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.

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