Monday, December 11, 2017

12/11 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER TITO JACKSON, SOLO DEBUT ALBUM TITO TIME

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER TITO JACKSON JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS SOLO DEBUT ALBUM TITO TIME


TITO TIME Tito Jackson solo debut album now available!

TITO TIME features iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane, diva Betty Wright, Queen of Soul Jocelyn Brown and music group 3T (Tito's sons Taj, Taryll and TJ).  Tito Jackson's eclectic musical arrow is aimed in the direction of diverse genres, R&B, blues, and pop, and at this juncture, Tito plans a series of recording ventures that will include a caravan of styles.

WWW.TITOJACKSON.COM

Friday, December 8, 2017

12/08 BOBSLED DRIVER SEUN ADIGUN TALKS THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

BOBSLED DRIVER SEUN ADIGUN TEAMS UP W/ VISA TO INTRODUCE NEW PAYMENT ENABLED WEARABLES AT THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 

***LIVE NEW YORK OLYMPIC KICKOFF EVENT***

THE AMAZING STORY OF OLYMPIC HOPEFULS & THE FIRST NIGERIAN WOMEN’S BOBSLED TEAM

With the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea just two months away, another amazing story of the competitive spirit has emerged. The Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team is training to become the first team of any kind from Nigeria, to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Bobsled. Against all odds, this team’s dream is on the verge of coming true, despite coming from a country where it never snows!

It’s a unique story, which makes Nigerian Bobsled Driver Seun Adigun the perfect athlete to unveil a ‘unique’ new line of payment-enabled wearables, which will be debuted at the Winter Games. Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is introducing three new wearable, payment-enabled devices. A glimpse into the future of how we will all be paying someday, Visa has created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and Olympic pins, which all allow seamless and secure payments with a simple tap at any contactless-enabled payment terminal. For background about the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team and its Go Fund Me page.

WWW.VISA.COM 

Monday, December 4, 2017

12/04 MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 7

JACK CHEEVERS - PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES 

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 7:  HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR MEDICARE PLAN?

If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2018 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before to make changes to their plans.  Jack Cheevers, spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is available for live or recorded interviews to discuss everything your audience needs to know about the Medicare Open Enrolment period.  These are the last few days of Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on October 15 and ends at midnight on December 7.

Friday, December 1, 2017

12/01 DAN TUFTO FROM HUMANA, MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ENROLLMENT

DAN TUFTO FROM HUMANA - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ENROLLMENT

Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans is October 15 through December 7, with Plans Going into Effect January 1, 2018

Selecting the right health and prescription drug plans is crucial, and plans can change every year. The annual enrollment period is here, and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can select the Medicare Advantage health plan or prescription drug plan best suited for them. Humana is committed to helping Baby Boomers achieve their best health so that they can continue to pursue what is most important to them. Choosing the plan that’s right for you or your loved one can seem overwhelming, so it is important to stay informed.

Dan Tufto to offer more details about choosing the right plan this enrollment season. He will also share data from a brand new survey of Boomers, revealing their health concerns and habits, as well as their experiences choosing Medicare plans and more.

Friday, November 24, 2017

11/24 BERNADETTE DUNCAN HARRISON, YAPPY DAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NEWSERS, SCHMOOZERS, BOOZERS AND LOSERS

RADIO PRODUCER, BERNADETTE DUNCAN HARRISON - AUTHOR, YAPPY DAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NEWSERS, SCHMOOZERS, BOOZERS AND LOSERS

This candidly told story includes Bernadette's firsthand impressions of the sometimes quirky celebrity talk show hosts whom she served as a producer during her career.

In talk radio, a producer does a wide variety of tasks in facilitating a show, including booking the guests, screening the listener phone calls, occasionally engineering the program, and most important, holding the hands, supporting, consoling, encouraging, and simply trying to get along with some of the most egotistical, egocentric, neurotic, insecure, demanding, opinionated, sometimes horrible, but oftentimes wonderful and always remarkably talented human beings to talk across the face of the earth.

They include some of the biggest in the business: Larry King, Sally Jessy Raphael, Gil Gross, Tom Snyder, Lou Dobbs, Charles Osgood, and more.

Bernadette also collected a number of insightful anecdotes interacting with hundreds of high-profile guests during those caffeine-charged years, from media, show business, and politics—many as quirky, ego-driven, and neurotic as her talk show host bosses.

ABOUT BERNADETTE:
Bernadette Duncan Harrison is a 30-plus year veteran producer of talk shows, having worked with such stars as Larry King, Lou Dobbs, Sally Jessy Raphael, Tom Snyder, Charles Osgood, Gil Gross and many more. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen among other publications. Duncan’s new book, Yappy Days: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers (Talkers Books, 2015), focuses on her fascinating encounters with hosts, celebrities, politicos, and over-the-top characters while she was a producer at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other media outlets. It provides the reader with intriguing insights into the personalities and egos of these high-profile figures and a behind-the-scenes look at how talk shows are produced. She currently lives in Massachusetts and Florida with her husband Michael Harrison, publisher and founder of Talkers magazine.

Monday, November 13, 2017

11/13 FX CUTS TIES WITH LOUIS C.K., O.J. SIMPSON BANNED FROM THE COSMOPOLITAN, AMAZON ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ TV SERIES, TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES 2018 'REPUTATION' TOUR

JOIN MIKE HORN & TOMAS ON THE
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION OF THE LOUNGE
TALKING ABOUT ALL THE HOT TOPICS!

FX CUTS ALL TIES WITH LOUIS C.K. 
O.J. SIMPSON BANNED FROM THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS 
AMAZON ANNOUNCES DEAL FOR ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ TV SERIES
TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES MASSIVE 2018 'REPUTATION' TOUR


ALL THIS AND MORE!

