Wednesday, May 23, 2018


In Wednesday’s all-new episode of “Botched,” a pop star impersonator visits the doctors after silicone injections left her with a dented chin and a young woman finally reveals her bad boob job to her mom after years of suffering, while a patient with a dented derriere seeks out the help of the doctors after beating cancer.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Meredith's FOOD & WINE Announces The Best New Chefs In America 2018

Meredith's FOOD & WINE Announces The Best New Chefs In America 2018

Top Up-and-Coming Talents Selected by FOOD & WINE Editors in 30th Annual List.
NEW YORKMay 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Meredith's (NYSE: MDP) ( FOOD & WINE has announced the Best New Chefs in America 2018, the highly anticipated annual list of the most innovative and up-and-coming epicurean talent in the country today. Celebrating its 30thanniversary year, the franchise's 11 winners hail from restaurants in nine cities. The 2018 class joins the ranks of past Best New Chefs, including game changers such as Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Nancy Silverton, Tom ColicchioNobu MatsuhisaMichael SymonStephanie IzardAndrew Carmellini, and David Chang.
FOOD & WINE editors chose the Best New Chefs after a months-long selection process in which Restaurant Editor Jordana Rothman flew 37,000 miles to dine across America. The history of the franchise and the impact that Best New Chefs have made on American cuisine is captured in The Tastemakers, a new 14-minute mini documentary on and a feature story in the July issue.
"For 30 years, FOOD & WINE has highlighted the country's most brilliant, talented, and up-and-coming chefs for pushing their cuisines forward. This year's class of Best New Chefs is one of the youngest groups to be recognized in the history of the program," said FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis. "We're thrilled to announce the 2018 class of Best New Chefs today and celebrate them on all of our brand platforms."
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Best New Chefs, FOOD & WINE is launching a key initiative today: a mentorship program designed to empower the next generation of leaders who will shape American cuisine. The program begins in New York City with a half-day of conversation with industry leaders, like Mike Solomonov, and past BNCs, like Nancy Silverton and Alex Stupak, covering topics ranging from cultivating a healthy kitchen culture and practicing self-care to management skills and business development. This year's class of chefs will also be paired with Best New Chef alums to form a yearlong mentorship. "Strong, strategic leadership in the restaurant industry is needed now more than ever, so we are honoring leaders and organizations dedicated to charting a healthy, inclusive, and respectful path forward—and sharing their strategies with the next generation," said Lewis.
Meet the new class:
FOOD & WINE BEST NEW CHEFS 2018 Diana DávilaMi Tocaya AntojeríaChicago 
Julia SullivanHenrietta RedNashville 
Liz JohnsonFreedman'sLos Angeles 
Jonathan YaoKatoLos Angeles 
Michael GallinaViciaSt. Louis 
Clare de Boer & Jess ShadboltKing, NYC 
Katianna HongThe Charter OakSt. Helena, California 
Kevin TienHimitsuWashington, D.C. 
Kate WilliamsLady of the HouseDetroit
Brady WilliamsCanlisSeattle
For more information on the winners, click here.
Tonight, the 2018 winners will be celebrated at FOOD & WINE's annual Best New Chefs party at Vandal on Bowery in New York City. The winners will also be featured in the July issue of FOOD & WINE and will be showcased at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen from June 15-17. This list comes on the heels of FOOD & WINE's recent print redesign and precedes the 40th anniversary of the brand in September.
Capital One is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs program and event.  Best New Chefs event partners include BelGioioso Cheese, illy caffè, Opici Wines, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, and Sterling Silver Premium Meats. Additionally, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this franchise, the brand partnered with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on a trip to Vegas for the July cover shoot and in-book feature for this year's Best New Chefs.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Taco Bell's® "Steal A Game, Steal A Taco"

Taco Bell's® "Steal A Game, Steal A Taco" Returns To The 2018 NBA Finals For A Three-Peat

