come true. Clark grew up one of 11 children born to a traveling Pentecostal preacher. Throughout Clark’s childhood, the family was constantly on the road, an experience he likens to “a traveling circus.” Everyone was expected to perform as part of the services and they would find themselves at an ever-rotating array of churches, tent revivals, and festivals across the South. While the upbringing was far from what one might call “normal,” and things that other kids take for granted (a stable home, traditional schooling) were lacking, it gave him an amazing crash course in music. “My dad bought me a fiddle when I was five,” Clark recalls. “He thought I was naturally gifted at it and said, ‘That's your instrument.’ We would stay awake sometimes until the sun came up at bluegrass festivals, hanging out in parking lots or campsites and just play all night. That's how I learned to play.” Clark loved the effect his playing and singing had on the audiences but it began to come into conflict with the family’s mission. “I felt like I was trying to be someone I'm not,” he says. “My parents hated the word ‘entertainer.’ They’d say, ‘We don't entertain people; we change people.’ But looking back now, I was an entertainer, a frustrated entertainer, because I got the most joy singing, making people smile, and being on stage.” Clark’s efforts to balance both worlds became more and more challenging. After a couple of half-hearted breaks with his family to strike out on his own (including two months crashing with his cousin, a pre-OneRepublic Ryan Tedder), Clark decided to move to Nashville for good. “Back home in Virginia, we all had bunk beds, and I was lying there in my bunk thinking ‘I’m a man, I can do whatever I want, and I don’t want to be here,’” Clark says. “I had a friend take me down to the used car lot. I saw a 1986 Ford Bronco, and was like, ‘That one.’ I drove to Nashville and showed up at a friend’s house and said, ‘Can I stay here?’ And he said, ‘Well, I'm sleeping on the couch. You can sleep on the floor.’” Word got out around town about a new lightning-fast fiddle player and soon Clark was playing with a newly christened American Idol winner named Carrie Underwood. He played in Underwood’s touring band for two and half years, traveling the world and figuring that he’d found a great life as a working musician, but fate came calling in the form of a reality TV show. One night, Clark saw a promo calling for bands to appear on an upcoming Fox show called The Next Great American Band. “I called two of my brothers and said, ‘Guys, we can win this. I know we can.’” And indeed, they did. Christening themselves Sons of Sylvia, Clark and his brothers were signed to the management company of the show’s creator Simon Fuller. It became clear to Fuller that the true star of his newly signed band was its magnetic lead singer and fiddle player Ashley. And soon enough, when the super producer Mutt Lange said he was interested in finding a new country artist with whom to work, Fuller knew he had the perfect candidate. “Ashley ticked all the boxes,” Lange says. “He has an incredible range and can sing anything, he’s a very talented writer, and as a musician, he plays with aggression. On the fiddle and the mandolin, he’s an animal.” To Clark, it felt as if he had hit the lottery both personally and professionally. “I flew out to L.A. and we just hit it off,” Clark says. “We talked about music, we talked about life. For eight hours, we just talked. Everyone left. Simon left. It was just the two of us in Simon’s office. The next thing I knew Mutt said, ‘We’re going to start recording in the Bahamas.’” Lange was knocked out by Clark’s talent after hearing his initial batch of songs. “I thought they were very universal,” he says. To Lange, Clark’s roots loom large in his music — a blend of country and pop informed by the Americana styles Clark absorbed as a kid and the soulfulness of his voice. “He has authenticity in spades,” Lange says. Over the next two years, they reworked Clark’s songs, co-wrote a host of others, and collaborated closely on an entire album, something Lange hadn’t done with a brand new artist for 20 years. That last artist? Shania Twain. To say Lange is selective is quite the understatement. Having sold in excess of a quarter billion albums, his dance card is made up primarily of superstar bands looking to make a sonic leap (most recently Muse and Maroon 5) and his batting average is incredibly high, so Clark knows that he is beyond lucky. And he aims to take full advantage of his good fortune, setting his sights ever higher. After all he’s been through, Clark has never lost the initial thrill he experienced early on; the one that comes from playing for an audience and affecting their mood with his songs, voice, and playing. He wants listeners to experience a range of emotions while listening to the songs on his upcoming album. “On ‘Greyhound,’ I want people to feel that longing,” he says. “On ‘So Sexy It Hurts,’ I want people to dance around in the bathroom in their underwear. “On ‘To the Moon,’ I want people to be cruising in their car at night and forget all their problems. And on ‘One More Time,’ I want people to be making out and falling in love.” And for himself? “All I want is to keep my eyes on the prize,” he says. http://www.ashleyclarkofficial.com
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I've always believed there's a story behind the face of fame. Once there the goal is to unplug what we've already read in People Magazine and hook up with the true authors of sight and sound. When you listen to the people you interview... you locate the openings that lead to incredible stories about working with David Bowie. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Lea DeLaria Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Orange Is the New Black: Season Two. The three-disc set will be available for purchase on May 19. Orange is the New Black is a fierce and funny series that follows Piper Chapman (Schilling) when a crime she committed in her past sends her to an all-women's prison with an unforgettable and irreverent group of fellow inmates. Shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of Litchfield's prisoners in this highly anticipated second season. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the hugely popular dark comedy from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan is a groundbreaking show and winner of the Best Comedy Series at the Critics' Choice Awards, as well as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Orange is the New Black: Season Two stars Taylor Schilling (Argo, The Lucky One), Uzo Aduba (TV's "How to Live Like a Lady"), Danielle Brooks (upcoming Angry Birds), Michael J. Harney (Showtime's "Weeds," HBO's "True Detective"), Lea DeLaria, Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, G.B.F.), and Taryn Manning (TV's "Sons of Anarchy"), with Kate Mulgrew (TV's "Star Trek: Voyager") and Jason Biggs (American Pie franchise), as well as guest stars Laverne Cox (Grandma), Matt McGorry (TV's "How to Get Away with Murder"), Dascha Polanco (Gimme Shelter), Pablo Schreiber (TV's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Showtime's "Weeds"), Yael Stone (Me Myself I), Samira Wiley (The Sitter), Laura Prepon (TV's "That '70s Show"), Maria Dizzia (While We're Young), and newest inmate Lorraine Toussaint (Selma). Timed to the series' third-season premiere, Orange Is the New Black: Season Two will include all 13 episodes on a three-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD set, packed with bonus materials fans will love, such as numerous featurettes that dive deep into the emotional backstories of some of your favorite cast members (including an entire featurette dedicated to Litchfield's newest inmate, Vee Parker, played by Lorriane Toussaint). Also go behind-the-scenes to the writer's room and take a tour of Litchfield Prison with author Piper Kerman and production designer Michael Shaw. Special Features: Audio commentaries with cast and crew (on episodes "Hugs Can Be Deceiving" and "You Also Have a Pizza") (Blu-ray and DVD exclusive) "Back Before the Potato Sack" featurette "Orange Peeled" featurette "A Walk Around the Block" featurette "The VEE.I.P. Treatment" featurette ABOUT LEA DELARIA Lea DeLaria has distinguished herself in every form of entertainment that she touches – Jazz Musician, Broadway Diva, Actor, Writer and Stand-Up Comic – and it is plain to see why Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes Lea as “…every inch a star.” “…a thorn in the side of those with both neo-con and right on orthodoxies.” --The Guardian (UK) LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional “hey it’s you” to not being able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced. Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition. Prior to her success on Orange she was seen in countless TV series (Awkward, Californication, The Oblongs, One Live to Live, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace, Friends to name a few), and movies (First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim. Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in “On the Town,” which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the “Boys from Syracuse;” and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in" The Rocky Horror Show." If that’s not enough, Lea has five, records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Follow Lea on Twitter and Instagram @realleadelaria and FaceBook.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Last summers incredibly funny Swedish hangout has found its way back to America. But for any of it to happen... the writer, producer and actor from the show had to physically pack up and leave the country. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Greg Poelher. Based on Greg Poelher’s True Life Story, the Hilarious, Top-Rated Rom-Com Arrives May 19 in a 2-Disc DVD Set Containing All 10 Season One Episodes; Guest Stars Include Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons. Americans best know Sweden for exports such as meatballs, Ikea furniture and Volvo. But on May 19, Entertainment One (eOne) adds “sitcoms” to the list with its co-produced series WELCOME TO SWEDEN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, a 2-disc DVD set. The acclaimed NBC sitcom, an offbeat single-camera comedy from executive producers and siblings Greg & Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and created by and starring Greg, became one of the highest-rated summer broadcast comedies of the past five years when it debuted last July. And before its second season debuts, experience a strange land and its stranger customs, in this fish-out-of-water sitcom called “the best new NBC comedy in a long time ”. Based on Greg Poehler’s true life story, WELCOME TO SWEDEN, follows a successful New York money manager to the stars, Bruce (Greg Poehler) who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch, top-rated Swedish drama “Solsidan”), and follows her back to her native Stockholm when she returns for a job. Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step and Bruce, with no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents -- most notably, how to win over Emma’s strange and very Swedish family. From Bruce’s comical struggles to learn the language to his exploits behind the wheel of a Swedish car, run-ins at the immigration office and with his celebrity clientele, WELCOME TO SWEDEN reveals itself to be “romantically old-fashioned… and delightfully weird ”. Making his acting debut, Greg stars in the series along with Bornebusch, and Lena Olin (Chocolat, The Ninth Gate) as Emma's therapist mother Viveka, retired sea captain father, Birger (Claes Månsson), and Illeana Douglas (Easy to Assemble, Grace of My Heart) and Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”) as Bruce's parents. They’re joined in the inaugural season by guest stars Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and Gene Simmons, who make guest appearances as themselves in this series predominately shot on location in Stockholm. WELCOME TO SWEDEN is created by Greg Poehler. It is a co-production of eOne, TV4, FLX and Syskon and executive producers include Amy Poehler and Greg Poehler; Fredrik Arefalk for TV4; Carrie Stein eOne; and veteran Swedish TV helmer /creator Felix Herngren (Solsidan) for FLX. "WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT GREG POEHLER" FROM TIME MAGAZINE Some things are shared by siblings—after all, even if you spent your childhoods competing for everything, you’ll be glad to have such a close possible genetic match if you ever need a kidney. Other qualities, however, are more elusive. For example: a sense of humor. The funny gene doesn’t always get passed to the brothers and sisters of successful comedians—but, if Amy and Greg Poehler are any evidence, it does sometimes run in the family. As Deadline reports, the Poehler-created and -starring sitcom Welcome to Sweden (created as a Swedish network’s first English-language show) has been renewed for a second season by NBC for U.S. broadcast. Search for Greg Poehler’s entertainment background, however, and come up short: though he’s the headliner of Welcome to Sweden, he’s a complete newcomer to the business. So what do we know about him? •Until turning to humor, he worked as a lawyer. He told The Hollywood Reporter that his parents had urged him to get a stable job at a time when it had seemed that his sister’s chosen career would be an unpredictable one. •His first-ever TV role was being described as a semi-autobiographical one and he lives in Sweden, so we can guess that his life has followed a similar trajectory to the one his character, an American who moves to Sweden for love. •The Poehlers formed their own production company back in May and, appropriately enough, it’s called Syskon (Swedish for “siblings”). •He’s already done stand-up comedy about being an American living in Sweden, and has appeared on his sister’s YouTube channel Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls:
You don't get voted off. There are no winners. Just survival. NBC's the Island hits takes 14 normal men and puts their skills of survival on a playing ground unseen before on American television. This isn't a competition. This show is about making it to the end. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Dr. Buck Parker. NBC has announced the 14 men who will see if they have what it takes to survive on the new man vs. nature series “The Island.” In the six-episode series which premieres Monday, May 25, internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls offers men from across the country the ultimate challenge: Can the average American man survive on a deserted island without the luxuries — or even the basics — of contemporary everyday life? "Man has never been further from his hunter-gatherer origins," said Grylls. "We take food, shelter, warmth for granted; we click buttons rather than test our resourcefulness. I want to find out what happens when you strip people of all the comforts of modern life – does 21st Century American man still have it in him to fight for his survival? Or has that incredible pioneering spirit been lost forever? The Island sets out to answer that question." “The Island,” based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, doesn’t include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. The six episodes, produced by Endemol Shine North America, will leave 14 American men isolated on a deserted island committed to filming every moment themselves with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools.
