Friday, December 17, 2010

12/17 - Alan Thicke, Gloria Alled, Steve Evans, James Silver,

Actor, Author, Producer, Composer, Television, Film, Theatre, Concerts Alan has earned a Golden Globe “Best Actor” nomination and seven Emmy Award nominations (five for writing, two for acting.)  He starred as the dim-witted diva ‘Dennis Dupree’ on the NBC series HOPE & GLORIA, and has guested on countless episodics ranging from Just Shoot Me, Arliss, Son of the Beach, and Married with Children to Seventh Heaven and Outer Limits. Television audiences know Thicke best as psychiatrist and father Jason Seaver from ABC’s Growing Pains, now syndicated in over 65 countries. Last year’s Growing Pains: The Reunion was one of Disney’s highest-rated TV Movies.  Other TV Movies and Feature Films include Disney’s Not Quite Human trilogy; The Calendar Girl Murders; Windsor Protocol; Rubdown; Any Place But Home; Obsessed; Betrayal Of The Dove; Ice Angel; Crossroads; and Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  In theatre, Alan received rave reviews opposite Jason Alexander in the Neil Simon/Burt Bacharach musical Promises, Promises and for his Broadway debut as ‘Billy Flynn’ in CHICAGO-The Musical.  One of America’s most sought-after emcees, Alan has hosted event specials including THE EMMY AWARDS; ABC’s OLYMPIC KICK-OFF GALA; CBC’s NHL AWARDS; ABC’s DISNEY CHRISTMAS and EASTER PARADES; ABC’s and NBC’s FALL PREVIEW SPECIALS; the MISS UNIVERSE, MISS WORLD USA, and MISS USA Pageants; SHOWTIME’S COMEDY ALL-STARS; TV’s FUNNIEST FAMILIES and NBC’s WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC. His series hosting includes ABC’s ANIMAL CRACK-UPS; the EMMY-nominated PICTIONARY; A&E’s TRAVELQUEST; Game Show Network’s ALL NEW 3’S A CROWD; and the current MIRACLE PETS for PAX-TV, and TODAY’S MAN airing on CNBC.  From 1980 to 1983, THE ALAN THICKE SHOW became (and remains) the biggest hit in the history of Canadian daytime television. The American late-night entry THICKE OF THE NIGHT followed... (with less success!)  As a headliner and speaker, Alan’s distinctive charm and humor have established him as one of America’s all-purpose entertainers.  As a headliner, Alan has played the main Vegas showrooms of the Hilton, Desert Inn and Sands, as well as Atlantic City’s Resorts International, numerous cruise ships, and corporate events for Borden, Nestle, Mattel, Baskin-Robbins, Brite-Smile, and the Tournament Golf Association.  As an author, Alan has recently come full circle, realizing a lifelong dream by signing a publishing deal for his first novel – LOVELY PARTING GIFTS. In the meantime, watch for his second humor book – HOW TO RAISE KIDS WHO WON’T HATE YOU – the sequel to HOW MEN HAVE BABIES – The Pregnant Father’s Survival Guide, a perennial favorite since its release in 1999 and now translated into Spanish, German, and Chinese. (Alan’s recorded version won an AUDIE AWARD, the Oscar for Books-On-Tape).  Alan has written sitcoms for Castle Rock, Warner Bros., and Viacom, and the feature film scripts NOONE HOUR for Steve Tisch Productions, BEAUTY QUEENS MUST DIE for Allegro Films, and TRAVELS WITH DAD for TVA. He was Executive Producer for the NBC Movie of the Week – THE SECRET SHE CARRIED, and penned his nationally syndicated humor column for the Toronto Sun. In fact, his television career began behind the scenes as a writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. That talent soon led to the U.S. where he wrote and/or produced comedy specials and series for BILL COSBY, FLIP WILSON, KENNY ROGERS, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, ANNE MURRAY, and BARRY MANILOW. He produced and wrote the revolutionary comedies FERNWOOD 2NIGHT and AMERICA 2NIGHT for Norman Lear.  Alan’s background in game shows is extensive. He produced CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES and WIZARD OF ODDS, launching the career of his friend Alex Trebek. WHEEL OF FORTUNE and THE JOKER’S WILD are among over 45 television theme songs composed by Alan, including FACTS OF LIFE and DIFF’RENT STROKES.  Alan currently is married to Tanya Callau and is a proud father of three sons: Brennan, Robin and Carter.

Gloria Allred - Holida - Online Holiday Safety Shopping Tips - Look for a locked padlock or unbroken key icon at the bottom of the screen or on the status bar · There’s no reason to provide your social security or driver’s license numbers -· Only do business with sites that post their privacy policy and have security technology to encrypt credit card information -  Gloria can also share tips on what consumers can do to take action if they’ve been a victim of ID theft and credit card fraud. Gloria Allred was born on July 3, 1941 – an only child in a working-class home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. from New York University and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. She was also awarded an Honorary J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.   In addition to being an attorney, Ms. Allred has held California life credentials in secondary school education and supervision. She taught in public schools for six and one half years, and was also a lecturer at the University of Southern California for several years. Gloria Allred is a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles, and she was selected as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America by USA Today. She has won the presidential award from the National Association of Woman Lawyers and the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House. She has been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America.  Ms. Allred is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. Her law firm handles cases involving employment discrimination, including sex, race, age, physical handicap, sexual orientation discrimination, Aids discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The firm is also well-known for their work on behalf of victims in civil rights, rape, child sexual abuse and murder cases.

James Silver - Marketing -  Emerson Inn by the Sea Gloucester, MA
The Emerson Inn by the Sea is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel, referred to by many as a "baby grand". It's here that history mixes with elegance in the inn's Grand Cafe restaurant. Starting with a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean, just 50 yards from the inn and ending with delectable desserts, everything inbetween is what fine dining should be. The Grand Cafe's subdued and rich décor mix with a fabulous array of traditional New England fare, seafood specialties and fine wines and spirits culimating in a memorable meal. Ever since the Emerson Inn by the Sea served Rockport's first drink in 150 years, breaking decades of teetotaling in the seaside town, diners in search of a memorable meal have made The Grand Cafe a must-do.