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Laissez les bon temps rouler! The Crescent City. The Big Easy. NOLA. The nicknames may change and the elements have…

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Heart Walk

Take care of your heart by exercising 30 minutes a day - and celebrate your fitness by participating in one of the fall American Heart Association Heart Walks! It's a 5K so you've got time to get those steps in and work up to it!

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Happy Birthday to US!

Although Belgium got the better of us in the World Cup, there's still a reason to celebrate... it's our nations 238th birthday! 

Or is it?

It's widely understood that the Declaration of Independence is our country's birth certificate, when it was ratified on July 4th, 1776. Although England didn't recognize the United States until 1783 - which would make the US 231 years old - the United States as we know it today actually started with the Constitution, which went into effect in 1789. So does that make us 225 years old?

I'm goin' with 238. Also, here are some interesting things you may not have known about the fourth of July.

So, if you're celebrating  this upcoming Independence Day, make it a happy and safe one.


My very best to you, 

It's ALIVE - Hot in Cleveland premiere PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Bertinelli   

The Hot in Cleveland LIVE broadcast on June 19 was one for the ages - an achievement that will remain with me for the rest of my life. 

There was so much more to the production than just remembering my lines - and that was hard enough since our talented writers were rewriting parts of the script with just 30 minutes to broadcast! So many people contributed to this awesome achievement - the first live broadcast ever for TVLand - and if you saw it live on television, or during our enhanced "Insiders" rebroadcast, you know it went off without a hitch... well, almost.

Here's my behind-the-scenes look at everything that went into that historic evening. I hope you enjoy some of the snapshots I took along the way - and I'd like to thank cameraman Vito Giambalvo for sharing his photos of the camera and sound crews with us because those teams brought the magic into your home. 

Judging Iron Chef America: A Dream Come True PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Bertinelli   
Saturday, 12 October 2013 23:22

img_4323.jpgOn Saturday, October 12, I will be celebrating a dream come true, when I make my debut as an official judge on Iron Chef America!

I am a huge fan of the show on Food Network, and I was thrilled when my friend, Alton Brown, the host of Iron Chef America, invited me to be a judge at a taping in the July. Here's my behind-the-scenes look at Battle Oktoberfest!

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