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Monday, May 18, 2015
His most famous role is Huggy Bear on Starsky and Hutch. Today he's the ambassador for NBC's hot new Cozi TV.... From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with actor Antonio Fargas Antonio Fargas, best known as "Huggy Bear" from Starsky & Hutch, has signed on as the first brand ambassador for NBC's COZI TV. In this role, he'll star in exclusive musical promos for the network, which airs iconic series including Starsky & Hutch as well as Magnum, P.I., Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man and Lone Ranger, plus classic movies. Fargas kicked off his relationship with COZI TV on Monday, with the premiere of the first of three network identity spots featuring Fargas and his swing band, The New Jump Blues. The musical promos feature soundtracks created exclusively for COZI TV. The other two promos will premiere later in the year. Here's the spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDnEpeurQ-E In his new role as brand ambassador, Fargas will also host other projects for the network. "We are thrilled to have Antonio be part of the COZI TV family," said Diane Petzke, director of programming and promotion. "Antonio's career embodies our programming philosophy and the warm, inviting and laid-back attitude of our network." After Starsky & Hutch ended its run in 1979, Fargas continued his stage, film and television career with roles in such movies as Foxy Brown, Don't be a Menace... and Car Wash and appearances on shows including All My Children, House of Lies, Miami Vice, Lie to Me and Everybody Hates Chris COZI TV launched on Jan. 1, 2013, on the multicast channels of the NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in about 80 million homes nationally. ANTONIO FARGAS BIO Antonio Juan Fargas was born on August 14, 1946, in New York City, to a Puerto Rican father and a Trinidadian mother. He and his ten siblings grew up in a housing project on Manhattan's Lower West Side. Fargas's father was a garbage man who later worked in public relations, and his mother, Fargas told Boston Herald reporter Paul Sullivan, "was a great domestic engineer.... There was always bread on the table, not in abundance, but we always had what we needed." When Fargas was a sophomore in high school in 1961, he noticed a story in New York's Amsterdam News saying that auditions were being held for an independent film called Cool World. He got the part. Around the same time, Fargas was a member of a youth group called Harlem Youth Opportunities Limited that offered theater programs to aspiring actors. After receiving instruction from actor Robert Hooks in Hooks’ apartment, which wasn't far from that of Fargas's family, he got a part in an off-Broadway stage production called The Toilet in 1963. Early in his career, Fargas was known primarily as a stage actor. He made the first of what would become a lifetime's worth of trips to England in 1965 to appear in the play The Amen Corner, and he won positive reviews back in New York two years later when he appeared as Scipio in the original Broadway production of The Great White Hope, a play about the life of boxer Jack Johnson. Just 20 years old, Fargas convincingly played the part of a 90-year-old witch doctor. Fargas also made notable appearances in a 1968 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet and in the 1969 play Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Dividing his time between New York and Los Angeles, Fargas began to break into movies. He had parts in some of the popular black-oriented films of the early 1970s, like Shaft (1971), Cleopatra Jones (1973), and Foxy Brown (1974). In 1974 he also played Quickfellow in Conrack, a film made from author Pat Conroy's autobiographical novel about his experiences teaching in an African-American community on one of South Carolina's coastal islands. Fargas also garnered roles in episodes of such hit television series as The Bill Cosby Show, Police Story, Kojak, and Sanford and Son. Fargas had appeared in the 1972 film Across 110th Street, directed by Barry Shear, and when Shear was signed to direct the pilot episode of the ABC network's Starsky and Hutch in 1975, he cast Fargas in the role of Huggy Bear. The role wasn't initially intended to be an ongoing part of the show, but producers noticed the chemistry that quickly evolved among Fargas and stars David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser. Fargas ended up remaining with the cast through the entire run of Starsky and Hutch, which left primetime airwaves in 1979 but lived on for years in syndication. Huggy Bear was a bar owner and streetwise police informant who directed tips to police officers Starsky and Hutch. Dressed to the nines in a leather trench coat that was widely imitated during the run of the series, he was often surrounded by beautiful women; his status as a pimp was suggested but never directly stated. Huggy Bear was charismatic, fashionable, a bit lovable, and unfailingly entertaining. Such traits anticipated the rise of rap music's "gangsta" variant, and thus it was no surprise that Fargas was later cast in films such as the Wayans Brothers' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), even if he took some criticism from activists of the 1970s for perpetuating stereotypes of blacks in the entertainment industry. Fargas was matter-of-fact about his role, telling Mark Grossi of the Providence Journal that "I was a character actor and it was a typical role for a black actor at the time. It was good for me because it helped my career." The role of Huggy Bear was played by rapper Snoop Dogg in a 2004 film based on the series. The end of Starsky and Hutch barely slowed Fargas's career. He returned to the stage for a time in the 1980s, explaining to the Providence Journal that "I hadn't been on stage for a long time. Your acting muscles atrophy when you don't use them." He had the lead role in a 1985 play called Toussaint, Angel Warrior of Haiti, which traced the life of the 19th-century Haitian independence leader Toussaint L'Ouverture. That year he also appeared in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and in 1986 he had a role in a Philadelphia production of The Amen Corner, the play that had taken him to England as a teenager. Fargas continued to act in films, and in the 1990s he kept up a steady schedule of television guest star appearances in such series as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Living Single, and The Steve Harvey Show. Married and divorced twice, he moved in with his partner, real estate executive Sandi Reed, in the late 1980s, raising her two children and Fargas's two from a previous marriage. One son, Justin Fargas, became a football star with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. The early 1990s offered real challenges for Fargas. He conquered alcohol and tobacco addictions. The 1994 earthquake centered north of Los Angeles trapped him and his wife in different parts of their Northridge, California, home, with each thinking the other had been killed, but Fargas broke down a door and they were reunited. Traveling to England as often as four times a year, Fargas had the chance to test his survival skills once again in 2002 as a member of the cast of the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! He also toured in a stage version of the film The Blues Brothers that had been rewritten to include a Huggy Bear role, and he teamed with David Soul in a serious play called The Dead Monkey. His theatrical career rolled on in the U.S. as well as he starred in 2003 in a St. Louis production of the acclaimed The Gospel at Colonus, an African-American adaptation of a drama by ancient Greek author Sophocles. And Huggy Bear remained a household name after three decades. Argentine band Babasónicos released a song in their 1998 B-sides album Vórtice Marxista called Antonio Fargas. The song's chorus repeats the phrase "Antonio Fargas is Huggy Bear", in Spanish, and is meant to be homage to Antonio. Films • The Cool World, 1963. • Shaft, 1971. • Across 110th Street, 1972. • Cleopatra Jones, 1973. • Foxy Brown, 1974. • Conrack, 1974. • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, 1988. • The Celluloid Closet (documentary), 1995. Plays • The Toilet, 1963. • The Amen Corner, 1965. • The Great White Hope, 1967 . • Romeo and Juliet, 1968. • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, 1969. • Measure for Measure, 1985. • Toussaint, Angel Warrior of Haiti, 1985. • The Amen Corner, 1986. • The Dead Monkey, 1998. • The Blues Brothers, 2000-02. • The Gospel at Colonus, 2003. On-line • "Antonio Fargas as Huggy Bear," Starsky and Hutch, www.starskyandhutchonline.com/antonio_fargas.htm (January 20, 2005). • Antonio Fargas Online, www.antoniofargas.net (January 20, 2005).
