Although Halloween is a fun holiday, it can also be quite a spendy one. The costumes can get quite expensive, especially if you're buying close to the date. We've given you a couple of ideas on where you can get cheap Halloween wear, but here are some frugal costume suggestions you can put together yourself at home.
Tonight is the Emmy Awards, and the nominees include a number of fictional female politicians. Both Amy Poehler and Julie Bowen are nominated for their characters — Amy as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation and Julie as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family — who campaigned for office last season. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is nominated for her role as US Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO's new show Veep. And nominees Julianne Moore and Kristen Wiig have both portrayed real-life politicians, with Julianne playing former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the made-for-TV film Game Change and Kristen's SNL skits as Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
These ladies are a part of the growing group of female politicians on TV and in films, a trend we're happy to see, especially this election year. Big-name actresses have been getting in on the political parts with Meryl Streep reigning the 2012 award season for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and Sigourney Weaver playing a Hillary Clinton-inspired first lady turned secretary of state on USA's new show Political Animals.
Over the years we've seen everything from serious dramas to lighthearted SNL skits feature women in political positions, and we say keep it coming! The more comfortable we as a country get seeing women as vice presidents and presidents on screen, the more likely it will become a reality. So before we find out which women win the Emmy vote, let's look back at the imagined and real female politicians on TV and in film over the years. Then let's put a woman in the White House for real!
Happy birthday, Tom Felton! The Harry Potter villain we loved to hate, Draco Malfoy, turns 25 today. Clearly a child star no more, Tom is looking mighty fine these days, moving on to the next phase in his life after the film series that launched him into the spotlight has come to a close. We've seen him grow up from cute kid to gawky teen and now sexy star, a feat not all child actors can achieve. To learn how you, too, can be as sexy as the birthday boy, see what makes Tom so swoon-worthy now!
On Sunday, the Emmys will crown its newest batch of TV royalty. Some of our favorite actresses are nominated, including Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, and they're part of a legacy of strong women on TV. Characters who win Emmys can't help but be lovable — or is it the other way around? — so we've gone through some of our favorite female Emmy-winning characters from years past to remind us why we loved them in the first place. Check it out!
Let the Fall TV season begin! With Summer 2012 officially in the books, the kids back in school, and DVR cleared of all those Summer reruns, moms and tots both have something to look forward to on TV this Fall. From new animated series featuring familiar characters to adult programming on stations typically reserved for kids, we've found eight new shows worth programming in the DVR this Fall. Tell us if any of our choices are on your must-see list.
Classic style calls to mind the usual lineup of chic wardrobe staples — the crisp white button-down, a wide-leg trouser, camel coats, perfect jeans, and ballet flats — and an easy way of looking put-together without much styling fuss. Certain women emerge victorious in this classic style category, just by adhering to a low-key brand of Fall-minded elegance. We're looking at you, Gwyneth Paltrow. But before Gwyneth, and before the trench-coat stylings of Alexa Chung, the very beginnings of great classic style can be traced back to the likes of icons Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Ali MacGraw, and an effortlessly cool Françoise Hardy (pictured). To add to the growing list, we've also got modern-day starlets Angelina Jolie, Kate Middleton, and Reese Witherspoon to take cues from — they too have cultivated their own approaches to traditional Fall outfits. Trends come and go, but these women show us how to capture timeless beauty with a no-fail minimalist flair. To channel a similar Fall sensibility, get inspired by these 31 classic style icons now.
There's nothing like a good road trip movie to get you in the spirit of sunny Summer days, so we've gathered design inspiration from Little Miss Sunshine to help you bask in that getaway feeling year-round. With cool vintage accents, retro-looking sets, and a muted color palette, the award-winning indie film features timeless design elements that channel decades past. Click through to kick-start your creativity.
Andrew Garfield turns 29 today! Andrew got his big break in 2010's The Social Network and solidified his fame starring as the hero of The Amazing Spider-Man opposite on- and offscreen girlfriend Emma Stone. Andrew has had many sexy moments throughout his career, on the red carpet, on the big screen, and in print.
In celebration of his big day, take a look at 29 of Andrew's hottest snaps!
Running from the law is never a good idea, but we're all about the cool, rustic-glam contrast of Thelma & Louise. As the ladies road-trip through the desert, their classy, retro style shifts to a more rough and gritty look. We've taken cues from the film's iconic scenes as stylish design inspiration, from their classic turquoise getaway car to the gritty neutral shades of the West.
There are lots of cute child actors, but it takes an incredible talent to create an amazing lil movie character. Young kiddos who showcase the rare quality often enjoy a long stint in Tinseltown. From youngsters who made us belly laugh to those who had us in tears, we've rounded up some of our favorite lil ones we wish we could steal right off the big screen. Tell us which characters you would add to the list!