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Amber Tamblyn is not holding back—not any more that is. The fiery star penned an impassioned op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier today and put both James Woods and Hollywood on blast for calling women who speak out about harassment "liars." The article, entitled "I'm Done With Not Being Believed," details an alleged encounter from her teen years when she says that the former Shark star hit on her and her friends at a diner, as well as time when the former Joan of Arcadia star was 21 years old and she went to a producer to explain she was being harassed by a crew member. Amber writes that after she told the producer what was going on the producer said, "Well there are two sides to »
Amber Tamblyn is done not being believed.
In a passionate New York Times op-ed published online Saturday, the 34-year-old actress fired back a those who question women’s accounts of harassment, abuse and sexual assault at the hands of men — while also detailing an “unsafe” experience she had with a male crew-member on the set of what appears to be CBS’ Joan of Arcadia.
Her piece came days after the actress claimed that James Woods tried to pick her up when she was just 16, allegedly inviting her to Vegas and saying “even better” when she told him she was underage. »
- Dave Quinn
Barbara Hall: Ploughshares Fund/Vimeo
Barbara Hall is shifting gears from the White House to the CIA. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the “Madam Secretary” creator and showrunner is working on “Family Business,” a CBS drama about a multigenerational family of spies.
“Family Business” will tell the story of a CIA family “through the eyes of its youngest generation,” THR writes, “three adult siblings who all struggle with rivalry, secrets, and making their mark in the intelligence community.” Hall is writing the script and will serve as exec producer.
“Madam Secretary” premiered on CBS in 2014. Led by Téa Leoni, the drama traces the professional and personal lives of one the most powerful women in the world: Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord. Bebe Neuwirth (“The Good Wife”), Patina Miller (“Hunger Games” franchise), and Tim Daly (Shonda Rhimes’ “Private Practice”) also star.
In early 2016 Hall signed a two-year deal with CBS Television Studios. The pact sees the showrunner continuing to oversee “Madam Secretary” while developing new projects for CBS. “Family Business” is presumably part of Hall’s deal.
Season 4 of “Madam Secretary” begins Sunday, October 8 on CBS.
“Madam Secretary” Showrunner Barbara Hall Developing CIA Drama for CBS was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
CBS is developing a new drama series from Barbara Hall and former CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller, Variety has learned.
Currently titled “Family Business,” the project would follow a multi-generational CIA spy family, told through the eyes of its youngest generation: three adult siblings who all struggle with rivalry, secrets, and making their mark in the intelligence community. Hall will serve as an executive producer and writer on the project, with Geller also executive producing. CBS Television Studios will produce.
Hall has a long history with CBS, having most recently created “Madam Secretary,” which is going into its fourth season at the network. She also created the series “Judging Amy,” which ran for six seasons and 138 episodes on CBS, as well as “Joan of Arcadia,” which aired on CBS for two seasons. She has also written for and produced “Homeland,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Army Wives,” and “Northern Exposure.” She is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners »
- Joe Otterson
Actor, comedian and radio host Jay Thomas has died at age 69 following a battle with cancer — a loss that has prompted many of Hollywood’s biggest names to fondly remember the late Cheers and Murphy Brown star.
Had the pleasure of casting »
- Lindsay Kimble
There’s always room for more in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants — though in this case, it may be the traveling diaper for its newest member.
“#thefutureisSisterhood,” Ferrera, 33, captioned the cute moment, showing her planting a kiss on the baby’s head as Tamblyn, 34, holds her. The new mom then re-posted the photo to her own Instagram account.
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- Jen Juneau
It has been a busy year for actress-director-author Amber Tamblyn. She’s released her feature directorial debut, is starring in a play and just gave birth to her first child.
At 34, Tamblyn is more than used to juggling a personal life and a professional one. She’s been working for over two decades, beginning with General Hospital and then becoming a household face as Joan on the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia before playing Tibby in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. But it’s this new job that’s completely unique to her.
