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POWER OF WOMEN

Posted on October 16, 2014, in My Blog, with 26 Comments

On October 10th I was one of the Lifetime Impact Honorees at the 6th annual Variety’s Power of Women luncheon.

In a partnership with Lifetime, Variety established the award in order to honor Women in Entertainment who have a significant philanthropic impact. Imagine how excited I was to receive this award alongside, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, and …

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BEING A TEEN

Posted on February 5, 2014, in My Blog, with 17 Comments

This is a photo of me with the leaders of a program called PEER UP (Peer Education & Encouragement to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy Program) developed by The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP), a non-profit I founded in 1995. PEER UP works with older teens in college as unintended pregnancy affects a significant number of community college students …

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ANSWERING ATTACKS ON MY CREDIBILITY AS A PHILANTHROPIST

Posted on December 19, 2013, in My Blog, with 33 Comments

I’m not in the habit of responding to erroneous attacks and slander aimed my way but, when someone accuses me of being a hypocrite with regards to my financial support of organizations and causes I believe in, I feel compelled to answer back.

Last week a website called The Smoking Gun said that one of my foundations didn’t donate any …

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GCAPP AUCTION WINNERS WITH ME IN NEW MEXICO

Posted on March 29, 2013, in My Blog, with 21 Comments

I have spent the last 5 days at my New Mexico ranch with 8 wonderful women from Atlanta. Some I have known for a long time, some were new to me. Let me explain.

Every year my non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP, which was recently renamed because we’ve expanded from an exclusive 18-year focus on …

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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 …

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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 …

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A TRIP BACK TO ATLANTA

Posted on January 23, 2012, in My Blog, with 6 Comments

View From Hotel

I’m here for various events on behalf of my non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and to see my daughter and grandkids. It’s been rainy and cold but still, as always, Atlanta is a warm and friendly place and I love being back and seeing so many friends and colleagues

That's Margaret Mitchell's house …

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LAST THREE DAYS

Posted on April 19, 2011, in Get Involved, My Blog, with 11 Comments

On the 16th, I went with Carrie Fisher and Richard to see a preview of “Baby, It’s You,” the Broadway musical that Richard was working on when he and I first started dating and it was playing in a tiny theatre in Los Angeles. Now it is about to open on Broadway (April 27th). It has become a …

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 4 Comments

Richard and I took friends to see God of Carnage at the Ahmanson last night. I had seen it in New York. The play, starring Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis, was playing when I was there with my play and I loved it so much that I wanted Richard to see it too. Two years …

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