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  Elaine G. Flores
Professional/Personal Overview
  I worked my way up from delivering the mail at a newspaper to writing, editing and blogging for national publications, and starting my own businesses: Geeky Splendor and TV Recappers' Delight. By letting fun, passion and bon vivant leanings be my guide, my assignments have included standing on the red carpet, riding in star-studded parades, visiting castles and sipping afternoon tea in London.
Work Info
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Editor 14 Years
Writer 25 Years
Entertainment 25 Years
Humor 25 Years
Lifestyle 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Other Work History
Chief Editor TVRecappersDelight.com
Owner, Geeky Splendor Editorial Services,
The Root,
Moguldom Media Group, Senior Editor
Soap Opera Digest,Style Writer & Editor
Pixie, Contributing Editor
Personal Journey, Contributing Editor
Spirit Guide, Contributing Editor
Gannett Suburban Newspaper, Reporter
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere.
Work Samples
(The Root, 10/15/2015)
The Lyon family enters the woods to dig up a buried secret on the Empire episode "Poor Yorick."
(The Root, 10/1/2015)
Empire had it's most grown-up episode to date and brought more nuance to the characters and believable plots.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 9/28/2015)
Minority Report's leads, Meagan Good (Lara Vega), Stark Sands (Dash) and Nick Zano (Arthur) do their best to bring some playfulness and life to the endeavor, but they don't have a lot of material to work with.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 9/27/2015)
Blood & Oil debuted Sunday on ABC. The new series starring Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Amber Valetta, is about soapy characters doing soapy things and interacting with colorful local characters who do colorful local character things.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 6/3/2015)
UnREAL's debut episode gets all the details of reality TV dating shows right, including the bland male prize. There are no roses to accept, but every lady is given a diamond bracelet, which she has to return when she gets kicked off. (Now, that's really unkind.)
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/31/2015)
Captain Randall is obsessed with Jamie, he's whipped him so badly that Jamie's back is covered with a patchwork of scars. The sadistic redcoat finally lives out his fantasy of breaking Jamie. Caution: This is going to be a disturbing recap, you might want to stop reading here.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/29/2015)
TV Recappers' Delight offers smart, fun and quirky Television recaps and reviews. We also offer special features and quizzes for fan engagement.
(The Root, 5/18/2015)
Although Fox's megahit Empire arrived a little late in the season to have a huge effect on the upcoming season's new shows, the networks did get a clue and continued the trend, led by ABC last season, of "diversifying"-or, as Shonda Rhimes calls it, "normalizing"-TV.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/17/2015)
After Liam and Ophelia leave for their new life together, Gemma slinks up to Marcus and notes that Ophelia was the girl of Marcus's dreams. Wait, what? Did we miss something? When was that established?
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/16/2015)
Jamie will do anything - and we mean anything - to protect Claire. Mrs. Fraser is no damsel in distress, she'll do anything - and we mean anything - to be with husband.This is not going to be a fun read. If you are a glutton for punishment, grab an adult beverage because you're going to need it.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/15/2015)
TV Recappers' Delight offers smart, fun and quirky Television recaps and reviews. We also offer special features and quizzes for fan engagement.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 5/13/2015)
You know who doesn't sit around like a damsel-in-distress? Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser, that's who! The sassy Sassenach set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her man.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/25/2015)
The success of television shows like Empire, How to Get Away with Murder, Black-ish, Jane the Virgin and Off the Boat are opening doors. Deadline Hollywood asks if those doors should be slammed shut.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/22/2015)
E! Entertainment debuted its first original scripted series, The Royals, which stars Liz Hurley as Queen Helena. It's a hot mess. We mean that we love.
(The Root, 3/19/2015)
It's the dramatic two-hour finale of Empire, with appearances by Patti LaBelle, Rita Ora, Snoop Dogg and Juicy J. Actually, it's a one-hour finale filled with an extra 60 minutes of flashbacks and filler. Take a drink whenever you see Lucious' do-rag, Bunkie's shooting or the infamous trash can.
