Blog Posts by Sarah Beston, Shine Staff
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Jul 6, 2011 2:24 AM EDT
Fifty years ago, gorgeous, perfect Audrey Hepburn waltzed onto the big screen as the glamorous, flighty Holly Golighty in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and won, essentially, everyone in the world's hearts. Since then, woman of all ages have coveted her timeless look and free-spirited, New York party-girl lifestyle. In celebration of this iconic film, Yahoo! Shine is debuting the premiere of the exclusive trailer for the 50th anniversary Blu-ray release of Breakfast at Tiffany's (to be released 9/20)
Watch exclusive trailer premiere:
Bonus for Shine readers: You could win a 50th Anniversary Blu-ray of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"-which holds over 90 minutes of special features, including a look at Audrey's beloved style and a behind-the-scenes making of the film. Just share your favorite "Breakfast at Tiffany's" moments in the comments and you're entered to win! Read More »from Exclusive Shine giveaway: Win Breakfast at Tiffany’s special 50th anniversary edition!
Sunset. Manhattan Beach, CAWhen people think of Los Angeles, they often think of all things "Hollywood"-movie stars, expensive cars, and shopping on "Rodeo Drive, baby." But that's just one side of the city. I've been exploring the sunny So-Cal beaches and burger joints since arriving as an East Coast transplant nine years ago. And I'm still discovering new gems. To help Prince William and his new bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, fully absorb La-La Land in just three-days, I decided to take on the role of their virtual tour guide.
Biking on Venice Beach
Venice beach has long been known as one of the most eclectic and colorful areas of Southern California. Rent a bike and drive along the boardwalk, the canals, and the pedestrian promenade that features an array of street performers, artists, and shops. On Friday mornings, Venice hosts one of the best Farmer's Markets in the city offering locally grown produce, handmade art, and fresh flowers and plants.
Hiking in theRead More »from My perfect California weekend
Tim Shriver with Special Olympics participant. Specialolympics.orgThe Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 will begin June 25, in Athens, Greece at the Panathenaic Stadium-home of the first-ever Olympic Games. As the world's largest sporting event this year, the event will include 7,000 athletes from more than 180 countries. More than 300 athletes from Team USA will compete in 22 Olympic-type sports. The 2-week-long competition will conclude on July 4.Read More »from Tim Shriver talks Special Olympics with Shine
Shine caught up with Tim Shriver, Special Olympics' CEO, to talk about the spirit of the Special Olympics, the inspirational athletes competing, and the memory of his mother, founder of the Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Shine: This is the first time the Games will take place in Athens, Greece, the home of the first Olympics. What is unique about this and why is this important to you?
Tim Shriver: You know, this is something I have been hearing all my life: "you have to go to the home of the real Olympics." The athletes in Special Olympics, they embody the real Olympic spirit; they are
Eva Mendez, Leslie Bibb, and Rosie Perez dance on stage at "Reminds you why you fell in love with theatre in the first place" -Kevin Spacey on "The 24 Hour Plays"
Some of Hollywood's most sought after stars joined forces on June 18 in Los Angeles, Calif., to take part in "The 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles," a one-of-a-kind theater experience, sponsored by Montblanc, to benefit arts in education. The performance featured such stars as Eva Mendes, Saffron Burrows, Leslie Bibb, Jack McBrayer, David Eigenberg, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rosie Perez, Jenna Elfman, and many others who collaboratively wrote, directed, and performed six original short plays-all in just 24 hours.
