Entertainment


July 2, 2012Hollywood studios consistently feed us ‘commercial’ fare. They think that all we want are big explosions, action heroes, supermodels and a source of escapism that requires little thought. But after you’ve gone deaf from explosions in movies like Battleship, what’s next? For those of you with a hankering for stories with far less Hollywood ‘glitz” and a different perspective, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite foreign films…
June 18, 2012What would summer be without fun, friends, a mimosa or two, and—of course—great music! Wherever your life takes you this summer, be sure to have your soundtrack ready. If you’re having some trouble putting together your own mix, let Made Woman help provide some inspiration with a few tracks we picked out.“Dancing in the Moonlight”-ToploaderSummer nights are perfect for making memories with friends, family or that special someone.…
June 4, 2012  My plan was to attend the special screening of Chernobyl Diaries and write a generic horror movie review of it for you all. I expected the obligatory gore and women falling down as they ran away from pursuing predators. You know, the typical devices found in scary movies. As it turned out, this movie was more suspenseful than I expected… and I watched most of it from…
June 4, 2012With no space to waste on your DVR, its important to know which shows you need to catch and which you can skip. Here is a preview of what the summer TV season has to offer: Single Ladies I’m not going to lie; last summer this show was my guilty pleasure. I can’t do nonstop-drama shows like Basketball Wives and all that nonsense, but there was something about…
May 21, 2012 This article was originally published on "Wilson's Where To Guide." This past holiday season in December, I attended Hill Harper and Nate Parker’s Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive at Drai’s Hollywood.  On a trip to the ladies’ room, I ran into the lovely Brely Evans, who you may remember from her hilarious Twix candy commercial (shown below), her role in Just Wright as Queen Latifah’s friend and…
May 21, 2011 Dear Reality Show Circus Freaks, I know I know, you’re “getting paid”, you’re “about your paper”, and the rest of us are all jealous and “hating” on you. You know what? You are absolutely right. We are incredibly envious of your “talent”. The God-given talent you have to act like an ignorant fool or an over-sexed prostitute (maybe even both) really makes me wonder why I can’t catch a…
May 7, 2012 Other than cute dresses and fruity cocktails, there’s nothing I love more in the summertime than a summer blockbuster. Last year’s season brought us mega-hits like Bridesmaids and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but as crazy good as those films were, summer 2012 looks to be even better. There’s a slew of summer flicks on the horizon, but these have me the most excited.PrometheusThere are plenty…
May 7, 2012  Cee Lo is one of those rare artists whose career in the music industry defies all reason. He’s approaching 40, black, round, and his most popular song to date is called “Fuck You.” While it’s true that he’s sold out ventured into more commercially palatable territory, my decade-plus fascination with him has not waned. He never ceases to entertain. So I thought it only fitting to compile,…
April 23, 2012 The awesome/creepy resurrection performance of the Tupac hologram left those at Coachella in awe and those on the internet buzzing about who they should hologram next. We, of course, had to add our two cents so we created a list of our own. Check it out:Michael Jackson Obviously a great pick.  Nope, this is never going to be as awesome as the real man moonwalking his feet off back…
April 23, 2012 Most of us stay busy--it just comes with the title of Made Woman. But as Made Women we have to make time to read. It’s fundamental. Here’s a list of must-read books to check out next time you have some time on the train, in the salon chair, or (if you’re lucky) lounging on the beach: The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant – This is an incredible tale dating…
April 9, 2012One of the best things to do as a kid was plunking your worry-free behind down in front of the TV and taking in entire buttloads of cartoons.  What the hell else did you have to do, anyway?  “Responsibilities” and “jobs” and “concerns” and “having enough money for food” were for stupid grownups to think about!  Let’s go back to these days and get the “aw! I so…
April 9, 2012After a 15+ year career, Beyonce has left only one question about her abilities as an entertainer and artist: Is there anything she can’t do? She puts everything she has into all that she does, from her music to her performances to her clothing line to her fragrances to her picture perfect family.  With the recent birth of her baby, Beyonce can add another accomplishment to her resume:…
March 30, 2012 “You can’t wait for someone to deliver your dream.” These are the words of Dawn Richard, and judging from the chat I had with her yesterday, it’s safe to say it’s also her life’s motto. Since just 2005, we’ve watched in awe as the Nolia-bred powerhouse beat out thousands of contestants to secure her spot in the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane, survived Hurricane Katrina, toured with…
March 26, 2012 I was one of the countless people who witnessed the sheer cinematic bliss that is The Hunger Games over the weekend--and let's just say there's definitely a reason this movie kicked monster ass in ticket sales.  Between having read all three of the books by Suzanne Collins and the unrelenting hype surrounding the movie, my expectations were about as high as possible.  I was pumped to head to…
March 26, 2012 Don Draper is back in the office after over a year-long hiatus and, Lord, how we missed him. His confident stride, his condescending sneer, his bottomless cocktail glass... Don—played perfectly by Jon Hamm—and his colleagues at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price are characters so fascinating they’ve garnered fifteen Emmys, two Golden Globes and inspired a clothing brand and a cosmetic brand to create lines in their homage.  If you…