Friday, April 30, 2010

4/30 - Colleen Mullaney, Steve Evans, Greg Grunberg, Chef Gina Frieze, Amber,

 COLLEEN MULLANEY (Entertainment - "iVillage" - "The Kentucky Derby)
The 136th Running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC -  NBC Sports broadcasts exclusive coverage of the 136th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1 starting at 4 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ broadcast will bring the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby, which has been contested annually since 1875, home to viewers with behind-the-scenes access, celebrities and fashion surrounding the legendary Run for the Roses. The Red Carpet will feature celebrity interviews as the stars arrive to Churchill Downs to enjoy the greatest day in horse racing.  Bob Costas and Tom Hammond co-host the Derby alongside three-time Derby winner Gary Stevens.  KENTUCKY DERBY ON NBC: NBC Sports began its exclusive coverage of the Kentucky Derby, the longest continuously held sporting event in North America, in 2001. In May 2005, NBC Sports and Churchill Downs Incorporated reached an agreement giving the network the exclusive broadcast rights to the Kentucky Derby.  Meeting my future husband, Jack, changed my life for good. After the birth of our first daughter, Grace, and several years of city motherhood, we moved to Westchester County where I found friends and home, not to mention a place to park my stroller. Our house centered around my great kitchen window where I can look out and see the glorious seasons change against my garden and stone wall. The birth of my second daughter, Katie, prompted me to try it my own way as a lifestyle expert and author. Punch, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Fairy Parties and The Stylish Girl's Guide to Fabulous Cocktails were soon born along with my son, Jack -- making my family of five complete.   iVillage Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NBC Universal, Inc., is the first and most established media company dedicated exclusively to connecting women at every stage of their lives. iVillage.com offers an authentic and robust community infused with compelling content from experts on health, parenting, pregnancy, beauty, style, fitness, relationships, food and entertainment. The site's interactive features include thousands of message boards and a wide variety of social networking tools, allowing women around the world to connect, share ideas, and seek advice and support about everything from fertility to fashion.

Greg Grunberg - "Heroes"
Television and film star Greg Grunberg learned that epilepsy can affect anyone at anytime when his son Jake was diagnosed with the condition at the age of seven. Since Jake’s diagnosis, Greg, star of the hit series “Heroes,” has become a personal hero to his son and many others by bringing epilepsy to light on the national stage.  Like most families, Greg and his wife knew nothing about epilepsy when Jake was first diagnosed. They turned to doctors, books and the internet to learn as much as they could about the condition. Through their searches, they discovered EpilepsyAdvocate.com , a community of people whose lives are directly impacted by epilepsy, including those with epilepsy, their caregivers, friends and family. These remarkable individuals share their epilepsy challenges and triumphs so that others are empowered to seek the best care to attain the goal of epilepsy independence—seizure freedom and minimal side effects.   Greg became Jake’s advocate by seeking medical care from and collaborating with someone who specializes in epilepsy. Today, through his involvement with the Epilepsy Advocate program, Greg has worked tirelessly to educate and empower not only people living with epilepsy, but also their friends and families.

"Amber"  -  Oxygen's: "Love Games - Bad Girls Need Love Too"
She will be promoting the recent twists in this weeks episode that airs tonight, as well as promoting the LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO season finale on Tuesday, May 4 10PM, ET/PT on OXYGEN.  Amber, 27 – Scottsdale, AZ -  Season three “Bad Girls Club” star Amber lived life in the house focused on fun and boy chasing. Her no holds barred approach to life and bubbly energy brings out the party atmosphere no matter where she goes. Amber keeps her dating life spicy with variety – the nice guys bore this spotlight-loving bad girl quickly so she keeps the bad boys close by. This time around, she is searching for the perfect guy to call her own.  A spin-off of the record breaking series “Bad Girls Club,” “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too” features three former Bad Girls -- Amber (season three), Kendra (season four) and Sarah (season three) vying for the man of their dreams from a pool of 13 eligible bachelors. Each week the ladies have the group of bachelors competing for their attention in a series of off-the-wall challenges and entertaining group dates. Amber, Kendra and Sarah must try to put their bad aside in an attempt to work together to narrow the field and identify the guy that’s most ideal for them. The men that don’t catch their eye and win their heart are eliminated weekly. Comedian Bret Ernst (“Wild West Comedy Show”) hosts the eight one-hour episode series.

Chef Gina Freize - "Kentucky Derby Party"
The Kentucky Derby is considered “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, and is always run the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This year the Kentucky derby is on May 1st, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to party Kentucky style with a Derby inspired bash. Expert chef Gina Freize, can show you how to prepare reinvented derby dishes and how to mix up some festive Kentucky cocktails perfect for the occasion.  Chef Gina Freize is the owner of Venissimo Cheese with locations in San Diego, Long Beach,  Mission Hills and Del Mar, CA. With her flair for creating unusual cheese pairings, Gina has quickly become known as The Cheese Wiz in her culinary circle .

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

4/29 - Peter Van Sant, Maureen Petrosky, Kathyrne Sansone, Danny Pudi, Larry Lipson,

Peter Van Sant - "48 Hours Mystery"
A Killer Defense
 
Saturday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT - Two years after his wife’s death, Dr. Kirk Turner sat in a North Carolina courtroom, watching prosecutors lay out their murder case against him. He does admit killing his wife but claims it was self defense.  Kirk Turner and his wife Jennifer appeared to be a perfect match, until their 23 year-marriage came to an abrupt end when Kirk announced that he was leaving her. While Kirk denied that his decision was the result of an affair, Jennifer learned that he was indeed cheating on her – with the family’s personal banker. The Turners had seen incredible professional success, he a renowned dentist and she a horse breeder and with the a lot of money on the line – a 10,000 square foot house, a 35 acre horse farm and a collection of vintage corvettes – the split quickly became nasty. In addition to filing for divorce, Jennifer, determined to go after Kirk’s girl friend, filed an Alienation of Affection lawsuit against her. The family was splintered, their children Wendy and Ritchie picked sides – she with her mother and he with his father. According to Wendy, Kirk kept pressuring her mother to drop the lawsuit and that her mother feared for her life. Then, on September 12, 2007, Kirk showed Jennifer two documents – an order that he planned to file with the court to force the sale for the farm and an affidavit from her first husband claiming that the marriage failed because of Jennifer’s obsession with horses. According to Kirk, Jennifer became so enraged that she grabbed a seven-foot long decorative spear and plunged it into his leg repeatedly and that he was defending himself when he slit her throat with his pocket knife and nearly decapitated her.  While Kirk is adamant that it was self defense, investigators and prosecutors say the evidence showed otherwise. They believe that Kirk planned to kill his wife that day and that he even went so far as to cover it up by stabbing himself with the spear. But what would a jury think? Was Kirk Turner merely protecting himself or was this premeditated?   Peter Van Sant reports on 48 HOURS MYSTERY: “A Killer Defense,” Saturday, May 1, (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

