Before the premiere of Jason Katims's new show "Rise," he and Winnie Holzman discuss the power of teens' hunger for truth — and how the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas inspire them.
Anne Hathaway speaks at the International Women’s Day event at the United Nations on March 8. Anne Hathaway doesn’t think American parents are getting the support they need. Nearly a year after the Oscar winner became a first-time mom, she spoke out about the U.S.’s inadequate paid parental leave and support for working mothers at the International Women’s Day event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.
In case you haven’t heard, George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins! Pregnancy rumors have been swirling for months, and last week it was revealed that the 55-year-old actor and the 39-year-old human rights lawyer are expecting two bundles of joy … a boy and a girl! The Clooney pregnancy announcement couldn’t have come at a more coincidental time.
Johnny Depp replaced Jeff Yagher after the first episode of 21 Jump Street, Louie Anderson almost played Cousin Larry on Perfect Strangers, and Riff Regan was Willow in the unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Half the cast of Gilligan’s Island turned over after the pilot.
Did Mad Men’s swan song live up to the hype? Did Glee end on a high note? With the year in TV nearly in the books, we’re looking back on 2015′s most notable TV series finales and giving each a letter grade, based on how well they wrapped up the show. Read on to see which series enders made the grade, from best to worst.
Great episodes are the ones that become a part of the larger cultural conversation, like Inside Amy Schumer’s “12 Angry Men” and the Jinx finale. A great episode can hook you into a show at the start by establishing a strong point of view, as the pilots for Empire and UnREAL did.
Mae Whitman has “the talk” with her mom in a new PSA. The Duff actress sat down with her mama, Pat Musick, for the second installment of Refinery29 and Planned Parenthood’s “Her Shorts” series. In the video titled “Talking to Kids About Sex,” the mother-daughter duo chat candidly about “the deed” even recounting her first time. “I’ve always been really open with her and talked with her a lot about sex, and so [this video] seemed like a really natural fit,” Whitman told the website. I’m not scared to be like, ‘Jesus, Mom, I ate a giant onion burger three times in a row for six days,’ and then ask her questions about my sexuality." The Parenthood star added that she hopes that their video will inspire people to reach out to their parents or other adults they trust for guidance in matters of sex. Mae said she was especially pleased to partner with Planned Parenthood after using their services herself. "There was a time where I had a pregnancy scare and I was out of town,” she explains, “and I went to Planned Parenthood just to ask questions without being judged.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet watched the series finale of Parenthood, you may want to wait to read this post. The series finale of Parenthood brought its fair share of tears (four tissues worth for this writer), but it also brought one big surprise cameo. Jason Street George Tucker Scott Porter! The Friday Night Lights alum appeared ever so briefly in the final moments of the series as Amber’s husband.