Nice Oscar awards last night. Lots of talk about equality and women’s empowerment. The biggest and most prominent advertiser supporting the ceremony: Walmart. Hmm.
The Oscars were last night, and Missouri Senator and self-processed “Oscar nerd” Claire McCaskill invited her family and campaign staff over for her annual viewing party, complete with themed dishes and mandatory costumes for everyone.
On Tuesday, the Oscar nominations were announced, and while writers and directors of color did see some recognition, the acting categories were pretty white. Of the 20 acting nominations, only four went to people of color, all of whom were black. While any person of color being celebrated is a win, the overall lack of…
The nominations for the 2018 Oscars are out, and honestly, the Academy did better than I expected.
Last night, Sterling K. Brown made history at the Screen Actors Guild Awards by becoming the first black man to win the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. If that sounds familiar, it’s because two weeks ago, Brown became the first black man to win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a…
On Thursday, Colin Firth became the latest actor who has appeared in a Woody Allen film to drop his support for the disgraced director. In response to an inquiry from the Guardian, Firth (who starred in 2014’s Magic in the Moonlight) stated, “I wouldn’t work with him again.”
In a scene from the second episode of the webseries Just Doug—currently available on Facebook Watch—a director of a fictional television show asks Just Doug’s main character, an Asian actor named Doug, to try out what he euphemistically calls an “ethnic verbal approach” for the part he’s playing.
Despite being forced to reshoot All the Money in the World specifically because it included Kevin Spacey, a powerful Hollywood man and accused sexual predator, Michelle Williams reportedly received only $1,000 for the effort, while co-star and other powerful Hollywood man Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million.
There was one refrain repeated over and over again by Hollywood’s (white) female winners at the Golden Globes on Sunday night: “Time’s up.”
As expected, the acceptance speeches from this year’s Golden Globes were rife with empowering messages for women and calls for Hollywood to tell women’s stories and do better by women in general. Unfortunately, there was a complete absence of women of color being honored at the show, save for Oprah Winfrey’s Cecil B.…
In a cultural moment where predatory men in power are finally facing consequences, it makes sense that Woody Allen—a longtime candidate for Most Predatory Man in Power, Film Division—is being subjected to increased scrutiny.
Catt Sadler, a host with E! News for more than a decade, has decided to part ways with the company in light of an enormous pay gap between Sadler and her male cohost.
If 2017 was a year when it felt like the talent and vision of people of color was finally being recognized by the entertainment industry in a concrete—if still woefully incomplete—way, 2018 seems like it will give us films that build on that momentum.
From the moment the cast was announced for Ocean’s 8, the upcoming all-woman spin-off of famed heist franchise Ocean’s 11, it’s been nearly impossible to not get at least a little hyped for it. Well now we officially have a trailer for it, and the Met Ball has never looked so fun.
Against all public ire, better judgement, and general respect for women in general, Matt Damon can’t stop spouting nonsense about the pervasive rape culture that seems almost inextricably rooted in Hollywood. Yes, that’s right (deep breath):
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times published a roundtable video featuring various actresses from Oscar-buzzy films. One moment from that session has been making the rounds on the internet. In the video, Kate Winslet, the star of Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, was asked about the “outsized” tone of the film and took…
For some reason, people keep asking Matt Damon, of all people, for his thoughts on the current sexual abuse crisis engulfing Hollywood—despite the fact that he has already admitted to being complicit in Harvey Weinstein’s behavior and offered patronizing remarks about women who have suffered abuse. (Of course, by “for…
On Wednesday, the New York Times published an op-ed from actress Salma Hayek detailing her sexual harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein as well as the professional punishment that she faced as a result of resisting him.
Years ago, some Hollywood executives told one of actor Leonardo Nam’s representatives that he had “hit the top of the Asian tier” as far as his salary was concerned.
Although allegations about Woody Allen’s past transgressions have been public for years—his daughter, Dylan Farrow, penned a piece in 2014 alleging that Allen sexually abused her as a child—A-list stars like Kate Winslet still line up to work with him and struggle to explain why they choose to make movies with an…