Ghostbusters: The Video Game hits stores today
Tue Jun 16
In case you didn't see our video-game roundup in the July issue (which has already hit stands), Ghostbusters: The Video Game is a hot summer release, and it's available beginning today. In celebration of Ghostbusters' 25th anniversary, Atari is reuniting fans with the ghoul-fighting quartet, Venkman, Stanz, Spengler and Zeddmore. Voiced and written by the original 'busters themselves (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis), the game invites players to make their way through the streets of ghost-inhabited Gotham, blasting and trapping every phantom in sight. The game starts off in the famous Ghostbusters firehouse (fun fact: In the original flick, filmmakers used NYFD Hook & Ladder #8, located at 14 Moore St as their home base!) where newbies can engage in a game-play tutorial to get the hang of things before jumping into action. If you've seen the movies, you'll spot familiar ghosts like the green-oozing Slimer and the creepster himself, Vigo the...
Is MeMe Roth a Nutritional Nut, or Not?
Tue Jun 16
Boy, some people hate MeMe Roth! I hated her, too, when I read the New York Times article about her this morning. Oh, come on, I thought, surely the kids can have cupcakes now and then! (Although I admit, doughnuts in gym class send a strange mixed message.) Then I heard her comments about posting calories in fast-food chains and thought that I might be able to like her. I also worry about the obesity epidemic and think people should know how many calories are in that Baconator! But in the end, I realized MeMe and I are never going to be BFFs. Roth's fight isn't just about junk food--it's about food, period. According to the UK Guardian, Roth pretty much eats nothing till late afternoon, exercises on an empty stomach, and admits that people are sometimes "disappointed" that she doesn't focus on the pleasures of food. "I'm trying to emphasize the utilitarian aspect of food and keep it in its place," she told Elle. "I think we need to just put the food away." That's where she lost...
More celeb-parent gossip: Kate G calls the cops, the Duggars do grandparenting and more!
Mon Jun 15
Seems a lot has been going on in the Hollywood parenting scene over the past few days. Instead of scouring the gossip rags, read our mini-roundup of the juiciest Tinseltown tales: It's another baby girl for Carnie Wilson and husband Rob Bonfiglio! Luciana Bella joins four-year-old Lola Sophia, born in April 2005. The baby was welcomed into the world on Friday, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces. Kate Gosselin encountered more trouble this weekend, but this time it didn't involve her husband, Jon. Gosselin reportedly called the police because too many paparazzi were hanging around her property. Despite it being Jon and Kate's 10th anniversary weekend, her hubby was no where in sight. This morning on the Today show, it was revealed that the first Duggar grandchild is going to be a girl. Soon-to-be grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle, formerly of the TLC reality show 17 and Counting, just gave birth to their 18th(!) child. Their eldest son, at a ripe 21-years-old, and his wife, Anna, 20,...
Kids' Restaurant Week is coming June 20 - 28
Mon Jun 15
When the recession hit, one of the first extravagances to go for most folks was eating out. But in a city with so many restaurants—and with an urban lifestyle that often doesn't allow much time for cooking—it's tough to resist a delicious dinner prepared by someone else. (And for parents, that goes double!) That may be one of the reasons why Cookie and Gourmet magazines have teamed up to sponsor the first-ever Kids' Restaurant Week . From Saturday June 20 to Sunday June 28, 32 eateries throughout NYC will be offering dinner deals from 5-7pm. The prix-fixe menus are just $29 for adults, while kids 11 and under pay their age. So if you've been dying to take your brood to Blue Water Grill but were scared of the bill, now's the time to try it. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.
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