Holly Hunter got a boost on International Women’s Day with the news that her animated character Elastigirl topped a UK poll for best screen mum. The character, voiced by Hunter in the 2004 Disney Pixar film The Incredibles, was voted ahead of Harry Potter’s mum Lily in the survey.
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A Brief History of Gays in the Military
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama declared that he would work to “finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.” Though a June 2009 Gallup poll showed that 69% of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military, repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” will take more than a declaration it will take an act of Congress.
J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey she ‘could’ write more Harry Potter books. But should she?
J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey she ‘could’ write more Harry Potter books. But should she? In an interview scheduled to air today on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” J.K. Rowling tells the Queen of All Media that she “could definitely” write more books in the Harry Potter series. She doesn’t say she will, mind you, just […]
Iraq: Influential Shiite Bloc Picks Side Not on the Ballot
Iraq: Influential Shiite Bloc Picks Side Not on the Ballot In a poll released Wednesday, the two front-runners vying to become Iraq’s next prime minister failed to get the support of the influential Shiite movement led by the anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr. The bulk of Mr. Sadr’s supporters said he should back the Shiite politician […]