February 17, 2012
This Week on CANADA AM – Oscar® Inspired Parties, Gossip, Drinks, Interviews and more…
For Immediate Release – February 17, 2012
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Monday, February 20
• OSCAR® PARTY CHEF: Alex Chen, former Chef for the Beverly Hills Hotel, is no stranger to serving A-list celebrities and has catered his share of Oscar parties. This morning he shows CANADA AM viewers how to cook up an award-winning spread for Sunday’s broadcast.
• ART THEFT: Are Toronto and Montréal hot beds for underground art theft? Art lawyer and author of Crimes Against Art Bonnie Czegledi thinks so and this morning she sheds light on recent art heists.
• PERFECT POSTURE: Endless hours seated behind a desk can be a pain in the back! Fitness expert Libby Norris suggests ways to keep good posture and as a result avoid back pain and injury.
Tuesday, February 21
• ALLERGY VS. INTOLERANCE: Eggs, milk, wheat – are they allergies or intolerances? Dr. Michelle O’Neil distinguishes the difference between the two and explains how to tell them apart.
• ONLINE AUTO SALES: A recent study indicates that “56% of buyers would want to buy their car online”. A new website Unhaggle.com allows buyers to close the deal online and avoid the dreaded car salesman all together.
Wednesday, February 22
• GOOD DEEDS: Phylicia Rashad stars in a new Tyler Perry film. Today she joins CANADA AM to talk about the powerful message viewers will take away from the movie.
• TATE FAMILY MURDERS: It’s been nearly 40 years since actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and four others were murdered by Charles Manson. Family friend Alisa Statman and Sharon’s niece Brie Tate reveal a powerful and personal account of the private life and public death of the Tates in a new book Restless Souls.
• RISKIEST CITIES ONLINE: Can where you live affect how likely you are to be a victim of cyber-crime? A new survey conducted by Norton AntiVirus reveals which cities have the highest rates of online crime in Canada.
Thursday, February 23
• OSCAR GOSSIP: CANADA AM gets a round-up of celebrity gossip from the queen of gossip, ETALK’s Lainey.
• LAST MINUITE RRSP/TAX TIPS: With the March 1 RRSP contribution deadline looming and tax season upon us, Cleo Hamel from H&R Block has tips for those who like to leave it to the last minute.
Friday, February 24
• OSCAR VISUAL EFFECTS: CANADA AM gets a tour of Autodesk’s Montréal facility and speaks to Marc Petit about why the company has been the company of choice for special effects for the past 16 winners of the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects.
• OSCAR COCKTAILS: Mixologist Jordan Stacey shakes it up with CANADA AM this morning, showing viewers how to make movie-inspired cocktails.
• MIGHTY PLANES: It’s a thrill ride through the sky! Gemini-winning producer Kathryn Oughtred stops by CANADA AM to chat about Discovery’s newest Canadian-made series… from conception to the two-hour world premiere broadcast this Sunday night.
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