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MALE DIRECTOR TELLS JESSICA CHASTAIN NOT TO TALK ABOUT "WOMEN STUFF" ON SET

Caroline Slusarczyk

Mike Rosenthal/American Way

Mike Rosenthal/American Way

Jessica Chastain, a constant advocate for gender equality in Hollywood, recently opened up about a past brush with sexism she faced while speaking to a male director.  Chastain told American Way in a new interview, “I had one male director say to me that I talk too much about all of this ‘women stuff.’  This is a person I love, and maybe he was concerned I would hurt my career.”  She continued, “I’m not attacking anyone.  I’m trying to create more inclusiveness, compassion and empathy, which in turn makes better movies, better art.”

Chastain founded the production company Freckle Films in order to combat Hollywood gender inequality.  When asked about the company, Chastain expressed her frustrations with gender issues today: “I just don’t know why it’s not changing…I’m doing my part to make the change, so why isn’t everyone else?”

Chastain has been outspoken about gender equality in the workplace, and addressed “gender imbalance” in Hollywood before.  Chastain wrote a letter for The Hollywood Reporter, where she addressed the issue of sexism on a film shoot: “When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view.  The energy is great, you all are working together as a community, and everyone is participating in the exchange of ideas.  You don't feel a hierarchy; you don't have anyone feeling like they are being left out or bullied or humiliated.  Sometimes being the only girl on a set, you can feel like a sexual object.”

Chastain has also spoken about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.  In a 2016 interview with Variety, Chastain said, “We’re supposed to be a mirror that’s held up to society and tells the story of what’s happening around us.  And sometimes the American film industry only tells the stories of a few and I don’t want my story to be erased.  I want to see women out there and I want them to be equally compensated for the work that they do.”

 

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AMANDA SEYFRIED AND OTHER CELEBS REMEMBER THE “AMAZING” BILL PAXTON

Caroline Slusarczyk

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

On Saturday, beloved actor and director Bill Paxton passed away at age 61.  A family statement was released: “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.  A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.  Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.  We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

Paxton was known for playing roles in iconic 1980s and 90s films including Aliens, Apollo 13, The Terminator, Twister and Titanic.  More recently, Paxton starred in TV series such as Big Love, Texas Rising and Training Day.

Amanda Seyfried, who played Paxton’s daughter in HBO’s Big Love, released a touching statement on the actor’s passing: “He was an amazing and supportive father-figure to me in my early career.  Incredibly inspired and full of life at every turn, he made you feel like everything was possible.  This is a terrible loss.”

Many of Paxton’s co-stars and other celebs remember him as a “kind” and “talented” actor, who was “one of the nicest people in the industry.”  THE WANNA has gathered some of the most moving tributes to Paxton below.

 

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OSCARS SURVEY REVEALS AMERICANS DON’T WANT POLITICS AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS

Caroline Slusarczyk

Oscars.org

Oscars.org

On Tuesday, Pollfish conducted a survey to find out what Americans think about politics and diversity at the Academy Awards.  The survey asked 1,000 Oscar-watching Americans whether or not they want celebrities at the awards ceremony to share their political opinion.  The results found that 25% of Americans think celebrities at the Oscars should avoid political topics, including any mention of Donald Trump.

Below are the rest of the Pollfish Oscar Sunday Survey results:

MOST AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO HEAR HOLLYWOOD'S POLITICAL OPINIONS

45% of Americans think celebrities should be allowed to voice their opinions at the Oscars. Another 25% say Hollywood shouldn't use its platform to talk politics, 21% think celebrities should completely stay out of politics, and 10% say Hollywood is too liberal. 

1 IN 4 AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO HEAR TRUMP'S NAME AT THE OSCARS

Asked which issues they don't want to hear about at the Oscars, 19% of Americans said they hope celebrities don't talk about Donald Trump. Other topics Americans don't want to hear about are immigration (14%), the refugee situation (12%), and racial inequality (12%). Only 12% of Americans wouldn't mind hearing about political topics during the Oscars.

