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Jennifer Love Hewitt says she would do it again to catch a suspected cheater!
Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) decides to travel to Verona with her fiancé Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) for a sort of pre-wedding honeymoon so they can spend time together before wedding craziness and the opening of Victor’s new restaurant sets in. From the start of their travels it’s easy to see that they are not on the same page as Victor only wants to meet with suppliers for his restaurant and Sophie just wants to explore Verona with her fiancé . Victor will remind you of that boyfriend you had that just never really listened but ultimately, his intense nature and love of food produce some of the funniest lines of the movie.
After Victor leaves once again to meet with yet another supplier, Sophie decides to explore Verona by herself and stumbles upon the Casa di Giulietta where women of all ages write to Juliet for advice. An aspiring writer for the New Yorker, Sophie is fascinated to find out that a group of women who call themselves Juliet’s Secretaries actually write back to every single letter from the wall. While helping collect letters one day, Juliet finds a letter written from Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) to Juliet about her beloved Lorenzo (Franco Nero) from 50 years ago and decides to write back. (more…)
The Lone Ranger is a man who gives straight-shooting relationship advice.
If you have been in a relationship for a few years, but you aren’t married or living together, what is a good way to keep moving forward in the relationship without taking HUGE steps? Basically, another way to keep things excited and WORTH being in a relationship?
This is about as sappy as a response I’ll ever give because I feel sympathy for this person. If you have to look for things to keep a relationship fresh, you definitely shouldn’t be looking to do anything HUGE. You actually need to take a hard look at the relationship and see if it is time to move on. Having been in long relationships in the past I know the hardest thing to do is leave them. You love the person, and you don’t want to hurt them and letting go of anything you’ve had that long is hard especially when there is really nothing wrong. With that said, sometimes you have to move on. And by move on I mean no more contact, no make-up sex, no nothing. This is really the hardest part for a couple reasons: 1. that person is comfortable, and knows you so when you are tired of going out and enjoying your new found dating life, they are easy to turn to. 2. There are lots of douchebags out there that are single and will be hitting on you. You’ll think-god my x is so much better. Trust me however there is a better match for you out there IF you think the relationship you are in is not the right one. Good luck.
Is it true that when a man likes you he does all the work? I tend to make my feelings obvious when I like someone, should I take a step back and let him do all that? Or when should a gal step in and let her feelings be known??
This has to be the same girl who asked the other question about long term relationships. No more sympathy-rookie. If you let your feelings known before he does, you are an idiot. Make him do all the work-who knows, you actually may realize that once he has done all this work he really is not all that good anyway, and you are lucky you didn’t give him any. I just saved you an STD. If you want to show your “feelings” go out and have a one night stand with a stranger. Try to hold off with a guy you like.
Have a question for the Lone Ranger? Click on comments below!
At Blush, we often receive a lot of questions from readers and friends seeking relationship advice. So we sought the advice of a real-life man with plenty of dating and love experience. We’ll call him the Lone Ranger because he’s a straight shooter. He tends to tell it like it is, so sensitive souls just looking for reassurance should look elsewhere. Please submit questions by clicking on comments below and the Lone Ranger will get back to you!
Question: Let’s say a girl has met a guy, and chances are they will fall in love and get married. He is “the one..” well…if the number of men she has slept with in the past is fairly high, and he asks her how many, is it ok to lie? Does it really matter?
Lone Ranger: He’s not “the one” until there is a ring (wedding, not engagement) on your finger. LIE until there is. Add up the ones that you know may come up in conversation and use that number…This includes the occasional one night stand. Then others can pop up over the years of your long happy marriage. You’re not a whore anymore. (hopefully)
Question: If a guy and a girl are seeing each other, and stop talking for no apparent reason, nothing bad happened, is it ok to call the guy a month or two later just to say hi?
Lone Ranger: Only if “hi” means “come over and have sex with me.” The call has to be in the evening, and you have to invite him over. If he does not come over, never call again. Quick reality check: You didn’t “stop talking for no apparent reason” You stopped talking because he didn’t want to date you.
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Are the Sweet November co-stars (awful movie, btw) hitting it off-screen? TMZ seems to think so– they caught Keanu and Charlize saying a long goodnight outside Beso in Hollywood the other night. Charlize and longterm love Stuart Townsend broke up in January of this year after nine years together.
