Mother and actress Christina Applegate tells us why she's more comfortable in dramatic roles than comedic. On an upcoming episode of Lisa Kudrow's " Web Therapy," Christina is tasked with the challenge of improvising all her lines. Plus, find out what it was like to work with Ed O'Neill on "Married With Children" and Will Ferrell in " Anchorman 2." Then, Christina speaks about a cause very lose to her heart. The breast cancer survivor founded Right Action for Women to provide 400 women annually with doctor-ordered MRIs. She discusses the alarming epidemic of younger and younger women getting diagnosed with the disease and what environmental factors she thinks may be contributing to the statistics. Later, Christina hosts a children's fashion show featuring denim, shoes, T-shirts, dresses, and more from Fabkids and discusses her daughter's fashion sense.
Right Action for Women is a charitable foundation dedicated to breast cancer screening and early detection. Get involved at rightactionforwomen.org.
Fabkids is offering a special for "Home & Family" viewers. Your first outfit is just $15 when you use the code "Family15" at fabkids.com.
Cristina Cooks No-Bake Peach Pie
Cristina's feeling peachy today since the flavorful fruit is in season. And, no need to break a sweat while assembling this peach pie. Cristina demonstrates how to make this dessert without heating up the oven. She walks us through the steps to making a cinnamon graham cracker crust and folding peaches and whipped cream in a mixture. Then, she adds extra peaches and fresh mint on top.
Pool Essentials with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas and Mark take a dip in the pool and enjoy lounging on an inflatable float designed for two. If you like rougher waters, the raft is also great for the ocean and river. Since it's so essential to stay hydrated while in the sun, keep beverages such as iced tea and water just an arm's reach away in this floating cooler. Also, learn about the benefits of powdered sunblock. Arizona Beverages is offering 20% off all products with the coupon code HOME20 at DrinkArizona.com.
The Double Salon Lounge works great for pools, the beach, and even tubing in lakes. It costs $119.99 at wowwatersports.com. Get 25% off anything on the website with the promo code "wow."
The Floating Cooler is available for $13.99 at intexcorp.com.
La Bella Donna Mineral Sun Protection powder is a great option for people who don't like the greasy feel of traditional sunscreen and for acne prone skin types since it won't clog your pores. Purchase if for $65 at www.labelladonna.com and enjoy free shipping.
Harry Lennix shares details behind the premise of "The Blacklist." We also learn an interesting piece of trivia about the actor. He originally planned to become a priest and dreamed of becoming the first pope of African-American descent. Harry's passion for helping others translates well to his history as a Chicago public school substitute teacher. He offers commentary on childhood hunger and the state of education in America. Plus, Harry elaborates on his appreciation of Shakespeare and involvement in "H4," a new production of "Henry IV." And, Harry speaks in his best President Barack Obama voice. The season premiere of "The Blacklist" airs Monday, September 22 at 10/9c on NBC.
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Tips for Renewing Your Kitchen with Karl Champley
Renew-It-All Sweepstakes winner Blake Peterson is excited for his kitchen to get a complete facelift, so his wife can cook healthy homemade meals for the family. TV and radio host, home improvement expert, master builder, and environmental home consultant/inspector Karl Champley reviews many options for the renovation, including space-maximizing storage cabinets, durable countertop textiles, and wood floor stain colors. Plus, Karl shares tips to select paint and what tools to invest in for your workshop.
For more home improvement ideas, visit Karl Champley at KarlChampley.com and follow him on Facebook.com/KarlChampley. Buy his Cosentino Silestone Quartz Countertops product and installation at USA.CosentinoCenter.com for $4,000.
Karl Champley is a master carpenter and DIY Network host. Buy his book, "Same Place More Space," at amazon.com and learn 50 home improvement projects to maximize space in any dwelling, no matter how big or small!
Professional stuntman Steven Ho has trained the likes of Brad Pitt, James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tobey Maguire for action-packed film roles. Find out how Brad prepared for all the sword fighting scenes in "Troy." Steven also reveals he's the stuntman underneath the Donatello costume in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Then, he teaches Mark, Cristina, and Kym how to throw and react to fake punches, kicks, and more. Please visit stevenhomartialarts.com.
DIY Doggie Sandbox with Laura Nativo
Noah's Arc docks in the "Home & Family" yard when Laura Nativo constructs a DIY doggie sandbox in the shape of a sailboat. This will keep your pooch digging for buried treasure in a designated area, without fear of escaping underneath your fence.
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