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The Real Woman Behind The Story Of “Conviction”

You know how when we were kids we thought our moms could do anything? Well, Betty Anne Waters (far left) is a mom who just about did. After her brother, Kenny, was wrongfully convicted of a crime that landed him in prison for life without parole, Waters became determined to become his lawyer and prove his innocence. Betty stayed relentlessness, earning her G.E.D, her bachelor’s degree, and the right to practice law, all while working a full-time job and raising her children. Her story has now been adapted into the movie “Conviction,” which opens this weekend. In the movie, Betty is played by Hilary Swank. Read on to see what this new Erin Brockovich had to say to WomenAndHollywood.com about fighting through life and getting her story made into a film. Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie Banned From Filming Controversial War Love Story In Bosnia

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Angelina Jolie has bigger PR problems than fighting off the Jennifer Aniston Fan Club: Her filming permit application has been rejected by the Bosnian government because it was not submitted with a script, as required by law. The film, a taboo love tale about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war that took place between 1992 and 1995, has outraged victims of the war. It didn’t help that rumors circulated claiming Angie’s flick was a love story between a Serbian rapist and a Muslim victim. That’s not true, but the Women Victims of War Association has accused the flick of “misleading history”; failing to fork over the screenplay when asking for a filming permit probably doesn’t help. In the meantime, Angie’s been filming in Budapest, Hungary. She may want to fix this little PR snafu before she pisses off all of Eastern Europe, though. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

The MPAA Distinguishes Between “Male Nudity” And Just “Nudity”

We may have discovered why “Blue Valentine” got its mysterious NC-17 rating. Could it be because of the very scary factor of “male nudity”? Jezebel’s Brian Patrick Thornton noticed that “Jackass 3D” was rated R because of “male nudity,” among a host of other film sins. After doing some research, he found the distinction of “male nudity”—over, I suppose, just plain old “nudity”—only started this year. He contacted the MPAA for answers. Keep reading »

Who Are The 10 Highest Grossing Actors Under 40?

Entertainment Weekly had a question: Which stars under the age of 40 are the biggest draw at the box office? So the magazine did a little math, adding up the box office takes of the flicks they’ve starred in and ranking them by their box office average. So who would you guess came out on top? See the top 10 after the jump. Hint: only one lady made the cut. Keep reading »

Aaron Sorkin Responds To Critiques Of Misogyny In “The Social Network”

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“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is just like you—when he is pissed off about a blog post, he takes to the comments section! Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network,” left a long comment on a blog post written by TV writer Ken Levine, who reviewed the movie. Another commenter, calling themselves Tarazza, posted a comment which said she loved the Facebook movie except for “the lack of a decent portrayal of women.” With the exception of Rashida Jones‘ character, Tarazza wrote, the women in the movie “were basically sex objects/stupid groupies,” adding “kinda makes me think that Aaron Sorkin (though I love his writing) failed the women in this script. Kind of a shame considering he’s written great women characters like C.J. Gregg!” (The female communications director on “The West Wing.”)

Sorkin then took to Ken Levine’s blog himself. Keep reading »

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”? A “mama bear” or a “manic pixie dream girl”? Consult the chart and find out! [Overthinking It] Keep reading »

First Look: “Blue Valentine” Starring A Ukelele-Strumming Ryan Gosling


Say hello to my favorite movie that I haven’t actually seen yet. “Blue Valentine” stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in a “story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time … flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.” Ryan Gosling singing a love song on a ukelele to one of the coolest chicks ever and then there are kisses and hugs and tears and ZOMG I CANNOT WAIT. After the jump, check out the movie poster, aka my new wallpaper. Keep reading »

Frisky Exclusive Clip: “Welcome To The Rileys”

Back in July, we showed you the trailer for “Welcome to the Rileys,” a drama about a couple grieving the loss of their daughter and the inspiration they receive from an unlikely friendship with a 17-year-old runaway. Now, we have an exclusive clip from the film. In the above video, 17-year-old Mallory, played by Kristen Stewart, and Lois Riley, played by Melissa Leo, have a heart to heart, in which they realize they have more in common than a bond with Lois’ husband, Doug Riley (James Gandolfini). Will you see “Welcome to the Rileys” when it’s released Oct. 29? Keep reading »

Josh Duhamel Liked Indirectly Making Out With Katherine Heigl’s Husband

“Personally, I’m a big fan of Katherine’s husband, Josh Kelley, so kissing her in ‘Life As We Know It’ was like indirectly getting to make out with him.”

Josh Duhamel explains why he liked making out with Katherine Heigl for his latest flick [People] Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling And Kirsten Dunst In Bed

Yeah, so it’s for a movie poster—but still, both Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst look mighty pretty in this pic. “All Good Things” opens in December and tells the based-on-a-true-story tale of real estate heir Robert Durst, whose wife disappeared in the mid ’80s. Can we purchase tickets now? Amelia is already in line. [NY Post] Keep reading »

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