(The Root, 3/19/2015)
FOX's megahit Empire brought its first season to a close last night with a two-part finale. It's no secret that the series has stirred up controversy, inspired fierce devotion, garnered record-breaking ratings and changed the face of television. The show also made an impact in surprising ways.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/18/2015)
Rejoice Sleepyheads, after an agonizing wait, it was announced today that Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a third season! Sleepy Hollow's survival was definitely helped along by a vocal, well-organized and passionate fandom. Here are just seven ways, the fans fought for their show.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/16/2015)
The Royals, E!'s, first original scripted series, debuted last night. It's a sexy version of the British monarchy. Let's face it, aside from the entertaining Prince Harry, the actual royal family is dusty. The Royals presents the kind of ideal world we'd live in with Harry running the show.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/15/2015)
Brew a "cuppa" Earl's Grey, grab a scone and get ready for the debut of The Royals, E!'s first scripted drama. The show looks trashy and absurd, in other words, I'm all in! The reviews have mostly been scathing. (I think the British press is just being touchy.)
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/12/2015)
Naomi Campbell made a memorable appearance as golddigger Camilla on the FOX hip-hop soap opera Empire.
(The Root, 3/12/2015)
Everyone, except Lucious, shows up to support Andre, who's at a posh clinic, recuperating from his breakdown. The psychiatrist makes a few comments, but it's Michelle White, the music therapist, who talks the most. That's because Michelle is portrayed by Jennifer Hudson.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/9/2015)
Fans of FOX's supernatural series fear that co-star Nicole Beharie, who plays Lieutenant Abbie Mills has been sidelined. To get the show's attention, they've launched the Twitter campaign #KeepItBeharie. Here are ten reasons why we agree.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/5/2015)
Empire's Taraji P. Henson gets to do everything on FOX's hip-hop soap opera. She uttered a line that can take its place alongside SNL's "Nees more cowbell."
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/3/2015)
Fans of FOX's supernatural series Sleepy Hollow waged a shipping war over two pairings, #Ichabbie and #Ichatrina. The latter was not unlike "The Dress." Some saw the dress as white and gold, it was actually blue and black.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 3/2/2015)
Downton Abbey's Lady Rose gets the tabloid treatment.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/26/2015)
In the Season One finale of Bravo's original scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, viewers learned more about the character Pheobe, who is played by Beau Garett.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/25/2015)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce made some shipper dreams come true with the season finale of Bravo's first original scripted drama. Fans of the Abby/Jake pairing got their wish.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/24/2015)
The second season finale of FOX's supernatrual procedural was filled with OMG and OMFG! Time travel, Benjamin Franklin facing off with the Headless Horseman and a shocking death set the series up a reboot.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/24/2015)
Katrina served a purpose in the first season of Sleepy Hollow. Time traveler Ichabod needed an emotional tie to his past. Katrina served as a handy device. She also helped define Ichabod as a devoted romantic leading man.
(TV Recappers's Delight, 2/23/2015)
Sleepy Hollow's petite powerhouse Abbie Mills is one of the standout heroines on TV. She's a bold, brave, brainy, beautiful badass. Here are just some of the reasons, we need a Season Three and more Abbie Mills 17 Reasons to Love Sleepy Hollow's Abbie Mills
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/23/2015)
Sometimes Downton Abbey speeds through storylines so fast that you can blink and miss them. Lady Rose's marriage happened awfully quick. Other times the show drags out a plot for so long, you just want it to end.
(The Root, 2/19/2015)
Empire amped up everything this week; the drama, the comedy and the crazy all went to the next level.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/17/2015)
So many of fans chose Jo on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce as the character you most wanted to hang out with that we wanted to find out more about actress Alanna Ubach. Now that we did, we love the actress as much as we love Jo.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/16/2015)
Lady Edith writes in her diary: "Getting as far away from this oblivious lot at Downton Abbey would have been the wise move. All the staff seem to be plotting their escape:"
(The Root, 2/12/2015)
All I'm trying to say is that Cookie is already going to dinner in her lingerie. If she gets any racier ideas, it's gonna be uncomfortable for everyone real fast.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/9/2015)
She's got beauty, brains, well-timed barbs and a level of self-absorption that just won't quit. But what is Lady Mary really like? In this exclusive one-on-one, Mary sits down at her dressing table to dispel any notions that maybe she's really not that bad, after all.
(The Root, 2/5/2015)
On this week's Empire, we learn that an anonymous rose can make Cookie paranoid. When Cookie gets paranoid, Cookie makes bad life choices. When Cookie makes bad life choices, people get hurt. For the full story, check out our recap on The Root.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 2/2/2015)
She seems so mild-mannered, but Lady Cora recently went on a violent rampage through the halls of Downton Abbey.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/27/2015)
Lady Edith Crawley of Downton Abbey is speaking out against writer Julian Fellowes, whom she claims has been bullying and mistreating her for more than a decade. "It's like he's plotting to drive me mad." She accuses him of being a Svengali adding, "I just can't take the sadism anymore."