Friday, November 10, 2017

11/10 NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION DENISE H. ROHAN PROMOTES ‘FAMILY FIRST’ AGENDA

NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION DENISE H. ROHAN PROMOTES ‘FAMILY FIRST’ AGENDA

U.S. Army veteran Denise H. Rohan made history on Aug. 24 when she became the first woman to be elected to the top position of the nation’s largest veteran’s organization during The American Legion’s 99th National Convention. Her theme for her year: “Family First!”

Among issues that The American Legion hopes people will focus on:

  • This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Following the war, The American Legion was founded by a group of World War I veterans in Paris and dedicated itself to the four pillars of providing a strong national defense; care and rehabilitative programs for veterans; patriotic programs for young people; and Americanism.
  • The American Legion Family is playing a vital role in helping communities recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Families inside and outside The American Legion desperately need assistance. The American Legion has many assistance programs but public unity and attention are essential in this rebuilding effort.
  • Thousands of veterans struggle daily to overcome the hardships inflicted by traumatic brain injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other signature wounds of war
  • The Harry W Colmery “Forever” GI Bill has many improved benefits that eligible veterans may not be aware of. The American Legion played a crucial role in the crafting of this and earlier versions of this landmark legislation.
  • Reforming the VA health care system is not just a task, but a continuing process that will only improve if Americans hold their elected officials accountable and demand that veterans be treated with the dignity and respect that they have earned.
  • The best way for employers to thank a veteran is to hire one. By providing jobs, employers can help eliminate veteran homelessness.
To maintain a strong volunteer military, America should provide a high quality of life for military members and their families, and the training, technology and weapons needed to prevail against any enemy.

Veterans are a vital part of communities across the nation.  American Legion programs such as Operation Comfort Warriors, Boys State, Boys Nation, American Legion Baseball, Oratorical Scholarship contests, blood donations and the National Emergency Fund benefit and touch countless lives.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans’ service organization, with about two million members and 13,000 posts worldwide, whose members are involved in community-based support of veterans, service members and their families. The American Legion is strongly committed to helping veterans and military families with its outreach programs and lobbying efforts, as a new generation of returning veterans reintegrate into the community.

WWW.LEGION.ORG

Monday, November 6, 2017

11/06 BERNADETTE DUNCAN HARRISON, YAPPY DAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NEWSERS, SCHMOOZERS, BOOZERS AND LOSERS

RADIO PRODUCER, BERNADETTE DUNCAN HARRISON - AUTHOR, YAPPY DAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NEWSERS, SCHMOOZERS, BOOZERS AND LOSERS

This candidly told story includes Bernadette's firsthand impressions of the sometimes quirky celebrity talk show hosts whom she served as a producer during her career.

In talk radio, a producer does a wide variety of tasks in facilitating a show, including booking the guests, screening the listener phone calls, occasionally engineering the program, and most important, holding the hands, supporting, consoling, encouraging, and simply trying to get along with some of the most egotistical, egocentric, neurotic, insecure, demanding, opinionated, sometimes horrible, but oftentimes wonderful and always remarkably talented human beings to talk across the face of the earth.

They include some of the biggest in the business: Larry King, Sally Jessy Raphael, Gil Gross, Tom Snyder, Lou Dobbs, Charles Osgood, and more.

Bernadette also collected a number of insightful anecdotes interacting with hundreds of high-profile guests during those caffeine-charged years, from media, show business, and politics—many as quirky, ego-driven, and neurotic as her talk show host bosses.

ABOUT BERNADETTE:
Bernadette Duncan Harrison is a 30-plus year veteran producer of talk shows, having worked with such stars as Larry King, Lou Dobbs, Sally Jessy Raphael, Tom Snyder, Charles Osgood, Gil Gross and many more. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen among other publications. Duncan’s new book, Yappy Days: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers (Talkers Books, 2015), focuses on her fascinating encounters with hosts, celebrities, politicos, and over-the-top characters while she was a producer at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other media outlets. It provides the reader with intriguing insights into the personalities and egos of these high-profile figures and a behind-the-scenes look at how talk shows are produced. She currently lives in Massachusetts and Florida with her husband Michael Harrison, publisher and founder of Talkers magazine.

Friday, November 3, 2017

11/03 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

ERIK & MATT FILL IN FOR MIKE HORN ON THE
WEEKEND EDITION OF THE LOUNGE!
TALKING ABOUT ALL THE HOT TOPICS!

Monday, October 30, 2017

10/30 CINDY FORNELLI, MAIN STREET INVESTOR’ REPORT, JODI GRANT & SAGE LEARN, THE IMPORTANCE OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS, ISAAC FLANAGAN, TIPS ON HOW TO BREATH EASIER AT HOME

CINDY FORNELLI - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE CENTER FOR AUDIT QUALITY - MAIN STREET INVESTOR’ REPORT

EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA ARE MORE CONFIDENT NOW IN U.S. MARKETS THAN AT ANY TIME IN OVER A DECADE, THEY’RE ALSO CLOSELY WATCHING POLITICAL ISSUES—INCLUDING TAX REFORM!

Center for Audit Quality releases latest ‘Main Street Investor’ report

America’s investors are more confident now in the nation’s capital markets—and about investing in U.S. publicly traded companies—than at any time in more than a decade.  And, those investors are keeping a close eye on tax-reform efforts and other political issues.

That’s according to the “11th Annual ‘Main Street Investor’ Survey”, from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)—which will be released towards the end of this week.

The CAQ’s executive director, Cindy Fornelli, says:  “Our survey has revealed the solid trust that Americans place in domestic capital markets—through a variety of market conditions, over the years.  This year, 85 percent of investors express confidence in the capital markets—while 83 percent are confident about investing in publicly traded companies—both of which are record highs.  In addition, 78 percent are confident in the audited financial information that’s released by those companies.  Our respondents also say that political actions taken by the White House or Congress—along with changes to tax policy—are the factors most likely to affect their investment decisions, over the coming year.  They also express concerns about the rising federal debt, global political unrest, and cyberattacks on our financial markets.”

