Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Era of Ignition’: Her Transformation From Child Actress to Activist

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Amber Tamblyn knew it would take something special to convince her to act again.

A working actress since the age of nine, Tamblyn has spent the last two decades growing up on screen — an upbringing that has made her privy to years of gender discrimination in Hollywood.

In her new book “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution,” Tamblyn describes being told to lose weight in order to be considered for major roles; being asked to contribute ideas to scripts without receiving credit; and watching her directorial debut “Paint It Black” get rejected from a prominent indie film distributor for no other reason, she believes, but that she is a woman. She also revisits her account of  James Woods trying to lure her and a friend to Las Vegas when she was 16, which Woods denies.

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During the life-changing period for which “Era of Ignition” is named, Tamblyn tells the story of how she broke free from the expectations that came with her past as a child actress, and emerged instead as an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and equal representation. Now, she’s ready to return to the screen for a project that combines her passions for both acting and telling women’s stories. 

“I felt like it was gonna take something pretty profound for me to want to act again,” she said of the upcoming FX series “Y: The Last Man,” based on a comic-book series in which all the men (except one) die spontaneously and women take control of every aspect of society. Tamblyn will star.

“It was one of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” she says.

As a writer, director, producer, poet, and founding member of the Time’s Up organization, Tamblyn refuses to conform to one definition of what it means to be a woman, artist, or activist. 

Her hope for “Era of Ignition” she says, is that it will help readers feel “engaged and part of the solution.”  Her aim isn’t to preach to the choir, but to bring others into the conversation — so that they can do the same for the people in their life.

“The days of no politics at the dinner table are over,” she says, stressing that men are not to be left out as they, too play an essential part of getting marginalized voices into what she refers to in the book as “the room where it happens.”

Asked if she had a message to send to men in Hollywood — those in positions of power who have the ability to affect change — Tamblyn pointed out that they don’t all fit into one group.

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“There are men who are a bit like ostriches and want to stick their heads in the sand and say ‘It doesn’t affect me so, I don’t have to do anything. If I just hide then it will go away,’” she says. “And then there are other men who have been incredible allies and incredibly supportive, and men themselves who are survivors, like Terry Crews, for instance. The most important thing is to ask them to come join us. We know that we can’t do it without them.”

The first step towards a solution, she says, is to listen to what marginalized groups have to say.

“In this case, we would be asking women and minorities and voices that have been traditionally left out of the entertainment business, both in front of and behind the camera, what they need, as opposed to saying, ‘Hey, I know what you need.’ That’s been the problem for too long,” she says. “We don’t need men to be representing what we need. We need support. And that goes for women in positions of power too.”

Tamblyn speaks from experience. Some of her earliest roles were in the late ’90s, in soaps like “Port Charles” and “General Hospital.” In 2003, she landed her first lead role playing a girl who talks to God in the television series “Joan of Arcadia.” In 2005 she landed arguably her best-known role as Tibby in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and later went on to do stints on TV shows like “House,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” and “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” alongside her husband, comedian David Cross.

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But in the last few years, Tamblyn has stopped actively pursuing acting roles in favor of other artistic pursuits. In 2017, she directed her first film, “Paint It Black” — the same year she wrote her first New York Time’s op-ed, “Amber Tamblyn: I’m Done With Not Being Believed.”

That year proved to be an explosive one, not just for Tamblyn, but for the entertainment industry at large: It was the year that saw the #MeToo movement legitimized, heralding the birth of Time’s Up. Tamblyn signed and helped facilitate the open letter that ran in the New York Times on Jan. 1, 2018, pledging support for working-class women across all industries.

Since then, Tamblyn has written two books: 2018’s “Any Man” about a serial woman rapist who targets men, and “Era of Ignition,” which came out March 5. She also gave birth to her first daughter, Marlow Alice Cross, to whom her latest book is dedicated.

Looking back on the decades-long acting career that led her to where she is today, Tamblyn says it’s been “a love-hate relationship.”

