At long last, Carol Burnett is coming to Netflix with A Little Help. The revered comedienne’s new kids-themed talk show has officially set a May premiere for all twelve episodes. Check out the first teaser and get the full list of guests, from Billy Eichner to Taraji P. Henson.
With Atomic Blonde hitting theaters next week and Gal Gadot continuing to smash box office records as Wonder Woman, it feels like a pretty sweet time for badass women on screen. That makes the arrival of the Proud Mary trailer even more exciting. A thriller where Taraji P. Henson plays an assassin? Two tickets please!
There are few things I’m more excited about right now than the start of Janelle Monae’s acting career. The R&B funk singer made her big screen debut earlier this year in Barry Jenkins Moonlight, which she is wonderful in, and next up she’ll crack some quips in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures. That film, which also stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, is the next thing I’m most excited about.
Hollywood’s troubling pay gap problem doesn’t only apply to gender; it also applies to people of color. And when you’re both a woman and a person of color, that salary discrepancy can be twice as offensive. Just ask Empire star Taraji P. Henson, who detailed her egregious experiences with Hollywood’s pay gap in her new memoir, which reveals that she was paid about two percent of what Brad Pitt made on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — and that’s just the start.