The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Witch/Vampire War Escalates On “True Blood”

What the heck? There are only two more episodes left in this season of “True Blood.” This season has really flown by, and yet—I don’t feel nearly as engaged in the plotline as I have in seasons past. Something about Marni/Antonia as the big bad just doesn’t seem that dire to me compared to, say, the mysteriously eerie Marianne of season two. But perhaps that is just me? After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments of last night’s episode. And of course, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: My Netflix Queue, My Future

I never thought it would get this serious. First it was an after-work thing. Then it was weekends. Eventually we were seeing each other anytime I had two hours to spare. This is the story of how I fell in love with Netflix. Keep reading »

Sofia Coppola’s Purple Wedding Wonder

Over the weekend Sofia Coppola married longtime boyfriend and baby daddy Thomas Mars, frontman of the band Phoenix. But rather than go for the traditional white wedding thing, Coppola said “I do” in a lavender Azzedine Alaïa gown, custom-made by the designer. What do you think of her non-traditional look? Would you — or did you — get married in a colorful dress? [People] Keep reading »

The 2011 MTV VMAs: The Best And Worst Moments

Last night, as the East Coast was coming out of our hurricane cocoons, the music-eratti descended on Los Angeles for the 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards. Now, this awards show is always confusing, mainly because MTV hardly plays music videos anymore, so it seems strange to have an awards show for them. But it’s always a night for over-the-top performances, and where stars can wear their most insane ensembles, no questions asked.

After the jump, the moments from the show that got us cheering and jeering. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Am I Turning Into A Bridezilla?”

I’m getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother — my only sibling — got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are planning to get married a mere six weeks before I do. Why couldn’t they get married in May or November, so that there is more turn-around time? What if all of my out-of-state family comes to his wedding and then can’t make it to mine? I invited them first! My mom is on the sickly side and is already stressed about one child getting married, so now I’m worried about her having to deal with two weddings back-to-back.

I’m worried that if I confront my brother and fiancée, it will turn into a sibling grudge match with lots of old dynamics rearing their ugly heads. I already asked my parents to mention how stressful it will be for them. Is that fair? Should I just suck it up and silently resent them so that twenty years from now when we are fighting over who gets mom’s heirlooms I end up screaming, “I get them since you practically ruined my wedding!” — Trying Not To Be A Bridezilla

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Pancakes, I Am Your Father

I am not recommending that you purchase this spatula just because it happens to be shaped like Darth Vader, although that is pretty awesome. No, I am recommending that you purchase this spatula because I happened to get it for my brother-in-law, a pretty well-known chef, and he recently told me that it is the best spatula he has ever owned. Seriously, he says many of the guys in his kitchen have gotten one.

[$12.95 Williams-Sonoma]
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