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Jazz Jennings Takes On Transgender Athlete Bans With Powerful Throwback Clip
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Jazz Jennings Takes On Transgender Athlete Bans With Powerful Throwback Clip

Jazz Jennings is speaking out against lawmakers who want to restrict transgender athletes from playing on sports teams by reflecting on her own experiences with discrimination.  On Tuesday, the 20-year-old trans activist and author posted a short video featuring archival footage from the TLC reality series “I Am Jazz.” The 2015 clip shows an 8-year-old Jennings posing in a soccer uniform as her father, Greg, tears up and begs a local team to allow his daughter to play.  When I was 8 years old, I was banned from my playing girls soccer for over two years. The ban made me feel excluded, had no merit and negatively affected me and my family. Go to the link below to take action and combat these bills before they pass 🏳️‍⚧️https://t.co/11SiaPlRwZ pic.twitter.com/Lz1mxpTYA3— Jazz Jennings (@Jaz...
Mila Jam Marks Transgender Day Of Visibility With Stunning New Video
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Mila Jam Marks Transgender Day Of Visibility With Stunning New Video

Mila Jam is known to her fans as both a creative multi-threat and an outspoken transgender rights activist. Turns out, she makes a pretty convincing divine being too. The New York singer-songwriter on Wednesday unveiled the video for “Pretty One,” the title track of her new EP. In it, she cavorts with a celestial dance troupe in the sanctuary of an abandoned church before promenading down the aisle in a flowing white gown. But “Pretty One” doesn’t end in matrimony. In an interview with HuffPost, Jam said the 1980s-inspired track is meant as an anthem of self-empowerment and, as such, reflects “the goddess in me.” Working with director Frank Boccia and Broadway choreographer Paul McGill, she wanted the video to be rife with spiritual imagery and convey “a journey about finding yourself, gi...
Jennifer Love Hewitt On Being Objectified As A Young Actor: I Look Back And Go, 'Ew'
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Jennifer Love Hewitt On Being Objectified As A Young Actor: I Look Back And Go, 'Ew'

Jennifer Love Hewitt is opening up about the “incredibly inappropriate, gross things” interviewers used to ask her when she was a young actor. The “Ghost Whisperer” star spoke to Vulture in an interview published this week about her saucy 2001 rom-com, “Heartbreakers.” The film stars Hewitt and Sigourney Weaver as a grifting mother-daughter duo who steal the hearts and money of the wealthy. When asked about how she looks back at the rampant “leering in the media” about her body at that time, Hewitt shared that she recently watched the Britney Spears documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” and related to it. In one part of the doc, there’s a discussion about how Spears’ breasts were a focus in the media, and Hewitt noticed a familiarity. “At the time that I was going through it, and intervi...
Kirsten Dunst Reveals Pregnancy In Drop Dead Gorgeous High-Fashion Photo Shoot
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Kirsten Dunst Reveals Pregnancy In Drop Dead Gorgeous High-Fashion Photo Shoot

There’s fabulous and then there’s announcing your pregnancy in a high-fashion photo shoot helmed by Sofia Coppola.  Kirsten Dunst falls firmly into the latter category with the actor revealing she’s expecting her second child with husband Jesse Plemons in a spread for W Magazine that’s practically dripping in glamour.  For the occasion, Dunst reunited with the auteur director, whom she’s collaborated with on films including “The Virgin Suicides,” “Marie Antoinette” and most recently “The Beguiled,” alongside Coppola’s other muses, Elle Fanning and Rashida Jones, in a photo essay for the outlet’s Directors Issue. Courtesy of W Magazine In one of a handful of photos artfully captured by photographer Zoë Ghertner, Dunst appears sprawled on an ornate bed dressed in a custom, bridal-adj...
Beyoncé Makes History Winning The Most NAACP Image Awards
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Beyoncé Makes History Winning The Most NAACP Image Awards

Beyoncé has made history at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.  The music icon now has the most NAACP Image Awards in history after she racked up four awards for the 52nd event, NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson announced on Saturday.  The NAACP Image Awards hosted a series of non-televised virtual events recognizing winners in over 60 categories in the five days leading up to its televised ceremony on Saturday. The two-hour virtual event, which was hosted by Anthony Anderson, aired live across ViacomCBS networks including BET and CBS. Beyoncé took home wins in the Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional), and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary) categories during a virtual event on Thursday.  Today we...