It's not exactly a story
Earlier this month the world was THRILLED to learn that JK Rowling was planning to release 12 Harry Potter short stories for each of the 12 days leading up to Xmas. Later, it was clarified that Rowling is NOT planning to release stories, per se, but is actually planning to release 12 “surprises” that relate to the world of Harry Potter (which means the surprises can be anything from outtake plot details from the various Harry Potter books, previously unreleased biographical information of the various characters, etc.). Today, Rowling has unveiled the first of her 12 Harry Potter surprises on the Pottermore site which you can read in full … after you figure out the riddle below. More »
I was just getting ready to post another update about Amanda Bynes when it occurred to me that I didn’t really feel like doing that. I feel like talking about therapy, and why you probably need it. And by “you” I mean pretty much any human being who was raised by other human beings (who, probably, also needed therapy). I’ve written plenty about how much I believe we as individuals/people/members of society/members of the world need to make mental health a priority (like HERE, and HERE). Like many others, I honestly believe there would be less violence, less misogyny, less crappy parenting, and fewer crappy people if we mental health became a priority. Here’s why I’ve become so comfortable talking about therapy. Outsourcing is normal. When you need help with something, no one gives you shit for getting it. No one tells you to fix your break light on your own, if you don’t know shit about cars. No one tells you to fix your kids’ pneumonia if you don’t know shit about that. Same goes for problems in your house, clothes you want, plastic surgery you want—when you need help with something you get a professional for it. But we’re not allowed to say, “I need help with my self” because we’re supposed to know ourselves inside and out, and know how to fix ourselves when something’s wrong. Bullshit. We need therapy, and we need to #NormalizeTherapy. Please click inside for more.
Meet Dolores Umbridge
A week ago we learned that author JK Rowling would be releasing a new short story on Hallowe’en from the world of Harry Potter which focuses on the villainous Dolores Umbridge (who first appeared in the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Welp, it’s Hallowe’en and Rowling‘s story is LIVE on her official website Pottermore. This new short story is really more of a biography of the character … and it does include information that may be spoilery if you haven’t read all of the Harry Potter books. Click below to read an excerpt of this new JK Rowling story titled The Story of Dolores Jane Umbridge and get your NEW FIX of new Harry Potter lore. More »
"He turned on me..."
I recently saw the new NFL ads, with athletes speaking out against domestic violence. It’s an odd thing to see—on the one hand, I liked seeing these men speak up, but I also know that this is a part of a campaign to renew our faith in the organization. Maybe that doesn’t matter; maybe it just matters that people are speaking out. Now we have actress Anjelica Huston opening up about abuse she suffered at the hands of a boyfriend in the 70s. Click inside for more.
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'The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks'
Last week we learned the AMAZING news that Twin Peaks is coming back with new episodes on Showtime in 2016 and today we learn even MORE great Twin Peaks news. It’s been a LONG time since Twin Peaks went off the air almost 25 years ago, therefore Peaks co-creator Mark Frost is releasing a book that will fill us in on what our fave Twin Peaks characters have been up to for the last two and half decades which will get us primed for the resumption of Twin Peaks on TV next year. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I hung out with my good friend Adriana for the first time in far too long and we enjoyed a very fun night together. After we hung out at her place for a bit, we grabbed a delish Mexican dinner and then made our way to the movies. We had planned on seeing The Box Trolls but ended up seeing an early showing of the new animated film The Book of Life. Folks, The Book of Life was sooooo good! If there is one movie that you need to see this Hallowe’en season, it’s The Book of Life. More »