In Their Own Way, Text Messages Are Keeping Romance Alive

A survey by the U.K.’s National Trust found that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather get a love letter or poem than a text or email. Yet, of the 2,558 people surveyed, 62 percent had never sent a love letter, while 69 percent had sent an “I love you” text. Is technology killing romance? As much as I despise text message abbreviations and sloppy typers, I don’t think so. Keep reading »

Chris Brown’s Family History Of Domestic Violence

Before last Sunday, Chris Brown seemed like the rags-to-riches poster child. He popped and locked his way into the hearts of American women, and his baby face seemed to reveal a gentle and fun nice guy on the inside. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of him scowling or not having fun. But we all know looks are deceiving and a person’s past is much more telling…
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Reader Valentine’s Day Love Story: Mr. Nice Guy

We asked you to send us stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Day. After the jump, Eddie tells about he impressed (and surprised) his lady with a home cooked meal. Keep reading »

Poll: Have You Had A Presidential Fantasy?

We’ve all had a dream about a celebrity at some point in our lives, but many women have been dreaming about President Barack Obama or the Obamas in general. What Obama dream have you had? Keep reading »

Being Engaged: It’s Not So Bad!

You might remember back in December when I was home for the holidays my mom passed down my great-grandmother’s engagement ring and I debated whether to use it for my own engagement. At the time, my boyfriend, Drew, and I were talking marriage pretty seriously and I knew I needed to make a decision about the ring soon or at least point Drew in the right direction for a different option. The family heirloom was mine to keep whatever I decided to do with it, so I brought it back to New York with me and thought about it for a few weeks. When one of my best friends — a gay guy with incredible taste — came to visit from Chicago, I showed him the ring and he all but declared I MUST use it as an engagement ring.
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“Dancing with the Stars” Scores The Best Cast Ever

There are a zillion mega-reality shows out there, but “Dancing with the Stars” has long been my favorite. Why? Because it’s part “Strictly Ballroom,” part the “Surreal Life.” I mean, where else can you see Joey Lawrence out fox trot Cloris Leachman?

During the Grammys, ABC announced the new lineup of celebrities competing in “DwtS”‘ eighth season, which kicks off March 9th. The bizarro assemblage of “stars” (and let’s face it, the word should be in quotes) has us even more ridiculously excited about the show than normal. After the jump, the contestants we just can’t wait to see rumba…
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Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Benjamin Button”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads.

First up is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Based on a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald story, it snapped up a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Brad Pitt, as a man born old who gets younger each day. Pitt took the “go-ugly” requirement for Oscar Gravitas (see: Charlize Theron, “Monster”) to a new level.

The original story is 26 pages, so director David Fincher and screenwriter Eric Roth had to add stuff so the movie wouldn’t be, like, 26 minutes. After the jump, a rundown of the movie versus the book… Keep reading »

Five Unexpectedly Romantic Movies

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Like the song “Looking for Love,” from the soundtrack to the movie “Urban Cowboy” says, people can look for love in all the wrong places, especially when it comes to the movies. Hollywood has produced some incredibly romantic films that, at first glance, may not seem to have any heart at all.

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)
Jimmy Stewart plays Jefferson Smith, a wide-eyed optimist who is appointed to fill a seat in the United States Senate. The beautiful and brassy Jean Arthur plays Clarissa Saunders, a cynical Washington insider who can’t believe she’s stuck working for an overgrown Boy Scout like Smith.

Over time, however, Smith’s belief in the American Dream melts Clarissa’s heart, and she puts her entire career on the line for him. Though Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur don’t even kiss on screen, Clarissa’s love for Jeff is one of the film’s high points.

Dita Von Teese’s Valentine’s Day Tips

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Dita Von Teese has dished her saucy secrets on how we regular gals can show off our sex appeal like a pro! The glamour girl sat down with Fabulous mag and shared her smooth moves, and we busted out our pen and took some notes. Here’s what we learned about Miss Dita’s jaw dropping boudoir behavior after the jump…. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Kate Hudson And Owen Wilson Are Back Together

  • Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson, the on-again off-again couple, were seen spending time together at Owen’s home in Malibu. These two are really trying to make this relationship thing work. [Perez Hilton]
  • Is Reese Witherspoon expecting? Pictures of her with a possible baby bump are making people wonder. [Socialite]
  • And in other baby news, Ben Affleck has already told his wife, Jennifer Garner, he wants a son. Ben, she just gave birth! Can she have a moment to relax? [Celebitchy]
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