Several movies hitting theaters this summer are based on terrific books, including spy thrillers, YA bestsellers, and biographies. Get a head start on the theater crowd with this intriguing, vacation-ready reading list.Continue Reading
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Psychologists just concluded that watching romantic movies with your spouse lowers your chances of getting a divorce, so this list of movies that celebrates romance is not just for Valentine's Day. Whether these will help save your marriage, we can't say, but if you're a fan of Cary Grant, Jane Austen, teen angst or kickboxing (the sport of the future), these are just what the doctor ordered.Continue Reading
It's a new year and time for a new start on your resolutions to get in shape, eat better, slow down and, as at least one celeb tweeted, read more books! (A resolution we can definitely get behind.) While most stars were sharing the usual goals of fitness or learning a new skill, count on Kanye West to promise not to rant... for at least six months.Continue Reading
By Sharon Knolle Movie awards season doesn't just mean great films, it also means great reads. This year's list includes an enduring French classic, a fantasy novel and an article in Wired. Even Ernest Hemingway made a cameo, of sorts: In The Silver Linings Playbook, the main character Pat (Bradley Cooper) takes such an intense dislike to A Farewell to Arms, he tosses it out the window.Continue Reading
By Sharon Knolle Chef Carla Hall has a lot of favorite Christmas recipes, but she recently told The Chew that her favorite holiday memory is the crafting kits, like beaded bags, her mother put under the tree. "I'm a crafter. I loved getting the crafts," she noted, along with showing pictures of she and her sister in matching striped outfits on Christmas morning. "We're not twins, but we're 17 months apart. Irish twins."Continue Reading
By Sharon Knolle In Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible, the ever-stylish Project Runway fashion guru declares "Thou shalt look fabulous." His informative book, co-written with Ada Calhoun, provides a history of clothing through the ages—did you know jeans originated in Italy?—and suggests which clothes look best on you. He doesn't just preach fashion do's and don'ts, although Gunn isn't shy about sharing which clothing trends he can't stand.Continue Reading
By Sharon Knolle The East Coast is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and several celebs—including the casts of Jersey Shore and Mob Wives—are doing their part to help. Bigger Is Better author Big Ang drummed up support on Twitter, asking people to stop by her Staten Island bar The Drunken Monkey with donations of diapers, blankets, canned food, cleaning supplies, and heaters.Continue Reading
By Sharon Knolle Why would a swinging single like How I Met Your Mother's Barney Stinson write a book about parenting? Because he wants you to be a more kickass parent, obviously. As he writes in The Bro Code for Parents, What to Expect When You're Awesome, he was inspired to write the book after good friends Marshall and Lily had their first child. His advice is a centerpiece of tonight's episode.Continue Reading
Furry friends are getting their own dose of paparazzi action this month. Actors Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) and Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy) are used to strutting their stuff on the red carpet, but this month they're helping homeless dogs during Strut Your Mutt Week, which runs from September 22 to 29. This year the group hopes to raise at least $1 million. The ultimate goal is "No More Homeless Pets" and no more animals being euthanized.Continue Reading
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