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Originally posted 06/04/2008 10:50AM
Ashley Judd confronted an overwhelming topic in remarks she delivered Tuesday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City: the approximately 2.5 million people worldwide – mostly women and children – believed to be victims of the $32 billion annual industry of human trafficking
"I know that the unheard are helped when they are heard. I know that compassionate listening helps me, and my goal was to help the U.N. help them," the actress, 40, said at a news conference on the day in which the General Assembly met for a "thematic debate" on the problem, the Associated Press reports.
Judd explained that she actually "stumbled upon" the crisis while on a 12-nation tour to promote public health. En route, she saw brothels, slums, hospices and other medical facilities.
Originally posted 12/11/2007 04:50PM
Heroes star Hayden Panetierre won't be the only one up before dawn Thursday to announce this year's Golden Globes nominations from Beverly Hills.
Actress Ashley Judd will join her, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday.
Judd is a two-time Globe nominee, most recently for 2004's De-Lovely.
The 65th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live Jan. 13 on NBC.
Originally posted 05/28/2007 09:20AM
Racecar driver Dario Franchitti (also known as the husband of Ashley Judd) won the 91st edition of the Indy 500 on Sunday, in a rain-soaked race that had his celeb spouse cheering him on.
Originally posted 11/23/2006 06:00AM
Ashley Judd has one film in theaters (Come Early Morning) and another on the way (Bug, due in early 2007) – but it's her role as activist that has her most excited.
Originally posted 07/05/2006 08:10AM
After having endured a "chaotic" and "dysfunctional" childhood, Ashley Judd underwent a 47-day program at a Texas treatment center last February in order to deal with the issues of her past, including depression, isolation and co-dependent relationships, she says.
Originally posted 06/29/2005 06:00AM
No place is too small to give Ashley Olsen the VIP treatment: When the 19-year-old turned up at L.A.'s hipster venue Spaceland recently to check out the local all-girl rock trio The Like, she watched the show from the safety of the sound booth. Later at the tiny Silverlake club, the pony-tailed actress chatted up another scenester, Nylon magazine founder Marvin Scott Jarrett, while Steve Aoki, brother of actress-model Devon Aoki and owner of Dim Mak Records, looked on.
Originally posted 10/20/2004 03:00PM
Nicole Kidman and Reba McIntire, move over – Ashley Judd is joining you at the department store cosmetics counter.
Originally posted 09/20/2004 06:00AM
He may be Hollywood royalty, but at heart, Matt Damon is just a down-to-earth guy. "I think right now my life is pretty manageable and pretty normal," says the actor, writer and producer, 33. "I just kind of work and when I'm not working, I'm living at my house in New York, and it doesn't feel out of control and kind of crazy. I understand people who say success is dangerous. But if it hasn't screwed me up already, I don't think it will." Well, okay, but isn't he one of those thrill-seeking actors who insists on doing his own stunts? "Actors are always talking about how they do their own stunts. That's total bull----," he says. "I mean, they don't let us do anything that's dangerous. They let us do things only that are very safe, so they're not really stunts."
Originally posted 06/25/2004 06:00AM
Perhaps you never outgrow being raised in a family full of talented people. After growing up in the shadow of her singing duo mother, Naomi, and sister Wynonna, Ashley Judd became a huge star in her own right, of course. But when we asked her recently whether she identified with Linda Lee Porter, wife of composer Cole Porter, whom she plays in De-Lovely (opening in limited release July 2), she said, "I think I relate to her a lot. If I know how to do something, it's be in a room with a talented person." Director Irwin Winkler added of Judd: "If I said to Ashley, 'I want you to jump off that building,' she would say to me, 'Where do you want me to land?' But when I said to her, 'I want you to sing a couple of songs,' she said, 'Wait a minute. Don't ask me to jump off that building,' because of her family and the competition with her mother and her sister. But I thought she did a wonderful job, and once I explained to her how important it was, she was great."
Originally posted 06/24/2004 12:00PM
Add one more name to the list of celebrities attached to a makeup line: Ashley Judd is the new spokeswoman for American Beauty, an about-to-be-launched skin-care and cosmetics brand for Estee Lauder's BeautyBank division, the company has announced.
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