Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha -- my go-to girlfriends from Sex and the City answered basically every relationship question out there. From June, 1998 - February, 2004, these cherished heroines were at once approachable, smart, hilarious, insightful, brutally honest and self-effacing. Sure, the Prada bags and Jimmy Choos are fun to see, but the fashion was merely an appealing aesthetic serving as a delivery platform for ground-breaking discussions about sex, commitment, friendship and love.
Emily Maynard as the next Bachelorette? Heck yeah! Any ABC reality show aficionado knows the drill—the next Bachelor or Bachelorette is always a cast off from the previous cycle. This season's silver medal is Ashley Herbert, whom thanks to Bentley, has brought nothing but nonstop drama, mental breakdowns and tears to the rose-wrangling gig.
There's no doubt that ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are addictive, soapy fun. The formula works: Each week the star further narrows a group of potential love interests, interacting with them in various contexts, from traditional dates to overnight stays in the "fantasy suite." At least, it works as a TV show; its track record for producing successful relationships is dismal.
Typically, post break-up, former lovebirds want to get as far away from the other as possible, at least until they can see each other without bursting into tears or wanting to light the other person on fire. But in Fran Drescher's new TV LAND sitcom, Happily Divorced, the protagonist's (also named Fran) husband never moves out. Then again, the marriage dissolves not out of a lack of love or an affair. Rather, it turns out Fran's husband Peter plays for the other team. As he states in the pilot episode, which dives right into the moment where Peter comes out to his wife of 18 years. He gently tells her that he still loves her and that "There's no other woman in my life but you."
As per usual, last night's The Bachelorette did not disappoint. The bachelors roast Ashley and it's a bloodbath. I'm not sure who I felt worse for: Ashley or the audience that had to endure such awful comedy. All of the bachelors are terrible, making small-boob jokes and such, but no joke cut as deep as when William steps up to the mic and completely tears Ashley a new one. What does the not-so-funny man say? Um, basically: "I wish you were Emily. You suck. And you have small boobs."
Oh, Ashley, what have you gotten yourself into? In the first 30 seconds of last night's "Bachelorette," we see Ashley possibly getting married to one guy in Vegas while seeing another guy admit he has zero interest in his Bachelorette—other than in her tight butt.
As the TV goddess says goodbye, it's your chance to tell us what she taught you about relationships. As the TV goddess says goodbye, it's your chance to tell us what she taught you about relationships. In Oprah Winfrey's 25-year run as the host of her eponymous TV show, she took on such varied topics as childhood sexual abuse, infidelity and sex. Whether interviewing a celebrity or dishing on her Book Club literary pick, her show was always informative, and lessons of all kinds—love included—were aplenty. Complete this sentence: The best love lesson Oprah taught was...
When the perfect couple breaks up after a long-term relationship, which partner gets to keep the mutual best friends? ABC's new sitcom, Happy Endings explores that very question, chronicling the split of Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert), the couple that, for years, acted as a gravitational center to a tight-knit group of pals.
You've heard of star-crossed love, but what about time-crossed love? In the ABC Family Movie My Future Boyfriend, a writer meets a man who just might be The One, except for one little problem: He's a time traveler from the 32nd century. The story begins when two futuristic explorers unearth buried treasure from what was once the Pacific Ocean. One container includes a large amount of cash and a romance novel titled Forbidden Love by someone named Elizabeth Barrett (Sara Rue). P-A-X-497/341 (Barry Watson), known as Pax for the rest of the movie, starts rifling through the artifacts. As he flips through the book, he sees foreign words—love, passion, and sex—that pique his curiosity. He asks an elder scientist called Bob (Fred Willard) about their meaning and doesn't get any answers. Just like poverty, violence, and first names, love has been removed from this future society.
On Tuesday, March 29th at 9PM ET/PT, CNBC presents “Divorce Wars,” a documentary that explores multi-million dollar divorces through the eyes of several wealthy couples enduring excruciating divorce proceedings. In the CNBC original, correspondent Melissa Francis goes inside the bitter proceedings and explores the couples' engagement in a struggle for power, control, money, and ultimately, revenge. Included in the hour long documentary is the highly-publicized divorce of Justine and Elon Musk—co-creator of Paypal and CEO of Tesla Motors, along with the story of a divorcee who fought an 18 year battle to turn a $750,000 settlement into an eventual $15 million. Divorce lawyers specializing in high net-worth cases weigh in on what it takes to win "on the battlefield of emotional pain and financial gain," as well as two entrepreneurs who have turned the so-called "divorce wars" into a business all its own.
Poll: Where Do You Get Your Best Dating Advice?: Family (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.) Friends Clergy/Coach/Therapist TV shows (talk shows like Oprah or scripted TV like Glee) Self-help books Print media (newspapers or magazines) Online (websites, Google, Facebook) Other (please list in the comments below)
OMG! Can you believe it’s over!? It seems like just yesterday that 25 scantily clad ladies strutted out of a limo and into Brad Womack’s life. After all this time, Brad finally whittled it down to two: Chantal and Emily—two ladies about as opposite as they come. Chantal is brunette, buxom and bubbly. Emily is blonde, underfed and reserved. Both are sweet girls, and I’m guessing people are split down the middle on who should get the ring. It’s not like in Jake’s season when it was clear he should have chosen Tenley but went with Vienna instead (and we all know how well that worked out).