Nico Lang

Stop Blaming the 'Other Woman': The Toxic Sexism Behind Brangelina Infidelity Divorce Rumors

Well, that was fast. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been “officially” broken up for all of two minutes, and the internet already found a woman to blame for it. Following a TMZ report that the 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from her partner of 12 years, speculation suggests that it was motivated by an on-set fling with Marion Cotillard ("Inception"), who co-stars with Pitt in Robert Zemeckis’ World War II thriller “Allied.” In this homage to the classic romance “Casablanca,” the 52-year-old Pitt plays an intelligence officer who falls in love with a French resistance fighter (Cotillard), who may or not be a Nazi.

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Tom Hanks Isn't 'Everyman': Hollywood's Hollow Hero Narrative Prizes Stories Like 'Sully' Above Others

A story as well-known as Chesley Sullenberger’s is difficult to approach: How do you make a movie about a man who did his job well and subsequently became a national hero? When the script for “Untitled Story About Captain Sullenberger and the Hudson River” came across Clint Eastwood’s desk, the director claims that he initially balked at the idea. But what surprised the veteran director about the script was how much of the behind-the-scenes drama he hadn’t heard. “I didn’t know the investigative board was trying to paint the picture that he had done the wrong thing,” Eastwood told The Guardian. “They were kind of railroading him.”

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Caught in a Bad Bromance? We Should Be Encouraging Man Hugs, Not Mocking Them

What’s the matter with a hug? Nothing, unless it’s between two men.

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The Growing Gender Divide Over 'Ghostbusters': Why Movies Starring Women Get Slimed by Male Critics

After months of fanboys arguing over a movie no one has even seen, critics finally got a peek at Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, in which comedians Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy suit up to fight the supernatural. And much to the relief of everyone who has spent months preparing themselves for the worst, the consensus is mainly positive: The film currently holds a 77 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Coming Out Saves Lives: The Deadly Potential of Internalized Homophobia Is All Too Real

Omar Mateen was the guy at the bar, drinking alone in the corner. Those who describe him as a regular at Pulse, a nightclub located in Orlando, Florida, say that he was prone to making a scene. Ty Smith, who saw him there frequently, told the Orlando Sentinel, that “he would get so drunk he was loud and belligerent.” Patrons remember him not as violent but kind of pathetic, a gloomy character prone to long rants about his father—that is, when he wasn’t offering to buy other men drinks.

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Bigorexia: How the Pressure to Look Like Thor and Captain America Is Hurting Men

Do you want a body like a Marvel superhero? Be prepared to eat—a lot.

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Coming out on Facebook May Soon Be a Death Sentence in Saudi Arabia

Facebook is making you gay—at least, according to Saudi Arabia. In recent weeks, government officials and local prosecutors have been attempting to curb what they reportedly believe is an outbreak of homosexuality caused by the widespread adoption of social media in the country. PinkNews, an LGBT-centric publication based in the U.K., is reporting that the Middle East nation may reinstitute the death penalty for homosexuality, in fear that the Internet is “turning people gay.” Soon, even coming out online in Saudi Arabia may be a death sentence.

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