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NYGossipGirl Contest: My Man is a Loser Giveaway

To help celebrate the release of the upcoming summer comedy My Man is a Loser starring John Stamos, NYGossipGirl is giving ONE lucky winner a “Movie Night In” prize pack!

My Man is a Loser follows playboy Mike (Stamos), who has all the right moves. So when Mike’s buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he’ll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

The prize pack includes classic movie candy, glassware to enjoy cocktails with that special someone, a $50 gift card to customize the night and a download code.

To win, visit the My Man is a Loser website and share your best relationship advice inspired by the movie in the comments. U.S. participants only.

The film is available for your own movie night On Demand (check your local cable or satellite listings) as well as Amazon Instant and for rental on iTunes. Check out the trailer below!

Edited: July 28th, 2014

Win a Baggage Claim Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Contest

To celebrate the upcoming release of Baggage Claim, NYGossipGirl is giving away an awesome prize pack to one lucky winner!

The film follows Montana Moore (Paula Patton), a smart, sexy and sick-of-being-single woman. She’s determined to get engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cook up a high-flying scheme for Montana to “accidentally” bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy.”

To win, check out the feature below from relationship expert LaDawn Black and let us know your favorite compliment!

Surprising Compliments That Grab His/ Her Attention

Typical date talk and flirtatious comments can get old. Complimenting the obvious (a great smile, nice car or a fit body) can come off as more of the same.  If you want to really catch the attention of a new acquaintance, make your compliments original. Try these eight unexpected ways to compliment and leave a lasting impression:

Notice a Small or Non-flashy Piece of Jewelry
One quick way to impress someone new is to pick an item in their clothing or jewelry that is not screaming for attention. A quirky pair of cuff links, a simple necklace, any antique looking pieces or a well-traveled work bag are all possible great story starters. People choose these small items often more for sentimental reasons and not flash.  These items are more about who they are and less about what they have. Noticing the small things shows that you are taking the person in and really interested in getting to know them.

Thing That They Love
Listen closely to what the person loves.  Often within the first thirty minutes of talking with someone you can pretty much gain a clear picture of what is absolutely their life fuel – their love.  It may turn out that a pet, family, a hobby or even work may come up a bit in the getting to know you conversation.  Acknowledge this love and let this new person know in a subtle way that you see what matters most to them and you are okay with it.

Least Obvious Beauty Trait
This one is easy!  We all have aspects of our looks that are obvious pulls: height, a great head of hair, a curvy shape, a beautiful smile. Instead of complimenting the obvious take a few minutes and try to find something hot about your date that is not what they lead with.  She has a beautiful smile? Don’t tell her that first. Maybe you compliment her on the way her eyes light up when she laughs.  He is incredibly tall and fit.  Don’t give him what every woman gives him. Instead, compliment him on his beautiful skin that obviously comes from him living a healthy lifestyle.  The trick here is to be genuine and make sure your compliment makes sense and is linked in an unexpected way to a strength that your date already knows he/she has.

Little Known Fact about Company or Alma Mater
In this age of the search engine you should always know a bit about your date before you get there.  You wouldn’t go on a job interview without researching the company. So, why would you go on a date without knowing a few of the basics on your date?  Look up the company, hometown or school of your date and find a little known fact to add to the conversation. Knowing that his hometown is the birthplace of the Snuggie is funny and will definitely stay on his mind long after the kiss good night.

Unique Aspect of Date Location
Go beyond just complimenting the date planners choice.  Take the time while out to find something interesting about the place and mention it.  Maybe the fact that the first date took place at the aquarium isn’t incredibly memorable, but the fact that the aquarium also offers a weekend wine and dine with the dolphins and you would love too check it out one day reinforces the planners good choice and lets them know that you are open to date two.

Unique Point of View
In talking about controversial issues or current events compliment your date on their point of view.  There are two universal things in dating we all want to know that you think we are attractive and that you believe we are smart.  There is nothing like really taking in a person’s view and letting them know that their opinion makes perfect sense to you.

Point Out Grace, Class, Manners & Chivalry
Who doesn’t want to feel that they are extremely classy or chivalrous?  As much as we talk about the sexes being equal, there is still a strong draw to those that are able to be incredibly modern and still be on their old school manner game.  Point out little fine points that will make your date feel like they are the ultimate lady or gentlemen. Good manners still go a long way.

Eclectic Taste in Entertainment
Listen for what is different or off the beaten path in your date and point it out in positive ways. A love for eclectic/ independent music, films, artists or travel destinations are cues as to what a person wants you to know about them and how they live their lives.  We all want to be special and unique and often how we reflect our uniqueness is through our choices in entertainment. By listening and complimenting these choices, you are letting your date know that their quirks are fine with you.

