A frequent contributor on cable news, Ted Johnson is also the deputy editor of Variety, one of Hollywood’s leading, and iconic, industry magazines. He runs and operates their site Wilshire & Washington, which covers the intersection of politics and entertainment. Before joining Variety in 2003, he spent six years as a staff writer for TV Guide, where he covered the entertainment industry and other cultural issues. From 1995 to 1997 he was a staff writer at Variety, covering the studios, talent agencies and guilds. Johnson started his career at the Los Angeles Times, where he worked from 1989 to 1995 and covered an array of beats including law enforcement, courts, politics and business. He is also a past president of the Los Angeles Pre...Read More»
Full-time film freak Jack Morrissey runs the Team Jack Podcast on director Kevin Smith’s SModcast Network. With trenchant wit, Jack and his guests from around Hollywood discuss what is new and good, old but great and old but still really terrible. The partner of Oscar winning film maker Bill Condon, Jack, and his team of dedicated social media acolytes, became one of the most prominent voices organizing the fan explosion around the most recent TWILIGHT films, BREAKING DAWN Parts 1 and 2. Follow him on Twitter at @Jack_Morrissey and @Team_Jack. Past Episodes Ep. 108 The New Hollywood Classics with Jack Morrissey Ep. 37 FULL SHOW – Jack Morrissey Ep. 9 (The Soup) Jack Morrissey
Marc Andreyko has been living in Los Angeles for nine years and believes that he is now officially a Californian. In addition to enjoying the snow-free environs of the City of Angels, Marc writes all sorts of stuff. Here are some highlights. The Lost, a Harvey-nominated and legendarily unfinished revisionist sequel to Peter Pan w/ co-creators Jay Geldhof and Galen Showman An Eisner and Harvey award winning Dr. Strange one-shot with pal P. Craig Russell. Translating the opera Pagliacci (also with PCR) for Pagliacci: The Clowns from Dark Horse. Various issues of Wolverine, Blade, Shadows and Light and the Supernaturals (with Ivan Reis) for Marvel Comics. Masks w/ Richard Corben, Black Sun for Wildstorm and a sadly unpublished revamp of THUNDER Age...Read More»
Ted Casablanca (aka Bruce Bibby) created and wrote the “The Awful Truth” gossip column for two decades. He launched it at Premiere magazine in 1992 and retired it at E!Online in July, 2012. Casablanca has over 43,000 Twitter followers, has appeared on every major (and minor) entertainment show on network and on cable, hosted his own web show for five years and he rescues dogs, too. Casablanca, who’s currently writing a book about Hollywood and his big-haired birthplace, Texas, can also weld steel, drive a stick and cook. Past Episodes Episode 6, Part 1: Ted Casablanca & Marc Andreyko Episode 6, Part 2: Ted Casablanca & Marc Andreyko
Marcia Clark began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. She became a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney’s Office in 1981, and spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit where she handled a number of high profile cases prior to the O.J. Simpson case, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo, whose conviction for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer resulted in legislation that offered victims better protection from stalkers as well as increased punishment for the offenders. Since the Simpson trial, Ms. Clark has toured the U.S. and Canada giving lectures on a variety of women’s issues including domestic violence and inspirational/motivational speeches, as well as lectures on the latest high profile...Read More»
Jan Burke is a critically acclaimed and national bestselling author of fourteen books—twelve of crime fiction, a supernatural thriller, and a collection of short stories. She won one of crime fiction's top honors, the Edgar® Award for Best Novel, for Bones.
After being selected as a contestant for a national singing competition on The Gospel Music Channel, Tony Sweet, a former model and competitive athlete, was featured on the cover of The Advocate. Letters of support from around the country encouraged Tony to launch his fist internet radio show, ON AIR WITH TONY SWEET, which debuted in November of 2004. Since then, the show has gone on to acquire a devoted world-wide following of 500,000 listeners, and Tony has launched his own media company, expanding his presence in the world of on-line radio and beyond. A shy boy from Kansas who dreamed of being a vocal performer, Tony started modeling in his early 20’s in order to overcome his stage fright. The result was a national ad campaign in a fitn...Read More»
Alec Mapa is an actor/comedian who has entertained people in every possible medium all over the globe. As the co-host of Showville on AMC, Alec visited small towns throughout America and taught locals how to express their unique talents for their friends and neighbors. Alec is best known for his television roles on hits like Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, and “Half and Half”. Alec spent four seasons portraying Suzuki St. Pierre “Fashion Reporter Extraordinaire” on ABC’s Ugly Betty. Currently in reruns Alec can also be seen as Eva Longoria’s personal shopper Vern on Desperate Housewives or as the wise cracking receptionist Adam on the long running comedy “Half and Half”. TV audiences have also se...Read More»
Pink Is The New Blog has long kept Hollywood in check with a colorful selection of news and gossip procured by founder Trent Vanegas, who says "everybody's business is my business."
Gregg Hurwitz is our featured guest for the 11/18/12 airing of The Dinner Party Show.