Taco Bell teams up with the NBA to give all of America free tacos when a road team snags a win during the Finals.  IRVINE, Calif.May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention taco and NBA fans alike, the NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV just got even better. The National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals return this month and Taco Bell's "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion returns with it, meaning a free Doritos® Locos Taco for all of America the first time that the road team "steals" a win from the home team during the Finals. So, whether you like Doritos® or dunks, "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" gives you another reason to love the post-season. After all, Taco Bell knows that everyone gets behind tacos."The NBA Finals and Taco Bell are the perfect matchup, and we can't wait to once again raise the stakes of an already fierce competition by putting free Doritos® Locos Tacos for America on the line," said Marisa Thalberg, Global Chief Brand Officer, Taco Bell Corp. "This is the third time we've partnered with the NBA, and the power of our combined fanbase creates an exciting cultural moment around the Finals. We know one thing is for certain, everyone will be rooting for tacos."
Taco Bell's first "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" appearance took place in 2016, when the Golden State Warriors won game four of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last year, the promotion and rivalry continued when the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers met again in the 2017 NBA Finals, with the Warriors stealing game three in Cleveland. With Taco Bell looking to make another highlight-worthy assist this year, America will have to tune in to see which team will be gifting America free Doritos® Locos Tacos.
"While only one team can take home the trophy, fans everywhere will once again have an added opportunity to celebrate the Finals thanks to Taco Bell," said Kerry Tatlock, Head of Marketing Partnerships, NBA. "Back by popular demand, 'Steal a Game, Steal a Taco' adds another level of competition to the mix and unites fans to rally around something everyone can get behind – free tacos."
The 2018 NBA Finals start Thursday, May 31 on ABC. If the road team wins Game 1, Game 2 or Game 3, America will get a free Doritos® Locos Taco on Wednesday, June 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) at all participating U.S. Taco Bell locations, or if the road team wins Game 4, Game 5, Game 6 or Game 7, America will score a free Doritos® Locos Taco on Wednesday, June 20 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) at all participating U.S. Taco Bell locations, while supplies last. Limit one (1) free Doritos® Locos Taco per person in in the fifty (50) U.S. and the District of Columbia. Check out for more information on how to receive a free Doritos® Locos Taco.
Taco Bell has historically also partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the brand's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" campaigns in the 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Series.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

White Castle® Celebrates National Slider Day

White Castle® Celebrates National Slider Day In Restaurants And Grocery Aisles Across The U.S.

On May 15, White Castle announces slider coupons for all Cravers and retail product expansion.

COLUMBUS, OhioMay 14, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- On May 15, White Castle invites Cravers to celebrate National Slider Day in restaurants and grocery aisles across the country. As the holiday's official sponsor, White Castle expects to give away thousands of free sliders in nearly 400 restaurants throughout the day. Cravers far and wide can also celebrate with a new line of microwaveable breakfast and veggie sliders, now available in frozen food aisles nationwide. "We created National Slider Day as an annual celebration for The Original Slider® and the loyal Cravers who have spent their time with us over the past 97 years," said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. "In addition to deals for our fans, we're taking it up a notch this year by increasing availability and variety for hungry fans all over to meet their Cravings any time of day."
Cravers can join the celebrations with friends and family though coupons distributed on National Slider Day. An exclusive in-restaurant offer for any free slider (excludes doubles and waffle sliders) and a small Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage will be shared via email and social media. Cravers visiting restaurants will be able to give back with the purchase of White Castle scented candle for $10, while supplies last, with 100% of the net proceeds going to Autism Speaks. A special coupon for email subscribers on May 15 will grant $1.00 off any four-pack or larger of frozen sliders in grocery aisles.
White Castle's new breakfast and vegan-friendly retail sliders add to a full line-up of microwaveable sliders, enjoyed in minutes. The newest breakfast options include four-packs of the Turkey Sausage, Egg White & Asiago Sliders featuring turkey patties from Butterball®; the Sausage, Egg and Ghost Pepper Cheese Sliders; and the Chorizo, Egg and Smoked Gouda Sliders. Cravers can also enjoy White Castle's popular vegetarian menu items at home with the addition of the four-pack Veggie Sliders and Black Bean Sliders to frozen food aisles, featuring Dr. Praeger's® slider patties.
In 1987, White Castle first launched its frozen Slider products, becoming the first fast-food restaurant to offer its menu items for preparation at home and allowing every home to become a Castle. Recently, the chain announced the expansion of its popular retail cheeseburger sliders into Walmart grocery stores across Canada.
"We pride ourselves in the variety of menu options our Cravers have to choose from, and we're always looking for new ways to reach more hungry fans," said Richardson. "We're really excited to further meet our customers anytime and anywhere with our new retail options and we hope everyone will have the opportunity to bite into a slider on National Slider Day."

