Last September, Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech on the virtues of feminism at the United Nations — a speech that garnered lots of attention not only because of Emma‘s fame as an actress but, more importantly, because the speech she delivered spoke to the hearts and minds of women and men (young and old) worldwide. Earlier today, at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland, Emma delivered a follow-up speech that, in part, featured questions that have sprung up in the wake of her previous speech:
I spoke about some of my story in September – what are your stories? Girls: Who have been your mentors, parents, did you make sure you treated your children equally? If so, how have you done it? Husbands: Have you been supporting your female partner privately so that she can fulfill her dreams too? Young men: Have you spoke up in a conversation when a woman was casually degraded or dismissed? … Businessmen: Have you mentored, supported or engaged women in leadership positions? Writers: Have you challenged the language and imagery used to portray women in the media? CEOs: Have you implemented the women’s empowerment principles in your own company?
The video embedded above of Emma‘s speech today is only 5 1/2 minutes long and is absolutely worth your time. Emma Watson continues to devote her time, her energy and her impressive intelligence and eloquence in an effort to educate and enlighten on feminist matters. She is an inspiration with a voice that deserves to be heard far and wide.
Pharrell, and his now-famous Vivianne Westwood hat, will be making an appearance on The Simpsons next month but today we get our first look at the music superstar in animated form — courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine. As you can see below, Pharrell has gotten the Simpsons treatment for his guest appearance on the show, which will air on February 8. In the episode, Pharrell comes to the aid of the city of Springfield by writing an anthem for the city. Fun! Click below to see and learn more. More »
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the sexy new thriller The Loft which stars James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Karl Urban and Matthias Schoenaerts as married BFFs who all share a secret communal loft … and the problems that come along with the loft’s secrets. The film opens next weekend and you can get a look at the movie’s suspenseful intrigue in the just-released trailer above. After the screening, I was asked my thoughts on the movie and you can see some of my quotes in the trailer above (a full review of the movie will come next week). Check out the trailer and stay tuned, I have a fun opportunity for a few lucky PITNB readers to attend a screening of The Loft next week with some of the stars of the movie. You know you wanna go see this movie, right?
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One Direction‘s Liam Payne got to thinking (and lots of drinking) last night and came to the conclusion that he really wants to use his immense fame for the betterment of mankind. Liam came to this conclusion last night and decided to share his ample thoughts with his followers on Twitter. Payne‘s desire to be a humanitarian was much to large to be contained by Twitter‘s 140 character limit, so his missive had to be shared on Twitlonger. Deep thoughts, indeed. Today, after he sobered up, Liam posted on Twitter again acknowledging that his lofty message was brought about by mixing “whisky with political films” so it’s unclear if his goals to help save the world will be realized or not. Click below to read Liam’s tweets and see just how inspirational he can been when he is piss drunk. More »
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So, NASA was going about its business, live streaming a video feed being recorded in space by the ISS space station when an unidentified object came into view over the earth’s horizon. Almost immediately after the UFO appeared on screen, the feed was cut off completely … leading many to theorize that NASA filmed an alien spacecraft and doesn’t want us to know about it. HMMMM. I’m not one for conspiracy theories but I think it’s pretty safe to say that this was definitely the work of … aliens. I mean, hello, a suspicious-looking UFO then the feed gets cut off? Definitely aliens. Check out the video above and see what you think … then get ready to succumb to our alien overlords because TEHY’RE ALREADY HERE!
Paris Hilton has taken time away from her busy cradle-robbing schedule to provide guest vocals on DJ Poet‘s new song Never Be Alone. When last we heard new music from Paris Hilton, it was last summer when she unleashed her single Come Alive upon the world. Today we get to hear the former Hollywood “It” Girl’s tinny vocals atop a throbbing electronic music beat crafted by DJ Poet … for your listening pleasure. So, without further ado, click below to hear DJ Poet‘s Never Be Alone (Featuring Paris Hilton). More »
Back in September we learned that CBS is producing a new TV series based on the DC Comics superhero Supergirl. Last month, we heard that The Originals actress Claire Hoult was being discussed as the actress to play Supergirl in this new series but today we learn that the role has gone to Glee actress Melissa Benoist. Benoist, who also has a small role in the very excellent film Whiplash, has won the role of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) in this new series that will be written/produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family, The New Normal). Read on for more deets. More »
Kristen Stewart, the actress who fiercely likes to protect her privacy from the outside world, has joined Instagram. K. Stew‘s official (tho has yet unverified) Instagram profile when online last night and already has 8 photos for your viewing pleasure. The account is billed as the “Official account for Kristen Stewart” which appears to be its only proof of validity. Click below to see the photos that Kristen (?) is sharing on her new Instagram account and see how she handles herself on social media. More »
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On Monday we learned that TLC have decided to crowdfund production of their next and final album via donations on Kickstarter, which was met with varying reactions from pretty much everyone. In less than 72 hours after their Kickstarter campaign was launched, TLC reached their $150,000 goal … and they still have 27 more days left to receive donations. Pop star Katy Perry contributed $5,000. to the campaign but overwhelming, the money came from TLC‘s fans. Obviously, folks want to be included in the process of creating TLC‘s final album so, I’m gonna guess the money will continue to roll in. More »
Last week we learned the bum out news that NBC has decided to push back the release of Hannibal season 3 to the summer (after we presumed it would be released as usual in February) and today we get out first look at the forthcoming season. NBC has released the first trailer for Hannibal season 3 and as you can see above, the action picks up where season 2 left off and will include exciting new twists on the Hannibal Lecter story from the Thomas Harris books Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon (including a new original story for Dr. Lecter). Hannibal Lecter is on the run and Will Graham is on the hunt. Will this game of cat and mouse end up with the mouse consuming the cat? We’re gonna hafta wait until the summer to find out … but, as I said before, it will be SO worth the wait. Have you started watching yet (Shannon)?
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