Jane Fonda campaigns to save 'our brethren in the ocean'
Actress and activist Jane Fonda is campaigning for a treaty to save marine creatures that are hunted for food including sharks, swordfish, octopus and tuna, saying they feel joy, feel sadness when they lose their offspring, and “are our brethren in the ocean.”.
Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests
Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push.
Golden Globes vows reform amid scrutiny on diversity
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, hosts Tina Fey, left, from New York, and Amy Poehler, from Beverly Hills, Calif., speak at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)Facing heightened scrutiny arounds its membership and practices, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards says that it is committed to immediate “transformational change” and reforms. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called for change on the broadcast, as did award winners of the night like Jane Fonda and Dan Levy. Three HFPA members took the stage during the low-rated show to acknowledge the controversy. Time’s Up president and CEO Tina Tchen said that “the clock is ticking.”
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytellers” as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While wearing an all-white suit, Fonda raised the Globes’ highest honor above her head Sunday before commending storytellers for their vital role in troubled times. She is the daughter of Oscar winner Henry Fonda, who died in 1982, and sister of Peter Fonda, who died in 2019. She launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world.
The Latest: 'Nomadland' wanders into the Globe winner circle
(Searchlight Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the Golden Globe ceremony (all times local):8:05 p.m.“Nomadland” has come in from the desert to take the Golden Globe for best picture in the drama category. Earlier, Chloe Zhao became the first woman of Asian descent to win the Golden Globe for best director for the film. It’s the first acting Golden Globe for the 36-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Day. Ad___7:40 p.m.Six months after his death at age 43, Chadwick Boseman has won a Golden Globe. ___5:10 p.m.Tina Fey and Amy Poehler began the pandemic-era Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, delivering a split-screen opening from separate coasts.
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
Phoenix, Erivo and ‘Barb and Star’ among Globes presenters
This combination photo shows, from left, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, who are among the first presenters announced for the Golden Globes awards ceremony. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – “Barb and Star” are headed to the Golden Globes — actors Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will be among the presenters at the upcoming ceremony. Wiig and Mumolo's latest film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” was released last week and some are already calling the campy film a cult classic. She’s won Golden Globes for her acting “Klute,” “Julia” and “Coming Home.”Norman Lear will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. Netflix dominated the nominations earlier this month, with its film “Mank” and its television series “The Crown” the leading nominees.
Golden Globes to honor legendary TV producer Norman Lear
The Golden Globes will bestow the Carol Burnett Award to Lear during the 78th annual awards ceremony next month. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Norman Lear made his mark as a television producer who strived to explore race relation issues through his famed sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Good Times.” And now, the Golden Globes will honor Lear with its TV special achievement trophy. Nominations for the upcoming Golden Globes are scheduled to be announced Feb. 3. As a social activist, Lear founded advocacy organization People for the American Way. He also founded several other non-profits to promote thoughtful citizenship, including the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication.
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award
FILE - Actress Jane Fonda appears at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 12, 2018. The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Fonda during the 78th annual awards show next month. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday. She launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world.
Jane Fonda celebrates 25 years of Georgia-based nonprofit
ATLANTA – Jane Fonda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Georgia-based nonprofit organization she founded to prevent teenage pregnancies. Fonda, 82, founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in 1995, when she lived in Atlanta and when Georgia had the highest teenage birth rate in the United States. “If you put a map across the United States that showed pockets of poverty and distress, those would correspond with where our teen pregnancy rates are high,” Fonda said. Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana have the highest teenage birth rates in the United States. Birth rates also remain higher among Native American, Hispanic and Black teenagers.
Pope in TED talk: Earth cannot be squeezed 'like an orange’
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday issued an urgent call to action to defend the planet and help the poor in his second TED talk. The pontiff, known for his affinity for social media and technology, said in a videotaped message to a TED conference on climate change that the coronavirus pandemic had put a focus on the social-environmental challenge facing the globe. He called on investors to exclude companies that do not taking into account the environment, as have many faith-based organizations already have. “In fact, the earth must be taken care of, cultivated and protected; we cannot continue to squeeze it like an orange. And we can say this, taking care of the Earth is a human right,” Francis said.
History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers' eyes
In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 photo Gunnar Dedio, German film producer and managing director of PROGRESS Film GmbH poses for a photo between rolls of film in the archive of PROGRESS Film, in Leipzig, Germany. A new project is underway to digitize thousands of East German newsreels, documentaries and feature films 30 years after Germanys reunification. The East German Augenzeuge, or Eyewitness, newsreel on the Kennedy visit trumpeted the prank as a triumph, scoffing that the American president got an “unexpected surprise instead of the great view into the East German capital promised by his Secret Service” and allegedly had to cut his visit from “20 minutes to five." Germany was divided into four occupation zones after World War II, the Soviet-influenced East Germany and West Germany's American, British and French sectors. In 1950, the year after East Germany was established as a country, the authorities formed another company, Progress, as a state monopoly to distribute DEFA films and to import foreign productions.
