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Posted on December 3, 2012, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

I just got back from Brazil to spend a few days in New York promoting my new Prime Time Yoga DVD. I’m excited about this DVD. I have been doing yoga since the mid 1990s. As is my wont, I went from never doing yoga to learning Ashtanga, probably the most rigorous kind of yoga. I had an excellent teacher and because of that I developed good form and technique.…

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Posted on December 2, 2012, in My Blog, with 7 Comments

I flew to Rio with Fred Pereira with TV One and Juliana Vettore with my Brazilian publisher. It’s only a 40 minute flight. I stayed at the Fasano Hotel which looks out onto Ipanema Beach. Here are the views from my room.

The hotel is designed by Phillip Stark. This is what I saw when I got off the elevator on my floor!…

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Posted on December 1, 2012, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

I arrived in Sao Paolo on Monday morning. It is 6 hours later than in Los Angeles and it is summer down here (although not as hot as I had expected). The purpose of the trip was two-fold: to give the keynote speech at the annual Longevity Forum and to promote my book, “Prime Time” which was just translated into Portuguese by the publishing house Comanhia das Letras.…

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The LA Press Club

Posted on November 21, 2012, in My Blog, with 9 Comments

Last Sunday I received the first ever Visionary Award For Improving the Lives of Others from the Los Angeles Press Club. It was a big honor I felt, and a moving experience. Robert Redford flew into town especially to present the award to me and his words were so beautiful and generous. (He looked pretty beautiful, too).

Lily Tomlin sat at my table along with Melanie Griffith and friend Kathy Griffin who presented the Luminary Award to Hollywood Reporter publisher Janice Min.…

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Elizabeth Warren's on-line message to supporters.

The Women’s Media Center “2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark”

Posted on November 7, 2012, in My Blog, with 2 Comments

By Peggy Simpson | November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the “war on women” election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats.

Women won record numbers of seats in Congress in the 2012 elections and voters sent a strong message that kidding around about rape will not be tolerated.…

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This morning there were 3 TV interviews. This most interesting one called “Tea au Café” (Tea in the Café) with Catherine Ceylac who looks like Diane Sawyer and was a terrific interviewer.


Posted on November 5, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

I did three magazine interviews this morning, then did the 3 hour Michael Drucker show called “Vivement Dimanche” which is one of if not the most popular TV shows in France that airs Sunday afternoons throughout Europe since 1997. I did the show 7 years ago to promote my memoir. Vanessa, my grandkids and Tulea were all with me then on the show and I was astonished at how huge the audience was—I got so much feedback.…

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Letters from Ground Zero IV

Posted on November 4, 2012, in My Blog, with 3 Comments

This is a letter, written by my friend and Women’s Media Center co-founder, Robin Morgan, who is now hosting the WMC’s radio show. This is an important letter. PLEASE read it and pass it on. Xxx Jane

Robin Morgan asks us to avert the “far bigger storm than Sandy looming” by going to the polls Tuesday—in this commentary delivered today on her radio talk-show, “Women’s Media Center Live.”

Twelve years ago, in the aftermath of 911, I wrote three “Letters from Ground Zero.” To my surprise, they went viral on the Internet.…

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Posted on November 1, 2012, in My Blog, with 0 Comments

I was particularly interested in learning about and seeing the reconstructed human skin that is made in another L’Oreal factory further away and on which the company tests its products.

Since 1999, the company has been making reconstructed biological skin that can replicate all different types of skin the world over including the skin of the scalp and even the eye cornea.…

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On my first night in Paris I had a family dinner. Here with Vania Vadim, my first husband Roger Vadim’s son with Catherine Schneider, Nathalie, Vadim’s niece and Helene, Vadim’s sister.


Posted on October 27, 2012, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

Last weekend I flew to Paris for the week to promote my book PRIME TIME, visit with family, and visit on of the L’Oreal factories. Took lots of picture so this blog will be in three parts. click here to continue