I’ve been deep into production on my new Prime Time workout DVD, and you haven’t been hearing from me as regularly. I am also working on some additional new content that I cant quite talk about yet, but I’m really excited about it. Unfortunately it hasn’t left me with much time to blog.

Me and Richard

Sunday night were the Oscars, Richard and I attended the Vanity Fair dinner party and sat with many interesting people to watch the show. I tweeted a bit from the Vanity Fair Oscar party but not much. I intended to tweet throughout the evening. There were things I really wanted to tweet about and photograph but I just got an iphone…the camera is better than on my Blackberry and I want to earn to dictate my emails to Siri and save my thumbs…but I just couldn’t figure out how to use it and I need a lot more practice to do the typing on that iphone keyboard. So I gave up. It was too hard to do that and be ‘in the moment.’

Struggling with my iPhone

Trying to get a photo of Troy and Simone

The evening was really fun Highlights for me: the biggie for me was Meryl’s winning. I stood up and cheered and wasn’t the only on. I adore Viola…as a human and as an actor but Meryl—that performance! Breathtaking…besides the fact that she’s given about a dozen Oscar-worthy performances since “Sophie’s Choice.” I can tell you that as an actor, she (and Annette Benning) raise the bar and inspire me to go farther, reach higher. I also loved Billy Crystal and a whole lot else about the show.

Chatting with Gwyneth

When it ended, the tables were moved out and the room where we had dined (at the Sunset Towers) was turned into a huge party room. I did just as I had told Richard I would. I found a well situated booth and sat there well into the night talking to fantastic actors and others including Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin, Cameron Diaz, P. Diddy, my brother Peter and Parky, his wife, and my son, Troy Garity and Simone, my daughter-in-law, and Bob Shaye (His company produced “Monster-in-Law” and we’re good friends), Janie Buffett, Michael Douglas (who looks terrific, handsomer than ever!), Emily Mortimer, Melody Hobson, George Lukas, Fran Leibowitz, and so on.

My Son Troy Garity

Slept most of Monday and discovered I’d lost my voice. YIKES! Not good since we resume taping tomorrow at the crack of dawn tomorrow for the rest of the week. Long days. Glad it’s yoga and not aerobics right now.

I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to hear from those of you who have done my latest Prime Time DVDs. As my grandma would say, “It warms the cockles of my heart!” And, right now, I feel every bit a grandmother. I’m tired and I’m sore and so I will now get into a hot tub full of Epsolm Salts (it really works), have a good soak and go to bed. Love to all. xxx

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  1. Jane, darling this is why I love You. I was so damn ecstatic for Meryl winning. As you said, the highlight of the show. Although you haven’t said this, I’m just about 100% certain you voted for her. 🙂 I’m not saying that I’m that sorry for Viola (I also love her as a human being and as a brilliant actress), but I feel she will have many more chances to win. This was Meryl’s time to shine. The only I feel quite sorry for, is Great Glenn, who now has lost six times (the most times since Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter) though she had no chance of winning now. I want her to win an Oscar ASAP so badly. She’s probably my second favorite living actress after You-Know-Who (YOU LOL).

    BTW, I thank you Jane. I saw an after party photo with you and Great Glenn embracing each other in it. 🙂 Oh my… Oh my… Just imagine my reaction! 😀

    However, Meryl gave the greatest performance this year (along with Jean Dujardin) and I was rooting quite badly for her. 😀

  2. Hi Ms. Fonda,
    This is Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter — I can’t imagine that you remember me, but I had the privilege of interviewing you a few months ago over the phone about “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.”
    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog (I always enjoy the interesting tidbits that you include, like putting Annette Bening in the same league as Meryl Streep in this post), and also how impressed I am with your son’s work on “Boss,” which I believe is the best new show on television (it’s clear that your family’s acting genes will live on for many more years).
    All my best,

    • Tanks, Scott. Yes, I remember you and liked what you wrote. Thanks for that and for your comment. xx

  3. Hi Jane,

    Just have to say how fabulous you look here, if anyone wants Hollywood glamour they need to look no further than you!


  4. I, too, was extremely excited that Meryl Streep won. Her performance in “Iron Lady” was incredible. She has a way of drawing you into the character she is playing and is so diverse in the roles she takes. Fantastic women performances in many movies, but yay for Meryl Streep. I loved her acceptance speech too. And I think it’s great that Billy Crystal was back. They keep trying to draw in a younger audience, but I don’t think a host is going to do that. True movie-goers will watch, the others will not. That’s just the way it is. Bravo to Billy for bringing class to the Oscars.
    Take care of yourself, Jane, and don’t over do it. I don’t care how old a person is, trying to do your schedule would be extremely tiring.
    So people actually watch the Oscars at those viewing parties? I always pictured people just socializing through the whole show.
    Oh, and isn’t it great that Meryl Streep’s make-up artist won too!!!

  5. I have all four of the DVDs and love them. I loved your exercise workouts in the 80s, and I am so pleased that you have had the calling to address the needs of our aging population.

    So many of the gyms haven’t learned, yet!! I say yet because I know that once they see how popular your new workouts are they are going to jump on the bandwagon. Young folks aren’t the only people interested in exercising and maintaining good health.

