Wild Hip Hop Primetime Soap Opera Started as a Hot Mess But It's Getter Better

I was excited just like anyone else when FOX decided to launch a new show with a diverse cast. Set in the worlds of hip hop, drugs, and centered on the African American community, Empire premiered with amazing ratings.  But after viewing ...more

We All Lost When Ava Duvernay Was Snubbed

Hey there, what are your weekend plans? I'd like to propose that you hijack them and direct a few hours of your time where you will be immensely rewarded in personal and political ways. Go see Selma. President Obama's doing it, and you should too. ...more

Would You Try a BDSM Scene From '50 Shades of Grey'?

While many of my friends binge-read Fifty Shades of Grey, pausing long enough to cook up a box of organic mac and cheese for their kids’ dinner, up until now, I'd only managed a handful of pages before tears of laughter blurred out the words. I’m no ...more

Tina, Amy and Margaret Cho with the North Korea Joke That Wouldn't Die

The Golden Globes threw a perfectly Golden Globes awards night. A few rambling, perhaps tipsy speeches here, a few few earnest, perhaps self-involved speeches there, and a lot of inspiration to view the films and shows the Foreign Press Association ...more

Phoebe, Ross, Monica, and the Rest of Our Friends: Where Are They Now?

Friends first aired just over 20 years ago. To celebrate the recent release of the series for streaming on Netflix, let's take some time to speculate where each character might be now. Rachel, the youngest of the group, would be 43. Ross and Phoebe, ...more

14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more

10 Great Read Alouds for Your Young Valentines

One of my goals in life is to spend quality time with my family. Reading aloud is a great way to spend time with your children. In addition to building great memories, there are many academic reasons to read aloud. Reading to children improves their vocabulary. It builds their attention span in a way that time on the iPad or a video game doesn't. ...more
I really like "Old Yeller"! My baby is too young but I can't wait to read it to him. And your ...more

Five Reasons to Binge Watch Transparent This Weekend While It's Free

1. The price is right. While you may be saving a buck not paying for Amazon Prime, you are also not watching Transparent, and that makes us sad. We do not like to be sad. But before you feel profoundly guilty for depressing us, you should know that Amazon is offering access to view Transparent for FREE this Saturday for 24 hours via their streaming app or online! If someone offers you something for free, you take it. Well, not if it’s herpes or something illegal, but a series all the people are talking about? Yes! ...more

14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more

10 Great Read Alouds for Your Young Valentines

One of my goals in life is to spend quality time with my family. Reading aloud is a great way to spend time with your children. In addition to building great memories, there are many academic reasons to read aloud. Reading to children improves their vocabulary. It builds their attention span in a way that time on the iPad or a video game doesn't. ...more
I really like "Old Yeller"! My baby is too young but I can't wait to read it to him. And your ...more

T2B's Top Juicy Picks for TV Binges in 2015

With the cold weather here we are enjoying curling up on the couch with the fire going while watching our favorite fluff pastime…prime time television.  With so many options out there we thought we would share with you or favorite shows.  Keep in mind that some of these are no longer on the air and you will have to get them on Netflix or On Demand.  If you are in need of something worthwhile to watch definitely catch one of these series in your down time....more

SAG 2015 Celebrity Photo: Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves on the Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actor Matthew McConaughey (L) and model Camila Alves attend TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25184_014 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage via Image.net) I sure hope Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves never split up, because they’re super adorable. Here they are at TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California ....more

Screen Actors Guild 2015: Birdman, Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Orange is the New Black Score SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actresses Keira Knightley (L) and Julianne Moore attend TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage via Image.net) Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” inches closer to a Best Picture Oscar with last night’s top honor,...more

Mercury Retrograde...Time to let go

This week the message from the universe and angels echo's that of mercury retrograde. We are being asked to let go! Let go of the past, let go of things that no longer serve us, let go of those things blocking us from moving forward. It is time....more

Yoon Eun Hye Plays a Chubby Village Girl in Blood Merchant Cameo Role

The good news for Yoon Eun Hye fans is the opportunity to see her on the big screen right now in South Korean theaters with the movie Chronicles of a Blood Merchant. She’s even getting good reviews for her acting … Continue reading → ...more

johnny depp's mortdecai ...

1. Sure has bugged a lot of people.2. Didn't do his usual huge box office.3. Is another one of his "eccentric" characters.4. Was dumped in the late January movie release graveyard.5. Isn't all that bad.6. Was inexplicably given an R rating (in the U.S.)Which of the above statements most accurately fit the latest film offering from Johnny Depp? How about all of the above ....more

Chapter 9

Hey readers! I apologize for the late post. I had a crazy day yesterday and couldn't get to a computer and neither could AJ, my editor. I do have good news though! I've been editing and writing a bit more of my autobiography to get it ready to submit to a publisher! I'm one step closer to completing my dream and it feels really good. The only bad news is that I don't think I'll be posting much more of my autobiography since I'm hoping to get it published rather soon. I'm sorry to everyone who was looking forward to reading more. We will see though....more