Thursday, June 17, 2010

6/17 - Greg Grunberg, Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, Michelle Tan, Larry Manetti,

Greg Grunberg - "Matt Parkman"  -  "Heroes"
POPULAR ACTOR GREG GRUNBERG IS GETTING A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS CELEBRITY FRIENDS ----TO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EPILEPSY. IT’S A CAUSE CLOSE TO GREG’S HEART. HIS OLDEST SON JAKE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY WHEN HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD.  GREG JOINS US NOW TO EXPLAIN HOW HIS FRIENDS ARE HELPING IN THE EFFORT TO PROVIDE MORE EDUCATION ABOUT THE DISEASE.  Greg Grunberg, known for his lead role in the award-winning ensemble drama series "Heroes" in which he played Matt Parkman, a police detective with the ability to read minds, will be starring in NBC's new one-hour love anthology series, “Love Bites.” The series follows several different stories of love and romance and will air Thursday nights at 10PM, beginning this fall.  In addition to his small-screen success, Grunberg has emerged as a Hollywood hyphenate. He and his partner – acclaimed writer/director Lawrence Trilling – just completed principal photography of the feature film "Group Sex." He serves as writer/producer/actor on this project.  Grunberg is also known as the lovable Eric Weiss on "Alias," where he spent four seasons thwarting the menacing plans of the world's most dubious villains. Audiences first fell in love with Grunberg when he starred as Sean in four seasons of "Felicity." He has appeared in multiple episode arcs on "NYPD Blue" and has guest-starred on shows such as "House" and "Monk."   A  philanthropist by nature, Grunberg started the infamous celebrity rock band for charity "Band From TV" ( with fellow actors Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Adrian Pasdar, and Scott Grimes. Band From TV has performed on "American Idol Gives Back" and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Some noteworthy stars who have jammed with the band are John Mayer, Hayden Panettiere, Teri Hatcher, and many others. Greg's portion of the band's charity take benefits the website he started to raise awareness and funds for people with epilepsy, "", since his eldest son suffers from epilepsy. Greg is also the official spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation and .  Grunberg lives outside Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three young sons.

Michelle Tan    Staff Editor  "PEOPLE Magazine"
For the first time, PEOPLE Magazine will reveal Hollywood’s hottest bodies. The sizzling summertime issue has it all covered (and uncovered) with celebrities in bikinis at every age and in bikinis after one, two and three babies! Find out how they got in sensational shape – plus hunks in trunks, hot summer action guys and family day at the beach.  Staff Editor, Michelle Tan, can tell you which stars made the “best list” and which model masters the bikini pose. This star also shows us how to look good – at the right angles – in a bathing suit

Dr. Brenda Shoshanna   "The Fear-Factor: Rational To Insane: Conquering The Monster Under Your Bed" -  Snakes. Planes. Heights. The dark. We all have things we are afraid of to a certain extent, but what happens when something causes us to become completely paralyzed with fear? From rational fears such as public speaking to some ridiculously irrational fears (such as having some creature crawl up from inside your toilet), sometimes these fears can make us completely powerless, even if we’re aware that our feelings are totally unreasonable.  Dr. Brenda Shoshanna is a psychologist and fear-expert who has discovered ways that anyone can face their own monsters head on. In her book Fearless, Dr. Shoshanna describes the 7 principles of peace of mind that can dissolve any fear and transform it into strength. She provides the ways to weaken any fear, until it is eventually eliminated and replaced with a sense of safety and well-being. She can share with the audience the best way they can become fearless.

Larry Manetti - "Aloha Magnum" 
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective.  After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years.  Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to.  Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows.  Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum.

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