New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. But what about our inner world? After we’ve found the perfect shade of red lipstick, cleaned out our closets, and told a passive-aggressive friend to chill out, what comes next? Well, I propose in 2012 that we try to expose ourselves to newer genres of literature we’ve never experienced before. It’s fine to read the blockbuster novel du jour that make the bestseller list — i.e. The Da Vinci Code, The Pillars of the Earth, The Hunger Games, etc. — but this year, why not try something new? Keep reading »
Oh, I cringe. I’m sure you’ve already heard about the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV movie called “Liz and Dick,” chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s on-again off-again marriage and life together. Lindsay Lohan was the first actress revealed to be in talks for the role last week, directly from the mouth of the film’s executive producer Larry Thompson. Rumor has it Lindsay would die for the role, and who wouldn’t? Now it’s looking like Lohan, who hasn’t had an acting role since she appeared in 2010′s “Machete,” is going to be facing some pretty tight competition in the form of one Megan Fox. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that neither of these actresses scores the part when the contract is signed as early as next week. For the love of Liz! [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not been happy with what you saw reflected back at you, 150 Pounds is the novel for you. Written by Kate Rockland, the book tackles a heady issue for many women — body image — through the perspectives of two authentic and often at-odds female bloggers, as they examine what the “right” message is to send women about weight. Rockland’s voice is funny and smart, and despite the girly cover, 150 Pounds avoids the usual chick lit tropes. Much like cupcake, you won’t be able to put it down. [$15.82, Amazon]
So, it’s Day 5 of my life without he who I am not supposed to name but for SEO purposes will name just twice, once in the headline and once here RYAN GOSLING. Last night, I took my first bath without him. By that I mean, I took my first bath, basking in candlelight, drinking wine, without catching up on gossip about him on my iPad. It was hard, but I did it. Continue with me on this journey via the video above. (Please note: this video is SFW.)
It should come as no surprise that I am stupidly excited for “The Vow,” the latest Nicholas Sparks-esque [Thanks to the commenter who caught my error! -- Editor] romance starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Based on the trailer, “The Vow” looks like almost everything I loved about “The Notebook” (Rachel McAdams! Memory loss!), minus he who I am not allowed to name, plus everything I loved about “Dear John” (Channing Tatum! Overwhelming odds!), multiplied by “Eternal Sunshine” and “50 First Dates.” In short, I will be there on Feb. 10, box of Kleenex in hand.
In honor of “The Vow,” let’s take a look down memory lane, specifically at the many romantic entanglements star Rachel McAdams has found herself in on the big screen… Keep reading »
I love me some Taylor Swift, but honestly, I never thought she was the Vogue type. Tay-Tay is more suburban mall than bombshell and all those princess dresses are not exactly fashion-forward. But lo and behold, here she is on the February 2012 issue of Vogue with straightened hair and a big-ass wide-brimmed hat. Taylor looks more grown-up than usual here … which I suppose is the point of posing for Vogue, no? [Styleite]