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of contents. table table of contents. 3About Us 5Partnerships Speaking to the World For Over 40 Years Film & Television 6 Speakers, Entertainment & Programs for Your Organization Comedy 23 Global 29 33Media 37 Sports 39 MusicIndustry Titans 44 45Authorslifestyles 46 Health 50 53Green 55 Index

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about us.

about us.

“When I founded APB in the 1960s, the most important voices of a generation didn’t

have a way to get their message out. They needed to be heard and I wanted to find a way to make it happen.” - Robert P. Walker, Founder, Chairman & CEO

A pioneering force in the lecture industry, The American Program Bureau (APB) has given voice to the most exciting, engaging, and informative speakers and celebrities for countless events and organizations throughout the world.

When Bob Walker founded APB over 40 years ago, he united entertainment with information, coining the word “infotainment” and creating a new wave of public discourse: the speaking platform, an uncensored means of communication for ideas of the time. Soon APB was the dominant force in providing innovative and quality programming and entertainment to colleges, corporations, associations, and public forums. Through the decades, APB gave the public what they wanted to hear—thought leaders, personalities, and celebrities with compelling stories to share—up close and in person. Clearly, APB set the pace in the industry by realizing that it was the messenger as much as the message that was important. It was the iconic figures who could use their influence and notoriety to capture the attention of audiences.

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about us.

about us.

“Ultimately, our work at APB is all about you.

Your relationship with us is more than just a business transaction, it’s a partnership. We work with you in every way to make your event a success.” - Perry Steinberg, President & COO

Now, more than ever, the world is brimming over with media saturation and the fast pace of technology. People want the first hand experience of seeing personalities live and hearing what they have to say. APB continues to give them what they want, leading the way in presenting high profile personalities and celebrities whose content will make a powerful and positive impact. Passionate advocates, inspirational life stories, exciting entertainment—they deliver a rare combination of star power and unique perspective. No matter your event, from supporting a cause to marketing a new product, to simply entertaining an audience, the versatility of these personalities is limitless:

• Meet & Greets • Keynotes

• Cause-Related Marketing • Endorsements

• Spokesperson • Fundraising

• Consulting • Performances

As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious speakers bureaus, APB maintains an extensive global reach with affiliate offices in seventeen countries. We proudly represent over 500 exclusive speakers, world leaders, personalities, and celebrities, including President Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dan Rather, Michael Douglas, and Jane Seymour. And, as specialists, we have a unique understanding of the many niche markets we serve. Our experienced, attentive, and knowledgeable agents work hand in hand with you to creatively pair the right speakers with the right program and ultimately create a remarkable event. We look forward to working with you.

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about us.

about us.

“We’ve always had a global vision.

By creating partnerships with industry leaders worldwide, we have made that vision a reality. The opportunities for creating the most exciting events possible are now limitless.” - Andrew Walker, Executive Vice President

Our Partnerships...

ICM | Uniting the might of two industry leaders, our partnership with International Creative Managment has taken the

lecture industry by storm, changing the landscape of creative programming, entertainment, and events. With an ever expanding talent roster, we offer you direct access to the highest caliber ICM celebrities, authors, and entertainers.

LONDON SPEAKER BUREAU | By partnering with London Speaker Bureau, we now

have with the most expansive international reach of any agency. With offices throughout the world, we are able to tap into a wide-ranging global network of the most influential world leaders, celebrities, innovators and experts who offer you the strategic insight and in-depth knowledge of today’s hot button issues.

TELEPORTEC |

APB has partnered with Teleportec, an amazing new technology that delivers a cost-effective, visually intriguing three-dimensional presentation of a speaker from any location in the world. Interactive, live, and as close to in person as you can get, Teleportec has dramatically altered the future of program and event planning.

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goldiehawn A woman of many talents, Hawn effortlessly balances her life as not only a gifted actor, but also a creative director, savvy producer, successful entrepreneur, respected CEO, and loving parent.

michaeldouglas A Hollywood force, Academy Awardwinning actor and director Douglas is a champion of social and environmental causes and a UN Messenger of Peace, speaking out for nuclear non-proliferation and human rights.

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dianekeaton Practically unrivaled in her cinematic accomplishments, Academy Award-winning actress Keaton bridges genres and generations, appearing in over 50 films, including The Godfather, Something’s Gotta Give, and Father of the Bride.

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janeseymour An award-winning actress, accomplished artist, best-selling author, flourishing entrepreneur, and a hit on Dancing with the Stars, Seymour is a modern Renaissance woman balancing it all with her roles as mother and activist.

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alanalda Beloved actor and best-selling author, Alda has penned the insightful and funny Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. Reflecting on life’s transitions, he leads us to contemplate the questions that make up who we are.

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sharonstone A fiery talent and glamorous screen siren, Stone is an outspoken Golden Globewinning actress who has always played strong characters in her hit films that include Basic Instinct and Casino.


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alpacino One of the most celebrated actors in cinematic history, Pacino established himself during the ‘70s – one of film’s greatest decades – and has since become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

vanessawilliams Star of the hit comedy Ugly Betty, Williams is a multi-faceted entertainer. She has amassed a wide range of accolades and accomplishments on Broadway, in films, and through platinum-selling albums worldwide.

