Ann Hathaway Still Has Body Anxiety

I’m ashamed to admit I even clicked on the link … but I did.

Ann Hathaway’s Shame

I adore my fellow Jersey-girl Ann Hathaway and am counting down the days to the release of Les Mis the way people are counting down the days til Christmas (20 days for both!). I know she’s going to be amazing as Fantine … the previews alone kill me!

I like Ann because she seems real, confident in who she is, strong and she is clearly a very talented actress.  Continue reading “Ann Hathaway Still Has Body Anxiety”

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Commentary: Living a Dream

susan-boyle-pic-itv-image-1-368817678I think you’d have to be living under a rock to not know who Susan Boyle is, the Scottish woman who has won the hearts of millions around the world with her emotionally-charged rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from one of my fave Broadway shows, Les Miserables.

Like everyone else, I was absolutely blown away with her stunning performance … and had I not seen her video, I — like anyone else — would probably just think she was another amazing Broadway star with awesome pipes.

But when we see Susan, we see an ordinary woman who you’d pass on the street and probably not give a second glance to; a woman who admits she’s never been kissed and lives in the house she grew up in, who took care of her ailing mother until she passed away. A woman, just like you or me.

And what is bothering me the most is how she’s being coined “the unlikely star” … simply based on her physical appearance. Continue reading “Commentary: Living a Dream”