HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood has often been criticized for its lack of available roles for African-American women in films. Now, its also for women of a certain age. According to published reports, the analysis of an estimated 2,000 film scripts has suggested that actresses are given fewer lines of dialogue the older they become.
However, the opposite holds true of their male counterparts, who get more lines as they get older. The research stated that men dominated every genre, from romantic comedies to Disney animations. Actresses between 32 and 41 spoke 32 percent of the dialogue, a percentage that fell to 20 percent with dialogue by actresses between 22 and 31. Dialogue available to women who are over 40 years old decrease substantially. Now, for older men, its the exact opposite, there are more roles available for older men. One of the most recent advocates to bring more roles for older women is Dame Helen Mirren.
When it comes to men, age really doesn’t matter. Just look at the legends like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan. These men are like a bottle of wine, they get better with age. Paul, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have been confirmed for the line-up of a US “mega-festival” this October. The three-day event “Called Desert Trip,” will take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California-the site of the infamous Coachella music festival.
Tickets start at $200 per day, rising to $1,599 for a three-day pass for the area near the stage. The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young are also on the bill. Performances will start after sunset, with each artist playing a full set. Rumors began circulating last month, after the first weekend of Coachella. The gigs begin October 7: The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan and his band. On October 8: Paul McCartney with Neil Young + Promise of the Real. Then on October 9: Roger Waters with The Who.
Paul McCartney will be on tour this summer from May 4 till October 4, making the last concert this summer on October 4 in Sacramento, California. As with every tour, “One on One,” has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in music, spanning Paul’s entire career-as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course, “The Beatles.” According to his website, he has added extra dates due to popular demand.
The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events, according to published reports. In a statement on May 4, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
A Trump campaign spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request for comment or say whether they had a license to play their songs. Mr. Trump, an avid music fan, has featured Rolling Stones songs for months as part of a diverse soundtrack that includes Elton John and The Stones 1969 classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Start Me Up.”
According to published reports, Neil Young also objected when the billionaire used “Rockin in the Free World” during his kickoff campaign announcement last year. Political campaigns don’t need artists permission to play their songs at rallies as long as the political organization or the venue has gotten whats known as a blanket license from the performing rights organization ASCAP and BMI for all the music in the licensing group’s repertoire.
However, artists do have some recourse, BMI, has said it has a provision in its license agreement that allows BMI songwriters or publishers to object to the use of their songs and they have the ability to exclude those songs from the blanket license.
What can I say about Bob Dylan. His influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter he is brillant and as a vocalist, his conventionally voice redefines his role in music.
Rose’s Scoop: Cristiano Ronaldo back from injury, played for Real Madrid vs Manchester City on May 4 with a 1-0 win. Watching him play was tennis superstar and friend Rafael Nadal.