Published on April 29th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Maria Menounos On The “4th Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show,” ESPN’s “The Last Dance” & More

An actress, television host, podcaster, entrepreneur, philanthropist and occasional professional wrestler, Maria Menounos is a talented individual who has succeeded in many fields. Whether you know her from Access HollywoodExtraAfterBuzz TV, SiriusXM, The Howard Stern Show or her work with the WWE, the key is that Menounos has consistently stayed busy with a variety of interesting projects.

One of those interesting projects for Maria Menounos is her hosting as part of the upcoming 4th Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show on May 17, 2020 on NBC, as presented by Purina. More than 1,500 dogs representing 200 eligible breeds and varieties face off for the coveted “Best In Show” title, the canine competitors will mingle with celebrity guests and strut their stuff on the red carpet. Menounos will of course be on that red carpet speaking with the dogs and their owners.

I had the pleasure of talking with Maria Menounos — a followup to our October 2018 interview — by phone about her past, present and future projects on the afternoon on April 29, 2020. More on Menounos can be found online by visiting, and/or

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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