Marissa Meyer Wants Us to Quit Whining and Go Back to Work

Want to find a way to stir the pot amongst employees who have telecommuted for nearly a decade? Simple – tell them it’s time to ditch the sweatpants and sherpa slippers, put on something presentable and come to work five days a week. Sure, you can easily communicate with your co-workers via skype, email, text, Facebook or Gmail chat, but at Yahoo, nothing beats spending quality cubicle time with your fellow employees.
Just so you know – I don’t work for Yahoo, but I’ve been to their New York offices and the place is wall to wall cubicles. People don’t talk much since they are usually emailing other people but nevertheless, they are together. But will that camaraderie foster more productivity? As someone who has telecommuted for nearly 14 years, I have to say a five day work week in the office doesn’t make you more productive — it just enables your boss to know you are readily available for meetings that go on for eternity and keep you away from your massive to do list. It also frees you up for conversations around the Keurig machine and encourages you to make Happy Hour plans with your co-workers.
Don’t get me wrong – when I worked five days a week in a corporate office — I really enjoyed it. In the mornings, my co-workers and I would catch up on our evening festivities much like Kelly Ripa does with Michael Strahan every morning. We then attended a staff meeting, participated in conference calls, answered phones, emails, etc. and for the most part, we got some work done but definitely not as much as I did when I was home cruising through my to do list like a speed demon.
The bottom line to all this work life balance controversy is that in this day and age, there is no reason for a CEO to change policy and inform their staff they are doing away with telecommuting. We are all connected to servers, emails, texts, etc. In fact, though many of us are not brain surgeons, we hold our smartphones as a lifeline to the outside world — reading and responding to emails constantly even if they have no bearing on our personal or professional lives.
I truly hope that Yahoo is instituting this new plan so that their employees can shut down their computers at 6pm, go home to their families and not have to think about their respective deadlines until the next day. The telecommuting generation has become a 24/7 existence so if Yahoo has decided to set boundaries by instituting a workday that lasts a limited amount of hours, I am all for it. However, if their plan is to have their employees work five days a week and respond to their bosses after hours too, then therein lies the problem.
Something’s gotta give and if going backwards is Yahoo’s strategy – I truly hope their employees can roll with the punches, step into their respective time machines and experience life the way it used to be — when we spent five days a week at an office but were able to unplug the moment we bolted out those revolving doors.

Chef Tim Love Teaches Me How to Cook!

521732_10151263867090205_650499033_n.jpegI have to say, there are some really great perks to being a blogger. Some days you get to go movie screenings. Other days, you try out brand new products. And then you get to meet celebrities. But I never thought that when I started blogging more than 8 years ago that I’d get to film a cooking video with a famous chef.
Well, thanks to Hellmann’s I did just that when Chef Tim Love welcomed me into the kitchen and showed me how to make parmesan crusted chicken. I had so much fun being his sous chef — even though he could tell I was a bit nervous about spreading all those ingredients on the chicken. In fact, he even called me “Two Step Beth” when I confided that I usually do two things with a chicken. Step 1 – scatter poultry seasoning on the chicken. Step 2 – stick it in the oven.
Well, get ready for an all new improved Beth as chef. I’m adding a few more steps to the mix and take a look at how it turned out:

Want to recreate this recipe at home? Then follow these steps and you can impress your family too!
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Ingredients
1/2 cup Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
Directions
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with Mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Also terrific with Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise. Cost per recipe*: $7.16 Cost per serving*: $1.79 *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
Timesaving Tip: Try making this dish with thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breasts! Prepare as above, decreasing bake time to 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. TIP: Omit Parmesan cheese and have “Magically Moist Chicken” on the table in less than 30 minutes.
For more of Tim’s awesome recipes, check out the Hellmann’s Facebook page.

