Chef and restaurateur Tim Love is one of the stars of CNBC's series "Restaurant Startup." The reality show helps potential restaurateurs by investing money in new restaurants. He says one way he keeps on top of culinary trends is via travel.
"Cooking is really not the hard part," says Love, 44. "When you ...Read more
Actor Dominic Monaghan, 39, has had starring roles in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the ABC hit series, "Lost." The British actor's latest project is hosting his own Travel Channel series, "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," where, he says, he gets to enjoy searching the world for unique and amazing wildlife. "I generally travel with ...Read more
Author Matt Marinovich says that his ultimate excursion would involve his career. "As a writer, I would love to be able to cover a true crime story that would lead me to strange places across the country, preferably in a mid-sized rental car," says Marinovich, whose latest thriller -- "The Winter Girl: A Novel" (Doubleday, $24.95)...Read more
On the Showtime series "Shameless," Isidora Goreshter portrays a tough-talking Russian prostitute. Starring opposite heavy hitters such as William H. Macy is a dream come true, she says. A resident of California, Goreshter says, "There's nothing in the world quite comparable to Los Angeles, but I have visited Russia with my family and was able ...Read more
If you ask celebrity fitness instructor, Adam Rosante, what his goal is he'll say that it's to help people live healthy lives. One way of keeping your life in balance is with travel, he says. "New Orleans is pure soul," says Rosante, 36. "Next time you're there, make sure you hook up with Confederacy of Cruisers. They'll take you on an off-the-...Read more
"Downton Abbey" fans immediately recognize Brendan Coyle as John Bates, the valet and former British Army batman to the Earl of Grantham in Julian Fellowes' period drama series. Coyle, 52, now stars in the Esquire Network's series, "Spotless," where he portrays an East London mob boss named Nelson Clay. Currently splitting his time between the ...Read more
Raised in Ukhta, Russia, actress Olga Fonda came to the United States to study and was later discovered by a modeling agent. A former competitive dancer who's also proficient in krav maga and karate, Fonda puts her talents to good use on TNT's "Agent X." On the series, she portrays a fearless Russian spy. The actress, 33, resides in Los Angeles ...Read more
Sixteen years after Tia Mowry became a household name on the sitcom, "Sister, Sister," the busy actress stars in two series. She appears on TV Land's "Instant Mom" and "Tia Mowry at Home," her own lifestyle show on the Cooking Channel. Married to actor Cory Hardrict, she says her family travels all the time and never tires of it.
"When Cory is ...Read more
The SiegeJames Hanna
One hundred inmates hold twelve guards hostage in the laundry dorm of the Indiana Penal Farm. Tom Hemmings, a dorm counselor, has been conscripted to defuse the standoff. But the inmates are divided into rival gangs, the guards into feuding unions. And the prison administration has sparked ...
Foreign languages have always been important to Turkish-born entrepreneur Serdar Acar, founder of the children's language-learning program Dino Lingo (http://dinolingo.com). "As the (Turkish) saying goes, 'One language one person, two languages two persons,'" says Acar, 40, who now resides in Fort Myers, Fla. "...Read more
Born in London, raised in New Delhi and currently working in Los Angeles, actor Kunal Nayyar is known to millions of fans as Raj Koothrappali on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." After making his New York theatre debut earlier this summer in the off-Broadway show, "The Spoils," Nayyar released his autobiographical book, "Yes, My Accent Is ...Read more
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
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