Weâve been waiting for this. Last night at the Center for Reproductive Rightsâ Inaugural Gala, comedian Tina Fey addressed Missouri senate hopeful Todd Akinâs âlegitimate rapeâ comment. She wasnât the first female comedian to give her two cents on his remarks but in my opinion, her words were the best. More
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Though their wedding was top secret, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake will be heavily benefiting from their wedding photos. According to The Atlantic Wire, People Magazine has paid the couple $300,000 and OK! Magazine will also get the photos of their wedding in Italy which took place over this past weekend. Guests included Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg. More
We had our doubts but it turns out our favorite entrepreneur will get to keep doing her talk show. On Ellen today, Bethenny confirmed to the host (who also produces her show) that the talk show is returning. âWe are not going to give a lot of details because we canât,â said Ellen DeGeneres announcing the exciting news. âIt is safe to say she will be on television soon. The television show will be back on the air soon.â Bethenny swore on Skinny Girl Margaritas that the news was true.
There is a whole slew ofÂ new fall shows featuring professional working womenÂ coming to the airwaves in the next few weeks, but we noticed a lot of them have medical degrees. In years past it seemed that female lawyers ruled the … More
Lizzy Caplan is a very funny lady. She was funny as Janis Ian in Mean Girls. She was funny as Casey Klein on the cult hit Party Down and as Julia on New Girl. I even found her funny in Cloverfield, which was really not funny. But Lizzy has always known she and her fellow female comedic actresses were funny. This is why she was mad about the whole nation finally realizing women were funny thanks to the massive success of Bridesmaids. More
Citigroup just got a little more fierce. The third-biggest U.S. bank by assets, hired former 5th-season Americaâs Next Top Model contestant and MTV anchor Kimberley Stolz for a job in equity-derivative sales, according to Bloomberg. Stolz will be a vice president and report to David Silber, head of flow equity-derivative sales.
Jessica Albaâs startup, The Honest Company, is no frilly part-time celebrity endeavor. Founded by Alba herself along with Christopher Gavigan â husband of Greyâs Anatomy actress Jessica Capshaw â the company strives to provide new mothers with the safest, most eco-friendly, âmost honestâ products for their children.
We arenât quite sure how she will fare in the actual divorce (though she has reportedly hired an impeccable legal team) but Katie Holmes is certainly winning the PR war right now. Katie is going out in public looking happy (but not too happy), doing work and she already has an Elle Magazine cover coming out next month in which she pretty much admits, in secret code, that she is definitely getting divorced. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise is hiding in Iceland like a mysterious troll. Katie has total control and it is most likely because she has an excellent PR team.
Glitz, glamour and petitions? The Cannes film festival has it all. Amidst the movie stars promoting their films there is a negative undertone at the famous film festival . On May 16, a group of 250 people including producer Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), director Gillian Armstrong, actress-director Rachel Ward and feminist icon Gloria Steinem signed a petition sent to Cannes officials, headlined, âWhere Are the Women Directors?â By May 17, the petition on Change.org had about 700 signatories. More
In the winter it is easier to get away with looking tired. The weather can be miserable, you havenât seen the sun in weeks and itâs easy to bury yourself in layers of comfy sweaters. But now it is spring! The sun is actually shining (remember the sun?) and if you keep wearing that giant, puffy coat you are going to pass out from heat exhaustion. As fashionable as it is to be a vampire right now, your face could use a refresher.
This is why you should sign up for monthly beauty sample deliveries from Birchbox. Getting a package in the mail is pretty much one of the only exciting things that can happen to normal working people on a weekday. But it is especially nice if you get a surprise box of treats that will help you embrace spring More
What would we do without a little television to watch when we come home from a long day of work? What is so great though is now, especially this year, we get to see so many professional women on television going through the same problems we do such as challenging projects, dealing with difficult coworkers, potential office romances, stress and trying to have a personal life as well. It is nice though that these women make it look a bit more entertaining with either hilarious jokes or just ridiculously good-looking men hanging around. Here are 10 positive portrayals of working women on television today. More
On March 8 we’ll be featuring Nicole Williams, an expert on marketing your personal brand through social media sites like LinkedIn, in our second Career Connect interactive seminar series. If you can’t participate and watch our series live, you can get access and watch any time you want. Learn more here.
Dating and job hunting are actually quite similar; they are both difficult areas to navigate and require a lot of know-how when it comes to marketing yourself. According to LinkedIn’s Connection Director Nicole Williams, the best way to find a job or new opportunity is via your network. More
Last night marked the Season 2 finale of the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. In case you have been living under a rock, Downton Abbey is the new big thing in television. Dare I say, it may be close to reaching Mad Men-type popularity. According to The Daily Beast, Downton Abbey has made PBS cool again, as well as chivalry, politeness, culture, tuxedos all the time, the Spanish Plague and Maggie Smith (not that she was ever not cool.) “Not since Ken Burnsâs The Civil War documentary, which aired in 1990, has PBS been at the center of national cultural conversation as it is now.” Masterpieceâs Downton Abbey will return in January 2013 and has generated critical acclaim, audience enthusiasm, and impressive ratings, and garnered six Emmys and one Golden Globe, ending HBOâs dominance over the movies and miniseries category. Downton is ranked No. 3 in terms of overall audiences in all Masterpiece presentations since 1990, second only to The Buccaneers and Prime Suspect 2. It brought in a staggering average audience of 6.3 million viewers for its second season premiere on Jan. 8 and was the second-watched program at 9 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. We decided there had to be some career insights we could find in this amazing show even though unfortunately back then rich women didn’t work and their main goal in life was to find a husband. but the servants did take their jobs very seriously so we managed to find a few gems. Here are 10 career lessons from the Season 2 finale of Downton Abbey. More
Here at TheGrindstone we try to provide you with the best advice on as many career topics as possible, but sometimes just citing facts and figures and featuring interviews with experts isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to go straight to the source, or to people that have actually been through different career experiences as well as experts. That is why we are launching Career Connect on TheGrindstone. Career Connect is an interactive speaker series that will connect you right to the experts through hour-long seminars that you can participate in during your lunch break, or watch afterwards in your free time. The sessions will offer practical advice and firsthand knowledge from career professionals and other professional women. More