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Vince Vaughn in Delivery Man

Exclusive Look: Delivery Man

What role does biology play in a “real” family?

Vince Vaughn’s latest role has triggered that question for me — once again. In Disney’s upcoming film, Delivery Man, Vaughn plays “an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life,” when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.”

Yes, the film is a comedy (rated PG-13 so don’t bring your littles) but it’s got a heartwarming element to it as Vaughn’s character searches for something more meaningful.

On a separate but related note, the film brings up the topic of nature vs. nurture β€” a question that’s always been one I can’t help but ponder.

Here’s my question to you: No matter how loving/fulfilling/etc. one’s life may ultimately be, if we aren’t raised by those we’re biologically connected to, will there always be some sort of loss in our hearts? Discuss.

I personally can’t wait to see the film, just to see the hilarious Robin Scherbatsky Cobie Smulders.

PS: Thanks to Disney for the exclusive look at the trailer.

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Date Night: What Is There to Do?

That’s right people, here it is — my very first VLOG post. Check it out and please leave a comment. Let me know, what the heck do you do on date night?

P.S. This is also my very first post done entirely on my iPhone in the car. Technology rules!

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My Story of BRCA, on CNN

Within hours of the news of Angelina’s double mastectomy, I got an email from CNN International, asking if I’d be interested in sharing my story with the world. If there’s any way I can help other women (and men) heading down a similar path, I’m in. [Can’t see the embedded video? Click here instead!]

While not many in the U.S. are able to see the programming on CNNI, I hear I’m huge in Germany. πŸ˜‰