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Safe Haven: An Interview with Nicholas Sparks

ROLEMOMMY sat down with one of our favorite authors of all time, Nicholas Sparks on the set of SAFE HAVEN his novel turned major motion picture which hits theaters February 14, 2013.
IMG_8368.JPGRM: How would you define a Nicholas Sparks character?
Nicholas Sparks: A Nicholas Sparks character, for the most part, whether male or female if they’re your main leads, unless they’re a specifically bad character.
Like Kevin Tierney (played by David Lyons) in Safe Haven, what you would want is someone that you would feel like they could be your brother, your sister, your kids, your neighbor, your friend from college, your friend from high school, someone that you know and like, someone you work with, right? Because the simple fact is that nobody walks around being perfect. And so, you don’t want to create a character that’s absolutely perfect.
They have to have flaws. And yet, for the most part, most of my characters are created with my own worldview I guess.
And my own worldview goes something like this. I think that 80 percent of the people 80 percent of the time try to do the right thing.
They try to do what’s best for their kids. They try to support their friends or their family. Nobody’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. But, I tend to see the glass half-full when it comes to humanity.
A Nicholas Sparks character would be, the glass half-full type of character.
Yes, they have flaws. Alex (played by Josh Duhamel), he gets frustrated. He’s lonesome. He has problems, right? He’s got his own baggage.
Rolemommy: He seems pretty perfect.
Nicholas Sparks: Well, he’s a nice guy at heart. He tries to be the best dad that he can and run his business. And you know, you’ve got the guilt of bringing someone new into your kids’ life. And what if they’re not the right person, you know? Some people never think of that. But, I think eight out of 10 people do.
Rolemommy: How are you going to portray her ex, because you did such an excellent job in the book of making the reader grasp that he was crazy. And you felt a little bad for him, not that it’s excusable. But, how do you portray that for film?
Nicholas Sparks: You know, as soon as you move from novel to film, you have to start making decisions. You know, Kevin was a very introspective character.
To be quite frank, some of that is impossible to bring out – Without a lot of time. So, you kind of pick. Instead of this almost an OCD paranoia, you make it a little more just a little crazy.
And then you throw some booze in it, and it ignites.–There’s always differences with the transition from novel to film. So, again we had to pick. We couldn’t do all of that for Kevin. So, what was the most important characteristics about Kevin? He scares her, right? He’s dangerous. He’s a very good cop and she knows that if he ever finds her, she’s in big trouble. He’s got a drinking problem, etc. So, you pick the big things and you make them work.
Rolemommy: There is a BIG twist in the book and we wonder how you bring that to the big screen. We thought, “Oh, you can’t leave that out of the movie because that’s–.”
Nicholas Sparks: It’s very tricky. It’s tricky to do it in film, and it’s tricky to do it in a book. And we’re–yeah, it’s in there. But, how–it’ll probably be a little bit different than it was in the book, be how they do the reveal or the exact nature of the relationship.
But, simply, again, for time reasons, you know, they — In a book, I had 30, 40 pages to devote to that relationship. In a film, you’d probably have eight to 10. Some things get condensed.
Rolemommy: Are there certain things that you were disappointed that had to be left out or tweaked?
Nicholas Sparks: It is a different kind of thinking. You have to be able to capture things. You know, a novel is a story told with words. A film is a story told with pictures. I’ve written both screenplays and novels and it’s a different thinking. I find novel writing much harder.
Rolemommy: Are you thinking about how your book will look on film when you are writing your books?
Nicholas Sparks: No. I think about films in the conception of the story. Before a single word is written because what you’re looking for is three things. You’re looking for things to be interesting, original, and universal. That goes to the theme of the story, the journeys of the character, but also the specific elements in the book.
For example, one of the questions I always have to answer is, “What’s an interesting, original, universal way for the characters to meet and come together.”
It is really easy to do two of those three. Original and interesting, and you get Hannibal Lector. But, he’s not universal. You don’t feel as if you can know him. So, in The Notebook, the character climbs up on the Ferris wheel, and he dangles, right? But, it seems realistic. You can see him doing that. But, you’ve never seen it before. You’d never read it before. You’d seen John dive off the pier to save her purse. You’ve never seen it before. But, it seems like it could happen. Someone finds a message in a bottle.
