Sally Mercedes

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I live and work in NYC, where I spend winters complaining about the cold and summers complaining about the heat. The few hours I'm not working on some project or another, I'm usually reading, writing, or eating good food with great friends.When I need "me" time, I go for a long run or spend an hour at hot yoga -- on rough days, I do both.

I also spend entirely too much time planning trips I'll likely never take, and have high hopes of living outside of NYC at some point in my life.


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    Larry Crowne, which comes out this weekend, is basically some people's dream come true -- Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts starring in a movie as potential love interests. I have to admit I'm one of those people, so I had high hopes for this movie while at the same time I was worried they'd completely let me down because that seems to be what movies do.

    Of course, I should've had more faith in Tom Hanks' production as well as his writing with Nia Vardalos because I really liked it. Still, this movie is definitely not for everybody ...

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    There are some movies you know will either be incredibly enjoyable or complete and utter disasters. Bad Teacher, opening this weekend, appears to be one of those movies. Cameron Diaz stars as a teacher who can barely be bothered to do her job at all, let alone do it well. Now, in case you don't remember, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake were quite the hot couple at one time, as many reviews mention. The fact that there's a sorta sex scene in Bad Teacher means their past relationship is giving this movie quite a bit of buzz. Personally, I'm much more excited to see them alongside funnyman Jason Segel.

    But does the movie earn a passing grade, or is Segel the only thing we have to look forward to? Reviews for Bad Teacher tell us what to expect.

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  • 'SYTYCD' Recap: Time for a Makeover

    posted by Sally Mercedes June 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM in Entertainment
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    The competition went from a top 20 to a top 16 in a matter of minutes on the So You Think You Can Dance results show. The bottom three was not totally surprising, but still a bit of a bummer. And when they got down to it, Nigel reminded the dancers that their solos before eliminations are not just a chance to do a little dance for America -- it's called "dancing for your life" for a reason. Unfortunately, some of them just couldn't do it, and it cost them their lives on the show, as Nigel insisted.

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    Last night was the top 20's second chance on So You Think You Can Dance and it went well for most of them, but there was a bump in the road and that bump's name was Obama. President Obama's address meant the DVR was completely confused and, as a result, some of us might have missed a couple of the night's dances. He is clearly not a fan of the show. It's always a shame when something like that happens because you know those couples might end up in the bottom based on that alone.

    But the President's address also had another effect, an unexpected one that may prove lucky for one particular couple, but may hurt them in the end. I think you all know which couple I'm talking about ...

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    Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively in Green Lantern If you're anything like my friends, you already know Green Lantern is out this weekend. You've likely been tweeting your movie-viewing plans and updating your Facebook status with Green Lantern quotes, leaving your friends and followers who aren't in the know very confused. But then you mention Ryan Reynolds or Blake Lively and the rest of us perk right up. What's that you say? A hottie doing superhero things? I'm making the matinee!

    Now that reviews for Green Lantern are in, though, is there more to this movie than the obvious eye candy? Will fans and newcomers alike be entertained? Let's find out.

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