HALF OF AMERICANS THINK THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES ARE MORE DIVERSE THAN USUAL

Asked whether they think this year's Oscar-nominated films are more diverse than in previous years, 49% of Americans said yes. Another 18% said no, and 13% think the Oscars have always been diverse. 1 in 5 Americans aren't sure.

MEN AND WOMEN DON'T SEE EYE-TO-EYE ON OSCAR DIVERSITY

54% of men and 47% of women think this year's Oscar-nominated movies are more diverse than in years past—a 7% difference.

 

THE WANNA wants to hear from you!

Do you think Hollywood celebs at the Academy Awards should voice their political opinions?

 

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THE "IT" GIRLS OF SUNDANCE 2017!

Caroline Slusarczyk

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

While President Trump is settling into the White House and overturning Obamacare, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing in Park City, Utah!

This season, many feared the reports earlier in the year on the shortage of snow might affect the festival turnout.  Yet, despite the snow reports, the turnout was OTT and showed no shortage of Hollywood "it" girls frolicking around town!  In fact, several quintessential "it" girls were spotted on the red carpet promoting their upcoming films.  Ya know that quintessential Sundance "it" girl...She's that indie actress that everyone is talking about.

In the middle of a blizzard, she manages to arrive at her scheduled screening fashionably late, just in time for a few pictures posing with her hair perfectly messy, snow-kissed skin all a glow and an entourage of directors and writers in tow! 

This year at Sundance the "it" girls were in full force!  Ms. Rooney Mara (Ghost Story), Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Elizabeth Olsen (Ingrid Goes West, Wind River), Riley Keough (The Discovery), Zoey Deutch (Rebel in the Rye, Before I Fall), and Jenny Slate (Landline) all made the list!  

Getty Images

Getty Images

C Flanigan/Getty Images

C Flanigan/Getty Images

Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune

Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune

In 2014, Rooney attended the festival to support her boyfriend, Charlie McDowell’s directorial debut film, "The One I Love."  THE WANNA was there to capture all the action.  You can watch our interview with Charlie and the cast HERE.

In 2014, Elizabeth Olsen attended the festival alongside her now ex-boyfriend Boyd Holbrook.  This season, Olsen hit the slopes solo and promoted two films that premiered at Sundance this season including:  "Ingrid Goes West," directed by Matt Spicer and "Wind River," directed by Taylor Sheridan.  

You can catch Olsen and the cast of Wind River’s red carpet interview here.

Olsen's co-star in "Ingrid Goes West" is the Indie darling, Aubrey Plaza!  Plaza is Hollywood's next leading lady!  The edgy and talented actress attended the festival in 2014 to promote and star in her boyfriend’s latest film, "Life After Beth."  The couple shared some tips on how to date and successfully work together...watch our coverage HERE!

Speaking of Sundance "it" girls, in 2012, "Fifty Shades of Grey" star, Dakota Johnson was a complete unknown and the new girl on the scene.  Watch this interview with THE WANNA host, Gina Glickman Giordan and a very shy Johnson who was promoting the indie film, "Goats," directed by Christopher Neil and co-starring David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga.  

Be sure to WATCH our Sundance series:  “Shit Celebs Say" starring more Sundance "it" girls including:  Kristen Wiig, Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Anna Lynne McCord, Amy Poehler and more!  

 

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WHO ARE THE CELEBS THAT WON'T BE VOTING FOR TRUMP NOVEMBER 8TH? WATCH THIS...

Caroline Slusarczyk

Joss Whedon/YouTube

Joss Whedon/YouTube

It's no surprise that when it comes to politics, the majority of A-listers tend to lean to the left and the 2016 Presidential election is no exception.  Safe to say, the current Presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is a screenplay no one could have written.  Of course Tinsel Town still has a Conservative following but, several famous Democrats have made it their mission to publicly denounce Trump and stand behind Hillary this election year!  Over the years, Hollywood is known for creating PSA’s that encourage fans to vote.  This year, several stars took the message one step further and flat out revealed why you don't wanna vote for Trump.

The WANNA curated a list of celebs below, who took the time to create PSA’s and "video" messages that share one very clear message, vote for Hillary!

