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My Article About “Enough Said” in The Huffington Post

Category : Huffington Post, Movies

My latest article for the Huffington Post was just put online. It’s entitled “What the Movie Enough Said Tells Us About Exes and Relationships.” Here is some of the article:

The movie Enough Said is the perfect example of what is right for one person may not be right for someone else.
James Gandolfini plays Albert. His character is a little quirky, but warm and loving. Catherine Keener plays his ex, a poet named Marianne. Her character is more brittle, judgmental and cold. A massage therapist named Eva, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, meets exes Albert and Marianne separately at the same party. Eva doesn’t realize the connection between them as she begins to date Albert and simultaneously is hired by Marianne to give her massages.
To read the rest of the article click here.

Vanity Fair’s Best Break-Up Movies

Category : Break-Up, Movies

Vanity Fair released their list of the all time best break-up stories in movies. Check out the article:

As an online companion to Laura Jacobs’s list of the 25 best love stories in film—featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair—we’ve pored over the film archives, polled newly single co-workers, and prowled Match.com’s consolation message boards to counter with the 25 best breakup stories in film. These titles find the beauty, tragedy, and humor in the most miserable heartbreak, provide solace to audience members, and, if nothing else, demonstrate how to most efficiently load a philandering ex’s worldly possessions into his/her car before lighting it on fire. So grab the Kleenex and/or lighter fluid, and join us in reviewing what we consider to be the 25 best films with which to pair a pint of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, in no particular order.

To read the entire article click here.

Lindsay Channels Liz

Category : Celebrity, Movies

Lindsay Lohan takes on Elizabeth Taylor — one of the most divorced celeb women in Hollywood history – in the anticipated Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick”. The film covers their topsy-turby relationship. Here is the films description:  

On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood’s most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world’s greatest actors, Richard Burton – and she didn’t leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise to the paparazzi and they became the most hunted and photographed couple on earth. Their rocky, passionate, relationship, born in front of the cameras, was subsequently captured in a series of films, including The V.I.P.s and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The last of the great, extravagant stars, flaunting diamonds, yachts and private planes, they continually seized the headlines. They even divorced and married again – only to divorce again – but remain in each other’s hearts. This Elizabeth Taylor – Richard Burton story is a no-holds barred account of their undying, but impossible love.

The film will be released November 3rd. To watch some behind the scene footage click here.

Post-Divorce Diet

Category : Celebrity, Health, Movies

If you’re newly divorced, you probably have some new goals set for yourself. Since you’re probably heading back into the singles scene you may want to get your body back to where you want it to be. Proper diet and excercise is not only good for you physically, but equally good for you mentally.  So with so many diet plans out there, which one do you choose for that post divorce bod? How about the cat woman diet? Yes, I said the cat woman diet. If you have seen the new Dark Knight Rises movie then you saw Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, one of the standout performances in the film. There was a lot of CGI in the movie, but none was used to get her into that tight black body suit. So how did she do it? With a diet filled with lots of healthy anti-inflammatory foods. Find out by clicking here.

Billy Crystal is Funny…Really Funny!

Category : Movies, Quote Of The Day

I was just watching the old movie “Forget Paris” (can’t believe I am referring to a movie in the ’90s as old) and Debra Winger gets visited by a mouse.  An exterminator suggests some glue traps and, well, she leaves the door open and a bird flys in and gets attached to it.  She rushes in her car to the vet with the pigeon stuck on the trap.  The bird gets startled, starts flying around the car and gets stuck the side of her head.  And you think you had a bad day?  Leave it to Billy Crystal to lighten the moment when he says,  ”You just had one of those ‘I glued a bird to my head’ days.”

To watch that scene click here.

On-Screen Couples Curse

Category : Celebrity, Movies

The “reality show” curse is widely spoken about. You know those couples who are happily married, get cast on a reality show and then their marriage (and show) is kaput. Hulk and Linda Hogan, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and the list goes on. But let’s not forget regular TV shows and movies. There have been lots of couples who have appeared on-screen together when they were married or got married after meeting on the show.  Then, after the director said “cut” they cut the marriage ties.

What do you think it is that drives them apart? Is it Hollywood?  Is it fame?  Is it bad ratings?  Tell me your thoughts.  Here are some famous Hollywood formerly married couples who have appeared on-screen together. 

