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Rose McGowan on Twitter's Sexist Script Feed: "It’s Popular Because It Is a Guy Behind It"

hollywoodreporter.com — Ross Putman had a crazy thought. An L.A.-based independent film producer, Putman, 30, wondered what might happen if he were to spill the contents of a folder on his laptop onto Twitter for all the world to see. Would his peers chuckle knowingly at his prized collection of cringe-inducing female character introductions, culled from stacks of screenplays he'd read over the years?

When George Clooney Lost His Cool Over a Bad Review at Berlin

hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch Steven Soderbergh's three-year, self-imposed exile from filmmaking is coming to an end with the news that the director is teaming with Channing Tatum and FilmNation for a hillbilly heist movie. But in 2003, the director was steadily churning out pictures.

Meet the Concept Artist Behind the World of 'Blade Runner'

hollywoodreporter.com — If you ever have marveled at grimy, monolithic metropolis from Ridley Scott's Blade Runner or the sleek neon Light Cycles of the original Tron, you have Syd Mead to thank. The acclaimed concept artist has been inspiring Hollywood with his futuristic vehicles, robots and landscapes for nearly six decades (more recently with films like Elysium and Tomorrowland).

Mo'Nique on Oscars Controversy: I Won't Boycott, But I Won't Watch, Either

hollywoodreporter.com — In February 2015, Mo'Nique roiled the industry by revealing to The Hollywood Reporter that Lee Daniels - who directed her to an Oscar victory in 2009's Precious - told her she'd been "blackballed" over "difficult" behavior. Turns out that wasn't quite the case.
Jan 29, 2016

RT @MarkHarrisNYC: Do you love Mo'Nique? You'll love this. Do you hate Mo'Nique? You'll hate this. Righteous and crabby! I ate it up. hollywoodreporter.com/news/monique-o…

Jan 29, 2016

Q: Is Oscars night for black ppl? @Moworldwide: "Do you believe your eyes or are you going to let them lie to you?" hollywoodreporter.com/news/monique-o…

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Amy Schumer to Take Polygraph to Prove She Didn't Steal Jokes

hollywoodreporter.com — Amy Schumer is setting the record straight. "I'm being accused of stealing jokes and I wanted to come and talk to you about it and clear my name," she told fellow comedian Jim Norton on his SiriusXM advice show Wednesday.

'Making a Murderer': The Brendan Dassey Confession Viewers Didn't See

hollywoodreporter.com — At age 16, Brendan Dassey admitted in a four-hour confession to raping, killing and dismembering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach with his uncle, Steven Avery, a Wisconsin auto salvage owner who'd previously served 18 years for a rape he did not commit. Dassey, whose I.Q.

'Making a Murderer': Nancy Grace Details Why Steven Avery is Guilty (Q&A)

hollywoodreporter.com — Count HLN host Nancy Grace among those who think Steven Avery - the subject of Netflix's smash-hit docuseries Making a Murderer - is guilty of murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach, whose charred remains were found on his Wisconsin auto salvage property in 2005.

Making of 'Carol': Why It Took 60 Years to Film the Lesbian Love Story

hollywoodreporter.com — This story first appeared in a special awards season issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Todd Haynes shoots a love scene, he usually pumps up the volume (he blasted Iggy Pop while filming Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor going at it in Velvet Goldmine and Bob Dylan while Heath Ledger and Charlotte Gainsbourg were shooting their roll in the sack in I'm Not There).

My Parting Gift to You: The Defamerpedia

gawker.com — As my final post, I thought I'd leave you with something you could actually use: a visual glossary of some of the most essential people, places, and things from the expansive Defamer universe. Enjoy. Baby eating (also called baby gobbling and newborn munching) is the consumption of fresh nurslings by CAA agents (see: CAA Death Star).

Larry Flynt Offers Up to $1 Million for Information on Ben Carson Advisor

hollywoodreporter.com — In an open letter set to be published Monday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Larry Flynt is offering "between $50,000 and $1 million" to anyone with proof that a top adviser to Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is guilty of sexual harassment. "Dr. Carson, Heal Thyself!"
Dec 13, 2015

.@RealBenCarson's top advisor was sued for sexually harassing his male trainer. @ImLarryFlynt has $1M for more info: bit.ly/1O3qNr6

Dec 13, 2015

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Dec 13, 2015

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Feb 13, 2016

RT @rosemcgowan: My take is I'm a fan of @femscriptintros and #RossPutman for pulling back the curtain on systemic misogyny. twitter.com/SethAbramovitc…

Feb 12, 2016

*walks into ocean until completely submerged, never is heard from again* pic.twitter.com/3yy6iC818w

Feb 12, 2016

"Transformers: 7, 8, 9!" is my favorite line from A Chorus Line

Feb 12, 2016

Hot baby names 2016: Angela (with a hard G); McRib; Woke; Shondaland; Unicorn; Bernie

Feb 12, 2016

@jackiecarbajal @DesiJed no one wants another crass Katrina story esp anyone who lived through it


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