Shailene Woodley Goes Barefoot in Berlin Because Shailene Woodley

Last night was the Divergent Berlin premiere and our favorite celebrity wood sprite, Shailene Woodley, was on her best behavior. Beautiful, expensive-looking Zuhair Murad gown. Check? The lipstick that she usually forgoes on the red carpet? Also check. After the premiere, though? All bets are off. » 4/02/14 2:00pm 4/02/14 2:00pm

Actresses Lament Being Typecast in Pretty Stellar 'Royals' Parody

Tess Paras is an Asian-American actress who is tired of being cast as a white lady's nerdy or sexy sidekick. She also happens to have a little bit of musical talent kicking around. And, you know, since Royals is such a fun song to parody on account of the fact that it's got all kinds of lyrics, she and two of her… » 3/26/14 5:25pm 3/26/14 5:25pm

Undiscovered Screenwriters May Get Some Help From Disney

Have you given up on your dreams of writing the great American screenplay because the chances of being discovered by Hollywood are about as likely as finding Jimmy Hoffa working at your local Starbucks? Well, maybe you should dust off that typewriter (HA!) and give that story about a plucky young cop with a heart of… » 3/05/14 11:00pm 3/05/14 11:00pm

What Oscars? Here Are Your 2014 Razzie Award Winners

Some awards ceremony is going on in Los Angeles right now, with a bunch of people all dressed up fancy, handing each other shiny little gold men and thanking long lists of people you've never heard of ever. But I'm not sure why anyone is even bothering with all that, since the most important film awards have already… » 3/02/14 10:25pm 3/02/14 10:25pm

Abortion Is More Dangerous to Women in Movies and TV Than in Real Life

It would be nice if the entertainment business made an effort to represent abortion in a realistic, rational matter. Unfortunately, new research shows movies and television dramatically overestimate the dangers of the procedure. Pop culture spreading misinformation about reproductive health? Imagine! » 2/20/14 4:00pm 2/20/14 4:00pm

Superman Returns Director Blames Women for Movie's Failure

Director Bryan Singer wants you to know that it isn't his fault that Superman Returns flopped. Rather, it's kind of sort of the fault of the women for whom he made this movie, but who didn't flock to the theaters to see his badly reviewed, boringly cast version of the franchise. » 2/04/14 4:10pm 2/04/14 4:10pm

Vanity Fair Editor to Gwyneth: People Will Like You If You Gain 15 Lbs

We may never know the real story about what went down between Vanity Fair and Gwyneth Paltrow, but in his editor's letter for the March issue of the magazine, editor-in-chief Graydon Carter addresses the kerfuffle, offering up his side of the story. It is… odd. » 2/04/14 1:30pm 2/04/14 1:30pm

Black Actors Finally Appear on Cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

Can we get all the-times-they-are-a-changin' for a minute? Vanity Fair's 20th annual Hollywood Issue has a three-panel gatefold cover, as usual, but this year, there are actual black people on the first third, i.e. the part you see on the newsstand. Progress! » 2/03/14 3:00pm 2/03/14 3:00pm

Casting Director Reveals the Depressing Way Hollywood Sees Women

Fast Company has a profile on Allison Jones, the woman behind the idiosyncratic casting behind all of those Michael Shur shows and Judd Apatow movies. If you haven't heard of her before, she's the one responsible for finding McLovin' for Superbad, and more recently getting Timothy Simons a regular role on Veep as… » 1/27/14 7:15pm 1/27/14 7:15pm

Man Claims Physical Contact With Angelina Jolie Almost Ruined Him

As a journalist for for Entertainment Weekly, Benjamin Svetkey routinely met stars like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts for dinner as a journalist for Entertainment Weekly. And he claims the experience practically destroyed him. For example: during one of these non-romantic meetings over food, Angelina… » 1/24/14 2:45pm 1/24/14 2:45pm

Cate Blanchett Wasn’t Thrilled About Being Played Off at SAG Awards

Cate Blanchett won a SAG award last night (hooray!) for her performance as Blanche DuBois in Woody Allen Movie No. 463. She was understandably thrilled about winning, but not so thrilled about getting the hurry-it-along music after 29 seconds, especially since America's stoned older cousin who made us all watch A… » 1/19/14 5:00pm 1/19/14 5:00pm

Jared Leto Narrowly Beat Out Sofia Vergara for the Shiniest Hair Award

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 18: Actors Jared Leto (L) and Sofia Vergara attend the Weinstein Company and Netflix's 2014 SAG after party in partnership with Laura Mercier at Sunset Tower on January 18, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) » 1/19/14 2:30pm 1/19/14 2:30pm