The Spanx Tank (and 5 Other Things) Gayle King Loves
O's editor at large shares what she's loving this month.
Photo: Courtesy of Gayle King
The Beat Goes On
Blake Shelton's new album, the first since his high-profile divorce from country siren Miranda Lambert, is called If I'm Honest
(out May 20). Take it from me: The title is very telling. The lead single, "Came Here to Forget," is about finding new love post-breakup and starts with Girl you're getting over him, and I'm getting over her....
(Hello, Gwen Stefani!) This is Blake's 12th studio album and
no doubt (pun intended) his most personal yet. Love that—and love him.
What Lies Beneath
It's no secret that I've been a Spanx girl since the company began. So I always
get excited when they add to the collection. The new Lounge-Hooray! tank eliminates your muffin top and flattens your side rolls—all without sacrificing comfort. It's also so, so pretty that in this case, wearing underwear on the outside wouldn't be such a bad idea. ($38 each; spanx.com
Have you ever tried an ice cream just because of its name? I sure have. eCreamery lets you concoct your own flavor—like chocolate cake ice cream with fudge swirls and brownie bites (above
)—and also gives you the option of naming and labeling your creation. Volunteer to bring the ice cream to your next party. I promise you'll be a big hit. ($100 for four pints, including shipping; ecreamery.com
Lessons From Our Fathers
"My Pops showed me through his actions that everyone has a story to tell that is worthy of being heard—a lesson I'll never forget." —Ava DuVernay
Golden Globe Nominee Ava DuVernay is taking that lesson and making it her life's work. When her father passed away this spring, she became even more committed to sharing other people's stories. Here's to Ava's dad, Murray Maye, and other fathers who are being honored on June 19.
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What do you get when three Oscar winners join forces? A trifecta of talent! Jodie Foster directs George Clooney as Lee Gates, a flamboyant TV host who specializes in financial news, and Julia Roberts as Patty Fenn, his show's cool-as-a-cucumber producer. When an angry investor loses all his money after taking a trading tip from the show, he holds Lee hostage—live on air. Money Monster
(in theaters May 13) is highly entertaining, but in the name of TV anchors everywhere, don't try this at home!
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