Back To School Anxiety
Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety
Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! CLICK HERE to read about the most common worries and how to deal with them.
Jodi’s Hollywood Outsiders
Channing Tatum to play mermaid in gender-reversed reboot of ‘Splash’
The “Magic Mike XXL” star will play the role Daryl Hannah made famous in the 1984 movie. Tatum will also produce the movie, co-starring actor Jillian Bell in the part Tom Hanks originally played. CLICK HERE to find out more!
Jimmy Fallon to Host the Golden Globes
Hosting an awards show is always a thankless gig. If it goes well, hardly anyone remembers, but if it goes poorly the host will be trying to live it down for the rest of his career. Fallon is a very interesting choice for the ceremony, which has only been hosted by three people in the past seven years. He promises to be a totally different kind of host. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Tony Bennett Turns 90
Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel,Elton John and Stevie Wonder lead an all-star lineup of performers for a TV special celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday. CLICK HERE to learn more!
Zayn Malik turns his talents to television as he joins Hollywood show about a boy band
ZAYN MALIK hated being in a boy band — but that hasn’t put off the former One Direction star from creating a TV show about one. The singer is making his first foray in television by becoming Executive Producer on a TV series about a 1D style group. CLICK HERE for more details!
Simon Cowell, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges and Host to Return Next Season
NBC will bring back “America’s Got Talent” judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandell, as well as host Nick Cannon for next season. CLICK HERE to learn more!
Pink’s New Album Reportedly Drops In November
After four long years, Pink is finally ready to drop her next record. The pop star has been notably absent from pop music in recent years, but absence makes the heart grow fonder. CLICK HERE to learn more!
The Stranger Things Soundtrack Isn’t As Eerie, But It’s Still Gloriously ’80s
The show’s score will get an official release. In the meantime, Netflix curated a Spotify playlist of the show’s soundtrack. CLICK HERE to check it out!
Cool Summer Eats
- 8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked and drained
- 1 (5 ounce) package Hormel pepperoni minis
- 4 ounces provolone cheese (or cheddar) cut into ¼ cubes
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or fresh minced garlic)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
Cook pasta in heavily salted water according to package directions. Drain and cool. Toss all of the salad ingredients except for the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Prepare dressing by whisking all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Add the dressing to the pasta and toss to coat. Chill for 1-2 hours in the fridge. Stir well and top with grated Parmesan cheese right before serving
Refugee Olympic Team
The Story of the Refugee Olympic Team
A wide array of athletes were submitted for consideration, and the IOC narrowed the list to 10. Some have been working with coaches for years, others just months. Some met Olympic qualification standards, and others came very close. Some of the athletes’ home countries are fielding Olympic teams themselves. But the 10 members of the Refugee Olympic Team will march in the opening ceremonies in Rio under the Olympic flag, to the Olympic anthem, and live as other teams do in the Olympic Village. CLICK HERE fore the full story!
Producers Mailbag – Books That Made You Cry
Jodi daughter, Taylor, just finished reading ‘Of Mice and Men’. No spoilers, but the ending was very upsetting for her. So we want to know….. what are some books that made you cry?