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Despite what you might believe, the problem isn’t that female superheroes are oversexualized in comics and on film — no, according to Fox & Friends, it’s they’re not being sexualized enough.
In a particularly odd segment of Sunday’s show that frequently tipped into full-on parody, co-host Clayton Morris began by worrying that test footage from Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Popeye movie signifies the “wussifying” of the classic character, as he doesn’t sport his iconic pipe and tattoos.
“Of course, they’re wussifying,” assured co-host Tucker Carlson. “Nothing is scarier to a modern liberal than tobacco. If Popeye were driving around giving the morning-after pill to fourth-graders, that would be totally fine. But smoking a pipe, a symbol of freedom and masculinity in America itself, the reason this country exists, tobacco, that’s like, ‘Oh, that’s outrageous. That’s a major sin.’”
Anna Kooiman, the third part of the Fox News trinity, brought up the specter of smoking and lung cancer, but her co-hosts had little time for that, as masculinity was being assaulted from still another front: The introduction of a female Thor, which made headlines, oh, two months ago.
“If you think that’s bewildering,” Carlson offered by way of segue, “take a look at this: This is Thor. Now you may notice something a little different. Popeye lost something, Thor has added something — a couple of them. We’ll see if you can notice what they are.” (Hint: He’s talking about breasts.) “That’s the new, bustier Thor on the left, because Thor is now a chick!”
After a bit of hand-wringing from Kooiman about the character’s name — why not “Thorita” or “Thorella,” for goodness sake? — and that we’re “worrying about gender equality so much and being so politically correct that this is what we’re getting,” Morris asked, “Do we have to cram a female version into every male version of a character? We had this in the ’70s, of course — Spider-Woman, we had.”
Yes, those wussified ’70s, when, as you might recall, the introduction of Jessica Drew nearly deprived the country of the Reagan Era.
But that brought Fox & Friends to the real tragedy: that Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t be wearing the same costume Lynda Carter did four decades ago — a costume that Morris remembers with more than just a twinge of nostalgia.
“Now in the comic book — take a look what they’ve done to Wonder Woman in the comic books now,” said Morris, barely recovered from his Spider-Woman flashbacks. They’ve taken her from that beautiful, you know, the short-shorts, like you might wear roller-blading, I don’t know, and they’ve stuck her in a pantsuit like she’s on her way to an accountant’s office.” It’s worth noting the Fox & Friends crew was lamenting Jim Lee’s 2010 costume redesign.
“Y’know, some people would say this is an important thing that we’re not sexualizing these women so much, right?” Kooiman said in a tone that suggested she’s probably not among those people, before immediately agreeing with Morris — “Come on, Thor doesn’t have a shirt on!” — that male superheroes are also sexualized.
That gave Carlson, who’d already attempted to link a pipe-less Popeye to liberalism, his opening to take an out-of-left-field jab at Islam. “That’s a good Islamic point I think you’re making. We should cover them,” he told Kooiman. “We should cover the women because, otherwise, it just incites the men. It’s immodest, as we say in the Sharia.”
Morris, however, couldn’t be bothered with scoring political points; his mind was preoccupied with boyhood fantasies.
“I wanna see Wonder Woman in that outfit,” he declares. “Is it wrong for me to say I want to see that? I want to see Wonder Woman in the original short-shorts and the halter top. Is that wrong of me? … I mean, if you’ve got the body, flaunt it. That’s what I always say.”
wut is dis shit omW... papi looks good tho!!!!
Why does a scene with Caroline and her mother have to turn into a scene all about Elena and how she's lost the most people (ignoring the fact that Jeremy is the character who has lost the most loved ones)?
Following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Radius picked up North American rights to the horror thriller Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh). Wanna take a gander at what got them so excited? Check out this new trailer!
Directed by Austrian filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the creepy movie takes place in an isolated home and centers on a pair of twins whose mother returns home from the hospital. But with a bandaged-up face and off-kilter behavior, the twins begin to think that perhaps this isn’t their mother after all.
Real-life twins Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz star. Radius plans a 2015 release.
The quack attack is back!
Fans of Disney's cult hockey classic "The Mighty Ducks" are skating figure eights at the sight of the movie's cast (who also starred in its sequel "D2: The Mighty Ducks") reuniting 20 years after the sequel's release.
Marguerite Moreau, who played Connie, shared photos of their informal reunion this weekend on Instagram, which quickly went viral:
Fans got to see the infamous "Flying V" formation — minus the ice, hockey sticks and pucks — and got a look at Connie and Guy back together again.
Shaun Weiss, who played Greg "Goldie" Goldberg, showed he'd finally shed the baby weight and those signature chubby cheeks as he posed beside the original poster for the film.
