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Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush?

When I was about 10 years old, I thought Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot was the perfect man. He was tall, dark, and handsome, sensitive, caring, and athletic. He had these deep brown eyes that my younger self could get lost in for hours. He had life goals (the major leagues) and he was always willing to help his friends out of a pickle, even if it involved outrunning a killer dog named Hercules. My best friend Caitlin and I would watch The Sandlot over and over, pausing on the close-ups of Benny’s face to take turns kissing the television screen. I recently realized that my present-day boyfriend actually looks a lot like Benny, which is either really sweet or really creepy.

Now I’m curious: who was your first celebrity crush? How did you express your love? Keep reading »

The Other Boleyn Girl Is Not Suitable For Kids

This weekend Lesley and I went to see The Other Boleyn Girl (“We See Chick Flicks” review will appear later this week!). At one point during the movie, during the scene where Henry VIII rapes Anne Boleyn (sorry to give that spoiler away!), we heard a little girl, no older than 8, I swear, exclaim, “Mommy, what’s he doing?!” For this reason, and the million bodice-ripping love scenes in the film (not to mention a beheading or two), moms shouldn’t bring their little ones to the theater for this flick. Just in case you thought otherwise. Keep reading »

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