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Geena Davis News





Geena Davis Joins 'Grey's Anatomy'

August 10th, 2014 5:34pm EDT
Geena Davis Joins 'Grey's Anatomy'
Geena Davis will play a surgeon in the upcoming season of "Grey's Anatomy." ABC is looking to fill the void left by Sandra Oh, who exited the series last season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Season 11 will also feature Kate Burton, who will reprise her role as Meredith's mother Ellis Grey, and Kelly McCreary, who plays Margaret Pierce.

In July, creator Shonda Rhimes told the publication the upcoming season will center around Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). "It's really a Meredith-centric season. There's a lot of growth. She's lost her person. Her sister has showed up. Her husband is chaf...
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Head And Shoulders Above The Rest: The 15 Tallest Actresses In Hollywood

April 30th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Gwendoline Christie
We recently profiled the tallest actors in show business, so naturally we wanted to also honor the women who stand out - for both their height and acting ability.

Gwendoline Christie, 6'3". Christie plays the towering Brienne in Game of Thrones and told Stylist, "As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman."

Brigitte Nielsen, 6'1". At the height of her fame in the 80s, the danish actress was unfairly branded an "amazon" by several newspapers when she was marrie...
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Google Donates $1.2 M To The Geena Davis Institute Of Gender In Media

December 7th, 2012 7:24pm EST
Geena Davis
Geena Davis' organization for gender equality has been given a boost after winning a $1.2 million grant from Internet giant Google.

The Google Global Impact money will be used to help further research at the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, which the Thelma & Louise star founded in 2004.

Davis and her colleagues have been examining the depiction of female characters in tech-related roles in entertainment, and now hope to extend their research worldwide.

She tells Forbes.com, "Of course we're thrilled and honored at the award. (It will) profoundly improve (the organization's) ...
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Geena Davis Named United Nations Envoy

June 15th, 2012 12:35pm EDT
Geena Davis
Actress/activist Geena Davis has been appointed a special envoy for the United Nations.

The Thelma & Louise star is a longtime campaigner for gender equality and even founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to encourage positive portrayals of women.

Now, she has been unveiled as the new spokesperson for the U.N.'s Tech Needs Girls campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the role technology can play in empowering women.

She says in a statement, "This role will enable me to take the work I'm doing to a much bigger scale globally, through developing and consulting on stra...
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Geena Davis Elected To Chair Gender Equality Commission

April 2nd, 2012 2:19pm EDT
Geena Davis
Actress Geena Davis has landed a new leadership role as part of the California Commission on the Status of Women.

The Thelma & Louise star has been elected to chair the non-partisan agency, which promotes equality and advises politicians on issues affecting women in the state.

In a statement to The Sacramento Bee, Davis says, "I am honored to lead the critical work of the Commission to improve the lives of all women and girls in California. It's not just an issue of gender equality; it's also an economic issue. Addressing inequalities is good not only for women, but also for California ...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Mother poster
Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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Jeff Goldblum Dating Lydia Hearst?

January 27th, 2011 6:48am EST
Jeff Goldblum
Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum has reportedly found love with an actress less than half his age.

The 58 year old is reportedly dating socialite Patty Hearst's daughter Lydia, 26 - and the couple was spotted smooching during a recent shopping trip in Los Angeles.

An eyewitness who spotted the new couple at the Fred Segal store in Hollywood tells the Globe, "Jeff was all over Lydia... It was kinda uncomfortable watching them."

The new couple was also spotted dining together at Mr. Chow in Hollywood.

Goldblum has a history of dating actresses - he was married to Geena Davis, engaged to L...
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Geena Davis Lectures Students On Hollywood's 'Gender Gap'

December 1st, 2010 3:56pm EST
Geena Davis
Geena Davis has returned to college to address students about the perceived gender gap in Hollywood - insisting male stars outnumber females by "three to one."

The Thelma & Louise actress has long campaigned for women's rights and launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007 to help increase the presence of female characters onscreen.

