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Meryl Streep Funds A New Lab For Women Screenwriters Over 40

She’s really the best.

Megan Reynolds | April 20, 2015 - 1:40 pm

What To Watch Tonight: HBO Documentary “Going Clear”

If you’re anything like me, you are completely obsessed with any show, movie or documentary about creepy cults and religions. If you are in a cult right now, I’m so…

Katrin Higher | March 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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

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.

Claire Hannum | August 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | January 31, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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 &…

Claire Hannum | January 15, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The Rest Of Hollywood Is As Sexist As Seth MacFarlane

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

Sarah Gray | May 16, 2013 - 3:40 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 13, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Well Played: Scarlett Johansson On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Hellooooo, Scarlett! Disregarding the fact that, like, everyone and their corgi seems to be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Scarlett nailed it in Preen yesterday at…

Rachel Krause | May 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

In Defense Of Katherine Heigl & The “America’s Sweetheart” Problem

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Katherine Heigl movies and I probably won’t see her new film “One for the Money” unless I’m forced. But…

Julie Gerstein | January 31, 2012 - 11:00 am

We Feel Weird About Elle Fanning’s Fashion Muse Status

Okay, okay, so I get it: fashion’s always on to the next. The newest, the weirdest, the most avant-garde — and apparently, the youngest. And that’s why the Fanning children,…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2011 - 4:20 pm

“There’s A Misogyny In Audiences,” Says Director

“Nicholas Stoller, director of ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and ‘Get Him To The Greek,’ says, “There’s a misogyny in audiences, a much higher bar of required likability for women stars. You…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2011 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” Actress Jane Russell Dies

“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “The Outlaw” actress Jane Russell passed away yesterday in California at age 89. In addition to acting, Jane Russell was a pin-up girl during World…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Tina Fey Defines “Crazy”

“I have a suspicion that the definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f**k her anymore.” — Tina Fey,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Rosamund Pike Is Not “A Flirty Piece Of Ass”

“I auditioned for a job recently, and didn’t get it. Word came back that they were looking for ‘a flirty piece of ass.’ Now, I do not want, and have…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

“I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter’]…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Helen Mirren Does Not Worship At The Altar Of The 18-Year-Old Male Penis

Helen Mirren is one of those people who, when she talks, you listen. This Tuesday, the Dame received the Sherry Lansing Leaderships Award — so named for the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2010 - 6:45 pm

A Comprehensive Chart Of Every Stereotypical Annoying Female Character

Ladies — always mucking up the important film narratives for the dudes, am I right? That’s why this extensive “female character flowchart” is so handy: You can easily figure out…

Julie Gerstein | October 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Someone Finally Says Something Sensible About “Sex And The City 2″

You know what gets people worked up on the internet? Not children going to bed hungry. Not murderers and rapists who never see the inside of a jail cell. Not…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2010 - 6:00 pm