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Ahead of this Wednesday’s network upfront presentations, sadly CBS has not picked up Widow Detective, the drama pilot starring alongside Jennifer John Corbett and Paula Marshall. Instead CBS is going for ‘Made in Jersey’, ‘Elementary’, ‘Golden Boy’ and ‘Vegas’.
More on the new CBS line up on Deadline.com and Variety
On an article about WIGS for Buzzfeed.com Jennifer tells about Hollywood’s sexism and crappy treatment:
Jennifer Beals (The L Word), who stars in one of the WIGS series, says she’s often been criticized for making small suggestions to a male director on a recent shoot for a Hollywood studio production. “I said to the director, is this going to cut together with my coverage? And they said back to me, ‘Wow don’t you worry your pretty little head about that.’ And I said, go f***yourself.'”
But now that they’ve gotten a taste of what the possibilities for women actors are outside of the Hollywood machine, will these women be able to return to Hollywood’s crappy treatment? “You can go back,” Beals said. “But you go back with a stronger voice, and you say what you really think. And you say, well Jon Avnet would let me do this. It’s really empowering.”
Read the full article here Stars Give The Finger To Hollywood And Flock To YouTube
Jennifer attended the YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York last night to promote WIGS, the new web series of short films and documentaries exploring female characters that was announced yesterday http://www.jennifer-beals.com/news/2012/05/jennifer-beals-stars-on-the-innovative-new-youtube-channel-wigs/
Filmakers of the series Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia together with actressess Sarah Jones, Julia Stiles, Virginia Madsen, Caitlin Gerard and Youtube content boss Robert Kyncl joined Jennifer at the presentation.
Jennifer Beals is among many stars starring on the new digital channel Wigs created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, producing high-end, original, scripted series, short films and documentaries exploring female characters.
The series will launch on May 14th. The first WIGS series is “Jan,” written and directed by Jon Avnet. The cast includes: Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen, Stephen Moyer, Kyle Gallner, Laura Spencer, Iddo Goldberg and Jaime Murray.
The Lovebugs are a very popular pop band in Switzerland and on their latest album “Life Is Today” one particular track caught our attention. The song in question is titled “Jennifer Beals”.
Adrian, the lead singer and writer of the band, tells Jennifer-Beals.com what inspired his song: “ I saw Jennifer Beals in Flashdance when I was a teenager back in the eighties and had, like most men, a crush on her. By chance I saw the movie again a few months ago on tv. It brought back so many memories and I thought that it would be great to turn them into a song. The song tells about somebody who lives for passion, somebody who gives everything for her (or his) dream and don’t care about what other people might think or say”.
It’s a good song (and album), check it out on Itunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-today-deluxe-version/id510126356