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terihatcher Golden Globe-winning actress Hatcher is one of the most outstanding television femme fatales of today in her current role on Desperate Housewives. After revealing she had been sexually abused in her youth, she now fights back, advocating against child abuse.

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kathleenturner Considered a premier American actress, Turner has broadened her starring roles to include civil liberties activist. She tells her story in Send Yourself Roses: My Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leading Roles.

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candicebergen Wry and witty Emmy Award-winning actress who starred in hit series Murphy Brown and Boston Legal, Bergen is an outspoken and eloquent advocate for women’s empowerment.

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francisford coppola The celebrated director behind the Godfather films, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now, Coppola is not only a producer and screenwriter, but a vintner and hotelier. Notorious for pushing the limits in filmmaking, he is known for his inspiring, unconventional work.


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susansarandon Actress and outspoken activist, Academy Award winner Sarandon has shared her dramatic talents and personal convictions with the world throughout her career in films that include Thelma and Louise and Dead Man Walking.

kimcattrall The actress known for her portrayal of smart, sexy, and strong women such as “Samantha” in Sex and the City, Cattrall embodies empowerment and healthy selfesteem and promotes being true in defining yourself.

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richarddreyfuss Star of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Mr. Holland’s Opus, Oscar winner Dreyfuss is a charismatic actor. His most rewarding role, however, is as an activist advocating for an engaged citizenry.

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shirleymaclaine A dancer, singer, author, and actress, MacLaine is among Hollywood’s most unique stars. A five-time Academy Award nominee, she won a Best Actress Award for playing quirky “Aurora Greenway” in Terms of Endearment.

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sidneypoitier Pioneering African American actor, writer, and director, Poitier is also a humanitarian and diplomat. As a groundbreaking cultural icon, he has made some of the most important and controversial movies of our time.

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jadapinkettsmith An actress appearing in Reign Over Me and the Matrix films, Smith is one of today’s most versatile talents. With a winning combination of inner and outer strength, she champions female empowerment, spirit, and determination.


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julieandrews An award-winning actress and singer, Andrews gained initial fame for her roles in the hit musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, and for her Emmy-winning variety show, The Julie Andrews Hour. Also an accomplished author, she penned Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

evalongoriaparker A Golden Globe nominated actress whose early career began on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, Longoria was thrust into the spotlight when she nabbed the role of “Gabrielle Solis” on the hit series Desperate Housewives.

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robertduvall One of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, Duvall is known for the variety of roles in which he’s starred and for the depth he brings to each character. Having worked with some of film’s greatest directors, he continues to earn praise for his memorable, award-winning performances.

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cybillshepherd An Emmy Award-winning actress, Shepherd debuted in the culturally acclaimed film The Last Picture Show, and has seen continued success on television in Moonlighting and The L Word. As an activist, she supports reproductive rights.

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jerryspringer Always entertaining, Springer is a cultural and civic icon. Throughout his career, he has been a talk show host, mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, award-winning newscaster, recording artist, actor, and ballroom dancer.

dorisroberts The Emmy Award-winning Roberts is known for her starring role on the hit series Everybody Loves Raymond. With warmth and wit, she relays hilarious stories from her life and shares her perspectives on aging and giving back to the community.

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franklangella Recognized for his varied performances, Langella has seen success on stage, television, and film. From starring in the acclaimed Frost/Nixon to Sean Penn’s Milk, he captivates audiences with his accurate and inspired portrayals.


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tonyplana Actor starring as “Papi” in Ugly Betty, Plana is the co-founder of the East L.A. Classic Theatre, serving the Latino community by providing opportunities for inner city youth to express artistic creativity.

hollyrobinsonpeete One of Hollywood’s most talented actresses, Robinson Peete was totally unprepared when she discovered her son was autistic. She chose to fight for him, weathering a storm that challenged her and her family.

cheechmarin As actor, director, writer, musician, and humanitarian, Marin is best known for his role as half of “Cheech & Chong.” An art collector, his Chicano art collection is the largest held by a private citizen.

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alfrewoodard An Emmy Award-winning actress, Woodard is known her roles in Miss Evers’ Boys, Desperate Housewives and The Practice. A progressive activist, she helped found Artists for a New South Africa and is active in raising AIDS awareness.

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samuel l. jackson As one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, Jackson is an undisputed star, making an indelible mark on film with his riveting performances in hits such as Pulp Fiction and Snakes on a Plane.

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angelabassett A celebrated actress, Bassett has portrayed some of the most pioneering black women of the twentieth century, including her Golden Globe-winning performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It.

kathynajimy Actress seen in Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, Najimy empowers women to harness their talents to achieve happiness. An activist, she is an enthusiastic supporter of women’s rights, both locally and globally.

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donniewahlberg A performer who has gone from teen idol to respected actor, Wahlberg has appeared in films including The Sixth Sense. Well grounded in his fame, he offers inspiration about staying real in life.


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rosieperez An Academy Award nominated actress, Perez is an eclectic talent, easily shifting from performer to activist working on behalf of AIDS education, prevention, and treatment with her own personal flair.

burtreynolds An entertainment icon, Academy Award nominee, and Golden Globe winner for Boogie Nights, Reynolds has enjoyed enormous success as an actor and director in feature films, television and stage productions.

jamesspader Acclaimed as one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation, Spader starred in Sex, Lies, and Videotapes and is an Emmy Award winner for his role in the hit series Boston Legal.

