Friday, November 22, 2019

'This Is Us' No More!

 
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They are an us no more- that is 'This Is Us' star Justin Hartley and his actress wife, Chrishell after two The years of marriage. The split seemingly came out of nowhere as the duo always seems so happy whenever they are spotted together, whether on red carpets or just out and about. The duo started dating a little over five years ago but it was Justin, 42, who filed for divorce earlier today citing "irreconcilable differences." This is his second marriage; he was previously married to Lindsay Hartley for eight years, with whom he shares daughter, Isabella, 15. Earlier this year, Chrishell, 38 had mentioned the couple had chatted about expanding their family. For now, they are best just focusing on healing and themselves. We wish them all the best during this difficult transition.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Secret's Out- Big Little Lies: Season Two Is Coming to DVD!

 
Did You Ever Want It? Did You Want It Bad?

Big Little Lies:
The Complete Second Season
 
The Lies Continue To Haunt As the DVD Becomes Available On
January 7, 2020
 
Coming to Blu-rayTM via Warner Archive Collection
 
BURBANK, CA (November 7, 2019) HBO's smash-hit Big Little Lies returns for more drama, secrets, and seduction then ever before with the release of Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 7, 2019. Iconic actress Meryl Streep joins the all-star cast in season two, along with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and ZoŃ‘ Kravitz. Fans can purchase the DVD with all 7 exhilarating episodes from the second season and go behind-the-scenes with an all new featurette titled, “The Lies Revealed: A Conversation with the Cast.” Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season is priced to own on DVD at $29.98 SRP ($34.99 in Canada), and is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers.
 
Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-rayTM release includes all the same content on DVD and is also arriving January 7, 2020. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.
 
Fall in love with the “Monterey Five” again and again, as you relive the whole series, with the Big Littles Lies Season 1 and 2 twin-pack. The DVD set will also be available on January 7 for the low price of $49.99 SRP ($57.99 in Canada).
 
In season two, on the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the "Monterey Five" bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Meanwhile, Perry's grieving mother Mary Louise Wright (Streep) comes to town in search of answers after son's death. 
 
“With an all-star cast of this caliber, along with the plot twists and reveals in Season 2, you will be glued to the screen on the edge of your seat until the very end of the season,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Like and ocean wave that comes and goes so quickly– so will these DVDs off the shelves – so get your orders in today!”
 
Big Little Lies is a critical and awards success, garnering 16 Emmy® nominations and eight wins, including Limited Series, Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Kidman), and Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Dern). The series also garnered four Golden Globes®, including acting wins for Kidman and Dern.
 
DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • The Lies Revealed: A. Conversation with the Cast’ Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon,Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern share laughs and mimosas as they look back at Season 2 
 
7 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1.   What Have They Done?
2.   Tell-Tale Hearts
3.   The End of The World
4.   She Knows
5.   Kill Me
6.   The Bad Mother
7.   I Want To Know
 
DIGITAL
The second season of Big Little Lies is currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.
 
BASICS
Street Date: January 7, 2020
Order Due Date: December 3, 2019
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 420 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 36 min
 
DVD
Price: $29.98 SRP ($34.99 in Canada)
2 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1), French
Subtitles – English, French
 
 
Big Little Lies: Season 1 & 2 Twin-Pack
Price: $49.99 SRP ($57.99 in Canada)
4 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1), French
Subtitles – English, French
 
 
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Jenelle Evans and David Eason OFFICIALLY DONE!

 
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Yes, we have heard it before and this could all be a hoax but we would like to believe she has finally come to her senses. Just a short time ago, former 'Teen Mom 2' star, Jenelle Evans took to Instagram to announce she and husband, David Eason are divorcing. 

