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Some Bon Mots From Bon Iver

If Bon Iver’s ethereal, wistful debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, didn’t totally seduce you, well, something is wrong. That means that you will definitely need to give the band’s eponymous sophomore effort a listen. Bon Iver is the brainchild of Justin Vernon, who secluded his band in a cabin in the woods for three months in the winter to record their first effort. This time, Vernon and his brother bought a defunct vet’s office and turned it into the studio of their dreams. Do not expect barks and purrs, though. The standard here are haunting tracks, with some exciting surprises.

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Tom Cruise Shows His Inner ’80s Rock Star

This photo marks the first time that I have actively lusted after Tom Cruise since he hung from those cords in “Mission: Impossible.” Over the weekend, Tom tweeted this image of himself from the set of “Rock of Ages,” where he is playing Stacee Jaxx, an aging rock star lothario with long hair, a super ripped chest, and oodles of tattoos. Apparently, we can look forward to Tom’s rendition of “Wanted Dead or Alive” in the movie. “He can sing!” director Adam Shankman elaborates. “It’s a miracle.” Indeed. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Culturista: Your Guide To The Week, From The “True Blood” Premiere To Take Your Dog To Work Day

Let’s face it: keeping up with pop culture is difficult. With more than 1000 channels worth of TV shows, not to mention a new flood of movies and music every week, it’s practically a full-time job to keep up with everything. Luckily, it is my full-time job. So from now on, every Monday, I’ll be bringing you a cheat sheet of what’s coming down the pipeline this week so you shall never feel lost again.

After the jump, the TV shows you need to watch, the albums you need to hear, the movies you need to see, and much, much more. Keep reading »

Celebrity Conspiracy Theory: Ashley Hebert Is Being Groomed For “DWTS”

Hollywood these days is all about positioning and spin, and—what can we say?— it’s made us more than a little jaded. In this new column, we will share some of our most out-there theories about what’s really going on in the celeb-u-verse. Now, keep in mind that none of this is based on fact or even on the testimony of anonymous sources. They are purely hunches, and we could be totally and completely wrong. That said, we would not be super surprised if, some day, it came out that a few of our theories were right.

I believe I’ve uncovered the hidden agenda of this season of “The Bachelorette.” Ashley Hebert doesn’t give a fig about finding love. And she doesn’t actually want to become a dentist, even though she’s in school for it. It seems to me that she’d be more interested in becoming a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” The evidence after the jump. Keep reading »

Soapbox: Jon Hamm And Melissa McCarthy To Be An Onscreen Couple? It’s About Time!

My favorite parts of “Bridesmaids“—well, besides the Wilson Phillips reunion—were Jon Hamm as Kristen Wiig‘s jerky and totally self-absorbed hook-up buddy and Melissa McCarthy as her twisted, tell-it-like-it-is fellow bridesmaid. So I am pretty excited that these two actors will be reuniting—under the direction of “Bridesmaids”‘ Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, no less—for a new comedy. In the flick, Jon and Melissa apparently become “unconventional lovers.” The plot description doesn’t tell us much, but I assume the unconventional part is that Jon Hamm is an all-out hot hot hottie while Melissa McCarthy, who stars in the show “Mike & Molly,” is adorable but heavy.

As we all know, Hollywood isn’t about overweight. It also doesn’t like ugly or, gasp, average. When it comes to romance on screen, it usually only happens between exceptionally good looking people with traditionally great bodies. Keep reading »

Dorothy Parker Got Writer’s Block Too

It makes me feel better that my lady writer hero, Dorothy Parker, also suffered occasionally from writer’s block. She sent this telegram to her editor, Pascal Covici, because she was so ashamed she couldn’t even look him “in the voice.” What a fabulous line, by the way. I have a feeling what she wrote was probably amazing. Ah, the writer’s curse. Nowadays, if I’m suffering a brain freeze, I just send an apologetic email to Amelia about my “incompetence.” Maybe I should start sending telegrams instead. [Letters of Note] Keep reading »

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