Although G.I. Joe was number one at the box office over the weekend with $56.2 million, Julie & Julia, which came in at number two (and $20.1 million) can be considered a total success story. A few reasons why:
Anyone who's seen Mastering the Art of French Cooking knows that Julia worked with a co-author: Simone Beck. The two women had a smash on their hands, but all was not rosy:
The egg can be one of your very best friends, as Julia shows us in this vintage French Chef from 1964 (Mad Men time!), which features "eggs for elegance."
Writes pantry-saint Michael Pollan, "You may think of [Child and Steinem] as antagonists, but that wouldn't be quite right. They actually had a great deal in common... and addressed the aspirations of many of the same women."
Despite being the horseman of the inevitable movies-from-blogs apocalypse, and the fact that the actors involved look approximately 0% like the real people, we are extremely excited by this preview for Julie and Julia. [ONTD]
Meryl Streep and The 40 Year Old Virgin's Jane Lynch are set to star in a new film called Julie & Julia, about the legendary TV chef Julia Child. Streep plays Julia; Lynch plays Julia's sister. The film is based on a book based on a blog written by Julie Powell, who tried to make all 524 recipes in Julia Child's…