Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Kathy Bates, Gabrielle Union, and activist Patrisse Cullors will receive the Women Making History Award, an honor given to women who have made “significant contributions to their fields and serve as an inspiration to women everywhere.”
The honorees will be feted at the Women Making History Awards brunch at the Beverly Hilton on September 15, with the event being hosted by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and its Los Angeles Regional Council.
“Our nation’s greatest successes rest on American’ women’s shoulders, and it’s time to acknowledge their active roles in our history – the roles our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, granddaughters, daughters, and nieces play in the workplace, community and home,” said NWHM Board Chair Susan D. Whiting. “Our honorees this year exemplify women’s contributions to the social, cultural, economic and political life of our country. America’s history remains unfinished. It’s time to complete it.”
Previous recipients include former First Lady Laura Bush, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis. To purchase tickets, go here.
One of the most anticipated films this year is Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and hopefully the flick will feature the same passion for 8-bit gaming as the original. Wreck-It Ralph, which received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature, was released back in 2012 and it’s been a long timing for a sequel!
This time out video game antagonist (but with a heart of gold) Ralph (John C. Reilly) helps Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) navigate the perilous world wide web in search of a replacement to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. The flick also features the voice talents of Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, andMandy Moore. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!
Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph opens nationwide November 21.
Justin Hartley joins the Bad Moms family as Ty Swindle, a firefighter who moonlights as a stripper and eventually bonds with Carla (Kathryn Hahn) during a waxing appointment.
“I saw the first movie and I thought they pulled it off magnificently,” said Hartley. “I’m a huge fan of the cast really. Before I did this movie I had run into Kristen (Bell) a few times but I didn’t know anybody. They’re phenomenal – they’re as advertised. They’re just great, great ladies. And then they keep adding more names and wonderful people to the cast. Plus on This Is Us – I’m lucky I get to do some comedy on the show but we do a lot of really heavy drama on the show so it’s fun to do something like this and where it’s a complete opposite of what I’m used to doing.”
Click on the media bar to hear Hartley talk about why it was a “freeing” experience dancing in front of the Bad Moms!
As a mother with a thriving career in the Disney universe, Kristen Bell didn’t really need to take a job starring on a TV show. However, once she read the first script for The Good Place — the NBC sitcom that finds her recently deceased character mistakenly sent to Ted Danson’s heaven-like utopia — she knew that she had to be a part of something so unique. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kristen Bell)
The Good Place starts its second season with a special premiere date — Wednesday, September 20 at 10/9c — before returning to its regular time, Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.
Hollywood marriages have a well-deserved reputation for being tempestuous. Some might even argue that marriage certificates issued to celebrities should come with an expiration date. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, though, are one of the most notable exceptions. Not only are they happy living together, they also enjoy working together! You can see the two of them co-starring in CHiPs — which Shepard also directed — and Bell told us the experience was awesome.