Friday, April 16, 2010

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

 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".