Dec 15

The 10 Signs of a Classy Man and Woman

 

 

Are you classy?  And I don’t mean the way a reality show contestant says “I’m classy” but then takes 15 shots and has sex under the covers while a night vision camera films them.  I mean REAL class.

 

Here are the 10 signs of a CLASSY MAN, according to a new survey:

 

 

1.  He’s respectful of women.

 

2.  He holds the door for other people.

 

3.  He takes pride in his appearance.

 

4.  He stands when a woman sits down at the table.

 

5.  He takes his hat off inside.

 

6.  He has a firm handshake.

 

7.  He knows when to admit he’s wrong.

 

8.  He owns a tailored suit.

 

9.  He always smells nice.

 

10.  He wears ironed shirts.

 

 

And here are the 10 signs of a classy woman . . .

 

 

1.  She wears subtle make-up.

 

2.  She ages gracefully.

 

3.  She has confidence.

 

4.  She never drinks directly from a bottle.

 

5.  She accepts compliments well.

 

6.  She only wears heels she can walk in.

 

7.  She always smells nice.

 

8.  She doesn’t downplay her intelligence.

 

9.  She reveals her cleavage sparingly.

 

10.  She wears dresses that aren’t too tight or too loose.

 

(Daily Mail)

Dec 13

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

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The Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday, and the musical “La La Land” leads with seven nominations.  That includes best acting nods for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling“Moonlight” is next with six. HBO leads all networks with 14 nominations.  FX is next with nine, mostly thanks to “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”, which is up for five awards.

 

“The 74th Annual Golden Globes” air Sunday, January 8th on NBC.  Jimmy Fallon is hosting it for the first time.  He also hosted the Emmy Awards back in 2010.

 

Here’s a complete list of the nominees . . .

 

Movie Awards: Drama

 

Best Drama:

 

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Lion”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“Moonlight”

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Amy Adams, “Arrival”

Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

 

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Joel Edgerton, “Loving”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

 

 


 

 

Movie Awards: Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy:

 

“Deadpool”

“20th Century Women”

“Florence Foster Jenkins”

“La La Land”

“Sing Street”

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”

Lily Collins, “Rules Don’t Apply”

Hailee Steinfeld, “The Edge of Seventeen”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”.

 

She’s also getting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.  The last time someone got it AND got nominated the same year was Sofia Loren in 1995.

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:

 

Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”

Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Jonah Hill, “War Dogs”

 

 


 

 

Additional Movie Awards

 

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

 

“Moana”

“Zootopia”

“Sing”

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“My Life as a Zucchini”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress:

 

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor:

 

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Simon Helberg, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

 

 

Best Director:

 

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

 

 

Best Original Song:

 

Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling from“Trolls”

City of Stars from “La La Land”, by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul

Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s Faith from the movie“Sing”

Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse’s song “Gold” from the movie“Gold”

How Far I’ll Go from “Moana”, by “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

Best Original Score:

 

Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”

Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Johann Johannsson, “Arrival”

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, “Lion”

Hans Zimmer,Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch, “Hidden Figures”

 

 

Best Screenplay:

 

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Taylor Sheridan, “Hell or High Water”

 

 

Best Foreign-Language Film:

 

“Divines” (France)

“Elle” (France)

“Neruda” (Chile)

“The Salesman” (Iran/France)

“Toni Erdmann” (Germany)

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Drama

 

 

Best Drama Series:

 

“Game of Thrones”  (HBO)

“Westworld”  (HBO)

“Stranger Things”  (Netflix)

“The Crown”  (Netflix)

“This Is Us”  (NBC)

 

 

Best Actress in a Drama:

 

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Keri Russell, “The Americans”

Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

 

 

Best Actor in a Drama:

 

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards:  Comedy / Musical

 

 

Best Musical or Comedy Series:

 

“Atlanta” (FX)

“Black-ish” (ABC)

“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Veep” (HBO)

 

 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Sarah Jessica Parker “Divorce”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

 

 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series:

 

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Nick Nolte, “Graves”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

 

 


 

 

TV Awards: Miniseries Categories

 

 

Best Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

“American Crime”  (ABC)

“The Dresser”  (Starz)

“The Night Manager”  (AMC)

“The Night Of”  (HBO)

“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”  (FX)

 

 

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Riley Keough, “The Girlfriend Experience”

Sarah Paulson, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Charlotte Rampling, “London Spy”

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

 

 

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

John Turturro, “The Night Of”

 

Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

 

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”

Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”

Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

 

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

 

Sterling K. Brown, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

 

John Travolta, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”

John Lithgow, “The Crown”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

 

 

(For more info, hit up GoldenGlobes.com.)

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Dec 12

The Top Reasons You Aren’t Getting a Christmas Bonus [Humor]

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Photo: lifeinthelostworld.com

 

You are the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

 

Your boss is Hillary Clinton.

 

It was your idea to plan an entire, multi-year ad campaign around new company spokesman Prince.

 

They found out it was you who pulled the fire alarm because you wanted to go out to the parking lot to catch Pokémon.

 

You’re the Warner Brothers exec who greenlit “Suicide Squad”.

 

You love Michael Bolton music, and you love it LOUD.

 

Your boss skipped the middleman and gave it directly to your meth dealer.

 

Bonuses are based on performance.  And Whopper sales sag when you’re manning the cash register.

