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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Leading up to Christmas, the predominant headline about Little Women was that they were having a hard time getting men to come to the screenings which may have been why the film was largely ignored by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.  Read Full Intro


Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2020 17:35:32 January 8, 2020 17:35:32
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The last week of the year is a liminal space. It is the abandoned shopping mall of time: It once was, it is not yet. Nothing happens in the last week of the year, when post-holiday blues and pre-New Year’s Eve nerves set in. And everything happens in the last week of the year, when we try to cram in all the year-end bullsh-t we can before time resumes counting. Full Story

Best Of The Globes: Michelle Williams’ Acceptance Speech

Duana Posted by Duana at January 6, 2020 18:07:00 January 6, 2020 18:07:00
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Michelle Williams ruined my plans.  I listened to a great podcast with Busy Philipps the other day, and knowing she’s always Michelle Williams’ date to awards shows, I really wanted to write about some of the ways Busy described her on the podcast (which were also in her book, This Will Only Hurt A Little Full Story

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Taylor Swift: the “Artist of the Decade” is 30

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 13, 2019 16:29:56 December 13, 2019 16:29:56
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Today is Taylor Swift’s 30th birthday. I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast. I feel like it was just two years ago when all that sh-t went down between her and Kanye West at the MTV VMAs. We’ll come back to Taylor’s big milestone in a minute.  Taylor spent her birthday eve receiving the Woman of the Decade award from Billboard. Full Story

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Carey Mulligan is a Promising (Raging) Young Woman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 12, 2019 18:15:41 December 12, 2019 18:15:41
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Holy sh-t is what I first said yesterday went I watched this trailer. I’ve watched it several more times since, especially as this site was being cyber attacked, and it’s been almost…cathartic.  I don’t think there’s any doubt about what Promising Young Woman is trying to say about sexual assault and trauma and the “nice guy” (or the “promising young man”, “student athlete”, “Stanford student swimmer”) and his relationship to toxic masculinity. Full Story

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Saoirse stands for Greta

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 10, 2019 16:41:48 December 10, 2019 16:41:48
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The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday. As you may have heard, there were some snubs. I know I mentioned this yesterday but When They See Us, Ava DuVernay’s series about the Exonerated Five, nominated for 16 Emmys, watched by 22 million accounts on Netflix Full Story

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Dear Gossips,

It was confirmed last week that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough would not be returning to America’s Got Talent after one season of judging. The show renewed the male judges, Simon Cowell, Terry Crews, and Howie Mandel, but the two women were cut.  Read Full Intro

Scarlett Johansson “can’t lie” 

Prem Posted by Prem at November 27, 2019 14:44:56 November 27, 2019 14:44:56

Vanity Fair released its Oscar issue yesterday featuring Scarlett Johansson on the cover and an interview with Scarjo that dives into her work on two Oscar contenders, Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story, as well as details about the upcoming Black Widow solo movie, her recent divorce, and the difficulties of being a mother. Full Story

Brenda Song and Crazy Rich Asians

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 21, 2019 17:53:32 November 21, 2019 17:53:32
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Brenda Song is currently promoting the Hulu series Dollface and gave an interview to Teen Vogue about her career – she’s 31 years old and has been in the business almost her entire life. Most people know her, of course, as London Tipton on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody who some call the OG Crazy Rich Asian Full Story

The Angels keep rolling

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 21, 2019 17:30:20 November 21, 2019 17:30:20

As you probably heard, Charlie’s Angels bombed last weekend. Like seriously tanked. Franchise-killer flopped. Even with a sub-$100 million budget, an $8 million opening weekend is bad news. But, the movie is still rolling out overseas, including a premiere in London yesterday. Full Story

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Awkwafina in Fourth and Fifth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2019 21:16:34 November 19, 2019 21:16:34
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Lulu Wang’s The Farewell premiered at Sundance to outstanding reviews and already, back then, people were talking Oscar potential. The film was released in July and remains one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year with strong specialty box office performance to back it up. And through the last few months, Awkwafina has maintained a steady presence on the award circuit, staying in the award conversation for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Full Story