Celebrity Entertainment Personality, Nelson Aspen Dishes Up Hollywood And How-To Hosting In “Let’s Dish Up A Dinner Party” Hitting Bookstores In Time For The Holidays, October 2004

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Entertainment & Dish. These two words have double the meaning and double the pleasure in Nelson Aspen's dishy new read!

Glitter, glamour, gossip, good times, great entertaining (and even glowing skin!) These key ingredients don’t just make up the perfect recipe for a fantastic dinner party, but the contents of Showbiz and Lifestyles on-air personality, Nelson Aspen’s hot new read, “Let’s Dish Up A Dinner Party: A Fabulous Guide To Memorable Entertaining” from Kensington Books. Available in bookstores everywhere October 2004, Aspen has managed to do the ultimate Hollywood merger sure to send happy well-fed tongues wagging for more. His “How-To” entertaining expertise mixed with his red-hot Hollywood gossip straight from the red-carpet - is enough to make any dinner plate runneth over. Combining a dishy sense of humor (and illustrations -complete with a Proper Place Setting) with creative and easy-to-follow party throwing, Aspen guides readers through the entire process of putting together a special evening, sharing practical advice & tips from Stocking The Pantry, Setting the Stage and Whom to Invite, right through all the dinner courses and Saying Goodnight.

Plenty of Tinseltowners turn up not only in Aspen's hilarious personal stories, but as recipe contributors which read like a Hollywood “Who’s Who” directory: Salad Nicoise Comme la Mere de Jose Eber (Famed Hairstylist Jose Eber's own mother's recipe), Fem-Bot's Fried Cabbage with Bacon & Onions (superstar Cindy Margolis), Nastie Nellie's Bitchin' Scones (Alison Arngrim, Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie), Carol Connor's Gold Record Carat Cake (Oscar nominated songstress/composer Carol Connors) to Hollywood Cheesecake of the Rich and Famous (no fat version by celeb trainers, "The Fridge Doctors"). Other contributors include 2003 Mrs.California Chyrissee Lee, Kaya Wittenburg, "Temptation Island" and Executive Chef, Bruno Lopez from Raffles in Beverly Hills’ swank L'ermitage.

Nelson Aspen is the ultimate multi-media hyphenate talent and not a first-time author. His 2002 novel release, “Sacred Blood” a

historical thriller is still selling! From Daytime TV production (casting & writing), working on the staffs of every East Coast based serial drama to the prime-time situation comedies, Aspen is no stranger to Hollywood in every sense of the word. Aspen’s acting career (started from age 8!) led to feature film roles in ISHTAR, OFF BEAT, and TV's long running SEARCH FOR TOMORROW. He’s also known in the health-fitness world, as a fitness instructor to the stars and creator of the Brains & Brawn Workout ™ signature treadmill book-club which received international media attention. As a media coach and the Hollywood Producer/Reporter for TV GUIDE TELEVISION, he’s contributed to outlets ranging from the syndicated news magazine EXTRA! to his own how-to program, NEW WITH NELSON! Now he’s the Hollywood correspondent for the wildly successful Australian morning news show SUNRISE, bringing the latest showbiz and pop culture news to fans around the world. You may visit him and read an excerpt from “Let’s Dish Up A Dinner Party!” at http://www.nelsonaspen.com

For interviews with Nelson Aspen or for media inquiries, please contact Publicist, Stacey Kumagai at 818-506-8675 or


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From Kensington Books, October 2004 – ENTERTAINING * ISBN: 0-7582-0697-6 $12.00/$17.00 Can.

“Dropping names (and stories) as liberally as most cooks apply salt and pepper, Nelson Aspen camps out in the kitchen and puts a double-snap on the standard dinner party. I don't know which is better, the dishes or the dish.”

–Anthony Dias Blue, Wine and Spirits Editor, Bon Appétit

“Clever & original, executed with panache...Aspen's book is almost as tasty as an actual dinner party! What do I have to do to wrangle an invitation to his next soiree!? This is not only a thorough blueprint for executing the perfect party, it's an amusing and enlightening read from Hollywood's host-with-the-most.”

Mindy Sterling, Actress

“Nelson is Hollywood's most amazingly talented host-with-the-most. He gives you chapter after chapter of incredibly original ideas that anyone can use to turn the simplest meal into super-special party. He gives you tons of examples of how to have fun, and BE fun no matter who's coming to dinner. Don't miss the chance to show your friends and family what entertaining is all about -- Nelson will NEVER give away your secret!”

Gena Lee Nolin, Actress

“Cheeky and tasty - I can't wait to try the recipes. And please invite me to your next party - we'll dish!”

Shelley Morrison, "Rosario" WILL & GRACE

“Nelson Aspen just may be the new Miss Manners for the 21st century. Laugh out loud funny, with recipes that actually work, “Let’s Dish up a Dinner Party!” is filled with all the stuff your mom should have taught you, co-mingled with everything else she warned you about. With humor, warmth and style to spare, Nelson serves up a banquet of dos, don’ts and witty morsels that should get even culinary illiterates or the socially challenged in touch with their inner host.”

Claud Mann, Chef/Host "TBS's Dinner and a Movie"

“This is the perfect stocking stuffer. I’m getting copies for all the elves.”

Kris Kringle, humanitarian

Contact: Stacey Kumagai At 818-506-8675

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