The fight for women’s equality first had to argue that it was a fight worth having. Apparently the same goes with giving the movement recognition: “Makers: Women Who Make America” is billed by PBS as an unprecedented account of women’s changing lives and the impact on U.S. society over the last 50 years.
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Hugh Hefner and the Parents Television Council agree on one thing, at least — that NBC never should have aired “The Playboy Club.” The Playboy publisher reflected on Tuesday’s cancellation of the series — set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in the 1960s — via his Twitter […]
No new show is more controversial than “The Playboy Club” (Premieres Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c on NBC). The drama has been condemned by both the Parents Television Council and Gloria Steinem for glamorizing the exploitation of women. NBC’s Salt Lake City affiliate refuses to air it. Others have claimed it’s a pale imitation of […]
Gloria Steinem is brilliant, beautiful, and not shy about admitting she’s 77 years old. “Everyplace I go I tell my age because I figure it’s like a form of coming out,” she recently told reporters at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. It’s also her way of still waving the flag of a movement she […]
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran women’s rights campaigner Gloria Steinem said on Friday she hoped TV viewers would boycott “The Playboy Club“, calling the 1960s nightclubs tacky and far from the glamorous places depicted in the show. “Clearly ‘The Playboy Club’ is not going to be accurate. It was the tackiest place […]
Gloria Steinem is lending her endorsement to a boycott of “The Playboy Club.” The legendary women’s rights activist – who famously went undercover as a bunny in 1963 at Hugh Hefner’s New York man cave – says the upcoming NBC drama sends the wrong message to young men. “There is a kind of horrible fascination […]
Kathy Griffin has had big stars say “yes” to appearing on her Bravo reality show ‘My Life on the D-List,’ which premieres its sixth season June 15. But one A-lister turned down the offer: ‘American Idol’ superstar Adam Lambert. “I tried to do an episode that couldn’t come together that I wanted to,” Griffin told […]