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The Avengers are TOO PEPPY

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 23, 2015 18:51:14 April 23, 2015 18:51:14

We’ve said it before—the Avengers are the coolest club in Hollywood. When you put that group together, they’re a marketing flak’s wet dream. They sell themselves, they sell the movie, they sell the ongoing pop cultural domination of Marvel simply by showing up. Full Story

Ben Affleck explains

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 22, 2015 16:52:34 April 22, 2015 16:52:34
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Ben Affleck was featured in Finding Your Roots last year on PBS. During the research process, it was discovered that he had ancestors who were slave owners. He asked Henry Louis Gates Jr (Skip) to not include that part in the episode. Click here for a refresher if you missed that article from Monday. Full Story

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Katie, Jamie, and Suri

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 30, 2015 15:29:26 March 30, 2015 15:29:26
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Katie Holmes took Suri to the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night. And Suri clearly enjoyed it. Arms up in the air, trying to shove air balloons into her clutch…she’s 8 now, and this event hits all the sweet spots for someone her age. It must have been magic. By the way, Jamie Foxx was also at Kids’ Choice on Saturday. Full Story

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“What if there’s TOO MUCH Diversity?”

Duana Posted by Duana at March 25, 2015 16:41:29 March 25, 2015 16:41:29
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Duana’s (snarky screenwriter) take Oh NO, you guys, terrible news! It seems that Hollywood has gotten a clue, based on how Shondaland kills everything in its path on Thursday nights, how well Jane The Virgin has done, and how Empire has JUGGERNAUTED its way through season one. Hollywood has decided that this pilot season, they should be looking for diversity. Full Story

Deadline published a disgusting article meant to make us mad

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 25, 2015 16:19:54 March 25, 2015 16:19:54

Sarah’s (snarky blogger) take Yesterday evening an article by Nellie Andreeva was posted on the industry trade website Deadline—formerly the bastion of hard-edged news harpy Nikki Finke—positing that the current pilot season is shaping up to be the most diverse in recent memory, maybe ever, with more roles opening up to “ethnic actors” following the success of shows like Empire, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Black-ish. Full Story

Shailene Woodley is a trailblazer…?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 23, 2015 15:37:16 March 23, 2015 15:37:16
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The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Amy Schumer, are coming up. MTV has just announced that the Trailblazer Award will be presented to Shailene Woodley. So… They just invented this award in 2012: “The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others that work in the movie industry. Full Story

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