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
This image released by BBC America shows Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a scene from "Planet Earth: A Celebration." The special debuts at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 31, on BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. (BBC Studios/BBC America via AP)
Jane Fonda Opens Up About the Possibility of Spending Her 82nd Birthday in Jail (Exclusive)
Jane Fonda is no stranger to civil disobedience, and now, she's lending her star power to the climate change crisis. The actress has temporarily relocated to Washington D.C. in order to protest every week in the name of raising awareness about the global and widespread effects of climate change. "The scientists tell us we have 11 years to do something that is incredibly difficult, which is to try to slow down climate change. The actress has already been arrested three times during her peaceful demonstrations, and once spent the night in jail. See more on climate change in the video below.
Jane Fonda's Climate Change Protests: A Timeline of Her 'Fire Drill Fridays' and
"And so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington, and I'm going to get arrested every Friday." See below for an updated timeline of Fonda's arrests -- and the famous friends who have joined her in the important cause. Both stars were arrested at the protest, Fonda in her now-iconic red trench coat. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty ImagesOct. 11, 2019The first of the "Fire Drill Friday" protests where the actress was arrested. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesRELATED CONTENT:Jane Fonda and Ted Danson Arrested While Protesting in D.C.Jane Fonda Arrested on Capitol Hill for Climate Change ProtestWhy Jane Fonda Feels Bad For Megyn Kelly After Her Show's Cancellation
Jane Fonda arrested on fourth Friday in a row
Jane Fonda said she wants to get arrested every Friday. That's exactly what she plans to do -- all to address the climate crisis. WASHINGTON (CNN) - Jane Fonda said she wants to get arrested every Friday. The actress and activist said she moved to Washington for four months to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth. "And so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington, and I'm going to get arrested every Friday."
Dolly Parton Explains Why '9 to 5' Sequel May Have Been Dropped (Exclusive)
After teasing a possible 9 to 5 sequel for some time, Dolly Parton has some unexpected news. "I don't think we're going to do the sequel," Parton, 73, shared. "We're thinking we might do a completely different thing together, Jane, Lily and I," Parton shared. "All these years we've talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5, but it never made any real sense," Parton shared. Meanwhile, Parton's been busy working on her Netflix series Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, an anthology musical dramedy series that tells the behind-the-scenes stories and inspirations behind the music legend's most beloved songs.
Jane Fonda and Ted Danson Arrested While Protesting in Front of U.S. Capitol Building
For the third straight week, Jane Fonda has been arrested outside the U.S. Capitol building for her participation in a protest over climate change. Fellow actor Ted Danson, 71, was also arrested at the protest.. In a video posted by Washington Post reporter Hannah Jewell, Danson is also seen being escorted by U.S. Capitol police with his hands in plastic handcuffs. Jewell also reported that Danson shared a handcuffed high five with Jane Fonda. The 82-year-old actress moved to D.C. earlier this fall to protest climate change on the steps of the U.S. Capitol every Friday through January.
Jane Fonda handcuffed at climate event
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Capitol Police arrested Jane Fonda Friday as she led her weekly climate protest inspired by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Police took Fonda into custody as she led a demonstration in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Fonda recently moved to Washington and plans to lead protests every Friday for the rest of the year. She said she was inspired to do so by 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Thunberg. The daughter of Henry Fonda and ex-wife of Ted Turner, Fonda is arguably as well-known for her activism as her acting career and 1980s fitness empire.
Jane Fonda Arrested on Capitol Hill for Climate Change Protest
Jane Fonda was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Friday for protesting climate change. "Inspired by the growing movement of young climate strikers, Fonda decided to move to the nation's capital for four months to take up their baton." According to Mike Valerio, a local White House reporter with CBS station WUSA who was on site, Fonda was planning to be arrested while protesting climate change political paralysis on Capitol Hill. Happening Now @Janefonda is HERE on Capitol Hill...Planning to be arrested while protesting climate change political paralysis. RELATED CONTENT:'Grace & Frankie' Renewed for Final Season, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Both 'Delighted and Heartbroken'Jane Fonda Opens Up About Her Battle With Cancer in Candid Interview
'Grace and Frankie' to end with Season 7
Lily Tomlin (L) and Jane Fonda in a scene from Season 5 of "Grace and Frankie" on Netflix. "We are both delighted and heartbroken that 'Grace and Frankie' will be back for its seventh, though final, season," Fonda and Tomlin said in a joint statement provided to CNN. They added that "we'll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we'll still be around. Fittingly, given the Emmy-nominated series' subject matter of women being routinely overlooked, the final season will also secure "Grace and Frankie" an important footnote in Netflix history. The sixth season of "Grace and Frankie" completed production this earlier this year and won't air until January 2020.
'Grace & Frankie' Renewed for Final Season, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Both '
Grace and Frankie, created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris and starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has been renewed for its seventh and final season at the streaming network. We are both delighted and heartbroken that Grace and Frankie will be back for its seventh, though final, season. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well! Fonda and Tomlin said in a joint statement to ET. The series received a 16-episode order for its final installment, meaning that itll cap out with 94 episodes and become Netflixs longest-running original series. The four series were among the platforms earliest slate of original series.
Hollywood remembers 'sweet-hearted' Peter Fonda
HOLLYWOOD, California (CNN) - If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969's "Easy Rider," was easy to adore. Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement. Peter Fonda embodied those values and instilled them in a generation. #RIPCaptainAmerica" - via TwitterWriter/director Edgar Wright"RIP Peter Fonda, counter culture legend, groundbreaking actor and all round real life hero. Peter Fonda was one of the great raconteurs, he could hold a table for 4 hours without a break.