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Jackie Siegel chats Celebrity Wife Swap, 2015 Projects and more!

Recently we sat down with the Queen of Versailles herself, Jackie Siegel, to find out about her home-in-progress Versailles (which will be the biggest home in America) and what’s on the horizon. A more recent project making big news today debuts tonight. Jackie and her husband, Westgate Resort owner David Siegel, will both appear on Celebrity Wife Swap tonight at 10pm on WFTV Channel 9. Here’s sneak preview clip of Jackie and Jeremy at his home in Oklahoma:

Not familiar with the show? Here’s a breakdown from ABC Networks; Celebrity Wife Swap” features two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week. During that time, the women – and swapped families – learn what it is like to live in someone else’s shoes, but everything changes during the second half of the week when the women make their own rules and get the chance to run the household their way.  At the end of the week, the couples reunite for a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views in which they make frank assessments of one another and discuss the experience.

Courtesy ABC Television

Courtesy ABC Television

We will be live tweeting the broadcast with Jackie and other celebrities tonight at a private viewing party! Make sure to follow @JackieSiegelUSA on Twitter (hashtags #CelebrityWifeSwap, #QueenOfVersailles) and @CentralFLTop5 on Twitter and Instagram for some behind the scenes fun! Watch our full interview with her before tonight’s broadcast here:

Firstly, Jackie wants everyone to know that Versailles is NOT dead. In fact, construction has resumed and is slated to finish in 2017. “Versailles is fully back on and I’m very excited about it! I would like to do something in the form of a tv show or something, letting the world know that Versailles is going to be finished. When you watch the movie, Queen of Versailles, it kind of left you hanging like maybe it was a dead project or something, but it’s not. We still own it and the King and the Queen are finishing it!

Jackie took us on a tour – and it’s MASSIVE! Look for a full, recent walk-thru of Versailles (also through Google Glass) soon on CentralFloridaTop5.com!

Among her grand tasklist of projects here is Florida’s film and television industry. “I’ve also been supporting the Florida Film Incentive. I’ve taken a couple of trips up to Tallahassee and went to the Rally in Tally,” she says. “I really think Florida is a great place for the film industry (to be). It not only creates jobs but we have beautiful weather all year round.

In case you weren’t aware, Film Florida organizes Rally in Tally, an annual event where members of Florida’s film, tv and digital media industries travel to our Capital to educate legislators on the importance of having a financial infrastructure in place to attract jobs from big projects like USA Network’s Burn Notice, Disney’s Tomorrowland and more.

Just a few of Jackie’s other projects include:

A Gift For Teaching’s Back-to-School Blast to be hosted by Mario Lopez

A playdate anytime with A Gift for Teaching?!

We’re THERE.

A nighttime playdate with delicious food, libations, entertainment, and special guests including Ella Rose, Mario Lopez, Chris Kirkpatrick, former Orlando Magic players Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, and Matt Austin from WKMG?

We’re TOTALLY in!

A Gift for Teaching Back to School Blast

With support from Wells Fargo and the Westgate Resorts Foundation, A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek, and will help 180,000 kids in need. A Gift for Teaching distributes $55,000 of free product daily, and you could imagine with so many in need, this goes really fast.

A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will have an old school (ha!) ‘playroom’ with oversized games for the kid in you, and a signature martini bar and a bunch of silent auction opportunities for your inner adult! “It’s the best party in town and an opportunity to share and celebrate everything AGFT has accomplished this year, as we look forward to goals we have for the next school year,”  said Marisa Worley, AGFT’s Director of Development. Also, here’s a little tip for when you are looking for a gift in the last minute and it’s as easy as going online and finding the best door gift singapore, custom t shirt, bag or anything you’d like to give your special one.

I was never good at math but I have a healthy respect for its place in our world. (Yes, as I’ve learned, even Algebra serves a purpose!) Here’s a really easy equation that even I can remember:  (T+t) / (S + s) x (f) = AGFT.

Teachers + tools / Students + supplies x future = A Gift for Teaching!

(T)eachers need (t)ools to teach.

(S)tudents need (s)upplies to learn, especially in our fast growing, digital world.

Today’s kids will one day take the reigns and lead the way to our (f)uture…

Think of (A Gift for Teaching) as their catalyst.

…so I’m no John Nash, but you get the point.


Where: Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821

When: Saturday, April 18th from 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Attire: Your Cocktail Best!

Tickets: Click HERE to purchase. Individual tickets are $100 with open seating, Tables (reserved, seats up to 10) are $900. (Interested in becoming a sponsor? Information is HERE.)

Parking: Complimentary Self Parking. Valet available.

For more information, please visit www.agiftforteaching.org/events/blast.

On Facebook: facebook.com/AGiftForTeaching

On Twitter: @agift4teaching

On Instagram: @agiftforteaching/

Official Event Hashtag: #back2schoolbash

About A Gift For Teaching

A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) is Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies to teachers for their students in need, enabling them to succeed in school and life.  A nonprofit organization that serves 336 public schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, AGFT has distributed more than $87 million worth of school supplies – including essential classroom tools such as pencils, notebooks, glue, backpacks, art supplies and books –to local students in need since 1998.  http://www.agiftforteaching.org.