Live on stage this Saturday at Speed Street in Uptown Charlotte. The winner of NBC's The Voice. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Craig Wayne Boyd. Boyd moved to Nashville, TN at the age of 25 in 2004 to pursue a career in country music. Boyd was sign to a publishing deal with EMI. He spent many years songwriting. Boyd began touring, opening for acts such as Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, and Brantley Gilbert. 2014–present: The Voice On September 30, 2014, Boyd debuted on seventh season of The Voice. During his Blind Audition, Boyd sang "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. Two coaches (Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams) turned around. Boyd chose Blake Shelton as his coach. During the Battle Rounds, Boyd was paired with James David Carter to sing "Wave on Wave"" by Pat Green. Coach Shelton chose Carter over Boyd, but Boyd was saved by Coach Gwen Stefani. In the Knockout Rounds, Boyd was paired with Anita Antoinette. Boyd sang "Can't You See" by The Marshall Tucker Band. Boyd lost the round, but was stolen back by Coach Shelton and advanced to the Live Playoffs. During the Live Playoffs, Boyd sang "Some Kind of Wonderful" and was saved by the Public's votes to advance to the Top 12. For the week of the Top 12, Boyd performed "You Look So Good in Love" by George Strait. Boyd was saved by the public's votes. For the week of the Top 10, Boyd performed "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash. Boyd was saved by the public vote with his performance in the Top 10 of the iTunes Chart. For the week of the Top Eight, Boyd performed "Take It Easy" by the Eagles. Boyd was saved by the public vote and advanced to the Top Five. For the week of the Semifinals, Coach Shelton picked "Workin' Man Blues" by Merle Haggard for Boyd to sing and Boyd also sang "The Old Rugged Cross" which was in the iTunes Top 10. Boyd advanced to the finals. For the week of the Finals, Boyd performed three songs. He performed "In Pictures" by Alabama as his solo song. He performed "Boots On" by Randy Houser as a duet with his coach Blake Shelton. He also performed an original song called "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face". The song was written for Shelton, but he decided to give it to Boyd. The song is Boyd's debut single.  Boyd was declared the winner on December 16, 2014, giving Blake Shelton's team its fourth win out of the seven Seasons.  Shortly after winning the show and signing with Universal Republic and Dot Records, His debut album is to be released sometime in 2015. In March 2015, Boyd parted ways with Dot after being on the label for just a short time.
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Friday, May 15, 2015
Radio once served as a connection between the artist and the listener. It was the pathway to the album sleeve. Once the pictures shrunk into a compact disc. The story behind the band became a guess game. Although Google does a fine job with its share of information. There's still nothing like listening to a band break out in how it all went down. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Carmine and Mark from Vanilla Fudge
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He's all over the internet with unbelievable Podcasts and specials. He's on ABC's The Goldbergs. Now he's preparing to record some seriously out of control laughter for Comedy Central. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Bryan Callen 2014 has been a breakout year for Bryan Callen. Moviegoers can see him opposite Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and John Leguizamo in Universal Picture’s megahit Ride Along and in About Last Night, his second consecutive film with Kevin Hart. In April, he starred in the feature 10 Rules For Sleeping Around. A staple on the comedy club circuit, which he affectionately calls “my second home.” TV watchers have also applauded his Showtime comedy special, “Man Class”. Callen’s loyal web fans also tune in regularly for his signature show The Bryan Callen Podcast on iTunes, a no-holds barred, hour-long interview program with celebrities, authors, scientists, military personnel, educators, politicians and filmmakers. He also hosts the popular Ten Minute Podcast with fellow comics Chris DeLia and Will Sasso. In film, Callen has created such memorable characters as “Eddie” in The Hangover and “Samir” in The Hangover 2. He was also a standout as Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the MTV comedy Death Valley and in Lionsgate’s Oscar nominated Warrior. Other memorable film credits include Old School and Bad Santa. Callen got his start as an original cast member of the comedy/variety series MAD TV. His diverse coterie of characters led to featured roles on The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, CSI, Californication, Entourage, Sex and The City, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, King of Queens, Frasier, 7th Heaven, Las Vegas, News Radio and regular appearances on Chelsea Lately. In 2012, Bryan completed two seasons on the USA series In Plain Sight. Born in the Philippines, Callen grew up in India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He moved to the U.S. at fourteen and attended high school in Massachusetts. Upon graduation, he attended American University in Washington, D.C. and earned a B.A. Degree in History. Between acting gigs, Callen spends his time powerlifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and protecting the innocent. RECENTLY: Bryan has a one man show he is solely financing, producing, directing and performing on Sunday May 24 in Irvine, CA which will then be sold to Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO or Showtime.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Growing up in West Virginia. It's always been the approachable dream to turn the songs in her heart into a vibrant anthem for fans to sing. A singer first. She and her sister endlessly crafted the rhythms and riffs that shaped the stage she'd soon step on. Amanda's lived in Florida as well as California but its her deep roots that brings fruits to the vines of new Country success. Recording in the RCA studio where Elvis and Waylon Jennings laid down their tracks was extremely inspirational. Only to find herself recording a duet in a style fed by the influences of her pride filled passion to listen to music. Absolutely Kid Rock has a fan. But do you know what drew Amanda closer? iHeart Radio we are Unplugged and Totally Uncut.
