Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6/30 - Jenni Rivera, Jason Day, Aaron Chronister, Trista Sutter,

Jenni Rivera (MUN2's "Jenni Rivera Presents Chiqius and Raq-C")
Long Beach born and raised, Jenni Rivera is a Billboard chart-topping recording artist. She's considered the Mary J Blige of Latin music both for her talent and struggles. She sells out concerts at Nokia Theater, Gisbon Theater and more. She'll be performing at Lilith Fair next month alongside Sara McLaughlin, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow and more, and now we get a glimpse of this Hollywood family's glamorous, stressful and entertaining lifestyle!  NBC Universal's bilingual network, mun2 will premiere its highly-anticipated reality show, "Jenni Rivera Presents Chiquis and Raq-C," allowing us a glimpse into the family drama of a very successful music dynasty! From the Billboard chart-topping Latin music icon, Jenni Rivera, her fiancé and former Major League baseball pitcher, Esteban Loaiza, Jenni's daughter and business manager, Janney Chiquis Marin, and her larger than life BFF and popular LA radio DJ for Latio 96.3FM, Raquel "Raq-C" Cordova, it's non-stop action for this Hollywood family! Welcome to the Riveras' Hollywood reality! Season one premieres Saturday July 3 at 3pm ET/PT. In the first episode of the series, Chiquis rallies up the Riveras as they go on a multi-city tour with their chart-topping mother. From Pachanga Resort and Casino, to Las Vegas, Nevada, Chiquis always manages to balance the business and family needs of Team Rivera. Whether it's calming her younger siblings' drama backstage, or the business pressures once the show is over, Chiquis shows viewers that being Jenni's right-hand man is not an easy task.

Jason Day / Aaron Chronister  - "BBQ Makes Everything Better"
Jason Day has spent most of his life around the bbq pit, tending fires and flipping meat. It is no surprise he went into competitive cooking and joined the Burnt Finger BBQ team, now the envy of barbecue teams across America. He is the creator of the website and, in response to overwhelming consumer demand, he developed retail versions of his award-winning Bacon Explosion recipe and Burnt Finger BBQ sauces and rubs.  Aaron Chronister has always loved cooking. As a child, he made the Mexican dinner that caused his mother to go into labor with his youngest brother. He joined a competitive bbq team, Burnt Finger BBQ, in 2008 and launched the extremely popular website. He is the Vice President of Internet Marketing at a large web-based company and consults to Fortune 500 companies about search marketing and social media. He lives in Kansas City, the real barbecue capital of the world. Since cavemen discovered that fire makes good food great, grilling has been one of the most popular methods of cooking. From slow-cooked, aromatic meats to charred, juicy burgers and tender vegetables, everything tastes better hot off the grill. And it's not just gourmet chefs who can create scrumptious meals out of the perfect marriage of meat and fire; home cooks everywhere have enjoyed the simple pleasures of outdoor cooking for decades.  Aaron Chronister and Jason Day are two such home cooks whose mastery of the grill has catapulted them from their backyards to international fame. Originally just two guys who loved to barbecue, Aaron and Jason founded Burnt Finger BBQ--a competitive barbecue team that has garnered regional and national acclaim since its founding in 2008.

Trista Sutter - "The Bachelor" / "The Bachelorette"
Trista Nicole Sutter (née Rehn) (born October 28  in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a former participant in the ABC reality television show, The Bachelor. After becoming the runner-up of the show's first season, she was selected as the first star of its companion show, The Bachelorette. She has also appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and NBC's Fear Factor.  The drama and scandal swirl around “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette!”  Relationships from those shows explode all over the tabloids, one after another! But the lone great success story endures, former Bachelorette Trista Sutter!  Yes, she’s STILL happily married and ready to talk about what it really takes to make it work. She’s also working for a cause close to her heart, her beloved pets, and the "Tales for the Pet Lover's Heart" campaign to find homes for dogs and cats who need them.  Trista is an avid animal lover. She and her family have two dogs – Tank and Natasha. And it’s her love of dogs that has Trista teaming up to launch the third annual “Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart” campaign, celebrating that special relationship. The campaign is making a total donation of $150,000 to animal welfare organizations nationwide to recognize their outstanding commitment to pets. According to the American Humane Association, more than 3.7 million animals were euthanized in 2009, far more than the number of animals that were adopted. Find out how you and your viewers can help great organizations receive donations to support pets. Learn more about Trista’s own pet tales and the wonderful surprise she received after a long business trip. How to vote for their favorite pet tale on to help to increase donations to select animal welfare organizations; and Tips for helping homeless pets find their forever home.