So, the conception of a story and the elements within the story — I do have to think about that because it needs to meet those three criteria for both novel and film.
But, then once I have those things sorted out, I sit down to write only about the book.
–‘Cause there’s no guarantee that’s going to be a film.
Rolemommy: Can you give us an example of something romantic that you have done?
Nicholas Sparks: Ha sure. Every year for our anniversary, I write my wife a love letter and it takes me four days or so to get all the words perfect. I type it up first. And then after I have it all typed, I handwrite it. So, everything is perfect. And it recaps the years, the ups and downs. And through it all, she’s just the one for me. Some women find that romantic. And they’re really well-written letters, by the way. I worked really hard on them.
Rolemommy: You appeal to people like my aunt who’s 87 and my niece who’s 16. So, what do you do to get inside the mind of an abused woman to write this character? It is shocking and very impressive. What is your process when you outline your characters?
Nicholas Sparks: It is always a challenge because by the age of the characters is the first thing I make a decision about in any novel. It’s always the first thing.
RM: What age group are the main characters that fall in love?
Nicholas Sparks: I try to vary it from book to book because most people like to read about people they relate to, right? I look back on my past. I said, “Well, I had The Last Song, and that’s teenagers. I had Dear John. They’re in their 20s.”
Nicholas Sparks: So I said I’ll do 20s for Safe Haven or whatever. But, then I said, “Oh, my gosh, where’s my middle-aged people?” So, here comes The Best of Me characters in their 40s and 50s. And so, then what you do is say, “Ah, but everyone wants to enjoy these.” So, in my teenage story, I also make it a father-daughter story. And in my 40- and 50-year-old story, they had a love story as teenagers. So, believe me, all of that is done purposefully to keep everybody happy.
Rolemommy: I found this book a little darker than your other novels. Especially the character of Kevin, so was that a conscious shift to go more violent suspenseful?
Nicholas Sparks: What you do when you’re among the many decisions you make in the creation of one of my novels is we all know it’s a love story, right? We all know that. It’s love and something. Love and something. You can have love and mystery, love and forgiveness, love and loss, first love, right? You can have all these things.
This was love and danger. I chose love and danger because it’d been a long time since I’d done one. I did that with The Guardian.
The Guardian was a stalker-type danger. A woman goes out on a date one time with a guy, and he will not go away. The guy is psychotic and nuts. That was a stranger danger.
I look back, say, “Okay. Now, I can do it. It’s been a long time. It was never a movie. No one’s familiar with it. No one will even remember about The Guardian. It’ll feel similar but, I will make it different.”
For Safe Haven, it could’ve been a female danger. It could’ve been a guy. But, I’m like, you know, “That fatal attraction was is still such an iconic film you know.”
Rolemommy: What research did you do to develop the story and the character?
Nicholas Sparks: Research is an interesting thing. For the most part, you know the basic. When it comes to how to be an abused woman, maybe that’s just a knack I have, but I think it’s partly because, from the very beginning of my career, I’ve jumped into different characters.
At the very first novel I wrote, I was 28 years old, this 80-year-old guy with all–you know, his wife has Alzheimer’s. You know, I’ve never been 80. (the successful novel and movie “The Notebook”) Next book was Message in a Bottle. And even though Kevin Costner kind of may dominate your memory, if you read the novel, it was about woman. That was a book about a woman. And she was divorced, so I made that jump. If you say, “Okay. Now, what if it was like if she has been beaten?”
We all know what it is, right? There’s just different varieties and this and that. So, you try to make it–how would a normal person in this situation–not crazy, not weak ’cause I didn’t really want to create a weak female.
And the question you really have to ask is — ’cause it’s what my wife would do when she’d watch this situation play out on talk shows — “Why didn’t you leave?”
Why didn’t you leave? He’s whacking you over the head with a frying pan. Why don’t you go? So, you had to say “why” and answer that question.
So you think, “Oh, okay. Maybe she did couple of times. Maybe he found her both times.” So, why would he be able to do that? Because he’s a police officer. She went to the police. They’re covering it up. She’s got no family. She has nowhere to go. He keeps track of the money. He does all this. Okay. Now, you know why she can’t leave–and you know what? She still does anyway. She does it. That’s part of the success is because she’s smart.
For your chance to see Nicholas Spark’s characters brought to the big screen don’t miss SAFE HAVEN in Theaters February 14, 2013. In the meantime, click here to see Nicholas Sparks introduce you to his amazing, complex characters.

