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Cheryl Strayed: Reese Witherspoon Is The Real Deal In “Wild”

“There are sentences that I wrote that I can see written on her face…There’s nothing artificial about her. I think that’s what makes her such a spectacular actress and such a relatable movie star, too. Reese is one of us. She’s real people.”

Is there anything more promising about the upcoming film adaptation of Wild than the approval of Cheryl Strayed herself? The author of the memoir-turned-upcoming-movie told Vogue that Reese Witherspoon, who stars in the film and is on the cover of the magazine this month, came to visit her Portland home to prepare for playing Cheryl onscreen. The two talked about “everything from our childhood to our parents and what we were like in high school to our sex lives and our love lives and our romantic histories.” Beneath the surface, it seems, Reese relates to Cheryl’s experiences far more than her fans might realize. Reese, who is on this month’s Vogue cover, explained to the magazine: Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Is Embracing Body Positivity These Days

“If anything, it empowered me to rise above and stand up for all the women out there that do have trouble losing the weight and it just wasn’t really my priority to please the public and make them feel like I’m supposed to be looking like I did when I was 25.”

These past few years, tabloids have been super cruel to Jessica Simpson over her fluctuating weight. Having two babies changed her shape, and when Matt Lauer talked to her about it on “Today,” he (kind of rudely) asked whether she felt extra pressure to lose baby weight because she “had been known as a sex symbol for so long.” Jessica didn’t see things that way at all: Keep reading »

Hilary Duff Would Totally Be Into A “Lizzie McGuire” Reunion

“I love it! I would be totally open to it. My schedule is a little busy right now. But um … why not? I mean, so many people loved her. I loved her. Honestly, working on that show, I got so strong with my physical comedy and all the things that they would throw at me. I got covered in goo every week, and I got, like, smashed in the face with a locker every single week. And all this, I mean it was a really, really fun show. And obviously people really loved her. Maybe a “Lizzie: Where Are You Now?” like 10 years later.”

In the midst of promoting her lovely new album, Hilary Duff told the Huffington Post that she would be down for a “Lizzie” reunion, which makes me the happiest camper on the internet because I’m pretty sure the world would greatly benefit from seeing Lizzie, Gordo, Miranda and even Kate on the same screen again. What would Lizzie’s life be like in 2014? Would she be super famous from her accidental moment of Italian pop stardom? Would she be a normal American chick fumbling through her twenties while still clinging to the bubble shirts and bell bottoms of her middle school glory days? Do she and Gordo have a love child? Is Ethan a hair model? So many questions. A reunion full of answers would be what dreams are made of! See what I did there? Clever jokes, you guys. [HuffPost] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Zosia Mamet: Feminism Is “Not About Running A Fortune 500 Company”

“I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It’s not about making shit-tons of money and running a Fortune 500 company. It’s about doing what makes you feel good as a woman, and if that’s being a stay-at-home mom, you can be just as much of a feminist that way as you can as a fighter pilot. So in that way, yeah, of course.”

It’s a sign of the zeitgeist, I guess, when an otherwise frothy interview with an actress on one of the hottest shows on TV right now turns from face wash and lipstick to feminism? That’s what I choose to believe at least: “Girls” star Zosia Mamet spoke with Allure about makeup tips and fielded a question about whether she calls herself a feminist. Mamet, who writes a column for Glamour, has written a critique of “lean in” feminism before. Her answer was somewhat one-dimensional — I mean, it takes an enormous amount of privilege in the first place to choose to be a stay-at-home mom — but otherwise I solidly agree with Mamet. Women’s equality is about much more than a privileged, elite group of women being financially successful under capitalism. [Allure] [Image via AKM-GSI]

Kerry Washington Wants You To Know About Financial Abuse

“It’s the reason why so many people stay. That whole hashtag #WhyIStayed that happened last week, you saw how many of those responses were about feeling trapped financially … I think people just aren’t as aware of financial abuse. If a woman isn’t even aware of the dynamics of financial abuse — what it looks like, what it is — she may not even know that that’s part of the tools being used to control her and manipulate her and keep her trapped. When there is more information around it, people can begin to identify it and then get the help they need.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the amazing Kerry Washington kept the recent public conversations about domestic abuse in the spotlight by addressing the financial side of the situation. Financial abuse is talked about far less than physical violence, but it occurs in 98 percent of violent relationships, and can leave victims feeling just as trapped as a fist. Abusers can try to get their victims fired, accrue mountains of debt in the victim’s name, or hoard the couple’s finances leaving a victim with no cash of her own. Even after escaping the relationship, a victim can be left with a destroyed credit score or a wiped out savings account that could take years to recover from and leave them with little means to build a new foundation on their own. Kerry is the spokeswoman for The Allstate Foundation’s “Purple Purse” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of abuse and provide options to victims look for a way out. She specially designed a limited-edition purse for the initiative in hopes that it will serve as a symbol of a woman’s financial power. As if there weren’t already enough reasons to love her, she also recorded a kick-ass PSA for the organization, after the jump! [HuffPost] [Image via AKM-GSI] Keep reading »

Martha Stewart Seriously Has No Love For Gwyneth Paltrow

“She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”

Martha Stewart waltzed right past the side-eye and straight up dissed Gwyneth Paltrow in the new issue of Net-A-Porter’s Porter magazine, according to Page Six. Stewart has long turned up her nose at actresses-turned-lifestyle experts, but she seems to reserve particular ire for Paltrow and her website/newsletter GOOP. Keep reading »

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