Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8/31 - Larry Manetti, Mark Sisson,

Larry Manetti  "Aloha Magnum"
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!

Mark Sisson  - "The Primal Cookbook"
The popularity of the low carb/paleo/Primal way of eating has exploded, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets and flawed conventional wisdom that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. The dream of eating satisfying meals-even on a budget-controlling weight and feeling great has now become a reality. As you build momentum for Primal eating, you'll find that you won't even miss the bland, boring, low-fat foods that previously were the central focus of your diet. How can you argue with a menu that includes Roasted Leg of Lamb with Herbs and Garlic, Salmon Chowder with Coconut Milk, Tomatoes Stuffed with Ground Bison and Eggs, and Baked Chocolate Custard? This isn't a crash course diet. These and the other Primal recipes provide the foundation for a lifetime of delicious, healthy eating, high energy and protection from common health problems that arise from eating SAD (Standard American Diet). Former world-class endurance athlete (2:18 marathon, 4th place Hawaii Ironman), BA degree in biology (Williams College), former Anti-doping Commissioner of International Triathlon Union and its liaison to the IOC, founder and CEO of Primal Nutrition, Inc., owner/founder of MarksDailyApple.com a top-ranked health and fitness blog with 3 million page views per month, and author of The Primal Blueprint. Mark is credited with spearheading the worldwide 'Primal' health movement that challenges many well-accepted elements of conventional wisdom.

Monday, August 30, 2010

8/30 - Rick Maynard, Rabbi Irwin Kula, Jenny Cho, Jim Ferguson,

Jenny Cho - "Hairstylist To The Stars"
Lights, Camera, Action! Stars will be shining on one of Tinsel town’s most glamorous~and most fashionable nights~the 62nd. annual Primetime Emmy Awards! Much like the Golden Globes and Oscars, the Primetime Emmy Awards are as much about all of the fashionable frocks, painted faces, styled hair, and bling bling than the evening’s award winners. And on Monday, August 30th. with the spotlight set squarely on all things beauty, “Hairstylist to the Stars” Jenny Cho~who has styled the locks of such A-list celebrities as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sofia Vergara, Claire Danes, Ali Larter, Amanda Seyfried, Ginnifer Goodwin, and numerous others~will reveal to your listeners the best looks and trends to hit the Primetime Emmy Awards’ red carpet as well as her favorite hairstyles and how your listeners can recreate them at home! Beauty celebrity hairstylist extraordinaire Jenny Cho~who was catapulted to national fame for styling and cutting the manes of such celebrities as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sofia Vergara, Claire Danes, Ali Larter, Amanda Seyfriend, Ginnier Goodwin, and many more~has also been sought-after by such iconic photographers as Ellen von Unwerth, Matthias Vriens, Donna Trope, and James White for her talent on-set. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, Jenny is often inspired by music, architecture, and travel and is famous for creating innovative looks that render the celebrities and models beautifully chic and recognizable, making her in-demand for everything from Candie’s, Max Studio, J Brand, Damiani jewelry, Fila, Samantha Thavasa, and the list goes on and on.

Jim Ferguson - "Great American Outdoor Trails Radio Magazine"
CRN2 Sat 7:00 am PT- 8:00 am PT -  Come and hit the Trail with Jim and Travis as they take you across the country in search of places to enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll be in great company as their guest list includes: Ted Nugent, Jeff Foxworthy, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels, Michael Waddell, Tiffany Lakosky and a host of other celebrities that love to hunt, fish, and camp. The Great American Outdoor Trails Radio Magazine is entertaining and lots of fun. National Award Winning co-hosts Jim and Travis are the heart and soul of the program and wait until you hear their product reviews and the stories they tell about each other in this hour long action-packed Tales from the Trail.

James Eston - VP "Kellogg's of Battle Creek"
Kellogg Company (often referred to as Kellogg or Kellogg's in its corporate logo, or even more formally as Kellogg's of Battle Creek), with 2008 sales of nearly $13 billion, is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, Toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles, and vegetarian foods. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, BearNaked, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Special K, All-Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Club and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world

Friday, August 27, 2010

8/27 - T J Sassani , Steve Ekdahl,

T J Sassani -  CEO -  ZOZI.COMZozi, the best place to find and book deals on local activities, announced that starting this morning it is giving away $500,000 in free activities – from kayaking and kite boarding to wine tasting and whale watching – to zozi.com site visitors to celebrate its expansion into 16 major U.S. cities.  “Our team members have been to all 50 states and more than 150 countries. We know great experiences – they’re our specialty” .The company plans to give away nearly 10,000 activities and excursions in the next 48 hours.  zozi works with carefully selected local partners to create one-of-a-kind experiences, often exclusive to the site, offered at savings of up to 90 percent.  “Our team members have been to all 50 states and more than 150 countries. We know great experiences – they’re our specialty,” said zozi CEO and Founder TJ Sassani. “Our goal is to motivate people to break the theme park habit. Giving away 10,000 activities to zozi.com visitors is our way to encourage people to get out there and explore.”

