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

Fucking Sexism Is the Reason We Don't Have a First Wives Club 2

The First Wives Club, the best movie ever made, was a big enough success at the box office that it could have had a sequel. But as star Goldie Hawn reveals in a new interview, it was men who kept The First Wives Club 2 from happening. And all of a sudden, I'm the big drag! I'm holding him back because I won't go… » 2/19/15 3:00pm 2/19/15 3:00pm

Amy Pascal's Girl Power Platitudes About Women in Movies Fall Flat

In an interview with veteran magazine editor Tina Brown at a conference in San Francisco this week, fired ex-Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal talked for the first time about the impact of the Sony hacks on her career (bad). She also talked about the need for more women in movies, and, in virtually the same breath,… » 2/12/15 3:45pm 2/12/15 3:45pm

The Number of Female Directors in Hollywood Is Dismal 

Sergeant Buzzkill here, reporting for duty: Hollywood's tiny share of female directors has not grown in the last 17 years. In fact, it's dropped. » 1/13/15 3:20pm 1/13/15 3:20pm

Shonda Rhimes Delivers Perfect Speech on Women In Hollywood

Shonda Rhimes was honored today with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Breakfast. Rhimes, who some people named Kara Brown believe to be an actual superhero, delivered an excellent speech about finding success as a black woman in field that has historically been… » 12/10/14 6:00pm 12/10/14 6:00pm

Pregnant Leathers & Naked Bellies at THR's Women in Hollywood Lunch

There were scant paparazzi pics from Hollywood Reporter's Women in Hollywood luncheon Wednesday, which hopefully reflects more on attendees' disinterest in step-and-repeats than the paps' disinterest in Women in Hollywood. But those that did go... did they ever wear some clothes! » 12/10/14 4:30pm 12/10/14 4:30pm

Meet the Woman Behind the Most Powerful List of Women in Hollywood

The Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful Women in Hollywood list hadn't even come out and it was already been written about, this time in the form of a New York Times piece about how influential the list is. Not on the list but clearly worthy of inclusion: the woman who controls it. » 12/10/14 2:30pm 12/10/14 2:30pm

The Hollywood Reporter Convenes a Roundtable of White Women

The Hollywood Reporter released its annual actress roundtable issue and boy was it diverse: two brunettes, three blondes and—wait for it—two whole redheads. It is a triumph of white lady heterogeneity. » 11/19/14 4:50pm 11/19/14 4:50pm

Life Has Gotten Hard For White Male Actors

All this diversity in Hollywood (Ed. note: in this case "all" means "slightly more than there used to be") has been great for some people, but really bad for other people. Yes, this is a post about the plight of the white man. » 11/01/14 4:00pm 11/01/14 4:00pm

All Black, All White, All Night at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards

It seems like almost every woman in Hollywood showed up to Elle's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood awards Monday night – and why the hell not! Women in Hollywood, hear yourselves roar. » 10/21/14 4:10pm 10/21/14 4:10pm

The newest issue of Variety is their Power of Women issue and it has five different covers: Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures head Donna Langley all get their moment in the sun. In their profiles, all of the women discuss their successes in Hollywood and the philanthropy… » 10/07/14 4:20pm 10/07/14 4:20pm

Things Still Aren't Great for Female Crew Members in Hollywood

In today's depressing news that surprises absolutely no one, a recent study called "Gender Within Film Crews" reports that women in Hollywood are still being shut out of key positions. » 7/24/14 7:45pm 7/24/14 7:45pm

Women Are Making a Major Dent in the Indie Film World This Year

While major studios consistently fail to support female filmmakers, women directors and screenwriters are currently finding a refreshing amount of success on the indie circuit. Of the 25 creatives listed on Filmmakers Magazine's 2014 list of the New Faces of Independent Film, 13 are women. » 7/22/14 10:30pm 7/22/14 10:30pm

Hollywood's Having a Bad Summer Because They Only Cater to Young Dudes

Guess what? Turns out if you essentially ignore half the population, you're leaving money on the table. Apparently this is, like, an AP Calculus-level concept in Hollywood. » 7/16/14 10:50am 7/16/14 10:50am

Zoe Saldana: Movies Need to Tell Stories About Women

Zoe Saldana is in the new issue of Marie Claire, promoting Guardians Of The Galaxy, and in the magazine, she insists that Hollywood give more time to stories about women. » 7/15/14 4:30pm 7/15/14 4:30pm

The Hollywood Age Gap Is Laughable

It's no secret that Hollywood loves its pretty young thangs. Meaning that once a woman hits an age where starts looking like she's actually lived a life, she's tossed into the "mom roles" bucket and is legally required to soak for no less than four hours a day in a vat of paraffin wax and retinol. » 7/03/14 7:16pm 7/03/14 7:16pm

Lupita and Pharrell Invited to Join Motion Picture Academy

Last summer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — AMPAA, aka the folks who hand out Oscars — elected a new president: Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy's first African-American president, and the third woman to hold the position. And now we can see that Isaacs is making some changes. » 6/27/14 4:00pm 6/27/14 4:00pm

Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson Are Out Here to Save Hollywood

Lynn Hirschberg spoke to actresses Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson for this week's issue of New York magazine, and if her profile is to be believed, these two are going to revolutionize Hollywood for all Woman(or Human)kind. » 6/02/14 11:40am 6/02/14 11:40am

Everyone Should Be Losing Their Minds Over Orphan Black

TV today, embarrassment of riches, hubbub hubbub, Golden Age — but my god for the love of all that's Bechdel everyone should be watching and losing their feminist-leaning minds over Orphan Black right now. What if I told you there is a femmed-up ass-kicker about clones with the campy dark humor of Heathers that's… » 5/02/14 6:00pm 5/02/14 6:00pm