Friday, November 27, 2015

11/27 BEN LYONS, DANNY LIPFORD, JOAN LAWRENCE, CHEF TOM COLICCHIO, STEVE EVANS

MOVIE & HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT BEN LYONS - GREAT MOVIES & TV SHOWS TO WATCH WITH THE FAMILY OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Ben Lyons is a Television, Radio, and Online host and producer who covers pop culture like nobody else. Each month with his DEN (Digital Entertainment News) segment, Ben highlights the latest Blu-ray and Digital HD releases and the best ways to watch them.

Ben will highlight some great movie and television titles avaiable on Blu-ray and Digital that you can watch with the whole family over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Ben will also discuss other recent Blu-ray Digital HD releases and the best ways to watch them, and discuss getting a start on your holiday shopping on Black Friday, a great time to find deals on new 4K TV’s.

Ben is a special correspondent on EXTRA and regular contributor for ESPN LA radio. He is also the host of The Sidebar on Yahoo, an in-depth interview series featuring the biggest names in Movies, TV, Music, and Fashion. Ben is the lead host on Yahoo's LIVE movie premiere and awards show coverage. He reviews movies on Mario Lopez’s national radio show  and has recently, been on The View, Wendy Williams, ESPN's SportsNation, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Morning America, and The Artie Lange Show. Previously he appeared on the E! Network and E! News as their lead film correspondent and movie critic. Ben’s latest venture is as chief correspondent and “voice of the fans” at Derek Jeter’s theplayerstribune.com and host of The Players Tribune on SiriusXM radio.  Born and raised in New York City, Ben is the grandson of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and is the son of film and theater critic Jeffrey Lyons. The Lyons family has been covering pop culture in American media for more than 80 years.


HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT DANNY LIPFORD SHARES EASY TIPS ON HOW TO GIVE YOUR HOME A HOLIDAY FACE-LIFT

The flights have been booked and there’s no turning back- your home is the host for this year’s holiday festivities. There is no better time than now to make your home a holiday haven for your guests all season long. The feeling can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be!

From quick cosmetic fixes in your bathroom to unfinished projects your kitchen; you can get it all done and still have time to kick back, relax and enjoy the time with your friends and family. Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford is here sharing his most simple and inexpensive ideas to help you improve your home for this holiday season and all year round!

Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade, and has made more than 160 national television appearances. Danny has been a longtime contributor to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and BHG.com, and is a source for hundreds of other popular magazines and websites each year.

WWW.TODAYSHOMEOWNER.COM


JOAN LAWRENCE FROM THE TOY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (TIA)WILL SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO THIS YEARS’ SELECTION 

Fall is in full swing and the holiday season is around the corner! As wish lists begin to grow, shoppers need to not only look out for toys that top the list, but also need to be sure their selections are safe for the kids on their shopping list.  

ABOUT JOAN
Joan Lawrence - As Toy Industry Association (TIA) Vice President of Safety Standards and Regulatory Affairs, Joan Lawrence manages TIA’s product safety programs encompassing the development of safety standards as well as industry and consumer safety education.  Her experience and leadership within the industry spans a broad range of issues – from product safety and quality to environmental and other corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Joan is an advocate for uniform toy safety standards and leads an expert committee that oversees and develops the US safety standards for toys -- working with medical and child development experts, engineers and toy designers, government, industry, and consumer representatives -- to ensure that our US standards are among the toughest in the world.

A lifelong child safety advocate, Joan is the daughter of a prominent pediatrician and, herself, a mother of three young children . . . making her commitment to toy safety much more than a job.

WWW.TOYASSOCIATION.ORG



FOOD WASTE ACTIVIST CHEF TOM COLICCHIO TALKS ABOUT THE TASTE NOT WASTE CAMPAIGN - RAISE AWARENESS FOR FOOD WASTE IN AMERICA

Food waste activist, chef Tom Colicchio continues his ongoing efforts to raise awareness for food waste in America, which is especially high over the holidays, he’s joined the Taste Not Waste campaign. The U.S. generates an extra 5 million tons of household waste each year between Thanksgiving and the New Year – three times as much as at other times of the year. As families begin to prepare their holiday menus, veggies will undoubtedly be a part of side and main dishes, but fruits and vegetables remain the second most wasted food in American homes.
One easy way to combat this is to embrace less-than-perfect veggies. The standards for which produce makes it to the store is loosely regulated, meaning a lot of what is produced by farms, goes to waste. The USDA recently set a goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030, but an estimated six billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year in the U.S. because they are “ugly.” Tom is supporting taking a stand to address the food waste problem head on by moving those wilted, weird, whole and (un)wanted veggies to the center of the plate.

Tom has partnered with Hidden Valley in support of the Taste Not Waste campaign to take a stand to address the food waste problem head on by moving those wilted, weird, whole and (un)wanted veggies to the center of the plate. For more info, as well as tips and techniques for simple changes anyone can make at home visit TasteNotWaste.com.

People can also get involved by posting a photo of how they are fighting food waste at home and using all parts of the veggie with #TasteNotWaste and Hidden Valley will donate $1 to Great Nations Eat. In support of the Taste Not Waste campaign, Hidden Valley created a limited edition bottle for sale exclusively on eBay featuring imperfect veggies on the iconic label. On sale through the end of the year, all proceeds will benefit Great Nations Eat.

ABOUT TOM:
Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (/kɵˈliːkjoʊ/; born August 15, 1962) is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Awards for cooking accomplishments.

He has been the head judge on every season of Bravo reality TV show Top Chef as well asBest New Restaurant which he also executive produces.[2] Colicchio has also been a featured chef on Great Chefs shows.

TasteNotWaste.com


STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

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