Family is clearly at the heart of Brooklyn Decker’s life both at work and home. In fact, this doting mother of two shares a sister-like bond with her TV sister on their popular Netflix comedy series, Grace and Frankie, soon entering Season 7.

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Decker, is best known for her roles on TV’s Chuck and Ugly Betty, and the Adam Sandler movie, Just Go with It, as well as her most recent role, as Mallory, the daughter of Jane Fonda’s character, Grace.

The show is about a loving and often dysfunctional family centered on rivals…


Hayle Duff is looking forward to Mother’s Day

…I have entered the picky eater stage for sure with my kids. So, we’ve really gotten back to the basics. We are like carrots and ranch, cucumbers and lemon on top. We’ve gone back to just the very simple, plain snacks like that. My five-year-old wants to know every single ingredient in every single thing that she eats. But we do a lot of the turkey and cheese rollups, or my youngest one loves salami. …


I’ve been there. I understand what it’s like to struggle and to feel like you might fail, or to not know whether or not to keep going. I think it’s important, to be honest with people about business. Because business is really challenging and it takes a lot of time, passion, drive, sacrifice, organization, and it doesn’t always go that well. And now it’s been a crazy, crazy time, and people have really suffered serious challenges and made them really question whether to keep going.

When Bethenny Frankel came up with the idea for Skinnygirl cocktails she went from being…


[Jamie Kern Lima]

When people look at Jamie Kern Lima’s success, they see a glittering fairy tale in which this tenacious self-made entrepreneur sold her company to L’Oréal for more than a billion dollars and she and her family lived happily ever after.

But what they don’t see is the years of hard work, tenacity, research, and undying passion for IT Cosmetics that led to the now 43-year-old’s success with QVC, major retailers, online, and beyond.

Now, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, Lima, a motivational speaker, philanthropist, investor, and author of the New York Times bestseller Believe It: How to Go from…


[Lauren Hutton stars in the new series Tiny Pretty Things/Photo courtesy of Netflix]

Combing the love of ballet, with its competitive nature and a murder mystery makes Lauren Holly’s new Netflix series, Tiny Pretty Things more than a head-turner.

Based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things is set in the world of an elite ballet academy — run by Holly’s character Monique DuBois — and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin.

As Chicago’s only elite dance school, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the company school for the city’s…


[Hallmark Leading Lady Rachel Boston in A Christmas Carousel]

…I think it’s making me reflect on just how important my family is to me, and how special the times are together. I’m looking forward to that time when we can all be together in the same room, hopefully very soon.

With the Christmas holidays just behind us, as we bid adieu to a year of grappling with a global health pandemic, it is the perfect time to wrap ourselves in cheer with Hallmark’s A Christmas Carousel, sure to become a new holiday classic.

Hallmark Channel favorite, Rachel Boston plays Lila, who is hired along with her father by the…


[NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez]

Here we are 41 years later and while women have definitely made many, many gains in this industry, more than ever we need to recognize women storytellers, women who work as part of the industry greenlighting films and television shows, actresses, actors, people who are advocating for different voices to be heard within popular culture.

Formidable women in film and television have been honored for their diverse accomplishments for four decades, and there is tradition will not be quelled, even during a global health pandemic.

Today, Thursday, December 17, the 41st Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards, taking place virtually is being…


[Hayley Law as Allie Tucker and Alex Pettyfer as Ellis Beck in Echo Boomers/Photo courtesy of Saban Films]

With all of the difficulties we are confronted with during this global health pandemic, it is nice to escape into a cinematic thrill ride.

This is certainly the case with Echo Boomers, an exciting new crime drama with an A-list cast that will keep us on the edge of our couches.

The movie from Saban Films, and directed by Seth Savoy, is about Lance (Patrick Schwarzenegger)a recent college graduate who leaves school deeply in debt, and realizes that everything he had worked toward was built on a lie.

Soon he is pulled into the criminal underground operation led by tough-guy…


[Noonday Collection’s Jessica Honegger]

When Jessica Honeggeris faced with any potential obstacles, she always faces it head-on, and in fact, that seems to be one of her superpowers.

Author, entrepreneur, activist, and founder and co-CEO of the world’s largest fair-trade accessories brand Noonday Collection, continues to do extraordinary things for thousands of women facing insurmountable challenges in economically disadvantaged countries across the globe.

To date, there are 4,500 Artisans in 15 countries, and 2,000 Ambassadors as part of the Noonday Collection family. Noonday sells hundreds of thousands of pieces a year via trunk shows.

It’s a direct selling model: the “Ambassadors” work with hosts…


[Author Erica Heller]

What if you could host a lunch with your beloved father or mother, a close friend, or a mentor who has passed?

Where would you go for this meal? What would you order? What would the ambiance be like? How would you decide the topic of conversation?

These are the questions that noted author Erica Heller pondered some three years ago and decided to answer by assembling, collaborating, and editing this bittersweet book, which gives us a rare glimpse into some memorable meals with legends, icons, authors, and more.

It goes without saying that Heller, author of the memoir, Yossarian…

Debra Wallace

Writer, autism activist, motivational speaker; all with the intent of improving the world one story at a time.

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