Ashley Judd Reportedly Elbowed Out of Senate Race by Scheming Democrats

Good news for those waiting for season two of Netflix's House of Cards: the political maneuvering going on behind the scenes in Kentucky allegedly rivals Francis Underwood's best laid plans. Former Judd adviser Jonathan Miller believes that Ashley Judd was dissuaded from challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch… » 4/01/13 10:50am 4/01/13 10:50am

Ashley Judd Says She's 'Regretfully' Not Running for Senate

Because of dicks, I bet. I BET IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU DICKS. I don't mean you, specifically, Jezebel readers. But can you imagine running for office? As a woman? Like, it's bad enough just being a lady-blogger or a cute hamster on YouTube or even some rando on Twitter. Politics is for people who are literally that one… » 3/27/13 8:00pm 3/27/13 8:00pm

Ashley Judd Will Probably Announce Her Senate Run in May, Says…

There are those involved in Kentucky politics who have it on fairly high authority that Ashley Judd, who might become the very first Senator ever to have shouted the words, "I am the super-mother bug!" while topless, is planning to announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate this spring. Sources close to the… » 3/10/13 11:00am 3/10/13 11:00am

Ashley Judd's D.C. Speech Already Being Picked Apart, Natch

Ashley Judd was under a microscope during a 90-minute appearance at a George Washington University student forum, ostensibly to speak about public health but, for all practical purposes, to continue establishing herself as a serious candidate to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky. » 3/02/13 5:15pm 3/02/13 5:15pm

Conservatives Say Ashley Judd Is the Next Todd Akin

Many liberals think Ashley Judd shouldn't challenge Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell for his seat in 2014 because there's no way she'll win. But it's pretty entertaining to watch Republicans try and come up with creative ways to run her out of the state before she's even in the running. » 2/26/13 12:05pm 2/26/13 12:05pm

Ashley Judd May Just Be a Pawn In the Political Game

Why do we care whether Ashley Judd decides to run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014? Duh: she's a celebrity, and we care more about what celebs do even if they're "just like us," which they are not. » 2/25/13 3:35pm 2/25/13 3:35pm

Conservatives Run Attack Ad Against Ashley Judd Even Though She Isn't…

Ashley Judd, staunch feminist and delightful human being, is still just barely "mulling" a 2014 senate run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Cliff's Notes: It is currently February of 2013)—but that didn't stop conservative Super PAC American Crossroads from firing up a big dorky smear… » 2/07/13 9:30am 2/07/13 9:30am

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti Split With No Hard Feelings, For Real

Unfortunately, The Year That Love Died appears to be extending into 2013: Actress, vocal feminist and possible Kentucky senatorial candidiate Ashley Judd and her husband, three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, are divorcing after eleven years of marriage, which is like a golden anniversary in celebrity years. » 1/30/13 9:00am 1/30/13 9:00am

Ashley Judd's Political Career Looking Pretty Real

Recently Ashley Judd spoke to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about possibly running for Senate in 2014. Alternatively, she might wait until 2016 to go up against Kentucky Republican and spawn of Ron Paul, Rand Paul. State Democratic senator Rep. John Yarmuth says that Judd's beyond your average pompous Hollywood liberal:… » 12/04/12 9:00am 12/04/12 9:00am

Ashley Judd and Friends Teach Rick Santorum a Lesson About Aborting…

Sure, Rick Santorum did some serious thinking before ending his ill-fated presidential candidacy, but did he really think hard enough about aborting such a vital force for change? Just in case, Ashley Judd, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katy Mixon, and Eliza Coupe have made this enlightening video for Funny or Die that walks… » 4/20/12 10:00am 4/20/12 10:00am

Ashley Judd Follows Her Kickass Feminist Essay with Kickass Feminist…

This past Monday, actress Ashley Judd released an essay on the Daily Beast regarding the inappropriate and invasive media speculation regarding Judd's appearance during a television interview in which her face looked — le shock! — slightly puffier than some of us thought acceptable. The essay is an awesome "fuck you" to … » 4/12/12 5:15pm 4/12/12 5:15pm

Ashley Judd Writes a Kickass Feminist Essay About Her Puffy Face

I've never thought much about Ashley Judd beyond the blandest adjectives—she's pretty, she seems nice, her pores look really small—but it turns out she's also a smart, bold, kickass feminist. In an essay for the Daily Beast today, following weeks of tasteless speculation about the puffiness of her face, Judd smacks… » 4/09/12 5:15pm 4/09/12 5:15pm

Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana Team Up To Swindle Us All

Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana are pairing up for an action-heist movie called Swindle. The plot is being kept secret, but this report claims the project came out of a desire by Meg and Zoe to do a movie together, which is pretty cool. The dudes in Hollywood team up all the time; the chicks, not as much. I'm picturing… » 3/16/12 9:00am 3/16/12 9:00am

Ashley Judd Clarifies Comments About Hip-Hop & Rape Culture (Again)

On Tavis Smiley's show last last week, Ashley Judd admitted that she could have chosen her words more carefully when she declared hip-hop to be anti-woman. In her new memoir, she writes of being asked to join a charity campaign: » 4/25/11 12:21pm 4/25/11 12:21pm

Ashley Judd Clarifies Statements On Misogyny In Hip-Hop

Because it can't be enough to simply focus on her recently released memoir chronicling her experiences with drug use and sexual assault as a child —or to fault her for her "less-than-perfect face" make-up application— Ashley Judd is now being criticized for comments she made in the book about "the misogyny surrounding… » 4/09/11 1:00pm 4/09/11 1:00pm

Ashley Judd Eloquently Details Alcoholic Family, Sexual Abuse & Hope In …

All That Is Bitter & Sweet, Ashley Judd's memoir, is based on journals she wrote as well as childhood memories. This morning on the Today show, Judd was quite articulate as she spoke about her dysfunctional family and being given "the gift" of her own recovery. "I didn't know what was quote-unquote wrong with me," she… » 4/05/11 2:55pm 4/05/11 2:55pm