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Drumroll please... Melissa McCarthy, aka Sookie St. James, is re-joining the Gilmore Girls reboot! THIS NOT A DRILL! For months, we’ve heard that McCarthy wasn’t coming back to Stars Hollow because she wasn’t asked and/or was too busy. Rumors of bad blood between McCarthy and Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino were denied by both parties; Sherman-Palladino reported that she really wanted McCarthy’s return, but thought that McCarthy was too busy. “We’d say, ‘Look, we know you didn’t hear a Melissa McCarthy arc in here because we are not...
It’s already difficult for female directors to get their films made, but even more difficult if they feature a female protagonist. Gina Prince-Bythewood faced similar obstacles making her most recent film, Beyond the Lights, but faced even greater adversity because she wanted to cast two black leads.In an interview with Roger Ebert.com, she said of bringing her vision for Beyond the Lights to the screen, “It’s disheartening, trust me, to sit in a room as a black female to hear that your story is not...
Looking for some new spring reads to flip through as you sit in the park for the first time of the season? Check out these awesome page-turners!  1. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours: Stories by Helen Oyeyemi  (Riverhead Books)    Nigerian-British writer Helen Oyeyemi’s collection of interconnected short stories is a worthy follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2014 novel Boy, Snow, Bird. In What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Oyeymi takes readers from Spain to England to the Czech Republic and across generations, ages, races, nationalities, genders, and...
Step aside, bros. Women are dominating comedy podcasts! While there are so many podcasts to choose from, less than three minutes listening to these oh-my-god funny women and you’ll be smirking at the floor and accidentally smiling at strangers in the subway. The women behind these podcasts are so talented and hilarious, and if you haven’t listened to them yet, you’re about to be hooked. 1.         2 Dope QueensStand-up queens Jessica Williams of The Daily Show and Phoebe Robinson of Broad City bring their live show...
Weber on the set of Angel of Broadway A silent-movie mogul in the early 1900s whose controversial films tackled taboo topics like abortion and race relations, Lois Weber is probably the most important director you've never heard of. At one time, she was the highest- paid director in Hollywood, male or female. Magazines called her “The Muse of the Reel” and a “Photo-Genius.” She made an estimated 300 films, was elected the first mayor of Universal City, and silent- movie superstar Mary Pickford called her “one of...
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