Friday, December 19, 2014

12/19 PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU, BEN LYONS, STEVE EVANS

PHIL LEMPERT, THE SUPERMARKET GURU - TOP FOOD TRENDS FOR 2015

ABOUT PHIL LEMPERT
Known as The Supermarket Guru®, Phil Lempert is a distinguished author and speaker who alerts customers and business leaders to impending corporate and consumer trends and empowers them to make educated purchasing and marketing decisions. He is one of America's leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts, serving as a spokesperson for ConAgra Foods and making regular appearances on NBC News' Today show and ABC's The View. Lempert offers thorough food ratings, analyzes trends in food marketing and retail and features health advice, unique recipes, nutrition analysis, allergy alerts and many other resources for consumers. Learn more about Phil Lempert at supermarketguru.com.

ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America's households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more.

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MOVIE & ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT BEN LYONS OFFERS GIFT ADVICE FOR THE MOVIE LOVERS ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST 

Highlighting Latest Movie and Television Releases on Blu-ray/Digital HD and the devices that play them.

All of us have at least one movie lover on our holiday list this year. The question is how do you pick out the perfect gift for the cinema buff? Pop culture expert Ben Lyons is here to take the guesswork out of that decision. On Tuesday, December 16th, Lyons will be available via satellite to offer up great movie gifts and discuss the hottest Blu-ray Disc Combo Packs available this Holiday season. With Blu-ray Combo Packs, you get a Blu-ray of the movie for your HDTV, a DVD for any other room in the house, and a DIGITAL HD version for your laptop, tablet or even to watch on your phone, no matter where you are. There are thousands of titles available, something for everyone on your gift list, and Ben will help you wade through the many options from classics to hot new releases, and the latest in technology to watch them on.

The interview will kick off a regular monthly “DEN” (Digital Entertainment News) segment featuring Ben Lyons highlighting the latest Blu-ray and Digital releases and the technology to watch them on.

Ben Lyons is a Television, Radio, and Online host and producer who covers pop culture like nobody else. Ben is a special correspondent on EXTRA and regular contributor for ESPN LA radio. He is also the host of The Sidebar on Yahoo, an in-depth interview series featuring the biggest names in Movies, TV, Music, and Fashion. Ben is the lead host on Yahoo's LIVE movie premiere and awards show coverage. He reviews movies on Mario Lopez’s national radio show  and has recently, been on The View, Wendy Williams, ESPN's SportsNation, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Morning America, and The Artie Lange Show. Previously he appeared on the E! Network and E! News as their lead film correspondent and movie critic. Born and raised in New York City, Ben is the grandson of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and is the son of film and theater critic Jeffrey Lyons. The Lyons family has been covering pop culture in American media for more than 80 years.


STEVE EVANS - "THE MOVIE GUY"

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.






Thursday, December 18, 2014

12/18 REDDI WIP, JIM CASEY, LIVE IT UP PRODUCTIONS, ROCKIN' THE HOLIDAYS

REDDI-WIP – GREAT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

About Reddi-Wip 

  • Reddi-wip is just 15 calories per serving
  • Reddi-wip is made using real cream (The Real Cream difference)
  • Reddi-wip enhances the taste of foods with its light and fluffy texture
  • Reddi-wip is a fun, fancy and interactive way to decorate a number of foods including holiday pie, hot cocoa, coffee and other holiday treats

When hosting a party, how do you know if you have enough for the dessert table?

  • For pies, get 1 – 2 pies for each eight guests
  • Be prepared with unique dessert ideas for non-pie lovers like puddings, monkey bread or napoleons 
  • For Reddi-wip, keep 1 – 2 cans on hand for each entertaining occasion 

Fun ideas of what to do with Reddi-wip: 

Winter Pie-Scape: Top your pie with whipped topping  and coconut flakes to create a snowy pie wonderland. If you want, add in a few small cake decorating elements, like candy canes and miniature sleds for a fun winter spread.

Frozen Reddi-wip Topping: freeze dollops of Reddi-wip on a cookie sheet and place on top of your pie for hand-laid whipped topping

Not Just for Pies: 74% percent of pies go untopped which is a real shame. For those that do top their pies with whipped topping, don’t let pies have all the fun. Make holiday treats more joyful by topping eggnog, spiked hot cocoa and holiday breakfast sweets with Reddi-wip.


JIM CASEY - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, LIVE IT UP PRODUCTIONS – ROCKIN’ THE HOLIDAYS 

ROCKIN’ THE HOLIDAYS AT THE JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS, PALM DESERT!

It’s all of your favorite holiday classics- with a ROCKIN twist! We celebrate the magic of the season “ROCK & ROLL” style, in this fun, whimsical production! Highlights include Cee-Lo Green’s That’s What Christmas Means To Me, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas, and Miley Cyrus Rockin Around The Christmas Tree. But don’t you fret! We have all your classic, traditional favorites as well! From "I'll be Home For Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland" to a stirring performance of "O Holy Night". This show definitely appeals to audiences of all ages, and comes complete with our incredible live 5 piece band, and maybe even a few fun holiday surprises! Like our resident Santa Babies, or maybe even a Hunky Santa or two! Of course, no Holiday Spectacular is complete without an all audience sing-a-long of some of our childhood favorites like “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty The Snowman! And eyes will delight in wonder as the magic of the season literally falls from the sky in a finale that will have you coming back again and again!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12/17 LARRY LIPSON, TOM MASS, RUMCHATA, DR. LEIGH VINOCUR


LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.



