Ava DuVernay, director of Selma and the forthcoming television series Queen Sugar is now the first woman of color to direct a $100 million movie with the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time.
Terrence Howard’s former talent management company claims the actor owes them money and is suing him for allegedly breaking the terms of a verbal contract.
Eighties sitcom star and whinging conservative Scott Baio has kept up a pretty full schedule since his wife Renee Baio called Jezebel staffers “lesbian shitasses” back in 2010.
A new study revealed what we probably all would have guessed about how disabilities are represented in media: Rarely, and usually not by people actually living with those disabilities.
Scarlett Johansson is both a pulchritudinous flower and the highest grossing actress of all time, a distinction made somewhat annoying by the fact that there are still nine men separating her from the top spot. But I guess we’re supposed to be celebrating this news, so OK, let’s get to it!
The majority of critics in the film industry are male, according to new research that confirms what we’ve known to be true in our hearts.
In an interview with Glamour UK, Elizabeth Banks said that she was turned down for the role of Mary-Jane Watson, the love interest in 2002's Spider-Man, for being “too old.” Banks was 28 at the time, only a year older than Tobey Maguire, who played Peter Parker/Spiderman.
The ACLU is pushing for a bill that would provide tax relief to TV shows in New York for employing women and people of color as writers and directors.
Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni created Gladiator, and now he’s writing the story of a man who battled within the arena of his own mind. The Muslim poet and scholar Rumi lived in 13th century Afghanistan, then the outskirts of the Persian Empire; he is still well beloved, and soon his life will be on the big…
As previously reported, Netflix is turning Nasty Gal founder and former CEO Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography #Girlboss into a 13-episode comedy series, one that will likely not dwell on the layoffs and reported dysfunction—including the alleged firing of several pregnant employees—faced by the company in recent years.
Days after director John Carney lambasted certified British gem Keira Knightley for not being a “proper” actress, her former colleagues took to the press and social media to defend Knightley’s character and professionalism.
Last weekend and through the week, Elijah Wood brought the issue of pedophilia in Hollywood into the spotlight again by talking about the prevalence and many victims of child predators. Expanding on that, former child actor Corey Feldman went into further grim detail and spoke directly about his own abuse in a recent…
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Elijah Wood “said that organized sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is rife.” Wood, now 35, did not claim to be a victim of abuse while beginning his career as a child actor, but shared that “many of his peers were regularly ‘preyed upon’” at parties his mother prevented him…
Formerly engaged couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron shared appropriate levels of affection on the red carpet while leaving the premiere of The Last Face on Friday.
On Sunday, Susan Sarandon became the latest actress to share her personal experiences with wage discrimination. Vanity Fair reports that, while speaking at a Cannes Women in Motion conference, Sarandon “revealed” that she had been inspired by Jennifer Lawrence’s essay for Lenny on the same subject. “There was an…
The new president of CBS entertainment is doing some damage control regarding the network’s new slate of shows, which skew heavily white and male.
Unless you missed the memo on why John Cho should be your boyfriend, you’re probably aware that the Star Trek actor is currently in high demand amongst the good folks of the Internet. Now, thanks to a recent hashtag campaign called #StarringJohnCho, we’re duly #blessed with all of the John Cho memes our hearts…
Over at Vulture, Kyle Buchanan asks an interesting question: “Why Won’t Hollywood Let Us See Our Best Black Actors?” Buchanan argues that the few black actors that are cast in big summer movies—namely science fiction and action franchises—are hidden from sight, either lending their voice or hidden beneath layers of…
Two Uber-related movies are currently in development, one starring Will Ferrell. Will one of them be our modern-day Taxi Driver?