I've mostly kept off social media the past few days because I've been focused on making some big life decisions. I've lived my life on camera since I was 17 years old. And alot of it hasn't been pretty. But its been my life. Like anyone else I want what's best for my kids and I want to be happy. With time away from Teen Mom I've started to look at my life differently and I know I need to make changes. I'm starting that now. The kids and I have moved away from David. Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know thats what is best for me, and for my kids. Today I've filed papers to start that process. I appreciate the support from everybody who has asked how I am. Me and the kids are doing great. We need some time to be together. But you'll hear from us again soon. -Jenelle

She has seemingly disabled all comments on this post, which has already gotten over 72,000 likes. This comes after he allegedly shot her dog, Nugget; their kids were taken away; she claimed he never shot the dog; they got the kids back, etc. We will see how long this sticks but we wish her a lot of luck and truly hoping she is not looking for a spinoff or anything of the sorts and maybe wants a truly normal and happy life.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A 'RHONY' Friendship Is DUNZO!

 
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First, former 'RHONY' star, Carole Radziwill came out and spoke about how she no longer had any friendship with Tinsley Mortimer and how their friend-mance was somewhat staged for the series. I still think Carole was envious Tins was younger and prettier but I digress. Now, there is seemingly another defunct New York friendship and it is between the Countess and longtime friend, Barbara Kavovit. As you may remember, Countess Luann de Lesseps brought Kavovit onto the show as a "friend of" last season though she had known some of the housewives prior. She was also seen during season nine talking to Ms. Radziwill about the Countess marrying her now ex-husband, Tom D'Agostino. She was heading to Florida for the New Years nuptials and was claiming Luann would rather the marriage end in divorce than admit Tom was not a great guy even though we all saw him cheating on her a week into the engagement at the end of season eight, thanks to Bethenny Frankel

In any case, both Frankel and Kavovit were there to stage the intervention which sent Luann to her second stint at rehab, causing her to miss the season 10 'RHONY' reunion but ultimately saved her relationship with her family and her life. We saw Kavovit overly standing up for de Lesseps during season 11 to the point where we wanted to pull her away and say "enough is enough, Babs. She is using you. You've done enough!" After the season ended, Babs announced she would no longer be on the show, same for Frankel, and now, Kavovit has another announcement- she has ended her 14-year friendship with the Countess. On Us Weekly's podcast, Babs had this to say:

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"The narcissism of this woman, the self-importance and her blatant disregard for people that have helped her has got to stop. Not only myself, but (our mutual friend) Ann and I'm sure Bethenny (Frankel), and even Mary, who does her makeup, we are disgusted with her. It's just her total disregard for anyone else.I have no words for her anymore." 

If you watched the three-part season 11 reunion, you are aware Barbara did not come on until the last part where she reminded Luann she was not Adele. Apparently, this is still eating away at the Countess, who's been on tour with her Cabaret show, as she addressed Babs on Jenny McCarthy's SiriusXM radio show: 

"Girlfriend, I can carry a tune, so hell with Barbara." 

To be fair, many of the housewives over the seasons have said Lu needs autotune and we have heard her in the studio so let's call a spade a spade. She's an entertainer at best. As for their friendship ending? Barbara was quite frank with the dunzo nature: 

"There is no good with Luann. I had a 14-year friendship with her that I will walk away from forever. She will never have me as a friend again." 

I guess that is the nail in the coffin for them. It will be interesting to see how many women will call out Lu during season 12 now that Bethenny is gone. We know Lu relapsed in April but she should be off of probation by now so let's see how this all plays out. The new season will begin on Bravo in early 2020 and I cannot wait but for now, catch up on old seasons on Hulu!








The Drink We Are OBSESSED With All Year Long!

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Admittedly, I was a little late to jump on this train. Okay, really late but I can be a creature of habit and some leopards do not change their spots, especially when it comes to my coffee obsession. The most I will do is try a new syrup combination but I am pretty set on what I like and what I do not, having been a barista for three years in college. But, when Dunkin' had the $2 Cold Brew special, the budget conscious coupon clipper inside had to give it a shot. What was the worst that could go wrong? I would be out two bucks and be forced to add extra fat free french vanilla creamer from home? It was a risk I was willing to take. I ordered my medium cold brew with my regular 4 Sweet and Low/ cream combo, no syrup and handed over my two dollars and change. I waited for my beverage. Now, keep in mind, my local D and D, where I am a regular and have been for years, is not always super reliable, even when it comes to the same iced coffee I order on a daily basis. It is like I leave and they all get amnesia, cream becomes milk, Sweet and Low becomes Equal, and it's just a mess. 