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“I don’t think that the entire experience of acting has to be the center of my universe, which is how I was raised to believe,” she says. “It was the only thing I ever knew growing up. So I think it’s really great for me to have a good separation from that and to enjoy all of the work that I’m doing now, which crosses all genres and mediums.”

Now, Tamblyn is re-entering the world of acting with a fresh perspective. Enter “Y: The Last Man.” The pilot has already been shot, and the series is slated to premiere in 2020. Tamblyn will play Mariette Callows, who she says is “unlike any character I’ve ever played before in my life, hands down.” The daughter of the president of the United States, Mariette is groomed for a career in politics, expected to take up the mantle of her father’s conservative values.

“I think one of the reasons that I’m so excited to do ‘Y: The Last Man’ is because I have all of those things under my belt now, and now I feel free in a certain way. … It’s been a tough journey getting here, but I’m proud of it and I’m proud of the work that I’ve created and will continue to create.”

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FX Orders Sci-Fi Drama ‘Y’ Starring Diane Lane, Amber Tamblyn to Series

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FX has placed a series order for sci-fi drama “Y,” starring Diane Lane and Amber Tamblyn, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions announced Monday during the Television Critics Association’s press tour. The show is slated to premiere in 2020.

Based on the DC Comics series “Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the series “traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.”

Along with Lane and Tamblyn, “Y” also stars Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.

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Michael Green (“American Gods,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Logan”) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (“Luke Cage,” “Turn”) serve and showrunners and will executive produce the series, which hails from FX Productions, alongside Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force (“American Crime Story,” “Pose,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) and Vaughn, who developed the series.

Melina Matsoukas (“Insecure,” “Master of None,” “Beyoncé: Formation”) directed the pilot episode and will also executive produce.

“Y: The Last Man is a towering achievement among graphic novel storytelling and it’s been rewarding to work with this outstanding team,” said Grad. “Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal have partnered with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson to deliver a stunning new expression of this fascinating and timely story. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the pilot, did an incredible job bringing it to life with Diane Lane and this stellar cast.”

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“Brian and Pia’s exploration of a world without men is a favorite for its depth, its humor, its insights and its monkey,” Croal and Green said. “Adapted today it offers us a cracked mirror to look at our own very cracked world. We thank them for their trust — we thank FX for their support — and we thank the casting gods for letting us work with this incredible group of actors.”

Jacobson and Simpson added, “Y is our favorite comic book series ever and we are thrilled to FINALLY bring it to the screen. We are grateful that Brian entrusted it to us and FX, and can’t wait for the world to see Michael and Aïda’s adaptation.”

“Y: The Last Man” is a 60-issue science fiction comic book series which began publishing in 2002. It is the recipient of three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for “Y: The Last Man, Volume 10.”

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Amber Tamblyn Joins FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ Pilot

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Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast of FX’s drama pilot “Y” in a starring role.

The “Paint It Black” director will play Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the United States who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values.

The long-in-the-works project based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s “Y: The Last Man” comic book series traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human.

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Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Ireland are also set to star.

“American Gods” and “Blade Runner 2049” writer Michael Green will serve as co-showrunner on the project alongside Aida Mashaka Croal. They will executive produce alongside Vaughan, director Melina Matsoukas, and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force. FX and Green have long been in development on the project, with FX first attempting to the adapt the acclaimed comic in 2015 and Green coming aboard a year later. “Y: The Last Man” is produced by FX Productions.

The original comic series ran for 60 issues, beginning in 2002. It received three Eisner Awards, and received the first Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for its tenth volume.

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‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works

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That magical pair of jeans that seems to perfectly fit four very different teenage girls may soon get a Broadway upgrade.

Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment on Tuesday announced plans to develop a stage musical based on the hit 2005 movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”

Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrara, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel starred in the successful teen drama, which spawned a 2008 sequel that actually did better at the box office. They played best friends who spend a summer apart while passing along a pair of jeans that seem to fit each of them and lets them remain close despite their disparate adventures.