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anjelicahuston Academy Award-winning actress from Prizzi’s Honor, and acclaimed director, Huston is Hollywood royalty. She reflects on being a woman in Hollywood while sharing the milestones of America’s first family in film.

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lougossett,jr. A respected actor, Gossett received an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman and an Emmy for Roots. As founder of the Eracism Foundation, he is dedicated to fighting racism and social apathy.

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pennymarshall A groundbreaking talent, Marshall is a Golden Globe nominated actress, producer, and director, as well as the first woman to direct two films that grossed over $100 million: Big and A League of Their Own.

hillharper Co-star of CSI: NY, with a masters and law degree from Harvard, Harper is the bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny and Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny.

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andygarcia An Academy Award nominated actor, Garcia has built a successful career starring in The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables, When a Man Loves a Woman, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen.


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jonlandau An Academy Award-winning producer, Landau has produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time: Avatar and Titanic. He shares his unique vision, extensive knowledge of the industry, and experiences working with the highest caliber of creative talent.

denisleary Known for his trademark rants, award-winning actor, comedian, writer, and director Leary has crossed over into mainstream television as co-creator and star of the critically acclaimed hit series Rescue Me.

marghelgenberger An established actress who has appeared on stage, in film, and on television in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Helgenberger is the daughter of a cancer survivor and is active in supporting breast cancer research.

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jasonalexander An Award-winning comedic talent, Alexander is best known for his role of “George Costanza� on Seinfeld. In addition to his film and television credits, his career spans Broadway, animated features, directing, and producing.

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noahwyle Actor best known for his role in ER, Wyle has appeared on stage, screen, and television, and is a dedicated advocate for human rights and access to healthcare.

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traceeellisross Star of the hit series Girlfriends, Ross is a talented entertainment chameleon. Charming and versatile, she engages in an empowering discussion about figuring out who we are meant to be in life.

pamelaanderson Recognized for her roles in the television series Home Improvement and Baywatch, Anderson is an active supporter of animal rights, an advocate for PETA, and a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.

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jimbelushi An actor and comedy legend, Belushi shares his humorous perspective on life and living it well. Whether acting, entertaining with the Sacred Hearts band, or speaking, he is a consummate entertainer.


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briandennehy A stage and screen actor, Dennehy is a theater legend who has won Tony Awards for “Death of a Salesman” and “Long Days Journey into Night.” He combines a conversation about theater greats with his performances.

christinelahti Critically acclaimed stage, screen, and television actress, and Academy Award-winning director, Lahti has appeared in Running on Empty and Chicago Hope. As an activist, she is an ardent supporter of empowering women worldwide.

peterbogdanovich An Academy Award nominated film director of classics including The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, and actor on The Sopranos, Bogdanovich shares his love for the art of filmmaking.

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harrybelafonte A successful recording artist, actor, and producer, Belafonte is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He coordinated the recording of the renowned “We Are the World,” a hit single that raised millions of dollars for emergency assistance in Africa.

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lindaevans Best known for her starring role in Dynasty, Evans is a true believer in the power of positive thinking, visualization, and faith. A deeply spiritual woman, she shares insightful stories of hope.

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jamieleecurtis Acclaimed actress and bestselling children’s book author, Curtis is Hollywood royalty who speaks her mind on issues such as aging, women’s body image, empowerment, and her journey to recovery from addiction.

carlreiner An Emmy Award-winning actor, Reiner made his mark as the creator, writer, and producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Having worked with everyone from Sid Caesar to Steve Martin, he continues to touch generations with his warm humor.

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andiemacdowell Accomplished actress from Four Weddings and a Funeral, MacDowell believes that changing attitudes changes lives. She emphasizes that aging is not something to endure, but rather something to embrace in achieving a happy life.


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ice-t Hip-hop pioneer and star of Law and Order: SVU, Ice-T has risen up from the realities of growing up disadvantaged to become an entertainer and entrepreneur. He shares a powerful message about overcoming adversity.

philipseymourhoffman blairunderwood An Academy Award winner for his stunning performance in Capote and nominee for Charlie Wilson’s War, Hoffman is widely touted as one of the strongest stage and film actors of his generation.

Grammy-winning actor and author, Underwood has always made time to give back. A supporter of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and co-founder of Artists for New South Africa, he combats AIDS through education and the offering of medical supplies to those in need.

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jaclynsmith Smith is the award-winning talent behind an impressive career of works ranging from Charlie’s Angels to Shear Genius. A businesswoman, she pioneered the concept of celebrity brands with her successful home and fashion lines.

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jayleno As the legendary host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his “everyman� style and personality have earned him millions of fans and recognition as one of the nicest people in show business.

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ellendegeneres A beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, DeGeneres stands out as host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, author of the bestselling book The Funny Thing Is, and as the newest judge on the hit reality competition, American Idol.

