Friday, June 29, 2012

06/29 Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Octo Mom, The Dark Night Rises

ERIK HINES and ERIC JOSEPH fill in for MIKE on the
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...


Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Divorcing!!!

Octo-Mom Advocates H.S. Students Learning How To Masturbate In School??

The Dark Knight Rises Expected To Make Over $150 Million Opening Weekend

All this and MORE only on THE PM SHOW!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

06/19 Robert Davi, Larry Manetti

Robert John Davi (born June 26, 1953) is an American actor and jazz singer. He has played such roles as Vietnam veteran and Special Agent Johnson in Die Hard, the villainous Jake Fratelli in The Goonies, and Al Torres in Showgirls. However, Davi is perhaps best known for playing drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill as well as FBI Special Agent Baily Malone in the NBC television series Profiler. Classically trained as a singer, Davi launched his professional singing career in 2011 performing Frank Sinatra classics.  He opened as a headliner at The Venetian, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 23, 2012.

Early life

Davi was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, the son of Maria (née Rulli) and Sal Davi. His mother was an Italian American and his father was a native of Southern Italy; Davi spoke Italian during his childhood. He attended Seton Hall, a Catholic high school in Patchogue (Long Island), New York. He graduated from Hofstra University, the same alma mater as fellow James Bond villain Christopher Walken. Davi was drawn to Hofstra because of the school's Shakespearean 'round' theatre.

Acting career

Davi made his motion picture debut in Contract On Cherry Street, in which he shared the screen with, Frank Sinatra. Since then he's continued to work with the biggest names in Hollywood – Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, and Roberto Benigni, among others. He's been in such movies as The Goonies, Die Hard, Showgirls, Son of the Pink Panther, and in the 1989 Bond film Licence to Kill as the villain Franz Sanchez, a South American drug lord and murderer, who was killed at the end of the film after being soaked in gasoline and set alight by Bond.

On TV, he starred as Commander Acastus Kolya on Stargate Atlantis, appeared in two-part episodes of Criminal Minds, and played Supervisory Special Agent Baily Malone of the FBI Violent Criminal Apprehesion Program / VICAP in 88 episodes of his own NBC series, Profiler. In 1989 Davi appeared as Mafia Albert Cerrico in the TV series Wiseguy, in the 10 episode Mafia arc titled Garbage Wars. He also sang in the first installment of the arc, called Le Lacrime de Amore Pt I.
In 2011, Davi appeared alongside Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken in the gangster movie Kill the Irishman. The film, in which Davi played Mafia hitman Ray Ferritto, is a biopic of Danny Greene, an Irish-American mob boss who warred with the Cleveland crime family during the 1970s. Currently, Davi can be seen in Game of Death with Wesley Snipes.

Directing career

In 2007, Davi made his directorial debut with The Dukes, a parable for today about how the current economic crisis is affecting the everyman. The story follows the members of a once successful Doo Wop group who, like most of the world, have fallen on hard times. The film is about chasing the American Dream, even when the reality of that dream is changing faster than you can run. It stars Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi, and Peter Bogdanovich. The Dukes was acclaimed and was selected for the premiere section at the Rome Film Festival, along with other filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Sidney Lumet, and Gavin Hood. Davi was the only first-time director in the premiere section. The film was then invited to the Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival, where it received awards for best first-time director and best screenplay. Following this, The Dukes was invited to the Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival in France, amongst others.

Recording career

Even as far back as high school, Davi received acclaim for his singing, being awarded first place in the prestigious New York State School Music Association’s – Solo Competition, singing Vincent Youmans’ Without A Song. As a young man, Davi studied classically under several of the top vocal teachers, Samuel Margolis and Danial Ferro of Juilliard and later, opera great Tito Gobbi. Davi did in fact damage his voice, claiming he was baritone with the heart of a tenor and had pushed too hard, too early.  However, it isn't until recently that he has become successful as a singer. With a thirty-piece orchestra, Davi recorded his first album at the famous Capitol Records Building in Hollywood (where Frank Sinatra recorded on many occasions). The album contains all new arrangements by composer Nic. tenBroek; it is produced by Phil Ramone, engineered by Dan Wallin, and mixed by Al Schmitt. The album, “Davi Sings Sinatra - On The Road To Romance,” was released Oct 24th 2011.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

06/13 Kanye West, Manny Pacquiao, Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen, Burger King

Erik Hines and Tomas fill in for Fred Dryer...Covering all the Hot Topics!

