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USC Study On Film And Gender Tells Us What We Already Know

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Well, surprise, surprise. It looks like women in Hollywood are still screwed, at least according to a recent University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study. Researchers surveyed all films released in 2009, and found that filmmakers still favor men over women — only around a third of all speaking characters were female. Not only that — women on screen were more likely to be scantily clad — three times more likely — than their male counterparts. Keep reading »

Casting The “Sweet Valley High” Movie

When I heard that Diablo Cody had signed on to write the big-screen version of my beloved Sweet Valley High series, I died a little inside. In a good way. You see, I’m such a hardcore SVH fan that I collect the series and read them on the regular. I am still not over the butchering that occurred when SVH became a TV show, starring a bunch of losers who had no business tainting Francine Pascal’s vision. However, Diablo Cody I trust. Mostly. I’m thrilled to learn that the film will be taking place in the ’80s, which means it will, hopefully, be inspired aesthetically by the original book covers, recognizable by their soft-focus-colored pencil drawings. However, I’m concerned that Diablo might need help casting the film. I’ll never forgive her if Lila Fowler is played by, shudder, Megan Fox, or Bruce Patman’s brawny bad boy is ruined by faux badass Shia LeBeouf. Diablo, I hope you are reading.

Diablo Cody Says “Sweet Valley High” Movie Will Be “Wonderfully Nostalgic”

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“I want it to be wonderfully nostalgic. I want it to be to the ’80s what ‘American Graffiti’ was to the [early] ’60s. I want it to be looking back on a really cool time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses. That’s my plan.”

Diablo Cody talks about her upcoming film adaptation of the Sweet Valley High teen book series. I am basically losing my mind over this. I still read SVH on the beach during the summer and am still pissed about that ’90s TV series hack job. Bring on the lariat necklaces! The blue-green eyes the color of the Pacific! The perfect size 6 figures! Bring me the Wakefield twins as they were meant to be! [Indiewire]

First Look: Nicolas Sparks’ Latest Tearjerker, “The Vow”

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Attention sappy movie buffs! Check out the newly released trailer for “The Vow.” The romantic drama centers on Paige (Rachel McAdams), who loses five years of her memory following a terrible car crash. In her amnesiac state, she has no recollection of her present marriage to Leo (Channing Tatum), and believes she’s still engaged to ex-fiance Jeremy (Scott Speedman) from years before. And so the classic formula begins: boy loses girls heart via traumatic means … boy must win her heart all over again! Rachel McAdams, swoon. Channing Tatum, pure sex. “The Vow” … eh. It looks as though it’ll have the quality of “Dear John” mingled with a dash of the plot from “50 First Dates.” We’ll probably end up seeing it because we love Rachel, and let’s face it, having her play the lead in a Nicholas Sparks-written romance reminds us of “The Notebook”‘s Allie and Noah all over again! [ONTD]

Hot Links: “Mirror, Mirror” Looks Like The Inferior Snow White Movie

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  • I’m gonna be honest. Based on the just-released trailer, “Mirror, Mirror” — i.e. the other Snow White movie — looks crappy. I mean, it looks more campy than “Snow White & The Huntsman,” at least, but also, what is with Julia Roberts’ accent? One second she’s British, the next she sounds like she’s from Florida. I expect more from an Oscar-winner. What do you think? [Evil Beet Gossip]
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  • I used to have a cat. One night, I heard him playing with something on the floor by my bed and, in the haze of being half asleep, I bent down to grab whatever he was playing with and, yeah, it was a dead mouse. Stylelist Home is collecting more mouse horror stories. [Stylelist Home]

“Titanic 3D” Is Happening

It’s been 14 years since “Titanic” came out, and I’m not sure about you, but I’ve spent most of that time quietly sobbing, practicing the chorus of “My Heart Will Go On,” and asking anyone with a pencil to draw me like one of their French girls. Looks like our hearts will go on: Paramount just released the official poster for “Titanic: 3D,” which will hit theaters April 6th, 2012 (the 100-year anniversary of the actual Titanic’s voyage). This gives us five months to emotionally prepare — better start now! [via The Hitlist]

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