She visited her alma mater, Boston University in Massachusetts, on Tuesday night to talk to students about the film industry and she used the opportunity to accuse Hollywood bosses of harboring massive inequalities between the sexes.

Davi...
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Great Road Trip Movies You Need To See

November 8th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Due Date
Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis make a quirky pair as they team up in Todd Philip’s newest comedy, Due Date, respectfully came in second to Megamind at the box office over the weekend, grossing 33.5 million. With Todd’s writing skills, R.D.J’s incredible acting and Zach’s off-the-wall humor, we recommend you work this movie into your plans. After viewing an early screening and a special Q&A with the writers, Alan Cohen, Alan Freedman and Adam Sztykiel we were inspired to dig a little deeper into the ever exciting road trip genre. So grab your trail mix, Road Bingo game and headphone...
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5 Movies Guys Shouldn't Watch

June 24th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Thelma & Louise
It’s easy to pick out movies that don’t particularly sit well with many American men. Cue the Chick Flicks. Beaches. Steel Magnolias. Waiting to Exhale. Anything with Meg Ryan. But some movies just flat out scare the bejesus out of men. Here are five movies that do just that, and possibly more.

Fatal Attraction: The premise: Man (Michael Douglas), although happily married, begins an affair with Other Woman (Glenn Close). Other Woman falls desperately in love with Man. Man is then turned off and tries to end affair. Other Woman says, “Oh hells no!” and turns into Psycho Chick. Psycho Chick ...
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Geena Davis Wants A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

April 16th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Geena Davis
Geena Davis is hoping rumors of a Beetlejuice sequel are true - because she is eager to reprise her role in Tim Burton's ghoulish comedy.

The Thelma & Louise actress starred in the original 1988 picture alongside Alec Baldwin as her onscreen husband and Michael Keaton in the title role. The story followed a deceased young married couple who haunt their former home with the help of a mischievous spirit.

Speculation about a possible follow-up has been rife in recent months, and Davis admits she would definitely sign up if Burton decided to bring the movie back from the dead.

She tells M...
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The Best Baseball Movies Ever

October 9th, 2009 11:30am EDT
Best  Baseball  Movies  Ever
The MLB baseball playoffs have already begun and eight teams are battling it out for that prestigious World Series title. For over a century now, baseball has given us memorable moments like game-winning home runs, perfect games, and complete-game shutouts. Baseball has also given us some of the most memorable movies in film history. In honor of our national pastime, we've compiled a list of the greatest baseball films that have captured the essence of the game and inspired sports and non-sports fans alike. ...
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Smarter Than The Average Celebrity

September 1st, 2009 10:03am EDT
Natalie Portman
Celebrities are not generally known for being scholarly, brainy, or bookish. On the whole, these types of words are reserved for people like Stephen Hawking, Marilyn Vos Savant, and Kim Ung-Yong. If a celebrity is fortunate, their claim to fame is achieved via artistic talent and entertaining know-how. There are, of course, celebrities who are not so fortunate, like Li Lo, Paris, and Brit, the Hollywood train wreck trifecta, whose notoriety is due more to excessive bed-hopping, drug use, feuds with friends, and wardrobe malfunctions than it is to arty aptitude. But what would the celebrity ...
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Dulé Hill Answers 'Psych' Fan Questions

August 5th, 2009 9:44am EDT
Dulé Hill
A few weeks ago we interviewed James Roday from "Psych" (returning Friday, August 7 at 10pm on USA). And when we say "we," we mean all the legions of dedicated Psych-Os that sent in their questions for Roday via Twitter. Since then, the Psych-Os have been relentless that they want... nay (!), need round two with co-star Dulé Hill. We were determined, no matter how long it took, to give the "Psych" fans exactly what they want. So, yes, Dulé Hill now answers your questions about the upcoming season of "Psych," his time on "The West Wing" and even writes a scene involving him and President Bar...
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Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.

