Author Jennifer Buhl Talks About Her Time Spent ‘Shooting Stars’Posted In: Authors, Exclusives
Interview and written by Whitney Johnson. Transcription by Louisa Gonzales.
Jennifer Buhl spent three years in Los Angeles working as a paparazza (the word for a female singular paparazzi), and as a top-earning photographer, she was one of only five women in an industry dominated by men. Her work was published in People magazine, TMZ, and E! News, to name a few. Having since escaped the California lifestyle to move to Boulder, Colorado, and run a family photography business, she took the opportunity to reflect on her time in the field and wrote her new book, Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywood’s Most Famous. Read on for our exclusive interview with the author and find out more about her experiences with the rich and famous!
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks with relationship strategist Joe Amoia about why quick fix dating tips don’t work. He believes that the reason they don’t work is because they’re just that — a quick fix! They won’t give you the long-term results that you want when it comes to your love life. Instead, you need to explore the true cause of your dating problems. Look inward and try to identify repeating patterns or issues that always come up.
To say that getting a dog is a huge responsibility is an understatement. From feeding, walking, and picking up after your furry friend to making sure he’s up-to-date on his vaccines and well groomed (with Warren London products, I hope!), he demands a lot of attention. Before rushing into picking out a pet, there are a lot of things to think about and to discuss as a family.
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, the Professional Wingman Thomas Edwards shares his advice for a woman trying to figure out if a guy likes her in the early stages of dating. Here are just a few of the signs that he recommends you look for: his actions match his words; he acts nervous around you; he makes future plans with you; and he tries to get physically close to you. Watch the video above for more great tips!
Screwing the Rules and NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House knows firsthand just how difficult it can be to get over a lingering ex-boyfriend. “Are you having a hard time getting over your ex?,” she asks. “You are obsessing over him; you feel addicted to him — even though you know how unhealthy and toxic that relationship was, you still crave it.” In today’s video, she shares what she learned from her own experiences to help you move on.
CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco recently met up with Blood, Sweat and Heels star Brie Bythewood at the New Yorker Suite at the Carlton hotel, located at 88 Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th. The gorgeous 1,050 square foot penthouse includes a separate bedroom and living spaces with beautiful decor, as shown in the video interview above.
“I think we have a really great platform for a show,” Bythewood said of Bravo’s popular reality show. “We have an interesting and unique group of women. Whatever the formula, it worked, and it’s been a success!”
Earlier this month, when Good Morning America announced the line-up for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, Full House fans were excited to see Candace Cameron Bure back in the spotlight. And she’s just as thrilled to be a part of the cast: “I’ve always been a fan of the show. Plus, this is probably the most excited I’ve seen my family get over something that I’m doing!”
On today’s Single in Stilettos show, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor and Founder Lori Bizzoco talks to Suzanne Oshima about the the biggest dating mistakes made by career women.
As a single public relations executive, Bizzoco discovered firsthand how hard it was to balance her career with dating. Luckily, she found love in her late 30s; she got married and had two children…all while starting on her own business and growing her reputation as a relationship expert. Through personal experience, she figured out the three biggest mistakes that career women tend to make and realized why having the wrong attitude when it comes to love can actually sabotage your dating life; why you have to leave your job at the office and not bring it on a date with you; and why being “too busy” is keeping you single.
Question from Kelsi W.: I’ve been texting back and forth with a guy I recently met. We’ll be having a good conversation, but occasionally, he won’t respond to something I say. Is it bad to text him again later on about something else, or should I always wait until he texts me back?
Lately, it seems like the heavyweights in Hollywood are getting younger and younger. After all, it was just last year that Jennifer Lawrence won her first Academy Award for Best Actress Oscar at only 22 years old. Given their full-time jobs and big paychecks, these stars often grow up a bit faster than your average youngster — which means they also experience love and heartbreak earlier in their lives. With this thought in mind, we developed a list of our five favorite teen celebrity couples:
Have you ever wondered the best way to ask a guy out? This week’s Single in Stilettos show explores the answer to that question and more. Founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Hunt Ethridge, who shares his top three tips for asking your crush on a date. He encourages women to understand that men like to be the aggressors and that they enjoy the thrill of the chase. Plus, he reveals his best piece of dating advice: Just ask him out!
In this week’s video post from NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House, find out what first date talking topics and tips will up your chances for a second date. Remember that conversation is a “give and a take,” she explains. “I say something; you respond. You say something; I respond.” Listen up for more great advice to win your new guy’s heart!
