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    Two is Just Too Many Women for Spiderman to Deal With

    I noticed on twitter some chatter earlier today about the fact that Shailene Woodley who is about to cover EW with her new film Divergent (which looks like it could be a real successor to The Hunger Games) will no longer be a part of the second Amazing Spiderman movie playing MJ Watson.

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    Women in Hollywood, from Tough Rodriguez, Studio Chief Pascal, to 'Expendabelles' (VIDEO)

    Sylvester Stallone has put out a call on Twitter, presumably with his latest iteration of "The Expendables" in mind: "A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?" The misspelling of her name aside, Weaver became one of Hollywood's few female action stars because Ridley Scott cast her as androgynous ...

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    Forbes Names World's 100 Most Powerful Women

    Forbes has just named the World's 100 Most Poweful Women of 2013. And it's a very impressive list. It includes women in politics like Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany who was number one, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, women in technology like Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg and many o...

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    Sony Head Amy Pascal on Women Directors: The Whole System is Geared for Them To Fail

    Holy crap. In a revealing interview with Forbes' Dorothy Pomerantz on the occasion of the publication of the most powerful women in the world list, Sony studio chief Amy Pascal, the only female head of a major studio, actually answered some questions about the status of women in Hollywood, especial...

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    Amy Pascal Asks Hollywood to Eliminate Gay Stereotypes from Films

    Amy Pascal is truly a force. She championed Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty all the way. And at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center gala last week, Pascal asked the industry to take a long, hard look at how LGBT characters are depicted in film. Deadline provided an excerpt from her speech.

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    Sony Chairman Amy Pascal Addresses Hollywood's Depiction of Gay Characters: "We Can Do Better. We Have To."

    As the Supreme Court hears merits and demerits today of the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, a full transcript of Sony chairman Amy Pascal's remarks at the March 21 fundraiser gala for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center has been released to the Huffington Post. In her speech, Pascal specifically addresses...

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    Sexism Pushes Its Way Into the Oscar Campaign

    In the last week the screws have really been tightening in this bizarre world of Oscar campaigning, and Kathryn Bigelow and her film Zero Dark Thirty are the recipients of what is referred to a "whispering campaign."  To me there is nothing quiet about it.  It is loud and clear a...

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    What Do the New Changes at Sony Mean for Amy Pascal?

    Yesterday, the news broke that Michael Lynton who is now co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment along with Amy Pascal will be promoted to running all of Sony's entertainment operations in the US.  These new changes are being made as Howard Stringer retires and hands over the reigns of t...

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    The World's Most Powerful Women According to Forbes

    Forbes loves its lists. Its most recent list is the world's most powerful women and it is of course dominated by female politicians with Angela Merkel topping the list. But there are many Hollywood and media players who made the list, and Lady Gaga is the top Hollywood entry on the list at Number ...

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    Book Excerpt- The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson

    I have a piece in the upcoming anthology The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, John-Henri Holmberg

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