3 • 31 • 2017 ••• STUCK ON A BOAT BETWEEN TWO LANGUAGES

w/ Musical Director-Performer-Former Porn Star-Entrepreneur Tom Judson

Dennis catches up with musician, author and T shirt designer Tom Judson in the West Hollywood hotel room Tom was staying in during his recent stint in L.A. as musical director for drag legend and "Die Mommy Die" writer Charles Busch. Tom talks about his first meeting with Charles, the thrill of playing together at Lincoln Center, why they click and oddest place they've ever gigged. Tom's other creative endeavors are also discussed, including his book "Laid Bare" and the fabulous T shirt line he recently started on Etsy called Tom's Trendy Tees. He also discusses his award-winning career in gay porn as Gus Mattox in the mid-2000's. Other topics include: his teen crushes, how he learned the facts of life, his most surprising fan, writing a fan letter to Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch and then becoming friendly with her as an adult, touring the country with the Broadway productions of 42nd Street and Cabaret, quitting Facebook cold turkey and the song that makes him cry. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TomsTrendyTees


3 • 20 • 2017 ••• CHILDREN OF THE CORN-WARE

w/ "April, May and June" playwright and screenwriter Gary Goldstein

Dennis visits the Hollywood Hills home of playwright and screenwriter Gary Goldstein to discuss Gary’s new play “April, May and June,” which just opened at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. Gary talks about the play’s inspiration, working with actors, the corny knick knacks that feature prominently and the road to getting the play produced. He also discussed the string of movies he's written for the Hallmark Channel starring everyone from Brooke Shields to Joey Lawrence. He also talks about working in film publicity for Universal before transitioning to writing and shuttling famous actors like Meryl Streep, Sissy Spacek, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline around for interviews. Other topics include: his favorite waste of time, the movie he’s seen more than any other, his lowest point professionally and that time he saw a certain gay diva at the Century City mall.

The poster art for Gary's play "April, May and June"  

The poster art for Gary's play "April, May and June"

 

Poster for one of Gary's features.

Poster for one of Gary's features.

One of Gary's many Hallmark movies.

One of Gary's many Hallmark movies.

The Joey Lawrence movie we talked about.

The Joey Lawrence movie we talked about.

Playbills from three of Gary's previous plays.

Playbills from three of Gary's previous plays.


3 • 16 • 2017 ••• "THE ESTROGEN SESSIONS" LISTENING PARTY

w/ singer-songer Matt Zarley

For this episode, Dennis ventured to the North Hollywood home studio of singer-songwriter Matt Zarley for a listening party of Matt's new CD "The Estrogen Sessions." The albums named that because the songs were all made famous by female artists like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Des'ree, Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Sarah Bareilles, Pink, Oleda Adams, Janet Jackson, Monica and India Arie. As the songs play, Matt talks about why he chose the song, his duet partners Jeb Havens and Billy Porter and Dennis takes him off on lots of tangents, too. www.mattzarley.com

Matt's album cover. Photo by John Gunan (the shadow is inspired by Beyonce)

Matt's album cover. Photo by John Gunan (the shadow is inspired by Beyonce)

Matt's answer to the question "Describe your most unfortunate headshot."

Matt's answer to the question "Describe your most unfortunate headshot."

Matt's Chorus Line hat and name plate from Broadway

Matt's Chorus Line hat and name plate from Broadway


3 • 6 • 2017 ••• I STEPPED ON BRAINS ONCE

w/ journalist and blogger Greg Hernandez of the Greg In Hollywood blog

Dennis visits the hillside Silver Lake home of journalist Greg Hernandez, the man behind the popular blog Greg In Hollywood, which is celebrating its 8th anniversary this month. Greg talks about the downsizing that led to the blog's beginning, his non-snarky tone, the biggest scoop he ever got as a blogger and what goes into choosing his Morning Man hotties. He also discusses his other job writing for the international website Gay Star News, his days working the crime beat at the L.A. Times, his detour into the world of politics, covering the OJ Simpson custody trial and the case he's still obsessed with about a bad twin who tried to kill her good twin sister. He also shares great star stories about Glenn Close, Lauren Bacall, Jennifer Hudson, Isiah Washington, Tony Danza, Victor Garber, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Jaclyn Smith, Grant Goodeve and more! Other topics include: the worst job he ever had, the three times he was starstruck, his lowest point professionally, the teen crush he later got to meet and that time George Clooney totally blew him off. www.greginhollywood.com