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Rita Moreno shines in the documentary 'Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It'

Like everything else she's done, Rita Moreno is an exceptional storyteller, turning "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It" -- an "American Masters" documentary hitting theaters first -- into a dazzling look at the much-adorned star's career, and the doors left shut, despite her success, by being a Latina in Hollywood during the days of the studio system.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Rita Moreno


Mj Rodriguez: Hollywood’s Transgender Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, But Not Shattered

The "Pose" star spoke to "TransAmerica," which examines the trans community's triumphs and challenges in 2021.
Tags: Hollywood, News, TransAmerica, MJ Rodriguez


Jada Pinkett Smith shares unpublished Tupac Shakur poem to mark his birthday

Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith has posted a never-before-seen poem written for her by deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who would have turned 50 on Wednesday.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Tupac Shakur, Jada Pinkett Smith


Starlight Media to Build Streaming Platform SYSM (EXCLUSIVE)

Starlight Media, a Chinese-owned film financier, will leverage its growing Hollywood connections and partner with a group of leading Chinese entertainment firms to launch global streaming service SYSM. The platform, whose initials stand for See You See Me, will combine film, TV and user-generated content as well as e-commerce, digital asset trading and social media. […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Global, Sam Raimi, Jetsen, Starlight Media


Costume Designer Arianne Phillips Gives Back to the Academy Museum

As a member of the Academy and a three-time Oscar nominee for her work in films including “Walk the Line,” “W.E.” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” costume designer Arianne Phillips makes no secret of her excitement — and support — for the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 30. […]
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, News, Lifestyle, People News, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Academy, Academy Museum, Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures, Yoox, Arianne Phillips


Julia Butters Joins Steven Spielberg’s Semi-Autobiographical Film in Role Inspired by His Sister

Julia Butters — the young actor who stole scenes outright from Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” — will play a character inspired by Steven Spielberg’s sister in the filmmaker’s untitled semi-autobiographical film about his childhood. She’ll join Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Seth Rogen, who are playing characters loosely based on Spielberg’s […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Leonardo Dicaprio, Seth Rogen, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Amblin Partners, Julia Butters, Michelle Williams Paul Dano


Rita Moreno on Her ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’ Doc: ‘This Is the Dream’

Hollywood icon Rita Moreno went for it — and the message is loud and clear. Speaking to an audience at the Tribeca Festival 2021 premiere of her new uninhibited documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It,’ the legendary EGOT winner boldly said about the filming, “I made a promise to […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Festivals, Rita Moreno, Brent Miller, Tribeca Festival


United States: We Created Hollywood's New Inclusion Rider — Here's Why It's Just The Beginning (Video) - Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

We had been developing the Rider since the Fall of 2016 after a meeting in a conference room at Pearl Street Films in Santa Monica.
Tags: Hollywood, News, United States, Cohen Milstein, Toll PLLC


New Book ‘Blackface’ Examines Hollywood’s Painful, Enduring Ties to Racist Performances

Conversations about Blackface, when white people darken their skin to perform exaggerated versions of nonwhite characters, often centers on the historical when it comes to the media’s role in perpetuating the racist act. In some cases, historical means the minstrels of 19th century theater, silent films, or the more recent history of satire like Robert […]
Tags: Books, Hollywood, News, Megyn Kelly, Justin Trudeau, Robert


LGBTQ Film And TV Writers To Hollywood: ‘Dig Deeper And Do Better’ On Representation

Nearly half of queer writers said “they have hidden their identity — or felt compelled to do so" in the workplace.
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Riz Ahmed backs study that finds Muslims underrepresented in Hollywood

Riz Ahmed is putting his money where his heart is.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Riz Ahmed


‘The Cable Guy’ Turns 25: How Jim Carrey’s $20 Million Salary Shook Up Hollywood

In the 1990s, Jim Carrey was an unstoppable force. After a stint on “In Living Color,” where he created a rococo list of characters like Fire Marshall Bill and Vera De Milo, the rubber-faced comic seamlessly made the transition to the big screen. Despite a critical drubbing, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” became a sleeper hit […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jim Carrey, Bill, The Cable Guy, Vera De Milo


Ned Beatty, Deliverance, Superman and Toy Story 3 actor, dies aged 83

Dubbed the busiest actor in Hollywood, he was also seen in Nashville, Network and many other films.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Nashville Network, Ned Beatty Deliverance Superman


Ned Beatty, Deliverance and Toy Story 3 actor, dies

Dubbed the busiest actor in Hollywood, he was also seen in Nashville, Network and many other films.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Nashville Network, Ned Beatty Deliverance


Chris Hemsworth wishes Chris Evans happy birthday with photo of Chris Pratt

If you have a hard time keeping up with all the different Chrises in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth's latest Instagram post probably won't help.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Stories, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans


