“By that, what I mean is – That I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely and primarily at the bottom line. But I’m not ruthless. I don’t try to hurt people by telling “not truths.” I think Ted Turner is that way.”
“And that’s why I say Rupert Murdoch, in the sense that she is ruthless in defending her company and in watching the bottom line. But she doesn’t want to tell lies. And that’s Ted Turner.”
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The number of cool events taking place this weekend in Hollywood at the 2013 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Film Festival is head-spinning.
Saturday alone, there’s Jane Fonda getting her hand and footprints done at the Chinese Theatre; Ms. Fonda making an appearance at the screening of On Golden Pond; and more. For example, two hours before SNL usually cold-opens on the east coast, there is also this 6:30 p.m. PT event: a screening of the classic Western Shane introduced by Bill Hader.
Hader is getting ready to host his third season of Essentials Jr. in June and also jumped in last fall as a TCM guest programmer. The four movies he picked for viewers in September included efforts by Billy Wilder and Akiro Kurosawa.
This Thanksgiving, NBC LA’s Robert Kovacik has a lot of assignments to be thankful for. He was the station’s man at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and just this week, sat down with Jane Fonda on a Sunday and Robert Redford on a Monday.
The Redford chat was to mark the official launch of a new $10 million-endowed climate conservancy at Pitzer College in Claremont bearing the actor’s name. The Santa Monica native suggests that no one in LA seems “too happy” driving around our concreted city.
When NBC LA anchorman and reporter Robert Kovacik recently reminded on his Facebook page that he would be interviewing actress Jane Fonda as part of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards, held last night at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the first comment he received came from a female resident of Malibu:
No offense to you Robert, but I feel very strongly that Jane Fonda is a lying b*tch who betrayed our nation. Ask her if she did indeed hand over to the VC the notes that the American POWs gave to her. They died a brutal death because of her traitorous actions. Shame on her.
Strong words, perhaps too strong. But Fonda is well aware of this specter. Last night during her Q&A with Kovacik, here’s how the worthy LAPC Visionary Award recipient answered when he asked about her biggest life regret:
“Sitting on that gun in North Vietnam. I’ll go to my grave with that one.”
Actress Jane Fonda will be presented with a Visionary Award at this year’s National Entertainment Journalism Awards gala, presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. Fonda will be the first recipient of the Visionary Award, an honor newly created by the Press Club “to pay homage to an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and social importance.”
Fonda will appear onstage at the gala for an interview with NBC 4 anchor Robert Kovacik. The event takes place on November 18th at the Biltmore Hotel.
If you haven’t entered your work for the NEJ awards yet, there’s still time. The deadline for entries has been extended to October 11.
A promising second trailer for Aaron Sorkin‘s new HBO drama The Newsroom premiered Sunday night prior to Game of Thrones. The show stars Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, a network news anchor struggling to honor journalistic ethics in the face of soulless corporate demands, Emily Mortimer as his executive producer, and Jane Fonda as the scary media mogul who owns their asses.
According to Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Lee Daniels wants Jane Fonda to play the part of Nancy Reagan in
her his upcoming adaptation The Butler. The story of a White House servant spans many different administrations and Fonda’s role is not a main one. Still, with the actress’ CAA reps still needing to officially ink the deal, the mere possibility of Fonda-as-Ronald’s-First-Lady smacks of stunt casting.
Not to mention the kind of Hollywood move that will light up the blogosphere for days. Check out the punctuation at the end of this Fox Nation morning headline:
Over the weekend, the impressive trio of Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinhem and fellow Women’s Media Center co-founder Robin Morgan published a CNN.com op ed entitled “FCC Should Clear Limbaugh From Airwaves.” They argued that for 20 years, radio host Rush Limbaugh has “hidden behind the First Amendment,” and that with his latest incendiary remarks, it’s time to finally do something dramatic about this subterfuge.
But James Hirsen, a law professor, best-selling author and media analyst, has a problem with the fact that Fonda’s name is in the byline. Writing today on newsmax.com, he argues that this is a clear case of the pot calling the talk radio kettle black:
Using Fonda in an effort to stifle free speech is a tactic that drips with Hollywood irony. Fonda is, of course, the individual who in July of 1972 made a celebrity stopover in Hanoi, and as our soldiers braved the battles of the Vietnam War, she sat with the enemy for a photo-op aboard an anti-aircraft gun.
From where FishbowlLA sits, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Galloway patrols one of this town’s most enviable entertainment beats.
Tasked primarily with putting together long-lead, high word count profiles of show business luminaries for the trade’s weekly print edition, this executive editor, features seems about as far removed from the SEO trenches as possible. Although recent Galloway focus Avi Lerner didn’t too well with a Conan the Barbarian remake, chances are this week’s interview subject David Cronenberg will fare much better in the coming months with the Freud-Jung pic A Dangerous Method. In Toronto, the filmmaker told Galloway that on every one of his projects, there has always been at least one actor who gummed up the financing works. On Method, that madness came primarily from the camp of Christoph Waltz:
“Christoph [had] pursued the project,” Cronenberg explains. “He came to me to convince me to take him as Freud; his grandfather had been a pupil of Freud. [After] Inglourious Basterds, all the German money was built around him, and when he bailed, a lot of that money went as well.”
According to the old adage, Hollywood’s greatest actors are ones who can triumph even if the script is a phone book. In Marlon Brando‘s case, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills has the next best thing this weekend – the late actor’s actual personal phone book.
The starting bid for this item is $500, and while many of the numbers may no longer be in service, it’s still a great dinner party conversation starter:
A burgundy leather three-ring binder telephone book circa 2003 containing hundreds of Brando’s personal friends and business contacts worldwide. Some names include Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Alec Baldwin, Johnnie Cochran, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Jane Goodall, Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, Madonna, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, John Travolta, Barbra Streisand as well as noted scientists in various fields of study, press contacts and the United Nations and many other noteable entries.
If that’s not good enough, you can also bid this weekend on a Golden Globe the actor refused to accept for his portrayal of Don Corleone in The Godfather.
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