The Week in Girlboss News

On this day: Musician, author and all-around badass Patti Smith was born in 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Originally slated for March 2017, the HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will now debut on January 7th. Fisher, famous for her portrayal of intergalactic girlboss Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and for her activism in mental-health issues, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, after having a heart attack. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, an actress best known for her breakout role in Singing in the Rain and her Oscar-nominated performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, passed away from a stroke next day. 
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