While for many of us, Presidents’ Day is an opportunity to relish what is the glorious three-day weekend (and we hope you are taking this time to unplug and recharge), it’s also an important day to honor our nation’s leaders — past and present.
So today, we share some of the timeless words from 12 of these figures. Take a look at the presidential quotes below — did we miss any favorites? Let us know in the comments.
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Since Friday, Hollywood has been scrambling to changes its lineups, mindful of how the tragedy in Newtown has affected Americans. But so far, the changes–rescheduling TV shows with sensitive content, canceling or delaying movie premieres– appear more like a moment of silence from the entertainment industry than signs of serious introspection. Paramount removed a violent scene from the “Jack Reacher” trailer, but it will remain in the movie, which is still scheduled to release this week. The Weinstein Company canceled the premiere for “Django Unchained,” but the grisly Western is still due out on Christmas Day.Many have remained skeptical that the shootings at Sandy Hook would affect the entertainment industry in any meaningful way–possibly because those in the industry don’t believe it should and possibly because we’ve heard this kind of talk after previous massacres. Martin Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center for the study of entertainment and society at the University of Southern California, told the New York Times, “What you hear from the industry is this: violence has always been a part of entertainment, back to Sophocles and Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe.” The industry’s logic, he explained, is this: “Why should modern entertainment deprive itself of a universal and timeless element of storytelling?”Continue Reading… … Read More
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are married! A rep for Wood confirmed to multiple publications that the “True Blood” actress and British “Billy Elliot” star tied the knot on Oct. 30 “in a small ceremony with close family and friends” in California.According to Us Weekly, Wood wore a custom gown designed by Carolina Herrara. The designer also confirmed the news to the publication: “I am so happy for Evan, she is a timeless beauty and her gown in Chantilly lace captures this perfectly.”The first hint of the couple’s upcoming nuptials came on Oct. 18, when it was reported that Wood and Bell had visited the Los Angeles County Recorders Office to take out a license to marry. On Monday, the pair were spotted at Los Angeles International Airport wearing matching rings on their left ring fingers. Read More…
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After acquiring its French competitor JolieBox last month, Birchbox announced a new partnership today with Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site, Goop. The limited edition box, which will be sent out to subscribers this October, will be curated by the team at Goop. Since the box comes with sample-size products, Birchbox will also be offering a special edition online store where users can buy the full size item.
In a press release, Birchbox cofounder Katia Beachamp said:
goop.com is one of our favorite destinations for the best insider tips and finds from around the world. At Birchbox, we are constantly sharing the latest and greatest beauty and lifestyle products, trends and tricks with our customers. Partnering with a brand known for its timeless elegance, savvy recommendations, and knockout style is sure to delight our customers.
Someone has a girl crush on Gwyneth Paltrow.
We get why Birchbox would want to partner with Goop; Ms. Paltrow’s name alone is enough to lend legitimacy to the growing startup. But what’s in it for Goop? Perhaps reaching out to a younger set of beauty-obsessed women? A spokesperson for Birchbox declined to discuss the details of the partnership. … Read More