On Friday, I have the honor of being Maid of Honor in my wonderful, dear friend Anne’s wedding. I have a few other friends in similar situations who have asked me, How do you write a maid of honor speech?
Well, I’m no writer…wait…ok, so here are the steps that I took.
Brainstorm and research:
Go through old emails between the two of you for inspiration. Maybe there are some early ones from when her and her beau started dating or fell in love? You can make a joke about how you two are close and can trust each other with your deepest thoughts and secrets, except for today, when you’re sharing her emails.
Ask her family for intimate stories about her childhood or things that will make it more personal.
Go through old photos that might spark memories.
And then write all these things down so you have a big mess of thoughts, stories and emotions regarding your friend.
So now it’s time to make some sense out of all this! Keep in mind that you don’t want it to be too too long. And if you’re not funny, now’s not the time to try out your latest stand-up routine. (But that’s really a whole other issue, isn’t it: people who aren’t funny but think they are.) Leave the funny to the best man. He’s also the one who should delve into the groom’s past gaffs. Let the bride be elegant today – not the butt of your jokes about that time at Mardi Gras.
Try to think of three or four major points about her personality that you can compliment and maybe share a little story about. And mention the groom a bit too – anything that gives the guests a deeper understanding of why this couple is together – cuz that’s what the day is all about.
Finish the speech with a toast to the bride and groom.
Make sure the speech rolls of your tongue – so practice giving it a few times. If you stumble anywhere, you may want to change the words to something that’s easier to deliver. As you read it, you might think of funny little asides to throw in here and there, but if they don’t come naturally, don’t force it. (I’m the queen of forcing things and I just feel idiotic afterward. Learn from my mistakes.)
Put the speech on pretty paper or notecards (you can even consider putting it in an envelope for the bride to keep afterward) and you’re all set. My last piece of advice, which is more of a reminder to myself: don’t forget it on the wedding day.
If the abundance of heart shaped candy in the grocery store and the excess number of Victoria Secret ads haven’t tipped you off, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Unfortunately, the day that’s a celebration of love can easily turn into one of frustration either with your significant other or because you don’t have one. Instead of unnecessary stress, use the day as an excuse to shower a little much needed love on yourself and your girlfriends.
1. This recession can put a damper on travel plans, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t run away…. Even if it’s only to your shower. Treat yourself to a LaLicious Scrub and Butter set in transporting scents like Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, Passionfruit Lime, Island Guava and Tahitian Flower. Enter the code Vday25 at check out for 25% off and get ready to feel the island breeze (now if only the cabana boy were included.)
2. Have a friend who just can’t get over her ex? Help her let go of those feelings once and for all with Lush’s Ex factor Bath Bomb. This little blue gingerbread man will fizzle your bath and go down the drain, just like all remaining thoughts of the relationship should!
3. One thing you can be happy about is that you don’t have a boyfriend who’s “gift” to you is too-tight lingerie. Instead, give a little sex appeal to yourself and your girlfriends with a Hanky Panky Thong wrapped like a long stem rose. Flattering, comfortable and sexy, this is a must have for all the women in your life.
4. Rather than wasting calories on a heart shaped box of so-so chocolate, try Jane Iredale’s ChocohoLICKs. These adorable lip balms come wrapped in those little paper cups just like their calorie laden alternative, so feel free to treat yourself to Truffle, Carmel, Strawberry Cream, and Chocolate Orange. Extra bonus… the experts say food is the way to a man’s heart…
5. One of the most relaxing ways to end a long day is a bubble bath, so try Not Soap, Radio’s Bath and Shower Bubbles in The Stuff that Cupid Dips His Arrows In. You’ll love the ginseng and passion scent, and it even has pheromone activation, so get ready, soon even that pizza delivery boy will want to be making it dinner for two.
By Jenn Brown
For all you ladies out there that are often caught watching football with your man or some friends, and find you have no idea what’s going on, I put together a quick cheat sheet on how to talk football, or at least fake it. Before you know it, you’ll have them all fooled, thinking you’re a football pro!
