15 Female Stars On Negotiating For Equal Pay

Talking about money can be awkward, but it can be downright infuriating when you’re a woman. Even in 2018, we’re . “At a very early stage in my rap career, I was making six figures for shows. If I heard there was another rapper making that, I thought, ‘you know what? I get out there and demand or command a crowd. I get out there and make my fans happy. I get out there and give a real show. I want that, too.’ And I pushed myself to be better with my showmanship, but I also decided, you know what? I want to be compensated well … If you know… Read More

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LEGO’s new TIE Fighter for Solo: A Star Wars Story shows how sophisticated the toys have become

In 1999, Danish toy company Lego made a huge announcement: it had signed a license with Lucasfilm Ltd. to produce a series of toys based on the Star Wars films, the first time in the company’s history that it made such a deal. The move wasn’t without major qualms within the company; for decades, it had eschewed such deals, but competition from other toy brands loomed, and company officials worried about being overtaken. The decision would ultimately propel Lego to become one of the largest toy companies in the world. In the intervening two decades, Star Wars Lego kits have become a core product for the company, with new kits… Read More

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‘The Sting’ at Paper Mill Playhouse review: Even Harry Connick Jr. can’t save this clumsy musical

“The Sting” makes for an evening of fun that seems regularly forced In 1974, Paul Newman and Robert Redford carried “The Sting” to a best-picture Oscar. Now a world-premiere musical version of the film hopes to make a similar splash at the Paper Mill and perhaps beyond. Bolstered by a marquee name in Harry Connick, Jr. and fortified by the superb choreography of Tony-winner Warren Carlyle, the show is certainly well equipped to make a run at the top of the musical theater world. But it is not there yet. Clumsy at three uneven hours and still showing its brushstrokes, “The Sting” makes for an evening of fun that seems… Read More

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‘Big Little Lies’ production back on the Monterey Peninsula

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Pacific Grove – They’re back. Madeline, Celeste and Jane, the three main characters that put Monterey on the map in a “Big Little Lies” kind of way, are set to again appear at various locations on the Peninsula. On Monday, the cast and crew including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley who play the very different drama-filled women on the HBO-limited series will commence filming for season two at Lovers Point, a spot where scenes were also shot for season one. While filming initially began in… Read More

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Seth Meyers welcomes new son — born in his apartment lobby

Axel Strahl Meyers apparently couldn’t wait to come into the world and meet his parents on the outside of his mom’s womb. The son of mom Alexi Ashe and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers decided to be born in the lobby of his parent’s Manhattan apartment building, People magazine is reporting. Meyers, 44, shared the story of his son’s dramatic birth on his show Monday. “I called 911 and over the course of a minute conversation, I said, ‘We’re about to have a baby — we’re having a baby — we had a baby,” Meyers said. Meyers began to cry as he spoke about the experience, but then joked, “I’m… Read More

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Laura Ingraham returns to TV, complains about censorship and vows to fight ‘Stalinist’ effort

By DAVID BAUDER | The Associated Press NEW YORK — Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham returned to work with defiance Monday, denouncing a “Stalinist” effort by liberals to stifle the free speech of conservatives and promising to make fighting it her new cause. She made no mention of the advertisers who had abandoned her own program after she tweeted that a survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting had “whined” about not getting in to some colleges he had applied for. Laura Ingraham just compared the Parkland shooting students to Stalin. Stalin killed tens of millions of innocent people. That should help get the few remaining advertisers off the fence.… Read More

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