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Guest Column: I Had a Pre-Roe Illegal Abortion. We Can’t Go Back

It was 1972, and I was a student at Northwestern University when I found myself pregnant. I had lost both my parents very young, and I was not equipped to be a mother at all. I knew then that I couldn’t let this unwanted pregnancy affect the rest of my life; that I had to […]

Walkouts, Weekly Meetings, Script Notes: The Next Stage of Hollywood’s Abortion Activism

Today in Hollywood, an out-of-office email message might not be for a vacation — but instead a subtle form of protest. Some industry workplaces, including most of the major talent agencies, will participate in a nationwide virtual walkout organized by Planned Parenthood to show support for abortion rights Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. Some […]

Guest Column: Having More Women in Power Could Have Raised Urgency of Protecting Roe

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s June 30 swearing-in as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court was historic and inspiring. While her ascendance just six days after the court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade struck many as ironic and dispiriting, it should also serve as a powerful reminder that in Washington, D.C., as well as in […]

N.Y. Teamsters Local, Which Reps Entertainment Union Staff, Passes Resolution to Organize for Abortion-Rights Causes

Teamsters Local 210, the New York-based Local that represents some New York City-based SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity staff in collective bargaining, has passed a resolution focused on women’s rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The resolution, passed on Monday by the Local’s Executive Board, states that the Local “condemns […]

Prince Harry Article in The Mail on Sunday Was “Defamatory,” Judge Rules

Parts of an article in The Mail on Sunday about Prince Harry’s legal claim against the British government’s Home Office was defamatory, a High Court judge in London has ruled. The Duke of Sussex had filed a claim against the newspaper’s publisher, Associated Newspapers Limited, in February after an article that, his team claimed, caused […]

‘Stranger Things’ Comparisons and ‘Benny Hill’ Theme: Hugh Grant and Other Stars React to Boris Johnson Resignation

Boris Johnson and his populist approach to politics have long divided people and observers in Britain and beyond. Some celebrities have regularly criticized his style and agenda, including Brexit and immigration policy. So it was no surprise that stars chimed in with their reactions when the 58-year-old confirmed on Thursday that he was stepping down […]

President Biden Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, Denzel Washington

President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the Senate, and gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords. “Today, she adds to her medal count,” Biden said as he introduced Biles, […]

Tina Tchen Joins Obama Foundation as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

After a tumultuous tenure as head of Time’s Up, Tina Tchen has reunited with the Obamas. The former Obama administration staffer has joined the Obama Foundation as executive vice president as well as chief strategy and impact officer. Her work will include overseeing the grassroots educational Girls Opportunity Alliance program, for which she has been […]

Boris Johnson Resigns, Remains U.K. Prime Minister for Now

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics. Months of defiance ended almost with a shrug as Johnson stood outside No. 10 Downing […]

Guest Column: What Hollywood Can Do After the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

We knew that Roe v. Wade was fragile. When Tara clerked on the Supreme Court nearly 18 years ago, it was clear that, for the most conservative Justices and law clerks, Roe was their tipping point. The ire with which it was viewed was palpable, down to apocryphal stories of law clerks who would go […]

Pro-Choice Hollywood Amps Up Abortion-Rights Giving Led by Lizzo and Live Nation $1M Donation

Hollywood’s abortion-rights advocates have gone into overdrive — and opened their wallets in increased and creative ways — to support reproductive rights after the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling that overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade. Supporters, led by a $1 million donation from Lizzo and Live Nation, are amping up their giving to […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In, Becomes First Black Woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice and she took the place Thursday of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement took effect at noon. Moments […]