Best Smiles at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes signal the start of the awards season. Fans flock to their television sets to see what the beautiful people are wearing. They oooh and aaaahhh over all the glamorous dresses and wonder how much the bobbles and bangles add up to. No matter how gorgeous the design, as Little Orphan Annie once said, "You're never fully dressed without a smile!"

Here are my picks for the best SMILES on the Red Carpet for the 2012 Golden Globes:

Jessica Alba always has that fresh faced smile on her face. She seems so happy and approachable, a nice break from all the severe glares that some stars favor on the runway.

Natalie Portman's smile always makes me smile. Here she is in her taylor made gown, wearing her happy smile. She looks like she's not only enjoying her time on the red carpet, but in life, as well.

I loved Claire Danes as a sulking teenager in her Golden Globe winning role on "My So Called Life." Her Cheshire Cat grin turned to a broad, stunning smile when she won her second Golden Globe for her role as CIA Agent, Carrie Mathis on "Homeland."

And although I hated her dress and hair, Reese Witherspoon always has the Girl-Next-Door smile that makes you forgive her for dressing up like Dolly Parton's little sister.

There were so many gorgeous smiles at the Golden Globes this year, but there always has to be a winner.

My pick for Best Red Carpet Smile at the 2012 Golden Globes goes to:

Viola Davis!!!

Ms. Davis looked absolutely STUNNING on the red carpet! Not only did her dress flow on her so beautifully, making her look like a big screen goddess come to life, but her smile absolutely lights up her face creating the illusion that her eyes are really precious gems.


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Movie Time!

There are times when I want to head to the theater but there's nothing to watch. This is not one of those times! There are so many great movies showing, I don't know which one to go to first!

The Help

I could not put this book down. I first began reading this for free on my NookColor, in-store, at Barnes & Noble. They assumed correctly that I would love it so much I'd have to buy and download it to read at home. (*Geeky Side Note: Once I finished it, I shared it through Facebook with the "LendMe" app. I sent the digital file to my friend Michelle. She opened it on her iPad. We geeked out.) The characters stayed with me for days after reading the final words. I'm skeptical about books that I love becoming movies, but after watching the trailer, I decided to plan a Chick Flick Night with some girlfriends.

One Day

After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess of Across the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: If you post a picture of your one perfect day on Kodak's Facebook page by Sunday, August 14, you'll be entered to win a trip to Paris, France!

Spy Kids All the Time in the World in 4D

I recently had the chance to talk to Jessica Alba about her role as a mom in real life and in the upcoming Spy Kids 4. Her character is quite a bit like her own persona. She loves her family, but also knows that she has a duty to be her best self by pursuing her career. Here she is as mom and baby-wearing super spy:

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See you at the movies!