Tag: Celebrity Interviews 2016

  • The Marvelous One, Marc Mero Talks: Amateur Boxing Career, Professional Wrestling, Motivational Speaking, Heart Surgery and Staying on the Right Path

    Though he made a name for himself in boxing and professional wrestling, Marc Mero found his life purpose as a motivational speaker. For almost 10 years, the former WWE Intercontinetal Champion has been in front of crowds in America, Canada and even Russia sharing his message. Speaking at schools, churches and corporate events, Mr. Mero shares his life story, in hopes of inspiring everyone from children to adults. Early on in his life, Marc was a successful amateur boxer. Professional boxing beckoned. Unfortunately, 10 days before his first professional fight, an injury derailed him and the fight never took place. Instead, it put him on a negative path that included drugs and alcohol. Some years later, Mero found his way into professional wrestling and rose to fame in both the WWE and WCW.

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    UFC Co-Founder Art Davie Talks: Documentary, 12 November; Progress on His Feature Film, UFC Heading to New York, More

    Earlier this month, the author of Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC From The Man Who Created It, Art Davie, went back to Torrance, California with a documentary film crew. Torrance could well be considered the birthplace of the UFC. The documentary being filmed, 12 November, is slated to air in Brazil first, with future distribution in America. It will focus on the UFC’s first promotion, which took place on November 12, 1993. Understandably, returning to his old stomping grounds brought back memories for Art. We welcome back Art Davie for a chat about the 12 November documentary.

  • Up and Coming Actor Mario Temes a Man to Watch: From His Recurring Role on NBC’s Game of Silence to a Role in Cinemax series Outcast, Airing in 2017, This Actor’s Star is Rising

    He may only be 20 years old, but Mario Temes has already gotten to experience some of the heady heights of the acting world. Early this year, the American actor, of Cuban descent, had a recurring role on the NBC primetime TV show Game of Silence. He also just wrapped up a role in the Cinemax series Outcast, airing in 2017. With his father being a performer as well, it was Mario’s desire to be in the entertainment business. A few months back, Mario reached out to us here, at CYInterview, telling us he wanted to inform our audience about who he is and what he hopes to accomplish as an actor. We decided to take him up on his offer.

  • Fashion Maven Angelique Michelle: Shades of Gray’s the New Black for Fall, More

    Autumn is upon us and New York Fashion week has just wrapped up. So what is in for the fall season, fashion wise? Wardrobe/lifestyle expert, entrepreneur and personal shopper Angelique Michelle joins us to clue us in. A resident of Washington D.C., who frequently travels, Angelique has spent many years in the fashion industry providing guidance to a variety of celebrities, which her bio tells us includes Gloria Estefan [see here] and retired NFL star Clinton Portis [see here], both of whom have been CYInterview guests. Ms. Michelle is the President and CEO of Iconiq. Her company does image consulting and virtual styling. Her business just launched a mobile phone app that you can download in the Google Plus Store and Apple Store, called the Iconiq Style App.

  • Documentary Filmmaker/Author Angelo Guglielmo Offers Perspective and Insight on the 15th Anniversary of September 11

    Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. What has come to be known as 9/11 is a day Americans remember and pay their respects to those most directly impacted by one of the darkest days in the nation’s history. Native New Yorker Angelo Guglielmo is a documentary filmmaker and author. His Emmy nominated documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There, featured some of the survivors who were in the Twin Towers that day. In 2013, we had the pleasure of speaking with him, at his New York apartment, about that project and more [see here].

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    Sharp and Centered, Actor/Producer/Talent Manager Mason Reese Catches Us Up on His Life and Projects

    Last year we brought you the story of child acting star Mason Reese [see here]. He is best known for his 1970s commercials, being the first celebrity from commercials to be on the cover of TV Guide and his numerous appearances on the Mike Douglas Show. Today, his life focuses on a variety of projects in the music industry and his enduring passion to get a TV pilot he shot picked up. The TV pilot Mason is working on called Life Interrupted has many prominent TV stars attached to it, including Dawn Wells from Gilligan’s Island, Erin Murphy from Bewitched and Alison Arngrim from Little House on the Praire, among others. Mason says there will be new developments on the project in early 2017.

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    Superstar Attorney Gloria Allred Returns to CYInterview to Discuss Presidential Election 2016: The Tightening Polls, Hillary Clinton’s Health, Gary Johnson and The Coming Debates

    A week after the events of the Democratic National Convention, elected California Delegate, powerhouse attorney and CYInterview regular Gloria Allred came by to speak about her thoughts on Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee for President of the United States [see here]. With polls tightening between candidate Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump and many media outlets questioning the health status of the former Secretary of State, we welcome back Attorney Allred to give her thoughts. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this CYInterview.

  • Wrestling Legend Lanny Poffo: The Genius, Poet Laurette of Wrestling, Leaping Lanny Talks His Career, His Late Brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the Recently Deceased Mr. Fuji, More

    Known as The Genius, the Poet Laureate of Professional Wrestling and “Leaping” Lanny, Lanny Poffo is one of the greatest professional wrestling personalities of the last 50 years. His ability to recite different poems during wrestling promos proved him an original talent. Lanny hails from one of the greatest families in pro wrestling history. His brother is the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage [see segment with him from 2003 here] and his late father Angelo Poffo was a territorial wrestling legend and promoter. Today, Lanny is taking care of his mother, while continuing to give motivational speeches. He also appears on the pro wrestling independent circuit. Through tragedy, Lanny has found himself as the person in his family who now has to make what he calls unpopular decisions. With the passing of his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage in 2011, Lanny decided that he should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by himself. This was against his brother’s wishes, who wanted the entire family to be inducted together. In 2015, Lanny appeared before a crowd of WWE fans, wrestlers and others to induct his brother into that year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.

  • Golden Age Bodybuilder Ric Drasin of Popular YouTube Chanel Ric’s Corner Joins Us: Talks NatGeo Documentary, Facing Arnold Schwarnegger, and His Role in It, More

    Recently, we welcomed back bodybuilding legend, actor, professional wrestler and all around entertainer Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner gave us an update on his recent health challenge and told us former WWE Champion and actor Steve Austin visited him in the hospital [see here]. Known as a man from the golden age of bodybuilding, Ric trained at legendary iron pumping establishment Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California, with bodybuilder supreme, Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a few weeks, the National Geographic Channel will be showing a documentary titled Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. It airs on September 27th at 9:00 PM.

  • The Body from Bakersfield, Former Pro Wrestler/Mr. Venice Beach, Ric Drasin Talks Recent Health Challenge and Hospital Visit from Former WWE World Champion Steve Austin, More

    He was part of the golden age of bodybuilding. He was one Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training partners during that era. He’s been an actor, a pro wrestler and a pro wrestling teacher. He shares much of his knowledge on his popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner. Additionally, he is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post. Of course, we are talking about none other than past CYInterview guest Ric Drasin. Recently, the former Mr. Venice Beach was in and out of the hospital. Ric Drasin tells us what happened and gives an in-depth recounting of his recent health challenge, from beginning to end. While in the hospital, the host of Ric’s Corner was reached out to by some well-known individuals, including former WWE World Champion and movie star Steve Austin, who checked in on him. See a picture of the two of them above.