Today on Marie
Marie makes a grand entrance, flying in on Wonder Woman's invisible plane! Upon landing, she is joined by none other than Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter. The iconic super hero discusses how she never aimed for the character to be portrayed as a sex symbol, but rather viewed as a strong female figure. Raised in Arizona, Lynda's upbringing was culturally and musically rich. She pursued a career in music at the age of 14 and later moved to Los Angeles to study acting. Out with a new album, Lynda is gearing up for shows at the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Following the dissolution of her first marriage, it became apparent to Lynda that she had inherited the alcoholic gene. Her current husband encouraged her to get help at Father Martin's Ashley recovery center in Maryland, where she now has served on the board for 10 years. On another solemn note, Lynda's mother recently passed away at the age of 89. She speaks about the legacy her dear mom leaves behind.
Hear about Lynda's struggle with alcohol>>
To see what else Lynda is up to, go to www.lyndacartersings.com
For more on Father Martin's Ashley rehabilitation center, visit www.fathermartinsashley.com
Sharon Vinderine of Parent Tested Parent Approved brings by some products that come in handy for families with children. The organization sends samples to participating families for free to give their "seal of approval." To quell worrying where all your kids are, you can install an app on their phones to map their current locations. She also shows off a tablet that encourages young readers to discuss books on social media and a waterproof and shock resistant case for your favorite electronics. To mop up spills and messes, the new Shark Sonic Duo makes its debut on "Marie."
Watch Sharon Vinderine endorse select products for the family>>
Take a look at some products that Sharon Vinderine has given her stamp of approval for>><
To learn how to become a product tester and for items they already endorse, visit Parent Tested Parent Approved at www.ptpamedia.com.
You can follow Sharon Vinderine on Twitter @PTPASharon.
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Chef Emily Bishop
Buca di Beppo chef Emily Bishop indulges Marie's sweet tooth with a lesson in Italian desserts. They sample cannolis, panettone, and a lemon cream cake with raspberry sauce. The featured menu item of the day is tiramisu. Emily shares her recipe and encourages you to get creative and use flavors besides coffee to soak the ladyfingers in.
Check out Emily Bishop's tiramisu recipe>>