Sadly, there was no sighting of team captain Charlie Conway, played by Joshua Jackson, or Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). But with two years to go until the 20th anniversary of "D3: The Mighty Ducks," we're holding out hope that we'll soon see the whole team get back together.
You guys, The Mighty Ducks came out 22 yrs ago; we're all getting oldddd. Who had a crush moreso on Emilio Estevez than any of the kids on the team? Just me? Oh, ok.
THIS IS THE AZEALIA WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH BACK IN 2012 I AM CRYING
☆Jennifer Lawrence☆ and Chris Martin spotted together for the first time as they jet back to LA after iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas
more pics + the DM's annoying journalism at the src
@MartijnPOP STFU. Luv how people w/ no clue sit behind their computer & complain. Moron! Nic has the best fans except 4 a few bad eggs!— melissa ruderman (@melissaruderman) September 22, 2014
@MartijnPOP no one asked u to.— melissa ruderman (@melissaruderman) September 22, 2014
@MartijnPOP becuz u can't fight yourself. U say nasty things & can't stand on your own. Nic has great fans. Don't drag them into this.— melissa ruderman (@melissaruderman) September 22, 2014
It has been confirmed that Bryan Singer will return to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the 2016 follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. While his involvement was expected, there was some doubt due to some serious allegations which were made about the filmmaker. Regardless, the deal has now closed according to Deadline and a variety of other reliable sites. Simon Kinberg will be back to write the movie, based on a story from Singer, Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
The site also have the first plot details, and the synopsis of sorts reads as follows: "Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history."
There's already speculation that we'll see Channing Tatum's Gambit introduced in this movie, while the introduction of some familiar faces like Cyclops and Jean Grey is sure to be welcomed by fans. The fact that they're making the ramifications of the altered timeline the reason for Apocalypse's emergence is very interesting too.
Who would you cast as young Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm?
The next celebrity hacking victim could well be a guy ... so fear a number of young, male Hollywood celebs -- and some are going to great lengths to keep their junk private.
TMZ spoke with multiple male celebs -- mostly actors -- who tell us it's all they're talking about ... and they're scared.
As we previously reported ... a bunch of celebs were hacked over the weekend -- including Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Amber Heard, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens. No dudes.
We're told the male celebs have contacted friends, former lovers and coworkers ... warning them they may be phishing targets ... the guys think most of the hacking involves people connected to the celebs but not the celebs themselves.
The guys we've spoke with all say ... they're now changing their passwords weekly ... and some now have phones that are not connected to the cloud.
One male celeb who was hacked last year says he now has all his emails on a private server ... and he's alerted if anyone attempts to read them.
They all think it's just a matter of time.
Louderman played the lead in Broadway's Bring It On: The Musical and was part of the touring casts of Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Aida. Viewers familiar with the story know Peter Pan, played by Allison Willams, and Wendy have a special bond.
Saunders will play the Native American who rules her "islanders" on Neverland before being captured byCaptain Hook (Christopher Walken). Her credits include Gypsy and A Chorus Line. She is a descendant of members of the Cherokee Nation.
The cast of Peter Pan Live! also includes Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara. The NBC live musical hails from Smash and The Sound of Music Live! veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
"I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true," Williams said in a statement. "It's such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I'm very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides, what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"
"Allison Williams is a major find," Zadan and Meron said in a statement. "She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families."
In September NBC revealed Williams in costume as Peter Pan. Despite her offer to cut her hair, the cropped hair is a wig.
Peter Pan Live! will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, on NBC.
ontd, what did you watch this weekend?
This year's Toronto Film Festival has ended, but that doesn't mean we're over the slew of stylish stars that hit up the annual fest to promote their latest flicks (it is #ThrowbackThursday, after all). Luckily, we still have the chance to get to know them post-TIFF in Mr Porter's recently redesigned weekly online magazine The Journal, with the latest portfolio titled "The Movie Set" that features a handsome crew of gifted actors and prolific programmers from the Canadian film fest.
Styled by Mr. Porter style director Dan May and photographed by Blair Getz Mezibov, the black-and-white photo spread features The Face of an Angel's Daniel Bruhl, Love & Mercy's Paul Dano; The Imitation Game's Matthew Goode; The Riot Club's Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth; The Good Lie's Arnold Oceng and Ger Duany; and Thom Powers, documentary programmer of TIFF. Along with their portraits, the portfolio also includes Q&As with each gentleman.
For Duany, who will star opposite of Oceng and Reese Witherspoon in the drama The Good Lie, tells the e-zine that traveling to study in the U.S. was something "that everybody dreamed about in Sudan. It was the dream." He adds: "Being able to make that happen felt like such a blessing, so everything else that came along, every opportunity that presented itself, I just took it."