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/19/2015)
Just gonna put it out there and admit that I'm a Joss Whedon superfan. I consider Buffy the Vampire Slayer one of the greatest shows of all time and often suspect that the Sleepy writers have viewed a lot of Buffy themselves.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/18/2015)
Lady Mary Crawley is beautiful, sought-after and always the center of attention, but is the merry widow also dangerous? That's what certain Crawley-watchers are saying and they fear for the life of Lord Gillingham.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/13/2015)
Forget Emily Post and Miss Manners, those heifers are from some other dusty time. There are new rules to follow and they come courtesy of Empire's Cookie Lyon so listen up.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/11/2015)
Remember how the time that fire at Downton Abbey drove so much storyline? Oh, wait. That never happened.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/7/2015)
Okay, did anyone else get the feeling that Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce was poking fun at all those dopey Real Housewife trips from hell this week? That's how I'm reading it. Anyway, at least Abby got herself some Victor Webster with a side of Jake. Here's how she did it!
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/5/2015)
The new season of an absurd TV show airs tonight. It's about some rando fame whore who juggles emotionally damaged women in a Hunger Games-style competition for his heart. I will not be watching that show. I will be watching Sleepy Hollow because it's more fun to swoon over Ichabod Crane.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/5/2015)
At Downton Abbey, it's better than 1913, but 1924 is still kind of a jackass.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 1/4/2015)
Wealth, prominence and a glamorous lifestyle, the Crawley family looks like they have it all, but sources close to the aristocrats reveal that all is not as it seems for the Downton Abbey denizens.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 12/24/2014)
The most memorable sex scene of the year --or possibly all time - was the priceless debacle on my favorite new show, Bravo's Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.
(TV Recappers Delight, 12/12/2014)
It's only been two weeks, but I'm lounging on a deck chair aboard the SS Girlfriend. I'm sipping a fruity drink and I think I can hear the steel drums. The sudsy show has all kinds of teachable moments. Here are some of the ones I took from the most recent one I watched.
(TV Recappers Delight, 11/27/2014)
Hey there, are you late to the HTGAWM party? There's a lot of back and forth on the show, so here's how to get with the program. (See what we did there?)
(TV Recappers' Delight, 10/16/2014)
It's seven weeks earlier and I just can't wait to find out how the presumed murders are linked. Are you on the edge of your seats, too? There is a lot of movement in the flashbacks and it's arguably the most exciting episode so far.
(TV Recappers' Delight, 9/22/2014)
Ah, our beloved Sleepy Hollow is back. This show which embraces and gives a neck massage to every trope, kicks things off with a dark and stormy night.
(Sterling Silver Tours, 9/4/2013)
Heather Pickering attempts to teach Downton Abbey fans from across the U.S., France, Italy and Egypt how to emulate members of British society.
(High End Weekly, 2/26/2013)
Don't you just swoon over "Downton Abbey" on Sunday nights? I certainly do. In these Big Gulp, plastic days, it's wonderful to imagine a world so passionate about style and indulgence.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 4/6/2012)
By day you'll find Rodrigo Ducati working in the lab of Dr. Vern Schramm conducting research on malaria. By night, however, you might find the postdoctoral fellow on a dance floor. Earlier this year, he and his wife, Tathyana Franco, began leading samba classes as part of the Einstein Dance Club.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2/1/2012)
Whether it's tutoring students in an academic achievement program, acting as a church youth leader or serving as a volunteer with the minority outreach program Mentoring in Medicine, making a difference is a recurring theme for Utibe Essien, who is in his third year at Einstein.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 10/24/2011)
Within days of the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Mitchell Schwaber, a major in the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps reserves, visited the impoverished and devastated country as part of an IDF team sent to set up a field hospital to aid the disaster's victims.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 9/23/2011)
Einstein's newest crop of students — the class of 2015 — recently undertook a rite of passage marking their entry into the medical profession, at the annual "On Becoming a Physician" ceremony.
(A Band of Wives, 7/14/2010)
Every great woman's tale -- be it fact or fiction -- features a heroine navigating her way around a series of obstacles and then triumphing over them again and again. If you never do that, you'll never be a great woman.
(A Band Of Wives, 6/29/2010)
I overheard a conversation between two women on a train. One of the women was going on and on and on (and on and on and on) about a list of grievances:.... This chick was like the BP of drama.
