The "Ghostbusters" Remake (and 6 Other Things Gayle Loves)
Thirty-two years ago, four brave souls saved New York City from ghosts. On July 15, a new team will answer the call. Though I've seen the other Ghostbusters movies, the 2016 reboot is the first I'm looking forward to. The simple reason: the fantastically funny female cast—box office queen Melissa McCarthy, the kooky Kristen Wiig, the quirky Kate McKinnon, and the brilliantly brazen Leslie Jones. Who you gonna call? Those four!
Going for the Gold
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Testing out some of Gap's new gear with style assistant Manouska Jeantus (left) and executive marketing director Ashley O'Brien.
While Team USA is picking up medals in Brazil, I'll be watching from the safety of my family room, no doubt wearing the new GapFit summer collection. The Olympics-inspired line debuts in select stores and online on June 27. The sports bras, tanks, hoodies, shorts, capris, and pants come in vibrant colors that look good on every body type and skin tone, so there's something for everyone. ($23 to $65 each; gap.com)
Sound of Music
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The UE Roll may look like many things—I thought it was a flask from Morocco—but it's actually a waterproof wireless speaker that's very cool and easy to use: Just connect it to your phone's Bluetooth and select a song. I know my favorite son and daughter are going to play DJ with it on our annual vacation, and that's fine by me as long as they include some country music. ($100; ultimateears.com)
Tom Hanks Turns the Big 6-0 on July 9.
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So when he stopped by CBS This Morning recently, I asked him: If you could grab a beer with your 20-year-old self, what would you tell him? His response (Floss. Start watching the blood sugar right now, you idiot. Just calm down, would you? You'll be okay. —) was perfectly on brand for the most likable (and funny, smart, and charming) guy in Hollywood. I have a feeling that the Oscar-winning actor—who made me cry in Philadelphia, laugh in A League of Their Own, and go weak in the knees in Sleepless in Seattle—is just getting started.
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I leave the crooning to the pros, but when Adele kicks off her tour on July 5, I can't promise not to sing along—especially when she belts out my fave, "All I Ask."
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"American Idol" may be over, but that doesn't mean J. Lo is taking time off. Now she's the superstar in residence at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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People say the Essence Festival is a weekend of inspiration and great music (hi, Kendrick Lamar!). On July Fourth weekend, I headed to New Orleans for both.
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