The Soap Opera and the Resist for Change

Earlier this week, CBS announced that it was cancelling its last Procter & Gamble sponsored soap, As the World Turns later this year.  Guiding Light, the longest running soap in history (dates back to the radio days) will also be leaving television.   There will be  only six traditional afternoon soaps left on television.  People just […]

Mad Men: A New Beginning? (SPOILER ALERT!)

Cynthia Cheng The third season finale of Mad Men was definitely a great way to end the year.  It’s like a close of something old, and an opening of something new.  The timeline is December, 1963, just weeks after JFK’s death, and we are finding that Sterling Cooper and its parent company, PPL, are being […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts on Mad Men – Nostalgia it is NOT!

For the past several months, everyone has been talking about Mad Men, now in its third season on AMC.  The show has won several awards and are up for more at this weekend’s Emmys.  This has even led to a comeback of some early 1960s styles and AMC has a guide to the era’s cocktails.  […]

Laura Vandervoort: How My Girl influenced her career

Canadian actor, Laura Vandervoort has been acting since she was 13 years old.  Born in Toronto, Laura was bitten by the acting bug when she saw the early 1990s movie, My Girl.  Laura has since worked on a variety of projects, including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Instant Star as well as Smallville […]

“Petite” Contestants Hit Next Top Model

This cycle of America’s Next Top Model features contestants 5’7″ or shorter.  In the modelling industry, unlike the rest of the world, “petite” is 5’7″ or shorter (opposed to 5’4″ or shorter). Since most of the contestants are between 5’5″ and 5’7″, as a petite woman, I would call them “average height” opposed to “petite.”  There […]

Hollywood Only Wants the Dough….They’re Not REALLY laughing at us

It seems that many (36.4%) of you believe that Hollywood is there to make money, not to laugh at (18.2%) or with (9.1%) society. At the same time, another 36.4% of you thought it was other. Personally, I feel that movies in the past 10 years have somehow been “dumbed down.”  Many movies (especially big budget pieces […]

Mad Men, Twenty-First Century Style

Cynthia Cheng Mad Men’s third season premiered on Sunday.  The show has certainly brought a surge in popularity with early 1960s styles – even Banana Republic ran a contest with AMC and Mad Men where fans got a chance to win a walk-on role by submitting their best “Mad Men” looks. Seeing that, Prospere Magazine […]

Mad Men Premiere: Will You Be Watching?

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Julie Daniluk: Health Guru, Television Host, Photographer and more!

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk’s new television show, Healthy Gourmet (premiered on July 4 and airs Saturdays at 7:30 on VIVA (repeats Sundays at the same time)) has always had an interest in health.  Growing up, she had food intolerances, and her mother removed food items with artificial additives from her diet.  This meant that Julie often […]

Poll: Should Jon & Kate Continue?

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