VIP for a Day at CBS’s “The Talk”

Written by Role Mommy Wing Mom Danielle Feigenbaum

104912_D0012_1.jpg Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a taping of CBS Daytime’s Emmy nominated show, The Talk! They were filming all week in New York City and I was thankful to have the opportunity to see the lovely ladies of The Talk in person. There is something so special about being in the audience of a live show. You can feel the excitement in the air. When I found out that the one and only Idina Menzel was the guest, I flipped out.
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I have to admit I have always had a girl crush on Idina Menzel. It all started back when I saw her in “Rent” on Broadway, continued on when she starred in one of my all time favorite musicals, “Wicked” and then my kids fell in love with her in “Frozen”. She was just as wonderful chatting with the hosts and I would hope she would be. They addressed Oscar night when John Travolta butchered her name, and I loved her response “Come on, it’s the best thing that could have happened to me!” It helped her become an even bigger household name. She was incredibly genuine throughout her interview, telling adorable stories about her son and talking about the struggles of being a Broadway performer and mom, she misses putting her son to sleep! I also found out that she played tennis growing up (as did I!), she had a poster of Rob Lowe on her wall when she was growing up (same taste!) and she loves Billy Joel so much she would stalk him outside his house (Billy Joel is my favorite!) If those aren’t all signs that Idina and I should be best friends, I don’t don’t know what is.
Besides seeing my want-to-be-best-friend in the flesh, we were so lucky to be there when Chi-Lan Lieu showed us some great Summer Essentials. From The Miracle Suit (helps you look 10 lbs thinner!) to fabulous Samsonite luggage and more, the entire audience went home with all the items Chi-Lan presented! The show ended with a cooking segment from
the fantastic Sal Scognamillo, who’s grandfather was Pattsy, from the amazing Pattsy’s Restaurant! We all went home with his cookbook and I am definitely going to make FRANK’S VEAL MILANESE this weekend!
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CBS’s “The Talk” in The Big Apple

104302_D1181 (1).jpg This week I attended a taping of CBS’s “The Talk” with some fabulous bloggers (Beth Feldman, Kim Orlando, Jennifer Wagner, Shari Von Holten, and Cristie Ritz King.) “The Talk” is taping in New York all week and we had an absolute blast! Besides all the awesome giveaways (they brought a sleigh full of goodies), we enjoyed fun conversations about the topics that have people buzzing, we all fell even more in love with the amazing Garth Brooks (who has sold more albums in the US than any other artist!), and learned how to make pork tenderloin and rich hot chocolate with celebrity chef Scott Conant. At the end of the show we were able to pose for a picture with the hosts who were all so lovely and sweet. (photo credit: CBS’s “The Talk”)
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(photo credit: CBS’s “The Talk”) Garth Brooks announced his 2014 World Tour, woo hoo! He discussed Kiss as a musical influence and told us about performing at The Kennedy Center in a special tribute to Billy Joel. The Kennedy Center Honors airs Sunday, December 29th on the CBS Television Network.
*Tune in tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 13 to see Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel; Top Talker radio personality Elvis Duran; “THE TALK Home Cooked for the Holidays” series continues with celebrity chef Sandra Lee; Host Julie Chen presents her annual “Top Chen List” of holiday gift items. (CBS at 2 PM ET)
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