I've blogged for the Huffington Post andStyleite and was featured in Tara Stiles' yoga book, Slim, Calm, Sexy. When not writing or trying to touch my toes, you can find me losing at trivia nights in pubs or visiting friends and family in the South. I live in the East Village with my roommate and an excellently behaved DVR.
If you're not one of the millions of people out there who suffer from I Can't Stand to Hear Kids Signing syndrome, then this mash-up is for you. It's an epic cut of some of the best little performers belting out the Star Spangled Banner with gumption, pride, and OK, some talent, too. Put your hand over your heart and kick off your Fourth of July with this inspiring video of kids singing the National Anthem.
Tamra Barney is pissed. The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member is none too pleased with her alleged best friend's lies. On Monday's episode, Gretchen Rossi made it seem like she gave up an opportunity to star on some show she called Big Country to be there for Tamra as she shopped for wedding dresses, but the truth is, a) the show is calledMalibu Country, and b) it was just an open casting call that tons of reality stars were invited to.
Another day, another opportunity to start another post with: another day, another Fifty Shades of Grey movie rumor. Today's Christian Grey hopeful is Garrett Hedlund. The gorgeous actor has appeared in Friday Night Lights (the movie), On the Road, and Tron, and some rabid fans out there are clamoring for him to star in the sexy movie slated for release on August 1, 2014. And once you see Hedlund in this fan-made trailer, you might start clamoring, too.
Here's something super depressing to dampen your day. After neighbors noticed that they hadn't seen 82-year-old James Nichols in four days, the cops were called in to search his Poughkeepsie home. Inside, they found Nichols' body in the unkempt abode, which was stuffed with items and trash. When no relatives came forward to claim his body or the estate, the police buried the elderly man and had contractors clean out his home.
What they found in the basement is the stuff that nightmares, and 48 Hours episodes, are made of.