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Women in Media & Entertainment

May the Force Be Women: Star Wars Franchise to Feature More Strong Female Characters

Over the past four decades, the Star Wars franchise has been lacking in one department – female characters. So far, one major female character is featured per trilogy. Read More »

A Female Director Will Open the Cannes Film Festival for the First Time in Almost 30 Years

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival will kick off with French film “La Tête Haute,” directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and starring Catherine Deneuve. Read More »

Rebel Wilson Champions Realistic Role Models at the MTV Movie Awards

When Rebel Wilson joined her fellow Pitch Perfect 2 castmates onstage during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, she put the statement in statement outfit. Read More »

Famous Women Who Have Channeled Rosie the Riveter

Beyonce's version is epic, but she's not the only one. Read More »

Meet the Female Fighter Who's Single-Handedly Shaking Up the UFC

In advance of the machismo show that is Expendables 3, we spent some time learning about the movie’s only fighting female star, Ronda Rousey. The best part is that Rousey breaks up boy's clubs off screen, too.  Read More »

Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Scarlett Johansson stars in the female protagonist action movie directed by Luc Besson. Read More »

Tags: Movies, Actress

Throwback Thursday: Diahann Carroll Stars in 'Julia'

It's Diahann Carroll's birthday, and we're highlighting the actress' famed role as Julia, a groundbreaking African-American protagonist. Read More »

7 Things You Never Knew About Arianna Huffington

Today is Arianna's 64th birthday. We celebrate with a few surprising facts that set Arianna apart. Read More »

9 Inspirational Quotes From Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel on chasing fear and being funny. Read More »

The Power Women of the Emmys and Their Feminist Convictions

Both actresses and the roles they play are examples of fierce, complicated women.  Read More »

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