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Shonda Rhimes and the Question

September 22, 2014 15:26:14 Posted at September 22, 2014 15:26:14
Duana Posted by Duana
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Lord knows I am usually long-winded. But I am so anxious to have you read the article I just read that brevity is essential. On Friday morning, the NYT article about Shonda Rhimes was published. There was immediate outcry and, most tellingly, there were three or four tweets from Rhimes herself which maybe indicated that this was not the way she had anticipated spending her Friday morning. Full Story

Emma Watson, crusader

September 22, 2014 14:26:31 Posted at September 22, 2014 14:26:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Six months ago, Emma Watson was named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She spoke at the UN in New York yesterday to promote a campaign called HeForShe, encouraging men to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. Her speech was thoughtful and inclusive, arguing that gender stereotyping disadvantages men too – in their roles as fathers, and/or if they are dealing with mental illness, and/or if they are pressured to conform to the social expectation of how a Man should be. Full Story

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Mindy Kaling Motivates Your First Day

September 2, 2014 13:44:52 Posted at September 2, 2014 13:44:52
Duana Posted by Duana

-EXCLUSIVE- It’s the first day of school! For the moments that you remember that it’s true, you feel motivated, right? Like this year you’re going to give it your all, and really show them what you can do, right? Isn’t there always that renewal feeling on the first day? Here to help you out is Mindy Kaling, who’s on the cover of FLARE this month in a dress I will spend the next year trying to sport. Full Story

Nude value

September 2, 2014 13:18:38 Posted at September 2, 2014 13:18:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I’m sure you’ve heard, but for those of you who enjoyed Labour Day away from social media… Dozens of celebrities were exposed this weekend when nude photos resulting from an alleged iCloud hack were released online including Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Teresa Palmer, Kate Upton… It’s a long list. Full Story

The ugly side of geek culture

August 1, 2014 14:25:09 Posted at August 1, 2014 14:25:09
Sarah Posted by Sarah

It’s happened before—a critic doesn’t like the latest popular superhero movie and tanks its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and fanboys flip out and say a bunch of totally over the top, inappropriate stuff in the comments section, embarrassing themselves and second-hand embarrassing nerds at large. Full Story

It’s Always the Quiet Ones

July 16, 2014 16:24:01 Posted at July 16, 2014 16:24:01
Duana Posted by Duana
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The most curious article came across my desk this morning. It wasn’t an immediate slam dunk though, because it’s an article in response to an article in response to an article… a bit of unpicking. Leighton Meester is currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway as Curly’s Wife. Full Story

A female Thor, but not for the movies

July 16, 2014 15:35:37 Posted at July 16, 2014 15:35:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah

I don’t want to discount the importance of Marvel choosing to reimagine Thor as a woman for a new comic book run. It’s important that kids—any kid—looks at the characters we deem heroic and see themselves reflected back, and Marvel Comics has been diligent about diversifying their superheroes over the years. Full Story

And Now It’s A Whole Thing With Jean

July 15, 2014 15:59:16 Posted at July 15, 2014 15:59:16
Duana Posted by Duana

Last night (former) SNL castmember Brooks Wheelan tweeted this funny and self-deprecating annoucement:   Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT! — Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 14, 2014 Full Story

Mila Kunis’s worst interview

June 25, 2014 14:34:52 Posted at June 25, 2014 14:34:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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A couple of weeks ago, Mila Kunis talked to MARIE CLAIRE about how Ashton Kutcher would not be looking at her “shredded” vag when she gives birth to their baby. Well now I can totally see her private/public line and I completely understand what she will and won’t talk about in interviews. Full Story

Women are not invited to the franchise table

June 24, 2014 14:51:37 Posted at June 24, 2014 14:51:37
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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On Friday news broke that writer/director Rian Johnson, who previously made the most excellent Looper and Brick, would be writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII and writing the treatment for Episode IX. He won’t actually direct IX — he probably won’t even write the final script—but he’ll set it up and, presumably, be the driving creative force of the Star Wars franchise, sort of like how Joss Whedon is steering the Avengers (and a dead cat is steering the Justice League). Full Story

Friday, June 20, 2014
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Dear Gossips,

Today is the deadline for the members of the Television Academy to complete their ballots for the Emmy nominations which will be announced on July 10. This weekend also marks the end of the second season of Orphan Black. And last night Tatiana Maslany was named Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards…

And if you watch the show, you know she deserves it – over and over and over again for every single clone she plays.

If you don’t watch the show… well, you should. Orphan Black AND Orange Is The New Black too, which won Best Comedy Series and two acting awards for Kate Mulgrew and Uzo Aduba.

These woman are doing some great work on the TV.

Will those old ass Emmy people give a sh-t?

Rosie Perez is not one of the Two Book Bitches  Read Full Intro

True Detectives?

June 18, 2014 15:33:29 Posted at June 18, 2014 15:33:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ellen Page and Kate Mara went for a walk together in New York yesterday. Love the hang of Ellen’s jeans. Love Kate’s slip-on animal print kicks. Love that they’re close. Did David Fincher bring them together? Will they be working together? There were some rumours after the first season of True Detective that it would be Ellen and Kate who’d take on season two. Full Story

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Brange and a Royal

June 13, 2014 13:38:26 Posted at June 13, 2014 13:38:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Brange was back at the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict today in London. She wore peplum. He wore boots. And looked very trim in his suit. He was there to support the Jolie as she delivered the closing remarks for the event. You can read her speech here Full Story

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Mother & Pope

June 12, 2014 18:28:44 Posted at June 12, 2014 18:28:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kerry Washington made her first public appearance since having a baby yesterday at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA yesterday with Shonda Rhimes, the mother of Olivia Pope. I wrote about Shonda earlier this week. About her wonderful commencement speech at Dartmouth. About her approach to the Work and her attitude about the Dream. Full Story

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