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Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.

The initiative includes:

— A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels — protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

— Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.

— A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway.

— And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.

Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced on Monday with an impassioned pledge of support to working-class women in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, many of them A-listers. The letter also ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times, and in La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper.
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Which “Avengers: Infinity War” Storyline is Anthony Russo Most Excited For?

Judging from the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, there is a metric-ton to be excited about. There is so much going on in the footage, that it’s hard to pick just one moment that stands out. Well, what about the creators of the film? What’s their favorite part of the movie? It turns out, director Anthony Russo has his pick. Speaking to, the Avengers: Infinity War co-director reveals that he is on team Thor:

“I’m going to pick Thor because Thor, we’re picking up his story from the end of Thor: Ragnarok and at the end of that film as any fan would know his home planet of Asgard is destroyed, and so the character is in new territory so to speak, because his past has been torn away from him to a degree.”

Anthony also spoke about Thor’s evolution in the movie, stating that: “I think it’s very similar to Captain America’s situation when we picked up his story in Winter Solider when Joe and I came on to do our first movie for Marvel. Cap was in a place where we were very much catching him up in the modern world and seeing what that meant to him, and figuring out how you move a character that far forward and that far away from where they started back during the 40s, so I think in Thor we have similar opportunities with that character in this movie is that he’s going through a radical transformation and he’s moving forward in a way where he can never go back, and that’s always a fun place to be with a character as a storyteller.”


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Cobie on Sacrificing Ambition For Family

In an exclusive new interview with SheKnows, Cobie revealed she and husband, Taran Killam, manage their busy schedules and raise their daughters at the same time, but their lives aren’t without challenges.

“We have an amazing support system,” Smulders said of balancing her family with her career. “We have a wonderful nanny when both of us are out of town. We have family that helps us out when we need it and just supports our girls emotionally as well. It’s really about putting the girls first and having to be a bit choosy about work now and doing jobs that you only really want to do so you’re not leaving to feed some sort of ambition in yourself, but you take jobs because you really, really love it and you really have to do it. But always, in every decision I make, my daughters come first, whether that’s a work decision or a life decision, and that’s the same with my husband too. Their also our top priority.”

She credits her daughters for her recent decision to partner with Frito-Lay Variety Packs for the Dreamvention competition, which awards $250,000 to a family with the best idea to solve an everyday problem.

She explained, “I feel that there is something so wonderfully innocent about the way that kids’ brains work. They’re able to come up with ideas that are out of the box and are surprising and yet somewhat effective. And so I’m always amazed with what they come up with and the way they see the world.”

Smulders herself knows what it is to dream as a child. She told us, “As a kid, I always wanted to be successful, I think, but I don’t think I knew what that was. I think because I had a very professional father — my dad was a dentist and had his own practice — I knew my dad was successful, so I was very determined to be a success. I didn’t know what it was. I just had a drive. And it took a while for me to figure out I wanted to do acting, because to me it was just kind of a playtime and not a real job. And it still feels like that. It’s a lot of fun, so I’m very lucky to do it for a living. But when I really decided that it was a dream to be, probably, onstage, to be in theater. There was that. And then I also dreamed I wanted to be a mermaid. So I was able to make one of those things happen and one of those, not so much.”

As for what dreams she has for her daughters, Smulders keeps it beautifully simple, “The No. 1 is happiness. That is key. What I know for sure is that life is short and you shouldn’t spend too much time on something that makes you unhappy. So I hope my daughters, as they get older, do what inspires them, something they’re passionate about.”


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Cobie Partners With Innovation Campaign

Cobie Smulders has a big paycheck for one lucky — and innovative! — family.

The How I Met Your Mother actress is partnering up with Frito-Lay for Dreamvention — a contest aiming to encourage families to spend time together and be creative when it comes to solving everyday problems. Smulders tells PEOPLE that science is an important part of her life and she’s excited to create these opportunities for other families.

“We’re asking families to submit an invention that helps day-to-day life become more easy,” Smulders explains. “It’s kind of a great way for families to come together and work on a project together and have some bonding time, and also for kids to get fired up and excited about inventing.”

The actress is especially excited about the venture because she likes fostering a creative problem solving environment in her home life with husband Taran Killam and their two daughters.

“I get really excited when you can bridge technology with day-to-day uses. I like using technology to make my life easier and at home with my kids, I’m constantly getting them to create and try to figure out how things work,” she said.

Families can visit to submit their invention idea that solves an everyday problem for a chance to win $250,000 until February. (Source)

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Los Angeles Premiere

Cobie and her husband, Taran Killam attended the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in Los Angeles over the weekend. For those curious, Cobie wore a dress by Emilia Wickstead. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Mastercard’s Masterpass (2017) Photo Shoot

As an ambassador for the brand, Cobie posed for a photo shoot fo Mastercard’s Masterpass. Hopefully additional outtakes will be released from this shoot as it is a lot of fun. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Mastercard’s Masterpass Campaign Launch Event

Cobie attended the Mastercard’s Masterpass campaign launch event held at Baro on December 6 in Toronto, Canada. Cobie was recently announced as an ambassador for the company. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Breakfast Television Interview & Screen Captures

Cobie was recently revealed as an ambassador for MasterCard’s Masterpass in Canada. Cobie stopped by Breakfast Television to discuss how Mastercard’s Masterpass helps her with her busy days. She also reminisced about days on the hit show How I Met Your Mother and discussed The Avengers Vanity Fair photo shoot! Take a look at the interview below and head to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Smashes Viewing Records

If you watched the Avengers: Infinity War trailer multiple times to catch all the details — Cap’s beard! Wakanda! The Guardians of the Galaxy! — you weren’t alone: The first trailer for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster racked up more than 200 million views in 24 hours, setting a new record for the most trailer views in a single day.

After debuting Wednesday morning, the Infinity War trailer earned 230 million views in its first day, according to Marvel. Infinity War’s record viewership dethrones the previous champion, It, which earned 197 million views when the first trailer dropped earlier this year.

The trailer for the third Avengers film finds the tyrannical Thanos (Josh Brolin) making his way to Earth in search of the powerful Infinity Stones. The first footage follows some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes — including Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) — as they team up to take Thanos down.

Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters May 4, 2018. (Source)

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Taran Killam on When He Fell in Love With Cobie

Just when you thought Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders couldn’t’ get any cuter comes the story of how he knew she was The One.

“It was hot and heavy a month in,” Killam told Us Weekly at the John Dewar & Sons Traveling Whiskey Emporium in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday, November 8. “She was driving me around and suddenly she did a U-turn for no reason and I was like, ‘What is happening? What are you doing?’ And she was like, ‘Sorry. It’s something I always do.’”

The Friends From College star, 37, had seen a little girl at a lemonade stand. “I was done,” Killam told Us. “I was done.”

Killam, 35, and Smulders, tied the knot in 2012 and are now parents of Shaelyn, 8, and a 2-year-old daughter whose name they’ve never revealed publicly. Though the couple have their hands full with two young kids, they recently slipped away for a romantic day date in New York City.

“We had a babysitter come and take care of the girls,” the SNL alum told Us. The pair, who relocated to L.A. from NYC, explored the Metropolitan Museum of Art and visited their old apartment downtown. “We just gave ourselves a day,” he says. “That was our way of saying goodbye to New York. It was lovely. We’ll go back a bunch.”

Killam says the family is settling into their new life in L.A after a 2,800 mile road trip in a 30-foot RV. “It was 10 days, 15 states,” he told Us. “We saw Graceland, the Grand Canyon, the north rim. It was very, very fun!” (Source)