Thursday, June 3, 2010

6/3 - Henry Winkler, Bob Tushman, Joel Fisher, Carrie Ann Inaba,

 Henry Winkler - (USA's "ROYAL PAINS")
Television Royalty Henry Winkler Joins Cast - Second Season will premiere with Limited Commercial Interruptions  - USA will premiere the second season of ROYAL PAINS, the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever, on Thursday, June 3 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/8c, the two shows make up one of television's coolest and most powerful block of summer programming on cable or broadcast.  Henry Winkler guest stars as Eddie R. Lawson in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television's coolest and most powerful block of summer programming - on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.  With a career in Hollywood that has spanned nearly three decades, Winkler has enjoyed success on screens both large and small -   Henry Franklin Winkler, D.H.L. (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, and author. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning but had achieved top billing by the time the show ended. Henry Winkler was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of Ilse Anna Maria (née Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, a lumber company executive . Winkler's Jewish parents emmigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939, before the beginning of World War II  Winkler attended the McBurney School and received his bachelor's degree from Emerson College in 1967 and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1970. In 1978, Emerson gave Winkler an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Winkler has also received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Austin College.  Winkler has been married to Stacey Weitzman since May 5, 1978, and they have two children, Zoe and Max, and a stepson Jed from Stacey's previous marriage with Howard Weitzman. He is the godfather of Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Happy Days co-star Ron Howard.  Charitable works which he is involved with include Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon, the Epilepsy Foundation, the annual Toys for Tots campaign, the National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped, and the Special Olympics.  An avid Yankees fan, Winkler announced the starting lineup on FOX for Game 5 of the World Series against the Phillies in 2009.

Bob Tuschman - Senior VP Programming & Production "The Food Network"
Food Network’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Production and The Next Food Network Star Judge, judge on The Next Food Network Star - Food Network’s number one series, The Next Food Network Star, returns this June with the most exciting and intense season to date. Shot in Los Angeles on a brand-new studio set, season six follows 12 hopefuls competing for the ultimate dream job: his or her own Food Network show. With this coveted prize on the line, the finalists strut their star power and culinary chops for host Bobby Flay and the selection committee to see if they stack up against the competition. Under the mentorship of Giada De Laurentiis, the series kicks off with a two-hour premiere Sunday, June 6th at 9pm ET/PT as finalists get a taste of Hollywood with a trip to Paramount Studios and a six-course lunch for L.A.’s biggest celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck.  The 12 finalists include: Dzintra Dzenis (Austin, Texas), Doreen Fang (Los Angeles, Calif.), Alexis Hernandez (Clarksville, Ind.), Brianna Jenkins (Atlanta, Ga.), Aria Kagan (Hollywood, Fla.), Herb Mesa (Atlanta, Ga.), Serena Palumbo (New York, N.Y.), Tom Pizzica (San Francisco, Calif.), Aarti Sequeira (Los Angeles, Calif.), Darrell “DAS” Smith (Los Angeles, Calif.), Brad Sorenson (Austin, Texas) and Paul Young (Chicago, Ill.).  This season, the finalists travel to Los Angeles where they are put through the ringer to prove their culinary talent and impress the industry's biggest stars. Challenges include a crash-course in red-carpet glamour while catering a star-studded MGD 64 after-party with Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat, serving up savory dishes inspired by classic carnival sweets at the Santa Monica Pier, creating and operating lunch trucks on Venice Beach, and using Kellogg's ® breakfast cereals to cook dinner with breakfast. The contestants must also impress special guest stars Eva Longoria Parker and Todd English by illustrating an “emotion” through a dish at their restaurant, Beso. All season long, the finalists receive extra insight and encouragement from a host of guest stars including Wolfgang Puck, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, Ted Allen, Melissa d’Arabian, Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat, acclaimed chef Todd English and mega-star Eva Longoria Parker. The selection committee comprised of Bobby Flay and Food Network executives, Bob Tuschman (Senior Vice President, Programming and Production) and Susie Fogelson (Senior Vice President, Marketing, Creative Services & Brand Strategy), narrow the field down until the finale. The winner, revealed during the series finale on Sunday, August 15th at 9pm ET/PT, receives a six-episode show that premieres in August 2010. THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR HITS HOLLYWOOD  Season Six of Food Network’s Most-Watched Series Hosted by Bobby Flay - Premieres Sunday, June 6th at 9pm ET/PT  Special Guest Appearances by Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Wolfgang Puck, Eva Longoria Parker, Colbie Caillat and Many More!

Carrie Ann Inaba -  "Dancing with the Stars" /  " Housecat Housecall" on Animal Planet
As a well-known choreographer and one of the star judges of the top-rated show on television, Dancing with the Stars, Carrie Ann Inaba is used to giving advice and stating her opinion. Now the tables are turned, as Carrie Ann asked for help from the experts on Cat Chow’s Housecat Housecall on Animal Planet, a cat-themed reality show similar to Supernanny and The Dog Whisperer – but for cats. She and her boyfriend have five cats – which can sometimes create havoc in the home and she can tell some funny stories about her pets. She will also  talks about this season of Dancing with the Stars,  , provide some great insights and stories from backstage at the top show on TV and discuss what it was liked to be “judged” on Housecat Housecall rather then be the judge. The cats are back! Housecat Housecall, one of the first reality-based cat television programs, is returning to Animal Planet for a third season of providing cat-owning families with resolutions for addressing their various cat behavioral concerns. This season, which begins June 5th, features an exciting and diverse group of cat lovers including a legendary Broadway performer, a Major League Baseball manager and producer, choreographer and celebrity television judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, from the hit show Dancing with the Stars. The television series, which airs on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. E/P, with encores on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. E/P on Animal Planet, is hosted by popular TV personality and Australian veterinarian Dr. Katrina Warren. Each week, Dr. Katrina visits cat-owning homes, observes the cats in their natural environments and recommends actionable solutions to the owners to help them ultimately live more connected lives with their cats. From dealing with everyday issues like “kitchen counter cruising” to more serious matters like achieving household harmony before a family member leaves for a tour of duty in the military, Housecat Housecall features real cats, real people and a real veterinarian working through a wide range of cat care situations.  "The third season of Housecat Housecall continues our mission of providing cat owners with actionable tips and tools to help them create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat,” said Dr. Katrina Warren. “It is extremely rewarding to watch a family finally realize the true joy of having a cat after we’ve been able to help them work through all their cat’s behavioral challenges.”

Joel Fisher - LA Winefest - Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA June 5, 6 
Joel M. Fisher presents LA WineFest 2010 Raleigh Studios Hollywood, CA  - Saturday June 5 & Sunday, June 6 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm With more than 130 wineries, spirits and thirst-quenching craft beers, great food, and over 30 lifestyle vendors, this is a weekend you will not want to miss! Sample over 500 different wines from at least 14 different countries. Meet and greet with LA’s top Master Sommeliers, wine educators, winery owners and vendors, and enjoy food from LA’s top restaurants. No one under 21 is allowed at the LA WineFest, this includes babies and young children. Please do not bring animals they will not be admitted.

Claire Robinson -  "5 Ingredient Fix"  / "Food Network Challenge"

Claire will help to inspire listeners to create healthy, nutritious and convenient meals using a variety of traditional ingredients. And since the American Heart Associations recommends eating seafood twice a week, Claire will also share some fun and creative ways to get more seafood into your diet beyond the traditional tuna sandwich. Various delicious “simple turned to super” meals will be discussed. Claire will also talk about a new contest designed to challenge listeners to whip up their favorite simple, yet super meal and be crowned “SuperCook” and win $10,000 cash among other prizes.