In 1990, the year after When Harry Met Sally… hit theaters, Nora Ephron’s script was released as a paperback book with an 11-page introduction written by Ephron detailing how the film came about. The beauty of the Internet: You can read that intro when you “search inside this book” on Amazon. She details how director Rob Reiner told her he wanted to do a movie about two people who become friends and decide not to have sex because it would ruin the friendship, and, of course, it inevitably does. She describes in great detail the things Reiner and his producing partner Andrew Scheinman shared with her as they spent days discussing men (the way they wanted to go home as soon as sex was over, the excuses they would make up to leave). She explains how she realized Reiner — who was divorced at the time and reveling in his depression as much as Harry ultimately would — was the character she should write about. Because Harry had that “dark side,” Sally had to be light — more like Ephron (who, yes, just liked food the way she liked it). READ FULL STORY »
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While the U.S. Olympic swimming trials continue tonight in prime time with another Lochte-Phelps showdown in the 200m freestyle final (NBC, 8 p.m. ET), the gymnastics competition kicks off tomorrow. Below, we’ve got an exclusive image of hopefuls John Orozco, Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton on their (Abbey) Road to London. READ FULL STORY »
What better way to celebrate one’s upcoming 40th birthday than to pose for Playboy? I would have gone with a cake and a box or three of wine. I’m living my life all wrong.
Supposedly this wax figurine to your right is Love in the Wild host Jenny McCarthy. Let’s check out her entire airbrushed naked body below and see if it’s a match!
Treat yo self to this 1991 footage of the Drive star – back when he was an actual gosling — singing “When a Man Loves a Woman” (the Michael Bolton reprise!) and completely upstaging his older sister in a dance routine to C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” in a Mormon talent show.
My overwhelming thought: “Macaulay Culkin WISHES.” READ FULL STORY »
Stop what you’re doing and call your niece — the second wave of Teen Choice Award nominations rolled out today, and it’s exactly what you were expecting.
The first round was a Hunger Games, Twilight and Justin Bieber bonanza. With the new categories, it’s more of the same.
The nominations bring good news for Kristen Stewart. Current EW cover star The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Snow White and the Huntsman lead the second wave of nominations with seven each.
While the big movie categories were already announced, we’ve now learned that Choice Movie: Romance will force teens to decide between The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and The Vow. READ FULL STORY »
9. “I’m purchasing the house, but Kendra’s wish list is at the top of my priorities list.” –Reggie
8. Now you see why I wanted to show you this property.” READ FULL STORY »
President Obama and Governor Romney want YOU… to donate to their campaign via your cell phone.
Thanks to a unanimous decision late Monday by the Federal Election Commission, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and other federal political candidates can immediately start collecting donations through text-messaging services. READ FULL STORY »
If you’re anything like me, all romantic moments in your life were ruined when SPOILER ALERT! Matthew got down on one knee and proposed to Mary in the falling snow at Downton in the epic Downton Abbey Christmas special.
But now your Downton proposal — or dreams — can become a reality: The estate that provides the backdrop for the show, Highclere Castle, is open for visitors! According to the official website, the home, located in Newbury, has been open to the public on certain days/events before, but starting July 1st you and your friends can pretend to be Lady Edith and Lady Mary every Sunday through Thursday. You can buy a ticket that allows you to visit the garden and certain rooms of the castle – including some of the more than 50 bedrooms– for just £16.00 (about $24). Best. Summer Vacation. Ever.
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