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comedy.

chrisrock A daring actor, writer, and comedian, Rock has appeared in several comedy specials, in numerous films, including I Think I Love My Wife, on television in Everybody Hates Chris, and has hosted the Academy Awards.


comedy.

jonstewart A comedy sensation and host of the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction.

howiemandel A stand-up comedian, actor, talk show host and Emmy Award nominated host of the hit game show Deal or No Deal, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

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comedy.

larrymiller More than just a comedic actor who has appeared in Seinfeld and Pretty Woman, Miller is a contributing humorist for The Weekly Standard and author of Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Contemporary Life.

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comedy.

larrywilmore Writer, comedian, producer, satirist, and “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Wilmore initiates an honest conversation about diversity, lacing it with wit in “Let’s Make Race Fun Again.”

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lilytomlin An award-winning actress, Tomlin is a performer and humorist who has maintained a career spanning four decades in film, television, and theater. She remains on the cutting edge of comedy today.

comedy.

d.l.hughley A popular stand-up comedian, Hughley has starred on television in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, headlined “Unapologetic,” and appeared in Spike Lee’s film The Original Kings of Comedy.

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ritarudner An accomplished actress, best-selling author and one of the country’s top stand-up comedians, Rudner offers funny and shrewd commentary on life, men, and relationships that has earned her national acclaim and awards.


comedy.

joanrivers A force of nature, Rivers is one of the hardest working celebrities, rising to the top as a comedian, best-selling author, Tony Award nominated actress, businesswoman, and Emmy Award-winning television talk show host.

damonwayans Part of the Wayans comedy dynasty, comedian, writer and high octane talent Wayans has showcased his comedic brilliance in films such as Major Payne and in the landmark variety series In Living Color.

comedy.

susieessman Uncurbed and enthusiastic, Essman is a comedian and actress known for her volcanic eruptions on Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Politically Incorrect.

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jeffgarlin A multi-talented comedian, writer, producer, actor, and director, Garlin executive produced and co-starred in Curb Your Enthusiasm, appeared in the film Daddy Day Care, and has performed in several outstanding one-man shows.

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carolleifer A veteran on the standup circuit, Lefier is also a sought after writer who has written for such shows as Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld. With warmth and wisdom, she shares her outlook on life, encouraging us all to be our “authentic selves.”

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cherylhines Quick witted and charming, actress Hines has a sharp and unique talent for comedy, having starred in the hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm and in the film Waitress.

comedy.

paulrodriguez Referred to as the “Richard Pryor and George Carlin of original comedy” within the Hispanic community, Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh for decades, having starred in more than 30 films, in television series, and on stage.

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kathygriffin An Emmy Award-winning comedian, Griffin is a multifaceted performer with a rapid fire wit, best known for her stints on Suddenly Susan and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.


comedy.

comedy.

cedrictheentertainer richardlewis bradgarrett Considered one of the A popular comedian featured on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and one of today’s most influential humorists, Lewis has taken his lifelong therapy fodder and carved it into a commanding, compelling art form.

funniest comics in America, actor/comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known as one of the stars in The Original Kings of Comedy, directed by Spike Lee, and Barbershop.

A versatile-voiced talent, Garrett is an Emmy-winning actor well-known for his role as Ray Romano’s brother on Everybody Loves Raymond and star of the television series ‘til Death.

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joybehar Co-host of the popular talk show, The View, and author of the hilarious When You Need a Lift: But Don’t Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink, or Drink a Bottle of Gin, Behar is a comedian and writer known for her sharp humor and quick wit.

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grobrundtland Formerly Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Brundtland now serves as the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, seeking ways to balance human enterprise and our planet’s limits with the impact of climate change.

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mikhailgorbachev One of the 20th century’s most pivotal leaders, President Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Cold War with democratic reforms in the Soviet Union. He continues to promote peace, freedom, and global democracy.

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lechwalesa Walesa led the Solidarity Labor Movement that brought down Poland’s Communist leadership. A Nobel laureate, he went on to become the first democratically elected President of Poland and remains an influential global leader today.


global.

maryrobinson The first female President of Ireland, Robinson continues to bridge leadership and policy, advising businesses on ethical practices and management as Executive Director of The Ethical Globalization Initiative.

muhammadyunus Nobel Prize-winning founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus established the microcredit movement across the world. With a hope of eradicating poverty, he maintains his vision of promoting financial independence in developing nations.

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desmondtutu Serving as South Africa’s voice of conscience during apartheid, Archbishop Tutu soothed the spirits and rallied the hearts of people with words of passion and dignity. He continues to speak for justice and peace worldwide today.

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bobgeldof Global superstar and humanitarian, Sir Geldof established the historical LiveAid and Live 8 concerts, and the Make Poverty History campaign. He remains an influential and highly regarded voice in fighting world poverty.

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ellenjohnsonsirleaf As President of Liberia, Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman to lead an African nation. A Harvard educated former World Bank economist, she promotes peace and democracy while fighting corruption.

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kimcampbell Having made history as Canada’s first female Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Campbell is a celebrated world leader. The co-founder of the Club of Madrid, she continues to expand her global influence and strengthen democracy worldwide.


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oscararias President of Costa Rica, Dr. Arias was awarded the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in ending political violence in Central America. He champions such issues as human development, democracy, and demilitarization, and travels the globe spreading his message of peace and hope.

munirakram Following a distinguished diplomatic career as the Permanent Representative to the UN from Pakistan, Ambassador Akram steps out from behind the diplomatic curtain and offers his perspective on issues such as economics and climate change.