Edited: February 10th, 2014

Win a That Awkward Moment Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Contest

To promote the upcoming release of That Awkward Moment, NYGossipGirl is giving away the ultimate prize pack to 2 lucky winners!

That Awkward Moment tells the story of three best friends who find themselves where we’ve all been – at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”

The film stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan.

The prize pack, which includes items based on Zac Efron’s costume when he goes to a party in the movie, includes:

1 cock-stirrer
1 martini glass
1 bandana
1 shirt

To win, tell us what your most awkward moment was.

That Awkward Moment comes out in theaters this Friday, Jan. 31!

Edited: January 27th, 2014

Win a The Americans Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Contest

We know you’re just excited as us for the Season 2 of The Americans. But while we wait in anticipation, let’s gear up for The Americans Season 1, which is available on Blu-ray and DVD February 11!

To celebrate the new release NYGossipGirl is giving one lucky winner the ultimate prize pack. Enter for your chance to win a Blu-ray copy of FX’s sexy, heart pounding, spy thriller and a Russian-styled Ushanka hat!

Be careful where you wear the hat though, your neighbors may begin to think you’re an undercover Russian KGB spy!

To enter for your chance to win, simply answer the below question.

What year was the U.S.S.R officially dissolved?

A) 1972

B) 1991

C) 2003

D) 1983

The Americans follows Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) who seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they’re actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission and keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent moves in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.

Enter for your chance to win now and don’t forget to follow The Americans on Twitter @TheAmericansFX

Edited: January 24th, 2014

Win a Sminorff ICE Pre Party Giveaway!: NYGossipGirl Contest

To celebrate the release of an awesome new video, Smirnoff Ice and NYGossipGirl are giving one lucky winner the ultimate pre-party kit.

As we all know, getting ready to go out with your friends is often one of the best moments of the night, a time to catch up on the latest buzz, try out new dance moves and generally be your “absurdly awesome” self with no judgments or expectations. The makers of Smirnoff Ice are celebrating these pre-party moments through the launch of a new digital video and original song titled Straight Primpin’, centered around women getting ready – responsibly, of course – for an amazing night out.

The Straight Primpin’ video was directed by creative genius, Jon Augustavo (aka Jon Jon), the music video director for several of Macklemore’s videos including “Thrift Shop.” It also features a cameo appearance from  Tumblr’s most popular intern, Tommy the Pomeranian, who boasts 100,000+ Tumblr followers.

Check out the video below!

To win, tell us what your favorite part of the video was!

The Prize Pack includes:

-          $100 Amex gift card for Smirnoff ICE

-          Phillips DS1155 Speaker with Lightening Connector to blast your latest pre-party playlist

-          Feather boas and nail polish to begin your primpin’

So pop open a cold Smirnoff Ice malt beverage and start Straight Primpin’. Cheers, responsibly!

The prize was provided by Smirnoff ICE. Smirnoff ICE is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.

Edited: September 18th, 2013

Win an Adore Kit: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To celebrate the video on demand release of Adore, NYGossipGirl is giving away 2 kits to two lucky winners!

Adore, which stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, is now available on VOD, as well in select theaters. The film marks the English-language directorial debut of Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) and is based on the novel by Nobel Prize for Literature winner Doris Lessing.

Adore is set in an Australian seaside town and follows two women’s plunge into uncharted waters as they explore the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion.

In addition to VOD, Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution will be distributing the film on disc and via digital platforms in the U.S. and the U.K.

Two lucky winners will receive kits, which include a cotton tote, a 4-piece wine set, truffles, a set of wine glasses with a gift box and 4 wine charms.

To win, tell NYGossipGirl how the kit will add to your VOD experience! The giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canada.

Edited: September 5th, 2013

Win a Heart of the Country Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To help promote the upcoming release of Heart of the Country, NYGossipGirl is giving one lucky winner the ultimate prize pack!

The film is based on a novel by Rene Gutteridge and John Ward and stars country music singer Jana Kramer (One Tree Hill), Randy Wayne (True Blood) and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad).

Heart of the Country follows Faith (Kramer) and Luke (Wayne). Faith is a singer and Luke is an up-and-coming businessman. When their life together is shattered and she is forced to return home to the family she turned her back on years ago, she must find the strength to love again.

To win a prize pack, which includes a DVD and book, check out the feature after the jump and and tell us which McRaney moment is your favorite!

Check out Gerald McRaney’s Most Memorable Roles after the jump!


Edited: August 10th, 2013

Win a 21 & Over Blu-ray: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To help promote the upcoming release of 21 & Over NYGossipGirl is giving one lucky winner a Blu-ray copy of the film!