Steve Ekdahl - IHG Hotels   "Check it Free"
Hoping to cash in on a common traveler complaint, Holiday Inn, InterContinental and other IHG-brand hotels are offering to pay the checked-baggage fees charged by many U.S. airlines - with some catches, of course. For weekend stays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 30, 2010 (including holidays), InterContinental Hotels Group just announced that it will pay the fees - up to $850 worth - on any airline to any destination.
You can get reimbursed $25 each way for a total of $50 roundtrip under the deal.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

8/26 - Ed Del Grande, Les Stroud, Maria Menounos,

Ed Del Grande  - plumber, television host and comedian
Ed Del Grande is a contractor, plumber, television host and comedian. He has appeared on the Ellen show, The Today Show, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN’s Open House show, to name a few. In the 1980s, he spent his days working as a self-employed contractor, he worked nights as a professional comedian. He was voted one of the funniest comedians in America by Showtime TV; he also appeared on ABC TV’s America’s Funniest People. He retired from comedy and became a television home improvement personality. Starting on HGTV with shows such as Dream Builders and The Fix, Ed later went on to help build the DIY Network and HGTVpro.com with shows such as Warehouse Warriors and Ed The Plumber. He is also a columnist and author.

Les Stroud - "Survivorman"  - Discovery Channel
As “Survivorman,” Les Stroud spent years surviving some of the most remote locations on earth – alone – while filming himself. In BEYOND SURVIVAL WITH LES STROUD, premiering Friday, August 27 at 10PM ET/PT, Stroud learns the tribes’ techniques, takes part in their rituals and ceremonies and discovers the secrets of how their culture has survived for thousands of years….before they vanish forever. Les has relied on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to endure his seven-day challenges. Now, he takes his knowledge deeper; seek out the true masters of survival – the last indigenous tribes in the most remote corners of the planet.  In this unprecedented new series, Stroud travels to some of the most remote places on the planet to learn techniques rarely shown to people outside their own tribes. Steeped in ancient tradition and tribal custom, Stroud journeys to Madagascar to learn the survival techniques of the Antanosy tribe, known for their unique spiritual practices and wild dog hunting skills. He also ventures to the Kalahari Desert on a journey to connect with a tribe called the San, who hunt with poison arrows and practice a legendary trance dance that allows them to communicate with the spirit world. And he witnesses a “comoutin” ceremony in Papua New Guinea practiced by the Hewa people (literally translated as “the savages”) – something no outsider has seen in 40 years.

Maria Menounos  - "Access Hollywood" - 62nnd Prime Time Emmy's Red Carpet
NBC will kick off television' s  biggest night with the  " 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Special" a live one-hour event co-hosted by Billy Bush, Maria Menounos  " Access Hollywood " and Nate Berkus " The Nate Berkus Show " on Sunday, August 29 (4-5 p.m. PT, 7-8 p.m. ET). The " 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, " hosted by Jimmy Fallon  "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon " , will air immediately following the red carpet special live coast-to-coast on NBC (5-8 p.m. PT, 8-11 p.m. ET).  Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the evening will feature more stars, fashion and glamour than ever before in this year's Emmy â telecast. Nominees, presenters and special guests will interact with the red carpet co-hosts and special segments will be highlighted throughout the hour.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8/25 - Cal Ripkin, Jr, Rod Silva, Joey and Melissa Maggiore

Cal Ripken Jr - Baseball  Legend
Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr. (born August 24, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman who played his entire career (1981–2001) for the Baltimore Orioles.  During his baseball career, he earned the nickname "Iron Man" for doggedly remaining in the lineup despite numerous minor injuries and for his reliability to "show up" to work every day. He is perhaps best known for breaking New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record many deemed unbreakable. Ripken surpassed the 56-year-old record when he played in his 2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995 between the Orioles and the California Angels in front of a sold-out crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. To make the feat even more memorable, Ripken hit a home run in the previous night's game that tied Gehrig's record and another home run in his 2,131st game, which fans later voted as Major League Baseball's "Most Memorable Moment" in MLB history. Ripken played in an additional 502 straight games over the next three years, and his streak ended at 2,632 games when he voluntarily removed his name from the lineup for the final Orioles home game of the 1998 season.[4] His record 2,632 straight games spanned over seventeen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. The "Iron Man" of baseball and one of the most famous All Stars of the game -  Cal Ripken, Jr. -just turned 50 yesterday! Yes, even "Iron Man" Cal Ripken, Jr. can't stop the hands of time. And, though Cal still takes care of himself and  stays in top shape, he recently had a cholesterol test come back slightly high  so heart health is an issue he feels strongly about. Now Cal wants to spread the word and inspire his peers to become caretakers of  their hearts. And, through his partnership with Cheerios®, Cal is ready to show Americans how taking care of their hearts will help keep them energized, whether on the go with family, on the field or doing whatever it is they love to do.

Rod Silva - "Muscle Maker Grill"
According to Rod, fad diets are a quick, temporary fix to a problem. Rather than depriving people of the tastes they love, Rod created a menu of traditional dishes with a healthy twist. Muscle Maker Grill began with one location in Colonia, NJ and had spread to 27 locations across the country! Rod can discuss the history behind Muscle Maker Grill and its unique concept, popular menu items, tips and tricks for healthy meal preparation and upcoming Muscle Maker Grill location openings Muscle Maker Grill's system includes methods and procedures for the preparation and serving of healthy food and beverage items including, but not limited to, confidential recipes for great tasting food products and distinctive service accessories. Muscle Maker Grill Restaurants feature distinct standardized premises and a characteristic exterior style, color and design, interior and exterior features, furnishings, equipment and signage, which when coupled with a uniform operational method provide for a wonderful, healthy dining experience.

