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Mike “Bad Boy” Marino On His Start In The Business

New Jersey comedian Mike “Bad Boy” Marino sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss his start in the business and how his New Jersey accent got him some of his first roles.

“I didn’t ever really set out to be a comedian,” the Jersey City native said. “All my life, I wanted to be an actor. I grew up doing plays in school.” He recalls imitating television commercials.

When he was around sixteen or seventeen, he started going to New York and doing television commercials. “I never really wanted to be funny. I thought I was going to be the next Robert De Niro.”

Then, when he was around twenty-five, he moved to California where he was told that his Jersey accent was funny. So, he started doing stand-up at clubs which led to acting jobs. “There’s no greater high than a live performance,” the comedian says.

To learn more about Mike “Bad Boy” Marino, head over to his website.

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Ellen Digital Ventures launches “Grand Design”

Ellen Digital Ventures has launched “Grand Design,” an all new home make-over show hosted by The Cousins, John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, premiering today.

The show will be a six-week digital series airing every Friday on the Ellen Digital NetworkBEHR® Paint has partnered with the Ellen Digital Network and the design team to work with six different families that are in need of a makeover on a room in their home.

gd101_talkinginroomThe Cousins will use their resourcefulness and creativity to transform a room and provide useful tips to get the most out of a budget. In each episode, John and Anthony will have one day to completely transform a room without exceeding an $1,000 budget. Throughout the show, they’ll share tips with viewers on how to implement the upgrades within their own homes.

In today’s premiere episode, The Cousins surprise a Los Angeles couple who just had a baby. Their baby girl arrived three weeks early, so they were not able to finish her nursery. Watch as the Cousins spring into action and transform the room into a picture perfect nursery all in one day and within their budget!

gd101_bigrevealTo watch, head over to EllenTube!

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Far Hills Race Meeting To Have Pari-Mutuel Wagering

Big things are happening over at Far Hills Race MeetingNew Jersey state and local officials have approved pari-mutuel wagering at the industry-leading steeplechase race meet, starting in 2017.

“Far Hills wishes to thank all those who have made it possible for Far Hills to offer pari-mutuel wagering to its on-site patrons and to steeplechase fans around the globe beginning in 2017,” Far Hills Chairman Guy J. Torsilieri said.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 marks the 96th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting, featuring an international field of the world’s finest thoroughbreds vying for the richest purses in American steeplechase racing.

The event, sponsored by Open Road Auto Group and Peapack-Gladstone Bank, draws 35,000 spectators to the Borough of Far Hills.

While the short timetable will not permit wagering on Saturday, Oct. 15, the meet will be under the supervision of the New Jersey Racing Commission, and Far Hills officials will have the opportunity to assess needs for providing a full menu of wagering options in 2017.

Torsilieri said that Far Hills Mayor Paul Vallone and Borough Council members were instrumental in obtaining wide support for Far Hills wagering. “Dr. Vallone and the Borough Council were crucial to our effort,” Torsilieri said. “They had the foresight to see how enhancements at Far Hills will benefit the race meet itself and the community.”

Proceeds from the daylong series of races benefits healthcare in the region, including RWJBarnabas Health and Cancer Support Community Central NJ.

To learn more, head over to FarHillsRace.org.

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