Watch Demetria Lucas Interview Kerry Washington

Demetria Lucas, A Belle in Brooklyn, took to the main stage at BlogHer '14 and interviewed Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress, activist, and mom. These two women brought down the house. Their stellar personalities played so well off one another ...more

RIP Comic Genius Robin Williams

When I learned that Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California today, I couldn't believe it, so I went online looking for sources to confirm. I found the release by the Marin Sheriff Department, with the heartbreaking phrase that "at this ...more

Sci-Fi Action Fantasy About PTSD? Bring it, Lucy

In the summer blockbuster Lucy, Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who is transformed by a synthetic drug that gives her access to 100% of her brain. With the drug's push she grows stronger, wiser and tougher in both primal and evolved ways. In the ...more

'Power' and The Curse of the Ride-or-Die Chick

Power (the latest drama series from STARZ network) is my new summertime addiction. Omari Hardwick stars as "Ghost," a drug kingpin who wants to be an legitimate businessman. He is carrying on an illicit (but extremely hot) affair with Angie, his ...more

Sitcom Reruns, I Can Count On You

I'm home after two weeks of high-stakes deadlines, difficult news from a family member, and work and conference travel plus all that goes with that. I landed feeling tired, stressed and daunted by the piles of work, laundry, bills and untended emails ...more

Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more

Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
Awesome post.  Couldn't have said it better, myself!more

Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
I tend to imagine he meant it as hyperbole. And my thoughts are exactly as he said "if you don't ...more

Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>Carry On, Jeeves</i>, by P.G. Wodehouse

In honor of back-to-school week, I've chosen something soothing for this week's Book Giveaway: Carry On, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse. It isn't my favorite Jeeves-and-Wooster collection, but it's pretty much ideal reading for anyone feeling overwhelmed by constant demands for calculators, kleenex, and signed permission slips. As always, this contest runs Monday through Friday ....more

FEATURE | CHILL Ice House

CHILL Ice House is a refreshing and unique escape from the summer in Toronto complete with Canada Goose-like jackets and an entire bar made of ice! We recently had the chance to check this ice bar out at King & Bathurst, and it’s an interesting new take on an old school Canadian attraction....more

Jin Se-yeon, Hong Jong-hyun couple up in Family of Cops

Meeeeh. I wish I could be more excited for Hong Jong-hyun (Mama, Dating Agency Cyrano) as he is headlining the upcoming rom-com Family of Cops, but he’s been paired with Jin Se-yeon (Doctor Stranger, Age of Feeling), who has worked alongside some of the most popular male leads out there (Lee Jong-seok, Park Hae-jin, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Jae-wook, Joo Ji-hoon, Ji Chang-wook, Joo Won, and Choi Jin-hyuk) over the past five years and has consistently turned out unremarkable performances opposite them. (...)Read the rest of Jin Se-yeon, Hong Jong-hyun couple up in Family of Cops (196 words) © awcoconuts for Dramabeans, 2014. | Permalink | 31 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Hong Jong-hyun, Jin Se-yeon ...more

Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo

This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World, Veteran) and Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994) and now gearing up for production. Himalaya is based on the true story of a 2004 expedition to Mt ....more

ABC Family Reveals ’13 Nights of Halloween’ Schedule

This is the 16th year that ABC Family is celebrating Halloween with their “13 Nights of Halloween” programming. I haven’t always been happy with their choices (not all of them are truly “family” oriented), but this year looks pretty good. And I LOVE Halloween, which makes it that much better ....more

Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more

Here’s the Season 5 Poster for ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC released today the official Season 5 poster for “The Walking Dead,” featuring a very sweaty...more

The 7 Most Badass Atheist Songs

Here are the 7 most badass atheist and/or humanist and/or gleefully irreverent songs.  The best is at the end, but first:...more

Kim Hyun Joong Attends Police Investigation to Respond to the Assault Allegations

Hopefully this will quell the public furor for now and let the police do their job investigating. Kim Hyun Joong arrived at the police station on the evening of September 2nd to attend the investigative summons on his assault and … Continue reading → ...more