Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Joel McHale

Joel McHale is one of my all-time favorite funny people. He first had me laughing on the TV clip show, The Soup, on E! until they abruptly canceled it last year and broke my heart. The Soup ran from  July 1, 2004 until December 18, 2015, and I saw almost every episode. Joel also starred as Jeff Winger on NBC/Yahoo's Community for six seasons. You may also have seen him on TV in the X-Files reboot and Sons of Anarchy. McHale has also been featured in many movies including Ted, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, and Deliver Us From Evil. Joel is currently starring as Jack Gordon in CBS's new sitcom, The Great Indoors.

Joel McHale can now add author to his resume as his memoir/how-to book, Thanks for the Money, recently dropped! (Yes, I have a signed copy.) Say hey to him on his book tour!

What are some of Joel's favorite books?
Joel was featured in the November 14, 2016 issue of Us Weekly in the "What I'm Reading" section.
Joel listed five books including Andre Agassi's Open and The Blade Itself  by Joe Abercrombie. Check out his other picks at usweekly.com!
What are Joel's children reading?
Joel was asked this at the Naperville Anderson's Bookshop presentation last weekend. Joel answered that his boys enjoy the Percy Jackson series, the Captain Underpants books, and watching Clarence and The Adventures of Gumball when their dad doesn't want to read. ;)
Oh, just me and Joel.
You can follow Joel on Twitter and check out his website http://joelmchale.com/

And watch his silly book trailer here!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Corey Taylor

Photo from @CoreyTaylorRock

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," "Absolute Zero and "Tired."  Corey also lends his killer vocals to other bands. He guested on Dave Grohl's Sound City album and documentary (love the song "From Can to Can't"). And most recently is featured on Korn's newest single,"A Different World."

Corey is the author of three best selling books: Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left. Taylor also occasionally acts. You may have caught him in a Doctor Who episode and the last Sharknado!

What is Corey Taylor reading?

I asked Corey just that on Twitter. His response, "I'm re-reading 'The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes'!"

Gotta love that he's a rocker, writer, and a reader!

You can find out more about Corey at http://www.thecoreytaylor.com/ and follow him on Twitter where he frequently interacts with his fans.

Check out "Tired" from Stone Sour.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Jake Weary

Photo from @jakeweary Twitter

My go-to summer show was Animal Kingdom on TNT. It's a crazy cool show starring an amazing cast that includes Jake Weary as Cody brother, Deran. I first saw Jake as Kevin on Nickelodeon's silly Fred: The Movie (plus the two Fred sequels) and the Fred TV series. Weary also played Luke on As the World Turns and Vince on NBC's Chicago Fire among other television roles. You can still check out this crazy surfing crime family on Animal Kingdom on demand. Don't miss it as it will be back next year!

What is Jake Weary reading?

Jake recently tweeted, "Love this book. An addicting story with a cast of remarkably interesting characters. ."

The Heavenly Table: A Novel is written by  Donald Ray Pollock.
William J. Cobb of Dallas Morning News describes it as: "Like a hybrid masterwork of Quentin Tarantino and Flannery O'Connor, Donald Ray Pollock's second novel, The Heavenly Table, is a comic Southern Gothic romp, hell-bent on making the reader squirm and laugh, often at the same time...The literary feast the novel offers becomes its own heavenly table..."

You can follow Jake on Twitter and on Instagram!

Check out his new single, "Heartless," on ITunes and Spotify!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jerry Horton

Photo by me! Blurry because he's always moving! ;)

Jerry Horton is lead guitarist of my very favorite rock band, Papa Roach. Papa Roach's 2000 album Infest became multiplatinum with its popular hit "Last Resort." The band was nominated for a Grammy in 2001 for Best New Artist. Other Papa Roach hits through the years include "Getting Away With Murder," "Forever," "To Be Loved," "Lifeline," and "Kick in the Teeth." Papa Roach's latest album, F.E.A.R., has included such hits as "Face Everything and Rise" and "Gravity."
Papa Roach is THE best band to see in concert! I've seen them live 13 times, and they always kill it onstage with their energy and awesome songs.

Not only does Jerry shred on the guitar, but he loves cars as well. Check out his auto website at http://drivekulture.com/.

What is Jerry Horton reading?

I asked Jerry just that on Twitter. His response: "going back to the classics. Great Expectation."

Of course Great Expectations is the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Gotta love a rocker who reads!

You can follow Jerry on Twitter and visit www.paparoach.com for more information on this amazing band.
Me and my fave rockers.

Listen up, turn it up and rock it out. Here's "Gravity."