Why Jimmy Kimmel is Hilarious

I don’t know about you, but Jimmy Kimmel is beyond funny. In fact, forget about all those late night talk shows out there who have stale jokes and silly antics that at times are borderline stupid. Jimmy Kimmel is hysterical. His skits are always right on the mark. His guests love him and well, that’s why he is now going head to head with Jay Leno and David Letterman. If you haven’t caught Jimmy in late night, have no fear — he’s also in taxi cabs, online and oftentimes, his videos are shared more than any other late night talk show host I know.
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LUXURY LIVING AT THE MANHATTAN HOUSE

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Project You recently got the opportunity to host a fabulous cocktail party with the help of WPIX anchor, best selling author and lifestyle expert, Tamsen Fadal. And it wasn’t just any old cocktail party. Oh no. When we throw a party, we do it in style. And so, on a crisp January night a group of our favorite parenting bloggers, a nationally renowned organization expert, a real estate maven, one finance guru, a branding expert, television producer and more joined us for a night of wine, cheese, conversation, luxury apartment tours, and incredible advice from Manhattan House interior designer Heather Zick. Take a look…
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“Manhattan House’s model residence staging inventory consists of merchandise that has been accumulated over the years from previous designers and include a spectrum of different styles,” says Heather Zick who says she uses “creativity and imagination to find a way to turn chaos into clarity, while making sure each model residence has a fresh, new and inviting look each time.”
“I try to use the three R’s whenever I can Reuse/Resize/Rework,” says Zick. “If it’s absolutely necessary that I purchase something new, I will, but I truly enjoy the challenge and creativity it takes to find a way to make the old make sense and furthermore, find a way to make it actually feel like new.”
If you would love to re-create some of these amazing looks in your own home, then follow Heather’s amazing design tips.
HEATHER ZICK’S DESIGN IDEAS FOR OPTIMIZING SPACE AND MONEY:
Choose furniture styles and layout wisely:
Beds without footboards and chairs without arms are great for smaller spaces
* Modular furniture that can easily be separated and moved around
* Stools and ottomans that can double as tables or additional seating
* If you have limited wall space, try placing furniture at the end of your bed, behind your sofa or float it in the middle of the room
* Turn convector covers into additional seating by adding cushions and throw pillows
* See if you can eliminate your dresser from your bedroom by moving it into your closet or by having your closet outfitted with drawers
* Flex-spaces that can serve more than one purpose (Media Room/Play Room or Guest Bedroom/Office)
Finishes:
* If you find something you like, but don’t love the color of it, buy it anyway – strip and stain it a color you do like.
* Buy commercial-grade wallpaper that looks like a grass-cloth or some other natural material but is actually vinyl, which is less expensive and more durable.
* Paint moulding and trim the same color as the walls to make the room feel larger and more uniform.
* For furniture and frame touch-ups use Sharpie markers and White-out or find a paint color that matches and buy a sample pot.
Art, Accessories and Area Rugs:
* Take your own photographs and have them printed on photo paper or canvas
* If you see an expensive piece of art you like, commission a friend or local art student to create an interpretation of it
* Shop in the flower district for candle holders, trays, vases and silk flowers – create your own floral arrangements
* Shag and sisal rugs are generally inexpensive, versatile and durable – if you like wool and silk rugs, opt for wool and viscose instead which has a similar look and feel but is much less expensive
Lighting:
* Buy plain white paper lampshades which are the least expensive kind and sponge-paint them for a cool, textural finish and better ambience
* Buy antique bulbs for light fixtures where the bulbs are visible for a more interesting look – purchasing them online in bulk will be less expensive
Reupholstering/Recovering/Resizing:
* Shop for fabric in large fabric houses like Mood and B&J – they have some really unique materials, especially in the faux fur and men’s suiting departments
* Buy throw pillows with removable covers so they can easily be changed – or use an old bedspread or faux fur coat to fabricate your own covers
* Use a furniture surgeon to adjust a piece to fit in your space rather than buy a new one
* Have area rugs made from wall-to-wall carpet remnants
MH_058.JPG“Many people have a hard time visualizing in a blank space. They are unable to connect with the space and imagine it as their home without seeing elements in it that remind them of a home, like furniture and artwork. My job is to help them get to the place of being able to imagine it as their home. Since each individuals’ idea of a home is different, I make my goal to simply come up with the optimal look for each space, using what I have available to me. I know my job is done, when I walk into a model residence that I’ve just designed and have a sense that “I’m home.”
To find out more about Manhattan House and their incredible luxury apartments, visit their website.

