How do you start 2017 right? Social Mayor of Miami, Real Housewives of Miami star, philanthropist, entrepreneur and author Lea Black tells us how you can make the most of the New Year. Opportunities pop up in our life every day. Consequently, Lea suggests we increase our self-awareness. She says those opportunities might not seem like much at first, but any of them could lead to something more substantial.
Last month, prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections, Mrs. Black had a conversation with us about the State of American politics [see here]. With Donald Trump heading to the U.S. presidency on January 20th 2017, Lea sounds off on Mr. Trump and why she believes he and his supporters are on the wrong side of where America should be today.
For many of us, the last few weeks have been a time of power eating. For some, this began with bingeing on Halloween candy. For others, Thanksgiving was the moment that the feeding frenzy kicked off in earnest. Oh, and watching football on the weekend while grazing on nachos, chips and pizza has probably not aided us in the battle of the bulge either.
With us on CYInterview, to share their perspectives on keeping our weight under control, are two extraordinary individuals. Thankfully, both of them have been with us on a variety of other occasions over the years. Individually, they have shared their insights and anecdotes from their respective areas of endeavor. Now, for the first time, we have paired them up – and what a dynamic duo they make!
Right after Christmas, 1970s star Mason Reese will begin releasing teaser clips of his pilot Life Interrupted. The first of seven YouTube episodes will be posted on Valentine’s Day 2017. It will provide the first new acting work people will have seen of Mason in over 30 years. Listen to our segment to hear what he wants fans to take away from his latest offering.
With the holiday season here, Mason tells us why his family celebrated both Christmas and Hanukah, reacts to being mentioned on NBC’s Today this morning, shares what he wants his fans to take away from his new acting work, in Life Interrupted and lets us in on his New Year’s Resolutions.
She considers herself to be a political junkie. So with only a few days until the 2016 Presidential Election, we welcome back the “Social Mayor of Miami,” Lea Black, to get her analysis on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the state of America.
Throughout her life Mrs. Black has been involved in philanthropic work, helping at risk youth, as well as being an entrepreneur and building her own brand. Last year, Lea wrote her first novel, Red Carpets and White Lies, set against the Miami high society scene. In the world of politics, she held an event for President Obama in her home in Coral Gables some years back, among other things.
As a veteran of the Real Housewives of Miami, Lea Black is in a particularly good position to assess a presidential election in which, seemingly, the ethos of the reality television genre has collided with the democratic process of choosing the next Commander in Chief.
Earlier this year we welcomed Grammy winner, singer/songwriter Toni Tennille for an in-depth CYInterview about her autobiography, Toni Tennille: A Memoir. Known for her Captain & Tennille hits like Love Will Keep Us Together and The Way I Want to Touch You, which she performed with “Captain” Darryl Dragon, our conversation with the vocalist is one to remember [see here].
With the audio version of her autobiography up for possible nomination in the Grammy category of Best Spoken Word, we welcome back Toni Tennille to talk about the latest news surrounding her book. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. As someone who grew up with Toni Tennille’s music, Jay gets in-depth with the singer about a variety of topics.
Some people face more challenges and setbacks than others. Professional wrestler Sam Houston’s story is full of setbacks. But through them all, Houston – real name Michael Smith – has found a way to keep going. Consequently, he still is in the wrestling ring today.
Sam Houston has worked in the biggest pro wrestling promotions from the WWE to WCW to Jim Crockett Promotions, among others. He has been in the ring with Ric Flair, the late Curt Henning, Arn Anderson, Bam-Bam Bigelow, Eddie Gilbert and countless others. In the WWE, one of his career highlights was being part of the first Royal Rumble. The Royal Rumble would go on to be one of the most popular annual events in pro wrestling.
From working in a movie theater to being on the big screen, the story of actor Jon Donahue is one of persistence and triumph. In a few weeks, more film enthusiasts will know his name as he stars alongside Tom Hanks, as Professor Robert Langdon, in Inferno. The film is the third one based off the popular Dan Brown books. The 2006 movie The Da Vinci Code and the 2009 film Angels & Demons, the two prior films, were blockbusters. Inferno is slated for release later this month.
In the film, Jon Donahue plays the role of Richard Savage, an employee of the World Health Organization. Throughout the movie, he is in pursuit of Professor Langdon. The filming of Inferno took him, Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard all over the world, including Budapest, Italy and Turkey.
Last week, the National Geographic Channel premiered the documentary Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frequent CYInterview guest, former Mr. Venice Beach, Golden Age bodybuilder and YouTube personality Ric Drasin is one of the people featured in it. He was, for a time, Arnold’s workout partner. In the documentary he shares stories about the action star and former Governor of California.
The charismatic Mr. Drasin joins us to tell us what he thought about the Nat Geo documentary that includes Hollywood action stars Lou Ferrigno and Carl Weathers, among others.
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.
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.