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J.J. Abrams: ‘Star Wars’ Fans Who Didn’t Like ‘Last Jedi’ Are ‘Threatened’ By Women Characters — Exclusive

J.J. Abrams: ‘Star Wars’ Fans Who Didn’t Like ‘Last Jedi’ Are ‘Threatened’ By Women Characters — Exclusive
As he prepares to reenter the “Star Wars” universe with his upcoming (and still-untitled) Episode IX, “Force Awakens” filmmaker J.J. Abrams is unbothered by the recent backlash to the diversity of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Asked by IndieWire about pushback from “Star Wars” fans who decried Rian Johnson’s film for its focus on more female-centric stories (bolstered by the edition of franchise newbies like Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran), Abrams was clear: “Their problem isn’t ‘Star Wars,’ their problem is being threatened.”

In December, an alt-right group claimed responsibility for lowering the film’s Rotten Tomatoes scores, claiming that its issues with the film partially stemmed from “introducing more female characters into the franchise’s universe.” As The Telegraph noted at the time, user reviews included comments like “Politically correct to the point of boredom,” “Sjw propaganda” and “I’m frustrated that feminism and diversity have
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Time’s Up Has So Far Raised $20 Million to Bring Legal Aid to Harassment Victims

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Announced just 36 days ago in response to a spate of workplace sexual harassment and abuse allegations across many industries, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund has already collected $20 million in donations. Attorney Tina Tchen, who leads the fund with colleague Nina L. Shaw, shared the statistic at an Ava DuVernay-moderated Time’s Up panel that took place on February 5, during a three-day Los Angeles conference hosted by feminist media brand Makers.

“We’ve received donations from $5 to millions of dollars,” said Tchen, who served as both an assistant to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff. “It’s been an amazing outpouring of support. We have over 1,000 requests for help in one month.”

Read More:Sundance 2018: #MeToo and Time’s Up Conversations Dominate, But the Real Work Is Just Beginning

Twenty thousand donors have contributed to the fund so far, Tchen said. According to People,
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Frontier: Is the Netflix TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Have Declan Harp and Lord Benton destroyed each other? Is the Frontier TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Frontier, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Frontier stars Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, Shawn Doyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Greg Bryk, Diana Bentley, Katie McGrath, and Breanne Hill. A Canadian action-adventure drama from creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the 18th century period piece unfolds in the violent, corrupt world of the North American fur trade. A
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Frontier

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: January 20, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten, Shawn Doyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Greg Bryk, Diana Bentley, Katie McGrath, and Breanne Hill. TV show description: A Canadian action-adventure drama from creators Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie, the Frontier TV show is an 18th century period piece. The story unfolds in the violent, corrupt world of the North American fur trade. A part-Cree, part-Irish outlaw, Declan Harp (Momoa) is determined to break the Hudson Bay Company's monopoly. His reputation as a brutal trader precedes him, and his Black Wolf Company has made
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‘Supergirl’: Let’s Talk about That Lexosuit

If you're all caught up on Supergirl, then this article is for you since we're going to chat about the show's coolest moment from the recent episode, "For Good." (If you're not, scram. Come back when you're ready to talk!) No, it wasn't the brief scene where Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) got poisoned by her spiked cup of morning coffee, though that scene did have me calling on lessons learned in Harry Potter's Advanced Potions class and hoping someone had a bezoar on hand. And no, we're not talking about Winn Schott'…
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Watch a clip from tonight’s episode of Supergirl – ‘For Good’

The CW has released a clip from tonight’s episode of Supergirl season 3, entitled ‘For Good’; watch it here…

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Morgan Edge Threatens Lena – Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of Supergirl here

Supergirl season 3 airs on Monday nights on The CW.

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The Guardian Returns In New Supergirl Promo

To say that last night’s episode of Supergirl delivered some unexpected moments is quite the understatement. Sure, Kara may not have learned the true identity of Reign, but she did come pretty close. Still, the death of Livewire and the introduction of a new Worldkiller, Purity, are moments we won’t soon forget.

Next week, it looks as though the series may stray away from the Legion of Super-Heroes – at least for the moment – and instead focus on a few other unfolding situations. For starters, we can expect the battle between Morgan Edge and Lena Luthor to continue. Even having been explored sporadically thus far this season, our guess is that this thread will somehow be woven into the greater tapestry before long.

Speaking of which, it appears that Sam will continue to experience a struggle within, as her Reign persona will continue to come and go. In the past,
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Trailer for Supergirl Season 3 Episode 12 – ‘For Good’

A trailer has arrived online for next week’s twelfth episode of Supergirl season 3, entitled ‘For Good’; watch it here…

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Morgan Edge Threatens Lena – Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of Supergirl here

Supergirl season 3 airs on Monday nights on The CW.

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Promo images for Supergirl Season 3 Episode 12 – ‘For Good’

The CW has released a batch of promo images for the twelfth episode of Supergirl season 3, entitled ‘For Good’; check them out here…

Morgan Edge Threatens Lena – Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of Supergirl here

Supergirl season 3 airs on Monday nights on The CW.

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"Supergirl: For Good"

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Sneak Peek new images from the "Supergirl" episode "For Good", written by Robert Rovner, Cindy Lichtman, Alix Sternberg and directed by Tawnia McKiernan, airing January 29, 2018 on The CW:

"...someone tries to kill 'Morgan Edge' (Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses 'Lena' (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the 'Luthor dark side', 'Kara' (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend.

"Meanwhile, after 'Sam' (Odette Annable) realizes she's losing time, she confides in 'Alex' (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what's going on with her new friend..."

