“He had already been living a gay life away from me after we divorced, and he said, ‘I don’t want you to be shocked. I’m dating men.’ … During our marriage he had told me he might be bisexual, but he wanted to stay married … By the time he told me, I had survived uterine cancer. Nothing could shake me … It’s great that we had the ability and the wisdom to reinvent our relationship. All those years weren’t for nothing. We’re very tight. We’re best friends.”
—Fran Drescher on her relationship with her her now gay ex-husband, Marc Jacobson. I could not approve of this more. After 21 years of marriage her husband came out and her reaction is inspiring. More marriages should end so well. Also, I love that her new sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” is based on her experience. [People] Keep reading »
Last night, internet-eratti gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, the event honoring the biggest movers and shakers on the web. To keep things streamlined, the event has instituted a policy calling for five word acceptance speeches. My favorite of the night? Anna Wintour, who said, “Sometimes geek can be chic.” An honorable mention goes to Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, who gave the wise words, “It’s short for group coupon.” And a high five to Dan Savage, who accepted the Special Achievement Award with the words “Tracy Morgan can suck my….” Keep reading »
It is a big day in Spelling Land. We’ll start with the good news. After three years on the market, Spelling Manor—”Charlie’s Angels” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” producer Aaron Spelling’s home which daughter Tori Spelling grew up frolicking in—has finally sold. No word on what the final sale price was, but Candy Spelling had listed it at $150 million, making it the most expensive abode in the United States. So what makes Spelling Manor so special?
Well, to start, the French chateau style home is 57,000 square feet. It has 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms. Keep reading »
She found me next to the growing pile of crock pots and kitchen sets. I was seated near the bride, half praising her newest pair of plush monogrammed bath towels, half wondering if a fourth glass of champagne would be overdoing it.
She perched on a wing chair and turned to me. “So. How are you and the boyfriend doing?” Her eyebrows were arched and her lips pursed expectantly, as if she knew I must have a juicy tidbit to share.
“We’re doing well,” I said vaguely, determined not to let this friend-of-a-friend pry into my personal life.
“You guys have been together a couple years now, right? Out of school for one? When are you going to get The Ring?” She giggled and swatted my leg as if to say, “We’re so bad!” Clearly, she was determined, too. Keep reading »
Ahhh, how we love Swedish bands. Experimental rockers Frederik make electronic-tinged music that sounds otherworldly—like the soundtrack for skating your way through a frozen dreamscape. So we’re pleasantly surprised that their new album, Flora sounds so … springy. Well, maybe not all the way to tulips and daffodils. But at least dawn in an eerie forest where buds are appearing on the branches. Let’s just say that if you’re a Radiohead fan and are looking for something a touch weirder, this one’s a good bet for you.