1. The dearth of black women in influential Hollywood roles, and Theron’s failure to understand the gravity of a critique of the driving force that impacts employment prospects, and Stanley’s disaster of a review, by no means exist independently of one another, and none of them need be actively malicious in order to cause harm. They are all bound together by a unifying thread: the inability or unwillingness to see black women as fully human, fully women and worthy of complex, multi-faceted characterizations on screen that reflect the full spectrum of our lives and our emotions.
  2. In my dream last night, Anika Noni Rose & Ben Schwartz had a baby & were engaged. Thinking about it now, that’s not *too* bizarre of a pairing. I wonder if they’ve even met?

  3. In truth, all Britney had done was make the grave mistake that any beautiful young girl can make: She grew up into her own person.
  4. We All Have a Domestic Violence Problem | Dame Magazine

    in case you need a reminder, I’ve prepared a little refresher course on ten celebrities who’ve admitted to partner abuse or faced serious charges of it, and gone right on working.
  5. It’s been frustrating watching a guy with a boatload of charisma and genuine handsomeness fail to find the right vehicle, but Brody’s screwball charm is a bit out of time. It’s the type of thing that could work well opposite an Elizabeth Banks (I mean, imagine those two doing some sort of Nick-and-Nora thing). Alternately, he could fit well in the fast-talking world of an Aaron Sorkin show.
  6. the violence in Ferguson is a grim reminder that the stream that carries culture to politics often runs more slowly than we would like.
  7. How not to talk about the politics of culture - The Washington Post

  8. theweekmagazine:

Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

so this is the world we live in.
    Reblogged from: theweekmagazine
  9. Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)

    Preach!

    Reblogged from: floriffic
  10. It may surprise you to know that, despite the saturation coverage of Bieber’s antics, he has not granted a real solo interview in almost two years, and won’t put out an album for a year. And yet you’re about to read a 5,200-word article on him, which may or may not be a colossal waste of your time.
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