While scanning entertainment news today, I couldn’t help but notice that—wow!—there are some truly heinous television shows in the works. The first offender, ABC Family has picked up a series called “Melissa & Joey” starring Melissa Joan Hart as a high-powered local politician and Joey Lawrence as her manny. Don’t get me wrong—I loved Melissa Joan Hart on “Clarissa Explains It All,” but did she have to go and do what sounds like a lame version of “Who’s the Boss” with a guy whose catchphrase was really only a sound? Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, folks, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time to take the fresh tunes for a spin. I know we were all counting on a groundhog today (six more weeks of winter, wah!), but this week has another beacon of hope, nay, ridonkulous awesomeness. Last year, I was addicted to Animal Collective’s mind-blowingly special gem, Merriweather Post Pavillion. And about a year later, another album in the same sonically distorted vein has come to be—Toro y Moi’s Causers Of This. Does this mean there’s a new psychedelic electro-noise experiment genre?! Dang, music is so exciting sometimes. After that act, it was hard for Lil Wayne, Soft Pack, and Nick Jonas to follow, but alas, they’re all brand shiny new this week and they deserve a chance to dance, romance, and entrance. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
Yes, today is Groundhog’s Day, and according to that little bastard Phil, it’s going to be a long winter, but the silver lining is that we have The Academy Awards to look forward to. Oscar noms are finally in! Woohoo! While most of the world has started their betting pools about who will win the coveted Oscar for best pic, here at The Frisky, we have been hard at work voting on which nominees we would shun, shag, or marry. After the jump, our picks.
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Writer Gretchen Rubin had a life even Blair Waldorf would envy: a great career, an adoring financier husband, two precious daughters running around her Upper East Side home, and not one, but two degrees from Yale. But why wasn’t she enjoying it more? In a quest to get more fun out of everyday life, she embarked on a so-called “Happiness Project,” which has since turned into a best-selling memoir. After combing through six months of research—everything from classical philosophy to contemporary literature—Rubin fine-tuned her findings into a year’s worth of monthly resolutions, which she applied to her own life. February, for instance, was devoted to marriage, and Rubin tasked herself with the following goals: “Quit nagging. Don’t expect praise or appreciation. Fight right. No dumping. Give proofs of love.”
If her approach to boosting happiness seems complicated and clinical—don’t worry, her account of the yearlong endeavor is anything but. The Happiness Project is honest, charming and refreshingly free of preachy self-help speak. Best yet, it’s packed with practical advice on how anyone can find get more joy out of life. Rubin happily took time to chat with The Frisky. See what she had to say after the jump. Keep reading »
4 8 15 16 23 42. These numbers will only make sense (err, be recognizable?) to “Lost” fans and I needed something to grab your attention since you’re probably losing it a little in anticipation of tonight’s season premiere. This is the sixth and final season of the polar bear and time travel-tastic series, which means that it’s (presumably?) time for the writers to start tying up all the loose ends. So what will be happening this season? There are a zillion theories out there. After the jump, we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting.
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Andrew Young, the former John Edwards aide who claims in his book, The Politician, that he lied for the former presidential candidate, went on “Good Morning America” today with his wife, Cheri. The couple talked about how they always put John and Elizabeth Edwards first, saying they housed Rielle Hunter for eight months and even brought her along on family vacations. They even agreed to say Rielle’s baby was Andrew’s. Apparently, John told them he was going to come clean after Elizabeth died, because he didn’t want her to find out about the scandal. [GMA] Keep reading »
I bet a lot of you are too young to remember when “We Are The World” first hit the airwaves 25 years ago, in 1985. The single, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, was recorded by an all-star lineup that crossed music genres and quickly became the biggest-selling single of all time. The proceeds went to famine relief charities in Ethiopia. I was 8 years old when “We Are The World” was released and I was living on an Air Force base in Japan, and even there, I can remember the song playing everywhere — in stores, on the street, in train stations and airports and bus terminals. It was a world-wide phenomenon. I liked to sing along and pretend I was Cyndi Lauper, one of my favorite childhood idols (second only to Judy Blume).
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The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called “Avatar” was nominated in a whole bunch of categories, tying “Hurt Locker” for a total of nine nominations. One difference in the awards this year is that 10 movies have been nominated for best picture rather than the usual five. For a full list, check out the official website of the Oscars. Keep reading »
The Grammy Awards were so yesterday. Tonight is all about “The Bachelor.” Who will Bachelor Jake get rid of next, after ninja-dissing Ella, Katherine, and Ashleigh last week? There’s only a few more ladies left! Meet me back here at 8 p.m. (EST). Keep reading »