The Real Reason We Love to Watch Tearjerkers

We all know the value of an evening spent in, drinking wine and watching a tragic movie that makes our tears flow freely. As sad as those movies are, we seem to crave them and whatever magic they perform on our souls, and now science has figured out why that might be. It turns out watching tragic stories unfold, while… » 3/27/12 4:20pm 3/27/12 4:20pm

Is Michelle Williams The Latest Victim Of The ELLE Curse?

  • Further proof that there may really be a ELLE curse: WWD reports that actress Michelle Williams had already been shot for the April cover of the ladymag, but asked to have it and a related story pulled after the death of Heath Ledger. She's since been replaced with Natalie Portman. [WWD, 1st item]
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Best Actress Oscar Nominees Aren't All Victims

This year's female acting Oscar nominees are a strange bunch of characters — and no, we don't mean the narcissistic actresses themselves. While the Supporting Actress field is rife with Hollywood's version of the female victim, the Best Actress category has some complicated characters that have too damn much going on… » 1/22/08 4:30pm 1/22/08 4:30pm

Oscar Noms 2008: Women Can Write, Not Direct

The Oscar ceremony may not happen this year, but the nominations themselves, just announced, prove that women are making inroads as writers. In addition to actress noms for Cate Blanchett (for both I'm Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and Julie Christie, Marion Cotillard, Laura Linney, and Ellen Page, the Best… » 1/22/08 9:30am 1/22/08 9:30am

Golden Globes 2008: They Pick The Winners, We Pick The Fashions

Last night's Golden Globe Awards garnered some minor surprises (Julie Christie for best actress, drama; Julian Schnabel for director); some major snoozes (the exceedingly-painful televised press conference made us want to do all sort of tortuous things to Billy Bush, especially when he called Cate Blanchett not such a… » 1/14/08 10:30am 1/14/08 10:30am