Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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TV’s Catwoman Camren Bicondova & Julie Newmar - Home & Family

Camren Bicondova Interview
Actress Camren Bicondova joins the show to talk about her show “Gotham” which airs on Mondays at 8/7c on Fox. Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman joins the interview and the two “cat women” meet for the first time! Camren talks about how much she admires Julie’s performance as the character Selina Kyle, and they all watch a clip from “Gotham.” Julie observes that Camren has a very serene presence on the show, and that she does not overplay the character. The younger actress explains that she studied her own cats’ movements to inspire her body language for the audition!

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Blackberry Goat Cheese Meatless Sliders

Chef Natalie Jill joins the show to talk about her new book, “7 Day Jump Start: Unprocessed Your Diet with Super Easy Recipes.” Natalie explains that what drew her to leading a life of fitness and healthy habits resulted from going through a painful divorce and struggling with financial difficulties. Natalie shows off this light dish - one important tip is to let the eggplant slices sit with some salt on them for about 10 minutes in order to diffuse the bitterness. She stresses that the focus of the plan is really to simplify by utilizing natural foods.

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You can follow Natalie on Twitter @NatalieJillFit

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DIY Bar Stools
Dream Jobbing Finalist #12 Peter Yurkowski joins the show to demonstrate how to create bar stools using all materials from your local hardware store! He explains how he got started by making his own furniture during his college years, and then shares his audition video where he signs off with the sentiment, “Destroy something average to make something beautiful.” Cristina loves the industrial look of the stools which uses pipes and rubber plugs for the bottom the legs. This DIY costs as little as $30!

Get the full instructions here >>

Follow Peter on Twitter: @PeterPeterPumpkinEater3

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Hottest Curvy Body Swimsuits
Debbie Matenopoulos and Lawrence Zarian are on hand to show off some
of the hot trends for this summer in swimwear for curvy figures! A new brand featured is Trunkettes Swimwear which creates a new take on the boy shorts look by offering swim trunks for women. The fashion show features several looks.

Follow TV personality and style expert Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @IAmDebbieM

Get more from Lawrence Zarian on Twitter @LawrenceZarian

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Beau Mirchoff Interview
Actor Beau Mirchoff of MTV’s “Awkward” joins Mark and Cristina to talk about the show. He stars alongside Ashley Rickards and they portray a longtime high school couple transitioning to college. The show picks up after the first year away at college and relationships are tenuous, as new ideas and interests are involving for the characters. Beau feels that “Awkward” rings true for lots of teenage fans and shares a clip from the show. Beau talks about having encouraging parents in real life who urged him to pursue his passions of sports and acting. He loves gardening and growing herbs and vegetables in his Hollywood garden, and shares a chili plant cutting with Mark and Cristina for the Home & Family garden.

Awkward airs on MTV Tuesdays at 10/9c.

You can follow Beau on Twitter @Beau_Mirchoff

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Orly Shani’s DIY Scarf Purse - Home & Family

DIY Scarf Purses
Orly Shani has a delicate new DIY that can cost up to $1,200 retail! Utilizing a few cuts and clever folds, Orly creates the storage part of the bag and adds a chain detail for the handle. If the scarf is fragile, you can line it with Chinese silk. This DIY can be created for as little as $10.

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Follow Orly on Twitter @OrlyShani

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Jill Spivack Interview
Family Therapist and Parenting Expert Jill Spivack talks about “There Goes The Motherhood” which airs on Wednesdays at 10/9c on Bravo. The reality show focuses on real life women’s therapy groups out of Los Angeles where the conversation centers around relationships, careers and identities. Jill shares that motherhood is really a club, where once you become a mom you understand so much of what people are going through. Jill talks through a couple of situations with Orly and Debbie, who each have their own challenges.

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The Science of Seaweed
Dan Kohler is on the show to tout the health benefits of seaweed! Seaweed is classified into three groups: brown, green and red algae. Seaweed has been consumed around the world for centuries, and is packed with fiber and protein, and has ten times the amount of vitamins and minerals of vascular plants. It has many nutritional benefits as well as being a valuable addition in beauty products.

Get Dan’s Seaweed Salad Recipe here>>

You can get more from Dan at

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Ken Wingard’s DIY Plant Stand - Home & Family

DIY Plant Stand
Ken Wingard has a customized DIY perfect for showcasing plants. Ken was inspired by the look of New England porches and Cape Cod style outdoor furniture. He shows off some steps with lumber and power tools, and Mark and Cristina pitch in!

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Sophie Uliano’s All Natural Oral Care Products - Home & Family

Natural DIY Oral Care
Sophie Uliano joins Mark and Cristina to demonstrate how to mix up a natural formula for cleaning teeth. She explains that there are many benefits to avoiding harsh chemicals in toothpaste. One main ingredient is activated charcoal which pulls toxins from the teeth. Orly gives it a try! The next is called “oil pulling” and Sophie uses melted coconut oil, spearmint oil, and clove oil to create molds, which then melt into your mouth.

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Get more from Sophie at her website,