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Blue Spruce Productions, led by Tony Award-winning theatrical producer Scott Delman, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Alcon and Alloy and will serve as the project’s lead producer. The producers have yet to announce a creative team for the project.

The films, based on Ann Brashares’s best-selling and award-winning young-adult novels, were produced by Alcon and Alloy and have developed a rabid fan base among young women over the years.

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The deal was negotiated on behalf of Alcon Entertainment by Alcon’s EVP of Business and Legal Affairs Jeannette Hill and Loeb & Loeb LLP’s Stefan Schick; on behalf of Blue Spruce Productions by Daniel M. Wassser of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.; and by Matthew Bloomgarden on behalf of Alloy Entertainment. Jess Wittenberg of Warner Bros. Theatricals also represented Alloy Entertainment.

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Quentin Tarantino Looked Up to Harvey Weinstein as a Father Figure, Says Amber Tamblyn

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When Quentin Tarantino shared his statement on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse, the director noted a long dinner with #MeToo activist and close friend Amber Tamblyn. Now, Tamblyn, in a new interview with Vulture,  has shared the details of that dinner, in which she said she convinced Tarantino to admit what he knew about the producer’s history of harassment.

“Don’t not do this because of your ego,” Tamblyn said she told Tarantino. “If you care enough, not only about your legacy, but about the women that he harmed directly that you love, do it for them. Do it for me. If you care about me, do it for me.”

Tamblyn also said that the director’s relationship with the disgraced producer ran beyond filmmaking.

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“Quentin has a very — I won’t go into it because it’s his personal life — unhealthy past relationship with his own father,” Tamblyn said. “And so Harvey filled in a lot of those areas for him. So this, for him, was a larger psychological reckoning than just the guy who financed his movies. And he had to own that.”

A week later, The New York Times published an interview with Tarantino where he admitted he “knew enough to do more than [he] did” about Weinstein’s abuse accusations. Tamblyn said that during the dinner, he acknowledged that he specifically knew about Weinstein’s abuse towards actresses Mira Sorvino and Uma Thurman.

On Monday, Weinstein was arraigned for three sexual offense charges in New York, adding to the three previous charges he was originally served with in May. Weinstein has pled not guilty to all charges and denies all wrongdoing.

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TimesUp Fund Logs 3,000 Complaints Since Launch, Leaders Say at Power Women Breakfast DC (Video)

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More than 3,000 women have reached out for help to combat sexual abuse or assault in the six months since the TimesUp Legal Defense Fund was launched by a group of Hollywood women, a panel of the group’s leading activists said on Wednesday.

“We’ve had 3,000 women contact us, and we’ve had over 700 attorneys join the network,” Sharyn Tejani, the executive director of the TimesUp Legal Defense Fund, said at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Washington, D.C. The lawyers offer a free consultation to those who contact the fund, which has raised over $20 million to help low-income and underprivileged women address sexual abuse, she said.

Tejane was joined on the panel by actress and TimesUp co-founder Amber Tamblyn and Democratic and TimesUp activist Hilary Rosen, who described the progress the fund has made providing services to low-income women from all professions seeking redress for harassment claims.

“A patriarchy’s worst fear was that we are all going to get into a room together and start talking,”  Tamblyn said during a panel discussion moderated by Washington Post gender columnist Monica Hesse. “For me, TimesUp exists so that no woman or man ever has to say MeToo again, that’s the fundamental soul of what we’re doing.”

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In a standing-room only ballroom at the W Hotel, the breakfast event also featured a panel of National Geographic photographers and explorers, including Asha Stuart, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Hannah Reyes Morales and Jess Cramp. The panel was moderated the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Susan Goldberg.

Iranian feminist and author Masih Alinejad and national security specialist Michele Flournoy also spoke passionately about women’s right in Iran.

National Geographic CEO Courteney Monroe and Senator Amy Klobuchar each made welcome remarks to the room filled with more than 100 influential women in media, film and politics.

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“TimesUp really was created as an organization for empowerment for gender equity in the workplace, for changing behavior in the workplace,” Rosen said. “Every single day, I pay homage to these privileged women in the entertainment industry whose gift was really to figure out how to help low wage workers.”