Joey and Melissa Maggiore - " Food Network's Family Style"
Meet Joey and Melissa Maggiore: the odd couple of the restaurant world. Despite approaching life in completely opposite ways, these siblings share the same goal: to make their brand-new Italian restaurant, Tommy V’s, in Carlsbad, Calif. a success. Melissa, a hard-working traditionalist, finds it difficult seeing eye to eye with Joey, a wild card without a filter. While trying to pull off everything from speed-dating events to extravagant wedding rehearsal dinners, Joey can drive Melissa crazy with his pranks and antics, but at the end of the day, these talented restaurateurs love each other in true Family Style.

8/24 - Ethan Zohn, Thomas Scott McKenzie

"Survivor: Africa" Winner—and Cancer Survivor—Ethan Zohn
Ethan Zohn, who won SURVIVOR: AFRICA, competed in SURVIVOR: ALL STARS and recently overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma, appeared on CBS News's THE EARLY SHOW this morning to announce the partnership and his new role as spokesperson for the SURVIVOR team's SU2C fundraising efforts. Said Zohn, "I'm a Survivor in every sense of the word and that's why I'm so excited to be part of this movement to outwit cancer for good.

Thomas Scott McKenzie -  THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales   He was—literally—the world’s most famous clown. Larry “Bozo” Harmon was the face, laugh, and sole proprietor of Bozo the Clown from 1956 until his death in 2008. Shortly before his death, Harmon, along with Thomas Scott McKenzie, finished writing the biography, THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales which is full of unexpected stories. Larry "Bozo" Harmon was the face, laugh, and sole proprietor of Bozo the Clown from 1956 until his death in 2008. He was responsible for spreading the face and laughter of Bozo around the world. Thomas Scott McKenzie has a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in Tin House, Stuff, Paste, Sync, and Inked, among many other places. McKenzie runs Slushpile.com, an online resource and blog for writers.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8/23 - Danny Teeson, Scott McKenzie, Cody Rhodes,

(Judge, Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off")
Monday (10 -11 p.m ET) on Oxygen
Danny Teeson continues to showcase his knowledge of dance as a judge on the second season of Oxygen's hit dance/weight loss competition series "Dance Your A** Off." He has produced, designed, choreographed and directed many LA-based fashion and trade shows, including Cal Mart (LA Fashion Week) and American Idol (Live Tour). He's also worked with talent such as Kelly Clarkson, Paula Abdul and Carrie Underwood.
Susan Harmon, widow of the late Larry “Bozo” Harmon
THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales - Scott McKenzie
He was—literally—the world’s most famous clown.  Larry “Bozo” Harmon was the face, laugh, and sole proprietor of Bozo the Clown from 1956 until his death in 2008 (press release attached). Shortly before his death, Harmon, along with Thomas Scott McKenzie, finished writing the biography, THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales which is full of unexpected stories
WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes
Warehouse 13 Tuesday 9 PM ET/PT Syfy  
Hunky WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes guest stars as Joanne Kelly’s (Myka Bering) unrequited high school love interest in the Tuesday, August 24 episode of the hit series Warehouse 13, airing at 9PM (ET/PT). Rhodes is a star of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, and for Syfy he plays "Kurt Smoller,” the former captain of Myka's high school football team.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

8/20 - Billie Jean King, Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger,

Billie Jean King - Tennis Legend 
Billie Jean King is the winner of 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tennis titles, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon . She founded the Women’s Sports Foundation, Women’s Sports Magazine, and co-founded GreenSlam, an environmental initiative for the sports industry. She also co-founded World TeamTennis, the groundbreaking co-ed professional tennis league and founded the World TeamTennis Recreational League, one of the most popular recreational tennis formats in the U.S. As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. In August 2009 King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and was previously named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life Magazine in 1990. Earlier this year she was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Billie Jean King has always paid close attention to her health. Four years ago, when her blood sugar levels were elevating, King’s doctor diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes. As part of her diabetes treatment regimen, King eats healthy and stays active.

Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger - Gorton's Seafood - Fish Tacos
Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger is a skilled media representative, with numerous television, radio and internet credits. She has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN en Español, America TeVe, Telemundo and Univision, where she is a frequent guest on popular programs such as “Despierta America,” "Noticiero Telemundo Chicago," and "En Contexto."  Sylvia is the nutritionist on "Hispanics Today," a nationally syndicated news and lifestyle television program. She has also been a guest nutritionist on many Hispanic radio talk shows, and is a frequent guest on the Valder Beebe Show.  Sylvia has presented at hundreds of conferences, most recently at the Women's Conference in Tabasco, Mexico and the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle (Geneva, Switzerland) sponsored by the World Health Organization.  Other conferences include: The International Association of Culinary Professionals; Conference of La Cumbre de las Américas de Nutrición y Salud; School Nutrition Association (SNA); National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE); LULAC; MANA; MAOF; COMADRES; and 2006 National Hispanic Women’s Conference.  Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger is a registered dietician of the American Dietetic Association and a licensed dietitian nutritionist. She was awarded Outstanding Dietitian of 2009 by the Illinois Dietetic Association - West Suburban Chapter. The Chicago Dietetic Association honored her as "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 1994.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8/19 - Hannah Simone. Joel Gourdin, Wendall Pierce, Aarti Sequeira

