Posts tagged "casting couch"

Female Actors Fight Back: “Some Lady Parts” Tumblr Documents Sexist Casting Calls

Actor Katrina Day has collected a series of sexist casting breakdowns for her not-haha-funny new Tumblr Some Lady Parts. Some of these notices read like Craigslist personal ads: "Seeking: Hot Blonde girl … Blonde hair …. classic hot girl." Others aim for highbrow, but end up unrealistic and porn-y: “Seeking: Ultimate fantasy…
By: Leah Prinzivalli / November 7, 2014

Sienna Miller Describes Her Creepy Casting Couch Experience

"[A director] had an actor in to read opposite me. We hadn't even been introduced. And the director told this guy to start seducing me and kissing my neck while we read. It was so weird. Eventually I just said: 'I can't do this.' And, of course, I was told I was difficult and all…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2012

Casting Couch: Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds Coulda Been In “Horrible Bosses”

Over the weekend, "Horrible Bosses" grossed $28 million at the box office. But according to an interview Brett Ratner did with The Hollywood Reporter, in the six years the movie was in development, it could have had a very, very different cast. Ratner explained that many actors had once been attached to take…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 12, 2011

Casting Couch: Beyonce And Leonardo In “A Star Is Born”? Scarlett Teaming Up With Apatow?

This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won't get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of "A Star is Born," the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin' make it…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 30, 2011

5 Things You Should Know About Malin Akerman

I'm a little bit sad for Lindsay Lohan. The producers of the Linda Lovelace biopic "Inferno" decided that they've waited long enough for the young starlet to get herself together and have replaced her with actress Malin Akerman. Producer Chris Hanley explains, "For herself and her career in general it was really…
By: Lindsay A. / November 22, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow “Knew Better” Than To Lie On The Casting Couch

"Yup. When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn't know better might worry, 'My career will be ruined if I don't give this guy a blow job!'"-- Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her experience with Hollywood'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2010

The Women Who Might Be Taking Lindsay Lohan’s Roles

I think when Lindsay Lohan started getting into trouble with the law, no one was particularly concerned and assumed that she would eventually find her way out. But it's become clear that Lindsay's really going for that rock bottom. And while the starlet has posted bail and entered yet another rehab facility, a few…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2010

We Cast “Mean Girls 2″

If you don't count "Mean Girls" as one of the best movies of the last decade, then you just weren't paying enough attention. And now Paramount Famous Productions has given the go-ahead on "Mean Girls 2" -- just a mere six years later. Given the first movie's superior Tina Fey-penned humor, it would…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 14, 2010