We See Chick Flicks: “Barney’s Version”

Okay, “Barney’s Version” is not a traditional chick flick. But I’m a chick (and it co-stars three chicks). It’s a flick. And I loved this movie with every fiber of my being.

Q&A QUESTIONS FOR ROSAMUND PIKE IN MY PHONE

HE BELIEVES IT IS LOVE AT FIRST SITE

HE IS A STALKER: FOLLOWING HER TO HER TRAIN ON HIS WEDDING NIGHT, SENDING HER FLOWERS NONSTOP, REFUSING TO STOP WHEN SHE ASKS HIM, HE BARFS ON THEIR FIRST DATE AND PASSES OUT DRUNK

UNCLEAR WHY SHE CHOOSES HIM – I GUESS SHE SEES THE ROMANTIC INSIDE AND IS STILL REELING FROM HER FATHER’S CHEATING AS A CHILD

HE’S NOT EXACTLY A BAD HUSBAND – DEVOTED AND SWEET AT TIMES, BUT AN ALCOHOLIC WHO PRIORITIZED DRINKING NIGHTS OUT AND SPORTS MATCHES OVER SUPPORTING HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ALSO DISCOURAGES HER FROM GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER THE KIDS ARE BORN (THOUGH THAT MAY BE A FUCNTION OF THE TIMES)

HE’S A SELF-DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTER, SELF-LOATHING FOR RUNNING A PRODUCTINO COMPANY THAT DOES A SOAP OPERA, THE DRINKING, GIVING MONEY TO HIS ARTIST FRIENDS WHO IN SOME CASES DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SHOW FOR IT, HIS BEST FRIEND IS A COCAINE ADDICT, MARRIES RACHELLE LEFEVRE ONLY BECAUSE SHE’S PREGNANT, MARRIES MINNIE DRIVER ONLY BECAUSE SHE’S PRETTY

YOU WONDER AFTER MARRYING TWICE PPOORLY IF ONE IS ALLOWED TO FALL IN LOVE INSTANTLY AND ALMOST OBSESSIVELY Keep reading »

Quickies: Zsa Zsa To Lose A Leg & Andrea Zuckerman Turns 50!

  • Sad news: Zsa Zsa Gabor will have to have half her leg amputated after a blood clot spread. [TMZ]
  • Here is a very bad recording of Kim Kardashian’s new song, which she debuted at a club in Las Vegas this weekend. [PopEater]
  • In 2010, over 43.8 million people changed their Facebook relationship status to “single,” while only 28.4 million declared they were “in a relationship.” What about “It’s Complicated”?! [Mashable]

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What You Can Learn From Hollywood Marriages

When it comes to Hollywood marriages, we tend to think of the bad break-ups and the ugly divorces. In 2010 alone, dozens of Hollywood couples separated and/or divorced. To name a few: Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, and Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. But what about other Hollywood relationships that have held on, like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw who have been married for over 14 years?

What makes these marriages successful? Are there really any marital secrets we can learn from these Hollywood couples? Read more Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Single Lesbians Maybe Earn The Most Money

  • Census data suggested single lesbians earn more money than heterosexual women or previously-married lesbians. [ABC News]
  • This is cool and inspiring — a yoga instructor who still teaches and demonstrates postures, despite having two broken legs. [BlissTree]
  • A woman named Anne Hays has posted an open letter to The New Yorker on her Facebook page, criticizing the beloved magazine for featuring only a couple female writers in their last two issues. She also sent the letter to their offices, with the last two issues of the magazine enclosed. [Facebook]

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Two Of These Entertainers Sold The Most Magazines In 2010 And One Sold The Least

The world is so fixated on what Lady Gaga will do and wear next that she was the newsstand hit in 2010. She can sell a magazine as well as she sells out her concerts. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Gaga graced the covers of the best-selling Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Elle issues in 2010. Rihanna also did well on the newsstands. Her GQ cover was the second-best seller for the men’s mag. But she also had appeal with young women, as her Seventeen cover also sold like hotcakes. Surprisingly, Taylor Swift was an under-performer at the newsstands. Her April Elle cover was the worst-selling issue of the year. Likewise, Taylor’s November Glamour cover was the mag’s second-worst seller, and her July Marie Claire was the third-worst selling issue for the monthly. So what does this say about our culture now? We’re more interested in celebs with a sexy edge as opposed to a wholesome image. [WWD] Keep reading »

Like Liquor? Move Here!

Suppose you’re looking to drown your sorrows at the bottom of a pint glass. Where might be the best place to do that? A survey done by The Daily Beast examined cities based on the number of heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, the number of alcohol-related deaths, and the average number of drinks per person per month. At the top of the list? Milwaukee, WI, followed by Fargo, ND. We suppose this makes sense: Fargo and Milwaukee are cold-weather towns, but they’re followed on the list by San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX and Reno, NV—all party- and tourism-heavy cities. Surprisingly not in the top 40: New York City and Los Angeles. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

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