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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

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From Veep to 24: Pop Culture's Female Politicians Ranked

Originally posted 10/12/2014 06:00PM

Last week, CBS premiered the new political drama Madam Secretary, which stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, the U.S. Secretary of State. It's hardly a far-fetched concept, as we've seen three female secretaries of state since 1997: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

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Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes | Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, Pam Grier, Sigourney Weaver

Meet the Expenda-Belles: Our Dream Team of Female Action Heroes

Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:20AM

The Expendables 3 hits theaters this month, giving moviegoers a third round of A-Team-meets-AARP action and giving a host of '80s and '90s stars a reason to flex their muscles onscreen once again.

The cast list reads like a fanboy's dream: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke appeared in the previous installments.

But where are the women?

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Photos: Christian Bale Goes Biblical in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Photos: Inside the 'Rich, Grand and Epic' Exodus: Gods and Kings

Originally posted 07/01/2014 02:30PM

Everyone knows the story: Hebrew baby gets dropped off in a basket. Egyptian royals adopt the baby. Baby Moses grows up and rediscovers his Hebrew roots. There's a burning bush, divine revelations and some plagues here and there – then Moses parts the Red Sea and saves his people from slavery.

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30 Things to Know About Ghostbusters on Its 30th Anniversary | Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

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30 Things You Need to Know About Ghostbusters on Its 30th Anniversary

Originally posted 06/06/2014 01:00PM

You know how the line goes: If there's something strange in your neighborhood, you probably live near the Kardashians. We're totally kidding! Everyone knows that if there's something strange or something weird "and it don't look good," you're gonna call the Ghostbusters.

Those four jumpsuit-wearing, proton pack-carrying heroes first appeared on movie screens 30 years ago this weekend, serving all of our supernatural elimination needs, reminding us never to cross the streams and, as the late Harold Ramis said, "turning the word 'slime' into a verb."    

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What Will Bradley Cooper Be Doing at the SAG Awards? | Bradley Cooper

SAG Awards: Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway to Present

Originally posted 01/16/2013 08:15AM

Silver Linings Playbook's Oscar- and SAG-nominated Bradley Cooper has another job before him: He'll be a presenter at Jan. 27's 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, it was announced first thing Wednesday morning.

The 2011 Sexiest Man Alive will be in very good company. Other presenters include Justin Timberlake, Viola Davis, Sigourney Weaver, Les Miserablés nominees Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, and Cooper's Silver Linings costar, nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

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See What Tops the Best Horror Movies of All Time List

IMDB Releases Its Top 10 Horror Movies List

Originally posted 10/29/2012 04:15PM

With Halloween quickly approaching – and a monster storm keeping many of us indoors – it's prime horror movie-watching time.

On Monday, IMDB.com released its list of the top 10 horror movies of all time, as determined by user votes and ratings, and it’s a list of modern favorites and spooky throwbacks.

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REVIEW: Sigourney Weaver Is Great Summer Entertainment in Political Animals | Sigourney Weaver

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Political Animals Is Great Summer Entertainment: Review

Originally posted 07/15/2012 01:00PM

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The six-episode Political Animals has the makings of great summer entertainment. It's as shallow and cheaply constructed as a kiddie pool, but there's plenty of water to splash around in.

In a nervy riff on real-life politics, Sigourney Weaver plays Elaine Barrish Hammond, a greatly admired Secretary of State and former First Lady: She's now divorced from ex-President Bud Hammond (Ciarán Hinds), a southern rogue whose sexual conquests can't satisfy his hunger for a return to power. My guess is you're not supposed to imagine Pat and Richard Nixon.

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The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Compares Katniss to Alien's Ripley

The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Compares Katniss to Alien's Ripley

Originally posted 03/19/2011 02:00PM

As the official leading lady of The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence knows she's landed an out-of-this-world role – in more ways than one.

Taking on the part of Katniss Everdeen, a fierce and feisty heroine competing in the ultimate game of life-or-death, Lawrence, 20, has extra special, extraterrestrial inspiration for tapping into the "fighting spirit" of her character.

"Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Alien is the first [movie] that comes to mind," she tells Entertainment Weekly of an older yet similarly famous heroine.

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Ed Helms: Going Naked Isn't So Funny

Ed Helms: Going Naked Isn't So Funny

Originally posted 02/11/2011 10:30AM

As if losing a tooth in The Hangover wasn't proof enough of just how uninhibited Ed Helms can act, then go take a look at his latest effort, the big-screen comedy opening Friday, Cedar Rapids.

In it, the costar of The Office, here playing a dorky Midwestern insurance salesman, not only has intimate scenes with Sigourney Weaver and Anne Heche, but also shares a bare-all, towel-dropping embrace with Kurtwood Smith, who played the father of Topher Grace's character on That '70s Show.

"I was completely naked," Helms, 37, told PEOPLE at Thursday's New York Cinema Society screening of Cedar Rapids, sponsored by Altoids. "I feel that those little modesty pouches that they give you for nude scenes are far more humiliating than actually nudity, so why not just go for it?"

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Susan Sarandon: I'm Comfortable in My 'Saggy' Skin

Susan Sarandon: I'm Comfortable in My 'Saggy' Skin

Originally posted 11/19/2010 12:00PM

At 64 years old, Susan Sarandon couldn't be happier.

"I wouldn't want to be 20 now," the actress tell V magazine, in their special Age Issue, also featuring Jane Fonda and Sigourney Weaver. "I know so much more, and I'm much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is."

Sarandon says life's too short to spend it worrying about your body. "When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things ... You're at the peak of your physical beauty right now!" she exclaims. "Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being too big."

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