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Dudes get a Ghostbusters, too…with Channing Tatum

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 10, 2015 14:52:47 March 10, 2015 14:52:47
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In January, the cast of Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot/sequel/whatever was announced, and for the most part, everyone was excited about a lady ghostbusting squad. For the most part—there were some whiny diaper baby man-tears shed over women getting their period blood all over the uber-masculine (eye roll) cultural relic that is Ghostbusters. Full Story

John Mayer: the “thinking man’s fiasco”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 9, 2015 15:42:18 March 9, 2015 15:42:18
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I said it about Justin Timberlake and it applies to John Mayer – a quote by Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them.” How long have we been sh-tting on John Mayer for? A long time. Because he keeps showing us who he is. And still, for whatever reason, maybe it’s the music, I can’t say for sure since I don’t like the music, there’s always been an unwillingness to accept that he won’t change. Full Story

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“Brutally honest” Oscar ballots reveal that Oscar voters are as dumb as you think

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 20, 2015 17:24:22 February 20, 2015 17:24:22
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In the run-up to the Oscars The Hollywood Reporter has started doing this thing where they get select members of the Academy to fill out their Oscar ballot and explain why they’re voting the way they’re voting. So far they have three this year, which you can read here Full Story

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Fifty Shades author wants to whip sequel into submission

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 20, 2015 15:53:24 February 20, 2015 15:53:24
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Whatever we may think of it, Fifty Shades of Grey is an unqualified hit, with $300 million at the worldwide box office and counting. In some respects, that’s a good thing: A movie by women, about women, for women is a monster success. Every time we clock a win like this, it gets that much harder to deny that movies by and about women can’t be profitable, or are somehow “risky”. Full Story

There go Bespoke Cadaver’s Oscar chances

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 27, 2015 16:48:57 January 27, 2015 16:48:57
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After Eddie Redmayne took the SAG award over the weekend, the Best Actor Oscar race is solidly Redmayne vs. Keaton, with Redmayne gaining an edge. That hasn’t stopped Benedict Cumberbatch from campaigning his ass off, but he probably just tanked whatever chance he had at an upset by making a really unfortunate, very troubling comment about the challenges faced by “colored” actors in the UK. Full Story

Mrs Wahlberg vs the Beliebers

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 9, 2015 16:34:35 January 9, 2015 16:34:35
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One of my favourite Golden Globe moments of all time happened at one of the after-parties in 2011. My etalk colleague Jessi Cruickshank was covering that carpet. And when Mark Wahlberg arrived with his wife, she asked him about Justin Bieber. Which resulted in the most amazing cut-eye bitch-face from Mrs Wahlberg, Rhea Durham. Full Story

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Johnny & Manson: middle age high school

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2015 14:58:20 January 8, 2015 14:58:20
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We’re not starting with the People’s Choice Awards today. Today we begin with Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp, because I’ve just finished reading the Rolling Stone article Meg sent over earlier this week and it’s probably the best celebrity profile of the year, even though the year just started. Full Story

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Aaron Sorkin on the gender “degree of difficulty”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 16, 2014 16:12:18 December 16, 2014 16:12:18
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The alarm went off this morning. I dropped my eyes. I picked up my phone. There was a text from Duana: “Can we just have a weekly column called f-ck off Aaron Sorkin?!?” Then I opened my browser. And there it was. Aaron Sorkin’s latest f-ck off moment, this time comparing male and female award-winning roles and declaring that it’s a higher “degree of difficulty” for the men. Full Story

Ashton the Dadsplainer

Maria Posted by Maria at December 12, 2014 20:10:21 December 12, 2014 20:10:21
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Between the Sony hack and the Golden Globes nominations (and snubs), it’s been a great week for gossip. So why are we talking about Ashton Kutcher? Oh, right, because he had a baby. Ashton was on Ellen (what was he promoting – the end of his sh-tty ass sexist stupid sitcom?) and the focus of the interview was the baby and how he and Mila take care of the baby. Full Story

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Diversity in Film: The problem at the top

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2014 16:17:37 December 1, 2014 16:17:37

On Friday Rupert Murdoch, elderly white man, took to Twitter to address the whitewashing casting controversy that has surrounded the upcoming movie Exodus: Gods & Guyliner. Christian Bale plays Moses, a Hebrew, Joel Edgerton is the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses, and Sigourney Weaver is their mother, Tuya, also Egyptian. Full Story

Dum-dum Ashton Kutcher thinks smear campaigns are fine

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 20, 2014 15:14:33 November 20, 2014 15:14:33
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There’s a story that’s been blowing up in techie circles this week about ridesharing app Uber and its problematic executives targeting journalists who disagree with them. It goes like this: Sarah Lacy, editor in chief of PandoDaily, a Silicon Valley news site she founded, wrote an article about why she ditched Uber Full Story