Friday, August 7, 2009

Fri Aug 7, 2009

On Today's Show:

Megan Abrigo-"Face the Ace" NBC SUNDAY at 9 PM
Hostess for “Face The Ace,” NBC’s newest primetime poker show. Abrigo was born and raised on the island of Oahu where she began her career as a model. Hawaii’s lifestyle and culture has had a deep impact on this island girl. It shows in her easy going personality. She moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Studio Art and Computer Science. Hollywood didn’t have to wait long for this natural exotic beauty to parlay her successful modeling career into film and television. Abrigo can be seen on NBC’s game show “Deal or No Deal” as briefcase number 6 on every episode since the pilot of the show, and makes regular appearances as the web cam girl on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0.”
Abrigo has hosted an extreme sports show called “Dialed In,” getting to interview the riders and also show her own athleticism by trying the sport. She was featured in People’s 100 most beautiful people in May 2006 with the rest of the “Deal or No Deal” models and does other various print campaigns. She has the staring role in Chris Brown’s “Forever” music video and has recently done commercials for Spike TV, LA Inc., L’Oreal, Cover Girl, Planters Peanuts, and Coors Light. When Abrigo is not cultivating her passion of traveling the world, she enjoys photography, reading, spending time with her dog, and surfing. Hosted by Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos"), Qualifiers Play Against World-Class Poker Pros in a Series of Heads-Up, No Limit Hold'Em Matches for a Chance at the Ultimate Prize of $1 Million

• August 1, 2009 – 9:00pm ET
• August 8, 2009 – 9:00pm ET
• September 12, 2009 – 2:00pm ET
• October 31, 2009 – 3:30pm ET
• November 14, 2009 – 3:00pm ET
• December 12, 2009 – 3:00pm ET
• January 2, 2010 – 2:30pm ET

Elie Seidman - CEO Oyster Hotel Reviews
Elie is the CEO of Oyster Hotel Reviews and one of its co-founders. Elie has been an entrepreneur nearly since graduating from college in 1997. After spending a year working for Trilogy in Austin, Texas (where he and Ajay Agarwal of Bain Capital Ventures first met), Elie moved back to the East Coast and was involved in the founding of his first company, Wired Business, a telecom services company funded by Norwest Venture Partners. In the fall of 2000, Elie founded Epana and, as its president and CEO, grew the company to more than 400 employees between 2002 and the end of 2005. Elie departed Epana in the spring of 2006 and spent a year as a venture partner at Lime Rock Partners, a private equity fund based in Westport, Conn. Elie resides in New York. He received his B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania. At Oyster Hotel Reviews, we have a very simple mission: to give a comprehensive preview of the hotels you might choose to stay at, from the beds you'll sleep in to the bathrooms you'll use to the food you'll eat. Our goal is to guide our users to the hotels that will best fit their needs. We do this by extensively photographing every place. Oyster Hotel Reviews employs tireless, smart, experienced travelers who have each seen and extensively evaluated dozens of hotels. Our team of full-time travel reporters evaluates each hotel based on the criteria that are most important to us as travelers. We use our findings to compare properties across vacation destinations to deliver consistent, objective appraisals. e visit and writing in-depth reviews based on our firsthand experiences. We pay to visit each hotel as guests. Management doesn't know we're coming to review the property, and we're not afraid to say when service wasn't perfect or a room was dirty. Our reviews are informed by the sights, smells, and sounds of a property, guest interviews, and our interactions with the staff. Unlike hotel websites, Oyster Hotel Reviews includes photos taken by our reporters to accurately reflect what it's really like to be there. We don't airbrush out power lines or adjacent buildings. The photos you see here represent the hotel as we experienced it. Other travel websites rely solely on user reviews, but those are often anonymous and unreliable. We work to differentiate one-time experiences from the parts of the hotel that will be the same when a user visits. Our reporters also have the experience to actually weigh both the upside and downside of a stay at every hotel. We focus on conducting honest reporting and thoroughly investigating each hotel we visit. Before you go on your next vacation and stay at your next hotel, see what has to say. Oyster Hotel Reviews. Been there. Slept there.

Tim Reid - Ripley's - "Ripley's Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing!"
This all new 6th title in the best selling Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series, is a compendium of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features all presented in a stunning bright new design. This year the book also features icons that guide readers to astounding video clips on our new fully-integrated website, where they can see some of our subjects in action. Also, a dramatic eight-page gatefold section presents some extraordinary performers of the past, and additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book. Be amazed at the dentist with no arms, the snake that swallowed a wallaby, an underwater sculptor and a four-eared cat! For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in this successful series is a feast of delights.

Ivano Toscani GM Anchor Bar - Buffalo, NY "Buffalo Wings"
On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic's friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn't take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar. The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa's the proclaimed "Best Wings in the World."

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".