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Stars shocked at gender pay disparity in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk red carpet at SAG Awards 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood's biggest stars gathered on Sunday, January 21, (Monday, January 22, in Manila) for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2018. While black was the chosen color at the recently-concluded Golden Globes in honor of the #TimesUp movement against gender inequality, the SAG Awards saw the red carpet return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Golden State Warriors not just good, they re lucky too

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LAS VEGAS -- In this town, fates and fortunes can turn drastically any day, hour or minute. A flip of the card, pull of the switch or roll of the dice can make or break souls. Which brings us to NBA Summer League, the Golden State Warriors and the field. The league is holding its annual gathering of executives, coaches and player hopefuls here, and 29 of the 30 NBA teams are wondering about their chances this upcoming season and why the Warriors are the Chosen Ones. Meanwhile, the Warriors, winners of three of the last four championships, are no doubt doing some head-scratching about how a key injury is once again helping their cause and making them stronger. This is about luck, then, and why those chasing the Warriors can’t seem to get a break, and how the Warriors managed to make themselves both good and lucky. There is considerable buzz among the basketball throng in Vegas regarding the Warriors, who are less than a month removed from a convincing sweep of LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and how they won twice this summer: championship and then free agency. The collective moan from the rest of the NBA seems to say: What the hell? DeMarcus Cousins agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors for the NBA equivalent of loose change in a sofa: $5.3 million. Just like that, the Warriors added a dominant and versatile center, maybe the best in the game, which made coach Steve Kerr wisecrack about how the Warriors “needed another All-Star.” This was made possible because of a quirky circumstance that caused Cousins a lot of pain, which translated into plenty of gain for Golden State. When Cousins tore his Achilles last spring with the Pelicans, his market value in free agency fell to the floor right along with him. Suddenly, the rest of the league, including the Pelicans, became wary about investing heavily in a hulking center who most certainly would need most of the 2018-19 season to rehab, without any guarantee Cousins would return to form once medically cleared to play. Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks last season, perhaps the best of his career. He turns 28 in late August. Had he avoided injury, he would’ve been far too expensive for the Warriors to afford. They’re well over the luxury tax and are limited to exceptions, which allow them to sign players but only on the cheap. A healthy Cousins was destined to command in excess of $20 million a season, more had he stayed with the Pelicans. “If he’s healthy, he’s the best player at his position in the league,” said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. Well, when free agency opened, Cousins’ phone didn’t ring, and you probably know the story by now: He personally called the Warriors and signed up on the spot. His reasoning: If my only choice in this league is a short-term deal, might as well be with the team in the midst of a dynasty. The Warriors understandably were shocked, but why would they be? This isn’t the first time an injury went their way. Steph Curry’s chronic ankle sprains once threatened his career. He underwent surgery in the summer of 2011 and played only 26 games the next season. At that time, Curry was a good player, but far from the superstar who’d win a pair of MVPs and destroy three-point shooting records. So the Warriors were understandably worried, especially once Curry was due a contract extension. The two sides made a compromise that protected both parties: Four years, $44 million. The risk the Warriors took is Curry would continue having ankle issues and never see a full season. Curry’s risk: He’d remain healthy and see his production swell and spend most of that contract as a bargain. A bargain, for sure: At the end of that deal, Curry was the fourth-highest-paid player. On his own team. The upside for the Warriors and Curry: That contract helped them extend Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala and more importantly, add Kevin Durant. When you’re good and lucky -- remember, the Warriors won their first title over the Cavs when Cleveland was largely without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and beat the Rockets last spring after Chris Paul suffered a series-ending hamstring injury -- then you get plenty of rings. The beauty of the Cousins situation is the Warriors don’t need him during the regular season. This was mentioned more than a few times by rival general managers and coaches in Vegas. Cousins’ rehab is expected to require another five or six months -- full recovery form Achilles surgery is usually a year -- yet there’s no rush. Golden State won 73 games a few years ago without him and won 58 games last season on cruise control. They can wait until next spring, where Cousins could return, say, in March and use the final few weeks as a warm-up for the playoffs. After using the likes of the plodding Zaza Pachulia and quirky JaVale McGee in the middle, the Warriors are legit at center. Cousins fits the Warriors’ style because he can shoot 3s and is a willing and efficient passer from the high and low post. “That’s really an area where they’ve struggled and been inconsistent,” said Gentry, a former Warriors assistant coach before taking the top job in New Orleans. “It’s going to be a position where they make an upgrade." Meanwhile, Houston lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, a pair of athletic swingmen, this summer from free agency and therefore aren’t a better team on paper than last season, although the Rockets might soon add Carmelo Anthony, for whatever that’s worth. The Lakers welcome LeBron, but they didn’t get Paul George, who stayed in Oklahoma City, and the idea of trading for Kawhi Leonard this season remains a fantasy, at least for now. Which means the Warriors are once again the odds on favorites across town in the Vegas casinos to sip champagne next June. “Hey, that’s the NBA,” said Gentry with a shrug. “It’s supposed to be that way. You’re supposed to put out the best team you can. It’s up to the rest of us to catch them. They’ve put together a great team, drafted great, and guys in free agency wanted to come there. That’s what it’s all about. We have to pick up our game, it’s not that they should say, 'Oh we’re too good, let’s give away players.’ We all have to find a way to catch them, not them coming back to us.” Damian Lillard, the star guard for the Trail Blazers, spoke for the field when he said: “It's just going to get tougher and tougher. It is what it's always been, but just a little tougher. But you know what? Once the season starts, we gotta go. Nobody’s got time to be out there, not having fun and being stressed and all that BS. We gotta find to make it happen.” Twenty-nine teams, and especially the contenders in the West, are at a disadvantage regarding the Warriors because of a lack of All-Stars; not only do the Warriors now have five, but they’re all in their prime years. It’s one thing to try to be as good as the Warriors. Nowadays, you must rise to their level of luck as well. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Marvel’s first superheroine movie

