The interview is part of Ben’s regular “DEN” (Digital Entertainment News) segment featuring Ben Lyons highlighting the latest Blu-ray and Digital releases and the technology to watch them on.
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.
PARTY AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT MARY GIULIANI – AUTHOR, THE COCKTAIL PARTY EAT * DRINK * PLAY * RECOVER
THE COCKTAIL PARTY by A-list caterer and lifestyle expert Mary Giuliani is a must-have collection of inspired party ideas, delicious and whim-sical recipes, tried-and-true party planning tips, inventive menus, and stories both hilarious and poignant, culled from Mary’s all-star events.
Mary’s motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She expounds on this philosophy in THE COCKTAIL PARTY and shares her secrets for staging the perfect celebration—from a classic evening cocktail party to a anything-but-average afternoon baby shower to a glittery yet informal awards season soirée—with helpful features such as a party calculator and tips for what to keep on hand so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Each party theme comes with a festive “Snacktivity” to turn your favorite foods into an eye-popping spread (think DIY grilled cheese setup, soup-sipping station, frittata bar).
MARY GIULIANI is a party and lifestyle expert and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. When the finest names in art, fashion and entertainment want to host a standout event, they call Mary. With her “simple yet special” approach to parties, Mary’s clients look to her to break entertaining norms and bring to life party ideas that are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. With a knack for making the “ordinary INTO extraordinary,” Mary has maintained a loyal client roster that includes JCrew, Vogue, The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, HBO, and many more. Mary has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox Morning News, and The Barefoot Contessa. In 2013 she partnered with Chef Mario Batali on a catering collaboration called MARIObyMary (www.mariobymary. com). Mary splits her time between NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York, with her husband Ryan, daughter Gala and their two dogs Stanley and Hudson.