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Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman & Scarlett Johansson Get Honored at Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration!

Natalie Portman joined a talented group of women being honored at Ellen’s Women in Hollywood Celebration!

The 38-year-old actress hit the carpet at the annual event, presented by Ralph Lauren and Lexus, on Monday night (October 14) at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Natalie was also joined by fellow honorees Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mindy Kaling, Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas.

The 2019 Women in Hollywood honorees are being recognized for paving their own way and plotting a path into the unknown in the current state of Hollywood.

Congratulations!

FYI: Natalie is wearing Dior dress and sandals with Beladora earrings. Scarlett is wearing a Tom Ford dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Anabela Chan earrings. Nicole is wearing Ralph Lauren with a Yvan Tufenkjian choker, earrings, and rings, as well as Kallati and Le Vian rings. Gwyneth is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Nikos Koulis jewelry. Mindy is wearing Oscar de la Renta.

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Mindy Kaling Responds to The Academy's Statement About Discrimination Against Her

Mindy Kaling is fighting back after The Academy dismissed her claims that they tried to strip her of her producer credit on The Office.

The 40-year-old actress originally spoke out about her experience with sexism early during her career, explaining that she had to justify her producer position on the show after it was nominated for an Emmy.

In a statement to the LA Times, The Academy responded, “No one person was singled out. There was an increasing concern years ago regarding the number of performers and writers seeking producer credits…Every performer producer and writer producer was asked to justify their producer credits.”

Mindy took to her Twitter to react to the statement, maintaining that she faced discrimination in the incident.

“Respectfully, the Academy’s statement doesn’t make any sense. I *was* singled out. There were other Office writer-performer-producers who were NOT cut from the list. Just me. The most junior person, and woman of color. Easiest to dismiss. Just sayin’,” Mindy wrote.

She continued, “I’ve never wanted to bring up that incident because The Office was one of the greatest creative experiences of my life…But I worked so hard and it was humiliating. I had written so many episodes, put in so much time in the editing room, just to have the Academy discard it because they couldn’t fathom I was capable of doing it all. Thankfully I was rescued by my friends, the other producers.”

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Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, & Mindy Kaling Are Three of Elle's Women in Hollywood Honorees!

Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Mindy Kaling are three of Elle‘s Women in Hollywood honorees on three separate covers for the mag!

Here’s what they had to share with the mag…

Scarlett on feeling a connection to her Marriage Story character Nicole, who is going through a divorce: “It was the first piece Noah gave me, and it felt familiar somehow, but not because of what I’d been experiencing then. But maybe because of how I grew up, and the dynamic between my parents—or maybe because I’ve known women who’ve dedicated themselves to their partner’s vision and then come out of this decade-long relationship feeling almost like a ghost.”

Natalie, on how her involvement with Time’s Up has spawned a powerful network for trading experiences: “If we don’t talk to each other, we can’t share, we can’t get information, we can’t get angry and organize together. It’s actually really important to tall. Something we’ve been talking about is sharing salary details with each other, because right now it’s such a taboo. It’s actually a real way that we can help each other, to be like, ‘Hey, this is what I get paid. This is how I negotiated this.’ ”

Mindy, on facing sexism early on in her tenure at The Office: Mindy recalled, “The show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Shortly after, the Television Academy, which puts on the awards show, told Kaling that because there were too many producers on The Office, they were going to cut her from the list. She, the only woman of color on the team, wouldn’t be eligible for an Emmy like the rest of the staff. In order to receive her rightful recognition, she recalls, “they made me, not any of the other producers, fill out a whole form and write an essay about all my contributions as a writer and a producer. I had to get letters from all the other male, white producers saying that I had contributed, when my actual record stood for itself.”

For more from the stars, visit Elle.com. Look out for the magazine, on newsstands October 22.

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Mindy Kaling Shares Rare Photo of Daughter Katherine & Reveals Her Cute Nickname!

Mindy Kaling is giving a glimpse as life as a mom!

The 40-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday (August 19) to share a cute photo of she and 20-month-old daughter Katherine.

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Mindy shared a photo of the mother-daughter duo twinning in sparkling, silver glitter sandals – and revealed that she calls her little girl “Kit!”

Got these little @ohjoyco pons sandals for me and Kit,” Mindy captioned the below photo. “Glitter is our aesthetic. 💞”

Mindy‘s A Wrinkle in Time co-star Reese Witherspoon then commented on the photo writing, “Glitter is your signature color.”

Mindy Kaling Sees 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' for the Second Time

Mindy Kaling is a big fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!

The 40-year-old Late Night actress was spotted checking out the film in theaters for a second time on Sunday (July 28) in Los Angeles.

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Mindy, rocking a striped tee with blue jeans and slides, was all smiles as she strolled with her friend.

“God it was just SO GOOD. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood,” Mindy tweeted on Saturday, adding on Sunday, “Saw #OnceUponaTimeInHollywood again tonight. F–kin’ loved it even more. Twice Upon A Time and ain’t got no regrets. I talk like Rick Dalton now you hippies.”

Mindy Kaling‘s new rom-com series Four Weddings and a Funeral premieres on July 31. Watch the trailer!

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Mindy Kaling Talks Possibility of a Second 'Four Weddings & a Funeral' Season

Mindy Kaling sits on stage while appearing on the Four Weddings and a Funeral panel during Hulu’s portion of the 2019 TCA Summer Press Tour on Friday (July 26) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 40-year-old actress created the series with Matt Warburton and they were also joined by showunner Tracey Wigfield, as well as cast members Nathalie Emmanuel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Brandon Mychal Smith, and Nikesh Patel.

The 10-episode series is currently just billed as a limited series, but they opened up about the possibility of a second season.

“Is that up to us?” Mindy said in response to the idea (via Deadline). “We’re still editing Episode 10!”

Tracey said that the show was written “as a complete story” but “anything can be anything.”

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