"Growing up in the film business, I never saw a woman's face"
More and more we’ve been seeing people speak out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood—cultural diversity and gender diversity, which is an especially big issue behind the scenes. Women like Transparent creator Jill Soloway and groups like the Film Fatales are trying to combat this in their own ways, and Jodie Foster just gave a great speech about the importance of women directors, especially for young women and girls who are already working in Hollywood as actors. Click inside to read some excerpts from her speech at the Athena Film Festival, where she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
So happy together?
Back in November we learned that Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and still alive and kicking Courtney Love, was executive producing a new documentary film about her father titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Yesterday, at the Sundance Film Festival, Montage of Heck was world premiered … and Frances Bean was reunited at the event with her estranged mother. For the most part, it looked like everyone was all smiles for the event … in a seeming show that hatchets have been buried and all is well betwixt Frances and Courtney again. More »
AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline
Goldenvoice went ahead and shocked the Internets today by unveiling the official line-up for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. As you can see in the flyer released just moments ago, rock legends AC/DC will headline the festival on Friday, Jack White will headline on Saturday and Drake will headline on Sunday. HMMM. The full line-up for the 6-day fest (which will be the same over the two sequential 3-day weekends) also includes artists like FKA twigs, Ryan Adams, Interpol, Bad Religion, St. Vincent and many others. Click below to see the full line-up for Coachella 2015 and get ready, tickets for the festival go on sale tomorrow at noon PT. More »
The song drops on Sept. 29
A couple of days ago we heard that Fergie Ferg was planning to release a new single titled L.A. LOVE (La La) on September 29 and today we hear and see bonafide proof that the song is on its way. Fergie made an appearance on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV last night to announce a live performance by Ed Sheeran and as she stepped on stage a short snippet of her new single was played in the background. Click the video embedded above to HEAR this short snippet of Fergie‘s new song and get a quick taste of what’s to come. Then, click below to see the official single release announcement that Fergie posted on her official Instagram profile last night. More »
Plus, I need your thoughts on Jessica Chastain's dress...
Well, I’m still not over how fabulous Rihanna looked at New York Fashion Week, but we have a few other looks to discuss as well. I don’t know if any of you have heard of Gugu Mbatha-Raw, but she recently starred in Belle, and has been getting some serious buzz lately. She hit up the Toronto International Film Festival (her new movie Beyond The Lights just premiered there) and these photos of her in this floral Delpozo gown just blew me away. And everyone has been taking about Lady Gaga in this Alexandre Vauthier Couture custom tuxedo. Oh, and then there’s Jessica Chastain’s pink dress (which has been getting lots of attention), but I LOVED the back & white look on her. Your thoughts??? Peep the gallery for more!
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Her best looks from the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival
If this is what an Italian vacation does for you, I need to take an Italian vacation yesterday. Selena Gomez has been in Italy attending the 2014 Ischia Global Film and Music Festival and she has been looking so incredible, it’s annoying. Please enjoy this gallery of all her fabulous looks and tell me what you think!
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'Instead of being actors, we're now just entities...'
The great Biggie Smalls may have said it best, and young Chloë Grace Moretz is now discovering that mo money can mean mo problems. Last week we got to see the trailer for her new film (which looks amazing) Clouds of Sils Maria, in which she plays a young and popular actress who’s more self-obsessed than a little bit. But in real life, Moretz is not always pleased with the pitfalls of fame. In a press conference for the movie, she opened up about her true feelings about celebrity, and what it means to have a bunch of fans who feel like they “own” you. Click inside for more!
Focus on the Positive
Earlier this week we saw a batch of BEAUTIFUL photos of Ryan Gosling at a promo event in Cannes, France where Ryan premiered his directorial debut film Lost River at the Cannes International Film Festival. I’m sorry to relay that critics of Gosling‘s film haven’t been too kind toward the first-time director’s feature film. One critic called Lost River “mouth-dryingly lousy“, another called it “colossally indulgent, shapeless, often fantastically and unthinkingly offensive and at all times insufferably conceited.” Oh and the film garnered old fashioned Boos from some people in the audience as well. NONETHELESS, Ryan got all gussied up in a hot tux to walk the red carpet at the official premiere of Lost River (along with his actors Christina Hendricks [Mad Men] and Iain De Castecker [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]) and he looked damn good doing so. Click thru the gallery to see Ryan Gosling wearing a tuxedo and forget all about those nasty film reviews. He’s so purdy, isn’t that really all that matters?
People, this is not a drill … THIS IS NOT A DRILL … Ryan Gosling has emerged from his self-imposes public exile to promote the forthcoming release of his directorial debut film Lost River at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France today. There have been a few rare sightings here and there of Gosling out in public but his appearance at a photocall in Cannes today is his first official public event in what seems like EONS. Gosling is world premiering his film Lost River at the Cannes Film Festival this week and he thought it wise to show up and present the film in person … a decision I wholeheartedly agree with. Sigh. Erm, excuse me … Le sigh. Click thru the gallery to see a nice collection of new photos of Ryan Gosling lookin’ all perfect and hot and stuff. Here’s hoping that we will be seeing a LOT more of Ryan Gosling out and about moving forward.
When Is A "Prank" Really Sexual Harassment?
I don’t know if you guys heard about this incident already, but it’s been bothering me since I read the story. America Ferrara is attending the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and her first-time experience has been sullied by some creep who was at the event. Ferrera gave an interview after the incident and, luckily, she seemed to have had an incredible time otherwise, but I still feel like this needs to be addressed. Click inside for more.
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