My latest radio show on BlogTalkRadio gave me the chance to have a really upclose and personal chat with singer/actress Chloe Lattanzi about her debut album, NO PAIN, which has been released to critical praise.
Here’s the show description:
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Chloe Lattanzi releases her debut solo album, NO PAIN (co-written and co-produced with Jarrad Rogers), the follow-up to her #1 Billboard Dance Club hit, “You Have To Believe,” the acclaimed collaboration with her mother, international superstar Olivia Newton-John.
Chloe began the project when she was signed to Warner Australia at the early age of 17, as a creative outlet to express her personal battle with body dysmorphia and anorexia. Although some leaked demos created excitement for the project, it was eventually put on hold as Chloe addressed her inner demons.
“When I was making NO PAIN thirteen years ago, it was ‘never good enough’ in my mind. Perfection was important to me. Now, the state-of-mind I’m in, I can hear the beauty and the vulnerability of the journey I was taking when I was making the album, and I wanted to share it with the world. I’m proud of it now.”
Mike Wass, writing for Idolator says, “We’ve been blessed by the occasional stand-alone single (2010’s “Wings And A Gun” and 2011’s “Play With Me”) and a club-conquering duet with her mom. But none of those tracks rival the greatness of (NO PAIN). Chloe has a distinctive voice and, more importantly, something to say.”
Chloe’s Billboard debut, “You Have to Believe,” became the very first #1 hit on the Billboard Dance Club chart by a mother/daughter team. The music video inspired former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, to create a role for her in his successful zombie film, Dead 7, which premiered earlier this year on the SyFy Channel.
In 2008, Chloe garnered national attention on the MTV reality show Rock the Cradle, where she was the last female singer standing, coming in third in the finale.
I really hope you hit play below and take a listen. Chloe is quite frank about a lot of her journey through anorexia and body dysmorphia. Good on her for inspiring others.
With the 2016 election now firmly in the rear view mirror, political activist Aaron Baldwin joined me today on my BlogTalkRadio show, also named The Randy Report, to discuss the fallout of the presidential election including:
• The last minute collapse of the Hillary Clinton campaign
• The floundering Trump transition team caught unprepared for winning
• Trump still taking to Twitter for occasional meltdown
• Trump has already backpedaled on several key campaign promises – will he disappoint his followers?
• Sen. Jeff Sessions in as Attorney General
• RNC Chair Reince Priebus tapped for Chief Of Staff
• Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani angling for Secretary of State, but Mitt Romney is meeting with Trump for same position
• Former Trump campaign nemesis Sen. Ted Cruz eyeing U.S. Supreme Court seat
Plus, I share a fabulous little thing that happened on Broadway last night when Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to take in the blockbuster hit, Hamilton: An American Musical.
On my latest radio show, I recap the outcome of the election, how we got here and what’s ahead of us all.
Donald Trump won the Electoral College, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote leaving the country extremely divided. Protesters have staged events across the country for the past two nights.
How did all the pundits and pollsters get the predictions so wrong?
What can we expect from a Trump administration?
What did we learn about ourselves as a country from this bitter election cycle?
If you listen to the show, I explain my theory that the immediate cause for Hillary’s loss was the interference in the election by FBI Director James Comey. His letter 12 days before the election regarding “possibly pertinent” emails found a a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin threw the campaign into a whirlwind. And his second letter, absolving here (also known as the “Nevermind” letter) embolden Trump’s followers.
It turns out the Clinton campaign agrees with me.
In a conference call with top donors, Clinton cited the first Comey letter for stopping her momentum and second for energizing Trump voters.
Listen below as I explain that and more about the election results.
Btw – I tried something new in terms of my microphone, thinking it would be a step up. It was a step down. Sorry for the sound quality. Won’t happen again 🙂
As the election cycle nears the very end of a long, long journey, check out my radio show this week with political activist Aaron Baldwin.
Aaron has been a guest on my show throughout the past year, and he’s definitely that guy you gravitate to at a party when the topic is politics. Way smart, he has thousands of folks who follow him on Facebook for his up to the minute posts. And, a character trait near and dear to my heart, he speaks his very-educated mind.
Well-known LGBTQ political activist Aaron Baldwin shares his thoughts on the final days of Election 2016:
• Will the latest news from the FBI regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails change the race? The Comey comments gave her an $11.5 million windfall in it’s aftermath.
• Donald Trump’s legal scandals continue to add up as a “private server” has been found that shows a connection between Trump and a Russian bank, Trump’s connections to Russian energy resources, plus the Trump University lawsuit goes to court soon.
• Predictions! Who will win? And by how much?
