Hype Daily: Kanye West gave the president of Uganda a pair of Yeezys and other entertainment news

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called gay people "terrible" and "disgusting."


Salma Hayek pens ‘New York Times’ op-ed describing repeated harassment from Harvey Weinstein

“In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person. I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body.”

Ashley Judd on Donald Trump 2005 tape: "This is who he is"

"I never heard him 'apologize' for talking to me and others about his family member's spouse, and especially her breasts."

A Disturbing Viral Video Is Shedding Light on the Reality of Child Brides

For many young women, this is a horrifying reality.

One Tweet Proves That Misogyny in Sports Is a Much Bigger Problem Than We Thought

This is a new low.

Forget Your Team: Your Online Violence Toward Girls and Women Is What Can Kiss My Ass

In an exclusive op-ed for Mic, Ashley Judd reveals what it's like to be sexually harassed online, and why she's fighting back.

Women Can't Talk About Sports on the Internet Without Receiving Threats of Sexual Violence

Ashley Judd got a bad taste of online sexual harassment.

Mitch McConnell Ashley Judd Attack Tape Not Grounds For Criticism

Mitch McConnell reportedly held a secret strategy meeting about actress Ashley Judd's weaknesses — citing her mental health history and religion — to use against her in a campaign. So what?

Why the 'Star Wars' Senate Rules Make More Sense Than the U.S. Ones

In 'Star Wars,' each Senator came from his/her own planet. That is not the case in the U.S., where politicians are allowed to run for places they're not from.

Secret Audio Tape Exposes Mitch McConnell's Plan to Attack Ashley Judd

The 11-minute long audio recording shows political calculation at its absolute worst.

Ashley Judd: Millennials Need Someone Like You

Ashley Judd recently decided not to run for Kentucky state senate. What will the movie-star-turned-political-activist do next?

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Ashley Judd Won't Run For Senate, But Alison Lundergan Grimes Gives Democrats a Better Shot Anyway

Ashley Judd dropping out of the Kentucky Senate race leaves Alison Lundergan Grimes as the presumptive Democrat nominee, and the best chance yet to beat Mitch McConnell.

Ashley Judd is Ushering in the Age Of the Pop Culture Politician

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, actress Ashley Judd, and Stephen Colbert's sister are all considering political careers, but are celebrities actually qualified to hold office?

10 Actors Who Became Successful Politicians

Ashley Judd is the latest A-lister looking to parlay her name recognition and star status into a political career. Is it possible? Sure — just look at these ten other actors who did it just fine.


Mitch McConnell vs. Ashley Judd: The Most Epic Election Battle Of 2014

Judd's potential Senate bid against Mitch McConnell could be explosive. Where is she strong, where is she weak, and how can McConnell defend himself?

Ashley Judd For Senate? Actress Trails Mitch McConnell By a Mere 4 Points In Hypothetical Race

Mitch McConnell is extremely unpopular in Kentucky, and a new poll shows he would race a difficult reelection battle against actress Ashley Judd, who is rumored to be interested in running.

DNC Schedule of Speakers: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Kerry Washington Will Give Epic Performances

If James Taylor, Eva Longoria, and Mary J. Blige weren't enough, now even more names have been added to the DNC celebrity speaker list. Jessica Sanchez is Wednesday night's musical performance.

When Objectification Sells and Women Buy In

Objectifying women requires participation by men, but also by women.

Ashley Judd: Women's Self-Esteem Should Not Hinge on Being a Size 2

Our culture's obsession with physical beauty is harmful and degrading for both men and women.


Ashley Judd Puffy-Face Letter Shows How the Media Destroys Women

Ashley Judd's essay responding to charges she has a "pillow face" is perfect. We all need to stop going along with the media's negative coverage of women.