America FerreraLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Are SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che the right choice to host the first Emmys of the #MeToo era?
This morning's announcement raises a question, says Laura Bradley: "Are Che and Jost really the right fit for this moment?" She adds: "As women fight to end exploitation and promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry, choosing a woman from the SNL family would have sent a strong message—especially for an awards show that likes to praise the TV industry for supposedly being more progressive than the film world. (Kate) McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, or Aidy Bryant would have made excellent Emmys hosts, either together or separately. (This also might have been NBC’s last chance to tap one of them, as all four seem likely to make their exits from SNL before the network hosts the Emmys again in four years.) Even beyond the halls of Studio 8H, there are plenty more talented women with TV shows on the current NBC roster, including Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Kristen Bell, America Ferrera, and Retta. (Bell even has one hosting gig under her belt already this year; she hosted the SAG Awards in January.) Were none of these women available?" ALSO: To have the first Emmys of the #MeToo era "hosted by two bros with a history of making highly questionable jokes is not good for progress."
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Saturday Night Live, Aidy Bryant, America Ferrera, Cecily Strong, Colin Jost, Debra Messing, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones, Megan Mullally, Michael Che, Retta, Sexual Misconduct, Time's Up
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Superstore renewed for Season 4
NBC has picked up the big box store comedy starring America Ferrera for another 22-episode season.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Oprah to interview Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes and more on their Time’s Up initiative
Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross will also be part of Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on sexual harassment in Hollywood this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 7:20AM EST
America Ferrera announces pregnancy
The Superstore star announced on New Year's Eve she is expecting her first child in 2018.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 3:54AM EDT
With America Ferrera's help, This Is Us and other NBC shows are casting more underrepresented people
This week’s This Is Us episode featured a Sikh man, but no mention was made of his ethnicity. The casting was the result of a meeting set up by Superstore star Ferrera, NBC president Jennifer Salke and NBC’s showrunners in June. Ferrera heads up a group called Harness that encourages weaving underrepresented communities into the storytelling on NBC shows.
Posted Tuesday 10/17/17 at 1:40PM EDT
America Ferrera reveals she was sexually assaulted at age 9
“First time I can remember being sexually assaulted I was 9-years-old,” the Superstore star wrote on Instagram in response to Alyssa Milano’s #MeToo hashtag. “I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking all along that I, a 9-year-old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 4:13PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll get celebrities to post their awkward teen photos to help raise money for Puerto Rico relief
Fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and James Corden joined in the #PuberMe effort, which promised $1,000 for each photo tweeted and is tied to Kroll's new Netflix animated puberty series Big Mouth. America Ferrera, Lena Headey and Billy Eichner also participated. ALSO: See all the pics on Colbert’s Twitter feed.