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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

6/29 - Rick Browne, Chris McGinnis, Lazone Randolph, Judith Fertig,

 Rick Browne Creator, Host, Executive producer PBS' "BARBECUE AMERICA"
He’s known as “Grill Master of the Universe” and “Dr. Que.” He’s earned his Ph. B (Doctor of Barbecue Philosophy) from the Kansas City Barbecue Society. He’s Rick Browne! And he’s firing up the grill just in time to let your viewers in on all the great grilling secrets for a fantastic 4th of July celebration!! Browne’s not just a guy who grills, he’s a grilling expert who’s been entertaining TV audiences for decades! There isn’t anything he can’t grill and barbecue, and his dishes are legendary, like “Alice Springs Ostrich Medallions” and Mango-Coconut Flan.” Oh…And he makes a mighty darn good hot dog, too!

Chris McGinnis  - Travel Expert -  "The Summer Vacation"
Travel expert and author Chris McGinnis has tracked travel trends since 1987 in a variety of roles, from travel correspondent on CNN Headline News and The Weather Channel to travel columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Entrepreneur Magazine. He blogs about frequent travel for the San Francisco Chronicle website, was the editor of Expedia Travel Trendwatch, a quarterly report on consumer travel trends, insight and tips from, is a contributor to CNN On-The-Go, a series of television segments covering travel news and trends that airs on CNN, HLN and CNN, and hits the roads and the skies frequently as a speaker and consultant. He is currently the in-call travel expert for a variety of television and radio news programs, from Good Morning America to Fox News. Chris is also the author of The Unofficial Business Traveler’s Pocket Guide and 202 Tips Even the Best Business Travelers May Not Know. Before focusing on business travel, Chris was a management consultant and corporate trainer, logging over 100,000 frequent flyer miles a year. When he isn’t up in the air, he resides in San Francisco.

Lazone Randolph  Executive Chef  Brennan’s Restaurant  New Orleans

Judith Fertig - One-half of the “BBQ Queens”
Lazone Randolph is Executive Chef of Brennan’s Restaurant, New Orleans. Chef Randolph has been training for culinary stardom for decades. He began his career at Brennan's in 1965. Fresh out of New Orleans’ Carver High School, he worked with Brennan’s great European Chef Paul Blange, who is credited with inventing Bananas Foster. Chef Lazone’s acclaim has frequently taken him outside The Big Easy. He’s served as guest chef at the U.S. Embassy in London and at London’s Hotel Meridian for an extended period. He has appeared on numerous cooking shows, including the Food Network, Travel Channel, local morning shows and the Public Broadcasting Station WYES.  As one-half of the “BBQ Queens,” Judith Fertig has appeared in Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Saveur, Mary Emmerling's Home Companion, Cooking Pleasures, Country Living, Kansas City Home Design, The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, the former Taste Magazine in London, and the James Beard Award-winning The Kansas City Star.

Her newest cookbooks are Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens and The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue. Hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks have long been staples of BBQs across the country, but this summer, a new contender is stepping up to the grill. Often pegged as a ‘daytime’ treat, bananas have long been an integral part of breakfasts and lunches. And with the 4th of July right around the corner, Americans are being urged to widen their ‘banana horizons’ and incorporate this fruit into their summer BBQs!  This satellite interview will take place from Brennan’s in New Orleans’ French Quarter, best known as the birthplace of the classic American dessert, bananas foster. ‘BBQ Queen’ Judith Fertig will share some intriguing new grilled banana recipes that will make the perfect addition to any summertime BBQ. She’ll be joined by Brennan’s Executive Chef, Lazone Randolph who will whip up some creative and delectable banana desserts for viewers to enjoy.
Chef Jamie Parviiance -  "Weber’s Way to Grill™ "
Chef Purviance is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™ (which has sold nearly 1 million copies to date), Weber’s Charcoal Grilling™, and Weber’s Way to Grill™ (which made the New York Times Best Seller List and was nominated for a prestigious 2010 James Beard Award). In April of this year, Purviance released Weber’s On the Grill: Steak & Sides and Weber’s On the Grill: Chicken & Sides.   21st annual Weber GrillWatch Survey Results for Burgers:
· Favorite foods to grill: hamburgers (68%), steak (48%), and chicken pieces (43%).
· 93% of grill owners say beef burgers are their favorite. With turkey (13%) and veggie (7%) burgers competing for the second spot.
· Favorite burger toppings: onions (65%), lettuce (61%), tomatoes (58%), ketchup (58%), and pickles (50%).

