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Did Hollywood Male Fantasies Impact the Isla Vista Assault on Women?

Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post argues persuasively that Hollywood male fantasies could have played a role in the vengeful anti-female assault at Isla Vista at the University of California Santa Barbara. Check the "last" video below of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, in which he bewails being a virgin and proclaims his imminent status as "the true alpha male."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 27, 2014 2:38 PM
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Is Rose Byrne of 'Neighbors' Comedy's New Secret Weapon?

Who says beautiful women can’t be funny? Just watch as porcelain-pretty Rose Byrne does the near-impossible by upstaging the bawdy boys in “Neighbors,” a raunchy R-rated suburban warfare comedy and now box-office hit that pits abdominally-endowed frat leader Zac Efron against pot-bellied cubicle drone Seth Rogen.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • May 12, 2014 1:52 PM
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Pick Hit: Raunchy R-Rated Comedy 'Neighbors,' Starring Rogen, Byrne & Efron, that Even Critics Love (RED BAND TRAILER)

Universal Pictures smartly debuted "Neighbors," a raunchy, R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron as the titular domestic warmongers, at SXSW 2014, where it picked up great word-of-mouth from festival-goers and critics alike. But the best thing in the movie is Rose Byrne. The films opens May 9. Read review, roundup and see Red Band trailer here.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2014 12:44 PM
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Cate Blanchett and Kerry Washington Among Women in Film's Five Crystal and Lucy Award Winners

LA non-profit Women in Film, an organization committed to galvanizing support and visibility for women in the entertainment industry, has unveiled the 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards winners. Honors will be given at a benefit gala on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 2:05 PM
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'Borat' Co-Writer Dan Mazer's 'I Give it a Year' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer has found a home at Magnolia Pictures for his feature film directorial debut, "I Give it a Year."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2013 12:00 PM
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