Kitty Bradshaw on Huffington Post Live w/ Carolyn Hennesy

Carolyn Hennesy

(watch Kitty Bradshaw at the 20:05 mark)

Producers from Huffington Post Live invited me to be a guest on their segment with Carolyn Hennesy.  Ms.  Hennesy is probably one of the hardest working actresses in the business.  She juggles multiple television roles and television spots across various networks.  You may recognize her from General Hospital, True Blood, Cougar Town, or countless other shows.

My personal favorite is that of Diane Miller, lawyer and fashionista on General Hospital.  As you all know, I watch General Hospital everyday.  As a soap opera fan, we feel as if the characters are members of our family.  As the soap characters brand out and go on to do other things, we follow them closely and support them as they go on to do bigger and better things.  One cool thing about Carolyn Hennesy is that as many cool things that she does away from General Hospital… she always returns back to Port Charles and her fan to reprise her roll.

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Carolyn Hennesy Bio

Carolyn Hennesy, a Los Angeles native, has been in over 100 theatrical productions spanning the LA., regional and international theatre scenes. Having trained at American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London as well as earning a dramatic scholarship to the California State University at Northridge, she has played such distinguished houses as the Mark Taper Forum, Arizona Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre, Lobero Theatre and Geary Stage. She also studied with the Groundlings in the early ‘90s and became a member of the Sunday Company.

Television work includes many regular, guest star and recurring roles in everything from episodics to sit-coms, but she can regularly be seen on ABC’s daytime drama “General Hospital” in the role of “Diane Miller,” Port Charles’ smart and sassy mob lawyer, as well as the ABC prime-time hit “Cougar Town” in role of “Barb,” the no-filter, no-morals, no shame queen cougar. In addition to a full-time acting career, Carolyn is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Secret Life Of Damian Spinelli” (Hyperion), as well as the Pandora series for young adults. She’s a proud shop-a-holic, unabashed foodie, teaches improvisational comedy, speaks American Sign Language (fairly well!) and studies the flying trapeze. She is married to actor Donald Agnelli and is the proud mama to rescue pups Liza Jane and Arbuckle, and Buster, the Wonder Cat.  Read more here…



Smarter Commerce with IBM: Kitty Bradshaw #MySmarterCommerce

IBM Smarter Commerce: Kitty Bradshaw #MySmarterCommerce

Smarter Commerce

Hey House Cats-

So if you watched the above video or read my Tweets… I announced that has entered into a partnership with IBM for their IBM Social Influencer Program.  Together we will spread the word about their new Smarter Commerce technology platform.  This technology  allows businesses to better service customer needs and put customers at the center of thier organization.  The platform allows brands like Nike, Sephora, BMW, Coca-Cola and Grey Goose to provide consumers with the best possible service, across social, digital, retail and mobile.  It is THE technology platform for the social media age.

IBM is hosting a panel discussion this March at South By Southwest, at which we will tell the story of Smarter Commerce from the consumer’s perspective – what it means to consumers like you and me to have brands put us at the center of their organization… how it impacts our li ves and our careers, what they should be doing differently, what we need as consumers, and more.

Between now and March, I along with 50 other Blogger will be leading the conversation on what Smarter Commerce means to us.  Specifically for me, as I stated in the video… I will be featuring four small businesses in New York and their connection to Smarter Commerce.  Small business in New York means everything to me.  The people and the businesses that they own are what makes New York special. New Yorkers give the city it’s charm with their no non-sense speak, their gritty accents, and the pride they have for the greatest city on earth.  Those attributes are something tourist could never get from larger corporations.  Those characteristics are what made me fall madly in love with this place… so much so that I left my beloved California.  Smarter Commerce helps bring spread the New York charm throughout the city and beyond.

