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TWO INTERESTING WEEKS AWAY FROM HOME (INCLUDING PARIS)

Posted on October 16, 2013, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

First I went to Atlanta for the annual Empower party that raises money for my Georgia-based non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. We honored Dr Sanjay Gupta with the Health Pioneer. It was a lot of fun and a big success. My favorite ex-husband, Ted Turner, was my date.

Turns out Dr Gupta went to University of Michigan and, with his wife Rebecca, lived near Jeff Daniels in a small lake town 15 minutes from Ann Arbor.…

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MY HAND AND FOOT PRINTS ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Posted on May 1, 2013, in My Blog, with 41 Comments

Saturday was one of my happiest days—for many reasons. As I said at the ceremony, “I thought Hollywood wouldn’t give me this opportunity until the city poured a new sidewalk in front of my home!” I’ve been in this business for 55 years and I figured it just wasn’t going to happen. But then, to my surprise and joy, along came Turner Classic Movies and they honored me with this ceremony.…

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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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PRIME TIME BOOK TOUR…WEST COAST EDITION

Posted on August 25, 2011, in My Blog, with 9 Comments

Flew to L.A. From D.C. Where I did The Diane Rehm Show and started the next day with a line up of phone interviews. Then Valerie Bertinelli came over and interviewed me for the AARP TV show called, My Generation, which airs on PBS. That was fun. We hadn’t seen each other in ages and it was like having a catch up conversation with an old friend.…

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WORKING BACKWARDS

Posted on February 24, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 13 Comments

Feb 24th

Yesterday, We had a 10:45 am show for 2000 10th, 11th, 12th graders from public schools all over Los Angeles. Here are some photos I took of the audience when, after the show, the cast all came out on stage and took questions from the students (and asked a few of our own)

They were an amazing audience. The most vocal we have ever had!…

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BACKSTAGE ROUTINE AND THEN THE 9 TO 5 RED CARPET

Posted on April 30, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 48 Comments

I sent Susan Kellermann an email at 1am this morning and she immediately wrote me back asking, “What are you doing up at this hour?” I should have asked her the same. I was up cause I had been at dinner with a group of fascinating people.

Today, I slept till noon!!!! This is an event for me. I don’t have to leave here till 3:15 so I have time, finally, to answer the question that some blog commentors have asked: What is my daily routine at the theatre.…

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FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Posted on March 13, 2009, in My Blog, with 22 Comments

Hibaaq Osman, Me and Jessica Neuwith

The friend in photo with me and Jessica Neuwith is Hibaaq Osman, a Somalia feminist who works with V-Day and founded a Women’s shelter in Cairo, Egypt. Jessica founded Equality Now, an international women’s legal advocacy organization who is currently working at the UN in human rights. They saw the play and we spent time catching up at Orso’s until Troy and Simone arrived for dinner.…

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Blame Rosie O’Donell and Lily Tomlin

Posted on January 31, 2009, in My Blog, with 15 Comments

You might wonder why, at age 71, I am launching my first blog. Well, good friends of mine (Rosie and Lily) have been avid bloggers for a long time and I’ve noticed that what they offer is interesting and provoking. Provoking is good—provoking ideas, thoughts, laughs, compassion and just plain fun. I like to provoke. I have interesting friends, an amazingly diverse and interesting life and family, great photos.…

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