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Former Sports Illustrated Model Paulina Porizkova Says Sexual Harassment Was Once a 'Compliment'

Former Sports Illustrated Model Paulina Porizkova Says Sexual Harassment Was Once a 'Compliment'
As sexual harassment becomes an increasingly widespread problem in the entertainment industry, more and more celebrities are using their platforms to speak out against an issue that was once overlooked. Former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Paulina Porizkova is the most recent to come forward about the matter, acknowledging that during her time as a model sexual harassment wasn’t viewed in the same light as it is today.

“Here is the funny thing about sexual harassment with us as models: It was seen as a compliment,” Porizkova told Page Six.

Porizkova landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue
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About Face: Supermodels Then And Now Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on the Business of Beauty

During this year's Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, I had the chance to speak with director/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, a documentary that captures much more than the one-dimensional portraits of iconic supermodels whose familiar visages have been splashed across magazines, billboards, and catalogs for decades. His casual and easy demeanor with women like Cheryl Tiegs, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, China Machado, Christy Turlington and Carol Alt encourages a frank level of anecdotal dialogue that occasionally manages to go beyond the easy-breezy world of fashion and into the more sinister aspects behind the business of beauty. It's fascinating, entertaining, and more than a little enlightening to hear the insight offered from industry veterans on topics like racism, drugs, exploitation, plastic...
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Tonight On HBO: Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson In 'About Face: Supermodels Then And Now'

For those with HBO, tune in tonight at 9pm to watch director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Sundance 2012 documentary, About Face: Supermodels Then And Now, which features some of the most famous supermodels of all time, including the legendary Bethann Hardison (above-left; one of the first Black models for giants like Calvin Klein, and Oscar de La Renta, who helped guide the careers of future supermodels like Tyson Beckford, Iman and Naomi Campbell and is the first Black editor-at-large for Vogue Italia online); also featured in the documentary are former supermodels Beverly JohnsonJerry Hall, Christie Brinkley and others. The women share their many...
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Cheryl Tiegs and Paulina Porizkova come clean for 'About Face: Supermodels Then and Now'

One of the year's most attractive documentaries is at hand.

"About Face: Supermodels Then and Now" makes its HBO debut Monday, July 30, after showings at this year's Sundance and L.A. Film Festivals. Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, Kim Alexis, Christy Turlington Burns, Lisa Taylor, Marisa Berenson and Jerry Hall are among the models who give filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ("The Black List") their thoughts on their industry past, present and future.

"I don't dwell on my career a lot," Tiegs tells Zap2it about re-examining her past for the project. "I am usually thinking forward, and certainly thinking of today. The nicest thing about doing the documentary was to catch up and see some old friends I hadn't seen for a long time.

"When I was modeling," Tiegs says, "I reached the point -- and most girls who rise to the top
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5 Best (Non-Olympic) Things to Watch on TV This Week: Supermodels and Racecar Drivers

5 Best (Non-Olympic) Things to Watch on TV This Week: Supermodels and Racecar Drivers
Sure, Sunday is overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Weeds," "Breaking Bad" and "Political Animals," but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week -- even if this week, you're probably glued to the Olympics like everyone else. "Senna": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 30 at 8:30pm on Espn 2 Okay, the actual broadcast premiere of Asif Kapadia's stunning doc about racecar driver Ayrton Senna was last night, on the 29th, but "Senna" reairs on Espn 2 tonight and is a must-see, a tragic, thrilling look at a man who's a genius at the sport that ultimately gets him killed. "About Face: Supermodels Then and Now": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 30 at 9pm on HBO  This documentary from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (director of "The...
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What to Watch Monday: A Closer Crisis, Mulgrew Back to the Warehouse, Supermodels and More

What to Watch Monday: A Closer Crisis, Mulgrew Back to the Warehouse, Supermodels and More
On TV this Monday: Kate Mulgrew finds herself inside Warehouse 13 again, Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin return to The Closer, Michelle takes charge of the Bunheads and an HBO documentary sizes up supermodels. Here are nine programs to watch tonight.

8 pm 2012 Summer Olympics (NBC) | On tap for tonight, you’ve got men’s and women’s swimming finals, men’s synchronized diving, U.S. beach volleyball and men’s gymnastics.

