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Bob’s Burgers is cooking up a tasty menu of guest stars for Season 8… but we know one pop star who might not be lending her voice anytime soon.
The cast of Fox’s Emmy-winning cartoon dropped by TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite to give Michael Ausiello the scoop on Season 8. But first, they needed to hash out exactly what happened when Ausiello and cast member John Roberts (Linda) went to see Lady Gaga in concert. In the slightly Nsfw video above, Roberts acts out his disappointing backstage encounter with Gaga — or “Lady Caca,” as he’s now calling her. »
Jenny Slate has a movie coming out today. She’d rather talk about “Landline” — a project she worked hard on and wants people to see — than who she’s sleeping with. And she’s not afraid to spell that out. The “Parks and Recreation” alumna recently spoke with Vanity Fair, and she did not hold back. The delightfully candid actress speaks to “the patriarchal system” in the profile, a reference to the fact that the media is so fixated on who is dating who in Hollywood and defining women accordingly.
“I don’t think anybody would [enjoy having their personal life covered],” Slate says. “For me, it connects to a very deep-seated belief within a patriarchal system. If you’re a woman, the system actually owns your private life; the system has an opinion on your decisions; the system has a verdict on how you have sex and who you have sex with, and anything in between. For me, I am not open to that. I get really pissed about it, because it’s only my business.” It’s not uncommon for stars to articulate their right to privacy, but Slate takes things further by pointing to the sexism that often fuels this coverage.
“What they like is the gossip. What they like is the uncertainty and conjecture and all of that,” she observes. “What I like is my privacy and to be able to just do whatever I fucking want and kiss whoever I want in my own time because I’m a woman in 2017.”
The Critics Choice Award winner adds, “I’m also just really not open to being known as the woman dating so-and-so. I think that’s four tiny steps away from being Offred,” which, as Vanity Fair points out, is a reference to the fact that the handmaids in “The Handmaid’s Tale” “are named in reference to the men they’re assigned to.”
In other words, Jenny Slate has an extensive and impressive body of work. Ask her about all of her roles in shows like “Bob’s Burgers,” “Girls,” and “Lady Dynamite,” or her voice work in films such as “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Zootopia,” or reuniting with her “Obvious Child” writer-director Gillian Robespierre for “Landline.” Define her by what she does and who she is, not by which famous guy she’s dating or has dated.
Robespierre told us that the first time she encountered Slate was when she watched her perform stand-up. “She was just telling a story,” Robespierre recalled. “She wasn’t going up there necessarily telling jokes that had classic punchlines, but more weaving a story that had ups and downs and was so relatable and sad at moments and suddenly you’re cracking up. She felt like a sister, or a camp friend, or myself in ways.”
“Landline” is in theaters now. The ’90s-set dramedy centers on sisters who discover their father is having an affair and realize that there’s more than one cheater in the family.
Quote of the Day: Jenny Slate Doesn’t Want to Be “Known as the Woman Dating So-and-So” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The new Music Supervisor category this Emmy season finally honors the supervisor’s creative contribution to narrative storytelling and music aesthetic: Licensing songs that are appropriately iconic and emotionally resonant, while touting some of the hottest new talent.
Here are the nominees: Thomas Golubic (“Better Call Saul” — “Sunk Costs”), Susan Jacobs (“Big Little Lies” — “You Get What You Need”), Manish Raval, Jonathan Leahy, Tom Wolfe (“Girls”— “Goodbye Tour”), Zach Cowie, Kerri Drootin (“Master of None” — “Amarsi Un Po”), and Nora Felder (“Stranger Things” — “Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street”).
The results included three female supervisors (Jacobs, Drootin, and Felder) and demonstrated the brand power of HBO (“Big Little Lies,” “Girls”) and Netflix (“Master of None,” “Stranger Things”). But in the end, it came down to a battle of dueling playlists.
“Better Call Saul” — “Sunk Costs”
- Bill Desowitz
Sara Geurts is done hiding her skin. The 26-year-old has Ehlers-Danlos, a rare genetic disorder that causes her skin to sag. After spending many years embarrassed by her condition, Geurts is now showing off her skin — and hopes to inspire others through modeling.
Geurts says she first started to notice that something was strange about her body when she was around 7 years old, but wasn’t bothered by it.
