Details on guests and programming for the week of May 12 follow:
May 12: Actors Zach Braff and Nick Cordero from Bullets Over Broadway; “Top Talker” Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton; chef Lidia Bastianich
May 13: Country music superstar Dolly Parton; chef Michael Lomonaco
May 14: Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Tyne Daly; chef Daniel Boulud
May 15: Academy Award-nominated actress Minnie Driver, starring in the upcoming television movie “Return To Zero”; kitchen must-haves with lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu; chef Aaron Sanchez
May 16: Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel; lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu unveils summer essentials; chef Sal Scognamillo
"The Talk" was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.