So if the message is hopeful, why call the book The Fault in Our Stars? Possibly because this book is not about blind hope; it's about acceptance and perseverance in the face of reality -- a modern realistic fairytale of sorts.
But I sat there, with the T.V. volume on 57 ( I was with my grandmother), and started shopping for the kid that I never want to have. I never felt like more of a loser, by the way.
My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.
"F**K 'EM if they can't take a joke!" I often fall back on this classic Bette Midler retort, when faced with something totally ludicrous.
His impressive debut album, "In the Lonely Hour" delivers solid power pop ballads while also getting soulfully smooth as heard in the latest single "I'm Not the Only One."
In the 30 years, hip hop music has gone from a small genre of music that got no radio play to a cultural phenomenon that you can find traces of on every part of our planet.
He had an uncanny ability to make people feel like he was their friend and that they really knew him. He gave you his attention -- whether you were a guy with a magic marker, or an audience of 5,000 -- you mattered.
Movies do not have to be political in order to be successful. Film as sheer entertainment can matter.
When it comes to his wife, Kelley, and his three children, actor Scott Wolf is "all in." He enjoys sharing equally in the day-to-day duties, including diaper changing and making lunches. Wolf always new that he wanted to find a soulmate and partner to create a family with...
I hosted yet another Twitter party during the 2014 Emmy Awards at #EmmyExp. The gang gets together mostly to talk about the marketing, but we end up rapping about just about everything related to the awards show.
For a married couple of countrified rock 'n' rollers who stick to the bare essentials while taking turns banging the beaten drums and trading off other instruments onstage that look like hand-me-downs, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent don't need a lot to keep them happy.
In between name-dropping Proust novels and reading Nieztche, Miss Gilmore also makes time for Harry Potter, as one should. Obviously, she must be a Hermione fan because, well, who wouldn't be?
The cast of Orange is the New Black held court throughout the evening, and had a fab time doing it. Billy Bob Thornton also showed up, in his apparent uniform for the weekend, a well-worn jean jacket and a weathered frown.
May in the Summer is a comedic drama about a Palestinian-American writer who goes home to Jordan for her wedding. I had the pleasure of interviewing the writer, director, and star Cherien Dabis shortly after the film's world premiere last year at the Sundance Film Festival.