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Man Crush Monday: 5 Celebs We’d Rather See in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

50 shades of grey trailer
If you're anything like me, then last week's reveal of the newest Fifty Shades of Grey trailer left you feeling...underwhelmed. I don't know about you, but after investing two weeks reading the trilogy and spending months waiting for the preview; I was kind of hoping the movie would actually live up to all the hype.... read more

What to Read Now: Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Recipes

Barefoot Contessa's Foolproof Recipes
The plot: The Food Network celeb's newest cookbook offers a dazzling collection of dishes, from Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise to Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze. Why we love it: These recipes are keepers, and you don't have to be a pro to pull them off. Genre: Cookbook/Nonfiction Buy it:... read more

What to Read Now: The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The plot: This modern twist on Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence takes place in Temple Fortune, a small tight-knit Jewish community in North London. Adam Newman, 28, is engaged to marry conservative, dependable Rachel Gilbert, who he fell in love with at age 16. As the wedding draws closer, Adam is tempted by Rachel's... read more

What to Read Now: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The plot: It's Amy and Nick's fifth wedding anniversary -- and Amy is missing. Nick's inappropriate behavior, including disturbing daydreams about the shape and slope of his wife's head, raise suspicions. But is Nick really a serial killer, or is there another explanation for Amy's disappearance? Excerpts from her diary show a perfectionist on the edge. Why we love it: There... read more