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SHRINK WRAP: Dr. Jane Greer on J-Lo, Career, and Divorce

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Dr. Jane Greer explores what we can learn from the trials and triumphs of celebrity relationships

**Check out Dr. Greer’s interview in The Globe and Mail about men and women lying about their sex partners.**

Successful careers. Beautiful family. Didn’t Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have it all?

In her Psychology Today blog post “Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: Did Their Careers Collide?,” Dr. Jane Greer looks at how the careers of these two megastars may have been trumped by their own marriage, leading to their recent surprise separation. Whether you are working on a story about J-Lo and Marc, divorce, or how couples in general can manage the often-clashing demands of career and family, Dr. Greer can contribute her expertise.

Dr. Jane Greer is a nationally renowned marriage and family therapist, author, radio host, Psychology Today blogger, Huffington Post contributor, and media consultant who has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, CNN News, CBS Early Show, Anderson Cooper 360, 20/20 and more. A leading relationship expert, Dr. Greer’s newest book, What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship, gives answers about what people need to know to keep their relationships going strong.

Each week, her online radio segment SHRINK WRAP covers themes facing celebrities that everyday people can relate to, from hardships to love. SHRINK WRAP airs Mondays during Dr. Greer’s Happy Living Segment on News@7 (AM & PM).

UniverSoul Circus Comes To Washington This May

Hello Mommalista,

One of my favorite pastimes as child was when we went to the circus! UniverSoul Circus has created a big top thrill-ride infused with an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of the world around US. The UniverSoul Circus 2012 production entitled US” – featuring Shaolin Kung Fu acrobats from China, bone-breaking contortionists with a hop-hop flair from Guinea, hilarious acrobatic comedy from South Africa, pro-style hip hop dancers from Washington, DC, and an all-male Russian Swing act from Belarus – will be performing in Washington from May 3-20 at Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, MD.

Tickets on sale soon at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

WHEN:         May 3-20, 2012

WHERE:       Capital Plaza Mall

6200 Annapolis Rd., Landover Hills, MD 20784

Visit for more info, show times, and schedules.  Also follow us on  and

UniverSoul’s 360 Dance Crew features two members with Washington, DC roots – Katoya “Kae J” Johnson and Olivia Crosby.

“At UniverSoul Circus, we’re one big happy family – and that includes our fans,” said Founder and President Cedric Walker. “Without you, there is no US. This year’s production titled simply, yet profoundly, US” – includes 14 outstanding acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas – all coming together to create an unforgettable global experience. ”


US 2012 Tour

The UniverSoul Circus 2012 North American tour of “US kicked off in January in Tampa and Miami. Following its DC premier, “USwill travel to Baltimore on May 29-June 3. Now in its 19th year, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 27 major markets. The international cast includes 80 world-class acrobats, contortionists, aerialists, martial artists, dancers, comedians, clowns, horses, tigers and elephants.

Creative Team

The show’s creative team includes Cedric Walker, who regularly travels the globe to find amazing talent, and award-winning live entertainment production designer Tom Marzullo. Marzullo has designed and/or stage managed major international tours for some of the biggest names in show business, including T-Pain, KISS, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Prince. Most recently, Marzullo designed, produced and production managed Justin Bieber’s international My World Tour, which earned Marzullo the 2010 Tour Link Top Dog Award for Production Manager of the Year.

Katoya “Kae J” Johnson

Kae J., 27, a proud native of Washington, DC, has thirteen years of dancing under her belt. She has trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hawaiian, and many other dance styles.  Kae J. has worked with many notable choreographers including Fatima Robinson, J Blaze, Sean Bankhead, and Rennie Harris. He has performed on BET, the Soul Train Awards, Oxygen and Sesame Street.


Olivia Crosby

Olivia, 28, received her BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University. She is a former principal and freestyle member of Culture Shock DC Dance Troupe. In addition to Towson University, Olivia has studied at the Ailey School’s Summer Intensive in NYC and Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. Olivia has performed the modern and ballet works of Vincent Thomas, Linda Denise Fisher- Harrell, Lula Washington, Stephanie Powell, Donald McKayle, and Michael Utoff to name a few. She has performed in the Ailey Student Showcase, toured with Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and has danced background for R & B artist, Lil’ Mo.


2012 List of Acts

Improv Comedy Troupe                                                                                Atlanta, GA

Zeke – Co Host                                                                                                  Cleveland, OH

Caribbean Dance                                                                                              Trinidad & Tobago

Acrobatic Hip Hop Contortion                                                                     Guinea, South Africa & USA

Aerial Contortion                                                                                             Mongolia

Acrobatic Kung Fu                                                                                            China

Tigers                                                                                                                    USA

Comedy Bench Act                                                                                          South Africa

Russian Swing                                                                                                    Belarus

Elephants                                                                                                            USA

Cossack Horse Act                                                                                           Russia and Guinea

Aerial Duet                                                                                                         France and Brazil

Hip Hop Dancers                                                                                               USA


About UniverSoul Circus

UniverSoul is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul’s fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned it a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events, along with other shows including Sesame Street Live, Disney on Ice, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The circus was founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter, Cedric Walker. As it approaches its historic 20th anniversary in 2013, the circus will perform over 500 shows in 27 major markets this year and travel nearly 10,000 miles.

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Media Maven Presents Organic Bouquet iPad Giveaway for Mother’s Day

Hello Lovelies,

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be wondering how to score a great gift without great expense. In honor of this holiday, and coinciding with the recent launch of their mobile shopping site, Organic Bouquet is hosting a giveaway for a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad.

Celebrate your tech-savvy mom – or your tech-savvy self – by entering to win this great new iPad. From now until May 7th,  simply enter your name and email address on the giveaway page at .

Organic Bouquet will notify the winner by email following the drawing on May 8, 2012, and will ship the prize via FedEx within 2 business days of drawing.

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