(Madame Noire, 6/29/2010)
Since we're talking about one of my favorite things -- shoes on Madame Noire today. That got me thinking about one of my other favorite things in life -- men. And it makes me wonder how come so many women are so much smarter about picking the former.
(Madame Noire, 6/26/2010)
Looking to change up your look with a little old school glamour? Here are some tips for achieving that vintage beauty. It looks like a lot of work, but retro bombshell beauty is all about a certain confident simplicity. To get this look, you have to ignore extreme and fussy styles, fads and trend
(Madame Noire, 6/25/2010)
Are you in everybody's business and are they all up in yours? Can you name three friends who you are no longer on speaking terms with because of some perceived diss? Do you have to wear waterproof mascara all year long because you just never know when you are going to burst into tears?
(Madame Noire, 6/24/2010)
Ah, to be reclining on a beach chair right now with steel drums playing in the background and well-oiled cabana boys fetching us drinks.
(Madame Noire, 6/22/2010)
Gourmet food, fine wine and an elegant atmosphere Madames are made for dining out. But if you're on a tight budget, you might think you have to abandon little luxuries like an outing to a chichi restaurant. Not so.
(Madame Noire, 6/22/2010)
I'm going to say something: I'm really over the whole "My man is my best friend" thing. I bring this up because I was vexed on Saturday when I went in to get my nails did and had to wait around for some whipped husband who was hogging up the pedicure chair....
(Madame Noire, 5/24/2010)
Any city known for fashion, food and flirting is for Sisters, right? But what if we've got big dreams and a (Quelle Horreur!) small bank account? Even pricey Paris can be enjoyed on a budget.
(Bossip, 4/29/2010)
Oprah Winfrey got Naomi Campbell to agree to sign a "No Phone Throwing Zone" pledge. We notice there is all kinds of wiggle room in that agreement. Naomi said she wouldn't throw the phone, that is not to say she won't take her CrackBerry, grab you by the hair and beat you bloody with it. Be prepare
(ABCDLady, 2/1/2010)
Could there be a link between a blemish on your face and your earning power? Manisha Thakor, a personal finance expert, says that may be the case, and she's on a mission to help women build confidence on both fronts.
(FoxNews.com, 3/9/2009)
Recession Chic: 10 Amazing Under-$30 Spring Fashion Finds You could slap down a couple Benjamins and get all 10 items in our Top 10 Spring Recessionista Fashion List, and still have enough money left for a skim latte.
(Soap Opera Digest, 5/28/2008)
It's so uncomfortable watching that Sofie snivel and grovel and beg the man who just told her to get lost to "make love to me one more time." I mean, who does that?
(Soap Opera Digest, 2/5/2008)
When I look at Debbi, I just see a lovely, natural-looking face, which hasn't been sliced, diced, folded, spindled and mutilated into something frightening. I don't think you can get what she has from a doctor's office. (That said, if you can, sign me up!)
(Soap Opera Digest, 1/11/2008)
Harley's panic attacks are being "treated" by former thief Cyrus, whose therapy could have gotten her killed by a snake, which he wrongly assumed was a just hallucination a couple of weeks ago
(ABCDLady, 1/7/2008)
One of Hollywood's rising stars is Kal Penn, the 30-year-old New Jersey native who has captured attention for the hit stoner comedy, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
(ABCDLady.com, 12/3/2007)
If you have only a few minutes to interview a lightning bolt like director/writer/producer Mira Nair, where do you start? I thought the best place would be to ask the press junket question she never wants to answer again.
(Soap Opera Digest, 10/11/2007)
I love it when soaps take the time to get to know their subjects. Y&R's Heather and Colleen discovered they are both former New Yorkers and bonded over Big Apple culinary delights, citing Gray's Papaya as the best hot dog. (And it sure is, especially after a long night on the town.)
(St. Louis American, 7/6/2005)
Niecy Nash was born in L.A., but it was in St. Louis where she decided on a showbiz career. Nash moved here as a baby.
(ABCDLady, 6/6/2005)
For thousands of New Yorkers, Bhairavi Desai is a reluctant star In more than a decade of journalism, never have I found an interview as hard to get as this one. I
(ABCDLady, 2/7/2005)
Bride & Prejudice Movie Review Things get thorny for the protagonist when East meets West in director Gurinder Chadha's Bride & Prejudice. The same can be said for the film itself.
(Soap Opera Digest, 12/28/2004)
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  Elaine G. Flores
N.Y.C., NY 10471

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