As Liberty Belle, the alter ego of her housewife turned female pro wrestler on GLOW, Betty Gilpin is a paragon of patriotism and pride; a woman who loves only one thing more than the good ol’ U.S. of A.: kickin’ Russian ass. Outside of the fictional ring and away from the cameras, however, the 31-year-old actress says she’s often found herself paralyzed by insecurity—so much so that she’s having a hard time buying into the considerable good buzz surrounding her Netflix series. But GLOW, which chronicles the early days of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) league, and tells the stories of the 15 bold, brash, badass women that do battle on its behalf, is a bona fide hit. And Gilpin is the show’s breakout star, bringing grace and fortitude to the character of Debbie Eagan, a soap opera actress turned housewife who turns to pro wrestling as an emotional outlet after learning that her best friend (Alison Brie) is having an affair with her … [Read more...] about ‘GLOW’ Star Betty Gilpin on Sexual Harassment in Hollywood and Finding Her Strength
Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Jon Stewart reckons with a divided America during Clusterfest 2018 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s been a long three years since Jon Stewart signed off as host of “The Daily Show.” And he’s well aware. Closing out the last night of the second annual Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest in San Francisco on Sunday, June 3, the comedian and political satirist took jabs at himself for his appearance since leaving TV (“You know the saying ‘black don’t crack’? Jews age like avocados.”). But he primarily delivered what his longtime fans came hoping to see: a thoughtful commentary on today’s politics. Since he turned over the reins to his show to new host Trevor Noah, who headlined the first night of the three-day comedy and music festival, Stewart has largely stayed out of the spotlight, quietly working on opening an animal sanctuary with his wife, … [Read more...] about Jon Stewart reckons with a divided America during Clusterfest 2018
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for August 16 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for August 16 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Following in their footsteps! Country music superstars are coming together to help guide the next generation of artists to success. As part of Cracker Barrel's "Five Decades, One Voice" program, iconic singer-songwriters have teamed up with emerging female artists to celebrate, support and empower women in the genre through an exclusive compilation album -- which will include songs handpicked by the Five Decades, One Voice artists, benefit the non-profit She Is the Music and will be sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel -- as well as an all-female in-store playlist that guests will enjoy in every Cracker Barrel location during the month of September. Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker will mentor Tenille Townes. (Kelsey Cherry for Cracker … [Read more...] about Tanya Tucker shares advice for aspiring country artists: ‘Ignore all the noise’
close Video Dolly Parton talks sexual harassment, feminism and why she avoids politics Country legend Dolly Parton is clearing the air, making known her views on the #MeToo movement and feminism in general. Parton said she has experienced sexual harassment but most likely not to the extent as other women who have spoken up had. The country singer also says that she relates to feminists but is hesitant to label herself as one because she never saw herself in that way. Dolly Parton joined Brandi Carlile on stage at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on Saturday night in a surprise co-headlining spot. The performance was billed just as "The Collaboration" with two female symbols, Variety reports, leading the crowd to be extra shocked and delighted at the country icon's appearance. Carlile introduced Parton as "the incomparable unicorn legend that is Dolly Parton." The duo performed a number of songs together, including a duet of Parton's classic "I Will Always … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton joins Brandi Carlile for all-women jam fest at Newport Folk Festival
When Geena Davis’s daughter was 2, she did what most mothers do: she started to show her children’s movies and TV shows. What she never expected was to be horrified. Watching these movies alongside young Alizeh, she noticed that there were far more male characters than female characters, by an obscene number. It was so obvious, she thought, that surely others have noticed, too. “In the 21st century, it was completely crazy to me that we would be teaching kids to have gender bias from minute one,” she says. “When we should be showing them boys and girls equally because the world is very diverse.” But everyone she went to said it wasn’t true. It couldn’t be—at least not anymore. She appealed directly to the creators of kids entertainment, the people responsible for creating these stories, and they also denied it. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “How is this possible they don’t see what … [Read more...] about Geena Davis Changed Hollywood. Now Give Her More Parts.