“Don’t have a yard sale in your uterus.”
So goes Roseanne Conner’s advice to her daughter, Becky, in the reboot of “Roseanne” (now on ABC).
In the 21 years since the original series…went off the air, Becky is now a widowed waitress. With mounting bills to pay, she decides to become a surrogate. Her approach to selling her eggs and her uterus is nothing short of cavalier. To her, it’s strictly a for-profit enterprise. Yes, the show is using surrogacy as a way to talk about ethics… >> Read More
In an Instagram post Thursday morning, Sarah Jessica Parker finally endorsed her former Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon for New York State governor.
In the caption, she wrote, "My sister…on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote." https://instagram.com/p/Bg6MLqPg4qJ/?utm_source=ig_embed Many other former Sex and the City stars have already given Cynthia their support; Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and David Eigenberg (who played Miranda's husband, Steve). Meanwhile, Kim Cattrall (Samantha) is refusing to give an endorsement, cryptically tweeting, "I support & respect any former colleague's right… >> Read More
Netflix's Jessica Jones features the feminist anti-hero that we never realized we needed — which, of course, is exactly what we need right now.
If you're unfamiliar, it's a dark superhero show…reminiscent of X-Men — except the main character is a flawed, complicated woman. Based on the Marvel comic, the main character, Jessica Jones, has superhuman strength and works as a private investigator. Under the surface, however, she's dealing with an alcohol addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder from being sexually abused. The show's second season just started… >> Read More
Roseanne is back! The first episode of the reboot premieres tonight on ABC.
Aside from our general curiosity about about the series' second act, we're excited to see real-life Jewish mom Sara…Gilbert reprise her role as Darlene Conner — who has seen quite a lot of changes. In the reboot, Darlene has returned to the Conner home, divorced and out of work. The family as a whole seems to be as tumultuous as ever: Roseanne and Dan are Trump supporters, and the family is generally in bad… >> Read More
We always wanted to live in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. What kid (or adult) didn't? With unparalleled empathy, Mr. Rogers taught generations of children about all sorts of things, from divorce to…racism to sexism to breastfeeding. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is celebrating a major anniversary this year — it ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001 — and, in honor of its 50th birthday, a documentary is coming out about Fred Rogers himself. Though Rogers wasn't Jewish, both the man and his program exemplified many Jewish values, like… >> Read More