Thursday March 25, 2010
"What's Cookin' Today" with Mike and Paul
Live Monday-Friday (8-9 AM PT) CRN1
Allison Kaz / Brandon Nickens (Casting "The Biggest Loser")
Allison Kaz is the Head of Casting for the NBC’s The Biggest Loser. She has cast all 9 seasons of the successful show. She is currently looking nationwide to find the cast for the 10th Season! In addition to casting both the trainers as well as the contestants on The Biggest Loser, Kaz is the Head of Casting for The CW’s Beauty and the Geek. She has cast The Apprentice, Big Brother, Survivor, Michal Irvin’s 4th and Long, VH1’s The Pick Up Artist, Breaking Bonaduci and Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Groomer Has It on Animal Planet, ESPN’s Dream Job, MTV’s Real World/Road Rules, NBC’s Age of Love, and BRAVO’s The Fashion Show to name a few. Allison has been the Casting Producer for NBC, CBS, ABC, THE CW, FOX, BRAVO, SPIKE, VH1, COMEDY CENTRAL, ANIMAL PLANET, and MTV shows. She has an eye for what works and what America wants to see. Many of her shows have ranked no. 1 in their demo. Brandon Nickens has been in the reality television business for over ten years. In 1999, he started out at MTV Networks climbing the ranks all the way to becoming a producer, when he realized that production was not for him. His love for people then brought him to reality casting. Brandon has worked on hit shows such as: The Apprentice, Deal or No Deal, The Bachelor, and Beauty and the Geek. He has cast NBC’s The Biggest Loser for the past 8 seasons. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he still lives to this day
Ceci Carmichael - Food and Lifestyle Expert
With Easter and Spring right around the corner, many people will be hosting get-togethers. Whether you’re planning an Easter party or an all-out Springtime bash, Cooking and entertaining expert Ceci Carmichael has the tips and tricks you’ll need for a festive seasonal soiree. As a certified chef who trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, she specializes in finding quick and easy ways to cook up delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. One of her habits includes barbecuing in winter, preferably, in a foot of snow. She cites Lucille Ball and Julia Child as her childhood heroes. Her other interests include horseback riding, skiing, marathon running, scuba diving, Tennis and Kayaking. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and 2 children.
Grizz Chapmanleifer - NBC's 30 Rock"
Grizzwald "Grizz" Chapman is an American television actor best known for his recurring role as Grizz Griswold on the NBC series 30 Rock. "In his commentary for the episode "Tracy Does Conan," Tracy Morgan revealed that they met when Chapman was working as a bouncer at a strip club. Chapman and fellow actor Kevin Brown were featured in season six on an episode of Hidden Potential. Chapman is awaiting a kidney transplant. The actor suffers from severe hypertension and has been undergoing dialysis treatments, but he needs to lose about 75 pounds to become an eligible candidate for the operation
OJ Robinson - Exec Chef Seasons at Seventh Mountain Resort
Serving up mouthwatering Pacific Northwest cuisine, Seasons at Seventh Mountain Resort aims to utilize the bountiful resources of the Northwest to create a unique dining experience. In support of local and regional organic produce and free-range meats, the restaurant creates a dynamic menu reflecting the highest quality ingredients of the “season”. Sample wines from an extensive list, featuring over 300 bottles from around the globe with a strong emphasis on Oregon, Washington and California. Allow our staff to personally recommend the perfect vintage to complement your meal