Hannah Simone & Joel Gourdin -  WGC Ultimate Gamer

Hannah got her start in the entertainment business at age 9, as an actress gracing stages around the world. Her stage career led her to host a design show for HGTV. She then moved onto Canada's largest Music Channel, MuchMusic. She quickly became the host for Much News Weekly and The New Music, where she interviewed hundreds of Artists, hosted live red carpet events such as the MuchMusic Video Awards and spear headed television specials such as MuchTalks: Climate ChangeZ and MuchTalks: AIDS. Hannah resides in Los Angeles, California.

Joel Gourdin is the show's competitive-gaming guru. Joel first covered tech and videogames for SpikeTV before working as a freelance reporter on the G4 network. With appearances on Attack of the Show and XPlay, Joel worked in the field as the viewer's guide to gaming, conventions, concerts and film sets. He has since branched out into the field of entertainment coverage, working as a correspondent for TV Guide Network. Joel has also worked for the Studio 3 Partners venture EpixHD Channel and Fremantle Media, with whom he recently worked on a trivia game-show pilot. As a voiceover artist, he has been heard in the promotional campaigns for the games X-Men Legends and EA's Dead Space.  WCG Ultimate Gamer levels up to its second season, pitting a dozen top video gamers from around the country against each other to test their skills. They will face-off in a range of video game and real-life competition that take them "beyond the game," all while living together as housemates. Drama will unfold, as only one gamer can emerge victorious to claim the title of WCG Ultimate Gamer. From real-life, large-scale challenges inspired by top-selling games such as Tekken 6, Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart Wii, NHL 2010, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Forza 3 and WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, to head-to-head elimination matches before hundreds of screaming spectators, the last gamer standing will have survived gaming's ultimate test and will be dubbed the best all-around gamer in the world. In winning, they will take home the biggest prize in gaming: $100,000, the ultimate Samsung prize package and the chance to represent the World Cyber Games at events around the world.   This season, the stakes have been raised as the final two contestants will face off for the title at the prestigious 10th anniversary WCG 2010 Grand Final competition and festival taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 30th - October 3rd 2010. The WCG Grand Final is the world's largest gaming festival, held annually with thousands of participants from around the world.

Wendall Pierce - HBO  "Treme" 
Wendell Pierce (born December 8, 1962) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Detective Bunk Moreland on HBO drama The Wire. Pierce starred in all five seasons of the HBO drama The Wire as Detective Bunk Moreland. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the role in 2007  Pierce also played a crooked policeman on Third Watch named Conrad "Candyman" Jones. An interview with him is featured in Spike Lee's 2006 HBO documentary When the Levees Broke, regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His latest role is in HBO's Treme, created by David Simon, creator of The Wire. Pierce plays Antoine Batiste, a trombone player. Pierce appeared in Spike Lee's 1996 movie, Get on the Bus, and Forrest Whitaker's Waiting to Exhale a year earlier. Pierce also appeared with Forrest Whitaker as an undertaker's assistant in the 1991 film, "A Rage In Harlem" and had a small role in the 1998 film Bulworth. Pierce also had a role in the 1996 film Sleepers, playing Rizzo's older brother Little Caesar. In addition Pierce played Secret Service Agent Richard Gill in the 1995 film Hackers and co-starred with Arye Gross in the film A Matter of Degrees released in 1990. Pierce is also in the 2003 film The Fighting Temptations as Reverend Lewis, and 2006 horror movie Stay Alive. He played Slick in the 2007 film Life Support; Slick is the HIV positive husband of the main character Ana (played by Queen Latifah). The film was co-written by Jim McKay, who has directed for The Wire, and was distributed by HBO. Pierce earned in May 2010 the lead role in the Indepedent horror-thriller film Foreclosure

Aarti Sequeira  WINNER  "The Next Food Network Star"
After 10 weeks of heated culinary competition jam-packed with 18 intense challenges, Los Angeles food blogger Aarti Sequeira won The Next Food Network Star  as revealed during the season six finale. Up against San Francisco’s Tom Pizzica and Atlanta’s Herb Mesa in the final challenge, Aarti’s impressive pilot ultimately helped her win the title and her dream Food Network show, Aarti Party, set to premiere this Sunday, August 22nd at 12pm ET/PT. In addition to the new show, Aarti will be featured in Food Network Magazine and at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival in October.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8/18 - Rick Maynard. Rabbi Irwin Kula, Lee Kressbach,

