INTERVIEW: Hilary Kole Admits, She And Taylor Swift Are Alike
The New York TImes said jazz singer Hilary Kole's "smooth melodic lines have never been so consistently infused with literary subtext." But like a certain country songstress, her relationship status and songwriting go hand in hand – often, the outside world wants to know what is really happening between the lyrics – and as she learned, it can interfere with your career when you walk off the stage. Kole, like Swift, is open with how she perseveres through dating choices and is planning her next tour.
INTERVIEW: Richard Simmons On Lady Gaga, How He Survived His Eating Disorder And Being Healthy
If you haven't heard of him, you've heard of his legacy: Bethenny Frankel, Kim Kardashian, Jillian Michaels and other big names have built exercise DVDs into their empires, a career choice modeled after Richard Simmons, the fitness pioneer. When the New Orleans native moved to California, he felt downcast by LA's fad diet gimmicks and trendy gyms filled with people who didn't need to lose weight. He opened his own center, Slimmons, and his workout videos were so integrated into American pop culture that General Hospital gave him a four-year recurring role playing himself. Thank goodness he chose to inspire people instead of becoming a priest!
INTERVIEW: Max Solano, Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas Mixologist
As the beverage director at The Palazzo's Table 10 and The Venetian's Delmonico, people have tried bribing him for seating at the prominent restaurants. Too bad they didn't know they should have come for the whiskey besides the dinner. Solano's menu, called The Book of Whisky, provides the Emeril franchise with one of America's largest whiskey selections.
INTERVIEW: Publicist Mikey Rox On How To Do Your Own Press For Free
In the beginning stages of starting a business, forming a band or creating products, you don't have a large PR budget (or often, none at all). Publicist Mikey Rox of Paper Rox Scissors gave his best tips and tricks for doing your own press before you are a household name.
INTERVIEW: ABC's "Whodunnit?" Butler Giles, Gildart Jackson
This summer's hit mystery reality show is so true to life, some viewers thought contestants actually died on the program. As Butler Giles, General Hospital actor Gildart Jackson guides contestants in the quest to unmask the "real" killer among them.
INTERVIEW: Alex Bowen Sings The Blues
As America celebrates the Fourth of July, here's a treat from Down Under: Alex Bowen! Branching out on his own after years in bands, his impressive first solo EP – produced exclusively with crowdsourcing donations – is old fashioned blues music stripped clean of the big industry touch.
INTERVIEW: HLN Anchorwoman Rita Cosby
Rita Cosby has won three Emmys for her reporting, worked at Fox News and MSNBC and topped bestseller lists with her books. A fill-in anchor for HLN and the host of New York's WOR 710 talk radio program, The Rita Cosby Show, she breaks down why she lives up to her first name's Hindi origin, "absolute truth."
INTERVIEW: "Last I Heard" Director David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez cast the cream of the crop from the mobster flick acting pool in his propitious film, Last I Heard. With talent like Paul Sorvino in the lead, making it an official selection was an offer the Seattle Film Festival couldn't refuse, and he hopes audiences this fall love it too.
INTERVIEW: The New York Dolls' David Johansen Resurrects Buster Poindexter
David Johansen startled the dormant music industry with his band's punk flair in the 1970s. A founding member of The New York Dolls, he wrote and performed the group's savvy material, paving the New Wave highway for superstars like Blondie, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga. This April, his alter ego, Buster Poindexter, reestablished his formidable albeit bewitching stage persona with a concert at The Cutting Room in Midtown Manhattan, fittingly titled, "The Return of Buster Poindexter."
INTERVIEW: Brian Cuban Overcame Bulimia And Wants Men To Know They Aren't Alone
His brother, Mark, proudly proclaimed himself an entrepreneur since grade school and owned the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, yet Brian Cuban felt ashamed of himself. Since college, he dealt with bulimia, a disease he wouldn't admit to suffering from because he never thought other men struggled with body image. He opens up about men facing eating disorders and BDD in his new book, Shattered Image.