Suits Scared Dragon Tattoo Is Too Violent For Chicks

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You'd think that a film with a strong female character not engaging in relentless talk of sex and dating over cocktails would have most women lining up to see it. But not so according to the studio behind The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, who are worried that things won't play out well at the box office. Though the book was a huge success among the ladies only 36 per cent are planning to catch Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in action when it hits cinemas, and though that still accounts for plenty of green it's not quite what the execs had in mind. But why? The sexually violent marketing, apparently. "I am not surprised that women don't want to see an ultra-violent David Fincher movie about women being tortured and raped," said a marketing type. "I think women see these trailers and are being scared shitless away from it." So, who is going to see the movie come opening weekend and why — or why not as the case may be? [Vulture]
Does this mean Rooney's nipple piercings were all for naught? [Page Six]


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Clear your schedules because this Thursday Paris Jackson is appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and spilling her guts in a major way. From her feelings on wearing a mask for most of her childhood to her new movie role and the advice her father gave her before he passed away, it's set to be epic. "He said, 'If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,'" she said. "I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me." Total cliffhanger moment. [E!]

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Perhaps the idea of living among a rubber gimp-suited creeper, Frankenstein baby and annoying emo teen ghosts is not to your taste – but surely a sexy shape-shifting maid, resident DILF Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange's Constance should level things out a little now the American Horror Story house is up for sale. Though it's shot on a set, the pilot was filmed on location and the soundstage is an exact replica of the residence, meaning you can now live in constant fear for the low price of $4.5million. [Real Estate]

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Angelina Jolie should consider declining questions about the occupancy rate of her uterus while doing the rounds for In The Land Of Blood And Honey if she doesn't want everyone to keep on about said future occupants. "Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know," she told Marie Claire. "I could end up pregnant." Journalists could also do us all a solid and stop asking the goddamn question. [NYDN]
We prefer listening about her talk about her real-life children, like when Shiloh and the others ignore Brad's quad bike tips. [The Sun]

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Demi Moore kindly asks that everyone please calm the fuck down about that whole Twitter name change thing. "changing my twitter name isn't a top priority right now. sorry it bothers so many of u," she Tweeted, enraging spelling and grammar nerds. "should I not tweet until I do?does it really matter?" [Twitter]

  • The voiceover is all shades of annoying, but we can look past that and let out a symphony of snarts in excitement over the fact that 30 Rock will be hitting our screens again in a few short weeks. [NBC]
  • Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre wanted to quit the show after Charlie Sheen started attacking women with knives and indulging in "big-time cocaine" use. [ABC]
  • A "pilot-turned-whistleblower" (that sounds like a fun career change) says faulty private jets could have killed Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Sheen and LeBron James. [Radar]
  • After taking a brief working holiday over at ABC, Christiane Amanpour is returning to CNN. [CNN]
  • The Kardashians are "whores and sluts" according to soundbite queen Janice Dickinson. [Radar]
  • Counterculture legend and Easy Rider producer Bert Schneider passed away on Monday. [Deadline]
  • Rum Diary actress and lesbian pin-up Amber Heard blasts closeted actor types, saying that it might be a big step but the refusal to publically acknowledge your sexuality is far more damaging. [Page Six]
  • Matt Damon says Ben Affleck is his "hetero lifemate." Cute. [Ministry Of Gossip]
  • It doesn't take a magazine cover comparison to know that Meryl Streep's career eclipses that of Lindsay Lohan. [The Scoop]
  • Surprise! Watching Karl Lagerfeld interact with children is an unsettling Mr. Burns-y experience. [NY Mag]
  • Ha! Jennifer Hudson was spotted fist-pumping while watching one of her own performances on a flight recently. Whoever has video of the incident knows exactly where to send it. [Page Six]
  • I know he's 22 and all but every time I hear that Joe Jonas is seeing a new woman – this time Brazilian model Jessica Pott – I immediately think: sex offender registry. Like the baby-mad Hanson brothers, the Jonas boys will always be too young to be players. [Page Six]
  • Wetties (reader suggestion: thoughts?) and boners all round, Christopher Meloni officially signs on to True Blood. [E!]
  • Mama Kris tells her brood to diversify, with Kendall and Kylie Jenner becoming designers. [E!]
  • Did Khloe Kardashian start wearing make-up to the gym after assholes made fun of her for not doing so earlier? Let's hope not. [Daily Mail]
  • Any day that includes news related to Spain's Duchess of Alba is going to be a good one – brightening up our mornings by escorting Tom Cruise down the red carpet for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. [Page Six]
  • "Chassidic reggae superstar" Matisyahu's beard is no more. [Billboard]
  • From her stint on The L Word to the more recent news she's dating a porn tycoon, Melissa Rivers may be more interesting than we give her credit for. [TMZ]
  • Even Selena Gomez's stalker says it's not a good idea for him to be near her. [TMZ]
  • As if his salt ‘n' pepper good looks weren't enough, the gays will be thrilled to know that George Clooney has signed on for a Prop 8 play. [Vulture]
  • The UK version of Paris Hilton, Peaches Geldof, is blasted for raving about her combination juice/starvation diet. [The Sun]
  • In a completely unorthodox casting move, Lars von Trier picks Charlotte Gainsbourg to headline his next film, The Nymphomaniac. [Daily Mail]
  • There is a mini Fantasia among us. And, for the record, that's not a little person drag queen. [People]



I don't care for sexually violent movies and I'm not ashamed to say it. I am a woman living in a world where women really are raped frequently, where female storylines in movies often revolve around pregnancy, weddings, and victimhood, and seeing rape in movies (unless handled well) negates any entertainment value for me. It's not cathartic, it's not edgy, it's not justified by a later revenge.

In real life, when I hear about the gang rapes of the 11 year old in Texas, the girl leaving the school dance in Oakland, or Lara Logan in Egypt, it's stomach turning and falls out of the news and there never is a satisfying resolution. So while I realize some people enjoy movies where someone is raped and then that character (or their friend/ husband) exacts revenge or turns into a vigilante, to me it just looks like a celebration of violence dressed up as a feel good drama.