Friday Fives with Tiffani Thiessen
April 14 2014
If you are a male that hit adolescence in the early 90's, there's an extremely good chance that today's Friday Fives guest was one of your first crushes ever. There's also a good chance that you peaked way back then. Sorry. It's been all downhill since 1993.
Tiffani Thiessen, on the other hand, is still killing it. Most recenty she's been doing a lot of cooking and throwing dinner parties, as evidenced by her recent Cooking Channel special, Dinner At Tiffani's. For the hour, Tiffani invited the cameras inside her home as some of her longtime friends and acting buddies dropped by to test out a few of her favorite recipes. Because these are the things we do as adults.
When she's not cooking, acting, or taking care of her kids, you can keep up with Tiffani on Twitter and Instagram. You might even spot her at some of her favorite NYC restaurants, five of which are listed below. Just don't be a stalker. You aren't cool like AC Slater, no matter how much you think you look like him (you don't).
Tiffani Thiessen's "Perfect For" Picks
The NoMad (1170 Broadway) "I love the dark sexy vibe it has and they definitely have the best roasted chicken to be shared by two people." (Immaculate Infactuation)
Dinner with the Parents
Todd English Food Hall (1 W. 59th St.) "My parents claim this as their favorite restaurant (it's actually a food hall underneath the Plaza Hotel with Luke's Lobster, Sushi Of Gari, No. 7 Sub etc). They can order different types of food all from the same place."
Impressing Out of Towners
ABC Kitchen (35 E 18th St.) "This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. This and ABC Cocina. A fan of Dan Kluger I am indeed."
Hudson Common/Tequila Park (356 W. 58th St.) "This is a fun outdoor space we go to often when the weather is nice. They have great food and fun margaritas too."
Marea (240 Central Park S.) "Everything here is to die for. Fresh and beautifully put together."
The Smith (1900 Broadway) "This is a staple for us in NYC. Consistently good food, and it's easy with kids."
Tiffani's Twitter People
Bayside Forever! Tiffani Thiessen Tells Us Which of Kelly Kapowski's Outfits She'd Wear Today
April 13 2014
If you grew up watching Saved by the Bell like we did, chances are, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, and Jessie Spano were your personal style icons. With all things '80s and '90s experiencing a revival in the fashion world, we caught up with Tiffani Thiessen to find out which of Kelly's iconic looks she'd revisit in 2014. As it turns out, the star still has a penchant for her bold-colored ensembles.
"In that role, I wore a lot of colorful jean skirts," she tells InStyle.com exclusively. "I loved those, and could pair them now with a button-down or T-shirt." While Kelly's many neon ensembles will forever hold a special place in our hearts, Thiessen confesses that her character Billie Chambers from the 2002-2003 series Fastlane is closer to her real-life sartorial choices. "I felt the most strong in that role, and loved how it translated to my look. I think about going back to that look often," she adds. (InStyle.com)
While you can still catch Kelly Kapowski during the morning reruns of Saved by the Bell, Thiessen is taking on another role by teaming up with the Cosmetic Executive Women group and QVC to take part in their Beauty with Benefits event. This is the second time CEW and QVC have partnered for a cause, and 80 percent of every purchase made during the live broadcast will benefit the Cancer and Careers organization, which works to empower survivors in the workplace by providing career coaching, support groups, expert advice, and more.
Thiessen, who is the Beauty with Benefits celebrity spokesperson, will be appearing in a PSA during the two-hour broadcast. "Cancer hit close to home with me. I have had friends and family affected by cancer, so I was honored to be part of this amazing cause," she says. "Feeling beautiful on the inside radiates on the outside. Two important women in my life taught me thatmy grandmother and my mother."
Tune in to QVC on Thursday April 17th at 8 p.m. ET to catch Thiessen's PSA, and to shop for a cause.
Screencaps from "Dinner at Tiffani's"
April 13 2014
Thanks to number2 for sending me a video of Tiffani in her Cooking Channel special "Dinner at Tiffani's". The video is coming soon (it's fairly large), but for now, enjoy these screencaps:
CookingChannel.com has her recipe for Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta if you'd like to make it!
Tiffani to star in Hallmark Movie "Northpole"
March 31 2014
Our girl is set to star in a winter-holiday Hallmark movie called "Northpole".
Here's an official press release from Hallmark.
Tiffani Thiessen plays reporter "Chelsea" whose son "Kevin" (played by newcomer Max Charles) takes it upon himself to reinvigorate the spirit of Christmas. The boy's efforts are powered by free-spirited Elf from the North, "Clementine" (played by Bailee Madison, one of entertainment's most popular young actors) and by Kevin's teacher, Ryan ("Cougar Town" star Josh Hopkins), who believes anything is possible when one dedicates heart and soul to the effort.
How very exciting! It's been awhile since we've seen Tiffani in a movie. Looks like a heart-warming story.
