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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.

Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2016 15:00:45 February 10, 2016 15:00:45

Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Beyonce’s Formation

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2016 16:01:28 February 8, 2016 16:01:28
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Everything that needed to be said has already been said – on Twitter, in the New York Times, and Sarah Silverman:  Full Story

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Reese Witherspoon’s blind riddle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 4, 2016 21:27:20 February 4, 2016 21:27:20
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As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood: “About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. Full Story

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Carol, Tina, Amy: the women who decide

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 13:45:01 February 1, 2016 13:45:01
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The SAG Awards were only two hours long. Did you recognise more of yourself and the people in your life in those two short hours than you have during an award show in a while? Sure, it wasn’t perfect. But before perfect, we have to get to better. One of those moments of “better” happened when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Full Story

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SAG honours Orange Is The New Black

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 13:06:11 February 1, 2016 13:06:11
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The Screen Actors love Uzo Aduba. And they love Orange Is The New Black. As you saw on that stage and in these photos…the women! Women who may not have had a place in the industry before, celebrating the moment. OITNB is on Netflix. And, as we saw with Idris Elba and Beasts Of No Nation, certain branches of the industry aren’t quite ready to embrace Netflix, not yet. Full Story

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The X-Files came back big

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 26, 2016 16:58:27 January 26, 2016 16:58:27
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The X-Files returned on Sunday night and even with a time delay thanks to championship football, the ratings were REALLY good. Even allowing for spillover football fans who tuned out within the first few minutes of the show, The X-Files pulled around 13.5 million viewers, which is great for the current state of network TV, especially if you’re not a procedural on CBS. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart on diversity and gender equality

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2016 15:13:06 January 26, 2016 15:13:06
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As expected, since the #OscarsSoWhite situation has dominated the entertainment landscape the last couple of weeks, the question is being asked of celebrities at Sundance. Here are Kristen Stewart’s thoughts on diversity in the industry: Nothing controversial there – an acknowledgement, a direction change, and then a quick exit. Full Story

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Chris Pine’s finest hours

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 17:58:00 January 25, 2016 17:58:00
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Every time I turn on the TV there’s a commercial on for The Finest Hours. It’s about Pendleton rescue mission attempt in 1952. Two oil tankers were destroyed in bad weather and the Coast Guard, along with citizens on a surfboat, saved almost all the passengers. The film follows the release of Chris Hemsworth’s In The Heart Of The Sea, a different story entirely, obviously, but for some reason I can’t tell them apart. Full Story

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Shonda Rhimes deserves it

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 14:42:20 January 25, 2016 14:42:20
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After 10 days of #OscarsSoWhite, Shonda Rhimes accepted the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television on Saturday night from the Producers Guild Association. Have you read her book Year Of Yes yet? WHY NOT!?! We reviewed Year Of Yes on The Social last week. During the segment, I read a couple of comments from our viewers. Full Story

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The Privilege Games

Maria Posted by Maria at January 18, 2016 21:12:48 January 18, 2016 21:12:48
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Leo’s reaction to Lady Gaga’s arm bump is now the 5th most viewed Vine ever. People love it, can’t get enough of it. It has spurred ridiculous stories of feuds and after-party confrontations (which high level gossips such as yourselves know are BS). Even though some (AHEM, Lainey) want to cast Leo as the evil Prom King, there was a moment with another big winner that passed quickly, save for trade media and Twitter. Full Story