Joe Manganiello To Heat Up “True Blood” Full-Time


John DeVore and I agree — this season of “True Blood” is so much better than the last. One reason is the addition of some amazing new characters: Franklin, the creepy but oddly funny vampire with a crush on Tara; Sam Merlotte’s shape-shifting birth family; and, of course, drop-dead gorgeous werewolf Alcide. Alcide is played by the lip-smackingly brawny Joe Manganiello, and we’ve got good news for both fans of the character and the actor. His role has been expanded so that he’s now a series regular. Rejoice!

Manganiello also is featured in an upcoming issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine, which I am sure you have a subscription to, but if not, “Entertainment Tonight” got some behind-the-scenes footage from his photoshoot. He talks about his diet and working out but really, who cares? You could watch this on mute and salivate. [Deadline via JustJared] Keep reading »

Cash & Coupling: How Having A Baby Changed Us — Financially

When I began dating my now husband, I already had a little girl from a previous relationship. In order to get serious with me, he had to adjust to the idea of late-night dinners at restaurants to takeout scheduled around bedtime. Luckily, he did so beautifully and won both my and my daughter’s hearts.

One wedding, two successful careers, and a substantial mortgage later, my husband adopted my daughter and we were ready to add another tax deduction to the mix. We were used to having to make adjustments to accommodate life’s surprises, so we thought a baby would cause minimal monetary ripples in our fairly stable life. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Keep reading »

Quotable: Taylor Swift On Picking Her Husband … For Her Next Video

“I saw ‘Feast of Love’ and just loved that movie and thought Toby was so great that I thought it would be perfect to put him in the video. Then I was doing some more research and watched another movie he was in called ‘The Covenant.’ I’ve got this crazy 13 lucky thing, and he walks on screen for the first time wearing a sweatshirt with a 13 on it! That was the deciding factor. … [In the video] I get to wear big dresses and wear white all the time on the carpet, but there’s nothing quite like actually pretending you’re getting married. … It’s a song that is about my tendency to run from love. Every really direct example of love that I’ve had in front of me has ended in goodbye, has ended in breakups. So I’ve developed a pattern of sort of running away when it comes time to fall in love. This song is sort of about finding the exception to that.”

Taylor Swift talks about the wedding-themed video for her song “Mine,” specifically how she selected actor Toby Hemingway to play her groom in it [People] Keep reading »

Interview Needs An Infusion Of Inspiration

Clearly, Interview magazine has a bit of a creative issue. The editors seem to be in a slump with their designs because, as the ladies at Fashionista pointed out, more than a few of their recent covers are beyond similar. Instead of switching up their look month to month, the glossy has instead been opting for close-up, black-and-white shots for their covers. In the past two years, four issues from 2010 (those featuring Marion Cotillard, Megan Fox, Madonna, and Carey Mulligan) have been shot this way, as well as SIX covers from 2009! What’s the deal, Interview? What would (founder) Andy Warhol say? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

9 Ways To Save Your Feet From The Aftermath Of Sexy Heels

If you like to wear heels, whether to work, on a daily basis or simply to party, you know that beauty is pain. However, there are certain things that you can buy that will make wearing heels worth every minute of wearing them. Forget about your cracked heels, painful feet, blisters and bunions, after the jump find 9 ways to save your feet from getting any more hurt in heels than they already do. Keep reading »

The Strange Evolution Of The Word “Dude”

Maybe two years ago, a strange word came out of my mouth: “dude.” I don’t know why it came to mind or what inspired me to use it exactly. But next thing I knew, the word was back in full force and, oh, pretty much everyone was saying it. So I was very excited to see a piece titled “History of the ‘Dude’” on a website called Good today. The piece charts the different uses of the word, and shows that it has gone through quite an evolution in the years. It started off in the 1800s being a word to describe a man who went slightly overboard with his penchant for fashion, kind of like the word “dandy.” Then in the American West, it took on the new connotation of a city dweller visiting a ranch. Keep reading »

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