The word “girl power” is seldom associated with 20-something-year-old celebrities but rather with pre-adolescent girls convinced that boys still have cooties—but things are beginning to change. This week, Emma Watson, who is also a U.N. Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, brought back “girl power” to the 20 and 30-year-old age group, reminding us that standing up for your gender isn’t just for the kids. Saturday, while addressing world leaders, the Brown University alumna delivered a moving and inspiring speech about feminism at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Her speech motivated her to start the #HeForShe campaign, which she says is focused on making people “see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.” Celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Douglas Booth, have already jumped on board with Watson’s campaign. You can, too, by using the #HeForShe hashtag on your social media sites and explaining what you want to see happen in the realms of gender equality.
Disney faced a lawsuit this week after Isabella Tanikumi, who also goes by L. Amy Gonzalez, filed a federal complaint against the company, claiming that the movie Frozen plagiarized her life. According to court documents, Tanikumi says that the movie’s plot was taken from her 2010 autobiography, “Living My Truth,” about her time growing up in the Andean mountains in Peru. She is suing the corporation for $250 million and is demanding a jury trial. Her complaint highlights 18 examples that show parallels between her book and Frozen, including similarities in names, characters, and relationships. Frozen, said to be inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Snow Queen,” tells the story of sisters Anna and Elsa, who must reconstruct their relationship after Elsa, who has magical ice powers, traps their kingdom in an eternal winter. Walt Disney Company has not yet made a statement on the lawsuit.
Eleven months after announcing their separation, Bruce and Kris Jenner filed for divorce this week, apparently much happier living apart than together. The two celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on April 21 and had been spending a lot of time together even after the initial separation. However, according to court documents filed on September 22, Kris cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the official breakup and requested joint custody of 17-year-old daughter, Kylie. It seems as though the two will continue to raise their family together, though, as both continue to celebrate their family milestones together.
After just one year together as a married couple, model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa are calling it quits. According to divorce documents, Rose cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, and the two officially separated on Monday. The two have one child, Sebastian “The Bash” Taylor Thomaz, born February 21, 2013, whom Rose is asking for full legal custody of. We wish both of these stars the best.
After some speculation, it was confirmed this week that Tyler Perry is going to be a dad. Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele alluded to their pregnancy this week at Perry’s 45th birthday party in Los Angeles. A guest at the event confirmed that Bekele is about seven or eight months along. Perry has declined to comment on the pregnancy rumors. Congrats!