    I call your Firm & Burn DVD the Zumba for PrimeTimers. I hope to see more of these coming from you.

    Thank you again. With love, a loyal fan.

  6. Forget the Oscars. I just opened your aeorbics DVD that I got for XMAS and started dancing. I can make it through all 3 workouts but need a sweatband to get through them. It’s perfect. Thanks.

    • Hooray, Julia. Thanks for this feedback. You go girl!

  7. Hi Jane…am liking your book very much …words and resources really resound and also looking for purpose and meaning …turning 70 in Oct. ..looking forward to your DVD…am a movement junkie also…doing yoga(restorative,etc.) and loving it…also other workouts…Glad you found Rick…I was at the U of M thevsame time and hung out with him and another woman, Carol Owens…we were all just having fun together… He was a doll then and probably is still now, or you wouldn’t be with him…say hi and congrats for his musical producer’s accomplishments and finding some like you…best ,Trudy Rosenberg…I will con’t to follow your blog and want to volunteer at your woman’s org, besides donating!

    • Thanks, Trudy. I’m passing this on to Richard. Never heard him called Rick before. His friends often call him Coach cause he gives good practical advice. xx

      • Jane, I am so excited to find your blog. I was getting up from coffee and Sunday morning to head into work……that was 3 hours ago..ha. I have been thoroughly enjoying all your stories and photos. I cried all the way through your piece about Spencer. I am 43, and have been a fan of yours for over 20 years. I was 12 when I read your fathers autobiography “Fonda, My Life” I still have it. It turned me into a film fanatic…he made such an impression on me. When he died I sent a card and you were so incredibly kind and thoughtful that you sent me a thank you card with a picture of him on the front from his role in the Grapes of Wrath. I also have an autographed photo you sent a few years later.

        I was reading Tom Hayden Book…New Visions Beyond the Reagan Administration when I was in middle school. lol I ended up in DC as an intelligence analyst in later years.

        I love your work in and out of film. You are an amazing, beautiful, generous woman with a giant heart. I am so excited to read what you post next.

        Love and light you!

  8. Jane…as someone who sat on the airport runway in Santa Barbara as part of the Vietnam War protests…I have ALWAYS admired you. Now that I see you have a blog I thought you would enjoy knowing that I just received an email from friends in Paris that your new film If We All Lived Together is the rage. Now…I must see if it is playing near La Jolla, CA! I am Executive Director of the American Friends of the Musee d’Orsay. I am in Paris June – October. Please, if you make it back, contact me so we can give you some VIP treatment. With admiration…

  9. Hi Jane,

    I loved your first book and I am sure will love the new one as well. I simply admire you how beautiful and smart you are. Loved the interview with you at CBC – actually I have seen it 3 times.
    I am sure I will watch it again!

  10. Jane, You and Richard look so beautiful on Oscar night. I was hoping you would post pictures. Took me 2 weeks to check them out. (3 kids!!) It’s “me” time now. I have two favorite blogs, yours and John Contratti’s cooking blog. Have you heard of him? He’s a Long Island school teacher who reinvented himself by teaching his students through cooking. But apparently the real story is, this guy “can cook”. He has the coolest recipes and did a whole “Oscar Theme” week. All of his recipes were geared to the Oscar nominated films. Ex: Black and White Cookies for “The Artist”, Southern Fried Beer Chicken for “The Help”, the cutest Red Velvet Baseball Cupcakes for “Moneyball”, etc. I chatted with him on a Live Oscar Blog. Conversation were movies and food. (Two great things!!) I asked him to name his favorite actors. Your name was the first he said. I wanted to pass it on to you and his website. If you scroll down and click on “Older Posts” it will take you back to Oscar Week. I also believe he has cooked on the Hallmark Channel on a show produced by Martha Stewart. I just thought of you when he instantly said you have always been the greatest actress out there. He raved about your Broadway show of a few years back. I hope you share more recipes on your site. xxxxooo Eden

  11. the spook Quinn is running the Limbaugh destruction. This is our hit. oh yes Sally Quinn knows the debate we typed to her years ago (she was destroyed with the rest of the iac.) (kind of makes you see A The Presidents Men in a different light). the correspondent spook Jon Meecham was running Newsweek hes going to jail for his crimes of the consttution.(they reroted us the danni text their using the mets third basemen to represent them.)

  12. Hello Jane! I just finished reading Prime Time and I have to tell you that I LOVED it!! Initially, I thought the book was geared towards, well, let’s say more mature individuals, but I realized that is not the case. I am 41 and have to say that I gained incredible insight into how are bodies change and evolve as we age. Bravo!!!

    I have always admired your strength and courage and that you stand up for what you believe in. I would love to be able to sit down with you and have a conversation about life. Maybe one day….

  13. I have just seen ‘Et Si On vivait Tous Ensemble’ which I loved. I didn’t know you spoke French

  14. Dear Jane
    I feel sort of silly. I have been a huge fan of yours both in film and in Fitness. I found a tape that I used to work out to and I put in my vcr and I started excersing again. I am a mother of 1 and 41 years old. You inspire me. Thank you Celia

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