We don’t need an anniversary to remind us of why we love The Notebook. Ten years later it remains one of the most iconic love stories of the 21st century, cherished by pre-teen girls and celebrities alike. Back in 2004, though, studios and moviegoers weren’t as quick to anoint the Nicholas Sparks adaptation as a success.
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As Think Like A Man Too continues to rake in money at the box office, we have to ask: Is the sequel to the ensemble film based on Steve Harvey‘s self-help book succeeding because of its commentary on gender and relationships, or its terribly unclever title? When big movies warrant a continuation, the temptation to go for the pun becomes way too real. Puns are fun! People like to laugh! As much as slapping a number on the end of each spin-off can feel like the easy way out, it’s also the least embarrassing way to go.
After an unsettling music video and live performance at the BET Awards, Robin Thicke is still trying to get his lady back. The singer, who announced his separation from wife Paula Patton in February, posted a call out to his longtime love via Instagram this morning — just in case she missed his previous attempts at reconciliation. Because if she’s choosing not to return your calls, texts or emails, a throwback photo will definitely make her come running.
For up-and-coming actors in the ’90s, snagging a guest role on Boy Meets World was like portraying a deranged murderer on Law & Order. The series was a staple on ABC’s TGIF lineup, geared towards adolescent and teenage fans who loyally followed the show’s characters from junior high to college over the course of seven seasons.
Jenny Slate, the former Saturday Night Live star and creator of popular video, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, is having a breakout moment. As stand-up comedian Donna Stern in Obvious Child, Slate’s character bounces back from heartache the way every modern woman does: by meeting a nice, young gentleman at a bar. What comes next is worth the ticket price — and the subject of a recent censorship debate — but her initial contact with Max (Jake Lacy) proves just how fruitful even the silliest of drunken conversations can be.
For some, break-ups force you to deal with returning a box of junk that belongs to your ex or finding a new apartment. For Melanie Griffith, splitting from Antonio Banderas has left her with no choice but to cover the name of the man that has blissfully lived on her right shoulder for years.
Nearly two weeks after being critically injured in a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, Tracy Morgan has been released from the hospital. The 45-year-old actor has been moved from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ to an undisclosed rehab facility where he will continue to recover from injuries stemming from the June 7 crash.
After years in the both the Joss Whedon and Marvel universes, Clark Gregg has some perspective on this whole business we call show. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Trust Me star got real during a recent Twitter Q&A, revealing that the best ice cream flavor to accurately describe Hollywood life is none other than rocky road. Sorry, but life is sadly not always filled with rainbow sprinkles.
In addition to Being Mary Jane and starring in films like Think Like A Man Too (out Friday), Gabrielle Union somehow finds time to show up to NBA games on the regular. It helps that she’s engaged to Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, but our girl has always been athletic. Back in 2007 she was interested in dating dudes in the sports world, but not necessarily the one who eventually put a ring on it (sorry, D!).
VH1′s I Love the 2000s premiered last night, making it perfectly acceptable to hum Brian McKnight or “I’m Blue” on your way to work this morning. Fourteen years can feel like a lifetime, so it’s understandable if you have a selective memory when it comes to pop culture from the year 2000. Between drastic weight loss from a Subway sandwich-a-day diet to tension-filled quests to trade the right Pokémon cards, it was a weird time.