8 pm 90210 (The CW) | In this Repeat to (possibly) Revisit, the gang visits Sin City, where Naomi meets Austin’s dad (played by guest-star Billy Ray Cyrus) and the guys
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PopWatch Planner: Olympics, Olympics, Olympics. Plus: 'Total Recall,' an HBO doc, and more

Why even write a PopWatch Planner this week? Of course, it’s all Olympics all the time. Check out the first week of the games with three of the biggest sports kicking into high gear: Swimming, Gymnastics, and Track & Field are all getting their moments in primetime. That said, from some big exits on So You Think You Can Dance to a major sci-fi remake to a unique documentary and an incredible art exhibit, believe it or not, there is more to life than the Olympics this week. Check out the picks below and have a great week!

Sunday, July
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Supermodels put on a brave face as they grow older with style

Some of the world's most beautiful women speak frankly in a new documentary about the fashion industry's cult of youth

It is difficult to imagine why anyone would not want Isabella Rossellini at their party. But according to the 60-year-old model and actress, her age has led to her name dropping off glitzy guest lists.

"For sure, my social status has diminished because, for sure, I'm not invited to the A parties any more. My daughter is," she said.

Rossellini is among a group of women, famous for their beauty, who have taken part in a new documentary talking frankly about coping with getting older in a society and an industry notoriously in love with youth.

About Face: The Supermodels Then and Now will be shown on cable television later this summer having premiered at the Sundance film festival earlier this year. It is a "slice of history", according to Beverly Johnson,
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Beauty and aging discussed in HBO’s “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”

By Jay Bobbin One thing is for sure: HBO has one of the most attractive documentaries of the year. How could it be anything but, with such participants as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, Lisa Taylor, Marisa Berenson and Jerry Hall? Those names should indicate that modeling is the subject. Indeed, About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (debuting Juy 30 at 9pm Et/Pt) finds those women and other peers giving filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (The Black List) their thoughts on their industry, their experiences in it, and its present and future as they see [...]
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Photos: Beverly Johnson Shines At 'About Face' Premiere

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Photos: Beverly Johnson Shines At 'About Face' Premiere
If aging gracefully is the goal, then we can learn a lot from the legendary supermodels in HBO's new series "About Face: Supermodels Then And Now."

Directed by renowned photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the series explores the stories of fashion's most iconic models: Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley, Isabella Rossellini and Bethann Hardison, to name a few. Boasting candid interviews and stunning images, the show is sure to be a hit.

A few of our favorite fashion icons, Beverly Johnson and Pat Cleveland, showed off their age-defying beauty last night in New York City to fete the show, which premieres July 30.

Beverly looked smashing in a semi-sheer black sequin dress and peep-toe booties. Not many 59-year-olds could pull off this sexy look, but Beverly's supermodel powers have clearly stood the test of time.

Opting for a more dramatic look, Pat donned a shimmering champagne-hued, off-the-shoulder gown for the event,
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After 'DWTS' and 'Top Model,' Paulina Porizkova only up for 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Paulina Porizkova has had her fill of reality TV ... for now, anyway.

The globally famous model, a former contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and a past judge on The CW's "America's Next Top Model," is working on her own documentary while about to be seen in another: "About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now," which HBO debuts Monday, July 30. That industry has its share of competition, and Porizkova is content with the amount she's experienced.

"I keep getting asked to do 'The Celebrity Apprentice,'" she tells Zap2it, "which I think is about right for me. Other than that, not so much, but I'm not particularly interested. 'Dancing With the Stars' was something I was interested in because of dance. I just thought it was wonderful to watch.

"It's not like I want to be part of some 'Big Brother' scheme because I need to be on TV,
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2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-up & Closing Night Premiere

HollywoodNews.com: Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. Live, announced the Closing Night film and official Us and international selections for the 2012 Festival. Guest Director, Artists in Residence and Conversations with special guests will be announced later this month. The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, short films, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, music events and more. As previously announced, Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love will be Opening Night, sponsored by Virgin America, and Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild were selected for the Galas section.

