WEEK IN WOMEN: Jennifer Lee’s FROZEN 2 tops $1 billion box office – Brandy McDonnell reports

Frozen II is taking Disney “Into the Unknown” as it continues to set records at the box office.
The animated adventure, co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, is the sixth Disney movie in 2019 to hit $1 billion globally, strengthening the Mouse House’s rule over the box office.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Latifah receives W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard – Brandy McDonnell reports

Harvard University will award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Latifah and six other Wednesday through to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The award is named after Du Bois, a scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer who became the first black student to earn a doctorate from Harvard in 1895.

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WEEK IN WOMEN; Julie Andrews to receive AFI Life Achievement Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

Throughout an illustrious career that spans seven decades, she has won five Golden Globes, three Grammys and two Emmys for projects infused with her incomparable charm and recognized for their ability to enthrall audiences worldwide. The critically lauded Andrews is also a Kennedy Center honoree, a Disney Legend inductee and the recipient of a SAG Life Achievement Award.

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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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