Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'll be posting some photos upon my return, so please stay tuned.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It took me 10 minutes to actually capture the thing between two pieces of cardboard—(they ARE full of germs, right?)—and shove it out the window. I called Derek back and he said—"POST IT!"
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
On Sept. 12th I'm off to the beautiful Abruzzo region of Italy for a five-day getaway to visit my lifelong friend Joe D'Antony—who just purchased his family's ancestral home in the village of Abruzzo.
Can't wait to see him.
Stay tuned for photos.
The paperback edition is on sale here.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I'll also be speaking on Thursday, September 4th at 12:30 pm on the subject "Got what it takes...to get where you want to go in life?" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Shaping up to be a busy Fall.
In the meantime, I wish you all a happyLabor Day!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Brook Shields got plenty of attention recently at the 2008 Tony Awards. What a beauty!
Find out how the stunning actress/model achieved her dreams by reading GOT WHAT IT TAKES?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top--So You Can, Too!
The new paperback edition is on sale here.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Forthcoming guests include Broadway composer Charles Strouse; Ex chef John Doherty (Waldorf Astoria); rock legend Carly Simon; furniture designer Dakota Jackson, and many, many more.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I hosted the Friars Celebrity Interview series with the legendary Cousin Brucie—an hour, one-on-one interview about his career, with stories about Elvis, his introducing the Beatles at Shea stadium, and the evolution of rock music.
Here's a tidbit:
I asked him: "If you could place one year of rock music in a time capsule for future generations which year would you pick?"
"1965—it built on the foundation of American rock from the 50's and was open to include the English wave and the West Coast sound."
By the way, Dick Clark's answer to the same question was 1957.
Both were memorable years.
Lots of news to report today. My interview with Judy Collins will appear on "MY GENERATION" on July 17th. Mark your calendars.
Two days later I'm headed for Monte Carlo on the Crystal Serenity...the cruise is billed as Mediterranean Masterpiece, which is apt when you check out the itinerary below:
Will report again soon before we set sail. Hope you all have a great summer!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
TELEVISION NEWS: Interviewing furniture designer Dakota Jackson today for MY GENERATION TV SERIES. Upcoming interview guests include Carly Simon, composer Charles Strouse, chef and TV personality Sara Moulton, and Judy Collins.
On June 3rd I'll be on SATELLITE MEDIA TOUR observing "FATHER'S DAY'S TRADITIONS"—I was a National Father of the Year in 2000.
FOOD WORLD NEWS: I'll be be on Satellite Media Tour giving tips on ''spring grilling" on April 23rd, and on May 15th hosting Visiting Chef Series at the Yale Club with chef Eric Hara, Executive Chef of ''David Burke and Dontella Restaurant" in NYC.
SPEAKING NEWS: I'm interviewing Cousin Bruce Morrow— the legendary radio personaility at the Friars Club in NYC on June 12th, and interviewing Lucie Arnaz at a luncheon event in Sommeville, NJ on June 11th.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top—So You Can, Too!
As mentioned in my pre-publication post, the subtitle has been changed to include the words "So You Can, Too!" It's a fine point of emphasis and it really nails down the aim of the book: to help you find success.
If you missed the orginal hardcover edition, I hope you'll grab the paperback for a discount on Amazon by CLICKING HERE.
Happy Spring Break to All!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
‘Confidentially,’ a Special Presentation of Catch A Rising Star: ‘Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential’ April 5
Monticello, N.Y. (March 14, 2008) – Bill Boggs, a staple in New York City media for years, has something confidential to tell you on April 5. Actually, he’s got a lot of confidential things to tell you.
"Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential" (developed at the fabled John Houseman Theater in the spring of 2003) is a humorous and enlightening one-man show featuring stories, rare videos and songs about the world of television Boggs has inhabited for the past 30 years.
A special presentation of Catch A Rising Star, “Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential” comes to the Catch stage at Monticello Gaming and Raceway on Saturday April 5. This unique show, which is currently playing at the Triad Theater on West 72nd Street in New York City, is an experience like no other. Show time at Monticello is 8 p.m.
Boggs is a four-time Emmy Award winning television talk show host, a popular after-dinner speaker and master of ceremonies, an accomplished stage performer, a noted TV show producer and a frequently published journalist. His wide-ranging and diverse career has included hosting the seminal New York talk show, "MIDDAY LIVE WITH BILL BOGGS," for Metromedia and FOX for 12 years, and creating and hosting "BILL BOGGS CORNER TABLE" on Food Network since the network's debut in the mid-1990s.
