Sex and the City 2: The Trailer

The Future of News

I am intrigued by the current debate going on over the future of print journalism. Recently, The Daily Beast, weighed in with their opinions on the fate of print journalism. It is an interesting argument coming from one of the new leaders in online news and opinion. But here is the question, are sites like The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Women on the Web providing enough impartial journalism or are they too heavily weighted with opinion pieces?

Jill Abramson, managing editor of the New York Times, spoke at NYU recently and provided her observations on the importance of strong investigative reporting and print journalism. But can’t strong reporting come on the web? Is it the immediacy that causes people to consider it to be insignificant or inaccurate?  It is that the rush of getting the story out FIRST propels most websites into disseminating news before it is checked for accuracy or fact? This is the primary problem that leads to a lack of trust with online sources. However, in the world of topical issues, the more voices heard, the more accurate the understanding of the issue at hand. If you search for how the recession is affecting relationships, you find a number of personal, well thought out and well written stories about people’s reaction to the current economic downturn. This is the internet at its best. I think websites excel when they adopt the “Lifestyle Section” method for delivering information. These are the stories that people want to send around, talk about, use to create a dialog and post comments and reactions.

Yes, websites don’t have the same strict and stringent editorial process, but that doesn’t mean the information or news they provide is any less valid. In certain ways it mirrors how we, as a society, think and work, moment to moment with things changing all the time.

Bobbi Brown Starts the New Year the Bright Way!

Remember the thrill of getting a brand new box of Crayola crayons? You couldn’t wait to dive right in and use every color in the box. The potential was limitless and the mix of bright, vibrant colors was intoxicating. That is exactly how I felt when I laid eyes on Bobbi Brown’s new collection. It’s called Bobbi Brights Collection and I can already see it being a necessary staple in any woman’s makeup collection. Where else can you find all of these gorgeous, bold colors together in one set?

“The idea behind Bobbi Brights is simple. It’s a library of beautiful bolts of color that a woman can pick up anytime she wants to add a little fun to her look.” – Bobbi Brown

This collector’s edition palette features 35 bright shadows designed to be worn one at a time, when the mood strikes. Palette features a unique fold-out design and full size mirror. The creamy lip colors are so delicious and seriously work with every skin tone. I tried the the retro pink and it was just the perfect hint of pink in a creamy, nourishing lip stick. You honestly don’t even feel like you are wearing lipstick!

Tom Brady’s Real Estate Journey

{image courtesy of Matt Stone}

It appears that Tom Brady is having just as much trouble off the field as he had on the field. A recent article ran in the Boston Herald’s Inside Track about the difficulty he is having unloading his $16 million home in New York City’s Time Warner Center. Read here for the full story.

It’s comforting to know that even high-profile celebrities and athletes are equally affected by the current state of our financial market. Even the bubbles of the stars can burst.

NONSOCIETY with Julia, Meghan and Mary

Julia Allison for Non Society

Julia Allison, former editor-at-large for Star Magazine, columnist for Time Out New York and frequent contributor to Fox News and Page Six has started a new venture with her two best friends, Meghan Asha and Mary Rambin. The site is called NonSociety and it hopes to inspire all of us to “Live Differently.” I had been a frequent follower of Julia Allison’s blog until she took a much-needed hiatus from the spotlight. She is back and hoping to be better than ever. We will all have to wait and see what kind of exciting venture this is going to be for these media gals. It can be expected that they will be “Gawker-ed” about and scrutinized, but lets hope that the naysayers do not deter these girls from living their lives out loud. They have the energy, enthusiasm and hope that is the definition of “Moxie.” I can’t help but like them!

Pregnancy is the New Black

Angelina is pregnant with twins, Jessica Alba is glowing down every red carpet, Ashlee Simpson has finally come out of the closet with her pregnancy and Kelly Ripa is considering adding another baby to her bunch. The sleek and stylish are now adding new bumps to their fashion statements. More and more fashion-obsessed young women are finding that pregnancy can mean changing their wardrobe without losing their style. has just acquired and, two sites targeted to young mothers preoccupied with style and pop culture.

Editor Kim Gundy of CelebrityPregnancy said celebs in gestation draw “an entirely new fan base of expectants and mothers.”

“Women are obsessed with wanting to know everything about celebrity pregnancy,” she spouted. “Pregnancy is the new black!” The network purportedly draws 12 million unique visitors and 100 million page views per month.

Considering that less than two decades ago, pregnancy on television (and especially unwed pregnancy) was virtually a taboo, now it’s become the hot statement to make. Is this safe or are we promoting pregnancy as the new fashion accessory? Are we sending younger and younger girls into motherhood far too soon? Or is this a healthy way to celebrate the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood?

Demi Moore posed pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair before it was the “cool” thing to do. Now it seems famous people are celebrating their pregnancy with great fan fair, regardless of age, marital status or maturity. Pregnancy is an absolutely beautiful and amazing event, it should be celebrated. But is their a downside to its growing popularity?

The Secret to a Long Life

…is staying interested in popular culture and current events–as well as maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Thanks to Meg Cabot and her ever-insightful blog for bringing this information to our attention. Who knew that keeping up on Britney would be my fountain of youth?

Jezebel has NOT been sold.


It is an April Fool’s Day joke. Don’t fall for it.


The new website launched by some of the most esteemed women in media is going to be HUGE! Women who are in the same generation will enjoy having a presence on the internet and the younger generations will enjoy the knowledge they can hopefully gleam from these women who have been there, done that and lived to tell the tale.

They also have a “Question of the Day“. Today’s question is Who was more important to you, your father or your mother? I love the idea of a daily question. I think this is something I may explore further.

Yahoo Launches New Site for Women to Help Them SHINE!

“Shine features the best writers and bloggers in women’s publishing. Plus, connect with like-minded women, share stories, and more.” –from their site. Here’s one article I found especially interesting on Mary Tyler Moore and Tina Fey.
Mary Tyler Moore and Tina Fey

Giada De Laurentiis has taken the bun out of the oven!

People has confirmed that Food Network star and Today Show contributor, Giada De Laurentiis and her husband, Todd Thompson, welcomed their first child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson, Saturday in Los Angeles. The baby is the first for the 37-year-old star and her clothing designer husband, Thompson, 44.

Arianna Huffington to Sell Huffington Post?

Arianna Huffington
Interesting piece on Arianna Huffington in New York Times. Apparently, she may be selling Huffington Post.

Channeling Carrie

Julia Allison
Interesting article on Julia Allison in today’s New York Times.

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