Author, screen writer, and mom GiGi Levangie Grazer
AUTHOR GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER-"THE STARTER WIFE" (ALSO THE EMMY AWARD WINNING USA NETWORK MINISERIES STARRING DEBRA MESSING) AND HER LATEST, "QUEEN TAKES KING" RELEASED THIS JUNE, SHE ALSO WROTE THE SCREENPLAY FOR "STEPMOM," STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND SUSAN SARANDON. AND, THE CAST OF ABC'S NEW HIT SHOW "HOLIDATE." IT'S HIGH-DRAMA ROMANCE TODAY ON THE CESLIE SHOW!
GIGI LEVANGIE GRAZER author MORE HERE Gigi Levangie Grazer is the bestselling author of four novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), The Starter Wife (2006) and her latest, Queen Takes King (2009), just released this June. The Starter Wife was adapted for an Emmy Award–winning USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke in May 2009. In addition, Gigi wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon.
TAI BEAUCHAMP cast of "Holidate" MORE HERE Tai Beauchamp is one of the women looking for Mr. Right on the first episode of SOAPnet's romantic reality series for primetime, "Holidate," which premieres July 29th and will air Wednesdays at 10PM (ET/PT). Smart and savvy, Beauchamp is a seasoned beauty journalist and editor, known in the media industry for her sense of style and the ability to deliver of-the-moment, consumer-friendly tips. A humanitarian and social entrepreneur, Beauchamp still consults with the same grant-making foundation. In 2007, Beauchamp’s philanthropic work led her to start her own integrated cause-related marketing consulting firm, The BluePrint Group, LLC, which focuses on bridging the gap between philanthropy and the fashion, beauty, media and entertainment fields. Born in Newark and raised in The Oranges, NJ, Beauchamp has a bachelor’s degree from Atlanta’s esteemed Spellman College and attended New York University’s Television Production program. After years of living in New York City, she now resides in northern New Jersey with her Jack Russell terrier Abdul where she spends time with family (including her grandmother whom she visits daily), traveling, running and mentoring young people.
CHRISTIAN CLOUD cast of "Holidate" HOLIDATE SITE Christian Cloud is one of the women looking for Mr. Right on the first episode of SOAPnet's romantic reality series for primetime, "Holidate," which premieres July 29th and will air Wednesdays at 10PM (ET/PT). Cloud now lives in Venice with her dog in a bungalow she’s proud of, with neighbors that are family. In her spare time, she pursues things that make her happy… warm and loving friends, art, architecture, computer graphic classes and her love… beach volleyball.
28 July 2009/NYC:
Episode 101 (NY & LA) – SOAPnet premieres "Holidate," a 10-episode, original reality series focusing on two different women each week who are both successful and dynamic, but unlucky in love. These women will switch cites and more importantly, the boys next door! The series premiere of "Holidate" airs WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on SOAPnet.
In every episode, two new women from different areas of the country venture out of their comfort zones and into a new part of the country to holidate in a city completely unlike where they currently live. Once they switch cities, each woman explores her new surroundings and embarks on a series of 3 dates hand-selected by the other lady. While each of our women have dated many men in their own hometowns, imagine what could happen once they leave their old lives behind to become immersed in the sexiness of Santa Fe, the mystery of Miami, or the non-stop nightlife in New York, all to look for Mr. Right. In the end, each girl will have the opportunity to meet up again with one of the guys she has met on her holidate and invite him to fly out and visit her in her hometown.