Kathy Griffin

The comedian says “Donald, F*** Off!” in this hilarious new take on a moving Hillary Clinton campaign video.

Aziz Ansari

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari sarcastically addresses the fact that people seem to “need” celebrity voting ads to actually get out and vote.  On the more serious note, Ansari asserts that Trump “doesn’t believe in climate change” and “hates brown people.”

Robert DeNiro

This is one of the more scathing and direct anti-Trump videos, in which Robert DeNiro calls Trump a number of things, including “pig,” “blatantly stupid,” and says he would like to “punch him in the face.”  This one needs to be seen to be believed.

Keegan-Michael Key

Key & Peele star Keegan-Michael Key hilariously “forecasts” a Donald Trump presidency in this video from Joss Whedon.  Key references “smug looks” and “morons” who don’t believe in climate change, an apparent jab at Trump.

Joss Whedon Star-Packed “Save the Day” PSA

Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Julianne Moore, and more A-listers appear in this PSA created by Joss Whedon to address the more serious issues facing us this election.  One bit in particular has Don Cheadle emphatically calling out a “racist, abusive coward,” a not-so-subtle prod at Trump.  The celebs also address, “A man whose signature move is firing things.”  They insist that, “Every vote matters,” and jokingly bribe viewers with a Mark Ruffalo “nude scene” in his next movie.

Leonardo DiCaprio

In this short but important video, Leonardo DiCaprio, a longtime environmental activist and UN Representative for climate change, indirectly speaks about Trump’s ignorance to climate change.  If Leo can’t convince people to get out and vote, then no one can! 

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Who will you be voting for this election season?

WHICH A-LIST CELEBS PERFORMED LIVE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS AND SUPPORT TEAM HILLARY?

Caroline Slusarczyk

Getty Images

Getty Images

Monday, October 17th, Hollywood A-list came out to sing and dance, in hopes to help raise funds for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  The star-studded Clinton fundraiser concert was held at the St. James Theatre in New York City.  Fans that couldn't snag a ticket to the concert tuned into Clinton's YouTube and Facebook pages which streamed the event live!  The night turned into a Hollywood who's, who event with several big time celebs who all said, "I'm with her!" including: Neil Patrick Harris, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Bassett, Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Emily Blunt, Ansel Elgort and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The WANNA voted and delivered the best moments of the night below!  Drum roll please....

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reworks Hamilton Song

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of hit play Hamilton, rapped about Clinton and the importance of voting in a rewritten version of the song, "The World Was Wide Enough."  One memorable lyric goes, “Anybody here wanna shatter a glass ceiling?”

Bill Clinton Surprise Appearance

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the fundraiser in support of his wife, which brought the crowd to a standing ovation.  He spoke to the audience about Hillary, saying, “She is the single best change-maker that I have ever known…She will make you proud.”

Neil Patrick Harris Throws It Back

Craig Ruttle/AP Photo

Craig Ruttle/AP Photo

Neil Patrick Harris reprised his Tony-winning role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”  He sang the song, “The Origin of Love” with a troupe of backup ballet dancers, which presented a beautiful, moving spectacle.

Angela Bassett and Helen Mirren Speeches

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Taking a break from all the song and dance, Angela Bassett recited Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, while Helen Mirren performed a speech from Elizabeth Roosevelt.  Both A-listers called to mind the strength of women in our country’s past, as a salute to Hillary Clinton in her leadership role today.

Barbara Streisand “Phones In”

Barbara Streisand, one of the greatest singers of our time, lent her voice to the fundraiser, where she made introductions for the concert from Los Angeles.  She also appeared in a video for “Climb Every Mountain,” alongside Jamie Foxx.

And Of Course, Hillary Clinton’s Screen Appearance

Clinton herself could not make the fundraiser, but she did appear on screen in a good-humored segment.  She joked, “I auditioned for tonight's show and I wanted to sing with you, but Harvey and Jordan said I didn't make the cut,” in reference to the event’s producers, Harvey Weinstein and Jordan Roth.  She also said, “We’re in the final stretch of this campaign and we need your help to reach as many people as possible between now and election day.”

 

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