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Your New Favorite Food Delivery

Nowadays there’s almost nothing you can’t get delivered to your door. (I just learned about an app that will send a seamstress to your door to tailor your clothes.) But there’s one delivery service you will not want to live without: Farm Fresh To You! It’s ridiculously easy to order and saves tons of time and money, it's all organic and it helps support local growers and farmers.
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Dinosaur Encounters & LA Street Food

Forget going to the movies ... you can get up close and personal with a Jurassic world of your own at the Natural History Museum of LA. It doesn't matter how old you are, everyone loves (or is at least intrigued by) dinosaurs. I was absolutely amazed at how realistic these life-size puppets look and sound, although it seemed all T Rex and Triceratops wanted to do was eat donuts.
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Summer Fashion Trends on Extra!

Hey friends! I made my debut on Extra and it was all about fun and affordable summer fashion from designer Maggy London. I have the hottest trends of the season including palm print (no, I'm not talking about your hand), florals, vibrant colors and silhouettes that flatter every body type. (Seriously, you don't need to be a size 2.) Now that's something we can all get excited about!
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Keeping it Real with John Quiñones

What would you do if you had the chance to meet John Quiñones, award-winning ABC News correspondent and host of the highly popular “What Would You Do?” primetime TV show? Well, you’d probably do exactly what I did, which was jump at the chance! It was a fabulous evening of inspiring, straight-up conversation with plenty of laughter and unforgettable life lessons.
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Wagakki Band: Backstage with Japan’s #1 Band

With more than 22 million YouTube fans, Japan’s one-of-a-kind Wagakki Band are definite head turners with their unexpected fusion of Japanese music, ancient costumes, Wagakki (traditional Japanese instruments) and Western rock. When I found out that this 8-piece group would be in town, I knew I had to book their first-ever US show!
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A Jurassic World with Reptile Zoo

I always know I'm in for a creepy-crawly good time when I bring in Jay Brewer and Savannah Boan from the Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley! This unusual destination offers a world of educational entertainment with over 100 exotic species of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and other "prehistoric pets" from around the world.
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Rocking with the Million Dollar Quartet

It was all about the Man in Black, the King of Rock & Roll and a few other musical titans when I brought in the Million Dollar Quartet tribute band from the Roadshow Revival Music Festival. It was a great performance featuring Eddie Clendening from the original Broadway musical cast.
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Race Car Driving with Graham Rahal

Vroom vroom! Things are getting a little racy this weekend when the IndyCar Series revs up at the Auto Club Speedway ... and let's not forget the Roadshow Revival's Million Dollar Quartet tribute and festival. It's time to put the pedal to the metal and crank up the rock & roll!
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Caribbean Carnival & Flying Trapeze

Break out the feathers and steel drums because it's time to celebrate Carnival... Caribbean style!!! June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month so naturally I'm celebrating with Success Steel drummers and gorgeous Carnival dancers! It's time to party, mon!
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I’m Spoofed on The Soup … Again!

Who knew that my earnest attempt to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day would end up being seeing as some ridiculous faux-liday on The Soup?! Well, I'm glad they found it funny cos it landed me a few seconds of air time on one of my fave TV shows and had me grinning from ear (of corn) to ear!
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Stray Cats, Spam Fries & Ramen Donuts

What does legendary Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker have in common with the world's wackiest internet food? My Marpop Weekend Roundup, of course! It's another fun weekend in Southern California and per uszh, I have the lowdown and what you need to eat, see and hear!
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Check out the Incredible Dog Challenge!

It's always a woof-tastic time when the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge takes over Huntington Beach State Park. The FREE event takes place this weekend on Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30 with dogs of all breeds competing in agility, freestyle disc, racing, surfing and diving. Adorbs!
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Memorial Day Weekend: Sizzling Salsa!

It's Memorial Day weekend and you know what means: As the unofficial start to summer, it's time for a cookout. I have some of the best catering options, but in true LA(tino) fashion, it's also time for LA Salsa Fest with the world's most jaw-dropping salsa dancers!
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French Kiss with Tyler Ritter

A stunning sunset with remarkable rooftop views, camera lights flashing amid a sea of people, and a certain je ne sais quoi wafting through the air…. Who needs Cannes when you have Marina Del Rey? I attended the world premiere of “French Kiss" to interview Tyler Ritter, son of the late great actor John Ritter.
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Body Painting & Armed Forces Day

What do live body painting and the US Air Force have in common? Nothing unless it's the Marpop Weekend Roundup! As long as I've been producing and hosting my segments, one of the things I love most is pairing unexpected guests together and showcasing the diversity not just of LA, but the world!
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Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

What better (and more creative way) to say “I Love Ewe, Mom” this Mother's Day than with an adorable little lamb or baby alpaca donated to a family in need? World Vision has a Mother's Day Gift Catalog where you can give a gift that not only provides joy to the person receiving it, but also helps others--that's something Mom will surely love.
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Pepe Aguilar’s Kids, Mariachi & Amaze Mexican Food!

