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Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel @ Comic Con

Michelle Rodriguez (Machete Kills), Maggie Q (Nikita), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Danai Guira (The Walking Dead) assembled to discuss being female action heroes, what it’s like to work in an industry run by men and the hazards of the job.

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/07/20/michelle-rodriguez-katee-sackhoff-comic-con/

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Maybe she managed to hide herself… She survived Crastor, and he was the worst shit I’ve ever met. She survived the long march to the Wall. She survived a White Walker for fuck’s sake!
She might have got out.
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~Men of the Night’s Watch talking about Gilly’s odds of surviving the wildling sack of Mole’s Town.

For some reason this little talk the guys at Castle Black (which is turning into the zombie movie wrapped inside the fantasy film that is Game of Thrones) made me really happy.

Maybe because it’s one of the only times I recall the men in the show discussing a woman that didn’t involve sex. Not just that, but acknowledging that Gilly, soft spoken as she is, is tough as nails and resourceful.

Or maybe it was because it shut up Sam, who was busy making the probable death of a very nice girl and her infant son at the hands of cannibals all about him, and how he felt responsible.

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Pink Stops Show To Comfort Crying Child

Rocker/popster Pink may come off as one tough cookie, but it turns out the singer has an endearing soft side when it comes to her youngest fans. At her show in Philadelphia Sunday night, the singer stopped her set to comfort a little girl crying in the audience.

Pink, who was in the middle of a song, noticed the distraught child, and told her guitar player to “hold on a second.”

She called out: “Is everything okay right here? Is this little girl all right?”

Turns out the child was upset by a fight in the crowd. “Y’all are fighting around a little girl?” Pink—who is the mother of a nearly 2-year-old daughter—said incredulously.

She then walked to the edge of the stage, and offered the girl a stuffed frog toy and a Rice Krispy treat, telling her “you look beautiful!” Awww.

The youngster was too shy to come up and get the goodies, but those in front handed them back to her, to much cheers from the audience. See for yourselves:

Source: http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/pink-stops-show-comfort-crying-child-194304797.html

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"What I was excited about is with B[eyoncé], I had no ego. Neither of us had an ego. It wasn’t about competition. It was about, like, ‘Man let’s give the world what they want. Let’s do a real girl-power collaboration where we support one another.’ I said, ‘I want to do you in your video, and I want to tribute you. I want to dress up like you’. And Hype Williams … was so excited. He was like, ‘Gaga I want no makeup on your face.’ It was really stripped down — real Beyoncé hair, and we wore the same outfit in the video, and I [paid tribute to] her. […] I wanted to [work with her] because this was an era for her in her career where she defined herself aesthetically. And that should be applauded that a woman did that. She’s so great at what she does."

           - Lady Gaga on working with Beyoncé on Video Phone

"I always admired her work… so I had the idea at the Billboard Awards to put her on Video Phone. So I called her on the phone […] And she was so so sweet and we really had a great chemistry. So she went into the studio on her only few days off and she recorded the song, she wrote her verse. And she came to the video shoot and learned the choreography, which I didn’t even expect her to put so much time into it, but she said ‘I want this to be an event’.” 

           - Beyoncé on working with Lady Gaga on Video Phone

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Fierce ladies I adore 11/25 (in no particular order): Lucy Liu

"I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating."