Larry Lipson - Costa Rica Wine Correspondent
Larry Lipson co-hosts "What's Cooking?"a restaurant, wine and food talk show that airs from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays nationally on Cable Radio Network (CRN) and National Radio Network (NRN), heard locally on KPXN-TV (ITV) Channel 30 SAP;Time Warner Santa Monica on C 74 SAP; Time Warner San Fernando Valley on Channel 1/97 SAP and 25; Time Warner West Valley on Channel 6 SAP and 960; AT&T on Channel 6 in the Valley and Channel 44 SAP in Los Angeles; Charter Communications on Channel 33 SAP; Time Warner Lancaster on Channel 37; Time Warner Simi Valley on Channel 8; Charter in Hidden Hills/Malibu/Agoura on cable FM 97.5; Avenue TV Cable Ventura on Channel 83; Charter San Gabriel Valley on Channel 34 SAP and Channel 56; Time Warner Canyon Country on Channel 960; Time Warner South Pasadena on Channel 6 and 960.
LUCY LAWLESS & ANDY WHITFIELD - "SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND"
PREMIERES FRIDAY ON STARZ - "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," the highly-anticipated action adventure drama, will transport you back to the days of ancient Roman Gladiators where corruption, greed and lust were commonplace. Spartacus was betrayed by the Romans, forced into slavery and reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic's most infamous rebel comes to life in this graphic and groundbreaking new Starz original series, shot on location in New Zealand. The series, which features unprecedented cinematic special effects, was recently renewed for a second season in advance of the program's January 22 premiere.
ANDY WHITFIELD – SPARTACUS - Andy Whitfield heads the cast of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a Starz original action-adventure drama series set in the brutal Roman gladiator era. Against all odds, Spartacus' rebellious instincts, his intense love for his wife and his powerful fighting skills drive him to survive and win near-impossible battles. Whitfield himself describes Spartacus as having a dangerous edge, being "a beast with a heart" and concealing a fire that burns within. Whitfield won the role after what executive producer Rob Tapert describes as a worldwide search for a talented actor who has so far flown under Hollywood's radar, but who after Spartacus will be highly sought after. Although a newcomer to U.S. audiences, Whitfield has performed with acclaim in numerous Australian drama series, including "McLeod's Daughters," "Packed to the Rafters," "The Strip" and "Out of the Blue."
LUCY LAWLESS – LUCRETIA - Lucy Lawless plays the pivotal role of Lucretia in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a Starz original action-adventure drama series, set in the brutal Roman gladiator era. In a passionate and ambitious partnership with her husband Batiatus (John Hannah), she supports his every move as he maneuvers their way back from near financial ruin. Lawless parallels their relationship with Shakespeare's Macbeth's, "They're a team; they have a great relationship. He's the brains and she shores up his confidence; she supports her man." Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the cult hit series also executive produced by "Spartacus: Blood and Sand's" Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. Her other major television role was as D'Anna/Number Three in the critically acclaimed SCI FI Channel series "Battlestar Galactica."
CBS Early Show Nutritionist Keri Glassman "The O2 Diet"
Looking for ways to be healthier and happier in 2010 without crash diets and unrealistic resolutions? Well-known nutritionist and author of the new book, The O2 Diet, Keri Glassman has easy and helpful tips on how to load up on foods with antioxidants that fortify your health, satisfy your hunger and even include a little green cuisine. For example, pistachios – the only Green Nut – are 100% cholesterol free and high in vitamin B-6 and fiber, but low in calories, making them a tasty snack with no guilt. Some other quick tips:
Spice up veggies with basil, oregano, garlic and mustard
Add lemon slices to water for added antioxidants
New daily nutrition goal, such as swapping soda for water, or chips for nuts
Top morning oatmeal with pistachios for more vitamin B-6
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