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‘It’s Not About Weight:’ ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz’s Debut is a Real and Holistic Take on Love and Acceptance

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On the NBC hit show, This Is Us, Chrissy Metz plays the loveable Kate Pearson— the only daughter of Rebecca and Jack Pearson whose struggle with weight and size acceptance is not the focal point of her storyline, but something she learns to conquer by the end of the first season. Chrissy Metz isn’t what people typically think of when the image of a Hollywood starlet comes to mind; instead, she looks like a real woman of a real size who is sensual, confident and has real emotions. Essentially, Metz’s portrayal of Kate puts to rest the stereotype of the “happy, fat person.” After many This Is Us fans approached her about how realistic her portrayal of Kate is, saying,  “I don’t…

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‘A Nation of Immigrants’: The International Emmys Shines a Spotlight on Immigration in America

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“No human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” ~Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, Author of Night  and Presenter at the 28th Emmy Awards The International Emmys will take place this year in November with Maz Jobrani hosting. Jobrani is a comedian whose new special Immigration premiered on Netflix in August. He is one of many in entertainment to draw attention to the plight of immigrants in our country. Entertainers such as Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato, and Khalid have lent their voices in support of immigrants, as have a number of writers. With DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)…

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Top 5 Reasons to Binge Watch Emmy Nominated ‘The Handmaids Tale’ This Week

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Hulu‘s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale,  premiered on April 26 and Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred, is nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.  Alexis Bledel (known for her role on Gilmore Girls) won her first Emmy in an early award’s presentation for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. You may remember Atwood’s book from your high school English class, or simply because it’s still one of the best books ever written. While some of our standard required reading tomes feel dated, The Handmaid’s Tale is a fresh and relevant story that cautions against a horrifying totalitarian future. Despite being written over 30 years ago, it still feels distressingly…

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Emmy Books and Red Carpet Looks

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This week, we are counting down the days until the Emmy Awards on Sunday, and while we are all excited to hear about our favorite TV shows and celebrities, we can’t forget an essential part of any awards ceremony: the red carpet. In order to celebrate some of the most iconic looks, here is a list of 6 books on red carpet style, fashion and history. Red Carpet Hair: Beautiful Hairstyles for Special Occasions, Timothy C. Johnson   This is the first book from celebrity hairstylist Timothy Johnson, who started his career in Chicago, before moving to Milan and styling hair for runways and photo shoots. The photography book documents classic hairstyles from the red carpet, and readers will be inspired…

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And the Award Goes to…Us: It’s Emmys Week at BookTrib.com!

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The 69th Emmy Awards will air on September 17th and we are so excited to see all our favorites on the red carpet! To celebrate the Emmys, BookTrib.com will feature a piece each day with an Emmy spin. Today’s feature is about classic books that were turned into award winning movies. Later this week we will have pieces on books that will give you ideas and tips on how to throw an epic Emmy night party and on Emmy firsts.  All of this will lead up to an exclusive BookTrib interview on Friday with dancer and author Marjorie Goodson, whose father Mark Goodson won the Emmy’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1990.  Marjorie’s book MG features 153 images that demonstrate…

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These Emmy Award Nominees Exist Thanks to 6 Amazing Books!

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The 68th Emmy Awards are right around the corner! Television is pretty easy to love, but it’s even easier to love when it comes attached to a little reading material. Plus, you know that here at BookTrib, we are completely obligated to only root for shows that are based on books (sorry Mr. Robot). So, without further ado, here are our favorite shows up for an Emmy (and the books they’re based on)!   A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Reprint, 2011) This first one is no secret. In fact, the divergences between HBO’s hit show and Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series have caused alternating bouts of outrage and curiosity from fans of the…

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Emmy Award style straight out of literature

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The Emmys were Monday night, and sure, there were awards and stuff—but let’s talk about the most important part of the evening: the fashion. Because while some people may have watched the red carpet and seen long trains and artful draping, here at BookTrib all we could see was literature. From the sleek sequins of The Great Gatsby to the 60’s glamor of Valley of the Dolls, it seemed that Hollywood was taking its style cue from iconic novels. Not that we can blame them—books plus fabulous outfits equals a win-win as far as we’re concerned. Here are the best novel-inspired looks from Monday night’s red carpet: Debra Messing—Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West…

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