Interview by Shannah Henderson. Video by Sherilyn Henderson.
With the Academy Awards airing on Sunday night, CupidsPulse.com was excited to catch up with reality star and former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson at OK! magazine’s Pre-Oscar event at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles. At the party, sponsored by CIROS, Le Vian, Rock Your Hair, DSW, Cottonelle, and more, we chatted with the expectant blonde about her favorite films of the past year as well as her plans for Oscar night. Check out our interview above!
In this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Jonathon Aslay about why men are scared of commitment. Aslay works with women to help them understand men from a “guy’s guy” perspective, so it’s safe to say he’s the perfect expert for this topic! When it comes to commitment phobic men, he encourages women to define what commitment means to them and ask themselves what level of commitment they require. Plus, he discusses the 5 C’s to a successful relationship and the difference between a commitment ready man and a commitment phobic man. Listen up for more great relationship advice!
According to AYI.com, one in five people were dumped on Valentine’s Day. The best way to combat that seemingly horribly timed breakup is to get right back in the saddle! Look at this negative occurrence as a positive opportunity.
In this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to author and lifestyle expert Kerri Zane about dating as a single mom. Zane knows from personal experience just how hard it can be for single moms to enter the dating world. In 2001, her 12-year marriage fell apart, leaving her feeling scared and unsure about the future. During her post-divorce journey, she learned how to forgive herself, how to listen to her intuition, and how to embrace her power to make her own choices.
Now, Zane wants you to live happily ever after too. In this video interview, she answers questions like: When is the right time to start dating again? How do you balance dating and parenthood? How do you tell a new guy that you have kids? And how do you handle men who don’t want to date single moms?
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Cupid wants to know: What’s your best dating tip for single moms?
So you’ve been dating your significant other for a while. It feels like true love, and you decide to take the next step: buying or adopting a cute puppy together. Before you pick up your fluffy Fido, there are a few conversations that you need to have.
Molly Sims is known for her long blonde hair, but as of Tuesday evening, she traded in her golden locks for a red hue — and CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco got the scoop straight from the star! “You know what, I feel really good,” the actress says of her new look. “I went from bombshell blonde to rocking red. I wanted a change — something different and fun and energetic and vibrant and bold.”
What hair color do you think gets the most attention when it comes to online dating? In this week’s video post, QuickieChick and NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House shares findings from AYI.com to answer this question and more. “It’s actually blondes for women and silver for men,” she reveals. Watch the video above to find out how your hair color affects how guys respond (or don’t respond) to your online dating profile!
The Sam Brocato Salon, formerly known as The Oscar Bond Salon, opened its doors in April 1999. With its Soho location, the salon has established a reputation for its mastery in hair cutting, coloring, and styling. Their team of leading professionals uses only the finest products to keep your hair beautiful. Whether you’re single and looking for The One or getting ready for that big date night with your hubby, you’ll leave the Sam Brocato Salon looking and feeling your best!
In today’s tabloids, it’s never a surprise to see yet another Hollywood beauty on the arm of a hunky athlete. From country crooners to television actresses to reality starlets, these five celebrity women have ditched their singer and actor exes to date — and in some cases, marry! — athletes instead:
In this week’s Single in Stilettos show, Suzanne Oshima and relationship strategist Joa Amoia discuss the signs that tell you if you’re dating the wrong type of guy. Three red flags to look out for include: you notice his actions don’t back up his words; you always make excuses for his behavior; and you experience negative emotions on a regular basis. Plus, find out why you’re wasting time with an “emotionally paralyzing guy” and why you need to move on from the wrong man. Take Joe’s straight-forward advice to heart and improve your dating life!
Katie Heaney turned her status as “being permanently single” into a funny memoir that sheds light on searching for your soul mate in the 21st century. In her new book NEVER HAVE I EVER: My Life (So Far) Without a Date, the 27-year-old shares her dating (or non-dating) experiences as she attempts to find romance on her own terms. We recently caught up with the author to glean a few more words of wisdom on looking for love and spending Valentine’s Day alone.
CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor, Lori Bizzoco worked in the medical and dermatologic field for more than 15 years with some of the world’s leading physicians. Now, as a journalist who focuses on love and relationships, she’s always exploring ways to help women look and feel better about themselves and their appearance.
At the Match.com Singles in America event, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizocco talked to panelist and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton about online dating and life in New York City with his sweet son, Mario.