BURGLARY At Kanye's L.A. Home 

EVERYONE Knows Manny Pacquiao Got Screwed 

Denise Richards & Richie Sambora Split Because of Charlie Sheen

24 pounds of Cocaine Found Inside Xbox

Man With Vampire Teeth Arrested For Attacking Homeless Man 

The Burger King Bacon Sundae Is Almost Here

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

06/12 Dr. Carl Patrasso, Larry Manetti

Dr. Carl is the author of the book ‘Dreaming for Success’; the ground-breaking dream interpretation book that shows you how your dream - often forgotten or misunderstood - is a resource that helps you.  The purpose of your dream is to improve your life.

Dr. Carl dream expert and clinical psychologist,  has been in practice in Scottsdale, Arizona for the last twenty-five years. He has interpreted dreams for people from every walk of life and with every kind of question. No matter how mysterious your dream, no matter how out of character or unusual the dream is Dr. Carl tells you the meaning of your dream and how the meaning of your dream improves your life and actualizes your potential.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

06/07 Robert Conrad, The Wild Wild West!

The show is all about you! Your letters, your emails and YOUR calls! It's a love-fest between you and Robert Conrad!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

06/06 Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for The Byrds, joins us to talk about his upcoming appearance in LA!

The Rock Bottom Remainders, the all-author rock band with Stephen KingDave BarryAmy Tan andMatt Groening among its members, will hold their last public concert, after performing together for 20 years, at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:30pm. The show is part of the band's final two-city The Past Our Bedtime Tour, which also includes an appearance not open to the public at the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim on the same weekend.  The entire band is together for the first time since 2007.  Roger McGuinn, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for The Byrds, will also join as a musical guest.  Proceeds will benefit literary causes.  For more information on the Rock Bottom Remainders, please see

Doors open at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $40-$200 and go on sale Thursday, May 24, 2012 via and Ticketmaster.  $200 VIP ticket includes pre-show reception and “meet & greet” from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  This is an all ages show. The historic El Rey Theatre is located in the preserved art deco Miracle Mile district at 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90036 (323-936-6400).  Valet, lot and street parking are available. 

On the upcoming concert, popular horror and science fiction writer Stephen King, who plays rhythm guitar says, "A few years ago, Bruce Springsteen told us we weren't bad, but not to try to get any better otherwise we'd just be another lousy band. After 20 years, we still meet his stringent requirements. For instance, while we all know what 'stringent' means, none of us have yet mastered an F chord."

The Band –
By day, they’re authors. Really famous authors. But once a year, they shed their pen-and-pencil clutching personas and become rock stars, complete with roadies, groupies and a wicked cool tour bus.  Most of them are both amateur musicians and popular English-language book, magazine, and newspaper authors. Their self-mocking band name was taken from the publishing term “remaindered book,” a work of which the unsold remainder of the publisher's stock of copies is sold at a reduced price.

Confirmed for the concert are Stephen King, who hasn't performed with the band since 2007, as well as Amy Tan (vocals & whip), Dave Barry (co-lead guitar), Matt Groening (cowbell), Mitch Albom (keyboards), Scott Turow (vocals), James McBride (sax), Greg Iles (co-lead guitar),Ridley Pearson (bass), Roy Blount, Jr. (the crowd), Kathi Goldmark (vocals) and Sam Barry (harmonica).

King adds, "I'm looking forward to reuniting with all my bandmates. We're older but not dead. Some of us can remember all of the words; all of us can remember some of the words; but NONE of us can remember all of the music. That's why they call it rock and roll."

Barry chimes in, "It's not that we had a 'creative differences' issue, or some in the band wanted to launch solo music careers, but the fact is that we can no longer play an entire set without having to pee."  Barry adds, "We realize the Rolling Stones are celebrating 50 years this year, but we don't want to reach the point where our stage moves involve motorized scooters."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

06/05 Branscome Richmond, Larry Manetti

Highly recognizable Native American actor, stuntman and singer who is equally capable of portraying cold-hearted villains on the one hand and warm-hearted, open "good guys" on the other, as evidenced by his huge grin and hearty laugh.

The solidly built 6' 3" Richmond has regularly played the bad guy on-screen. He's been on the receiving end of the fists of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando (1985), gotten pummeled by Carl Weathers in Action Jackson (1988) and tangled with Steven Seagal in Hard to Kill (1990).