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cÊsargaviria Former Colombian President Gaviria went on to become the first elected Organization of American State Secretary General. He serves on the Board of Directors of Oceana, an organization that helps change policy to protect the world’s oceans.

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andersoncooper As host of Anderson Cooper 360o on CNN, award-winning news correspondent Cooper has brought integrity and in-depth analysis to breaking news with his intelligent reporting from all the hotspots of the globe.

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robinmeade An accomplished broadcast journalist and best-selling author of Morning Sunshine!, Meade has anchored CNN’s coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the inauguration of President Obama. She is currently the host of HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade.

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danrather One of America’s most distinguished newsmen, Rather has covered all the major events and leaders throughout his storied career at CBS News. He now hosts Dan Rather Reports on HD Net.


media.

mariabartiromo A financial reporter and analyst for CNBC, Bartiromo sets the standard for business news programming around the globe. The bestselling author of Use the News, she helps audiences make sense of complex financial issues and Wall Street’s “information overload.”

larryking A captivating storyteller and keen commentator on life and history, King fascinates audiences with his unscripted television talk show, Larry King Live. In his recent book My Remarkable Journey, he discusses the events and the people whom he has met over his lengthy career.

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juanwilliams Author, Washington Post correspondent, NPR commentator, and Fox News Sunday panelist, Williams is a highly informed political pundit who puts the issues of the day into perspective, connecting the rhetoric to real people.

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bobsimon During the last quarter of a century, Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Simon has covered every major armed conflict. He shares first-hand accounts of his reporting and the terrifying 40 days he was held hostage in Iraq during the Gulf War.

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johnking A news veteran and anchor of State of the Union with John King, King has spanned the globe covering everything from US presidential elections to the first Persian Gulf War. Known for delivering the news in fresh, different ways, he connects with audiences through his candid, conversational style.

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media.

bobschieffer The legendary anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, Schieffer has interviewed just about every major political figure in America. In a career that spans decades, he has covered all the major beats in Washington.


media.

georgeforeman A boxing legend, incredibly successful businessman, ordained minister, and larger than life persona, Foreman is a uniquely accomplished and universally beloved American personality.

billparcells Super Bowl-winning coach Parcells knows what it takes to turn a team around. Known as the ultimate leader—uniquely motivational, decisive, and straight to the point—he reveals his alchemy for success.

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magicjohnson One of the greatest players in NBA history, Johnson virtually changed the game. An astute entrepreneur, he has created a business legacy by partnering successful ventures with redeeming social values.

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sports.

howielong NFL Hall of Famer, analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, actor, and all around champion talent, Long shares the principles of leadership and teamwork that have led him to find success in life.

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dominiquedawes From Olympic Gold Medalist to President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, “Awesome Dawesome” continues to inspire, motivate, and lead since being the first African American gymnast to compete in the Olympic Games.

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vijayamritraj International tennis star Amritraj is also a successful entrepreneur in his native land of India. He advises Western companies about the Indian economy and culture and how to succeed in this burgeoning nation.

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billbelichick The NFL mastermind who shepherded the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl championships, Belichick is regarded as the premier coach of the game and famous for his preparation and steely determination.


sports.

beargrylls Avid adventurer and host of Man vs. Wild, Grylls survived a record-breaking ascent of Mt. Everest. His story of summiting the world’s highest mountain inspires others to overcome challenges and fulfill dreams.

sports.

martinanavratilova dominquewilkins One of the best players ever, Navratilova is not only a tennis legend, but a champion in her life off the court. An inspirational figure, she is known for her wit, candor, and motivation.

One of the most exciting players in NBA history, Wilkins is now an active businessman, serving as Vice President of Basketball at the Atlanta Hawks and establishing his own private label wines.

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lailaali A world-class middleweight champion boxer, successful entrepreneur, and finalist on Dancing with the Stars, Ali is an inspirational heavyweight who shares her uplifting story of strength, spirit, and personal power.

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beyoncĂŠknowles A multi-talented superstar, Grammy Award winner Knowles has triumphed as a vocalist and songwriter, and as an actress in the hit film Dreamgirls. She is an electrifying talent who showcases style, charisma, and incredible sound in every performance.

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steventyler Lead singer of the Grammy-winning super group, Aerosmith, Tyler has become a modern day rock icon. From overcoming substance abuse to surviving a 10-year battle with Hepatitis C, he shares insight into his life, thoughts, and storied career.

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smokeyrobinson A music legend instrumental in defining the Motown sound, Grammy Award winner Robinson has written the soundtrack to our lives. Not only passionate about music, he is involved in social causes and is a successful businessman.


music.

kirkfranklin Rising up from a difficult childhood, the GrammyAward-winning Franklin has become a best-selling crossover contemporary gospel artist. He shares his incredibly inspiring tale of poverty, redemption, and hope.

bettemidler With a celebrated, award-winning career spanning three decades, Midler is a singer, actress, and comedian known for her varied and memorable performances. A voice of a generation, audiences fall in love with her trademark humor and undeniable fabulousness.

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judycollins Legendary recording artist and flourishing entrepreneur, Collins has maintained a career that has spanned decades. Having lived through peaks and valleys, she encourages embracing creativity in finding balance and success.

