“The Chi” creator Lena Waithe issued a battle cry for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, saying women “have refused to be victims” and won’t back down from abuse.
“We decided to rise up and scream at the top of our lungs and become a chorus of rebels that won’t be treated like second class citizens,” Waithe said at Variety’s Power of Women presented by Lifetime on Friday. “We can’t afford to go back. The next generation of artists, writers, actors, directors and activists will look at this time and know — that when we had a chance to make a change… we did.”
The honoree said females in Hollywood have never been more united, and they are supportive of another for big and small moments alike.
“I can’t remember a time in this industry when women have huddled together,” Waithe said at the annual luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. “When we’ve all gotten on the same page. When we’ve gotten on group emails and text threads. Not just to discuss strategy, but to share baby photos and encouraging words.”
“I figured it out early: if you didn’t get cast, or didn’t care to play the game, you’d better figure out how to put on your own show.” Words to live by from Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women NY event presented by Lifetime. She returned the nod with songs, [...]
CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour called out the dangers of powerful leaders using “fake news” as a weapon against journalists “who go toward danger” to challenge despots and others. Amanpour cited the shocking statistic that “deliberate targeting is the leading cause of death for journalists” as she was feted Friday at Variety’s Power of [...]
Taraji P. Henson got emotional on Friday discussing the history and stigma of mental health in the black community at Variety’s Power of Women NY presented by Lifetime. “The history of mental illness for black people in America stretches all the way back 400 years, 15 million people, and an ocean that holds the stories,” [...]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is definitely taking home the gold on Emmy night, according to Variety’s TV awards senior editor Michael Schneider. “It’s a lock,” Schneider said. “Not only is she a sentimental favorite, what she went through with her health–taking a year off–[but her role] will go down as one of the biggest roles in TV […]
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