PASADENA — They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in Black Panther — now Marvel’s creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality. The post Ant-Man and the Wasp: Marvel’s first superheroine movie appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp : Marvel s first superheroine movie

PASADENA, USA  – They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in Black Panther– now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality. Ant-Man and the Wasp , the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, is the 20th release in a decade from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

De La Salle basketball stars stabbing shocks sports scene

The stabbing of basketball players Jeron Teng and Norbert and Thomas Torres has shocked fans across the country. While news of athletes’ involvement in off-court altercations is nothing new, the circumstances of the fight that sent the former De La Salle Green Archers to the hospital has been a cause for shock and rage for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Cate Blanchett on ‘Ocean’s 8’: I have hit the jackpot

  LOS ANGELES---Cate Blanchett, striking in a bright yellow pantsuit, gold heels and the reddest lipstick, walked into a hotel meeting room in Manhattan looking like she owned the world. "No, I think Viacom and Google own the world," she quipped. The Aussie, who recently headed the Cannes Film Festival jury, is one of the few actresses in contemporary cinema who evokes true glamour and the magnetism of the stars of Hollywood's golden age. Asked how she does it---consistently among the stunners on the red carpet---Cate cracks, "Oh it's easy. I wake up and look like that. No hair and makeup people. I do it all myself (laughs). What is great is that I have had a long cr...Keep on reading: Cate Blanchett on ‘Ocean’s 8’: I have hit the jackpot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Lowly archer stuns SEAG stars

Unheralded Andrea Robles of Muntinlupa shocked multiple SEA Games gold medalists Jennifer Chan and Amaya Cojuangco in archery while Grandmaster Jayson Gonzales and Woman GM Janelle Mae Frayna of Albay swept the rapid chess golds at the close of the Philippine National Games last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding

WINDSOR, United Kingdom: Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, David Beckham and Elton John led the celebrities in the pews at St. George’s Chapel for the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Hollywood stars, musicians and sporting icons from Britain and the United States took their places among the 600 guests the historic [...] The post Glitz and glam at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Male stars must take pay cuts says Salma Hayek

CANNES — Hollywood star Salma Hayek said Sunday that male stars will have to take pay cuts if they are serious about equality for women. The Mexican-born actress, a leading voice in the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, said highly paid male stars would have to make sacrifices. “It is not just the producers” who […] The post Male stars must take pay cuts says Salma Hayek appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts – Salma Hayek

CANNES, France – Hollywood star Salma Hayek said Sunday, May 13, that male stars will have to take pay cuts if they are serious about equality for women. The Mexican-born actress, a leading voice in the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, said highly-paid male stars would have to make ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

