Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Christine Baranski is best known for playing Chicago lawyer Diane Lockhart on "The Good Wife" and on the CBS All Access spin-off "The Good Fight," which features Baranski as the lead. Baranski told "CBS This Morning" she feels like the culture has finally caught up with women like Diane Lockhart. "For seven years I played Diane Lockhart. She was a powerful woman who ran her own law firm. She was always in the room where it happened and always with the guys," she said. "I felt like this culture caught up with Diane Lockhart because now there are six women candidates for president and we have Nancy Pelosi saying 'just answer the questions.'" Baranski also said that because she was never the "pretty leading lady" or the "ingénue" she's been able to have a long career. "I never defined myself by my beauty or youth. That wasn't my commodity. What I had was a level of talent or ambition and ability to work very hard. I just kept … [Read more...] about Christine Baranski feels like society finally “caught up” with her “The Good Fight” character
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A FISH and chip shop has sparked outrage with calls for a boycott over its "disgusting" name - but its owner has fiercely defended the decision. The Battered Wife in Queensland, Australia, has been blasted for its branding which includes the slogan: "The only battering anyone need know." A domestic violence charity drew attention to the chippy on Facebook last week, describing its owners as "clowns". The Red Heart Campaign wrote: “In a year where we have lost 67 women and 18 kids to murder and manslaughter, and while hundreds of thousands of women are being ‘battered’ by their partners across the country, these clowns thought it appropriate to make a joke out of domestic violence. “There is nothing funny about domestic violence or violence against women. Please boycott this business — it does not deserve your money." Social media users were divided over the name, giving various different interpretations. Amber Heywood responded to … [Read more...] about Fish and chip shop called ‘The Battered Wife’ sparks outrage with calls for a boycott over its ‘inappropriate’ name
Flak jackets, everyone. The annual fall barrage of new shows is nigh.Yes, traditional TV seasons have indeed broken down over the years, and all of the TV outlets — streaming, cable, and network — now release new series year round. Summer reruns haven’t served as a holding pattern for years. But fall, the time of fresh starts and blank notebooks, continues to be particularly well-stocked when it comes to series premieres. That’s right. The leaf-peeking season remains the peak of Peak TV. In the next few months, a ton of prestige comedy, drama, and comedy-drama will come our way, buried, alas, among many, many more tons of insignificant garbage. We’ll see A-list star vehicles led by Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”) and Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), both of which will join just-premiered series featuring Sean Penn (“The First”) and Emma Stone and Sally Field (“Maniac”). There are seven acting Oscars in … [Read more...] about The good, the bad, and the maybes of TV’s fall premieres
PUBLISHED: 11:43 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 18 September 2018 Liz Nice Liz Nice's grandfather wanted her to have an education and career but childcare issues make it harder for women, she argues Archant Liz Nice was taught by her grandfather that a woman can do anything a man can, if not better. Hard to work though sometimes though, isn’t it? I sit today as someone who wonders sometimes where all the good men went, but I was privileged to be loved and raised by one of them. My grandfather – a man ahead of his time – pushed me to apply to Oxford because he said there was ‘nothing a woman can’t do better than a man and you, my girl, will be better than me’.And so, following his faith and example, as a working class man who became the managing director of the company he worked for all his life, I fashioned myself in his … [Read more...] about Where did all the good childcare go?
RENO, Nev. — The founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer has died at age 89. According to family and friends, William A. "Bill" Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall. Galt launched The Good Earth in 1975 and started at a 22-seat restaurant in Reno. The chain grew to 53 restaurants serving about 10 million meals per year. It was acquired by General Mills in 1980. Galt later launched The Good Health Centers to promote healthy lifestyles and made his home in Mexico the last two decades. He is survived by his wife of the past 30 years, four children from his first marriage and two grandchildren. … [Read more...] about Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89