Meanwhile, Goode shares that he'd "fall in love with anyone that's talented."
"I'd be just as starstruck to see Michael Caine or Robert De Niro walk through the door right now as I would be if it were a relatively unknown golfer from the European tour, like, say, David Lynn. Or Danny Willett," he says.
Well, if that's the case, we hope Goode falls in love with us someday. Just saying.
Check out a few snapshots from the portfolio and see what everyone else had to say over at mrporter.com.
The first episode of Downton Abbey's fifth series was watched by an average audience of 8.1m on Sunday evening.
It beat the debut episode of five-part BBC One army drama Our Girl, which attracted an average audience of 3.9m.
An extra 300,000 watched Downton on ITV's +1 channel. But it was just over a million less than the 9.2m who saw the first episode of series four.
The latest instalment of Julian Fellowes's period drama attracted a mixture of reviews.
Andrew Billen, writing in The Times, gave Sunday's episode four stars in his review.
"Lord Fellowes, who may yet get through a series without resorting to murder, rape or sudden death, is filling his plots very enjoyably with sex instead," he said.
The Telegraph's Ben Lawrence concluded "there are still faults with Downton Abbey".
"Some of the dialogue should really have been left on the cutting room floor - 'Tom, come with me. You know where the sandbags are kept!' Also, the large ensemble is beginning to feel unwieldy.
"But it is such an enjoyable confection that these criticisms feel niggardly."
The Independent's Ellen E Jones described the episode as "slow-moving", but said that Dame Maggie Smith's portrayal of the Dowager Countess was worth seeing on its own.
"If this slow-moving series eventually unravels (as I think it must) into only the Dowager's decrepit form, alone at Dower House, whispering cutting asides into the fire, we will be none the worse off for it," she wrote.
The new season of Downton is set in 1924, as Britain's first Labour government comes to power.
New actors to join the series include Richard E Grant, who joins the cast as Simon Bricker, one of the guests of the Grantham family.
Anna Chancellor also joins in a guest role, playing Lady Anstruther, while 24 actor Rade Sherbedgia plays a Russian refugee.
Downton Abbey has also become a cult hit in the US, and more than 100 countries have broadcast rights.
“Wild,” a true story starring Reese Witherspoon as hiker Cheryl Strayed, who traversed 1,100 miles of rugged terrain to re-align her own rocky journey through life, just earned acclaim and Oscar chatter at film festivals in Telluride and Toronto before it finally hits theaters on December 5th. But "Wild" follows in the footsteps of an even better real-life wilderness movie, "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, who trekked alone with camels across a 1,700-mile expanse of scorching Australian landscape.
The Weinstein Co. booked their fact-based odyssey at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto festivals last year, where it collected a bevy of critical admirers before opening a tad soft this past weekend in limited release (worldwide box office so far: $4.4 million).
With much of the running time devoted to an often-silent Wasikowska with a quartet of scene-stealing camels and a trusty black lab as her lone companions, the film is a true test of whether the 24-year-old actress has enough star power to hold an audience’s interest. Judging by the reviews, the answer is a fairly resounding yes.
“Ever redder of nose, ever more bedraggled about the hair, Wasikowska, without much dialogue, invests the character with complexity, intelligence and charisma,” wrote “Irish Times” critic Donald Clarke. “Variety’s” Justin Chang described the actress’s performance as “fine and flinty” and “authentically jagged and lived-in.” David Edelstein of “New York” magazine praised Wasikowska’s ability to be “bracingly anti-ingratiating, one of those rare actors who can find the magic in plainness.”
Signature line:“I've been accused of being Alice and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.” -- As Alice Kingsleigh, a strong-willed young woman in Victorian England who embarks on an unusual trip in 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Career peaks: The Canberra, Australia native has been charting her own course for some time, after dropping her childhood dream of becoming a ballerina to pursue a career as an actor at age 14. Wasikowska latched onto the idea simply by watching a bunch of movies, including such favorites as “My Brilliant Career” and “The Piano”: “I thought, I can do that.” And then I thought, ‘I would regret it if I didn’t try it.’” She Googled her way into locating an agent and found work on her home turf, doing a guest spot on an Australian TV soap and a couple films, including the killer-crocodile horror flick “Rogue” in 2007.
