With the exception of Chelsea Handler's measly (but awesome) half-hour show, late-night talk remains a good ol' boys club of shameless, boyish hosts who can't get enough of their hotties in the hot seat. And believe us: Jay Leno's crazy-flustered "Interview" with Halle Berry Monday night was just the latest in a long line of offenses.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 5:09 PM EDT
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
Kate Middleton, it was reported Tuesday.Royal officials have been given the go-ahead to make improvements to the likely future country home of Prince William and Read More »from William and Kate's Assumed Country Home Gets OK'd for Renovations
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News that the royal couple would likely be gifted the Sandringham Estate mansion Anmer Hall was reported in January by the Telegraph. And now approval of plans to improve it have come just as another overhaul, at the royal couple’s Kensington Palace home, nears completion.
While some of the planned work is needed to update the ancient structure of Anmer Hall, much of it is meant to better shield the expecting Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from public view.
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“Privacy, obviously, is huge,” royal expert Victoria Arbiter told Yahoo! Shine, noting that it’s still “all speculation” that this home is indeed for the young couple. But if it does wind up being the case, she said, the
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Mon, Mar 11, 2013 3:49 PM EDT
Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan joined in the ongoing public debate on work-life balance this week, telling the world she had regrets over the sacrifices she made for success, and prompting renewed buzz on the topic.Former Read More »from Former CFO Erin Callan Regrets Not Having Children, Reignites Work-Life Balance Debate
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“I can’t make up for lost time,” she wrote in a Sunday New York Times opinion piece, “Is There Life After Work?” In it, Callan, who resigned as CFO in 2008, describes how work always came first for her, often at the expense of family, friends and her marriage (which eventually ended in divorce). It also got in the way of her starting a family, though she is now remarried and has stepchildren.
“I missed having a child of my own,” she writes. “I am 47 years old, and Anthony and I have been trying in vitro fertilization for several years. We are still hoping.”
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Reactions to her piece have been thoughtful and numerous,
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Mar 11, 2013 2:20 PM EDT
The win, say matrimonial law experts, is huge.
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“This is unprecedented in the family law world,” celebrity divorce lawyer Vikki Ziegler told Yahoo! Shine. “This is a landmark decision that will likely be litigated a great deal in the future in similar cases for those who feel their prenups are unconscionable.”
So how did it happen?
“I won it because I pretty much did it myself,” Cioffi-Petrakis told Yahoo! Shine. “I had three prior attorneys who messed up my case big-time. And I was pretty much dead in the water until I got educated.”
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 5:10 PM EST
We’ve seen plenty of male actors turned politicians: Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Fred Thompson, Fred Grandy, just for starters. But the female version—Shirley Temple Black, Eva Perón… Anyone? Anyone?— has been decidedly shorter. Read More »from Ashley Judd’s Next Role: Senate Candidate. Would You Vote for this "Radical"?
Now Ashley Judd hopes to change that, despite snickers about her run that are louder than bombs.
Her potential 2014 run against conservative Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell seems all but sewn up, according to a Friday report in Fox411’s Pop Tarts column. In it, an unnamed source was quoted as saying, “At least in Ashley’s mind, it is happening. She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don't know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place.”
Reactions in the Twitterverse were swift and harsh, with critics calling the news “beyond pitiful,” “funny” and Judd “stupid” an “airhead bimbo” and “Elmer Fudd.” (Huh?)
But all that
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 3:10 PM ESTbeer bottle in the U.S. this month following its heralded release around the globe. It's the first major package redesign for the brand since 1946.Good things come in tall packages—at least according to Heineken, which is rolling out a fancy new long-neck
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Heineken’s new “star bottle,” which has been in select New York markets since September, features “a curved embossment, inspired by the iconic racetrack label,” as well as a “thumb groove that improves bottle grip and encourages drinkers to hold the bottle at a lower point, keeping the beer colder,” said a company spokesperson, adding that a lower grasp is meant to help block out sunlight.
