w/ Steve Holzer, Executive Producer of "Hollywood Today Live"

Dennis pays a visit to Steve Holzer, Executive Producer of the new entertainment news show "Hollywood Today Live" to talk about working on the show, his crazy hours (his alarm goes off at 3 AM) and putting together the show's talented young cast of co-hosts. Steve also talks about working as a "crash producer" on Access Hollywood, his fond memories of working on Kris Jenner's talk show and helping the Reelz Channel save the Miss USA Pageant this year after NBC dropped it, due to Trump. Other topics include, the 1960's movie Steve's seen more than any other, growing up in Yuma, Arizona, his smartphone addiction, the joy of singing in the LA Gay Men's Chorus, being starstruck by Catherine Zeta-Jones and becoming known around the office for the catchphrase, "Are you done?"

10 • 21 • 2015  LET ME OUT OF THIS BOX

w/ Leslie L. Smith, author of Sally Field Can Play the Transexual

Dennis sits down with Leslie L. Smith, author of the novel "Sally Field Can Plan the Transexual or I Was Cursed By Polly Holliday" to discuss the inspiration for the book, where that title comes from and the Internet troll who was offended at Sally's name being in the title of a gay book. Leslie talks about his love of lists, the hot-button topic of barebacking in the gay community that is explored in his novel and his most surprising fan. Other topics include: Leslie's experiences working for the Red Cross during 9-11 and Katrina, how New York City has changed since he first arrived there fresh out of college, working at his family video store in Arkansas, sobriety, how being in LA makes him feel grounded,    living with HIV, being starstruck by one of Charlie's Angels while in the company of Glenn Close, appearing in the movie Bear City and what he got picked on for when he was a kid. www.leslielsmith.com