Mad Men: The Ads Don Wasn't Supposed To Tear Out Of Megan's Magazine

On the season premiere of Mad Men last night Megan implores Don to not tear the ads out of her magazine. We just happened to notice from the cover that it was the February 1969 issue of Playboy that she was rightly safeguarding. We dipped into our archives to find out which ads appeared in that issue and gathered the… » 4/15/14 4:51pm 4/15/14 4:51pm

Chinese Officials Debate Why South Korea's Soap Operas Are Better

There's a lot going on in China, so it may come as a surprise that when the country's two highest governing boards met in Beijing last week, the hottest topic of discussion wasn't the recent terrorist attack that left 33 dead or the country's economy; it was a South Korean soap opera that's been sweeping the nation… » 3/08/14 6:40pm 3/08/14 6:40pm

Your Vicious, Power-Hungry Pals Are Back in New House Of Cards Teasers

"I don't know whether to be proud or terrified," Frank Underwood declares in one of the new teaser trailers for season two of the Netflix hit series House Of Cards. Pretty sure he's referring to his wife, Claire Underwood, whose steely strength and frosty aura — she really is a one-woman polar vortex — are back in… » 2/12/14 12:00pm 2/12/14 12:00pm

People Found Last Night's Grammys So, So, So Disgusting

Award shows present the average Joe/Jane Twitter with the opportunity, from the comfort of their own midpriced sweatpants, to talk shit about celebrities who make commercially successful art-products that are not to the tastes of said Joe/Jane Twitter, and last night's Grammy awards telecast was no exception. But… » 1/27/14 12:10pm 1/27/14 12:10pm

You're Getting Super High-Def Porn Whether You Like It Or Not

A small porn studio in Southern California betting the fuck-farm on a new technology that promises to make the art of filming various body parts and things entering various body holes so graphic that you can practically smell the crotch sweat and feel the chafing. "Super high definition porn" that makes you feel like… » 1/13/14 5:15pm 1/13/14 5:15pm

Up-and-Comer Lena Waithe Is More Than Just the 'Black Lena Dunham'

There's one particular scene from the pilot presentation for Twenties, a show centered on a twenty-something black woman named Hattie, that's not like anything you've seen on television. A few black women are sitting around at a birthday party, and one, Marie, mentions she needs a pad. Their white friend, Lauren,… » 8/29/13 6:30pm 8/29/13 6:30pm

Film Criticism Is a Really Nerdy Boys’ Club, Study Finds

Women still have a hard time gaining traction behind the camera in Hollywood (no thanks to these paleolithic attitudes), a statistical fact underscored by a new study confirming some of your naggiest of nagging suspicions about the phallocentric film criticism dominating the splattered tomato viscera at Rotten… » 5/26/13 1:30pm 5/26/13 1:30pm

Pretty Little Liars and 'Harlem Shake' Are the Future

This week's EW cover story is about the power of Pretty Little Liars. It doesn't matter if you don't watch the show (which is actually pretty good and very addictive) — what's important are the numbers, and what they mean. See, compared to some other TV programs, PLL doesn't have huge ratings — not even half as many… » 2/21/13 3:40pm 2/21/13 3:40pm

The Good News and the Bad News About the New Cleopatra TV Series

Certain dead people have the dubious honor of being resuscitated over and over again for entertainment purposes: Marilyn Monroe, Jesus, Lincoln. And Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Her tale has been told by luminaries like Shakespeare and Liz Taylor, and now there's a four-hour miniseries in the works. » 2/15/13 6:00pm 2/15/13 6:00pm

Google Donates Over $1 Million to the Fight for Gender Balance in…

Founded in 2004, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is a research-based organization dedicated to analyzing and changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment. Tuesday, Google launched the Global Impact Awards, and announced that the Geena Davis Institute would… » 12/06/12 4:30pm 12/06/12 4:30pm

Twilight Screenwriter Reflects on the Series' Power in Hollywood

No matter how you feel about Twilight — love it or hate it — the phenomenon has been one of the biggest stories to come out of the movie industry in the last five years. Now that the series is ending, Melissa Rosenberg, who penned all of the scripts for the Twilight franchise, talked to Women And Hollywood about the… » 11/20/12 10:00pm 11/20/12 10:00pm

Rednecksploitation Is So Hot Right Now

A few years ago, reality TV was concerned with showcasing the lives of good-looking, affluent people: The wealthy lovebirds of Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica; rock royalty in The Osbournes, Ally Hilfiger and the moneyed kids on Rich Girls; Paris Hilton in The Simple Life, the sunny blondes of Laguna Beach and The Hills.… » 10/22/12 4:00pm 10/22/12 4:00pm

Most of the Women on TV Are Being Directed By Men

The last couple of years have been pretty good for women on television, with new ladycentric programs like The Mindy Project, Girls, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls (so many girls) and Don't Trust The B— In Apt. 23. But while women are more visible in front of the camera, a recept report claims that they're completely missing… » 10/05/12 2:40pm 10/05/12 2:40pm

Honey Boo Boo's Secret Family Recipe for 'Sketti'

Mama June prides herself on being thrifty. As an extreme couponer, she stockpiles goods and feeds her family of six on $80 a week. In a rare cooking segment on last night's episode, she showcased her culinary skills by making an old family recipe for "Sketti," which involves spaghetti noodles and a sauce made of… » 9/13/12 11:10am 9/13/12 11:10am

If You Love Your Dog, You'll Let Him Watch TV All Day

We give our dogs so much in life—multiple walks a day, belly rubs, bones, treats, expensive trips to the vet, and, often, precious real estate in our very own beds. Yet now it appears that we might also need to get them their own TVs so that they can watch their own cable channel while we're away at work trying to… » 4/26/12 6:30pm 4/26/12 6:30pm