Ina Garten Shares Her ‘Secret’ to Perfect Guacamole (That Won’t Turn Brown)

Leave it to Ina Garten and her expertise to save you from a kitchen disaster — this time offering up a simple, crowd-pleasing guacamole recipe that you can whip up for those last-minute summer guests.

The Barefoot Contessa host shared her personal guac tips with her 1.2 million Instagram followers Thursday, suggesting plenty of citrus as her key ingredient. But while most recipes have a zip of lime juice, Garten opts for something a little different.

“Can you ever make too much guacamole??” she captioned the video. “My secret is lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice to keep the guacamole bright green. And I always buy the avocados a few days in advance so they’re perfectly ripe when I’m ready to use them.”

Her full beginner recipe adds red onion, garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, tomato and Tabasco sauce to round out her personal twist on the dip.

Garten, 69, launched her new Food Network series Cook Like a Pro in May, seeking a more user-friendly approach to food television tutorials.

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“I really wanted to do all those little things I’ve learned professionally over the years that will make people feel like they can cook with confidence,” she previously told PEOPLE. “It’s recipe-based but it’s really much more about the tips, which are woven throughout the episode.”

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Garten’s recipe is pretty classic, but if you’re feeling crazy, try one of our quirky guac concoctions (which we’re still not sorry for).

Drake and His Dad Parody the ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ in Hilarious New Whiskey Ads

Forget about the Most Interesting Man in the WorldDrake is here to introduce the world to the Realest Dude Ever — who happens to be his father.

In a set of new commercials for his whiskey brand Virginia Black, the Grammy-winning rapper pokes fun at the popular face of Dos Equis beer marketing campaigns.

“Would you like to know who’s not worried about the Most Interesting Man in the World? The Realest Dude Ever,” Drake says in the videos, complete with a gold chain around his black turtleneck.

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Each video ends with the Realest Dude — played by Drake’s dad Dennis Graham — eccentrically saying the line bound to become the viral trademark: “Virginia Black: One sip, and woo!”

The 15-second ads have racked up millions of views on Drake’s Instagram. Even fellow entrepreneurial rapper Sean Combs voiced his support for Drake on social media, tweeting, “Another man of color owning their own is big for all of us!!! It’s time to start supporting us!!!! Congrats @Drake #BlackExcellence”

Another man of color owning their own is big for all of us!!! It’s time to start supporting us!!!! Congrats @Drake #BlackExcellence

— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) July 16, 2017

Drake, 30, invested in the whiskey company run by Brent Hocking last year, with the mission to “redefine whiskey and a shared passion for style, music and the pursuit of taste.” Virginia Black offers aged bourbon whiskey with high rye contents and a 40 percent ABV (alcohol by volume).

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“I looked for holes in the market and I saw that of all the spirits out there, bourbon is probably the most clique-y,” Hocking previously told PEOPLE. “There’s not an easy drinking one — everyone is thinking there’s one way to do it, which is to make it harder and harder to drink. Proofs get higher and higher every year.”

Actor Jonathan Goldsmith portrayed the Most Interesting Man in Dos Equis advertisements for almost a decade before retiring from it last year. “It was such a delight to bring a smile to people’s faces, and that’s what always happened,” he previously told PEOPLE.

Family Drama, Donald Trump & That Voicemail: 9 Best Jokes from Alec Baldwin’s Roast


Family drama, embarrassing moments and political views were all fair game during Alec Baldwin‘s Sunday night roast at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

Baldwin, 59, braved the hot seat as a lineup of his costars, family and friends honored (and poked fun at) his career during the taping of Spike’s One Night Only: Alec Baldwin, which will air July.

The roster of roasters included Still Alice onscreen wife Julianne Moore, real-life wife Hilaria30 Rock cast mates Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer, and, last but not least, daughter Ireland — who addressed her father’s infamous voicemail rant.

Former president Bill Clinton also made a surprise appearance, introducing Baldwin with a heartfelt speech.

“I think I’ve figured out what has made him both a great actor and a great person: He has genuine interest in other people,” Clinton said in his closing remarks. “When you look at the sweep of his career, you see a man with enormous talent and a heart just as big.”

With Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations, Baldwin has more than 100 credits to his acting career, with roles in iconic films like The Departed, Beetlejuice and The Hunt for Red October.

Seeing as the actor’s most recent scene-stealing role was as Saturday Night Live‘s President Donald Trump stand-in, a portion of the night’s jokes were aimed at the current White House administration. The majority of the evening’s roasters have been open about their anti-Trump sentiments, including Robert De Niro, who famously called him an “idiot” pre-election.

