Rose McGowan on Directing, Gay Controversy, and How Fame Fucked Her Up

“I have, obviously, shit to say,” said Rose McGowan earlier this week at a suite in New York’s Edition Hotel, where she was promoting her directorial debut, the short film, Dawn. “I’m not saying it’s good stuff, but I’m saying I’ve got stuff to say.” For almost 30 minutes, McGowan and I talked about Hollywood (McGowan… » 6/24/15 3:45pm 6/24/15 3:45pm

Salma Hayek Welcomes Your ‘Hot’ Comments

When Salma Hayek first started out in Hollywood, she wasn’t too keen on the idea of being admired for her sizzlin’ looks. Now age 48 and the mother of a 7-year-old daughter, Hayek appreciates comments about her physical attributes. “Bring it on!” Hayek said, referring to her win for “Decade of Hotness,” at Spike TV’s… » 6/07/15 8:00pm 6/07/15 8:00pm

Quit Asking Blythe Danner About Gwyneth Paltrow

Blythe Danner is currently starring in an indie drama called I’ll See You In My Dreams. Her performance is being praised by most critics, and there’s even chatter about the 72-year-old being an Oscar contender for Best Actress. But what’s most notable about the film isn’t that Danner could receive a Best Actress… » 6/04/15 3:00pm 6/04/15 3:00pm

Aging Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Too Old' to Play 55-Year-Old's Lover

37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told by a Hollywood producer that she was “too old” to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. In an interview with The Wrap, Gyllenhaal said she was surprised by the producer’s admission, but that it’s just one of the many “disappointing things about being an actress in… » 5/21/15 9:50am 5/21/15 9:50am

Nikki Finke to Launch Site of 'Fictional Short Stories About Showbiz'

Nikki Finke, Hollywood’s elusive écriveuse (yes I know that’s bad French), reemerged Monday morning with a new website, new attitude, and new headshot. After leaving Deadline (the site she founded) in 2013, Finke launched NikkiFinke.com, her much-hyped next chapter that was less Deadline 2.0 and more Infrequently… » 5/18/15 12:10pm 5/18/15 12:10pm

Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Hollywood's Failures to Women

Variety partnered with UN Women to host a panel on the subject of gender equality at the Cannes Film Festival in support of Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign. The discussion comes after the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent request for a federal and state investigation into the lack of hiring female directors. The… » 5/16/15 6:05pm 5/16/15 6:05pm

Actress Marsha Hunt, Blacklisted in the '50s, Awarded for Rad Politics

In 1949, during the darkest days of Joe McCarthy and the deep Communism paranoia manifested in the House Un-American Activities Committee, Marsha Hunt was one of the many Hollywood actors to be blacklisted. Now 97, she's one of the sole surviving members of the blacklist, and Deadline reports that next month she… » 3/23/15 4:45pm 3/23/15 4:45pm

All the Enviable Looks at Essence's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Essence held its eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Two-thirds of the outfits have already been stolen by me and I'm not sorry. Here are some of the outfits—originally worn by the likes of Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross and Teyonah Parris—that are now in my closet. » 2/20/15 2:10pm 2/20/15 2:10pm