The survey of a thousand investors was conducted in late September.  For the full results—and more information—visit thecaq.org.  The Washington, D.C.-based CAQ is an autonomous public-policy organization that’s dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets; it’s also affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.

WWW.THECAQ.ORG


JODI GRANT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE AND SAGE LEARN, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA -  THE IMPORTANCE OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Participation in afterschool programs has increased in recent years, but the unmet demand is still huge. Today, for every child in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Unmet demand is especially high in rural communities and communities of concentrated poverty. One in five students in the United States is unsupervised after the school day ends.

Governments, parents, philanthropies, businesses and others support afterschool programs, but investments are frequently under threat; this year, the President proposed a budget that would have eliminated federal funding for afterschool and summer learning programs. While Congress has rejected the call to eliminate afterschool funding, there is still a threat of cuts that could affect 100,000 students.

Afterschool programs provide students many supports, including a safe environment, academically enriching activities, mentors who care about them and who they can look up to, healthy snacks and meals, and opportunities for physical activity. Many programs also provide parents additional opportunities to become more involved in their child’s education and offer supportive services for families.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. This year, 1 million people will join some 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide on or around this Thursday, October 26.

WWW.AFTERSCHOOLALLIANCE.ORG


ISAAC  FLANAGAN, GENERAL MANAGER OF CANOPY - TIPS ON HOW TO BREATH EASIER AT HOME

We spend a lot of time making sure our home’s environment is fresh, but often don’t think about one of the most important sources of “dirty” in our homes - the air that we are breathing. Respiratory irritants and common allergens abound in our homes and can be found in the form of mold spores, fungus, pollen, mites and pet dander.

Though clean air is essential for a family’s health and wellbeing, it is too often overlooked. A staggering 58% of people do not change their home’s air filters when they should — and even worse, one in four Americans have never replaced their air filter. Why? Most underestimate the dangers of indoor pollutants and changing air filters, which many people don’t see or think of, is low on the list when juggling life’s busy responsibilities.

Isaac C. Flanagan talks about tips for improving the health of your home as we enter the fall season. Isaac can help families breathe easier with tips on when and why air filters should be changed as well as give insight to the startling results of the survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.

CANOPYAIR.COM

Friday, October 27, 2017

10/27 ACTOR AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER JACK JONES

ACTOR AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER JACK JONES JOINS THE SHOW!

Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers’ Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. The New York Times raves, “he is arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer…”. There is only one Jack Jones.

Jack JonesBorn in Hollywood, California, on the night his singer/movie star father, Allan Jones, recorded his hit, “Donkey Serenade”. Jack would make his famous parents ( his mother was the elegant ’30’s actress Irene Hervey) especially proud of their award-winning son for the diversity and breadth of his talent. Jones attended University High School in West Los Angeles, while also studying drama and singing with private teachers chosen by his father. A young athlete, he gave up his track and football team sports to devote himself to serious study of the arts. Uni High was a school attended by teenagers from all economic walks of life. Ever conscious of his privileged life as the son of a famous show business family, he went out of his way to play down this part of his life with his friends, not knowing that after his graduation and parents’ divorce, he would be financially strapped and have to start from scratch like most of the other students.

One of his most memorable experiences while in high school was when one of his friends, Nancy Sinatra, invited her father to sing in the school auditorium. It left an indelible mark that helped shape Jones’ career choice.

Jones’ professional debut was a brief stint as part of his father’s act at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when he was just 19 years old. He went out on his own three weeks later, working odd jobs including as a gas station attendant, to support himself while pursuing his singing career.

His first break came when a demo he recorded for songwriter Don Raye found its way to Capitol Records. While with the label he recorded a few singles and an album, which he admits was mediocre.

Although he eventually left Capitol. One gem from his album, “This Could Be The Start Of Something Big”, caught the attention of a San Francisco club owner who booked him for a three week run at Facks. While performing there, he was discovered by Pete King, a producer and artist for Kapp Records who quickly signed him to the label.

Still working at his “day job” as a gas station attendant when his first album on Kapp was released Jones, while washing a customer’s windshield, was surprised to hear one of his cuts playing on the car radio. He could now legitimately hope that his “day job” days would soon be over.

As his career gained momentum, Jones developed a deep appreciation for well constructed songs that also have emotional appeal. His respect for songs that tell stories with meaning and beauty led him to record works by the greatest balladeers of all time: Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, Harold Arlen, Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman. He was inspired by great Jazz instrumentalists he discovered during his teen years such as Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Buddy Rich, Bob Brookmeyer, Dave Pell Octet, Marty Paiche Dectet, Shorty Rogers and the Giants, and Count Basie. Jones’ talent and commitment to his art earned him two Grammy’s for “Best Pop Male Vocal Performance” with his singles “Lollipops and Roses” by Anthony Velona and Bacharach/ David’s “Wives and Lovers”. His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance”. He was also nominated for “The Impossible Dream” and his recording of “Wives and Lovers” was nominated for “Record of the Year”. His hit records include “The Race Is On”, “Lady”, “Call Me Irresponsible”,and “What I Did For Love”. On April 13, 1989, he was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, close to where his father’s star is located.

He is also renowned as a leading interpreter of musical theater -with acclaimed performances in “Guys and Dolls”, “South Pacific”, “She Loves Me”, and “Pajama Game” . Over the years he has guest-starred on countless episodic and/or comedy television series. Most recently he starred as Don Quixote in Man Of La Mancha in the national tour. Most recently, Jack has completed a guest-starring role in the British comedy film: Cruise Of The Gods.

Admirers of Jones’ talent include artists who influenced him as a young singer: Sinatra who said, “Jack is one of the major singers of our time,” Mel Torme called him “the greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world” and legendary composers Sammy Cahn and Michel Legrand.

