A Super Bowl Tradition Makes its New York Debut as GoBowling.com and Ed “Too Tall” Jones Host the Celebrity Bowling Classic

NFL Heroes and Fans Unite to Raise Funds for the NFL Foundation in a Celebrity Bowling Showdown at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers

GoBowling.com is teaming with one of the biggest NFL legends of all time to host the 9th Annual NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. Emceed by celebrated Super Bowl champion and football star, Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones, the tournament aims to increase awareness and bring in donations for the NFL Foundation. The event will begin at 10:30 am EST on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

The NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic brings together fans and NFL heroes alike for an exciting day of bowling. Bowlers will be teamed up with current and former NFL stars, Pro Football Hall-of-Famers and wounded warriors from joint base McGuire Air Force, Fort Dix Army and Lakehurst Naval Air in New Jersey, who will serve as rotating celebrity captains throughout the event. Fans will get an opportunity to bowl and engage with the honorary legends on an up-close and personal level.

Prominent NFL stars and Pro Football Hall of Fame members confirmed to participate in the Classic include: OJ Anderson, John Baker, Erich Barnes, Lem Barney, Hank Bauer, Scott Brunner, Jarrod Bunch,Greg Buttle, Chris Calloway, Harry Carson, Parnell Dickinson, Carl Eller, Chuck Foreman, Nesby Glasgow, Rodney Hampton, Thomas Henderson, Ted Hendricks, Paul Hornung, Lamonte Hunley, Ricky Hunley, Brian Kelly, Jerry Kramer, Sean Landeta, Tom Mack, Curtis McGriff, Erik McMillan, Chuck Mercein, Michael Merriweather, Tom Nowatzke, Bart Oates, Brig Owens, Joe Pisarcik, Gary Reasons,Steve Reece, Willie Roaf, Pete Shaw, Mike Sherrard, Jim Taylor, Sandra Taylor, DeeDee Trotter, Justin Tucker, Everson Walls, Chris Ward, Ickey Woods and Garo Yepremian.

I’m so proud to once again team up with GoBowling.com to host this great event that combines two of America’s favorite pastimes, bowling and football, all to benefit a terrific cause. The Classic has become an annual tradition and its continued success speaks to both the enduring popularity and the fundraising power of bowling,” said Jones. “With more than 69 million people taking to the lanes every year, bowling is our nation’s number one participatory sport and an activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age, any background and from all walks of life.

There’s no other event like the Classic, a day where fans get to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NFL legends in a fun and relaxed setting, and knock down some pins all for a great cause,” said Frank DeSocio, president of Strike Ten Entertainment (STE). STE is the centralized sponsor-activation arm for bowling and the creator of GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans. “This will be a special year for the Classic as we host the game with one of the NFL’s ‘biggest’ legends of all time in the Big Apple. We’re also pleased to welcome a number of past and present NFL stars who will take part in the tournament.”

GoBowling.com is the destination for bowling fans and enthusiasts seeking news and information about one of America’s favorite pastimes and the nation’s number one participatory sport.  With more than 69 million people taking to the lanes every year, GoBowling.com is a one-stop location where people of all ages can go to satisfy their love of bowling.  Consumers turn to GoBowling.com every day to find bowling fun – discovering new bowling centers, tips and tricks to use on the lanes, event news and great deals at more than 2,100+ family-friendly bowling centers across the country.

GoBowling.com encourages interested parties to sign up in teams of four for a total donation of $3,000 or for $750 per bowler. Guests of bowlers may also attend the event for a charge of $250 per person. Each bowler will receive a limited edition commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII bowling ball, pin and bowling shirt as well as a buffet meal and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization. Interested parties should contact Tournament Director Nick Nicolosi at 201-489-0049 or n.nicolosi@verizon.net.

