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Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Drink Recipes Perfect For Your Oscars Viewing Party

Published May 30, 2013 by gossipzoo


Who doesn’t need a little help party planning, especially when it’s for one of the biggest nights in entertainment? Let Skinnygirl take care of the drinks as you sip away and watch the studded red carpet. Yes, that’s right. We have your guide to the best tasting Oscars viewing party around with cocktails like The Showstopper, The Starlet, and The Bombshell. Skinnygirl is also offering an Awards Season Party Toolkit which has all the glitz & glam you need to entertain like a leading lady. From award badges and recipes to printable ballots and bottle labels, they have you covered – down to a red carpet backdrop so your guests can strut their stuff & strike a pose.

And the coolest part? Proving that red is truly a power color, Skinnygirl Cocktails will donate $2,500 to Dress for Success for every red dress on the Oscars Red Carpet.

The Showstopper

2 parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka

Squirt of fresh lime

Squirt of fresh lemon

Squirt of fresh orange

Splash of Lemon-lime soda

Orange slice to garnish

To prepare: Shake vodka, lime, lemon and orange juices with ice and strain into martini glass. Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda and garnish with an orange slice.

The Starlet

1 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka

2 parts club soda

Splash of no sugar added cranberry juice

Lime wedge or cucumber slice to garnish

To prepare: Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge or cucumber slice!

The Bombshell

2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

Splash of dry vermouth

Fresh olives to garnish

To prepare: Shake with ice, pour into a martini glass and garnish with fresh olives

Photo Credits: PR Photos

Check Out an Exclusive Clip from Tonight’s ‘Necessary Roughness’!

Published April 18, 2013 by gossipzoo

Necessary Roughness

Want an early look at tonight’s Necessary Roughness? Look no further.

In the clip below, TK (series star Mehcad Brooks) is looking to get his edge back after having successfully completed a rehab program. That leads him to something he probably never thought he’d do. Push play for a sneak peek.

Necessary Roughness is also making headlines tonight as the show is set to address the topic of gay players in football, when one of the Hawks comes out to Dr. Dani (series star Callie Thorne). The plotline is part of USA’s “Characters Unite” program to fight against hate and discrimination.

Meanwhile, Dr. Dani and her therapist (guest star Peter MacNicol, Numb3rs) discuss her mother, and Matt’s (series star Marc Blucas) love life improves. Is that related to the return of reporter Noelle Saris (guest star Michaela McManus, Law & Order: SVU), his former fling?

An all-new Necessary Roughness begins at 10 PM ET/PT only on USA.

For more from Brittany Frederick, visit my official website and follow me on Twitter (@tvbrittanyf).

(c)2013 Brittany Frederick. Appears at Starpulse with permission. All rights reserved. No reproduction permitted.

Photo Credits: USA

‘Revenge’ Recap – ‘Union’

Published April 1, 2013 by gossipzoo


Thirteen episodes in and Revenge’s second season continues to feel directionless. There’s a semblance of an arc with The Initiative, but, I don’t know, friends and well-wishers. What’s the point of Revenge’s second season?

The Porters celebrate a rare victory in “Union.” Jack marries the girl of his dreams, though the actual girl of his dreams is to Fake Amanda’s right and struggling not to cry. Conrad gives up the bar after Fake Amanda threatens him with incriminating video footage. Jack’s elated. His life is going just right. Naturally, the taller, angrier Ryan brother tagged along on board Jack and Fake Amanda’s honeymoon-on-the-sea to kill them. The taller, angrier brother did not react well when Conrad told him the renovation of the waterfront wasn’t happening because of certain threats. Conrad ratted out the Porters as the threats, which is ridiculous considering it is the Porters. The Porters are the Charlie Brown of Revenge. Rare victories are rare. I mean, angry Ryan brother’s going to do something bad on the boat.

The most significant part of the Porter storyline involved Fake Amanda. Fake Amanda’s a loose cannon. She overheard Jack commiserate with Declan about the wedding possibly not happening because of Conrad’s refusal of Emily’s check. Emily gave them money to buy back the bar so they wouldn’t be indebted to the Graysons. Fake Amanda broke into Emily’s computer to use to threaten Conrad, which is going to create all sorts of problem for Emily as Conrad has proof of who’s been behind everything bad in the Hamptons over the last year. I’m sure this will lead to a very tangled web that’ll take a few weeks to untangle, one that’ll circle back on itself and make me want to throw myself through a window.