In 1971, Jones honored Michel Legrand by recording the first complete vocal album in English of the French composer’s songs. Released by RCA, Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand is an album which exquisitely showcases the vocalists art and a recording that Jones counts as one of his favorites. In 1997 he recorded New Jack Swing for Honest Entertainment, which introduced Jones to a new generation of fans with hip, swing renditions of “Every Breath You Take”, “Have You Ever Loved A Woman”, Keb Mo’s “Dangerous Mood”, “All Or Nothing At All” and the classic “Mack The Knife”.

With over 50 recorded albums (17 of them chanting Billboard’s Top 20) and consistently sold-out world tours, Jack Jones continues to charm audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. In addition to a successful recording career, Jones’ impressive credits include film and television roles; an internationally syndicated TV variety show; performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. He has also performed and later recorded popular theme songs for film and TV (“Love with a Proper Stranger”, “The Love Boat”).

On his second release for Honest Entertainment, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, Jones pays homage to a friend and an American icon. He counts Bennett among those vocalists who most influenced his style (a small but elite group that includes Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstien, and Frank Sinatra). Professional relationship aside, Jones and Bennett have been friends since their meeting at Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel in the late 60’s when Jones attended the last show of Bennett’s engagement at the Empire Room, before opening in the same room the following night.

Of his tribute album, which features some of Bennett’s signature songs, Jones says, “This album is my way of saying thanks to a dear friend.” In selecting songs for this album, he chose three of his personal Bennett favorites, “Skylark”, “Shadow Of Your Smile” and “You Must Believe In Spring”.

2008 marks his 50th anniversary in show business! In the early summer of 2008 the world’s most recognized hotel brand, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, launched their “M.B.A.” (Master in Business Accommodations) marketing campaign bringing the timeless voice of Jack Jones singing a new recording of “The Love Boat Theme”. Jones also recently shared his voice with a whole new generation when he sang “Boat of Romance” as part of an episode on the Emmy-nominated Disney Channel animated musical television series Phineas and Ferb.

Jack Jones released the next chapter in his long history of making hits, Love Makes the Changes: The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman. A tribute to the lives and shared love of Jack’s good friends and celebrated songwriters, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. During their distinguished career, their songs have been nominated for sixteen Academy Awards, for which they have won three: “The Windmills of Your Mind” in 1968, “The Way We Were”: in 1973, and the score for “Yentl” in 1984.

Jack explains the motivation behind the release, “After years of looking for material to record I have finally found it. My dear friends Alan and Marilyn Bergman have had the ideal loving and pure relationship, truly sharing almost every ounce of life. I call them: “THE MASTERS AND JOHNSON OF ROMANCE.” So I wondered, ‘How could they possibly perceive what it feels like when the music doesn’t keep playing?’ Well, on this CD we pay tribute to the most perceptive and creative couple I know. They have inspired me to put many of their wonderful creations into one of my story lines… Each of these song tells part of the story, most of which you and I have lived through. You write your own story as you follow the songs, and even if it doesn’t turn out to be much of a book, it will be one hell of a score.”

This CD is available in iTunes for digital downloads and jackjonesmusic.com for traditional CD media.

Today, Jack can be found performing concerts to sold-out audiences around the globe at performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls and even intimate cabarets. Jones’ musical perfection and vocal passion unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries.

Monday, October 23, 2017

10/23 JFK SECRET FILES, TROUBLE FOR BILL O’REILLY, ASTROS DEFEAT YANKEES, JASON ALDEAN RELEASES COVER TO BENEFIT VEGAS VICTIMS

ERIK & TOMAS FILL IN FOR MIKE HORN on the 
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
TALKING ABOUT ALL THE HOT TOPICS!


JFK SECRET FILES TO BE RELEASED 

MORE TROUBLE FOR BILL O’REILLY
ASTROS DEFEAT YANKEES, HEADING TO WORLD SERIES
JASON ALDEAN RELEASES 'I WON'T BACK DOWN' COVER TO BENEFIT VEGAS VICTIMS 

ALL THIS AND MORE!

Friday, October 20, 2017

10/20 STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY JOINS THE SHOW WITH A BOX OFFICE UPDATE!




STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY JOINS THE SHOW WITH A BOX OFFICE UPDATE!

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Monday, October 16, 2017

10/16 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

ERIK & TOMAS FILL IN FOR MIKE HORN on the 
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics!




Monday, October 9, 2017

10/09 DAWN WELLS JOINS THE SHOW!

SPECIAL GUEST HOST DAWN WELLS JOINS THE SHOW!


In connection with the 50th anniversary of the unexpected hit series "Gilligan's Island," Dawn (who portrayed the lovable farm girl next door, Mary Ann Sommers), has released "A Guide To Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?" through Taylor Trade Publishing and Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Dawn writes about the meaning of the Mary Ann character and observes the cultural shifts that have occurred since she was on the island.  From the get-go, the Mary Ann character was different. She wasn't a Hollywood creation. She was molded by Dawn, from Dawn.  The Character that was originally listed as "And the rest" on the credits became the fan favorite, garnering more fan mail that even the title character.  With over 150,000 fans on her FaceBook page and fan clubs across the U.S., her following has remained faithful.


Dawn says that Mary Ann fits today just as she fit two generations ago, because she is timeless. In a world where the industry and society has been celebrating their "Bad girls," Mary Ann continues to be, for many, the breathe of fresh air as the “Good Girl.” Pop culture is too powerful and too pervasive to be controlled by parents, siblings or colleagues. It can be confused with reality. This leaves young people in a vulnerable position - they have to make decisions that are normally beyond their maturity. Dawn discusses decisions we make in life and even goes straight to the BIG DECISION and delivers her concept of the meaning of sex.  In a world of participation trophies, easy praise, and entitlement attitudes, how do you define achievement? Dawn describes it as a journey of failure and learning and tenacity that requires a constant personal re-examination of what success really means.

Monday, September 25, 2017

09/25 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

ERIK & TOMAS FILL IN FOR MIKE HORN on the 
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, September 4, 2017

09/04 ED HENRY, 42 FAITH, THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, MELISSA FRANCIS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST, RISING CABLE STAR, AND AUTHOR OF LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE

ED HENRY - BROADCAST JOURNALIST & FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT - NEW BOOK: 42 FAITH THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement.  From his early years before baseball, to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized.

