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Giuliana Rancic, Zendaya and the Politics of Hair and Race *Updated*

By |February 25th, 2015|

“I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” – Giuliana Rancic

THE EPISODE of E! Fashion Police was hilarious and rocking, complete with giving the Academy hell for slighting Joan Rivers. Then Giuliana Rancic reviewed Zendaya’s Oscar look zeroing in on her dreadlocks. Kathy Griffin repeated the “weed” element, but she didn’t […]

Patricia Arquette Speech Touches Off Wave *Updated*

By |February 23rd, 2015|

“Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry I mean brightest.” – Neil Patrick Harris

THE QUOTE above came in the first few minutes on Sunday night and for Neil Patrick Harris it was pretty much downhill from there. It’s unimportant in the scheme of things, except that his condescension during the show, as […]

E.L. James, Most Powerful Woman Writer in Hollywood

By |February 12th, 2015|

The two are polite and witty and even cute with one another, a genuine romance bubbling up underneath all the smooth seduction. The movie has a refreshing, friendly, youthful energy; it’s exciting, and excited, and, for the most part, pretty sex-positive. Which was, well, kinda shocking to me, as someone who hasn’t read […]

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Beyoncé and Prince Sum Up the Grammys

By |February 9th, 2015|

“Albums—you remember those? They still matter. Like books and black lives, they still matter.” – Prince

AH, THE GRAMMYs, sometimes they’re wonderful, last night they were meh. Among the truly remarkable performances stands Annie Lennox with Hozier, singing “Take Me to Church.”

There was Madonna’s attire, something no other person at 56 could […]

Romance, Sex and Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day

By |February 6th, 2015|

cross-posted on HuffPostWomen

NO SINGLE holiday brings up more consternation and confusion than Valentine’s Day. Whether you love or hate the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, one thing the film is doing by debuting on this romantic and commercial holiday is put a punctuation mark on the dividing line that exists between women and […]

Dame Joan Collins and A New Longevity View for Women

By |January 28th, 2015|

THERE IS nothing like a great dame, with Joan Collins putting to rest the notion that any woman has to age gracefully. Rather it’s about staying your best self, which requires discipline, no matter your budget. Of course, if you have the cash, from plastic surgery to non-invasive measures, to things as […]

“Selma” Snubbed, It Might Be Michael Keaton’s Year *Updated*

By |January 15th, 2015|

“In the last two years, we’ve made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members,” (Academy president) Boone Isaacs said. […] Besides best picture, the film received just one additional nod — for original song […]

The Golden Globes, and the “Alchemy” of Love

By |January 12th, 2015|

“It’s a humbling thing to find someone to love. … Amal, whatever alchemy that brought us together, I couldn’t be prouder to be your husband.” – George Clooney, Accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award

THERE ARE many things that go into the spark that ignites a connection between two people, but George Clooney’s nod to […]

Jamie Dornan and What “Fifty Shades of Grey” Whispers to Men About Women

By |January 6th, 2015|

“I’m an extremely liberal person, I don’t give a f***. If people are into that they’re into that. By the way, if people make such a hoo-hah about the violence against women aspect of it, it’s far more common for men to be the submissive. And it’s consensual!” [GQ, February]

HAVING TRAVERSED the land of […]

Will It Start A Trend? Seth Rogan & James Franco Hilarious in “The Interview” *Updated*

By |December 26th, 2014|

Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the “The Interview” had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million times, generating more than $15 million in the first four days after the controversial comedy’s wide theatrical release was shelved. This would rank the film, which angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the […]