Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jenny McCarthy

Photo from @jennymccarthy

Best selling author and Playmate Jenny McCarthy has a new show on VH1. After being one of the most popular Playboy Playmates, Jenny hosted Singled Out on MTV and later got her own NBC show titled Jenny. McCarthy has guest starred on several TV show and movies. Jenny hosted last summer's Love in the Wild, and she currently hosts The Jenny McCarthy Show on Friday nights on VH1. Jenny penned eight books including last year's Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. Jenny shares her humor on blogs for http://splash.suntimes.com/.

What is Jenny McCarthy reading?

She tweeted yesterday, "Great book recommendation! I read half of it last night. So informative. Its Sherri Sheperd's new book Plan D ."

According to the April 15, 2013 issue of Us Weekly, Jenny carries I Need Your Love - Is That True? by Byron Katie with her. She says, "I've read it 150 times. It's the relationship bible."

You can follow Jenny on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Carly Rae Jepsen

"Call Me Maybe" shot Carly Rae Jepsen to pop stardom, but Canadians knew her from her third place finish in Canadian Idol. She also earned two gold singles and two Juno music award nominations in her home country before making it big. Just a few days ago she took home three trophies at Sunday's Juno Awards, including Album of the Year for Kiss. Other hits off Carly Rae's Kiss album include "Good Time" with Owl City and "This Kiss."
Check out her summer tour dates here.

What is Carly Rae Jepsen reading?

According to the April 29, 2013 issue of Us Weekly, Carly Rae always has a good book with her. She says, "I'm now reading Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild - I totally recommend it."

The memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, "powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her." (summary from Barnes and Noble)

You can find out more about Jepsen at www.carlyraemusic.com and follow her on Twitter.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jennifer Garner

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By Karon Liu  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Today is the lovely Jennifer Garner's 41st birthday. We loved her kicking butt in on TV as Sydney in Alias and in movies as Elektra in Daredevil and Elektra. Jennifer has won Golden Globe and SAG awards for her role in Alias. Garner has appeared in many movies including Juno, Valentine's Day, and the heartwarming The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Jennifer will next appear in The Dallas Buyer's Club with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. She has three children with actor, Ben Affleck.

What is Jennifer Garner reading with her children?

According to the most recent issue of People magazine, Jennifer is reading Mrs. Biddlebox by Linda Smith and Marla Frazee and A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket with her girls. Jennifer tells People, "My daughter (Violet) is so into the series. She talks about the Baudelaire kids like they're part of the family..."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is an amazing talent. Taylor is the lead singer and lyricist of Slipknot and Stone Sour - two multi-platinum rock bands. Both Stone Sour and Slipknot have been nominated for several Grammy awards. Slipknot won a "Best Metal Performance" Grammy in 2006 for "Before I Forget." Other hit tunes by Slipknot include "Psychosocial" and "Snuff." Some of Stone Sour's popular songs are "Bother," "Say You'll Haunt Me," and  "Absolute Zero." Stone Sour's newest album titled House of Gold and Bones Part 2 was released today! Corey was recently featured on Dave Grohl's Sound City album and documentary.

Corey's first book titled Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good was published last year.  Corey also has been writing House of Gold and Bones comic books for Dark Horse comics. Check out the trailer for one here.

What is Corey Taylor reading?

Corey tweeted Friday, "Picked up 'Dancing on the Grave of a Son of a Bitch' by Diane Wakoski today. If you like poetry, I URGE you to read it. Amazing."

April is National Poetry Month, too, so thank you, Corey, for a great book recommendation.

You can find out more about Corey at http://thecoreytaylor.com/, and follow him on Twitter.

My son and I met Corey at Rockstar Uproar festival a few years ago.

Check out a Stone Sour and Slipknot video.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kelly Ripa

Many of you watch the vibrant Kelly Ripa daily on Live with Kelly and Michael (and previously on Live with Regis and Kelly). She also played Faith Fairfield on the ABC series Hope and Faith. She started her acting career as Hayley on All My Children. Kelly was named one of the Most Powerful People in Media by The Hollywood Reporter last year.

What is Kelly Ripa reading?

Kelly recently tweeted that she read The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman on vacation last week.

Book Description from Amazon.com:
"A fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about marriage—about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing."

You can find out more about Kelly at www.livekellyandmichael.com/, and follow her on Twitter.