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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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Here we are in the lobby, left to right, Rachel, Laura, me, Alexander and Troy.

ALEXANDER PAYNE, LAURA DERN & AN AMAZING WEEKEND IN OMAHA

Posted on July 24, 2012, in My Blog, with 13 Comments

The great director Alexander Payne (“Descendants,” “Sideways,” “All About Schmidt,” “Citizen Ruth”…) invited me to come to Omaha, where he lives and grew up and often makes his movies, to participate in an evening to raise money for Film Streams, Omaha’s non-profit cinema institution. The event would consist, he said, of a dialogue between us about film and acting, held on stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center.…

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Chef Joe Truex, Ross Jones and Sue Owens of Watershed

A KATY PERRY NIGHT

Posted on July 16, 2012, in My Blog, with 1 Comment

In Atlanta for a few days for business. Invited friends to go with me to Katy Perry’s “Part of Me.” I am a fan but my friends didn’t know her and never would have gone had I not insisted.
All of them, even art historian, Bill Arnett, who’s just a smidge younger than me and someone you’d never think of as a Katy Perry sort of person, thanked me afterwards.…

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IDEA Fitness 30th Anniversary & Jack LaLanne Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 9, 2012, in My Blog, with 6 Comments

Friday I was awarded the Jack LaLanne Life Time Achievement award from the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the leading resource for fitness and wellness professionals which celebrated it’s 30 anniversary at their San Diego convention.

Here I am With Elaine LaLanne, Jack’s amazing widow, who is 86 years old and did 10 straight-body pushups when she came out on stage to introduce me.…

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Tony Montenieri (Director of Operations), Susan Swan (CEO of V-Day, Beth Dozoretz, Donna Karan, Me, Carole Black, Pat Mitchell, Eve Ensler, Katherine McFate, Mellody Hobson, Rosario Dawson, Emily Scott Pottruck, Amy Rao, Lisa Schejola Akin, Tony Stroebel (the photographer), Cecile Lipworth (Managing Director)

A V-DAY WEEKEND: WHEN WOMEN HAVE YOUR BACK

Posted on June 30, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

I flew up to Berkeley Saturday knowing it would be an intense, inspiring, emotional weekend and I wasn’t disappointed. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues” (among many other pieces) and life-long activist, has gathered a board of directors that is off the charts in generosity, fierceness and fun.

Washington, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Buffett, Thandie Newton, and Cari Ross.
We were not only In Berkeley for a board meeting, but on Sunday, we were going to see Eve’s new play, “Emotional Creature.” More about this in a moment.…

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Prime Time Health

BeFit & PRIME TIME HEALTH

Posted on June 24, 2012, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

Most of you who have been following my blog know that besides blogging pretty regularly, I’m also on Facebook, and twitter.  Well now I am also part of  YouTube.  Together with Lionsgate I produced a series of digital health and fitness tips for the new BeFit channel on YouTube called “Jane Fonda’s PRIME TIME Health”.   BeFit is a dedicated fitness channel that will feature new fitness information everyday.  …

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CHICAGO – MY KIND OF TOWN Part 2

Posted on June 21, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

We were driven along the Lake Shore to the South Side of Chicago where we spent the next day (6 hours!) at the amazing Museum of Science and Industry.

I have to say, it is the best one I have ever visited, full of fabulous displays, interactive experiences and beautifully curated. It is a must see. The museum building has a rich history dating back to 1893 when it was built for the Chicago Worlds Fair.…

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Three Famous buildings in one shot!  Wrigley Building to the left, Tribune Building to the right and Hancock building in the background

CHICAGO – MY KIND OF TOWN! Part 1

Posted on June 18, 2012, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

Best week ever! Met my Grandkids in Chicago with much excitement. We all sensed we were going to be in for a special 5 days with Troy and Simone (my son and daughter-in-law). We weren’t disappointed. We did a lot and took lots of pictures so this blog will be a 2-parter.

We stayed at the incredible Park Hyatt Hotel right across the street from The Water Tower.…

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In the Green Room of the View with Barbara Walters

WORKING HARD FOR “PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING”

Posted on June 10, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

I come from the old school: you made your movie and then, assuming you believed in it, you worked to sell it. Back in the late 50s early 60s that meant traveling around the country doing odd things for a month at least. Like for my first film, “Tall Story,” I went on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, did a ribbon cutting at the opening of an orphanage in Denver, rode in a Police Gazette parade somewhere in the mid-west…that sort of thing.…

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