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One of the most famous faces and smiles on the planet. But how does he keep it energized and moving in a positive direction? Suzanne Somers speaks a language you don't want to talk about. Your house. Your place of business. Something is making you Tox-Sick. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Suzanne. We are under the greatest toxin assault in history, and our bodies have reached their tipping point. These toxins are making us tox-sick. Our bodies, especially our livers (our internal filters) are exhausted, and now the tiniest added chemical exposure can launch a plague of “unexplained” symptoms that put us at risk of seemingly unrelated but commonly linked toxic overload conditions: fatigue, migraines, bloating, nausea, arthritis, Crohn’s, brain fog, even autism, ADHD, depression, and cancers. It’s time to detox your entire life to save it. Suzanne Somers, bestselling health pioneer and advocate, knows that our well-being and lifespans are in the balance. With aid from respected physicians, she wants to help us avoid tox-sickness from the massive environmental chemical attack that is permeating everyone right to the cell level, including our newborns and children. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to turn your life around. There are easy steps to get you back on a good path, boost your health, and help guard from the toxic assault. That is the life-changing message Suzanne shares in her new book, TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick (Harmony; April 2015; $26.00). On a mission to get us on the road to recovery, she interviews leading medical practitioners to explain how we can reshape the way we live to regain control of our health and our future. It’s very personal for Suzanne. “When our house burned down, we rented,” says Suzanne. “In those next years, my husband, Alan, suffered a chronic sinus infection, facial tics, and then spasms. He was diagnosed twice with pre-Parkinson’s. I was hospitalized in anaphylactic shock and diagnosed with cancer everywhere, ‘never seen so much’ I was told. The doctors were wrong about Alan and me. Fungus in my lungs and intestines read like cancer on a CAT scan. We found that dangerous black mold had permeated the house. We were virtually ‘swimming’ in it, breathing it, exercising in it. We moved out like bandits, did massive detoxing, and reclaimed our health.” Suzanne then saw her grade-A-achieving granddaughter begin to lose her ability to learn, comprehend, and communicate; another very scary family moment. So, passionate health warrior that she is, she sat down with top environmental doctors and specialists, all experts in the field, who shared eye-opening information and practical advice for how to survive, thrive, and stay healthy today. We’re surrounded by car exhaust, industrial solvents, plasticizers, paint, scents in detergents and creams, the outgassing of new carpeting, microwaved leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap, pesticide-laden berries …These toxins tend to bioaccumulate, building up in our tissues and cells, lingering and gathering in the fat cells, and we have no idea why we can’t lose weight or why we feel so lousy. Now, in TOX-SICK, Suzanne shows how we can bulletproof our bodies and homes, and effectively detox all our body systems, including the brain, gut (our second brain), heart, thyroid, and more. She also provides protocols for coming clean: detox techniques, how to make your own probiotics, supplements for survival, as well as safe products and protectors. TOX-SICK is empowering, riveting, and just might save your life. ABOUT SUZANNE SOMERS Suzanne Somers is the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Keeping Secrets, five Somersize titles, and The Sexy Years. The former star of the hit television programs Three's Company and Step by Step, Suzanne is one of the most trusted and respected brand names in the world, representing cosmetics and skin care products, apparel, jewelry, a computerized facial fitness system, fitness products, and an extensive food line. Suzanne received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from National University and is a highly sought-after commencement speaker. For more information, go to her website SuzanneSomers.com.
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The May TV Ratings are underway! American Idol is calling it quits while Jane The Virgin is a huge hit on The CW. But how will television do now that Netflicks and Hulu are playing a creative game? From Hollywood...and the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Liz Shannon Miller. The May sweeps period is the final push from networks to get us to watch their shows. So — what exactly is it and why is it so important for the viewers? It has been eight long months. Our DVRs are full of shows we’re weeks behind on. We’ve seen new shows come (welcome, Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish) and we’ve seen shows go (Manhattan Love Story, Red Band Society, we hardly knew ye). There is about one month left in the season, including what’s known in the industry as May sweeps. So what is Sweeps? It’s about a two-week event that happens four times over the course of a television season, this being the fourth and final, after one in September, November and February. It’s the time television networks will do big final pushes — often involving Wacky Ideas and Shocking Deaths — to get eyeballs on their programs. Sweeps is used as a Nielsen measurement tool (albeit one often taken with a grain of salt nowadays) for studios and advertising agencies alike to evaluate who is really watching what. And, because this is 2015, they want to know not just what viewers are watching, but when (this is where Live+SD, Live+3, Live+7 come into play) and how (live, DVR, online streaming, TV, Xbox, laptop). “But wait,” you say. “I thought Nielsen measured that stuff all year?” To that, we say, don’t get us started on the severe shortcomings of Nielsen measurements. That’s a different article for a different day! For now they rule the ratings and measurements world. Onward! Let’s take a look at why May sweeps is important this year, what it means for next television season, and what we’ve learned so far in the 2014-2015 TV season. May sweeps immediately precedes Upfronts seasons. Upfronts are the Super Bowl of television-advertising sales. Literally. The Super Bowl annually sells tons of ad space there. A marathon bidding and selling process, television networks and studios tout their Fall (or occasionally, next Spring) line-up of shows, and in some cases, big-name celebs. Then, agencies and brands determine where they want to put their advertising budget. It’s kind of like gambling — you can’t predict what shows will be a hit with the audience (great! You’re getting your money’s worth) and which will bomb (oof — people will be scrambling to make sure your ads are placed on similar programs). If a show is suddenly revived during May sweeps — maybe a new marketing strategy got people interested or there’s a special episode to bring in different/new/more viewers — networks may look at that as a piece of the pie when deciding to renew or cancel. Love him or hate him (the Hypable staff is indifferent) @TheCancelBear does a usually-accurate reading of what shows are D.O.A., on ‘the bubble’ or ‘likely to be renewed.’ A press release announcing a 13-episode order next season for a show that was chugging out 22 this season is usually not a great sign, but people say (and, more importantly, hear) contradictory things about the status of shows hourly. It’s the voices that cut through it all that are heard. These are the ones who decide the fates of television. This past season, we saw what might be the first of its kind: an online streaming platform picking up a show a network dropped, then airing weekly installments of its episodes. We’ve seen entire shows picked up by platforms from dropped networks. But when ABC canceled the abysmally-rated Selfie after just a few episodes, Hulu swooped in, bought the remaining episodes, then released them on a weekly basis as if the show were its own baby. Will this happen again? Maybe. Cougar Town had a healthy run on TBS after being dropped by ABC, but Enlisted, despite a strongly vocal, small fandom, was canceled by FOX and was unsuccessful finding a second home. The facts are plain and simple: television’s landscape is different than it was five, 10, 15 years ago. Empires season finale last month “averaged an eye-popping 6.5 rating,” according to Josef Adalian at Vulture, but at the height of NBC’s reign, Friends season 2 ratings averaged a cool 19 in the coveted 18-49 year old