My little nieces think I’m a nut job: They hand me Cinderella Barbie and tell me we’re going to meet Prince Charming at the ball and I’m, like, “Instead, let’s pretend Barbie is a brain surgeon! Or the first female president!” Lucky for crazy aunts like me, Disney is abstaining from princess flicks for a bit. After “Tangled,” Disney’s newest flick about Rapunzel, the company will focus on non-princess-centric movies, like “Winnie The Pooh” and “Reboot Ralph,” about a video game character who has been left behind with new technology (i.e., “Toy Story” 2.0). Two princess-related movies in development, “The Snow Queen” and “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” have also been killed.
But Disney isn’t swearing off princesses because pretty women who moon after boys all day are sucky role models for little girls. (Ha!) Rather, princess flicks, the company lamented, do not rake in enough dough. Keep reading »
“It is a promising morning when your eyelash falls in your Folgers,” Lady Gaga Tweeted this morning. For sure … the best part of waking up is an eyelash in your cup. [Twitter] Keep reading »
Every week, about 20 percent of the letters I receive fall into a category Dan Savage would call “DTMFA.” As you might imagine, it gets a little tiresome to try to answer each of these letters, but I can’t help feel a little guilty when I simply ignore them. After all, these are people who are desperate for someone to tell them what they already know they need to do. So, I’m going to try out a new feature called “Move On Already!” or “MOA!” for short (because “DTMFA” was already taken), for which a three-word response (move on already!) is all that’s really necessary for the letters posted. As always, you are more than welcome to leave your own advice in the comments, and feel free to let me know what you think of this particular feature. If it works, I’ll make it a bi-weekly regular. After the jump, five people who need to MOA! Keep reading »
A cup of tea is supposed to be calm and relaxing, but not when you spend half the time fishing your tea bag out of the cup only to tie a wet string around the handle (which inevitably comes undone, too). Try this instead: the Tie Tea Cup by George Lee, which features a simple (but so well-thought-out) design that allows you to securely anchor your tea string to the lip of your mug. So much more relaxing.
“I thought she was beautiful. And she’s very happy in Alaska. I hope she’ll stay there.”
—Former First Lady Barbara Bush tells Larry King her thoughts on watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” [People] Keep reading »