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music.

johntesh Former Entertainment Tonight host, current host of “The John Tesh Radio Show: Music and Intelligence for Your Life,” and Grammy Award nominated Christian music artist, Tesh is a respected figure in entertainment.

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ronniemilsap A Grammy Award-winning country legend, Milsap overcame incredible hardship to produce an astonishing 40 #1 hits. He combines entertainment, music, and his life story in the uplifting presentation, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World.”

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paulanka Forging a unique career in pop history, Anka has made the transition from teen idol with “Diana” to celebrated songwriter of hits, including “My Way,” to contemporary torchbearer with his new album Classic Songs, My Way.


music.

frankievalli

and the four seasons Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers, Valli and the Four Seasons have transcended generations with their sensational signature sound, making them some of the most well-known performers and songwriters in the world.

thebeachboys A band that has sold millions of albums and changed the musical landscape, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same style that marked their explosive debut 40 years ago.

music.

jimbelushi

dancing with the stars

As a dynamic performer, Belushi fronts The Sacred Hearts, a band that rocks the house with their R&B seasoned soul and Memphis sound.

With this exciting program, you can score a “10” when you join actual dancers from Dancing with the Stars in an interactive performance. Strut your stuff in a fantastic way to get fit, team build, or fundraise.

and the sacred hearts

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music.

quincyjones In a musical career spanning more than 50 years, the Grammy Award-winning Jones is perhaps best known as the producer of Michael Jackson’s worldwide hit album, Thriller. Also a dedicated activist, he founded the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation.

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kellyrowland Thrust into the spotlight as a member of R&B group sensation, Destiny’s Child, Rowland is a successful singer and songwriter. Having released two solo albums, she also collaborated with rapper Nelly on “Dilemma,” a worldwide #1 hit.

music.

olivianewton-john The Grammy Award -winning Newton-John initially rose to fame as “Sandy” in Grease, one of the most successful movie musicals of all time. With a voice adored by fans worldwide, she has five #1 hits and 15 top ten singles to her credit.

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naomijudd Famous as part of The Judds, the mother-daughter duo that took the country music industry by storm in the early 90s, Judd has garnered 20 top 10 hits, five Grammys, and numerous other awards throughout her storied career.


industry titans. industry titans.

tedturner A media mogul and philanthropist, Turner founded CNN and Turner Classic Movies. Dedicated to his global vision that we can all help change the world by “giving back and never giving up,� he is known for his $1 billion pledge to support UN programs.

richardbranson A global entrepreneur known for his unique vision, creative management style, and brilliant ability to motivate employees, Branson is the branding guru behind Virgin Group, Ltd. - an empire he has built of over 360 companies in areas of entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

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donaldtrump The model businessman, Trump is a dealmaker, ardent philanthropist, and star of NBC’s hit show, The Apprentice. With global business acumen, he continues to set the standards of lucrative success in the areas of real estate, gaming, sports, and entertainment.

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authors.

authors.

davidmamet An author, essayist, screenwriter, and film director, Mamet won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for his play “Glengarry Glen Ross.� He is widely recognized for populating his stories with terse, edgy dialogue.

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terrymcmillan Best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, McMillan is a literary sensation and reads selections of her new and unpublished material, providing unique insight into her creative process.

e.l.doctorow A literary icon, Doctorow is author of one of the most substantial bodies of American fiction, including Ragtime. He offers insight into his creative mind, lyrical prose, and shares readings from his works.

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tonimorrison The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved, she is one of the most prominent voices in world literature, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 for her collected works.


lifestyles.

lifestyles.

clintonkelly As co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear, Kelly redresses crimes against clothing. With good-natured humor and straightforward commentary, he advises the style challenged about how to look good on a budget.

stevencojocaru Whether dishing in People or interviewing the stars on Entertainment Tonight—Cojo is a celebrity style maven. A kidney transplant survivor, he wrote Glamour, Interrupted: How I Became the Best-Dressed Patient.

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sarahferguson Duchess of York, Ferguson is one of today’s most exceptional talents, having become a successful businesswoman, bestselling author, philanthropist, advocate for children and families, and proponent of healthy living.

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lifestyles.

lifestyles.

dannyboome A young, dynamic chef known for his fresh take on food, Boome shares a passion for culinary exploration with viewers in his television series Rescue Chef. With energy, creativity, and a dash of fun, he shares the basics for success in the kitchen.

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thomfilicia An interior designer most popular for his role on the hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Filicia describes his decorating style as “modern classicism.� The author of Thom Filicia Style, he hosts Dress My Nest on the Style Network.

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robertirvine Star of Dinner: Impossible and author of Mission: Cook!, Irvine is a master in the kitchen and expert on fitness and nutrition. Known for his unique culinary style, he prepares stunningly creative dishes time and again.


lifestyles.

lifestyles.

kahilee Called a “renaissance chick, interior design goddess and a leader of the new school,” Lee has appeared on numerous television programs including Design on a Dime, FreeStyle, and My Celebrity Home. She remains at the forefront of the most current lifestyle trends.

typennington Host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington has helped transform the lives of dozens while inspiring millions more. He is also the style mastermind behind the magazine Ty Pennington at Home and The New York Times bestseller, Ty’s Tricks.