DANNY PUDI ("Abed" on NBC's "Community")
Danny Pudi plays Abed, the slightly off-center yet lovable classmate, on the new NBC comedy series "Community." Pudi, an actor and comedian originally from Chicago, graduated from Marquette University. He was the first Chris Farley Scholarship award winner, and completed The Second City Chicago's Conservatory program. On the small screen Pudi’s credits include NBC’s "ER," "The Bill Engvall Show," as well as recurring roles on "Greek" and "Gilmore Girls." He can also be seen in the upcoming films "Road Trip 2:Beerpong" and the independent film "Thunder Geniuses" directed by Michael Clancy. Pudi’s Los Angeles stage credits include "Huck & Holden," NBC's Diversity Showcase, "Token City" and the staged readings "Loyalties" and "Air Guitar High." He is also a founding member of Siblings of Doctors, a trio of Indian-American comics that perform sketch comedy and improv at various comedy festivals around the country. When he’s not working, Pudi is an avid runner and enjoys playing Yahtzee, vacuuming and drinking coffee. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Thursdays (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on NBC , a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked. To win the affection of a fellow classmate, Winger forms a study group and in "Breakfast Club" fashion they end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work. In addition to McHale, the series also stars Gillian Jacobs ("The Book of Daniel") as Britta, the 28-year old drop out with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown ("Rules of Engagement") as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged divorcee; Danny Pudi ("Greek") as Abed, the slightly off-center, yet lovable, classmate; Alison Brie ("Mad Men") as Annie, a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover ("30 Rock") as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way and comedy legend Chevy Chase ("Chuck") as Pierce, a man whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom.
Chef  Maureen Petrosky Guest Judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America
MAUREEN PETROSKY, is a working mom of twins as well as an author, Lifestyle Expert, professional chef, writer/ editor, instructor and food stylist. Since 2001, Maureen has made regular appearances on CNN as a lifestyle expert producing and conducting segments relating to hot topics. Maureen has also appeared numerous times on NBC’s The TODAY Show, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, the Food Network, and broadcast network affiliates across the country, representing her own projects as well as appearing as an on-air spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens, and as a Contributing Editor for Bon Appétit magazine. Maureen has also been featured on numerous radio programs and regularly talks about food and wine and entertaining for Public Radio’s WHYY.  In addition to working with several celebrity chefs as a contributor and editor to their books, Maureen authored her first solo lifestyle book, The Wine Club, A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends. The book includes her best recipes as well as wine, entertainment tips and gift ideas.

KATHRYN SANSONE   - "Woman First, Family "Always"
The Shape Up Mom is an author, personal trainer, and mother of ten. Millions have learned about Kathryn through her book Woman First, Family Always, her features in O Magazine, Parents, Child, Fit Pregnancy, and other leading publications, and her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah dubbed Kathryn "the role model for motherhood" and chose Kathryn as one of her 100 favorite guests included in her coffee table book. She is a regular co-host on Scott West’s DayBreak USA national radio show, a featured contributor for Disney’s Family.com, and AOL.com’s Chief Everything Officer and Family and Kids Coach. http://www.shapeupmom.com/ .  Kathryn will be giving unique gift ideas for mom on Mother's Day. She understands what on-the-go moms want – after all, she’s a mom of ten! She has great gift ideas to help Mom simplify, make time for what she loves, and stay happy, fit, and organized.

Larry Lipson - Lipson Wine Research Center- Costa Rica
Larry is live from his research facility in Costa Rica and talks about Easter & Passover around the world and some interesting wines for holidays. Larry checks out international wines and this veteran wine expert also talks about wine & food pairings and special International wine secrets.

4/28 - Paula Deen, Robin Miller, Chef Yvan Lemoine, Elaine Magee,

PAULA DEEN -  FOOD NETWORK SHARES SOUTHERN RECIPE IDEAS
Just in time for Mother’s Day, best-selling author and television show host Paula Deen is available to share recipe inspiration and down-home tips for spring entertaining in style. She is also available to chat about how she has teamed up with Philadelphia Cream Cheese to change four women’s lives through the Real Women of Philadelphia online cooking community and casting call.  Paula and Philly are looking for the most creative
Philadelphia recipe videos on www.PaulaDeen.com/RealWomen to select 16 finalists who will win a trip to Savannah, GA, to meet Paula and participate in a live cook-off event.  Four lucky women will be crowned the Real Women of Philadelphia for a chance to host an online cooking show, contribute to a Paula Deen cookbook and win a talent contract worth $25,000! Users can also check out the interactive community to watch videos of Paula preparing her favorite home-cooked meals.  Paula is the quintessential American success story, a best-selling author and a television show host, a tastemaker to the stars and to the everyday housewife and family. The Albany, Georgia native inspires millions through her regular appearances on Oprah, cooks for world leaders, is a best-selling author, and is seen concurrently on three shows running on “The Food Network.” In June of 1989, she became "The Bag Lady," creating a home-based meal delivery service in Savannah, Georgia that started the rise. From there, Deen moved to preparing meals at a Savannah Best Western, and followed that five years later by opening her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, in Savannah. The popularity of the restaurant led Deen into publishing. Her 1997 cookbook, The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook, gave her growing fan base the opportunity to try Deen’s recipes at home for the first time. Deen’s success in publishing, where she has sold over eight million books, then translated into the magazine world, and Cooking with Paula Deen, her bi-monthly title, launched shortly thereafter, growing to a circulation of over one million "Paula’s Home Cooking" premiered on The Food Network in November of 2002, to huge audience success, and spawned her second show, "Paula’s Party" in 2006. Today Deen has four shows running concurrently on the Food Network, including the latest, "Paula’s Best Dishes", which launched in 2008.

Chef Yvan Lemoine (leh-MWAH’)  "CINCO de MAYO!"
In exactly one week on May fifth. . .Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated all over the world. The festival marks a big victory of the Mexicans over the French in 1862. Today – it is also one of the best reasons to party hearty anywhere the culture of Mexico is celebrated – especially here in the U.S. Joining us is Yvan Lemoine (leh-MWAH’) a rising star chef with plenty of Spanish in his blood!   Yvan Lemoine has quickly gained recognition as one of the rising stars in the New York culinary scene. A native of Venezuela, Yvan has lived in the Big Apple for most of his life. At age 28, he has already earned credits as a chef, pastry chef, bartender and musician. And most recently, he’s founded iFoodStudios.com, a creative food studio where he consults with leading restaurants and bars, leads media tour and has regular appearances on television and radio. Yvan also hosts a monthly Spanish cooking and entertaining segment for Univision.  Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is a day that is celebrated all over the world. And with Mexican food the fastest growing ethnic food in America, there’s no question that there’ll be plenty of partying going on this side of the border.  Yvan – who has entertaining in his blood – is available for English and Spanish segments to inspire your viewers and show them how to spice up their Cinco de Mayo bash this year.  He’ll go beyond the traditional tacos, guacamole and salsa, but will still keep it simple with easy to follow tips and information on the ingredients that make Mexican food so popular in America today.


