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When the Grammys Gives you Lemons

Let me start by saying I love Adele. I went to the Adele concert and I had a great time. I laughed, I sang, I shed some tears for past loves. So when Lemonade didn’t win album of the year...

The Most Valuable Players at Superbowl 51 Wern't Playing Football

By Kelsey Duchesne   Sunday night was the Superbowl, and I, per usual, wasn’t watching (you're shocked, right?). My lack of enthusiasm for the 4-hour wingfest is partly because *my* superbowl is on February 27th, and partly because I’ve never...

Screen Actors Guild Winners Used Their Speeches for Much More Than a "Thank You"

By Kelsey Duchesne   On January 29th, our favorite celebrities flooded the Hollywood red carpet for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild awards, and for the first time in years, I wasn’t watching. Rather than taking part in my typical...

Your THINX Oscar Nomination Review

By Kelsey Duchesne For pop-culture enthusiasts like myself, this morning began with the ultimate golden nugget: The Academy released the 2017 nominations. While there is plenty to question and speculate when it comes to the Academy’s choices (and let’s not...

Your Favorite Celebs Have Signed A Letter Supporting Girls Education

Music to our ears. A group of strong, influential figures (including a few of our favorites) have come together and signed a letter on behalf of girls education. The open letter is on behalf of ONE, an advocacy group with...

Octavia Spencer Bought Out a Movie Theater so Low-Income Families Could See Hidden Figures

By Kelsey Duchesne Octavia Spencer celebrated Martin Luther King day weekend by sharing her hit film, Hidden Figures, with others. On Friday, she posted to her personal instagram to invite low-income families to enjoy her film-- on her. Spencer bought...

Tracee Ellis Ross Dedicates Her Golden Globe to Women Of Color

By Kelsey Duchesne One of the most heartwarming and inspiring moments at the Golden Globe this year had to be when Tracee Ellis Ross won for Best Actress in a Comedy. I aggressively sobbed during her speech, which means normal...

Lola Kirke's Small Style Detail Made a Big Impression

By Kelsey Duchesne One of the best parts about an award show is seeing your favorite actor or actress wear something that totally mystifies you. After all, fashion is art, right? At this year's Golden Globes, Lola Kirke’s small detail...

'Hidden Fences' is Not a Movie

By Kelsey Duchesne   While the Golden Globes had some shining moments last night, people are feeling appropriately perturbed about a verbal flub that uncomfortably popped up not once, but twice. 'Hidden Fences' is not a movie, but a merging...

Meryl Streep Has Set the Standard for 2017

By Kelsey Duchesne   Only 8 days into the new year, and just 12 days before the presidential inauguration, Meryl Streep set a tone for Hollywood in 2017. Following a tear-inducing, passionate speech by her colleague Viola Davis and a...

Eva Amurri Shares A Traumatic Parenting Moment & Shares Anxiety Struggles

Actress (and Susan Sarandon's daughter) Eva Amurri took to her lifestyle website Happily Eva After to share a traumatic experience her family went through over the holiday season, and her painful experience with shame and anxiety. In a blog post...

Keke Palmer Opens Up About Sexual Abuse In Her New Book

Scream Queens star Keke Palmer took to Facebook live to talk about her new book, I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, due to be released next month. Although the book isn’t out yet, Palmer...

Emma Watson Made Some Fresh Feminist Changes to Princess Belle

By Kelsey Duchesne   With the holidays and new year celebrations behind us, some of you (and okay, us) may be in a bit of a post-holiday slump. But fear not! We’re here to remind you that the Beauty and...

Remembering Carrie.

By Kelsey Duchesne One of my earliest memories is the age of four, running into my house, tears streaming down my face, and confronting my confused mother. As she assessed my knees and elbows in search of scratches, I explained...

Simone Biles Has Been Named AP Female Athlete Of The Year

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles (you know, the one you watched dominate our tv screens and Zac Efron’s heart all summer?) has been named AP’s female athlete of the year, receiving 31 of the 59 votes, made by U.S. editors...

Felicity Jones Says That Being Sexy "Isn't A Priority" for Her Star Wars: Rogue One Character

By Kelsey Duchesne Felicity Jones sat down with Glamour this week to discuss her character Jyn Erso in Star Wars: Rogue One. After describing the central character as a “very contemporary, kick-ass Disney princess”, Jones was quick to shut down...

