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Things We Saw Today: Is Will Smith Starring in Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo Movie?

Is Will Smith thinking about joining Tim Burton's live-action remake of Dumbo? That's what the reports are saying.

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Variety Report Shows Huge Discrepancy In Pay Between White TV Stars and Their Colleagues of Color In Addition to Gender Gap

We talk a lot around here about the gender wage gap in Hollywood, and how women not only get fewer opportunities, but are paid less when they do. Well, Variety collected some data on the the salaries our biggest TV stars get per episode, and it's glaringly obvious that, despite how well a show is doing, or how much critical acclaim a performer has, that white TV stars make more than non-white TV stars. By, like, a lot.

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As CMT Announces Nashville S5 Premiere, Consider Watching FOX’s Empire As a Companion Piece

If you're a fan of the female-led country music-based show, Nashville, you got your first bit of good news when, after being cancelled by ABC after four seasons, CMT decided to pick it up and renew it for its fifth. Now, they've finally announced a release date.

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Top 10 TV Shows I Didn’t Have Time to Watch in 2015 (But Will in 2016 … Hopefully)

I'm just going to say it: there's too much good television out there right now. I mean, sure, we can all think of improvements worth making to even the most popular TV shows – but overall, there've been a lot of greats lately. Yet who has the time to keep up with them all?

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ArcLight, Geena Davis, and WIF’s Cathy Schulman Co-Host Women in Entertainment Summit

ArcLight Cinemas, partnering with Women in Film and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, hosted the first annual Women in Entertainment Summit last week, which provided a day-long event full of insight and information about what's holding women back in the entertainment industry, and what can be done to help them move forward.

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Gabourey Sidibe Takes Haters to Task Over Her Empire Love Scene


This week's episode opened with the character of Becky (played by Gabourey Sidibe) having sex with her boyfriend—a perfect scene that encapsulated the seemingly wild concept that plus-sized women can and do enjoy getting intimate. Unfortunately, there were some people who apparently objected to the scene, prompting Sidibe to respond.

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The Presidential Candidates and Their Television Antihero Counterparts: An Investigation

In today’s level of media saturation, the lines between politics and pop culture grow ever blurrier.

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A Note to White, Straight, Cis, Able-Bodied Men: Conversation is More Useful Than Fear

NYCC 2015 gave me a great opportunity to not only seek out female creators and creators of color, but it also allowed me the chance to have some pretty deep and thought-provoking conversations with members of the seemingly most coveted of all demographics: white, straight, cis, able-bodied men.

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Not Defined by Size: Positive Representations of Plus-Size Women in Media

My wife Raychel is plus-sized, loves Baltimore and ‘60s music, and has been a racial-justice activist since before we met, so I was a little surprised when I recently found out she’d never seen Hairspray and had no interest in it. When I asked why, she told me it was because at this point she’d just learned to assume anything with a fat girl in it was mocking that character.

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