Meryl Streep has just signed on to play British suffrage icon Emmeline Pankhurst in the aptly-titled Suffragette, which also stars Carey Mulligan. The movie will focus on early 20th century feminism, and is directed, written, and executive produced by women. No word yet on whether a a scene debating what suffrage means … » 2/20/14 3:40pm 2/20/14 3:40pm

Hollywood Promises Female Director for ExpendaBelles, Hires Man

Prepare to be underwhelmed, ladies, because Hollywood made a big deal about looking for a female director for the forthcoming Expendables spin-off film, ExpendaBelles — but guess what? Millennium Films, powerhouse behind the film, choose a dude instead: director Robert Luketic. » 2/12/14 3:15pm 2/12/14 3:15pm

Meryl Streep Goes Into Labor While Reading Traffic Report

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Meryl Streep stopped by The Ellen Show yesterday to talk about all the amazing things she's been doing lately (everything Meryl Streep does is amazing, by the way. She probably blinks better than the rest of us). Unfortunately, Ellen missed the opportunity to have Streep teach the audience how to expertly fling coats… » 1/18/14 11:30am 1/18/14 11:30am

Rabid, Man-Eating Feminist Emma Thompson Wins at Awards Show Speeches

Award-nominated actors, you might as well give up telling self-deprecating jokes in the mirror and put down the quote books you're mining for award speech inspiration; you're never going to top the speech Emma Thompson gave at last night's National Board of Review Gala, or the bomb-ass intro Meryl Streep gave for her.… » 1/08/14 3:10pm 1/08/14 3:10pm

Unlike His Collaborator Barneys, Jay Z Wants to Avoid 'Snap Judgments'

People are pretty frustrated that Jay Z hasn't yet ended his clothing deal with Barneys New York in the wake of allegations that the retailer harassed and detained two shoppers simply for being black and buying expensive things. Jay Z, however, is so far unmoved by the mounting fury of the New York media, insisting… » 10/27/13 11:00am 10/27/13 11:00am

Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep May Star in the Into the Woods Movie

So, Rob Marshall (the guy who gave us the Chicago movie and the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean) is adapting the creepfest Broadway musical Into the Woods for the screen. Excited? Scared? Completely unmoved? Odds are, this movie will be a pretty big deal, if for no other reason than that every actor ever is in talks to … » 6/22/13 5:00pm 6/22/13 5:00pm

Being Over 40 in Hollywood Is Hardly a Death Sentence

The Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel has written an interesting article where she argues, relatively convincingly, that as the median age of movegoers increases (hello baby boomers!), Hollywood actresses are aging with them and getting better parts (and better pay) out of it. But are they really? » 6/05/13 3:00pm 6/05/13 3:00pm

Good Job, Society—Kim Kardashian Now Feels the Need to Specify She…

Oh, America. You crazy. Apparently this is what we've come to—Kim Kardashian's life/work/romance/pregnancy/dental work/fluids/droppings have become so thoroughly and painstakingly documented that she feels the need to announce that she won't be allowing E! to shove a steadicam up her giner during childbirth. » 1/16/13 8:00pm 1/16/13 8:00pm