Food Network’s Robin Miller  CUT BACK ON SALT
Vinegar In, Salt Out . Use intensely-flavored, aged vinegars in place of salt in sauces, dressings, marinades, and “drizzles” for steamed and roasted meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. Keep a hearty stash of salt-free dried herbs and spices, such as oregano, thyme, curry powder, cumin, chili powder, etc. Grab these instead of salt to enhance the flavor of sweet and savory. For example, nutmeg brings out the cheese flavor in dishes made with cheese (casseroles, egg dishes, etc.) Before roasting, create “crusts” for chicken, fish and pork by coating them with finely chopping, unsalted nuts, such as almonds, walnuts and peanuts.Just before serving, add the grated peel of lemons and/or limes to pasta, rice, fish, and vegetable dishes. The subtle tartness eliminates the need for salt!   Instead of prepared sauces, make your own! In a blender, combine roasted red peppers (home-made!), balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic, fresh parsley or basil, olive oil, and ground black pepper. Puree until smooth. *Robin will be working with Mrs. Dash for this segment and her low sodium recipes can all be found on http://www.mrsdash.com/

Elaine Magee -  "Tell Me What To Eat If I Suffer from Heart Disease"
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is fondly known through her national column and on WebMD.com as "The Recipe Doctor." She is the author of 25 books on nutrition and healthy cooking, including the revolutionary Food Synergy, as well as other best-selling titles in the Tell Me What to Eat series, covering type-2 diabetes, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and other important health issues. She frequently appears on television and radio shows across the country and resides in Northern California with her husband and two teenage daughters.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States whether they are caucasian, African American, Hispanic, or American Indian. In 2005, 652,091 people died of heart disease--27.1% of all U.S. There have been hundreds of new discoveries regarding treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past few years.  Important Tips:
* How your waist and neck measurements put you at risk and how best to change them.
* The 10 things cardiologists want you to know after you've been diagnosed with heart disease.
* 5 easy ways to dramatically cut your risk of heart failure.
* Specific foods that should be eaten almost every day help protect your heart and arteries.

Monday, April 26, 2010

4/27 - Tyler Florence, Jon Palfreman, Kerry Simon, Jim McCann, Ellie Kreiger,

 Tyler Florence - "Food Network"  Wish Bone Salad Dressing
Salads are also a great way to work veggies into your diet. The Centers for Disease Control report that only 27% of adults get their recommended daily servings of vegetables.1 To start increasing your vegetable consumption, try these delicious recipes from Tyler Florence and Wish-Bone®. Celebrity chef and Food Network star, Tyler Florence, has spent the last fifteen years traversing the globe in order to bring the best of the culinary world into the homes of the masses. The Tyler Florence Shop takes Tyler's culinary mission one step further and allows the public to take home a slice of his passion for great food. Newly relocated to Mill Valley from NYC, Tyler's love of Northern California will manifests itself in the form of an innovative retail experience informed by the rustic charm of Mill Valley and the global experiences  of one of the world's foremost culinary voices.

Jim McCann - 1-800-Flowers &  Celebrations.com  
“Celebrating Moms: Share, Remember, Cherish.”

Jim McCann, can talk about how the gifting industry is doing and their expectations for Mother’s Day this year. Also, Jim and 1-800-Flowers has collected remembrances and expressions of gratitude submitted by customers and visitors to Celebrations.com. The messages were so moving, it lead to the creation of the book “Celebrating Moms: Share, Remember, Cherish.” The book has inspiring, real-life accounts of motherhood which form a moving tribute to the power and spirit of mothers. Jim can discuss; The many inspiring stories in his new book “Celebrating Moms: Share, Remember, Cherish” / How his mother inspired him to create 1-800-Flowers* / Trends in flowers and gifting today / Ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with or without flowers

Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon -   "Simon LA"
Kerry Simon is a celebrity chef and the executive chef and proprietor at his namesake restaurant "Simon" at Palms Place in Las Vegas, Nevada. His other restaurants are Cathouse in Las Vegas, NV and Simon LA, in Los Angeles, California. Simon was dubbed One of America's Greatest Chefs by Rolling Stone magazine.  Simon has also appeared on Iron Chef America challenging and defeating Cat Cora in Battle Hamburger. He has also judged for Iron Chef America.  Aside from Iron Chef America, he has made other appearances on television. He can also be seen on an episode of the Fine Living's What Makes it Tick, produced by NorthSouth Productions. "He's movie-star handsome. Can he cook?" murmured my date as I introduced her to Chef Kerry Simon at a recent food function. "Yes, he's one of our finest and most successful chefs," I laughingly replied. But I could understand her inquiry: Kerry, at 53, is a great looking guy at the height of his powers as a chef and entrepreneur, and probably ready to seek new horizons....so serious acting in films or on TV is a natural move for him. But he defers my query when I suggest it; "I really don't have any interest in doing a cooking show on television, but as far as real dramatic acting ...I don't know, it's an intriguing possibility," he told me at a recent dinner at his SIMON LA RESTAURANT in the 295-room Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Blvd and La Cienega (8555 Beverly Blvd, right across from the Beverly Center (310) 358-3979) with valet parking).  I told my friend that Kerry had competed against Iron Chef Cat Cora on that iconic television show and defeated the champion with a hamburger! (something which people talk about to this day.) Three years ago I reviewed his local restaurant after he opened it to much acclaim, coming from his then-Las Vegas venue - Prime, at Steve Wynn's Bellagio Hotel (which Kerry then left after a change in management); he was seeking to achieve a higher presence in the L.A. market. From time to time, readers have reported having wonderful dinners here...but the restaurant doesn't seem to have achieved the wide acclaim Kerry has achieved in Las Vegas. On a recent trip there, I stopped in at Simon Palms Place at the Malouf's Palms Place hotel/condo just off the strip, but it was so jammed I couldn't get a table. (I did walk over to view the six shelves of potted herbs on a glass wall in the rear of the restaurant....talk about having a green environment.) And his second restaurant in Las Vegas, Cathouse at the Luxor Hotel, is equally hot, but not quite my thing. (Although decorated like a Parisian brothel, I'm told the food is serious.)  When Air France acquired the Sofitel Hotel in L.A. they were seeking a high-end steak house and offered the venue to Kerry, who was partnered with Jean-George Vongerichten at the Vegas Prime eatery. (Funny, the French have never been noted for their steak houses, despite the fact that their dish of steak frites is a standard in every bistro. When I visit Paris, I realize that not only don't they have any major steak restaurants, they don't even understand the concept...they never get it thick enough...they don't even have broilers in their kitchens.) Kerry had joined with partners Elizabeth Blau and her husband, Kim Canteenwalla, to open on Simon Kitchen and Bar at Peter Morton's Hard Rock Hotel in late 2002...when the Gallic guys came calling a few years later to come to L.A. Kerry, once called by Rolling Stone "The Rock 'n Roll Chef," told me that he had always wanted to come here. (The story behind that designation is fascinating: when Donald and Ivana Trump bought The Plaza Hotel in New York, she was in charge of selecting the new chef for the stately Edwardian Room. After interviewing every available chef in town, Kerry walked in, cooked her a dinner or two, easily charmed her, and manned the kitchen there for three years. When several rock star friends (David Bowe, Iman, Debbie Harry) came for dinner and ate at a table in the kitchen, the word got out and the 'Chef's Table' became the hottest spot in town...soon people were clamoring to eat there and it was booked two months in advance. Chef's Tables have since proliferated all over the world.)

