Wednesday, January 28, 2015

01/28 LARRY LIPSON, LEIGH ANNE TOUHY, MICHAEL OHER, SUPER BOWL


LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE EXPERT

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.



LEIGH ANNE TUOHY JOINS US WITH SOME SUPER BOWL ENTERTAINING TIPS

Leigh Anne Tuohy is best known for her role as the legal guardian of Michael Oher. Their story was featured in Michael Lewis' 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and its 2009 feature film adaptation The Blind Side. In the film, Tuohy was portrayed by actress Sandra Bullock, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the performance. She joins the show to share her all-time favorite game day recipe suggestions and entertainment tips.

Just in time for the big game, Leigh Anne has partnered with Hormel Foods to share three game day appetizers and entrees that are convenient, delicious and sure to be a crowd pleaser! From suggestions on how to make preparation more fun for the whole family, to quick tips for hassle-free pulled pork sliders, her experience as a game day hostess will help prepare your fans for their upcoming celebrations.

LEIGHANNETUOHY.COM

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

01/27 ALEXANDRINE ROY, DOMAINE MARC ROY, WORLD OF PINOT NOIR, BURGUNDY

ALEXANDRINE ROY - DOMAINE MARC ROY – WOPN FEATURED BURGUNDY DINNER ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH IN THE BACARA WINE CELLAR

WOPN FEATURED BURGUNDY DINNER - Miró Cellar | Friday, March 6th at 7pm $350 / ticket

Burgundy Dinner with Alexandrine Roy of Domaine Marc Roy

The Bacara Cellar will once again be the setting for an intimate dinner for just three dozen guests with our featured Burgundy producer, Alexandrine Roy. Domaine Marc Roy is one of the smallest domains in Burgundy and Alexandrine has graciously raided her own cellar for this special dinner. She has selected 2012 Marsannay Les Champs Perdix Blanc, 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice" and 2006-2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur to pair with the six-course, gourmet meal created by Chef Reardon. In addition to the complementary food, Alexandrines beautiful wines will be expertly served by our sommelier team.

Domaine Marc Roy crafts wines with soul, reflecting unique "Terroirs" in Burgundy, the birthplace of Pinot noir and Chardonnay, by using the philosophy that great wines born in the vineyards.

Monday, January 26, 2015

01/26 ROBERT HOROWITZ, SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015, CBS, BRIAN HUNNINGS, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA

ROBERT HOROWITZ - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015 (CBS)

Robert Horowitz, the executive producer of SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015, is an expert on all things related to commercials and advertising, especially as it pertains to the biggest football game of the year.  Bob is used regularly this time of year to give his take in the media on which ads will punch through on Super Bowl Sunday and what’s at stake for advertisers.  The special, now in its 15th year, celebrates the best, most creative and popular Super Bowl commercials, and allows for fans to vote on their favorites.

“SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015,”  AN INTERACTIVE COUNTDOWN SPECIAL HOSTED BY BOOMER ESIASON  AND KATHARINE McPHEE, STAR OF CBS’s SCORPION,  TO BE BROADCAST MONDAY, JAN. 26

Voting Now Open on CBS.com for the Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials

SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015 is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials for their favorite Super Bowl Commercials. The special, hosted by Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pre-game show THE NFL TODAY, and Katharine McPhee, star of the CBS drama SCORPION, will be broadcast Monday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Sponsors present their best commercials during the Super Bowl, and the big game wouldn’t be the same without them. For the advertising community, the Super Bowl is their Super Bowl, and often creates commercials specifically for the enormous viewership that the game provides. For many, watching the commercials is the most entertaining part of the Super Bowl. Advertisers try to get their money’s worth by unveiling their most creative and innovative spots. This one-hour special, now in its 15th year, will originate from The University of Phoenix Stadium, home of “Super Bowl XLIX,” and will celebrate the commercials that have become almost as big as the game itself.

Beginning today, viewers can vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercials, pitting “Old School” against “New School.” Esaison selected his favorite “Old School” commercials which include Coke’s “Mean Joe Greene” and Pepsi’s “Cindy Crawford Classic,” and McPhee will cheer on her “New School” picks such as the Doritos “Sling-Shot Baby” and VW’s “The Force.” These commercials go head-to-head on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials, where fans are able to vote to determine the top two Super Bowl commercials. One “Old School” and one “New School” commercial will advance to the live vote during the broadcast, when viewers will decide the outcome and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.

