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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas he talks with one of the NBA’s most legendary enforcers Charles Oakley. The NBA Hall of Famer has recently wrote a book ‘The Last Enforcer’. Which goes in depth about his NBA career and the people he’s met along the way. With Tom Brady’s recent retirement the two talk about where he stacks up in the GOAT debate and if he has passed Michael Jordan. They revisit the historic rivalry between the Knicks and Bulls in the 90s and his relationship with MJ. 

The Big Oak talks about his relationship with Donald Trump who he’s known before his political career. He also speaks on the mentality he had when stepping on the court and how he got his reputation as an enforcer in the NBA. This year The NBA All Star game is hosted in Oakley’s hometown of Cleveland. The 58-year-old enforcer is is sticking with his home state team the Cincinnati Bengals for The Super Bowl this year, he and Gentry also talk celebrities, pizza, and the NBA All Star game.. Listen to this and more on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest interviews.  

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On todays episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas, Gentry converses with a well known actress, author, cook, football fan, and former wife to Rockstar Eddie Van Halen Mrs. Valerie Bertinelli. The two talk about the NFL playoffs, the best foods to serve at a super bowl party, and how exciting the recent games have been along with her brand new book called ‘Enough Already’. Gentry gets all the facts about her time as a young teen on the show ‘One Day at a Time’ and how it affected her future career in stardom and how working in Hollywood can be a challenging path for young women trying to find their own way.

Valerie also illustrates upon the relationship she had with Eddie Van Halen who she met as a young 20 year old. She additionally speaks on how his recent passing and how it has affected her while also talking about her fondest memories of the perennial Rockstar. Valerie tells us in the episode what her all time favorite Van Halen song is. She also goes in depth articulating upon how her new book is a culmination of how she has felt along the past couple years. Bertinelli talked about how going into a new year has left her feeling uneasy, which she feels is where the rest of the nation is at emotionally. The 61-year-old actress and mother goes in depth on how she feels the average person can cure these uneasy feelings. Subscribe and listen to other episodes of The Backstage Pass wherever you get your podcasts. 

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