Finally, my drink was ready and as I took that first sip, I was nervous but it all turned to relief and excitement when I realized this was a coffee religious experience. It was so good. I mean, beyond good. Incredible. I soon had to introduce others to it who were interested but scared to take the leap. They had the same reaction and wished they had tried it sooner. We tried cold brews elsewhere and while they were pretty good, Dunkin' definitely has the best. And it does not need any syrups, for the weight conscious. But, I will add a pump of caramel swirl syrup if I am in the mood. But, I will say this: the right person has to make it. I have have cold brews made by the wrong coffee maker and you can tell they just do not take pride in beverage making. They do not want me to have that first sip moment. 

Now that the $2 deal is over, the price is back up to $3+ but trust me, it is totally worth it. They have an energy cold brew that I am a little nervous to try but this is next on my list. Try it and let me know!!

*And yes, I drink iced year-round!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

'A Cinderella Story' For the Merriest of Holidays!


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 Let me just say 'A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish' has to be the best addition to the 'Cinderella Story' franchise since the original with Hilary Duff. That was always one of my favorite girlie movies and was followed up by three additional sequels, now four with Christmas Wish, none directly connected to the original. Yet, the theme was the same as 'Cinderella' in general. Girl loses father and is forced to live with evil stepmother and two spoiled stepsisters, beholden by something, usually an inheritance. 

Such is the case in Christmas Wish for Kat, just four months premature of her 18th birthday. If she can just make it there, she will get the money her dad left her, which her evil stepmom constantly reminds her. Until the time comes, Kat works as an elf as well as a singing telegram but still must hand over money to the family, though this is completely unnecessary. At work, she meets a handsome stranger who plays Santa and attempts to make it to the grand gala all while being blocked by her horrid step-family. Yet, her best friend, Isla will stop at nothing to ensure she gets the guy and happiness. 

The cast is spectacular as Laura Marano is adorably enchanting as Kat while Gregg Sulkin steals the show as the handsome but unassuming Dominic Wintergarden. The cast just works so well together in every scene, down to the handicapped dog and it is just a believable and charming holiday film. It is hopeful, sweet, happy, and perfect for all ages. I was thoroughly engaged the entire film so for that, I give it three gnomes out of four. You can own 'A CINDERELLA STORY: CHRISTMAS WISH' on Blu-Ray and DVD October 29 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

'Will and Grace' Season 11 Premiere Date Moved Up!

 
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For all of you 'Will and Grace' fans, this is for you! Season 11 (or three of the revival) was supposed to return in 2020 but much to our delight, it will be returning tomorrow night! Yes everyone, set your DVRs for NBC at 930pm because Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen are back. Sadly, this is their last hoorah as this will be the official final season for the series (until the next revival season comes around). Rumors are flying cast members Megan Mullally (Karen) and Debra Messing have not been on the best terms, causing the show to end prematurely but nothing has officially been confirmed. Instead, this is what NBC had to say back in July:

"We think of the Will and Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis- 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we have decided this will be the final season of Will and Grace."  

Truthfully, this past season has been one of the funniest ever, including those in the original eight. In case you forgot how season 10 ended, everyone had gathered at the airport to go overseas for Jack and Estefan's wedding. Unfortunately, planes were not taking off so they were stranded, ultimately forcing them to have an airport terminal wedding, officiated by Miss Coco Peru. At the airport, Will's boyfriend, McCoy (Matt Bomer) was offered a job overseas which made them question where their relationship was going. As the nuptials were going on, will got down on one knee and proposed, hoping having a commitment would help the long distance situation. 

As for Grace, Noah could not go away for the wedding but when it was going to be in town, she phoned him and he was not coming so it was clear this relationship was dunzo. Luckily, she met a handsome stranger, preparing for world travel whom she had this crazy connection with. By some encouragement from Will, she joined the stranger for a trip she won't soon forget. Tomorrow night, Grace returns pregnant and so much more. Take a look and do not miss the season 11 premiere on NBC at 930pm EST!


'This Is Us' No More!

  photo courtesy of nbc.com They are an us no more- that is ' This Is Us' star Justin Hartley and his actress wife, Chrishell ...