Jon Palfreman  Frontline "The Vaccine War” (TONIGHT ON PBS/CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)
Public health scientists and clinicians tout vaccines as one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But for many ordinary Americans vaccines have become controversial. Young parents are concerned at the sheer number of shots--some 26 inoculations for 14 different diseases by age 6--and follow alternative vaccination schedules.  Other parents go further. In communities like Ashland, Oregon, up to one-third of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their kids at all. And some advocacy groups, like Generation Rescue, argue that vaccines are no longer a public health miracle but a scourge; they view vaccines as responsible for alarming rises in certain disorders, including ADHD and autism.  FRONTLINE producer Jon Palfreman (“Sick Around America,” “Sick Around the World”)


Ellie Krieger  "So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week"
As the host of the Food Network's Healthy Appetite, Ellie proves to the world that cooking healthy food can be quick, easy, and most of all — delicious! Ellie's fast and simple recipes are designed to help you live and eat well, no matter how busy and stressful your life may be. Ellie also shares her secrets for staying on track (and enjoying yourself!) when you're in the most challenging situations: at the office, in a restaurant, or on vacation. Healthy Appetite teaches you easy ways to eat better, live healthier, have more energy, and feel great! Tune in to the Food Network on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific time) to catch the show.

4/26 - Kimberly Locke, Larry Van Aalst, Robin Doody,

 KIMBERLY LOCKE -  SINGING STAR & AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST
Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978) is an American singer and plus-size fashion model who has achieved success in the dance, pop and adult contemporary music genres. She gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol television series, and in 2007 garnered media attention for her participation in Celebrity Fit Club. In 2010, following a six year contract with Curb Records, Kimberley became the first artist signed to Randy Jackson's dance music label, Dream Merchant 21.  Locke was born in Hartsville, Tennessee, to Donald and Christine Locke, an African-American truck driver and a Caucasian clothing warehouse worker for the Gap/Old Navy distribution center in Gallatin, Tennessee. She is the second of two children, with an older brother named Ashley. She and her brother spent most of their life in Gallatin. At age five, Locke began singing in church. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old. Locke grew up admiring such singers as Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and Diana Ross. In 1987, she and childhood friends Chandra Boone, Selina Robb, and NaCole Rice formed a quartet named Shadz of U, which performed at many local churches. The group later appeared on Locke's 2007 Based On A True Story album, singing backup on Everyday Angels. Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group. She remained in the group throughout her high-school years. She was also selected twice as a member of the All-Middle State Chorus. After graduating, she began to work for a company in Nashville as an administrative assistant. Like 2007 American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Locke is an alumna of Belmont University in Nashville. On October 30, 2002, the reality-TV singing competition American Idol held auditions in Nashville, Tennessee for the show's second season. Locke successfully passed through to the next round, and in December was chosen to perform on the show. She finished third, behind runner up Clay Aiken and eventual champion Ruben Studdard. Simon Cowell at first criticized Locke as lacking in personality; by the final three however, he declared her, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard to be as worthy winners as any. She has since been invited back to the show to perform twice (seasons 3 and 7).  Locke went on to sign a record deal with Curb Records on September 6, 2003. Her debut album, One Love, was released May 4, 2004. Debut single "8th World Wonder" reached the top half of the Billboard Hot 100 and was successful on other charts, and even entered the UK chart with little promotion. "Wrong" and "I Could" followed as singles and were hits on the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts respectively. "Coulda Been" was the album's only single not to chart.  Locke released her version of "Up On The Housetop" in Fall 2005 and by the end of year it had reached the top spot of the Adult Contemporary (AC) charts and broke many records, due to its quick rise to the top. The following year, Kimberley's version of "Jingle Bells" was released and topped the same charts. A full Christmas album entitled Christmas — only available digitally — was released on November 6, 2007. Locke's second album, Based On A True Story, was released on May 1, 2007. The album's original lead single, "Supawoman," co-written with her producers Damon Sharpe and Mark J. Feist, was released to radio on August 7, 2006, however after underwhelming radio support, Curb Records decided to refocus. "Change," was released to radio on January 15, 2007 to positive support and climbed the charts well into the summer of 2007. The album's next single was a cover of Freda Payne's "Band of Gold," which was released to radio on August 13, 2007 and became Locke's 6th solo AC Top 10 hit. The album's third single,"Fall," co-written by Clay Mills was also recorded by country music artist Clay Walker, was released to radio in February 2008. All three singles from this album hit #1 on the Billboard dance club chart.  After parting ways with Curb Records in 2009, Kimberley signed a deal with Randy Jackson's Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment record label  and immediately got to work on her upcoming single "Strobelight", to be released April 6, 2010 .

Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier Equus Restaurant 
Fountaingrove Inn Hotel & Conference Center

Stylish, classic and modern…the Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar…make it your next stop. Reverse Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 9:00pm-10:00pm Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Wine tasting on Fridays - Back by popular demand and better than ever. Join us for a complimentary wine tasting in the Equus Wine Bar every Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Robin Doody - GM Northeastland Hotel - Presque Isle
(Side Note - Jack Roberts was on WEGP AM 1390 in Presque Isle, ME and he worked for the late Skip Carroll, a local car dealer doing afternoon drive 3-7 PM. He had a trade with the Northeastland Hotel and stayed there for almost a year (great breakfasts!!) (1973-1976) What is today one of the most prestigious Presque Isle hotels, now known as The Northeastland Hotel, originated as a wooden structure "house" aptly called The Presque Isle House. It was taken down by hand, stick by stick, in 1931. The brick structure that you see today was opened in 1932. The elevator, one of the first in Presque Isle, was built in 1950. The first tenant of The Northeastland Hotel was Vincent Baressi, who owned and operated his barbershop until the early 1970s. The Coffee Shop, formerly a jewelry store, opened for business in 1950 and is currently known as The Sidewalk Café, although to some it will be forever known as "The Coffee Shop."

