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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).

Redford, Bob Scheer …

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

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

Elizabeth Warren's on-line message to supporters.

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 …

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PARIS BLOG PART 3

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 …

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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

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PARIS VISIT PART 2 – A VISIT TO A L’OREAL LAB

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

Entrance to L'Oreal factory.

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 …

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PARIS VISIT PART 1

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.

I flew on the Air France Airbus 380. So big it looks pregnant.

I stayed at the Hotel Lutetia on the Left …

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A FUN FRIEND RAISER IN NEW YORK

Posted on October 17, 2012, in My Blog, with 16 Comments

Sharon Ferguson, the chair of the board of my non-profit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, teamed up with Mickey Boardman, editor-at-large of the hip, fashion magazine “Paper,” to put on an unusual event downtown and downstairs at the Darby Hotel. Many people from the fashion industry, writers, dancers, young actors, and a full contingent from …

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G-CAPP’S BIG ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IN ATLANTA

Posted on October 6, 2012, in My Blog, with 6 Comments

Every year we have a big event. Sometimes it’s a film premiere, once I was roasted by the diverse likes of President Jimmy Carter, Big Boi, Rosie O’Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Chris Tucker and my brother…among others. (it took me a week to recover!). Once it was a Fonda Family Film Festival with Peter, Troy, Bridget and me, hosted by the …

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MY TIME IN THE BIG EASY FILMING “THE BUTLER” PART 2

Posted on September 17, 2012, in My Blog, with 13 Comments

I didn’t work on Tuesday so, with the help of my sweet and knowledgable driver, Melanie, I took advantage of the free time to explore places I ‘m interested in. As those if you who follow my blog know, I love Cemeteries–old, colorful ones especially. New Orleans has great ones. I think because there’s water close to the surface of …

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