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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.

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. click here to continue

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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 Atlanta joined in celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Klute”.…

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The evening began with a VIP reception. Here we are with Pat (far left) and Vikki Morrow, President & CEO of G-CAPP.

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 wonderful Robert Osbourne, This year we wanted an event that allowed for a deeper discussion of the work that G-CAPP does and how it all began.…

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

Posted on September 17, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 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 the land, the graves are all above ground, which is what makes it so interesting.…

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MY TIME IN THE BIG EASY FILMING “THE BUTLER” PART 1

Posted on September 14, 2012, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

I got here on Saturday and Hilary Shor, one of the producers of “The Butler,” took me to the gorgeous old New Orleans home in the Garden District, where our director, Lee Daniels, is staying. It is a breathtaking house but I was not allowed to take photos except for details of the unique crown moldings in the ceiling.…

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SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE’S “HOW WE LOVE NOW”

Posted on September 4, 2012, in My Blog, with 5 Comments

Over the Labor Day weekend I read my friend, Suzanne Braun Levine’s, new book about women, love, intimacy and sex in what she calls our Second Adulthood. I enjoyed it and benefitted from it. I wrote about some of this in “Prime Time” but seeing these issues through Levine’s wise eyes were just what I needed—right now. She makes the essential point that “we are not who we were, only older.” We change with ripeness and in many beautiful, profound ways, like athletes who, at a later time in life, try a new sport and discover new muscles they didn’t know they had.…

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NANCY REAGAN

Posted on August 26, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

Tomorrow I fly to New Orleans to film my role as Nancy Reagan in the Lee Daniels film, “The Butler.” Forest Whitaker plays the butler (true story) and Oprah plays his wife. I will have scenes with both of them and with Alan Rickman who plays Ronald Reagan…I’ve gotten used to thinking of him now as Ronnie, which is what Ms Reagan calls him.…

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VERONIQUE PECK

Posted on August 20, 2012, in My Blog, with 3 Comments

Veronique was Gregory Peck’s wife. He met her when she, a French reporter, interviewed him in Paris. When he spoke about her it was clear that she was the shining center of his life and, for those who knew her, it was easy to understand why. Friday, her daughter Cecile, sent out an email to friends telling us that Veronique had just died.…

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MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE WHILE WATCHING THE OLYMPICS

Posted on August 5, 2012, in My Blog, with 4 Comments

This is no mean feat: moving is inevitably stressful and time consuming. But my honey and I are also glued to the Olympics so we steal slivers of time and, of course, all the nighttime coverage.

As someone who has always been involved with fitness and fascinated by physical prowess and that special drive in some people to push themselves to excel, this has been a jaw-dropping time.…

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