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WILD is out in theaters today!!!

WILD

A true story about a woman who overcame tragedy by putting on her hiking boots...and hiking alone for over 1,000 miles.

Expectations going in:

LOVED the book. LOVE Reese Witherspoon. This book meant so much to me. I grew up hiking the mountains and know their healing power.

My Take:

A great story is a great story. This movie is a great story. I think it is a story that relates to everyone.

Would I see it with my mom:

Yes. My mom would love this film. Great mom/daughter bonding film.

Good date movie?

I think this is a great date movie!!! This is a chick flick that guys will like. I promise.

Bottom Line

If you want a nice movie to see with the family this holiday season...go see WILD

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Happy Holidays: Sheriff Santa

There's a guy in Missouri who gives away about $100,000 a year in $100 bills to random strangers.

This holiday season, he got a little bit of help - from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in Kansas City.

The officers were handed a small pile of Benjamin Franklins and sent out on the street to help those who needed help.

What a terrific, feel-good story...

 
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"Governor, This Is Barack Obama..."

What a fun moment.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made his final appearance on Boston Public Radio yesterday, and got a very interesting phone call as part of his farewell.

President Barack Obama called in, identifying himself as a former resident of Somerville, a suburb of Boston.

The president spent some time in the state while a student at Harvard, and he's got a good relationship with the outgoing governor.

So why not call in?

Watch the video of the call. Seems legit to me.

 
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Please Define "Top"

Scratching my head just a little.

US Magazine put out a list yesterday of the Top 14 Celebrity Instagram Photos of 2014.
 
Six of the 14 involve the Kardashians in some way - by that calculation, they're taking up 43% of the internet, which sounds right and wrong all at the same time.

The rest of the list:
  • Jessica Simpson in a bathing suit holding a golf club
  • Macauley Culkin wearing a T-shirt with Ryan Gosling on it
  • Jessa Duggar's wedding kiss
  • Taylor Swift's 4th of July party
  • Nick & Vanessa Lachey's pregnancy announcement
  • Lauren Conrad's haircut
  • Bethenny Frankel wearing her 4-year-old's Hello Kitty PJs
The only one that really belongs - or at least makes some sense in being relevant - is the post Diem Brown's boyfriend put up after her passing, expressing his grief.
 

 
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Most Ridiculous Man of the Year

Here's a late-comer for the Most Ridiculous Man of the Year award.

A professional makeup artist in Manchester, England has reportedly spent about $150,000 for plastic surgery and more to look like his favorite reality TV star.

The star?

Kim Kardashian.

He's had lip fillers, laser hair removal and eyebrows tatooed on.

Take a look at the picture to see the results. And no, it is NOT Halloween. And he doesn't care what he looks like, according to The Sun, London's daily newspaper. "My look is all about the shock factor. I love all the attention and stares I get in the street. I welcome the hate — it just means more attention. And if anything, it just spurs me on to get more work done."

Good money chasing bad, folks. Especially since the guy looks more like the Octomom than the NorthWestmom.
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It's the Most Wonderful Prank of the Year

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife have a holiday tradition - well, sort of a tradition - with acting couple John Krasinski (from The Office) and Emily Blunt (most recently from Into The Woods).

They live across the street from one another, and for Christmas, they play pranks on each other.

This has been going on for a couple of years, and each year, the pranks get bigger and more out of control.

Watch the clip to see what Jimmy did to them last year - the thing he thought would bring the prank-feud to a conclusion.

And then watch to see watch Emily and John did to raise the bar considerably higher this year.

Nice to have that kind of money to throw away, but it is sort of fun to watch.

 
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Wrapping Up a Holiday Tradition

Darlene Love came to fame with the 1960s classic, "He's a Rebel."

But for close the three decades now, she's earned even more fame from her annual appearance on David Letterman's last show before Christmas to sing "Christmas" - aka "Baby Please Come Home."

She'll sing it one last time tonight, on Letterman's final show-before-Christmas. This time next year, Stephen Colbert will be sitting in Letterman's seat.

To get everyone in the mood, the folks at CBS put together a compilation of Darlene's appearances, blending them all together in one pretty spectacular rendition.

Enjoy - and be sure to set your DVR for tonight's performance...

 
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Big Fan!!!

1 week until Christmas. I'm a Big Time Christmas tree/decoration fan, even if I have a little (pink) tree. I enjoy them all and love to see what others do w/ their trees. I have a FB post up to 'Show Me Your Tree'. Thank you so much to those who shared their tree. They are all so Pretty, Amazing and Beautiful. Each one has it's own personality, which is what I Love about Christmas Trees and what peeps do with them. I wanted to share some of the 'Holiday Spirit' w/ you! Happy week before Christmas!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, AMAZING, PRETTY, COOL AND MORE CHRISTMAS TREES! ' SHOW ME YOUR TREE TOO!' HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MAY 2015 ROCK!
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Happy Birthday, Frankie

Pope Francis celebrated his birthday yesterday.

Some folks took to Twitter to pass glad tidings, using #happybirthdayholyfather.

It looks like being the pope doesn't put you above the typical birthday pranks the rest of us have to endure, like sharing photos from your early years.

This one looks to be from 8th grade. What do you think?
  Meanwhile, the pope celebrated his birthday the way you'd expect this down-to-earth guy to do it. He invited some homeless men and his household staff to sit and have breakfast with him after morning mass.
 
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Ellen Skunks Conan

Looks like the daytime talk shows have better budgets than their nighttime counterparts.

Case in point: an audience member pointed out that Ellen Degeneres gives away phenomenal gifts to everyone in her audience.

It's the way she rolls.

Amazing things like personal cappucino machines, one's very own MRI unit (complete with Fabio, your MRI tech), and the not-even-out-yet iPhone 9.

Conan had nothing but half-a-sleeve of gluten-free Fig Newtons in his car.

Not to fear. Ellen to the rescue.

Check out what she gives to every member of Conan's audience.

I wonder if Conan gets to keep one...?

 
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