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International Women’s Day: Most Admired Female Heroines in Cinema

Today is International Women’s Day and in honor of the day, Redbox.com asked its costumers, “What is your favorite depiction of a female historical character in a movie?“



Here are the top 5 Answers the movie video rental box service was given.

Tara P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures

Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich

Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Jennifer Lopez as Selena in Selena.

Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia



Source: A survey of 930 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 1/27-2/8/20

Natalie Portman Bares Bump in ‘Vanity Fair’s 2017 Hollywood Issue

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Second-time mom-to-be Natalie Portman bares her bump inside the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue in a breathtaking portrait captured by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Portman is nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie. She and her choreographer and dancer husband Benjamin Millepied are expecting a sibling for their 5-year old son Aleph.

And she was joined on the cover wearing a flowing off-the-shoulder gown by other A-Listers Emma Stone, Greta Gerwig, Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Ruth Negga, Lupita Nyong’o, Janelle Monae, Dakota Johnson and sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning.

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Kelly Rowland to Launch a Make-Up Line for ‘Chocolate Girls’; Joins Michelle Obama’s First Single

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Given the limit of quality make up for darker complexioned women, singer phenom Kelly Rowland will soon fill the void by collaborating with her make up artist Sheika Daley to release a line of make up for “chocolate girls” as she described it to Essence magazine.

In a recent interview at a Claritin and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America-sponsored event, the former Destiny’s Child girl band member gave some deets about the upcoming project.

“My makeup artist Sheika Daley and I are actually starting a makeup line we’re making sure we make, well, we’re starting off with lashes and then we’re going to have it grow for all women,” Rowland told Essence. “But definitely making sure we have our chocolate girls covered. Gotta get the chocolate girls in there! We have to have that, you know. I think Iman has done a beautiful makeup line and I want to do it too!”

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No word yet on its actual launch date or what stage in production the line is currently.

When not designing make up lines, Rowland and our other Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum and current second-time mom-to-be Kelly Clarkson were lending their voices to First Lady Michelle Obama‘s first single.

The empowerment anthem, titled, “This is For My Girls”, also features Zendaya, Janelle Monae,  Chloe & Halle, Jadagrace and Lea Michele, Billboard notes.

Veteran songwriter Diane Warren penned the song, Rap-Up reports.

It is all part of the Obama administration’s Let Girls Learn initiative and the White House’s #62MillionGirls campaign, which aims to help “more than 62 million girls around the world” complete their education.

Listen to the song here: