Childbirth is a miracle. It’s a miracle that I intend to experience (hypothetically, in the distant future, maybe) with an epidural and as many pain-numbing drugs as they’ll give me.
Some moms-to-be go the other extreme: giving birth outdoors, literally on the floor of the fuckin’ woods, sans a doctor. And because this is America, there’s a new Lifetime reality show about them called “Born In The Wild.” Keep reading »
Sure, sure. I know what a lot of you are thinking: “Me watch ‘Pretty Little Liars?’ That’s un-possible because it’s a show for silly tween girls who shop at Forever 21, pray to the altar of One Direction and probably haven’t even gotten their period yet.” First off, we all shop at Forever 21. (Don’t lie — I recognize that floral mini skirt from the window display!) Second, you can’t tell me you wouldn’t RSVP if Harry Styles invited you on a private trip to Makeout City. Thirdly, well … I have no way of knowing the answer to that last one and, frankly, it’s none of my business, so let’s keep it moving.
However, what I DO know is that “PLL” is better, smarter and more thrilling than you think. For those unfamiliar, the ABC Family series is based on a collection of YA novels by author Sara Shepard, which was initially released in 2006. The main plot revolves around a group of teen girls — Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) and Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) — whose friendship is torn apart after their clique’s fearless (and super-bitchy) leader, Alison DiLaurentis, goes missing and later turns up dead. However, when a mysterious entity named “A” starts harassing the remaining four by threatening to expose all their secrets, the girls reunite and vow to find out what really happened to their friend—before they suffer a similar fate. (Spoilers ahead!) Keep reading »
“I forgot to get married and have babies” is often a line women with successful careers hear from their peers as a warning to reprioritize their lives. Yet this is exactly how Swoosie Kurtz, currently starring in “Mike and Molly” with Melissa McCarthy, explains why she is 69-years-old and never married and without children. But never fear, Swoosie has no regrets.
How did a girl with an unconventional name grow up to conquer stage and screen— starring on ”Sisters,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “Nurse Jackie,” as well as taking home multiple Tonys, Emmys, Obies and Drama Desk Awards — and still be happy without “a family?” Well, her family. Keep reading »
Watch a seasoned housecat pass along his wisdom to his family’s new kitten as he teaches him about the mysterious vacuum monster that can eat and yell at the same time, two-hand petting, laser pointers and sleeping in shoes. Life is a sweet deal when you’re a cat. [Jezebel]
This remix of “Problem” starring an all-feline cast gives Ariana Grande a run for her money. The lyrics are switched up to explain that special kind of attitude problem that only our cats have. They may be divas, but at least they’re cute! [People]
While I’m usually bored with remakes of classic movies, I’m not going to begrudge them. I’m very excited for the new Star Wars revamp, and I have every trust that J. J. Abrams is going to do due homage to second-most important movie trilogy of my life.
However, it’s the first-most that’s got me worried: apparently the Indiana Jones trilogy is getting a makeover. This is enough to give me a heart attack, especially with rumors circulating that someone like Robert Pattinson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth or Bradley Cooper could be cast as Indy. A choice like these would reflect to me that Disney is more invested in getting kids to watch the movie on the basis of its lead’s looks rather than the philosophy the movie presents. Keep reading »
I love musicals.
Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.
First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus groups are demented human beings.
I eat bacon cheeseburgers. I love pranks. I watch professional wrestling. Well, maybe that last one doesn’t prove anything. Pro wrestling is just Redneck Broadway. Keep reading »
The photo “Kate and Cat” is a Russian photographer’s take on his six-year-old daughter’s friendship with the family cat. Andy Prokh has been taking the light-hearted photos since Kate was a baby. The cat, an impossibly friendly-looking British Shorthair named Lilu, is sometimes joined by other kitty friends in the photos, making them that much more fun to look at. Check out more of the series on Prokh’s website and get ready to smile! [Laughing Squid] [Image via Andy Prokh]
I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (yes, I have been under a rock for the past few years) and am completely swept away by it. Strayed, who’s also behind the much-adored Dear Sugar advice column at The Rumpus (which has been turned into a book called Tiny Beautiful Things, which you will read and then instantly buy for all your friends), describes tough decisions and what it is to be human in a way that nobody else quite can.
In honor of the campaign to turn one of her best Dear Sugar columns into an animation (and simply because her words never get less awesome), here are some of Strayed’s most wonderful and inspiring quotes about life, love, fear and forgiveness: Keep reading »