Behind the Scenes at “Safe Haven”

Kristin NC.jpg Last summer Rolemommy had the chance to fly to North Carolina to meet Nicholas Sparks and tour the set of his new movie SAFE HAVEN in theaters February 14, 2013. When I flew in to North Carolina, I was met by a local towncar driver who whisked me away (well, I was running late) and we started on the hour journey to get to the parade scene in the movie.
On our way I learned all about Southport, North Carolina’s history (in 2010 when it was announced that billionaire hedge fund manager, Louis Moore Bacon, bought this huge mansion called Orton Plantation), the other films that have shot in NC (Hunger Games, Iron Man 3 and soon to be released We’re The Millers) and his divorce and kids (what can I say, people tell me everything!). We already knew why Southport, NC was the perfect spot to film SAFE HAVEN but taking a walking tour with Nicholas Sparks was something we did not want to miss….
Mr. Nicholas Sparks: The really interesting thing about North Carolina, it’s one of the reasons why I set the stories here and why this particular place is perfect is that it’s a very unique state in that, unlike virtually every other state, the big cities are off the coast because of the hurricanes.
The entire eastern part of the state is dotted with small towns. Biggest town is Wilmington, about 150,000. And that’s huge. I mean, you know, Southport has a population of 1,500.
So here is something very typical of outdoor dining in these small towns. And it’s a great place where someone like Katie could wander in and, you know, there’s never going to be anyone from Boston that you’d ever happen to bump into here.
Mr. Nicholas Sparks: You’re at the mouth of the Cape Fear River here. Over there is Oak Island, where they were filming the parachuting scenes for Iron Man 3.
People here are watching fireworks and people diving from the sky over there. Poor little Southport, right? Southport is interesting. Wilmington was the last open port in the, as they say here, the war for Southern Independence.
Charleston had closed, and everything else had closed, New Orleans had closed. Southport was really the last place that everything came in. And this was the south port, hence the name that they change it to in about 1887. It was originally called Smithville. There’s your North Carolina history lesson.
Most people don’t know, but the last major battle of the Civil War was fought in North Carolina, it was fought after Robert E. Lee surrendered.
This is true, the Battle of Bentonville, which was fought by Joe Johnson because Robert E. Lee, he was just in charge of the armies of Northern Virginia, which was the main army, but you still had the North Carolina regimens–.
Rolemommy: I think this such an amazing experience -it’s fun to see the actual place your filming, and then to see it on the big screen, I know it will look so different.
Nicholas Sparks: yes, it always looks different when you frame things. That’s called movie magic.
We walked down the street to the set of “Ryan’s Port Market” which was fully built from scratch. *Plot spoiler alert* Unfortunately, the very cool-looking market did not stay there in keeping with the plot of Nicholas Sparks’ book they burnt it down.
Nicholas Sparks: The one side of the store is here. This is where they entered. Now it’s burned down, people were sad that it was gone. One of the great things about North Carolina are these live oaks. I love these trees, they are very interesting because they don’t shed like regular oak trees. They stay green year round, they shed three times per year.
And so, they’re always as beautiful as this. It’ll be this green throughout winter, these little leaves just fall all the time.
Normally when they grow let’s say, in Virginia, they don’t look like this because it’s not quite as wet and humid. It’s the moisture in the air that causes these trunks to twist and to spread out.
So if you buy a live oak in a nursery they won’t look the same. The sad thing they do now is they kind of force them to grow straight and spread.
Nicholas Sparks: So, the best way to get a live oak for your yard — that’ll look like this — if you live outside of North Carolina – is to go out to the forest, find someone with some forest land, and you dig up one that’s already kind of growing like this.
And then in about 60 years when you’re dead, you’ll have a fabulous tombstone there. And people say, “Man, that is a great tree.”
I mean, I think this is one of the most beautiful towns. Ten years ago, I was here for the filming of “A Walk to Remember.” I remember walking down here and I said, “I have to find a book for this place one day.”
So get ready for Nicholas Spark’s SAFE HAVEN in Theaters February 14, 2013
In the meantime, click here to see the trailer and the beauty of North Carolina….
 

