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Tara Settembre
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A lifestyle blogger covering entertainment events, celebrity interviews, parenting issues and travel.

Tara received her Master's degree in Journalism and Communications from New York University. She started blogging a decade ago at When Tara Met Blog (www.tarametblog.com) in 2004. Due to her online presence, Tara was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by MostPublic and featured in The New York Times. Before blogging, Tara was a features journalist and assistant editor for a daily Connecticut newspaper. Tara is also a proud mom of twin toddler boys. You can follow her on twitter at @tarametblog.

Entries by Tara Settembre

'Chrisley Knows Best' Season 2 Secrets Revealed

(5) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 7:12 PM

"The Patriarch of Perfection" is back! Chrisley Knows Best returns to USA Network on Tuesday, Oct. 14 for its second season premier with two back-to-back episodes. The reality series was picked up for a 12-episode second season order, which began production in Atlanta, Georgia back in June.

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The Way to San Jose - Things to Do

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 10:41 AM

While in San Jose for the annual BlogHer conference, I finally got the chance to really explore the charming city. Previously, like with my visits to Atlanta, I had only been to San Jose for quick business trips without any time to explore the...

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New Series Sneak Peek: Satisfaction

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:16 AM

Who says you can't get no Satisfaction?

I recently got a sneak peek at Universal Cable Productions' new original drama series Satisfaction premiering on USA Network this Thursday, July 17 at 10/9c.

From executive producers Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip Tuck) and Russ Krasnoff (Community), the provocative new...

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Sneak Peek: Season 2 of Graceland

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 1:23 PM

I received an exclusive tour of Graceland last week. No, not Elvis' infamous mansion in Memphis, Tenn., but a set visit of USA Network's hit hour-long original drama series Graceland.

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Although the series is set in Southern California,...

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5 Things Parents Should Know About COPPA

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Do you have a child that uses the Internet or plays with an app on your phone or tablet? Unless you live in Mad Men times, you've probably answered "yes" to these questions. Then, you should have heard about COPPA, right?

As a new parent, I didn't until recently....

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Tea and Beer? At the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 11:46 AM

The other week, 60 exhibitors from around the globe were pouring samples of their finest coffees and teas at the eighth annual Coffee and Tea Festival in Manhattan.

Being a tea fanatic, I was in heaven sampling different loose leaf blends (some mixed with beer!) and fabulous...

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NYC Winter Brunch Escapes

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 3:01 PM

If you miss eating outside in Manhattan during the winter, you may want to consider escaping to a rooftop eatery far above the snow and that much closer to the sunshine and Vitamin D. It's like taking the time for a deep breath, that pause as you take in where...

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BB Creams: Fad or Fabulous?

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 2:04 PM

If you flip through any women's magazine, you can't help but notice the different ads for BB creams -- and if the empty product shelves in the skincare aisles are any indication, BB creams are all the rage. Will they still be hot come winter though?

I was wondering...

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Help Terrence Howard and MasterCard Raise Four Million

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2011 | 3:22 PM

This past weekend, actor Terrence Howard (Crash, August Rush) filmed a PSA that will air during the 2011 MLB All-Star Game today, revealing the new MasterCard promotion where every time cardholders use their card at restaurants (that includes coffee shops, etc.) they will make a penny donation to...

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New Hollywood Heroes Honored

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2011 | 5:10 PM

What does it take to be a Hollywood Hero? Prevention Magazine editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore says it is someone who is excited to be a part of something larger than themselves, who put their resources and use their fame around health issues that need attention.

At the Sunset...

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Local Celebs' Favorite Hidden Gems in LA

(4) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 1:48 PM

Whenever I have moved to a different area of Los Angeles, or to a new city even, it's not the new Top Chef-helmed gourmet restaurants that I miss the most, but the local dive bars and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. It's those hidden gems that I tell friends to visit because they...

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The Global Green Pre-Oscar Party

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 3:23 PM

Just days before the Oscar acceptance speeches are made and the Academy Awards red carpet is filled with celebrities, the more eco-minded celebs turn to the green carpet at Global Green USA's 8th Annual Pre-Oscar party. At the Avalon Hollywood, the event helps raise funds and awareness for...

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Jane Fonda's Workout for the Next Gen

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2010 | 4:25 PM

Being a child of the 80s, I remember jumping around in the background while my mother inserted her Jane Fonda's Workout tape into the VCR as the Academy Award winning actress provided calisthenic instructions. Jane Fonda is now 72 and that was nearly 30 years ago, but...

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Old Time Laughs at the Largo

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 9:18 PM

On the crowded boulevard of La Cienga, across from a neon flashing sign that reads "LIVE NUDE GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS," just a block south of Hollywood restaurants like STK, lies a courtyard hidden from the street. Inside is the Largo at the Coronet, a 60-year-old 280-seat theater with...

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The Emmy Awards From the Bleachers

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 9:23 PM


2010-08-31-onthecarpet.jpg Have you ever watched an awards show and wondered about those lucky/fanatic people seen in the background during red carpet interviews? You can usually spot them screaming hello at the different celebrities attending. Well, on Sunday at the 62nd Annual...

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The Many Offerings at the LA Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2010 | 3:52 PM

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The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times kicks off this week -- Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 27, 2010.

This year's festival takes place entirely Downtown and features more...

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E! Turns 20 in True Hollywood Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 3:36 PM

2010-05-25-E006.jpgWhat happens when an entertainment company like E! turns 20-years-old? It has a star-studded poolside birthday party in Hollywood, of course. On the rooftop at The London in West Hollywood, the event featured celeb guests who are often featured in E! programming, yet...

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Race to Erase MS Gala With Paris Hilton and Stars

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 1:13 PM

On Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, the 17th Annual Race to Erase MS gala, co-chaired by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger, was just getting started with a star studded orange carpet. That was followed by a dinner, fashion show, live auction and performances by Heart...

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LA Spa Week is Coming

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 2:56 PM

It seems everyone is familiar with Restaurant Week, but there is also a Spa Week in Los Angeles and Orange County, and it starts next week.

From Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18, Spa Week will offer full service spa packages for just $50 dollars at 52 LA...

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A Green Pre-Oscar Party

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 1:06 AM

While the spotlight is focused on Hollywood this week for the Academy Awards, Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA, wanted to "raise awareness, help support the work of Global Green and have fun" at the 7th Annual Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party held at Avalon...

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