Women's Issues Articles

Women's issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Nicki in Nylon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 17, 2016 17:08:33 March 17, 2016 17:08:33

Nicki Minaj is the cover feature in the new issue of Nylon. I read the article this morning. It’s not the most insightful celebrity profile I’ve ever read, but there are some notable quotes. Nicki is promoting Barbershop: The Next Cut. She’s also been working on a television show based on her life. Full Story

Olivia Wilde was “too old”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2016 20:12:35 March 16, 2016 20:12:35
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Olivia Wilde was on Howard Stern this week. She’s promoting Vinyl, which I haven’t started watching yet, and I should, but again – there is SO MUCH GOOD TV! Anyway, she starts talking about working with Martin Scorsese (he’s producing Vinyl) and reveals that she auditioned for Wolf Of Wall Street. Full Story

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I can’t wait until tonight. JK Rowling’s giving us a bedtime story tonight. By the time you read this, it will be past 2pm GMT and the first installment of the History of Magic in North America – basically a study guide ahead of the November release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – will be published on Pottermore  Read Full Intro

Miley Cyrus, “housewife”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2016 16:04:58 March 8, 2016 16:04:58
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How do you know you’re a narcissist? When you think everything is about you. When Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got back together, I was hot for about 5 minutes. Then they started selling it to me like a piece a of sh-t on the lid of a trash can. About how she had to “earn” him back. Full Story

Thandie Newton #SayHerName

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2016 17:46:44 February 26, 2016 17:46:44
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It’s a badass outfit without the message. But the message… Here’s Thandie Newton at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event yesterday in a message tee that reads off the top: Black women are killed by police too And then a list of names. At the bottom: Can you see them? #SayHerName Thandie explained her reason for wearing the shirt to USA Today Full Story

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Mindy Kaling: artist and activist

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2016 18:48:19 February 24, 2016 18:48:19
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Ahead of the Oscars, the New York Times has just published a piece called What It’s Really Like To Work In Hollywood (if you’re not a straight white man) featuring commentary from 27 industry players sharing their experiences in their own words. Queen Latifah is there. Julia Roberts is there. Full Story

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Danai & Lupita make history

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2016 13:58:33 February 24, 2016 13:58:33
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After a successful run off-Broadway at the Public Theatre, Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed began previews on Broadway at the Golden Theatre last night. It’s the first time in Broadway history that the cast, director, and writer are all women. Eclipsed is the third play that Danai has written in the last 10 years, at least the ones that have been produced. Full Story

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Rooney Mara is wishy-washy on whitewashing

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 23, 2016 18:12:33 February 23, 2016 18:12:33
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It is not my preference to go after actors in the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite and the Hollywood diversity crisis. (Want to be depressed? Read this super sad and regressive study of diversity within industry ranks from the studio C-suites on down.) But actors are usually the most visible people connecting a film to the general public, so they inevitably get asked about this, especially if they themselves are caught up in a whitewashing casting controversy. Full Story

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Taylor Swift on the First Monday In May

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2016 15:13:47 February 23, 2016 15:13:47
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It’s a little early to be talking about the MET Gala but we haven’t yet mentioned this year’s theme or the celebrity co-chairs. Joining Anna Wintour this year for the event will be Nicolas Ghesquiere, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, and, yes, Taylor Swift. Full Story

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