Today Show: Martha Stewart Takes Match.com By Storm
Last Monday, Martha Stewart got to work on making her match.com profile to start the search for her perfect…well…match. Getting over 2,000 views and more than 100 messages on her first day, which grew to 20,000 views and some 1,000 messages, there is no denying that she has been the most popular person on the dating website. “It’s very time consuming!” said the 71-year-old Martha. It also seemed that she attracted quite a lot of young men, which she wasn’t sure about – were they looking for money or what? Well, Martha, I know I wouldn’t be using you for your dizzying amounts of cash.
One unique side effect of Martha’s signing up for Match were the large amount of new sign-ups that followed her. The reasoning behind that phenomenon was the empowerment that many older women felt by seeing a celebrity get on the site. If a woman as successful as Martha Stewart is even signing up for match.com, why should I feel ashamed to be hopping on here?
Narrowing those 20,000 down to five, Martha was going to start calling her picks today and will be back with us in one week to let us know who the lucky man is.
Today Show: Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction—And My Own Review
Mika Brzezinski, a co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, wrote a new book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction—And My Own, chronicling the trials and tribulations of her lifelong food addiction. Describing herself as “held hostage” by food, she talks about a steadily emerging science that suggests there is an addiction behind foods like salt and fats. Going through a cycle of binging, purging, and exercise bulimia, she is no stranger to the struggles to stay thin in spite of a voracious appetite.
Mika, in one story about her food addiction, talked about how she used to take Ambien so she could perform on her early morning shows on MSNBC, but stopped taking it after she found herself literally arm-deep in a jar of Nutella one night. Dubbing it “the Nutella story,” she said that this is pretty compelling evidence for the theory that the brain can sometimes react the same way to food that it does to drugs—with a rewarding feeling.
One might find themselves asking what a slender woman like Mika Brzezinski can add to the conversation about overeating, which she says is a fair retort. Her answer? Read the book. Well played, Mika. Well played.
Today Show: Fast and Furious 6 Review
The cast of Fast and The Furious 6 made a presence in London today to talk about the long-running series of movies, and they don’t think the series will be going anywhere anytime soon. “I think we can go as far as the fans demand us to keep making movies,” said Vin Diesel, a regular star in the films, “they love our action, but they love the cast,” he added, speaking to the possible reasons behind the continued support for the series.
Brian (played by Paul Walker) and Mia (played by Jordana Brewster) have a child together now, and Paul and Jordana said this was basically inevitable since they’d been at it for so long. Michelle Rodriguez spoke on her and Vin’s friendship, and not even knowing that she would be making a comeback to the series until she was watching another one of the movies. Chris ‘Ludacris” Bridges, who has been an on and off cast member since 2 Fast 2 Furious, talked about filming the movie in London while the Olympics were happening.
Fast and Furious 6 will be released stateside on May 24, 2013, and I will be going to go see it. Judge me.