“I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin’. I said, “How you doin’ Mr. Williams?” He said, “I’m doing great, you running from the cops?” I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I…
The initiative, supported by stars such as Natalie Portman and Emma Stone, includes $13m legal defense fund for women in less privileged professions
Three hundred female Hollywood actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives including Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon are kicking off the new year with a coordinated effort to counter systemic sexual harassment in the entertainment business and workplaces nationwide.
The initiative, announced with a full-page ad in the New York Times, includes a $13m legal defense fund to help women in less privileged professions protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the consequences that may arise from reporting it.
Entitled Times Up, the programme was launched with an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, including Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Rashida Jones and Kerry Washington, as well as powerful backroom Hollywood figures, including producer Shonda Rhimes, whose credits include Greys Anatomy and Scandal.
The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end; times up on this impenetrable monopoly, part of the letter reads.
If this group of women cant fight for a model for other women who dont have as much power and privilege, then who can? Rhimes told the New York Times.
In a sense, Times Up is being launched as a companion to the #MeToo movement that grew out of the spontaneous response to revelations about Hollywoods casting-couch system of sexual predation and enduring gender-pay disparities.
While attention has largely focused on show business and the media, Times Up seeks to include the plight of working-class women.
The organization arose from informal gatherings of female talent agents in Los Angeles who starting meeting after the issue of sexual harassment landed like a bombshell on the entertainment industry in October. The group rapidly expanded and now includes meetings and workshops for participants in New York and London.
Organizers said they were moved to broaden the effort after receiving an open letter on behalf of 700,000 female farmworkers in November.
The initiatives goals also include promoting legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to fight against the use of non-disclosure agreements to shield sexual abusers.
Organizers also plan to ask women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes this year to wear black. This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment, actor Eva Longoria, who rose to fame in Desperate Housewives, told the paper.
Alison Brie just told a hilarious story about attempting a backflip at Donald Glover’s apartment
While they were filming Community together, Alison Brie used to hang out with co-star Donald Glover, despite the fact that he was – in her own words – “much cooler” than her.
Brie was a guest on The Late Late Show, where she told a story about a time she was at a party at Glover’s apartment and attempted to do a backflip and ended up breaking a lamp. Oops.
“I decided to just yell out, ‘hey everyone, watch this!'” Brie said. “I might have been a little drunk.”
We’ve all been there, Alison.
John Legend just achieved EGOT status, the youngest ever to do so
John Legend, winner of the award for outstanding variety special.
“John Legend has made history as the youngest person ever to achieve that sweet, sweet coveted EGOT status.
That’s someone who has received the big four, the holy grail of performance accolades: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.
Legend, 39, completed the acronym at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, as did Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, all for producing best variety special winner Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
He’s also the first black man to land EGOT status, making history in more ways than one.
Legend also played the role of Jesus in NBC’s production of the 1970 concept album-turned-Broadway musical, so he’s also up for the Emmy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will be revealed at the big primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” wrote Legend on Instagram……………………..”
20+ People That Were Surprised At How Nice These Celebrities Were In Real Life
Many people agree that it’s an awful feeling to meet a celebrity you look up to and realize they are a horrible person. We’ve all read about (some of us even met) celebrities who are rude to everyone and full of themselves, despite trying to look nice on the media.
Fortunately, it seems that the vast majority of celebrities are really nice people and treats those who surround them with respect. Don’t believe us? Scroll below to read a list of stories compiled by Bored Panda about the nicest and friendliest celebrity encounters.
“I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin’. I said, “How you doin’ Mr. Williams?” He said, “I’m doing great, you running from the cops?” I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I heard he died.”
“Jim Carrey gave me a ride to the gas station after my car ran out of gas in Bel Aire. I told him I was a huge fan of Ace Ventura and I could mimic his laugh from the movie. Then we both had our heads out the window cackling away. He bought my gas and drove me back to my car. One of the greatest moments in my life.”
“Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, “Yo, Neo!” And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It’s such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed…
“Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, “Yo, Neo!” And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It’s such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed and shrugging this stupid kid off, but instead he was a good sport and humored me. I’ll never forget it.”
Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then…
Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then chatted with me while about movies as we stood in line. When it was his turn to check out while they were ringing up his stuff he said “oh let me get that water for you” and paid for my water. He kept talking to me and then we walked out and he said “nice talking to you! You’re a very nice young lady and always remember… life is like a box of chocolates.. you never know what your gonna get” in his Forest Gump voice. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.
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