'I will never stop being grateful': Apple CEO Tim Cook cites Stonewall riots at Stanford graduation

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Working Mother Cites Most Powerful Moms of 2016

MOMS WITH CLOUT: In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, Working Mother has released its annual list of the “50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016,” on workingmother.com. The list recognizes moms who inspire people and make a difference in the world and includes women from arts/entertainment, fashion/tastemakers, finance/business, media/marketing, philanthropy, politics, retail/manufacturing and tech/science.
New to the list are women such as singers Adele and Carrie Underwood; actor Viola Davis; Chelsea Clinton; Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization; Joanna Coles, editor, Cosmopolitan and editorial director of Seventeen, and Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton.
Women in the fashion world who made the list are Tory Burch; Victoria Beckham; Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris; Jenna Lyons, creative director of J. Crew, and Sara Blakely, founder and chief executive officer of Spanx. From the retail world, the list includes Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president of Wal-Mart International; Rosalind Brewer, president and ceo of Sam’s Club, and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple.
From the tech world, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook; Katie Jacobs Stanton, vice president of global media, Twitter; Marissa Mayer, ceo of Yahoo; Susan Wojcicki, ceo of YouTube, and Lorraine Twohill, senior

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Reese Witherspoon Cites New Yorker Article As Low Point In Her Career

The Reese-urgence is alive and well with the much-anticipated release of “Wild” and the probability of an impending Oscar nomination. It’s arguable that Reese Witherspoon never truly lost her status as one of America’s sweethearts, but, she says in a new “60 Minutes” interview, the year after her Oscar win for “Walk the Line” was “tough.”

Throughout the press she has done for her role as Cheryl Strayed, who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to ameliorate the pain following her mother’s death, Witherspoon has said she wanted to break away from the post-Oscar films that boxed her into nice-girl romantic comedies — movies like “Four Christmases,” “How Do You Know” and “This Means War’. The nadir came when Witherspoon saw herself listed among “washed-up” actors who were no longer seen as box-office draws in a 2012 article from The New Yorker.

“I thought I was reading, like, a profile on another actor,” she recalled. “Then somewhere down at the end, it said […] ‘the people who are washed-up.’ I mean, it really hurt my feelings.” (To be fair, the piece Witherspoon is presumably referring to — a profile of Ben Stiller — never uses the term “washed-up.” Regardless, she was named alongside Keanu Reeves, Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.)

As she’s said several times, Witherspoon challenged herself to find stronger roles, which led to the creation of her production company, Pacific Standard. With Australian producer Bruna Papandrea, Witherspoon has fought to get powerful female stories on the big screen. First up was “Gone Girl,” which she produced. Then came “Wild,” which she optioned in March 2012, three months before Oprah Winfrey selected it as the inaugural entry in her Book Club 2.0.

“I was just kind of floundering career-wise. I wasn’t making things I was passionate about,” Witherspoon said. “And it was really clear that audiences weren’t responding to anything I was putting out there.”

Audiences are paying attention now: “Wild” has received remarkable praise, and it made a strong mark at the box office when the movie opened in limited release on Dec. 5.

Witherspoon’s full “60 Minutes” interview with Charlie Rose airs Sunday on CBS. Watch an excerpt:

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