Today on Home & Family Thursday, June 12th, 2014
She's the one that we want! Entertainer and philanthropist Olivia Newton-John shares some of her favorite "Grease" memories and how she was convinced to accept the iconic role of Sandy. She also shares details from the making of the "Let's Get Physical" music video. Now, Olivia is excited about her Las Vegas residency for her headlining show "Summer Nights," in which she performs a collection of hits spanning her career. Next, she spreads awareness about the cancer and wellness center she built in her native Australia. Olivia explains how the disease has personally impacted her as a breast cancer "thriver" and stresses the importance of self exams for early detection. Later, Olivia takes over our kitchen to cook lemon chicken. Also, she sticks around to play a game of "Celebrity: The Epic Blondes Edition."
Get tickets for Olivia's show "Summer Nights" at the Flamingo Las Vegas at www.flamingolasvegas.com.
Olivia's cookbook, "Livwise: Easy Recipes for a Health, Happy Life," is available now. Please visit olivianewton-john.com. For more information on the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Australia, go to oliviaappeal.com.
Breath-iquette with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas explains why you should "take a hint when someone offers you a mint." She says it's likely a polite way of saying your breath stinks! Kym tells us how to check our own breath for halitosis and how to address others'. She teaches us that by scraping the back of our mouth with a spoon and then smelling the spoon, we can detect bad breath. And, yes, there's an app for this too. Kym lists foods and beverages that can cause stinky breath and what you can do to combat the problem before it interferes with your career and love life.
Get physical with this week's Hollywood Steals! In honor of Olivia's appearance, Sandie Newton features workout clothes that hold moisture when you break a sweat for only $19 apiece. Then, she pledges her allegiance to spangles, trendy gold and silver bangle bracelets for $19.95. Next, we are lovin' a summer scarf coming in at $18. Tell me more! Sandie is also offering a duvet sheet reduced to a price range of $24.95-$32.95. Plus, this week, there is free shipping on select items as an added bonus.
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Alkaline88 celebrity spokesperson Brande Roderick recalls how she anxiously awaited to hear her "Baywatch" casting news and the intense lifeguard training she underwent for her role. She also discusses how she sized up her competition on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." Then, Brande advocates for Alkaline88, water with a high pH level, and why it's healthier than acidic bottled water. She's found that after at least 21 days, she felt improvement with her arthritis, energy, heartburn, and more. Brande also lists a variety of foods that contain alkaline. For more information on Alkaline88, go to their website www.alkaline88.com and for more from Brande, go to www.branderoderick.com.
DIY Exploding Chalk Paint Art with Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers is joined by sons Brayden and Mason to demonstrate a messy project outdoors. With the schoolyear drawing to an end, this is a great way for kids to learn science over summer break. Learn how the chemical reaction of mixing vinegar, toilet paper, and baking soda inside a zip-lock bag explodes into colorful chalk paint art on the sidewalk.
Check out TV personality and country singer Matt Rogers at mattrogersusa.com.
Debbie Matenopoulos Cooks Greek Appetizers
Debbie Matenopoulos shares three more recipes from her cookbook, "It's All Greek to Me." As a tribute to her late father, Debbie explains why she's donating proceeds from sales of the book to the ALS Association in hopes of finding a cure or effective medication. Today, she cooks kolokithopites, which translates to zucchini fritters, and a delicious bulgar wheat salad, which is called pligouri salata in her family's native tongue. Debbie also makes tasty tzatziki sauce.
DIY Bucket Birdhouse with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme gives us something to chirp about. Attract pretty birdies to your yard with an easy-to-make birdhouse by converting a bucket. She simply cuts a hole for the birds to fly into and mounts it on a wooden pedestal, finishing it off with a nice coat of paint.
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