Chris Hemsworth wishes Chris Evans a happy 40th birthday with photo of Chris Pratt

If you have a hard time keeping up with all the different Chrises in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth's latest Instagram post probably won't help.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans


‘F9’ Seizes Record as Hollywood Expands Recovery Role at Korea Box Office

“F9” became the most-watched foreign film in South Korea since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on another weekend where Hollywood and Japanese titles dominated the South Korean box office. The weekend box office chart was headed by “Cruella,” which held strong in its third frame and swapped places with newer “The Conjuring: The Devil […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hollywood, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Cruella, Korea Box Office, F9


Senator Wicker Introduces Bill To Guarantee The Internet Sucks (techdirt)

Why does Senator Roger Wicker from Mississippi hate the internet? Wicker, who has a close relationship with big telcos, who have long made it their mission to destroy the open internet, was already a co-sponsor of an awful "Section 230 reform" bill last session, and is back now with what he's ridiculously calling the "PRO-SPEECH" Act. It stands for "Promoting Rights and Online Speech Protections to Ensure Every Consumer is Heard Act." But, in reality, it is a blatant (and unconstitutional) attac...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, News, Mississippi, Disney, Mike Masnick, Roger Wicker, Amazon Google, American Nazi Party, Parler


Gina Torres changed producers' ideas of American beauty

For decades, Gina Torres has carved out a career in Hollywood feeling like she couldn't fully express herself. Now, the Afro-Latina actor is using her power to change that.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Stories, Gina Torres


Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore Join Todd Haynes Drama ‘May December’

Oscar-winning actors Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are set to headline a new drama from acclaimed director Todd Haynes. “May December” will see the heavyweights pair for the story of a Hollywood actress (Portman) who travels to the picturesque coast of Maine to study the real-life woman (Moore) she’s set to play in a film. […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Julianne Moore, Maine, Cannes film festival, Natalie Portman, Todd Haynes, Moore, Portman, Natalie Portman Julianne Moore Join Todd Haynes


'In the Heights' is just the beginning for Hollywood's Latin ambitions

If this Clubhouse room was an actual club, it'd be the most FOMO-inducing spot in town. Drink special of the night: piping hot tea.
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How Gloria Calderón Kellett is making room for Latinx stories, one show at a time

A disturbing pattern led Gloria Calderón Kellett to reimagine her role in Hollywood and become one of the leading voices calling for improved Latino representation.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Gloria Calderon Kellett


Alan Luna hopes his eye for talent changes the face of Hollywood

Alan Luna makes his living putting people on the big and small screens, but growing up, he never saw someone who looked like his mother -- a woman of indigenous Mexican descent who is one of the most beautiful and giving people he knows, her son says -- on either.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Alan Luna


Roberto Larios made his Hollywood dream come true and now helps others do the same

Translating this innate love of entertainment into his eventual career took time and effort, but Roberto Larios made it happen and now helps others do the same.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Roberto Larios


'This is also a face of Latinidad': How Gina Torres made producers rethink their ideas of American beauty

For decades, Gina Torres has carved out a career in Hollywood feeling like she couldn't fully express herself. Now, the Afro-Latina actor is using her power to change that.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Gina Torres


She's Afro-Latina but TV producers would only cast her for Black roles

For decades, Gina Torres has carved out a career in Hollywood feeling like she couldn't fully express herself. Now, the Afro-Latina actor is using her power to change that.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Stories, Gina Torres, Afro Latina


Hollywood's Latin ambitions hit new heights

As calls for improved inclusivity -- on-screen and off -- grow louder in Hollywood, some inspiring changemakers are working to showcase a broader spectrum of Latinx artists and experiences in film and television.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn


Actor Riz Ahmed wants to stop Hollywood's 'toxic portrayals' of Muslims

The Oscar-nominated British actor launches a fund to try to provide better portrayals on screen.


Move to make Christchurch massacre film all about Jacinda Ardern triggers anger

Critics say focus on the prime minister glosses over the experience of the Muslims still struggling with aftermath of mosque shootingsPlans for a Hollywood film focusing on prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks have prompted frustration and disgust in New Zealand, with accusations that Muslim victims have been sidelined.The film is set to star Australian actor Rose Byrne as Ardern, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is called They Are Us – a lin...
Tags: Hollywood, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting


Move to make Christchurch massacre film all about Jacinda Ardern sparks anger

Critics say focus on the prime minister glosses over the experience of the Muslims still struggling with aftermath of mosque shootingsPlans for a Hollywood film focusing on prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque terror attacks have prompted frustration and disgust in New Zealand, with accusations that Muslim victims have been sidelined.The film is set to star Australian actor Rose Byrne as Ardern, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and is called They Are Us – a lin...
Tags: Hollywood, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Rose Byrne, Christchurch, Andrew Niccol, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting



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