Tiffani in QVC Promo for "Beauty with Benefits"
March 31 2014
A few days ago, our girl was shown in a promo for QVC where they are advertising a "Beauty with Benefits" campaign, which has 85% of their profits go to Cancer and Careers.
Thanks to number2 for sending us screencaps and a video in case you missed the promo!
New "Mystery" Photoshoot
March 31 2014
jys from the forums recently discovered a new photoshoot image of Tiffani. We really have no information other than that it was photographed by Bell Soto. Here's the image:
Any information would be great. It seems fairly recent.
Tiffani Visits Quebec with Family
March 31 2014
Last weekend, Tiffani, Harper, and Brady visited Quebec. The actress took advantage of the winter storm to visit the Old Capital with her husband Brady Smith and her little girl, Harper Renn Smith, totally adorable eating taffy. The couple even went to eat with friends at the restaurant Laurie Raphael!
Thanks to Fred for sending this my way!
Tiffani Thiessen Proves Making A Difference Is Beautiful
March 26 2014
WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 26, 2014 /IWANTPOP.COM/ As an actress, Tiffani Thiessen knows a thing or two about the benefits of makeup. This time, however, the talented star is in front of the camera for a different reason. By appearing in both print and television public service announcements for "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits," she will help to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference.
The two-hour live charitable broadcast is scheduled to air on QVC Thursday, April 17 at 8 PM (ET). During the event, viewers will be able to shop a selection of products from 19 prestige beauty brands including bareMinerals, Fresh, philosophy and more. Items from additional participating brands will also be available online. (iWantPop.com)
For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation. Cancer and Careers empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so that they can thrive in the workplace.
"Beauty with Benefits embodies QVC's commitment to supporting the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships," said Claire Watts, CEO, QVC U.S. "We're excited to bring the beauty industry together again for this charitable effort and to have Tiffani as our spokesperson to build greater awareness for Cancer and Careers."
The event will focus on the philanthropic efforts of the beauty industry while providing viewers a special opportunity to support a great cause through a multiplatform shopping experience. QVC's broad reach and CEW's prominence in the beauty industry help unite great brands in this effort. In 2013, "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" generated more than $984,000 to benefit Cancer and Careers.
"Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it's an issue that rarely gets discussed," said Thiessen. "I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message."
"We are so pleased to have Tiffani support Beauty with Benefits," said Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women. "We are confident that her positive energy will inspire people to get involved."
For additional information on "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" visit http://qvc.co/-Beauty-With-Benefits.
Tiffani Thiessen May Have 'Saved by the Bell' Co-Stars on New Show
March 25 2014
Tiffani Thiessen is back on TV, but this time, cooking up dinner!
The former Saved by the Bell star has landed her own show Dinner at Tiffani's on the Cooking Channel and is inviting viewers into her home to learn her recipes and how to throw a delicious dinner party.
"It's my house," Tiffani explains to On Air with Ryan Seacrest. "And it's about me reconnecting with friends from my past and also my future. You might see a few former couple castmates from Saved by the Bell possibly.
Also helping out Tiffani in the kitchen are friends Lindsay Price, Willie Garson, and Nathan Fillion
and who knows, possibly Zack, Slater or Screech!
Tune in to the premiere of Dinner at Tiffani's this Sunday, March 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on the Cooking Channel. (Ryan Seacrest.com)
White Collar: Cast & Creators Live at PALEYFEST 2011
March 25 2014
While I was searching for a video of Tiffani's "Dinner at Tiffani's" episode on Sunday, I found the Paleyfest interview on Amazon.com! If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can watch it for free. Otherwise, it's $4.99.
It was a fun little interview! Click here for the screencaps.
USA Renews White Collar for a Sixth (and Likely Final) Season
March 23 2014
REMINDER: Tiffani's "Dinner at Tiffani's" airs at 8pm tonight (which is less than 10 min right now in EST!) on The Cooking Channel.
USA is saying goodbye to its long-running comedy Psych next Wednesday, March 26, and now it looks like fan-favorite series White Collar is also headed for the great TV graveyard in the sky.
Although the network has yet to confirm as much, the series will likely be back for a shortened sixth season that will also be its last, according to Deadline. UPDATE: The network has confirmed a six-episode Season 6 renewal, though did not say whether Season 6 will definitely be the show's last (it probably will).
The decision is reportedly a compromise between USA Network, which wanted to wrap up Neal Caffrey's story with a movie or miniseries, and Fox TV Studios, which produces White Collar and fought to give the show a more "proper" send-off, similar to those enjoyed by its network siblings like Monk, Burn Notice, Psych, and In Plain Sight.
While the shortened episode order might feel like a raw deal, considering that White Collar's fifth season ended with a cliffhanger in which Neal (Matt Bomer) was abducted by an unknown man, it's probably best to feel confident we'll get some closure and not look a gift horse in the mouth (what is a gift horse?). After all, abbreviated final seasons, when done well, can turn out great; we only have to look to Nikita's recent six-episode swan song to see that. (TV.com)