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Baldwin’s younger brother Stephen, who has vocalized his support for Trump, was not in attendance for the taping, resulting in a pointed jab from brothers Billy and Daniel, who quipped that Stephen was “on guard at Trump Tower.”

Here are a few more of the evening’s very best zingers:

“I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face.” —Bill Clinton

“I loved working with Alec — it was the first time I wasn’t the craziest motherf—er on the set. Now I know white people families are just as f—ed up as black people families.” —Tracy Morgan

“The best part about being married to a man Alec’s age is the sex lasts two hours: an hour and 58 minutes to walk up the stairs and two minutes of sex.”—Hilaria Baldwin

“In Glengarry Glen Ross he played a smug a–hole and he’s never broken character.” —Robert De Niro

“You obviously have a lot of friends. They just couldn’t be here tonight.” —Jack McBrayer

“I don’t know you that well. My publicist told me to be here.” —Jane Krakowski

“Yes, I’m Ireland. And I’m a Baldwin. I can’t remember which ones are on speaking terms.” —Ireland Baldwin

“If you work with him, you are guaranteed to win an Oscar. His mojo is so strong, I wouldn’t be surprised if this year Melania Trump walks away with Best Supporting .” —Julianne Moore

One Night Only: Alec Baldwin airs July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike.

Michael Strahan Offers Parenting Advice for George Clooney and Beyoncé: Eventually, Twins ‘Take Care of Themselves’

Welcoming twins into the family means double the diaper duty, but also twice the fulfillment, according to Michael Strahan.

“I love being a father. It’s absolutely the most joy you’re going to have in your life,” Strahan, 45, told PEOPLE Thursday in N.Y.C. before receiving a Father of the Year award from The National Father’s Day Committee. “It’s also the most stress you’re going to have.”

The former NFL player and current Good Morning America co-anchor has four children of his own: 12-year-old twins Isabella and Sophia, 22-year-old Michael Jr., and Tanita, 25.

“Everybody’s having twins,” Strahan says, referring to new father George Clooney and expecting couple Beyoncé and Jay Z.

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Clooney, 56, and his wife Amal, 39, announced the births of Ella and Alexander earlier this month, saying in a statement that the newborns are “healthy, happy and doing fine.”

Beyoncé, 35, and Jay Z, 47, have yet to make a birth announcement, leaving some fans to conceive wild conspiracy theories about her pregnancy.

Strahan’s twin-specific advice for the expanding families? “Enjoy it.”

“I know it’s hard at first, but at a certain point they will take care of themselves,” he explains. “They will be each other’s best friend, and you’ll think to yourself, ‘Where did the time go?’ I’m blown away by how fast it goes.”

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Strahan, who is also host of game-show revival The $100,000 Pyramid, said his twins agree with his Father of the Year title — or at least “enough to show up.”

Marvin Ellison, CEO of JCPenney (where Strahan has an exclusive clothing line called MSX), was also given a 2017 Father of the Year award.

“My kids give me strength,” Strahan previously told PEOPLE. “I love being with the kids. To me it’s all about family, now more than anything.”

Brett Eldredge Is Head Over Heels in New Single ‘Love Someone’

Country singer Brett Eldredge is capturing major summer love vibes with his new single.

In “Love Someone,” Eldredge, 31, sings about the special someone who laughs at the way he dances, holds him in the middle of the night and smiles while holding hands. “Sure feels good to love someone,” he sings throughout the song.

“I’m just wanting to find that gal that wants my heart,” he told PEOPLE at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. “Because I’m ready to give it.”

Along with “The Long Way” and “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” “Love Someone” is the third single released from his upcoming album Brett Eldredge (out Aug. 4). Nine other tracks will fill out the album, including titles like “Heartbreaker,” “No Stopping You” and “Superhero.”

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“I’ve been writing about the search for love, the loss of love, falling out of love and falling in love,” he previously said. “It’s been a very soul-searching record.”

Eldredge is currently part of Luke Bryan‘s Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour. To stay healthy on tour, Eldredge starts each day with a smoothie — and forgoes tortilla chips, “just the salsa with a fork.”

Recognized for hit songs like “Drunk On Your Love” and “Don’t Ya,” the country star also got special recognition last week for relieving himself on the Warner Music building as a college student. (You read that correctly!)

Eldredge was surprised with a small plaque right where he used to pee on his way to a karaoke bar in downtown Nashville. The plaque reads: “Brett Eldredge Left His Mark Here in March of 2007.”