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Debra Messing & Mandana Dayani's 'The Dissenters' Podcast Is Launching in One Day!

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani have a new podcast launching this week – The Dissenters!

The longtime friends teamed up for the new project in which they speak to one of their heroes each week. The name for the podcast was inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s iconic “I Dissent” slogan. The idea of dissent is saying “No, I will not have this. There is a better way and I am here to build it.”

Each of the 20 Dissenters featured on the podcast just made the decision one day to dissent: to challenge the status quo, stand up to an injustice or make a tremendous difference in their communities. Some of the special guests include Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, Sophia Bush, Eva Longoria, Jameela Jamil, Christian Siriano, and more.

“We’re both nerds, we’re very much into activism and organizing and we realized all of these people that re inspiring us, we wanted to share with other people. we wanted to meet our heroes,” Debra told Deadline. Mandana added, “We have both worked as social justice advocates. There are so many people that want to get off the sidelines and give back, but they either feel like activism is something that other people do, they’re not qualified or they don’t have enough followers. But the more we learned was that most of these people had any prior experience.”

Debra is an actor and philanthropist, best known for her work on Will & Grace. Mandana is an entrepreneur, attorney and the creator/co-founder of I am a voter. The podcast is produced by the Dear Media podcast network.

You can subscribe to The Dissenters podcast right now on Apple Podcasts. New episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays!

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Sophia Bush Celebrates Her New Podcast with a Dinner Party!

Actress and activist Sophia Bush poses for photos in her plaid power suit while attending a celebration of her new podcast “Work in Progress” at The AllBright West Hollywood on Wednesday (February 5) in Los Angeles.

The new private women’s social club was the perfect setting for Sophia‘s dinner party with some of the powerful women in her life – like actresses Connie Britton and Retta, I Am a Voter founder Mandana Dayani, CNN’s former White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, and more.

Sophia‘s podcast “highlights real-life humor, professional, personal and sometimes even political conversations where guests share inspiration for growth, success, failure and achievable goals.”

FYI: Sophia is wearing a Dorothee Schumacher outfit.

20+ pictures inside of Sophia Bush and friends at the dinner… More Here! »

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Amber Heard, Sophia Bush, & More Celebs Support Gun Control Activist Shannon Watts' Book Launch

Jordana Brewster, Amber Heard, Ashley Madekwe, and Sophia Bush pose for a photo with gun control activist Shannon Watts at the launch of her book “Fight Like a Mother” on Monday (June 10) at a private home in Brentwood, Calif.

The stars all stepped out to support the Moms Demand Action founder and volunteer at the home of fashion designer Mary Alice Haney Davidoff.

Jaime King, Brooklyn Decker, Kendrick Sampson, June Diane Raphael, AnnaLynne McCord, cute couple Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean, PR exec Sahar Sanjar, and I Am a Voter founder Mandana Dayani were among the other guests at the event.

Shannon talked with THR at the event about the recent successes of Moms Demand Action.

“Bills were just sailing through state houses that were just so dangerous and so insidious that the gun lobby had been writing for years and we now have a 90 percent track record of killing those bills every year. We killed over 1,000 last year. Guns on college campuses, arming teachers, permitless carry, stand your ground,” she said.

“Fight Like a Mother” is currently available on Amazon and wherever books are sold!

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Amber Heard Advocates for I Am a Voter at Create & Cultivate Conference

Amber Heard poses for a photo with I Am a Voter founder Mandana Dayani while attending the Create & Cultivate conference on Saturday (May 4) in New York City.

The event, presented by Mastercard, brings women together to discuss key topics surrounding entrepreneurship, the digital space, and life as a modern working woman.

I Am a Voter is a public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. At the event, Amber opened up about being “a part of a vast army of voices that are not accepting silence.”

“The world that’s better for someone else is going to be an inherently better world for you,” she said.

She added, “Only the people who benefit from the status quo don’t want to change it.”

FYI: Amber is wearing a Johanna Ortiz look.

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Kate Bosworth & Angela Sarafyan Glam Up for Learning Lab Ventures Gala

Kate Bosworth and Angela Sarafyan both look absolutely stunning while stepping out for the 2019 Learning Lab Ventures Winter Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (January 31) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The organization is committed to “transforming children’s lives and disrupting generational poverty through intensive after school education and enrichment programming.”

More celebs at the event included Rachel Zoe with husband Rodger Berman, Louise Roe, Carly Steel with Snapchat exec Jacob Andreou, and I am a voter. founder Mandana Dayani with husband Peter Traugott.

FYI: Kate is wearing a Jason Wu gown and Jimmy Choo shoes. Angela is wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown and Roger Vivier shoes. Rachel is wearing a Rachel Zoe gown. Louise is wearing a Haney gown.

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Rachel Bilson & Olivia Wilde Have an 'O.C.' Reunion at Baby2Baby Gala!

Rachel Bilson and Olivia Wilde pose for a cute photo together while attending the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday (November 10) in Culver City, Calif.

The actresses worked together on The O.C. back in 2005!

Some more stars who stepped out for the important cause included Shiri Appleby, Kat Dennings, Olivia Culpo, Sarah Wright, and Ryan Michelle Bathe.

Lauren Conrad attended the event with her husband William Tell.

I am a voter. founder Mandana Dayani was seen hanging out with her friend Elizabeth Chambers.

FYI: Rachel is wearing a Johanna Ortiz dress. Olivia is wearing a Givenchy outfit and a Lala Lexa clutch. Elizabeth is wearing a Monique Lhuiller dress. Lauren is wearing a Rhea Costa dress. Shiri is wearing an ML Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Rachel Zoe Attends Intimate Hamptons Party for EBTH.Com

Rachel Zoe poses for a photo with her BFF Mandana Dayani and event host Ashley McDermott while attending an intimate Hamptons party for EBTH.com on Sunday (August 28) in Southampton, N.Y.

Mandana is the former vice president of Rachel‘s fashion empire and now she is the chief brand officer for Everything But the House, a website that brings the thrill of estate sale shopping online.

Also in attendance at the event were Rachel‘s husband Rodger Berman, Mandana‘s hubby Peter Trauggot, and Ashley‘s hubby Jeff McDermott, among others.

“So proud of @mandanadayani, #bright #talented lady who helped launch @ebthofficial in NYC at @ashleybrittmcdermott’s #EverythingButTheHouseLaunchBash. #YourEventLookedLikeEverythingAndThenSome #YourCompanyHasNothingButTheBest #CheckOutEBTH. #LadyInCharge #EBTH,” Mariska Hargitay posted about the event on Instagram.

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