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 Thursday 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 Monday 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

Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue Only Slightly Less White Than Oscar Race

There are three things that are constants in this cold, suffocating life: death, taxes, and the ghostly whiteness of everyone on Vanity Fair's annual self-congratulatory Hollywood issue. And in its 15th year, on a just-released cover, we've gotten... more of the same. Vanity Fair, old reliable. All-white people in… » 2/03/15 10:50am 2/03/15 10:50am

Oprah to Do the Damn Thing and March in Selma on Sunday

Lot's of people are taking Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as an opportunity to hit the slopes or save 60% off on hotels, airfare and show tickets and go somewhere tropical. But Oprah Winfrey, who starred in and produced the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma will be marching in the Alabama city to commemorate the… » 1/17/15 4:45pm 1/17/15 4:45pm

Women Get Asked Stupid, Sexist Questions on the Red Carpet 

Upworthy has compiled a super cut of actresses being asked solely about their clothing and weight. Perhaps being asked, "Who are you wearing?" is less offensive than some of the questions thrown ScarJo's way while promoting The Avengers. "Were you able to wear...undergarments?" some clueless interviewer asks. "You're… » 1/15/15 11:15pm 1/15/15 11:15pm