Lucy Hale Released the Perfect Statement After Her Nude Photos Were Leaked

Another day, another online hacker lacking self worth hacks a (female) celebrities ICloud and releases photos of them naked (haven’t we had enough, 2016?) Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale was the latest young woman in Hollywood to have her...

Tegan & Sara Started A Foundation Supporting LGBTQ Women & Girls

By Kelsey Duchesne   Musicians Tegan and Sara have announced that they have officially launched the Tegan and Sara foundation. With the foundation's primary goal to support women in the LGBTQ community, the sisters expressed the pride and passion for...

Michelle Obama Has Her Last White House Interview With Oprah Winfrey

Michelle Obama had her final interview as first lady, and naturally, the interview was conducted by the first lady of television, Oprah Winfrey. The pair were already pals before the interview, and spoke about possibly taking a “glamping” trip on...

Helen Mirren Gives The Best Life Advice (bc she's Helen Mirren duh!)

If you’re going to take advice from anyone, shouldn’t it be Dame Helen Mirren? A true veteran of the business who still continues to shine in every film project she partakes in, Mirren is a Hollywood legend, beloved by all...

William H. Macy Supports Emmy Rossum's Fight For Equal Pay

By Kelsey Duchesne   Distinguished actor William H. Macy got caught in every celebrity's worst nightmare: getting hounded by TMZ when they’re trying to do errands! Macy did take this moment, however, to contribute to a dialogue I will never...

Meghan Markle Pens Moving Essay About Being Biracial

By Kelsey Duchesne   Meghan Markle, star of the show Suits and CEO of lifestyle brand The Tig, should be living the Julia Styles dream right now, straight out of The Prince & Me. Markle, who has been openly dating...

Patti Smith's Performance at the Nobel Prize Ceremony Holds Lessons For Us All

By Kelsey Duchesne   If you haven’t been following the Bob Dylan/Nobel Prize saga let me speed you right up: This year, 75-year-old Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first musician to ever win...

Viola Davis's #SeeHer Speech Was a Powerful Acknowledgement to Black Feminism in Film

By Kelsey Duchesne   The Critics Choice Awards unveiled a new honor this year-- the #SeeHer award, and Amy Adams presented it to the fiercely deserving Viola Davis. “[Davis] was nominated for an Oscar for one scene,” Adams said, referring...

Madonna Has Spoken

By Kelsey Duchesne   On Friday, Madonna accepted the Woman Of The Year Award at Billboard's Women In Music event. A true veteran of the industry, 58 year old Madonna was breathtakingly honest and raw about being a woman in...

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggle With PTSD on The Today Show

Lady Gaga visited The Today Show on Monday to promote the Share Kindness Campaign, and candidly opened up about her struggle with mental illness.  "I suffer from a mental illness -- I suffer from PTSD. I've never told anyone that...

Venus and Serena Williams Open A Center For Gun Violence Victims

Photo by Taylor Hill  By Kelsey Duchesne   Sisters (and, let's be real, the best sibling athletes of all time? DON'T FIGHT ME ON THIS) Venus and Serena Williams continue to be deeply impactful on and off the court. In...

Lena Dunham Explores The Stigma Of Women's Sick Leave

By Kelsey Duchesne   Lena Dunham is used to trolls on social media, and has even gone as far as to not manage her own Twitter as a solution. However, the actress posted a comment she received on Twitter (without...

Disney's "Moana" Smashes Box Office Ceiling (& the patriarchy)

Photograph: 2016 Disney.  By Kelsey Duchesne   Disney’s new film Moana had a big weekend at the holiday box office. The film made $55.5 million in the days, made a total of $81.1 million in the 5 day holiday weekend....

Amber Heard Speaks Up In New Video

Amber Heard has been in the news frequently in the past year, but unfortunately, she rarely controlled the messaging. News outlets followed her to the courthouse as she filed for divorce, published photos of her bruised face after an alleged...

Jane Fonda Served Thanksgiving Dinner At Standing Rock

By Kelsey Duchesne   Thanksgiving has always had a troubling history, but this year's felt especially uncomfortable as indigenous people and their allies protested the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in North and South Dakota. While many public figures,...

Film Producers Sue Amber Heard for Allegedly Objecting to Scenes With Nudity

By Kelsey Duchesne Actress Amber Heard has been sued by the producers of her 2015 film London Fields. Variety has reported that this lawsuit has expressed that Heard has costed the film over 10 million dollars for allegedly "sabotaging" the...

