Emmy Snubs, Who Cares? I'm Busy Celebrating the Triumph of Laverne Cox

I know that outrage at snubs leads the news when nomination lists are announced, and today's Emmy nomination list certainly contains some major omissions. But instead of focusing on that, I'm going to take just a minute to celebrate a groundbreaking milestone.  Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset, making her the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination. This is huge. ...more
Glad that she got a nomination, I just got into watching OITNB. Also, why is Walking Dead ...more

4 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Should Read

Extended title: Feminist SFF books you should read that aren't A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones.   So what makes a book feminist?  Basically, the presence of strongly written, as opposed to "strong" in a masculine sense, female characters. As in, writing women like they're people.  Multi-dimensional.  Flawed.  Not defined by a relationship with a man. ...more
cancer2gether Do it!  Loved them all.more

7 TV Shows to Help You Survive a Scandal-less Summer

Every Thursday, millions of people across America experience devastating withdrawals. As they sit down in front of the television after a sweltering summer day, they flip to ABC. In their heart, they want to see Olivia Pope on the screen. But, the truth rears its ugly head as reality sets in. There is nothing worse than a summer without Scandal. Unfortunately, diehard Gladiators have a long wait until Season 4 returns this fall. In the meantime, Scandal buffs need a roster of sizzling shows to curb their cravings. ...more
Ladies of London is cracking me up!more

Review: Novel About the Self-Proclaimed First Mother of Blogging and Her "Famous Baby"

I stumbled upon Karen Rizzo's first novel Famous Baby through the Los Angeles Times Summer Book preview. ...more

I Met Hillary Clinton at Her 'Hard Choices' Book Signing

Ok, so it was for only a brief moment as I walked through the book signing line, but it was a very exciting moment! ...more
Rena, I have not yet read the book.  I will be reading it as soon as I finish my current novel. ...more

Life In L.A.: Celebrities Are No Big Deal, Unless We're Talking Nicolas Cage

When you live in Los Angeles, you run into celebrities all the time. Of course, your definition of “celebrity” may differ from mine. The first month I was there, I saw the woman who’d played Mrs. Godsey on "The Waltons." She was in line at the post office. I ran back to work, beside myself. “I just saw Mrs. Godsey!” I screeched at everyone....more
Ohhhhh, can I relate... Nicolas Cage was my first celebrity sighting too -- and while I didn't ...more

"The View" Should Be Cancelled If They Cast Men As Hosts

Barbara Walters gave walking papers to Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy,  prompting speculation about who will be named as hosts for the next season of The View.   ...more
TerriLynnMerritts I understand that it's for women by women, but isn't that just reverse ...more

Gladiators! The Limited Is Launching a ‘Scandal’ Collection

Loving Olivia Pope’s style in Scandal? Get it in your closet from The Limited. Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal. Image: ABC. ...more
I love her style, this is so awesome!more

Sting Cuts His Children Out of His Will. Could You Do the Same?

I'm glad Sting didn't have a chance to talk to my dad before he died. He would have really poisoned my deal. Sting announced today that he wouldn't be leaving his $300 million to his six children, but intended to spend it instead; he said he expected them to make their own way in the world. He didn't want his children to have the albatross of trust funds around their necks. I understand but wonder. ...more
Personally, I believe he should leave it to them even if he has to place stipulations on when ...more

Educating Tweens and Teens on Pop Culture: The Movies I INSIST My Kids See

It took me a long time to gather my thoughts for this list of essential movies I want my children to see before I can consider their pop culture foundation complete. A long  time. I mean, with all the junk that can be dumped into an impressionable young mind, I had to very seriously consider what junk I wanted throw in there, besides the usual dysfunction. ...more
yesnofilms I didn't see it until after I turned 30!more