Maressa Brown

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Maressa Brown

An online & print journalist with over a decade of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing women's lifestyle (e.g. health, love/sex, beauty/style) and pop culture content.


'Mad Men' Makeup Artist Spills Her Beauty Secrets for Betty, Peggy & Joan (PHOTOS)​

Mad Men's season 7 (part 2) premiere is almost here, and you know what that means. Every time we get our fix of the period drama series, we're inspired by the stunning '60s (or perhaps now '70s ...?!) fashion and beauty looks the leading ladies are bound to flaunt. This time, we actually got the backstage scoop from Mad Men's makeup artist Lana Horochowski.
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'Kind Mama' Alicia Silverstone Responds to Criticism About Her New Book

Before Alicia Silverstone's new book, The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning, even hit shelves, the claws have been out. From Jessica Grose's Slate article, "Celebrity Quack Moms Are a Terrible Influence on Everyday Parents," to other criticisms cropping up over the book's discussion of potty training and conventional medicine, Alicia's the latest target in the "mommywars."
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Jillian Michaels Talks to Us About Motherhood & How She's Making Dreams Come True

Jillian Michaels may be best known for her hardcore workouts and aggressive training style on The Biggest Loser, but the mom of two has a lot more to offer than lessons on "lunges, chicken, and broccoli," as she jokes. In an effort to share information, tools, and inspiration that will help people create the lives of their dreams, she's launched her "Maximize Your Life" Tour.
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Jennifer Garner Aims to Save America's Children

Jennifer Garner has endeared herself to American audiences in shows like Felicity and Alias, and movies like 13 Going on 30 and Juno. But for the past three and half years, Garner has been working with Save the Children, a non-profit group that works to better the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
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Jenny McCarthy on Life, Love & Motherhood

Jenny McCarthy has built a vibrant career on putting her opinion and life experiences out there for all the world to see. Now, what might be the culmination of everything she's encountered all along the way -- from show biz to the frontlines of single motherhood -- has come together in The View co-host's tenth and latest book, Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life.
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Lea Michele Opens Up About 'Legends of Oz' & What's Next for 'Glee' (VIDEO)

Lea Michele may always be Rachel Berry to Gleeks, but the triple threat is also making a name for herself as Dorothy Gale. Yup, the very same originated on screen by Judy Garland! Lea lent her famous voice to the latest, animated version of the ruby-slippered girl from Kansas in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, opening in theaters today, May 9.
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'Endless Love' Remake Aims to Make New Generation of Heartsick Teens Swoon

Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 film adaptation of Scott Spencer's book Endless Love is a film that haunts me to this day. Starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt as star-crossed lovers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod -- really young James Spader and Tom Cruise as supporting cast, too -- it's actually more dark drama than frothy romance. But in its 2014 incarnation, directed by Shana Feste and in theaters today, it's a purely effervescent, modern day fairy tale.
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'Biggest Loser' Host Alison Sweeney Shares the Key to Leading the Fit Life

Biggest Loser host, longtime (soon to be former) Days of Our Lives star, and mom of two Alison Sweeney knows firsthand how hard it can be to juggle all of her everyday commitments and lead a healthy lifestyle. That's just one of the major reasons she recently partnered with Aetna as a spokesperson for their "What's Your Healthy?"
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'About Time': Rachel McAdams Shares All There Is to Adore About Her New Movie

If Love Actually, Notting Hill,and/or Bridget Jones' Diary made you laugh, tear up, and want to watch it over and over again, have I got the film of the holiday season for you. Richard Curtis, the mastermind behind those classic romantic comedies, is back with About Time.
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YourTango Talks With Patti Stanger About Finding New Love

The Millionaire Matchmaker herself opens up about what she's personally looking for in love. Matchmaker and Bravo TV diva Patti Stanger has gone bicoastal to couple successful men and women with the loves of their lives. But because she's considered the ultimate yenta, many an eyebrow was raised when she called off her own engagement last summer.
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‘Kiss’ and tell time

WHAT: Warner’s Tuesday preem of “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” which uncorked the ninth annual Hollywood Film Festival. WHO: Writer-helmer, thesps Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr., Corbin Bernsen, Michelle Monaghan and Duane Carnahan; producer Joel Silver; plus guests Courteney Cox and David Arquette. WHERE: Grauman’s Chinese, followed by a poolside fete at the Roosevelt Hotel.
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Maressa Brown

Whether I'm reporting on women's health research by interviewing medical experts, doing one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jennifer Garner or Selena Gomez, or creating in-depth, visually-appealing features on red carpet or fitness trends, my copy is conversational and substantive. I'm also a media-trained journalist comfortable being on-camera, having represented CafeMom's The Stir in both live and taped-to-air segments as host of "The Daily Stir" web series and a commentator on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and CafeMom's "Moms Matter" Google Hangouts series.



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