On the photography panel, the women shared often-harrowing stories of their experiences living among different cultures and in some cases overcoming adversity they themselves have faced.

“I live in the South Pacific and there is a romanticized view of what that means. One in three women in the Pacific are victims of domestic violence,” said Cramp, who is a shark researcher. “That’s prevalent throughout the community. Women are not seen as strong, they’re not seen as leaders … there is a culture of shame and silence. You really have an oppressed society.”

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Morales, who comes from the Philippines and focuses on human trafficking in her work, said she often faced unique struggles as a women in her home country. “In the Philippines, women who are in the sex trade are often viewed as gold diggers … but when you talk to many of them there’s a common thread that they are breadwinners,” she said.

All of the women agreed that social media was an incredibly powerful took but that it needed to be employed cautiously.

“I work as a digital nomad,” said Stuart, who has documented rural village voodoo ceremonies in Haiti and acid attack burn wards in India. “One of the things that I’ve seen in the connectivity of being able to post a video on Facebook and come back and see millions of views is incredible. Media can go all across the world in a second.”

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Iranian feminist and human rights activist Masih Alinejad talked about her battle to win the right to remove her head covering, the hijab,   in her conservative religious country. Alinejad now lives in exile in the United States, but cannot leave the country because of the travel ban.

“Being a woman in Iran means that you’re not allowed to show your hair,” she said, angrily. “You’re not allowed to sing solo. You’re not allowed to ride a bicycle freely. You’re not allowed to have the custody of your child. You’re not allowed to get a passport without permission from your husband.”

“This is also coming as the law,” she said. “the law actually sees us as a disabled person.”

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Alinejad, an activist and author of “The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran,” has launched a social media campaign against the compulsory head covering, which has often put her on the wrong side of the nation’s ruling clerics. In addition to promoting her cause, she also had tough words for Western feminists arguing they they often did more harm then good.

“In America when I talk about compulsory hijab, I often get this question that you know this is a cultural issue. It’s not. Before the revolution we had the right to choose what we wanted to wear in Iran. Compulsion was never part of Iranian culture,” she said.

Alinejad was joined on the panel by veteran national security policy expert Michele Flournoy, a former Undersecretary of Defense during the Obama administration.

The breakfast was sponsored by National Geographic and Creative Future.

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Asia Argento’s Friends Rally Around Her After Anthony Bourdain’s Death

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Asia Argento received an overwhelming amount of support on social media Friday after news emerged that her boyfriend, celebrity foodie and prominent author Anthony Bourdain, committed suicide at the age of 61. The strongest voices were those of the Italian actress’ friends, including Rose McGowan, Patricia Arquette, Amber Tamblyn and Olivia Munn.

“Sending you love and light,” Arquette wrote.

“Witches: please prepare the strongest protection spell you have for our sister Asia Argento today. Please lift her up with all the love and light your conjuring is capable of casting. #AnthonyBourdain,” Tamblyn tweeted.

“My heart is broken for my sweet friend @AsiaArgento. … Anthony Bourdain??’” Munn wrote.

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McGowan shared a picture of Bourdain that Argento had posted herself just 10 days ago, while shooting an episode for the upcoming season of his series “Parts Unknown,” which Argento directed.

“Through space and time, Anthony. Your love will find you again,” McGowan’s caption read.

Earlier in the morning, McGowan posted a video of herself sobbing while discussing Bourdain’s suicide.

In the video, McGowan said: “To those considering suicide, please don’t. Please call for help because it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It’s not forever. And the world will not be better off without you. Oh, Asia Argento, you’ve been through so much… please call suicide hotline. This will affect people all over the globe because Bourdain was international.”

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Argento is one of the dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. Argento came forward with her accusations against Weinstein as part of Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece that ultimately took the disgraced movie mogul down. Bourdain was always supportive of Argento. When Argento came forward with her accusations, Bourdain tweeted, “I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world.”

