Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scott Porter from “Ghost Asylum”

Scott Porter is a paranormal investigator and is part of the crew featured on “Ghost Asylum,” which returns for season 3 Sunday night at 9c on Destination America.  Scott talked about what fans can expect for the third season, how their methodology and approaches have changed over the years, and why each encounter is unlike any other.

Daniel Passino from Team Christina on “The Voice”

Daniel Passino was a winner of the battle round, defeating his teammate Kristen on a duet of Adele’s “Turning Tables.”  We talked about Daniel’s musical background, his song choices, and what he hopes to accomplish through his time on “The Voice.”

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is one of our favorite guests on the show.  We usually wind up talking food (since she has kids with severe food allergies) or football (of course, her husband Rodney is a former NFL quarterback).  This time, Holly called in (from the relative peace of her son’s bunk bed!) to talk about her new reality series, “For Peete’s Sake,” airing Saturdays on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

 

The Movie Man on “Batman v. Superman” & “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2″

The Movie Man was a little upset when he called in, maybe because he was disappointed in this week’s new releases.   He shared his thoughts on “Batman v. Superman” (pronounce it as “vee” not “versus” or you’re in trouble) and who he feels the target audience was for “Greek Wedding 2.”

Bill McCormick reviews “Batman v. Superman”

After talking about this movie for more than a year, it’s finally in theaters, and Bill McCormick from the World News Center gives us his thoughts on the film, why the critics hate it and fans love it, and what to expect from the next installments in the series.

 

Jamie Kennedy on his new series “Heartbeat”

Actor and comedian Jamie Kennedy is featured in a new NBC medical series “Heartbeat,” which premieres tonight at 9/8c.   We discussed the role of his character, what makes this a quirky “dramedy,” and also reminisced about JKX (The Jamie Kennedy Experiment), especially the episode shot here in Chicago where Da Coach was kicked out of his own restaurant.

Lori Loughlin and Scott Harrison discuss World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, and we were joined by actress Lori Loughlin and founder and CEO of charity: water Scott Harrison, who shared information on how charity: water is bringing clean drinking water to Ethiopia and how we can get involved with the #40Pounds Challenge.  Just upload a picture of yourself holding anything that weighs about 40 pounds to represent the burden women and young girls without access to clean and safe water have to carry every day (and use the hashtag #40Pounds Challenge).  For every photo posted on Instagram, a $5 donation will go to charity: water and directly to fund water projects in Ethiopia.

Chef Seamus Mullen

Seamus Mullen is a chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and TV personality (you’ve seen him on “Next Iron Chef,” “Chopped,” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” among many others).  Seamus called in to talk about making smart choices with food, especially with using extra virgin olive oil.  I also pleaded for him to open a great new Spanish restaurant in Chicago and tried to sell him my old bike.  Our interview apparently covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

Ryan Quinn from Team Adam on “The Voice”

Ryan Quinn had all four judges turn around following his outstanding performance of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” during the blind auditions on “The Voice,” and continued to impress with a great version of “Maybe I’m Amazed” in the battle round.  Ryan called in to talk about his experience on the show so far, what was going through his mind when he had to choose which Grammy-award-winning, multi-platinum-selling artist to work with, and what he hopes to achieve in his music career.

Gary Cole

Gary Cole can currently be seen on HBO’s “Veep” (for which he has received an Emmy nomination), and is currently featured in a new movie “The Bronze,” which opens nationwide on Friday, March 18th.  In addition to discussing the film, Gary also talked about the (originally unforeseen) longevity of “Office Space” and how often people quote lines back to him (even those not spoken by his character).