I'm at war with loneliness, and loneliness is winning. I'm also in the super swanky SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills -- with beautiful people all around -- to see Oscar winners Diablo Cody and Octavia Spencer, and singer/dancer-with-the-stars turned movie star Julianne Hough.
After taking a sabbatical for three years ("I was happily busy doing other creative things"), Charlize Theron is back in a stunning new movie, Young Adult, and I am delighted to report that it is a real winner in every respect.
Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.
I'm the entertainment guy, so it's my job to make you feel good and distract you from your troubles! In that spirit, here are five ways that America isn't like Mavis Gary, the beautiful but utterly reprehensible protagonist of Young Adult.