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Men Might Have Taken Home More Awards Last Night But Women Stole The Show With Their Message Of Me Too

As expected, last night’s Golden Globes was a night of women (and their male allies) making powerful declarations that let the world know that sexual harassment and assault against women have no place in Hollywood or beyond.

Women used fashion as a weapon to tackle sexual assault.

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The #MeToo movement, originally created by activist Tarana Burke in 2007 and reignited by actress Alyssa Milano via a tweet in October, led female power players in the entertainment industry to start off the new year by launching Time’s Up. The initiative lends legal support to victims of sexual abuse across all industries.

Time’s Up held one of its first efforts at last night’s award show.

The red carpet carried a sea of statement outfits, with nearly every woman in attendance, including Oprah, America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Eva Longoria Bastón, and Salma Hayek, wearing all black in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment.

Many, including many male attendees, also wore pins of the “Time’s Up” logo and used their voices to advocate against sexual harassment and gender inequality in all workplaces.

Actresses used their time on the red carpet to discuss the movement. Even Jennifer Lopez, who was in Puerto Rico on a relief mission to aid Hurricane Maria victims, took time to back the women behind the movement at a press conference in which she also wore all black.

Electrifying speeches and scathing commentary from presenters  demanded for men to do better.

In a savage zing that has now gone viral, Natalie Portman called out the lack of gender parity in the directing category during her announcement of the “all male” nominees for best director. Barbara Streisand, the only woman to ever win the award, called out the fact that she won 34 years ago.

Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech, which braided stories of her childhood and family with commentary on race, misogyny, and the current state of politics, called for “a time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too,’ again.”

While nearly every woman at the awards ceremony spoke up about harassment, not one male winner used their time on stage to mention Me Too or Time’s Up, reminding us that men need to speak up if they’re to be true allies.

Tbh the real gold was in the way women showed up for one another.

Ditching their usual partners as dates, actresses stepped out on the carpet with strong female role models at their side. Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd walked the red carpet together, as did America Ferrera and Natalia Portman. Others brought some of the most influential and invigorating activists as their dates. Rosa Clemente, a devoted advocate for media justice, escorted Susan Sarandon. Michelle Williams had Burke on her arm the whole night, and Mónica Ramírez, co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesina, attended with Laura Dern.

And actresses like Debra Messing, Laura Dern, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Longoria Bastón also used their red carpet interviews with anchors from E! to call out the fact that the network pays its female hosts less than their male counterparts. Messing in particular expressed her solidarity with former host Catt Sadler, who quit after finding out her co-anchor Jason Kennedy makes double her salary.

For years, the entertainment industry has touted the Golden Globes as an opportunity to highlight the beauty and glamour of its actresses. It’s been a long-standing tradition for outlets to ask women who they’re wearing and ripping them apart later. Seeing the women of Hollywood use their platform to amplify the voices of all women proves 2018 will be a year of continued progress in the fight for gender equality.


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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VplFL0KS75s

Fingers crossed!

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bve_d3sFet7/

In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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