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Jane Fonda Reveals Her Timeless Secret to Staying Young

Originally posted 04/11/2014 07:00AM



Jane Fonda doesn't consider herself beautiful.

"Am I surprised by how good I look at 75? Yes, I appreciate the compliment, I'm honored to be called beautiful. I don't consider myself beautiful," she says on the set of her PEOPLE Most Beautiful photo shoot. "But when I was on the outside of oldness, looking in, I didn't expect that people would think I was beautiful at 75."

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Lee Daniels' The Butler vs. Paranoia: What to See (and Skip) This Weekend | Forest Whitaker

See This, Skip That: From Lee Daniels' The Butler to Paranoia

Originally posted 08/16/2013 02:00PM

Lee Daniels' The Butler enters the Oscar conversation early, but PEOPLE's critics say the tech-heavy JOBS and Paranoia feel like outdated programs.

Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend:

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Jane Fonda Realizes She Is Not Afraid of Death (VIDEO)

Jane Fonda Realizes She Is Not Afraid of Death

Originally posted 04/07/2013 02:10PM

Jane Fonda is one fearless woman.

Following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, Fonda, now 75, reassessed her outlook on life, and came to realize she didn't feel any different than she did before the scare.

"[It] was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying," the double Oscar winner Klute, Coming Home says on Oprah's Next Chapter airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN. "And I wasn't. I mean, I felt, god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be."

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Do You Recognize Robin Williams as a President? | Robin Williams

Robin Williams Plays President Eisenhower (No Joke)

Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM

Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.

As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.

And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.

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Adam Levine, Sheryl Crow Remember Levon Helm | Adam Levine, Levon Helm, Sheryl Crow

Levon Helm Remembered by Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine

Originally posted 04/20/2012 10:50AM

Some of the biggest names in music are honoring one of the biggest legends.

After Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band, died Thursday at 71, Sheryl Crow took to Twitter to express her condolences.

"My heart [is] heavy with sad news of Levon Helm's passing," she wrote. "My thoughts and prayers are with Levon's family."

Also Tweeting about the late Helm, who had cancer: Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine.

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Susan Sarandon: I'm Comfortable in My 'Saggy' Skin

Susan Sarandon: I'm Comfortable in My 'Saggy' Skin

Originally posted 11/19/2010 12:00PM

At 64 years old, Susan Sarandon couldn't be happier.

"I wouldn't want to be 20 now," the actress tell V magazine, in their special Age Issue, also featuring Jane Fonda and Sigourney Weaver. "I know so much more, and I'm much more comfortable in my skin, saggy as it is."

Sarandon says life's too short to spend it worrying about your body. "When I hear young girls complaining about superficial things ... You're at the peak of your physical beauty right now!" she exclaims. "Just enjoy it and stop worrying about your thighs being too big."

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Jane Fonda Has a Breast Cancer Scare | Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda Has a Breast Cancer Scare

Originally posted 11/11/2010 02:00PM

Jane Fonda has revealed that she recently had a breast cancer scare, but after a successful procedure is free of the disease.

The actress and fitness guru, 72, is "completely fine," her rep tells PEOPLE.

A small tumor was discovered during a routine checkup a few weeks ago. The cancer was found to be non-invasive, and Fonda had a procedure earlier this week to remove the tumor.

"She's 100 percent cancer-free,” says her rep. "She's completely fine and it's business as usual for her.

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Break Out the Leg Warmers: Jane Fonda Launching World Fitness Day

Break Out the Leg Warmers: Jane Fonda Launching World Fitness Day

Originally posted 03/22/2010 08:30AM

Jane Fonda is ready to make the world sweat again: On May 1, the actress will host the first-ever World Fitness Day in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

The fitness guru – who inspired the nation to "feel the burn!" in the '70s with her at-home workout videos – decided to host the event to promote "the fun and value of exercise," Fonda tells PEOPLE. "It can be a determining factor in the quality of your life and it's never too late to start."

More than 3,000 participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for work-out sessions that range from aerobics with Richard Simmons to tae-bo with Billy Blanks. The event will also be available live online via ustream.tv.

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Ryan O'Neal Disappointed by Oscars' Farrah Fawcett Snub

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Ryan O'Neal Disappointed by Oscars' Farrah Fawcett Snub

Originally posted 03/08/2010 02:50PM

Farrah Fawcett's longtime partner, Ryan O'Neal, has joined other Hollywood figures including Jane Fonda and Roger Ebert in expressing dismay that Fawcett was left out of the "In Memoriam" segment of Sunday's Academy Awards.

"There is no comment other than we were disappointed that she was not included," a rep for O'Neal tells PEOPLE.

Fonda and Ebert both Tweeted about the snub during the broadcast. "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail," Ebert wrote. "And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included #oscars #FAIL," wrote Fonda.

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Jane Fonda Recovering From Knee-Replacement Surgery

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Jane Fonda Recovering From Knee-Replacement Surgery

Originally posted 06/17/2009 02:45PM

Jane Fonda bid farewell to her left knee as she headed into surgery Tuesday morning, where according to Fonda, it would be replaced with a "titanium rod and ceramic joint."

Right before her operation she Tweeted, "Lying on a guerney [sic]. Drugs are starting to hit. Wheeee. So long left knee. You're toast!" She also posted a photo on Twitter of her left knee, marked with the doctor's initials J.R.M (see below) and an arrow to make sure the correct knee gets removed.

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