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Jane Fonda Talks Age and the Sociopsychological Complexities of Plastic Surgery

Jane Fonda is currently at Cannes for the premiere of the Paolo Sorrentino (director of The Great Beauty) film, Youth, in… Read More

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“A Chance for Justice”: Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation

Janice Dickinson is fierce—on the runway and off, and now she’s taking Bill Cosby to court for defamation. Last year,… Read More

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Amy Schumer on Her Third Season and Why “Rape Is Good Fodder for Comedy”

The Tribeca Film Festival hasn’t fully embraced episodic television as a cornerstone of their programming just yet — at least, not compared to other fests, like SXSW. But a few shows made their way into the program this year, and one of them was a bit of a no-brainer; with its Gotham-based production, man-on-the-street interstitials, and general New York attitude, Inside Amy Schumer is a very good fit. On Sunday afternoon, the star and several key members of her crew stopped in to show the third season premiere and talk about it. … Read More

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Mariel Hemingway’s Disturbing Woody Allen Story Highlights the Importance of Bystanders in Rape Culture

There’s a scene towards the end of the 2009 film An Education in which Carey Mulligan’s heroine — who has dropped out of school to marry an older man who turns out to be an already-married fraud — talks with her parents. She’s remonstrating them for encouraging her in every step of the relationship, for being as floored as she was by her suitor. “Silly schoolgirls are always getting seduced by glamorous older men,” she says. “What about you two?” In other words: How could you let me do this? … Read More

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Chelsea Handler Describes How Bill Cosby “Tried to Cosby” Her

Within the dishearteningly appropriate platform of Esquire‘s special Men & Women section in their April 2015 issue, which is meant to… Read More

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The Actors Who Turned Down Controversial Movie Roles

Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live vet Norm Macdonald took to Twitter to pen an account of the events leading up to SNL‘s recently aired 40th Anniversary Special. The comedian and writer hoped to get Eddie Murphy to star in a “Celebrity Jeopardy” sketch as fallen comedian and accused serial rapist Bill Cosby (a role left to Kenan Thompson), but Murphy refused. Macdonald applauded Murphy’s decision, and the Internet was ablaze with opinions on the matter — especially after learning that Cosby was “very appreciative” of Murphy’s decision. Of course, Murphy is hardly the only actor in pop culture to turn down a controversial part in a project. Cinema is filled with them. The recent events inspired us to revisit a few controversial films and the roles that saw Hollywood talent turning away from them. … Read More

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Bill Cosby “Applauds” Eddie Murphy’s Refusal to Impersonate Him on ‘SNL’

Former Weekend Update host Norm Macdonald counterintuitively took to Twitter to write a longwinded account of the… Read More

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From Eddie Murphy to the Afterparty, Behind-the-Scenes Stories From ‘SNL 40′ Trump the Show

SNL‘s 40th anniversary bash was a mixed bag for all but the diehard fans, more of a sappy nostalgia fest than a showcase for new and original laughs. That result was predictable. When institutions reach a certain cultural cornerstone status, they’re granted the privilege to be deservedly, if dully, self-reflective. Yet the stories and photos that have subsequently surfaced from behind the scenes provide something of what was missing from the broadcast: a look at the spontaneity and unlikely collaborations, the friction and synergy created by having so many comic and musical geniuses in one place, at one… Read More

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