“We were like old chatty girlfriends that could not stop talking. They had to drag us to set a few times because we were late just talking about love and relationships and life. … She said, ‘You know, honey, husbands come and go, but I am still Cher at the end of the day.’”
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Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, and Bob Hoskins
We all know what 1960s America looked like for white-collar professional women like the ones on “Mad Men.” While Joan and Peggy were fighting off handsy account men in New York’s office towers, women in working-class towns like Dagenham, England, were doing hand-to-hand combat as well — only against the entire Ford Motor Company. “Made In Dagenham” is based on the true story of 187 women who sewed car seat upholstery for a Ford plant in Britain and what happens when they banded together to fight exploitation by their bosses. Their classification as “unskilled” laborers and the fact that they earned a fraction of the male employees’ paychecks led these strong, brave ladies to launch a history-making 1968 strike. Keep reading »
Female victims of the Balkan war have penned an angry open letter to Angelina Jolie regarding her movie “Untitled Bosnian Love Story,” in the English language newspaper The Balkan Chronicle. Angie’s directorial debut is a taboo love tale about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war that took place between 1992 and 1995. It is currently being filming in Hungary. But rumors have circulated that the characters aren’t just a Serb and a Bosnian, but a Serbian rapist and his Muslim victim. Although Angelina, her producer and even a local Sarajevo actor have all steadfastly denied that plot line (the producer called it “insane”), the Association of Women Victims of War’s open letter accuses her of trying to “falsify the historic truth about the crimes of mass gang rapes of Bosnian women.”
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“We sat there and babbled about our kids. … I was pleasantly surprised that she has an incredibly perverse sense of humor. She’s a really cool broad.”
—Johnny Depp talks about how he bonded with Angelina Jolie on the set of “The Tourist.” Maybe it’s just me, but don’t actors usually gush on and on about their co-stars? And doesn’t “cool broad” sound more like something you’d say about Judi Dench? This statement has me thinking that maybe Johnny and Angie didn’t get along so well. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
We said it was a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. And this is why we are not big-time Hollywood producers. Brad Pitt sees far more potential in the story of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for more than two months earlier this year. His production company, Plan B—which also produced “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”—is close to inking a multi-million dollar deal to the rights to the saga. Apparently, there are just two hold-ups.
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In a world where skinny starlets are the norm, one woman is ready to live large and kick butt! That woman is Blubberella. The lastest Uwe Boll flick, which stars Lindsay Hollister and Ron Howards’ bro, Clint, is not just hitting the interwebs, it’s also breaking out a whole new genre of badassedness — fatsploitation. In the grand tradition of Blacksploitation and Jewsploitation, the movie tagline promises, “The first female fat superhero … She will kick major ass — with her major ass …” Huzzah! She’s fighting Nazis and eating sandwiches. Go get ‘em, girl! [Dangerous Minds]
“In a way, I think it made it easier—going through the journey of not only making ['Brokeback Mounatin'] but then the response of the audiences brought us all very close. That’s a very tight-knit group that remains so to this day. But ['Love and Other Drugs' director] Ed [Zwick] took it to another level here. We worked for 8 days on ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and this was months. Beyond that, it’s our love story in this movie. … Sometimes there’s just chemistry between people. I remember vibing with [Anne] since the minute we started working. Not only as actors but intellectually, too. We all kind of had this weird intellectual orgy.”
—Jake Gyllenhaal speaks at the “Love and Other Drugs” press conference about reuniting with Anne Hathaway, and how having a history with her made it easier to do the difficult and often naked scenes in the flick. We know he’s pretending to date Taylor Swift and she has some kind of boring boyfriend, but are we alone in wanting these two to get together in real life?
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Ack! My head is exploding! Here’s a clip of “Burlesque” star Christina Aguilera singing “I Am A Good Girl” about how she gets her Chanel dress, her YSL shoes, Dior purse and other goodies from being, duh, “a good girl.” Ugh. Burlesque performers aren’t whores, you know. (Nothing against whores, I’m just sayin’ that Dita Von Teese probably would not appreciate her line of work being compared to a prostitute and/or kept woman.) Please, please, puh-leeze don’t butcher burlesque for me, Xtina! [YouTube] Keep reading »