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Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Morgan Freeman accepted the 54th annual SAG Life Achievement Award tonight. And he had something on his mind.

After his thank-yous — “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history” — he raised a question that seems particularly pertinent given the current climate in the entertainment industry.

“I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with the statue,” he said. “It works fine from the back, but from the front it’s gender-specific.

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Alison Brie channeled her show "GLOW" with bright touches to her red dress, which we appreciated. She is on our best-dressed list.
Alison Brie channeled her show "GLOW" with bright touches to her red dress, which we appreciated. She is on our best-dressed list. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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"GLOW's" Sydelle Noel, whose flowing yellow dress and couture cut is on our best-dressed list.
"GLOW's" Sydelle Noel, whose flowing yellow dress and couture cut is on our best-dressed list. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to own the red carpet. For the SAG Awards, she chose to shine in white and bright red lipstick.
Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to own the red carpet. For the SAG Awards, she chose to shine in white and bright red lipstick. (Kirk McKoy)
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How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old. Because 20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives. So that’s not the case now. These actresses and so many more are proving that we are potent and powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us, because our stories are finally being told. It’s only the beginning.

Kristen Bell and David Harbour arrive at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.
Kristen Bell and David Harbour arrive at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday. (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)

We’ve got the winners — and all the nominees — from the 2018 SAG Awards, where Kristen Bell is serving as the actor-focused ceremony’s first-ever host.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" topped the film categories with four nominations, including ensemble cast. On the TV side, HBO's "Big Little Lies," Netflix's "Stranger Things" and "GLOW" each earned four nominations.

Of course, the festivities started on the red carpet, where some of the stars wore black, same as at the Golden Globe Awards, while others lightened things up a bit. See the photos here

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had her fair share of “Me too” moments throughout her life.

During a Sundance “Cinema Cafe” chat with NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg and a small audience that included Robert Redford, she shared one of those early experiences.

As an undergraduate student at Cornell University, a chemistry instructor gave her a practice exam.

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I think of opera as a sickness. One must love it pathologically or one wouldn't make the sacrifice. When it's good, nothing is better. When it's bad, nothing is worse.

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Scarlett Johansson commands the stage at the 2018 L.A. Women's March
Scarlett Johansson commands the stage at the 2018 L.A. Women's March (Jae C. Hong /AP)

Addressing the 500,000 Women’s March attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday and even more onlookers livestreaming it at home, Scarlett Johansson began her speech with a pointed barb aimed squarely at James Franco.

“How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” said Johansson, one of the 300 original signatories of the Time’s Up letter calling for an end to abuse and harassment of women everywhere. 

She paused. “I want my pin back, by the way.”

Speculation on social media immediately pointed toward Franco, since the “Disaster Artist” director/star was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women on Twitter after wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes. Franco has denied the allegations.

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I've learned that the major studios don't want to make movies with me — and I don't know why that is. I think they respect me, but when it comes down to it, they don't want to take a chance because I could ruin things for them. Hollywood is a fragile place, and heads roll easily here.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Real Multi-Media Kind of Guy

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Ten days after Michael Douglas preemptively denied an accusation of sexual harassment, writer and former Douglas employee Susan Braudy went public Friday with those allegations on national TV.

That prompted Oscar-winner Douglas to issue a statement hours later that said journalist and author Braudy was doing “a true disservice to those who have actually endured sexual harassment and intimidation.” Douglas held firm to his earlier assertion that he’d never behaved inappropriately toward her.

In the interview that aired Friday on “Today,” Braudy said of Douglas, “He thought he was the king of the world and that he could humiliate me without any repercussion.”   

Superman returns to a more classic look in Action Comics' upcoming issue No. 1,000.
Superman returns to a more classic look in Action Comics' upcoming issue No. 1,000. (DC Comics)

“Action Comics,” the series that introduced Superman to the world and is credited with starting the superhero genre, is publishing issue No. 1,000 in a grand fashion. The Man of Steel is getting a new costume, and DC Comics will debut highly sought-after writer Brian Michael Bendis.

The first issue of Bendis’ reign at DC will be available at comics retailers and digitally on April 18. For years, Bendis’ name was synonymous with Marvel Comics after he worked on books such as “The Avengers” and helped to create now-popular characters such as Miles Morales and Jessica Jones.

After recently signing an exclusive deal with DC Comics, he’ll be inspired by a whole new pool of heroes and villains.