Amidst the Emmy weekend soirées, Norman Lear, Kate Walsh, and Tichina Arnold gathered to celebrate the importance of females in media at the 3rd annual Women Making History program Saturday afternoon at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by Devious Maids stars Brianna Brown and Ana Ortiz, the brunch celebrated the accomplishments of actress Sophia Bush, International Speedway Corporation CEO and NASCAR executive vice president Lesa France Kennedy and Academy Award, Golden Globe and WGA award-winning writer Callie Khouri.

Bush, currently stars as a female detective in Chicago PD, is also an active philanthropist who has raised over $400,000 on Crowdrise.com and serves as a board member for Pencils of Promise. Looking back on how she’s grown since her One Tree Hill days, Bush says she knows all women struggle with the feeling that they might not be accepted.

“When I think about what I wish I could say to my younger self and what I really try to say to women every day, it’s that you’re enough,” Bush told THR. “You don’t have to do any more and you don’t have to make yourself into something someone else wants you to be or that you think would be more appreciated.”

Bush also noted that Nashville actress Connie Britton is one of her female role models.

“It’s surreal. Sometimes we’re sitting having a meal and I think holy shit how did this happen,” said Bush. “She’s able to do so many things to challenge people without making people feel criticized. She’s the dream.”

Actress and newest Grey’s Anatomy guest star Geena Davis presented to her Thelma and Louise screenwriter Khouri.

“She’s a revolutionary,” said Davis on working with Khouri who is also the creator and executive producer of Nashville. “She creates characters that are in charge of their own fate to the bitter end. Female characters who are in charge of themselves.”

Producer David Hill presented to Kennedy who praised her mother and grandmother for being the backbone behind her grandfather as he built NASCAR.

“She had a number of tricks,” said Kennedy of her grandmother. “She had two sets of books for financial records. One was the accurate set and the other one was the one she showed my grandfather. If he had known there was any money in the bank I would not be standing here today. No way.”

Paula Abdul, Rizzoli & Isles actress Sharon Lawrence and Maria Bello were also in attendance. Many influential women such as Maya Angelou and Hilary Clinton were mentioned throughout the program, but Abdul told THR she admires the wisdom of Whoopi Goldberg.

“A fun fact that no one knows is that there was a point in time that I briefly was a roommate with Whoopi Goldberg so she’s incredible,” Abdul told THR.” She was on her way and I was transitioning from being a choreographer into pop music. She’s always been incredible and I’ve always looked up to her.”

The National Women’s History Museum aims to empower women by having women’s narratives represented in a museum on the National Mall. The non-profit organization has received support from Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep and Frances Fisher.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sophia participated in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge after getting 6 nominations in the past few days! Here are the two videos and what she wrote next to each video on Instagram. Sophia nominated Debra Messing, Mariska Hargitay and Marina Squerciati for the challenge.

When you decide to complete your SIX ALS #icebucketchallenge nominations with six buckets of water getting dumped on you on a day all six of your coworkers are finally on set? Yeah… Don’t give them the buckets before you’ve explained how it works. Or before the last two participants (@marinasqu & @roycedavoyce) are even out there to play along. All that @jesseleesoffer #pjflueger #jonseda & #JasonBeghe heard was “throw buckets of ice water on me” and it was all downhill from there. #dorks #freezing #filmfail

#partdeux. When everyone else had finally started to film. And so you all can see Paddy in his boxers some more. Raising $$ for ALS and helpin out the ladies ;) @therealdebramessing @therealmariskahargitay @marinasqu YOU LADIES ARE UP!! #icebucketchallenge (my thoughts on water usage/waste are on the last video. We can do it all. We just have to get creative

Another Hollywood couple has head into splitsville.

It turns out Chicago P.D. star Sophia Bush and her Google engineer boyfriend Dan Fredinburg broke up earlier this year, according to reports, and it seems as though the pair called it quits because of their hectic schedules (Bush shoots the series in Chicago and Fredinburg is based in Northern California).

“They decided to end their relationship in February,” a source tells People. “When you see one another for 24 hours every four weeks, it’s impossible to maintain a romantic relationship. They weren’t able to spend the time together that was necessary to nurture that kind of relationship.”

The insider adds that the two are “still really good friends,” and that “they both care about one another and it was completely amicable.”

The duo first confirmed their romance in April 2013 and the brunette beauty admitted on Instagram last August that she usually shies away from “personal stuff.”

“I wouldn’t have been the same without this man by my side,” the former Partners star gushed about Fredinburg along with a red carpet photograph of the handsome pair at the Do Something Awards. “Thank you, Dan, for loving my passion and my fight. Thank you for being the spark to my match.”