adult demographic. These numbers, like currency, can’t be measured equally without adjusting for inflation — there are more households and hundreds of thousands more screens people are watching on. Ideally, people would watch television live, their eyes glued to the screens for the entire hour, so the network gets their program seen and advertisers get a chance to sell their product. The fracturing of demographics, and increasingly niche programming, that, admittedly, some nets have swapped in favor of shows with wide-appeal, makes it difficult to reach an advertiser’s target audience. In this case, they can turn to a show like The Mindy Project to talk to their 18-49 female audience, and can place an ad on a sports game later in the week to reach men. This not only costs more money for the advertiser, but the networks have to deliver on their promise to get a certain amount of people watching. If they don’t, some contracts stipulate that the network has to air the ad again in alternative time slots until the reach that threshold. (This is really getting into the nitty-gritty of advertising. If you want to talk more about it, email me.) May sweeps technically began April 23, this past Monday, which is why it’s no coincidence that Grey’s Anatomy episode aired this past Thursday, or that the revelatory Jenner interview aired on Friday. Expect more must-see moments continuing throughout the month until May 20, when the shows all come to and end, and we wait another four long months until our favorite time of the year: season premieres. Liz Shannon Miller is the Los Angeles-based TV Editor at Indiewire, and has been talking on the Internet about television since the very beginnings of the Internet. After studying film at USC, she worked for two years as a staff writer on G4's "Attack of the Show," wrote dialogue for the U.S. Army, covered the online video world as a tech reporter, served as web editor at Variety, and has been published by the New York Times, Comedy Central, The Wrap, Nerve and Thought Catalog. She is also a produced playwright, a host of podcasts, and a repository of "X-Files" trivia.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Randy Bachman tends to laugh off his participation with the history of Classic Rock. Then he steps forward with a Blues album that not only ignites other brilliantly talented artists like Peter Frampton and Neil Young... but he invites them to play. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Randy Bachman Few artists can claim to have made a bigger impact on popular music than Randy Bachman, widely regarded as the “architect of Canadian rock ‘n’ roll.” His renowned songwriting acumen produced “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “American Woman,” “Let it Ride, “Taking Care of Business,” “Looking Out for #1,” “No Sugar Tonight” and “These Eyes,” tracks that have become pop-culture touchstones. One of the Great White North’s favourite musical sons, Bachman co-founded iconic bands The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, earning over 120 gold and platinum albums/singles around the world as a performer and producer, and amassing more than 40 million in record sales. He’s also no stranger to garnering coveted #1 spots on radio playlists, having done so in over 20 countries. His accomplishments haven’t gone unrecognized, of course. In addition to his induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Bachman has the distinction of being the only one of his countrymen to be inducted twice into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, most recently alongside his fellow original Bachman-Turner Overdrive members in 2014. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Bachman’s overwhelming international influence and popularity was acknowledged in 2011 by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in the form of the Global Impact Award.
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In Team of Teams General McChrystal and his coauthors show how the challenges he and his colleagues faced in Iraq, Afghanistan, and over a decade of special operations missions around the globe can be relevant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations here at home. When General McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force (overseeing the most elite counter terrorism forces including Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and classified units) in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The Allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training—but none of that seemed to matter. Small teams have many advantages—they can respond quickly, communicate freely, and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy. But organizations taking on really big challenges can’t fit in a garage. They need management practices that can scale to thousands of people. To defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, General McChrystal’s Task Force had to acquire the enemy’s speed and flexibility. Was there a way to combine the power of the world’s mightiest military with the agility of the world’s most fearsome terrorist network? If so, could the same principles apply in civilian organizations? General McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade the task force, in the midst of a grueling war, into something new: a network that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. Leaders looked at the best practices of the smallest units and found ways to extend them to thousands of people on three continents, using technology to establish a oneness that would have been impossible even a decade earlier. The task force became a “team of teams”—faster, flatter, more flexible—and beat back Al Qaeda. In this powerful book, General McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment, while driving everyone to share what they learn across the entire organization. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams’ strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA to General Motors to commercial airlines. General McChrystal and his colleagues have founded a consulting firm called CrossLead, which helps corporate leaders navigate these challenges. CrossLead is a holistic leadership and management system which empowers organizations to continuously adapt and win in complex environments. The CrossLead team works with Fortune 500 companies and other organization seeking to manage change and complexity. David Silverman David Silverman is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrossLead. Through founding CrossLead with General McChrystal in January 2011, David and a group of like-minded friends sought to reinvent the way the world does business in today’s fast-paced environment. Upon leaving the military, David was motivated to share the lessons learned from confronting a cutting-edge 21st century networked organization—Al Qaeda—with a 20th century hierarchy. After witnessing the US Special Operations community’s successful transformation into an agile network first-hand, David realized their experiences were not isolated to the military, but rather universal to organizations everywhere, from businesses to non-profits to governments. He set out to change the way organizations operate in the 21st century, disrupting the traditional business model and enabling them to adapt and win in a constantly shifting environment. Based on their collective service in the United States Armed Forces, David and his colleagues developed CrossLead, a holistic leadership and management system designed to enable sustained organizational adaptability. CrossLead empowers organizations to continuously adapt and win in complex environments. David’s vision has been responsible for CrossLead’s transformation, starting from the company’s founding in General McChrystal’s living room and growing to its present state as a leading management and leadership consulting firm with over 80 employees. Through his leadership and vision, CrossLead is being implemented successfully inside Fortune 500 companies across sectors. David is the principal architect of CrossLead doctrine, products, and services. He plays an important role in determining CrossLead methodology and strategy for specific client engagements, working with client CEOs to shape and drive the implementation of CrossLead. He is also a frequent guest speaker to business leaders and conferences throughout the country on CrossLead. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David served in the US Navy as a SEAL Officer for 12 years. He is an experienced and combat-decorated veteran with six operational deployments worldwide, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Southeast Asia.
