Ashley Judd News

Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American television and film actress, who has played lead roles in films including Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Where the Heart Is and High Crimes. She is active in a number of humanitarian and political causes, including two missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo to campaign against sexual violence against women.

May 1 (UPI) — Ashley Judd filed a lawsuit Monday against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, saying he tried to ruin her career when she refused his advances.

Oct. 26 (UPI) — Ashley Judd said Harvey Weinstein ignored her protests when he allegedly sexually harassed her in a hotel room.

Harvey Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma Hayek to do Frida sex scene

March 2 (UPI) — The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, which will honor the best in cinema for 2017, is scheduled to take place Sunday in Los Angeles.

Mira Sorvino praises father Paul Sorvino for Harvey Weinstein comments

Jan. 3 (UPI) — Natalie Portman promoted the Times Up equality and anti-harassment movement in her first posts on Instagram.

March 5 (UPI) — Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra presented a Times Up video during the Academy Awards.

Oscars: Judd, Hayek, Sciorra present Times Up video

Ashley Judd on Harvey Weinstein: I thought no meant no

Dec. 23 (UPI) — The Women Film Critics Circle has declared Lady Bird — a coming-of-age story starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf — 2017s Best Movie About Women.

Dec. 6 (UPI) — Time magazine has named The Silence Breakers — women who set off a national focus for sexual harassment and assault — as its 2017 Person of the Year.

Natalie Portman joins Instagram to support Times Up campaign

Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein blacklisted Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

Feb. 27 (UPI) — Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle and Nicole Kidman are among the third round of Hollywood stars announced as presenters for the 90th annual Academy Awards.

It uses material from the Wikipedia articleAshley Judd.When Sarah Palin came on the national scene last summer, few knew that she promotes the brutal aerial killing of wolvesJudd criticizes Palin-backed wolf programHes all about the industry and has his finger on the pulseThis is my 20th year; I really deserve to have a party because of all this work and hard, long days of being in this businessI was taught to believe that our lifestyle was normal and never to question it or complain, even when I was left alone for hours, sometimes days at a time, or when I was passed without warning to yet another relative

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Dec. 14 (UPI) — Harvey Weinsteins rep responded after Salma Hayek accused the producer of sexual harassment, including the demanding of a lesbian sex scene in Frida.

Oct. 12 (UPI) — James Van Der Beek shared on Twitter Wednesday that he was the victim of sexual assault as a young actor in Hollywood.

Ashley Judd suing Harvey Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment

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Dec. 15 (UPI) — Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said Harvey Weinstein told him to avoid casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino.

Times 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

Keke Palmer wants fans to know: Were one and the same

Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle confirmed as Oscar presenters

Georgina Chapman announces she is leaving husband Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 15 (UPI) — Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino has joined Crackles drama series StartUp for Season 3.


Ashley was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California. She is the daughter of Naomi Judd, a country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael C. Ciminella, a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry. Ashleys elder half-sister, Wynonna, also is a country music singer. Her paternal grandfather was of Sicilian descent, and her paternal grandmother was a descendant of Mayflower pilgrim William Brewster which also makes her a distant cousin of Elisabeth and Andrew Shue as seen on Who Do You Think You Are?. At the time of her birth, her mother was unemployed and did not become well-known as a singer until the early 1980s. Judds parents divorced in 1972, and in 1973 her mother took her back to her native Kentucky, where Judd spent the majority of her childhood. She also lived in Marin County, California, for two years during grade school.

Women Film Critics Circle honors Lady Bird, Mudbound, First They Killed My Father

James Van Der Beek says he was sexually assaulted by older, powerful men

Judd attended thirteen schools before college, including the Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky, Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland Kentucky and Franklin High School in Tennessee. She briefly tried modeling in Japan during one school break. An alumna of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Kentucky, she majored in French and minored in anthropology, art history, theater and womens studies. She spent a semester studying in France as part of her major, a move that mirrored her role as Reed in the television series Sisters. She graduated from the UK Honors Program and was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa, but did not graduate with her class. Forgoing her commitment to join the Peace Corps, after college she drove to Hollywood, where she studied with well-respected acting teacher, Robert Carnegie, at Playhouse West. During this time, she worked as a hostess at The Ivy restaurant and lived in a Malibu rental house, which later burned down during the great Malibu fires of fall 1993. On May 9, 2007, it was announced Judd had completed her bachelors degree in French from the University of Kentucky. In a May 2007 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Judd explained she had completed her degree requirements in 1990 with 27 more hours taken than the required 120 hours, but had mistakenly thought she was one class short. She only needed to sign a piece of paper in order to graduate. DeGeneres then surprised Judd by presenting her with her diploma, which Ellen had acquired from the university. Judd subsequently earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.

Mira Sorvino joins Crackles StartUp for Season 3

Oct. 10 (UPI) — Fashion designer Georgina Chapman has announced she is leaving her husband, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after 10 years of marriage.

Oct. 18 (UPI) — Actress and singer Keke Palmer says she is candid with her fans because she wants them to understand she isnt perfect and to find strength in her struggles.

Actress Ashley Judd and director William Friedkin announce their new movie thriller Bug which Judd stars in along with Michael Shannon on May 10, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff).

Jan. 4 (UPI) — Mira Sorvino expressed love for her father Paul Sorvino on Twitter Wednesday, after he made disparaging remarks about Harvey Weinstein.


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