Friday, April 23, 2010

4/23 - Harold Dow, Bill Kurtis, Steve Evans, Terrie Rouse

 Harold Dow - "CBS NEWS’ “48 HOURS MYSTERY”
Hannibal Unmasked -  Three Young Women Murdered and the Hunt for a Serial Killer. The victims vanished one by one, until their families realized they had something in common: a man who promised he could help. How did he know so much?  Harold Dow reports on "48 Hours Mystery: Hannibal Unmasked," Saturday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Harold Dow has been a correspondent for 48 Hours since 1990, after serving as a contributor to the broadcast since its premiere on Jan. 19, 1988. He had been a contributing correspondent for 48 Hours on Crack Street, the critically acclaimed 1986 documentary that led to the single-topic weekly news magazine. Dow conducted the first network interview for 48 Hours with O. J. Simpson following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  Prior to his work with 48 Hours, Dow was a correspondent for the CBS News magazine Street Stories (1992-93) and has reported for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News Sunday Morning, as well as for the CBS News legal series, Verdict.

Bill Kurtis  - Tall Grass Beef    (Legendary Newsman / AT&T Spokesperson etc)
The grass-fed beef revolution is here, and Tallgrass Beef Company is leading the way. If you’re new here, we invite to explore our site to learn the benefits of grass-fed beef, and why we believe our grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, more environmentally responsible, and more humanely raised than any grass-fed beef available anywhere. And if you’re one of our many loyal customers, welcome back. As a Tallgrass revolutionary, you already know that when it comes to 100% grass-fed beef, Tallgrass Beef sets the standard.




Terrie Rouse - CEO  The Capitol Visitor Center
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, which is attached to the U.S. Capitol Building and the only way for people to get in to see the iconic rotunda.  Tourist season has officially begun in DC and the new visitor complex is already expecting its 3 millionth visitor any day now since it opened just over a year ago. In the past two weeks alone, the center saw about 200,000 visitors from throughout the country. A just-opened exhibit at the center, called "Pirates, Protests and Public Health," features documents dealing with women’s right to vote and the very first reports of pirates, which led to the establishment of the U.S. Navy.  Terrie Rouse  CEO of the Capitol Visitor Center discusses a series of measures that the CVC is undertaking to prepare for Spring's annual blitz of visitors from throughout the country. The Capitol Visitor Center features:  - Emancipation Hall, which is the Center's central space and tells the story of enslaved laborers who helped build the U.S. Capitol.  -Free online reservations to tour the U.S. Capitol Building  -A 16,500-square-foot Exhibition Hall.

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/22 - Barbara Balik, Pam Starr, Jewel Staite, Mike Benziger, Robin Doody

Barbara Balik - 21 st  Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters
Pam Starr -  Winemaker Crocker & Starr  Wines
(One of the premier female winemakers in the world today)  As the result of a lifetime love of fine wines, Pam Starr has been making some of the best wines in the Napa Valley for over 25 years. She honed her techniques while working at Sonoma-Cutrer, Edna Valley, Carmenet, and truly excelled at Spottswoode in the mid-'90s. Her current portfolio also includes cult favorites Gemstone, Adastra, and Garric Cellars. In 1997 Pam founded a partnership with Charlie Crocker with the goal of crafting a small production of exquisite wines. The three wines are: the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Stone Place", the Estate Cabernet Franc, and the Sauvignon Blanc.  Sat 05/15/2010 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Warner Bros. Studio Gate 7 - Forest Lawn Drive Burbank, CA 91522 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has become one of the most successful voluntary health organizations of its kind today. We are very proud of this accomplishment and the fact that 91 cents out of every dollar raised goes directly into our research and care programs. In fact, a recent edition of Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney recognized the Foundation as “the top charity in the health-research category.” Winemasters is the largest CFF fundraiser in Los Angeles raising close to $16 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation over 18 years. “Adding tomorrows every day” expresses the mission - and results - of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s steadfast efforts to continue extending the length and quality of life for people with CF. For more information please visit the CF Foundation website http://www.cff.org/ .

JEWEL STAITE (Syfy's "Mothman")
Jewel Staite was most recently seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series Stargate:Atlantis. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.  At the age of six, Jewel began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years. This hard work paid off when she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel series “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster. Her performance earned her a nomination from The Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award. Jewel made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures Serenity, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series “Firefly,” of which Jewel was a series regular. Jewel played the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.  Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” Her MOW credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s Widow on the Hill, as well as Showtime’s Damaged Care opposite Laura Dern. Some guest appearances include her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff “ with Hank Azaria, Blythe Danner and Oliver Platt, as well as Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, UPN’s “Seven Day’s” with Jonathan LaPaglia, FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny and CBC’s “The Odyssey” and “Davinci’s Inquest”.   A Vancouver, BC native, Jewel currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Mike Benziger - Benziger Family Winery
Not only are more farmers realizing that it's better for their land and health to grow more sustainably, but more families are rolling up their sleeves and starting to eat and grow green, too. They're shopping at farmers' markets, buying organic, planting gardens and finding a new joy in food. Most of our food is still produced on huge industrial farms and shipped thousands of miles. We dig it out from layers of plastic without knowing where it came from, when it was harvested, or if it has any nutritional value left. All over the country, people are calling for locally produced, healthy, fresh, affordable food. The 2010 winners is Mike Benziger, founder of Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, CA, won in the new Water Steward category for his industry-leading methods of water use reduction and water recycling. With an innovative constructed wetland and pond treatment system, Benziger Winery recycles an average of 2 million gallons of water per year. The winery significantly decreases water inputs using new grape sorting technologies, water sensors and cover crops that reduce runoff. They’ve seen the quality of their grapes and wines increase noticeably.  Who are the farmers and food pioneers across the country who are helping us rethink the food we eat and its impacts on the environment? Four winners of the second annual Growing Green Awards were announced April 13 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). These individuals address the growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food.

