Bet Me

Now this is my kind of romance novel! It even inspired me to — get ready for a real shock, people — cook! (More on that later.) Bet Me is actually quite similar to She’s All That, the whole I-bet-you-can’t-date-that-loser-girl theme, but with grownups instead of grownup actors playing teenagers. Minn, short for Minerva (goddess alert!), is … More Bet Me

Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

I will admit to you all right here right now that I wanted to read @BravoAndy‘s book for two reasons and two reasons only: 1) I wanted some serious Housewives dirt, and 2) I find him to be very funny on his not-so-new late-night talk show. I hadn’t a clue if it was well written or … More Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Is Everyone Getting Married? (Oscars 2013)

(In order of appearance on the red carpet) Giuliana Rancic Kate: Finally she understands what an interviewER as opposed to an interviewEE is supposed to look like at one of these things! Erica: Yeah, you’re right. I almost didn’t recognize her and she looks just glam enough without looking like she’s upstaging anyone. That said, … More Is Everyone Getting Married? (Oscars 2013)

2013 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here. The Super Bowl of the movie world. The Final Four of the silver screen. The 85th Annual Academy Awards, known by those of us in the ‘biz as the Oscars! Let me just express my excitement for this event by saying weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I wasn’t too far off with my Golden Globes predictions, … More 2013 Oscar Predictions

Be My Baby

Proper Boston Brahmin Juliet Rose Astor Lowell doesn’t want her body guarded by anyone while she’s in New Orleans for the grand opening of Daddy’s new hotel–especially not by macho cop Beau Dupree. He’s too big, too pushy, too virile, too . . . everything! His shameless, hungry-eyed gaze shakes her carefully cultivated decorum. But Juliet … More Be My Baby

Lucia, Lucia

Lucia, Lucia may be the most adorable book I’ve ever read. The novel starts off a tad slow, and the details are a bit unrealistic in that it reads like a twenty- or thirty-something woman imagining what life was like in Manhattan in the 50s and not necessarily a twenty- or thirty-something woman who actually researched what life was … More Lucia, Lucia