Say It Again?: Jessica Chastain Inspires Girl Power, Ben Affleck Wants You to Get the &@#! Up, and Ann Killion Bids Adieu to Alex Smith

I’m not sure if I’m going to make this a regular thing yet (Yeah, yeah, Throwback Thursday will be back soon too), but just thought I’d share a few gems from around the Internet—as far as two weeks ago to today—that I am raising my gospel hand to and yelling “PREACH!!”
Jessica Chastain

Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women aren’t supportive of each other. Every time an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film.

Jessica Chastain responds to rumors on Feb. 10 that she is “furious” with fellow actress Jennifer Lawrence. Jessica posted this rebuttal on her Facebook page after a gossip website cited a “source” that the Zero Dark Thirty actress was ticked off by the Silver Linings Playbook star’s Saturday Night Live appearance where she joked “Jessica Chastain? More like Jessica Chast-ain’t winning an Oscar on my watch.” and Jennifer’s win at the SAG Awards. Jennifer was the eventual winner of the Best Actress Oscar at this past Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Ben Affleck - 2013 Oscars

You have to work harder than you think you possibly can…and it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life because that’s going to happen. All that matters is that you’ve gotta get up.

Ben Affleck closes his speech at the Academy Awards, where he won an Oscar as a producer for Best Picture winner Argo.

Alex Smith [traded]

He behaved like someone you could point to and tell your kid, ‘See that guy? That’s how a good teammate behaves.’ It’s a rare gift that Alex Smith leaves behind. And likely his greatest legacy.

San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Ann Killion on former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith. Multiple sources confirmed yesterday that Alex will be traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, though the trade can not be finalized until March 12 when the league year officially begins.

(PHOTO CREDITS: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin [Jessica Chastain], Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America [Ben Affleck], Jim Rogash/Getty Images [Alex Smith])

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