“In movies, and particularly in television films, when people have babies they are sitting in a hospital room and there are flowers everywhere. They are made up, magically, and they have a baby in their arms and it’s all really lovely. They start getting pink baby clothes… [Giving birth is] a truly, truly murderous business. It’s violent. And if one doesn’t embrace that, if one can’t embrace it — and it’s really tough to do that — then you’re up a gum tree because it means you’re going to be cutting off a whole part of yourself.”
—Tilda Swinton, who has teenage twins, wants to make sure we know that childbirth isn’t all rattles and itty bitty sneakers. Is anyone else out there terrified by this quote? Moms out there, please weigh in on whether your experience matches up with hers. I’m hoping not. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
Now that I have but a wee pixie cut, I’m going to have to live vicariously through your long luscious locks. That’s why I’ve spent ages pouring over these great–and utterly affordable–hair accessories to find fun and playful items to dress up your tresses. These 30 hair-sessories under $20 come in all shapes, sizes, colors and forms–and are a wonderful way to change up your look (and locks) for not a lot of money. Check ‘em out after the jump!
Most, if not all, of us read Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird
in school. Many of us loved this book about the love of family, principles, racism and the South so deeply we have re-read it again and again. For true To Kill A Mockingbird
acolytes, the Harper Lee lore is just as fascinating as the book. The Pulitizer Prize-winner only wrote that one novel and has lived nearly all of her life in seclusion, instead of chasing fame. A new documentary
, “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Mary McDonagh Murphy explores Harper Lee’s life and tries to answer why she never published again. Harper Lee hasn’t given an interview since 1964, but the filmmaker spoke with her friends and sister, as well as accessed photos and documents that have never been seen before. Literary bigwhigs like Anna Quindlen, James McBride and yes, the big O, all participated in the doc, as well. “Hey Boo” opens in New York City and Los Angeles tonight — and I, for one, am dying to see it. [First Run Features
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Country stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who you can currently see on “The Voice,” are getting hitched this weekend. And their tweets about their wedding preparations are kind of refreshing. “I am so excited,” Miranda wrote on Wednesday. “Got nails touched up. One last wal mart (sic) run and I should be good!” Then yesterday, she posted the above photo of a package of deer cutlets. “Last thing loaded for the wedding!!! Harvested by …. me!!!!!” she said.
Blake was apparently very proud. Keep reading »
“Why did the villain win? Why? I could not believe it. Gretchen’s talented, and she’s not a horrible person. But was she the winner of the season? I don’t think so. The ‘Project Runway’ designers are like my kids. I love them all. I will say I love some more than others. And there’s some I wish I’d left in a basket.”
— Tim Gunn is still blabbing that it was wack that backstabbing Gretchen Jones won over sweet little Mondo Guerra on the most recent season of “Project Runway.” I’m glad he agrees the uber-talented Mondo totally got the shaft.
After the jump, Tim talks some smack about Michael Kors, on whom he blames Gretchen’s puzzling win: Keep reading »