Who selects Brooke Baldwin’s colorful television wardrobe?

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In the second Office Hours With… episode, host Jason Kurtz asks Brooke Baldwin about her African travels, vibrant dresses, spiked heels, and SNL parody.

Click here to watch the video, as Kurtz and Baldwin relive their NBC29 in Charlottesville, Va. glory days in this continuation of the original CNN digital series.

And, be certain to watch “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin” every day at 2 p.m. ET/PT

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Why is Don Lemon’s office wall lined with skateboards?

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In the Office Hours With… pilot episode, host Jason Kurtz welcomes Don Lemon for a candid conversation ranging from Obama and Oprah to skateboards and staying authentic.

Click here to watch the video as Kurtz and Lemon blow the door off it’s hinges in the debut edition of the original CNN digital series.

And be certain to watch “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” every night at 10 p.m. ET/PT

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Why “Salt-N-Pepa” didn’t like the song “Push It”

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It’s been nearly three decades since female rap duo “Salt-N-Pepa” pushed it real good, but the women born Cheryl James and Sandra Denton haven’t yet tired of their iconic hit. And neither have audiences and advertisers alike, as “Push It” is presently serving as the soundtrack for a an entirely entertaining GEICO commercial.

Coming up Monday evening, the longtime friends and collaborators will join Don Lemon as part of his “CNN Tonight” primetime program, and following the taping they were kind enough to join Jason Kurtz in the show’s “Green Room” for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes chat.

Despite all the accolades that have accompanied “Push It” throughout the years, as Kurtz learns, initially, the ladies weren’t in love with the tune.

“We didn’t even like the song, how about that,” laughs James, aka “Salt.” “A deejay flipped it over – it was a ‘B Side.'”

On the strength of that deejay’s eye – or, rather, ear – for hit-making, the song, and the group’s debut album – “Hot, Cool & Vicious” – went platinum, and the rest, as they say, is hip-hop history.

Watch the above clip as “Salt-N-Pepa” offer their take on modern music and discuss their work with clothing company Lane Bryant. And, for the full interview with the lyrical ladies, check out Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight” at 10 p.m.

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Why won’t Kevin Costner make a Super Bowl prediction?

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Following an honest and entertaining visit with “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon, legendary actor Kevin Costner was kind enough to join Jason Kurtz in the show’s “Green Room” for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes chat.

Despite being well-known for several notable sports roles (“Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham,” “Tin Cup,” etc.) Costner clammed up when asked to offer a prediction for the forthcoming Super Bowl.

“I don’t have an idea who’s going to win,” Costner told Kurtz, the program’s Digital Producer. “I don’t need anybody else’s predictions either, it’s boring to me.”

Watch the above clip as Costner further explains his verbal stiff-arm, and also to hear what his long-term film-making plan is should he tire of the sports genre.

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Debra Messing on her iconic role: “I believe we will be be ‘Will’ and ‘Grace’ forever, until we die”

Following their heart-warming and entertaining interview on “Piers Morgan Live,” (airs 9p), actors Eric McCormack and Debra Messing were gracious enough to join Jason Kurtz in the show’s “Green Room” for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes chat.

Best-known for their iconic portrayals as the title characters in NBC’s hit comedy “Will & Grace,” the duo reflected on how quickly time has passed since the show captured America’s attention, and subsequently, its hearts:

“It feels like five years,” Messing tells Kurtz, the program’s Digital Producer. “Really, it’s insane that it’s been 15 years.”

McCormack breaks the program’s existence into two subsets: Continue reading

Reggie Jackson joins Jason Kurtz in the “Green Room,” picks Detroit Tigers to win the World Series

Following his candid, and at times entertaining, one-on-one interview with Piers Morgan (airs Friday, 9 p.m.,) Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was gracious enough to spend some time in the show’s “Green Room,” offering insight and analysis on the game that dubbed him “Mr. October.”

Speaking exclusively with Jason Kurtz, the man who rose to legendary status with an epic three home run performance in game six in the ’77 World Series fielded questions with the same aptitude he showed in leading his teams to 11 pennants, and five world championships, during a magnificent 21 year career.

“From a guy who could change a game with one swing,” Kurtz began, “does good pitching still beat good hitting?”

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Sheryl Crow joins Jason Kurtz in the “Green Room,” talking tea time, making music and serving the hungry

Following her endearing and entertaining interview with Piers Morgan (airing tonight, 9 p.m.,) music superstar Sheryl Crow was gracious enough to join Jason Kurtz for a behind-the-scenes “Green Room” interview.

“I love Piers. It’s fun to be with him and to share a cup of PG Tips,” she smiled, alluding to their shared affection for British tea.

The “Piers Morgan Live” Digital Producer, Kurtz, first asked Crow about her newest album – “Feels Like Home” – which is her eighth studio release, but first to be classified within the Country genre.

Crow noted that despite the official category, she feels this album isn’t really a departure from her musical norms:

“I feel like if my songs were to come out now – all the ones I’ve had in the past – particularly those that have got played at radio, they would definitely be formatted at country,” she told Kurtz. “In fact, the first song I ever had that was a big hit has a pedal steel in it from the very beginning to the very end.”

Kurtz noted that Crow has been successful in the industry now for more than two decades: Continue reading