First things first, you need to understand the goal of the game—the offense tries to either run with or throw the ball to the end of the field (the end zone), while the defense tries to stop the offense and take possession of the ball. Once the offense scores or the defense gets possession, the teams switch rolls, with the defense now trying to score; this goes back and forth throughout four 15-minute quarters.
Since a game is only four, 15-minute quarters, you would think a typical game would only be one hour. Anyone who has been forced to sit through a game knows this isn’t true. The play clock stops when the ball goes out of bounds, there is an incomplete pass, or when a penalty is called (which is pretty often). The clock then restarts when the ball is reset in its position by an official. All of this, in addition to time-outs and half-time (which is always exciting for the forced-to-be-there fans), explains why you may find yourself watching the same game for hours on end…
You also have to know who does what. Each team is allowed 11 players on the field at once; they’re all terms you’ve heard- but now you can really understand what they’re supposed to do! With only one quarterback (QB) on the field per team, they are the one to pass or hand off the ball. There are one or two running-backs that run with the ball, typically only a few yards at a time with speed. Two or four wide-receivers catch the long passes from the QB, with the tight ends (one to two on the field) blocking the defense and catching passes as well.
Now to the points system – each touchdown is six points. After one team scores a touchdown, they are able kick for one extra point or choose to run/throw the ball into the end zone for two points. If the offensive team isn’t close enough to score a touchdown they can try to kick a field goal for three points. A safety occurs when the player carrying the offensive ball is tackled behind his own goal line, and is worth two points.
Aside from understanding some positions, the workings of the clock, and the point system, you’ll need to know a few more terms. A “down” starts when the offensive team snaps or kicks the ball and it is ready for play, and ends when the ball “ends” or touches the ground. First down is the first of the plays; fourth is the last down. A first down occurs after a change of possession of the ball, after advancing the ball 10 yards following a previous first down or after certain penalties. On the fourth down, the team in possession of the ball must punt it to the other team. This keeps going back and forth, until the clock is up!
These few points should help you get through your next game. For our next lesson, we can move onto which teams to root for!
Jenn Brown is a the only female correspondent on Inside the NFL; she’s also a reporter for ESPN’s College GameDay and ESPNU’s Road Trip, among other shows.
As a single girl living in LA, you’d think I’d have my pick of fantastic dates at exciting locales. But unfortunately the guys that my friends and I meet seem to think that watching a movie at home and eating a frozen pizza (which is a step up from the guy who offered me his leftovers… no thanks) is an appropriate date given the economy. It seems that these 20-somthings have turned our present economy into an excuse for their former frat boy persona and laziness. Dates don’t have to be expensive and elaborate but they do take a little creativity, so show this to your significant other or plan it yourself and forget about another date with the couch.
1. Pack a picnic with some yummy foods from Whole Foods or Bristol Farms and take your gourmet lunch to a museum with free admission and sit on a grassy knoll like at the Getty in LA. Even better? Come after 5, and parking is free! This can be a great date because after your picnic you can go and explore the artwork. Just make sure it is more fun commentary rather than the dry intellectual lecture your art history teacher used to give.
2. For a lunch date go to an open air market, but make sure it is one with more than just produce. For example, check out Grand Central Market in LA, New Amsterdam Market in NYC or the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in SF. More than just lunch, you get to sample all different foods, walk around, and chat while you people watch. Meals are cheap too and almost all foodies will be satisfied.
3. Let google and yelp become your best friend and search for jazz clubs in your area. Live music makes any date more fun and maybe even take a spin or two on the dance floor. Unfortunately, food at these establishments can be on the steep side, so go with an appetizer and drinks. Afterwards, try a new restaurant and split an amazing dessert as a treat for busting a move.
4. Fitness buff? Get free passes for an exclusive gym around town (most offer 3-5 day trials) and go experience all it has to offer. Take a class together, enjoy the sauna and end it all by relaxing your tired muscles in the hot tub. Stay with the health theme and go get ingredients for a healthy, yummy dinner from Trader Joes to eat at home.
5. Coupled up but don’t have money for that getaway you’ve been wanting to plan? Try a staycation, where you explore your own city like a tourist. I bet there are tons of things you have never done in your very own city that people travel from all over to experience. Get food at a local cheapie establishment, take a long walk and check out your city’s tourist attractions. You’ll not only have a great date, but you’ll realize why your city is so cool.