Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S....
Hollywood actresses seek truth at Tijuana migrant shelters
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Actress America Ferrera led a small group of artists on a migrant shelter tour in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, across from San Diego, over the weekend. They dressed in...
Longoria, Ferrera, Saldana and more rally for Latino votes
MIAMI (AP) — Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez took to the streets of Miami, leading hundreds of people while chanting "Si se puede" or "Yes we can" in attempt to rally people to vote ahead of Election Day.
While the actresses were looking to improve voter turnout overall, they were specifically targeting the Latino community on Sunday as they marched down in Little Havana.
Longoria, Ferrera, Saldana rally for Latino votes
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Latinas are on the march in Florida ahead of Election Day
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some high-powered Latinas are on the march in Florida, campaigning in two largely Latino neighborhoods the weekend for Election Day.
Actresses America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Gina Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson and Zoe Saldana will appear at rallies in Kissimmee and Miami on Sunday.
Lin-Manuel Miranda sings lullaby at protest
America Ferrera editing anthology of essays about culture
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, author Roxane Gay and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan are among those contributing essays to an anthology about navigating between cultures.
"American Like Me" will feature stories from those trying find an identity in a culture that often "underrepresents or ignores" their experiences.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — America Ferrera is a mom.
The "Ugly Betty" actress wrote on Instagram on Tuesday that she and husband Ryan Piers Williams were welcoming "Sebastian Piers Williams — aka Baz!"
She added that mom, dad and baby are "happy, healthy and totally in love."
Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
James Corden says Grammys will include ‘Me Too’ moment
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award host James Corden says Sunday's show will carve out some time to allow artists to express solidarity with the "Me Too" and Time's Up movements.
Corden, returning for his second stint as host, will do his own part to support victims of sexual misconduct — he'll wear a white rose.
Push is on to raise sexual misconduct awareness at Grammys
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night.
Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes among powerful women in anti-harassment group
A group of more than 1,000 women in entertainment have detailed a comprehensive plan to combat sexual harassment across industries.
Time's Up was officially unveiled Monday in a story by The New York Times, though the group was formed not long after the first round of allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light in October.
America Ferrera was sexually assaulted aged nine years old.
The 33-year-old actress has recalled a horrific incident during her younger years and admits she "lived with the shame and guilt" and had to see perpetrator everyday afterwards "for years to come".
Book in January to mark 1-year anniversary of Women’s March
NEW YORK (AP) — America Ferrera, Roxane Gay and Jill Soloway are among those contributing essays to a book marking the one-year anniversary of January's Women's March.
Monae among performers at Women’s March on Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.
Organizers of the event announced its performance lineup Wednesday. Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon and Emily Wells are also set to perform at Saturday's march.
Celebrities to turn out for women’s march on Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hollywood will be turning out in force for the women's march on Washington set to follow Donald Trump's inauguration.
Actress America Ferrera will chair the march's "artist table," organizers said Monday.
Other notables who plan to participate include Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Julianne Moore and Frances McDormand.
Bernie Sanders, Rudy Giuliani campaigning in Vegas Sunday
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is rallying supporters for Hillary Clinton and down-ticket Democrats in Nevada.
The Vermont senator is headlining a rally at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday at the College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne Campus in North Las Vegas.
Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto will join him for the event. She's also trying to energize students to get out the vote today through an event with actresses Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera.
In this US election year, celebrities take their gloves off
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a bit of footage so intense that it's almost hard to watch. A respected artist stares into a camera and out comes a torrent of anger and frustration at his enemy.
He calls the other man "a pig," ''an idiot" and "a mutt, who doesn't know what he's talking about." He ends the minute-long diatribe with a promise of violence: "I'd like to punch him in the face."
Gigi Hadid fends off man-handler between runway turns
MILAN (AP) — This was already Gigi Hadid's season.
She drew crowds outside the Max Mara shop on opening day of Milan Fashion Week, and indulged fans with selfies.
Then she opened and closed the Max Mara show on the second day of womenswear previews for next spring and summer on Thursday, and took top billing at Fendi.
Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole to host diversity event
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities from music, film, fashion, sport and academia — including Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, America Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Quincy Jones, and Emilio and Gloria Estefan — have signed up to co-chair a two-day convention to celebrate diversity and unity.