Kevin Frazier, co-host of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, will report from various locations in Phoenix on how Arizona is preparing for Super Bowl Sunday. Frazier will also get the scoop on which Super Bowl commercials various celebrities enjoy most.  In addition, James Brown, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott from CBS’s pregame show THE NFL TODAY will weigh in with their Super Bowl commercial analysis. Also, viewers will be able to catch a sneak peek of this year’s most highly-anticipated commercials before the big game, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at how their favorite spots are made.

Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show. He joins host Brown, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott in the studio. In addition, Esiason serves as an analyst alongside Phil Simms, Ed Reed, Brandon Marshall and host Greg Gumbel on INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME, as well as a contributor on NFL MONDAY QB on CBS Sports Network.

Upon retiring after the 1997 season, Esiason headed straight for the broadcast booth. He made his debut as a commentator for ABC’s NFL “Monday Night Football,” and called “MNF” games for two years. For the past 13 years, he has called games for Westwood One Radio Sports “Monday Night Football” broadcasts, teaming with Marv Albert for eight of those years. Once again this year he will team with Kevin Harlan on the MNF radio broadcasts. Esiason debuted as host of WFAN’s national weekday morning radio show BOOMER AND CARTON IN THE MORNING on Sept. 4, 2007. The radio show began simulcasting and debuted on Jan. 6, 2014 on the CBS Sports Network. Esiason hosted “The Boomer Esiason Show” on Madison Square Garden Network for eight years. During the 2001 season, he served as an analyst on Fox Sports Net’s “NFL This Morning.”

After an All-America career at the University of Maryland, Esiason was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft, and became one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. In 1986, he earned his first of four Pro Bowl bids while leading the NFL’s most productive offense. In 1988, he led the NFL with a 97.4 passer rating and helped the Bengals win the AFC Championship before their loss to San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIII. That year, Esiason was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Associated Press. He again was the NFL passing leader in 1989 as Cincinnati claimed another division title. In 1993, after being traded to the Jets, Esiason became a Pro Bowler for the second time. In only three seasons with the Jets, he became the team’s fourth-leading all-time passer. After playing a season for the Arizona Cardinals, he returned to Cincinnati, where he ended his career with 2,969 completions in 5,205 pass attempts (57 percent completion percentage) for 247 touchdowns and 37,920 yards.

Throughout his career, Esiason, along with his wife, Cheryl, has been a committed and very active participant in many charitable causes, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation, established in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease. To date, the foundation has raised over $100 million.

Prior to her role on SCORPION, McPhee, an accomplished actress and singer, first burst onto the scene in 2005 on Season 5 of “American Idol.” Also, she starred opposite Debra Messing in the musical drama “Smash,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg. McPhee’s additional television credits include the film “In My Dreams,” as well as guest-starring in the series “CSI: NY,” on the Network, “Community” and “Family Guy.” She was featured in two PBS specials, “Foster and Friends” and “Chris Botti in Boston,” alongside Sting, Andrea Bocelli and John Mayer.
McPhee’s feature film credits include “Shark Night 3D” and “The House Bunny.”

McPhee’s self-titled debut album landed at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2007. It was the best chart debut for a female artist in two years. Her first single, “Over the Rainbow/My Destiny,” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart. The album went gold in 2008, and in 2009, she garnered a Young Hollywood Award for Best Female Vocalist.

McPhee spent 2010 touring the country with her album Unbroken, which included the hit single “Had It All.” She released her first Christmas album in 2010, which covered the yuletide classics and featured an original Christmas song, “It’s Not Christmas Without You.” Another song from that album, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” climbed the charts as a top-five holiday hit. She can be followed on Twitter at @katharinemcphee.

SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2015 is being produced by IMG Productions, JUMA Entertainment and Robert Dalrymple Productions. Robert Horowitz and Steve Mayer are the executive producers, and Robert Dalrymple and Tony Lanni are the producers. Mark Ritchie will direct.

