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.

Gabrielle steps back  

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 9, 2018 18:04:25 August 9, 2018 18:04:25
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Gabrielle Union is one of our favourites here at LG. She is one of our faves because she is unfiltered but thoughtful and candid but careful. Gabrielle Union was at the Blogher Creators Summit and she proved once again why she’s a fave.  Gabrielle revealed that she turned down the chance to host a screening of Crazy Rich Asians. Full Story

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dear Gossips,

It’s August 8, 2018.  8.8.18 8 is the luckiest number in Chinese numerology. So you could say, numerologically, it might be the luckiest day of the year.  Last night, August 7, was the Hollywood premiere of Crazy Rich Asians.  Read Full Intro

Zendaya’s September Issue

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 8, 2018 15:46:56 August 8, 2018 15:46:56

If this month of magazine covers were a song, it would be Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September,” the only acceptable version of “September” – not the Taylor Swift one, NEVER the Taylor Swift one. So many of the September Issues of the biggest magazines feature black women that Black Twitter has dubbed it Soul September. Full Story

Auntie Tracee

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 8, 2018 15:24:09 August 8, 2018 15:24:09

I’m a few days late to this because of the long weekend many of us just had in Canada but that only means that maybe a few of you missed it too. Tracee Ellis Ross covers the new issue of ELLE Canada. And the interview… is SO f-cking good. Full Story

Constance Wu: leading lady

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 8, 2018 14:23:00 August 8, 2018 14:23:00
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Crazy Rich Asians is Constance Wu’s first role in a studio film. First! And she’s the leading lady. She is The Star. This is her character’s story. Which means that at last night’s premiere, she was the Julia Roberts of the event. I’m making a point with that comparison. Full Story

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The Beyoncé Issue 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 7, 2018 13:57:04 August 7, 2018 13:57:04

The 2018 September issue of American Vogue is here. As we know, Beyoncé is its cover star. She was shot by Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to ever shoot a Vogue cover. Last week, Lainey wrote about the reports that Beyoncé was given “unprecedented control Full Story

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dear Gossips,

I’m not trying to be dramatic but yesterday morning, when The Hollywood Reporter posted its new Crazy Rich Asians cover and story, my hands started shaking. Seeing people who look like me or my family, who are more likely to have our shared experience, on the cover of an English language magazine – this hasn’t happened much, if at all.  Read Full Intro