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Behind the Scenes at "The Talk" in NYC

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Today started like any other average day...

Wake up at 6:30 am.
Return emails.
Wake up my kids.
Shower.
Get dressed.
Make lunches.
Zip the kids off to school.
Work, work, work.
Race into Manhattan while singing showtunes from my iPhone.
Tweet from the set of "The Talk" in NYC

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While most of my day was pretty status quo, sometimes, I get to inject a bit of entertainment into my day and this week, I got to spend an hour tweeting live from the audience of "The Talk" on CBS. I even got a really nice shout out from host Julie Chen and was featured in the same segment as Andy Cohen from Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live." Sure, I was just tweeting from my seat and Andy was weighing in on the latest "Real Housewives" drama, but it still was fun being the show's officlal blogger for the hour.

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The one thing I can tell you about sitting in the audience of a live talk show is that you do a lot of laughing, a lot of smiling and a lot of clapping. Our audience warm up guy, Joey Cola was a riot. He even tried to confiscate my phone before the show until he realized that I needed it to tweet some great one liners from the hosts. And l have to say that between Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sara Gilbert, the jokes are plentiful, the conversation is totally relatable and the laughter is non-stop.

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Today's guests included "Smash" star Angelica Huston, Taraji P. Henson from the CBS drama "Person of Interest" (she is adorable, btw) and the winners of "Amazing Race." I have a special place in my heart for any Amazing Race participant since I was a publicist for that show when it first launched. What I loved most was that I was able to engage with viewers in real time while sitting right in my seat. Plus, when I tweeted "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan, he tweeted me right back -- as did Pier 1 Imports which gave away an amazing $250 gift card to each audience member in time for the holidays. Favorite moment of all...when the fabulous Sheryl Underwood grabbed my hand after the show and asked me if I had fun. How much do I love Sheryl? Let me me count the ways...

If you've never attended a talk show, I'd highly recommend it for anyone feeling down in the dumps. By the time you leave the studio, you'll have a smile plastered across your face and a little spring in your step. No need for a gym membership to get those endorphins going...just head to "The Talk," sit in the audience and get ready to be thoroughly entertained! If you live in the Los Angeles area or if you live in New Orleans (or nearby),
"The Talk" will be shooting a week's worth of shows from the Superbowl. Visit their website to find out how you can be an audience member and trust me, you'll have the best time!

Check out my shout out and please ignore the part where I scrunch my eyes -- even my kids call me out when I do that uncomfortable move!

Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 12/11/2012

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