Tuesday, June 15, 2010

6/15 - Jamie Kennedy, Larry Smyth, Al Roker, Kathy Ireland, Bobbie Thomas, Frank Castronovo,Frank Falcinelli,

 Jamie Kennedy  -  DIRECTV’s original series, Supreme Court of Comedy 
Would You Let This Man Try Your Case? Comedic chameleon Jamie Kennedy is about to have his day in court.  When he takes the case as a seriously silly attorney in a real life court case.  It's People’s Court with a twist, as everyday citizens with real-life small claims cases forgo the traditional legal system to have their cases tried by America’s top comedians inside the World Famous Laugh Factory. Jamie Kennedy along with other funnymen like Tom Arnold, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Garlin, Paul Rodriguez, Louie Anderson will tackle the legal system as the court’s silliest “counselors.” DIRECTV’s original series, Supreme Court of Comedy, premieres Thursday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The 101® Network. Comedians Kevin Nealon and Jamie Kennedy kick off the third installment of the hilarious series when they take opposing sides in a dispute over designer D-cup bras. The half-hour, unscripted series, produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, will air commercial-free and in HD.  Jamie Kennedy’s extensive film credits include “Scream,” “Scream 2,” “Scream 3,” "Clockwatchers", “Kickin' It Old Skool,” “Malibu's Most Wanted,” “Enemy of the State,” “Three Kings,” Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Son of the Mask. “Bowfinger” and “Boiler Room,” “Finding Bliss” and “Spring Break '83.” Since 2008, Kennedy has played psychology professor Eli James in the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer. He is also active in California's tourism campaign, having appeared in several commercials with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Since 2009, he has been in the TV series, The Cleveland Show.

Larry Smyth -  Carriage Vineyards
Enjoy the ride through history as you learn more about Carriage Vineyards!  The Carriage collection of Larry and Diane Smyth started in the early 1990s in Orange County. The Smyths like the history and elegance of horse drawn carriages. After securing their first of several vehicles they purchased a pair of Morgan horses. (So much for "the horse before the cart" theory!) The strong desire to get back to the "farm" became a reality when they bought the scenic 100-acre Ranch near Paso Robles. Thus "Carriage Vineyards" was created. In the winter of 1999, plans were developed for the vineyard and supporting facilities. 22,000 vines were planted on 27 acres with varieties including Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also 850 olive trees! Many improvements have been made, including an environmentally friendly 20,000 watt solar system.  As the vines have grown, so have other projects including a Bed and Breakfast with a connected 2400 square foot carriage house. Visitors can enjoy the miles of roads through the vineyards, orchards and pastures or take a stroll through the gardens. The highlight of your visit comes from your impeccable hostess Leigh Anne Farley. Guests can't say enough about her and her attention to the details that make every visit a memorable experience.

Al Roker - Al  Roker Entertainment
AL ROKER ENTERTAINMENT is a fast-growing, highly efficient company dedicated to producing top-quality programs for cable and network television. The company is headed by one of America’s most trusted television personalities. Al Roker’s name and stellar reputation give his company unprecedented access to people and resources often unavailable to other production teams. The company recently produced the critically acclaimed and highly-rated series DEA for Spike TV, along with a series entitled Heavyweights for the Food Network, and a health special for NBC Local Media. We are currently in production on additional series and specials for: The NBC Station group, The Food Network, Tru TV, MSNBC, WE, MTV, and the History Channel. In addition, the company has forged programming partnerships with Carnival Cruise Lines, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Readers Digest Foundation, and we also produced sponsored programming for clients such as Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson.  Working with AL ROKER ENTERTAINMENT can be quite cost-effective, as the company’s overhead is low. The staff is entirely focused on the production process. There are no non-production areas to be amortized on a project budget. Our post facility currently is centered on 4 Avid Symphonies for program finishing, and Avid Express Pros for offline editing. Alongside our Avid Unity Network storage system, our Post capability, including a state of the art audio recording booth, is readily scalable to meet various project needs. This eliminates the need for many third-party vendors, whose high hourly rates can send many projects soaring over budget. Al Roker Entertainment has also negotiated many preferential arrangements with Directors of Photography and camera and video crew resources both in New York and throughout the U.S.

Kathy Ireland - American model, actress, entrepreneur, CEO

Ireland was born in Glendale, California, the daughter of John, a labor union organizer, and Barbara Ireland, who worked in charity. At age 17, Ireland was "discovered" by an agent for the Elite Model Management company, and by the time she graduated from high school, she was working steadily as a model. Starting in 1984, Ireland was featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years, with her final appearance in 1996. In addition to her long tenure within the pages, Ireland appeared on the cover of the annual issue three times, a feat tied by Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs and surpassed only by Elle Macpherson (with six or more appearances). Ireland was the cover model for the first time on the 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition, which became SI's best selling swimsuit issue to date. She returned to the cover in 1992 and in 1994. In her third appearance, she was accompanied by Rachel Hunter and Elle Macpherson; notably, both Hunter and Ireland were pregnant at the time. Borrowing on the tradition of blowing on an eyelash to make a wish come true, the LATISSE® Wishes campaign launched in 2009 to raise awareness and support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Kathy Ireland and others joined Allergan to launch this campaign designed to help make wishes come true. Allergan made an initial donation of $500,000 to the  Make-A-Wish Foundation to kick off the campaign. For each of you who registered on LATISSE.com between the campaign's launch and December 31, 2009,

Allergan contributed an additional  $5 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Your participation made a difference and, in keeping with its commitment to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Allergan has made the full $1 million donation. Thank you very much for your support and for helping make children's wishes come true.  Bobbie Thomas is TODAY's Style Editor and the author of the Buzz column for “In Touch Weekly.” and joins Kathy to talk about this charitable campaign.

Frank Castronovo / Frank Falcinelli

Frank Falcinelli has worked in Michelin two-star restaurants in France, with chefs Charlie Palmer and David Burke in New York, and was a partner and chef in the New York hot spot Moomba. He lives in Brooklyn with his French bulldog, Frankies mascot Merlin. Frank Castronovo trained with such culinary superstars as Jacques Pépin and France's Paul Bocuse. In 2003, he opened Frankies 457 Spuntino with childhood friend Frank Falcinelli. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. From Brooklyn's sizzling restaurant scene, the hottest cookbook of the season.  From urban singles to families with kids, local residents to the Hollywood set, everyone flocks to Frankies Spuntino—a tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens—for food that is "completely satisfying" (wrote Frank Bruni in The New York Times). The two Franks, both veterans of gourmet kitchens, created a menu filled with new classics: Italian American comfort food re-imagined with great ingredients and greenmarket sides. This witty cookbook, with its gilded edges and embossed cover, may look old-fashioned, but the recipes are just we want to eat now. The entire Frankies menu is adapted here for the home cook—from small bites including Cremini Mushroom and Truffle Oil Crostini, to such salads as Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts, to hearty main dishes including homemade Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter. With shortcuts and insider tricks gleaned from years in gourmet kitchens, easy tutorials on making fresh pasta or tying braciola, and an amusing discourse on Brooklyn-style Sunday "sauce" (ragu), The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Kitchen Manual will seduce both experienced home cooks and a younger audience that is newer to the kitchen.