This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson’s already awe-inspiring legacy.
Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths.  Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too.

ABOUT ED HENRY:
Ed Henry serves as Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011.Throughout his tenure at FNC, Henry has covered all major news stories involving President Obama and his administration.

Henry has won numerous journalism honors, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline pressure in 2008.
Henry also served in the prestigious post of president of the White House Correspondents' Association from 2012-2013, after being elected in an unopposed election by his peers in the White House press corps. Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004-2011, where he served as the network's senior White House correspondent and a congressional correspondent.
Henry began his career working for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson and later joined the newspaper Roll Call as a reporter, where he rose to senior editor.
Henry graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in English.

WWW.42FAITHBOOK.COM

LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE BY MELISSA FRANCIS

For fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help book by Melissa Francis, bestselling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and child star of Little House, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set.

Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.

Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

ABOUT MELISSA:
Melissa Francis grew up as a child star on Little House on the Prairie. Since then, she has gone on to author the bestselling memoir Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and has anchored CNBC's Power Lunch, The Call, and On The Money. She currently hosts two daily business shows on the Fox Business Network. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.

MELISSAFRANCISOFFICIAL.COM

Friday, August 11, 2017

08/11 SAM SORBO, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS NEWS!

TYLER ROOPE joins MIKE HORN on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics in sports...



THEN...ACTRESS, AUTHOR, AND TALK RADIO HOST SAM SORBO JOINS THE CONVERSATION TO CHAT ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, TEACH FROM LOVE: SCHOOL YEAR DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES

Sam Sorbo is known for her quick wit, fun personality, voracious work ethic, and strong commitment to principle. She holds many titles including radio host, actress, international model, activist, author, wife, mother, and home schooling advocate. 

After high school in Pittsburg, PA, Sam studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered her the chance to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where dedication and perseverance gained her roles in several films (Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks) and TV shows, including Chicago Hope and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Hercules introduced her to Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married in 1998 and she moved to New Zealand. While living in Auckland, Sam created and published a humorous and educational photo-book, Gizmoe: The Legendary Journeys, Auckland. Sam’s most recent book, with co-author Marius Forté, is The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven.  She is radio host of nationally syndicated The Sam Sorbo Show, speaks publically around the country and recently appeared in the movies Hope Bridge, with Kevin Sorbo and Boo Boo Stewart, and Just Let Go with Ian Cusick, for which she won "Best Supporting Actress" at the Utah Film Festival. 

Sam's new book, They're YOUR Kids: An inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate, recently released to rave reviews. Of course, the Sorbos home school their three children.

Sam and Kevin have just completed filming a movie based on her story, written by Dan Gordon and Sam Sorbo, and Directed by Kevin Sorbo. The film, "Let There Be Light," stars Kevin and Sam with their two boys, Braeden and Shane, and features Dionne Warwick, Michale Franzese, Travis Tritt, Daniel Roebuck, Gary Grubbs, and Donielle Artese. Executive Producer Sean Hannity also plays himself in the movie, Due out for Christmas, 2017.

ABOUT THE BOOK
TEACH FROM LOVE: SCHOOL YEAR DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES

Learning and transformation happens when education goes beyond books into the heart.

Teach from Love is an inspirational and educational devotional for families to explore and embrace the godly qualities we want for our kids (and for ourselves). It contains thirty-six pairs of weekly character themes designed to be read five days a week for the thirty-six weeks of a school year. Each day includes a Scripture, a short reading, a prayer, and two questions for family discussion.

Your family will:
Explore Scripture and engage in meaningful discussion.
Grow in godly qualities, discovering how to implement them into their daily lives.
Understand how to deal with less-desired traits.
Learn how they can best imitate and follow Christ.

Teach from Love is an encouraging, valuable resource to draw families together and closer to God. Gather for as few as ten minutes or enjoy extended times of family discussion and learning. Pursue true Christian living together, and in the future your children will recall and appreciate this valuable time of connection.

Monday, August 7, 2017

07/31 THE AMAZING KRESKIN

THE AMAZING KRESKIN JOINS THE CONVERSATION!

ABOUT:
The Amazing Kreskin is the world renowned mentalist who has shown his showman’s flair, his comedic wit and his mind-reading skills. Over the past six decades, Kreskin has had twenty published books, a television series and  his own board game. The Amazing Kreskin has become a part of pop culture and has even inspired a major motion picture.
  
Recently, The Amazing Kreskin predicted the 2016 presidential election results. The Amazing Kreskin has shared his New Year’s insights before. Kreskin’s legendary predictions have included insights about Donald Trump’s Walls, wars, shootings in the United States and advice for millennials etc.

Last year Kreskin stated, “I think a very, very important change in government will take place in the next six or seven years that will involve two young men...I’m not saying that gals are not going to be involved as well.” Considering that Donald Trump recently won the presidential election instead of the woman candidate, Hillary Clinton...I think it’s safe to say Kreskin is on the right track.






Friday, July 28, 2017

07/28 MIKE AHMADI, SYNOPSYS CYBERSECURITY EXPERT

MIKE AHMADI - CYBERSECURITY EXPERT WITH SYNOPSYS - WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO DO TO STAY SAFE 

CYBERSECURITY: WHAT ARE THE CURRENT THREATS?

Cybersecurity Expert Provides Insights on What Businesses Need to Do to Stay Safe 
               
The world’s dependence on software and internet connectivity keeps growing. Virtually, everything – healthcare systems, online banking, critical parts of our infrastructure, and more rely on software to function. Securing the software that powers our connected world has become paramount, especially as cybercriminals and hackers are finding new ways to steal information and compromise their targets.