Monday, June 28, 2010

6/28 - Aisha Taylor, The Jamiesons, Mike Kane,

 Aisha Tyler - Actress - "Helping Veterans this 4th with Recycling"
Aisha Tyler and U.S. Veteran Brian Iglesias Encourage Americans to Recycle Every Can and Bottle at Their Independence Day Barbecues AND Tell Viewers How They Can Support Our Veterans.  Through the Dream Machine initiative, people that recycle will also help give back to our veterans. For every bottle recycled in a Dream Machine, PepsiCo will provide funding to support career training, education and job creation for post-9/11, U.S. veterans with disabilities via the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Aisha Tyler’s hot-streak stint at the head of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup landed her firmly in the Hollywood spotlight and revitalized the Emmy-winning show, which she was the first woman and African-American to captain. After leaving Talk Soup , Aisha moved quickly into television and film roles, enjoying another first – the first African-American to play an extended character arc on NBC’s Friends. She co-starred in the CBS hit Ghost Whisperer, had recurring roles CSI and 24, and has made numerous appearances on shows, including , Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911 , The Boondocks and more. Aisha has had roles in Adam Sandler’s hit, Bedtime Stories, the crime drama ―Death Sentence― and the Universal comedy ―Balls of Fury, with Christopher Walken. She does a substantial amount of charitable work, as well, acting as a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People project, and fund-raising for Doctors Without Borders, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the International Rescue Committee.   Brian Iglesias is a service disabled, combat decorated, Marine Officer and graduate of the EBV program who has gone on to purse his dreams of filmmaking . He has appeared in Pat Dollard’s documentary, "Young Americans," and NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel’s documentary on the Iraq War.  This is a non-branded interview: there is no product mention in the interview, only a mention of a non-branded Facebook page.

Sally Camacho - WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (at The Ritz-Carlton)
Pastry Chef Sally Camacho, a talented rising star at WP24, presents a selection of innovative desserts include Calamansi Vacherin, a Szechuan peppercorn meringue, one of the many highlights of the innovate dessert menu that is inspired by her Asian heritage and classical French training. In her young culinary career, Camacho has already spanned the country working in luxury hotels, catering, teaching and participating in world pastry competitions. Twenty four floors above the Los Angeles skyline sits Wolfgang’s newest restaurant, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live, adjacent to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre, WP24 features Wolfgang’s award-winning modern Asian cuisine and reflects Puck’s time spent in the Far East and passion for Asian ingredients and techniques. While observing the spectacular panoramic views of the city, guests can enjoy the dynamic menu in the main dining room or have a more casual experience in the expansive lounge, where diners can choose between Asian small plates or sushi and nigri. Wine aficionados will appreciate an extensive list of more than 400 labels plus nearly one dozen bottles of sake and by-the-glass selections.

Chef Bill & Cheryl Jamison - "America's Outdoor Cooking Experts"
MORE PEOPLE COOK OUT OVER THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR. HERE TO GIVE YOUR GRILL SOME PATRIOTIC FLAVOR IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE COOKING COUPLE – WINNERS OF THE PRESTGIOUS JAMES BEARD AWARD FOR COOKING – WELCOME BILL AND CHERYL JAMISON.  THE JAMISONS ARE ALSO AUTHORS OF MORE THAN A DOZEN BEST-SELLING COOKBOOKS – INCLUDING SEVERAL ON GRILLING AND AMERICAN HOME COOKING. WE’RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THESE TWO SUPER CHEFS WHO ARE BEST KNOWN AS “AMERICA’S OUTDOOR COOKING EXPERTS.”  Before we did any published writing, both of us worked in arts management. Bill also worked in the past as a professor of American history at Southwest Texas State University, a lecturer for the National Humanities Series, and a management consultant in London for British Airways and Honeywell. Cheryl has done extensive volunteer work throughout her life, having served as board president for both the Friends of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market and the local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2007, she received the annual University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni award.  Cheryl grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, where she learned from her parents the joy of a perfect vine-ripened tomato and lettuce picked just before dinner. Bill's family hails from the Texas Hill Country, an area devoted to barbecued brisket and spicy chilies, foods he still loves. We've lived most of the last 30 years in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.
Summer Grilling Safety Tips  Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But  -
• Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
• The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves
• Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
• Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
• Never leave your grill unattended.

Mike Kane - Owner - "Woolfe's Huff & Puff Mini Mart"  New Lexington, OH

 Not only was it a happy mistake, but a lucrative one, too.  Naomi Mauller, a store clerk in New Lexington, Ohio, flubbed the sale of a customer's Mega Millions lottery ticket Tuesday night by forgetting to add an additional "Kicker" game. Using the same numbers, she printed a new ticket for the customer and bought the botched one herself at a cost of $2.  Mauller's error ended up paying off for her and her customer, after the identical numbers won each of them a $250,000 prize.  Mauller and her co-winner, who has not been identified, celebrated the happy accident at the Mauller's workplace, Woolfe's Huff & Puff, on Friday.  "That was a mistake I'll never forget," she told the Zanesville Times-Recorder.  Mauller learned she went from lottery ticket-seller to winner last week when her boss, Mike Kane, was informed that two tickets sold at his store and bearing the same numbers had won $250,000 each. Mystified, he called Mauller for answers.  "My wheels started rolling and  thought, 'Oh my God, I bought the ticket a customer didn't want. I told Mike, and he said to get down to the store and check the numbers," she told the Times-Recorder. "When I did, it was a winner." Mauller said she planned to use her winnings to pay off some debt and buy a "decent" car to drive to and from work.