Rick Maynard - Communications Director KFC
To celebrate seven savory decades of KFC’s Original Recipe, the brand is serving up a world record-setting attempt highlighting the flavor of Colonel Sanders’ famed 11 herbs and spices. KFC will cook up more than 2,000 pounds of fried chicken and unveil it with a giant version of its iconic bucket as it attempts to set the world record for the largest ever serving of fried chicken – dishing up literally a ton of fried chicken. Free samples will be available for hungry KFC fans eager to help set the record during their lunch hours. The giant bucket for KFC’s record-breaking attempt will be filled in Louisville around noon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the popular Fourth Street Live! area. KFC supplier Pilgrim’s Pride donated the chicken for the world record breaking attempt. An overseas KFC set the record for the world’s largest serving of fried chicken in 2009. Last month, Brookville, Ind. unofficially broke the record while dishing out 1,645 pounds of chicken. “To attempt to bring the world record back to its rightful home, Kentucky, we’ve teamed with Pilgrim’s Pride to cook up a giant bucket of fried chicken worthy of the 70th Anniversary of the Original Recipe,” said Doug Hasselo, chief food innovation officer for KFC. “We’re hoping plenty of KFC fans join us in this record-breaking endeavor tomorrow.”   The giant bucket, which is 8 feet tall and 9 feet wide, will feature the graphics seen on the “retro” bucket currently available in KFC restaurants for a limited time. The retro design is the same one used on Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets decades ago, including an image of Colonel Sanders and the patent number for the Original Recipe.

Lee  Kressbach Owner  - Maine Lobster Direct

Maine Lobster is available year round and makes a delicious meal anytime. Visit our recipe page for ideas on how to prepare delicious Maine lobster recipes, from soups and stews to pastas and other main courses. If you don't have a lobster dealer in your area, go to our 'Buy Lobster' section to find information about companies that ship live lobster and lobster products anywhere in the U.S.

Rabbi Irwin Kula -
The Jet Blue Flight attendant who caused such a scene recently, was he a Zero or a Hero? Rabbi Irwin Kula talks about the incident and has a definite opinion on what this incident says about our society.  Rabbi Kula has written several influential texts on religion and spirituality. His most recent book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (2006), won a "Books for a Better Life" award and was named one of the "Best Spiritual Books of 2006" by Spirituality & Health. He also wrote and was featured in Time for a New God (2004), an acclaimed documentary in which he muses on religion as a "giant tool box" for personal and social transformation.

Monday, August 16, 2010

8/17 - Christopher Gorham, Tom Super. Derek J,

Christopher Gorham -  USA's "Covert Affairs"
Audiences will likely best remember Gorham from his role on  ABC's "Ugly  Betty" as Betty's boyfriend, Henry, as well as the  critically-acclaimed  CBS Series "Harper's Island." Prior to that, he was a series
regular on  the NBC comedy "Out of Practice" opposite Henry Winkler, Ty Burrell,  Stockard Channing and Jennifer Tilly and also starred as Dr.McCabe opposite Neal McDonough in NBC's "Medical Investigation." Other  television credits include recurring roles on both "Felicity"  and "Party  of Five." Gorham also has guest-starred on such series as "CSI," "Without a Trace," "Boomtown" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
before  transitioning to leading man in "Jake 2.0." In the acclaimed  action-adventure drama series he starred as Jake Foley, a  computer  technician whose life is drastically changed when he is accidentally injected with microscopic machines that invade his nervous system and endow him with superhuman abilities. Gorham also starred in the  adventure series "Odyssey 5" with Peter Weller. Gorham made his feature film debut in acclaimed director Danny Boyle's "A Life Less Ordinary," with Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz. In direct contrast, he starred opposite Anne Hathaway as a missionary who  heads to Tongan Islands in the film "The Other Side of Heaven" for producer Gerald Molen. He recently completed starring roles in four independent films, the latest being "The Ledge" opposite Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. In addition to acting in television and film, Gorham also completed a guest star performance role in the Off-Broadway production of Spalding  Gray: Stories Left to Tell" at the Minetta Lane Theatre.  A native of Fresno, CA, Gorham, attended UCLA. While there, he met his wife, actress Anel Lopez, Gorham with whom he now has two sons and a  daughter.

Tom Super -  Director, Media Outreach -National Hot Dog and Sausage Council 
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is a project of the American Meat Institute and is funded by contributions from hot dog and sausage manufacturers and those who supply them with equipment, ingredients and services. Established in 1994, the Council conducts scientific research to benefit hot dog and sausage manufacturers. The Council also serves as an information resource to consumers and media on questions related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages.

Derek J -  Judge - "Hair Battle Spectacular"
Derek J is a judge on the first season of Oxygen's new fantasy  hair design competition series "Hair Battle Spectacular."  From the hair he's styled on movie screens down to the  open-toed heels  he's rocked on television, Derek J is an inimitable media force  recognized for his extravagant work and unforgettable footwear. Derek J became a household name after an appearance on Bravo's top-rated  series "Real Housewives of Atlanta." He was also featured in Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair" and he has made guest  appearances on 'Oprah,' 'Ellen' and 'Wendy Williams.' The Toledo, Ohio born hairstylist, who now resides in the hair capitol of the world Atlanta, Georgia, first tasted success at the young age  of 20. During this time Derek was a stylist for major publications  such as Black Men's Magazine, Today's Black Woman, Essence and Vibe.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