From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Below are the top 21 quotes from 21 & Over. To win a Blu-ray copy, tell us which one is your favorite!

1. Miller: Look Jeff Chang this is your 21st birthday in the United States of America, Budweiser and bald eagles you go out and drink.

2. Miller: If you were in Africa you would have to leave the village and not come back until you kill the bear.

3. Miller: Ok look, I go back to the window to check out for our safety and I come back and everything’s bananas in pajamas.

4. Miller: I can tell you don’t like me but if you have a sister who looks like you…

5. Miller: Oh my God did we just kill Jeff Chang?

6. Miller: Nice tie, you look like Jason Gordon Levitt.

7. Miller: Okay bros when we beat you, you can’t rape us ok? No rapey.

8. Miller: You wanna make out with me no? Kenny you can come too. You look like a watcher.

9. Miller: Coming from a man with a diaper eating a banana.

10. Miller: Your nipples are just looking right at me.

11. Jeff Chang: I’m 21 and over with!

12. Jeff Chang: Dude. I really feel alert right now. I feel like Spider man!

13. Narrator: 21 years ago, Jeff Chang entered the world naked and screaming. Tonight, he ends up the same way.

14. Casey: Jeff Chang, this isn’t just any birthday, this is your 21st birthday! This is the day you become a man!

15. Casey: Jeff Chang’s Dad will honor kill him if we don’t get him to that interview.

16. Miller: When did this get all Bananas and Pajamas?

17.  Jeff Chang: I’m 21. Black Jack!

18.  Miller: I don’t know Casey, are we too old to have fun times?

19.  Jeff Chang: I wanna be 21 forever!

20. Miller: Did we just kill Jeff Chang again?

21. Miller: He is still breathing, right? Casey: Who cares.

Follow @FoxHomeEnt & @21andOver and tweet with #PARTYLIKEITS21 to celebrate the release!

Edited: June 7th, 2013

Win a Graceland Prize Pack: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

To celebrate tonight’s premiere of USA’s new drama, Graceland, NYGossipGirl is giving away an awesome prize pack!

TV is about to heat up with USA’s new one-hour drama, Graceland, about the adrenaline-fueled world of a diverse group of undercover agents whose lies are their lives.

To win, tell us why you’re most excited to see the show!

One lucky winner receive a Graceland-themed prize pack that includes all the necessary items to help live the undercover life. The prize pack includes:

  • Tumi T-Tech Backpack
  • Black GRACELAND sweatshirt
  • CLEAR Wayfarer sunglasses
  • Black GRACELAND Bluetooth Speakers
  • Lies & Excuses book
  • Black Silicone Iphone 5 Case

Graceland comes from the acclaimed creator of White Collar, Jeff Eastin and features an all-star cast including Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Serinda Swan and Manny Montana.

Edited: June 6th, 2013

Win a Copy of Safe Haven: NYGossipGirl Giveaway

Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel’s latest film Safe Haven tackles unconditional love and fear of the unknown, but it also underscores the importance of self-defense skills for women.

Safe Haven arrives May 7 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The film follows a mysterious, beautiful woman named Katie (Hough), who moves to Southport, North Carolina and sparks the interest of  locals, especially Alex (Duhamel), a handsome widower. Although she is attracted to Alex, Katie is reluctant to trust him – that is, until a new friend (Cobie Smulders) convinces her to give Alex a chance. But before long, a dark secret from Katie’s past threatens her happiness.

Unlike Katie, Hough’s character in the film, women don’t have to be in love with the wrong person to risk getting hurt, which is why Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment created a list of 10 key self-defense tips for women:

  • Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, odds are something is wrong.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Always walk in well-lit areas
  • Walk close to the curb, facing oncoming traffic
  • Carry bags close to your body
  • If a robber asks for your wallet, don’t hand it to them – toss it as far away from you as possible and run in the opposite direction
  • Don’t be afraid to get hurt while staying safe! Need to jump out of a window or a moving vehicle? Do it.
  • Use objects in your environment to your advantage: Smash a window, pull a fire alarm, or throw a chair
  • Yell. Yelling increases power as much as 33 percent and can attract help.
  • Use your elbow – it is the strongest point in your body, don’t be afraid to elbow someone who is hurting you.
  • Been thrown in the trunk of a car? No worries, kick out the taillights, stick your arms out and wave!

In order to win your very own copy of Safe Haven on Blu-ray, please answer the trivia question below:

Who plays the male lead in Safe Haven?

  • Ryan Gosling
  • James Franco
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Tobey Maguire

Follow Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on Twitter @FoxHomeEnt

Visit Safe Haven’s Official Sites:

Edited: April 26th, 2013

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