BRIAN HUNNINGS - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA - CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WITH "I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU NOT" WEEKEND 

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH “I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU NOT” WEEKEND AT SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA

Ka’anapali, Maui –This Valentine’s Day the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has something to excite the senses of both romantic couples and singles alike with the “I Love You, I Love You Not” Weekend.  Couples may celebrate each other with a dinner pairing to top them all: a romantic dinner under the stars plus a concert by two of Hawaiian music’s greatest collaborators, the dynamic performing duo Amy Hānaiali‘i and Willie K on Saturday, February 14th.  For those looking to break tradition on Valentine’s Day, the highly acclaimed Na Kane, Men of Paradise make a special concert appearance at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th.
Picnic under the Stars with Amy Hānaiali‘i and Willie K | Saturday, Feb. 14th 6pm – 10pm
Amy Hānaiali‘i’s falsetto vocals combined with Willie K’s eclectic guitar create an exceptionally romantic evening under the stars at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for couples to remember always. Hānaiali‘i is Hawaii’s top selling female vocalist of all time with five “Grammy” nominations and twenty-one “Nā Hōku Hanohano” awards.

Couples will have the choice of enjoying a decadent five course prix fixe dinner served at Black Rock Kitchen or a romantic picnic for two on Anuenue Lawn.  The five course romantic VIP dinner and concert is priced at $150 ++ per person.  Couples may also choose to enjoy an intimate picnic basket dinner priced at $85++ per person.  General admission tickets to the concert only are available at $40 each presale or $50 at the door.

For reservations for Black Rock Kitchen Valentine’s prix fixe dinner or picnic for two, please call 808-921-4600.  Concert tickets are available for sale at www.sheraton-maui.com/events.

Na Kane, The Men of Paradise | Friday, Feb. 13th and Saturday, Feb. 14th 8:30pm – 10pm
The Men of Paradise presents a choreographed Las Vegas-style show that features hip-hop, country, and Polynesian dance performances. While hoots and hollers mingle with hip-hop, country, and traditional island music, the Men of Paradise perform sexy routines in getups that range from halter-top tuxedos to grass skirts and headdresses. It all adds up to an explosive evening of bachelorette-friendly fun and fantasy delivered by seven chiseled men and a 42-pack of abs. Tickets $25 presale or $30 at the door.  Limited VIP sections available. Tickets are available for sale at www.sheraton-maui.com/events.

Join us following the show for Afterparty in Black Rock Lounge 11:30pm – 2am.  Saturday, February 14th stay late for Ladies Night at Black Rock Lounge 10pm – 2am. Meet the men of Na Kane up close and personal. $10 cover or free entry with Na Kane ticket stub.

On Friday, February 13th, arrive early to watch the Amateur Men of Maui “GoGo” Competition at 7:30 pm.  Competition benefits National Breast Cancer Foundation by raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. 100% of $5 cover to the event is donated to the foundation, as are a portion of sales from glasses of Moet Chandon Sparkling Wine throughout the month.

About the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008 and 2013. For more information about Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa please visit http://www.sheraton-maui.com.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
With 11 properties across the diverse Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, the Big Island, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii offers the best hotel destinations to celebrate romance, reconnect with family, focus on business or launch an adventure. Located on or just footsteps away from the Islands’ best beaches, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii is a collection of iconic and historic hotels and resorts – properties with expansive and breathtaking backdrops, innovative guest programming and luxurious amenities representing internationally renowned hotel brands from Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis. For more information about Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, please call (866) 716-8140 or visit http://www.starwoodhotelshawaii.com.

Friday, January 23, 2015

01/23 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, TODD SIMON, OMAHA STEAK, STEVE EVANS

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS EPISODE IS SURE TO BREAK NEWS THIS WEEK!

ALL NEW | SATURDAY, JAN. 24 | 10 P.M. ET/PT
Kiss of Death and the Google Exec

Sneak peek: "48 Hours"' Maureen Maher investigates the mysterious death of a Google executive and his last night with an exotic beauty captured on video!


TODD SIMON - OMAHA STEAK – NEW MENU ITEMS & VALENTINES DAY PROMOTIONS

About Todd Simon:
• Fifth-generation family owner and Senior Vice President of Omaha Steaks
• Nationally Known Entrepreneur
• Expert in Consumer Sales and Marketing
• Works with the Jewish Federation, and is active in the Direct Marketing Association, the National Retail Federation and the Young Presidents’ Organization
• Philanthropist who sits on the boards of numerous civic, humanitarian and cultural arts organizations nationwide, including US Artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Jewish Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many more.

