A-listers Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Carey Mulligan, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana and Dakota Johnson congratulated each other at a lovefest at the 22nd annual Elle Women in Hollywood awards in Beverly Hills.
But all is not well in Tinseltown, as participants lamented the lack of equality in the male-dominated industry, Variety reports.
Streep drew applause at Monday night’s event when she said, “What if they had this great big meeting once a year, and they called it ‘Men in Hollywood,’ and they had like, 17 percent women there — who felt besieged and awkward — and they gave a lot of awards to the men of Hollywood, we would be pissed! Oh wait. They have those meetings … every day, in every city, in every country in the world.”
Comic darling Amy Schumer, who accepted her award from Lena Dunham, received some of the biggest adulation of the night, E Online reports.
“I know everybody is sick of me and I need to be treated for overexposure,” she said, smiling, and commented, “We know I’m not going to be famous for very long, because I’m burning bridges all over town … but you’re going to be looking at this f—ing cabbage patch face for a long time.”
In other Schumer news, fashion observers pointed out that the bright red gown she wore was remarkably similar to the Calvin Klein Collection number her sort of BFF Jennifer Lawrence donned at the 2011 Oscars ceremony.
Speaking of similarities, Schumer is denying she stole an exceptionally dirty bit about sex from the late comic’s comic Patrice O’Neal, who died in 2011. The court of public opinion may decide on this one: Video of Schumer’s 2015 performance at the Apollo is online, as is O’Neal’s routine, from his aptly titled “Nasty Show.”
Tonight’s episode of “Transcendent,” a new reality show (on cable TV’s Fuse network at 11:30 p.m.) set in The City detailing the lives of trans women, features transgender San Francisco police officer Brody Elton, who speaks with AsiaSF dancer Xristina, addressing issues of public perception and the challenges of being “trans” as a law enforcer. … San Francisco food blogs are reporting the local restaurants earning a coveted three stars in the upcoming 2016 Michelin Guide: Benu, The French Laundry, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Saison, and Manresa, a welcome upgrade for chef David Kinch.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is 35. … Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto is 58. … Actress Carrie Fisher is 59. … Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go’s is 62. … TV judge Judy Sheindlin is 73. … Singer Elvin Bishop is 73. … Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 75. … Writer Ursula K. Leguin is 86. … Actress Joyce Randolph (”The Honeymooners”) is 91.
— Wire report
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