In the Merciless Blonde, How Much of This Marilyn Monroe Is Real?

Spoilers below. Imitation, a flattery, should not always be met with ire. Sometimes mimicry is powerful, even transcendent; this is occasionally the case with Ana de Armas’ performance as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s much-derided new film, Blonde. But it is in this power that a certain responsibility resides in the hands of the imitator—and, […]

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Armie Hammer Accuser Calls Out Elizabeth Chambers For Supporting Her Ex-Husband

By Anita Tai. Published: 9 hours ago One of Armie Hammer’s sexual assault accusers is taking issue with a recent interview with his ex-wife. The woman known as Effie sparked controversy in March 2021 when she made rape allegations against Hammer. After multiple women came out with claims of abuse and sexual violence by the […]

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Woman Who Accused Armie Hammer Of Rape Slams Discovery+ Documentary For ‘Exploiting My Trauma’

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 5 hours ago Last updated: 5 hours ago The unidentified woman who claims that Armie Hammer “violently raped” her for four hours in 2017 has issued a statement about a new TV docuseries about the scandal-ridden actor. At issue is the three-part series “House of Hammer” for Discovery+, which digs into […]

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Still Haunted by That Birth Scene on House of the Dragon? Same.

Spoilers ahead. On Sunday night, House of the Dragon depicted one of the more disturbing scenes in Game of Thrones history: a bloody medieval C-section that ended in the mother’s death. This fantasy franchise is known for pushing the limits of what can be shown on television, and it certainly hasn’t shied away from portraying […]

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Anita Hill on the Supreme Court Overturning Roe and Where the Country Goes From Here

Phillip FaraoneGetty Images When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, in June, Anita Hill wasn’t shocked. Instead, it was more of a dreaded confirmation. One clue was the leaked draft opinion that surfaced in May, stating that the Court would vote to strike down […]

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Blonde: Everything We Know About the NC-17-Rated Marilyn Monroe Biopic Starring Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas is going Blonde. The Knives Out and No Time to Die star will portray Marilyn Monroe in a drama directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James) that’s headed to Netflix this fall. Set to depict an unflinching fictional portrait of the Hollywood icon’s life, the project has been highly anticipated […]

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Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Case Dismissed By U.S. Judge In Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press. 4 hours ago A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. U.S. District Judge Jennifer […]

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Reproductive Healthcare Should Not Be a Peacetime Luxury

LOUISA GOULIAMAKIGetty Images Dr. Natalia Kanem is Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency. Recent data shows that, globally, more than 84 million people have been uprooted from their homes—fleeing war, violence, persecution, or disaster. That catastrophically high number is rising by the day as humanitarian crises […]

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In A House Between Earth and the Moon, Rebecca Scherm Confronts the Startling Art of Speculation

Speculation demands ambition—the ability not only to sketch out the depths of human depravity, but also to pine for its redemption. As any artist who’s lived through the pandemic (or, say, any era of human history) can tell you, that’s not an easy feat to imagine. But many, including author Rebecca Scherm, would argue it’s […]

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