Author Courtney Robertson was the center of quite the media circus when she was portrayed as the villain on Ben Flajnik's season of "The Bachelor." Now, the woman behind all the drama and scandal is ready to tell her side of the story in "I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends." For the first time ever, fans will read all the titillating details of what really goes on while filming the show. Courtney discusses falling in love with Ben at first sight, initially being attracted to him when Ashley Hebert rejected his proposal on "The Bachelorette." However, after accepting Ben's final rose, that rose soon wilted when Courtney and Ben broke off their engagement. Find out when their romance started to fizzle, what red flags she sees in hindsight, and what she would have done differently. Still looking for "the one," learn what qualities Courtney is looking for in a guy. Plus, she sticks around to play a trivia game called "Will You Accept This Rose?"
You can find Courtney's new book, " I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends," anywhere books are sold. Follow her on Twitter @bugrobertson.
Beth Howard Cooks Lemon Shaker Pie
Let's say hi, hi to "Ms. American Pie" author Beth Howard! She's baked for celebs such as Mel Gibson, Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr, and Steven Spielberg at a gourmet take-out while working in Malibu. Now, Beth tells us about residing in the "American Gothic" house in Iowa. When life hands you lemons, make lemon shaker pie! Learn how to make and roll out dough with your bare hands and get a healthy dose of Vitamin C with the lemon rind.
High School Reunion Preps
To help you show off the best version of yourself at your upcoming high school reunion, Sophie Uliano and Kym Douglas are here with beauty tips to keep you looking as youthful as ever. They list what foods to eliminate from your diet ahead of time to prevent bloating and suggest drinking a detox juice each morning to cleanse your body. Smile with confidence from ear-to-ear after using their at-home teeth whitening system. And, learn how an egg white can tighten your skin and check out a recipe for shiny hair. Plus, camouflage back fat with smoothing undergarments. Then, Debbie Matenopoulos steps in to review the do's and don'ts of how to dress for the event.
Scar Healing with Dr. Payman Danielpour & Dr. John Layke
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke of the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group share details about a revolutionary new dressing that minimizes scar formation by taking tension off of the wound. This painless scar reduction method enables the skin to heal more seamlessly after surgical procedures such as C-sections and tummy tucks. For more information on Doctors Danielpour and Layke, go to their website at www.beverlyhillsplasticsurgerygroup.com/.
For more information on embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy, go to www.embracescartherapy.com.
Cristina Cooks "Taste of Home" Patriotic Taco Salad
From "Taste of Home" magazine, Cristina cooks Glenda Jarboak's recipe for patriotic taco salad. The Oroville, CA based mom created this dish to celebrate her daughter's birthday, which lands on the 4th of July. You simply sauté ground beef and onion in oil. After draining, add taco seasoning, tomato paste, and a little bit of water, cooking until thick. Then in a pan, add the beef, lettuce, and layers of tomatoes and cheese in an American Flag design atop a bed of nacho chips. Next, Cristina shares her very own recipe for easy-to-make salsa.
Mark's Photo Tips
When you watch the colors burst on July 4th, make sure to capture a perfectly clear snapshot to last the whole year through. Mark schools us on how to photograph fireworks by choosing the right location without obstructions, adjusting to the proper camera settings, and using a tripod for steadiness.
Ask Lawrence Zarian
Lifestyle expert and author Lawrence Zarian confirms that orange is indeed the new black. There are plenty of fashionable ways to incorporate the many shades of orange into your wardrobe this season with fab flats and purses. He also tips us off that neutral wedges and floral scarves are also wardrobe essentials right now. Then, he responds to a viewer's concern about plus size women looking good in prints and stripes. And, Lawrence encourages moms to have fun raiding their teen daughter's accessory collection this summer. Plus, he explains how men should shop for properly fitting pants.
Follow Lawrence on Twitter @lawrencezarian.
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