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Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

January 21st, 2009 10:46am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
The time has come, after several months of campaigning and voting, we're finally set for the big day. No, not the inauguration. Please. We're talking about Oscar morning.

Those fifteen minutes at the crack of dawn where overly-caffeinated celebs awkwardly read the names of the top five in each category. Always gripping. Also, this is prime time for predictions. All the returns are in, the precursor season is over, so there's not excuses left. Without delay, here are my final Oscar Predictions.

Okay, one delay. I should note that I hate being right. I hate getting predictio...
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Is 40 Box Office Poison for Women in Hollywood?

September 11th, 2008 9:34am EDT
Meg Ryan in The Women
Early last month Sony received word that Tom Cruise was dropping out of "Edwin A. Salt" due to similarities to Cruise's "Mission Impossible" franchise. Less than a week later, "Salt" had a new star, Angelina Jolie, and a greenlight. The script re-write began immediately in order to change the lead role to suit a female. The fastest turn around in Hollywood history had been pulled off thanks to a woman.

Power in Hollywood is defined by the ability to get a green light and bring in big bucks. And at the moment Angelina Jolie is powerful. She's also 33. Would things have been different i...
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Hollywood's Take On Black Presidents and Female VPs

September 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Barack Obama
With the historic 2008 presidential election merely months away, American citizens must weigh every aspect of our candidates to make an informed decision. On the Democratic ticket Senator Barack Obama stands as the first black man to represent any party for the office of President. The Republicans have Governor Sarah Palin, their party's first female vice presidential nominee.

Regardless of which political party you choose to represent, there are several possible outcomes in what could happen with a woman as vice president or a black commander-in-chief. It's difficult to tell just whe...
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Slideshow: Celebrities With Twins

August 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
It's all the rage these days - twins that is. Angelina Jolie just gave birth to one of the most famous sets of twins in history, and Lisa Marie Presley & Rebecca Romijn just announced they're also expecting double trouble in the near future. Whether it's fertility treatments or just plain luck, the following celebrities have what it takes to produce two for the price of one:

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

July 12, 2008, Knox Leon & Vivienne Marcheline

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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony

February ...
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Biggest Box Office Flops

August 5th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Cutthroat Island
Movies tank all of the time. Just last weekend the new X-Files movie only managed to make a few dozen live chickens at the box office. Still that's not too bad, not really. Gillian Anderson might have some trouble getting work, but she's probably happy knowing that people still recognize her name. Some movies get a lot of press for their poor performances. Sure, Jessica Simpson's "Blonde Ambition" made about what The Dark Knight makes in an hour-but even that stinker wasn't a huge loss, not really. A genuine box office disaster is something special. The Anti-Dark Knight. Movies that bombard...
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Movie Sequels We'd Like To See

June 23rd, 2008 1:31pm EDT
Full Baked
For better or worse, sequels are a staple in the movie industry. Media franchises have the benefit of an established audience base, which makes for easier marketing and endorsements. Producers want to cash in and build upon the success of the original films, and moviegoers often get so attached to the characters seen in movies that they'll willingly shell out $10-12 for sub par movies that got rushed to the silver screen to ride the box office wave. Unfortunately, because not every movie can have its own set of action figures and lunch boxes, many sequels that deserve to be made have slippe...
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Turning Twenty: A Look Back At 1988's 'Beetlejuice'

March 31st, 2008 4:06pm EDT
Beetlejuice
Half "Bloody Mary" and half decomposing sleezeball, Beetlejuice is the titular anti-hero that helped put Tim Burton into the who's who of Hollywood. Now at its 20th anniversary, let's take a look back at a sparkling example of dark comedy that stands as a precursor to Burton's magical films.

The Movie

Reading the cast list will illicit at least one "oh yeah, he/she was in this" reaction. The ensemble would also make a 1990s romantic comedy cast director salivate: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, an appearance by the late Robert Goulet, and...
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Top 10 Movie Scenes That Make Us Cringe, Part One

February 19th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Suicide Club
There is a special place is our hearts for movie scenes that make us turn away and cover our eyes. But we find ourselves in a Catch 22 of sorts. We don't want to look, and that makes us want to look even more. These following movie scenes have taken us to that strange place: fear mixed with fascination. Here is part one of the "Top 10 Movie Scenes That Make Us Cringe."

