Brian Baumgartner from NBC’s The Office

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actor Brian Baumgartner

On today’s show, we welcome actor Brian Baumgartner, most affectionately known as Kevin Malone on the hit NBC show The Office live in the studio to talk about tomorrow’s big series finale! Joining as co-host is actor Rand Holdren. Click HERE to listen to the archive.

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co-host Rand Holdren

The Cast Of The Gallery

2449webI am excited to announce that the cast (Joseph Reitman, Najee De-Tiege,Jay Renshaw,
Elke The Stallion, Jodi Taffel) of the brand new web series, The Gallery will be stopping by our studio on May 3rd to discuss their upcoming season!

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About The Gallery:

Set in the powerful international world of the visual arts.  An ongoing drama about what happens when love becomes vendetta and desire is obsessive. Where there is murder there is love. Families collide and money corrupts. Downtown Los Angeles shines like a jewel in this ever-growing city. Those that shape this city are all hiding something and battling demons. With all their children and only one life that each has to live, there is nothing general about this tale.

Best Of The Week 7

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BestOfWeek 7We made it through another great week! On Monday, Sherry Layne and Eric Shane were in studio to co-host with me as we welcomed comedienne Deven Green. On Tuesday, Jeff Schroeder was back as we welcomed filmmaker Pat Solomon, who came in to discuss his documentary Finding Joe, about the philosophies and teachings of Joseph Campbell. On Wednesday, Cindy Hooker and I welcomed professional organizer and author Regina Lark, who’s new book: Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets, not only changed my perspective about my possessions, but has inspired me to clean out my garage! Later in the show we were joined by actress Courtney Merritt, who can be seen on ABC’s Suburgatory and who received a surprise phone call on the air from her former TV mom from CMT’s Working Class, Melissa Peterman. On Thursday, Jeff and Welcomed actress Shari Belafonte who called in to talk about her current photography exhibit and later in the show, we caught up with Dave Dini for some motivational wisdom to close out our week!

Our Playlist of the Week:

  • Better Life, Keith Urban
  • Ukulele Lady, Bette Midler
  • Look At My Face, Deven Green
  • Heavenly Days, Chely Wright (featuring Rodney Crowell)
  • Something You Can’t Live Without, Wynonna
  • What You Get Is What You See, Tina Turner
  • 3 Foot Tall, Classified
  • Mr. Jones, Counting Crows
  • Born This Way, Little Big Town
  • Ode To Billy Joe, Bobbie Gentry
  • Attitude, Wynonna
  • Grown Man, New Kids On The Block (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
  • Still The One, Orleans
  • Botch-A-Me, Still The One, Rosemary Clooney
  • Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy
  • Wings, Little Mix

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Week 5 Playlist and Recap

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Pictured from left to right : Top: Frances and Angela (Frangela), Ange Takats, Ronnie Kroell and Cindy Hooker; Middle: Frangela, Jordan Lloyd, me, Jennifer Elise Cox and Jeff Schroeder, Jennifer Elise Cox; Bottom: Ronnie Kroell, Frangela and Dennis Hensley

Pictured from left to right : Top: Frances and Angela (Frangela), Ange Takats, Ronnie Kroell and Cindy Hooker; Middle: Frangela, Jordan Lloyd, me, Jennifer Elise Cox and Jeff Schroeder, Jennifer Elise Cox; Bottom: Ronnie Kroell, Frangela and Dennis Hensley

We’ve breezed right past our first month! How did that happen? Our guests Angela Shelton and Frances Callier, affectionately known as Frangela, had my co-host Dennis Hensley and I laughing so hard we could barely breathe as they took us through the process of their hit podcast, Idiot of the Week. While the conversation is NSFW or appropriate around children, it was very educational about where NOT to try and poison your spouse!

On Tuesday’s show, we welcomed the lovely and funny Jennifer Elise Cox, most famously known as Jan Brady from the Brady Bunch movies and currently starring on Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow. Once again, the laughter was deafening as co-hosts Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd shared their favorite videos on YouTube, including Kanye West’s rants and Stone Cold E.T.’s drive-thru insanity! You also won’t want to miss our hilarious Top Ten Songs Of All Time lists, featuring vocals by Jordan Lloyd!

On Wednesday we welcomed the breakout star from Bravo’s Make Me A Supermodel and actor-turned-activist, Ronnie Kroell who was in discussing FriendMovement.com, a film and campaign he is producing with Elliott London that addresses the bullying epidemic that is taking place in our schools. With my co-host Cindy Hooker, we shared our own experiences with being bullied and reiterated to our young listeners, it does indeed, get better.

On Thursday, we debuted a brand new voice from Australia. Songbird Ange Takats called in from Down Under to discuss her new album Arva and her travel memoir The Buffalo Funeral – Soundbites from a Songbird in Siam, where she shares her adventures as a young white woman living alone in Asia – from being confronted with heroin addicts in Hanoi – to having her breasts massaged with Tiger Balm while filming a story about Thai boob jobs. I will wait while you run and purchase the album on iTunes! 

Also not to miss in this episode, was the following clip from Ash Beckham at Ignite Boulder. Not only is this an exceptional speech, it sparked a valuable conversation between co-host Jeff Schroeder and myself.