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Monday, May 14, 2018

CRAFTSMAN® Tools Now Available

CRAFTSMAN® Tools Now Available At Lowe's Stores Nationwide And

CRAFTSMAN® Tools Now Available At Lowe's Stores Nationwide And

Initial CRAFTSMAN offering includes mechanics tool sets, storage and more

MOORESVILLE, N.C.May 14, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced today that the wait is over and CRAFTSMAN products are now available for purchase. Just in time for Father's Day, select CRAFTSMAN mechanics tool sets, tool storage, garage organization, flashlights and pressure washers can now be purchased at and in Lowe's stores nationwide. "We are honored to be the new go-to destination of the iconic CRAFTSMAN brand and offer some of the highest quality tools, storage and outdoor power equipment in the industry," said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer. "Lowe's and CRAFTSMAN have histories that span generations and are rooted in excellent customer service. Together we are making it easier than ever for customers to access the best tools and expert guidance they need to confidently tackle any home improvement project."
The initial CRAFTSMAN collection at Lowe's features full mechanics tool sets starting at $69.98, tool storage chests and drawer cabinets starting at $29.99 and garage organization separates starting at $79.99, along with other products. Later this year and in time for the holidays, a broad offering of CRAFTSMAN products will phase into stores including individual mechanics and hand tools, power tools and select outdoor power equipment.
"CRAFTSMAN is a brand that is built on pride. This relaunch celebrates our long-standing reputation of trust," said Allison Nicolaidis, chief marketing officer for Global Tools & Storage at Stanley Black & Decker. "We're eager to introduce new CRAFTSMAN products that can be relied on by generations to come."
CRAFTSMAN is known for its competitive warranties which will also be honored at Lowe's, providing customers a guarantee promise. If customers have questions about the warranty, they are encouraged to call CRAFTSMAN's Customer Care Hotline at 888-331-4569.

Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

Amtrak Refreshes Interiors of Acela Express Trains

Updates will provide a more modern, comfortable customer experience. WASHINGTONMay 14, 2018/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is investing in an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela Express fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington, DC, aimed at introducing a more modern and comfortable customer experience. "Customers expect a premium experience when they board an Acela Express train, and these updated interior features will provide a more comfortable, refreshed look and feel – whether you want to relax, move about freely, work or play," said Amtrak CEO and President Richard Anderson.
The Acela Express refresh is a 14-month program for all of its 20 trainsets, which includes 100 Amtrak cars and 6,080 total seats. Each trainset will be refreshed individually with new cushions and covers for all business class and first-class seats, new carpet for the aisle runner and a deep clean. The total investment is valued at more than $4 million.
The refresh will take just over a year to complete and customers can expect a progression of upgrades during that time, with this approximate delivery schedule:
  • May 2018The first trainset will be refreshed and returned into revenue service;
  • June 2018The second trainset will be refreshed and returned into revenue service
  • June 2018 - July 2019One trainset will be refreshed every three weeks.
Amtrak schedules will not change due to the refresh. The refresh will occur in advance of the debut of the next generation Acela trainsets Amtrak announced in August 2016, which will provide 40 percent more trains, one-third more passenger seats with the same personal space and high-end comfort, more service, better amenities and a smoother ride. The first trainset prototype will be ready for testing in 2019, and will enter revenue service in early 2021. All trainsets in the current fleet will be retired in early 2022.
Materials from the existing Acela cushions and covers will be reused, recycled and turned into carpet padding, while the leather will be upcycled and converted into handbags, wallets and other consumer goods.


Friday, May 11, 2018

AARP Response to President Trump's Speech

AARP Response to President Trump's Speech on Prescription Drug Prices

Solutions must address drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies. WASHINGTON, May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to President Trump's address today on prescription drug prices:  
"AARP is encouraged that the President is focusing attention on lowering prescription drug prices. Poll after poll shows the vast majority of Americans, across the political spectrum, are demanding action from Congress to address this problem.
"There is no justifiable reason for Americans to pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. High-priced drugs hurt everyone, and seniors, who on average take 4.5 medications a month, are particularly vulnerable.
"We welcome a broad look across the entire drug supply chain to find ways to help drive down drug prices. AARP also strongly believes that it is critical that any proposals to lower prescription drug costs don't simply shift the costs around in the health care system without addressing the root problem: the prices set by pharmaceutical companies. 
"AARP has long supported a number of proposals that could help lower drug prices. These include allowing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower drug prices on behalf of millions of Medicare beneficiaries, allowing for the safe importation of lower-priced drugs, reducing the length of market exclusivity for high-priced biologic drugs, prohibiting pay-for-delay deals between brand and generic drug companies, and demanding greater transparency in prescription drug pricing.
"On behalf of our 38 million members and their families, AARP looks forward to working with the Administration and Congress to identify and implement workable solutions that will help lower prescription drug prices and their ultimate costs to patients, taxpayers, and the overall health care system."

