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    Junie Hoang Loses Age Lawsuit Against IMDB

    Actress Junie Hoang lost her lawsuit against IMDB for revealing her actual age online. Hoang first sued IMDB (and parent company Amazon) in October 2011 for $1 million for putting her actual age of 42 on the database without her consent.

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    Guerrilla Girls Call for Girlcott of The Alley Theatre

    Houston's Alley Theatre announced its 2013-14 season with 9 plays that examine the "American character."

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    Helen Mirren Stands Up For a Future Full of Women Directors

    On Sunday evening, Helen Mirren who has always been wonderfully outspoken in calling out sexism in Hollywood, used the occasion of being awarded the Legend award from Empire magazine to highlight the lack of women directors in the business.

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    More Lynne Ramsay News

    As expected, the initial reports of the Lynne Ramsay departure from Jane Got a Gun were very sketchy. More details are coming out, among them the important detail that Ramsay did not just NOT show up for work, she had actually quit over the weekend when terms and budgets and schedules were not agre...

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    Cross Post: "Oz the Great and Powerful" Rekindles the Notion That Women Are Wicked

    Dorothy Gale--the girl who went to Oz--has been called the first true feminist hero in American children's literature. Indeed, she was condemned by many readers, including children's librarians, for daring to have opinions and act on them.

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    So That's The Problem - We Just All Missed the Joke

    Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan just keep on sticking their feet in their mouth. As they collected an award for Smash at the GLAAD awards on Saturday night in NYC, they spoke out in defense of their Oscar host Seth MacFarlane.

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    VIDA, Women in Literary Arts Releases 2012 VIDA Count

    This morning VIDA released their 2012 count of the treatment of women in literature over the last year and the results vary widly. Amy King, on behalf of VIDA was curious to see if the numbers reflected the already regressive treatment of women thus far in 2013. King wants to hold those accountable,...

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    One Week Out- A Last Look at the 2013 Oscars

    I left town the morning after the Oscars on a much needed vacation.  While I wasn't writing last week (and a big thanks goes out to Women and Hollywood writer Kerensa Cadenas for taking care of the site while I was gone), I didn't shut off my brain completely.  I was able to read all the p...

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    Oscar Commentary Round Up

    With everything surrounding this year’s Oscars there has been a wealth of really great commentary out there.

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    Jessica Chastain Shoots Down Fabricated Feud with Jennifer Lawrence

    Unsurprisingly, media outlets have created a “feud” between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar-nominated actresses were apparently fighting because of Jennifer Lawrence’s joke about Chastain in her SNL monologue from weeks ago. Allegedly, Chastain was angry about the...

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