I didn't think I would cry reading Angelina Jolie's essay in the New York Times about the surgery she recently had to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. But the tears started coming mid-essay.
It is not that often that I watch a movie and then read the book, (The Hunger Games Trilogy was another read inspired by the movie) however I enjoyed the Zombie Flick so much, reading the book seemed like the next logical move....more
By Ms. Meltingpot: Lori L. TharpsThis past weekend I went to see 12 Years A Slave with my cousin. It wasn't a film I was excited to see, it was more of a compulsion. When Hollywood takes on the Black experience, I feel it is my duty to support the effort. I also was intrigued by the very true story of a free Black man tricked and kidnapped into slavery who manages to survive 12 years of inhuman bondage and still return home to his family....more
Like many actors, Brad Pitt wants to mix it up in the roles he selects. Blessed and cursed with All-American good looks, Pitt has both utilized (Thelma & Louise, Troy) as well as tried to mess with (Snatch.) or underplay (Twelve Monkeys) his handsome visage and physique in roles through the years....more
Brad Pitt says he has developed facial blindness, where after meeting and engaging with someone, that person's face disappears from his memory as soon as they walk away. If they ever come in contact again, to him, it's like meeting an entirely new person....more
Faced with an 87-percent chance of getting breast cancer due to carrying the BRCA1 gene, Angelina Jolie chose to undergo a double mastectomy, she revealed in an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times.
Ah, yes, the annual “well woman” exam with the OB/GYN. Not many women look forward to this day but, honestly, I don’t mind the opportunity to check in with the man who successfully delivered three of my children and has monitored my reproductive health for more than twenty years....more
Hello All! I've got a new article out in The Hartford Courant on Brad Pitt's new Chanel ad. Could it mean the end of days? Seems strange enough to me! Here's the link: http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-barreca-brad-pitt-sells-chanel-end-at-hand-1-20121129,0,962931.column Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more
I know everyone's heads are still reeling from the demise of TomKat. But I'm here to reassure you that Franngelina is still going strong.(Here is a post I wrote on my old blog that defines for you who "Franngelina" is exactly).... Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie = Brangelina.Right? And Fred + Anne = Fran.Wanna play six degrees of separation? Yawn. Anne to my sister, actress Mary Birdsong: 1 degree. Mary to George Clooney (in a movie together): 2 degrees. George to bff Brad: 3 degrees.Done....more