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sandralee Known for her “Semi-Homemade” approach to cooking and entertaining, Lee is praised for her simple solutions. A New York Times best-selling author, she hosts the popular shows, Semi-Homemade Cooking and Sandra’s Money Saving Meals.

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lifestyles.

lifestyles.

inagarten As the host of Barefoot Contessa, Garten establishes traditions and has built a signature brand with cookbooks, television shows, and many delicious products.

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jamieoliver Known as “The Naked Chef,” Oliver is the star of Jamie at Home. An internationally recognized culinary talent, he cooks with fresh, organic foods and advocates for healthy eating in schools.

gordonramsay Host of Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay is the entertaining celebrity chef and restauranteur who has built a culinary empire of restaurants, best-selling books, and hit television shows.

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naomicampbell Supermodel, entrepreneur, and author, Campbell continues to make headlines. As an activist on behalf of children in Africa, AIDS awareness, and breast cancer, she uses her fame to help change the world.


health.

richardcarmona As the 17th US Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona issued calls to action against major health concerns and focused on shifting from treatment to prevention—stressing the importance of life-long healthy living.

m.joycelynelders As the first African American female US Surgeon General, Dr. Elders fought youth smoking and teen pregnancy, and worked to increase childhood immunizations. She is one of America’s leading healthcare crusaders, educators, and critics of social conservatism.

health.

davidsatcher As the 16th US Surgeon General, Satcher encouraged public debate about mental health, sex education, AIDS, tobacco, and obesity. He is now Director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute.

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stevengalson The 18th US Surgeon General, Dr. Galson’s term was marked by such initiatives as focusing attention on childhood obesity, reducing preterm births, helping navigate the H1N1 virus, and improving medical response to national disasters.

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health.

nataliecole An eight-time Grammy Award winner, Cole has led a remarkable life. With honesty and humor, she recounts her journey of overcoming substance abuse while sharing the life lessons she learned along the way.

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hodakotb A Today Show co-anchor, Kotb went public with a moving video diary of her personal battle with breast cancer to empower and inspire others who have been affected by the disease.

health.

christopher kennedy lawford Born into the Kennedy dynasty, Lawford battled drug and alcohol addiction and overcame a Hepatitis C diagnosis. In addition to sharing his journey of recovery, he raises awareness about the disease.

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janepauley Former Dateline co-host, Pauley shares her struggle with mental illness in her autobiography Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she is now devoted to raising awareness about the condition.


health.

health.

malaakcompton-rock joepantoliano pattilabelle As founder of the Angel Recognized for his roles in The Sopranos, Memento, and Canvas, Pantoliano is also a mental health advocate who has lived with depression and grew up with a mother who was bipolar.

Rock Project and wife of Chris Rock, Malaak is dedicated to volunteerism and philanthropy. She is committed to raising breast cancer awareness and advocating for treatment of triple negative breast cancer.

A soulful diva, the Grammy Award-winning LaBelle is also a best-selling author, television star, and healthcare advocate. Vocal in the fight against diabetes. She serves as a spokeswoman for the American Diabetes Association.

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frandrescher A comedian and actress, Drescher became a household name as The Nanny. A uterine cancer survivor, she penned the inspirational Cancer Schmancer, and shares her message of hope with truth, sincerity, dignity, and intelligence.

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green.

green.

summerrayneoakes joseph p. kennedy aliciasilverstone alexandracousteau Kennedy founded Citizens Eco-model, author of Style, An award-winning actress known for her starring roles in Clueless and Batman and Robin, Silverstone has made headlines as an animal welfare and environmental activist.

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Naturally, a guide to sustainable fashion, and an environmental researcher and activist, Oakes is one of the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green resident experts and hosts.

Continuing the work of her grandfather, renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau, she is an advocate for water quality and policy. With an ability to draw audiences in, Cousteau brings expertise and energy to today’s weighty environmental issues.

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Energy Corporation, a nonprofit that provides low-cost heating oil to the poor and elderly. As chairman and president, he has grown the organization to encompass several companies, including the largest energy conservation firm in the US.


green.

valkilmer Extraordinarily talented actor who starred in The Doors and Tombstone, Kilmer has long been a supporter of environmental causes, in particular, the preservation of our wildlife and natural resources.

green.

rajendrapachauri samwaterston alexanderlikhotal Academy Award nominated Economist and environmental scientist, Pachauri is an expert on the impact of climate change. As Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

As President of Green Cross International, Likhotal advises nations on the social, economic, and political future of an increasingly climate conscious world and offers fresh approaches to managing the environmental crisis.

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actor and star of Law & Order, Waterston is highly committed and passionate about saving our world’s oceans, serving as a board member of the environmental organization, Oceana.

