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Watch Nikki DeLoach of “Awkward” And “Talk Nerdy” Host Cara Santa Maria Talk About Sexism In Hollywood

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It's Grim Out There For Actresses

Nikki DeLoach, who plays Lacey on MTV’s “Awkward,” and Cara Santa Maria of the podcast “Talk Nerdy” paid a visit to “The Rubin Report” to talk about sexism in Hollywood. The names of the highest-paid actors and actresses in the industry have been released, and even though both genders on the list are swimming in millions, there’s still a significant gap between what male and female film stars rake in. Both ladies had some pretty interesting thoughts on the matter, and Cara weighed in with this commentary:

“I worked in the sciences for a long time before I came into production and started working in front of and behind the camera, and people talk about sexism in STEM all the time – science, technology, engineering, math – and how women don’t have the opportunities that men have and how we’re really working really to push through the glass ceiling. When I got into production I thought it would be a relief…it’s almost worse in Hollywood than it is in the sciences. Women don’t have as many opportunities available to them.”

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A (Secret) Oscar Voter Shares What Goes On Behind The Scenes

2014 Nominees
Here Are The Nominees For The 2014 Academy Awards!
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I haven’t put much stock in the Academy Awards since Michael Fassbender didn’t even get nominated for “Shame.” (Yes, I’m still mad about it.) But some people live and die by the Oscars and all the behind-the-scenes jockeying for awards that goes with it. Fearless reporter Michael Musto scrounged up one of the nearly 6,000 Oscar voters and interrogated him (or her) about what to expect for the 2014 nominees. Here’s what we learned: Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Compares Hollywood To A Bad Boyfriend, Feminism To A Car

Amy Poehler Compares Hollywood To A Bad Boyfriend, Feminism To A Car

“Power sometimes comes down to knowing the vocabulary, figuring out how the system works and how to work within it. You need to believe that you deserve to be in the room once you get there. Directing, producing, and writing is the direction I’m headed into these days…I like to do things that challenge me and make me nervous. You learn early as an actor that creating your own material is the only way to have any control. Hollywood is like a bad boyfriend. You can’t stand around and wait to be asked to dance. I used to say that I wanted to make great art with people I love. Now I have an addendum to that goal: to get things on the air.”

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There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a “Celluloid Ceiling” survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year’s top-grossing 250 domestic films. The 2013 results found that among the films studied, 2,938 people were employed. Only 16 percent of those employees were women. This statistic is down 2 percent from the previous year, and down 1 percent from 1998′s employment levels. Yes, fewer women are employed in film production than in 1998. In the time it took for crop tops to go completely out of style and come all the way back around to trendy again, the film industry has not gotten any closer to gender equality. In fact, it’s actually gotten worse. Keep reading »

The Rest Of Hollywood Is As Sexist As Seth MacFarlane

Sexist Comment To Bigelow
Bret Easton Ellis made a sexist comment about director Kathryn Bigelow. Read More »
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Disney wants to give Princess Merida a sexy makeover. Read More »
Is Sorkin Sexist?
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Aaron Sorkin responds to critiques of misogyny. Read More »
Feel Like A Star On Oscar Night With These 9 Luxurious Treatments

It’s never really a good year for the Bechdel test.  But is it possible that things are degenerating for women in film? According to a study done by USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the answer is yes. A study by Dr. Stacy L. Smith found that over the five years that the researchers looked at — 2007 to 2012 — the most recent, 2012, was the worst for women onscreen.  Annenberg’s  study found that:

“Out of 4,475 speaking characters on screen, only 28.4 percent are female. This translates into a ratio of 2.51 males to every 1 female on screen. 2012 reveals the lowest percentage of on-screen females (28.4 percent) across the 5-year sample. Only 6 percent of the top-grossing films in 2012 featured a balanced cast, or females in 45-54.9 percent of all speaking roles. Just over a quarter of all narrators (27.5 percent) are female.”

Additionally, women who appear onscreen are depicted more sexualized, especially in the 13- to 20-year-old age group. Last year, over half (56.6 percent) the women in that age group was shown in “sexy attire.” Keep reading »

All The Famous People At San Diego’s Comic-Con

Comic-Con is going on right now, and in case you were wondering, pretty much all of Hollywood is there. And many of them are wearing weird costumes! In case you weren’t able to make it to the largest yearly gathering of comic nerd-dom, we’ve collected a bunch of images from the event. Check out all the famous faces that made their way down to San Diego this past week.

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