Our Playlist of the Week:

  • Stupid Girls – P!nk
  • My Stupid Mouth – John Mayer
  • I Like ‘Em Big and Stupid – Julie Brown
  • American Idiot – Green Day
  • You Sexy Thing – Deee-Lite
  • Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore
  • Best Days Of Our Life – Kellie Pickler
  • Come Along – Vicci Martinez & Cee-Lo Green
  • Time To Change – The Brady Bunch
  • Without You – Natalie Maines
  • Amazing – Josh Kelley
  • Home -Marc Broussard
  • Empty Words – Christina Aguilera
  • Infatuation – Ange Takats
  • Fine and Dandy – Ange Takats
  • Shut Up and Let Me Go – The Ting Tings

And that concludes another week! See you next week when we welcome Kourtney and Lianna from UBN’s Libations and Relations, Luciano Costa from SoCalSocialClub, author and bloggess extraordinaire Jenny Lawson, Dirty Pop with Lance Bass’s Drew Pokorny, advocate Ash Beckham and Hart of Dixie’s Carla Renata!

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Our 3rd Week!

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As I was writing the title of this blog post, I thought, “I wonder how many weeks I can write Our XX week before it gets too weird?” Like won’t it be weird years from now writing, “our 156th week”? Which then got me thinking about how funny it was when we were babies and we were 12 weeks then 16 weeks old and how if we kept that up, I would tell people I am 2,102 weeks old! It just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Suffice to say, I guess that won’t always be the title of these recaps, but it certainly works while my show is still a baby!

Cindy Hooker and Lizza Morales in the studio discussing Oscars.

Cindy Hooker and Lizza Morales in the studio discussing Oscars.

This week was so good that I honestly don’t know if I should keep going or just quit while I am ahead! (Don’t worry, nothing is going to stop this train right now). I still loved this week in spite of the fact that I started Monday’s show with the following sentence, “Well, my worst nightmare has come true!” It turns out the studio is TOO close to the Oscars and my co-host, Cindy Hooker, my guest Lizza Morales and myself were all incredibly late to the show. I managed to start the show on time, but it was a good 15 minutes until I had any company in the studio. It all worked out though and we had more fun recapping the Oscars than we had watching them!

Singer Graham Colton joining us in the studio.

Singer Graham Colton joining us in the studio.

On Tuesday, my co-host Jeff and I discussed part two about how to write out your goals and the importance of forgiving the year before to make room for the year ahead. We also welcomed singer/songrwriter Graham Colton to the studio who discussed the ever changing landscape of the music industry as well as making his new album with the help of fans and Kickstarter. We also discussed this fantastic article by Teresa Porter called So You’re Feeling Too Fat To Be Photographed. It hit a lot of nerves and I consider it a must read!

Geri Jewell and Drew Pokorny

Geri Jewell and Drew Pokorny

On Wednesday, my friend Drew Pokorny from Dirty Pop with Lance Bass, joined me in the studio as my co-host to help me welcome my guests, Tom Adler and Geri Jewell. Tom is an entrepreneur who has created the Gay Yellow Book, a phone directory and bible of sorts for the gay community. The guide is full of businesses that are gay friendly and supportive, but also includes travel destinations, articles and even recipes. Then we

With Tom Adler

With Tom Adler

were joined in the studio by, what I have now declared, my favorite interview I have ever done, with Geri Jewell. Geri is most affectionately remembered as Cousin Geri from The Facts of Life, but she was in to discuss her new audio book of her memoir, “I’m Walking As Straight As I Can“. For someone who has been met with severe challenges since the moment she was born, she radiates a light and beauty that reminds you that life really is all that you make of it.

Thursday we were joined in the studio by Tim Guinee, who can currently be seen in NBC’s  Revolution, but look up his film credits and you will realize that you have seen him in just about everything. He shared some great life practices with us, including the fact that he goes for a walk every morning and finds at least one new thing to appreciate and love. He’s walking the walk. Later in the show, the iconic Didi Conn, who is belovedly remembered as Frenchie from Grease, called in to discuss the play she is starring in Los Angeles called A Heap Of Livin’. Talking to her really was a pinch me moment!

Tim Guinee and Jeff Schroeder

Tim Guinee and Jeff Schroeder

And that was our week in a nutshell. You can listen to clips from all of these shows in our Best Of The Week or the full shows in their entirety by clicking on this link.

Our Playlist of the Week:

  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Sitting On Top Of The World – Delta Goodrem
  • Shark In The Water – VV Brown
  • When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
  • 1981 – Graham Colton
  • Dance My Pain Away – Wye Oak
  • Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez
  • White Nights – Oh Land
  • Facts – The Lampshades
  • Let It Go – Zac Brown Band
  • Big, Blonde and Beautiful – Queen Latifah
  • Revolution (LOVE Version) – The Beatles
  • Watching Him Watch You – Eric Hutchinson
  • Grease Megamix – John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Didi Conn

Such a great week! Thank you to all who tuned in, downloaded, chatted, subscribed, shared, rated and overall made me feel swell!

See you on Monday!
XO

Big, Blonde and Beautiful Bob

Our 2nd Week!

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Eric Shane, Mike Pingel, Alexander Rodriguez and Ben Viele

Happy 2nd week everyone!

Things were loud and gay on Monday when we welcomed author and the one of Charlie’s lost angels, Mike Pingel who was in the studio to talk about his new book, Betty White Rules The World. Also in the studio were hosts Alexander Rodriguez and Ben Viele who host a show on UBN Radio on Tuesday nights at 6pm called Happy Hour with Ben and Alexander. It was a happy two hours indeed as they brought mimosas for my co-host Eric Shane and myself! Continue reading