8/16 - Aarti Sequeira , Paula Munier, Sofía Vergara

Aarti Sequeira  - Next Food Network Star
Aarti, 31 (Los Angeles, Calif.), a former CNN producer who later trained at The New School of Cooking in Los Angeles, experiments adventurously with Indian flavors and incorporates them into American classics. She has taught at her alma mater and now has an online cooking show called “Aarti Paarti.” Born in India and raised in Dubai, Aarti draws culinary inspiration from her cultural background, her mother and never-ending food experiments. The star of her own food blog brought that passion for cooking in front of the cameras, overcoming more experienced chefs and self doubt. Her culinary point of view is infusing Indian flavors and techniques into everyday American cooking.  The final challenge was taping a three minute pilot (directed by Food Network personality Rachael Ray), which would then be judged by a focus group. Sequeira's nerves were almost her undoing for a bit there, but after a little advice from Ray, she pulled it together and delivered a charming and upbeat pilot. All three finalists received positive reactions from the focus group, although one person mentioned Sequeira seemed to be rushing.  She won't get to rest on her laurels for long. In a week's time, her show "Aarti Paarti" will debut on the Food Network. We're not too worried about Pizzica or Mesa. Their high energy personalities will no doubt make an appearance on Food Network or its sister network, The Cooking Channel, before long.

Paula Munier "Fixing Freddie"
Paula Munier has been a dog person her whole life. Raised by a father with a penchant for Weimaraners, Vizslas, and Great Danes, she got her first dog of her own on her tenth birthday--a black miniature poodle named Rogue. Since then she has shared her life with numerous dogs, cats, fish, and a bearded lizard, all of which together caused far less trouble than just one small beagle named Freddie. There are bad dogs--and then there are bad beagles. In this hilarious and heartwarming memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world's worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula's worst fear is that after more than thirty years of raising kids, she'll be left all alone--with Freddie.

Sofia Vergara -  Gloria Delgado-Pritchett "Modern Family"
Sofía Vergara was already one of the hottest Hispanic TV stars and one of the most beloved personalities of the Latino world when she decided to pursue her career in the U.S., becoming one of the few Hispanic stars to find crossover success. Most recently Vergara has appeared in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail for Lionsgate, and on ABC's Dirty Sexy Money. Before that she played the sexy Colombian actress who stirred things up on Entourage, starred in Amas de Casa Desesperadas, the Latin-tailored version of Desperate Housewives, and in the FOX comedy feature Chasing Papi.  Director Barry Sonnenfeld gave Vergara her big break in the U.S. when he cast her as Nina in Disney's comedy film, Big Trouble, with Tim Allen and Rene Russo. That was followed by a pivotal dramatic role opposite James Marsden in Anthony Piccirillo's independent film, The 24th Day, and opposite Mark Wahlberg and Terrence Howard in Four Brothers. On stage she is taking on the role of Matron Mama Morton in the Chicago Broadway tour this Spring. ergara has graced the cover of over 100 international magazines and hosted dozens of top Hispanic events, each watched by more than 100 million viewers. Her Hispanic television credits include Fuera de Serie on Univisión and her own top-rated weekly show,"A que no te atreves" (I dare you). When she became the host of "La Bomba," a syndicated music and interview TV show, she caused a ratings explosion.  In 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú awarded Vergara the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, commending her leadership skills representing the qualities Latina women have to offer to the world. In 2001 she created "Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia," a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country and has donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla.  In 2002 Vergara was awarded the Women of Hope Award by the City of Hope Organization as one of the outstanding role models for future generations. In 2007 she was named one of The 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. In addition to sharing her red carpet secrets, Sofia will explain to them how she is letting America choose the hairstyle she will sport when walking the red carpet and how they can vote online, enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards and fabulous swag bags, and receive tips for achieving their favorite hairstyle at the same time. Sofia’s dress will be auctioned off by Clothes Off Our Back after the awards’ ceremony on http://www.clothesoffourback.com/ ; and Sofia will chat about her support for Clothes Off Our Back and how they can support the non-profit charity.

Friday, August 13, 2010

8/13 - Mikal Belicove, Kevin Kearns,

CIG  to Facebook - Mikal Belicove
Mikal E. Belicove is an Entrepreneur magazine columnist and blogger who specializes in social media, website usability, and content development. His books include 2009 Internet Directory: Web 2.0 Edition.  Facebook is not as user-friendly as the service would like people to think. As a result, it leaves many users scratching their heads over even the most fundamental features. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Facebook gets readers registered and touring Facebook in the very first chapter and never lets up as it reveals the features that have made Facebook the number one social networking platform.   Protecting profiles, tracking down friends and family, status updates, e-mail, chat, sharing, invites, and interest groups  Using Facebook for personal branding, marketing a business, product, service, or nonprofit, or promoting a worthy cause

Kevin Kerns - Graceland , Memphis, TN

Elvis week is underway and we get a live report from Kevin Kearns at Graceland in Memphis.  Monday marks the 33rd anniversary of the King's passing -  The city is busier than ever and his lagacy lives on!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

8/12 - Brenda Green, Larry Manetti, Mary Amons,

Brenda Green - Director of Marketing Chic-Fil-A
Chick-fil-A is a restaurant chain headquartered in College Park, Georgia, United States that specializes in chicken entrées. It is the second-largest chicken-based fast-food chain in the United States (behind Kentucky Fried Chicken). Though long associated with the southern United States, the chain has since expanded into much of the nation (see map below). As of December 2009[update], the chain has over 1,600 locations in 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Famous for being closed on Sundays, in a interview with ABC News's Nightline, Dan Cathy (son of company owner S. Truett Cathy) told Vicki Mabrey; "He wanted himself and his employees to spend time with family and worship."