About Omaha Steaks:
Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks is a fifth-generation, family-owned company known nationwide for the finest in USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet foods available through multiple marketing channels including by phone at 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.

WWW.OMAHASTEAKS.COM



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, January 22, 2015

01/22 ROBERT POWELLS, ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP AND CANDY SHOPS, UNDERCOVER BOSS, RICK STEVES

ROBERT POWELLS - THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP AND CANDY SHOPS GETS A GOOD TASTE OF WHAT MAKES HIS STORES SWEET, ON “UNDERCOVER BOSS” FRIDAY, JAN. 23

“Rocket Fizz” – Robert Powells, President and Co-Founder of The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, the largest candy and soda shop franchise in America, embarks on an emotional journey to discover what keeps his candy shops sweet, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, Jan. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The boss discovers that the inventory system is as old-fashioned as his stores’ classic candies, and he fizzles out while working the assembly line at his bottling plant.

Robert Powells , Co-Founder/President Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, will appear on UNDERCOVER BOSS on Friday, Jan. 23.

Rocket Fizz, headquartered in Camarillo, CA, is the largest candy and soda shop franchise in America , where Robert’s co-founder, Ryan Morgan is based.  Robert runs the company from his home office in northern Nevada (Robert lives in Lake Tahoe) – and their CEO is based out of Palo Alto.

They have 54 stores in 18 states and over 1,000 employees.  Their annual revenue is over $35 million.

This company sells thousands of candy varieties -- and about 500  soda pop flavors, of which 105 are Rocket Fizz flavors. They have soda flavors like Bacon, S’mores, Key Lime Pie.  They have some celebrity flavors too – like (Former Pro Wrestler) Rowdy Roddy Piper Bubble Gum soda.  (Roddy makes a cameo in this episode at Robert’s home.)  Rocket Fizz specializes in old-fashioned candy, which is nostalgic for a lot of their adult customers.

Robert wasn’t a good student in high school, but after working for seven years he enrolled in U.C. Berkeley, where he ended up earning a degree.

In 2007 Robert Powells and Ryan Morgan went on a road trip and came up with the idea for Rocket Fizz.  They  were rejected by 13 banks when they wanted to start this business, so they flew to Asia where they found and purchased 10,000 packages of fake dog poop.  They sold all the dog poop within six months – so, per Robert, Rocket Fizz was partially funded by fake dog poop.


TRAVEL EXPERT RICK STEVES - HE HAS COLLECTED A LIFETIME OF TRAVEL LESSONS INTO THE NEWLY UPDATED EDITION OF HIS BOOK, EUROPE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 2015: THE TRAVEL SKILLS HANDBOOK

Rick Steves has collected a lifetime of travel lessons into the newly updated edition of his book, Europe Through the Back Door 2015: The Travel Skills Handbook.

American vacations are becoming shorter and shorter while travelers look for ways to save time and money in every aspect of their lives. In order to encourage Americans to travel internationally and create life-changing memories, travel expert Rick Steves’ is offering his top 15 travel tips for 2015.

Talk to travel expert Rick Steves about:
How To Travel: what to know before you go
Sage Advice: Top 15 Travel Tips for 2015
Timely Topics:  finding cheap airfares online, using your smartphone in Europe, top mobile travel apps, digital maps and navigation, using social media, and calling over the internet.
All the Essentials:  step-by-step advice on packing, itinerary planning, budgeting your time and money, ATMs, credit cards, phones, internet, languages, eating, sleeping, sightseeing, safety, staying healthy, traveling with kids, and getting around Europe by car, train and air.

Travel Expert Rick Steves Offers His Top 15 Travel Tips for 2015

Summary: American vacations are becoming shorter and shorter while travelers look for ways to save time and money in every aspect of their lives. In order to encourage Americans to travel internationally and create life-changing memories, travel expert Rick Steves’ is offering his top 15 travel tips for 2015.

For most Americans, time and money are precious resources. The average American worker is entitled to sixteen days of paid leave, but her average vacation lasts just over four days! International travel advocate Rick Steves is staging an intervention. In the new edition of Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door 2015: The Travel Skills Handbook, Steves urges Americans to venture afar in the new year. To help travelers engage with other cultures in meaningful ways while saving time and money, he is equipping readers with expert advice gleaned from his thirty years of experience exploring Europe and the wider world. Here are Rick’s top travel tips for 2015.