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Jane Fonda: Society gives girls 'conflicting messages'

April 9th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda says society gives teenage girls "conflicting messages".
The actress and fitness video pioneer believes young girls are bombarded with the message to stay a virgin until they're married, yet, at the same time they're encouraged to have a certain sex appeal by music videos and movies.
The 76-year-old star says: "[Adolescent girls] have so much more pressure from the media. You're supposed to be sexy, you're supposed to be thin ... and yet family values and societal values kind of say, 'Be a good girl, and a virgin until you're married.' Conflicting messages are coming at them."
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Jane Fonda recalls tough teen years

March 21st, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda "never felt pretty or confident" when she was growing up.
The actress and fitness video pioneer had a difficult upbringing after he mother took her own life before she became a teenager and she says her father, actor Henry Fonda, was distant and difficult.
Fonda, now 76, also claims her stepmother would insinuate she was overweight which resulted in her developing having self-esteem issues and developing bulimia.
She told People magazine: "I never felt pretty or confident. My dad wouldn't tell me [I looked fat] directly; he would have his wife tell me that my bathing suit was t...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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Jane Fonda: 'I Was Brought Up To Feel Fat'

August 8th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Jane Fonda
Actress Jane Fonda developed a negative body image after overhearing her actor dad Henry criticize her looks.

The Barbarella star was "traumatized" after the screen legend made a disparaging remark about her body, and insists the incident contributed to a lifelong obsession with her appearance.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "I was brought up to feel fat, though my father wouldn't tell me directly - he'd get one of his wives (Fonda married five times) to tell me that I shouldn't wear a bikini. One day, I overheard him talking about me and I can't even tell you what he said because it...
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'Five Films' – In Memory Of Sidney Lumet

April 11th, 2011 10:51am EDT
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Sidney Lumet: 1924-2011: The movies have lost one of their magical masters. Dramatic wunderkind Director Sidney Lumet, who sadly died on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the age of 86 after suffering from lymphoma, was a classic old school filmmaker. Making interesting stories and the characters within his focus, Lumet was the maestro behind such work as "Network," "The Verdict" and "Dog Day Afternoon," with his films tallying an impressive thirty-six nominations and whopping thirty-three wins. And even though he never won an Oscar for his amazing directing (he got the 'Honorary Award' in 2005)...
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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...
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Radiohead To Play For Haiti

January 22nd, 2010 5:00pm EST
Radiohead To Play For Haiti
Radiohead have put recording sessions for their new album on hold to schedule a last-minute gig to help the relief efforts in Haiti. The British band is currently in Los Angeles working on its upcoming eighth studio album, but they have decided to take the weekend off to play a charity gig to help raise money for the survivors of the massive earthquake which struck the Caribbean country last week.

The rockers will play at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theater on Sunday night. Tickets went on sale on Thursday via an auction on the group's official website.

A statement from the musicians re...
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Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

September 11th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Election
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...
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Kanye West Up Against Same Band That Beat Him At Last Year's Euro VMA's

August 27th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Kanye West
Defying all odds, the phenomenal video for Justice's breakout single 'D.A.N.C.E.' has been nominated for Video Of The Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, taking place Sunday, September 9th in Las Vegas.

Justice join the company of Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse, and previous arch-nemesis Kanye West, who famously stormed the stage after losing to Justice at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Video.

The visually groundbreaking video for 'D.A.N.C.E.' pairs Justice's patented futurist disco with a rotating cast of vibrant t-shirt illustrations directed...
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TV Stars Raise Over $200,000 For AIDS Research

August 21st, 2007 10:27am EDT
America Ferrera
TV stars including America Ferrera, Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer helped raise over $200,000 for AIDS research in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Hot In Hollywood event, which was held at the Henry Fonda Theater and was hosted by My Name Is Earl star Jaime Pressly, saw the actors take part in a variety show that included auctions.

Ugly Betty star Ferrera bid $35,000 for a Toyota Prius hybrid car.

She says, "I already drive a hybrid Highlander, so now I have two hybrids."

Elsewhere, House co-stars Spencer and Morrison attended together, despite last week announcing...
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John Travolta Forces Acting On His Daughter

June 15th, 2007 1:15pm EDT
John Travolta
Hollywood star John Travolta is planning to build an acting dynasty after helping his seven-year-old daughter Ella land a role in his new movie Old Dogs. Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston will star alongside Robin Williams in the comedy, which is due to be shot this summer.

Now his daughter has been cast, the 53-year-old wants to create a long-lasting acting clan. He says, "Not bad to think I'm like Henry Fonda and (Ella's) Jane Fonda. Let it be heritage, the family business."

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Jane Fonda Was 'Overwhelmed' By Lifetime Achievement Award

May 29th, 2007 10:50am EDT
Jane Fonda
Veteran actress Jane Fonda was shocked and "overwhelmed" to receive a special lifetime achievement award at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday night. The Academy Award-winning actress, famed for her roles in movies like Barbarella, Coming Home and 1971's Klute, was presented with the prestigious award at the French film event, by festival chief Gilles Jacob.

Accepting the prize in fluent French, the 69-year-old paid tribute to her late father Henry Fonda, saying: "I have the feeling my father is with me tonight. The whole Fonda family thanks you."

Only three other people have been ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 16

May 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Janet Jackson
Happy Birthday to TV actress Tori Spelling (1973), "Angel" star David Boreanaz (1971), Aussie singer/actress Danielle Spencer (19780), pop icon Janet Jackson (1966), Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" actress Rosie Perez (1963), "Terms of Endearment" star Debra Winger (1955), "The Matador" star Pierce Brosnan (1953), flamboyant pianist Liberace (1919; d. 1987), and prolific screen legend Henry Fonda (1905; d. 1982).
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Red Hot Chili Peppers & Guests To Play Fundraiser

May 2nd, 2007 4:09pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing a Los Angeles fundraising gig on Saturday, which aims to bring music into the lives of local children. The Chili Peppers, who hail from L.A., will be joined by Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and other guests at the Henry Fonda Theater show.

The concert is raising money for local non-profit organization the Silverlake Conservatory Of Music, which was co-created by bass player Flea. Students from the conservatory will also perform at the gig and proceeds from it will go towards scholarships and enlarging a summer camp project.

Flea, real name Michael...
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AFI To Count Down The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

January 19th, 2007 11:17am EST
Casablanca
American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the 10th annual installment of its Emmy Award-winning "AFI's 100 Years..." series. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition" will count down the 100 greatest movies of all time in a three-hour television event on CBS in June.

The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006. AFI will undertake this program every 10 years to mark changing cultural perspectives.

"AFI has created the most comprehensive and credible examination of excellence in American film with the AFI's 10...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 16

May 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Krist Novoselic
Happy Birthday to TV actress Tori Spelling (1973), "Angel" star David Boreanaz (1971), Aussie singer/actress Danielle Spencer (19780), pop icon Janet Jackson (1966), Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" actress Rosie Perez (1963), "Terms of Endearment" star Debra Winger (1955), "The Matador" star Pierce Brosnan (1953), flamboyant pianist Liberace (1919; d. 1987), and prolific screen legend Henry Fonda (1905; d. 1982).
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