Thursday, December 22, 2011

ION's Michelle Harris joins as a TASTE AWARDS Presenter

ION Life television host Michelle Harris joins the TASTE AWARDS as a presenter.

Television personality and actress Michelle Harris is the host and co-creator of the television program "Alive & Well with Michelle Harris," which airs on the Ion Life network.

Michelle helps viewers to reach their goals and look and feel their best. Her knowledge on living well helps to educate audiences in an entertaining way and create positive change.

She has been featured on shows such as Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos, Showbiz Tonight, and CNN. Michelle has also been seen in magazines such as In Touch, Women's World, Natural Beauty and Health, Celeb Life, and People Pets.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

TASTE AWARDS to Honor Food and Fashion TV & Film Stars Jan. 12th in Hollywood

The stars and celebrities of food and fashion television and film are preparing to revel in Hollywood on January 12th at their own one-of-a-kind awards show, the 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS. The TASTE AWARDS (also known as the TASTY Awards) is the premier awards show honoring the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.

Fans, networks, producers and sponsors could not be more excited. The Awards Show features a star-studded lineup, including presenters and attendees such as Joanne Weir (PBS), Robert Irvine (Food Network), Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Network), Nathan Lyon (Fit TV, Discovery Health, PBS, Food Network), Bobby Bognar (History Channel), Austin Lau (YouTube), Danielle Keene (Bravo), Amy Paffrath (MTV, G4, E!), Ludo Lefebvre (Sundance Channel), Ashley James (Public Television), Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos (Cooking Channel), and more.

Jamie Oliver, Average Betty, Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef: Just Desserts, Project Runway, What Not to Wear, and Rick Bayless lead the awards finalists with several nominations each. Special Achievement Honors have been announced for Ming Tsai, Lidia Bastianich, The Chew, Steve Jobs, Taste Buds, Kung Fu Panda 2, Stanley Tucci, All on the Line (Sundance Channel), Mad Fashion (Bravo), Kaitlyn's Beauty Journal, Nail Files (TV Guide), Beverly Hills Fabulous (VH1), Famous Foods (VH1), LX TV, Debi Mazar, and Tabatha's Salon Takeover.

VIEWERS CHOICE voting took place through December 8th for Best Food Travel Series: Web, Best Food or Drink Radio Broadcast, Best Home Chef in a Series, Best Fashion or Design Program: Web, Best Comedy Series, and Best Film or Documentary. To vote or for limited availability show tickets, go to, as well as get updates on Twitter at The Official Hotel of the 2012 TASTE AWARDS is the Thompson Beverly Hills.

Selected TASTE AWARD winners will be featured in the Summer 2012 edition of Intermezzo Magazine. In addition, TASTE AWARD winners of the Best Food Travel Series: Web will receive a Foodie Trip to Estonia, compliments of the Estonian Consulate.

Award Winners will be announced at the TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet event and reception at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on January 12th, as well as filmed for later broadcast. The full list of nominees and categories for the 2012 TASTE AWARDS, including Best Food Program, Best Drink Program, Best Film, Best Fashion Program, and Best Organic Program can be seen on, or

The TASTE AWARDS are for food, fashion, and home lifestyle programming what the Grammys are for music and the Oscars are for Film.

The Annual TASTE AWARDS (also known as the TASTY Awards) in Hollywood celebrate the year's best in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.

It has included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, and more.

Official Partners for the 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS include Kikkoman, the AmericaOne television network, PR Newswire, TasteTV, Intermezzo Magazine, Cuisine Noir Magazine, Drink Me Magazine, Ferrara Flame, SummerJasmines, Schiltz Foods, Peju Winery, Raymond Vineyards, R&B Cellars, Ecogenics, Jenuinely Pure, Sella All Natural Skincare, Deep River Snacks, Food Should Taste Good, Mediterranean Snacks, Cinda's Toffee, Toffee Break, Toffee Talk, the Estonian Consulate, thinkThin,Tequila Alquimia, the Thompson Beverly Hills, Yelp, and Eventbrite.

The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over the last decade, making them some of the highest watched and sponsored video content. The TASTE AWARDS spotlight the year's best achievements in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on television, in film, and on the web.

A limited quantity of TASTE AWARDS event tickets are available on a first come basis. For details, go to, or

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