At a Girls, Inc. charity luncheon yesterday, CBS President Nina Tassler announced that she would be releasing a collection of essays on feminism. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book is going to be co-authored by journalist Cynthia Littleton. One little problem: Littleton is the editor in chief of Variety, specifically tasked with covering television. Conflict of interest?
National treasure Amy Poehler was recently honored with a Lifetime Impact award at Variety's annual Power of Women luncheon—no surprise there, as there's nothing Hollywood's prom queen/student council president/AV club co-chair can't accomplish. But instead of her traditional blend of humor with gravitas, Poehler's speech about the work she's done with Worldwide Orphans was simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming—she was even moved to tears throughout.