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Reese Witherspoon Talks Hollywood’s ‘Smurfette Syndrome’ and the Isolation of Being a Woman in Film – Vulture

Reese Witherspoon. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Reese Witherspoon is set to star in HBO’s Big Little Lies, and while the project is packed with top-tier women, Witherspoon remembers a time when being a woman in the entertainment industry meant incredibly isolating on-set experiences. Appearing at the TCAs, Witherspoon got candid about Hollywood’s so-called “Smurfette Syndrome,” wherein …

Activists decry lack of action against cops in Eric Garner case – Newsday

Civil rights advocates reacted with dismay over the Martin Luther King Day weekend to reports that the Obama administration will not take action to charge or clear police in Eric Garner’s videotaped 2014 choking death before leaving office this week. “We are certainly disappointed,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a telephone interview after joining …