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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 that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s gotten a raw deal in the media. A new article from New York magazine asks, “Is It Over… More »


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, Elle and Dakota, have been on fashion’s sweet radar for the last year or so, making the rounds in magazine editorials, on blogs and in… More »


“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 need to make the actress completely adorable, or else she’ll be thought of as the straight man or the bummer — which is why I… More »


12 Female Stars Who Say There’s A Serious Lack Of Good Roles For Women


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 War II and a spokeswoman for Playtex bras. [The Wrap]
Let’s take a terrifying peek into the group behind the “justifiable homicide” bills regarding theMore »


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, writing in The New Yorker. Yes, The New Yorker! My dream woman writes for The New Yorker! Which is kind of why she’s my dream… More »


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 never wanted, to be a flirty piece of ass, but when told I was not one, I found myself quite offended. I was thrust right… More »


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’] is about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it. … But they let a man direct ‘Sex and the City’ or… More »


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 former CEO of Paramount Pictures — at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast. Although consummately gracious for receiving her award, Helen criticized the… More »


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 which terribly cliched movie trope you’re watching by simply consulting the chart. Is she a “psycho feminist lesbian amazon” or a “happy single teenage mom”? More »


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 people who abuse animals. No, it’s “Sex and the City 2” that makes people lose their flippin’ minds.

If I hadn’t just taken a… More »


Own A Piece Of Hollywood History

We love looking to movies for fashion inspiration but can’t imagine actually owning Marilyn Monroe’s pink dress from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” or the carpet bag from “Mary Poppins.” For starters, Marilyn’s dress would never fit. However, movie fanatics and fashion lovers who want a piece of history will want to prep for antique company ProfilesMore »


How To Get More Women In Front Of The Camera? Get More Behind It.

We’re hoping that women like Kathryn Bigelow, the woman behind “The Hurt Locker” who could win the Oscar for Best Director this year, will begin to give voice to the silent minority in Hollywood: women. A recent study done at the University of Southern California turned up some disheartening stats about women in film. Of… More »


Women Stage Mock “Vanity Fair” Starlet Cover

This is the best response to Vanity Fair’s all-white cover of Hollywood starlets we’ve seen: some pranksters mocked up a fake cover of “Vanity No Fair,” with — gasp! — women of color sitting in the same outfits and poses as the actresses on Vanity Fair’s March 2010 issue. Click here to see a larger… More »


Was 2009 The “Year Of The Woman” In Movies?

There are pretty much three roles for actresses in mainstream movies—the ingenue, the quirky best friend, or the mother—and all other actresses get sent to the glue factory. Some actresses enjoy diverse careers, like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, who’ve always been cast in deep roles regardless of their age. But they are… More »


Shopping Guide: The Best Places To Blow Your Paycheck In LaLa Land

There’s no denying that in Hollywood, you are what you wear. In fact, everyone is so well styled that it’s often hard to tell the normals from the celebs (okay, that size two girl being followed by paparazzi? Yeah, she’s famous).

Yet, we gotta love LaLa land for its diverse and plentiful shopping… More »


Soderbergh Gets Provocative With “Girlfriend Experience” Poster

“See it with someone you ****.” Well, that’s a movie tagline I haven’t seen before. The movie is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” which takes a peek behind the curtain at the real life of a high-end call girl. The movie’s star? Sasha Grey, a porn star. [Buzzfeed] … More »


Quick Pic: Orlando Bloom Is A Sexy Beast

[Orlando Bloom rocks out with his microphone out on the LA nightclub set of “Sympathy for Delicious,” in which he plays a rock star who turns into a faith healer, and in this scene beats up a bandmate in a wheelchair, 2/5/09, Splash News.] … More »