Depending on what music you put on, you can turn your apartment into a disco dance party, or, how shall we put this, a more intimate affair. Tunes by Beyonce, Mary Mary, Maxwell, and John Legend will get you in the mood for some loving’ this Valentine’s Day (or embrace what a fabulous independent woman you are).
We’re giving away one set of mood music, including Beyonce’s I Am … Yours DVD, Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, Mary Mary’s The Sound, and John Legend’s Evolver, but you have to work if you want it. Tell us your favorite mood music in the comments by 2:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE! The winner of the mood music set is nataliamari for this comment:
I have to say, one of my fondest memories of my last relationship is when the he would pick out music for us. We would start out just listening to it, and then, well….my favorites were Frank Sinatra, his Classical playlist, and then other random folk artists…I love feeling classy, and who doesn’t feel like a 40s starlet while they are making out to “The way you look tonight” or “Fly me to the moon”??!!
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Poor men. They have it so hard! As Samantha Bee
pointed out in Wednesday’s “Daily Show” skit, they only run 485 of the Fortune 500 companies and three branches of government. How’d this happen, babycakes? Let’s find out … and remember, it’s satire
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It’s the first weekend of February, and Punxsutawney Phil totally saw his shadow again, which means we’ve got another six weeks of winter on our hands. Unless, like the National Climatic Data Center, you believe Groundhog Day is hogwash. (The party poopers say Phil’s accuracy is 39 percent). Either way, it’s cold as hell out there and it might be best to hibernate for the remainder of the season. My recipe for hibernation includes lots of soup, 24/7 robe time, and movies. This week’s releases include tearjerker chick-flick “Dear John,” adventure blowing-stuff-up movie “From Paris With Love,” and an almost-funny horror flick, “Frozen.” Keep reading »
Empire Magazine recently released a list of the “Top 50 Worst Movies Ever.” This roll call of horrible flicks was not compiled by Empire cinephiles; instead it was concocted from online votes cast by the magazine’s readers. Usually I would think this approach would create an accurate list, and for the most part it did. I found myself nodding and smirking through the majority of the 50 flicks (I’m looking at you, “Gigli”, “Glitter”, and “White Chicks”). But there were a few inclusions that I audibly gasped at. And so, I am willing to risk my self-given titles of “film buff” and “woman of good taste” in an attempt to defend some of these marked movies. Don’t worry. I’ll offer new sacrifices in their place. Keep reading »
Will we ever get sick of Snooki? Perhaps, but we aren’t there yet. The “Jersey Shore” star did red carpet interviews at last weekend’s Grammys, including this priceless conversation with the guys from Phoenix. Snooki requests they sing a song, tells Laurent Brancowitz he looks like Edward Cullen, and asks them what they call guidos in France. If her reality TV career doesn’t stick, Snooki should become a regular at awards shows. Red carpet interviews would be so much more interesting with her interrogating celebrities. [Videogum] Keep reading »
According to the New York Post, Fox head honchos have finally figured out who they want to replace Simon Cowell on “American Idol.” Supposedly, their top pick is Howard Stern, whose contract with Sirius satellite radio is up next January. “It’s one of the few shows that could compete with Stern’s $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and ‘Idol’ bosses think he’d be even nastier than Simon,” a source told the paper. “They know he would be great TV and would clash with the other judges such as Ellen DeGeneres and the contestants. ‘Idol’ will do what it takes to sign him.” [NY Post]
I, for one, think this is a horrendous idea. Let me tell you why. Keep reading »