Richmond is the son of movie stuntman Leo C. Richmond and first broke into film and TV in the early 1970s with minor roles in shows such as "The Bionic Woman" (1976), "The Rockford Files" (1974) and "Magnum, P.I." (1980). From there he quickly picked up work in numerous made-for-TV movies and was kept busy throughout the 1980s and 1990s with appearances in such A-grade productions as Licence to Kill (1989), Best Seller (1987) and Batman Returns (1992). He even found himself in the children's film Curly Sue (1991). In early 1991 Richmond scored the key role of "Bobby Six Killer" in the bounty hunter-themed TV series "Renegade" (1992) starring alongside Lorenzo Lamas and Kathleen Kinmont. The series was quite successful and ran from 1992 to 1997, turning out over 100 episodes! Additionally, Richmond has starred in plenty of B-movie action films and has become quite a cult figure of the genre.

Since the late 1990s, Richmond has remained busy on several fronts. He's continued acting in Hollywood, is the official spokesman for Indian Motorcycles and is the lead singer for the band "Branscombe Richmond and the Renegade Posse". He's also notched up numerous awards, including being voted "Native American Entertainer of the Year" and "Mr Showman" of the year by the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Monday, June 4, 2012

06/04 Andy Samberg, SNL, Crystal Harris Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Octomom, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, George Lucas, Star Wars

ERIK HINES and ERIC JOSEPH fill in for MIKE on the ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE PM SHOW talkin' about ALL the hot topics...


Comedian Andy Samberg has finally confirmed what the rumors have been saying for months – he’s not returning to Saturday Night Live. "It's an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life," Samberg, who joined the show in 2005, told The New York Times on Friday. "Obviously it's not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back." Samberg  said leaving was “one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” and added that he got advice from Kristen Wiig, who is also leaving. "She kept saying it just feels like it's her time," he explained. "I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it's the moment. My contract's up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do."


Crystal Harris confirmed Friday that not only has she has moved back into the Playboy mansion, but she and former fiancé Hugh Hefner are back together.  “Yes @hughhefner and I are back together,” she tweeted late Friday. “Yes I am his #1 girl again. Yes we are happy. Hope that clears up any confusion!” Crystal and Hugh were supposed to get married back in June, 2011, but Crystal called it off just days before the wedding. She further humiliated him by selling off the engagement ring he bought her.


TMZ reports that Octomom Nadya Suleman is becoming a stripper. A source tells the site that Suleman has booked a gig at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach, FL from July 11-15th. And while the club is fully nude, Nadya is expected to only go topless and she won’t be giving any lap dances.


Russell Brand certainly enjoyed making his upcoming film Rock of Ages, especially because of one specific scene.  "I get to kiss Alec Baldwin," said Brand. "He is [a good kisser]." As for the lip-lock, Brand says “It is right on the mouth. It is sexy because Alec is a sexy man.” He added,  "I certainly don't regret [kissing him]. I'd do it again if there was a sequel – or even if there wasn't." Rock of Ages opens June 15th.


Sounds like we won’t be seeing another blockbuster from George Lucas. The Stars Wars creator told Empire magazine he’s retiring from big time movie making. “I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses. I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies,” he said. “I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters.”

Friday, June 1, 2012

06/01 Patrice Rushen, Playboy Jazz Festival!



Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen, is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer...Producer...International Recording Artist...Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry.

Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television’s highest honor, the Emmy Awards and the first woman Musical Director of the NAACP Image Awards, an honor she held for 12 consecutive years. Rushen has also been the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the Peoples Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief. She was the only woman Musical Director/Conductor/Arranger for a late-night television talk show. The show was The Midnight Hour, which aired on CBS. In addition, Rushen was named the Musical Director/Composer for Newsweek’s first American Achievement Awards, broadcast from the Kennedy Center and she served as the Musical Director for Janet Jackson’s World Tour, “janet.” As the Musical Director for the award shows, she composed and performed special musical tributes to Michael Landon, Ted Turner, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, The Temptations, James Garner and Leonard Bernstein to name a few. Rushen was named Composer in Residence during the August 2004 sessions at the Henry Mancini Institute.

