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Reese Witherspoon Was Told It Couldn't Be Done—So She Did It

Oscar-winner starts her own female-driven media company, Hello Sunshine

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon says she can now attend Hollywood meetings without explaining the need for female-driven content. "Part of me is incredulous," she tells Fast Company . "I can't believe people are actually listening now." It's good timing, too, since the 42-year-old actor/producer has founded a... More »

George Lucas' Neighbors Strike Back at Vast Plans

Lucasfilm says production facility won't stick out, but residents worried

(Newser) - George Lucas has big dreams for his Lucas Valley estate—unfortunately, he's also facing big opposition from hundreds of his neighbors, who say his plans for a 263,701-square-foot production complex will ruin their quiet community, reports the San Francisco Examiner . "It will be bringing a lot of... More »

Rape-Scene Row Forces Jolie Out of Bosnia

Victims claim her directorial debut will show 'loving surrender' to rapists

(Newser) - A film production involving inter-ethnic love and a rumored rape scene sparked so much controversy in Bosnia that novice director Angelina Jolie has been forced to abandon shooting there. Bosnian rape victims protested that Jolie's movie aimed to depict a "loving surrender" by women to Serbian rapists who used... More »

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