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When you face mountains do you walk up to them or walk away? When you have been held captive not once but twice. Do you stop believing or continue to lead? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with film maker and author Daniel Cohen In 1944, a thirteen-year-old Hungarian boy named Tibor Rubin was captured by the Nazis and sent to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp. The teenager endured its horrors for more than a year. After surviving the Holocaust, he arrived penniless in America, barely speaking English. Tibor enlisted in the Army, and in 1950, he volunteered for service in the Korean War, instead of staying home as a non-US citizen. After acts of heroism that included single-handedly defending a hill against an onslaught of enemy soldiers, braving sniper fire to rescue a wounded comrade, and commandeering a machine gun after its crew was killed, he was captured. His actions and decision-making were enough to be recommended for the Medal of Honor. But the paperwork was never filed. As a POW in a prison in North Korea, Tibor called on his experience in Mauthausen to help fellow GIs survive two and half years of captivity. Tibor narrowly escaped death at the hands of his captors several times, and suffered a serious leg injury that could have killed him, but fortunately he was released during Operation Little Switch and returned to America in 1953. In 1954, Tibor “Teddy” Rubin finally became a US citizen and moved on with his life, marrying and raising a family in California. It was not until 2005—at age 76—that he was invited to the White House, where he received the Medal of Honor from President George W. Bush. It had taken over half a century for Tibor’s adopted homeland to recognize this Jewish immigrant for acts of valor that went “beyond the call of duty.” The former Hungarian refugee became the only survivor of the Holocaust to have earned America’s highest military distinction. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and extensive interviews, author Daniel M. Cohen presents the inspiring story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin for the first time in its entirety and gives us a stirring portrait of a true hero. ABOUT THE AUTHOR DANIEL M. COHEN has worked as a filmmaker, journalist, and film critic for over thirty years. He has written and directed award-winning independent features and continues to work as a film critic. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Summertime is fun time. Dogs love to go on vacation. Or do they? Whats the best and safest way to include the fuzziest kids on the block? From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Animal Planets Dan Schachner How To Plan A PAWsitively PURRfect – And Safe - Vacation With Your Four-Legged Friend Traveling with your furry family member can be a lot of fun, but can also present a unique set of challenges when deciding what to pack, where to go, and how to get there. In fact, according to the U.S. Travel Association, 30 million Americans travel with their pets every year, and that number consistently rises. As we head into the summer travel season, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when preparing for a long journey with your dog or cat. Dan Schachner, Animal Planet Host and Puppy Bowl Referee, will be on hand from a pet friendly resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida to share travel tips to help pet parents make the most out of their summer travel plans. With his dog, Cali by his side, Dan will share tips to make travel safe, easy and fun for the WHOLE family. A few things Dan will discuss during your interview: • How to keeps pets comfortable, safe and secure, in the air or on the road • “Must have” pet supplies to pack for your dog or cat • First time pet traveler? What pet parents need to know to ensure a carefree vacation that’s fun for the whole family. • Fun things to do with your four-legged friend while you’re away from home, and more!
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Carol Alt, supermodel, actress, raw food expert, entrepreneur, and host of the hit Fox News health and wellness show A Healthy You, offers her unique blend of alternative and practical diet, fitness, beauty, and aging advice to help you live healthier everyday. In her first fully illustrated lifestyle book, bestselling author, supermodel, and TV host Carol Alt shows readers how to approach all aspects of life with energy and vitality—from diet and fitness, to beauty and fashion. Drawing on her years of experience as a raw food advocate and ambassador for a mindful, health-focused lifestyle, Carol guides readers of all ages with simple, effective advice on how to live a more balanced, healthy, beautiful life. She demystifies and takes readers step-by-step through the recipes, regimens, healthy habits, diets, and products—from raw eating to do-it-yourself, chemical-free beauty products—that really work. Carol curates the very best advice from her favorite doctors, fitness gurus, dietitians, and the hundreds of experts she’s interviewed on her television show. Never afraid to try the trends that may seem unusual, difficult, or fringe, Carol is devoted to making alternative ideas accessible to everyone. In A Healthy You, she brings readers the best of what she’s found. Filled with practical advice, expert guidance on living a cleaner, greener lifestyle, engaging stories from Carol’s own life, and 150 photos throughout, A Healthy You will inspire everyone to take charge of their health every day, in new and exciting ways. CAROL ALT BIO Carol Alt is a pioneer and chameleon; constantly on the lookout for new challenges. Since her days as the world's most renowned Supermodel, Alt has gone on to be a multi-award winning actor, best-selling author on Raw Food and Nutrition and the host of A Healthy You & Carol Alt on FOX News Channel. Hailed as the "Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Playboy Magazine and the "Next Million Dollar Face" by Life Magazine in 1980, Alt has not disappointed, going on to grace the covers of 700 magazines and counting. In 1990, Alt went on without them to posters, workout videos in partnership with Cosmopolitan magazine, and numerous calendars; since then her posters and calendars have become the benchmark for any and every rising, young supermodel. