January 30, 2014 |
* (out of four) I don't know if Playgirl Forum exists. If it does, the ridiculous story behind “Labor Day” may have been ripped straight from the archives. Despite starring Kate Winslet and being written and directed by Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”), the film boils down to a daytime soap about Stockholm syndrome. Escaped and bleeding convict Frank (Josh Brolin) forces divorced shut-in Adele (Winslet) and her teenage son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith), to take him in. That may sound scary.
November 4, 2013 |
WHSV in Virginia reports: A mother who dressed up her 7-year-old son as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween said the costume is family tradition. Jessica Black made the costume for her son, Jackson, who told WHSV that he thought it was "cool. " Get the full story: whsv.com . Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
October 14, 2013 |
If you've seen any of Margaret Cho's stand-up, you know that she LOVES talking about her mother. Like, obsession level. On her 2001 tour, “I'm The One That I Want,” she details a message her mom left on her answering machine. “ARE YOU GAY?? ARE YOU GAY?? ... If you don't pick up the phone ... that mean you gay. Only gay ... screen call.” (This misses a lot in the translation; you really need to see the facial expressions.) Twelve years later, the 44-year-old Cho (who's married and bisexual, by the way)
August 18, 2013 |
We can thank China for many trends: orange chicken, poorly dubbed kung-fu action flicks and cheap Louis Vuitton knockoffs, to name a few - all things that have become important fixtures in the average American's life. However, there is one recent trend from China that I don't foresee hitting U.S. shores anytime soon. With a law that went into effect in July, the Chinese government now requires adult children to frequently visit their elderly parents and ensure their financial and spiritual needs are met. This law, called the "Law of Protection of Rights and Interests of the Aged,"...
May 7, 2013 |
Yesterday at 11:30 a.m. I knew the following about Farrah Abraham: 1. She had a child at a young age. 2. That child helped her snag a role as a featured person on MTV's "Teen Mom," a show a lot of women I know watch to make themselves feel better about their own lives. 3. Her name is Farrah Abraham. Last night, that all changed with my viewing of "Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom. " The celebrity sex tape game is nothing new. You can make a direct argument that it's the sole reason the Kardashian family is the omnipresent monolith that it...
January 21, 2013 |
Like many Chicagoans, Candace Polk's day begins around 8 a.m. when she takes her daughter to school, then continues at work with continuous emails, phone calls and meetings. Unlike most Chicagoans, however, some of Polk's meetings are with local celebrities and their representatives. That's the life of an owner of an event and public relations company to the stars. Polk, 41, a single mother of four, runs Glitz PR & Marketing runs her business out of her South Loop home. "I eat, live and drink this industry," said Polk, a...