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Amy Schumer Wants to Be the Next Bachelorette

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

After making a guest appearance on the dating contest show “Bachelorette,” Amy Schumer attracted a draft campaign to see her cast in a new season. ABC execs thought it was a good idea and extended an informal invitation on Twitter. In a new interview with E! Online, Schumer indicates her interest in becoming the next Bachelorette, […]

The Dangerous Messages US Weekly Sent to Women This Week

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Bethany Mandel

Gossip rags aren’t generally known for sending positive messages to women who read them. Despite the fact that magazines like US Weekly are marketed to women, they often send messages quite toxic to their readers and to society in general. This week’s issue is no different, and as a regular reader I can say, especially […]

Rachel Dolezal Case Provokes Questions: What Is Race? Does It Matter?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Among reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story, many have attempted to draw a distinction between her attempt to pass herself off as black and Caitlyn Jenner’s attempt to pass himself off as female. I argued Tuesday that no such distinction exists, that both Dolezal and Jenner have denied objective reality. If what Dolezal has done […]

Transracial Rachel Dolezal, Transsexual Caitlyn Jenner, and the Denial of Objective Reality

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

We new media professionals surf a choppy sea of social whim. Whatever people talk about, we write about. It’s supply and demand. That said, there are certain stories which I resist chiming in on no matter how big they get, stories which I find either distasteful or ludicrous. The story of Rachel Dolezal stands as […]

Actor Mark Ruffalo Tries to Do Some Mansplaining

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

Mark Ruffalo has a Tumblr post for women who aren’t feminists. It appeared on my Facebook feed earlier this week to cheers. Many loved what “he“ wrote. (Back to the quote marks in a sec.) The post opens as almost all rebuttals of “I’m not a feminist” arguments often do: First of all, it’s clear you […]

Why It’s Hot to Rag on Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt and Sexism in Hollywood

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

So, some so-called feminist wrote a “scathing” review of Jurassic World in the Daily Beast, accusing the film of being overtly sexist because it features a corporate bitch who discovers her mothering instinct in the midst of rescuing her two nephews from an onslaught of wild dinosaurs. Let’s make one thing clear: If that woman existed in […]

Fifty Shades Scribe Hasn’t Seen the Film

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

How bad does your experience making a film have to be for you to skip seeing the finished product? Ask Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter who penned the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. From Variety: Marcel opened up about her thoughts on the film’s sexual content and her role in the film’s production on Bret Easton Ellis’ […]

Lena Dunham Breaks Up America’s Favorite Couple

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

NBC New York reports: There’s some major heartbreak coming up on “The Simpsons” and we’re not sure our hearts can handle the pain. Homer and Marge, one of TV’s longstanding married couples (27 seasons and counting), are separating this season…and Lena Dunham is the one to blame? What the what?! In an interview with Variety, executive […]

Duggar Girls’ Pain Makes for Great Spin-Off PR

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Why hasn’t TLC officially cancelled the Duggars? Ask Jill and Jessa, the daughters who are going through “immeasurable pain” presumably because they have to re-live the humiliating experience of being fondled by their brother when they were pre-teens. They’re so humiliated that they booked an exclusive with Fox News to air their shame before an […]

Michelle Duggar: Daughters More Victimized Now Than Before

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In an interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, matriarch Michelle Duggar indicated that the current media hubbub surrounding revelations of sexual misconduct has proven more victimizing than the original incidents. Josh Duggar, son of Michelle and Jim Bob, has admitted to fondling five girls when he was 14 years old. Among those he touched […]

Have the Duggars Made Christianity Look Bad?