Larry Manetti - "Aloha Magnum"
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum"

Mary Amons - "The Real Housewives of D.C. Mary Schmidt Amons - As a second generation Washingtonian, Mary spent summers at the Kennedy residences as a child, and is the  granddaughter of legendary radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey.  Married to husband Rich for over 20 years, Mary is matriarch of the Amons clan of five children - Lolly, Ryan, Alexandra, Meghan and Matt  it's never a dull day and she calls her life" controlled chaos." When she's not busy running her household, Mary pairs her love of fashion with philanthropy as founder of "Labels for Love " and co-founder of "The District Sample Sale, " two D.C.-based charities.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

8/11 - Tom Silberkleit, Beatlemania,

TOM SILBERKLEIT  editor/publisher Wine House Press in Sonoma, CA
His books have been featured in USA Today, People, and on Good Morning America.
The California Directory of Fine Wineries -  California’s prestigious and celebrated wineries invite you on an irresistible journey. Covering boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, elegant estates, and intimate, family-owned vineyards, The California Directory of Fine Wineries is an essential, up-to-date guide to destinations of charm and character.
"Beatlemania" Las Vegas Hilton
The Stars of BeatleMania bring you back to those wonder days of yesteryear when the Fab Four were the hottest thing around and taking the world by storm. This amazing tribute to The Beatles is spot-on in it’s recreation of the sights and sounds of a live Beatles performance. You’ll swear it is John, Paul, George and Ringo during the height of their popularity. If you’re a Beatles fan, this is one tribute you won’t want to miss. Date: August 11, 2010  Time: 8:00 PM

Monday, August 9, 2010

8/10 - Lindsay Albanese, Gordon Hunt,

LINDSAY ALBANESE (Judge, Oxygen's "Hair Battle Spectacular")
Fantasy hair is all about pushing the limits of traditional hairstyling. It can include the use of clothing, ornaments, and props to achieve the desired look, and it's almost always pulled to the top of the head. Fantasy hair competition -- which has been around for decades -- pits contestants against each other to create a total look of hair, makeup, and clothing in a limited amount of time.  Hosted by actress Brooke Burns, this competition series pits 10 of America’s hottest stylists against each other to see who can deliver the biggest and best in fantasy hair design.  Part sculpture and part pop art, each challenge requires contestants to create outrageous coifs that resemble everything from multi-layer wedding cakes to toys with moveable pieces. The stylists then enter the ring to present their hair creations in a fully produced, dramatic and stylized performance. After each challenge, the judges -- award-winning fantasy hair designer Derek J, celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese and a rotating guest judge -- critique the designers on creativity, execution and overall presentation.   In addition to blow-by-blow drama in the arena, there is also the day-to-day drama between the cohabitating stylists who fight each week to stay in the game and win the ultimate prize of $100,000.   "Hair Battle Spectacular" is produced by 3 Ball Productions with JD Roth, Todd Nelson, Adam Greener, and Mike Nichols serving as executive producers.

Gordon Hunt  -   National Watermelon Promotion Board
Watermelon is for everyone all year round. It is sweet, juicy, bright and fun! It's not just for summer. It's not just for slicing. The National Watermelon Promotion Board wants to tell everyone about watermelon's versatility, its health benefits, and its availability year round.  Whatever your mood, there's a watermelon dish to suit it. Search our recipe database for everything from salsa and smoothies to pancakes and sandwiches. Any time of day is the right time of day to enjoy watermelon. Do you know you can carve a watermelon to make a great basket for fruit salad or centerpiece for a party?   Don't be fooled - watermelon is nutritious and delicious! Packed with vitamins and minerals, this Lycopene Leader is a healthy snack that benefits the whole family. Picking the right melon and storing it correctly are important. Learn all our fun facts, varieties, history, how watermelon grow and production statistics here. Visit a local watermelon festival near you.

8/9 - Vito , Manny Paul,

Vito - Owner - Vito's Pizza - Los Angeles

Known to many as the best "Pizza in LA" , Vito gets up early every day, works long hours and constantly provides the effort, love and ingredients necessry for a great Pizza Pie. It is someone fashioned after the famed "Brooklyn Pizza" but certainly has it's own special merits.

