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Abortion Rights, Antisemitism and White Privilege: Amy Schumer on Her Wild ‘Inside’ Revival (and Hopes to Do More)

Most of the current season of Inside Amy Schumer had wrapped filming when the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision was handed down and Roe v. Wade was overturned. But, having already seen state laws banning abortions going into effect, Amy Schumer shared an idea for a bit with writer Christine Nangle (“I would say 75 percent […]

Kentucky, Michigan Voters Approve Protecting Abortion Rights, Joining California and Vermont 

Voters in reliably red Kentucky rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any state constitutional protections for abortion while voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in their state’s constitution — joining Democratic California and Vermont in taking that step. The Kentucky result bucked the state’s Republican-led Legislature, which had imposed a near-total ban on the procedure […]

Cecily Strong Urges People to Vote in ‘SNL’ “Weekend Update” Appearance: “These Are Scary Times”

Cecily Strong pulled in to Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” this week to talk to viewers about what’s at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections. As “Tammy the Trucker,” Strong was introduced as someone “who promises she’s here to talk about gas prices and definitely not abortion.” But after a quick reference to how “the Supreme […]

‘Call Jane’ Partners With Planned Parenthood, Abortion Care Network to Screen Film With Clinics Across the U.S. (Exclusive)

Roadside Attractions’ Call Jane is teaming with local and national abortion care providers on screenings of the film, as well as other supporting organizations on star-fronted PSAs, to help encourage education and awareness around abortions. Out in theaters Friday, the Elizabeth Banks-led, ’60s-set story follows Joy, a suburban wife and mother who turns to the real-life, […]

Elizabeth Banks on Learning How to Perform an Abortion for ‘Call Jane,’ Being Treated With “No Understanding” During a Procedure

Elizabeth Banks says she thinks she could perform an abortion after working on her latest project Call Jane. The Phyllis Nagy-directed, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi co-written film about the Janes, an underground abortion care network that operated out of Chicago during the late ’60s and early ’70s, sees Banks starring as a suburban housewife who […]

Planned Parenthood: ‘Blonde’ Is “Anti-Abortion Propaganda”

Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana de Armas as the screen legend, has been sparking strong reactions since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 8 and made its Netflix debut Sept. 28. Film critics have called the movie, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the […]

Jenny Mollen Shares Her Own Abortion Story, Credits Chrissy Teigen for Inspiring Her to Speak Out

Actress and author Jenny Mollen has opened up about her own abortion procedure and she’s crediting Chrissy Teigen for inspiring her to share her personal story. In an Instagram post published Thursday, the Crash and Girls actress revealed that she experienced two miscarriages while married to her husband and fellow actor Jason Biggs. It was […]

Chrissy Teigen Responds to Online Accusations That She’s Exploiting Her Pregnancy Loss and Abortion Story: “I’ve Already Seen You Do Your Worst”

After sharing her abortion story late last week, Chrissy Teigen is fending off social media users who have criticized and attacked her decision to publicly clarify her pregnancy loss wasn’t a miscarriage as she had previously described it. While speaking Thursday at the social impact agency Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit, Teigen […]

Showrunners’ Coalition “Engaging Directly and Individually” With Studios on Issue of Abortion Access for Hollywood Workers

The six-week-long public exchange between studios and a collective of showrunners over abortion access for Hollywood workers has reached a détente of sorts. “While there is still much work to be done, we can share that all nine studios we contacted (Amazon, AMC, Apple TV+, CBS/Paramount, Disney, Lionsgate, NBCU, Netflix and Warner Brothers Discovery) are […]

Agencies Join Showrunners’ Fundraiser for Abortion Relief (Exclusive)

Several talent agencies have joined the fundraiser for abortion relief started by a coalition of showrunners last month. CAA, WME, UTA and Gersh have each made donations to the Hollywood Fund for Abortion Relief (formerly known as Showrunners for Abortion Relief), which benefits the National Network of Abortion Funds. The agency gifts have ranged from […]

Hollywood Flashback: HBO’s ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ Put Abortion in the Spotlight

The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade has given new poignancy to If These Walls Could Talk, HBO’s 1996 anthology film about three women in different eras — the 1950s, the 1970s and the 1990s — and their experiences with abortion. Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek and Cher each starred in a segment, with Cher […]

Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Launches $25K Student Film Grant for Stories About Reproductive Rights

USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is expanding its research focus from analyses of demographic diversity (i.e. gender, race/ethnicity, disability, sexuality and age) to address how entertainment narratives handle topical issues, including reproductive health, voting and gun violence. “With the curtailing of reproductive rights, it is not only necessary to find legal solutions to protect marginalized communities, […]