Thursday, May 10, 2018



Emmy-award winning host and journalist María Celeste Arrarás will lead the most complete coverage of the Royal Wedding on Spanish-language television, featuring exclusive access to expert royal-watchers, friends of the Royal Family and correspondents in the UK and Rosarito, Mexico, home of the future princess’s father.

Miami –May 10, 2018- Telemundo announced its coverage of the Royal Wedding with wall-to-wall live programming on Saturday, May 19 starting at 5 AM ET/2 PT followed by “Megan y Harry, La Boda Real,” an “Al Rojo Vivo” special airing on primetime at 10 PM ET/9 CT. Emmy-award winning anchor and journalist María Celeste Arrarás will lead the coverage, produced in collaboration with NBC and featuring conversations with experts, friends of the Royal Family, and correspondents in Windsor, London and Rosarito, the Mexican town where the father of the future princess lives.
“I’ve had the opportunity to cover several royal weddings, but none like this. Megan and Harry’s wedding actually has the Cinderella factor: It’s like a fairy tale,” María Celeste commented. “We’ll watch as a young actress from Los Angeles sees her dreams come true and becomes the first British princess born in the United States.”
María Celeste and “Al Rojo Vivo” correspondents Rodner Figueroa, Nicole Suárez and Enrique “Quique” Usales will report from Windsor Palace, the site of the Royal Wedding, as well as from London and other places in the United Kingdom to document the couple’s journey and the reaction of the British public. They’ll consult with expert royal-watchers, friends of the Royal Family and fashion commentators to produce the most complete coverage of this eagerly awaited event on US Spanish-language television.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

J. Cole Announces North American KOD Tour

J. Cole Announces North American KOD Tour With Special Guest Young Thug

SANTA MONICA, Calif.May 8, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- J. Cole has announced that he'll embark on a 34-date tour in support of his chart-topping new album KOD, with special guest Young ThugProduced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in Miami, FL on August 9 and make stops across North America including AtlantaChicagoNew York
Los Angeles and more, before wrapping in Boston, MA on October 10. See below for J. Cole's full itinerary.  Released via Dreamville with distribution through Roc Nation /Interscope Records, KOD arrived on April 20 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, marking J. Cole's fifth consecutive #1 on the chart. Along with scoring the biggest streaming week for an album so far in 2018, KOD has earned the third-biggest streaming week for an album in all of chart history. The tour will be a can't miss outing for fans of the highly praised and much discussed album.
Tickets for the KOD tour go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. local time at and
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. through Friday, May 11 at 10 p.m.
In addition, there will be a Spotify pre-sale beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m.local time and continuing through 10 p.m. that day.
Fans will also have the opportunity to gain early access to ticket pre-sales, beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST, through purchase of KOD bundles at
J. Cole KOD Tour Dates:
Aug 9 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug 11 - Tampa, FL - Amelia Arena
Aug 12 - Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Center*
Aug 14 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
Aug 15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Aug 17 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Aug 18  - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena*
Aug 22 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl SDSU
Aug 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Aug 29 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep 2 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
Sep 4 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Sep 5 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Sep 7 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
Sep 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Sept 12 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena*
Sep 13 - Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Sep 17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sep 18 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Sep 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Sep 21 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesar's Arena
Sep 22 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Sep 23 - Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
Sep 26 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
Sep 28 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
Oct 1 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden*
Oct 4 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre
Oct 5 - Montreal - Bell Centre
Oct 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Oct 8 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena*
Oct 10 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
*Young Thug not performing
The fifth studio album from J. Cole, KOD follows his critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 2016 album 4 Your Eyez Only. In the week ending April 26KOD sold 397kequivalent album units, while its songs amassed 322 million audio streams. That makes J. Cole only the third artist in history to surpass 300 million audio streams in its debut week—an achievement that's especially remarkable considering that KOD only contains 12 songs.
North Carolina native, J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, which released his official debut Cole World: The Sideline Story in 2011. To date, he's received five Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album (for 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive). Arriving in December 20164 Your Eyez Only debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and gained acclaim from outlets like the New York Times(who praised it as "spartan but sumptuous, emotionally acute but plain-spoken…one of the year's most finely drawn [albums]"). 4 Your Eyez Only was J. Cole's first release for Dreamville, the label he launched in 2007. Like all of J. Cole's first four albums, it's certified platinum.
Young Thug is a rapper and fashion icon who defies borders. He has close to 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify and his projects are critically acclaimed (4 received scores of 8 or higher on Pitchfork). Thug recently released his mixtape Super Slimy with Future and scored his first Billboard No. 1 on Camila Cabello's 'Havana'.
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