Manny Paul - CEO Kelly's Roast Beef - Saugus, MA
Since 1951, Kelly's Roast Beef has been delighting guests daily with its freshly prepared sandwiches, succulent seafood, crisp salads, fries, onion rings and our legendary roast beef. With our flagship walk-up window still operating on the shores of Revere Beach, Kelly's larger, suburban dine-in and drive-thru locations are reminiscent of our 1950s history, featuring carousel horses, colorful fish tanks, Revere Beach murals and boardwalk nostalgia. Kelly's Roast Beef is family-owned and operates five fast-casual eateries in Massachusetts.  Kelly's Roast Beef is the Creator of the Original Roast Beef Sandwich – before 1951, no one had ever heard of eating such a creation! Since our inception, Kelly's Roast Beef has mixed up hundreds of thousands of batches of lobster salad, cooked close to one million beef roasts and has fried millions of crisp French fries, onion rings, clams and seafood!
The top 5 most popular menu items at Kelly's Roast Beef are:

Roast Beef Sandwich - approximately one million sold per year!
Fried Clams
Fish & Chips
Lobster Roll
Hot Dog/Chicken Finger Plate

Friday, August 6, 2010

8/6 - Joey Chestnut, Sara Miller

Joey Chestnut - Championship Eater
Joseph Christian "Jaws" Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is a 6-foot-tall (1.8 m), 218-pound engineering student who is more popularly recognized as an American competitive eater. He is currently ranked first in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating. He is a Vallejo, California, native who currently resides in San Jose, California.  On July 4, 2007, Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes, which set a new world record. The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a 5 hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. On July 4, 2009, Chestnut outlasted Kobayashi again, by consuming a new world record of 68 hot dogs and buns and winning his third consecutive title. On July 4th, 2010, Chestnut took home his 4th consecutive Mustard Belt eating 54 dogs and buns. The 2010 contest was a runaway victory, as Kobayashi did not compete due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating.

Sara Miller - Dairy Council of CA
Since 1919, Dairy Council of California has been an innovator in nutrition education. Our mission is to help consumers make food choices for optimal health that match individual values. We do so using a total diet approach in which dairy is a cornerstone, through innovative learning programs, research and communication. Click here to learn more about the history of the Dairy Council of California.  Today we talk about the different grades of milk (skim, 1%, 2%, Whole  etc) and what qualifies for each grade and who makes the decision?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8/5 - Katrina Warren, Nancy Gardella, Ivano Toscani,

Dr. Katrina Warren  "Housecat Housecall" 
Welcome to Housecat Housecall presented by Purina® Cat Chow® — the show about real people, real cats, and real answers. Purina® Cat Chow® is dedicated to cat well-being and to providing cat lovers like you with products and resources that make the most out of the life you and your cat share. Access to the Purina® Cat Chow® Mentors at catchow.com is one great example of this dedication. It's also the inspiration for Housecat Housecall.®  Each week, Dr. Katrina visits cat loving families and works with them to make sense out of a wide range of feline puzzlers. Whether it's just a quirky behavior or something more complex, Dr. Katrina suggests real solutions that help bring peace, harmony, and well-being back to the homes of cats and owners

Nancy Gardella - Exec Dir  Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Beaches, bicyling, family vacations, fabulous food, romantic getaways, vacations for every budget, destination weddings, corporate retreats, dazzling arts culture, fishing, birding, sailing and so much more awaits you! Your Vineyard experience is just a short ferry ride or flight away, so welcome, explore and start planning your Island getaway . The island of Martha's Vineyard - it’s all here, for everyone! Wine Festivals, food events, marketplace event, sailing, boating, fishing - It is all here.

Ivano Toscani - GM  "Anchor Bar - Buffalo, NY"  On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic's friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn't take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar.  The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa's the proclaimed "Best Wings in the World."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8/4 - Kelly Packard, Andrew Gordon, Allen Lussier,

Kelly Packard -  "Baywatch"
Need a simple back to school checklist?  Busy actress and TV host Kelly Packard will show your morning moms how to get the kids ready for a new school year….no matter if they’re just starting kindergarten or heading off to college. She’ll discuss the key things to cover on your to-do list as well as the latest trends on everything from school supplies to after-school snacks and more!   Actress and television host Kelly Packard is the former star of “Baywatch” and “California Dreams”. She has also served as live-event correspondent for TBS Superstation's “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!” and recently hosted “Secret Beaches”, a special for the Travel Channel. She can be seen currently in the Sega video arcade game Kelly Packard's Golden Cue and in the independent film “Get Your Stuff”. She lives with her family in California.

ANDREW GORDON  - CBS  Big Brother Evictee

AN EMOTIONAL ANDREW IS UNNABLE TO PERSUADE HIS FELLOW HOUSEMATES TO KEEP HIM IN THE GAME AND BECOMES THE THIRD HOUSEGUEST TO BE EVICTED FROM THE "BIG BROTHER" HOUSE   The BIG BROTHER House Voted 8-0 to Evict Andrew during Thursday Night’s Live Broadcast after He Was Nominated   for Eviction by Head-of-Household Matt . During the live broadcast, Andrew, the 39-year-old Podiatrist from Miami Beach, Fla., learned his fate and left the BIG BROTHER House.

Allen Lussier - Owner  Ozzie's Steak & Eggs - Hinsdale, MA
This is a little mom-n-pop restaurant, but I have to say the food is delicious. We've been there a few times for breakfast, and it's always hot, and the prices are great! They also have a General Store as part of the operation and they also feature Omlettes, Pancakes, Waffles, Lunch  dinner  even wine!