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Watch: Meghan Markle Was Fighting Sexism at Just 11-Years-Old

Watch: Meghan Markle Was Fighting Sexism at Just 11-Years-Old
Just call her “Super Woman.”

Before she became a successful actress in Suits or engaged to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was following her moral compass and speaking out against issues – especially pertaining to equality.

Meghan was inspired to change a TV commercial at the age of 11, after having seen a Procter & Gamble commercial that advertised its Ivory dishwashing soap solely to women.

The commercial for the soap struck her as unfair and insensitive when she heard, “women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.”

“I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things,
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11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Standing Up to Sexism Proves She's Been Royalty

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11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Standing Up to Sexism Proves She's Been Royalty
As the world learns to know and love Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's new fiancée, many facts about the future royal have been at the forefront of the cultural conversation, including her career goals, her family background, and even her fitness routine. But one of our favorite detail of Meghan's life thus far might be her history of activism . . . which started far before Harry ever knew her name. Following the royal engagement news, a video resurfaced of an 11-year-old Meghan fighting for equality after seeing a sexist TV commercial in true '90s fashion - with a segment on Nickelodeon's Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. Back in 2015, Meghan shared the story about her first foray into women's advocacy at a Un Women's event in Beijing. In her speech, the actress described sitting in class and seeing a TV advertisement for dish soap, which proclaimed "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.
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Meghan Markle Challenged Gender Roles in an Ad at 11 Years Old -- and Made a Big Change

Meghan Markle Challenged Gender Roles in an Ad at 11 Years Old -- and Made a Big Change
Giving up her acting career to focus on royal duties and charitable efforts wasn't a big deal for Meghan Markle. The 36-year-old actress has been using her voice to speak out for others since she was a kid.

At just 11 years old, Markle was responsible for shaking up the advertising industry, after challenging the "sexist" language in an Ivory dish soap commercial, which proclaimed that "women are fighting greasy pots and pans."

The actress spoke out about the event during a 2015 speech at the Un on International Women's Day, recalling getting upset after two male classmates joked about how women "belong" in the kitchen.

"I remember feeling shocked and angry and also just feeling so hurt. It just wasn't right and something needed to be done," she said, revealing that her father encouraged her to write letters, which she did to "the most powerful people I could think of."

Markle wrote letters to civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, then-first
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Watch An 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Protest This Sexist Ad

  • ET Canada
Footage of an 11-year-old Meghan Markle fighting against a sexist ad campaign has surfaced online. Sitting down with “Nick News” in 1993, a determined young Markle can be seen speaking out against an Ivory commercial that featured sexist language. “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans,” the ad announced. “I don’t think […]
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Legends of the Hidden Temple: Nick Reviving Game Show as TV Movie

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Nick Reviving Game Show as TV Movie
Blue Barracudas, Purple Parrots and Red Jaguars, listen up!

Nickelodeon is rebooting its classic game show Legends of the Hidden Temple as a TV movie, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedNickToons Movie to Feature Characters From Rugrats, Rocko and Other Series

To refresh your memory: The original Legends, which was hosted by Kirk Fogg and ran from 1993 to 1995, pitted six pairs of kids against each other as they tackled physical and mental challenges, all in the hopes of making it to the final round, where they ran through the dizzying (and sometimes terrifying) obstacle course that was The Temple.

Similarly,
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Sneak Peek: H.R. Pufnstuf, Freddy the Flute Visit Nickelodeon's Mutt & Stuff

Sneak Peek: H.R. Pufnstuf, Freddy the Flute Visit Nickelodeon's Mutt & Stuff
The nefarious Witchiepoo and her Vroom Broom are nowhere in sight (whew!), but this first look at H.R. Pufnstuf’s visit to Nickelodeon’s Mutt & Stuff nonetheless will speak to your younger self.

RelatedH.R. Pufnstuf Characters to Make TV Return on Nickelodeon

On Monday, Feb. 15 at 10am Et, Living Island’s dragon mayor — toting Freddy the talking flute and joined by the ever-verbose Cling and Clang on their Rescue Racer — pays a visit to the freshman series’ Calvin and his dog school.

Press play above to get an extended sneak peek at the episode (Pufnstuf and his familiar theme
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NickToons Movie to Feature Characters From Rugrats, Rocko and Other Series

Everybody loves The Avengers, right? Ok, now replace Iron Man and the gang with characters from Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Angry Beavers and more classic Nickelodeon cartoons. Admit it: You love that idea a lot more.

PhotosAll That Reunion: Nickelodeon Stars Reunite at New York Comic-Con

No, I’m not describing the trip I had last weekend while binging eight hours of DVR’d NickToons; I’m talking about an actual movie in the works at Paramount.