Her break came when she appeared on the HBO series “In Treatment” in 2008 as a suicidal gymnast while sporting a convincing American accent, which led to roles in such American films as the aeronautical biopic “Amelia” and the Southern gothic drama “That Evening Sun,” both in 2009. After countless auditions, she scored the coveted role as the title heroine in Tim Burton’s 2010 mega-hit “Alice in Wonderland."“She had that quality, both young and an old soul,” the director told “USA TODAY” at the time. “Looking at her, you can tell she has intelligence, creativity and an active internal life. She has Alice’s quiet strength.”
That same year, Wasikowska impressed, alongside Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, as the daughter of two lesbian mothers who is curious about her sperm donor father in “The Kids Are All Right,” which was nominated for a best-picture Oscar. Since then, she has concentrated on indie efforts, most notably 2011’s “Jane Eyre” opposite Michael Fassbender and this year’s “Only Lovers Left Alive” directed by Jim Jarmusch. As she has said, “The independent films are really where I come from and where I feel comfortable.”
Biggest assets: As the Red Queen herself, Helena Bonham Carter, once observed of her “Alice” co-star, “She is one of those people who is very changeable, ethereal but also rooted. A woman and a girl, like a hologram.” The adaptable Wasikowska can play plain and period, as her Jane Eyre proved, but also playful and minx-like as her delightfully mischievous vampire Ava revealed in “Only Lovers Left Alive.” Plus, she can hold her own opposite far more experienced performers such as Glenn Close in 2011’s “Albert Nobbs” and Nicole Kidman in 2013’s “Stoker.” There is also an exciting sense that she is still finding herself onscreen and has talent that has yet to be fully tapped.
Awards attention: No Globe or Oscar nominations yet, but she was up for an Independent Spirit honor as supporting actress in “That Evening Sun” and won a 2010 Hollywood Film Festival breakthrough award as actress of the year.
Biggest problem: Wasikowska’s decision to focus more on smaller indie titles such as Sophie Barthes' poorly received Telluride acquisition title "Madame Bovary" has given her the opportunity to shape her craft in a variety of roles, but has done little to raise her profile with the ticket-buying public. True, “Alice in Wonderland” somewhat offset that situation. According to Box Office Mojo, it ranks as the 30th highest-grossing movie of all time domestically, just above “Forrest Gump,” and No. 17 worldwide, sitting atop Peter Jackson’s first “Hobbit” outing. But more people associate Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter with the fantasy adventure than Wasikowska. And yet Harvey Weinstein felt the need to feature supporting player Adam Driver in the "Tracks" print ads.
Gossip fodder: This daughter of a Polish-born photographer mother is also an avid shutterbug who would rather shoot pictures than hit the party circuit. But last year at the Toronto film festival, she became an object of paparazzi attention when she and Jessie Eisenberg, her co-star in “The Double,” came out as a couple on the red carpet.
Career advice: It is a pleasure to watch Wasikowska grow as an actress without having to deal with the constant media circus that a contemporary like Jennifer Lawrence has to handle. As both Alice and Jane Eyre showed, she has what it takes to play a well-known literary character and put her own personal stamp on them with success. And she deserves to try out her skills in bigger arenas. It is a good sign that she is getting more lead showcases like “Tracks.” But the occasional high-quality mainstream film won’t hurt, either. And Wasikowska seemed miscast as Gustave Flaubert’s archetypal unhappy 19th-century housewife philanderer Madame Bovary.
What’s next: David Cronenberg’s scathing Hollywood satire “Maps to the Stars,” the Cannes fave that reunites her with Julianne Moore, opens early next year. Even more exciting, she stars alongside Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston as an author who makes an unusual discovery about her new husband in Guillermo Del Toro’s horror film “Crimson Peak,” also 2015. And, yes, there will be a second helping of “Alice,” officially titled “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,” in 2016.
I know, I just had a Mia post last night, and then this popped up today. Still, it's a well-thought out piece with some interesting points.
Over the weekend, Anjuli Stars hung out with Perez Hilton and Laurieann Gibson (Lady Gaga's former Creative Director) at Hollywood Athletic Club for Perez Hilton's 10th anniversary party. The Conscious Rapper and R&B chanteuse co-won a record deal on Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project, and has been working hard on her first studio album. So far 10 songs have been recorded for the album.
It’s been ten years. Ten years to the day since J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof unleashed Lost upon an unsuspecting public. I still remember that evening, September 22nd, 2004, sitting down in front of my TV, flipping through channels, and stumbling on the first frames of the first episode. It captured my attention instantly, and for almost six years it didn’t let go. Though many people eventually tuned out of the show for all sorts of (often valid) reasons, there were so many of us who were sucked in for the whole convoluted ride.
1. The Opening Scene
Juliet+Sawyer, forever OTP
Ariana and Chris were totally steamy in their music video ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’ and now Big Sean is totally annoyed! Do you think that he has anything to be jealous about?