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Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film to Go to Jane Fonda

The Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film is slated to go to Jane Fonda this year. The award is part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and will be presented to Fonda at a black-tie gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Oct. 3. Jane Fonda is an obvious choice for the Kirk Douglas Award. …

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out ‘Idiot’ on Twitter for Serena Williams Diss

J.K. Rowling is a tennis fan. When the famed author of “Harry Potter” took to Twitter on Saturday to express her love for Serena Williams, many agreed with her. Rowling tweeted: #SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman! #SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman! — …

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Jane Fonda Surprised She’s Still Getting Roles

Jane Fonda is no newcomer to the argument about how women are treated in the film industry. Fonda has been fighting that fight all her career. For a woman who made tremendous amounts of money in a fitness endeavor, Fonda is adamant that looks not be the determiner of a woman’s worth. “The perception of men as they get older …

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Rachel Weisz to Play Real-Life Mercenary in Thriller Film ‘Snatchback’

Rachel Weisz has signed on to star as a real-life mercenary who helps families find their kidnapped children in an upcoming thriller called Snatchback, set to shoot later in 2015. In addition to starring as Maureen Dabbagh, whose husband kidnapped her daughter back in 1992, Rachel Weisz will also produce the film, alongside Frida Torresblanco of Pan’s Labyrinth fame. Pete …

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Aren’t Happy About ‘Grace & Frankie’ Pay

In the new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as two women who “form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.” The show is called Grace and Frankie, and Tomlin & Fonda are its main stars. But apparently, the show’s male actors (Sam Waterston and Martin …

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Jane Fonda Jumps in Headfirst With Lily Tomlin in New Netflix Show

Jane Fonda is heading right into a Netflix series, hot on the heels of her successful run in Newsroom for Showtime. It is called Frankie and Grace, and it appears on Netflix. Lily Tomlin plays Frankie to Jane Fonda’s Grace. The series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston as law partners and husbands of the pair of ladies. But …

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Lily Tomlin Cops to Taking Peyote to Prepare for Role

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are in a new Netflix series called Grace and Frankie. The two women are both in their 70s, and this is the first project they have done together since starring in 9 to 5 way back in 1980. Lily Tomlin plays Frankie to Jane Fonda’s Grace. The series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston …

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Rachel Weisz in Two Films Vying for Cannes Film Festival Top Prize

Rachel Weisz has two chances for shining brightly at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The actress stars in La Giovinezza, an Italian-directed film that also stars Jane Fonda and Michael Caine. In addition, Weisz stars in a Greek entry, The Lobster, alongside Colin Farrell. The star of The Mummy, Rachel Weisz is nothing if not amazingly versatile at her …

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Diane Lane On Her Long-Awaited Return to the New York Stage — ‘There Are Wonderful Ghosts Here’

Diane Lane has returned to a New York stage in a new play by Bathsheba Doran, The Mystery of Love & Sex. It’s been 37 years since she graced the exact same stage. In 1977, she was in the ensemble of The Cherry Orchard, which starred Raul Julia and Meryl Streep. She was only 12. “There are wonderful ghosts here, …

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Jane Fonda’s Beau Passed Out At Golden Globes? False Alarm, Folks

Jane Fonda denies claims that her partner, Richard Perry, passed out at last night’s Golden Globes Awards, despite reports. The Beverly Hills Police Department did confirm that paramedics were called to the awards’ show. However, the call was apparently canceled before the first responders arrived on the scene. Initial reports claimed that it was the 77-year-old actress’ boyfriend who needed …

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Tippi Hedren Mourns Passing of ‘The Birds’ Costar Rod Taylor

Tippi Hedren starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film The Birds alongside critically acclaimed actor Rod Taylor. Taylor died on Wednesday evening of a heart attack. He was 84. In addition to The Birds, Rod Taylor starred in more than 50 Hollywood films throughout his career. In addition to starring with Tippi Hedren, he appeared on the big screen opposite a …

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Jane Fonda Reveals Mother Was Sexually Abused As a Child

Long-time activist Jane Fonda told an audience of other activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child, a trauma that may have been a factor leading to the decision to take her own life at the age of 42. Fonda shared the revelation at the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, a renowned center …

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