“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet,” the brainy pop star writes in an essay issued by The Shriver Report.
Her woes against unequal pay are in sync with in a recent San Diego State University study, even though 2013 was a banner year for women in Hollywood with the Jennifer Lawrence-led “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” the highest-grossing film and Disney Animation’s sisterhood fairy tale “Frozen” the studio’s most successful film since “The Lion King.”
Issued Tuesday, the Celluloid Ceiling Report found that women held an even smaller percentage of jobs on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2013 than they did in 1998.
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R&B singer Ciara is pregnant with her first child. She is engaged to music producer Future.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and The Eurythmics are slated to perform at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards show.
Electronic musician Skrillex is 26.
Rapper Pitbull is 33.
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 57.
Actress Andrea Martin is 67.
Actress Margaret O’Brien is 77.