Friday, June 25, 2010

6/25 - Gloria Berlin, Khaliah Ali , Larry Van Aalst, Steve Evans,

 Gloria Berlin  "In Search of Neverland"
Gloria Berlin was a real estate agent who sold Michael Jackson his Neverland Ranch. Berlin lived near Encino, where Katherine Jackson stays. Berlin has been friends with Michael Jackson for a long time. Berlin knew Jackson before he reached super stardom. Berlin remembers Jackson with kindness and sweet nostalgia. Gloria Rhoads Berlin began her life in Hollywood as an actress, but then transitioned into publicity and journalism, writing for magazines such as Hollywood Times, Hollywood Night Life, and Hollywood Entertainer Weekly. By the 1970s, Gloria had moved on to real estate, and she and her late husband Morton W. Berlin formed the Merlin Land Investment Corp. Gloria's primary focus in real estate became listing and selling luxury residential homes, paving the way for her to become the broker on the sale of the century, Michael Jackson's purchase of the ranch that came to be known as Neverland.

Khaliah Ali daughter of former Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali
Khaliah Ali throws a knock out punch against Obesity  The daughter of Muhammad Ali hosts My Program for Life’s”A New You Forever: Health and Weight Loss Family Festival  My Program For Life is bringing A New You Forever: Health And Weight Loss Family Festival to Morristown, NJ on Saturday June 26. The event is at The Hyatt Morristown, Headquarters Plaza, 3 Speedwell Avenue from 9 to 5. The family-friendly event puts a spotlight on health, fitness and weight loss through a series of educational sessions and guest appearances. Khaliah Ali, daughter of former Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali, author of Fighting Weight and spokesperson for Banding Centers of America, will host the event.

LarryVan Aalst  -  "Cigar BQ"

Larry is the Sommelier at the Equus Restaurant at the beautiful Fountaingrove Inn, Hotel & Conference Center in Santa Rosa, CA and talks about the Cigarbq event  and a special documentary being produced at "What's Cookin' on Wine: The Sonoma Report"

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

6/24 - Florence Henderson, Kristina Vanni, Katie Brown, Patrick Olsen,

Prior to joining, Olsen was the Page One editor of the Chicago Tribune, managing editor of the Tribune's RedEye and also worked at the LA Times. The 2010 list of Top Cars Made in America unveils which cars are the “most American.” The list takes into account the where the car is assembled, the percentage of the car’s parts that are made here in the US and aligns it with the amount of cars sold here. Patrick Olsen,’s Editor in Chief will reveal the new list of the Top 10 American Made Cars – just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
Kristina Vanni  -  Summer Entertaining
As a “Budget Diva” it is my mission to discover ways to live large without breaking the bank. I am dedicated to finding ways to cut costs but never sacrificing style. Here you will find recipes, tips and tricks to living well while spending less! For more information about my culinary background, check out . Known for being a “Budget Diva,” Kristina’s mission is to discover ways to live large without breaking the bank. She is dedicated to finding ways to cut costs but never sacrificing style. Visit Kristina’s blog for recipes, tips and tricks to living well while spending less
Florence Henderson - “America’s Most Visionary Mom”
Florence Henderson, multi-talented actress, talk show host, performer, producer, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran, and philanthropist, has had an outstanding career on film, in television and on stage. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, commitment to quality and craftsmanship, has made Ms. Henderson one of the most respected and well-liked performers of our time. Her charitable endeavors are just as intrinsic to her life; she is able to successfully balance her professional and personal dreams, while allowing others the opportunity to grow educationally and spiritually. Florence Henderson is recognized nationwide as one of the top leading spokespersons, and was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Light, which became one of the highest rated commercials in Super Bowl History. She was rated #5 out of 10 top television endorsers by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, based on consumer appeal, and a career built on trust and talent. In addition to her Television commitments, Ms. Henderson maintains a busy schedule performing in concert and doing personal appearances, and is in demand as a motivational speaker, who incorporates music into her presentations. “America’s Most Visionary Mom”, Florence Henderson, is available to talk about her recent experience with cataracts and diminishing sight, and the common, corrective surgery that enabled her to improve her vision and overall quality of life! Her experience inspired her to become involved in this educational initiative.  Station Note: This segment is brought to you by Crystalens.
Celebrity Chef Katie Brown - "What’s More American than Apple Pie?"
Author of five books and Host of The Katie Brown Workshop on PBS, chef and lifestyle expert Katie Brown made a name for herself by cooking, gardening and crafting into homes and hearts across the country. She is the author of Katie Brown’s Outdoor Entertaining: Taking the Party Outside , Katie Brown Celebrates: Simple and Spectacular Parties All Year Round and Katie Brown’ s Weekends,: Making the Most of Your Two Treasured Days, among others Often referred to as the next Martha Stewart, Katie’s unique yet simple ideas have earned her appearances on The Today Show and local morning shows around the country. She has also been featured in Redbook, Country Home, Woman’s World, House & Garden, among other notable publications.  Celebrity chef and expert entertainer, Katie Brown, has joined forces with SPLENDA® Sweetener as its resident “SPLENDA® Signature Chef.” Through a year-long integrated marketing campaign celebrating America’s Favorite No Calorie Sweetener, the brand will collaborate with Brown to spread the word about how Americans can use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in more ways than they ever imagined.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6/23 - Alison Rhodes, Larry Croy, David Beckman, Peter Kastelan,

