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MY NIGHT AT THE OSCARS (AND AFTER)

Posted on February 27, 2013, in My Blog, with 95 Comments

I was only asked to present Best Director with Michael Douglas about 10 days ago so preparations were very rushed. Donatella Versace sent me a sketch, I liked it, and last Fri (2 days before the Oscars) a tailor came from Italy with the partially made dress and they finished it on me with only one more final fitting …

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THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL WITH L’OREAL

Posted on February 9, 2013, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

I first came to the Berlin Film Festival around 1966 with the great film producer, Sam Spiegel (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “On The Waterfront,” and many others) bringing “The Chase,” a film about racism which Spiegel produced and in which Marlon Brando, Robert Redford and Robert Duvall, also starred– among others). It was written, by the way, by Lillian …

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ONE BILLION RISING

Posted on January 29, 2013, in Events, My Blog, with 16 Comments

It’s happening on February 14th, this Valentine’s Day: An international day of action to combat violence against women.

According to united nations’ statistics, ONE BILLION women on the planet are raped or beaten in their lifetimes so, conceived by writer/activist Eve Ensler and her global organization V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, ONE BILLION women and the men who love …

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

Posted on January 26, 2013, in My Blog, with 23 Comments

Just after the New Year, I did a cleanse. I wanted to enter this new year, perhaps even a new era (which is what I believe began 12/21/12), fresh, healthy renewed, having had 2 major surgeries this year and a not-exactly-healthy diet over the holidays. I went to the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica where I get once-a-week acupuncture, …

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A HOLLYWOOD WEEKEND

Posted on January 15, 2013, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

I should have taken pictures but it felt inappropriate. So I’ll just have to use my words to tell you about the parties we went to this weekend. They were really fun. At the CAA party on Friday I hugged and congratulated Anne Hathaway who recently did a magnificent job emceeing the Women’s Media Center gala in NY and wowed …

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PRIME TIME 2013 JUMP START: Key Three & AM/PM Yoga

Posted on January 14, 2013, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

Not all of us get right back to our regular fitness program after the Holidays. I’ll write a blog about my New Year cleanse soon, but for those of you who need a little help starting up again (or if you’re starting for the first time) I wanted to share this clip which some of you have seen before. Trust …

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MY 75th BIRTHDAY

Posted on December 20, 2012, in My Blog, with 35 Comments

When I was young–up till my 50s–I was sure that if I lived this long I’d be miserable, decrepit, ugly and alone.

Instead, I’m happier than ever, more at peace, healthy–well, there are times when my body hurts all because I have osteoarthritis. But that doesn’t define me. I’m basically healthy and have loving, intelligent, challenging children, grandchildren, friends and …

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PRIME TIME YOGA A.M/P.M.

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 …

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BRAZIL PART 2 – RIO

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 …

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