Friday, May 7, 2010

5/7 - Wendy Williams, Steve Evans, Taye Diggs, Larry Van Aaalst,

Taye Diggs  - “Dr. Sam Bennett” ABC's  "Private Practice" 
An established star of film, television and theater, Taye Diggs made his feature film debut in the box office hit How Stella Got Her Groove Back and is also well-known for his role in the hit Broadway musical Rent.  Award winning actor Taye Diggs will join Amtrak in celebrating America’s love for rail travel. Diggs will kick off the third annual National Train Day celebration in New York City. Marking 141 years of connecting travelers from coast to coast, National Train Day celebrates the importance of train travel throughout the country with large-scale, family-friendly events being hosted in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles. In addition to the large-scale events, Amtrak expects more than 100 local celebrations to take place this year in communities nationwide.

Wendy Williams - "The Wendy Williams Show"
Wendy Williams, one of radio’s most popular personalities, is expanding her already impressive empire to the world of television, with the launch of The Wendy Williams Show in national syndication on July 13, 2009, after a successful six-week preview in the summer of 2008. A mother and wife with a tremendously successful career as an author and radio host, Williams first made a name for herself by using her “big mouth” on the radio where she spent more than 20 years, 16 of them spent on the air in New York City, winning over legions of fans.  Williams, who will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame this November, parted ways with her top rated radio show The Wendy Williams Experience at the end of July. The program, which aired on WBLS in New York, was home to over 12 million listeners nationwide. She is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Wendy’s Got The Heat by Simon & Schuster and The Wendy Williams Experience by Dutton Books, as well as several novels. Her latest book, Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood (Karen Hunter Publishing / Pocket Books; $15.00), the third installment in her series of Ritz Harper novels, hit shelves in May.  Her previous television work included a VH1 series entitled Wendy Williams is on Fire. In addition to many industry honors, Williams received the Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award in 2008. The accolade honors individuals who embody the leadership, commitment and legacy for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. Williams grew up in Ocean Township, New Jersey and currently lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband Kevin Hunter and their 9-year-old son, Kevin, Jr. Williams attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in communications with a minor in journalism.

Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier Equus Restaurant
Located at the beautiful Fountaingrove Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Stylish, classic and modern, the Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar.make it your next stop.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".