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50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)

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50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)
Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it
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Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Only Responded to Her and Lupita Nyong’o’s Harassment Claims Because Women of Color Are Easier to Discredit

Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Only Responded to Her and Lupita Nyong’o’s Harassment Claims Because Women of Color Are Easier to Discredit
Last December, Salma Hayek penned a blistering essay for the New York Times, in which she accused former mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment during the making of “Frida.”

She also claimed Weinstein threatened to kill her.

“No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex,” she wrote in the op-ed, titled “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster, Too.”

Weinstein’s lawyers immediately denied the claims: “All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired.”

Weinstein would later deny badgering another high-profile actress: Oscar-winner Lupita N’yongo, who said Weinstein sexually harassed her in 2011 when she was still a student at Yale.

“Harvey led me into a bedroom
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Salma Hayek on the Cannes Women’s Protest and the Downfall of Harvey Weinstein

Salma Hayek on the Cannes Women’s Protest and the Downfall of Harvey Weinstein
Salma Hayek said she was “shocked” to learn how many women had been abused by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein during an hour-long interview on Sunday as part of the Kering Women in Motion talks. She also spoke about changes that have taken place since then in Hollywood.

Over the course of conversation moderated by Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, Hayek talked about the power of the Me Too movement and the “meaningful” experience of taking part in a red carpet march on Saturday night at Cannes, joining 81 other women in the movie industry, including Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, and Patty Jenkins, to highlight gender inequality in film.

“Personally, as a woman that has been part of this community and has had to go through the struggles that all women have had to go through, it’s an important step to see this happen,” Hayek said.
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Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein for Damaging Her Career

Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein for Damaging Her Career
Ashley Judd filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, accusing Harvey Weinstein of retaliating against her because she refused his sexual advances.

Judd contends that Weinstein smeared her reputation to director Peter Jackson, causing him not to cast her in “The Lord of the Rings.”

“Mr. Weinstein’s abusive conduct toward others has caused no end of damage to aspiring actors and others in the film and entertainment industry,” Judd said in a statement. “As my experience and the experience of others shows, even a few false statements from Mr. Weinstein could destroy potentially career-changing professional opportunities. It’s time that Mr. Weinstein be held accountable for that conduct and for the ways in which he’s damaged careers.”

Judd is seeking damages for defamation, sexual harassment and violations of California’s unfair business competition law.

Judd first revealed that she had been harassed by an unnamed studio
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Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges he sabotaged her career

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges he sabotaged her career
Weinstein spokesperson: ‘We look forward to a vigorous defense of these claims.’

Ashley Judd, one of the first women to come forward late last year alleging sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein, is suing the disgraced former mogul and claims he sabotaged her career.

Judd, pictured with Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek (who have also alleged sexual impropriety by Weinstein) at an appearance at the recent Oscars ceremony, tweeted about the legal action on Monday (April 30).

She has filed papers in the Los Angeles County Superior Court requesting jury trial as she seeks damages for sexual harassment, defamation, and intentional interference
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Telemundo Adds ‘Series Premium’ Sunday Drama Showcase

Telemundo Adds ‘Series Premium’ Sunday Drama Showcase
In a bid to keep up with the fast-evolving TV viewing habits of its audience, Telemundo has launched a new Sunday night drama franchise billed as “Series Premium.”

The new weekly program aims to bring a host of high-concept series that run 10 to 15 episodes per season, a big shift from the traditional telenovela focus of Spanish-language TV. The initial roster of shows for the Sunday night showcase include “El Recluso,” bio-series “Nicky Jam: El Ganador,” crime drama “Falco,” and “El Secreto de Selena,” among others.

“Our objective is to carve a space on Sunday nights with shorter, high-value, high-ip stories,
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Salma Hayek, Lionsgate strike first-look deal

Salma Hayek, Lionsgate strike first-look deal
Parties collaborated on The Hitman’s Bodyguard, How To Be A Latin Lover.

Lionsgate has signed a first-look producing deal with Salma Hayek and her producing partner Jose “Pepe” Tamez.

Hayek and Tamez will produce features for Lionsgate through their Ventanarosa Productions, and explore opportunities with Lionsgate-backed production company Pantelion Films.

The partnership comes after a history of successful collaborations between Hayek and Lionsgate, including The Hitman’s Bodyguard and How To Be A Latin Lover. Hayek is set to star in several of Lionsgate’s projects currently in development.

She produced Frida, as well as the Emmy nominated Ugly Betty,
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Salma Hayek Signs First-Look Movie Deal With Lionsgate

Salma Hayek Signs First-Look Movie Deal With Lionsgate
Lionsgate has signed a first-look producing deal with Salma Hayek Pinault, along with her producing partner Jose “Pepe” Tamez.