Sin City

The Good ol' Ax to the crotch move

I saw "Sin City" in the theater four times. There was one scene that made everyone absolutely howl, gasp and blurt out multiple obscenities toward the screen every si...
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Celebrity Horoscope: Aquarius Are Honest And Open

January 29th, 2008 4:17pm EST
Sheryl Crow
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) is one of the Air signs, along with Libra and Gemini. People born under this sign are often very honest and open. They are never unkind and are always considerate of others. They are considered dreamers and can be somewhat unrealistic at times. They love everyone, sometimes even their worst enemies.

Aquarius women tend to be very elusive and mysterious. They are often open-minded and extremely tolerant of others. They consider marriage a very big step since they are independent by nature. They're not jealous people and are free-spirited and forgiving. Aqua...
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Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 21

January 21st, 2007 3:00am EST
Jack Nicklaus
Happy Birthday to hockey star Dany Heatley (1981), Spice Girl Emma Bunton (1976), "NYPD Blue" actress Charlotte Ross (1968), Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (1965; d. 2002), "Commander-in-Chief" star Geena Davis (1956), Caribbean musician/singer Billy Ocean (1950), "LA Law" actress Jill Eikenberry (1947), "War" singer Edwin Starr (1942), country singer Mac Davis (1942), folk singer Richie Havens (1941), Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (1941), golf legend Jack Nicklaus (1940), American DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (1939; d. 1995), "Kojak" star Telly Savalas (1924; d. 1994), and Confederate general Thom...
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Celebrity Golden Globe Fashion To Be Auctioned for Charity

January 15th, 2007 4:20pm EST
Katherine Heigl
The entertainment and fashion industries come together starting tonight at the Golden Globes to participate in the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation's third annual spring award show auction that will include celebrity clothing and accessories from award shows and events between now and March.

Among other items up for auction, red carpet items to be sold include (in alphabetical order):

* Kevin Bacon - Shirt and Tie

* Geena Davis - Sunglasses

* Greg Grunberg (Heroes) - Hugo Boss Tuxedo

* Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) - Gown

* Rex Lee (Entourage) - John Varvatos Sungla...
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Phoenix, Sheen, Stone, Watts & 'Heroes' Cast To Present at Golden Globe Awards

January 12th, 2007 10:32am EST
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix, Charlie Sheen, Sharon Stone, Naomi Watts and the cast of Heroes have been added as presenters at The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 15 (8 11:00 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton.

They join previously announced presenters Steve Carell, Adrian Grenier, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria, Sienna Miller, Dane Cook, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, David Spade, Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Terrence Howard, Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, George Clooney and Rachel Weisz (2006 Golden Globe recipients for Best Perf...
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Longoria, Carell, & More Celebs To Present at Golden Globe Awards

January 10th, 2007 2:47pm EST
Eva Longoria
Steve Carell, Adrian Grenier, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria and Sienna Miller have been added as presenters at The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 15 (8 11:00 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton.

They join previously announced presenters Dane Cook, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, David Spade, Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Terrence Howard, Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, George Clooney and Rachel Weisz (2006 Golden Globe recipients for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Supporting Role), Sarah Jes...
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Tom Hanks, David Spade & More Added as Golden Globe Presenters

January 10th, 2007 12:30pm EST
Tom Hanks
Dane Cook, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and David Spade have been added as presenters at “The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 15 (8 – 11:00 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton.

They join previously announced presenters Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Terrence Howard, Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, George Clooney and Rachel Weisz (2006 Golden Globe recipients for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Supporting Role), Sarah Jessica Parker, John Stamos, Felicity Huffman, Salma Hayek, Ben Stiller, Justin ...
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