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (co-starred together on “I Love Lucy”)

Elizabeth Taylor and Ricahrd Burton (appeared together in the films “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” and “The Comedians”)

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore (appeared together in the film “Mortal Thoughts”)

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Kim Basinger and Alec Bladwin (appeared together in the films “The Getaway” and “The Marrying Man”)

Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith (appeared together in the films “Born Yesterday” and “Paradise)

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid (appeared together in “Innerspace”)

“Sex And The City” on Divorce

Category : Movies, Quote Of The Day, Television

Who doesn’t miss “Sex and The City?!”  Sure, we have the movies, but that’s only once every two years.  That weekly series was so fabulous and is so missed.   Their musings on men, cosmos and fashion were spot on.  What about divorce?  During Season 3 , in an episode entitled “All Or Nothing,” the ladies expressed some of their thoughts about divorce and prenups…

Miranda: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce.
Charlotte: See, there’s it is again, divorce.
Miranda: I’m sure you’ll live happily ever after. But, I gotta tell ya, I wouldn’t get married without one of these to protect myself.
Carrie: See, I’m safe, what’s he gonna take from me, shoes? (thinks) Wait a minute, maybe I do need one.

“The Break Up” Helped Aniston Get Over Her Own Break Up

Category : Break-Up, Celebrity, Movies

Back in 2006, Jennifer Aniston was not yet over her real-life break up with ex-husband Brad Pitt when she filmed “The Break Up” with Vince Vaughn. She revealed on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” that the movie helped her deal with her divorce and move on with her life.

“It was a beautiful human story about a couple breaking up,” Aniston said. “You know, I was slightly familiar on the topic and the issue.”

The 42-year-old said she thought the film would be good for her because she related to her character, and it might help her to move on with her life. She resisted the producers’ concerns over whether or not she was emotionally ready for the role.

“I honestly felt like, what a great way to sort of exorcise some of that,” she continued. “I was like, why not? Turn the page, let’s move on.”

Ebony and Ivory

Category : Movies

 

This week marks the 20th Anniversary of director Spike Lee’s controversial film Jungle Fever. The movie tells the story of a married African-American man named Flipper (played by Wesley Snipes) who has an affair with his female Italian-American co-worker Angie (played by Annabella Sciorra) from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. When this relationship gets revealed Flipper’s wife throws him out of the house and Angie’s strict old-school Italian father (played by Frank Vincent) is so livid,  that he actually beats her up in an emotional and heartwrenching scene.

If you haven’t seen the film, it’s definitely one to watch.  A cast of true acting talent that includes, Anthony Quinn, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Tim Robbins, John Turturro, Michael Imperioli and Debi Mazar, among others.  Lee brings the drama of a cheating husband to the audience in a realistic way.  The added interracial complications between the families really heighten the drama.        

In 1991, Jungle Fever had everyone talking at the time.  The movies ends with Flipper actually going back to his wife.  We never know if they end up getting a divorce or if they stayed together.  There’s no Jungle Fever 2, so do you think they lasted as a couple in movieland? Can a married couple really last through cheating? 

The complications with the interracial aspect of the relationship in the film is so different twenty years later.   Now there are countless successful interracial marriages in the public eye, including Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, Seal and Heidi Klum, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, David Bowie and Iman, among others. It’s also not just black and white, but other ethnicities like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and legendary couples in history like John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

What famous interracial married couples come to your mind?  Click here for the  Jungle Fever Trailer

Optimism After Divorce

Category : Celebrity, Favorite Articles, Movies, Moving On

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson had gotten divorced, and the star of the upcoming big summer film The Green Lantern is not totally over it yet. “Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it. I’m not out of it yet. At all,” he admitted in the new issue of Details Magazine. “But I sense that as I do come through it, there’s optimism. How can there not be?” he wondered aloud, noting that “any kind of crisis can be good” because “it wakes you up.” I think that Reynolds has a healthy way of looking at his divorce, especially after having a marriage in the public eye. I also think it’s good to see men talking about divorce in the press because we always seem to hear the females opinion and left wondering about the man. “Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced,” he went on to tell the magazine. “Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard.” For more pick up the new issue of Details on stands now.