Under the agreement, announced Thursday, Hayek and Tamez will produce feature films for Lionsgate under Hayek Pinault’s Ventanarosa Productions banner. Her production company will also explore feature film opportunities with Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films venture.

Lionsgate said in the announcement that the collaboration is an extension of the studio’s longstanding relationship with Hayek, which includes the action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and Pantelion Films’ “How to Be a Latin Lover.” Lionsgate and Hayek Pinault are currently working on several feature projects in development and the company will also produce films for Hayek Pinault to star in.

“I’m very grateful to begin this new phase of my partnership with Lionsgate,” Hayek said. “They have built a tremendous rapport with mainstream and underserved audiences alike and their willingness to
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Salma Hayek Signs a First-Look Deal With Lionsgate

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Lionsgate announced on Thursday that it has inked a first-look producing deal with Mexican-American actress and producer Salma Hayek-Pinault.

Under the deal, which includes Hayek-Pinault’s producing partner Jose “Pepe” Tamez, the pair will produce films for Lionsgate under the Ventanarosa Productions banner.

Lionsgate will also explore having Hayek-Pinault produce films for it’s Latin audience-focused production arm Pantelion Films, hoping to capitalize on her bankability in both Latin and American markets.

“Salma is an artist with a distinct and powerful voice whose projects resonate with audiences around the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with her and Jose on films that reflect their unique creative vision,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Joe Drake said in a statement.

Also Read: Salma Hayek Wonders: Why Did I Go 15 Years Between Lead Roles?

Hayek-Pinault actually starred in Pantelion’s surprise hit last year, “How to Be a Latin Lover,” which garnered $32 million in domestic box office and $62 million worldwide on a $10 million production budget.

“Salma is a major superstar who has shown that great film and television properties transcend language and cultural boundaries,” Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger said in a statement.

Some of Hayek-Pinault’s producing credits include “Frida” — which earned her an Oscar nomination — the animated film “The Prophet,” and Golden Globe-winning show “Ugly Betty.”

Lionsgate said they already have several projects in development with Hayek-Pinault, and that they also plan to produce films for her to star in.

Also Read: Salma Hayek Says She Rebuffed Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Advances Constantly With 'No'

“I’m very grateful to begin this new phase of my partnership with Lionsgate,” Hayek-Pinault said in a statement. “They have built a tremendous rapport with mainstream and underserved audiences alike and their willingness to push the envelope with films that reflect a bold and authentic creative vision fills me with great excitement. I couldn’t have found a better home.

“I look forward to the adventure of working with a team that makes me feel heard and respected and that celebrates diversity and the female point of view,” she added.

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Salma Hayek Slams Mattel's Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll

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Salma Hayek is just the latest person blasting Mattel for making a Barbie out of Mexican artist and women's rights icon Frida Kahlo -- asking what many already have ... how??? Salma called out the toy company Sunday over their newest Barbie release ... a dolled up Frida, who's missing her signature unibrow and other famous characteristics in plastic form. #fridakahlo never tried to be or look like anyone else. She celebrated her uniqueness. How could they
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Bad news, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: 13 of last 14 original score Oscar winners have come from Best Picture nominees

Bad news, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: 13 of last 14 original score Oscar winners have come from Best Picture nominees
John Williams is on his 51st Oscar nomination, but the stats aren’t on his side to take home Best Original Score for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” That’s because the latest “Star Wars” flick is not up for Best Picture — a category 13 of the last 14 Best Original Score winners have contended in.

Two years ago, “The Hateful Eight,” which wasn’t up for Best Picture, brought Ennio Morricone his long overdue Oscar. Morricone beat scores from one Best Picture nominee, “Bridge of Spies,” and three non-Best Picture nominees, “Carol,” “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was composed by Williams. Before that, the last non-Best Picture nominee to win score was “Frida” (2002), composed by Elliot Goldenthal. It beat Best Picture nominee “The Hours” and three fellow non-Best Picture nominees, “Catch Me If You Can,” “Far From Heaven” and “Road to Perdition.”

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Salma Hayek Wonders: Why Did I Go 15 Years Between Lead Roles?

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Salma Hayek Wonders: Why Did I Go 15 Years Between Lead Roles?
This story on Salma Hayek first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Salma Hayek is on the front lines of the sea change happening in Hollywood for women. Last year she stunned the world with her detailed accusations of how Harvey Weinstein bullied and sexually harassed her during the making of the 2002 Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida,” a film which won her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. (Weinstein apologized for his “boorish” behavior.) A decade and a half later, the Film Independent Spirit Awards have recognized her with a new nomination, Best Female Lead,...
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Will Alexandre Desplat Take Home Another Oscar? A History of Score Wins

Will Alexandre Desplat Take Home Another Oscar? A History of Score Wins
Will French composer Alexandre Desplat win best original score award for “The Shape of Water,” as most Oscar prognosticators are currently predicting?