Robin Doody - GM Northeastland Hotel - Presque Isle
(Side Note - Jack Roberts was on WEGP AM 1390 in Presque Isle, ME and he worked for the late Skip Carroll, a local car dealer doing afternoon drive 3-7 PM.  He had a trade with the Northeastland Hotel and stayed there for almost a year (great breakfasts!!)  (1973-1976) What is today one of the most prestigious Presque Isle hotels, now known as The Northeastland Hotel, originated as a wooden structure "house" aptly called The Presque Isle House. It was taken down by hand, stick by stick, in 1931. The brick structure that you see today was opened in 1932. The elevator, one of the first in Presque Isle, was built in 1950.  The first tenant of The Northeastland Hotel was Vincent Baressi, who owned and operated his barbershop until the early 1970s. The Coffee Shop, formerly a jewelry store, opened for business in 1950 and is currently known as The Sidewalk Café, although to some it will be forever known as "The Coffee Shop."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4/21 - Larry Lipson, Janet Johnston, Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno, Chrissy Le Nguyen

 Janet Johnston  Food Network  ‘Spice & Easy’ Premieres April 24th 9:30am ET/PT
As an avid home cook and successful spice shop owner, Janet Johnston has a deep knowledge of spices and demonstrates the ease of infusing them into everyday dishes resulting in fantastic flavors. Janet grew up in Hoffman Estates, Ill., outside of Chicago. She earned an Associate’s Degree in 1990 from William Rainey Harper College and a Bachelor’s Degree in photography at Chicago’s Columbia College in 1993. She worked for 13 years at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) working her way to a manager on the Internet marketing team. She and her now husband, Mike, moved to Denver, Colo., in 2004 to open Savory Spice Shop. They now own four shops in Colorado and have started a franchise business as well. In August 2008, Savory Spice Shop was featured on the Denver episode of Food Network’s Road Tasted with the Neelys as a standout local business. Janet and Mike then appeared on Paula’s Best Dishes and Down Home with the Neelys. Janet enjoys traveling, antiquing, gardening, and exercising including yoga. She currently resides in Denver, Colo., with her husband, Mike, and their dog, Bounder.

Pop Culture Icons Erik Estrada &  Lou Ferrigno 
Erik Estrada played the role of California Highway Patrol officer “Francis ‘Ponch’ Poncherello” in the hit TV series “CHiPs” from 1977-1983  Lou Ferrigno played the title role in the “The Incredible Hulk” from 1978-1982  Charisma Carpenter whose cult-status as vampire-hunter “Cordelia Chase” on the supernatural TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003) and its spin-off “Angel” (1999-2004) makes her a perfect defender for the league. Responding to the reported epidemic of Butterfinger® bar thefts nationwide, pop culture icons Erik Estrada, Lou Ferrigno and Charisma Carpenter, known in the TV world as famous defenders, have joined forces to create the Butterfinger Defense League, announced today by Nestlé USA.
Working together to help consumers defend their bars from would-be thieves and to encourage the “Nobody’s Gonna Lay A Finger On My Butterfinger!” tagline-turned-mantra, the Butterfinger Defense League makes its official debut in an exclusive music video and song remix by iconic rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot.
“The Butterfinger Defense League was formed to inspire and help consumers protect their favorite candy bar from anyone who tries to lay a finger,” said Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks spokesperson Tricia Bowles. “Not only are Erik, Lou and Charisma perfect pop culture personalities for our brand but they’re also iconic defenders, who understand the desire for Butterfinger and how to best protect it for millions of fans across the country.”  The defense-ready stars from popular TV shows spanning the last three decades appear in the remixed video titled “Baby Got It Back/I Like Big Butterfingers” with Sir Mix-A-Lot, who performs the irreverently updated rap song as Estrada, Ferrigno and Carpenter dance and sing along. In the limited-edition music video, the league members also demonstrate some of their classic defense mechanisms and moves to protect Butterfinger.  “Each of us brings something special yet significant to the BFDL, whether strength, sass or sheer sexiness,” said Estrada, who played the role of California Highway Patrol officer “Francis ‘Ponch’ Poncherello” in the hit TV series “CHiPs” from 1977-1983. Estrada described his signature Butterfinger defense move as the ‘Sex-strada’ approach. “Even charm and sex-appeal can be key tools in helping to defend a valuable possession like Butterfinger.”

Chrissy Le Nguyen -  Managing Editor Yahoo! TV
Chrissy and the Yahoo TV tean picked last nights shows to watch .. Where they right? Here is the link to their picks  http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/442 - Mike & Paul talk about last night's "American Idol"; "Dancing With the Stars";  "The Biggest Loser"; "Lost" and much more.


Larry Lipson - Lipson Research Lab for Wine Studies - Costa Rica
Larry is live from his research facility in Costa Rica and talks about wines from around the world and some interesting wines for sampling.  Larry checks out international wines and this veteran wine expert also talks about wine & food pairings and his 50 year career as food editor at the Los Angeles Daily News. He also relates interesting stories of trips to restaurants with his beautiful wife and co-researcher Lillian. For many years he checked out various restaurants for the Daily News incognito and then wrote sometimes scathing articles about the establishments. For that reason, he is currently in the Witness Protection Program and his exact location is unknown.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/20 - Denise Austin, Fabio Viviani, Chris Leary, Andrea Hough

 Denise Austin - Celebrity Fitness Expert
Spring is in the air -- many people are outside exercising more and getting in shape for summer. Fitness expert Denise Austin is here to talk about walking as a great fitness tool and how to support a good cause just by taking steps. Welcome Denise...  Energizer is looking for bloggers this year…tell us what you’re looking for. What is a Keep Going Blogger? What are the Keep Going Bloggers expected to do?
Is Energizer sponsoring these bloggers? Is there still time to register for the 3-Day? Why did you decide to partner with Energizer?Where can people go to find out more information? Denise Austin is a pioneer in the exercise and sports industry. A five-foot-four-inch dynamo, she has sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, authored more than 10 books on fitness, and starred in the longest running fitness show in the history of television.  Denise's trademark zest for life, positive outlook, and can-do attitude have endeared her to millions of fans across the country — and around the world — and earned her the reputation as "America's favorite fitness expert." A multimedia talent, Denise is a top-selling author and a highly sought-after speaker and TV personality. Her upbeat energy and unique ability to make people feel that she's right there with them, cheering them on, have inspired the millions who watch her on television, read her books, or follow her videos and DVDs. A native of San Pedro, Calif., Denise started gymnastics at the age of 12 and earned an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona. In 1979, she graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, with an emphasis on exercise physiology. She began her career teaching aerobic exercise classes in the Los Angeles area and went on to cohost the The Jack LaLanne Show, in 1981. (Denise considers Jack LaLanne one of her role models, and she is delighted to still speak regularly with the 94-year-old fitness legend.) In 1982, she earned her own television program on KABC in Los Angeles and released her first two workout videos, Rock Aerobics and Rock Hard Abs. From 1984 to 1988, she was the fitness expert on NBC's Today Show. During more than 25 years promoting health and fitness, Denise has created 85 workout videos or DVDs. Her enormous number of sales led to her 2003 induction into the Video Hall of Fame. Her latest workout DVDs include 2009's Body Makeover Mix and 3-Week Bootcamp (Lionsgate), and her new book, Denise's Daily Dozen, was released in January 2010. On television, Denise has created a loyal audience with her two major television shows: Getting Fit, which ran for 10 years on ESPN, and continued on under the new name Denise Austin's Daily Workout, when it moved to the Lifetime Television Network. Daily Workout and a second Denise Austin show, Fit & Lite, both appeared on Lifetime through March 2008.  In addition to her role as a popular spokeswoman for such major brands as Idaho Potatoes and Nature Made, Denise has championed the benefits of heart health and good nutrition throughout her career. She is serving her second term on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, a position she was first appointed to by George W. Bush in 2002. She has also testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and helped launch the new food guidance system of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (mypyramid.gov) her contributions to heart health were honored by Woman's Day magazine and the American Heart Association when she was presented with the Red Dress Award in February 2008.  Denise has been married for more than 25 years to Jeff Austin, a sports attorney and brother of tennis champ Tracy Austin. They have two teenage daughters, Kelly and Katie.

