Ever since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, Natalie Portman has had trouble sleeping.
“My son asked me the other day why it looked like I’d been wearing goggles,” Portman told the crowd at Variety‘s annual Power of Women event presented by Lifetime.
“Baby,” she told him, “Kavanaugh. I don’t sleep.”
Portman went on to emphasize the problem with demonizing female rage. And provided a step-by-step guide on how everyone can help those are systematically marginalized.
“Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult,” Portman insisted. “If a man says a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him, ‘What bad thing did you do to her?’ That’s a code word. He is trying to discredit her reputation,” she said.
She continued, “If any group you are part of only has people that look like you, change that group. Be embarrassed if everyone in your workplace looks like you.”
Mariah Carey spoke about career sexism, racism and motherhood at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “I was 18 years old when I got my first record deal,” she said. “A lot of very powerful men controlled my career — what I wore, who I worked with, and every aspect of my overall [...]
Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan talked about the impact of visiting a children’s cancer center in Atlanta on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women event presented by Lifetime. The singer was recognized for her philanthropic work with Little Kids Rock, a national organization providing music material for public schools. She went on to acknowledge Disney-ABC executive [...]
Disney-ABC executive Dana Walden expressed the significance of women in leadership roles and her commitment to helping fund cancer research in her speech at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “It’s impossible to overstate the importance to young women how important it is to see female leaders,” Walden said.
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” has been a critical hit and scored six Oscar nominations, but one intense fight scene has stuck out in particular. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson play a couple in the middle of brutal divorce battle, and everything comes to a head in one climactic argument in the end. They throw harsh words […]
The 2020 Academy Awards nominations are out, and with a multitude of snubs and surprises. From the all-woman director shut out to Jennifer Lopez’s “Hustlers” denial to “The Farewell’s” lack of acting, directing and writing snubs. Here’s our biggest snubs and surprises from the Oscars.
In “Harriet,” Cynthia Erivo’s first starring role in a movie, she plays Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who rescued more than 70 people from slavery. But that wasn’t her only contribution to the film, the singer also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated, civil rights song “Stand Up.” Go behind-the-scenes on the recording and writing of “Harriet’s” inspirational […]