Lupita Nyong'o Gives an Amazing Speech About Black Beauty

Lupita Nyong'o might be Hollywood's new IT girl (that's a "cool" girl, not a woman who goes door to door clearing the caches on celebrity computers as part of a studio-sponsored program to make sure they don't get caught watching porn), but she didn't always feel that way. » 2/28/14 1:00pm 2/28/14 1:00pm

Please Stop Asking Amy Poehler How She Juggles It All

If there's one question that female actors (especially the ones who are mothers) get all the time, it's "How do you manage it all?" The answer almost always is that they don't manage it all. In fact, they — like the rest of us — manage a little bit at a time. And they have nannies. Lots and lots of nannies. Amy Poehler,… » 2/07/14 12:40pm 2/07/14 12:40pm

Katy Perry Thinks Geishas Are 'The Masters of Loving Unconditionally'

If the goal of the celebrity profile is to learn something we didn't know about a person we know far too much about, GQ contributor Amy Wallace did her job when she interviewed Katy Perry for the February issue of the magazine. We now have details about GeishaGate 2013, Katy's breasts, and aliens. » 1/21/14 12:20pm 1/21/14 12:20pm

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

Keira Knightley Wants the Stupids to Stop Using ‘Feminist’ as an Insult

How the hell did feminism become a dirty word? Keira Knightley doesn't know or care, really — she's just glad that people are starting to wise up and stop slinging the word "feminist" around like it's some sort of insult and not just a thing that a reasonable human being would call herself or (gasp!) himself. » 12/29/13 3:00pm 12/29/13 3:00pm

Neil Gaiman Explains How the Phrase ‘Strong Women’ Begets Lazy Writing

It shouldn't be any harder to write strong (as in, fully-wrought and believable) female characters than it is to write strong male characters because women, just like men, are people (not that not being a person has ever prevented a character from existing in the first place). Still, the very idea that a popular male… » 12/29/13 1:00pm 12/29/13 1:00pm