THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Ashley Judd and Helen Mirren receive honors, The Academy expels Harvey Weinstein, Kristin Chenoweth picked as ‘The Real Fairy Godmother’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Ashley Judd and Helen Mirren receive honors, The Academy expels Harvey Weinstein, Kristin Chenoweth picked as ‘The Real Fairy Godmother’

Ashley Judd to receive the Women’s Media Center honor, Motion Picture Academy ousts Harvey Weinstein, Helen Mirren to garner Chaplin Award, and Kristin Chenoweth picked as ‘The Real Fairy Godmother.’

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38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

Remember back in 1970, when 36-year-old Maggie Smith was considered ‘prime’ enough to win an Oscar as Miss Jean Brodie? These days, 30-something actresses from Liv Tyler to Maggie Gyllenhaal are finding themselves out of contention for prime roles because of Hollywood’s ageist attitudes.

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