Today on Home & Family
Monday, October 13th, 2014
Actress Erica Ash is ecstatic to announce that her show "Survivor's Remorse" has just been renewed for a second season! Executive produced by LeBron James, find out how the premise of the series is loosley based on the basketball prodigy's life. It exposes viewers to the off-court world of the sport. Erica's also happy to film in her hometown of Atlanta and describes her brother/sister dynamic on and off the screen. She also shows us footage of an impromptu cast dance party in an elevator. Plus, find out how Erica was discovered as a singer and model on a trip to Japan while taking a year off before she planned to enroll in med school.
Follow Erica on Twitter @theericaash.
Chef Antonia Lofaso Cooks Rice Balls
Chef Antonia Lofaso, owner of Scopa, shares a family tradition she's transformed into a restaurant quality dish. Antonia enjoys making these rice balls with her teenage daughter and also takes her on food excursions to teach her about a wide variety of cultures. It really is a family affair in the kitchen. Antonia competed against and beat her cousin on "Top Chef Duels." Bigger is always better for this chef. Her rice balls are about the size of a tennis ball.
Preppy-Chic Fashions with Kym Douglas
Everyone could use a little preppiness in their lives. Kym Douglas will have you popping your collar in no time with these wardrobe staples that never go out of style. Take a look at some discounted timeless, classic pieces.
Find all your preppy fashion staples at clubpreppy.com.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Orthopedic sports doctor Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, co-chair of medical affairs at the Institute for Sports Sciences, weighs the pros and cons of running with age. He discusses how to develop a balanced running program while pregnant, after menopause, while recovering from an injury, and more without overdoing it. Dig deep within yourself to find the winning spirit.
Be sure to look for Dr. Mandelbaum's new book, "The Win Within."
The mysterious Papa Pope is in the house! Emmy Award winning actor Joe Morton tells us how "Scandal" came calling at the perfect time in his career to take on a villainous character after playing Mr. Nice Guy for so long. Find out where he keeps his prized Emmy on display. The "Scandal" storyline is so secretive, he even had to hide his identity as Olivia Pope's "commanding" dad from his own castmates until the end of the season. The NAACP Image Award winner also shares some childhood memories.
Follow Joe on Twitter @joethemorton.
"Proof" with Jennifer Beales and Matthew Modine premieres later this year on TNT.
DIY UFO with Mark
Aliens are invading the "Haunt & Family" house this Halloween. Mark is joined by sons Kai and Avery to assemble an UFO that appears to have crash landed on our property. You can place the flying saucer in your yard, driveway, or even rooftop. Plus, it lights up in the dark!
Retirement Planning with Financial Expert Chad Parks
Don't keep putting off investing in your future. The time to save for retirement is now, regardless of how young you are. While filming his documentary "Broken Eggs," financial expert Chad Parks took a six week cross country trip to interview 80 people representing the grim statistics of retirement planning. Due to tough circumstances life presents, many people struggle to save. Chad has tips to budget yourself and how to set and readjust reachable goals every six months. Plus, learn about investing in a 401K, IRA, or Roth IRA.
To watch the documentary "Broken Eggs," visit brokeneggsfilm.com/. Contact Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tweet him @brokeneggsfilm, and connect with him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brokeneggsfilm.
DIY Frosty the Snow Tree with Tanya Memme
Meet Frosty the Snow Tree, who is sure to melt your heart. Now living in sunny Los Angeles, Canadian native Tanya Memme wanted to find a way to recreate a bit of her snowy childhood memories for her daughter Ava. So, she decorates an artificial white Christmas tree like Frosty. Tanya uses "buffalo snow" stuffing in between the branches to make Frosty's body fuller and then dresses him up.
Makeover recipient Grisselle Halime is on a weight loss journey since gaining 50 pounds following her mom's passing. Already nearly halfway to the finish line, best friend Kerry Kasem is cheering her on by nominating her for a day of pampering. Grisselle is given a head-to-toe new look that she hopes will turn heads. Check out her soft, ombre hair color that makes her eyes pop and sultry, sexy makeup to compliment her skintone. Grisselle certainly takes our breath away.
To help Grisselle continue down the right path, Paleta has donated 10 days worth of three customized meals a day.
Meet the Glam Squad:
Daniel Musto, celebrity stylist, @danielmusto
Desirae Cherman, makeup artist, @desiraecherman
Amaran Grewal, hair colorist, LA/Collective, @amaranasylum
Sera Sloane, hairstylist, @serasloane @randcohair
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
Please visit radio and TV personality Kerri Kasem at kerrikasem.com.
Cell Phone Security with Gregory Evans
Cyber security expert Gregory Evans warns consumers to be cautious when bringing your cell phone to be repaired or traded in. Your personal info including photos, videos, text messages, and more are available for the store clerk to snoop around in. Make sure to remove your SIM card before handing over your device. Even deleted items can be undeleted. Learn why Androids are more vulnerable to malware, spyware, and viruses than iPhones. And, find out how to prevent someone from tapping into your voicemails.
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.
Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!
To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit bestfriends.org/hallmarkchannel or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit bfla.bestfriends.org and bestfriends.org.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit
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