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November 27, 201552 min
MOVIE & HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT BEN LYONS - GREAT MOVIES & TV SHOWS TO WATCH WITH THE FAMILY OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Ben Lyons is a Television, Radio, and Online host and producer who covers pop culture like nobody else. Each month with his DEN (Digital Entertainment News) segment, Ben highlights the latest Blu-ray and Digital HD releases and the best ways to watch them. Ben will highlight some great movie and television titles avaiable on Blu-ray and Digital that you can watch with the whole family over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Ben will also discuss other recent Blu-ray Digital HD releases and the best ways to watch them, and discuss getting a start on your holiday shopping on Black Friday, a great time to find deals on new 4K TV’s. Ben is a special correspondent on EXTRA and regular contributor for ESPN LA radio. He is also the host of The Sidebar on Yahoo, an in-depth interview series featuring the biggest names in Movies, TV, Music, and Fashion. Ben is the lead host on Yahoo's LIVE movie premiere and awards show coverage. He reviews movies on Mario Lopez’s national radio show  and has recently, been on The View, Wendy Williams, ESPN's SportsNation, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Morning America, and The Artie Lange Show. Previously he appeared on the E! Network and E! News as their lead film correspondent and movie critic. Ben’s latest venture is as chief correspondent and “voice of the fans” at Derek Jeter’s theplayerstribune.com and host of The Players Tribune on SiriusXM radio.  Born and raised in New York City, Ben is the grandson of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and is the son of film and theater critic Jeffrey Lyons. The Lyons family has been covering pop culture in American media for more than 80 years. HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERT DANNY LIPFORD SHARES EASY TIPS ON HOW TO GIVE YOUR HOME A HOLIDAY FACE-LIFT The flights have been booked and there’s no turning back- your home is the host for this year’s holiday festivities. There is no better time than now to make your home a holiday haven for your guests all season long. The feeling can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be! From quick cosmetic fixes in your bathroom to unfinished projects your kitchen; you can get it all done and still have time to kick back, relax and enjoy the time with your friends and family. Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford is here sharing his most simple and inexpensive ideas to help you improve your home for this holiday season and all year round! Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade, and has made more than 160 national television appearances. Danny has been a longtime contributor to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and BHG.com, and is a source for hundreds of other popular magazines and websites each year. WWW.TODAYSHOMEOWNER.COM JOAN LAWRENCE FROM THE TOY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (TIA)WILL SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION WHEN IT COMES TO THIS YEARS’ SELECTION  Fall is in full swing and the holiday season is around the corner! As wish lists begin to grow, shoppers need to not only look out for toys that top the list, but also need to be sure their selections are safe for the kids on their shopping list.   ABOUT JOAN Joan Lawrence - As Toy Industry Association (TIA) Vice President of Safety Standards and Regulatory Affairs, Joan Lawrence manages TIA’s product safety programs encompassing the development of safety standards as well as industry and consumer safety education.  Her experience and leadership within the industry spans a broad range of issues – from product safety and quality to environmental and other corporate social responsibility initiatives. Joan is an advocat


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