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How Does Marriage Work? In “112 Weddings,” A Wedding Videographer Tries To Explain

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A Wedding Videographer Speaks!

I got married very quickly: we had only been dating for five months. I didn’t doubt that I’d found the man I wanted to spend my life with, but I did feel confused in the weeks and months after we’d gotten hitched what marriage was supposed to mean and if so, how should we make it work? We knew why we got married romantically and we knew why we got married legally — but was that all there was to it? In an upcoming HBO documentary airing on Monday, June 30th, a documentary filmmaker who pays his bills by doing wedding videography, seeks to explain the secrets of wedded bliss. In “112 Weddings,” Doug Block went back and interviewed former clients whose weddings he filmed to check in on how matrimony turned out. Some explain how they’ve kept a relationship alive all this time; others explain how their nuptials lead to divorce. Sounds like a film to watch with the husband, yes?

Big Screen Breakout Roles: 17 A-Listers & The Movies That Put Them On The Map

Before stars were stars, they had to climb the Hollywood ladder just like everybody else. They starred in small television guest spots and low-budget films to kickstart their careers, but achieved an entirely new level of success once they proved they could cut it in film, too. Jennifer Aniston will always be Rachel Green from “Friends,” and Ryan Gosling just a kid on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but they went from actors to movie stars once they brought in big bucks at the box office. Click through the gallery to see which flicks gave 17 stars their big breaks on the big screen.

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

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If you think you don’t know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven’t attached the name to the person. She’s Mona-Lisa on “Parks and Recreation”; Tammy on “Bob’s Burgers”; a bunch of characters on “Kroll Show”; and she was on one season of “Saturday Night Live.” (You may remember her from the Doorbells And More sketch?). Lately, Slate is everywhere — literally everywhere —   as the star of a new film, “Obvious Child” which appears nationwide this month.

In “Obvious Child,” Slate plays 27-year-old Donna, who accidentally gets pregnant right after she’s been dumped and lost her job. She genuinely likes the guy who got her pregnant (played by Jake Lacy from “The Office”), but is in a bad place to bring a kid into the world. Donna wants to have an abortion and unlike many movies where a women ends a pregnancy, that choice isn’t portrayed as a scary or dangerous thing. “Obvious Child” manages to be both hilarious and heart-tugging, a testament to both director/writer Gillian Robespierre’s writing and Slate’s earnest relatability onscreen.

Jenny Slate and I chatted recently about movies depicting abortion, women in Hollywood, and feminism. Here’s our conversation, after the jump: Keep reading »

Meryl Streep To Play Jackie O’s Love Rival Maria Callas In HBO Film

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Watch Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift in "The Giver." Read More »
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Meryl Streep plays the game on "Watch What Happens Live." Read More »
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Disney family mad at Meryl Streep for pointing out Walt was a bigot. Read More »
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Dirt on Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep's on-set hookup. Read More »
  • Meryl Streep will play opera singer Maria Callas, who was dumped by Aristotle Onassis for Jackie Kennedy, in an HBO film version of the play “Master Class.” [Page Six]
  • Katy Perry and longtime friend/karaoke partner Robert Pattinson were spotted kissing at a party. [RadarOnline]
  • You know you want to hear about Leonardo DiCaprio’s “sex yacht.” [WWTDD]
  • The U.S. Patent Office has cancelled six federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins football team because it is “disparaging to Native Americans.” [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Mommie Dearest: Meet The #FreeTheNipple Activist Who Wants Areolas To Be Free

Mommie Dearest: Meet The #FreeTheNipple Activist Who Wants Areolas To Be Free

In 2011, actress and filmmaker Lina Esco went with a handful of friends to Occupy Wall Street, curious to see the response to a group of topless women.

“Within minutes there were hundreds of people taking pictures, and they didn’t know what to do with these boobs,” Esco told The Frisky. “After 10 minutes, I said to them, ‘[Our nipples are] not going anywhere, so let’s have a conversation.’ And we did. And I realized that the conversation was only getting bigger, and the nipple was this Trojan Horse that was going to reveal so many things. And I knew I had to do this film.”

The film she is referring to is called “Free The Nipple,”  which addresses the societal aversion to women’s nipples. After her Occupy Wall Street experience, Esco immediately came home and started working on a script; she found herself eager to explore why women’s bodies were subject to a whole different set of rules and norms than the bodies of men. By mid-2012, she had raised enough money and started filming in New York City with Zach Grenier from “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife” and Lola Kirke, sister of “Girls” star Jemima. Despite the fact that going topless in New York is legal (as opposed to the 35 states where it is illegal for women to be topless) filming shut down by police. Keep reading »

There Might Actually Be A Wonder Woman Movie Coming Up

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Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress, will play Wonder Woman. Read More »
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Critics say this Wonder Woman breast cancer PSA is too sexy. Read More »
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A standalone Wonder Woman movie is coming from Warner Bros in July 2017, according to gossip blogger/Hollywood insider Nikki Finke. In a post yesterday, Finke claimed that Warner Bros will be announcing a Wonder Woman movie along with several other movies at San Diego Comic Con in July. Israeli actress/former Miss Israel Gal Gadot (not pictured above — that’s Lynda Carter, the iconic Wonder Woman from the ’70s!) is already set to play Wonder Woman in “Man Of Steel 2.” A movie about the world’s most famous female superhero is wonderful (sorry) news. I am neither a DC Comics or a Marvel fan, but I would absolutely go out and see a Wonder Woman movie. But let’s be honest, I’d mostly buy Wonder Woman swag. That costume is cute! [Nikki Finke via The Daily Dot]

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