Billy Dee Williams
May the force be with us! Billy Dee Williams discusses his decision to join "Dancing With the Stars" despite his physical ailments. About to celebrate his 77th birthday in April, the veteran actor credits his partner Emma Slater for teaching him the choreography. He also thanks his fans and the live audience for giving him a boost of energy on the dance floor as he's concentrating on all the steps. Tonight, watch Billy Dee and Emma waltz their way into your heart. Plus, Billy Dee also talks about his rise to fame in "Star Wars."
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
Please visit Billy Dee at bdwworldart.com.
DIY April Fool's Day Pranks with Kym Douglas
April Fool's Day is quickly approaching and here are a few last minute, simple, and fun ideas to prank different people in your life with items you may already! Consider yourself warned. Stay on high alert tomorrow and sleep with one eye open to foil your friends' and family's plots to trick you. • Cream Cheese Deodorant • Chicken Broth Cologne • Soap That Won't Sud • Changing Your Co-worker's Language Setting Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
Michelle Bridges Busts Exercise Myths
We're kicking off our Shaping Up for Summer Series today with a special visitor from Down Under. From "The Biggest Loser Australia," lead trainer Michelle Bridges spreads the empowering message of her book "Total Body Transformation." She discusses how some contestants and clients are able to maintain their weight loss, while others eventually fall of the wagon. Then, the entire family plays a game of true and false with common exercise myths. Michelle is giving away 100 copies of her book "Total Body Transformation" to our viewers. Just log on to www.michellebridges.com/homeandfamily and fill in your address to receive a copy!
"Modern Family" star Nolan Gould expresses gratitude for being part of such a great cast of seasoned pros, including Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill, who he is constantly learning from on set. Nolan talks about spending much of his childhood on the hit sitcom and how his younger self was the perfect height to block Julie Bowen's pregnancy from the camera. After a sudden growth spurt, Nolan received funny reactions from fans and has now become the object of teenage girls' affection. Besides acting, Nolan is also very musically inclined and plays us a song on the banjo.
"Modern Family" airs Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.
Follow Nolan on Twitter @nolan_gould.
Cristina Cooks Hamburger Cupcakes with Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould and Cristina teach us how to build a cupcake that looks remarkably like a cheeseburger! They cut a vanilla cupcake in half to use as the bun and put sesame seeds on the top. Then, a layer of chocolate frosting is made to look like the patty. Chopped coconut serves as lettuce. And, tomatoes, cheese, pickles, and onions are made out of fondant. Finally, use frosting for condiments such as ketchup, mayo, and mustard. No burger meal would be complete without fries, so sliced pound cake does the trick!
DIY Distressed Jeans with Jessie Jane
According to Jessie Jane, distressed jeans are never out of style. Because it's done by hand, the more distressed the demin, the more expensive they are in the store. With a razor, sandpaper, cheese grater, dremel, and bleach, you can cut, fade, tear, and fray your own jeans.
A Mother's Journey Through Autism
Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson put motherhood on hold until later in life as she pursued a career as a busy TV producer. At the age of 46, she adopted a healthy baby boy and was proud when he hit his milestones early. She suddenly noticed her son fading as he began throwing horrible temper tantrums. In denial herself and with the pediatrician calling it typical boy behavior, this continued on for quite some time until Wyatt was finally diagnosed with autism. Nancy eventually learned of the "gold standard of treatment," Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, which retrains the brain. Today, Nancy is the executive director of Autism Care & Treatment (ACT) and explains why early intervention is so important for recovery and how expensive proper care can get. Facts & Figures:
-Autism affects boys four times more often than girls.
-One in 58 children in America have an autism spectrum disorder. -500,000 children with autism will transition into adulthood over the next decade. -There is currently no cure for ASD (autistic spectrum disorders). For more info on autism and to learn about grants, please go to act-today.org. And, check out Nancy's tip, especially for moms, up on our Facebook page.
Wood Furniture Restoration 101 with Mark
Mark leads a tutorial in the basics of restoring wood furniture. He gives some much-needed TLC to lifeless furniture. Today, he repairs this damaged dining room table in three stages. First, he uses wood crayons and markers for scratches. Second, he mends nicks and divots with putty before smoothing the surface with steel wool. Third, Mark shares important safety disclaimers to protect yourself from the chemicals you'll be exposed to while stripping wood.
Meet the beauty squad:
Estel Day, designer, markandestel.com
Fabiola Arancibia, celebrity makeup artist, @fabiolamakeup
Paul Norton, celebrity hairstylist, Sally Hershberger Salon, paulnortonhair.com
Joey Carrera, celebrity colorist, Sally Hershberger Salon
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
We'd like to thank LORAC Cosmetics for providing the makeup, John Frieda for the hair care, and Mark and Estel for the clothing. Get more great recipes and crafts by visiting us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/homeandfamilytv and follow "Home & Family" on Twitter @homeandfamilytv and Facebook. Plus, check out our YouTube channel for backstage videos.