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

I’ve never been a fan of the Duggars. It has nothing to do with them. I just don’t watch reality television, or much television of any kind. My knowledge of the abnormally large family has been entirely secondhand. I know they’re conservative Christians, as am I. I know they’re popular among that crowd. And I […]

No Need to Read Anything Else Because Here’s What Will Happen with the Duggars

Monday, May 25th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Here’s what will happen with the Duggars: 19. Within a month, Josh and dad Jim Bob will issue fuller statements clarifying apparently contradictory narratives among the family’s joint Facebook message, the police report filed by Jim Bob, and other details disclosed by family members and inferred by bloggers and journalists. 18. Within six months, Josh […]

Nerd’s Nerd Simon Pegg Renounces Geekdom, Rips on Comic Book Films

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Talk about dumping where you eat. Actor Simon Pegg, who has built a successful career on genre film and geek cred, has suddenly decided that he’s above it all. The Telegraph reports: … he told Radio Times: …“Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and […]

The Muppet Show Reboot Takes a Jab at Reality TV

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

There will forever be one timeless classic following Gen-X and their Millennial crossover counterparts to the grave: The Muppets. The new ABC prime time series promises to be a satirical take on reality television. It didn’t take long for ABC to green light the show revived by Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady. Granted, the original Muppet Show played […]

Johnny Depp’s Daughter to Make Ghostly Film Debut

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Lily Rose Depp, daughter of Hollywood royalty Johnny Depp, will make her feature film debut alongside Natalie Portman in a forthcoming paranormal period film by French director Rebecca Zlotowski. From Variety: Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film [title "Planetarium"] follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess […]

Amy Schumer and Mindy Kaling, Each with Own Show, Lament Hollywood Treatment of Women

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

There’s a point at which social activism becomes redundant. Basis for grievance can abate to a point beyond which further protest seems petty. Recognizing that point may not be an exact science. However, as you watch Mindy Kaling rattle on about her treatment by Hollywood in the above American Express ad, or chuckle at Amy […]

Hollywood Reporter Uses Natalie Portman to ‘Sh*t on Israel’

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In the wake of the right-wing victory in Israel’s most recent elections, a number of famous Israeli artists made news in the Jewish blogosphere for their anti-Netanyahu tirades. Apparently the Hollywood Reporter caught on to the trend and attempted to manifest it on this side of the ocean with Israeli-American star Natalie Portman. One huge problem […]

The Downton/Star Wars Mash-Up You Have to See

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Actor Rob James-Collier plays the evil butler Thomas on Downton Abbey, but in real life he must be quite the sweetie. He wrote and shot an entire Downton/Star Wars mashup on his iPhone in order to raise money for MS research. Episode One is available for free, but to watch more you have to donate to […]

The Latest 20-Something Feminist Fashion Trend: Fifty Shades of Gray…Hair?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

It really is as strange as it sounds. While pop artists like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez tween themselves down to look like hypersexual pre-pubescents, models in their twenties are dying their locks gray in an embrace of the “granny hair” trend sweeping the runway. Being inspired by older models strutting the catwalk with natural […]

How to Apologize for Your Thought Crimes

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Spencer Klavan

I’d like to issue a sincere apology. It’s the thing to do these days — everyone’s sorry for something. For example, Benedict Cumberbatch apologized recently after he had the gall to advocate for minorities in show business. His great crime was using the unacceptably outdated term “colored actors” instead of the utterly unrelated and vastly […]

Bill Cosby: Is It True?

Friday, January 30th, 2015 - by Andrew Klavan

We had a good time over at my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed (@andrewklavan) this week, running a caption contest on this picture: Much hilarity ensued, much of it involving pudding pops and Jeffrey Epstein. But I have to admit, the whole Cosby business saddens me. When I was a little boy, Cos […]

Did the 1960s Really Happen? (Part Two)

Monday, January 19th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

As last week’s epically embarrassing “James Taylor” fiasco demonstrated, the Western establishment acts like the Sixties never ended. But as I’ve been insisting for some time, in many respects, that “Sixties” never really happened. All that “peace and love,” “soixant-huitard” stuff comprised but a slender slice of the 1960s, and much of that was bogus, […]

Are You Too Selfish to Raise Children?

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Jennifer Aniston on pressure to have children while pursing career http://t.co/HuTNFMUBrB via @DailyMailCeleb — David Swindle (@DaveSwindle) December 15, 2014 From the Daily Mail, and don’t you just love those headlines?: ‘I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women, that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated,’ she […]

Please Stop Worshiping ‘Bad Boys’

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

In one of his most memorable roles, as the eponymous character of Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp plays a semi-human manboy with shears for fingers, stuck in eternal youth as those around him wither. I thought of this film last week, as I watched a fifty-something Depp, drunk and clad in his usual get-up […]