Alison Rhodes "The Safety Mom"

Every summer millions of Americans pile into the family car for a summer road trip. We have always had a romance with the road. But, a family road trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not prepared for cranky kids or emergencies. Take it from The Safety Mom, Alison Rhodes, who is setting out on a six-day road trip to Hershey Park and Lancaster, PA with her blended family of five kids, ranging in age from 11 to 4, one with special needs.  Alison Rhodes, "The Safety Mom," is a nationally-recognized expert in child safety dedicated to educating parents on ways to keep their kids safe, from baby-proofing the house through her babyproofing company Safety Mom Solutions ( ) to raising safe teenage drivers. Contact her at

Larry S. Croy  - President  LarMar Foods Inc.- "Best Vinaigrette" 
Garlic Expressions ® is a truly unique, 100% natural, classic vinaigrette salad dressing and marinade. This delicious, aromatic product is sure to become a new staple for your pantry. Unlike most mass produced commercial salad dressings and marinades, Garlic Expressions® takes special pride in its unique quality obtained from a number of necessary hands-on steps during its production. Read more about our fresh ingredients and production methods in our Product History section.  Also quite noteworthy are the many articles that appear in the press regarding the health benefits of fresh garlic and apple cider vinegar. Check out our Health Benefits section for more information.

Lucy Baker - "The Boozy Baker"

Lucy Baker is a food writer and recipe tester, and a contributing columnist for and the site’s recipes editor. Baker has written articles for numerous publications, both online and in print, including Edible Brooklyn, Publishers Weekly, Popular Mechanics, McSweeney’s, and Time Out New York. She lives in Brooklyn.  The Boozy Baker is a fun collection of recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more, all of which contain a healthy dose of alcohol. Home bakers will recognize classic treats such as profiteroles, peach cobbler, and spiced Bundt cake, and be delighted by the ways they are reinvented with chocolate stout, almond liqueur, and even Jägermeister. Featuring more than 30 full-color photographs, the book also includes sidebars throughout with instructions for preparing funky cocktails that add a punchy compliment to many of the recipes.

Rev. David Beckmann  President  "Bread for the World"

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, has been named a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today. He shares the award, the Nobel Prize equivalent for food and agriculture, with Jo Luck, president of Heifer International. The laureates were recognized for their “landmark achievements in building two of the world’s foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty for millions of people around the world.” In honoring them, the World Food Prize “recognizes the critical efforts of NGOs in mobilizing and empowering everyday citizens to end hunger in communities around the world.” “The World Food Prize recognizes all that Bread for the World members and churches across the country have done to get our government to help end hunger in our country and around the world,” said Rev. Beckmann. “U.S. funding for poverty-focused development assistance has tripled over the last decade; nutrition programs for hungry people in this country have more than doubled. This would not have happened without the advocacy of members and local congregations of Bread for the World.”  Rev. Beckmann is the first clergyman to receive the award

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner
Your hosts, Ivo & Peter Kastelan, ensure that your dining experience is first-class, with true European family hospitality.  Ivo & Peter bring over 30 years of Italian restaurant experience to Il Tiramisù, having owned and operated numerous successful restaurants here in the San Fernando Valley and on the Westside, and have been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, Talk, and numerous other publications.  Wine Dinner Thursday June 24, 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6/22 - Kim Haasarud, Davis Loce III, Ron Kuhlman,Phil Lempert,

 101 Blender Drinks - KIM HAASARUD
Nothing cools down a hot summer day like an icy beverage straight from the blender. Whether you're lounging at the pool or barbecuing in the backyard, the perfect cold concoction can turn any summer day into a celebration. Frozen daiquiris and margaritas are par for the course, but there's so much more you can do with your blender. In 101 Blender Drinks, Kim Haasarud, the Liquid Chef, provides a bevy of sophisticated and fun ideas for mixing up some icy refreshment. All the classics are included, but why not try some new creations? Get your daily dose of fruit with a Papaya Zinger. Or try a Jasmine Peach Bellini made with Prosecco and jasmine tea syrup.  KIM HAASARUD is the founder of Liquid Architecture (, a beverage consulting firm that creates specialty cocktails for clients such as the Four Seasons Maui, Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, Moet Hennessy, and SKYY Spirits. She conceives her signature cocktails much as an Alice Waters or a Wolfgang Puck would create a specialty dish, taking inspiration from market-fresh, high-quality ingredients. Kim's liquid cuisine has stirred up a huge following, and her cocktails have appeared in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Wine Enthusiast to Cosmopolitan. Kim is also the author of 101 Champagne Cocktails, 101 Martinis, 101 Margaritas, and 101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks.