As for why he was on the panel at Saturday’s event, “I’m here to talk about my experiences — I’m on Match and many other sites. I think it’s fun to offer my perspective, which may be different from the other panelists because I’m a gay man and a personality.”
The blogger lights up when the subject turned to his son. “He loves New York! We do so much here,” he shares. “I think raising a child in New York City is the best because there’s so much to do and it’s so easy to do so much.”
Of course, having a child changed Hilton’s dating life, but he doesn’t like to use the word “difficult” when it comes to finding love. “It definitely presents challenges that a single person wouldn’t face. Like I choose not to bring guys back to my place. You gotta work around it! Do what you got to do.”
Right now, though, the single parent’s priority is Mario’s first birthday on February 17th. He shares that the father-and-son duo will be celebrating with a blessings ceremony. “I’m inviting all my close friends and family to come over and write down little blessings on a sheet of paper,” he explains. “I’m trying to get some spiritual folks — maybe a rabbi and a priest, maybe a monk — to share some words and blessings as well.”
We recently caught up with some of our favorite celebrities — from Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy to former NFL player Tiki Barber to reality star Farrah Abraham — to find out what they’d be up to for Valentine’s Day. Take a look at the photo gallery above for their answers!
Interviews conducted by Shannah Henderson and Priyanka Singh.
This past Saturday, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco and Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger caught up at Match.com’s Singles in America 2014 event where Stanger moderated a panel discussion with four sex and dating experts, including Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton, Leading Sex Expert Dr. Emily Morse, Cosmopolitan’s Sex and Relationship Editor Anna Breslaw, and Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com Dr. Helen Fisher.
Prior to the event, CupidsPulse.com had the opportunity to sit down with the matchmaker and chat with her about online dating, her own personal love story, and her advice for meeting The One.
You come home after a long hard day at work. When you turn on the light you notice a trail of rose petals leading up the stairs. It leads you to a candlelit dinner for two and champagne on ice. A pair of rugged hands gently reach around your neck and place a shimmering diamond necklace that catches the candlelight. As you turn around to look at your Prince Charming your alarm rings and you wake up wide-eyed in your own bedroom. Your phone says it’s Feb. 14 and you immediately consider calling in sick. But before you burrow yourself into bed so that you don’t have to deal with the inevitable love parade, Cupid has some advice on how to get through Valentine’s Day single, unscathed, and maybe even happy.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought it’d be fun to dig a little deeper and look at some signs that he likes you. This week’s Single in Stilettos show features Suzanne Oshima talking to Real Online Game founder Joshua Pompey. He answers questions like: What’s a guy thinking about before a first date? How can a woman tell if a guy’s interested in her? What body language should she look for? What turns a guy off on a date? Should a woman call or text a guy afterwards? Listen up for the answers to these questions and more!
In this week’s video, NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House talks about getting a guy to be in a dedicated relationship — much like the girls on The Bachelor hope to do when it comes to the handsome Juan Pablo. First, she encourages viewers to see the popular reality show as a real-life scenario: “He’s dating multiple people…just like you might be casually dating a couple of people until you decide to be in a serious, monogamous relationship.”
Then, she shares her dating tips for getting that special guy to commit to you. Most importantly, be in the moment, be uplifting, and be vulnerable. “Become your best self!” Watch the video above for the rest of Laurel’s advice and discover what else you can learn from this season of The Bachelor!
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What do you do when you’re ready to be in a committed relationship with someone? Share your tips in the comments below!
We’re excited to welcome Ellen Smoak to our expert panel! In her first video, the author of Breakups Are a Bitch But Getting Through It Doesn’t Have to Be! shares the five stages of getting over a breakup and coaches you through each one. First comes shock, followed by denial. Next, we experience anger and begin to step into our own power again. The fourth stage is sadness and depression — “the hardest stage of all.” Finally, we come to acceptance, a stage we can only reach by going through the previous four stages first.
Thanks to VH1′s hit show Single Ladies, we get to see actress Denise Vasi light up the screen every Monday night. At last weekend’s OK! magazine pre-Grammys party, the star chatted with us about the songs that played at her wedding — Jennifer Hudson sang as she walked down the aisle! — and her plans for Valentine’s Day with husband Anthony Mandler. “We might do Mexico,” she reveals. “That place was our first going-away as a couple, but we weren’t exactly a couple yet. We might go out there, reminisce and remember what those days were like.”
