Jerry O’Connell Is Standing By Rebecca

For any fans of the TV show Sliders, one would think the life of Jerry O’Connell was just an alternate reality. A world in which the heavy-set little kid from Stand By Me, would grow up to become a leading man who could capture the heart of one of the most gorgeous models in the world — Rebecca Romijn. This isn’t science fiction, it is the story of an unlikely pair that are still going strong and are now proud parents of twins. Continue reading

Michael & Tracy: Bonded by Love

Family Ties was one of those shows that audiences loved. It had a little bit of everything. The young ex-hippie parents who were constantly at odds with their hard nosed Republican child, their materialistic daughter and their “tomboy” girl who just wants to be a normal kid. The show was on the air for seven years and won multiple Emmies and prestigious honors. By season 4, a young Michael J. Fox was television’s reigning “it” actor. Continue reading

Anna Faris & Chris Pratt: Love & Laughs

Hollywood has anointed a new King and Queen of Comedy. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have taken all the right steps to claim the throne of the funny kingdom. The happy couple didn’t always consider themselves class clowns growing up, Faris in Seattle and Pratt in Minnesota. Continue reading

Brad & Angie: A Beautiful Match

*Update as of 8/28/14. Brad and Angelina have gotten married! Hollywood’s most notable couple finally tied the knot in Chateau Miraval, France. The wedding was small and attended only by family and friends.

Born on December 18, 1963 to a trucking firm owner father and a school counselor mother, William Bradley Pitt was raised in Springfield, Missouri and had an interest in speech and forensics in high school. He was a journalism major at the University of Missouri, but decided to quit and try his hand as a movie star in Hollywood. Continue reading

Bogart & Bacall: An Everlasting Love

Humphrey Bogart was born on December 25, 1899 in New York City. By passing up a career in medicine, Bogart followed his love for the sea and enlisted in the United States Navy in the spring of 1918. He recalled later, “At eighteen, war was great stuff. Paris! French girls! Hot damn!”  Continue reading

Gable and Lombard: Birds of a Feather

When Clark Gable dropped out of high school at 16 and went to work at a tire factory in Akron,Ohio, he figured he was probably just going to follow in his father’s path of long hours of manual labor. His dad was an oil driller and farmer, and his mother had died during his infancy. Continue reading

Dateless in Podunk: Is It Time To MOOve?

Dear Second Acts;

I live in a tiny town in Illinois. Fifteen years ago I was the homecoming queen and the valedictorian of my class. But after I graduated from medical school, my mother got sick and I came back home. She has since passed away, but I have a good practice…sort of a big fish in a small pond. A very small pond. More like a puddle. I was in a serious relationship for a few years and it just recently fell apart. Well, not that recently…about four months ago. The guy was cheating on me. I’m just now venturing back out into the dating scene. I’m scared. I’m extremely hesitant to get close to anybody. I know I’ve constructed all kinds of barriers and I hate feeling this way. Plus, there just aren’t that many eligible bachelors around here. There aren’t even very many ineligible ones. Let me put it this way, around here the cow-to-man ratio is about a hundred to one. Any suggestions?  Thanks,

Stranded in Podunk

Dear Stranded;

You bet I’ve got a suggestion: Get the heck out of Podunk! Hop in your car and drive here right now. I’m not kidding. I’ll find you a guy in ten minutes. Do you know how rare of a commodity you’d be inL.A.? A beautiful woman with a beautiful brain, who doesn’t want to be in show business and isn’t looking for a sugar daddy? You’ll be beating eligible bachelors off you with a stick. Are you a beach person or a mountain person? Email me what you’re looking for house-wise, and I’ll find you six fabulous options before you step off the plane. Seriously. Start packing. Now.California, here you come!


PS. In case you thought I was kidding, I wasn’t. I’ve got four guys in mind for you already. No, five. And there’s a place for rent across the street from me that would be the perfect soft spot to land while you’re getting established. Are you packing yet? For god’s sake, what are you waiting for?

By Cynthia Amas of Second Acts Dating Service
This “advice” column is the result of art overtaking life. When author Julia Dumont created her leading lady, Cynthia Amas, for her Second Acts novels, she had no idea how domineering her character would become. Cynthia, a man-challenged matchmaker, insisted on writing her own dating advice blog. Julia tried to explain that fictional characters don’t usually write advice blogs for real people, but Cynthia was undaunted. The result is not your average dating blog, but it’s just as funny, irreverent and delightfully crazy as Cynthia.  Should you take her advice? Read on and decide for yourself.