Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thu May 28, 2009

On Today's Show:

Merlin Guilbeau, Director of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association & Kathleen Baty “The Safety Chick” Author & Former Home Invasion VictimOffer Smartest Ways to Protect Your Home and Your Family According to the FBI, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds. And as the economy has worsened, law enforcement is reporting a spike in the home burglary rate nationwide. To create the perfect storm for this kind of unlawful activity, we are approaching the summer season, when more break-ins occur as people spend time away from their homes. Kathleen Baty, “The Safety Chick” is a mother and a former victim of stalking and home invasion. She authored a book called A Girl’s Gotta Do What a Girl’s Gotta Do: The Ultimate Survival Guide to Living Smart and Safe about taking a proactive approach to personal safety. In interviews on May 28th, Baty will be joined by Merlin Guilbeau, director of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association to talk about keeping your homes and families safe in an environment that seems to increasingly threaten our security.

Actress Sarah Chalke, who stars as Dr. Elliott Reid on the hit television series “Scrubs” and recently guest-starred as Stella Zinman on another hit television series “How I Met Your Mother,” will discuss with your listeners her newest role as the beautiful, fashionable, fun, but shallow socialite Clarissa Alpert whose speed dial is a veritable Rolodex of Hollywood power players on the highly-anticipated upcoming miniseries “Maneater” scheduled to air on “Lifetime” on Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st.

TORRIE WILSON -Contestant, “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” Premieres Mondays, June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC;Airs Tuesday-Thursday, June 2-4 (8-9 p.m. ET);Airs Mondays-Thursdays, June 8-18 (8-9 p.m. ET); Airs Monday-Wednesday (season finale) June 22-24 (8-9 p.m. ET) Born in Boise, Idaho, Torrie Wilson started her career as a fitness competitor, model and actress before she was scouted and hired by World Championship Wrestling (WWE). Wilson made her WWE debut in June 2001 and over the years, became one of the most popular Divas-- competing in countless WWE Raw and SmackDown matches. Wilson has graced the cover of Playboy twice and has been featured on the front of FHM as well. In 2007, Wilson was included in the latter’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list. During her tenure with the WWE, Wilson made appearances in Timbaland’s music video “Throw It on Me,” at the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai and in numerous commercials. In February 2008, Wilson appeared on Bravo’s “Project Runway” in a challenge where the contestants designed wrestling attire for several WWE Divas. After nine years in the pro-wrestling industry, Wilson retired in May 2008. Wilson has branched outside the ring with her official clothing line “Officially Jaded” and retail store “Jaded,” which she started along with former WWE wrestler Nick Mitchell. Wilson currently resides in Houston. I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE!Premieres Mondays, June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBCAirs Tuesday-Thursday, June 2-4 (8-9 p.m. ET)Airs Mondays-Thursdays, June 8-18 (8-9 p.m. ET) Airs Monday-Wednesday (finale episode) June 22-24 (8-9 p.m. ET) A groundbreaking, live event airing throughout the month of June – it's the ultimate Swiss Family Robinson as ten celebrities are dropped into the heart of the jungle to face fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills. America is the puppetmaster, controlling their favorites by putting them into challenges and tasks to win food, supplies and luxury items. In each episode, friendships will be tested, hilarity will ensue and viewers will decide which celebrities stay or leave. While all participants will be playing for their favorite charities, the last remaining star will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle, winning the largest share of the prize for donation. Cast members will include: actor Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects”), Patti Blagojevich (former First Lady of Illinois), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (“La Bamba,” “Stand and Deliver”), supermodel and TV star Janice Dickinson ("America's Next Top Model"), 2007 "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (stars of MTV's "The Hills"), NBA great and TV personality John Salley ("Best Damned Sports Show Period") and professional wrestler and beauty queen Torrie Wilson. Additional celebrity contestants will be named soon along with the hosts of the show.

AMVETS, one of the nation's leading veterans' organizations, offers a variety of essential services to all veterans, past and present, including members of the National Guard and Reserve. In addition to teaming up with DeVry University and the University of Phoenix to offer> unique, flexible scholarship opportunities to veterans and their families, AMVETS continues to offer advocacy and transitional assistance to veterans through the tireless work of its advocates on Capitol Hill and a robust network of service officers from coast to coast. AMVETS national service officers are located at VA facilities across the country, offering free assistance to veterans in receiving the timely care and benefits they have earned. In 2008, AMVETS helped to process more than 65,000 VA claims and> appeals resulting in more than $400 million in recovered benefits. Since playing an integral role in passing last summer's Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, AMVETS continues to muster support in Congress to financ student-veterans' centers of excellence on college campuses nationwide. These centers will ensure that veterans have all the tools they need to succeed once their new G.I. Bill benefits take effect in August. AMVETS National Commander John Hapner is available to discuss the breadth of AMVETS' work and ways that veterans and families can take advantage of these programs. North American Network is scheduling 5 to 8 minute telephone interviews with AMVETS National Commander John C. Hapner

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