The Super Bowl halftime show is often just as exciting as the actual game. With the big event between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks right around the corner, Pepsi got in on the action to get fans hyped for this year’s Bruno Mars performance. On Sunday, January 19th, diners at Buffalo Wild Wings in Seacaucus, New Jersey, were surprised with their very own halftime show. Fronted by lead singer Kelly Hansen, ’80s British-American rock band Foreigner delighted fans with “Feels Like Halftime,” a remixed version of their 1977 smash hit “Feels Like the First Time.”
We love watching Marisa Saks on Bravo’s hit show Millionaire Matchmaker, so we were excited to speak to the sassy matchmaker at OK! magazine’s pre-Grammys party last weekend. Of her spot on the series, she shares, “The best part about being on the show, I would have to say, is that we have our own little-big family.”
By Elizabeth Kim Sure, there’s the parties, the thrilling halftime show, and the actual game, but many viewers look just as forward to the commercials broadcast during the Super Bowl. With ad agencies pulling out all the stops, we can’t help but wonder which commercials will focus on our favorite topic: love. CupidsPulse.com is excited to offer our visitors an early look at some of the romantic ads that await eager football fans on Sunday. …Don’t miss the rest! Click here for the ads.
“We haven’t started planning it yet,” he says of his upcoming wedding to fiancé Michael Turchin. “We keep saying that so we need to start. We are guys. We need to hire a wedding planner…that is our next step.”
On this week’s show, Single in Stilettos founder Suzanne Oshima talks with transformational coach Jennifer Daure about why the “perfect marriage” isn’t always so perfect. Daure knows the truth in that statement from firsthand experience: She met and married her dream guy at 23 years old but realized that happiness was missing from her so-called perfect life. Here, she shares her story and her advice for other women in a similar situations.
Enjoying the fire blazing with my cup of coffee on New Year’s morning, I took a big sip and a deep breath and thought to myself…“I need more moments like this.” Then, I realized that if more of us, including myself, paid closer attention to those particular moments in our lives, we might hear the quiet message that alone time brings.
Singer Mike Posner first caught our attention in 2010 with his catchy song “Cooler Than Me.” This past weekend, at OK! magazine’s pre-Grammys party, he talks about his album Pages, which features collaborations with Big Sean and Justin Bieber (he first met the pop star when they co-wrote the hit “Boyfriend”). Plus, he reveals where he’ll be spending his Valentine’s Day.
We recognize Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom and Couple’s Therapy, and we’ll get to know the reality star even better when her special Being Farrah airs on MTV later this year. We had the chance to chat with the single mother about her Valentine’s Day plans and upcoming projects.
We recently caught up with celebrity stylist Brad Goreski to chat about the fashion at Sunday night’s Grammys as well as his tips for date night looks. “The number one trend that I loved was the metallics,” the reality star says, citing Taylor Swift, Chrissy Tiegen (“the golden goddess of the evening”), and Rita Ora as gorgeous examples. Plus, he reveals his predictions for the upcoming Oscars: “I think we’re going to see an explosion of glamour.”
When it comes to a date night, Goreski encourages women to look beyond what they’re wearing. “Starting off with really good hair, makeup, and skin is super duper important,” Goreski explains. “Your skin should definitely be glowing on Valentine’s Day!” He also says that you should invest in a show-stopping coat to amp up your look this winter. Watch the video below for more!
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This past weekend, Cupid caught up with some familiar faces at OK! Magazine’s pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. It was only fitting that we asked the stars about their favorite song of 2013. Check out the photo gallery above for their picks!
What was your favorite song of the year? Tell us in the comments below!
Sometimes, socks get treated like the younger, less impressive sibling to lingerie in the undergarment family. We all have our share of boring, white or grey mismatched socks — perhaps with holes in the toes. It’s far too rare that we treat ourselves to a new pair. Months go by, and we continue to neglect our feet’s need to be accessorized, while our derriÃ¨re gets all the attention. But socks can be just as fun and flirty as silky slips! With Foot Cardigan’s monthly subscription, you’ll be receiving creative, exciting socks throughout the year. Your socks will never be overshadowed by another undergarment again.
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In honor of the 71st Annual Golden Globes awards, which took place on Sunday, January 12, 2014, some of our favorite celebrities visited the GBK and Pilot Pen Pre-Golden Globes Gift Lounge at L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Cupid was there to ask them a question that’s always on our minds at the start of a new year: What’s your best piece of dating advice for 2014?
Check out their answers in the photo gallery above!