Returning to downtown Los Angeles and headquartered at L.
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Hot Docs Roundup: 'Despite The Gods' Fascinates, 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Is Heartwarming & 'About Face' A Fun Look At Fashion

"Despite the Gods"

Aussie filmmaker Penny Vozniak's "Lost in La Mancha"-esque documentary “Despite The Gods," following director Jennifer Lynch and her experiences making her third film in India, is a low budget docu-delight. Lynch is the beating, empathic heart of the film, an endearing combination of raw emotional honesty and self-deprecating humor. After surviving a critical flogging at 19 for her first film "Boxing Helena," and enjoying the relative success of her second film "Surveillance," Lynch still had a lot to prove with her third film. However it is clear from day one this will not be the film she envisions it to be. The film in question is "Hisss," a Bollywood action tale of a snake that turns into a woman, and then back again. Though Vozniak's film is an interesting look behind the scenes at some the challenges of being an American director shooting in India (no
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Sundance 2012 Review: ‘About Face’ Shows Beauty Exists No Matter What Your Age

Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now interviews various supermodels who ruled the runways and magazine covers over the past few decades to get an idea of what their lives were like then and what it means now (as they get older) to be beautiful. Many came up during a time when modeling was just becoming a possible career and as Pat Cleveland points out none of them realized they were living history because at the time, “they were just living.” Many of these women got into the world of modeling not just because it seemed glamorous and exciting, but because it was one of the few ways women could become independent. Working in a photo studio was certainly more interesting than being stuck in an office, but it also allowed these women to work with various artists from designers to photographers to make up artists and hair stylists and be creative
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Sundance 2012. Trailers 2: New Frontier, Next, Midnight, Premieres

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As noted in the roundup of trailers for the films competing at Sundance, these collections can be a pretty cumbersome load. So I've split the whole bunch into two batches. Again, the trailers for Competition films are here.

New Frontier

Denis Côté's Bestiaire

Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Weston Currie's The Perception of Moving Targets

Eve Sussman's whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir

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Destin Daniel Cretton's I Am Not a Hipster

David and Nathan Zellner's Kid-Thing

Carrie Preston's That What She Said

Laurence Thrush's Pursuit of Loneliness

Park City At Midnight

Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace's Shut Up and Play the Hits

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Premieres

Rodrigo Cortés's Red Lights

Documentary Premieres

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's About Face

James Redford's The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia

Mark Kitchell
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Park City 2012: The QueerDance Preview

Once again, movie lovers and industry insiders will be gathering in Park City, Utah this month for the annual independent film orgy known as the Sundance Film Festival (January 19-29) with additional action unspooling at the longstanding alternative event known as Slamdance (January 20-26).

The Lgbt offerings for 2012 look to be slimmer than in years past but here's a sneak peek at some of the titles debuting in Park City that you'll be wanting to keep an eye out for at your local Lgbt film festival this year. Caveat: I have not actually seen any of these films except one (My Best Day which I heartily recommend).

At Sundance:

From out gay writer-director Ira Sachs (The Delta, Forty Shades of Blue) comes the autobiographical romantic drama, Keep The Lights On. Set in the late '90s against a New York City backdrop this is the lone gay feature in the highly competitive U.
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Big Stars, Big Money Up For Grabs

Los Angeles — It'll be a busy shopping season at next month's Sundance Film Festival, whose star-studded premieres are up for grabs by potential theatrical distributors.

Some premieres usually enter the independent-film showcase with U.S. distribution already lined up. But festival director John Cooper said all the premieres that Sundance announced Monday will be looking for distributors.

"I don't think that's ever happened before," said festival director John Cooper. "It makes for a much more exciting buyer's market, I think. At least, lively."

Among Sundance's big-name premieres: Kirsten Dunst's wedding romp "Bachelorette," directed by Leslye Headland; Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones' Las Vegas bookie caper "Lay the Favorite," from filmmaker Stephen Frears; Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon's Wall Street saga "Arbitrage," directed by Nicholas Jarecki; Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in Rodrigo Cortes' paranormal thriller "Red Lights"; and actor-director Julie Delpy's "2 Days in New York,
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