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Originally posted 03/19/2009 11:20AM
As Broadway prepares to dim its lights Thursday night in her memory, the shock and sadness over Natasha Richardson's untimely death is still settling in among the theatrical and filmmaking communities, with reactions pouring in from both sides of the Atlantic from several generations of fellow performers, including Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan.
"For everyone who knew and loved her, Natasha's death is a terrible, devastating loss. She was a star. A great actress, a beautiful woman, a fiercely loyal friend, a brilliant and generous companion," said Fiennes, 46, a longtime friend who costarred with Richardson in 2001's Maid in Manhattan. "She was an adoring and loving wife and mother. She was unique. My thoughts and prayers go out to Liam and her beautiful sons, Michael and Danny and to all her family. I cannot imagine a world without her wit, her love, her mischief, her great, great talent and her gift for living. I loved her very much. She was a supreme friend. I shall miss her deeply."
Originally posted 03/11/2009 03:00PM
Jane Fonda has returned to the Broadway stage after 46 years, and recently her dog, Tulea, decided to get in on the action.
Fonda's 8-pound Bischon-like pup somehow wiggled away from her handler during a curtain call for her new play 33 Variations, according to The Associated Press, and was onstage for the actress' bows.
Originally posted 04/01/2008 11:00AM
There were scores of stars at Monday's night screening of Smart People, but Jane Fonda only had eyes for boyfriend Lynden Gillis.
The 70-year-old screen star and Gillis, a retired businessman, were nearly inseparable at the dinner – cohosted by Allure editor Linda Wells and Cinema Society – held at New York's Bowery Hotel.
While Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Dennis Quaid mingled, Gillis, 75, remained at Fonda's side – first over drinks at the bar and then on a secluded outdoor patio. (The actress has said the distinguished-looking Gillis – who was previously married to Fonda's college roommate – resembles both her father, Henry Fonda, and Clint Eastwood.)
Originally posted 02/15/2008 08:10AM
The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler was sitting next to Jane Fonda on the Today show Thursday, when the controversial actress dropped the C-word on live television.
Host Meredith Vieira later apologized for Fonda's use of the term – a taboo expression for female anatomy. The word was also removed from the Midwest and West Coast broadcasts of the program. In addition, Fonda's rep issued an apology on behalf of the actress, who said she regretted the "slip ... She certainly meant no disrespect," reports New York's Daily News.
But what was Ensler's reaction? Indifference.
Originally posted 02/14/2008 09:50AM
Originally posted 05/18/2005 08:00AM
CELEBRATED: Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year at the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, just eight days after his surprise marriage to Renée Zellweger, who was on a movie set and missed the show. The new groom laughed off questions about his marriage after the show, saying only that he would spend his evening going to a party and doing a little gambling, the Associated Press reports. Gretchen Wilson won for both female vocalist and best new artist; Australian Keith Urban took male vocalist and album awards; while Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss won two trophies each.
Originally posted 04/21/2005 10:00AM
A man spat tobacco juice into the face of actress Jane Fonda after waiting in line to have her sign her new book, according to Kansas City police.
Originally posted 04/01/2005 09:00AM
PUNK'D: Star Jones Reynolds, 43, is keeping a sense of humor about a new ad campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which features a 6'-tall drag queen named Flotilla DeBarge who's dressed to look like the View cohost. The "Fur is a Drag" ad will feature DeBarge wearing a fur-accented bridal gown splattered with blood. "As long as no laws are broken, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," Jones Reynolds said in a statement to the Associated Press. "I hope his hair and makeup look fabulous and he remembers to shave."
Originally posted 01/16/2004 01:00PM
CAST: "Coming Home" and "Klute" Oscar winner Jane Fonda, 66, absent from the silver screen for the past 14 years (since 1990's "Stanley & Iris," with Robert De Niro), will make her comeback in a movie comedy with Jennifer Lopez, 34, to be called "Monster-in-Law," reports Variety, which calls the actresses J.Fo and J.Lo. The latter will play the fiancee of a man she finds perfect, until she meets his awful mother (Fonda). The film is slated for release in 2005.
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