“To have my first Mother's Day as a mother is just wild,” says Tamblyn, who married actor David Cross in 2012. And since her self-ascribed motto is “Never mind, I’ll do it” -- also the same name as her production company -- she’ll most likely be taking to her new and busier schedule as mother, writer, director »
When I get actor and director Amber Tamblyn on the phone on Monday morning, she has her hands full. Metaphorically, because the first movie she directed, Paint It Black, is hitting theaters in just a few short days; literally, because she's stocking her fridge with breast milk for her infant daughter, Marlow. In the last 13 months, Tamblyn has somehow managed to finish her first feature film, release her third book of poetry, Dark Sparkler, welcome her first child, and take my call. I am impressed. Paint It Black revolves around the intimate, tense relationship that forms between Josie (Alia Shawkat) and her boyfriend's mother, Meredith (Janet McTeer), in the wake of his suicide. (Full disclosure: while I'd never met Tamblyn before, I do have a personal connection to this project. Janet Fitch, who wrote the novel Paint It Black, taught in my Mfa program and remains a mentor to me. »
- Lindsay Miller
It's impossible to quantify what it takes to be a quality director – but damn, you know it when you see it. And you'll see it clear and strong in Paint It Black, a staggeringly impressive feature directing debut for actress Amber Tamblyn.
Adapting Janet Fitch's 2006 novel with her co-screenwriter Ed Dougherty, Tamblyn chooses a hot-button topic for her first behind-the-camera endeavor: suicide. It's a subject that, even when handled daringly – as in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why or in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen – lays itself open to charges of trivialization or, »
ABC on Tuesday unveiled its fall 2017 schedule, along with previews for its upcoming series, including Freddie Highmore’s post-Bates Motel vehicle The Good Doctor, as well as the Shondaland legal drama For the People.
RelatedABC Fall Schedule: Once Bumped to Friday, black-ish Shifts to Tuesday, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. M.I.A.
Here at TVLine, we immediately jumped at the chance to screen each trailer — which you can also do by clicking here — and we’re ready to divulge our totally unfiltered, brutally honest snap judgments.
Below, Michael Ausiello, Matt Mitovich, Kimberly Roots, Andy Swift, Dave Nemetz, Vlada Gelman and »
Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller 'Left Behind' was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular 'faith movies' such as 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Son of God' and 'War Room.' A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian cinema, the New Christian American Cinema is in fact pure propaganda – not cinema. Worse yet, it bores me. So, here's the thing about what we've come to call »
- Tim Cogshell
In a hilarious post on Instagram, Cross described his daughter as a “55-year-old furrier.”
“Somehow my wife gave birth to a 55 year old furrier from Crown Heights,” the 52-year-old comedian and actor captioned the cute pic of Marlow lying down and looking right into the camera. “I'm investigating.”
The 33-year-old Joan of Arcadia actress and her husband of four years announced Marlow’s arrival on Feb. 21., by sharing a video of the baby’s foot wriggling around on Instagram.
Once again adding humor to their family news, Tamblyn shared a tongue twister of a fake name to the announcement.
“David and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch Rbg Cross Tamblyn-Bey »
Amber Tamblyn is officially a new mom! The 33-year-old actress and her husband, David Cross, announced their daughter’s arrival with a cute video of the baby’s foot wriggling around on Instagram on Tuesday. News: Blake Lively Sweetly Cradles Amber Tamblyn’s Baby Bump The former “Joan of Arcadia” star humourously added a long and complicated name […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Amber Tamblyn is officially a new mom!
The 33-year-old actress and her husband, David Cross, announced their daughter’s arrival with a cute video of the baby’s foot wriggling around on Instagram on Tuesday.
The former Joan of Arcadia star humorously added a long and complicated name to the announcement.
“David and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkinstein Mustard Witch Rbg Cross Tamblyn-Bey jr. #TheFutureIsFemale,” Tamblyn captioned the post.
Tamblyn announced her pregnancy in an editorial for Glamour in October.
"Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon," she wrote. "I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way."
Following the news, she reunited with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star, Blake Lively, who was »
14 items from 2017
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