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THIS YOUNG CELEB Was Named The Highest Grossing Actress Of All Time

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Cameron Diaz is the runner up, but the winner is even younger.

Box Office Mojo just named the actress who is “the highest grossing actress of all time,” and honestly, it’s pretty surprising. I’d guess a Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand or Elizabeth Taylor, but no. According to the site, a certain 31 year old gets the title, as her work has garnered an impressive domestic box office revenue of $3.3 billion dollars. BOOM.

So who is it? Find out, after the jump!


Posted Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 8:08am
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Scarlett Johansson Almost Got To Be A Different Race Thanks To CGI And Hollywood

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Oh, Hollywood. You’re so crazy (and by crazy I mean racist and ridiculous).

Ghost in the Shell was originally a Japanese manga comic series about a fictional counter-terrorism unit, and though I’m pretty unfamiliar the series it is incredibly popular; Paramount and Dreamworks eventually picked it up to make a live-action film based on the anime. Late last year, they cast Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi, the lead character and a role obviously written for an Asian (specifically Japanese) woman.

Last week, Paramount released the first image (above) of ScarJo as the character and obviously, people again fell critical of the production for casting a white woman. The criticism allegedly got to producers, so the rumor is that they might CGI-ing the white actors to make them look “more Asian.” Which I doubt is true, but it still incredibly ridiculous.

After the backlash surrounding Johansson’s role in the film, producers reportedly attempted to quell the controversy with an old standby Hollywood uses to fix a lot of problems: CGI. According to multiple independent sources close to the project, Paramount and DreamWorks commissioned visual effects tests that would’ve altered Scarlett Johansson in post-production to “shift her ethnicity” and make the Caucasian actress appear more Asian in the film.

It’s the latest, and most extreme, case of “beauty work,” the new trend in Hollywood to discreetly use visual effects to tweak an actor’s appearance, making them thinner, younger or stronger. The Ghost in the Shell tests were conducted by Lola VFX, the same company that aged up (and down) Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and is considered the industry leader in so-called beauty work. Though the tests were requested by the production team, once they were developed and reviewed, the idea was rejected “immediately,” says an insider.

We reached out to Paramount Pictures who acknowledged the tests, but refute the claim that Johansson was involved: “A test was done related to a specific scene for a background actor which was ultimately discarded. Absolutely no visual effects tests were conducted on Scarlett’s character and we have no future plans to do so.”

Our sources maintain Johansson’s character was specifically the focus of these tests, though they were done without her participation or knowledge.

(Via Screen Crush)

Ugh, I don’t know how true this is. I believe dumb execs probably panicked at some point because they realized that hey, they could CAST actual ASIAN PEOPLE but didn’t and wanted that money and then got all pouty because, I DON’T KNOW people got ANGRY (and for good reason).  Th fact that this was even talked about seriously shows just how racially insensitive and clueless Hollywood is.

BTW, I seriously doubt Scarlett would have been on-board with CGI-ing her face.

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Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Scarlett Johansson Complains About A Love That Was “Forever Unavailable.”


Scarlett Johansson is doing her part to promote Captain America: Civil War, which is a movie I care nothing about. Still, it’s why she covers the new issue of Cosmopolitan and I’m glad she can talk about stuff that’s important, like Planned Parenthood and Politics- which is more than I can say for some actors on the cover of certain OTHER style magazines (cough, Kate Hudson, cough). In the early excerpts from Scarlett’s Cosmo interview, she talks Planned Parenthood, equal pay and what it’s like to date (drumroll….) an emotional vampire.

On cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood: “There are countries at war, there’s terrorism, global warming, and we’re like, ‘We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood. Let’s take away the availability of women’s health initiatives!’… It’s nuts. We’re talking about preventing cervical and breast cancers. Growing up, I used [PP’s] services. All my girlfriends did—not just for birth control but for Pap smears and breast exams. You read about the rise of back-alley abortions, women having to mutilate themselves and teenagers having to seek help in unsafe conditions, and for what?! We’re moving backward when we’re supposed to be moving forward.”

On equal pay: “There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole… I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage… I think every woman has [been underpaid], but unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”

On hitting rock bottom: “Long, long ago, I had someone in my life who was forever unavailable…but, like, so attractively unavailable. You have to get to your breaking point… rock bottom is the moment when you’re like, ‘I’ve lost myself. Why am I standing outside this bar at 1:30 in the morning texting while my friends are inside? Or taking a taxi to see him at some ungodly hour? This isn’t me.’ That is the moment you’ve gotta cut it off. Otherwise, it will keep coming back, suck your blood.”

(Via Cosmopolitan)

Hear hear on PP, despite the rest of the country not giving a F about women. But I’m also SO interested in who the “forever unavailable” dude was that she’s referring to. I don’t think it’s Ryan Reynolds. My first thought is Sean Penn, but it could also be Josh Hartnett (remember him?) or I can totally see Jared Leto summoning ScarJo in a cab late at night.

Who do YOU think she’s talking about?

Photos: Cosmopolitan

Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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The Highest Paid Actresses In Hollywood Are…

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Another day, another Forbes list of rich people.

This time, Forbes ranked the highest paid actresses in Hollywood this year, and let me tell you- the results are both expected and not.  The ranking examined the world’s highest-paid leading ladies with Anne Hathaway amongh them- though she wasn’t close to the top. And also oddly, only one non-American made the list: Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who ranked No. 4 with a $21 million haul.

So who made the list and who’s at the TOP? Find out, after the jump!


Posted Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 8:08am
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