Ashley Judd

From Taylor Swift to Jon Stewart, Celebrities Are Getting Called Out for Biases

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Imagine if then-Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac had gently alerted Jon Stewart to his opinion that the host’s impression of Herman Cain “sounded like Kingfish” — and instead of blowing up and dropping an F-bomb, as Stewart reportedly did, the host had taken a beat to think about that critique, and then come back and said, “Hey, you’re right. Let’s drop the impression. Do you have any good ideas for how to target this guy?”
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A Brief History of Film Artists Who Aren’t Doing This for Critics

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Another late-summer weekend, more terrible news at the box office: according to Box Office Mojo, last weekend was the worst for movie-going in two years, and barely better than the worst of the last decade. The main reason: nothing to see, since the sole new wide release was a bizarre bit of faith-based Elvis fan fiction called The Identical. It couldn’t even crack the top ten, grossing a miserable $977 per screen, and who’s to blame? Film critics, who drubbed the movie (it’s currently sitting at four percent on Rotten Tomatoes) — at least according to co-star Ashley Judd, who used her Twitter feed to call The Identical “a beautiful, heartfelt movie cynics wait to excoriate & non critics/real people adore it!!”
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The 10 Oddest Elvis-Inspired Movies Of All Time

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Into the barren wasteland of late August and early September comes this week’s sole new wide movie release, and you’re forgiven for knowing nothing about it. It’s called The Identical, and it is kinda sorta weirdly about Elvis, except not! There’s a long tradition of this sort of thing — few pop culture figures have inspired more cinematic hypotheticals, dramatizations, and all-out fictions. Here are a few of the weirder ones.
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