Oct. 4, 2021

Special Co-Host: Michael Damian + Katie Couric Tells All + Taylor Swift Reacts to a Mysterious Billboard + Lizzo TED Talk on Twerking

Special Co-Host: Michael Damian + Katie Couric Tells All + Taylor Swift Reacts to a Mysterious Billboard + Lizzo TED Talk on Twerking

Michael Damian (Billboard #1 Singer/actor/Broadway Star/Director) is our special guest co-host. A former #1 morning TV star isn't making friends with her new "tell-all" book. A rock star proclaims he's got the abs to be in "Magic Mike" sequel. A pop superstar is scheming against another pop superstar who launched a mysterious billboard campaign. A rock star walks into a bar...and no one notices. A "TED Talk" on twerking is in the works from a Grammy winner.


Michael Damian (Billboard #1 Singer/actor/Broadway Star/Director) is our special guest co-host. A former #1 morning TV star isn't making friends with her new "tell-all" book. A rock star proclaims he's got the abs to be in "Magic Mike" sequel. A pop superstar is scheming against another pop superstar who launched a mysterious billboard campaign. A rock star walks into a bar...and no one notices. A "TED Talk" on twerking is in the works from a Grammy winner.

00:37 - Sad news to report

00:51 - Barnes shares a video he sent to our guest co-host Michael Damian from an excited fan

02:11 - Welcome Michael Damian - special guest co-host

03:42 - Today in Pop Culture: Queen is #1 on this day in 1980 with "Another One Bites the Dust"

04:40 - New Katie Couric tell-all book is "Going There"

06:30 - Lenny Kravitz flexes his abs and friends go crazy

 07:08 - Michael Damian wears a loin cloth in "Joseph..." on Broadway. "Sit ups are the answer"

08:57 - Taylor Swift is trying to get one over on Adele...mysterious billboards spotted

09:38 - Mick Jagger slips into the "Thirsty Beaver" dive bar...Leslie & Barnes share Jagger stories

10:33 - Michael Damian sees Annie Lennox dining alone and almost went for the threesome dining attempt

11:12 - Dave Grohl keeps proving  he's the coolest guy in rock

11:58 - Abba to replace Celine Dion in Vegas residency (rumor)

13:03 - Lizzo to do "TED Talk" on twerking

14:12 - Miley Cyrus to replace Carson Daly on NBC New Years Eve show

15:06 - Britney gets naked again on Instagram

15:26 - Michael Damian's wife starts a random photo shoot of Michael during the show

15:57 - Jamie Spears statement after court loss

17:23 - Super Bowl 56 lineup is huge: Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and more

17:48 - Shakira and Michael Damian attacked by wild boars

19:34 - Disney settles with Scarlett Johansson for "Black Widow" suit

20:04 - Pop Culture Show "first look" of Bridgerton Season 2

20:54 - Michael Damian debuts new "Much Ado about Christmas" on new GAC Family Network

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Executive Producer: Steve Barnes

Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram, Paul Cubby Bryant

Intern Producer: Lauren Noble

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Michael Damian

Michael Damian is a singer, songwriter, actor, writer, director and producer. Michael is best know for his role as Danny Romalotti on CBS' #1 The Young and The Restless. He has also played Joseph on Broadway in "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and had a #1 Billboard single "Rock On".