Premier Selection of Galleries to Participate in Art Basel’s second edition in Hong Kong

Preview (by invitation only) Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12pm – 5pm Private View
5pm – 9pm Vernissage

Public Show Dates: Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18, 2014
Thursday 12pm – 7pm General entry
Friday 12pm – 9pm General entry
Saturday 12pm – 7pm General entry
Sunday 12pm – 5pm General entry

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Opening Ceremony | Left to right: René Kamm, CEO MCH Basel Exhibition, The Hon C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Guy Morin, President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Opening Ceremony | Left to right: René Kamm, CEO MCH Basel Exhibition, The Hon C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Guy Morin, President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt

Art Basel has announced details of its second edition in Hong Kong, taking place Thursday, May 15, to Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 245 premier galleries, from 39 countries and territories. With over half of its galleries having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region – including 24 galleries with exhibition spaces in Hong Kong – Art Basel underlines its commitment to showcasing the best art from the region. The show will include for the first time a Film sector, curated by Li Zhenhua, and hosted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The Selection Committee for Art Basel in Hong Kong is comprised of renowned international gallerists: Emi Eu, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Shireen Gandhy, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai; Suzie Kim, Kukje Gallery, Seoul; Maho Kubota, Scai The Bathhouse, Tokyo; David Maupin, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; Urs Meile, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing & Lucerne; Massimo De Carlo, Massimo De Carlo, Milan; Zhang Wei, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Beijing. The experts for the Discoveries sector are Atsuko Ninagawa, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, and Finola Jones, mother’s tankstation, Dublin. The expert for Modern Art is Mathias Rastorfer, Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich.

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Galerie du Monde

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Galerie du Monde

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Impression

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Impression

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Impression

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Impression

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Hanart TZ Gallery

Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | Hanart TZ Gallery

Galleries, the main sector of the show, will present 171 Modern and contemporary art galleries. Returning galleries will be joined by 19 exhibitors who will be new to the Art Basel show including: Anna Schwartz Gallery, Applicat-Prazan, Brame & Lorenceau, Galleria Franco Noero, Galerie Hubert Winter, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, gdm, Gerhardsen Gerner, Grieder Contemporary, Mazzoleni Galleria D’Arte, Meessen De Clercq, Meyer Riegger, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Michael Lett, Mitchell- Innes & Nash, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, and Zach Feuer Gallery. For the full gallery list, please visit www.artbasel.com/hongkong/galleries. Continue reading

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet

Entenmann’s lovers can enter the Entenmann’s Sweet Donut Sweepstakes on the Entenmann’s Facebook page

Entenmann's Sweet Valentine's Edible Bouquet

Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet

Entenmann’s Bakery, part of Bimbo Bakeries USA and 115-year-old brand, has delicious plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet and Entenmann’s Sweet Donut Sweepstakes. Entenmann’s fans won’t want to miss out on this mouthwatering celebration!
ENTENMANN’S SWEET VALENTINE’S EDIBLE BOUQUET

  • Consumers can create the Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet, using the recipe card with simple step-by-step instructions and easy-to-find ingredients. Click here for the recipe card.
  • With chocolate, sprinkles and a pinch of creativity, readers can the most delicious bouquet their loved ones have ever received!

ENTENMANN’S SWEETDONUT SWEEPSTAKES

  • Entenmann’s lovers can enter the Entenmann’s Sweet Donut Sweepstakes on the Entenmann’s Facebook page starting January 3, 2014 and ending on February 28, 2014 for the chance to win one of ten prize packages that include $35 worth of Entenmann’s coupons, a Mr. Rich Frosted and Ms. Crumb plush toy, a $75 1-800-Flowers gift card and a $30 AMEX gift card for the supplies to create an Entenmann’s Sweet Valentine’s Edible Bouquet. Entenmann’s fans can also enter to win one of 40 Mr. Rich Frosted and Ms. Crumb plush toys. No purchase is necessary. Details can be found on http://www.Facebook.com/Entenmanns or on 8-pack boxes of Rich Frosted Donuts and 8-pack boxes of Crumb Donuts.

DOVE® MEN+CARE® INTRODUCES FIRST PREMIUM LINE OF EXPERT SHAVE PRODUCTS

Professional barbers and dermatologists agree that the key to a smoother, more comfortable shave is not only the razor, but the products used on the skin and beard. Caring for men’s faces just got better with the launch of the new Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave range. The brand’s first advanced three-step approach delivers the ultimate caring shave experience.
The Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave range is developed in collaboration with barbers and is clinically proven to better moisturize skin for the ultimate caring shave.

The Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave range is developed in collaboration with barbers and is clinically proven to better moisturize skin for the ultimate caring shave.

Built on the Dove heritage in cleansing, moisturizing and care, Dove® Men+Care® has collaborated with leading barbers and dermatologists to develop the range. Clinically proven to better hydrate men’s faces, the new Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave range will better care for skin before, during and after shaving.

Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave is an upgraded shaving experience for men — the products are specifically designed to allow for smooth razor glide across the skin and an advanced level of moisturization, before, during and after shaving,” said Carmelo Guastella, award-winning barber with 30 years of experience who collaborated on the creation of the range. “I believe that how you prepare men’s skin and the ingredients used in products are as important as blade selection when it comes to shaving.

Upgrade His Shave in Three-Steps
The Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave Range three-step approach delivers a superior shave experience for men. Used together, the products better care for men’s faces before, during and after shaving:

  • Step 1 “Pre-Shave:” Products cleanse and soften men’s skin and stubble/beard to better prepare the face for a smooth shave
  • Step 2 “Shave:” Shave creams are clinically proven to provide superior hydration for the ultimate caring shave
  • Step 3 “Post-Shave:” Absorbs quickly to soothe skin and help relieve shaving irritation

Superior Shave Experience
The Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave range includes five products, each of which draws on the 50 years of experience Dove has caring for and moisturizing skin:

  • Exfoliating Pre-Shave Scrub: clinically proven to hydrate skin as it cleanses, while lifting and scrubbing stubble to help reduce ingrown hairs
  • Softening Pre-Shave Oil: formulated to soften hair and prepare the face for a closer, more comfortable shave with moisturizing ingredients
  • Smoothing Shave Cream: creamy lather helps protect from shaving irritation and ensures a smooth razor glide to leave skin feeling soft and moisturized
  • Total Comfort Shave Cream: moisture-enriched formula designed for men with dry skin, this protective cream softens hair on contact for a smooth razor glide and is clinically proven to hydrate skin and help reduce shaving irritation
  • Intense Post-Shave Repair Balm: fast-absorbing, soothing formula is clinically proven to re-hydrate skin and help reduce irritation after shaving

Pushing the boundaries
The Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave Range includes only shave creams, not traditional shave gels or foams, because cream formulas have the ability to provide higher levels of moisturization. New Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave Smoothing Shave Cream and Total Comfort Shave Cream are formulated to help skin stay hydrated and ensure optimum levels of slick when gliding a blade over the face.

The two shave creams in Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave contain high levels of moisturizing ingredients that are clinically proven to offer superior moisturization compared to competitor shave products on the market,” said Matt Kuznitz, Unilever Scientist who spearheaded the research and development for the range. “We developed Expert Shave to be the most caring line of Dove® Men+Care® shaving products available and to deliver the shave experience we knew men needed and would appreciate.”

For more information on Dove® Men+Care® Expert Shave visit www.dove.com/expertshave

Dove® Men+Care® is the first brand from Dove® developed specially for men. Manufactured by Unilever, it is the #1 recommended body wash by dermatologists. Launched in 2010, the Dove® Men+Care® portfolio includes: Body Washes and Bars with skin care built in, Deodorants and Antiperspirants with 48-hour odor and wetness protection designed to be tough on sweat, not on skin, Hair Care that fortifies to make men’s hair three times stronger, and a Face Range designed to help men take better care of their skin in three easy steps. All Dove® Men+Care® products are available nationwide in food, drug, and mass outlet stores.

CELEBRITIES GEAR UP FOR FIRST EVER “CHOPPED TOURNAMENT OF STARS”

ATHLETES, ACTORS AND COMEDIANS, OH MY!

Chopped Tournament of Stars premieres Sunday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

Five Episode Competition Featuring Celebrities Competing in the Chopped Kitchen for Charity

With a $50,000 grand prize for charity on the line, celebrities from different walks of life compete in the ultimate Chopped Tournament of Stars, premiering Sunday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT. The five-part competition series, hosted by Ted Allen, includes four celebrities going head-to-head each week in themed episodes over three rounds: appetizer, entrée and dessert – each featuring mystery ingredients within the Chopped basket. Featuring sports stars, comedians, actors, and for the first time, veterans from Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, the celebrities are judged by a rotating roster of Chopped regulars, including Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian, to determine which celebrity will advance each week to face off in the finale on Sunday, April 6th at 9pm ET/PT, with a chance to win the grand prize for the charity of their choice.
This tournament brings together the most diverse, talented group of celebrities we have ever had compete in the Chopped Kitchen, “ said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network. “With $50,000 on the line for their charity, these celebs fill the kitchen with action, drama and comedy as they do everything they can to be the victor.

