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Molly Ringwald on John Hughes Films: a 'Glaring Blind Spot'

Actress ties the #MeToo movement to the movies she made with late director

(Newser) - A New Yorker essay by one of the 1980s' most iconic actresses is causing buzz as she looks at her old films through the lens of Me Too. Molly Ringwald is now 50 and with kids of her own, including a daughter with whom she watched The Breakfast Club a... More »

Deleted Breakfast Club Scene Released

It involves a sink and a potato chip

(Newser) - Diehard fans of The Breakfast Club have a new scene to memorize. In advance of Criterion Collection's re-release of the 1985 film—to include 50 minutes of never-before-seen footage— Vulture got its hands on a 55-second unreleased clip. It finds Molly Ringwald's character, Claire, in a bathroom with... More »

Molly Ringwald: These Are My Harvey Weinsteins

Actress tells stories of disturbing sexual behavior she's encountered in 'New Yorker' column

(Newser) - Molly Ringwald had a negative interaction with Harvey Weinstein, but it was purely business-related. That doesn't mean she's escaped unscathed. In a New Yorker column, the actress says she's "had plenty of Harveys of my own over the years," including a 50-year-old crew member who... More »

9 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles

Carrie Bradshaw could have been played by ... Dana Delany?

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw? How about someone other than Julia Roberts playing Vivian in Pretty Woman? Probably not, but both of those roles, and 17 others rounded up by Wetpaint , almost went to other actors. Click through the gallery for a sampling.... More »

Meet Hollywood's New 'It Girl'

Carey Mulligan's role in An Education reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

(Newser) - Thanks to her lauded role in An Education, Carey Mulligan is Hollywood's latest "It Girl," poised to join the ranks of Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn. "She has fragility, she has humor, she can be very moving, she's bright, and she's great to look at," says... More »

John Hughes Was Peter Pan: Molly Ringwald

Director, mentor was 'one of us' kids

(Newser) - For Molly Ringwald, John Hughes was like Peter Pan, drawing his teen actors into Neverland, she writes in the New York Times. Hughes “was one of us,” laughing alongside the actors rather than reprimanding them as they worked. And when Ringwald and her fellow actors chose to move... More »

Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments

(Newser) - John Hughes was the undisputed king of '80s teen comedy writes Time in a look at the late producer/director's most classic moments.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  "Bueller...Bueller...Bueller?": Matthew Broderick's direct address to the audience on how to fake a sick day, followed by an empty desk
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Ringwald, Broderick Pay Tribute to Hughes

(Newser) - Actors John Hughes made famous in the '80s are paying tribute to the late director, People reports. "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death," says Molly Ringwald, a Brat Packer who rose to fame with Hughes by starring in Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast ... More »

Romo Moves Quickly Post-Jess

Plus, more celebrity babies—and mug shots

(Newser) - In the wake of her split with Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson was too upset to hold her Barbie-themed birthday party—but “Tony was hanging out until 2am, getting his flirt on,” a source tells the New York Daily News. Spotted at a Hollywood club surrounded by pals and... More »

Ringwald Expecting Twins

Pregnancy will be written into The Secret Life of an American Teenager

(Newser) - Molly Ringwald, who currently plays the put-upon mother of a pregnant girl in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, has some buns in the oven herself, People reports. The 40-year-old Breakfast Club alum is expecting a boy and a girl this August with hubby Panio Gianopoulos. A Secret Life... More »

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