by Susan Sey
Well, friends, it's almost time.
Time for the biggest event of the celebrity gossip hound's year.
It's time for the Oscars, baby.
Now I'm not going to lie to you people. I love celebrity gossip like kids love candy. We geek out for the Oscars like royal watchers geek out over Prince William & Kate. We'll celebrate the opening monologue with a make-it-yourself sundae bar set up in front of the TV. But never fear. We'll eat dinner during the red carpet coverage. Probably popcorn.
What? It's a whole grain.
Now I like a Hugh Jackman song-and-dance number as much as the next girl but what I really like? It's the speeches. Remember the year Phillip Seymour Hoffman won? I don't remember what for, just that his hands were shaking. You could see them on camera, trembling, as he rambled through a really genuine & heartfelt moment. I loved it.
And Sally Field's "you like me!" thing? Cringe worthy. And as a result? Instant classic.
The dresses are fun, too, though. Hilary Swank's all-but-backless dress the year she won for Boys Don't Cry had me choking on my popcorn. I thought we were about have butt cleavage for sure.
And I'm still in love with Julia Robert's vintage black-and-white number the year she won for Erin Brockovich. The one where Benjamin Bratt fixed her train for her as she ascended the steps? Swoon.
So what about you? What do you love most about the Oscars? (I'm not even going to ask if you love them. Of course you do. Come on.)
Are you a monologue/opening number type? Do you print out the ballots & try to pick winners? Are you in it for the acceptance speeches? Or when the camera cuts to the losers trying to look all pleased for the talentless hack who stole their award? Share!
Hey, it's Go Red month. (You may have noticed my clever tie in--red carpet, go red, etc.) The Romance Bandits are partnering with the American Heart Association to promote awareness of women's heart health, which means we have give aways!
First, because everything is all red & stuff, I'm giving away a signed copy of my book Money, Honey to one lucky commenter. It's got a cute red cover & a red-hot love story, so wheee!
We also have an AHA Go Red for Women pin for one commenter today.
And just because we're givers, we also have this heart-healthy tip: Rekindle an old flame...on the grill! Try preparing a not-so-favorite food in a new way. Like, hey, not a banana fan? What if you threw one on the grill? It's a great dessert! Or chill out with some frozen grapes. Yum!
From Feb 1 through May 31, 2011, receive one free romance e-book when you sign up for the American Heart Association's Better U Program and one after you complete week six of the program. And look for the Eat Smart for Your Heart limited edition magazine (that features this offer) on newstands and in a grocery store near you.
Go Red for Women is trademarked by the American Heart Association, Inc. Romance novel downloads provided by Belle Books.