In the more than twenty-five years that I have been immersed in the worlds of entertainment and entertainment news, the stories I have been most drawn to have focused on celebrities and unsung heroes who are genuinely passionate about making a difference in the world. So among many other things, that’s what #LivingTheGoodLife and this space is about — exploring and expressing what motivates and captivates the human spirit. Good = Positive.
I am a true believer that the will to help others is contagious.
The Catskill Animal Sanctuary has rescued more than 3500 animals since opening its gates in 2001. CAS also champions vegan living advocating compassionate cuisine.
Founder Kathy Stevens tells me how going vegan is easier than you may think.
A.J. began his career at WNBC Radio in New York City at the young age of fifteen and has covered all facets of the entertainment industry ever since. He is perhaps best known for hosting HLN’s entertainment news show, Showbiz Tonight, throughout its entire, incredible nine-year run and as the face of all things entertainment for CNN and HLN for much of the past decade as a trusted fixture in the entertainment industry. Beyond what he may be best known for, A.J. simply loves immersive story-telling in all kinds of situations and bringing everyone along for the ride.
A.J. joined HLN and CNN after hosting Court TV’s crime and justice entertainment show, Hollywood Heat. As one of VH1’s most recognizable personalities, A.J. hosted the network’s Top Ten Countdown and a variety of shows and specials, special events and live awards show coverage as well as a daily music and entertainment show. His radio career includes longtime stints at New York City’s Z100 and WPLJ as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio. A.J. has also served as a special correspondent for EXTRA and as an entertainment correspondent for Good Day New York. He was recently seen playing himself on the hit ABC show Nashville.
A.J. is a passionate boater, having cruised extensively all along the east coast of the United States. In addition to his dedication to several important causes over the years, A.J. is a devout animal lover and activist and “co-dad” to Jasper, a pit-mix rescue.