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She Says Top TV Job Offers Slowed When She Came Out As Transgender

Scottie Madden hit a career milestone as a showrunner. But she says the opportunities dried up after she came out as transgender.

Susan Cheng • 10 months ago

How One Woman Is Fighting To Get More Latinos Onscreen

“There are doctors, there are lawyers, there are teachers. They're all sorts of people. Not just the drug dealers, you know?” How casting director Carla Hool is opening doors for Latino actors.

Susan Cheng • 11 months ago

How Awkwafina Went From Rapping To “Ocean’s 8” And “Crazy Rich Asians”

“What would you do to get out of Queens? What would you do to have a better life?” After years of hustle, Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians actor Awkwafina is bound for superstardom.

Susan Cheng • 11 months ago

As Hollywood Finally Addresses Its Pay Gap, Trans Actors Still Struggle To Find Work

"There was never a moment where somebody was advocating for me to get a higher wage."

Susan Cheng • 11 months ago

Actors Say There Won't Be Equal Pay Until Hollywood Creates More Diverse Roles

In a push for equal pay, California banned employers from asking about job candidates’ salary history. But actors like Westworld’s Leonardo Nam say the legislation alone hasn't solved Hollywood’s wage gap.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Here’s How Teen Shows Like "Degrassi" Try To Get School Shootings Right

“Our attitude on the show has always been, whatever is out there affecting our young people, we should be talking about it on Degrassi,” said the show’s co-creator, Linda Schuyler, who said Parkland student activists will inspire a storyline in the upcoming season.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Hollywood Showed Its Support For Immigrants At The Oscars

"To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you."

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Asian-American Women In Hollywood Say It’s Twice As Hard For Them To Say #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein’s fall from power may have opened the floodgates in Hollywood, but Asian-American actors and producers say a lack of representation makes it harder for them to speak up.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Here Are All The Actors Who Say They Regret Working With Woody Allen

The filmmaker has been accused of molesting his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child — a claim he has vehemently denied.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Actors Who Say They Were Sexually Harassed By Talent Agents Aren't Ready To Forgive And Forget

Talent agencies have thrown their support behind anti-harassment initiative Time’s Up, but victims say agencies still have work to do. "I don’t think writing checks is enough on their end."

Susan Cheng • One year ago
Rachael Krishna • One year ago

Marvel's Launching A New Franchise Of Wonderful, Diverse Superheroes

Ms. Marvel! Squirrel Girl! Miss America! We're getting them all.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Here Are The People Who Kevin Spacey Has Allegedly Sexually Harassed Or Assaulted

Actor Anthony Rapp, actor Harry Dreyfuss, a filmmaker, a journalist, and a House of Cards crew member are among the many men who have come forward.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

A Pattern Of Abuse: How Kevin Spacey Used The Closet To Silence His Victims

Three new accusers shed light on the Oscar winner's history of abuse. “Being closeted has … enabled him to use this privacy claim as a shield,” one of the men told BuzzFeed News.

Adam B. Vary • One year ago

Multiple Women Have Accused This Guitarist Of Sexual Misconduct

Eight women have accused Matt Mondanile, former guitarist of the band Real Estate, of nonconsensual kissing, touching, and groping.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Oscars Board Votes To Expel Harvey Weinstein As A Member Of The Academy

UPDATE: The Producers Guild of America has followed suit, voting unanimously to terminate Weinstein's membership.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Asian-Americans Are Disrupting An Unwelcoming Music Industry

“It’s a different world now” — and one that’s leveling the playing field for Asian-American pop artists, who’ve traditionally been shut out of the American music industry.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

This "Harry Potter" Actor Says Men Like Harvey Weinstein "Should Be Condemned, Shamed"

David Thewlis, who played Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise, slammed the Hollywood mogul, who has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by multiple women.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

Apparently, Beyoncé Did The "Mi Gente" Remix Because Of Blue Ivy

"Mi Gente" singer J Balvin jokingly suggested Beyoncé for the remix after learning about Blue Ivy's obsession with the song.

Susan Cheng • One year ago

There Are Actual Spanking Sounds In This Movie Score

Annnnnd it's for a film about Wonder Woman.

Susan Cheng • One year ago