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index. Akram, Munir............................32 Alda, Alan..................................7 Alexander, Jason.......................18 Ali, Laila...................................38 Amritraj, Vijay..........................37 Anderson, Pamela.....................19 Andrews, Julie..........................12 Anka, Paul...............................41 Arias, Oscar..............................32 Bartiromo, Maria.......................34 Bassett, Angela........................15 Behar, Joy................................28 Belafonte, Harry........................20 Belichick, Bill............................37 Belushi, Jim..............................19 Bergen, Candice.........................9 Bogdanovich, Peter....................20 Boome, Danny..........................47 Branson, Richard......................44 Brundtland, Gro........................29 Campbell, Kim..........................31 Campbell, Naomi.......................49 Carmona, Richard.....................50 Cattrall, Kim.............................10 Cedric the Entertainer...............28 Cojocaru, Steven......................46 Cole, Natalie.............................51 Collins, Judy.............................40 Compton-Rock, Malaak..............52 Cooper, Anderson.....................33 Coppola, Francis Ford..................9 Cousteau, Alexandra.................53 Curtis, Jamie Lee......................21 Dancing with the Stars...............42 Dawes, Dominique....................37 DeGeneres, Ellen......................23 Dennehy, Brian.........................20 Doctorow, E.L...........................45 Douglas, Michael.........................6 Drescher, Fran..........................52 Dreyfuss, Richard......................10 Duvall, Robert..........................12 Elders, M. Joycelyn....................50

Essman, Susie..........................26 Evans, Linda.............................21 Ferguson, Sarah.......................46 Filicia, Thom.............................47 Foreman, George......................36 Franklin, Kirk............................40 Galson, Steven.........................50 Garcia, Andy.............................17 Garlin, Jeff...............................26 Garrett, Brad............................28 Garten, Ina..............................49 Gaviria, CĂŠsar...........................32 Geldof, Bob..............................31 Gorbachev, Mikhail....................29 Gossett, Jr., Lou........................17 Griffin, Kathy............................27 Grylls, Bear..............................38 Harper, Hill...............................17 Hatcher, Teri..............................8 Hawn, Goldie.............................6 Helgenberger, Marg...................18 Hines, Cheryl...........................27 Hoffman, Phillip Seymour............22 Hughley, D.L............................25 Huston, Anjelica........................16 Ice-T.......................................22 Irvine, Robert...........................47 Jackson, Samuel L....................15 Johnson, Magic.........................36 Jones, Quincy...........................43 Judd, Naomi.............................43 Keaton, Diane.............................6 Kelly, Clinton............................46 Kennedy, Joseph P......................53 Kilmer, Val................................54 King, John................................35 King, Larry...............................34 Knowles, BeyoncĂŠ.....................39 Kotb, Hoda...............................51 LaBelle, Patti............................52 Lahti, Christine.........................20 Landau, Jon..............................18 Langella, Frank.........................13

index. Lawford, Christopher Kennedy......51 Leary, Denis.............................18 Lee, Kahi.................................48 Lee, Sandra.............................48 Leifer, Carol..............................27 Leno, Jay.................................23 Lewis, Richard..........................28 Likhotal, Alexander....................54 Long, Howie.............................37 Longoria Parker, Eva..................12 MacDowell, Andie......................21 MacLaine, Shirley......................11 Mamet, David...........................45 Mandel, Howie..........................24 Marin, Cheech..........................14 Marshall, Penny.........................17 Meade, Robin............................33 McMillan, Terry..........................45 Midler, Bette.............................40 Miller, Larry..............................24 Milsap, Ronnie..........................41 Morrison, Toni...........................45 Najimy, Kathy...........................15 Navratilova, Martina..................38 Newton-John, Olivia...................43 Oakes, Summer Rayne...............53 Oliver, Jamie............................49 Pachauri, Rajendra....................54 Pacino, Al...................................8 Pantoliano, Joe.........................52 Parcells, Bill..............................36 Pauley, Jane.............................51 Peete, Holly Robinson.................14 Pennington, Ty..........................48 Perez, Rosie.............................16 Plana, Tony...............................14 Poitier, Sidney...........................11 Ramsay, Gordon.......................49 Rather, Dan..............................33 Reiner, Carl..............................21 Reynolds, Burt..........................16 Rivers, Joan.............................26 Roberts, Doris...........................13

Robinson, Mary.........................30 Robinson, Smokey.....................39 Rock, Chris..............................23 Rodriguez, Paul.........................27 Ross, Tracee Ellis......................19 Rowland, Kelly..........................43 Rudner, Rita.............................25 Sarandon, Susan.......................10 Satcher, David..........................50 Schieffer, Bob...........................35 Seymour, Jane...........................7 Shepherd, Cybill.......................13 Silverstone, Alicia.....................53 Simon, Bob..............................35 Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson.................31 Smith, Jaclyn............................22 Smith, Jada Pinkett...................11 Spader, James..........................16 Springer, Jerry..........................13 Stewart, Jon.............................24 Stone, Sharon............................7 Tesh, John...............................41 The Beach Boys........................42 The Sacred Hearts....................42 Tomlin, Lily...............................25 Trump, Donald..........................44 Turner, Kathleen.........................9 Turner, Ted...............................44 Tutu, Desmond.........................30 Tyler, Steven............................39 Underwood, Blair.......................22 Valli, Frankie.............................42 Wahlberg, Donnie.....................15 Walesa, Lech............................29 Waterston, Sam........................54 Wayans, Damon........................26 Wilkins, Dominique....................38 Williams, Juan..........................34 Williams, Vanessa.......................8 Wilmore, Larry..........................25 Woodard, Alfre..........................14 Wyle, Noah...............................19 Yunus, Muhammad....................30

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