In addition, Boggs has anchored the news for NBC-TV; and hosted "Comedy Tonight," a syndicated comedy show, for Fox Television; a game show, "All Star Anything Goes" for CBS-TV; and a live Saturday morning talk show," Saturday Morning Live," for Metromedia.
Boggs was the host and creator of the PBS television show, Home Cooked Classics. He's also currently serving as the energetic on stage force behind Simon Super Chefs Live, a 24-city culinary food and wine show presented around the country in Simon Malls. He pioneered the first-ever national restaurant review show, TV Diners on Food Network and he’s interviewed notable guests on CNBC's Let's Talk Stock and also on Historic Traveler and Freeze Frame (on the Travel Channel).
Boggs, who has also won acclaim on stage for his singing and story telling in the Off Broadway hit, "Our Sinatra," created and starred in "A Fine Romance," at New York's four-star "Restaurant Daniel.”
Boggs is indeed a noted food, lifestyle and travel authority, having interviewed and worked with many of the world's top restaurateurs and chefs, and has also appeared as himself in a dozen dramatic movie and TV show roles. In addition, he has authored a novel, "At First Sight," written for The New York Times and other prestigious national and international periodicals and served as the executive producer for both the groundbreaking "Morton Downey, Jr. Show" and "Court TV.”
Boggs has anchored live news shows for MSNBC and hosted "Freeze Frame" and "Historical Traveler" for the Travel Channel. He is the host of Showtime's "Boxing Report Update," and was seen in the Fall of 2002 in the new syndicated show, "House Beat.”
In 2007, HarperCollins published Boggs’ widely-praised book, Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top. The book is based on success secrets uncovered in his interviews with leaders in diverse fields—among those included in the book are Sir Richard Branson, Renee Zelwegger, Diane von Furstenberg, Clive Davis, Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Joe Torre and many others. He is also a featured columnist for The Good Life Magazine, Crush Magazine and Black Tie International Magazine and has written several pieces for The New York Times.
Boggs brings all of his lifetime of work to the stage in “Bill Boggs Talk Show Confidential.” Confidentially we can tell you that it will be an awesome night that won’t be forgotten.
For a full listing of the Catch schedule, check out the Catch website, http://www.catcharisingstar.com/, or go to http://www.monticellogamingandraceway.com/.
Tickets for the Bill Boggs show are $15 each. For ticket information about this and other shows at Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club at Monticello Gaming & Raceway, please call 845-794-4100, ext. 494, or toll-free 1-866-777-GAME, ext. 494, or visit http://www.catcharisingstar.com/ or http://www.monticellogamingandraceway.com/.
Monticello Gaming & Raceway, located on Route 17B in Monticello, N.Y., features more than 1,500 video gaming machines, the 350-seat Winner’s Circle Buffet, Mighty Mmmm Food Court, the 75-seat Lava Lounge and 250-seat showroom, HYPE, both featuring live entertainment. Monticello Gaming & Raceway is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. For more information, please call toll free (866) 777-GAME. Must be 18 years or older to play video gaming machines. Please play responsibly.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Successful People Reveal How They Made It To The Top—So You Can, Too!
Monday, March 10, 2008
"TV's Bill Boggs, whose "Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top" is out in paperback next month, was careening through Midtown traffic holding an empty Burberry leash. Chasing after his dog, who'd somehow slipped his collar. He finally grabbed his hound safely, and Burberry even replaced Rover's fashionable plaid set. Bill's next might be "Successful People Reveal How They Made It Through Panic."
Only in New York, kids, only in New York."
Thursday, March 06, 2008
On June 12th I'm hosting a lunchtime interview series at the Friars Club of New York, with "Cousin" Bruce Morrow—the legendary radio DJ. It's sure to be fun.
Have a merry March!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
It was like being in comedy heaven... guests included Jerry Seinfeld, Danny Aiello, Richard Belzer, Robert Klein and many others. Here are few small snaps.
After the party Danny Aiello, Joe Amiel, Carol and I had a dinner at Elaines.
Musical Notes: Last week saw a mesmerizing performance of Judy Collins at Cafe Carlyle.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Foreign rights for my book GOT WHAT IT TAKES? have just been sold to Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Thailand!
It'll be fun to see the various cover designs from other countries and I'll post them here when they're available.
Looks like the the language of success is truly universal.
Dorsey Band leader Buddy Morrow and vocalist Bryan Anthony
Heather deFrancisco, director of sales at Cambridge, who took us on a tour of the property situated on its own 30-acre peninsula
Sauvignon Blanc before a swim at Cambridge Beaches Resort
Snorkeling at Grand Turk
A wild Margarita on a calm day on St. Martin