With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.
This weekend an A-List cast stars in the hilarious and touching movie, This Is Where I Leave You. It's based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Tropper about Shiva.
Don't get me wrong: This Is Where I Leave You isn't a great movie. But it's an enjoyable one, an emotional comedy that earns its lump in the throat and most of its laughs.
If you think your office job is rough, know this: Tina worked the front desk at a YMCA after being turned down for jobs at a Ruby Tuesday and a theater box-office.
Are you, as a young woman who lives in rich country, privileged enough to "not need feminism"? Excellent. Now please join me in trying to spread some of that privilege amongst women who need it a bit more than you do.
My generation has a seat at the table, but it comes with strings attached. I'm hoping that the next generation does not have to have "rules" for working in a man's world.
I'm not famous, although I'm known in my field. What's different about my being known, however, is that when people know my name -- or even see me out and about at industry gatherings or certain kinds of events I frequent -- they know not only who I am, but what I represent, the kind of work I do.
Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me is full of practical tips on how to be more like your favorite entertainers but also offers a deeper exploration of how best to spend this precious raw material you have -- your time -- and how to devise a fair measuring stick by which to judge progress toward your ideals.
Our friend and one of our favorite entertainers, Daniel Franzese, has been in the news quite a bit lately. The 10th anniversary of the cult class...
A pair of Valeries: Valerie Bertinelli tapes for Who Do You Think You Are? in London and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, learns ...
Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.
When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.
We're happy to tag along as we watch these beloved characters go through their prescribed, low-tech paces, tossing off groan-inducing puns and one-liners while still making time for the occasional celebrity cameo (there's a bunch!) and/or musical number (there's a few too many!).
So is Divergent the new Hunger Games? Or Twilight? Or even Harry Potter?
Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.
Stilettos, red carpet award shows, black tie events and women wondering, "How long do I have to keep these damn heels on!" That is every woman's battl...