“I think because I was so young I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me … being little kids we weren’t really wrapped up in society’s standards yet, »
- Julie Mazziotta
Nisha Ganatra: indianfilmfestival/YouTube
“Transparent,” “Girls,” “Better Things” — Nisha Ganatra has directed some of TV’s most critically acclaimed comedies, and now she’s set to helm Margaret Cho’s hourlong TNT pilot, “Highland,” Deadline reports. Cho will write and executive produce the comedic drama alongside Liz Sarnoff (“The Leftovers,” “Lost”) and the latter will serve as showrunner.
The project is inspired by Cho’s own history of drug use and follows two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families “who share the same patriarch [and] must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families is the one who just got out of rehab,” the source summarizes.
Deadline points out that just one out of 41 of this year’s broadcast drama pilots was helmed by a woman, which marks an all-time low. “And for a second consecutive year, there were no women of color directing broadcast drama or comedy pilots.” As much as we’d like to think Hollywood is changing, the numbers often suggest otherwise.
Earlier this year Ganatra was elected into Women in Film’s Board of Directors. She’s revealed that she never mentions the fact that she’s a mother. “I’m always afraid it’s going to be held against me in some way,” she explained. “And it is. Somebody told me that when you’re a woman and you say you have kids, they assume you want to be home with kids. But when you’re a man and you say you have kids, they say oh we have to get him a job because he has a family to support.”
“Looking back, I can see [directing] was always an interest, but my parents were first generation immigrants from India,” Ganatra has said. “My mom came from a pretty small village in the North. My Dad was from Mumbai, but somehow the major film industry presence there didn’t really enter his consciousness. So, film was not a career option. It didn’t even exist for them in the realm of possibility,” she observed. “Looking back, I think I was always trying to make a video for that history presentation, so I did have an interest, but it took me so long to discover that this was even an option.”
Nisha Ganatra to Direct Margaret Cho’s TNT Pilot was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
To celebrate the release of Girls: The Complete Season Six, out on DVD, digital download and Blu-ray from July 24th, we have three copies of the DVD to give away.
Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) and her circle of friends are back for the sixth and final season of HBO’s Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series.
Season 6 finds Hannah enjoying new success as she lands a big writing assignment that could dramatically change the course of her life. Meanwhile, Marnie (Allison Williams), now in a relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky), seeks to maintain her post-divorce independence; Jessa and Adam (Jemima Kirke and Adam Driver), now also a couple, embark on a creative project together; and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) lands on her feet at a marketing agency.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is fill in the details in the form below.
- Paul Heath
Lena Dunham is coming to FX. Deadline reports the Girls star has been cast in season seven of American Horror Story.As reported earlier, season seven will explore the events surrounding the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The cast includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes, and Adina Porter.Read More… »
We can finally put a name to the growing ball of patriotic insanity that is American Horror Story‘s upcoming seventh season.
As promised by series creator Ryan Murphy, the official title for Ahs Season 7 was announced Thursday as part of a major event at San Diego Comic-Con. Following a series of title dismissals — including Hive, Colony and Ann Coulter — the new title was finally revealed to be… Cult! FX confirmed that the new season will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 10/9c.
Murphy also fielded questions from fans on Twitter, »
Twenty years ago, while doing time in prison for assault with a firearm, Lavonte Stewart thought often about his time playing Little League baseball while growing up on Chicago’s rough South Side.
During his teen years, baseball was what had helped him to stay out of trouble, get good grades and win a college athletic scholarship.
“If I hadn’t fallen in with the wrong group and given in to the temptations of the dark side shortly after I started college, I obviously would have been miles ahead,” Stewart, now 41, tells People. “But prison gave me a lot of time to think. »
- Cathy Free
Allison Williams has become a fashion force on the red carpet ever since she gained stardom as Marnie on Girls. And now the Get Out star, 29, is harnessing her style power for good, teaming up with Horizons National for the 10 Days of Giving Campaign.