Davis Love III is a 20-time PGA TOUR Champion
with notable wins twice at THE PLAYERS Championship and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, in addition to the 1997 PGA Championship. In 2004, Davis surpassed the $6 million mark for the first time in his career, thanks to 8 top-10 finishes, including T-6 at the Masters, his sixth top-10 at Augusta. In 2008, Davis received a lifetime exemption on the PGA TOUR with his 20th win at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic. He has been in the top 100 on the money list every season he has played on TOUR. Davis turned pro in 1985 after playing college golf at the University of North Carolina. In 1994, Davis founded Love Golf Design with his brother Mark, an award-winning golf course design company. His book Every Shot I Take, written to honor his father’s lessons and teachings on golf and life, won the USGA’s 1997 International Book Award. Davis Love currently resides in Sea Island, GA with his wife Robin, daughter Lexie and son Drew. - How you can score a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play at previously inaccessible courses through Championship Tees, and play where some of golf’s greatest have experienced the toughest test in golf! - What it’s like to play at courses that will be available through Championship Tees
- The inside scoop on this year’s Major Championships and the 2010 Ryder Cup - Tips for how to improve your game

Phil Lempert  "The Supermarket Guru"
100,000 American Votes Are In! Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert Unveils the Most Innovative Products to Hit Shelves this Year.Ever worry that shiny new deal on the store shelf might be a big dud? For the first time, 100,000 Americans have taken out the guesswork from the grocery aisle. An award that gets people to vote on the best and most innovative products of the year has now come to the U.S. Trusted for more than two decades in Europe, the Product of the Year (POY) award enrolls 100,000 consumers to review, vote and ultimately guide shoppers on the best new products each year. The distinctive red POY logo then serves as a shortcut for shoppers in the supermarket, saving time and money. Americans will start seeing the logo for the first time this year. Known as The Supermarket Guru ®, Lempert is one of America’s leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts. Lempert is recognized on television, radio and in print. He is the food trends editor and correspondent for NBC News’ Today show, where he reports on consumer trends, food safety and money-saving tips, as well as showcases new products. He makes monthly appearances on ABC’s The View, and has appeared numerous times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, Discovery Health and MSNBC, as well as on local television morning and news programs throughout the country. Lempert is also the author of a number of books, including Being the Shopper and Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. For more info, go to

Ron Kuhlman "Adventure Travel"
Hello, and welcome to ShoreLines. I’m Ron Kuhlman, the Vice President of Tourism Marketing and Sales for the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, and I get to “Live the Life” every day. I am one lucky guy! I live, work and play in one of the greatest resort cities in the world. I could easily go on and on about what an awesome place Virginia Beach is…I could rave about our miles of clean beaches, fun attractions and great restaurants. Or share tips about the best fishing areas and which parks have camping and hiking. Sure, I could give advice on which golf courses to play or talk a mean streak about our area’s great history. OK, I can’t resist this one: did you know Capt. John Smith came ashore in Virginia Beach in 1607 before moving on to settle in Jamestown? It’s true and it’s a fascinating story…see what I mean? I just can’t stop myself! That’s why we’ve created a blog; there’s a lot about Virginia Beach to share and our new ShoreLines blog is the perfect forum.

Monday, June 21, 2010

6/21 - Becky Burgoyne, Kate Lang Johnson, Genevieve Shaw Brown ,

 Beckey Burgoyne "Perfectly Amanda - Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond"
Beckey Burgoyne, an elementary school teacher from Illinois and daughter of a farmer, has penned her first book Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond. Burgoyne was driven to write this biography of Amanda Blake based on her deep admiration of the actress and the strong woman she portrayed on television s Gunsmoke. Born in Danville, Ill., Beckey Burgoyne has lived in Illinois and Indiana all of her life. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., Burgoyne has always had a passion for the theater and English. Putting her two loves together, it only made sense that her first book would be about the famous actress who inspired her in so many ways. As an elementary school teacher since 1992, Burgoyne has taught math, science and physical education classes. Outside of teaching and spending time with her family, she also loves flowers and the theater. The self-proclaimed Flower Lady has been designing, planting and caring for 15 flowerbeds at her local bank for the last 10 summers. She is also involved in the choir/drama department at her church and has taken part in their Christmas and Easter dramatic musical productions for the past 15 years. She also works with the Danville Light Opera, a local community theater group, whenever she can. As a wife, mother, full-time teacher and now a published author, however, Burgoyne doesn t find a lot of free time. Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond was the result of Burgoyne s lifelong love for and admiration of the great actress Amanda Blake and her Gunsmoke character, Kitty Russell, the owner of the Long Branch Saloon and love interest of Marshal Matt Dillon on the legendary Western series. As a young girl, Burgoyne was greatly influenced by Miss Kitty. She admired her independent nature and contentment with choosing a career over homesteading. As television didn t often portray women with such strength and strong will, Miss Kitty was truly an inspiration and an excellent role model for a new generation of women. To honor all that she stood for, Burgoyne put pen to paper for this biography.

