MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
“WHO DID I MARRY?”
Ricki speaks with women profiled on Discovery Channel’s “Who The Bleep Did I Marry?” who thought they knew their significant other, only to discover their dark and deadly side. Ricki’s guests have all fallen victim to individuals who kept terrifying and dangerous secrets and led double lives. Yvette thought she had met the man of her dreams – until he became possessive and one day snapped and tried to burn her alive, ultimately leaving her with third degree burns over 65% of her body. Also, Diane thought she was in a committed, loving relationship until she discovered that the man she cherished was cheating on her and infecting her and other women with the HPV/HIV virus. And, for eighteen years, Karen was teaching science to high school students by day and using whips and chains in a dungeon as a dominatrix at night. Ricki speaks with Karen to find out why this appealed to her and why she ultimately quit her night job.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Ricki explores the psychological warfare created by stalkers who find ways to lurk inside every corner of their victim’s mind.
According to recent statistics, stalking is a crime experienced by a staggering 3.2 million people in the United States alone. Even if no physical crime is committed, stalkers leave an indelible mark on their victims.
Aspiring model Kourtney reveals how the internet brought her fame, fortune…and a deranged stalker intent on ruining her career and instilling fear in her heart. Her terrifying ordeal led her to help law enforcement ultimately put her stalker behind bars.
Also, a woman’s powerful story of survival when she chose to change her name, address and social security number in order to keep herself and her children safe from her deranged ex-husband.
And, Rhonda Saunders, the prosecutor who brought justice to Madonna, Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow and author of Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers, joins the conversation to discuss how her participation helped change the stalking law in California to specifically include indirect threats and better support victims.
And, the warning signs and what you can do to protect yourself against stalkers.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
“BRIDAL BOOT CAMP”
Ricki introduces three women who are engaged to be married and want to drop the extra weight for their wedding day.
Jenni was raised on southern food and claims she won’t eat salad unless it’s smothered with bacon and blue cheese, but she’s determined to walk down the aisle looking like a sexy bride. Crystal was too embarrassed to go to a family reunion because of her weight, but she’s now determined to get in shape. And, Lisa was teased for being a skinny redhead and never worried about what she ate until she hit her 40’s and things began to change.
After they reached out to the show, Ricki and her team put together their first Bridal Boot Camp where Ricki pairs each woman with a trainer (Craig Ramsay, Dr. Ian Smith and Jeanette Jenkins) and is giving these brides-to-be a six week program (including a presentation of healthy alternatives to some of their favorite foods).
Once completed, the three women will receive complimentary wedding gowns from David Tutera (WeTV’s “My Fair Weddings”), hair and make-up specialists, flowers, a wedding cake and a still photographer to help make their special day even more unique.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Mothers break their silence and reveal their secrets about the not so perfect side of motherhood. Ricki explores all the hush-hush elements of motherhood -- the things that women rarely discuss. She even set up her own “Mommy Confessional” outside the studio where her audience members open up about all the embarrassing things they’ve done as moms! Ricki also assembles a panel of moms, including Heather Armstrong (founder of www.dooce.com, considered the “mother of all mommy blogs”), Catherine McCord (founder of www.weelicious.com, a blog dedicated to healthy, simple recipes for kids), Amy Nobile (co-author of I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids), Alicia Dunham (author of Goal Digger) and Daphne Brogdon (founder of www.coolmom.com, a humorous slant on parenting, politics, and pop culture.). topics include breastfeeding controversies and judging the behavior of other mothers.
Also, Ricki brings in Mia Redrick, a “mom strategist” and author of Time For Mom-Me: 365 Daily Strategies For a Mother’s Self-Care, to help a woman who admits she is completely overwhelmed by parenthood.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Ricki introduces an array of experts to break down the complicated world of hormones. Eighties television icon Suzanne Somers joins the conversation to talk how she’s been pursuing her life’s passion and is making her mark in the world of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She also discusses her latest book, BOMBSHELL: Explosive Medical Secrets that will Redefine Aging and her anti-aging tips.
In addition, Ricki speaks with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz to discuss changes relating to hormones – from hot flashes to insomnia to mood swings. And, Ricki checks in with Dr. Natasha Turner, a naturopathic doctor and author of The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite and Banish Belly Fat, to discuss hormonal weight gain and share which carbohydrates are best for our metabolism. Dr. Ian Smith, author of The Fat Smash Diet, sits down to talk about the HCG Diet and how it works while Dr. Sharon Orrange from The University of Southern California, weighs in with the dangers and risks of the program.