TOM MAAS – FOUNDER & MASTER BLENDER, RUMCHATA

A DRINK WORTHY OF ROYALTY
Horchata was originally concocted by the ancient Egyptians for the Pharaohs, a feat easily as impressive as the Pyramids. The pioneering Egyptian chufa style horchata, which is made with chufa—also known as the tigernut—was so revered that it soon found its way to Spain during the time of the Moorish kings.

Today, you'll continue to find horchata made with this same original recipe in most areas of Spain, where it remains a very popular summertime beverage—we're talking Antonio Banderas popular. Chufa plantations aren't exactly a booming business on this side of the pond, so when horchata was finally introduced to the Americas the recipe had to be changed. Rice based horchata is now served extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, where the recipe is often passed down generation to generation. These authentic recipes include varied mixtures of rice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and either water or dairy.

For our money, the only thing we can think of that is more delicious than horchata is horchata with rum in it, which is why we created RumChata. We hope you'll get your next party started with a bottle of your own and love it as much as we do, if that's even possible (we like it a whole lot).

THE RUMCHATA STORY
Of late, we've been bombarded with questions about the origins of RumChata, and the truth is, the answer is not a simple one. RumChata's ingredients are hand selected from all around the world. It's not easy crafting the best tasting cream liqueur in the Universe, but it's a challenge we've taken head on. Every delicious batch of RumChata is mixed up from scratch and contains our own unique blend of premium Caribbean rum, which is selected for its light and smooth character. We then take that rum and homogenize it with the finest dairy cream from Wisconsin.

The final step of our process is blending in our own unique flavors, which come from six different countries and as far away as Madagascar. With the completion of each batch, we taste test it, hand bottle it, carefully pack it up, and then it is finally ready for delivery to our dedicated fans far and wide. There's nothing we love more than providing our customers with the best tasting cream liqueur ever—except maybe drinking the best tasting cream liqueur ever. And lazy rivers. And drinking RumChata in a lazy river, but we digress—that is why we use only the highest quality ingredients available on the market.

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DR. LEIGH VINOCUR - CERTIFIED EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN -VACATION JUSTIFICATION: WHY TAKING MORE DAYS OFF IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED THIS NEW YEAR!

Last year, Americans left million days of paid vacation on the table. We are not taking time out for ourselves and there are real health consequences to being  vacation-starved and over-stressed.
Vacations are inextricably tied to our happiness and health; yet more than 40% of Americans on average are leaving 7 days of paid vacation on the table every year.  The result?  A workforce that is less productive, less satisfied in their jobs, less connected to family and friends, and prone to stress-related illnesses.

Dr. Leigh Vinocur is here to share findings on why your most important (and most fun!)New Year’s resolution this year is taking regularly scheduled vacations.

Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr Vinocur strives to proactively help people manage their health and wellness before an emergency occurs. She is a health contributor and columnist for the Huffington Post and appears regularly on the Dr. Oz show. Dr. Vinocur can also be seen on numerous other national media outlets as a medical expert, such as CNN’s House Calls and the Nancy Grace Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Inside Edition, the Fox Business Network as well as ABC News and the CBS Early Show.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12/16 GADGET GIRL JAMIE SORCHER, DR. ALLAN PETERKIN, DOVE MEN+CARE

GADGET GIRL JAMIE SORCHER TALKS “LAST MINUTE MUST HAVES” FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The holidays are just about here – with just a couple of short weeks left of preparation. Many of your viewers will be scrambling for last minute gifts… This year more than ever, consumers will be shopping for the most awesome, innovative and just plain cool technology “toys.”  

Technology expert and self-proclaimed “gadget geek,” Jamie Sorcher, is available on Friday, Dec. 12 to show, tell and demo top tech tips & trends for the season, as well as provide the all-important shopping advice.

Sorcher, a multimedia journalist with more than 15 years experience in broadcast, online, and print, is a word nerd, tech enthusiast, and gadget geek who answers to many handles including Gadget Girl, Gizmo Girl, GG, and Super G.  In broadcast, Sorcher has earned recognition as a go-to techie during more than 1,500 TV and radio interviews. She has appeared on varied news programs and networks including WABC-TV, Ahead of the Curve on ABC News, The Early Show on CBS, NBC Nightly News, Good Day New York on Fox, Fox News, and Radio Disney.

Sorcher logged over 100 live segments as the Gizmo Girl, a role she originated, on ESPN’s morning show Cold Pizza. In print, Sorcher served as a  senior editor at Hachette Filipacchi writing for Premiere, Home, Ty Pennington at Home, Sound & Vision, Stereo Review, and Car Stereo Review, and has been a regular contributor to ShopSmart, a sister publication of Consumer Reports, and to All You, as well as to leading technology industry publication, TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics).

A graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor of arts in Journalism, Sorcher has studied at the London School of Economics and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


DR. ALLAN PETERKIN - FACIAL HAIR EXPERT AND POGNOLOGIST HELPS ALL THE MEN OUT THERE MAINTAIN A GROOMING ROUTINE FOR WINTER SKIN AND FACIAL HAIR UPKEEP

Product Information:

  • Dove Men+Care Face Range include products across four grooming categories: cleansing, shave, post-shave and face lotion.
  • Built on the Dove brand’s heritage in cleansing, moisturizing and care
  • Dove Men+Care Face Range offers a variety of solutions for men’s different skin types

About Dr. Allan Peterkin:
Facial hair expert and pognologist (beard scholar), Allan Peterkin, is known for his three bestselling books on facial hair, One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair, The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide To Shaving Face, and One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of The Mo. Dr. Peterkin is an academic and cultural historian who has tracked the history of facial hair on men over time (from pre historic, to Victorian to modern times) and so his books have become the authoritative references for factual information on the history of men's grooming, shaving and facial hair styles and trends.

Peterkin’s thoughts on the meanings of facial hair and men's contemporary styling choices have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, GQ and Esquire, as well as in documentaries from National Geographic and Morgan Spurlock ("Mansome" 2012). He also appeared as a judge at the 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships held in Portland.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

12/15 KRISTINA VANNI, CHRIS BYRNE, TTPM, JUSTINE SANTANIELLO, LAST MINUTE GIFTS

AWARD-WINNING COOK KRISTINA VANNI SHARES HOW TO THROW A STRESS FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY AFFAIR!

FAMILY ENTERTAINING FOR THE HOLIDAYS! AWARD-WINNING COOK KRISTINA VANNI SHARES HOW TO THROW A STRESS FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY AFFAIR!

The holiday season is often full of stress! With financial constraints and time pressures, the last thing you want to do is to add more to your too jam-packed to-do lists!

Afraid to have a house full of dinner guests? Not sure what steps to take to ensure an enjoyable get together? Looking for some new and creative ideas to impress guests on a budget?  Join award-winning cook, Kristina Vanni as she shares tips for making this holiday season elegant, beautiful, and stress-free!    

Kristina Vanni is a food writer and award-winning cook. She has won top culinary honors from Martha Stewart, Betty Crocker, and Kraft, just to name a few.  She was named a “Hot Chef” by the National Restaurant Association. She is the CEO of Cooking Contest Central, the premier website and online community dedicated to cooking and recipe contests. Kristina appears regularly as a culinary expert on local and national morning shows across the country.

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CHRIS BYRNE OF TTPM, (AKA THE TOY GUY®) PROVIDES TIPS ON GETTING GREAT DEALS ON TOYS IN THE LAST CRITICAL WEEKS OF THE SHOPPING SEASON

In both 2012 and 2013, the last weeks before the holidays were critical for retailers—and a bonanza for shoppers. In fact, in 2013, the final weekend before Christmas made the difference between profit and loss for several retailers in the toy space. Expecting great deals, more and more toy shoppers have postponed their toy shopping till these last few days, scoring great deals and taking advantage on shipping, in-store pick up and other consumer-friendly features. Just a few years ago, retailers were saying the toy season was over by mid-December. Not any more! The last ten days before the Christmas holiday are more critical than ever—and more packed with opportunity for consumers.

Chris Byrne (pronounced “burn”), content director of TTPM whose most recent book, Toy Time, was published in 2013, is available to discuss the opportunities and strategies for shoppers to get the most value out of the last critical days of the shopping season—without driving themselves crazy.

As more parents want to make sure they can get the toys they’re looking for and find great deals, TTPM, offers live pricing and in-stock status on the most popular toys of the year. Consumers can take advantage of online shopping tips as well as in-store strategies to find the toys their kids want and get the best deals. TTPM has become an increasingly important resource for them, showcasing toys that have been reviewed and selected by the editorial team. The site has posted more than 5,000 reviews of toys and family friendly products that are new for 2014 as well as shopping tips, information on kids with special needs and much more. TTPM’s video reviews have been seen more than 150 million times in 2014—even before the holiday season has begun.

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JUSTINE SANTANIELLO - LIFESTYLE EXPERT - LAST MINUTE GIFTS"

‘Tis the season to be frantic!  For millions of consumers, last-minute seasonal shopping has become as much of a holiday tradition as trimming the tree and eggnog mustaches.

So what should you do if you’ve waited ‘til the 11th hour to go shopping and the store shelves were bare? We have some good news for all you procrastinators - help has arrived! As we enter the holiday shopping home-stretch, let our Lifestyle Expert Justine Santaniello give you some “just in the nick of time” gift ideas!

Justine Santaniello is a regularly featured expert on The Veria Living Network and has served as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and The Wendy Williams Show. She has appeared as a lifestyle expert for New York Live, BetterTV, and Yahoo!, in addition to guest co-host for Life Love Shopping. Justine has made appearances on FOX Business, the Hallmark Channel, WE, the Discovery Channel, and BRAVO. With extensive media experience, she is also a regular guest on local morning TV shows across the country.