Kate Lang Johnson portrays Tori Fairchild, the privileged, pragmatic and manipulative daughter of an American ambassador, in NBC's  " Persons Unknown. "  Johnson 's television credits include a recurring role on " Days of Our Lives, " and appearances on  " Ugly Betty; "  "Life "  " ER "  "The Young and the Restless "  "Drake and Josh; "  "Malcolm in the Middle;"  "Summerland; "  " CSI: Miami; "  " Boston Public; " and  " The Bold and the Beautiful. "  Her film credits include  " Echoboom " ;  " Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon ";  " Tom 51 " ;  " Berkeley " ; and  " Fired Up. "  From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie "The Usual Suspects ", who is executive-producing with Heather McQuarrie, and executive producer Rémi Aubuchon, comes  "Persons Unknown" a one-hour mystery drama in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives. All of the seven strangers have been taken from their everyday lives and have arrived in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there

Genevieve Shaw Brown -  Senior Editor -Travelocity

Everywhere you look there are signs of a rebounding economy and travel and vacations are no exception. According to Travelocity's annual Traveler Confidence Report, which gauges travelers’ plans and attitudes, nearly half of respondents plan to increase their travel in 2010 as compared to 2009. While the most recent Travelocity data shows summer airfares are on the rise, hotel and cruise rates can still be found at rock bottom prices and this summer is a great time to take advantage.

Caramel lovers rejoice. Mars Chocolate North America announced today the nationwide availability of the MILKY WAY® Brand Simply Caramel Bar, a new total caramel experience, which provides caramel fanatics with more of what they crave about MILKY WAY® Bar: the brand’s famous rich, creamy caramel.
The indulgent MILKY WAY® Brand Simply Caramel Bar, a decadent blend of MILKY WAY® Bar’s pure, smooth caramel covered completely in Mars’ real milk chocolate, is now available at stores throughout the country, including club, convenience, grocery and drug stores; and mass, specialty and value retailers. “The MILKY WAY® Brand Simply Caramel Bar is a delicious addition to our MILKY WAY® Brand family that really makes the caramel the star,” said Debra A. Sandler, chief consumer officer for Mars Chocolate North America. “Our new Simply Caramel Bar celebrates consumers’ love for the MILKY WAY® Bar and their love for rich, luscious caramel, to provide the ultimate smooth and creamy snacking experience.” For more than 85 years, MILKY WAY® Brand has had a sweet history. Created in 1923 in the kitchen of Frank Mars, the original MILKY WAY® Bar introduced the world to its now famous combination of milk chocolate, nougat and caramel. The first ever “filled” candy bar, the MILKY WAY® Bar sold for a nickel in 1923. The smooth and delicious caramel found in MILKY WAY® Bars comes from a mixture of milk, sugar and a few other secret ingredients.  The original MILKY WAY® Bar was named after a famed malted milk drink of the day and designed to replicate the taste of malted milk shakes, which were the rage during the 1920s. As times changed and soda shops declined in popularity, the MILKY WAY® Bar has stood the test of time and is a true American classic.

Friday, June 18, 2010

6-18 Guy Fieri, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Williams, Steve Evans,

