Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates Bob Marley’s Legacy with One Love Flavor

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates Bob Marley’s Legacy with One Love Flavor

Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with the Marley family for an ice cream tribute to Bob Marley called One Love.

One Love is an delicious blend of banana ice cream, caramel and cookie swirls, and chocolate peace signs. It originally debuted in the United Kingdom last year, and is finally debuting in the U.S.

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Netflix June 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in June 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Disney’s Moana and Dreamworks’ Trolls , along with returning favorites like Full Metal Jacket, The Sixth Sense, Zodiac, and Young Frankenstein .

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Lucid Dream (a Korean thriller), and Shimmer Lake (starring Rainn Wilson and Benjamin Walker). Documentary fans can check out Counterpunch (boxing), Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson, and Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Chris D’Elia, Marco Luque, Rory Scovel, and “Oh Hello on Broadway” starring John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. Plus more episodes of Chelsea Handler‘s show.

Netflix original series include Orange Is the New Black (Season 5), G.L.O.W. (Season 1), Flaked (Season 2), Gypsy (Season 1), and The Ranch (Season 3).

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Vanity Fair Releases Four Collectors Covers of #StarWars: The Last Jedi Cast for Upcoming Issue

Vanity Fair Releases Four Collectors Covers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” doesn’t land in theaters until December, but fans can get a sneak peek at the cast in costume on four different Vanity Fair magazine covers hitting newsstands on June 6.

Photographed by the renowned Annie Leibovitz, the cast including Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran appear in groupings across the covers.

Except for our dear departed Princess/General Leia, Carrie Fisher, who stands regal in a solitary cover:

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Let’s Talk About It: Depression and Me #B4MH

Let's Talk About It: Depression and Me #B4MH

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’m banding together with a few other bloggers to talk openly about the topic today.

As many of you know, I have been dealing with a lot of physical health issues the last few years, including MS, heart/lung/kidney failure, and cancer. But hand in hand with that, I’ve also been dealing with a lot of mental health issues I haven’t talked about as much.

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May the Fourth Be With You – A Look Back at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando #SWCO

Me at at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend Star Wars Celebration 2017 here in Orlando, and I loved being totally immersed in the SW Universe for four days, amongst my geek peers.

However when the weekend finished, not only had I managed to catch “con crud” (the lovely mini-flu that happens when you have so many people in an enclosed space for several days), but I realized I had over 2000 photos to go through.

So while this recap is a bit late, I’m blessed with having the annual unoffical Star Wars holiday, May the Fourth Be With You, to take a look back at the panels, creations, and cosplay I encountered during the weekend.

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I’m Headed to Alabama for #TBEX in Huntsville and a Few Days in Mobile #IHeartHSV #VisitMobile

I'm Headed to Alabama for TBEX in Huntsville and Few Days in Mobile

I’m excited to announce that I’m kicking off May with my first big trip of the year to Huntsville, Alabama to attend the TBEX travel writer’s conference, and immediately following, I’m headed down to Mobile, where they have a wonderful itinerary planned.

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Paul McCartney Adds Summer 2017 US Dates to #OnetoOne Tour

Paul McCartney Adds Summer 2017 US Dates to One to One Tour

Legendary music icon Paul McCartney has added a new U.S. leg to his 2017 One On One tour, and it includes a slew of dates kicking off May 5 in Miami, FL.

A live McCartney show is not to missed for any music lover. His shows often run around the three hour mark, and include many memory making songs from over 50 years of music.

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Netflix May 2017 Additions and Departures

 

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in May 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Southpaw, Don’t Think Twice, and When the Bough Breaks, along with returning favorites like Forrest Gump, Chocolat, The Host, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Inglourious Basterds.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies War Machine, and Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie. Documentary fans can check out The Mars Generation, The Keepers, Get Me Roger Stone, Laerte-se, and Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Offers $300 to Visitors to Celebrate 2017 Centennial

U.S. Virgin Islands Offers $300 to Visitors to Celebrate 2017 Centennial

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, March 31 is the 100th anniversary celebration of “Transfer Day,” which is when Denmark sold the islands to the United States for $25 million.

Normally the three islands – St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas – mark the annual holiday with parades. But since 2017 marks the Centennial, the USVI have decided to also offer a $300 bonus to guests who visit at least one of the islands during the calendar year.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Drops First Trailer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando #SWCO

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Drops First Trailer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando

This morning at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Lucasfilm held a panel for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it included the very first trailer for the movie.

The crowd reaction was wild! So many screams and applause. And with good reason.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the story of Star Wars: A Force Awakens, and this was the fan’s first look at what to expect.

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I’m Going to Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando!! #SWCO

I'm Going to Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando

I’m excited to announce my media badge has arrived, and I’m going to be covering Star Wars Celebration 2017 here in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center the weekend of April 13-16.

I have been a die-hard Star Wars fan since seeing the original, A New Hope, on opening weekend in 1977. I have seen every other Star Wars movie opening weekend, as well.

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Celebrate Smurfs The Lost Village Movie with My Smurf Float Recipe + Win a Smurftastic Prize Package! #SmurfsMovie #RWM #ad

Celebrate Smurfs The Lost Villiage Movie with Zengrrl's Smurf Float Recipe

I fell in love with The Smurfs as a child in the 80s, and I still have a fondness for the tiny blue characters. So I’m super excited for the upcoming new movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, due in theaters in the U.S. on April 7, 2017.

So excited, I’ve created a super simple, fun, and tasty Smurf Float recipe to celebrate before and/or after your family sees the film.

And if that’s not enough, I’m offering a chance to win a Smurftastic prize pack including a t-shirt and more.

Read on for the recipe and details on how to enter the giveaway…

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Netflix April 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in April 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Disney’s Queen of Kawte, The Secret Life of Pets, Kubo and the Two Strings, Kevin Hart: What Now?, and Disney’s BFG (postponed from last month), along with returning favorites like Gremlins, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Schindler’s List.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Win It All, Sand Castle, and Small Crimes, along with comedy specials by Louis C.K., and season 2 of Chelsea Handler‘s show.

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Movie Review: The Belko Experiment Mixes Horror and Comedy in an Extremely Bad Day at the Office

Movie Review: The Belko Experiment by zengrrl.com - movie logo

The Belko Experiment is an original horror-comedy movie written by James Gunn, who is best known as the writer-director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but actually has an extensive horror pedigree going all the way back to his beginnings with Troma Films.

If you’ve seen any of Gunn’s horror films or online shorts, you know he likes to inject a healthy dose of dark humor that at times borders on strange and sick…but in a good way.

That blend of horror and comedy is the backbone of The Belko Experiment which is set in a lone office building in the middle-of-nowhere outside of Bogotá, Colombia. It starts out with the employees arriving at work, amidst an over-abundance of new security protocols.

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#CookingWithCabot and #SundaySupper for a Cheesy Good Day

#CookingWithCabot and #SundaySupper for a Cheesy Good Day

I grew up in Wisconsin, so there’s nothing I love more than a good cheese (or two… or three…), so when the Sunday Supper family of bloggers invited me to join them at a Cabot Cheese event, I had to say yes.

The #CookingWithCabot event took place at East End Market in Orlando, upstairs in their APEX room. East End is a collective of several local independently-owned food-orientated businesses, and area foodies make it a regular stop.

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