Lifetime’s first teaser-trailer for its Beaches remake is the visual equivalent of a slumber party group sob. There are hugs (so many hugs). There’s a beautiful child with a single tear meandering down her face. There’s ye olde slow-motion run through a hospital corridor.
At this point it’s almost boring to question bewildering remakes, simply because there have been so many of them. Nevertheless, here we are: Lifetime is remaking the 1988 tear-jerking classic Beaches, starring Idina Menzel. Hm.
Garry Marshall, the American director, producer, actor, and writer behind seminal rom-coms and comedy-dramas like Pretty Woman and Beaches, has passed away at the age of 81.
All this time you were worried about the water, but the sand is the real problem.
Today’s the anniversary of a lovely summertime landmark: The 1870 opening of the initial stretch of Atlantic City boardwalk—America’s first. God, a gritty hotdog, a game of skeeball and a mild sunburn sound so appealing right now.
Woo-hoo. Summer is awesome. If the bacteria at the beach don't give you hepatitis or diarrhea, you could still experience cramps, vomiting and existential dread, thanks to jellyfish… and the impending jellyfish apocalypse.
Summer has officially arrived, and with it, the usual sweltering humidity — as well as the news that your local beach may be a health hazard.
Fact: Sunglasses are the closest humanity has ever come to achieving hotness in a box. But how to explain the magical powers of even the cheapest drugstore shades? Well, you should probably thank Greta Garbo.
Since it's still hot as hell, it can't hurt to pick the ideal destination for our next (imaginary?) getaways.
On an Italian beach, a mother reported a 26-year-old topless sunbather to police for applying lotion in a "sensuous" manner that "troubled her sons aged 14 and 12." Her lawyer dismissed the complaint saying, "this happening in 2010 is absurd."
The special edition DVD release of Beaches features a bloopers reel created for the cast and crew at the film's wrap party. There's nothing campier than laughing at flubbed scenes about viral cardiomyopathy!
It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this very special Summer Jamz at the Jerzey Shore episode, the Stevie B to my Stacey Q, Rich, helps me answer questions about fisting,…