THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show

Carrie Fisher is out of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Cate Blanchett makes history as Marvel’s first female villain in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ crosses $1 billion, and Reba McEntire reveals name of her new TV show.

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Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do those milestones mark lasting change?

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Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay, while Daisy Ridley gets front and center in new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ poster.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

It’s the age of the anti-hero at the movies, and Charlize Theron finally brings us an action anti-heroine worth rooting for in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” driving onto DVD and Blu-ray this week.

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