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Jodie Foster Secretly Got Married This Weekend

  • Jodie Foster secretly married her girlfriend of two years, Alexandra Hedison, over the weekend. After, like, a lifetime of speculation, Foster publicly came out early last year in a speech at the Golden Globes. Congratulations to the happy couple! [Us Weekly, People]
  • Keke Palmer, 20, will become the youngest-ever talk show host with a new program called “The Keke Palmer Project” on BET. [Women And Hollywood]
  • “Bachelorette” contestant Eric Hill, who will appear on Andi Dorfman’s forthcoming season, has died from injuries he sustained in a paragliding accident. Hill’s parachute allegedly collapsed while he was in the air paragliding with friends. [In Touch Weekly]
  • You know you want to see the inside of America’s first cat cafe. [Atlantic Cities] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Laverne Cox From “Orange Is The New Black”

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A show about women in prison could have easily devolved into mindless titillation or stereotypical boredom. But Netflix’s breakout hit “Orange Is The New Black” has skillfully avoided either trapping. Instead, viewers are treated to a show with well-thought-out story lines, sharp social commentary, diverse, multi-faceted characters with compelling backgrounds, and stellar performances. One of these standouts is actress Laverne Cox, who captures audiences with her portrayal of transgender prison inmate, Sophia Burset.

Looking at her career thus far, it’s easy to see why some have deemed Laverne a trailblazer in many ways. Not only has she made the enviable leap from reality star (appearing on VH1’s “I Want to Work For Diddy”) to skilled actress, but she’s also a producer and transgender advocate. Laverne’s visibility as a trans actress of color is breaking barriers on many levels, and hopefully will pave the way for more rich roles created for trans actors.

I had the chance to speak with Cox and learned more about working with Jodie Foster, her relationship to her activism and her art, and the future of trans actors.  Keep reading »

The “Being Gay Is Okay” Coloring Book Includes A Jodie Foster Gay Trading Card

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A new coloring book is out for kids who may be gay, live in a gay family, or be gay-curious. The Being Gay Is Okay coloring book offers color-able same-sex domestic scenes, and includes a series of trading cards, featuring notable gay icons and gay supporters

One of the Fabulous Gay Trading Cards features Jodie Foster, who’s homosexuality is one of Hollywood’s biggest non-secrets. Still, as Foster rather cryptically explained in her Cecille B. DeMille Golden Globes Awards speech, she’s not really out-out. Keep reading »

What We Can All Learn From Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech

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By now, you’ve probably watched or at least, heard about Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s Golden Globes. Today, the internet is a abuzz with reactions to her “coming out” speech. Foster dropped the declaration that we’ve all been waiting for:

“I’m just going to put it out there right, loud and proud … I am, uh, single … I hope you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming out speech tonight. I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age. Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers, and then gradually and proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met.”

Met, being the operative word, Foster went on to comment on the issue of privacy, joking that nowadays, celebrities are expected to honor the details of their private lives “with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show.” Keep reading »

Jodie Foster Stands Up For Kristen Stewart In Moving Daily Beast Piece

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety. …

In 2001 I spent five months with Kristen Stewart on the set of “Panic Room” mostly holed up in a space the size of a Manhattan closet. We talked and laughed for hours, sharing spontaneous mysteries and venting our boredom. I grew to love that kid. She turned 11 during our shoot and on her birthday I organized a mariachi band to serenade her at the taco bar while she blew out her candles. She begrudgingly danced around a sombrero with me but soon rushed off to a basketball game with the grip and electric departments. Her mother and I watched her jump around after the ball, hooting with every team basket. “She doesn’t want to be an actor when she grows up, does she?” I asked. Her mom sighed. “Yes … unfortunately.” We both smiled and shrugged with an ambivalence born from experience. “Can’t you talk her out of it?” I offered. “Oh, I’ve tried. She loves it. She just loves it.” More sighs.

– Jodie Foster penned an absolutely beautiful essay on The Daily Beast about acting, celebrity, and juggling vulnerability in one’s craft with impenetrability in one’s personal life. The essay is about Kristen Stewart’s hell-hole of a life right now, of course. But Foster does not address the cheating scandal head-on; instead, she asks readers to remember “a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.” Not only am I impressed with Jodie Foster’s writing chops, but I find it touching that she’s written a piece standing up for a younger actress — and reminding us all we’re just human beings. [The Daily Beast] [Photo: Getty]

Chloe Moretz In “Taxi Driver”-Styled Spread

In the 1976 film “Taxi Driver,” Jodie Foster plays Iris, a teenage prostitute with whom Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle forms a bond. The film–and Foster–received criticism for having such a young girl play the role: Foster was just 13 at the time. Still, apparently fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar finds “Taxi Driver”‘s central relationship not creepy, but sweet–which is why they’ve posed teen actress Chloe Moretz here with Keanu Reeves in a scene reminiscent of the film. Moretz, only 14, admitted that she’s still too young to appreciate “Taxi Driver.” “My mom won’t let me watch it,” she told the magazine. Maybe she shouldn’t be emulating the character then, either? [Harper's Bazaar]

Jodie Foster: Even Women Studio Execs See Female Directors As A Risk

Jodie Foster is one of the few successful working actress/directors, so she’s the logical person to ask, “Why aren’t there more women directors out there?”

While out promoting her upcoming film “The Beaver,” Foster shrugged off the idea that Hollywood is making a concerted effort to block women from getting behind the camera.

“I don’t think it’s a plot and these guys sat around and said, ‘Let’s keep these women out,’” Foster told the LA Times. “I think it’s like race psychology. When a producer hires a director, you’re hiring away your control completely. When you give that amount of power up, you want them to look like you and talk like you and think like you and it’s scary when they don’t, because what’s gonna happen? I’m gonna hand over $60 million to somebody I don’t know.”

But even when you’re not talking about “the guys” sitting around, Foster says women execs think along the same lines. Read more… Keep reading »

First Look: The Poster For Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver,” Which Will Probably Never Hit The Big Screen

One of the victims of Mel Gibson’s fall from grace after being caught on tape threatening ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva? The Jodie Foster-directed “The Beaver,” which stars the racial slur-shouting actor. The film’s release has been put on indefinite hiatus as a result, but a poster for the film has made it onto the internet. The words written on the index card in Mel’s hand indicate his character is just as looney as he is. [ONTD] Keep reading »

3 Famous Ladies Accused Of Throwing Punches

I feel like we’re in one of those cartoon episodes where the bad guy puts something in the water supply to make everyone angry. Because this morning, in rapid succession, I saw three stories about famous ladies getting aggro. First, the least believable of the stories: A 17-year-old claims that Jodie Foster attacked him in a parking lot in May. Keep reading »

Jodie Foster Will Remain Mel Gibson’s BFF

“The second I met him, I said, ‘I will love [Mel Gibson] for the rest of my life,’ … When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they’re struggling … But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can get him through this dark moment.”

Jodie Foster in the October issue of More magazine. I think Jodie needs a refresher course on the concepts of “toxic friendships” and “dealbreakers.” [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

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