Bourdain died Friday at age 61 as a result of suicide, CNN reported. According to the BBC, his body was found in a hotel room in a Strasbourg, France, where he was shooting an episode for CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” now in its 11th season.

Bourdain was working as executive chef of the New York city restaurant Brasserie Les Halles when he shot to fame with his 2000 tell-all best-seller “Kitchen Confidential.”

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Two years later, he launched his first TV show, “A Cook’s Tour,” on the Food Network. Three years later, he joined the Travel Channel with “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” picking up two Emmy Awards, and in 2011, hosted “The Layover.”

See tweets of support for Argento below.

@AsiaArgento Sending you love and light.

— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 8, 2018

Through space and time, Anthony. Your love will find you again. pic.twitter.com/XBod1vDZ8k

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 8, 2018

Witches: please prepare the strongest protection spell you have for our sister Asia Argento today. Please lift her up with all the love and light your conjuring is capable of casting. #AnthonyBourdain

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) June 8, 2018

My heart is broken for my sweet friend @AsiaArgento. … Anthony Bourdain????

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David Cross Will ‘Unequivocally Apologize’ to Jessica Walter for NY Times Interview

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David Cross is gearing up to deliver a mea culpa to his “Arrested Development” co-star Jessica Walter, following the fallout from a New York Times interview earlier this week, in which her male co-stars seemed to defend Jeffrey Tambor when Walter said that Tambor had verbally harassed her.

In an interview with Gothamist published Thursday, Cross — who plays Tobias Funke on the series — said that he will “unequivocally apologize.”

Cross also said that his wife, Amber Tamblyn, and “Arrested Development” co-star Alia Shawkat had expressed “their discomfort” over the interview.

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“I’ll say this: two people that I deeply respect, and I listen to and I love and appreciate, expressed to me after that interview their discomfort with it. One of those was Alia and the other was my wife,” Cross said. “I listened to them, and I can’t and wouldn’t ever dismiss their take on something. And they are also two people who are aware of the bigger picture. So, it means even more than it normally would, which is a lot.”

Cross added, “So I will unequivocally apologize to Jessica. I’m sorry that we behaved the way we behaved. Whatever the criticisms are, I will own up.”

The actor continued, “There’s never an excuse ever for yelling at somebody and humiliating them in front of other people.”

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In the interview, Walter said her on-screen husband Tambor “never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever. Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go.”

“I have to let go of being angry at him,” Walter said of Tambor. She added that in “almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set and it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now.”

The report, published Wednesday, said Walter, who plays Lucille Bluth, spoke through tears as Tambor sat a few feet away.

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In the interview, “Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman said that the behavior Walter described was typical with certain performers, while his co-star Tony Hale said, “we’ve all had moments … we’ve worked together 15 years, there has been other points of anger coming out.”

Both Bateman and Hale subsequently took to Twitter to apologize. However, the interview sparked fierce backlash on social media.

“Jessica Walter actually cries in this interview about how terrible Jeffrey Tambor was to her and her male co-stars go to extraordinary lengths to comfort and defend …Tambor. FFS,” New York Magazine writer Marin Cogan wrote on Twitter.

“By age 35 you should know better than to try and convince your weeping female coworker that the workplace verbal abuse she experienced is no big deal,” screenwriter and director Eric Haywood said.

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Comedian Kathy Griffin is “in shock” and “so grateful” that her show at New York’s 3,671-seat Carnegie Hall sold out — in one day.

“I just found out that my Carnegie Hall show sold out in a day. I’m in shock,” she tweeted Saturday. “For most of the past year I was convinced that my career was over…I have felt moments of despair that I can’t describe in a tweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…I am so grateful.”

I just found out that my Carnegie Hall show sold out in a day. I’m in shock. For most of the past year I was convinced that my career was over…I have felt moments of despair that I can’t describe in a tweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…I am so grateful.

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 17, 2018

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It’s been nine months since Griffin’s photo holding a fake decapitated President Donald Trump head caused an uproar that threw her life and career in turmoil. Venues cancelled her tour dates, CNN dropped her as co-host of its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast and she became the subject of a Secret Service investigation for “conspiracy to assassinate the president.”