Our sister site Deadline reports that Napoleon Dynamite scribe Jared Hess, along with wife Jarusha, has been tapped to write a
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Poppy Harlow Passes Out During Live CNN Broadcast — Watch Video

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow went from reporting the news to becoming the news on Monday when she passed out during a live broadcast.

RelatedLinda Ellerbee Retiring; Final Nick News Broadcast Set for December

While discussing a poll about the American public’s approval of how President Obama is handling the war on terrorism, Harlow — who is now sixth months pregnant with her first child — began to slur her words, then suddenly went silent.

RelatedReport: Meredith Vieira Show on Verge of Cancellation After 2 Seasons

Shortly after the frightening episode, Harlow reappeared on camera to explain what had happened:

“For all
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Linda Ellerbee Is Retiring From Nick News After 25 Years

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Linda Ellerbee Is Retiring From Nick News After 25 Years
The woman who taught every millennial about world news as a kid has some news of her own to share: Linda Ellerbee announced Tuesday that she's retiring from Nick News after 25 years anchoring TV's longest-running children's-news program. Ellerbee, 71, is set to retire from television altogether after 44 years in the business, saying, "It's really nice to be one of the few who walks away from television news on their own time and of their own choice." Nickelodeon will air Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee, a one-hour retrospective of her work, on December 15, after which the award-winning show will also be retired. Ellerbee has anchored Nick News since its 1992 debut, and has served as the head of Nick News for 25 years. Prior to Nickelodeon, Ellerbee had worked for the Associated Press, until they famously fired her and she
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Linda Ellerbee Retiring; Final Nick News Broadcast Set for December

Linda Ellerbee Retiring; Final Nick News Broadcast Set for December
After spending more than 40 years in journalism — informing generations of adults and children, alike — legendary newswoman Linda Ellerbee is ready to hang up her hat.

Ellerbee on Tuesday announced she will retire after the final broadcast of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee; a one-hour retrospective special titled “Hello, I Must Be Going!” will air Dec. 15 at 8/7c on Nickelodeon.

Before launching Nick News in 1991, Ellerbee anchored and wrote for NBC News Overnight in the early 1980s. Prior to working at NBC, Ellerbee honed her craft as a reporter for the Associated Press in Houston, then as an on-air reporter for CBS.
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GLAAD Media Awards nominations include 'Imitation Game,' 'Pride,' 'Transparent'

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GLAAD Media Awards nominations include 'Imitation Game,' 'Pride,' 'Transparent'
GLAAD has announced nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards in categories covering film, television, comic books, music and journalism. And in the film arena, Oscar season staple "The Imitation Game" was joined by films like "Love is Strange," "Pride," "Dear White People" and "Lilting" in the list of nominations. Check out who else was nominated below. Winners will be announced on March 21. And remember to follow along with the rest of the season at The Circuit. Outstanding Film - Wide Release "The Imitation Game" "Love is Strange" "Pride" "The Skeleton Twins" "Tammy" Outstanding Film - Limited Release "Dear White People" "Life Partners" "Lilting" "The Way He Looks" "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" Outstanding Drama Series "Degrassi" "The Fosters" "Game of Thrones" "Grey's Anatomy" "How to Get Away with Murder" "Last Tango in Halifax" "Masters of Sex" "Orphan Black" "Pretty Little Liars" "Shameless" Outstanding Comedy Series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded for Chicago skyline tightrope walk

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Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded for Chicago skyline tightrope walk
Nik Wallenda will be blindfolded for Chicago skyline tightrope walk "It's about challenging myself, and hopefully through challenging myself, inspiring other people to challenge themselves," Wallenda says of his live Discovery Channel stunt. "I've never performed blindfolded. I've trained a lot, intensively actually, blind-folded." Jimmy Kimmel transforms into a pig Watch “Jimmy the Pig” try to get kids to tell a lie. Amazon picks up “Red Oaks” along with “Hand of God,” orders more scripts for “The CosmopolitansSteven Soderbergh’s suburban comedy “Red Oaks” and Ron Perlman’s “Hand of God” will get full seasons, while Amazon will “explore the series” potential of Whit Stillman’s “The Cosmopolitans” via the additional scripts. Click Read Full Post For More Check out Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as a full-sized Times Square mascot “Conan” sent Triumph to insult the other mascots. “How to Get Away with Murder” books Elizabeth Perkins The
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The winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are...

The stars of the small screen descended on the Nokia Theatre in Downton Los Angeles last night for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, celebrating the very best in television across the past twelve months. The big winner was Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, which took home Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Michael Douglas) and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Steven Soderbergh), while Breaking Bad won its first Outstanding Drama Series award and Modern Family was named Outstanding Comedy Series. Meanwhile, Netflix's House of Cards made history, becoming the first online show to win a Primetime Emmy with David Fincher receiving Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot Episode 'Chapter 1'.

