WEEK IN WOMEN: Burnett and Tomlin lauded at 2019 Paley Honors – Brandy McDonnell reports

The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio, will celebrate Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, and several others, at this fall’s “The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 21.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Awkwafina’s Two New High-Profile Projects – Brandy McDonnell Reports

With her signing on to two high-profile projects in less a month, we’re seeing another phase in the rapidly morphing career of Awkwafina, the rapper who broke out as a comedic actor in last year’s blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians and is gaining early awards consideration for her finely nuanced lead turn in this year’s critically acclaimed drama The Farewell.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Keira Knightley talks OFFICIAL SECRETS – Brandy McDonnell reports

“I was sort of fascinated that either I’d forgotten, or I’d never known about Katharine Gun and I’d never known about this memo. So, I felt like, you know, just as far as kind of a historical piece in sort of shedding light on that, the lead up to that conflict, I thought it was a very important story to tell,” says Keira Knightley.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Gal Gadot to play Hedy Lamarr – Brandy McDonnell reports

Gal Gadot, currently filming with director Patty Jenkins next year’s sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, is set to portray actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a Showtime limited series, which will chronicle the Austrian-born performer’s career starring in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films, as a brilliant inventor.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Auli’i Cravalho set for ABC’s live LITTLE MERMAID – Brandy McDonnell reports

Before Disney films its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, ABC will air a live musical production starring Moana actress Auli’i Cravalho as the iconic Princess Ariel. The production, which will air on Nov. 5, will co-star Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. The broadcast will include music from the original two-time Oscar-winning animated film as well as the Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

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