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani
So much drama in the life of Fabio Viviani! He's already been locked out of his own restaurant and then sued his partner, and , Fabio has finally formally announced his departure from his restaurant. In a letter sent out this morning to the "friends and customers" of Cafe Firenze, the onetime Top Chef quote machine makes clear that even though he will retain some ownership, restaurant manager Mike Takeda has requested that neither Fabio nor his cookbooks be spotted at the restaurant ever again. You do hate to see that.



Chris Leary - "Mother's Day Gifts" - Live from NYC
Chris Leary is a national television and radio show personality who has been hosting the Fox All Access syndicated radio show for 12 years. He was host of ABC's reality show Master of Champions and no stranger to technology, Chris anchored Tech TV's half hour news show and also hosted their weekly half-hour new products show in 2003 and 2004. He has appeared on The View, FOX Kids Network and the FOX Family Channel. Join Chris Leary as he previews the gifts that will make her day… or better yet, make her life easier and stress-free. Doesn’t mom deserve that? She's not technically inclined? Good news, she doesn't have to be. Technology has gotten simpler, more easy to use and we'll identify the products that are the winners in this respect.

ANDREA HOUGH  the latest eliminated contestant  -  NBC's  "The Biggest Loser"
Andrea has always been overweight, but did not start gaining weight consistently until after high school. Andrea played competitive sports all her life and now coaches softball. Family means everything to Andrea. However, at every family event, there is an enormous amount of food -- it is how her family shows their love. Andrea is ready to show people that health matters. She has never been able to lose the weight on her own, but is finally ready to take the bull by the horns and shed the weight. Darrell and Andrea are the fourth and fifth generation to carry on obesity in their family. If ever there was a time to change that, it is now. As great friends, this father and daughter team will show their ability to carry each other when times get hard and laugh at/with each other when necessary.


JAMIE DURIE, HGTV   Television Host  JACK THOMASSON,  House Planner
Just in time for Earth Day, HGTV has completed its third annual “green” home in The Pinehills, an innovative master-planned community located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 2010 HGTV Green Home is just eight miles north of Cape Cod and combines high style with green living in the heart of New England . A cus tom -built, shingle-style cottage with approximately 2,200 square feet of living space, the home features construction and design elements that are known to contribute to an energy efficient, cleaner and healthier living environment.  Viewers can enter for a chance to win the HGTV Green Home Giveaway grand prize package during the entry period from April 16 – June 4, 2010. Fans can visit HGTV.com for more information and a virtual tour of the home.

Monday, April 19, 2010

4/19 - Joel Fisher, Jeff Corwin, Scott Nelles, Ethan Zohn

 Joel Fisher - "The Wine Guru"
Joel M. Fisher, PhD is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, Joel is also a member of Patterson Magazine's tasting panel. Wine interests include the monthly column of the Culinary Connection for the Chefs De Cuisine Association  of California, and organizing wine tastings and wine-making dinners throughout Los Angeles County. Since 2006 he has been President of LAWINEFEST Inc., organizing the annual events and building towards the forth coming 2010 event at Raleigh Studios.

Jeff Corwin - "Animal Planet" - “Race to the Moment” /  National Parks Week
Jeffrey Samuel Corwin , born  in Norwell, Massachusetts,  is best known as host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin's Quest, two American television shows on the Animal Planet cable channel. New Web Show  "Race to the Moment:" -  TIPS TO REMEMBER:
• Never approach or entice wildlife, no matter how gentle they may seem. While bears can pose a real and immediate threat, most wildlife encounters are with non-aggressive animals such as moose, raccoons or deer.
• Don’t forget necessities such as water and a flashlight, as well as a first aid kit that would include any medication you may need.
• If a thunderstorm is approaching while you are in the wilderness, be sure to avoid tall, solitary objects, such as trees or an open shelter, and head to low ground. Remove anything from your body that could conduct electricity. If you're traveling in a group, don't huddle together.

Survivor Ethan Zohn- Green Tips & This Season's Survivor
Ethan Zohn, The Ultimate Survivor, Environmentalist and Television Personality  Ethan Zohn is the 2002 winner of the reality television show Survivor. With his 1 million dollar prize money, he cofounded Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization that trains professional players to teach  African children, through a tailor-made curriculum, about HIV/AIDS prevention. He has also worked extensively with the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO). His broadcast credits include Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars, Eco-Challenge Fiji, Fear Factor, Challenger World,  Celebrity Paranormal Project, MTV, and VH1. He also hosted his own television show, Earth Tripping, profiling eco-friendly travel and adventure around the globe which premiered internationally in 2008.  Recently, Ethan was featured in the documentary film A Close Walk along with The Dalai Lama and Bono. He is a judge in the Redwood Creek Wines Greater Outdoors Project. Redwood Creek Wines launched its Greater Outdoors Project in 2008, to reward environmental nonprofits that are taking a stand to protect America’s green spaces. From April 1st through August 31st, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite of nine finalist projects in this year’s contest at http://www.redwoodcreekwine.com/ . The winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant, while all other finalists will receive $10,000 grants; $130,000 in total grant money will be awarded.

Scott Nelles, VP Operations, Regus Americas
As the coverage of the Icelandic volcanic eruption continues, the impact on air travel throughout the world is a major developing story. Many of the 24,764 stranded travelers are business people. Instead of losing valuable time and money, there are many unconvential ways to continue to conduct business  Regus, global leader in flexible workplaces, is accustomed to providing creative solutions for their business customers. Here are several tips for how to continue to conduct business while grounded. · Making a list of crucial tasks that have to get done or can only be done by you. · Identify tasks that can delayed or can be turned over to someone back at your office. Try to find a quiet spot · If you can’t get out of the airport, try to find a quiet spot. Some known hideaways include near an ATM, an airline lounge or the baggage claim area.  Cash in those miles  · Frequent travelers can leverage their miles and other travel points to get ahead of the crowd for hotel rooms, rental cars, even space in the airline lounge. Utilize Video Communication  · Regus, global leader in flexible workplace solutions, has the largest video communication network in the world. Instead of canceling that important meeting, find the closest of Regus’ 2,500 VC suites closest to you.   Use Internet Communication -  · If you can’t get to a Regus center, there are online tools that will allow you communicate via video, such as Skype. While the quality is not as good and may have trouble finding a private area in the airport to have your meeting, this is a viable alternative. Get an office -  Working in the crowded airport full of frustrated passengers can be distracting. Regus has more than 1,000 locations across the globe and more than 150 in the UK. These fully equipped spaces can be rented by the day, the hour or the week, depending on your needs. Additionally, with Regus’ Businessworld program, you can get access to any location around the globe whenever you need and utilize everything from the business lounges to the meeting rooms and offices.