Emily was unusually emotional throughout “Union.” Aiden’s all over the place emotionally as he tries to figure out the specifics of his sister’s death. You’ll recall he left Emily after the previous episode’s events. Emily feels especially alone. Jack and Fake Amanda are marrying. Memories of herself as a little girl marrying young Jack Porter run through her mind. Nolan tells her it’s okay for her to feel conflicted over what’s happening. She gave up a future with Jack for revenge. Aiden’s departure really hurts her. Aiden blames Emily for his sister’s death. Nolan cracks the mystery easily, though, after Aiden barges into the office and makes demands about it. The Initiative played Aiden for six years: his sister died six years ago. The coroner’s report confirms it. Aiden still distances himself from Emily and sends her along her way after the coroner’s report.

The strongest scene of the episode is between Aiden and Emily in the cemetery just before he sends her on her way. Emily doesn’t fight for people. The girl is cold and numb. It’s problematic when she feels for someone; however, Aiden’s different. He knows her entirely and completely. Emily cries when she talks about her deceased father and how difficult it’s been without him. Aiden accuses her of not understanding his situation, which hurts Emily. She pleads he not go. She needs him. This is her hour of need, and he leaves her. I always like it whenever Revenge shows Emily’s vulnerable side. The moment makes their next moment special. Emily’s at the wedding, crying, and she looks away to see Aiden returned to her, dressed as a character in a trashy romantic novel that’s sold in grocery stores.

Aiden and Emily’s plan for The Initiative gets screwed by the Graysons. First, Daniel detatches himself from her; then, in a nice twist, Victoria shoots Helen. Helen was a boring and bland villain. She threatened Daniel’s well-being. Victoria took action. Unfortunately, Helen’s just one character in The Initiative. There will be more, and I can certainly wait for that. Maybe the show will drop this plot thread like they dropped Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character. Also, Padma’s relationship with The Initiative is one-sided. Padma’s being used. Nolan finally lucks out with a love interest. Padma has a reason, but I forgot what the reason is the second after she stated it.

Of course stuff happens in Revenge still, but all of it seems meaningless and filler. I didn’t like the first season, but the first season had conviction in its storytelling the second season doesn’t. Characters are just moving from story to story, from twist to twist, because it’s a night-time soap, and that’s what happens in night-time soaps. There’s no urgency in the storytelling, even Daniel’s imminent danger with The Initiative lacks dramatic tension. Revenge lacks punch right now.

Other Thoughts:

-I wondered, moments before Victoria shot Helen, why no one shoots Helen. Maybe Revenge should hire me. I’ve written scripts. I wrote a Jason X spec when I was 12.

-I noticed Ashley Madekwe’s height tonight. Her height makes her more appealing. The shot of her listening in on Fake Amanda’s threats to Conrad gives me hope the series will team Ashley and Emily up to kick ass.

-Wendey Stenzler directed the episode. Ted Sullivan and another writer who’s name I don’t recall right now co-wrote “Union.” If you were wondering: yes, the theme of the episode is unions, how they form and how they disintegrate.

-Hi, Starpulse readers. If you want to read my reviews of past Revenge episodes, read them at my blog

Photo Credits: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Jan. 27- Feb. 2, 2013

Published February 6, 2013 by gossipzoo

Welcome Starpulsers, to this week’s Celebrity Twitter Roundup. The Tweet-o-sphere has been absolutely bustling with activity this week; from Blackberries and Alicia keys, to Drag queens and Jersey Girls, and much more.


First, Jessie J shaves her head for a cause!

🙂 RT @md1886: @jessiej privileged to hearnew songs, studio session #bigtunes…

– JESSIE J (@JessieJ) January 31, 2013

50cent calls BS on Rick Ross’ driveby and car crash. Old rivalries die hard.

Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks staged to me. No hole’s in da car

– 50cent (@50cent) January 28, 2013

Snooki and JWoww hang out with a Drag Queen for Perez, and talk about pretty much everything. Not for the prude or faint of heart.

LOL having fun with fabulous drag queens…

– NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) January 29, 2013

Alicia keys assumes her new role as head creative director for Blackberry.

Excited2jump right in2my new role as Global Creative Director of@Blackberry! #BlackBerry10 #keepmoving #forwardthinking

– Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) January 30, 2013

Bieber tries to clear his name with his fans

some of these rumors about me are getting a little out of control now. dont believe the bs

– Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 2, 2013

Kylie Jenner starts a Twitter rant about falsified information. (It’s a pretty lengthy one too!)

It sickens me how editors of a magazine can proudly write a story denying that a 15 year olds father is actually hers.

– Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 2, 2013

Ellen Degeneres and Ryan Andresen make waves in the fight for equality among Boy Scouts.

The Boy Scouts are close to changing their policy. I’m so proud of Ryan Andresen. We can all make a difference.

– Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 29, 2013

Kendra makes some Superbowl Predictions

Can’t wait for Super Bowl Sunday! Here are my predictions for the game:

– Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) January 29, 2013

And that’s it for this week! Make sure you check back next Saturday for next week’s Celebrity Twitter roundup!

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