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The Casually Sexist Bullsh*t Women In Hollywood Hear All The Time

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

When journalist Maureen Dowd decided to do a deep dive into Hollywood sexism, she spoke to several powerful (male) leaders in the entertainment i...

Press Agents of the World, Arise... An Excerpt From 'Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age of Hollywood'

Dick Guttman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Once upon a time a film that dare not speak its name ("The Sweet Smell of Success") cast an evil spell upon all press agents, decreeing that they should dwell and devise forever under a cloud of skepticism about the ethics of their craft.

13 Badass Actresses Who Should Be The Next James Bond

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women

One possible way to mitigate James Bond's womanizing, misogynistic ways? Make James Bond a woman.  As Daniel Craig takes his final turn as Bond ...

The Highest Grossing Film Last Weekend May Surprise You

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Meg Waite Clayton

A new study in Hollywood comes at a time when even women at the top are noting the raw deal Hollywood offers them -- thanks in part to the disclosures of the Sony hack at the end of last year.

Equal Rights for Women - The Hollywood Treatment

Elizabeth Kissam | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Kissam

On TV and in film an estimated one-third of fictional characters are female, despite the fact that women make up half the world's population. Beyond the numbers is the quality of roles. Women's experiences are cropped, or misrepresented, to fit into the fictional worlds of TV and film.

Rooney Mara Is Sick Of Opinionated Women Being Called 'Spoiled Brats And B*tches’

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women

Rooney Mara has had enough of the name-calling when it comes to women in Hollywood who speak up for equal rights.  The actress spoke with the Gu...

Amy Schumer Takes Aim At The Kardashians In Hilarious 'SNL' Monologue

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.11.2015 | Comedy

Amy Schumer hosted "Saturday Night Live" last night and judging by her performance, we're betting she'll be back.  The comedian opened up the sh...

Rob Lowe Says Hollywood Objectifies Men, Too

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

What do you think of when you think of Rob Lowe? Hotness?   Shame on you.  In an interview with Vulture this week, the 51-year-old actor ar...

Liv Tyler Says Being 38 In Hollywood Is 'Not Fun'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

At 38, Liv Tyler is feeling the effects of Hollywood ageism.  In a new interview with More magazine, she opens about reaching her late 30s as a ...

Emmy-Nominated 'Homeland' Director Finds Hollywood Gender Inequality 'Unacceptable'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment

No women were nominated for Outstanding Drama Director at last year's Emmy awards, when the Academy president spoke about TV diversity while Sof...

Jewel Says She Has Been Sexually Harassed Since She Was 8 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

Country singer Jewel opened up about the disturbing sexual harassment she has faced since she was just a child in a new interview with The Hollywood ...

How Emma Thompson Responds To Anyone Who Says She's Too Old

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty

When 36-year-old Emma Thompson starred alongside 35-year-old Hugh Grant in 1995's "Sense and Sensibility," there were comments made about the relative...

NBCUniversal Chairman Says Women In Hollywood Face 'Invisible Barrier' As They Age

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

Longtime programming executive Bonnie Hammer has been called "the queen of sci-fi" and "one of the most successful programmers in cable television" b...

Greta Gerwig Wants To Prove That 'There's A Space' For More Women Onscreen

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

It's been two years since she brought the quirky, spirited Frances to life in 2013's "Frances Ha," and now Greta Gerwig is back with "M...

Why Hollywood Is Still A Sunny Paradise For Bros, In One Minute

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

"Transparent" director and human woman Jill Soloway gave her thoughts on Hollywood in 2015 during a speech last month. "It's not funny anymore ...

Salma Hayek: Studios Want Women 'To Be Quiet And Look Pretty'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

If navigating Hollywood as a woman wasn't already frustrating enough, with the industry's lack of diverse roles and profound pay g...

Your Expectations For Kirsten Dunst Are Just Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst thinks the world expects too much from actors.  "What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous," Dunst says in the September...

Salma Hayek: Hollywood Studios 'Don't Want Me, But I Don't Really Care'

Associated Press | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Salma Hayek says that while Hollywood studios may not be calling as much lately, she's staying plenty busy. "I thin...

Kate Mara: It's 'Quite An Honor' To Play A Female Superhero

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

It's no secret that female superheroes are few and far between. That's why actress Kate Mara fully appreciates her role as Sue Storm, the ki...

Krystal M. Harris: A Conversation About Women in Hollywood

Kay Smythe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kay Smythe

Strength is a strange and malicious gift in Hollywood. In the few short weeks I have spent here, it has become unnervingly apparent that strength among women is no longer a sought-after personality trait. This dying evolution has been replaced by the harsh competition, brought on by a lack of trust in an already tough community.

Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Only Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

Though some have called 2015 "the year of the woman" in cinema, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says that sexism in the ind...

'OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco On Not Being Size Zero In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.20.2015 | Latino Voices

“Orange Is The New Black” star Dashca Polanco isn't shy about sharing the body-related insecurities she had growing up. Now, the sta...

Jennifer Lawrence Basically Says Hollywood Can't Body Shame Her Now That She's A Huge Star

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment

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Pay Inequities in Hollywood

Kim Keating | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

The glamorous life of Hollywood stars can sometimes seem hard for the average person to relate to. But when it comes to dealing with gender discrimination, it looks like today's female stars are -- unfortunately -- just like us!

Here's What Hollywood Would Look Like If Women Ran The Show

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women

What would it look like if women ran Hollywood? In an industry where less than 10 percent of the top 250 grossing films are directed by women, Margare...