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    The Golden Globe Nominations: The Women

    I like the Golden Globe show cause it's always goofy.  People drink, say funny stuff and you get TV and film people in one place.  People who are awards watchers don't take it too seriously because they have two different film categories -- comedy and drama -- which no other a...

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    Some Articles to Ponder

    Here are some articles worth a look before the work takes over again tomorrow-

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable

    Here is a look at some of the women we will be talking about for the next several months. 

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    The Help Rises to Number One at the Box Office in Week Two

    The story with Hollywood movies is that films open big in their first weekend and then drop off precipitously in their second weekend as a film opening takes the box office crown. That is not the case with The Help. It is the second film this year -- the first being True Grit in January -- to rise to first place in its second week of release. (Box office experts also noted that The Blind Side, which this film is being compared to in terms of audience, budget and potential awards, also rose to number 1 after its initial release.) The film has also bested the recent August releases of Julie & Julia and Eat, Pray Love -- films with big stars...

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    The Controversy Over The Help

    The Help has stirred up many emotions since it opened on Wednesday. But that hasn't prevented the film from becoming a hit. It grossed over $35 million since it opened and already made back its budget of $25 million. While I'm sure that Participant and Dreamworks would rather not have the controv...

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    Cross Post: Going to See The Help at The White House by Carol Jenkins

    If not for an invitation from Michelle Obama (you know, her people emailed my people) I might have missed seeing The Help. But a request for my presence in the White House screening room was too enticing–not to mention singular– to turn down.

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    Why The Help Matters

    After a long summer of superhero dudes and exploding machines, women are finally getting a one for our team. Actually, a second one. Remember Bridesmaids from May? Doesn't that seem sooo long ago? I don't want to complain too much (well, I do) but there have been multiple (I don't care to count...

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    Interview with Octavia Spencer of The Help

    Octavia Spencer has the breakout role of her lifetime as Minny Jackson in The Help. She talked about the film and how important it is for women to support women's films. I have to say that even though this was a phone interview, Spencer was so real and honest and I found the conversation very enj...

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    The Help: Featurette

    I know that people have issues with this film (I am planning on reading the book before it's release in August) but I am down with any movie where Viola Davis talks about making invisible women visible. Hopefully this will be Davis' second Oscar nominated performance. It may be that the featurette...

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    Get Ready For The Help

    This is the big women's summer movie. I didn't know that Kathryn Stockett who wrote the book was rejected by 60 literary agents. It has now spent 100 weeks on the hardcover best seller list and just came out in paperback.

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