"Minute To Win It" host Guy Fieri and casting director Luke Conklin
promoting the upcoming LA casting call as well as those the online casting submissions.OPEN CALL: SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH  LOS ANGELES  Cafe Tu Tu Tango @ The Block at Orange 20 City Blvd. W.Orange, CA. 92868  10 - 2pm  All-American chef and television personality, Guy Fieri, hosts  NBC's new game show, "Minute to Win It," which features everyday people in the most unlikely competition. In 2006, Fieri premiered his first show, "Guy's Big Bite," on Food  Network. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star" hosts three popular shows and can barely walk down the street without being recognized.
Brooklyn Decker  "2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl"
Brooklyn Decker - the 5'9" stunning beauty, actress, model and bikini goddess obviously knows a thing or two about always looking her best! The 23-year old was unveiled recently as this year's 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl on "The Late Show with David Letterman ." In addition to modeling, Brooklyn is starring in a new romantic comedy set to premiere in 2011.  Decker started her modeling career five years ago after being discovered in a shopping mall . She quickly rose to stardom within the industry, gracing the pages of magazines including ELLE, GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue and Seventeen. She's also married to tennis star, Andy Roddick and has appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffet and 3 Doors Down.  So who better to help women look their best in a bikini this summer? On Friday, June 18th, Brooklyn will reveal her secret tips on how to get the smoothest skin, hottest clothes, prettiest toes and make-up that's right for your skin tone and the season. She'll also explain why confidence is the best accessory you can have - and how it can help you feel comfortable when getting close to that special someone.
Stephanie Oswald -  Editor-in-Chief  Travelgirl Magazine
SUMMER TRAVEL SURVIVOR GUIDE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AIR, LAND AND SEA TRAVEL THIS SEASON - As the Editor-in-Chief of travelgirl magazine, a Web Correspondent for The Weather Channel, and seasoned travel correspondent for CNN, she has reported on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane. She is the co-founder of travelgirl -- the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the "most notable" launches of 2003.  Oswald is a native New Yorker who spent 13 years globetrotting as CNN's travel correspondent and host of the weekend program, CNN Travel Now. In 2003, she also launched a groundbreaking series called The Weather Channel Road Crew that showcased the "fun" side of weather. In 2004, she filed written and audio reports during Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne as the very first Web Correspondent for .  As anchor and correspondent for CNN Travel Now, a weekly program on worldwide destinations, travel trends and cuisine, Oswald specialized in adventure travel, filing reports from Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. One series took her into the depths of Papua New Guinea for a rare and eye-opening look at the Huli Wigmen. Her reports also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN in-flight programming for Delta Air Lines, CNN International and the CNN Airport Network. Immediately after 9/11, she filed human interest stories on the crisis for CNN, and covered the impact on the travel industry during live studio reports on CNN Headline News.
Dave Williams  - GM  "Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen" 
Jazz on over to the Jazz Kitchen, a savvy representation of New Orleans’ dual legacies – food and music- served up in a whimsical setting depicting the charm, ambience and hospitality of historic and contemporary New Orleans.  Located in Downtown Disney® District, our two-story replica of traditional French Quarter architecture includes a ground floor, interior, open-air courtyard flanked by a quick service dining facility (Jazz Kitchen Express) and a New Orleans-style jazz club (Flambeaux’s). Upstairs, you’ll find traditional New Orleans dining rooms and an outdoor ‘Jazz balcony’ with seating that overlooks the revelry of the Downtown Disney® District.  For over fifty years, Ralph Brennan and his family have proudly served the finest Louisiana ingredients and our Chef, Darrin Finkel, has peppered those celebrated flavors throughout our menus.  The Jazz Kitchen boasts festive, ‘Big Easy themed’ private party facilities and comprehensive event planning services. From our mouthwatering Louisiana cuisine to the live jazz played at Flambeaux’s every night, every detail of the Jazz Kitchen delivers on the promise of New Orleans.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy"
Tips on the best & worst this weekend at the Box Office. Steve reviews and comments on all the latest from Hollywood and gets the story behind the film.A veteran of the industry, "The Movie Guy" says exactly how he feels about the movies that you will be watching this weekend. Mike Horn comments on the lineup of big screen offerings but does not always agree with what Steve has to say. This is the movie review program to listen to every week and get the "real deal".

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6/17 - Sam Zien, Tori Ritchie, Apolo Ohno,

Sam Zien -  "Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts"
no complicated techniques. no fancy ingredients. just great food anyone can make. It's a well-known fact that people have to eat . . . and sometimes that means cooking. But great food doesn't have to be a total pain. In awesome recipes & kitchen shortcuts, Sam the Cooking Guy shows you how to prepare fast, delicious meals using simple methods and stuff you probably already have in the kitchen. No fancy techniques or foo-foo ingredients here. Just simple and delicious food served with a big side of humor and fun.  Sam Zien is an eleven-time Emmy Award winner and for the past four years has been the host of the television series Sam the Cooking Guy. His latest show, Just Cook This! with Sam the Cooking Guy, premiered on the Discovery Health Channel in September 2007 and now airs on Fit TV. His Web site is

Father's Day is just around the corner, and people across the country are trying to come up with creative and fun ways to treat the special dads in their lives. If you have the dad who has everything, the husband who loves less-traditional gifts or would rather do something surprising this year, why not get outside and have an outdoor feast?  Picnics and summer cookouts offer a great way to enjoy the outdoors, while spending time with loved ones. Plus, they are affordable and customizable to the likes of any dad, and are an easy way to get the kids involved in the planning process.  Celebrity TV personality Tori Ritchie is currently the founder of site that sends out a new recipe each week and was named "site we love" by Saveur Magazine. Ritchie who has always had a knack for combining outdoors and great food, hosted the "5 Minute Cooking Lesson" on The Early Show on CBS, as well as "Ultimate Kitchens" on Food Network. Her motto of "fast, simple, fresh" is reflected in all of the food she prepares.

Apolo Ohno and father Yuki
As a young teen, Apolo Anton Ohno once struggled with some of the same peer pressures and unhealthy
choices faced by kids today. Due to a strong relationship with his father, Yuki Ohno, he was equipped to make healthy decisions and stay on the right track. He believes healthy choices begin in childhood and continue through the teen years. Ohno is committed to working with organizations to promote positive choices for youth of all ages. One of the greatest short track speed skaters in history and star of the 2010 Winter Games, Ohno has partnered with The Century Council and its Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program.  Rarely interview together, Apolo and his father, 
§ How Yuki influenced his son
§ How challenges in Apolo’s own life have inspired him
§ Their best advice for kids and parents
§ The Ask, Listen, Learn Project

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!

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 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.