Lennon and Maisy Debut Folksy Cover of Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap'

Sure, you could be cynical about Lennon and Maisy, the twee sibling stars of Nashville who got their start posting precocious Robyn/Erato covers on YouTube, but why put in all that negative effort when both girls are so damn talented and charming? » 2/06/15 1:30pm 2/06/15 1:30pm

My Family Moved to Nashville for Nashville

The email was a lark—hardly even a serious offer. My friend and former professor Lorrie Moore was moving to Nashville to teach at Vanderbilt, and she wrote me to say that they needed someone to fill in for a semester, to teach a single undergraduate creative writing workshop. I was six months pregnant, with no idea of… » 10/01/14 3:00pm 10/01/14 3:00pm

Rage Hair-Cutting in Louboutins Is Nashville's Best Scene Yet

Nashville can be kind of a soapy disaster, what with all those hazy flashback shots of Rayna and Deacon (and now Luke with a terrible mullet!) and people inexplicably dying left and right, but sometimes, that soap gets sudsy enough to result in plain hilarious fun. » 9/25/14 4:00pm 9/25/14 4:00pm

Nashville Star Aubrey Peeples Signs on for Jem and the Holograms

Actress Aubrey Peeples will play Jem in the forth-coming movie version of Jem and the Holograms. If you’re wondering why she's familiar, Peeples plays the annoying reality TV star slash country pop singer Layla Grant on ABC’s Nashville. » 4/24/14 5:30pm 4/24/14 5:30pm

Michelle Obama to Guest Star on -- Wait For It -- Nashville

She's appeared on the Oscars, The Biggest Loser, iCarly, Restaurant: Impossible, and almost every major talk show. Now, for the first time, Michelle Obama will be appearing as herself on a scripted TV show for adults. And the lucky show is... Nashville. » 4/18/14 6:00pm 4/18/14 6:00pm

Evangelicals Still Trying to Grapple With Sex, Modernity

MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE BIBLE BELT: Evangelicals are still struggling with this whole "women's lib" thing. Let's check in with the debate over "Biblical womanhood" and submission, shall we? » 3/05/14 2:20pm 3/05/14 2:20pm

Nashville Creator Wonders Why We're Still Discussing Likable Women

Callie Khouri, the creator of ABC's Nashville and the screenwriter for Thelma & Louise (for which she won an Oscar) has done enjoyable interviews with Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood in the past and this week's is no exception. » 1/14/14 4:40pm 1/14/14 4:40pm

2013 Was a Great Year for Women Over 40 in Hollywood

As the month winds down, a few twenty/thirty-somethings — Miley, Beyoncé, JLaw — are making headlines. But looking back at American entertainment in 2013 as a whole, it was a great year for women over 40. » 12/30/13 4:05pm 12/30/13 4:05pm

Connie Britton's in New York Times Magazine, Y'all

While nothing can completely fill the void left in our hearts by the 2011 finale of Friday Night Lights, a lengthy profile of Connie Britton — A.K.A. Tami Taylor — in New York Times Magazine certainly makes an honorable attempt at it. If you're worried that reading it will ruin the magical lofty expectations that you… » 2/13/13 7:15pm 2/13/13 7:15pm

Nashville Creator Callie Khouri Is Not a Fan of Catfights

In an interview with Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein, Callie Khouri — who wrote Thelma & Louise and created the ABC drama Nashville — discusses writing roles for women. Silverstein asks, "One of the things I've read you talk about is the challenge of writing two female characters, who had conflicts with each… » 1/11/13 6:30pm 1/11/13 6:30pm

Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal: United by Caffeine Addiction

First we hear about their visit to a Brooklyn cafe for some "maple lattes of love." Now they're reportedly in Nashville, Tennesee, caffeine-ing it up some more. Who is the influence? Let's go with Mr. Love and Other Drugs here. » 11/27/10 5:15pm 11/27/10 5:15pm

Listen To Gwyneth Paltrow's Acceptable Country Music Debut

"On the outside, I look fragile/But on the inside is something you can't touch...CUZ I'M COUNTRY STRONG!" Oh, you know you wanna hear this one. » 7/27/10 4:22pm 7/27/10 4:22pm

Charlotte Named America's Manliest City

After examining categories like sports, "manly lifestyle," manly occupations, manly retail stores and salty snack sales, officials have named Charlotte the "Manliest City In America." To celebrate, Charlotte is hosting the first-ever Dudefest, complete with motorcycles, wings, and beer. [WBTV] » 6/24/10 9:40am 6/24/10 9:40am

Writer Calls Gabby "Mean"; Taylor Donates Cash For Nashville