This year’s feminist explosion seemingly came from nowhere, but by the end of 2014, gender equality was a hot topic in Hollywood. Which celebrities advanced feminism — and who caused controversy when wading into the equality debate?
The biopic is alive and well this fall movie season, and luckily the latest offerings are much better than Lifetime’s Aaliyah movie. In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the British mathematician who helped cracked Nazi code during World War II, while fellow English dreamboat Eddie Redmayne tackles the early life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Typically you’ll see one of these attractive actors on the red carpet and think, “Marry me.” But when you see them portraying a brilliant mind on the big screen you’re suddenly like, “Marry me, and have my babies while taking care of my taxes until death do us part!”
Believe it or not, but it’s been nearly four years since we were blessed with a new Harry Potter film. And it’s been 13 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters. Now, the actors who portrayed the beloved child wizards are all grown up. Some are movie stars. Some are television staples. And some are just plain hot.
In the past, feminism in the mainstream media has been quite polarizing, with many equating the movement with an aggressive man-hating (which obviously just isn’t true). But this year, celebrities have been rallying behind the feminist cause and doing what they can to detach negative stigmas from the word and its associated beliefs. Read more…
Emma Watson isn’t just inspiring you to want to go to Hogwarts, she’s also inspiring men and women to come together and fight injustices worldwide. This week, the Harry Potter star and U.N. Women’s Goodwill Ambassador gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations about feminism that has roused a host of other celebrities to join the fight for gender equality.
It’s only Monday and the celeb gossip is already in full swing: Colin Farrell is headed to HBO, Emma Watson makes a case for feminism, and Tom Hardy is off the market. Read on for all that and more in today’s First Dibs.
Big Morning Buzz Live stages a dance competition (well, sort of), Kendra Wilkinson finds divine inspiration for her daughter’s name, and celebrities wade into the wide world of mean tweets.
Some women can be real witches. If there’s one thing we can’t resist, it’s falling under the spell of a fabulous fictitious witch. So, we’re already entranced by the scary and sexy new show, Salem. The series takes place in a version of Salem, Massachusetts where witches are real, Puritans are sexy and Janet Montgomery‘s Mary Sibley is torn between the dark forces of magic and the seductive power of true love.
Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley might be the newest It Girls in Hollywood, but Emma Watson has consistently been atop our list of dream best friends since we first met her on the Hogwarts Express. We’ve loved her in everything from the Harry Potter series that made her a star to 2013′s The Bling Ring, which proved she could tackle edgier material and master the now iconic cadence of a former reality star. Watson has grown to become one of the strongest young actresses around, as well as an effervescent style icon we’d love to meet for coffee. Or wine. Or manicures. Or whatever she has time for! Really, we’re not needy.