VIDEO: New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer Teases with Masterful Foreplay

I admit to being baffled at the undeniable popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. But millions of fans get it, or want to get it on with Christian and/or Anastasia. Author E.L. James' trilogy of books are New York Times bestsellers to the tune of over 100 million copies sold, which is incredibly impressive for any book, let alone what is essentially erotic fan fiction. ...more
Ugh, I just felt my IQ drop...more

When Do You Give Up on a Television Show?

I've had it. I'm done. I tried, I really tried, but it's not for me. I'm abandoning HBO's series The Leftovers after four episodes. The show's storyline about the mysterious disappearance of 2% of the population, and about the tortured lives of those who remain, wasn't holding my attention and left me feeling unsettled and frustrated with its moody indulgences.  Like those two percenters who went somewhere, I'm tapping out.  ...more
I'm a serial pilot watcher and it's become even worse with our Netflix subscription. If I don't ...more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
No. What the author fails to understand is that it's not the topic of abortion that is the ...more

I'm Bringing My Best B-Girl Stance to the Party. Are YOU?

I'll just come right out with it: I damn near lost my mind when BlogHer announced that Rev. Run is appearing at next week's closing party at BlogHer 14.   ...more
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15 "Must Have" Books For The Perfect Childhood!

The other day my 22-year old daughter attended her first baby shower for a friend. When she asked me for some gift suggestions; having absolutely no idea that a sippy cup was not something found at a college frat party, it made me realize how long it had been since I'd been to a baby shower.  It got me to thinking about my "go to" baby gifts from years ago and it made me nostalgic for my own babies. ...more
Love your list.  My kids received books at their showers too.  Often the books were titled with ...more

Confessions of a Daytime Television Addict

I am not a deeply religious person, but I do believe in the Holy Trinity:  The Today Show, The Dr. Oz  Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  I wish I could lie and tell you I get all my up-to-the minute information from Wolf Blitzer or Rachel Maddow.  It could be worse, though, I could worship before the altars of Maury Povitch, Montel Williams or Jerry Springer. But it’s still embarrassing to admit.  Maybe there is a support group for people like me. ...more
haha there are many people who can relate, including myself!!! that's why i interned at daytime ...more

No, 'Orange Is The New Black' Has NOT Been Cancelled

When is viral news not news, but an annoying prank? When Empire News publishes a fake story claiming that Netflix has cancelled its most adored show, Orange Is the New Black. ...more
Kim Court I don't blame him for freaking out. At all. When I heard the rumor, I couldn't believe ...more

Cutthroat Kitchen Puts Foodies Through Challenges Just Like Those Facing the Poor

Cutthroat Kitchen is burning up the summer, off to a strong start with its fourth season on Food Network. I don't know whether to love it, hate it, or to make a bread pudding after tearing up my love-hate and covering it with an "I see your class struggles, First World" custard topped by a caramelized "WTF" glaze. ...more
I've always thought the same about Survivor. Like, if they really wanted to show a clear picture ...more

The Most Important Lesson I Taught My Daughters I Learned from Halle Berry

When I hear the name Halle Berry, I immediately think of three things: her gorgeous face, her adorable pixie cut, and her messy break-ups. She is often in the press for her impeccable red-carpet looks, her cosmetic company endorsements, and her roller coaster of a love life. However, when it comes to giving parenting advice, her name doesn't appear on any lists that I know of. Nevertheless, one of the most important lessons I ever taught my daughters is a lesson I learned from Miss Halle Berry herself. Funny thing is, I doubt that she even knows what a perfect example she is. ...more

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
yesnofilms Maybe they have something against zombies. <3 that showmore