News of Griffin’s comeback made lots of her fans very happy, including a few famous ones. Amber Tamblyn tweeted, “Love you, Kathy,” while Bette Midler went into a little more detail, writing, “Congratulations and welcome back! You were in Show Biz jail longer than the Stanford Rapist was in real jail!”

Love you, Kathy.

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 17, 2018

Congratulations and welcome back! You were in Show Biz jail longer than the Stanford Rapist was in real jail! https://t.co/mcgKIDP3KE

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 17, 2018

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Midler later added, “And what timing! On St. Patrick’s Day, no less!!”

#KathyGriffin And what timing! On St. Patrick’s Day, no less!!

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 17, 2018

Griffin didn’t take the well-wishes and congratulations lightly, replying to Midler, “Thank you. I just reread the incredibly lovely and compassionate email you sent me on that dark day. XXOO.”

Thank you. I just reread the incredibly lovely and compassionate email you sent me on that dark day. XXOO

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 17, 2018

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And there were even a couple of celebs who Griffin acknowledged who reached out to her privately.

“People talk sh*t about @KrisJenner/@KimKardashian (including me in my act) but I will tell you something…in the past year they have shown me a lot of love & given me support when I needed it most,” Griffin tweeted. “And it’s never been for show. (Don’t worry they’re still going to be in my act).”

People talk sh*t about @KrisJenner/@KimKardashian (including me in my act) but I will tell you something…in the past year they have shown me a lot of love & given me support when I needed it most. And it’s never been for show.

(Don’t worry they’re still going to be in my act) https://t.co/8XIY10LXc1

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 17, 2018

Griffin’s “Laugh Your Head Off World Tour” has her performing in Canada and the U.S. through at least early summer. Additional date may be added.

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Amber Tamblyn Will ‘Not Be Silenced’ Over Comments About Hasidic Men

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Amber Tamblyn has once again caused a stir on social media.

On Sunday, as many people were focused on the Oscars, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” actress was generating some drama of her own, with comments about Hasidic men.

The kerfuffle kicked off with a tweet saying that a “Hasidic man in a grey van” attempted to hit her and her baby in a crosswalk.

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“If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me,” Tamblyn tweeted. “That woman was me.”

Tamblyn followed up with a tweet saying that her experience Sunday wasn’t an isolated incident.

“Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today. We are fine. But this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know,” Tamblyn wrote. “Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.”

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The follow-up tweet drew an array of mixed reactions, including one which described her comment as “despicably vile, and anti Semitic.”

“I don’t understand your tweets. For someone who is so politically woke, I don’t understand your generalizations of the Hasidic Jewish community,” another detractor responded. “It sounds racist.”

On Monday, Tamblyn remained unswayed by the criticism. Responding to a Twitter user who said that he has “negative experiences in that community” on a daily basis, Tamblyn responded, “I’m so sorry to hear this, Benjamin. And I completely agree with you here and will not be silenced or bullied or intimidated by anyone who wants to twist my words into anything other than what it is.”

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In another tweet, Tamblyn said that she would “not be bullied or intimidated” by those accusing her of anti-Semitism.

“I’ll say this once. To anyone suggesting I’m anti-Semitic for identifying a man as Hasidic who hit my daughter’s stroller in a crosswalk with a car then rolled his window down, wagged his finger and told me “Watch where you’re going”: I will not be bullied or intimidated by you.

Read the tweets below.

If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me. That woman was me.

– Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 4, 2018

Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today. We are fine. But this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know. Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.

– Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear this, Benjamin. And I completely agree with you here and will not be silenced or bullied or intimidated by anyone who wants to twist my words into anything other than what it is.

– Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018

I’ll say this once. To anyone suggesting I’m anti-Semitic for identifying a man as Hasidic who hit my daughter’s stroller in a crosswalk with a car then rolled his window down, wagged his finger and told me “Watch where you’re going”: I will not be bullied or intimidated by you.

– Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018

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