Equality Issues Articles

Equality issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Shawn Mendes and Khalid’s “Youth” 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 6, 2018 16:57:46 November 6, 2018 16:57:46
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There’s a good chance you come to this site for snark. By now, you know us. You get us. We live for gossip and pop culture analysis, mostly with a side of snark. This post will be severely lacking in that department because after watching the music video for Shawn Mendes and Khalid’s “Youth Full Story

Idris Elba is PEOPLE’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 6, 2018 15:40:19 November 6, 2018 15:40:19

Idris Elba has been a legitimate Sexiest Man Alive contender for years. In fact, last year he was my runner-up prediction. There are very few “arguments against” Idris Elba. The biggest and most consistent “argument against” Idris Elba is that he’s not American, as the majority of PEOPLE’s SMAs are American. Full Story

Natalie Sometimes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 31, 2018 15:29:49 October 31, 2018 15:29:49

Back when she was campaigning for her Black Swan Oscar, I dubbed Natalie Portman “Natalie Never” because I couldn’t handle her cloying campaign persona. Over the years, though, I’ve mellowed toward Portman, and in the last year I’ve actually kind of liked her. It’s mostly thanks to her openly “f-ck this” attitude toward the men in her industry as the extent of the systemic abuses have been revealed, and encoruaging people to “gossip well Full Story

Monday, October 29, 2018

Dear Gossips,

How do you feel about Halloween? In my experience, you’re either not into Halloween or you are super into Halloween. And in the subgroup of those who are into Halloween, you’re either silly, scary, or sexy where costumes are concerned.  Read Full Intro

Harry & Meghan Days 12, 13, 14: Feminism, photography, and another walk on the beach 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 29, 2018 15:09:00 October 29, 2018 15:09:00
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Two more days to go. As you know, by all accounts, the Sussexes’ first overseas tour has been a smash hit. Exactly two weeks ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Australia and announced that they’re expecting their first child. From there it’s been an ambitious schedule of events taking them to four countries with countless walkabouts and meetings and visits with local entrepreneurs and activists. Full Story

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Natalie Portman: “gossip well”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 15:53:11 October 17, 2018 15:53:11

Natalie Portman was honoured at Variety’s Power of Women event last Friday alongside Tiffany Haddish, Emma Gonzalez, Regina King, and Lena Waithe. She said something during her remarks that I really appreciate and Natalie Portman hasn’t, in the past, exactly been an all-star on this site. Full Story

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Shonda brags

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 16, 2018 20:05:39 October 16, 2018 20:05:39

Shonda Rhimes is great at bragging. Shonda brags like she writes: confidently, bravely and exceptionally well. When Shonda brags, I cheer. I love when she declares that her “pen has power Full Story

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dear Gossips,

BTS performed in London at the O2 for the first time on Tuesday, the first of two sold out shows. Two hours before it started, it was announced that Jungkook (my fave) was injured after sound-check and would not be able to participate in choreography but that he would instead be seated on a rolling chair  Read Full Intro

The Women of Wakanda are back

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 11, 2018 15:27:37 October 11, 2018 15:27:37

I think about the Black Panther press tour a lot. Mostly, I think about how much I miss it and how much joy it brought into my life. Well, awards season is coming, and the Black Panther press tour is getting a second leg. Angela Bassett Full Story

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you in Canada returning from Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s start today by acknowledging two women in entertainment who were the highlights in what could have been a total bummer weekend for women.  Read Full Intro