Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6/16 - Timothy Hutton, Beth Jean Riesgraf, Gianni Ciciliot , Melissa d’Arabian, Jeff Wilson,

Timothy Hutton  - "Nate Ford"  TNT's "Leverage"
Season Three of Leverage Premieres with Two Back-to-Back Episodes Sunday, June 20, 2010, 9pm ET/PT on TNT. Timothy Hutton was born in Malibu, California. His father was actor Jim Hutton; his mother, Maryline Adams (née Poole), was a teacher. His parents' marriage dissolved when Hutton was three years old, and his mother took him and his older sister with her to Boston. The family returned to California when Hutton was 12.- After winning an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe® and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for his performance in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People, Timothy Hutton went on to star in numerous films, including Taps, Daniel, The Falcon & the Snowman, Made in Heaven, Q&A, The General’s Daughter, French Kiss, Beautiful Girls, Sunshine State, Kinsey, Secret Window, The Good Shepherd and Lymelife. Hutton is one of the owners of the New York City restaurant and bar P. J. Clarke's.  He received a second Golden Globe nomination for his work in Taps. As a member of New York’s Circle Repertory Co., Hutton originated the lead role in the Broadway Production of Craig Lucas’ Prelude to a Kiss and starred in Babylon Gardens. He also appeared in the Los Angeles stage production of The Oldest Living Graduate, a role he later reprised for a live broadcast on NBC. Hutton directed Nicole Burdette’s Busted for the New York-based theater company Naked Angels. On television, Hutton starred in A Long Way Home, for which he received another Golden Globe nomination; produced and starred in Showtime's Mr. & Mrs. Loving; played the title role in the acclaimed Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within; co-starred in the docudrama WW3; and was the executive producer, director, music supervisor and star of A&Es critically acclaimed series of movies based on Rex Stout’s famed detective novels, Nero Wolfe.  Working behind the camera, Hutton has directed a number of music videos, including “Drive” by the Cars, “Not Enough Love” by Don Henley and the Neil Young Concert Film “Freedom.” He also directed an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories titled “Grandpa’s Ghost,” which was adapted from a story he wrote. His feature film directorial debut, Digging to China, starring Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson and Evan Rachel Wood, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to standing ovations.

Beth Riesgraf -  "Parker"  in TNT's "Leverage"
Beth Jean Riesgraf [reez graf (born August 24, 1978) is an American actress, who plays the role of Parker in the series Leverage. Originally from the midwest, Riesgraf is the youngest of six girls. Attended Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas where she was student body president, voted "Most Admired Senior", senior prom queen, a member of the Photography club and graduated with Honors. She was formerly engaged to the actor Jason Lee, with whom she has a son, Pilot Inspektor Riesgraf-Lee. She appeared with Lee as the character Natalie Duckworth on the show My Name is Earl in 2005 and 2007, and in Alvin and The Chipmunks as a mother in the supermarket in 2007. In 2008, Riesgraf became the co-star of the TV show Leverage.Though the show is shot in Portland, Oregon, she considers Los Angeles, California her home

Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot  "Falkner Winery"
Give Dad a treat and take him to lunch between June 19th through June 20th at the Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery where you will be presented a special lunch for 2 for only $55 plus tax and gratuity. Dad and guest will be treated to a shared salad, individual entrées, shared dessert, and a glass of wine apiece. The salad is a Grilled Romaine Salad with Gorgonzola vinaigrette, red grapes, toasted pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and vine rip tomatoes; entrée options will a choice between a Grilled Rib Eye Steak with goat cheese mashed potatoes, fresh grilled asparagus, in a green peppercorn demi-glace sauce, or the Pasta A La Checca consisting of Capellini pasta tossed with sautéed garlic, fresh basil, chopped tomatoes, olive oil, and topped with Reggiano Parmesan cheese; the shared dessert is a delicious Chocolate Napoleon puff pastry layered with dark chocolate cream, Chantilly cream, and a Tuaca Liquor reduction. Wine selection will be among six of the wonderful Falkner Wines.  As always, all food will be prepared by Executive Chef Gianni Ciciliot and his outstanding staff. This special will be available to everyone and will be in addition to the normal menu so make reservations soon by calling 951-676-8231 x1 or online.

Melissa d’Arabian - 'The Food Network’s” “TEN DOLLAR DINNERS” Host
and Winner of the Most Recent “THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR”

“TEN DOLLAR DINNERS” Host Melissa d’Arabian! “The Food Network’s” “TEN DOLLAR DINNERS” Host and Winner of the Most Recent “THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR” Melissa d’Arabian Serves Up Budget-Conscious, Quick, Easy, Sumptuous, Sizzling Tips That Will Get Your Listeners Fired up and Ready to Make a Feast over the Flames for Father’s Day and Beyond!

HGTV Host Jeff Wilson - Live from Grand Canyon
America’s national parks protect and preserve the country’s most treasured spaces and historical sites. In addition to their natural beauty, our Parks contain a variety of structures that serve staff and visitors, like decks, boardwalks, visitor centers, tourist cabins, hotels, campgrounds, Park Ranger housing and more. However, extreme climates, floods, fires and the increasing number of visitors all cause wear and tear on these structures, and there is a severe backlog of maintenance and repair projects needed to keep the Parks safe and enjoyable for everyone.  Now there are two new ways homeowners can help protect and preserve our Parks while at the same time protecting and preserving their own back yard. From now through October 4, The Thompson’s Company will donate one dollar for each eligible product sold – up to $50,000 – to be distributed to the National Park Foundation on behalf of America’s National Parks. In addition, you can visit and click on the “Donate Now” icon. Simply click and the brand will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation (up to $25,000.) Thompson’s Water Seal will also donate $25,000 worth of products for use in the Parks, for a total donation value of $100,000 for 2010. On Wednesday, June 16, HGTV’s Jeff Wilson will be available for interview LIVE from one of the country’s most amazing national parks – the Grand Canyon. Jeff will tell your viewers how they can help preserve America’s parks, offer tips for creating a home oasis in your own backyard (without breaking the bank!) and how you can qualify for the chance to win a vacation to the Park vacation destination of your choice!