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Research - Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film

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Women repped 24% of that total, down 5% from 2016. Specifically, the organization's data demonstrates that there were fewer female protagonists in 2017. And while only 32% of film featured at least ten more women in speaking roles, 79% had that many speaking roles for men. Sole female protagonists were more likely to appear in independent films (65 percent) than studio films, while sole male protagonists were more likely to appear in studio features (54 percent). Read More »

Janelle Monae drops two new incredibly funky tracks from Dirty Computer

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With " Make Me Feel ", we get a Prince-invoking groove splashed with neon, plenty of long, flirtatious glances, and a choreographed sequence that has Monáe crawling through technicolor legs as if they were bars on a jungle gym. She continued unveiling Afro-futuristic themes in work with her studio debut, 2010's The ArchAndroid and her sophomore effort, 2013's The Electric Lady . Read More »

Oscar Nominee Shape of Water Accused of Plagiarising A Play

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Read the Shape of Water review here. From a report in Variety , the play deals with an introverted female janitor who forms a bond with a dolphin in a military laboratory, that is about to be dissected for experimentation. In a breakfast meeting in 2011, Kraus suggested a story about a janitor who kidnaps an amphibian from a government research facility. The complaint mentions other similarities between the play and the movie, including a decapitated cat, severed fingers and the use of the ... Read More »

We'll wait 5-7 years to launch new India projects: Trump Jr

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In the letter, Menendez asked Juster if American diplomats in India had briefed Trump Jr. during his visit or provided any support staff. Menendez also asked Juster whether any steps were taken "to make clear to the Indian government and citizens of the country that Mr. Read More »

What Canada did Monday at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

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Now the Americans have their latest chance at Olympic gold (Wednesday, 11:10 p.m. ET, NBCSN) against their archrival in a showdown Thursday that will include Marie-Philip Poulin, whose two goals snatched gold from USA hands in Sochi. To the victor go the chuckles, and when somebody told Rooney that her Wikipedia entry had been changed so her job was now "U.S. Secretary of Defense" she laughed and said, "That's hilarious!" "You can't see it on the outside, but the heart that every single girl ... Read More »

Central AL Forecast: Rain chances are going up

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There's still a 10% chance for a stray shower or sprinkle today , but overall it will be mostly cloudy and dry. The first freezing rain to hit the pavement will melt because Tuesday's high temperatures were in the 70's. Temperatures are at their warmest this morning and will be dropping through the day as a cold front tracks through the region. Wednesday: Partly/Mostly cloudy, with highs into the upper 20's. Read More »

Tuesday's Olympics roundup: Vonn captures a bronze in women's downhill

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Shiffrin played it safe in her downhill run but answered with a brilliant performance in her preferred slalom to add a silver to her unexpected gold in giant slalom in her final race of the Games. "I have two seconds on Mikaela and seven-tenths on Gisin. I didn't. It just proves that you can never give up". But while Vonn failed to finish the slalom of the combined event, won by Switzerland's Michelle Gisin , she leaves with a downhill bronze , having also finished sixth in ... Read More »

Talk show host Williams taking time off for health reasons

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Wendy Williams states that although she hasn't experienced most of the symptoms associated with the disease, she has had an intolerance to heat, gets heart palpitations and finds it hard to sleep and swallow. Williams has been quite open about her health scares and this could possibly be a reason behind her fainting on live TV last October [VIDEO ]which according to her was due to overheating in her Statue of Liberty costume. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar and SZA Sued by Artist Over "All the Stars" Video

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The artist claims that she was approached by Marvel in November 2016 and again in December 2017 to feature pieces from her " Constellations " series but she declined, reports the New York Times . "And at the same time they're stealing from African artists". According to the gossip site, court documents allege that the video borrows "specific copyrightable elements" from her paintings, including "stylized motifs of mythical animals, gilded geometric forms on a black background, and ... Read More »

Couple: Florida high school shooter told family he was sorry

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Kimberly recalled that she last saw Cruz when she was running out for errands, and he'd said he was going fishing. The three students were Dana Craig, Matthew Rosario (Craig's boyfriend), and Enea Sabadini, the latter of whom began dating Cruz's ex-girlfriend in late 2016. Read More »

Celebrate National Margarita Day with these tasty facts

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The classic margarita is just tequila, cointreau, lime juice, and ice... but nowadays you can get a margarita in just about any flavor you can dream up, from pomegranate to "melted popsicle". Today is National Margarita Day , and offiically my favourite day of the year! If you're a fan of Tony Roma's , head there to get their Classic Romarita for just $4 - and if you can't make it on the 22nd, don't fret, because the offer lasts until February 25. Read More »

Kick 2: Sajid Nadiadwala confirms Jacqueline Fernandez in Salman Khan's sequel film

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Further, Sajid Nadiadwala also explained how the rumours around Jacqueline not being a part of Kick 2 started doing the rounds. Jacqueline Fernandez took to her Instagram and posted multiple stories and shared her feelings. Also, Jackie is again sharing the space with the superstar in Remo D'souza's upcoming flick, 'Race 3' . He is planning to restart the writing process and the film should roll out next year. Read More »

