Speed Reads

2018 Golden Globes

While on E!, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria call out network for gender pay inequity

On the Golden Globes red carpet, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, and Laura Dern took advantage of being live on E! to chastise the network for not paying former host Catt Sadler the same amount as her colleague Jason Kennedy.

Sadler left E! after 12 years once she found out that Kennedy had been making double her salary for several years. "We need the powers that be, and all the industries and all the networks, including E!, to help us with closing this pay gender gap," Dern told Seacrest. Longoria also blasted the network, telling Seacrest, "With Time's Up, we support gender equity and equal pay, and we hope E! follows that lead with Catt, as well. We stand with you, Catt." Time's Up is a movement that was started after Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood heavyweights were accused of sexual misconduct and harassment last fall.

During an interview with E!'s Giuliana Rancic, Messing also shared her disappointment with the network. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts as their male co-hosts," she said. "I miss Catt Sadler. So we stand with her. That's something that can change tomorrow, you know. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men."