January 8, 2012 |
When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning. Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand. "I had to do two blowjob scenes and I'm Southern Baptist," Wiggins told me Nov. 9 while on the Chicago location shoot for the series, which debuted its second season Jan. 8. "Instead of like pantomiming the blowjob I just kind of put my head in my hands and was shameful.
February 21, 2013 |
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Danica Patrick's history-making win of the pole at the Daytona 500 is she did so while dealing with a new high-profile romance. Before Sunday's qualifying race, most headlines about the 30-year-old Roscoe, Ill. native revolved around her relationship with new boyfriend, fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. If Patrick takes the checkered flag at Daytona, she'll be on the short list of athletes who have succeeded while in a much-buzzed-about coupling.
September 26, 2013 |
***1/2 (out of four) Yes, the sensible thing to do if you discover that your new boyfriend is the ex-husband your new friend's been discussing would be to tell them both and clear the air. It's easy to see, however, how Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) would want to take advantage of her unusual position and act as an emotional double-agent to defend herself from heartbreak. “She's like a human TripAdvisor,” Eva, a masseuse whose open ears put the “therapist” in massage therapist, says of her pal Marianne (Catherine Keener)
November 15, 2011 |
Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-togethers always were enjoyable and sometimes uncomfortable - I'm thinking specifically of the time I accidentally eavesdropped on some rather loud sex being had in the bedroom next to the pantry where I was trying to sleep. Anyway, a friend introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend...
March 14, 2014 |
Near the beginning of the film "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert," a teacher at a day care center asks her charges: "Good choices get you what?" "Good results!" the kids all say in unison. Try telling that to Katrina Gilbert, who made good choices -- or at least didn't make terrible ones -- and still barely keeps her head above water. Gilbert, a nursing assistant and single mother of three in Tennessee, is a walking representation of the self-perpetuating nature of poverty, making her the ideal subject of this...
February 15, 2012 |
I started casually dating a guy about two months ago. We've been on half a dozen dates, and I like him. We're very sexually compatible (haven't slept together yet but have done everything but), but I'm still not 100 percent sure if there's anything long-term in our future. Last week, a friend of a friend and I hooked up at a party, and now he's asking me out on a date, and I'd like to go out with him to find out if we're compatible. So now I find myself dating and hooking up with two men simultaneously.