We are merely days away from autumn and thank goodness for that, because along with the sweaters and leaves comes some quality movies. This might be the first time ever that I want to see every single movie that is coming out (except for the creepy animated wolf movie I conveniently left off of the list). There’s comedy, intrigue, romance, and a lot of amazing actors who’ve been on the down-low for a bit. There’s the eagerly awaited “Easy A,” the Ben Affleck-directed “The Town,” reality thriller “Catfish,” and Edward Norton‘s newest, “Leaves of Grass.” Also: Philip Seymour Hoffman learns to swim in “Jack Goes Boating” and Dax Shepard and his wife make a deal with “The Freebie.” Go see a frickin’ movie. And call your mother—she worries. Keep reading »
What keeps a couple together — and can a relationship survive the perils of a one-night stand? That’s the question behind the new film “The Freebie,” starring Katie Aselton and Dax Shepard, opening today. Aselton, who also wrote and directed the film, plays a dissatisfied wife, married to Shepard and looking to inject their relationship with a little of the passion it once had. The couple concoct a plan to give each other each “one freebie” — one opportunity to sleep with someone else that the other person picks out — no strings attached. But can a monogamous relationship really withstand a couple of one-night stands?
We want to know: Would you ever give your partner a “freebie”? Keep reading »
In finance, there’s a canon that everyone on Wall Street has read: Benjamin Graham, Adam Smith, and Robert Schiller. But no canon exists for personal finance. In fact, most personal finance books are a frustrating waste of time and money. From Suze Orman’s factually incorrect information to Jim Cramer’s super-caffeinated hysteria, it’s a sad field that puts consumers who take such advice, likely already vulnerable if seeking help, at risk. But, despite all the garbage, there are some stellar resources and I am going to direct you to them. Keep reading »
What happens when someone grabs their video recorder and hits an American town to ask random people the definition of the word “sexism“? More than half of the people asked cannot define what it means and one in three say women deserve to be treated differently because of their gender. The lack of understanding about sexism and the inability to recognize it does not surprise me at all. Keep reading »
Move aside, Apple Martin—your name is old news. Especially when you consider the brand-spanking-new moniker that Jamie “Naked Chef” Oliver just gave his son. He and his wife Jools welcomed Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver into the world this week. James explained that Maurice is to honor Jools’ late father, but has no explanation for the furry first half of the name. Buddy Bear will fit in fine with Oliver’s three other children—Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Poppy Honey Rosie. Also following in the funky-name footsteps is Danica McKellar, better known as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years.” The actress and math wiz dubbed her newborn son “Draco.” Perhaps she is a closet Harry Potter fan as well. What do you think of this new crop of creative kid names? [People/Zap2it] Keep reading »