Ashley Judd was stunning as she walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of ‘Insurgent’ and you can see the photos and video right here! The actress has been much in the news these days for a variety of reasons; get the latest updates here.

Ashley Judd

Photo: Ashley Judd
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The 46-year-old actress is among the stars of the much-anticipated sequel officially known as “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.”‘ At the premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City she numbered among cast members who made appearances. Among them, the co-stars, Shailene Woodley and Theo James as well as some of the supporting cast; Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Octavia Spencer, Miles Teller, and Maggie Q among others.

As is always the case, an actress over the age of 40 gets extra scrutiny and Ashley Judd was the subject of such scrutiny. She was luminously beautiful in a florid floor-length Badgley Mischka gown with a trumpet skirt and a plunging neckline which drew much attention.

She has also been in the news as March Madness gets underway. The native Kentuckian is an alumna of the University of Kentucky and over the weekend she attended the SEC championship game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Arkansas Razorbacks. And wouldn’t you know it, she winds up getting kissed full on the lips by none other than ESPN’s Dick Vitale and naturally cameras were rolling and naturally the photo has now gone viral and even became the subject of David Letterman’s Top 10 list.

But on a less lighthearted note, Judd was the target of some particularly nasty Twitter trolls who used degrading language to attack her after she Tweeted her support of the Kentucky Wildcats. She explained it best when when she Tweeted that after expressing a “stout opinion during #MarchMadness” she was called names that we can’t print here and that threats were made against her.

She gave television interviews on MSNBC in which she voiced her intention to file a police report for the sexual harassment. She said in part, “The way things happen on social media is so abusive, and everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write, and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist. And by the way, I’m pressing charges.”

But even as the real-life backstory was playing out, in the often fantasy-like world of Hollywood, Ashley Judd was ever the star on the red carpet. The sure-to-be-blockbuster ‘Insurgent’ opens in theaters on Friday, March 20th and in the meantime, check out the beautiful red carpet pics below!

Photos: Ashley Judd
Credit: PR Photos

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