Happy Sunday, folks!
Here’s this week’s episode of The Randy Report on BlogTalkRadio.
My recap of popular & important stories of pop culture, politics and entertainment of interest to the LGBT community:
• Edie Windsor, LGBTQ hero who helped bring down the Defense of Marriage Act, finds love a second time.
• Anti-gay Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore suspended from the bench for instructing judges to not perform same-sex marriages even after SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality.
• The first presidential debate came and went this week. Who won? I think Randy Rainbow did with his parody of a classic Mary Poppins song that recaps the Donald’s debate performance.
• GLEE star Alex Newell teams up with the CDC to share new music and a new campaign to help stop HIV.
Tune in for these stories and more.
Check out my latest radio show on BlogTalkRadio where I recap the week’s top pop culture and political news for the LGBT community, including:
• Out country singer Billy Gilman makes a splash on THE VOICE
• After 14 years, lesbian news and entertainment site AfterEllen shuts down
• This was Bi-Week (they only get a week?) and openly-bi Andy Mientus, of Broadway’s Les Miserables and Spring Awakening, shared his thoughts
• “Sexually fluid” hottie (Dancing with the Stars, America’s Next Top Model) Nyle DiMarco dropped a campaign spot for Hillary Clinton: “Your vote is the greatest voice we have.”
• Short film “American Male” examines hyper-masculinity and internalized homophobia to a chilling effect
My latest radio show on BlogTalkRadio:
This week in LGBT news:
• Out singer/songwriter Olly Alexander and his band Years & Years release new song for upcoming Bridget Jones film
• Craig Jungwirth indicted for terrorist threats via social media against gay community in Southern Florida
• Bombing in NYC gay neighborhood of Chelsea
• RuPaul makes history with win at the Emmy Awards
• NCAA pulls 7 championship games from North Carolina over anti-LGBT HB2
• Barbra Streisand’s Trump parody of “Send In The Clowns” is a hit at LGBT fund raiser for Hillary Clinton
• Whoopi Goldberg shares, “Transgender people have been with us forever.”
• More trouble behind the scenes of Logo TV’s “Finding Prince Charming”
• Brian Justin Crum killed it this week with Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” on America’s Got Talent
Activist Aaron Baldwin joined me last night to discuss the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’ decision to not stand during the singing of the national anthem during football games.
After last Friday’s pre-season game where Kaepernick remained seated during the anthem, he told reporters, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Folks across the country called Kaepernick out for being “unpatriotic.” On social media, there were calls for Kaepernick to leave the country if he’s not happy here. Others called him a wealthy athlete who is disconnected from average America.
One the other side of the debate, however, there are lots of folks who say Kaepernick has a right to free speech. And a hashtag – #VeteransForKaepernick – has been trending on Twitter lately.
Thursday night, during the 49ers game with the San Diego Chargers, he took a knee with team mate Eric Reid during the national anthem. After that game, he announced he will be donating $1 million to communities of need.
Listen below as Aaron and I look at how this is being played out between sports fans across the country.
|Dancing With The Stars champ Nyle DiMarco
Take a listen to my latest radio show episode, hosted on BlogTalkRadio, which aired today.
Join Randy as he wraps up the latest in LGBT news from the worlds of entertainment, music, politics and sports.
• Three time Olympic medalist Danell Leyva is not only a double-silver medal winner but an ardent equal rights activist ally
• Hottie Nick Jonas talked about criticism he received for playing a gay MMA fighter on “Kingdom”
• “American Idol” alum/out musician David Hernandez drops his new single and music video “Beautiful”
• “America’s Next Top Model” & “Dancing With The Stars” champ Nyle DiMarco announced as next ‘Celebrity Guest Host’ for the world-famous Chippendales
• E! Network cancels “I Am Cait” after only two seasons
• A new study shows homophobic men are possibly just hiding their own latent homosexuality
Tune in as Randy covers these stories and more.
Hit the play button below to listen.
|3-time Olympic medalist Danell Leyva
Take a listen to my latest online radio show, aptly named The Randy Report, hosted on BlogTalkRadio.
Political activist Aaron Baldwin joined me to look back on the highs and lows of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
The hits, the misses, the winners and losers.
Who gave the best speech? Who dropped the ball on an opportunity? Which party scored better among voters?
Did the upbeat message of the Democrats resonate with voters more than the darker tone of the Republicans?
What did the polls say in the aftermath of both conventions? Will Hillary get a post-convention bounce?
What’s next in this very unusual presidential race?
Aaron Baldwin is my go-to political smart guy, so hit the play button below and see what Aaron thinks.