Recently, one attack that has gained popularity with cybercriminals is ransomware. In order to get up and running again, the victims of these attacks are being forced to pay a ransom to those who have hacked into their files.  In the first half of this year high profile cases of ransomware like the WannaCry and NotPetya have dominated the headlines. So far in 2017, 12.3 million records have been compromised, including almost 7.5 million within the business sector.  The average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million, representing a 10 percent decrease from 2016, but still astronomical to a thriving business.
 
Cybersecurity expert Mike Ahmadi will be available on Thursday July 27 to discuss the persistent and growing threat landscape, what’s wrong with the way software is being developed, and the most effective methods for organizations to mitigate risks and do better.

WWW.SYNOPSYS.COM

Friday, July 21, 2017

07/21 JIM ROOPE, OJ GRANTED PAROLE

JIM ROOPE JOINS MIKE HORN TO CHAT ABOUT OJ BEING GRANTED PAROLE

Jim is an accomplished award-winning broadcaster, voiceover artist, actor, host and emcee who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression. Currently he Los Angeles Radio Correspondent for Westwood One News, his award-winning radio career includes KRLA and KNX in Los Angeles and his work as the West Coast Radio News correspondent for CNN.Jim started his career as a disc jockey but natural curiosity directed him to news. Jim is also a performer. His acting roles are often noted for their unique blend of passion, grace, comedy and fire. Jim has created characters that are unforgettable.


Jim's voice and character voices have appeared in various commericals and animated features such as "Puss n' Boots Beyond the Fairytale" from Renegade Animation in Los Angeles and in stage productions such as "The Odd Couple" in which he played Felix Unger. He has won 10 Golden Mic Awards and two Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

07/14 GILLIAN MCCAIN, PLEASE KILL ME: THE UNCENSORED ORAL HISTORY OF PUNK

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of PLEASE KILL ME: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, with an updated edition complete with new photos and an afterword by the authors detailing the oral  history narrative genre.

Co-author Gillian McCain joins the show!

Monday, July 10, 2017

07/10 ROBERT S. GOODMAN, MD - AUTHOR, THE DISCOVERY

A MEDICAL DRAMA UNFOLDS IN THE LEGAL THRILLER THE DISCOVERY

In THE DISCOVERY by Robert S. Goodman and Louis Kraft, a young obstetrician/gynecologist delivers a premature baby after attending a dinner party. The child survives the delivery, but complications lead to a malpractice lawsuit two decades later.

In 1952, a pregnant seventeen-year-old gives birth in a Los Angeles hospital. Two nurses attend to the young woman while they wait for the doctor on call to arrive for the delivery. Dr. Harry Chapman arrives at the hospital clearheaded but with alcohol on his breath. The premature baby is born blue and placed in an incubator. The nurses turn the oxygen to the level recommended to pediatricians for preemies the year before to prevent blindness. When the baby’s color doesn’t change, Harry instructs the nurses to turn the oxygen up to maximum. They protest, but Harry insists that the nurses comply to save the baby from brain damage or death.

In 1972, Greg Weston, a twenty-year-old paralegal meets a young woman who works with a renowned pediatrician. When she questions the attractive young man about his blindness, Greg reveals that his adoptive parents told him he was born blind. After agreeing to see the doctor Gail works for, Greg becomes aware that his blindness may have occurred as a result of physician error. Greg requests his medical records from the hospital and the adoption agency, and he finds that the hospital records tell a different story about what took place after his birth. In both records, Dr. Harry Chapman is indicated as the doctor who delivered him. Greg shares his findings with a partner in his law firm, and they build a case against Dr. Chapman based on fraudulent changes in the hospital records, which allows the statute of limitations to be thrown out.

After Harry receives word that he is being sued, his attorney advises him that the malpractice insurance he carried in 1952 will not cover even a fraction of the multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The stress and uncertainty of the case, along with the accusation of fraud, breaks Harry, leading him down a road of depression and alcohol dependence. As Harry’s wife, Helen, watches her husband deteriorate, she makes an unthinkable choice to put an end to the plaintiff’s case.

In THE DISCOVERY, the authors connect the lives of two individuals across two decades, exposing vulnerabilities, bitterness, and frailties. As the case moves forward, a key witness’s testimony alters the lives of both men.

In writing THE DISCOVERY, Goodman and Kraft’s intentions were to offer readers multidimensional characters with real-world problems and to bring awareness to the severe affect malpractice lawsuits can have on physicians’ professional and personal lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Author/historian Louis Kraft has focused his energy on producing work that highlights racism and the human experience of people who have put their lives on the line to prevent war. He has written articles for magazines, including Research Review and Wild West, as well as fiction (The Final Showdown) and nonfiction (Gatewood & Geronimo) books. Kraft returned to fiction writing when he collaborated with Robert S. Goodman on The Discovery.

Robert S. Goodman, MD has been in private practice since 1966, specializing in internal medicine. During his fifty-plus-year career, Goodman has been involved in hospital politics and served as chief of staff at Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Goodman’s experience testifying as an expert witness in defense of hospitals and doctors contributed to his interest in writing The Discovery.

Friday, July 7, 2017

07/07 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

JIM & TYLER ROOPE join MIKE HORN on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, July 3, 2017

07/03 ED HENRY, 42 FAITH, THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, MELISSA FRANCIS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST, RISING CABLE STAR, AND AUTHOR OF LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE

ED HENRY - BROADCAST JOURNALIST & FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT - NEW BOOK: 42 FAITH THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement.  From his early years before baseball, to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized.

This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson’s already awe-inspiring legacy.
Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths.  Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too.

ABOUT ED HENRY:
Ed Henry serves as Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011.Throughout his tenure at FNC, Henry has covered all major news stories involving President Obama and his administration.

Henry has won numerous journalism honors, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline pressure in 2008.
Henry also served in the prestigious post of president of the White House Correspondents' Association from 2012-2013, after being elected in an unopposed election by his peers in the White House press corps. Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004-2011, where he served as the network's senior White House correspondent and a congressional correspondent.
Henry began his career working for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson and later joined the newspaper Roll Call as a reporter, where he rose to senior editor.
Henry graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in English.

