Apr 2019
Apr 2019

Edison Chamber of Commerce, Pines Manor co-host 22nd 'Annual Taste of Middlesex' in NJ

The Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor co-hosted the 22nd Annual Taste of Middlesex in Edison, NJ.

Guests were able to sample dishes from dozens of restaurants in the Greater Edison area, as well as in and around Middlesex County. 

Each year, the chamber hosts the free event to showcase local cuisine and raise awareness and diversity and the quality of dining in Middlesex County.

Mar 2019

YouTube Star Lilly Singh To Host NBC Late-Night show

Lilly Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube star who has garnered millions of views, has been tapped by NBC to replace Carson Daly on its 1:35 a.m. talk show.

The show will be retitled to “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” and will launch in September, according to Variety. She will be the only woman to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.

Singh’s program will feature in-studio interviews and taped comedy sketches.

“Lilly is truly a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family,” Doug Vaughan, NBC Entertainment's executive vice president for special programs and late night, said in a statement to Variety. “She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can’t wait to get started.”

 “An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.” 

NBC first announced in February that “Last Call with Carson Daly” would end after taping over 2,000 episodes.

Singh was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. Her parents, Malwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh,] are originally from Punjab, India, and she was raised as a Sikh. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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