A classically trained pianist, Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that make her one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought after artists. In 1998, she was again honored by the music industry when her adult contemporary CD, “Signature”, received a Grammy nomination. The CD also received an NAACP Image Award nomination and also landed in the top ten of the adult contemporary jazz charts. The critically lauded, chart topping style she championed in the 70’s and 80’s — a jazz/R&B/pop fusion that combines melodic accessibility with instrumental prowess. This not only became her signature style, but also has continued to be a mainstay of popular radio.
Rushen receives some 30 requests weekly to use her music for samples, especially for rap albums. A few of the artists that have requested her music include Kirk Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Zhane, George Michael, Shabba Ranks and Heavy D. Many more performers have scored their own hits using samples from Patrice’s songs. In 2007, Kirk Franklin had an award winning hit with “Looking For You,” which is a gospel version of her hit song “Haven’t You Heard.” Most notably is the smash hit “Men in Black”, which Will Smith recorded for the movie of the same name. The song was sampled from her 1982 Grammy nominated recording, “Forget Me Nots”

ASCAP honored her publishing company for the song “Men in Black,” as the 1997 ASCAP Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture. George Michael also had a dance-hit version of "Forget Me Nots" with "Fast Love", which also sampled that song and featured Rushen’s original vocal tracks. ASCAP presented her with the songwriter’s award for 2007 ASCAP Top Gospel Song, “Looking For You” based on the recording by Kirk Franklin.

In addition to her success as a recording artist and musical director, Rushen is also an accomplished composer providing musical scores for Emmy-nominated television movies and series among which include Showtime's “The Killing Yard” starring Alan Alda and directed by Euzhan Palcy; “Just A Dream”, Danny Glover's directorial debut; the Sundance Film Award winning “Our America”, directed by Ernest Dickerson; “Fire and Ice" starring Kadeem Hardison for the BET Network; HBO's “America's Dream”, starring Danny Glover and Wesley Snipes; the critically acclaimed Wonderful World of Disney telefilm, “Ruby Bridges”; Masterpiece Theater's “Cora Unashamed” starring Regina Taylor and C.C.H. Pounder; “Brewster Place” starring Oprah Winfrey; the PBS documentary, “A. Phillip Randolph” and Lifetime’s “For One Night” starring Raven-Symone. Rushen also composed the theme song for the hit TV sitcom, “The Steve Harvey Show.”

Rushen's feature film composing credits include “Men In Black,” “Waiting To Exhale,” Sandra Bernhardt's “Without You I'm Nothing,” and Robert Townsend's breakthrough film, “Hollywood Shuffle.” See FILMOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION CREDITS.
As a producer, Rushen helmed Sheena Easton's "The Nearness of You" for the hit film “Indecent Proposal,” which led to an album of jazz standards, No Strings, in 1993, which Rushen also produced and MCA released.

Considered one of the world's top jazz pianists, Rushen has performed with and produced for such esteemed artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Lionel Hampton, Carlos Santana, Boys II Men, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Nancy Wilson, Michael Jackson, Dianne Reeves, Sheena Easton, Stanley Turentine, Joshua Redman and on and on. She has played at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals and events.

Rushen has performed with Philharmonic Orchestras and has even written an award-winning symphony. She has served as Composer in Residence with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 2000 & 2001 concert season. She has composed several symphonic works since 2000, each a commissioned assignment by a major orchestra and the World Premiere of each one of the symphonic works has been performed to rave reviews.
She has 14 solo albums to her credit and a greatest hits anthology released on Rhino Records in 1997. She has also recorded two albums with The Meeting, the world-renowned jazz super-group, which includes Rushen, Ndugu Chancler and Ernie Watts.

In April 2008, Rushen accepted a professorship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston. The course is “Patrice Rushen: The Value of Music Education.” She was honored with an assignment in March 2008, as Music Director and host of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s, “LA Phil Presents: A Tribute to Ella.” The event featured 5 outstanding vocalists paying tribute to the incredible vocal talents of the great Ella Fitzgerald.

Rushen received an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree in 2005, from Berklee College of Music for her “outstanding contribution to music and culture.” In 2006, she was honored by Jazz At Lincoln Center at “The 2nd Annual Diet Coke Women In Jazz Festival” held at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, for her contribution to music.

Currently, her career focus is composing for films, television and orchestras. She still enjoys performing and is often asked to make guest appearances at music festivals and on the recording projects of other artists. Rushen was the host of Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Productions, "40 Years of the Monterey Jazz Festival," which has been released on DVD. She was also featured on HGTV's "Houses of Note" special.

Rushen spends whatever free time she has working closely with the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, NARAS “Grammy In The Schools” program and other organizations dedicated to establishing music education and mentorship programs for inner-city youth.