 

About once a week, you have a Gulf War flashback and spend the day chasing the Muslim IT guy around with a staple gun.

 

You always tell your boss that there’s no “I” in team.   And he says there is one in “fired.”

 

(WB Media)

Dec 9

The Ten Worst Gifts People Have Gotten from Coworkers

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Are you buying presents for any coworkers this year?  22% of us are, according to a new survey.  And 21% are planning to buy something for their boss.

Most people who ARE buying something said they’re spending less than $25 . . . 33% will spend less than $10 . . . and 11% plan to spend $5 or less.  And here are the ten WORST Christmas presents people said they’ve gotten from a coworker . . .

 

 

1.  A jar of gravy.

 

2.  A coconut bra.

 

3.  A fake lottery ticket.  The kind that makes you THINK you won a bunch of money.

 

4.  Two left-handed gloves.  We’re assuming that one was a gag gift, or they weren’t paying attention when they bought them.

 

5.  A stuffed duck.  Not a stuffed animal, a REAL stuffed duck.

 

6.  Toilet paper that looked like money.

 

7.  A bottle of dish soap.

 

8.  A pen holder that looked like a dead body.

 

9.  A whip.

 

10.  Post-it Notes . . . which they probably stole from the office.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

Dec 7

Driving on Less Than Five Hours of Sleep Is as Dangerous as Driving Drunk

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You’re smart enough not to drive after you’ve been drinking.  But you ALSO need to be smart enough not to drive after you stayed up until 3:45 A.M. binge watching season four of “Burn Notice”.

 

 

A new study found driving on less than five hours of sleep is just as dangerous as driving drunk.

 

 

When you’re driving on that little sleep, you’re FOUR times more likely to crash than when you’re well rested.  Driving drunk also increases your risk of a crash by roughly that same amount.

 

 

And even driving on less than seven hours of sleep still makes you twice as likely to get into an accident.

 

 

So just to make all this even scarier, 35% of people sleep less than seven hours a night, including 12% who usually sleep less than five hours . . . which means a good amount of people you’re sharing the roads with are too tired to drive safely.

 

 

(Time)

Dec 6

The Seven Hottest Movie Couples of 2016

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E! Online made a list of the Seven Hottest Movie Couples of 2016.

Here they are in no particular order:

 

1.  Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “La La Land”.  This one is a musical that doesn’t actually open until the 16th.  It’s the third pairing of Emma and Ryan, after “Gangster Squad” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”.

 

 

2.  Morena Baccarin and Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool”.  This one was as FUNNY as it was sexy.

 

 

3.  Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in “Loving”.  This is the true story of a couple who successfully defeated Virginia’s ban on interracial marriages in the 1960s.

 

 

4.  Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”.  At least this time, no homes were wrecked.

 

 

5.  Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt in “Allied”.  Too soon?

 

 

6.  Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender in “The Light Between the Oceans”.  And they’ve been doing it FOR REAL since they made this movie.

 

 

7.  Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in “Suicide Squad”.  This movie probably would have been better if it was just about these two.

Dec 2

Five Tips to Save Money on Your Christmas Decorations

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Photo: Hongkiat.com

 

Here are five tips on how to save money on your Christmas decorations.

 

1.  Keep it simple.   If you’re trying to save money, you don’t need a massive Christmas tree.  Go with a smaller or artificial tree, and stick with simple ornaments and lights.

 

 

2.  Swap out incandescent lights for LEDs.  The Department of Energy estimates that a six-foot Christmas tree lit 12 hours per day for 40 days with old-fashioned lights uses about $10 worth of electricity . . . while a tree lit with LED lights for the same amount of time uses only 27 CENTS worth of electricity.

 

 

3.  Make your own decorations.  You’ll save money AND tap into your creative side.  If you aren’t sure where to begin, sign up for a workshop at a craft store.  Michaels hosts free classes where you can make ornaments, wreaths, and other decorations.

 

 

4.  Avoid impulse buying.  It’s easy to get caught up and buy too much stuff when you’re out shopping.  So make a list of exactly what you need . . . and keep the receipt in case you decide to return anything.

 

 

5.  Wait until after Christmas.  This won’t help you this year, but a lot of stores put holiday items on sale the day after Christmas.  So hit the stores on December 26th and stock up early for NEXT year.

 

 

(Philly.com / NBC-2.com)

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Dec 1

The Top 10 Baby Names For 2016

 

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BabyCenter.com just released its lists of the most popular baby names for 2016.  So . . . um . . . if you have a kid this month, apparently they DON’T COUNT.

 

The top 10 girls’ names for the year are:  Sophia . . . Emma . . . Olivia . . . Ava . . . Mia . . . Isabella . . . Riley . . . Arya . . . Zoe . . . and Charlotte.  Yep, “Game of Thrones” managed to land a name in eighth place.

The top 10 boys’ names are:  Jackson . . . Aiden . . . Lucas . . . Liam . . . Noah . . . Ethan . . . Mason . . . Caden . . . Oliver . . . and Elijah.

The boys’ name that had the biggest jump this year was Mateo . . . it went from 85th last year to 55th this year.  The girls’ name with the biggest jump was Peyton . . . it went from 84th last year to 41st this year.

And finally, they also found the election influenced some baby names.  Hillary was 64% more popular . . . Donald was only 5% more popular . . . but Ivanka jumped up 39%.

 

(BabyCenter)

 

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