NBC Exec on the Word 'Abortion': We Don't Have an 'Iron-Clad Policy'

Today in gossip about shows you loved in the 90s: In a discussion about how NBC handles abortion on its network, Bob Greenblatt – a former executive at Fox and now head of NBC – revealed that Fox shut down a plot line on Party of Five that would seen Neve Campbell's character Julia have an abortion. » 7/14/14 10:20am 7/14/14 10:20am

Planned Parenthood Petitions NBC Over Abortion Censorship

Planned Parenthood has launched a petition requesting that NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke stop "silencing ads mentioning abortion" after NBC allegedly refused to run ads for Obvious Child because the film's trailer mentions the word "abortion." As of now, the petition has nearly 10,000 signatures. » 6/23/14 4:40pm 6/23/14 4:40pm

Jenny Slate Got Stoned Before a College Lecture and It Was Amazing

We all know the story: Girl goes to an Ivy League college. Girl meets marijuana. Girl and marijuana fall in love. Girl smokes so much marijuana that she forgets the difference between astrology and astronomy, enrolls in an astronomy class and — still stoned — embarrasses herself in front of the entire lecture hall.… » 6/20/14 4:00pm 6/20/14 4:00pm

Obvious Child's Director and Producer Are Here to Take Your Questions!

We've written a lot about Obvious Child over the past few weeks and with good reason. It's funny, romantic and features a wonderful performance by actress/comedian Jenny Slate. Perhaps most important, though, is the film's groundbreaking portrayal of the abortion process — a thing rarely portrayed so frankly and… » 6/17/14 4:00pm 6/17/14 4:00pm

How Obvious Child Is Reclaiming the Rom Com

Since its limited release last weekend, Obvious Child has been getting rave reviews for its humorous, sweet and genuine depiction of the female experience — particularly when it comes to the thoughts and feelings that go into choosing to have an abortion. And now, in a very special Jezebel exclusive, we're getting a… » 6/11/14 4:00pm 6/11/14 4:00pm

The Hilarious Jenny Slate Is an Unstoppable Sleep Eater

Jenny Slate, who's out and about promoting her new film Obvious Child, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to discuss the possibility of paying $5K to sleepover at 50 Cent's house. She's fully into the idea, but there's one problem: the actress/comedian is an aggressive sleep eater. » 6/06/14 12:20pm 6/06/14 12:20pm

We're Giving Free Screening Passes to Abortion Rom Com Obvious Child!

Want to see the critically acclaimed, abortion-focused romantic comedy Obvious Child for free AND before its official release date? Yes? Well, good news! Jezebel is giving away 50 free passes (that include a +1) to screenings across the country. » 5/20/14 2:00pm 5/20/14 2:00pm

Obvious Child Is the Abortion Rom-Com We've All Been Waiting For

Here's the trailer for Obvious Child, the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy about a comedian named Donna (Jenny Slate) who, following a bad breakup, goes home with a guy who she meets at a bar and gets pregnant. Unlike with most comedies of that ilk, however, Donna decides to get an abortion. » 4/15/14 5:45pm 4/15/14 5:45pm

Obvious Child: The First Abortion Rom-Com

Yet another poll shows support for abortion rights is dropping, but director Gillian Robespierre goes against the trend with this cute romantic comedy featuring an abortion. » 10/01/09 4:20pm 10/01/09 4:20pm