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The Guardian Is Back In New Supergirl Promo Images

Back in season 2, Supergirl writers aimed to spice up James Olsen’s character by having him take up crime-fighting under the guise of Guardian. However, fans didn’t take to the change much and it seems the writers themselves got bored of the development. In season 3, James hasn’t suited up once as the chrome-domed vigilante. Well, at least until now, that is.

In the upcoming eleventh episode, titled “For Good,” Mehcad Brooks’ character will finally step out from behind his desk at CatCo to dish out some justice as Guardian once again. As these new promo images from the outing reveal, he’ll suit up to take on corrupt businessman Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar), who’s been causing trouble in National City since the season premiere.

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Time's Up: How to Request Legal Assistance from the Movement's Defense Fund

Time's Up: How to Request Legal Assistance from the Movement's Defense Fund
You don’t have to be a celebrity to fight back against sexual harassment.

The Time’s Up movement, which launched earlier this month to help fight sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and beyond, has created a legal defense fund to help victims of sexual harassment protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

The fund will be administrated by the National Women’s Law Center (Nwlc), with a network of lawyers and public relations professionals ready to lend assistance.

People looking to receive legal assistance can contact Nwlc through the its website.

More information about
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Supergirl on The CW: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch Will Kara soar to new heights or come crashing to Earth? Has the Supergirl TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Supergirl season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A DC Comics-inspired action-adventure drama airing on The CW television network, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Chris Wood, Floriana Lima, and Katie McGrath. The series centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist), the cousin of Kal-El, i.e. Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). To remain safe from Krypton’s destruction, Kara grew up on Earth, as Kara Danvers,
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New Synopses Tease What Lies Ahead For Supergirl And Arrow

Even though we have a few days to go until some of our favorite DC TV shows return for the back half of the current season, we’re able to peer ever so slightly into the future now that more synopses are creeping online. Don’t forget, episode descriptions tend to make their rounds three weeks ahead of time, but thankfully don’t really spoil whatever episodes come before.

First, let’s talk about Supergirl.

On January 29, it looks as though the series may stray away from the Legion of Super-Heroes – at least for that week – and instead focus on a few other unfolding situations. For starters, we can expect the battle between Morgan Edge and Lena Luthor to continue. Even having been explored sporadically thus far this season, our guess is that this thread will somehow be woven into the greater tapestry before long.

Speaking of which, it appears
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Synopsis for Supergirl Season 3 Episode 12 – ‘For Good’

A synopsis has arrived online for the twelfth episode of Supergirl season 3, entitled ‘For Good’; check it out here courtesy of The CW

Morgan Edge Threatens Lena – Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend.

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of Supergirl here

Supergirl season 3 airs on Monday nights on The CW.

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How You Can Help Time's Up Fight Sexual Harassment

How You Can Help Time's Up Fight Sexual Harassment
Hollywood A-listers are putting serious money into battling sexual harassment — with some superstars chipping in six figures and even more. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to contribute to the cause.

The Time’s Up movement, which launched on Monday to help fight sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and beyond, has raised over $15 million for a legal defense fund, and anyone can donate.

The fund, which will be used to help lower-income women and men pursue their cases, is accepting donations through a GoFundMe link.

“Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support
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These 16 Hollywood Giants Gave $12.2 Million to Fight Sexual Harassment (Photos)

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These 16 Hollywood Giants Gave $12.2 Million to Fight Sexual Harassment (Photos)
On Monday, more than 300 Hollywood women announced the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to help women who experience sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the group’s GoFundMe page, 16 individuals and companies account for $12.2 million of the initial endowment. $2,000,000 Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s Wunderkinder Foundation $2,000,000 Creative Artists Agency $1,000,000 Anonymous $1,000,000 United Talent Agency $1,000,000 William Morris Endeavor $1,000,000 ICM Partners $1,000,000 Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams $500,000 Paradigm Talent Agency $500,000 Shonda Rhimes $500,000 Reese Witherspoon $500,000 Meryl Streep $500,000 Jennifer Aniston $250,000 Kathleen Kennedy $250,000 The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation $100,000 Taylor Swift $100,000 Oprah Winfrey
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Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston: See Who's Given $500k, More to Fight Harassment

Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston: See Who's Given $500k, More to Fight Harassment
Hollywood A-listers are putting serious money into battling sexual harassment — with some superstars chipping in six figures and even more.

The Time’s Up movement, which launched on Monday to help fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond, has raised over $13 million for a legal defense fund — mostly thanks to generous donations by some of the biggest names in the industry.

Director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw donated $2 million through their Wunderkinder Foundation, the largest sum so far. Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and his wife Katie McGrath contributed $1 million along with most of the major talent agencies in Hollywood.
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J.J. Abrams to Receive Athena Film Fest’s 2018 Leading Man Award

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The Athena Film Festival has named director, producer, and writer J.J. Abrams its Leading Man. Abrams will receive the fest’s 2018 Athena Leading Man Award in honor of his “extraordinary career and continued support and advocacy of women in the entertainment industry,” a press release has announced.

With the female protagonists of his shows “Felicity” and “Alias” and his casting of Daisy Ridley as the central character of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, Abrams has long been a champion of women in entertainment. He’s also been an ally for women behind the camera.

“I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Athena Film Festival. Any good I’ve done has been achieved because I have worked alongside women, and I share my gratitude with all of them for being honored with this award,” Abrams stated.

Abrams directed box office sensation “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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Netflix renews Frontier for third season

Netflix has announced the renewal of Frontier for a third season. The series stars Jason Momoa (Justice League) as Declan Harp, a half-Irish, half-native American outlaw fighting against the North American fur trade in the 1700s.

The series comes from Robb and Peter Blackie and is a Netflix original in association with Discovery Canada. Frontier also stars Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Alun Armstrong (New Tricks, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and Katie McGrath (Supergirl).

Frontier season 3 will premiere in 2018 and will run for six episodes.

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