Movie promotion can be monotonous: The star and a small circle of sycophants are set up for the day at a downtown hotel, usually someplace plush like the Four Seasons. The "talent" is styled - yes, even Mark Wahlberg does hair and makeup - and then seated in a wingback chair in a sterile conference room. Finally, reporters are paraded in one by one, grateful for their 15 minutes of face time. Sounds exhilarating, right? Maybe because she's been there and done that as a correspondent with "Access Hollywood," Maria Menounos tried something different this week while in town to hype "In the Land of Merry Misfits," an indie film she executive produced. The Emerson alum and Medford native hit a few old haunts and invited the Globe along.
8:30-10 a.m. Though she has the face of an angel and the hair of a Pantene spokesmodel, Menounos starts her day on the radio, doing both "Matty in the Morning" on Kiss-108 and "Lander in the Morning" on Mix 98.5.