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Celebrity: The Scoop

Celebrity: Who’s New, What’s Going On, and a Recipe You’ve Got to Try!

Who's New?

Allan Hawco is a renaissance man. The creator, writer, executive producer and star of television’s hit show, Republic of Doyle, and currently seen in the mini-series adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, Allan is now available for keynotes, emceeing, and endorsement activities. Imparting his high-wattage celebrity and trademark charisma into everything he does, Allen ensures that whatever he undertakes, shines.

Jessica Mulroney is the lifestyle expert to watch—literally. Now a recognized commentator on programs such as Breakfast Television and CityLine, Jessica weighs-in on topics ranging from fashion and home decor to family and parenting. Whether acting as a brand ambassador or co-hosting an event, Jessica’s positivity and poise are palpable.

Kary Osmond is the kind of celebrity chef brands dream of.  Known for her down to earth style in the kitchen, Kary creates and makes recipes that are as simple as they are delicious. With a friendly, relaxed demeanour that puts even the most novice cooks at ease, Kary gets everyone excited about everything to do with food and healthy lifestyles.

What's Going On

Barilla has a new cook in its kitchen. Celebrity Chef David Rocco has signed on to become the pasta maker’s brand ambassador. David will take part in promotions, public relations initiatives, and social media for the brand. He will also develop pasta recipes to be shared with consumers. David’s first major campaign for Barilla will be for an initiative called “Share the Table,” to promote the importance of families eating together.

Selfies are so last year. The new trend taking over social media feeds is the humblebrag—but is that a good thing? Virgin Mobile Canada teamed up with “self-proclaimed humblebrag expert” Jessi Cruickshank to help identify ways Canadians can toot their own horn on social media, without blowing it.

STars of Mr. D!

Now in its fourth season, Mr. D—starring our own Gerry Dee—continues to take CBC by storm. The ever-popular comedy showcases Gerry at his best as a fumbling high school teacher, starring alongside the equally hilarious comics, Naomi Sneikus and Darrin Rose.

Outside the Dragons' Den

Having worked closely with David Chilton as a renowned speaker for nearly 15 years, we now welcome him to our celebrity roster. The acclaimed author of Canada’s #1 bestselling Wealthy Barber books, and a beloved Dragon on Dragons’ Den, David draws on his extensive entrepreneurial expertise to bring credibility to any brand.

Watch: Celebrity Chef David Rocco & eTalk’s Ben Mulroney

Celebrity Chef David Rocco hosted eTalk’s Ben Mulroney in the kitchen recently, where David playfully challenged Ben to a cook-off! Discussing David’s new line of wines, his upcoming series (David Rocco’s Dolce India), and the fine art of making risotto, David may have won as the chef, but the two tie when it comes to style and fun! Also in the news of food, Ben has recently started a popular food and nutrition blog, chronicling his journey through a variety of healthy diets…check it out here.