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Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch yakking at TV BAFTAs (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch yakking at TV BAFTAs. Bunk. I’ll be in it. What could Matt Smith & Benedict Cumberbatch be talking about at the #BAFTA Television Awards?…

Benedict Cumberbatch Matt Smith BAFTAs

• No, the way to stop women feeling bad about their bodies thanks to unrealistic media depictions is not to make men feel bad about their bodies thanks to same. But until boys and men are bombarded from an early age with unrealistic images and unhealthy expectations — constantly, nonstop, and with no alternatives — a few nearly naked cute guys in rom-coms is not going to have much of an impact on male self-esteem. Rom-com nudity may hurt men

• A TV series about cinema’s most notorious serial killer is aimed at general audiences. A TV series about the brilliant FBI agent who captured him is for ladies only… because the agent is a lady. Got it. Lifetime Developing ‘Clarice’ TV Series, Based on ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Character [and NBC is developing one about Hannibal Lecter]

• “Jacob said the festival set a tough precedent in picking four films by female directors in 2011… ‘That was maybe a wrong move,’ he said. ‘Now everyone this year was expecting five films, then six, then seven.’” What, uppity bitches expect to be treated like people *all the time*?! Cannes chief admits: we must search harder for films directed by women



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