Friday, April 16, 2010

4/16 - Kenny Smith, Scott Lewis, Carmen Policy, Catherine McCord, Robin Miller, Steve Evans

NBA LEGEND KENNY SMITH  2010 NBA Playoffs
 Kenneth (Kenny) "The Jet" Smith (born March 8, 1965, in Rochester, New York) is a retired National Basketball Association player and current TV basketball analyst, primarily for Inside the NBA on TNT.
Smith attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica, Queens and the University of North Carolina before being selected by the Sacramento Kings with the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. In his professional career, Smith scored 9,397 points and recorded 4,073 assists. He also won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995.[1] In the first game of the 1995 Finals against the Orlando Magic, Smith made seven three-pointers, including a game-tying shot which sent the game into overtime. The Rockets won the game 120-118  Smith joined Turner Sports in 1998.  He has teamed with Ernie Johnson, Jr. and Charles Barkley on Inside the NBA, a winner of the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Show. Smith has been described as a "straight man" to Barkley, known for his offbeat antics.


Catherine McCord - American fashion model, actress, television 
McCord appeared in "Gridiron Gang" staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and began modeling for Elite Model Management at the age of 14. She has modeled for Victoria's Secret and L’eggs pantyhose, appeared on the covers of Glamour and ELLE magazines, and done runway modeling for Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. For a time, she was one of the female co-hosts of MTV's Loveline television show. FHM magazine readers voted her one of the sexiest women in the world for 2001. A born athlete, Catherine excelled at running and basketball, and was working towards an athletic scholarship when she got a devastating hip injury. Soon after, when a friend signed her up for a local modeling contest, little did Catherine know that this would be the first step on the path to a successful modeling career. Discovered by Elite Models Management at 15, Catherine went on to win “Look of the Year,” Elite’s premiere and prestigious modeling contest. From there, she spent her summers in New York or Paris, modeling for Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and other prestigious designers in the fashion industry. Catherine soon ventured into television, as well, landing roles as reporter on Extra!, Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, and a run as co-host on MTV’s Loveline with Dr. Drew and Adam Corrola. Fortunately, Catherine avoided the pitfalls many young models find themselves in, such as drug abuse and eating disorders, attributing her success to a strong sense of family values, and an understanding about what she needed to give her body in order for it to function properly. Her parents supported her modeling career and grounded her with guidance. Catherine’s dad encouraged her to save her money so that she could one day afford to focus on her true passion – cooking and food. That time came in 2002, soon after the devastating attacks of 9/11. Impacted by the tragedy, Catherine decided to finally follow her dreams and enroll at the Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. She modeled during the day and went to school at night. “It was a juggle,” she says, but powerfully fulfilling. In hindsight, that juggle was nothing compared to balancing work and family. Now, a wife and mother, Catherine strives to find solutions to the challenges of busy life. After having her children, Catherine realized she wanted them to delight in fresh, seasonal food the way she did as a child. Observing a lack of resources for other parents to do the same, Catherine created Weelicious as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children early on to whole, delicious, homemade food. “Involving kids in the process,” Catherine concludes, “will help lead them to make healthier choices as they grow.”

Scott Lewis & Carmen Policy  - "Sense Yountville"
Scott Lewis - V Wine Cellar - Carmen Policy - American Football Executive (49ers)

Sense Yountville was launched in 2009 to provide guests with unprecedented access to the wines and food that define the region. Featuring highly allocated pre-release wines at en primeur pricing, rare large format bottles, and culinary pairings by an all-star lineup, Sense Yountville is — by design — the signature event for the Yountville Appellation, which is widely recognized as the epicurean epicenter of the Napa Valley. Participating restaurants and wineries are represented by principals: winemakers & chefs who are personally committed to creating an outstanding guest experience in their hometown.  The event is limited to 350 guests to maintain quality of both food and wine on offer and targets discerning wine buyers — epicureans seeking an excellent value on both marquis names and small, lesser-known producers.  Saturday, May 1, 2010

Robin Miller - "Robin Rescues Dinner"
Celebrity chef Robin Miller, star of the “Food Network’s” popular show “Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller” and bestselling author of the cookbooks “Quick Fix Meals” and “Robin to the Rescue: Quick & Simple Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking” as well as six other books, has been a guest on hundreds of television and radio shows (including, but not limited to, “The View”, “Regis & Kelly”, ” “The Early Show”, “The Today Show”, “FOX News Channel”, “CNN”, “Good Morning, America”, “CBS Evening News”, “Discovery Channel”, “Health Network”, and “Joan Lunden’s Women’s Supermarket Network”,
The average American consumes almost 3,500 to 4,000 milligrams of sodium per day~far more than the recommended daily intake of 2,300 milligrams (or one teaspoon). That is 7.6 pounds of salt every year! What makes it worse, salt is now being called the “new Trans fat” which is leading to a new national initiative that was unveiled in January called the National Salt Reduction Initiative~a partnership of cities, states and national health organizations whose goal is to guide a voluntary reduction of salt levels in packaged and restaurant foods. In fact, only 11-percent of the sodium in American’s diets comes from their own saltshakers and almost 80-percent is added to foods before they are sold~causing Americans to consume approximately twice the recommended limit of salt every day and resulting in widespread high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  Robin, who is the mother of two sons, is the author of the following nine books: “Robin Rescues Dinner: 52 Weeks of Quick-Fix Meals, 350 Recipes, and a Realistic Plan to Get Weeknight Dinners on the Table”, “Robin to the Rescue: Quick & Simple Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking”, “Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller”, “Picnics”, “Verdure”, “ The Daily Soup”, “Jane Fonda, Cooking for Healthy Living”, and two “The Newlywed Cookbooks.”

Steve Evans "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

11/17 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENT & AUTHOR RONDA GIANGRECO AND NURSE PRACTITIONER CARRIE SAMMARCO, MIKE KELLEY, AQUALANI, JESSICA NAZIRI, TOP TECH GIFTS, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

RONDA GIANGRECO AND CARRIE SAMMARCO RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT A NEW COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESOURCE  HOW A ONE-YEAR COOKING CHALLENGE HELPED AN AV...