I always love taking it ‪#‎mextothemax‬ with delish food, fun people and fabulous music! This week I had Pepe Aguilar's kids, Leonardo & Angela, perform on the show and let me say, it must be in the genes 'cause these kids can sing! I brought them along with me to check out the Alegria food truck, Don Chente and the BEST CHURROS I've ever had - these things are amaze!
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Flying High on Emirates A380

Ever wonder what it would be like to fly around in the world's biggest jumbo jet while attending a movie premiere 30,000 feet up in the air? Neither had I … until I was invited by Emirates, one of the most luxurious airlines in the world, to host and emcee the premiere of Living in the Age of Airplanes, a new documentary narrated by Harrison Ford. It was a first-class experience all the way. Read on for the full story and behind-the-scenes photos!
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Coachella, Who?? It’s All About Brokechella!

Love music but can't stand the overpriced, overhyped, overcrowded clustermuck that has become Coachella? Well, thank the indie music gods at Brokechella, a day-long festival featuring four stages of live music. To kick things off, I had LA pop band Dutch Party perform and they even let me join in with a little tambourine action. I always wanted to go on the road ...
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Trend Alert: Tinker Bell Topknots

If there's one thing that sweet and sassy Tinker Bell has taught me over the years, it's that being a pint-sized powerhouse is possible. (At 5'3" it's something to which I can definitely relate.) She's also shown us the fun of the bun. Tink's super simple yet stylish updo is finally taking flight this season. Here are 4 easy steps to create your own topknot for the ultimate #TinkStyle!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Spring Bling Deals

This week's edition of "Love It Buy It" is blooming with deals that are perfect for the season! Think spring-hued vegan handbags, Italian-made sunglasses at 80% off and natural makeup kits for just $21. But my personal faves (and Giuliana's, too) are the 24-karat gold ear buds and 24-karat gold facial masks. They look cray-cray #HannibalLecter but they work!!!
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Aaron Carter, Drake Bell & Weenie Dogs!

Talk about a wiener-riffic time! No, I'm not referring to my friend Aaron Carter ;) I invited the cast, both human and canine, from the new family movie "Wiener Dog Internationals" to show us just how cutthroat the world of weenie dog races can be ... and what better grand finale could there be than to have Aaron sing his hit "Aaron's Party" with fellow tween heartthrob Drake Bell?! #Hilarez
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Travis Barker, Tattoos, Tacos & Lowriders!

It's always a fun time when I bring drumming icon (and fellow vegan) Travis Barker to the show. He really is the sweetest guy and so are his kids. I asked him to come by to talk about his MusInk Festival, which celebrates three of his favorite things: Music, tattoos and classic cars. Of course, I had to throw my favorite thing into the mix: tacos!!
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The Ultimate Outdoor Experience & Best Dance Show in LA!

Feathers, a feisty pup and flying flips, oh my! If you're looking for something fun to do--and who isn't?--check out the Ultimate Outdoor Experience, the motherload for anyone who loves the great outdoors. And if you want to feast your eyes on the most dazzling dancers, you MUST check out The Floor Show at the El Rey, a one-a-kind multicultural, multimusical mashup!
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E! News: Love It, Buy It – Trendsetting Spring Styles

It might be rain and snow #alldayeveryday right now across the country (except for here in LA, of course) but springtime is coming, I promise! So with that in mind, this week's "Love It Buy It" is full of what's trending for the season at discounts from 55-71% OFF! I was so excited about one of the products I even busted out some dance moves!
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Matt Goss Brings Vegas to LA!

Feathers, fine dining and a whole lot of swagger! Yes, kids, Matt Goss is bringing his Rat Pack-style glamour to the new Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills on the third Thursday of every month and I was the one who brought him on my "Marpop Weekend Roundup" to give LA its very first look at his new show in La La Land!
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E! News: Love It, Buy It – Red Carpet Glamour

Awards Season is in full swing and you know what that means: It's time to go for the glam! And thanks to this week's "Love It Buy It" you can nab some fun beauty and fashion finds up to 83% OFF retail! Giuliana and I love the magnetic gemstone cuff bracelets for $39, initial stud earring four pack for just $22 (WHAT?!!) and my straight-hair-don't-care style thanks to our sporty little hair tool for just $25!
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