Episodes include:

Sports Stars compete on Chopped Tournament of Stars

Sports Stars compete on Chopped Tournament of Stars

Premiering Sunday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT
“Sports Stars!”
Four famous athletes bring their fierceness and passion to the Chopped Kitchen for a five-part $50,000 celebrity tournament! With the charities they are playing for in their minds, the competitors open the first basket to find a scary ingredient – alligator. Then in the entrée round, the celebs must cook with some strange eggs and some tiny limes. The final two sports stars that make it to the dessert round put their athleticism and enthusiasm into making a great final dish that includes crystallized ginger and wafer cookies.
Competitors: Brandi Chastain, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Greg Louganis, Charles Oakley
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian

Lou Diamond Phillips on Chopped Tournament of Stars

Lou Diamond Phillips on Chopped Tournament of Stars

Premiering Sunday, March 16th at 9pm ET/PT
“Rachael vs. Guy!”
These four competitors are all cooking-competition veterans, alums of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, but they have never stepped foot in the Chopped Kitchen! How will they do with beef tongue and microwaveable chocolate cake in the appetizer basket? Then the stars have a pizza party in the entrée round after they discover leftover slices in the basket. With hopes of making it to the $50,000 finale, two competitors must make desserts using chocolate bars and banana chips.
Competitors: Penn Jillette, Coolio, Lou Diamond Phillips, Carnie Wilson
Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Marc Murphy, Chris Santos Continue reading

Lenox Corporation Celebrates 125 Years Of American Style, Design And Craftsmanship

Lenox, the leader in home entertaining, is proud to announce its 125th anniversary year in 2014.  This momentous event in the company’s history will be celebrated throughout 2014 and will serve as a gateway to create new excitement about the brand among loyal consumers while drawing new customers to the exciting variety of products that Lenox offers. The company is celebrating its landmark 125th anniversary in 2014 and markets its products under the Lenox, Donna Karan Lenox, Marchesa by Lenox, kate spade new york, Dansk and Gorham brands.

Lenox Corporation Celebrates 125 Years Of American Style, Design And Craftsmanship.  (PRNewsFoto/Lenox Corporation)

Lenox Corporation Celebrates 125 Years Of American Style, Design And Craftsmanship. (PRNewsFoto/Lenox Corporation)

Lenox is the leading purveyor of fine china, casual dinnerware, crystal stemware and 18/10 stainless flatware.  From everyday and intimate gatherings to pull-out-all-the-stops formal gala occasions, Lenox offers the widest range of products relevant to the way people of all ages entertain today.  Across the board, Lenox has everything customers need to create stylish table settings that make every event a treasured memory.

Lenox is the only American brand that has built a 125-year history of trust with generations of consumers offering unrivaled artistry and superior craftsmanship that make the brand the premiere market destination for entertaining, bridal and gifting.  In addition, Lenox is the only manufacturer of fine bone china in the United States and has been chosen to provide the White House dinnerware for numerous presidential services.  All Lenox formal dinnerware is made in the USA by talented American artisans in North Carolina.  Using only the finest materials to produce its formal bone china, including accents of 24 kt gold and precious platinum, Lenox is proud to backstamp even the most detailed patterns as dishwasher-safe.

As part of the anniversary year, Lenox has introduced a new branding campaign across all media.  Created around the theme Lenox, Where Entertaining is @, the brand speaks to modern consumers in language they can understand.  The new multi-platform campaign, which comes to life on www.Lenox.com, inspires, educates and provides expert tips on how to entertain at home with your own personal style. Using memorable how-to videos and beautiful visual layouts accompanied by informative text, the new campaign demonstrates that Lenox is the one-stop shopping and gifting resource for consumers who want to entertain at home.  More than simply advertising key products, the new branding initiative will engage consumers with an incredible array of exclusive recipes, expert tips and unique product suggestions geared toward deepening our customers’ relationship with the Lenox brand while inspiring them to entertain at home with confidence and style.