The creative process of began at 10 p.m. on the Friday night before the show. Six writers, six directors, twenty-four actors, a musical guest, and production team all gathered at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif. Each cast member brainstormed ideas before the writers began drafting the scripts, which had to be finished by 6 a.m. the following morning. The actorsRead More »from The 24 Hour Plays come to Los Angeles
Getty ImagesA few weeks ago, some of the country's premier celebrity trainers (you know, the folks who help famous people look so freakishly flawless) gathered in Santa Monica, Calif. for a three-day "Train Like A Celebrity" workout event sponsored by ASICS. In attendance were the personal trainers of some of the biggest stars in the world-basically those responsible for the fittest bodies in Hollywood. During some uncharacteristic downtime Shine talked to trainers-to-the-stars Valerie Waters (Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner), Kirschen Hagenlocher, (Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts), Michelle Lovitt (Courteney Cox, Yvonne Strahovski, Eve), and Christopher Lane (Valerie Bertinelli, Nicole Sullivan, Sara Rue) and asked them to spill all of their secrets…Read More »from Celebrity trainers give their best advice
Shine: What's your favorite, most inspiring celeb training story?
VW: Years ago when I was starting to train Bradley Cooper, he was on Alias at the time, and he was all excited about starting his training. The night before he was going to start
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, May 10, 2011 12:00 AM EDT
Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in Paramount Pictures' 'No Strings Attached.' Photo by Paramount PicturesAccording to UrbanDictionary.com,"friends with benefits" are defined as friends by day, sex partners by night. The recent movie "No Strings Attached" with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman explored this concept and asked whether a sex-friends situation can actually work. Well, can it, or does someone inevitably get hurt in the end? Shine spoke with Dr. Logan Levkoff,Sex and Relationship Expert, PerfectMatch.com, to delve deeper into questions we had about this now seemingly mainstream relationship concept. Leave us your best advice on no-strings-attached relationships in the comments and you could win a Blu-ray/DVD copy of the movie, plus a Girls Night In prize pack that includes Sprinkles cupcake mix, tote, socks, and a wine opener.
Shine: Can a "friends with benefits" relationship actually work?
Dr. Logan Levkoff: It can work if everyone is really clear about what they want and really clear if there is a time when what they want changes. I think that often-times people goRead More »from Shine contest: No Strings Attached: Can it ever work?
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Tue, Apr 12, 2011 7:51 PM EDT
Saving money isn't just a habit for some people, it's a profession. Farnoosh Torabi pulls back the curtains on super savers and reveals their Top 5 tips for saving.
If you've got an idea for the Farnoosh and the Yahoo! Finance Financially Fit team to cover, send them an email via the box on this Yahoo! Finance page.
Growing up, I remember my mom dreamily staring into the distance and waxing on about how she'd love a half-hour, just thirty little minutes, of uninterrupted tub time. Candles, bubbles, and complete silence. Four crazy kids flipping off the couch, bouncing basketballs in the house, and getting into loving brawls, made her 'me time' next to impossible.Read More »from Shine parenting poll: kids and "me time"
Now, with all four of us out of the house, she is finally able to enjoy that well deserved time to herself.
But what about you? We want to know:
When you are dreaming about the 'me time' you'd like, what does it look like?
Is it as simple as a bath and opening a book? Or is it a lush vacation in the Greek isles? And, if you have children living in your home, do you set any time aside for yourself?
Moms, tell us: What's your fantasy 'me time'?
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 7, 2011 12:13 AM EDT
"You have lymphoma." On September 26,1989, these three dreadful words changed then-18-year-old Kyle Garlett's world forever. Now, more than 20 years later, four-time survivor of two different kinds of cancer (Hodgkin's disease and leukemia) and a recipient of a new heart, Kyle considers himself "one of the lucky ones" living a full, healthy, and inspired life. Shine talked to Kyle about his journey, his struggles, the power and strength of the human spirit, and his ultimate goal.Read More »from 4-time cancer survivor goes from heart transplant to Ironman
Diagnosis One: Kyle was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease five weeks after his 18th birthday.
"You kind of step outside of yourself for a bit. You are eighteen and you think are indestructible - planning the next seventy years of your life - then all of a sudden you hear a cancer diagnosis and it doesn't feel real. It feels like you are living in an after-school special. You are stunned. It is a shot to the gut. It knocks the wind out of you. I went and spent the afternoon with friends just kind of