Gwyneth Paltrow Introduces Michelle Pfeiffer at Variety Power of Women Lunch

Gwyneth Paltrow was a surprise guest at Variety’s annual Power of Women lunch, presented by Lifetime on Friday at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Though she didn’t mention the Harvey Weinstein scandal as she introduced honoree Michelle Pfeiffer, she didn’t need to.
It was the topic on everyone’s lips on the red carpet, as host Judd Apatow, one of the first men to publicly condemn Weinstein on social media, told reporters, “It’s a nightmare. When you are young in this industry and trying to get a break and someone preys on you like that and threatens you, I can’t think of anything scarier because really it threatens your entire future.” Apatow’s daughter Maude is a fledgling actress, but he said people don’t need to have daughters to know that Weinstein’s alleged actions are unacceptable.
Inside, he tried to keep the mood light, saying, “It’s easy not to be a creep. I have never given Seth Rogen a massage.”
The other women taking home honors were Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins.
Chopra acknowledged the systemic harassment endured by women in the entertainment industry, saying, “Women have been told your career will not go forward if you don’t compromise. I

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