Rabid, Man-Eating Feminist Emma Thompson Wins at Awards Show Speeches

Award-nominated actors, you might as well give up telling self-deprecating jokes in the mirror and put down the quote books you're mining for award speech inspiration; you're never going to top the speech Emma Thompson gave at last night's National Board of Review Gala, or the bomb-ass intro Meryl Streep gave for her.… » 1/08/14 3:10pm 1/08/14 3:10pm

Being Over 40 in Hollywood Is Hardly a Death Sentence

The Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel has written an interesting article where she argues, relatively convincingly, that as the median age of movegoers increases (hello baby boomers!), Hollywood actresses are aging with them and getting better parts (and better pay) out of it. But are they really? » 6/05/13 3:00pm 6/05/13 3:00pm

Lucy Liu: 'People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, But Not Me'

Lucy Liu has been acting for 22 years, and at 44-years-old, the actress has played everything from "Asian girl who beats everyone up" to "Asian girl with no emotion". That's a direct quote from Liu, by the way. » 5/14/13 2:00pm 5/14/13 2:00pm

Jennifer Lawrence Loves Rob Schneider, Dancing Like a Dad, and M&M's…

With each passing sassafras interview, Jennifer Lawrence is endearing herself to my heart. Is that even possible? Because it's happening. In an interview with the New York Times, she talkes about so many things that make me swoon — including Woody Harrelson's teeth, being unfazed by the Oscars, and her new movie in… » 11/12/12 11:45pm 11/12/12 11:45pm

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses Are All White, Mostly Middle-Aged

For the longest time, the film industry largely regarded aging actresses as disposable, creating roles for younger women who hadn't yet outlived their use of being innocent and fertile and sexually appealing to that all-important male audience to which studios catered. But the tide seems to be turning. The average age… » 6/19/12 6:00pm 6/19/12 6:00pm

The Bizarre And Burgeoning Fixation With Fake Baby Bumps

Beyoncé's odd foldy belly and the scrutiny thereof heralds a new era in celebrity culture: we've moved beyond watching starlets' stomachs for the slightest sign of a baby bump, to monitoring their figures for signs that their pregnancies are fake. » 10/12/11 12:50pm 10/12/11 12:50pm

Anna Kendrick Isn't A Fan Of Dumb Beauty Questions

While interviewing each other for Moviefone, 50/50 co-stars Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen chatted about how the press treats male and female actors. While there was a time when Rogen was fielding far too many questions about his diet and eating habits, generally reporters don't hound guys about… » 9/27/11 12:27am 9/27/11 12:27am

The Little Girl Who's Becoming The Republicans' Poster Child

When in doubt about the best way to fearmonger, seek an adorable little girl. That, at least, is the message from two Republican ads, released on the same day, featuring the same young actress. » 7/28/11 10:50am 7/28/11 10:50am

A more recent example was Hillary Clinton's notorious 3am ad, which was made from older footage purchased through a…

Paz de La Huerta Thinks Amy Winehouse Just Needed Some Nice Pictures…

Hello and welcome to Things People Say, with noted honey aficionado Paz de la Huerta! Does Paz de la Huerta want to weigh in on Amy Winehouse's death? Yes, yes Paz does. Paz has many interesting ideas about Amy Winehouse And The Media, which she would like to share with you: » 7/27/11 5:23pm 7/27/11 5:23pm

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor's Outsized, Unapologetic Life

Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79. Throughout her extraordinary life — from child stardom and being celebrated as the most beautiful woman in the world to collecting Oscars, enormous jewels, and seven husbands in eight marriages — she rarely apologized, and kept on surviving. » 3/23/11 1:27pm 3/23/11 1:27pm