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Originally posted 04/12/2012 07:55AM
Ashley Judd says the generally horrified reaction last month to her puffy face, caused by the medication she was taking for a sinus infection, is a sad commentary on our society's obsession with appearance.
"I think it's hatred of women that invites the criticism," the Missing actress, 43, said Wednesday on NBC's Nightly News, with additional comments on Thursday's Today show. "I think it's the objectification of girls and women and this hypersexualization of our society that invites the criticism."
She added: "It doesn't have anything to do with me, really, and how I look."
Originally posted 03/16/2012 09:30AM
Ashley Judd set the plastic surgery rumor mill into motion this week, when she appeared on a Canadian talk show to promote her new TV series, Missing, looking a little ... well, bloated.
The typically svelte actress's face was noticeably puffy during her appearance, sparking speculation that she had undergone a cosmetic procedure.
But that's not the case, according to her rep.
"Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu," the rep, Cara Tripicchio, told E! News, adding that Judd has "been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it."
Originally posted 04/05/2011 06:25PM
In a raw new memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, Ashley Judd is baring all when it comes to being raised as the daughter of country music's Naomi Judd.
"My childhood was erratic, chaotic, unstable," she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "I was so the lost child, who just goes away and can be invisible while sitting in the middle of the room."
"I know that my mom did the best she could as did my dad," Judd, 42, continues, "but for a variety of reasons, it was just hurtful."
Originally posted 02/09/2009 11:55AM
And so the feud continues.
Ashley Judd once again criticized Sarah Palin for supporting the practice of aerial wolf and bear killings in Alaska, calling the governor's program a "distortion" and "incredibly savage."
"It's her pet project," Judd, 40, told CNN's Larry King as she took her fight to stop the killing of wildlife to TV along with the environmental advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife's CEO Rodger Schlickeisen.
"She promotes the brutal aerial killing of wolves," said the actress. "It is not ethical, it is not appropriate, it doesn't make sense on any level."
Originally posted 02/05/2009 10:15AM
Sarah Palin has a brand new rival: the Defenders of Wildlife, fronted by actress and animal-rights activist Ashley Judd, NBC News reported on Thursday's Today show.
In a new Web video, Judd tries to move the Alaska governor to stop her state's practice of killing wolves and bears from airplanes – a sport in which Palin herself has said she participates.
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.
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