Archive for the ‘Hollywood’ Category

Fifty Shades Darker Might Be OK

Posted by melissa kandel on September 15, 2016 in entertainment, Fiction, Film, Hollywood | No Comments

The thing I remember most about reading Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James’ follow-up to the insanely successful Fifty Shades of Grey, was how trite and strange the story had become, as if James took the best of what she recalled from random Bond movies and Law & Order episodes to craft the central conflicts for her […]

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Ryan Lochte: Deep Thoughts and Dancing With The Stars

Posted by melissa kandel on September 13, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood, Sports | No Comments

Brazilian bandit, Olympic gold medal swimmer, professional Tinder enthusiast … call him what you want but tonight at 8/7c, Ryan Lochte will officially become a competitor on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. As the show unfolds, we can no doubt expect the famous (infamous?) swimmer—who found himself at the center of controversy at the […]

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The Girl On the Train Looks Like One Heck Of A Ride

Posted by melissa kandel on July 20, 2016 in Film, Hollywood | No Comments

To read Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is to take a lurid trip not only on a locomotive clacking its mundane way down the steel tracks of London but also to descend into the mind of a woman slipping earnestly toward madness. From a window seat on a commuter train to London, Rachel Watson, heartbroken […]

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Ghostbusters Premiere: The Lady In Red

Posted by melissa kandel on July 14, 2016 in fashion, Film, Hollywood, In the News | 2 Comments

It ended with a red dress and began with a single tweet. What happened in the middle is open for interpretation. Here’s mine … Let me start off by saying fashion is a funny animal; at once irreverent, delicate, brash, sensitive and stylishly aloof. There are, without question, inexplicable contradictions inherent in the fashion industry though […]

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Red Nose Day: A Celebration of The Seriously Silly

What is it about self-deprecating celebrities that we find so funny? Is it because they’re beautiful and successful and it’s hilarious to watch them admit just how beautiful and successful they really are? The question is wordlessly posed in the mockumentary-style P.S.A. for Red Nose Day, (happening now!), which stars approximately a bajillion famous people […]

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Beauty and the Beast is Already the Biggest Movie of 2017

Posted by melissa kandel on May 26, 2016 in Film, Hollywood | 2 Comments

When I was six years old, I spent two hours of my one-day trip to Disney World talking to Cogsworth, the clock from Beauty and the Beast. I think after hour one he was legally required to take a break (but I was wrapped around his foam leg so, no) and after hour two the […]

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Cannes Film Festival: A Story of Head Over Heels

Posted by melissa kandel on May 18, 2016 in entertainment, fashion, Film, Hollywood | No Comments

Oh to be barefoot and Julia Roberts in the South of France. But of course, if you are Julia Roberts and you do happen to find yourself walking barefoot down the sumptuous red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera, then you must either have really, really bad blisters or be […]

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Is There Life After Netflix?

Posted by melissa kandel on May 17, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

If you’re reading this sentence, congratulations, you may be the only one. Tech website Cord Cutting did the math and Americans officially spend (on average) 1 hour and 40 minutes per day watching Netflix programming. That may not seem like much—in Netflix time, it’s barely a House of Cards and a half—but the figure becomes more significant […]

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Celebs on Sandwiches: Why Fame and French Bread May Be Hollywood’s New ‘It’ Couple

Posted by melissa kandel on May 12, 2016 in art, Hollywood, Instagram | 2 Comments

[Photo Credit: @CelebsOnSandwiches] The greatest thing about Instagram sensation, Celebs on Sandwiches, isn’t its beautifully sketched renderings of celebrities. Or its sandwiches. Don’t get me wrong, a drawing of Drew Barrymore posing atop a grilled mac ‘n’ cheese or Taylor Swift sitting on a fried chicken sandwich like she’s in a Japanese jazz bar and it’s her baby grand piano is […]

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WhoHaha: The Funniest Site You Never Knew You Needed

Posted by melissa kandel on May 11, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Hollywood | No Comments

Bleh, Wednesday. It’s like the weekday equivalent of this terrible date I once went on with a guy who said he “took a year off to find himself in Utah,” which my friend, Google, later told me meant he was in prison for setting fire to an empty school bus. But fear not, midweek moaners, because I have just the thing […]

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