Kesha Will Receive Billboard's 2016 Trailblazer Award

By Kelsey Duchesne   Billboard has released some exciting news regarding their Annual Women In Music award ceremony. Musician Kesha will be receiving Billboard's Women in Music Trailblazer award, following Hayley Williams  and Lana Del Rey.   "By combining artistic...

Stop Asking Amy Adams About the Gender Pay Gap

By Kelsey Duchesne   Amy Adams, an Oscar nominated actress/woman who has officially #had #it, gave us all a big dose of real during the Hollywood Reporter Actress Roundtable discussion.   When the topic of the gender gap in Hollywood...

Chimamanda Adichie Received A Mansplanation About Racism

I don't know about you folks, but my eyes have rolled so far in the back of my head I can see my own brain about to combust (quick note to mainsplainers--this is a joke! No need to comment and...

Gaga Writes About Joanne and Strength In Modern Day Women

Lady Gaga is covering the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar, and is reaching out to readers in first person on what it means to be a modern day woman.   The singer-songwriter released her fifth studio album, Joanne, last month,...

Emma Watson Is The Belle of the Subway

Like many of us, Emma Watson is still processing last week's election, but instead of adding fried oreos to her Seamless order (me), she’s spreading hope and love through Maya Angelou. The day after the election, Watson whimsically traveled through...

On Take My Wife, All Is Fair In Love & Student Loans

Warning: Spoilers ahead!   SEESO's new original show Take My Wife stars L.A. comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. The duo, who are married in real life, play a couple journeying through the highs and lows of a standup career....

Meghan Markle Has Received Racist-Fueled Harassment For Dating Prince Harry

By Kelsey Duchesne For any enthusiastic The Prince & Me fans (or perhaps even What A Girl Wants? We could stretch for Love Actually?), the relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has been a true pop culture...

Mila Kunis Shuts Down Sexist Producers

By Kelsey Duchesne   “You will never work in this town again” is a phrase that is *actually* used by real Hollywood executives. Who knew this was a thing real people actually say outside of bad movies? Some dummy executive...

Adele And The Bad Questions We Continue To Ask Women

By Kelsey Duchesne   I'd like to start this article by affirming that the November Vanity Fair cover story on our lady Adele fully delivers-- there are even juxtaposed quotes of her and Beyoncé complementing each other, unveiling the crown...

Why the Beyoncé CMA Performance With The Dixie Chicks Was A Feminist Triumph

By Kelsey Duchesne On November 2nd, Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks took the Country Music Award stage to perform Daddy Lessons, a track on Beyoncé's latest album Lemonade. A week before the election, with the phrase “Grab Your Pussy” riddled...

Our Favorite 2016 Feminist Halloween Costumes

Halloween can be a real hoot (sorry), but it can also be an unfortunate time where you see a celebrity you admire dress in something entirely inappropriate (and we're not talkin' about wearing something sexy or revealing). When you see...

Pussy Riot Releases Much-Needed Election Anthem

By Kelsey Duchesne The Russian band Pussy Riot were forced to hear their name in vain when Donald Trump said he was going to “grab her by the pussy” (still cringing). Never a group to back down from a challenge,...

Amber Rose Is Speaking Up About Sexual Assault In Hollywood

By Kelsey Duchesne   Although it’s been several (long) weeks since our ears were forced to listen to Donald Trump say he was going to “grab her by the pussy”, it’s aggression still lingers, slipping into our minds, uninvited. Activist...

When Celebrity Gossip Stops Being Fun

By Kelsey Duchesne In the last week, it has been reported that Angelina Jolie went through 4 hours of questioning with the FBI in regards to an incident on a plane on September 14th with her husband, Brad Pitt. It...

The Newest Bachelor Couple Didn't Need Roses To Find Love

Earlier this year, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon joined the Australian cast of The Bachelor, where they both dated (or "dated", depending on whether your a Bachelor believer or not) Richie Strahan. Both Megan and Tiffany ended up winning, but not...

Anne Hathaway Struggled To Enjoy Her Oscar Win

In the Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck, she jokes that Bill Hader's character is carrying around his award “like Anne Hathaway at the Oscars.” It was an especially punchy line and welcomed laughs from the audience, calling back to Hathaway’s 2013...

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