The first rule of doing an interview, particularly with very busy celebrities promoting film or television projects, is to come prepared. See the movie! Have a list of questions! Have a general sense of the plot! Know what makes this movie different from another movie the same actor starred in! That’s where Denver’s own Chris Parente fouled up. Despite claiming to have seen “The Skeleton Twins” at the Toronto Film Festival, Parente got a touch confused during his interview with the film’s stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. See, much to Wiig’s surprise, Parente second question was all about whether she had any advice to give about going nude on camera — after all, “YOU DID IT IN THE FILM!” he said upon seeing Wiig’s shocked reaction. Wrong film, bro. Watch Wiig and Hader handle Parente’s shit for him.
Aidy Bryant is very quickly becoming my favorite cast member (okay, besides Kate Mackinnon) on “Saturday Night Live.” On last night’s season premiere, hosted by the drool-worthy Chris Pratt, Bryant slayed the best skit of the night, which featured her and Pratt getting over their shyness and flirting with each other via raunchy, booty-heavy rap lyrics.
Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.
This is how the website The Business Woman Media starts off its post about “internationally acclaimed barrister” Amal Alamuddin’s wedding to an actor by the name of George Clooney this weekend. Much hullabaloo has been made about the notorious bachelor finally settling down, as if his bride has struck gold, but let’s face it, with her many degrees, fluency in multiple languages, and an impressive career in international law, Alamuddin could easily be described as out of Clooney’s league. Kudos to The Business Woman Media for flipping the script on the way celeb weddings are typically reported. Oh, and of course, congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Alamuddin on their nuptials! [The Business Woman Media]
Let me start this post by making Jessica’s departure from The Frisky all about me. When Jessica came into my office a few weeks ago and told me she was leaving The Frisky to become Executive Editor at YouBeauty, I burst into tears. Even though I’d always known this day would come, the last long-term staffer leaving the nest and striking out on her own, I’ll admit I was totally unprepared for how hard I would take it. After six years of working together, Jessica has been my ride-or-die, a constant in what has been a very up and down, exciting, wonderful, but also difficult journey for this website. As with any job, especially one that has a public face, there’s been so much that’s gone on behind the scenes that readers don’t really know about. Our near-shutdown in 2010, after our original owners decided to sell us and a buyer fell through at the last minute. The first six months at our new company, with half the staff, each of us who remained working remotely because there wasn’t yet office space, the disjointedness no doubt reflected in some of the site’s content. Budget cuts, company-wide layoffs, four CEOs in half as many years … and yet throughout it all, my girls, my women, stayed true, passionate about the site and what they were writing, none more so than Jessica. She has been utterly integral to the site’s evolution, voice and overall success. The Frisky would not be what it is without her. Keep reading »
I rarely go see movies in the theaters — people loudly chewing popcorn! tickets are so expensive! — but an exception will absolutely be made for “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s adaptation of the page-turning Gillian Flynn novel. I loved the book, but was feeling a little ho-hum about the casting, especially of Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, until this quickie clip from the movie was dropped on the internet today. In just 30 seconds, Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Amy perfectly capture the sexy but sort of off connection between the future husband and wife in their first meeting. That smile on Pike’s face says it all. “Gone Girl” hits theaters October 3.
It’s apple-picking season! The good news: coming home with sooooo many appppplesssss. The bad news: WTF do you do with sooooo many appppplesssss anyway? Here are 13 ideas!