Newsflash: What’s Trending Today

If you are too busy to catch up with your morning paper today, have no fear. Here at Role Mommy, we’ve got five of the top stories at that are making news today. Click on these links and you’ll be up to speed in no time:
1. Coroner Changes Cause of Death for Natalie Wood — looks like Robert Wagner could be in deep water…
2. Jodie Foster’s Golden Globe Speech still making headlines — check out this article in today’s New York Times about the actress who sort of came out during the show.
3. Missing Philadelphia Girl found Safe and Sound — After an Amber alert was released for a little girl who was taken from her school, she was found unharmed.
4. Check out HaveUHeard’sstory about “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne who discusses her daughter’s feud with Lady Gaga as well as the the singer’s headline making Gun Bra. (what a fashion don’t).
5. In case you think you may have the flu, check out WebMD for symptoms and stay away from people is you can!
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Golden Globes 2013 Recap

Written by Role Mommy Contributor, Danielle Feigenbaum

Screen-Shot-2013-01-13-at-9.31.54-PM-620x390.png Last night I was glued to my TV watching every moment of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the hosts of the show, and by far my favorite part. They were hysterical and looked beautiful. The opening was laugh out loud funny, and I got so excited every time they came on the stage because I knew they would be funny, I just wish they were on more.
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So, the winners and losers… even though “Lincoln” was nominated for 7 awards, it only brought home 1. Some say this movie is amazing and some say it is too slow, but either way, I am sure it will do well at the Oscars. I was so happy to see “Argo” win for best director and best movie. I thought it was fantastic, and I happen to love Ben Affleck. I secretly wish I was BFFs with Ben and Jennifer. We could hang out with our kids at the park, go for dinners, see some movies… ok sorry, I don’t want to seem too stalkerish. I saw “Les Miserable” six times on Broadway, I know every word by heart, and I loved the movie. I was happy to see Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman take home Globes. When Hugh was talking so beautifully about his wife, I definitely got teary eyed. Speaking of Teary eyes – I know I may get a lot of slack for this – but what was with Jodi Foster’s Cecil B. DeMille Award speech? It seemed all over the place to me. She sounded as if she was going to come “out” (didn’t that really happen years ago?) and then said she was single. I think there was some sort of message there about reality shows or something. I did think the part when she spoke to her mom, who I guess is suffering from alzheimer’s, was touching, pan the audience for the actresses crying.
On the Television side – I was so happy “Homeland” won for best actor, actress and show! I am obsessed with “Homeland”, it’s awesome. Claire Danes looked unbelievable (she just had a baby in December!) I don’t watch the show “Girls” so I can’t comment on their win, but I can comment on Lena Dunham’s (creator and star of “Girls”) strange walk onto the stage each time she won. It was sort of a painful waddle, I guess her shoes did not fit well and her feet hurt? I was disappointed that “Modern Family” went home empty handed, I still love that show, it makes me happy.
On another note, is it fair that they have a category, BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION (same with the actresses) – here are the nominees…
a Max Greenfield NEW GIRL
b Ed Harris GAME CHANGE
c Danny Huston MAGIC CITY
d Mandy Patinkin HOMELAND
e Eric Stonestreet MODERN FAMILY
How is that fair? Max Greenfield and Eric Stonestreet are beyond hysterical in their respective comedy roles, I honestly never heard of “Magic City” – I’m sure Danny Huston is great, Mandy Patinkin is ridiculously good in “Homeland”. Ed Harris wins for a the 118 min. long “Game Change.” I’m sure he deserved it, I just don’t think we are judging apples to apples here.
On to the fashion… I was pleasantly surprised by all of the beautiful dresses. Nobody really made me cringe this year. Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba looked spectacular, and I loved Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire look. There were a few trends… plunging and keyhole necklines, old Hollywood hair styles, blush and coral colored dresses. My favorite was Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani, in my opinion it was perfection.
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So, what did you think of the 2013 Golden Globes Show? Any shockers or disappointments? What was your favorite red carpet look? For all the must-see fashion from the show, check out E’s Fashion Police.