Category: CY Celebrities

  • Tippi Hedren

    Actress Tippi Hedren Talks about Her Remarkable Life, Her Acting, Working with Director Alfred Hitchcock, Shambala, More

    Last year, Tippi Hedren shared with the world the tale of her extraordinary life in her autobiography, Tippi: A Memoir. Now, in an over 40 minute conversation, the actress talks Hitchcock, working with actor Sean Connery in the film Marnie, her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith and her lifelong desire to protect animals, among other topics. When we think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, the beautiful blonde actress Tippi Hedren immediately jumps to mind. Known for her roles in The Birds and Marnie, Ms. Hedren still keeps busy today, at 87 years old. The Hollywood legend continues her work with animals. She resides with them at her foundation, Shambala, in California. Those animals include tigers and lions, among other wild animals.

  • Rich Little, Rich Little Tropicana Show, Rich Little 2017

    Rich Little Speaks and Mostly in His Own Voice: Impersonation King Talks about His New Book, Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been, His Vegas Show at the Tropicana, Plus Impressions and More

    For an education in impersonations and comedy, you should start with the great Rich Little. His famous impersonations which include President Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart and many others serve as a gold standard of sorts. Today, you can experience all of those impersonations and more at Rich Little’s Las Vegas show at the Tropicana Hotel. The show takes places five nights a week and begins at 7:00 PM. Additionally, you can read about great stories of his impersonations and the famous people in his life in his new book Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for an over 30 minute CYInterview with the show business legend. Mr. Little shares stories about President Reagan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and numerous others.

  • Dan Severn 2016, Dan Severn Book

    Former UFC Champion/NWA World Champion Dan Severn Back to Discuss His Upcoming May 5th MMA/Kickboxing Event, More

    Over the last year on CYInterview, we’ve had the opportunity to speak, on a number of occasions, with one of the greats of MMA, amateur wrestling and professional wrestling. He is none other than Dan “The Beast” Severn. The former UFC Champion and NWA World Champion is back with us to talk about his upcoming MMA/Kickboxing event in Auburn, Indiana on May 5th. If you cannot attend the live event, you can watch Dan Severn’s Danger Zone MMA event online for $10. You can find more information about the upcoming Cinco De Mayhem event at www.facebook.com/dangerzonemma.

  • Mason Reese, Mason Reese 2014

    Mason Reese Back to Talk Life Interrupted, Fills Us in on His Dating Life, More

    After returning from a trip to Los Angeles and celebrating his birthday last week, Mason Reese is looking forward to the next chapter of his new situation comedy, Life Interrupted. With all the episodes now available on YouTube, the web series has been submitted to a variety of festivals and competitions. In our latest conversation, Mason reflects on his birthday, his trip to Los Angeles and what it was like to work with actor, musician and friend Robbie Rist, in episodes five and six of Life Interrupted. We’ve already heard, in earlier CYInterviews with Mason, what it was like to work with fellow co-stars Dawn Wells, Alison Arngrim, Erin Murphy and Michael Learned. But what about the actor who played Cousin Oliver from The Brady Bunch? Mason fills us in. Speaking of The Brady Bunch, Mason also revealed to us that he has been dating fellow actress Geri Reischl. After The Brady Bunch ended, a variety show titled The Brady Bunch Hour debuted in 1976 and Geri played the role of Jan Brady.

  • LaMonte McLemore is Back to Discuss Some of the 5th Dimensions Greatest Hits, More

    Back in February, we had a wide ranging CYInterview with LaMonte McLemore [see here,] a co-founder of the multiple Grammy winning group, The 5th Dimension. Mr. McLemore has led an interesting and varied life as a singer, author, photographer and baseball player. He joins us again for another chat, this time to discuss some of the group's biggest hits. We discuss hits from The 5th Dimension music catalog including: Go Where You Wanna Go, Up, Up and Away, Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures), (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All and Wedding Bell Blues. LaMonte also shares stories about fellow 5th Dimension members Billy Davis Jr., Ronald Townson, Florence LaRue and Marilyn McCoo.

  • Guardian of Bodybuilding’s Golden Age, Pro Wrestling School Owner/Teacher/Wrestler Ric Drasin Comments on Goldberg Getting Into Ring for Wrestlemania 33 after Decade Plus Layoff, More

    With WrestleMania 33 tomorrow, one of the card’s headliners, Bill Goldberg, spoke recently about the challenges of coming back to professional wrestling after a 12 year layoff. Goldberg will be taking on Brock Lesnar, at the event, for the WWE Universal Championship. To comment on the impact of getting back into a professional wrestling ring after more than a decade absence, we welcome back pro wrestling school owner/teacher/wrestler Ric Drasin for some analysis. Beyond professional wrestling, the host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner is also a bodybuilding legend, actor, author and artist among other talents. In this segment, which featured columnist Jay Bildstein takes part in, Ric also gets into his recovery from knee replacement surgery, as well as sharing an interesting story involving his good luck.

  • Time for a Mental Spring Cleaning? Nationally Known Psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig to the Rescue; You Can Now See Robi on Facebook Live!

    During the springtime, some of us partake in that activity known as spring cleaning. It involves going through things in our house that we do not need and, depending on its condition, throwing it out or donating it to charity. In essence, it is about taking stock of our material universe. Though we may be able to organize our physical setting, what about giving ourselves a mental spring cleaning? This would be taking stock of our own lives and ridding ourselves of the people and things that have a negative impact on our lives. From deleting people from our phones we no longer wish to communicate with, to ridding ourselves of negative contacts on social media, to changing our eating habits and getting more exercise, all of us need some type of emotional spring cleaning.

  • Sam Houston, Pro Wrestler Sam Houston, Sam Houston 2016, Sam Houston Pro Wrestling

    Professional Wrestler Sam Houston Discusses Pro Wrestling Ribs and More: Makes an Interesting Claim about WrestleMania 4

    In the Fall of 2016, professional wrestling legend Michael Sam Houston joined us here on CYInterview for an in-depth discussion about his life and the adversities he has overcome [see here]. With less than two weeks until WrestleMania 41, we welcome him back for an update on his life today, as well as to chew the fat about the past. During our conversation, Sam, who participated in WrestleMania 4, shared some interesting stories about the event. He says one of the wrestlers pulled a rib – the wrestling term for pulling a prank – by putting sleeping pills in the coffee available to wrestlers backstage during that show, so the wrestlers would be tired instead of energetic. Additionally, he claims that singer Hank Williams Jr. took a liking to his mother at a bar where they met, by chance, after WrestleMania 4.

  • Washington State Head Football Coach Mike Leach Swings by to Discuss March Madness and MLB’s Opening Day; Gives Insight into Recruiting for Football, More

    The NCAA Tournament field has been announced. Baseball season is right around the corner. College football season is six months off. For sports fans, every year is a rotating buffet of compelling competitions. Washington State head football coach Mike Leach always has interesting analysis on football. Yet, he is such an insightful individual that we thought we would bring him back to comment on the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, as well as March Madness. Coach is currently on his Spring Break vacation in Key West, where he spends time during the offseason.

  • New Knee’s Nice: Classic Bodybuilder Ric Drasin Fills Us In on His Surgery

    Bodybuilding legend, pro wrestler, author, actor and the host of Ric's Corner on Youtube, Ric Drasin is now in his eighth week of recovering from knee replacement surgery. After having the operation, Ric revealed to us he wished he would have had the surgery years ago. Though he says his first few weeks recuperating have been challenging, he states that the surgery was worth doing. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for our latest segment with the golden age bodybuilder.