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Meryl Streep Blasts Walt Disney as “Gender Bigot”

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep has blasted Walt Disney for being a "gender bigot."

The August: Osage County star hit out at the business magnate while speaking at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gaga in New York City on Tuesday, where she was invited to honor Emma Thompson for her portrait of Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr Banks.

"Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old trope, but Emma makes you want to kill yourself, because she's a beautiful artist, she's a writer, she's a thinker, she's a living, acting conscience," Streep said of Thompson.

However, the 64-year-old actress used her nine-minute speech to throw in some subtle digs at Walt Disney, whom she branded a "hideous anti-Semite." According to Variety, Streep said, "Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn't really like women," before quoting animator Ward Kimball as saying, "He didn't trust women or cats."

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Trudie Styler: George Clooney Should Have Older Love Interests

George ClooneyTrudie Styler thinks that George Clooney should be cast in movies alongside women his own age.

The film producer - wife of "Shape of my Heart" singer Sting - has blasted ageism in Hollywood, using the 52-year-old hunk as an example. "Look at George Clooney...I'm a huge admirer of his, but when he plays a leading man in a love story, his love interest is always 10 years his junior. Why not have an actress the same age as him? Hollywood always wants to rose tint everything, but this doesn't even reflect real life. In life, you see younger men and older women and the majority of marriages don't have such a huge age gap as we're used to seeing in films," she told The Daily Mail.

Leading ladies who have played opposite George include Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellwegger, all of whom are now 44. However, in real life, ladies man George's last three girlfriends have been much younger than him, with him dating Stacy Keblier, 34, Elisabetta Canalis, 35, and Sarah Larsen, 32.

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Evan Rachel Wood Angry Over Hollywood Sexism

Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood has hit out at Hollywood double standards after a sex scene was cut from her new film Charlie Countryman.

The 26-year-old actress lashed out at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) - which is responsible for giving new releases age-appropriate audience ratings - after learning that a scene between her and co-star Shia LaBeouf had been cut from the final version of the film after being deemed inappropriate for audiences.

"After seeing the new cut of #CharlieCountryman I would like 2 share my disappointment with the MPAA, who thought it was necessary to censor a womans sexuality once again. The scene where the two main characters make 'love' was altered because someone felt that seeing a man give a woman oral sex made people 'uncomfortable' but the scenes in which people are murdered by having their heads blown off remained intact and unaltered, [sic]" she ranted on Twitter.

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Roman Polanski Makes Sexist Remarks at Cannes

Roman Polanski with his wife at CannesFor someone already accused of a serious sex crime here in the States, director Roman Polanski probably should have kept his recent comments at the Cannes Film Festival to himself.

The 79 year-old auteur has come under fire for his sexist remarks made at the film festival, where he is promoting his latest movie Venus in Fur. When asked how his view of women has changed over the years, Polanski uttered some eyebrow-raising words:

“Offering flowers to a lady has become indecent. I think to level the genders — it’s purely idiotic. I think it’s a result… of progress in medicine. I think that the Pill has changed greatly the woman of our times, ‘masculinizing’ her — how would you say it? [...] I think that it chases away the romance from our lives and that’s a great pity.”

As if he didn't already have enough people up in arms against him for the allegations made against him regarding the minor, Polanski surely now has many women signed up to boycott his work. Is anyone else wondering what his wife Emmanuelle Seigner thinks of all this?

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