More Fall Finds on DVD and YouTube Channels! – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers




Take a revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time, and the mother that raised her,  Dear Mom, Love Cher available today on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Experience the true story of Cher’s life and her close relationship with her family, including her mother Georgia Holt. Along with the unique access to family footage, this exclusive DVD release includes a special birthday video from Cher to her mother. The DVD is timed to coincide with the release of Cher’s highly anticipated, new solo album, also also available today. See the life of a true artist behind closed doors with Dear Mom, Love Cher.

I have always loved Cher all the way back to the time when I watched the “Sony & Cher Show” when I was a little girl. I also had almost all of her albums (yes, albums…there were no CDs back in those days!). I was excited to watch this movie because between media hype and inconsistent paparazzi reporting, it was hard to decipher who the “real” Cher actually was as well as her family.

Dear Mom, Love Cher provides a rare peek into Cher’s fascinating family history and features in depth interviews with Holt, her daughters Cher and Georganne LaPiere Bartylak, and grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman. The documentary begins with Holt’s humble beginnings in rural Arkansas, where she first dreamt of stardom as a little girl and continues through her six tumultuous marriages while pursuing a career among Hollywood’s elite as a singer and actress. Dear Mom, Love Cher includes unprecedented access to the family and features including a never-before-heard duet performance with Holt and Cher, along with the long-lost recordings Holt taped more than three decades ago that Cher has re-mastered for commercial release later this year, making her mother’s lifelong dream a reality.

“This project started as a gift for my mom’s 86th birthday. Like most things in my family, it was initiated by my sister Georganne, who asked me if I could update mom’s album. So I went BIG (I’m known in the family for doing that),” said Cher. “My sister and I are proud of our mom and we want to share her with the world.”

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Price: $14.98

Available: NOW from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and local DVD retailers

Language:    English

Running time: 90 minutes                                    

Rating: TV PG




Experience the adventure in the all-new animated feature Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit available now on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. With a cast headlined by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Tom Arnold (Hit and Run) and Academy Award®nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Green Mile, 1999) along with pop singing sensation (the smash hit “Friday”) Rebecca Black in her feature film debut, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit follows Fu as he embarks on a journey to become a kung fu master. Awarded the DOVE Foundation Seal of Approval, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit DVD, including a behind the scenes featurette and a sneak peak at “Miniscule,” includes four award-winning animated shorts.

My son wasn’t sure he would like this movie because he felt it might be too young for him. Once I explained that it was rated PG and would have a lot of Martial Arts scenes, he was ready with popcorn! He was curious whether he could master the scenes shown in the movie as he is getting ready to get tested for a higher belt ranking in his karate class. Well, my son loved it! Filled with action and excitement, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit was a winner!


Price: $19.98

Available: NOW from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and local DVD retailers 

Language:    English

Running time: 89 minutes                                    

Rating: PG for Martial Arts Action and Brief Mild Language 


Recognize National Women’s Health & Fitness Day 9/25 with YouTube Channels


Today is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, which focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. YouTube is an amazing tool for women to easily learn how to prepare healthy recipes, workout anytime anywhere and learn general tips to stay healthy.

YouTube Channels Clean & DeliciousJamie Oliver and The Sweetest Vegan feature tons of healthy recipes that anyone can make in their kitchen. Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is a new show on Tastemade’s Channel that features delicious raw and vegan recipes that are NOT boring. 

Tone It Up!Blogilates and Sarah Fit feature workout videos that can be done anywhere, from the beach to the office, so there’s no excuse to get healthy. 

Check them out! These channels are only available on YouTube. It’s never too late to eat well and stay fit!




Quick Fit Fitness DVD

Andrea Metcalf leads 30 five-minute workout blasts in Quick Fit, featuring the perfect mix-and-match of strength, cardio & core workouts in an innovative format. Andrea is a certified personal trainer, one of America’s top fitness experts and the bestselling author of Naked Fitness. From healthy-living spokesperson to media rock star, Andrea helps people live, love, and get fit. She has appeared on NBC’s Today, on radio shows, in magazines like Self, Shape, and Fitness, as well as on The Huffington Post and

This is one powerful workout! It is terrific for fitness enthusiasts who want to keep their summer bodies toned or as a quick burst of exercise to maintain a certain fitness level. Since my husband is the workout king, I had him test this DVD out. Mr. Kickboxing, weight-lifting, marathon bike riding exercise machine had a tough time keeping up with this DVD! I believe it was mostly because they weren’t his “standard” workouts. He was huffing and puffing, though! He gave Quick Fit two thumbs up!


 Note: Thanks to Acacia Lifestyle and Lionsgate Home Entertainment for providing sample products.  Cara Potapshyn Meyers and assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.


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