WWW.42FAITHBOOK.COM LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE BY MELISSA FRANCIS

For fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help book by Melissa Francis, bestselling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and child star of Little House, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set.

Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.

Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

ABOUT MELISSA:
Melissa Francis grew up as a child star on Little House on the Prairie. Since then, she has gone on to author the bestselling memoir Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and has anchored CNBC's Power Lunch, The Call, and On The Money. She currently hosts two daily business shows on the Fox Business Network. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.

MELISSAFRANCISOFFICIAL.COM

Friday, June 30, 2017

06/30 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

JIM & TYLER ROOPE join MIKE HORN on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, June 26, 2017

06/26 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

Join ERIK HINES and TOMAS on the 
ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, June 19, 2017

06/19 MICHAEL PHELPS TO RACE GREAT WHITE SHARK, CARS 3, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, VINCE GILL JOINS THE EAGLES

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ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...



MICHAEL PHELPS TO RACE A GREAT WHITE DURING 'SHARK WEEK’  



CARS 3 1ST AT THE BOX OFFICE


'STAR TREK: DISCOVERY' TO LAUNCH ON CBS IN THE FALL






VINCE GILL JOINS THE EAGLES  




All this and MORE!

Friday, June 9, 2017

06/09 ED HENRY, 42 FAITH, THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

ED HENRY - BROADCAST JOURNALIST & FOX NEWS CHANNEL'S CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT - NEW BOOK: 42 FAITH THE REST OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see.

Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement.  From his early years before baseball, to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized.

This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson’s already awe-inspiring legacy.
Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths.  Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too.

ABOUT ED HENRY:
Ed Henry serves as Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011.Throughout his tenure at FNC, Henry has covered all major news stories involving President Obama and his administration.

Henry has won numerous journalism honors, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential coverage under deadline pressure in 2008.
Henry also served in the prestigious post of president of the White House Correspondents' Association from 2012-2013, after being elected in an unopposed election by his peers in the White House press corps. Prior to joining FNC, Henry was at CNN from 2004-2011, where he served as the network's senior White House correspondent and a congressional correspondent.
Henry began his career working for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson and later joined the newspaper Roll Call as a reporter, where he rose to senior editor.
Henry graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in English.

WWW.42FAITHBOOK.COM

Monday, June 5, 2017

06/05 MELISSA FRANCIS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST, RISING CABLE STAR, AND AUTHOR OF LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE

LESSONS FROM THE PRAIRIE BY MELISSA FRANCIS

For fans of the beloved TV show Little House on the Prairie, a self-help book by Melissa Francis, bestselling author of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and child star of Little House, revealing important life lessons inspired by a childhood on set.

Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.

Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.

ABOUT MELISSA:
Melissa Francis grew up as a child star on Little House on the Prairie. Since then, she has gone on to author the bestselling memoir Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter and has anchored CNBC's Power Lunch, The Call, and On The Money. She currently hosts two daily business shows on the Fox Business Network. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.

MELISSAFRANCISOFFICIAL.COM

Friday, June 2, 2017

06/02 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

JIM & TYLER ROOPE join MIKE HORN on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, May 29, 2017

5/29 COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR JEFF CROUERE, TIM ALLEN IS NO LONGER THE LAST MAN STANDING

COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR JEFF CROUERE  


Trump Analyst: Jeff Crouere (Crew-Air), Is A Columnist And Author Of The Timely New Book America's Last Chance. Jeff Is A Former Trump Delegate From Louisiana And The State Co-Chair For The La Trump Campaign. Jeff is the host and publisher of Ringside Politics live from The Big Easy on WGSO 990 in New Orleans LA. Crouere is also host of Ringside, a television version of the radio program, which airs on WLAE-TV, a PBS affiliate in New Orleans.

TIM ALLEN IS NO LONGER THE LAST MAN STANDING
Unfortunately, broadcast television networks today are not interested in appealing to the massive Trump electorate

Despite healthy ratings, ABC promptly cancelled Tim Allen’s popular sitcom, Last Man Standing this week. The show was a successful part of the ABC line-up for six years.  While some media reports claim that ABC cancelled the show due to poor ratings, the truth is that the program was the second highest rated comedy and the third highest rated “scripted” show on the network. In fact, during the final years of the show, Last Man Standing drew an impressive average of 8.1 million viewers each week.

Allen’s real crime was not poor ratings, but having the audacity to announce he was a conservative. He understood the challenge he faced in Hollywood. In an interview with ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, Allen lamented that "You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don't believe what everybody else believes. This is like '30s Germany." Allen is not the only actor to be ostracized due to his beliefs. Jim Caviezel faced a backlash for starring in the Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ.” Caviezel did a masterful job playing Jesus Christ, the role of his lifetime. Instead of his peers praising his work and showering him with job opportunities, Caviezel became an unwanted commodity in Hollywood. In an interview with Polish journalist and film critic Lukasz Adamski, Caviezel noted that after the movie, “All of the sudden I stopped being one of the five most popular actors in the studio and I hadn’t done anything wrong, I just played Jesus.” Unfortunately for the small band of conservatives in Hollywood, the industry treats them like they are infected with the Bubonic Plague. Caviezel and Allen are joined by a select group of courageous conservatives such as Jon Voight, Cheryl Ladd, Bo Derek, James Woods and a few others, but, overall, Hollywood is a monolithic community controlled by extreme liberals.

Most conservatives do not speak up for fear it may end their career. Woods knew he was endangering his job prospects in 2013 when he spoke out against President Obama’s liberal policies. After Woods stood on principle and expressed his political views, sadly, he has all but disappeared from the big screen. For decades, there has been a liberal groupthink in Hollywood; however, in recent years, it has become even more pronounced. This community strongly supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, holding glitzy fundraisers and raising massive contributions for the Democrat Party.