Parks & Rec Stars Blast NRA After Organization Uses Gif From Show

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The show's co-creator Michael Schur asked the NRA to take the clip down, and shared a strong rebuke from Amy Poehler , the show's star and the subject of the GIF. Offerman, who played Ron Swanson in the sitcom, was just as effusive with his words, telling the NRA to "eat shit". " Parks and Rec " aired for 7 seasons on NBC from 2009-15. Read More »

Florida Shooting Survivors Stage Protest in Tallahassee

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Silva, who knew Feis-the coach and security guard who died shielding-said she thinks she knows why her former classmates are so engaged about reforming gun laws. "They're remarkable; they're nothing like you've ever seen", Wolf told BuzzFeed News. Their fears are real and they sense that unbridled gun ownership is more important than the safety of their generation. Read More »

Natalie Portman regrets signing petition to free Roman Polanski

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The petition sprung up after Polanski was arrested in Switzerland and faced possible extradition to the United States. Portman had a role in Allen's 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You , but when asked if she thought the filmmaker's career was up, she instead switched the focus onto other artists who should have careers. Read More »

Game Of Thrones Actress Hints At The Show's "Incredible" Ending

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She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week where she claimed to have read the script for the final episode. Wearing a Theory suit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Williams also debunked the rumours that the cast would film alternative endings so as to keep the true finale completely under-wraps. Read More »

'Black Panther' director pens emotional letter to fans after record-breaking opening

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Ryan Coogler , who is now basking in the success of " Black Panther ", penned a letter to thank fans for their support. "Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong", he added. He is also the current writer of the Black Panther comic book series published by Marvel Comics, perhaps not so coincidentally enough. Viola Davis couldn't decide which hashtag to use, so she used them all. Read More »

Olympics Predictions: Will USA beat Canada in Women's Hockey? 2/21/18

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It marked the first time the two had forged a joint team at any Olympics. Team USA will be forced to play in a qualification playoff game on Tuesday to keep its hopes of earning an Olympic medal for the first time since 2010 alive. "This is something we've worked hard for all year and we have something special here", said Canada's Meghan Acosta, who is one of 14 players that formed part of the squad in Sochi. Read More »

Babul Supriyo Calls For Temporary Ban On Pakistani Artistes

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Tandon defends his choice of recording with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan saying, "Pakistani artists like Rahat Sahab, Ghulam Ali are gifted and all of us in India love their voice". At the press conference, Babul Supriyo said, "I am not against any Pakistani artist". He said he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated. Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence: I invited Joanna Lumley to punch me after Bafta joke

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I spoke to her (Joanna) yesterday and she knew there was such a furore. Lawrence said she was "offended" by the "controversy". Those watching the event on TV were stunned by Jennifer saying it was "a bit much" when the Absolutely Fabulous star introduced her as the "hottest actress on the planet", with one Twitter user Kim Beacham calling her a "stuck up cow". Read More »

Three Students Killed In The Florida School Shooting Awarded Medals For Bravery

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The 17 people killed in the shooting rampage included three members of the school's popular Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC): Peter, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty . According to the Army, the act must be "so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students or from other persons in similar circumstances". Read More »

Cinemark makes change to bag policy

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If you pack your wife's purse with snacks before going to a movie, you'll have to think of a new strategy. However, Cinemark said it "reserves the right to inspect all bags and packages entering the theater". Both companies stated the safety of their guests and employees as their reasons behind the policies. While at the Cinemark, some bags that appeared to be too large were being let in the theater. Read More »

Kylie Jenner opens up about baby girl Stormi

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It remains to be seen whether or not Kylie will fulfill their wish. It's also been claimed the couple have become even closer since Stormi arrived, with a source saying: 'Her relationship with Travis has made huge strides since having baby Stormi , and they are back in a good place. Read More »

Harvey's lawyers: Not all women hate Weinstein - ask J.Law and Meryl!

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The lawyers also pointed to Lawrence saying in an interview that Weinstein "had only ever been nice to me". In documents obtained by The Blast, Weinstein claimed: "The specific facts alleged call into question the veracity of the general allegations that putative class members were under duress". Read More »

Justin And Selena Spotted Doing LipLock

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Justin and Selena "Jelena" have been in an on-again-off-again relationship since the end of 2010, beginning of 2011. A source told E!, 'Justin and Selena had a driver take them down to Laguna Beach on Saturday afternoon. While many people continually watch the tabloids hoping to see a paparazzi shot or video of the two together, there is no question that the candid romantic photos in Jamaica are authentic. Read More »

Irrfan Khan hoping 'Blackmail' will "recreate 'Hindi Medium' magic"

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Blackmail takes a case of infidelity and turns it on its head! " Blackmail " is directed by " Delhi Belly " fame Abhinay Deo and written by Parvez Sheikh. Mumbai: Bollywood actor Irrfan has joined hands with producer T-series yet again after last year's "Hindi Medium". Starring an ensemble cast comprising Irrfan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta , Arunoday Singh , Omi Vaidya, Anuja Sathe, Pradhuman Singh Mall, Gajraj Rao amongst many others, the film promises to be a insane comedy backed by ... Read More »

Donald Trump suggests arming teachers to prevent school massacres

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Sen. Bob Menendez also expressed support and tweeted, "So proud of students in NJ and across the USA for taking a stand against gun violence ". Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led a rally outside Florida's statehouse in Tallahassee on Wednesday to change the state's gun laws. Read More »