Last week, I wrote a Foreword for a friend's new book entitled The Freak Factor. It's a great look at the incredible, outrageous, freakishly wonderful...
Irony is dead. The predictable is now mundane, and the unpredictable often reality. Look at 2010: who would have thought that a bunch of aimless dumb ...
When I lived in Manhattan, I saw celebrities all the time. I drank vodka gimlets next to Harvey Keitel at a bar on Columbus, stood next to Matt Dillon...
What Glee shows us is that viewers still hunger for quality. For originality. For something different. For shows that break the mold and succeed in turning old-fashioned into new-fashioned.
As a respectably athletic 20-something Manhattanite, I don't like to run around the block, unless it's in pursuit of a truck selling things that are deep-fried.
The ladies of New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Atlanta and DC might not have much in common (Countess de Lesseps and Kim Zolciak don't exactly seem like they'd be best buds) but one thing they do share is a dream. A dream to be lean.
While I haven't met Snooki, I do know a real housewife of New Jersey, 43-year old Medford Lakes mother of two, Margo Pellegrino. She's currently paddling an outrigger canoe down the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego.
There will be very little that's real about "The Real Housewives of D.C." That, of course, is stating the obvious, especially after Thursday night's premiere. But meet J'Mia Edwards, who lives in "The Real D.C." She's 29, black and HIV-positive -- one of the faces of the city's AIDS epidemic.
When I think of my D.C. housewife/mom friends and neighbors, I do not think of some faux-Hollywood glamour. Instead, they bring to mind the description of the good wife of Proverbs 31.
Like most of you I have watched more than my fair share of the "Real Housewives" series on Bravo. In most of these series the women start out normal...
Being 30 and unemployed isn't what I'm really worried about -- it's the fact that I'm on my way to becoming a sad Bravo special myself. A Real Unemployed Loser of Long Island.
Watching this season of Real Housewives of New York and then daring to watch remnants of other seasons, I am disheartened to see women creating brands and making a livelihood out of backbiting.
To call Bensimon's insincere crusade dangerous would be overstating her influence, but what she calls a "PSA," I call a desperate attempt at PR spin and a shameful victim act.
So you're starting to think you may have no other choice but to go back to school, work hard and learn some new skills that will be viable in the new economy? That sort of attitude will get you nowhere except the poorhouse.
Led by producer Malkah Winter, you meet young Jews, Valerie and a cast of others, and watch them try to navigate their commitment to their faith with the realities of the modern world.