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EXTENDING THANKSGIVING INTO ATLANTA

Posted on December 8, 2013, in My Blog, with 17 Comments

I went to Atlanta on Sunday with my grandchildren. I wanted to spend more time with them and see my daughter, Vanessa.

She has rented a studio in a place in west Atlanta called the Goat Farm. Atlanta is not a big city like New York or Chicago or Los Angeles, but it has so many pockets of uniqueness–places with very different personalities and Vanessa has made her creative home in one of the most unusual.…

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TED TURNER & PRAIRIE DOGS

Posted on August 27, 2013, in My Blog, with 57 Comments

There’s a lot that Ted Turner taught me during the decade we were married and during the more than a decade that we’ve been unmarried but close friends. But one of my most favorite things I learned from him was to love prairie dogs. Please don’t stop reading now that you know I’m writing about prairie dogs and not some tasty gossip about my favorite ex-husband.…

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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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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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Here we all are having dinner al fresco (outdoors). There’s the ever-present  Tulea lurking in the background.

LAST NIGHT AND TODAY

Posted on June 30, 2011, in My Blog, with 11 Comments

Ted (Turner) came to L.A. with his friend, Sally Ranney. We spent a fun day. Went to lunch at Cecconi’s and sat next to Abe Summer and Jerry Moss. Jerry’s great mare won the Kentucky Derby year before last and Ted, of course, won the America’s Cup so we had some big winners side by side (which did not go unnoticed)!…

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AFTERNOON WITH DEMI MOORE AND AMANDA de CADENET

Posted on June 28, 2011, in My Blog, with 7 Comments

Yesterday I was interviewed by Amanda de Cadenet for a new show called ‘Conversations” that Demi is producing. It was great to see Demi, A long time ago, pre-Bruce, we spent time together. I was married to Tom Hayden and she was among the other young rising stars who were interested in getting involved in environmental activism. She is so nice We promised to try and get together some time soon for lunch and a real talk.…

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WHIRLWIND

Posted on October 8, 2010, in My Blog, with 26 Comments

Oct 8th (I think)

Whew! I feel like I am caught in a whirlwind. Moving in all directions. I prefer my life to be calmer but it’s been calm and will be again, so I will simply brace myself and move into it. So much going on on every front…interviews, photo shoots, events that I’ve committed to speak at, medical stuff, family stuff.…

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FOOTBALL AND FUN

Posted on October 2, 2010, in My Blog, with 19 Comments

Denard Robinson, University of Michigan’s star quarterback, has done it again. On the first play of today’s game against Indiana he ran 72 yards for a touchdown. With only one minute 15 seconds to go, he lead Michigan down the field,  throwing a 42 yard pass and then running in the final, winning touchdown. First player in college football history to have two games in which he passed for over 200 yards and ran for over 200 yards.…

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SHOELACE

Posted on September 19, 2010, in My Blog, with 14 Comments

All the important men in my life up until now have been baseball fans. Heck, Ted Turner owned the Braves while we were together. That was fun! Tom Hayden still plays hardball every week with a team of old timers called the Hollywood Stars. My dad was a New York Giants fan and my brother and I prayed they’d win so he’d be in a good mood.…

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