Looking back- 10th Anniversary of The L Word

It’s been 10 years L Word fans! On January 18, 2004 a brand new drama series called “The L Word” premiered on Showtime, portraying the lives of a group of predominantly lesbian women living in West Hollywood. Most names of the main cast didn’t ring a bell except for the real “Foxy Brown” Pam Grier and the girl from “Flashdance” Jennifer Beals but it was a groundbreaking moment in the history of tv: For the first time ever, a show evolved around a group of strong, successful gay female characters.

Jennifer Beals leads the stroller brigade to Capitol Hill

Today Jennifer joined a “stroller brigade” of hundreds of parents and their kids in front of the U.S. Capitol to demand action on toxic chemicals. The group was rallying in support of  the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, a bill to overhaul antiquated laws governing toxic chemicals.

“Americans have woken up to the fact that known toxic chemicals get into our homes and our bodies, often through the products we buy, and that the government doesn’t do a thing about it,” said Andy Igrejas, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the coalition that hosted today’s event.

Jennifer Beals supporting Elizabeth Berkley in Dancing With The Stars

Jennifer is being an avid supporter of her good friend Elizabeth Berkley throughout Dancing With the Stars tweeting her support every week with tweets like: “My beautiful #soulsister @ElizBerkley has a new episode of #DWTS tonight 8/7 c! Watch her ((((S H I N E)))), Vintage Hollywood style!” and Elizabeth replying “@jenniferbeals thank u, my beautiful #soulsister for coming to c @iamValC  and I perform tonight!#DWTS #girlfriendsrmagical”

Hulu.com Jennifer Beals interview

This is an interview Jennifer gave to hulu.com about the Wigs series “Lauren” now available on Hulu and huluPlus

On getting involved with the project:

JB: It started a few summers ago now, I was spending some time with Jon when he was telling me about this idea he had for this channel [WIGS], Jay was there, too. All of us started to get curious about this notion of a returning veteran and I told Jon that I have been working on something similar – [the story] is about a returning female soldier and what that transition is like. I started working with my producing partner, Lauren Donner, Oren Moverman, Tony Swofford developing a project for HBO. It’s on a similar subject but not exactly.

Jennifer Beals attends the Flashdance 30th Anniversary Screening

Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Kyle T. Heffner and director Adrian Lyne attended last night a special screening of Flashdance and a Q&A after the film to celebrate the film’s 30th year anniversary.
The event, organised by the American Cinematheque, took place at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a room filled with cinema fans. The Q&A lasted about half an hour where Jennifer, Michael and Adrian discussed the film. Jennifer wore an elegant dress while Michael and Adrian wore more casual.

Jennifer Beals at the Self Magazine ‘Woman Doing Good’ Awards

Jennifer attended last evening the 2013 Self Magazine ‘Woman Doing Good’ Awards in New York at the Apella Center. For the past six years for the Women Doing Good Awards, SELF Magazine has shared instant inspiration by recognizing women who go from thinking about making a difference to doing it. Their search is to find the most extraordinary women who are working hard and are determined to make a difference, whether it is within their community, nationally or globally. Over the past years, SELF has received thousands of nominations detailing stories of exceptional commitment and determination as told by colleagues, family and friends. This year, SELF again honored extraordinary women who have dedicated their own lives to improving the lives of others.