I love reading. I might love it more than orgasms, sleeping or eating. And I will read anything, high or low, because I’ve enjoyed “smart books” like Katharine Graham’s autobiography as much as “trashy books” like The Other Boleyn Sister. I just can’t stand people who get on their high horse and sniff that a 10th grader could have written Twilight. It was a good read—who cares?
I’ve read two novels by Jodi Picoult—My Sister’s Keeper and Nineteen Minutes—which were both three-hanky reads about suburban families with troubled kids (cancer in one, a school shooting in another). But NPR has a different perspective on the Picoult oeuvre. Keep reading »
Summer lovin’ is in the air, which means you’re probably wearing sundresses and snogging in parks and sharing Dippin’ Dots while the sun beats down on your tan shoulders. Or, if you’re anything like me, you’re accidentally making s’mores every night and avoiding dates because you “have to wash your hair.” This is why movie theaters are awesome—you can eat in the dark and no one cares if you’re dressed like a homeless person. Go see “My Sister’s Keeper,” “Cheri,” “The Hurt Locker,” and if there’s time or you’re trying to bag a nerd who’s into loud noises, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Keep reading »
Why is Cameron Diaz pulling a Britney? Is Justin Timberlake’s current girlfriend, Jessica Biel, next? Maybe if she scores a part in a movie about cancer. Cameron “shaved” her head in her upcoming film, “My Sister’s Keeper,” about a child who is “engineered” so that she can give her cancer-striken sister a kidney to save her life. Cameron plays the mom in the movie, so maybe she’s doing a sympathy shave. Regardless, Cammie D fans can rest easy knowing she still has her flaxen locks and didn’t go looney tunes like Brit. FYI, the film’s trailer is after the jump… Keep reading »