For the campaign, Williams tapped a handful of her favorite brands — like Keds, Jennifer Meyer, Smashbox and more — to donate some of their most beloved items. Then, she’s selling them at a discount (like $50 for a pair of Keds shoes instead of $65), and all proceeds will be donated to Horizons National, a non-profit that focuses »
- Sharon Kanter
Too Hollywood for art houses and too art house for Hollywood, iconoclastic French filmmaker Luc Besson has always had to blaze his own trail. Unwilling — or unable — to compromise from the very start (his debut feature was a dialogue-free post-apocalyptic drama about a waterless future where it occasionally rains fish), Besson continues to offset his pigheadedness with his passion. He eventually got so sick of looking for support that he launched his own production company, EuropaCorp, which has become one of the most profitable in all of Europe by churning out the kind of carnivalesque shlock that made its founder so famous in the first place. Besson may not have directed the likes of “Taken,” “Lock-Out,” and “Colombiana,” but his fingerprints are all over them.
- David Ehrlich
While internet trolls are spreading hate, Lena Dunham is busy feeling herself.
The Girls creator and star shared a mirror selfie on Instagram in which she poses in a racy brown latex bodysuit and a sparkling tiara, sending a message to those trying to put her down.
“It’s only important to me that people know as they’re busy tweeting bulls— about me I’m most often dressed in a latex suit and crystal crown working from home on imagining new worlds,” the 31-year-old captioned the snap.
Dunham, who was just announced to be joining American Horror Story season »
- Stephanie Petit
American Horror Story has just gained a new cast member. Ryan Murphy tweeted out that Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s Girls, has been cast in the show’s seventh season. It is unknown in what capacity the role is, but Deadline is reporting it will be for just one episode.
Dunham joins Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes and Adina Porter. Murphy has also revealed Twisty the clown from season four of American Horror Story could make a return to the new season.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017
Additionally, fans looking for more information on the new American Horror Story can witness and take part in a special stunt on Thursday night at San Diego Comic-Con. This first step, »
- Ricky Church
The 31-year-old actress has officially joined season seven of the FX anthology series. Ryan Murphy announced the news via Twitter on Wednesday, expressing how "thrilled" he is to finally work with the Girls creator.
Shortly after the announcement was made, a fan tweeted at Ahs alum and frequent Murphy collaborator, Sarah Paulson, asking, "What is happening here?" The actress replied, "Magic and dream of all dreams."
No details on Dunham's role were revealed, but, according to Deadline, she will only be in one episode.
Related: Lena Dunham Slams Magazine for Calling Out Her Weight Loss: 'It's Not a Compliment'
Murphy has been teasing clues on social media about season »
Lena Dunham, who was phenomenal on her HBO “Girls”, is heading into the genre world with a role on FX’s “American Horror Story” Season 7. Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the American Horror Story family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r! — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017 […] »
- Brad Miska
Girls alum Lena Dunham — no, we are not kidding, and it is not April 1st — has been cast on the FX horror anthology for its upcoming election-themed Season 7. Murphy announced the news himself on Wednesday with a tweet saying that he and Dunham have “always wanted to work together, and now we [are]!”
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- Keisha Hatchett
Lena Dunham has joined the cast of “American Horror Story” for Season 7, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Wednesday. “Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the American Horror Story family,” he wrote. “Always wanted to work together, and now we r!” Although Murphy didn’t give any more information on the scope of the “Girls” star’s role, a representative for Dunhan told TheWrap that she only has a small role in Episode 1 and is “not joining the cast technically.” Also Read: Colton Haynes Joins 'American Horror Story' for Season 7 As usual, much of the upcoming season of American Horror. »
- Reid Nakamura
Updated with more details: American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy just tweeted out that Girls star Lena Dunham is joining the latest installment of the FX anthology series. We’re hearing that the gig is for one episode. Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the American Horror Story family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r! — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017 Murphy has been dropping hints on social media about the new season of… »
“American Horror Story” Season 7 is adding a new “Girl” to its cast.
Additional details about Dunham’s role have not yet been revealed. The title of “Ahs” Season 7, which Murphy previously revealed will be inspired by the 2016 presidential election, will be announced on Thursday.
Previously announced cast members include “Ahs” veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, as well as franchise newcomers Billie Lourd (who worked with Murphy on “Scream Queens”) and “Billy on the Street’s” Billy Eichner. Beyond that, however, Murphy and FX have unsurprisingly revealed little about the upcoming season, with Murphy most recently dropping a clue in the form of a nightmarish bee-filled photo on his Instagram.
- Alex Stedman
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