Flattery Will Get You Nowhere With Veteran Reporter Helen Thomas

Rory Kennedy's documentary about longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas, Thank You, Mr. President » 8/19/08 12:00pm 8/19/08 12:00pm, , and Thomas glowed as the thoughtful, intelligent woman she's widely known to be. Here, she's discussing an interaction with President Richard Nixon during a press conference in the thick of the Watergate…

Gurinder Chadha Looks To Instill Confidence In Young Girls With New…

At a time when female directors are scarce and really teeny yet smart movies are, according to Maggie Gyllenhaal, "not financeable right now," Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha has managed to make a really darling-looking film about the vagaries of being a 14-year-old-girl. Chadha's new movie, Angus, Thongs and… » 7/16/08 3:20pm 7/16/08 3:20pm

Lois Lee, Founder Of A Half-Way House For Underage Prostitutes, Makes…

For the more cynical among us, it's difficult to believe that someone could be as truly and purely charitable as Dr. Lois Lee. But after reading this profile of Lee in Good Magazine and the organization she singlehandedly founded called Children of the Night, which provides a halfway house for teen prostitutes, Lee's… » 7/07/08 3:30pm 7/07/08 3:30pm

The Future Of Female Comedies May Sit Squarely On Tina Fey's Shoulders

Despite the "Tina Feytigue" experienced by some media mavens sick of the writer/actress/producer's PhotoShopped face coming at them from the cover of every magazine, I am still deeply psyched for Baby Mama, the Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle coming out on Friday. The Los Angeles Times points out that Universal, the studio that… » 4/21/08 5:40pm 4/21/08 5:40pm

Tina Fey: Comedienne, Cover Girl And "Great Role Model" For Women

The much-beloved Tina Fey returns to prime time tonight with a brand new episode of 30 Rock, the first since the writers' strike ended. Not only that, but her new movie, Baby Mama hits theaters on April 25, and she's Entertainment Weekly's cover girl on the issue hitting stands tomorrow (she also graces the cover of… » 4/10/08 4:00pm 4/10/08 4:00pm