It’s a huge deal that women are holding positions of power and authority in typically male-dominated fields. It’s nice to know that at a major studio women are leading the way, but most of all earning their way producers and executive producers. Notice this happened quietly, organically and without grand gestures because giving women the jobs they have earned isn’t such a big deal. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with groundbreaking team:
“Much of our senior leadership and over 85 percent of our producers are women, and we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments,” says Katzenberg. Those producers include Mireille Soria (the Madagascar franchise) and Rise of the Guardians’ Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein. Part of the female appeal? Katzenberg inspires abiding loyalty by grooming stars from within. He gave longtime in-house animator Jennifer Yuh Nelson the chance to direct 2011’s Kung Fu Panda 2 (all the way to an Oscar nom and $655.7 million in global ticket sales), making her the first woman to direct a big-budget animated film solo. Jeffrey has always been very supportive of women,” says Globe. “You can have a life and still work here. He understands how important it is to be flexible.”
• Um, so . . . There’s a picture of Ke$ha performing fellatio on the Internet.
• Cosmo and Harlequin are collaborating to create an E-book series of erotic fiction. ‘Cause there’s not enough of that on the internet.
• Emerald green is Pantone’s #1 color of 2013. Get ready for green pants, coats, blouses and shoes that you’re not that into.
• Gwen Stefani tells Marie Claire UK she quit working out, still has a rocking bod, makes me jelly.
“This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.”