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Women in Hollywood

Jessica Chastain Was Viciously Criticized for Her Diversity Speech at the Critics' Choice Awards

At this year's Critics' Choice Awards, Most Valuable Player winner Jessica Chastain stood up and gave a moving speech calling on the audience and the entertainment industry to band together against intolerance. Read More »

This Year's Oscars Are Overwhelmingly White and Male

After Ava DuVernay became the first black woman nominated for a Golden Globe, we wondered: could she win an Oscar for "Selma"? But when the nominations were announced this morning, not only was DuVernay snubbed, but a score of diverse filmmakers were left out of the year’s biggest ceremony. Read More »

Charlize Theron Argued for Equal Pay--and Got What She Wanted

After the Sony leaks revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their male costars in American Hustle, another A-list star says that the spread between her Read More »

Our Favorite Girl Power Speeches of the Golden Globes

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards marked exciting leaps forward in the entertainment industry, and some stars made a point to recognize those shifts. Maggie Gyllenhaal's acceptance speech for her role in "The Honorable Woman" was especially poignant.  Read More »

Ava DuVernay: "Women Have to Make Movies"

Selma Director Ava DuVernay talks about how the industry is changing, women in Hollywood, and the importance of independence. Read More »

Angelina Jolie Tears Up on 'Today Show'

When Angelina Jolie sat down with The Today Show to discuss her upcoming film, “Unbroken,” she teared up as she spoke of Louis Zamperini, the man whose true story she tells. Read More »

Another Reason to be Excited for 2015: Sarah Silverman's New Show

If 2014 saw the rise of women-led TV, 2015’s going to mark a rocket launch. While shows like Girls and VEEP will continue, some of our favorite creative minds are launching new projects. Read More »

Jennifer Lopez is Becoming Superwoman by Banking on Herself

Jennifer Lopez is a singer, actress, mother, fashion designer, and more—but now she’s adding superwoman to the list.  Read More »

Sony Hacks and the Gender Wage Gap in Hollywood

When hacker collective Guardians of Peace broke into Sony’s servers on November 24, hundreds of thousands of the entertainment network’s private emails became public. Read More »

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