• Movie producer exposes the ridiculous ways female characters are introduced in scripts
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Movie producer exposes the ridiculous ways female characters are introduced in scripts

    Women in Hollywood are often victims of sexism, ageism, objectification and “can you believe she actually wore that?” However, as one LA movie producer has revealed, even on paper, actresses are unable to escape cliched Hollywood tropes. Ross Putman took to Twitter to share excerpts from actual scripts he’s read, detailing the absurd and, surprise, sexual ways female characters are introduced. To protect the anonymity of the writers, all female characters names have been changed to “Jane” and Putman writes in his Twitter bio, “Apologies if I quote your work.” 

  • Maude Apatow isn’t the little girl from ‘Knocked Up’ anymore
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    Hilary Hagerman

    Maude Apatow isn’t the little girl from ‘Knocked Up’ anymore

    Remember that cute little curly-haired girl from “Knocked Up”? She’s not so little anymore.  Last week, Maude Apatow stepped out on the Sundance red carpet to promote her new film “Other People” – and we were blown away by how grown up she looked. Now 17, the oldest daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann is poised to become the next big thing in Hollywood – and we can’t wait to see where her career takes her next. 

  • 10 breakout stars to watch out for during awards season -- and beyond
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    Jen Choy

    10 breakout stars to watch out for during awards season -- and beyond

    Awards season is a bit of a polarizing time of year. Celebrity news reaches a fever pitch and yet, we can’t help but anticipate all that season brings, whether we claim to love it or hate it.  The gowns, the speeches, the performances and even the controversies are all part and parcel.

  • Hugh Grant’s Sad Lion Costume Is the Top Celebrity Costume Fail for 2015 (So Far!)
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    Yahoo Makers Contributors

    Hugh Grant’s Sad Lion Costume Is the Top Celebrity Costume Fail for 2015 (So Far!)

    Depending on where you stand on animal-themed Halloween costumes, there is something about the sight of a full-grown man in a lion onesie that’s either very funny or very tragic. Hugh Grant stepped into social media’s circle of shame wearing what could pass for a scruffy mane or a doormat.  (Hugh Grant, the Mangy Lion. Photo: AP) However, some people stuck up for him.

  • James Franco Receives Sunny SoCal Fangirls at His Dark Movie
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    Meriah Doty

    James Franco Receives Sunny SoCal Fangirls at His Dark Movie

    James Franco’s appearance at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood last Friday was his latest achievement in unusual mash-ups (which includes spinning an art installation from a guest-stint on long-running soap opera General Hospital). The actor-director exhibited his special brand of movie star-meets-cultural experimentalist for the screening of his latest directorial effort, Child of God. Franco’s film, which he adapted from the 1973 Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, deals in human horror (including a depiction of necrophilia).The story follows Lester Ballard — a feral loner cast out by society — as he is driven to violence and murder. Played by newcomer Scott Haze, the mumbling and socially defective Ballard is a woodsman living in ’60s rural Tennessee.

  • Mick Jagger's Look-Alike Son Attends the Premiere of 'Get on Up'
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    Meriah Doty

    Mick Jagger's Look-Alike Son Attends the Premiere of 'Get on Up'

    Do those full lips and shaggy hair give you a Jumpin' Jack Flashback? Mick Jagger's 14-year-old son, Lucas, attended the premiere of 'Get On Up' in New York on Monday night with his mother, Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez. Looking like Mick’s mini-me, Lucas came to support his legendary rock star dad who produced the James Brown biopic.