82 women walk the red carpet in Cannes film fest protest

CANNES, France --- Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry. The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the number of female filmmakers who have been selected to compete at Cannes during the festival's seven-decade history. In contrast to their 82, 1,866 films directed by men have been picked for the prestigious festival lineup. Organizers said the event was orchestrated by the Time's Up movement and the French movement known as 5020x2020 to show "how hard it is still to climb ...Keep on reading: 82 women walk the red carpet in Cannes film fest protest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Time s up : Female stars fight back at Cannes protest

CANNES, France – Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Jane Fonda will join dozens of other female film industry professionals for a "milestone" protest on Cannes' red carpet Saturday denouncing the sex discrimination plaguing the movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

'MeToo movement founder calls for more action

LOS ANGELES, US – The #MeToo movement's founder said Saturday, May 5, the time has come for sexual abuse victims to organize to provide resources for all who experienced similar trauma. The global anti-sexual harassment, assault and abuse campaign has felled high-profile men across many industries, from Hollywood stars ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Manila through the eyes of Cole Sprouse and other international stars

What made Hollywood star Cole Sprouse apologize and who were those before him who said even worse things?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Sharon Cuneta loses self over Korean superstar Gong Yoo

Megastar Sharon Cuneta goes fan mode over Korean pop superstar Gong Yoo and she declared her love for him in a very overwhelming fashion. In an Instagram post on Friday, Cuneta expressed how shocked if not envious she is that Kuya Kim Atienza was able to interview the Korean star in his science-environmental educational weekly program "Matanglawin." Even though she is among the biggest stars of Philippine showbiz, she humbly introduced herself to the actor and told him what she believes so. "Dear Mr. Gong Yoo @officialgongyoo, my name is Sharon, I am a singer and actress in the Philippines and I am your #1fan!!! I also think we would look better in a picture together than yo...Keep on reading: Sharon Cuneta loses self over Korean superstar Gong Yoo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Female stars dominate Cannes festival 2018 jury

PARIS, France – Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett , Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said Wednesday, April 18 American writer-director Ava DuVernay of Selma fame and Burundian singer and composer Khadja Nin complete the 5 women ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Is a ‘30 Rock’ reboot on the cards?

Hit NBC show "30 Rock" could be set to return to TV, according to one of its stars, Jane Krakowski. Jane Krakowski mentioned a possible revival of the series "30 Rock" at the opening night of the Broadway musical "Mean Girls", created by Tina Fey. "[A revival] would be a dream come true. We all had the greatest time on that show," Krakowski told The Hollywood Reporter. Although nothing is certain yet, the star, who played Jenna Maroney in the show, confirmed that there had been "talks and conversations" about potentially reuniting cast members, including Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander and Katrina Bowden, for more episodes. "I know it's something th...Keep on reading: Is a ‘30 Rock’ reboot on the cards?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Has Cameron Diaz retired from Hollywood?

If you feel like you've missed Cameron Diaz from movies lately, it's no accident: it appears that the actress has retired from acting based on recent statements. The 45-year-old actress was last on the silver screen in 2014 for "Annie" opposite Jamie Foxx, but she has since been absent from Hollywood blockbusters. In an Entertainment Weekly interview last March with "The Sweetest Thing" co-stars Selma Blair and Christina Applegate, Diaz described herself as "semi-retired" and "retired." The three women discussed reuniting, to which Diaz said, "Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I'm down. I'm literally doing nothing." After Applegate described herself as "semi-retired," Diaz added, "...Keep on reading: Has Cameron Diaz retired from Hollywood?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Hollywood stars participate in March for Our Lives

MANILA, Philippines – As hundreds of thousands of students marched in different US states, including Washginton DC and California , on Saturday, March 24 in the March for Our Live protest against gun violence, Hollywood stars also took time from their schedules to rally behind them. Andra Day performed "Rise Up" at the Washington gathering. Jennifer Hudson, whose mom, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

The Crown star’s pay reignites debate on gender inequality

NEW YORK — Gender equality may be the hot topic at Hollywood red carpets and press conferences but Claire Foy’s pay on The Crown demonstrates that, beyond the rhetoric, progress remains painfully slow. Producers admitted this week that Matt Smith, Prince Philip on the hit Netflix drama, had negotiated a better deal than Foy — […] The post The Crown star’s pay reignites debate on gender inequality appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018