From the Oscars to Fallon, Michelle Obama is Everywhere... And That's Just Fine!

Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the Oscars Sunday night, reading the winner for Best Picture live via satellite from the White House. Surrounded by White House military social aides, Obama was glamorous as usual, sporting a Naeem Khan stunner as she read out the Best Picture winner, Argo. But before you could say, “And the winner is…” the critics were off....more
@ASwirlGirl  @Julie Ross Godar You better believe it!more

10 Moments to Watch for During the 2013 Academy Awards

Tonight's the night movie fangirls and fanboys wait for every year. You can keep your Golden Globes, your MTV Awards and your Critics Choice Awards of (insert city here), because tonight's the Big Kahuna:  The Academy Awards.Kind of like the finales of Downton Abbey, we bitch about them, we wail about them, we rip our hair out about them, but still we watch.  Still we watch....more
@Lisa Thomson Thanks Lisa!  Yeah, I like Joaquin too.  And at least he's not boring.  Jennifer ...more

"Zero Dark Thirty" and the New Female Face of the CIA

The film Zero Dark Thirty, which just received a total of five Oscar nominations (including Best Picture), tells the saga of the search for Osama bin Laden while shining a spotlight on the increasing role of women in the American espionage game. Although she was overlooked for directing honors this year, Kathryn Bigelow builds the film around Maya, played with understated skill by Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain, a CIA analyst unerringly focused on the hunt for bin Laden....more

Woman Arrested in Sandy Hook Shooting Donation Scam

If you're like me, you were probably disturbed to hear today of the arrest of a Bronx woman, charged with impersonating a member of the Pozner family, who lost their 6-year-old son Noah in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. ...more
I guess you will get people who are always looking to make a buck - even at the expense of ...more

Gift-Giving Tips From a Gift-Giving Contrarian

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a gift-giving contrarian. Christmas-time, birthday-time, anniversary-time -- it doesn't matter. I don’t buy into the hype, I don’t buy into the guilt, and many times, I just don’t buy. So, just in time for Christmas, I’m here to give you the benefit of my contrarian notions about how not to make yourself nuts over gift giving. ...more
@carrien There's no better time than Christmas to get kids thinking about the needs of others ...more

What Hofstra University Students Are Saying About the Debate

The second debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Hofstra University had everything the first debate didn’t have: an actively engaged Obama, a feisty, in-your-face Romney, and a moderator in CNN’s Candy Crowley who didn’t take any crap and fact checked the candidates on the spot.It was exciting stuff.   ...more

Showtime's "Homeland" Returns with Gripping Spy Drama (Spoilers)

Homeland is the spy show to end all spy shows. And since I love, love, love a good spy show, I had last night's Homeland second season premiere circled on my calendar. Only Game of Thrones' return last spring had me as excited.courtesy of Showtime...more
I’m totally with you – I’ve had Homeland’s premiere on my calendar for WEEKS. The sad thing is ...more

10 Essential Tips for Newbies Going to the US Open

Today is the first day of the US Open tennis tournament in New York and if you’re a diehard tennis fan like me, you’re psyched.  It’s the final grand slam of the year and for the next two weeks it takes place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens....more

How to Remove Personal Info From Google Searches

Recently I discovered that my name, address and phone number were coming up in Google searches of my name, without my knowledge. It took me a couple of hours of searching, reading, testing and more testing to have that personal information removed. If you've had the same thing happen to you, listen up because I'm about to share my valuable, Yoda-like knowledge with you....more
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Mitt Romney Speaks to the NAACP: Media and Romney Miss the Point

On Wednesday, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to the 103rd NAACP convention in Houston, Texas....more
 @Jill Miller Zimon Yeah I know.  I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and say to ...more