From Sophie to the "Devil" to Julia: The Memorable Meryl Streep

There's a scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway, comes upon her boss Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep. Miranda is sitting at home in a robe, lacking makeup and her usual fashion industry 'tude.  She's just discovered her marriage is over and although clearly devastated, she struggles to maintain her pride, her arrogance and her grand, Miranda Priestly-ness. ...more

Yeah, Meryl's definitely got a Nurse Ratchet in her.  Did you see her in ...more

Oscar is Still Such a Dude: Where are the Films about Women's Lives?

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this week, and despite a whooping 10 films nominated for Best Picture, once again Hollywood proves to be no country for old women. Or young women, really. Or at least the Best Picture nominees show us that as far as the content of Oscar-caliber films goes, the stories of women's lives don't tend to be made and don't tend to be celebrated in equity with stories about men's lives. ...more

I love your ideas for the alternative to the typical story lines, Deb. I would see those movies, ...more

Julie Andrews Deserves Better Than The Rock's Tooth Fairy

It's been my experience that women with six- or seven-year old children do not want to dislike Julie Andrews. They tend to hold fond memories of Julie Andrews' legacy of family fare, including the cheery musicals they watched when they were young and newer work such as The Princess Diaries. They want to pass on to their children what should be their birthright: a love of the beloved and royally loveable Julie Andrews. ...more

But what do you expect in a world where the current pinnacle of literature is "Twilight", a ...more

Is Botox Out in 2010?

A new year and a new decade always bring a contagious feeling of hope and optimism. This year, I've hitched my hopes on a new trend in beauty: According to Beatrice Aidin of the Financial Times, 2010 will be the year where the Botox craze will finally end....more

For my wedding I decided to get Botoxed. I hated it. Being a very facially expressive person ...more

Chattering the 2009 Emmy Awards

What better way to spend an evening, than watching a TV awards show while chattering away with friends?  Well that's what a group of BlogHer CEs and I did last night during the 61st annual Emmy Awards.  Big winners were "Mad Men," "30 Rock," Glenn Close and Bryan Cranston, but what was the show like?  Well, my fellow CEs and I Chattered live throughout the show and I'm here to let you in on the conversation. ...more

Hi Deb,

Thanks for joining me!  It seems a good time was had by ...more

Fall 2009 Movie Preview: Vampires and Vixens

"The Lovely Bones," "New Moon," "Nine," "Whip It," "Avatar."  These are just some of the movies that will be coming to a theatre near you this fall.  As most moviegoers know, fall is the season Hollywood trots out its "serious" films, those they hope Academy members will want to vote for come Oscar nominating time in January. ...more

The only roller two derby movies I can think of are "Kansas City Bomber" with Raquel ...more

Confessions of an Entertainment Journalist Fallen from Grace

Before I venture off into a great beer and barbecue abyss on this lovely 4th of July, I’m going to come right and say something that I ...more

The 2009 Network Upfronts: What You'll See On TV This Fall

The last couple of weeks you might have been hearing about the television network upfronts.  For those of you who may not know that's when the networks hold meetings with the press and advertisers to announce their new shows for the fall/spring/summer TV seasons and allow the advertisers to buy time "up front."   So here's a look at what's coming to your TV sets this fall. ...more

See zombies don't have nearly the same sex appeal as vampires.  That whole brain sucking ...more

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Part Three: The Best Dressed!

DAHLINGS - It took a bit of doing to find women who were neither excessive nor simply idiotic in their choice of garb at Monday's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute gala opening for "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion." However, there were some absolutely stunning choices. And while mine may not agree with everyone, I'm certain that my first pick is one of the winners across the board: ...more

A Night Out!

It’s been a while since I’ve had the luxury of meeting new people and making new friends. Mom knows that is last on the agenda, sleep is first! Now that I’ve caught up on all those lost years I’ve been able to venture out, and have been please to discover a world of techy women, like Robyn Cohen LA director for Girls in Tech, http://www.girlsintech.net and Megan from Megs Make-up http://www.megsmakeup.com. Mom Lounge is looking forward to all the upcoming social gatherings! ...more