Their poor kids.
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After famously replacing Shannen Doherty on the hit TV show Charmed back in 2001, Rose McGowan has finally reached out to the 45-year-old amid her battle with breast cancer — oh, and also totally called out Hollywood for pitting them against each other all of those years ago. Better late than never, right?
On Tuesday evening, the Scream star took to Instagram to pen a powerful note where she tackled the industry's sexism problem and wished Miz Doherty only the best. Alongside a cartoon drawing of the two starlets, The Jawbreaker actress wrote:
You can always count on Rose McGowan to speak her mind!
On Wednesday, Rose took to the Hollywood Reporter to voice her opinion on a recent essay criticizing Renee Zellweger's looks. The piece in question, which was written by a MAN, essentially asked whether or not Renee is the same actress she was years ago considering the recent changes in her face.
Yep, we can't make this sh*t up.
Luckily for women everywhere, feminist watchdog McGowan decided to pen a flawless response to the offending writer and let's just say she killed it. From calling out those who "viciously" take part in the hurtful double standards to using examples from her own past struggles with misogyny to illustrate her point, this essay is a must-read for EVERYONE.
In the actress' scathing opening paragraph, she writes:
"Owen Gleiberman, this is not a counterpoint. There is no counterpoint, there is no defense for the indefensible. Renee Zellweger is a human being, with feelings, with a life, with love and with triumphs and struggles, just like the rest of us. How dare you use her as a punching bag in your mistaken attempt to make a mark at your new job. How dare you bully a woman who has done nothing but try to entertain people like you. Her crime, according to you, is growing older in a way you don't approve of. Who are you to approve of anything?"
Dayum! The outspoken gal really summed it up best when she argued that there's "no defense for the indefensible"!
Deeper in the essay, the Charmed alum recalled disturbing memories of her time in Hollywood which more than explains why she's particularly sensitive about this issue:
UPDATE 5:55 P.M. EST: Fox has now apologized for the billboard, saying in a statement:
"In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn't immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form. Once we realized how insensitive it was, we quickly took steps to remove those materials. We apologize for our actions and would never condone violence against women"
X-Men: Apocalypse, the most recent installment of Fox's superhero franchise, hit theaters last weekend and landed the No. 1 spot — but not everyone is a fan!
That's because Rose McGowan has joined a growing number of people who are NOT happy about the poster showing Oscar Isaac's villainous Apocalypse choking Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique because they believe it depicts "casual violence against women".
The Charmed actress opened up to THR about her disgust saying:
Everyone loves cute puppies — just not when they jump up and knock someone over causing serious injuries!
That's exactly what happened with Rose McGowan's dog, Mrs. Noodle, last July when the mutt was taken out for a walk and had an unfortunate encounter with a little old woman.
Elna Ebner, a sweet 85-year-old woman said that Noodle jumped up and put her paws on her, pushing her over. As a result, the woman hit her head on the cement and cracked her skull. TMZ learned that Ebner suffered some "extreme" brain damage and is now bedridden 24 hours.
Not too surprisingly, a lawsuit has been filed naming Rose as the defendant since she's Mrs. Noodle's owner. However, Elna is actually seeking a few million dollars from the star's insurance company — though this has not been finalized yet.
McGowan opened up to TMZ about the incident saying:
Oh no, another celebrity divorce!
On Thursday, Rose McGowan ended her two year marriage to visual artist Davey Detail. The actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
The divorce should be a relatively easy one considering the pair have no kids. Not to mention the two agreed to a "stipulated judgment" which means they've already come to a settlement over assets.
Either way, we're sad to learn of this breakup news and we wish the exes the best.
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