Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon is the beautiful star of TNT's detective series Rizzoli and Isles which returned with new episodes this week. You may also remember her from Law and Order and Baywatch. She is also a model, and I clearly remember when she won a Seventeen modeling contest, because I subscribed to the magazine as a teen. Angie is the wife of former football player Jason Sehorn, and they have three daughters.

Harmon is also involved with Celebrity Cards for a Cause with the Bonnie Marcus Collection. A portion of the proceeds from her design benefit the Children's Institute.

I recently asked Angie about books.

Angie's favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. She is currently reading A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson.

See those cute girls in the Got Milk ad? I asked what their faves are, too. Angie answered, "My girls read Treasury of Virtues, & we just started The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."

Angie is a sweetheart on Twitter. You can follow her here. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Photos from celebrity-buzz.net and people.com.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti is the renowned lead guitarist in two popular rock bands, Creed and Alter Bridge. Both bands have created number one songs including Creed's "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open" which also won a Grammy award in 2001. Alter Bridge's "Isolation" recently topped the charts. Tremonti is incredible live, and plays amazing, memorable riffs. Alter Bridge's song "Blackbird" was named the greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitarist magazine. The man can shred!

I recently asked Tremonti about books.

Mark told me that he is currently reading John Scalzi's Agent to the Stars.
Overview from barnesandnoble.comThe space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: They’re hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish.
So getting humanity’s trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal.
Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He’s one of Hollywood’s hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it’s quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he’s going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.
When I asked Mark about his favorite book, he answered, "It's a toss up between George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones and Gene Wolf's Book of the Short Sun.

Thanks, Mark for sharing some great recommendations!
Find out more about Mark's bands at alterbridge.com and creed.com.
You can follow Mark on Twitter and like him on his Facebook page.

Take a listen to one of Creed's number one hits, "My Sacrifice." When my son was 3, it was his turn to pick a song to sing with the group during sing along time in a Mom & Me class. Others chose "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" or "The Wheels on the Bus." My son sang this song by himself.

Photo from wikimediacommons.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Joshua Morrow

I started watching The Young and the Restless with my grandma when I was 11 years old. Back then, Nick Newman was just a twinkle in Victor Newman's eye. When Nicholas was rapidly changed into a teenager in 1994, Joshua Morrow took on the part and has played the handsome Newman heir ever since.

If you are unfamiliar with the long-running soap opera Y&R, here's a quick rundown of Nick's life on it. Who knew Wikipedia had a Nick Newman page? As on any long-running television show, Nick Newman has had his fair share of business ventures, jail time, rifts with his father - The Mustache, and of course romances and marriages. But what about the dimpled, cordial guy who plays Nick Newman?

Besides trading barbs with his TV siblings Victoria and Adam, Josh is a sports fanatic, Little League coach, husband, and father to three sons. He was also in the boy band 3Deep with fellow Y&R alum, Eddie Cibrian, in the 90's. Click here to see a video of a 3Deep song. (sorry, Josh) To redeem him, you can also click here to see Josh play Nick on the Emmy award winning CBS show.

I recently asked Morrow about books and what he likes to read to his three adorable boys.

Josh just finished The Swinger by Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck. The book is "fiction loosely based on Tiger Woods. Very entertaining and an easy read" according to Josh. Another book recently read was Unbroken which he describes as "unreal!"

Some favorite books that he likes to read to his boys include Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss, Go, Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman, How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen, and Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. (Great picks!)

Joshua's favorite book ever is The Last Stand of Fox Company which is a true story of U.S. Marines in combat by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

Thanks, Josh, for the awesome book recommendations!
Joshua is very active on Twitter where he frequently ribs his costar Michael Muhney who plays rival Adam on the show. Click to follow him on Twitter here.
Photo from @joshuamorrowYR.