America Ferrera: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Would Be ''Amazing''

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America Ferrera: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 Would Be ''Amazing''

The third Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie isn’t exactly in the fast lane, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen…eventually.

“It’s an idea and a conversation,” America Ferrera told me at the Human Rights Campaign gala, where the LGBT rights lobbying group honored her with the Ally For Equality Award. “I think it would be amazing. The sisterhood is still well and alive. I love my girls. We’re very much a part of each other’s lives and if the movie happens it would be a great thing.”

It certainly would. It’s been more than two years since Ferrera said during an appearance on the Meredith Vieira Show that a script for a third installment was “being written.”

“I was 20 when I met them. I am 30 now and they are still three of my best friends and supporters,” she shared. “What’s wonderful about these girls in my life is, people expect girls and women to be competitive, and we made a decision to love and support each other off-screen and onscreen.”

And she joked with me, “We would love to get paid to hang out with each other. That would wonderful.”

Ferrera co-starred in the two Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants flicks with Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel. The first was released in 2005 followed by the sequel in 2008.

During her acceptance speech, Ferrera urged Hollywood and beyond to embrace diversity.

“We know that representation matters. We know this, not just in the media, but in our schools, in our hospitals, in our boardrooms, in our halls of power,” she said. “We know that it makes all the difference to see ourselves reflected by culture with dignity, with humor and with compassion. It is how most of us learn what is possible for us, what our place in the world is and too often we have to spend many years unlearning what culture has taught us who we are or who we ought to be. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can change that.”

She added, “I didn’t grow up seeing a lot of examples of short brown chubby poor daughters of immigrant parents grow up to be successful actors and loud activists and I had to use my imagination most of the time. But I was extremely fortunate to come across friends, mentors, teachers who encouraged me to use my talent and my voice.”

Shannon Woodward, who was on stage next to present an award to Katy Perry, summed up what many people were thinking when she said, “I can’t wait for the day to cast my vote for America Ferrera.”

#Ferrera2020, anyone?

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Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:55:35 +0000

Take a Tour of Ellen DeGeneres' $45 Million Santa Barbara Villa That Is Now for Sale

Want a piece of the Tuscan countryside without all the hassle of international travel? Consider investing in Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi‘s central California estate.

The comedian by day and real estate mogul by night has listed her 10,500 square-foot Santa Barbara home, dubbed “The Villa,” for a whopping $45 million. DeGeneres first purchased the stone abode for a reported $26.5 million in 2012, and in the years since, acquired two adjacent properties to expand the compound to nearly 17 acres. 

Originally built in 1930 and inspired by Old World Italy, Ellen and Portia’s private enclave boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, nine fireplaces, multiple libraries and an 800 square-foot living room. 

No, folks, this isn’t your typical 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, Australia. 

DeGeneres enlisted extensive renovations to the estate, which includes an indoor-outdoor entertainment pavilion named Jordan Hall with a sunken tennis court, Japanese soaking tub and Roman-style swimming pool overlooking incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. 

The exterior, secured by 18th century Spanish gates, is lined with olive and eucalyptus trees, colorful gardens, multiple fountains and artistic sculptures.

She spoke to Sotheby’s about what she loves most about the historical villa, explaining per People, “The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot. It feels ancient, like it’s been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honors nature, and I love that.” 

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Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:44:52 +0000