As more than 7,300 eligible Academy members cast their ballots this week, they are mulling over the musical categories as well. Competing with Desplat is Jonny Greenwood’s score for “Phantom Thread,” Carter Burwell’s for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Hans Zimmer’s for “Dunkirk,” and veteran John Williams for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Interestingly, statistics don’t favor a second win for Desplat, who took home the gold three years ago for his music for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Zimmer has also won once; Williams five times.

Only four times in the past 25 years has a previous winner walked up to the podium to accept another Oscar. The last time was more than a decade ago, when Gustavo Santaolalla won back-to-back awards for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Babel” (and “Babel” was pitted against Desplat
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Win! A Signed ‘Father Figures’ Poster

The hilarious comedy Father Figures is out in cinemas February 16 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Pictures is giving you the chance to win a poster signed by Ed Helms and Owen Wilson!

In the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road
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Salma Hayek, Tina Fey And More Stars Pay Tribute To Late Hollywood Executive Jill Messick

Salma Hayek is mourning the death of prominent Hollywood executive film producer Jill Messick following her death by suicide at the age of 50 this week. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jill Messick,” the actress, 51, posted in tribute on Instagram. Hayek worked with Messick on the 2002 movie “Frida”, which was
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Salma Hayek ‘Deeply Saddened’ by ‘Frida’ Producer Jill Messick’s Death

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Salma Hayek ‘Deeply Saddened’ by ‘Frida’ Producer Jill Messick’s Death
Salma Hayek has paid tribute to the late producer and studio executive Jill Messick, who committed suicide on Wednesday at the age of 50. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jill Messick,” Hayek said of Messick, who was an executive producer on Hayek’s 2002 Miramax film, “Frida.” “She always navigated the frustrating and hostile environment of Miramax with grace and elegance. She became my ally and my friend. In the many years we worked together I witnessed her professionalism while being pregnant, a mother and through incredible pressure. She was a girl’s girl and a romantic when it...
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Salma Hayek Mourns Rose McGowan's Ex-Manager Who Died of Suicide and Fought 'for the Underdog'

Salma Hayek Mourns Rose McGowan's Ex-Manager Who Died of Suicide and Fought 'for the Underdog'
Salma Hayek is remembering Jill Messick after her shocking death by suicide at age 50.

The actress, 51, took to her Instagram to mourn the late executive who died Thursday. Hayek praised Messick for her hard work as a champion for the “underdog” and how she was able to balance her home life with her busy work one. Hayek worked with Messick on the 2002 movie Frida, which was produced by Harvey Weinstein.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Jill Messick. Jill was Frida‘s executive at Miramax. She always navigated the frustrating and hostile environment of Miramax with grace and elegance,
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Producer Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s Former Manager, Dies at 50

Producer Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s Former Manager, Dies at 50
Jill Messick, film producer, studio executive, and former manager of Rose McGowan, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday of an apparent suicide, her family announced in a statement. She was 50.

Messick served as manager for McGowan in 1997, the same year that McGowan says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival. She was a production executive at Miramax, which was run by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, from 1997 to 2003.

After McGowan went public with her sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul brought Messick’s name into the legal affair, with Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman releasing an email from Messick to show her alleged defense of his client.

Messick’s family claimed in a statement that Messick’s battle with depression led to her suicide, and pointed to the McGowan-Weinstein ordeal.

“Over the past few months, many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan,
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Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein threatened to 'break my kneecaps'

During a filmed conversation with Oprah Winfrey, the actor alleges Weinstein’s bullying during the making of her 2002 artist biopic Frida

Salma Hayek Pinault has claimed that Harvey Weinstein threatened to break her kneecaps, as part of his long-running tirade against her for refusing his advances.

Hayek Pinault was speaking to Oprah Winfrey at a recording of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations at the Apollo theater in New York on Wednesday, and outlined her run-ins with Weinstein and their aftermath. Hayek Pinault said that, during the making of her 2002 film Frida, about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Weinstein had told the film’s director, Julie Taymor: “I am going to break the kneecaps of that ‘C-word.’”
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Salma Hayek Pinault Reveals Why She Hesitated to Share Her Harvey Weinstein Story

Salma Hayek Pinault Reveals Why She Hesitated to Share Her Harvey Weinstein Story
Salma Hayek Pinault thought long and hard before publishing her op-ed about Harvey Weinstein. Back in December, the actress came forward and recalled working with the Hollywood producer on a 2002 movie called Frida. During her experience on the Oscar-winning film, Salma alleged that she received unwanted sexual advances from Harvey. He strongly denies the claims. But while speaking to Oprah Winfrey today during Oprah's Super Soul Conversation Live Event, Salma reveals she had the chance to speak sooner—but didn't. "[The New York Times] contacted me to be a part of the first story and already by this contact, there was all this turmoil and I started crying when they asked and I...
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