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Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Jane Fonda admits she feels bad for Megyn Kelly
The Grace and Frankie star, who famously butted heads with Kelly during Megyn Kelly Today's first week, tells ET: "I feel badly, because, you know, I wanted her to make it, I did. That's always how everyone learns, through making mistakes. It's through failure that we grow and learn. I know that has been true for me, and I think it is for everybody."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Megyn Kelly has one regret from her first year on Today: "I certainly wish I hadn’t put on Jane Fonda"
Source: Us Weekly
“That didn’t go well!," Kelly, whose Megyn Kelly Today celebrated its first anniversary last week, says with a laugh. Kelly thinks Fonda didn't take kindly to her question about plastic surgery because of her Fox News past. “I let her beat up on me repeatedly," says Kelly of Fonda's denunciation of her interview in other outlets. "She went out there and ripped on me. It’s fine. You have to take your licks as a reporter, as an anchor. And she did it again, and she did it again, and she did it again and I didn’t say anything.”
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 9:40PM EDT
HBO's Jane Fonda in Five Acts feels like you've stumbled into a particularly raw therapy session
Source: Rolling Stone
Filmmaker Susan Lacy, who directed last year's HBO Spielberg documentary, is "smart enough to know that if your subject is ready to unload, you get out of the way" with her new film on the iconic actress, says David Fear. "You form relationships with stars over decades, and even if the bond you feel with those 20-foot-tall faces on screens is one-sided, you still feel like you know these people who lived so long in the public eye," Fear says of Lacy's documentary style. "To hear one of them so blatantly lay out insecurities, neuroses, anger, fears, failures, fuck-ups and feelings about what having to live as the object of someone else’s desires or needs does to a person can be sobering. More importantly, it can be insightful, which is what makes the film’s high-wire exorcism act invaluable. It’s not, 'and here was what I was thinking when I was collecting an Oscar and making The Electric Horseman.' It’s 'I’m a woman, I’m going to be damaged' when talking about her apprehension about being a mom and continuing a cycle. It’s 'I spent a decade not asking too many questions.' It’s 'I just wanted to be OK' and 'I never felt real.'" ALSO: Jane Fonda's candor is hard to find in biographical documentaries.
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Norm Macdonald Has a Show drops all episodes on Netflix next month, with guests including Judge Judy, Lorne Michaels and M. Night Shyamalan
The former SNL "Weekend Update" anchor's new Netflix talk show will drop all 10 of its Season 1 episodes on Sept. 14, the same day that Netflix will also debut the fifth season of Bojack Horseman and American Vandal Season 2. Macdonald's guests include Chevy Chase, Jane Fonda, David Letterman, David Spade, Judge Judy, Michael Keaton, M. Night Shyamalan, Lorne Michaels, Billy Joe Shaver and Drew Barrymore.
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Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Watch HBO's trailer for Jane Fonda in Five Acts
The upcoming documentary delves into the life of the legendary actress and activist.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Grace and Frankie had to change Jane Fonda's dialogue after she refused to say "Jesus Christ"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Jane didn't feel comfortable saying, 'Jesus Christ," co-creator Marta Kauffman says of Fonda, a devout Christian who didn't want to take the Lord's name in vain on television. So writers reworked her dialogue.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Dolla Parton may be joining the Netflix family, Lily Tomlin reveals
While promoting Grace and Frankie at an Emmy event over the weekend, Tomlin stunned Jane Fonda with the revelation that Parton is working on a Netflix project, apparently a series of films, says panel moderator Pete Hammond. He adds: "Tomlin seemed to think it wasn’t a secret as she explained it would be based on Parton’s songs, and when I asked if Dolly would be starring she said 'yes, when the script called for it.'"
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
RuPaul honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, with help from Jane Fonda
"I think it should be at least three sizes bigger than any other star on the Walk of Fame because I don't think anybody has launched an industry like RuPaul has," Fonda said in honoring RuPaul Charles. "He created an industry that created hundreds and hundreds of jobs and dreams for so many."
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Megyn Kelly may lose talent bookings over her “Hanoi Jane” takedown of Jane Fonda
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
According to multiple talent representatives who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly’s comments on Monday made them weary about the NBC morning show, with one saying that “actors don’t trust her." Megyn Kelly Today has, however, evolved away from being the “celebrity-driven vehicle” that it was in its first week as it focuses more on post-Harvey Weinstein issues of sexual misconduct. So it’s not clear if losing celebrities would have an impact.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Megyn Kelly returned to her NBC talk show Wednesday without mentioning Jane Fonda
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Ann Curry tells The View: “I did not have a button in my office”
The former Today co-anchor was asked about Matt Lauer’s reported button in his office, and the female staffer whom he’s accused of sexually attacking. “I don’t know that from personal experience,” Curry said. “Did you have a button in your office?” asked Joy Behar. “I did not have a button in my office,” Curry responded.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
The View goes after Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda comments
Source: The Daily Beast
“To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch Megyn, okay?” said Joy Behar on this morning's show, adding: “Jane should have just said to her, ‘And how much work have you had, bitch?!”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
CNN’s Bill Weir slams Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda remarks, attacking her “ginormous salary”
“A decent host might drop by the green room before the show and ask an 80 yr-old the best way to broach a sensitive topic but @MegynTODAY would rather attack the guest for being offended,” Weir tweeted, adding: “Meanwhile, real journalists are forced to take cuts so NBC can pay her ginormous salary.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Megyn Kelly Today references “Hanoi Jane” in her escalating feud with Jane Fonda
In response to Fonda saying Kelly is “not that good of an interviewer” for asking about her plastic surgery, Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today this morning that she has “no regrets” about asking the Grace and Frankie star about plastic surgery, noting that she was promoting a film about aging. Fonda, she said, “has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” calling her a “woman whose name is synonymous with outrage… Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War — many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops. She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our pilots.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Grace and Frankie finds a new way to become meaningful in Season 4
“The label-skewing Netflix original has always smoothly shifted between comedy and drama, making it oh-so-fitting that co-creator and showrunner Marta Kauffman would ask the audience to shift their perspective in Season 4,” says Ben Travers. “What was once funny is now frightening — or it might be, and that means Grace and Frankie have to consider both interpretations. It also means (Lily) Tomlin and (Jane) Fonda have to find humor in harrowing moments and vice versa. They’re obviously up for the task, especially in the final three episodes, which set up a strong, surprising ending.” ALSO: Tomlin and Fonda talk Season 4.