Us Weekly was first to report about the split.

Source: EOnline!

As workouts go, boxing and ballet are both favorites of the fitness-loving fashion set. Now the two have been combined to create a powerful new short film.

Supermodel Hilary Rhoda and actress Sophia Bush play competitors readying for a fight in a YouTube video for New York-based jewelry label Dannijo.

They are seen lifting weights, doing sit-ups – and having their make-up done – in preparation for the ring.

Titled Box ‘Em Out, the film takes inspiration from the intensity and emotion associated with both disciplines and celebrates women with a strong body and mind.

‘The idea of juxtaposing the two sports as inspiration would make for a soft yet tough, and bold yet elegant aesthetic,’ explain Dannijo co-founders Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder-Morel.

‘Both sports have an emphasis on repetition and dedication so for our latest Boxerina film, we wanted to celebrate that very spirit.’

And the sisters even make an appearance in the film themselves, effortlessly holding their own against their famous co-stars. Indeed, they themselves do regular workouts with a boxing coach – one if the inspirations for the Boxerina collection.

‘As the brand evolves it’s important that we create experiences – taking bits and pieces of what we personally love to do and injecting it into the collection to make it part of our brand’s experience,’ they said.

Source: Daily Mail

Connie Britton and Virginia Madsen will present the awards at the National Women’s History Museum/Glamour Magazine brunch in the hills on Saturday, August 23.

On Emmy weekend this year, breakfast comes with a toast.

Sophia Bush and Oscar-winning writer and showrunner Callie Khouri will be honored at the third annual “Women Making History” event, a brunch at the Skirball Center put on by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine on Saturday, August 23.

Also read: ‘Nashville’ Scores $8 Million Incentive to Remain in Music City for Season 3

Aimed at generating awareness for a future National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the group singles out activists and female philanthropists that contribute to women’s history.

On her resume, Bush has taken leadership roles with charities like “I Am That Girl” and “donated her 30th birthday” to “Pencils of Promise,” Scooter Braun‘s brother’s charity focusing on creating pre-school and primary education opportunities. Those who “donate their birthday” ask for financial donations to the charity in lieu of presents.

“Everybody at work jokes because I have my phone and I have 2 spare plug-in batteries and the guys are like ‘You are working on a TV show and you’re working on saving the world and you’re working on telling other people they can save the world, and when do you sleep?’” Bush said in an interview with FitPerez.

The “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire” star will get her award from her former “Hatfields and McCoys” co-star Virginia Madsen. “Nashville” lead Connie Britton will present to Khouri, the show’s creator who also hatched the iconic characters “Thelma and Louise,” earning her an Oscar.

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Eco Saint: Sophia Bush
Nobody panic, but I just realized that I have yet to sanctify the eco-friendly actress, Ms. Sophia Bush. My sin of omission is especially regrettable since the brunette bombshell has been an enormous presence in the environmental community for years: way before so many in Young Hollywood decided that sustainable living is not only good for the planet, but for their public images as well. Thankfully, this is one mistake I can easily rectify: Sophia Bush, you are hereby anointed as Global Cool’s newest Eco Saint!

Where do I even begin with this girl? Back in 2010, the Chicago P.D star used her presence in social media to raise funds to help people living in the area of the Gulf of Mexico contaminated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The following year, the petite powerhouse took part in a marathon benefiting The Nature Conservancy. It’s rare to find a celebrity who’s really willing to break a sweat for a cause. I mean, what celebs don’t love showcasing their designer frocks at red carpet events? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you. But, Ms. Bush put glitz and glamour aside when she hauled her taut derriere and sweat-matted hair across that finish line. She clearly puts the needs of Mother Earth before her own vanity.

The One Tree Hill alumna also assisted Global Green USA in the launch of H&M’s global garment-recycling initiative, and even worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency to launch an eco-friendly Facebook game called eMission.

This week alone, Sophia tweeted two times about climate change (Hey, Years of Living Dangerously, I think I’ve located your newest correspondent right here).

First, she retweeted a Newsweek article about how various cities around the world are going to be impacted by the imminent melting of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet. The following day, Sophia tweeted a link to a Huffington Post piece that spoke about the economic ramifications of planetary warming. The ex-Mrs. Murray (his loss) made certain she put her two cents in when she tweeted the Huffington Post article, adding the words “Listening Yet?” in a clear shout-out to the pesky climate change deniers.

Sophia may PLAY a ‘woman in blue’ on her hit television series, Chicago P.D, but it’s clear that ‘green’ is the color of choice for this eco-conscious thespian!

To see Detective Erin Lindsay in action, check out Chicago P.D Wednesdays at 10 PM EST on NBC.

Source: Global Cool

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