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Author Marilyn

  • Marilyn

    95.7 BEN-FM Morning Show Host

    Morning Show Host for 95.7 Ben FM every weekday from 5am - 9am.

    10 Things to know about Marilyn

    1. I’m Addicted to Social Media - @MarilynRussell, or find me on Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram/Google and BlogSpot and Word Press
    2. I have seen the movie “Gladiator” like 150 times! Also love “GroundHog Day,” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Catching Fire,” “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Swingers,” “Wedding Crashers,” and anything with Paul Rudd
    3. Favorite interview – Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook.” Not just because he's so good-looking, but also smart, funny and local!
    4. I’m a Native Philadelphian, so I always have that “Rocky” spirit...yo, we never give up!
    5. My radio career spans 2-decades now and I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love what I do and love doing it my home town!
    6. Favorite Philly Sports Teams – Flyers and Phillies
    7. Philly Favorites Overall – Living in Manayunk – great architecture, fun bars and amazing bike path. Love D'Allesandro's and Caputo's too!
    8. I’m a music lover of course! Best Live Show EVER Clash at the Armory in the early 80's... also Nirvana at the same venue mid-90's
    9. Favorite Hobby… Dinning Out!... I’m not much of a cook…
    10. Motherhood – The Best Thing I've Ever Done! Teaches you the true meaning of love.

Congrats to "Cast and Crew of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" on the Golden Globe nomination!

Congrats to "Cast and Crew of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" on the Golden Globe nomination! The thrilling second chapter of the epic ***How to Train Your Dragon 2 returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace - and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago! Read more...

Actor Skylar Astin (Jesse) Pitch Perfect

You love him from "Pitch Perfect" and "Ground Floor" (TBS- Tuesday nights at 10 - yes it's baaaack), so listen in to hear details on how he got started in the biz, what's in store for Season 2 of "Ground Floor" and yes, a little bit of dirt on the upcoming "Pitch Perfect 2!" Read more...

Actor Cary Elwes "As You Wish"

Cary had a great idea and is sharing it with all of us! "As You Wish" is a behind the scenes look at the making of one of the most beloved movies of all time "The Princess Bride," and at the 25th anniversary of the film, Cary shares some very poignant moments and back-stories throughout. The book is in-stores and online now and if you listen to my conversation with him you'll hear why "As you Wish" is a must-read! ~ Marilyn Read more...

Marilyn spoke with Anthony Anderson about his new hit comedy "Black-ish." Wednesdays at 9:30 on ABC

Anthony Anderson joined Marilyn to talk about his hilarious new tv show "Black-ish." Tune in to 6ABC, Wednesdays at 9:30pm. Read more...

"Let's Be Cops" - I spoke with the stars of the movie, Damon Wayans Jr. & Jake Johnson... Hilarious!

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson are flat out FUNNY! I sat down with them and talked about their new buddy cop film, Let's Be Cops. Listen in... Read more...

Graham Bunn, Bachelor In Paradise

Graham Bunn from DeAnna's season of The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad 2 joins me to talk about his 3rd try on The Bachelor series. This time a new show called "Bachelor In Paradise" is where he will try. He dishes on some surprise guests, hookups, and what to expect from this season. Read more...

Juliette Lewis, Actress and Rocker

Juliette Lewis might be one of the coolest chicks Marilyn has ever spoken with! She called to discuss a few things...one a great movie project with Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad fame) called Hellion, on DVD and her upcoming music projects...yes, she's got new music and a tour coming soon...listen to get all the details. We love her from Cape Fear, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Kalifornia and so much more! Read more...

Ben Falcone Re: "Tammy"

Marilyn spoke to Writer, Director, all around funny dude, Ben Falcone (Melissa McCarthy's husband) about "Tammy," the movie he and Melissa just worked on together. They met thru comedy and might be the coolest couple ever! You know Ben as (Not) Air Marshall Jon in the insanely funny "Bridesmaids." Tune in for the back story and what is what it's like to live and work with Melissa :) "Tammy" also stars Susan Sarandon, Allyson Janney and Kathy Bates! Looks hilarious. Read more...

Volunteers - the "Real" Celebrities in our Community

Ask any non-profit how valuable their volunteer staff is and they'll tell you point blank...without them they couldn't function. So Cabot Cheese and their co-op of farmers wanted to acknowledge them, applaud them and feed them as well. So they opened up the Gratitude Grill and it's been touring the East Coast making stops in various cities to spread the positive message - Volunteers Rock! Cabot's Gratitude Grill made a stop in Philadelphia and we caught up with them and shared some treats from our Ice Cream Truck!

Listen and meet the people from our Community who got a little love and a lot of Mac & Cheese from Cabot and desert compliments of Ben!


Marilyn with Philly Cheesesteak King Tony Luke, Jr.

Tony Luke, Jr. knows a little something about putting together ingredients to make a killer sandwich...my favorite cheesesteak in Philly for sure. We wanted to congratulate Tony on a few fronts...his amazing Roast Pork Sandwich was included in the "Top 8 Best Sandwiches Across the US" by Yahoo Travel's "Yum" section.

AND, Spike TV presents their very first food competition show on Sunday, June 22nd "Frankenfood" and Tony Luke, Jr. was chosen to co-host and judge with Superstar Chef Josh Capon. These guys travel around the country looking for America's next crazy food concoction and possibly the next big food craze. Tune in here, Tony explains the premise and brings the fun, Philly Style! ~ Marilyn


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