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The Irish Heritage of the Remarkable Anne Meara

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller, her husband of 61 years, she brought smiles to all of us, but there was so much more to her career than many of us appreciated.

5 Reasons Meryl Streep Is The Absolute Best

Next Avenue | Jill Yanish | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jill Yanish Meryl Streep has proven yet again that she is amazing. The 65-year-old actress has just funded a pro...

Big Voices in Small Theater

Susie K Taylor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

Small theater is one of the most welcoming places for fresh new voices. In this series I will begin to prove why.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson: A Question of Character?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

If you're skeptical about the movie being true to the book, and the actors doing justice with their interpretation of the characters, the best thing you can do is remain as open-minded as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of shortchanging yourself as well as the leads in the film.

Why I'll Root for Reese on Oscar Sunday

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Lauren Daley

When I saw pictures of Cheryl on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, I somehow felt a tinge of pride. It's kind of like the feeling you might get when a college basketball player you've always thought was great gets selected for the NBA, and then becomes an NBA star.

Keeping the Faith: What Happens When Life Is a Lot

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

Unlike my grandmother, I've never been a religious person. Chalk it up to my love of science, or my Jewish father, whatever the case, the only reaction church elicits is hives and irrational anxiety. But my faith, it seems, does appear to be just as strong as hers.

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

Ansel and Violetta: How Strong Is First Love?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Celebrity
Dr. Jane Greer

A lot of times these first love relationships hit fast and furious, but when high school ends, many of these connections also come to an end, not by choice, or because they are unhappy, but rather because of practicality. As a result, the longing for the opportunity to maintain the relationship can live on.

Hollywood Director, Cathryn Michon, Discusses Her New Movie, "Muffin Top: A Love Story"

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.22.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is remarkable and commendable that Michon put her labor of love, Muffin Top, together on the smallest of budgets with the smallest of crews, and yet the film overlooks no detail. The result is a film that looks like it was made for 10 times the budget.

This Getting Old Is New: Why I Refuse to Hate My 30s

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

I have so much to be excited about. Every day is a new adventure. And I get excited thinking about the next 30 years. About how much I can get done.

How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

Fagun Thakrar | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
Fagun Thakrar

I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Actress Laura Regan From Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? & NBC's Constantine Talks About Her Worst Audition Ever

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Laura Regan is a face you'll recognize from episodes of Mad Men, Castle, The Closer, Bones and more. The Canadian-born mom has been quite busy this year! Laura lays it right on the line. Ask her a question, you get an answer.

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the water, saving the drops on her tongue for a rainy day.

Shiva Rose on Her Last Parenting Fail, Most Embarrassing Mom Moment and Beekeeping

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Regarded for her beauty, joyous spirit and inspiring sense of style, Shiva Rose is the embodiment of healthy and bohemian living. Her website was created out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. She took a moment to share some of her favorite moments of motherhood with me.

Growing Out of Packaged Ideals: John Oliver Got Me Thinking

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

We humans grow so much intellectually, or are supposed to, that concepts or thoughts that seemed so profound at 15 or 23 often seem trite and banal at 30 or 55. But then, we're always growing, aren't we?

Christie Laing of ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Shares Some Personal Stuff!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Christie Laing is great at teasing us, isn't she?! This down to earth actor really gets us going. Her bold personality is surely part of the cause. Christie is one of those actors that you want to keep an eye on throughout her career because you never know what's going to happen next.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

Big Dreams Over Broadway (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

Do you have big Broadway dreams? Read on as Synthia Link, a Swing in Bullets Over Broadway, shares how she landed her versatile and coveted role in Mel Brooks' jazz-age spectacle.

Mrs. Patmore of Downton Abbey: Out of the Box

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Paige Morrow Kimball

I listen attentively as she tells me her life story, which is testament to the notion that in many ways, life just keeps getting better as we grow older.

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

Oscar Torre & Chuti Tiu -- Award Winning Filmmakers

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Frustrated by the stereotypical portrayal of Asians in mainstream media, actress Chuti Tiu was motivated to write a film that reflected a more accurate and layered depiction of Asian-American culture.

WATCH: Why Mayim Bialik Returned To Acting

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After starring in the hit '90s sitcom "Blossom," Mayim Bialik took a break from acting to study neuroscience at UCLA. But Bialik returned to televisio...

Why the Fuss About Shirley Temple Black

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Alexandra Rosas

To say I wish there were more child stars whose stories grew into lives like Ms. Temple Black's is an understatement. I only wish Miley Cyrus and Lyndsey Lohan a second half to their careers as glorious as Shirley Temple Black.

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.