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Why We Love Divas...Let Us Count the Ways

Leon Acord | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

Many of our favorite divas have taken hit after hit, only to bounce back, bigger and better than ever. Gay men certainly take their share of hard knocks in life -- maybe we identify with their resilience?

Bette Davis Skewers Sexism In Unheard Interview From 1963

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women

When film legend Bette Davis (1908 - 1989) sat down with entertainment journalist Shirley Eder to discuss the sexes, the year was 1963, and Davis was ...

Bringing Bette Davis Back

Sheril Antonio | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

It always surprises me to think about just how much she contributed to an era of filmmaking -- gracing screens large and small from the 1930s to the 1980s.

How The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies High-Kicked My Sobriety

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It was the first time that I didn't think about having -- or not having -- a drink. I lost myself in the joy of that matinee performance and the exuberance of the performers who were happy to be alive despite -- or because of -- the years of baggage behind them.

Matthew Jacobs

What Ron Howard Did To Get On Bette Davis' Good Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

Amid today's spectacle-heavy Hollywood business model, Ron Howard calls making any drama a "labor of love." He's performed many labors throughout his ...

Joan Collins: The Mother of All Confessions Continues

Greg Archer | Posted 06.10.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Collins' influence stretches beyond the festive hand tossing of Tinseltown glitter, however. Her charitable outreach -- from The National Center for Learning Disabilities to the prevention of child cruelty in the UK -- stand out.

7 Things Vintage Stars Can Teach Us About Body Confidence

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women

Walking around in a female body is often a less-than-pleasant experience, no matter your size, color, height or weight. Alongside being publicly c...

My Second Chance at Life: Why Facebook Is Not a Waste of Time (for Adults)

Victoria Ordin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Victoria Ordin

Facebook is a godsend for Baby Boomers out of the workforce or stay-at-home moms, particularly in small cities or towns, but it's a liability for young people.

Why Do Gay Men Historically Adopt Female Stars as Their Icons?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

In adulthood we discover that other gay men had adopted these women in exactly the same way in childhood. Why do we, as individuals, gravitate to women, even the same women, before we are part of a gay scene, and before we are swept up in any collective gay groupthink?

Blue Jasmine, and Sixteen Other Top Films About Losing Your Mind

John Farr | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For the most part, I've avoided the psycho killer sub-genre as that would merit its own piece. Instead, I've focused on films that betray mental illness in somewhat subtler, but no less striking, ways.

Bette Davis Offered Some Awesome Advice In 1943

Posted 08.29.2013 | Women

Bette Davis was not only an iconic actress, but apparently she also fancied herself an advice columnist. Dear Abby, eat your heart out. In a June ...

Film Academy Elects First African-American President

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group which awards the Oscars each year, has elected its first African-American president...

This Lady Had A Song Written About Her Eyes

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style

Bette Davis became a silver screen legend not because of her good looks or connections, but because of her raw talent and memorizing personality. The ...

All Time Oscars: The 10 Best Actresses in a Leading Role

Jon Eig | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I sat down to compile my list of the all time greatest performances by an actress in a lead role, I went through all the steps I had gone through when putting together the other acting lists.

Three Favorite Oscar Moments

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I like Oscars that go a little crazy. And not in those golly-gee speeches where someone -- say, Anne Hathaway (the inevitable winner tonight) -- reacts with such feigned shock that she giddily exhibits an actorly, cute-as-a-button manic depressive episode.

Mirror, Mirror... Aging, Beauty and Lies

Gina Barreca | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

The world lies to us. Men don't believe the lies. They know it's a load of advertising, a bunch of hype, a song-and-dance number. But women believe.

The 10 Scariest Movie Characters Without Costumes

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

You don't need a costume to scare others. Here are 10 characters that were downright spooky without makeup.

"Whole Lotta You": A Rocket To The Moon's Video Exclusive, Plus a Conversation With Larry Graham

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Rocket To The Moon's "Whole Lotta You" Video Exclusive! Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson / Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen So? Have you ever felt Wild & F...

Dale Olson: "I Lived My Life My Own Way"

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Well, She's Coming Back To The Big Screen

Liz Smith | Posted 09.15.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

One suspects the story will be slightly updated. Maybe the two twisted sisters will be stars of 1960s/'70s rather than the 1930s as Joan and Bette played them. Or even of the 1980s.

Nicki Gostin

Rosanna Arquette Gets Candid About Hollywood, Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Entertainment

Can you have a relationship and a Hollywood career at the same time? That's the question Rosanna Arquette has pondered since Bette Davis sat her do...

Looking Back At 1940's Style

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is American actress Bette Davis on an autumnal set...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, and the Return of Women's Blockbuster Films

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is finally making an effort to give women and their stories the blockbuster treatment. In doing so, the film industry is hearkening back to what was once a strength of classic Hollywood: the blockbuster women's film.

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

How Love Makes Age Less Scary

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Fifty
Donna Jean Freberg

Into every life a little rain must fall. Sometimes a torrential downpour, or even a Tsunami perhaps. And we hang on for dear life and find out what we are made of.