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Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea 7:07am EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.  Full Article

 
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Sexism still an issue, says Parton, as '9 to 5 the Musical' opens 5:58am EST 

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after playing a secretary who takes revenge on her sexist boss in "9 to 5", Dolly Parton again beat the drum for gender equality at the West End premiere of a musical version of her hit 1980 movie.  Full Article  

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Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor 11:37am EST 

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday.  Full Article