Brett Tutor is the newest member of the crew on “Trading Spaces,” which has returned to TLC with new episodes Saturday nights at 8/7c. Brett talked about hazing the newcomer, how his career as a singer, stuntman, survival specialist, and Air Force veteran led him to the show, and handling surprise requests from Ty Pennington.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Donnell Rawlings called us up to talk about his new TV series “Project Dad,” which airs Thursdays at 5/4c on TLC. We also discussed how often he’s asked to shout catchphrases from “Chappelle’s Show,” his many appearances on “Law and Order” (in which he was always arrested), and his son becoming the African-American version of “Caillou.”
It’s always fun to chat with Clinton Kelly! Clinton called in to talk about his new book “I Hate Everyone, Except You,” which is a fun collection of essays, short stories and even a sitcom script. We discussed if I was indeed the “Except You,” how he finds time to write when he’s a busy TV host, and what we can expect when he comes to a bookstore near you. Plus: I suggest a puppet show and dare to ask if I’m the “Except You” mentioned in the title.
Lauren Makk was featured on TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and was a panelist on “Fab Life.” She joined us with some “holiday hacks” featuring her special brand of “Affordable Luxury” as she helped me avoid a panic attack over holiday preparation.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Pnina Tornai is a world-renowned couture designer, a lifestyle & fashion expert, and one of the hosts of the popular TLC series “Say Yes to the Dress.” Pnina joined us to share advice on selecting a dress for the fall (or upcoming spring) wedding season, maintaining a healthy eating plan while getting ready for your wedding, and why God made bridesmaids.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Chef George Duran called in with some hints ‘n’ tips on making our holiday gatherings a success, talking about gadgets, gear and of course good food.
Clinton Kelly returns to TLC with an all-new makeover show, “Love At First Swipe,” where he helps single women look and feel their best when it comes to their online dating profile.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Country superstar Big Kenny and his wife Christiev called in to promote their TLC special “Big Kenny and Family,” which premieres tomorrow night at 9 Central. We discussed how the show came about, why their Nashville home has always had a “reality show”-type atmosphere, and what they’d like their fans to learn about them. We also discussed a very natural crossover promotion between Big Kenny and The Big Wakeup Call. Why didn’t we think of this sooner?Follow @bigwakeupcall