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 Alt was featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit franchise. Forever touted as "The model that started the Supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Super Elite Division." Carol is an expert on Raw Food Nutrition and is the best-selling author of Eating in the Raw, The Raw 50 and Easy Sexy Raw. She also wrote a book series on modeling called This Year's Model and Models Incorporated. Her highly acclaimed series "Amazon", written by Peter Benchley (JAWS), debuted as Variety's "Number One New Dramatic Syndicated Series", much to the delight of CBS and Alliance Atlantis, and paved the way for today's hit "Lost". Carol has also had great success for her role in "Howard Stern's Private Parts". She is the recipient of Three European Telegattos (Emmy awards), one European "Oscar" Moda, The Mont Blanc Award, The Best Award, The Golden Ticket Box-Office Award (for the most box office sales for a film in one year), The Certificate del Arte from The European Film Commission and The Umbra Award. Prince Albert still holds a slight grudge that Carol did not come to the Monaco Film Festival to pick up her award for the portrayal of the life story of Rosanna Benzi, a woman with genetic polio living in an iron lung, in the film "Vice for Life." She also received the CFDA's Model of the Year award and The Woman of the Year Award for her charitable endeavors. Her independent American films include "Hitters", which won the Westchester Film Festival, "The Look" which was the talk of The Tribeca Film Festival and "Signs of the Cross" which won The Catskills Film Festival. Her sci-fi hit, "Snakehead Terror", based on a true story, is still scaring people on the Sci-Fi Channel where it became not only a hit, but now a cult film. Not to mention the Cult Fashion Film "Portfolio" produced by Universal Films! It's every wanna-be Fashionista's Bible! Some of her other films include: "Fatal Trust" for Lifetime, "Totally Awesome" for VH1,"Homo Erectus", an Adam Rifkin comedy starring Ali Larder, Tom Arnold and David Carradine, a new Sci-Fi Channel film called, "Swarmed" and "The Town that Banned Christmas", an independent film which joined the roster of Lions Gate Films for 2006. She continued acting here and abroad with three new Italian films in 2007 and 2009. She also went to the 8th round in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars in 2009! Carol was Donald Trump's pick for his first ever Celebrity Apprentice. The show and Carol did so well, that a new genre was born! Fans were so outraged that Carol was shut out from the finals by The Donald, that they would shout across restaurants their outrage! Carol helped Piers Morgan win. Piers said, "Without Carol's support and help, I would not have won!" Always thinking of others, Carol spends her spare time (as if there is much) raising money for her late brother Tony Alt's Memorial Foundation. TAMFI.org gives 100% of its proceeds to worthy children's charities. The have just been accepted as a 9/11 Charity by the Cantor Fitzgerald BGC's Charity Day which Carol has worked for the past 4 years.
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They're back with a new collection of songs. Fresh of the Earl-Fest Stage and out onto the American Roadway of pub-a-brations. From the iHeart Radio Studio Scythian is Unplugged and Totally Uncut cythian releases a new album, Old Tin Can at Merlefest - AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW! Less than a year after the release of Jump at the Sun, the Scythian boys have gone back into studio to put together an acoustic album as a "thank you" to all of those generous donors who helped make Jump at the Sun a reality. What began as a simple project took on a life of its own, and the fellas are thrilled to be releasing this album of some of their favorite tunes. Featuring stirring ballads made known by the likes of Doc Watson, the Carter Family and Christie Moore, spirited jigs, soulful waltzes and even a Ukrainian Kozak love song, Old Tin Can reveals the roots of the tree that is now Scythian. You can listen to the kick-off track on the Bluegrass Situations exlcusive track page!
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Monday, May 11, 2015
One of the greatest love stories to be written then released: Somewhere In Tim with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The beauty of time travel fascinates the imagination but it was the unforgettable costumes that made the movie unforgettably beautiful. From the iHeart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the man that created the costumes to the film plus many other TV shows. Jean-Pierre Dorleac The Depth of Beauty: The Most Unarguably Beautiful Women You Would Ever Want to Meet, Let Alone Know Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 2015 - Forget about a painted façade, towering elaborate hairdo, ostentatious and chunky borrowed jewelry, an overly pushed up décolletage and a see-through spangled gown—the true magnificence of a movie star is in her demeanor and sincerity, not in the all-too-plastic manifestation. As has been stated many times, "beauty is only skin deep.” With all the cosmetic surgery and filler injections available now, that is hardly true any longer. Deep beneath the surface of what everyone sees is where the true splendor of a person lies. It's not in the eyeliner or false eyelashes, bright lip gloss, rouged cheeks, stiletto pumps or wearing something someone else has borrowed from a designer you never heard of … although in the ongoing Hollywood parade where everyone tries to out "glam” one another, it appears to be de rigueur. Few of the true beauties ever subscribe to such theories. What made each of them unique and magnificent were their skills, goodness, kindness and attitude, above all. Many of the greats never wore anything but casual clothes when they went about their daily lives, sans make-up and glitz. Few were pretentious and none thought of themselves as better than anyone else. The ones that professed to be "the best” usually had the shortest careers in the long run. Since costume designers are always the first to encounter an actor or actress, usually hired unseen through casting, their experiences are the bar by which those who have yet to work with these performers is measured. Depending on the first encounter, many artists are never hired again because of their lack of professionalism and ability. In The Naked Truth, award-winning costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac's entertaining chronicle of 12 years, readers will revel in the highly explosive stories that are filled with entertaining confrontations of every nature and, heretofore, untold tales of the glitter and tinsel capital's drastic change that began in the early '70s. This often funny and quite fortuitous success story is filled with splashy tales and entertaining confrontations involving glamour, politics, graft, sex, scandal, and candid accounts of the glitter and tinsel capital's assets being sold off by the new capitalist. About the Author Jean-Pierre Dorléac is no stranger to the film industry. His award-winning costume designs can be seen in Somewhere in Time, The Blue Lagoon, Heart and Souls, Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap, Knightrider, Airwolf, The Lot and numerous other award winning productions. For more, please visit: https://www.jean-pierredorleac.com The Naked Truth by Jean-Pierre Dorléac Publisher: Monad Books ISBN: 0974551111 Book and e-book now available nationwide at independent and major book stores, Amazon.com and www.jean-pierredorleac.com.
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