August 8, 2010 |
There are now two degrees of separation between Oprah Winfrey and South Jersey comedian Dena Blizzard . Blizzard, a frequent contributor to NBC10 (and Miss New Jersey 1995), started work Thursday as the audience warm-up act for the new Nate Berkus show in New York. Berkus, the decor guru from the Oprah stable, launches his syndicated daily program Sept. 13. It will air locally at 2 p.m. on NBC10. The show's general theme aims at organizing a mom's life, something that Blizzard, 37, can relate to as she'll juggle the three-day shooting schedule with her home life: kids Dean , 10, Jacqueline , 8, and Brooke , 6, and husband Jim . Lately, Blizzard has been sitting beside Dennis Malloy , filling in on Trenton's WKXW-FM (101.
July 3, 2013
SO KING Samir Shabazz clearly and freely states that "black people should create militias to exterminate whites, skin them alive, pour acid on them, sic pit bulls on them, bust their heads with rocks and raid nurseries to kill everything white in sight," and said he "would love nothing more than to come home with a cracker's head in his book bag. " He preaches his hate-filled racist rhetoric on Philly street corners with not a hint of backlash....
October 23, 2003 |
Imagination and creativity in food as well as in decorations and costumes are key to the success of a Halloween bash. Consider succulent "eyeballs" of cherry-stuffed litchis as a stunning garnish for cocktails. Or add a wine-enriched red beet "blood" sauce to a harvest entree of roast chicken, sausage and root vegetables that is both tasty and colorful. Serve it on a "stake" if you're smitten with vampires. These and other eerie offerings are the tricks up celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's sleeve on "Emeril Kicks Up Halloween," an episode of his Emeril Live series that was taped at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in July.
December 10, 2009
Uber-chef Thomas Keller takes on American comfort food, with 350 pages of lush photos and laborious recipes for classics like fried chicken and split pea soup - and trust us, Paula Deen it's not. Moosewood Restaurant dishes out another vegetarian cookbook, this time with less cheese, more whole grains, even more vegetables - and some very tasty recipes - in its charming no-frills design. And the Lee Brothers give us another gem: quick and easy Southern dishes updated from the long-simmered and the deep-fried, presented along with charming food memories from the South.
June 28, 2013
THE PAULA DEEN empire has crumbled like corn bread. First, the Food Network dropped the "Queen of Southern Cuisine" amid revelations that she'd used racially insensitive language. Then, Smithfield Foods, which sold hams with her name and image, cut Deen loose. That was followed by Caesars Entertainment, which has not one, but four Paula Deen Buffet restaurants. Finally, the biggie happened: Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, cut ties. "We will not place new orders beyond those already committed," said Dave Tovar , a Wal-Mart spokesman.
January 26, 2012
WHEN Paula Deen announced her Type 2 diabetes last week, outrage erupted worldwide. Coming as healthful New Year's resolutions are eroding like melting snow, the news struck a chord. That's because Deen preached a comfort-food gospel heavy on butter, sugar, meat and other "down-home" delights that many work to minimize. And she knew her condition for three years before revealing it - once she had a gig hawking diabetes drug Victoza.
November 23, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Salma Hayek Pinault; Nick Offerman; KISS performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Sarah Silverman; Paula Deen; Lyle Lovett performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Robert Pattinson; Chris Hardwick; Ben Folds Five performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Sarah Shahi; Tenacious D performs. Last Call With Carson Daly (1:35 a.m., NBC10) - Actress Katey Sagal; the Stepkids perform.
November 26, 2013 |
Rock and roll-a-bye, baby Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year. His daughter Jade told London's Sunday Times her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi , expects to give birth in several months. She told the newspaper she did not expect Jagger to slow down now that he's set to become a great-grandfather. The Stones plan to tour Australia next year. Assisi told Hello! magazine Jagger was pleased when she gave him the news, responding, "Well done.
November 26, 2013 |
IN OUR CLICK-CRAZED Internet society, websites are falling all over themselves trying to come up with clever lists meant to ensnare surfers and get them to hang around. So if you peruse the Internet, you're always seeing come-ons like "10 Famous Celebrities Who Wet Their Beds" or "Five Politicians in Their College A Cappella Groups. " How can you not check those links out? Are you made of stone? It's why Forbes now comes out with a new list of rich people seemingly every other week - richest Americans, richest musicians, richest movie stars, richest cartoon characters, etc. GQ now rejoins the parade of faux information with the Least Influential Celebrities of 2013 - it's third annual such list.
June 25, 2013
S TOMACH Full, Penis Empty: A Woman's Guide to a Happy Marriage . That's what Niecy Nash, the former star of the Style Network's "Clean House," wanted to title her new relationship book, but publisher Simon & Schuster was skittish about getting a book with that name into Walmart. So, Nash, who celebrated her second wedding anniversary last month with a very tall, dark, handsome electrical engineer named Jay Tucker , renamed her new advice manual, It's Hard to Fight Naked . "Literally, if the conversation starts getting hot, take off your shirt and start lotioning your elbows," Nash said yesterday with her trademark sass.