Broadway star Lea Salonga's latest role is in "Allegiance." Starring opposite George Takei, she portrays an American woman of Japanese descent whose family is locked away in an internment camp during World War II. Based out of Manila, Salonga has relocated to New York for the production's run. Just 17 when she auditioned for "Miss Saigon" -- a ...Read more
"I'm blessed in my life to have had the good fortune to travel and I never take that for granted," says actor Cary Elwes. "It's a wonderful gift to go to new places and meet new people." Elwes' breakthrough role came almost 30 years ago when he was selected to play the dashing (and funny) Westley in the movie "The Princess Bride." Since then, ...Read more
Megan Alexander lives the good life, she says. Besides writing, acting and producing, she's a TV correspondent for the syndicated show "Inside Edition." But football fans know her best as a sports reporter covering the NFL on CBS' "Thursday Night Football." Due to her work, she splits her time between New ...Read more
"Technically, I live in Los Angeles," says Josh Gates, host of Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown." "But my primary residence is on airport floors around the world." Not that he's complaining. The adventurer says that getting paid to see the world is his dream job. When asked for a unique destination that he would recommend, Gates says, "Cuba....Read more
Fans love to hate Joe Morton's portrayal of Rowan (Olivia Pope's father) on the hit ABC drama, "Scandal." The actor, 68, remembers, "I was in Williamstown, Mass., to see some plays and this woman came up to me and said, 'I didn't recognize you right away, but I knew I hated you!'" Laughing, he adds, "We had a lovely long conversation after that....Read more
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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias' latest project is the Fuse series, "Fluffy Breaks Even." In the unscripted show, Iglesias -- known to his fans as Fluffy -- and his friends and colleagues travel around the country finding new places to enjoy a good meal and then find ways to work the calories off. "Four out of seven days a week, I'm on planes or my ...Read more
With his debut novel "Vintage" (Touchstone, $25), author David Baker takes readers on a culinary expedition to find the perfect, lost vintage of wine that will make him a wealthy man. Himself a wine connoisseur, Baker has traveled worldwide, sampling the best bubbly in France and getting a taste of contraband wine in Saudi Arabia....Read more
As president and CEO of The National Park Foundation -- the official charity of America's national parks -- Will Shafroth oversees NPF operations. The NPF recently launched its Find Your Park (findyourpark.com) movement to encourage people to visit America's national parks.
"A lot of people only think about five or six national parks, but there...Read more
The Insiders: A ThrillerCraig Hickman
Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls ...
A New York Times bestselling author, Karin Slaughter's latest book is the thriller, "Pretty Girls" (William Morrow, $27.99). "Since all of my stories are set in Georgia, I don't have to travel far to write about how beautiful the state is," says the 44-year-old Atlanta resident. "The ...Read more
Raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and currently a resident of Los Angeles, Travis Wall has parlayed his success as a contestant on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" into a career as an Emmy-nominated choreographer and co-founder of the dance troupe, Shaping Sound. "I've been really fortunate to get to see a good part of the world through ...Read more
Kelly Clark is a four-time Winter Olympian (2002 through 2014) who has won a gold medal and two bronze medals. The halfpipe specialist has said that if she stays at the top of her game, she would love to represent Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"There's nothing like the Olympics," says Clark, who is based out ...Read more
Nancy O'Dell is best known as the host of "Entertainment Tonight." She has traveled worldwide interviewing everyone from President Obama to Angelina Jolie and, if she can make it happen, she'll bring her children (Ashby, Carson and Tyler) with her.
"My favorite memories are of my children and my husband walking along the beaches searching for ...Read more
Former "Top Chef" winner Kristen Kish was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Michigan, by her adoptive parents and has called Boston, Massachusetts home for the past decade. In the new Travel Channel series "36 Hours," she and former pro soccer player Kyle Martino explore culinary experiences in cities such as Berlin, Barcelona and ...Read more
One of the first supermodels, Carol Alt graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines, as well as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Since then, she has parlayed her modeling into a career in films, television and books. In her latest self-help book -- "A Healthy You: Boost Your Energy, Live Cleaner, and Look and Feel Younger Every Day" (...Read more
Born in Gelnhausen, Germany, and raised in Hawaii, actress Tamera Mowry lives in California with her husband, journalist Adam Housley, and their children Aden and Ariah. Best known for her television series "Sister, Sister," which also starred her twin, Tia, Mowry was recently named the Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn by homeandleisure/travel/celebritytravel/s-1704688">Read more
Author Kevin Kwan has traveled the world, but he says that London reminds him of home. "I live in Manhattan and this summer marks my 20th year as a New Yorker," says Kwan. "But London has a strong kinship to New York. They are both cosmopolitan cities overflowing with history and culture and yet completely focused on modern life. The tea and ...Read more