Most people associate celebrity with SUVs, Manolo Blahniks, and Malibu beach homes. But not Alicia Silverstone. The actress, 30, has chosen to parlay her fame into a life of activism. She has aligned herself with organizations such as PETA—which named her the sexiest vegetarian alive—and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which encourages humane alternatives to animal testing. Along with her new husband, Silverstone has embraced an eco-friendly life—proving that when the political gets personal, love can only get better. Here, she weighs in on their first date, activism and favorite body parts.
Tango canvases the bookshelves to pull the five books that get us most steamy. Here are our selections from classic literature worth reading aloud again and again. Included inside are erotic excerpts from Little Birds by Anais Nin, A Month of Sundays by John Updike, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence, A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
One presidential election. Six frontrunners. You may know their stands on abortion, the Iraq war, and whether two men should be allowed to say "I do." But what do you know about their romantic relationships? YourTango investigates which couple is most likely to captivate American voters—and which union is best equipped to survive four years in the White House. We've profiled Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Judith Stich Giuliani, John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson Obama, Ron Paul and Carol Wells Paul and Mitt and Ann Davies Romney.
2008 Presidential Candidates: We put politics aside and ask you to cast your vote on the charisma; stability; chemistry; visibility and synergy levels of each candidate and his/her mate.
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples; Tango explores the Clintons. Bill and Hillary; love 'em or hate 'em; are the most dynamic couple in American politics. Tango gives you a little insight to what kind of presidential pair they would make.
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples, YourTango explores the McCains. From John's time in a Vietnamese prison camp to Cindy's battle with addiction, YourTango gives you all you need to know to decide if the McCains have what it takes to live in the White House. "He was a war hero, a former prisoner in North Vietnam; she was the daughter of a wealthy beer distributor and almost 20 years his junior. They met in 1979 at a reception in Honolulu. 'We both lied about our ages,' Cindy told a reporter. 'I made myself older and he made himself younger.' Before they could marry, he had to divorce his first wife (although they still remain on good terms)."
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples, Tango explores the Edwards. Even if they're not always on the same page you know that the John and Elizabeth are always in each other's corner. Adversity does nothing but make them strong. Read here to find out if they have the right stuff to make the White House their next home. "On the surface, Elizabeth Edwards would seem to be the exact opposite of the ideal political spouse. Hardly meek, she's a smart and independent attorney who doesn't spend too much time worrying about her appearance, and talks openly about her struggles with weight loss. Yet she's often described as her husband's 'secret weapon.'"
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples Tango explores the Guilianis. Though not quite as polished as the Clintons, Rudy and Judy are in the spotlight just as much. From his 9/11 heroics to his topsy-turvy family life, there's never a dull moment. Find out if the Guilianis have what it takes to make the White House into their home. "The tabloid ink expended on this union rivals headlines about the Clintons. Years before their divorce scandal, Rudy Giuliani's second marriage to Donna Hanover was major gossip fodder in New York. There were persistent rumors—vehemently denied—that he was having an affair with his attractive female communications director, Christyne Lategano. The gossip took a toll."
Mitt and Ann met in elementary school and have been close ever since. As Mitt tells it, the Romney marriage is a real love story.
They wined, they dined, they were banned from entire countries for their womanizing. Meet four seducers (one present, three past) who rewrote the book of lovemaking.
Jada Pinkett Smith opens up to YourTango about her role as mother, wife of Will Smith, actress and rockstar. Read on to find out her celebrity crush, when she feels sexiest and what crazy act she did for love. "In Hollywood, image is everything. Celebrities preen and pose for paparazzi, often masking their true selves under the glare of a thousand flash bulbs. But not Jada Pinkett Smith. Sure, she's elegant and articulate. But she also gets angry. And wild. And loud. For starters, the pint-sized actress fronts a metal (yes, metal) band, Wicked Wisdom, which has toured with Ozzfest. And she has been known to do crazy things for love: she once jumped off a building in a show of affection for Will Smith, her husband of nine years."
Can't get enough of Meredith and McDreamy's relationship drama on Grey's Anatomy? Get our take on which television relationships will stay afloat and which will drown miserably in the wake of a mysterious new character or a plot twist. Get the scoop on Grey's; Ugly Betty; Prison Break; The Office and Lost.
A stunning woman falls out of the pages of a lingerie catalog and into your arms. The velvet voice coming from the radio late at night really is crooning in your ear. But in the limelight, relationships tend to spontaneously combust—which is one reason why the 12-year marriage of three-time Grammy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr., and former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre is—well, dreamy.
James Blake is one of the last American tennis stars. He sits down with Tango's Marnie Hanel and discusses life as a tennis pro, family trouble, dating, and his type. Along the way they talk about his decision to remove his signature dreadlocks and a crush he's been harboring on Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate) since the Married With Children days.