Here's a list of the winners (highlighted in red), along with a selection of Creative Arts Emmy Award winners...

Outstanding Drama
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Emmys 2013: 'Behind The Candelabra,' Bob Newhart score at Creative Arts Awards

A week before the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards rock the entertainment industry, nearly 80 awards were scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre. Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Et.

HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" unsurprisingly took home a number of awards, while Bob Newhart won his first career Emmy for guest-starring on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory."

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2013: Carrie Preston, as Elsbeth Tascioni on "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2013: Dan Bucatinsky, as James Novack on "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013: Melissa Leo, as Laurie on "Louie"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013: Bob Newhart, as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton
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American Horror Story: Asylum leads the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations have been revealed this morning, with FX's American Horror Story: Asylum leading the charge with 17 nods in total, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and four acting nominations for Jessica Lange (Lead Actress), Sarah Paulson (Supporting Actress) and James Cromwell and Zachary Quinto (Supporting Actor).

HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones bagged 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Homeland and House of Cards - the latter making history as the first online series to earn a nod in one of the top categories. Meanwhile both Saturday Night Live and Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra were hot on its heels with fifteen nominations apiece.

Here's a list of the nominees in the main categories...

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Special 'Everyday Heroes' July 15

Tune in alert for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, .Everyday Heroes. premiering Monday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m. (Et/Pt) on Nickelodeon. Kids from around the country share their stories of helping others in the brand-new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, .Everyday Heroes,. premiering Monday, July 15, at 8:30 p.m. (Et/Pt) on Nickelodeon. The half-hour special shines a light on young people who prove that everyone is capable of doing something extraordinary. From Nick The special features a group of popular high school football players from Arizona who befriended a bullied classmate, a Florida girl who stood up to adults trying to stop her from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at her middle school, Georgia high school kids who decided
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Nickelodeon's "Kids" Correctly Project Winner of 2012 Presidential Election...Again

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Let's hear it for the kids! Just one day after the 2012 Presidential election, Nickelodeon announced that kids had in fact, projected President Barack Obama as the winner via the network's 2012 Kid's Pick the President "Kids" vote. What's interesting (and may we say, impressive) is that these pint-sized peeps have now successfully picked the winner in advance of the national election six out of the last seven times. Nickelodeon's online poll is part of the network's initiative to build young citizen's awareness of the election process. And it appears to be working. More than half a million votes were cast and President Obama received 65% of the vote. His opponent, former Governor Mitt Romney, received 35%. And how do these kids make the call? Nickelodeon aired two election-themed Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (TV) specials in order to provide the kids with information. The first special, titled Kids Pick The President: The Issues
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Barack Obama wins 'Kids Pick the President' poll from Nickelodeon News

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Barack Obama has scored one decisive victory ahead of the Nov. 6 election: He won Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President" online poll in a landslide, capturing 65% of the vote against opponent Mitt Romney.

This isn't surprising, considering Romney backed out of participating in the corresponding Nick News special, which aired Oct. 15. Obama did participate and answered questions submitted by kids including what he considers his most embarrassing moment.

Over 520,000 votes were cast online according to Nickelodeon, although there's no way to know for sure if they were all cast by kids.

What Obama supporters might be encouraged to know is that since the "Kids Pick" poll started in 1988, the poll has correctly predicted the results of the actual vote all but once. In 2004, the kids picked John Kerry over incumbent and eventual victor George W. Bush.
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'Friday Night Lights' filmmaker Peter Berg rips Mitt Romney for plagiarism

'Friday Night Lights' filmmaker Peter Berg rips Mitt Romney for plagiarism
The author of the book Friday Night Lights is a vocal Mitt Romney fan, and at recent campaign appearances the Republican presidential candidate has been using the inspirational phrase from the TV adaptation: “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”

But that expression isn’t in the book, and Peter Berg, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay for the 2004 movie, and went on to create the 2006-2011 TV series, has released a scathing letter to Romney, telling him to cut it out.

Governor Romney:

I created the TV show “Friday Night Lights” and came up with the phrase “Clear Eyes,
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'Kids Pick the President': Barack Obama shares his most embarrassing moment with America's youth

By this point in the campaign, it's likely that the candidates could recite in their sleep how they will put more people to work, reinforce our borders and find sustainable energy sources.

But kids ask more direct, often far harder questions, and Linda Ellerbee of Nick News, shared with Zap2it some of what will be coming up in the Monday, Oct, 15 special, "Kids Pick the Presidents: The Candidates.

A girl, who walked into a wall at school, asks the candidates about their most embarrassing moments.

"I run into doors and desks all the time," President Barack Obama says on the show. He also recounted how at a "big awards ceremony" after he gave a speech, he took First Lady Michelle Obama's hand "and walked out of the room." He immediately found out he was supposed to stage on the stage and had to turn around and march back on,
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