Now's the time to start planning your Summer vacations, and if they involve your significant other, you want to make sure the romance factor is high. While you can pick a sexy destination like Paris or Puerto Vallarta, no matter where you are headed, you'll want to keep fighting at bay. For common travel pitfalls that every couple faces and solutions to help you avoid them, watch the video now!
Along with sun and Summer vacations, June ushers in plenty of big-name blockbusters and can't-miss indie films. This month, much-awaited movies like Man of Steel, The Internship, and Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring will be hitting the big screen. As you plan for the month ahead, take a peek at all the trailers for June movies!
For my money, May is usually one of the most exciting months of the year for entertainment, and this year was no exception. May sweeps took hold, treating audiences to season (and series) finales both sweet and shocking. Summer movies thrilled audiences, we said goodbye to an SNL regular, and John Krasinski lip synced his heart out on late-night TV. Without further ado, we give you the best and worst of May entertainment.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
Whether they're in teen flicks or horror films, prom scenes in movies share plenty of common elements. With surprising king and queen nominations, spontaneous dance routines, shocking confessions, and more, there seems to be a bit of a prom-scene formula in film. In honor of prom season, take a look at the most memorable movie prom scenes — and the clichés we see again and again!
Memorial Day weekend is not only the start of beach, pool, and grilling season, but it's also the official start of the Summer movie season! While we like to encourage our lil ones to spend as much time outside as possible during the warm weather months, a cool, air-conditioned theater is the perfect respite on a scorching day, or when foul weather comes into play. While mom and dad may have a few flicks on their must-see list this Summer, we're pretty sure you'll also enjoy a number of the season's animated movies, too. Click through to see what's on tap for the coming months and let us know which are on your list of must-see movies!
Children may be big fans of Pixar's Cars, but an inflatable pool decorated with the movie characters may be dead in the water once parents get a close-up view of the product's packaging. Reddit user Matenbock has discovered that the image on the box was (presumably) accidentally photoshopped so that it shows a mom with her hands in her son's pants, The Huffington Post reports.
Consumerist's Chris Morran says one possible explanation for the inappropriate image is that it is a composite of multiple stock photographs. "You can tell as much from the above image because the woman's crudely cut-off legs are floating in the foreground when they should be behind the pool," he says. The original image of the mom also was used for a different product, he adds.
Disney hasn't said whether anyone from the company got into hot water for publishing the image, but the product manufacturer appears to have cleaned up its act. People seeking to purchase the pool on Amazon are privy to a more family-friendly image.
This Summer, some of the most well-known women in Hollywood will be lighting up the big screen as superheroes, cops, magicians, '90s teens, and more. While some actresses are returning to popular roles for sequels, others will be treading in new territory — like Emma Watson, who's playing a shallow socialite in Sofia Coppola's latest film. We've already shown you the boys of Summer, so now take a look at the leading ladies of Summer!
While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there's just something special about the Disney princesses we grew up with like Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel. And they aren't all damsels in distress; the newer crop of the crowned ladies have attempted to be better role models for little girls. These include Princess Sofia the First and Brave's Princess Merida.
Merida is about as modern as they come, being one of the only Disney princesses who's not only a bow-and-arrow-wielding tomboy, she has zero interest in finding her Prince Charming. Because of this, Disney has been in hot water recently for creating a "sexy" version for their princess site, and it looks like a petition to change Merida back has worked: the company swapped the art back.
But whether these Disney princesses — or, for the purists, animated heroines — are classics or newbies, they've inspired many creative artists who've transformed them into thought-provoking modern art. So while we wait for The Real Housewives of Disney to become an actual show, satiate your obsession with some of our favorite artistic renditions of Disney princesses!
There's a new secret way to cut the lines at Disney, but it involves a serious moral sacrifice. The NY Post reports that a wealthy set of visitors has been hiring disabled "tour guides" to accompany their families to the Orlando theme park, affording them access to handicapped entrances, thereby bypassing the lines for rides. The tour company, called Dream Tours Florida, was uncovered by Dr. Wednesday Martin, a social anthropologist who discovered the disturbing trend while researching her book, Primates of Park Avenue. "It's insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully," Martin said. Apparently, you need a referral to even get through to the business, as Dream Tours' number is unlisted. Disney allows each wheelchair or scooter-bound visitor to bring up to six guests to an accessible entrance for each attraction. A woman who employed Dream Tours' services told the Postthat she hired a guide to accompany her family of four through the park in a motorized scooter with a "handicap" sign on it, and the group received special access throughout the park. We're pretty sure that we can all agree that this practice is reprehensible, but whom do you think is most at fault? Sound off!
For the second weekend in a row, Iron Man 3 dominated the box office, adding $72.5 million to its total, which now stands at a whopping $284.9 million. New release The Great Gatsby earned second place, with an impressive $51.1 million intake. Michael Bay's Pain & Gain dropped to third, taking in just $5 million, followed by Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which made a paltry $4.9 million in its first weekend. 42 hung in the top five with a $4.7 million haul.