I'm a single mom and a blogger which means trouble. Before joining The Stir I contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite. I know how to spatchcock a chicken, split an infinitive with insouciance, build a tomato cage out of chicken wire, and shoot a bow and arrow. I've lived in New York City for almost 20 years, which makes me official. I lean in because I'm hard of hearing.
Some stars look like they live on water from the fountain of youth and magic golden apples. Actually, I'm pretty sure all of Hollywood is living on green juice and poached salmon these days. But supposedly even celebs indulge in some ordinary mortal food sometimes. In an interview with Self magazine, Jennifer Aniston divulged some of her favorite foods. You'll never believe what crunchy, messy food she loves snacking on -- and she makes it herself, from scratch!
It's official: President Obama just gave the most awkward interview of his entire career. Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis' show "Between Two Ferns" and I couldn't believe how unprofessional Zach was about the whole thing! I mean, just look at the guy's posture. You're with the PRESIDENT, man. SIT UP and quit playing with your hair! A little R-S-P-E-C-T, please. What's that?
Oh. My editor has just informed me that this was all just a joke. Well geez, how was I supposed to know? She also says it's called "Between Two Ferns" because -- oh never mind. Now I'm just embarrassed. Here are the best parts of this interview.
Welcome to Hate on Juan Pablo Day, 2014. I'm thinking we may make this an annual thing, since Juan Pablo is the stand-in for every man who's ever wronged a woman -- and he can't stop, won't stop doing things that piss us off. Like what Juan Pablo told Clare in the helicopter in the finale. Remember how angry she was? Sweet Clare, who really did seem to be falling for the guy, despite all those Mr. Wrong signals he was giving off. If you weren't already thoroughly disgusted with this season's Bachelor, this one will definitely send you over the edge.
Can I tell you a happy dating story? I feel like we hear a lot of dating horror stories. And believe me, there's a couple reasons for that. First of all, they're more entertaining. Secondly, we share those stories as cautionary tales to warn each other of the dangers and douche bags -- helpful especially to us single moms who are dating after years of being off the shelf. When I started dating again after 16 (zoiks!) years of marriage I felt prepared for every worst-case scenario a guy could possibly throw at me. What I wasn't prepared for was for so much to go ... right.
You couldn't get farther from Joey Potter if you tried. Katie Holmes is returning to TV in a new role, and it's pretty much the opposite of her old Dawson's Creek character. She'll be playing a fancy-pants Manhattan socialite -- and it sounds like a juicy role. She's signed on to a new ABC drama. The pilot doesn't have a title yet, but it's from the creator of Behind the Candelabra, so I'm expecting some soapy fun. Could this be the perfect role for Katie?