In addition, Lenox will showcase their best-selling patterns in their 125th anniversary year.  Lenox introduces new American-made formal dinnerware each season but the most popular bridal pattern remains Opal Innocence, which has sold over one million place settings since its 2002 launch.  Butterfly Meadow porcelain dinnerware is known the world over as the most popular pattern for casual dining.  With its garden motif of butterflies and flowers, it evokes the beauty of springtime all year around.  The freezer-to-oven-to-table durability and microwave and dishwasher-safe convenience make it perfect for everyday while the beautifully scalloped shape and large eating surface make it an entertaining must-have.  Paired with best selling Tuscany Classics lead-free crystal stem and barware in sizes suited to each specific wine or beverage and with popular Vintage Jewel stainless flatware, creating a beautiful tablescape becomes easy for home entertainers everywhere.

Pop-Tarts® Teams Up With U.S. Teen Freeskiiers Torin Yater-Wallace & Maggie Voisin To Make Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Crazy Good(TM)

The countdown to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is on, and Pop-Tarts® has partnered with U.S. Olympic hopefuls and freestyle skiers Torin Yater-Wallace and Maggie Voisin to put a Crazy Good(TM) spin on the competition. Eighteen-year-old Torin was nominated to the U.S. Men’s Freeskiing Team this week, and is a rising star heading into the Sochi Games. Maggie was also nominated this week to the U.S. Women’s Freeskiing Team – making her the youngest U.S. Winter Olympic hopeful at 15 years old since 1972. With the help of Pop-Tarts, they’re giving teens an exclusive look inside their Crazy Good Winter adventures.

Winter Olympic Hopeful & Freestyle Skier Torin Yater-Wallace

Winter Olympic Hopeful & Freestyle Skier Torin Yater-Wallace

I’m pumped that I was nominated to join Team USA in Sochi,” said Yater-Wallace. “This is the first time freeskiing is in the Olympics, and to be making history while representing my country is amazing. I’m excited to team up with Pop-Tarts so we can give fans an inside look at my journey and a new Winter Olympic sport.

Since he hit the slopes at age seven, Torin has challenged himself to go bigger and be more creative each day on skis. His Start Story video illustrates the support he receives from family and friends, and the drive that pushes him toward great things. In 2011, he nailed his landing onto the freeskiing scene when he became the youngest Winter X-Games medalist in history – and is quickly becoming the face of the sport.

Youngest Winter Olympic Hopeful & Freestyle Skier Maggie Voisin

Youngest Winter Olympic Hopeful & Freestyle Skier Maggie Voisin

Having the chance to compete in the Winter Olympic Games as one of the youngest Winter Olympic athletes would be a dream come true,” said Voisin. “I’m really excited that Pop-Tarts is helping Torin and me include our fans in this awesome experience.”

The brand’s partnership with Torin and Maggie isn’t the only way Pop-Tarts is making this winter Crazy Good. Team USA enthusiasts can use the Crazy Good Me app on the Pop-Tarts Facebook page to create their own unique winter athlete avatar – complete with customizable clothes and competition gear – and share it with friends through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. New accessories like Torin and Maggie’s favorite hats and mittens will be updated throughout the Games so the Crazy Good characters can look stylish all the way through the Closing Ceremony.

Pop-Tarts bring fun to breakfast, and we’re excited to partner with two athletes who are competing in a fun new Olympic sport,” said Aleta Chase, director of marketing for Pop-Tarts. “We want to give fans a taste of life as a teenage athlete through a cool new app and exclusive access during their quests for gold.”

Fans can also head to the breakfast aisle to find Torin on the back of limited edition Pop-Tarts boxes sold nationwide or to the Facebook page for updates on his Olympic journey via epic photos and videos of tricks and moments off the slopes. For more behind-the-scenes access to Torin and Maggie, and additional Team USA updates at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, join the #CrazyGoodWinter conversation on Twitter and follow poptarts411 on Instagram.