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Below are four businesses that are engaged in Smarter Commerce.  Please join in on the conversation by helping me promote these businesses. You can use Social Media by tweeting  and/ or “LIKE” this post, tweeting to the below businesses, “LIKE” the above video, or liking the below businesses on their FaceBook pages.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SmarterCommerce and let them know that Kitty sent you :)


1. Cocoa Mane Hair Salon: Celebrity hairstylist Janel Sealy runs the Brooklyn based salon.  Janel has been doing hair for over 20 years and has worked with numerous A- list celebrities.  In addition to working with her clients, she travels the country teaching stylist tips and tricks of the trade.  Janel using Smarter Commerce by creating styling videos for her Customers, hosting Twitter Parties, running a Blog on her website, and posting haircare tips on her FaceBook wall.  Cocoa Mane TwitterCocoa Mane FaceBook

2. LESC (Lower Eastside Service Center) Angel Street Thrift Shop: LESC is a 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides a full continuum of treatment and care for New Yorkers living with chemical dependency and mental health issues.  Sales from goods in their Angel Street Thrift Shop go towards funding programs that help New Yorkers with substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, Kids Camp, pregnant women and infants. One of the many ways that LESC uses Smarter Commerce, by establishing relationships with Online Influencers and engaging them through informational sessions in hopes that these influencers will help spread the word.  I have worked with LESC for two years, and fully support this organization.   Angel Street Thrift Shop TwitterLESC FaceBook

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3.  Billie’s BlackBillie’s Black has a reputation for amazing food, phenomenal shows and a great atmosphere. Billie’s draws an eclectic crowd set on a quiet Harlem block. This cozy nook turns out upscale soul food and soulful cocktails at moderate prices; in addition to lunch and dinner. There is also a Sunday gospel brunch as the high point of its week.  Billie’s Black uses Smarter Commerce by hosting community events, featuring local artist, and host a calendar full of events that keep their customers appetites satisfied, and their minds entertained.  They utilize all avenues of promotion be it through newsletter, Twitter, FaceBook, and through their website.  Billie’s Black TwitterBillie’s Black FaceBook



4. Showman’s Jazz Club: Since 1942, Showmans Jazz Club, one of Harlem’s premier old school jazz clubs and a cultural landmark.   Showmans Jazz Club has showcased top musicians and legendary artists which include Pearl Bailey, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Rogers, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and many more.  Showman’s owners Al Howard and Mona Lopez use Smarter Commerce through intimate ambiance where jazz, blues, and down home hospitality rules.  I recently was turned on to this place by my friend and stylist Jennifer who used to work at Showmans when she first moved to NYC.  She told me about the rich history of this establishment and how she considers them to be her second family.  I was instantly embraced by not only the owners, but the patrons as well.  I believe this is the true embodiment of Smarter CommerceShowman’s Jazz Club FaceBook



KBTV: The Kitty Diaries, Ep1

The Kitty Diaries

The Kitty Diaries, Ep1

Host, Director, and Key Grip:
Kitty Bradshaw-

Special Thanks To:

Ty Knighten-
Shante Boyd-

In this episode of The Kitty Diaries I will discuss my difficult week in love, CES, and I answer questions from my House Cats.  I appreciate any feedback you all want to give on my videos.  I am extremely shy in front of the camera and am working to build my confidence.  Please, be patient as I work through the rough patches.  Also, feel free to submit questions for next week’s video, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Your support means a lot to me :)

Next week on The Kitty Diaries I am going to work on having my sign sit straight, work from a loose script, and shorten the length of the video.  Also, I will put the phone on mute, and monitor the position of the camera so it won’t appear as if I am sinking in my chair, lolll.



Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kitty Bradshaw brings a fresh and innovative perspective to the blogosphere. With a following of over 30,000 avid readers, Kitty Bradshaw is able to effortlessly engage readers with her sincerity, communal presence, and creative approach to “Online Journalism”. Bradshaw’s likeability and success are largely due to her determination and adaptability to the ever changing Social Media Industry. With 16 years of technical writing experience under her belt —spanning through multiple accounts on various social networks, messages boards and chat groups, Kitty Bradshaw is on the list of “who’s who” with a savvy internet presence that will inevitably make her a household name.

Kitty Bradshaw currently resides in New York City where she writes about “New York Life from a California Perspective”.  As the Self-Proclaimed, “(neighbor)Hood Journalist”, she reports news as she cat walks over it in her pumps.