JEFFCROUERE.COM 

Friday, May 26, 2017

05/26 ELLEN DEGENERES NETFLIX SPECIAL, BILLY BUSH BREAKS SILENCE, TIM TEBOW BASEBALL CARD, MARK ZUCKERBERG GETS HARVARD DEGREE

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ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...



ELLEN DEGENERES TEAMS WITH NETFLIX FOR STAND-UP SPECIAL  



BILLY BUSH BREAKS SILENCE 


TIM TEBOW GETTING A BASEBALL CARD






MARK ZUCKERBERG GETS HARVARD DEGREE 




All this and MORE!

Monday, May 22, 2017

5/22 COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR JEFF CROUERE, TIM ALLEN IS NO LONGER THE LAST MAN STANDING

COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR JEFF CROUERE  


Trump Analyst: Jeff Crouere (Crew-Air), Is A Columnist And Author Of The Timely New Book America's Last Chance. Jeff Is A Former Trump Delegate From Louisiana And The State Co-Chair For The La Trump Campaign. Jeff is the host and publisher of Ringside Politics live from The Big Easy on WGSO 990 in New Orleans LA. Crouere is also host of Ringside, a television version of the radio program, which airs on WLAE-TV, a PBS affiliate in New Orleans.

TIM ALLEN IS NO LONGER THE LAST MAN STANDING
Unfortunately, broadcast television networks today are not interested in appealing to the massive Trump electorate

Despite healthy ratings, ABC promptly cancelled Tim Allen’s popular sitcom, Last Man Standing this week. The show was a successful part of the ABC line-up for six years.  While some media reports claim that ABC cancelled the show due to poor ratings, the truth is that the program was the second highest rated comedy and the third highest rated “scripted” show on the network. In fact, during the final years of the show, Last Man Standing drew an impressive average of 8.1 million viewers each week.

Allen’s real crime was not poor ratings, but having the audacity to announce he was a conservative. He understood the challenge he faced in Hollywood. In an interview with ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, Allen lamented that "You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don't believe what everybody else believes. This is like '30s Germany." Allen is not the only actor to be ostracized due to his beliefs. Jim Caviezel faced a backlash for starring in the Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ.” Caviezel did a masterful job playing Jesus Christ, the role of his lifetime. Instead of his peers praising his work and showering him with job opportunities, Caviezel became an unwanted commodity in Hollywood. In an interview with Polish journalist and film critic Lukasz Adamski, Caviezel noted that after the movie, “All of the sudden I stopped being one of the five most popular actors in the studio and I hadn’t done anything wrong, I just played Jesus.” Unfortunately for the small band of conservatives in Hollywood, the industry treats them like they are infected with the Bubonic Plague. Caviezel and Allen are joined by a select group of courageous conservatives such as Jon Voight, Cheryl Ladd, Bo Derek, James Woods and a few others, but, overall, Hollywood is a monolithic community controlled by extreme liberals.

Most conservatives do not speak up for fear it may end their career. Woods knew he was endangering his job prospects in 2013 when he spoke out against President Obama’s liberal policies. After Woods stood on principle and expressed his political views, sadly, he has all but disappeared from the big screen. For decades, there has been a liberal groupthink in Hollywood; however, in recent years, it has become even more pronounced. This community strongly supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, holding glitzy fundraisers and raising massive contributions for the Democrat Party.

JEFFCROUERE.COM 

Friday, May 19, 2017

05/19 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS!

Join MIKE HORN and ERIK HINES on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...




Monday, May 15, 2017

05/15 SNATCHED WINS AT THE BOX OFFICE, MISS USA 2017, KATY PERRY ON 'AMERICAN IDOL', HACKERS STEAL FROM DISNEY

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AMY SCHUMER'S SNATCHED WINS AT THE BOX OFFICE WHILE KING ARTHUR BOMBS 



MISS USA 2017 IS CROWNED 


KATY PERRY ON 'AMERICAN IDOL'?





HACKERS STEAL UNRELEASED DISNEY MOVIE



All this and MORE!

Friday, May 12, 2017

05/11 WHAT'S TRENDING, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, LT. COL. STEVEN ALEXANDER, 'SERGEANT RIPSTER'

Join MIKE AND MIKE on the 
WEEKEND EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...


...THEN LT. COL. STEVEN ALEXANDER AKA 'SERGEANT RIPSTER' JOINS THE FUN!
Author, Event Producer, & Veterans Writing Consultant
Steven Robert Alexander, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) U.S. Army has been writing stories and books all of his life. His creativity and imagination allow him to write on all subject matters from ghost stories, military adventure romances, children’s stories, high school sports, and romance stories. 
Steve served 28 years in the U.S. Army, partly active duty, Reserve and National Guard. He served two tours in the Middle East. In 2004 while serving as a Senior Advisor to an Iraqi Division Command he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in a vehicle borne improvised explosive device, VBIED, a suicide bomber in a water tanker filled with explosives, detonated himself in close proximity. Steve has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge. He served a follow on tour late in his career in Kuwait, serving as an Operations Officer. He also served tours in Panama, Japan and Slovenia, sites that will be included in future novels.

Steve is also an accomplished broadcaster, having hosted national radio shows on Cable Radio Network out of Los Angeles. He is an experienced talk show host and oldies music show host, most well known for the Major Ripster and the "B Team" Show that ran from 1999-2001. After 911, Steve volunteered for active duty and Iraq and spent the next ten years on active duty until his May 2011 retirement.

Steve is an American Civil War and Ancient Greece historian, an Eagle Scout and high school football coach. He lives in Colorado and has five Grandchildren. He enjoys throwing theme parties, songwriting, and acting.







All this and MORE!

Monday, May 8, 2017

05/08 GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL RECEIVE STARS ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, ABC GETS 'AMERICAN IDOL', GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

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ENTERTAINMENT EDITION of THE LOUNGE
talkin' about ALL the hot topics...



GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL RECEIVE STARS ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME



ABC GETS 'AMERICAN IDOL'


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 HITS THEATERS AT #1 








All this and MORE!