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It’s just the latest in a beer-industry trend that has manufacturers experimenting with all sorts of new package innovations. Miller Lite, for instance, is following last year’s “punch top can” (to Read More »from Heineken Launches New Bottle. Will Other Beers be Green with Envy?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:22 AM EST
There are certain words that may reasonably come to mind with the mention of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi: “Jersey,” “reality TV,” “alcohol,” “Guidette,” and even, now, “mom.”
But “diet guru”?
It’s a distinct (though scary) possibility. On Friday, Snooki announced plans to publish a pregnancy book next year. Though it's not going be an "advice" book, according to the reality star, she does "hope that this book will help all pregnant ladies out there."
She started giving moms pointers earlier this week, though we wouldn't necessary call her tips "helpful."
Online excerpts from her interview in latest issue of Us Weekly detail her quick postpartum weight loss. The mag's cover photo, spreading like wildfire on the internet, boasts a svelte Snooki and the promise of her secrets to so-called success.Read More »from Snooki, Pregnancy Guru? Why Moms Probably Shouldn't Take Advice From MTV's Reality Star
Since when are we taking health advice from the patron saint of the "Jersey Shore" hangover? Since celebrities started making a second career of this post-baby body business. See Miranda Kerr,
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 12:46 PM EST
bacon is bad for you. And yet you can’t resist. But a new study might make it easier. It found that consuming high amounts of the breakfast favorite and other processed meats can raise your risk of premature death by 44 percent.You know in your gut (and your gut knows it, too) that Read More »from Like Bacon, Sausage and Hot Dogs? Then Beware: They May Raise Your Risk of Death, New Study Finds.
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The research, conducted by scientists across 10 European countries, included tracking the health of more than 450,000 participants over the course of a decade or more. Of the 26,000-plus who died during those years, the ones who ate the most processed meats—5.5 ounces or more every day of bacon (so, five strips), sausage, hotdogs, salami, ham and the like—were 44 percent more likely to have died than those who ate little or none. In other terms, the meats were to blame in about 1 in 30 deaths, the main causes of which were cancer and heart disease.
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The aim of the study, "Meat
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 10:29 AM EST
Marilyn Hagerty, perhaps the most famous food reviewer since Anton Ego, has returned to her Grand Forks, ND, Olive Garden, to pen an update—and this time around she's not quite as impressed.Stop the presses! Read More »from Olive Garden Reviewer Marilyn Hagerty is Back! And This Time She's Been Short-Changed on Seafood.
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In the piece, published in the Grand Forks Herald, Hagerty is more critical about the chain's offerings than she was the first time. She also ruminates about how much her life has changed since she first critiqued the place—a move that gave the octogenarian columnist instant celebrity status one year ago.
“That was March 7, 2012, and my world has not been the same. I went viral, and I didn’t even know what that meant,” Hagerty, 86, writes in today’s review. “In the past year, I have learned.”
The reviewer, who has been with the paper since 1957, touched off a media circus with her first review of the new Olive Garden, a completely earnest rundown in which she called the eatery “impressive” and “the largest and
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:30 PM ESTwedding doesn’t have to be a chore after all. In fact, you needn’t even worry about being in the same room as your fiancé, let alone get all angsty about flowers and seating arrangements. That’s thanks to the phenomenon known as proxy marriages, which is on the rise, according to the New York Times.Now this is news: Having a
“In a twist that underscores technology’s ability to upend traditional notions about romance, people are not just finding their match online, but also saying ‘I do’ there,” the article, published Wednesday, notes. It describes the scene at a Queens, New York, mosque, where a bride is marrying her groom—who’s in Bangladesh—via Skype.
Sounds a bit crazy, sure. “But for Ms. Chowdhury, 21, and Mr. Ahmmed, 31, the giggling pair pretending to feed each other wedding dessert by holding forkfuls of cake to their computer screens that day, it felt full of the gravity of any other wedding.”
So how can you go about arranging a proxy marriage? We’ve broken down the basics, and Read More »from How To Get Married On The Internet (Yes, People Are Doing That Now)