We always have a good time when Sandra Lee calls in. Today she had a nice candy corn buzz on as she shared tips on Halloween costumes, decor, and adult beverages. At the end, she called me “honey.” Either she forgot who she was talking to, or we’ve really bonded over the years in the 6-to-8 minutes we have together every 6 months or so.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Harry Lennix is very excited to play his character, FBI head Harry Cooper, and to be on a critically-acclaimed and successful show. He’s also still a huge Chicago Bears fan and was kind enough to give us a tiny information nugget on the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, where he will reprise his role as General Swanwick.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Adam Ferrara called in to talk about the new season of Top Gear (Thursdays at 8:00 CT on the History Channel). He also shared stories about his stand-up days and driving 182 miles an hour on the way to the interview.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bob Harper has been with The Biggest Loser since day one, and he called in to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the series, including the biggest changes he’s seen over 16 seasons, things he was surprised made it to air, and how he’s modified his training style over the past decade.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Henry Zebrowski was so happy to be calling a station in Chicago, fatherland of “his people.” It was a very funny chat about getting the part of the best friend/wacky neighbor, comedic timing, the pitfalls of producing a pilot, and alliteration.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dave Annable called in for a lively discussion about his new Fox series Red Band Society. We chatted about method acting, the potential pitfalls of a publicity push, alliteration, and why he’s hesitant to take his shirt off on the series despite public outcry.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Mike Holmes called in to promote one or more of his 21 shows on HGTV and also shared some advice on getting your home ready for winter along with some general safety tips. He’s a stickler for safety glasses, so don’t even try that around him. DON’T. EVEN. TRY. IT.