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You May Want to Leave This Is Where I Leave You

Despite a strong cast, critics say this flick falls flat

(Newser) - Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda team up in This Is Where I Leave You, a film about siblings brought together by their father's death. Though audiences are somewhat pleased, according to Rotten Tomatoes , critics are instead ready to throw tomatoes. Here's what they're saying:
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Theater Refuses to Screen The Butler Over Jane Fonda

Owner thinks her Vietnam War views make her a traitor

(Newser) - A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie , The Butler, because Jane Fonda, who plays Nancy Reagan in the film, was an outspoken opponent of the conflict. Ike Boutwell, owner of MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown,... More »

Jane Fonda to Critic: 'Get a Life'

Veteran, others not happy with her role as Nancy Reagan

(Newser) - Jane Fonda is playing Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' The Butler this fall, and—thanks to her well-known liberal activism and the controversial pictures of her in Hanoi during the Vietnam War—some conservatives aren't happy about it. One Navy veteran started a "Boycott Hanoi Jane Playing Nancy... More »

Jane Fonda Set to Play Nancy Reagan

In biopic of White House butler Eugene Allen

(Newser) - Jane Fonda, whose liberal views made her a scourge of the political right during the Vietnam War era, will play Nancy Reagan in an upcoming movie. The Butler chronicles the life of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. Forest Whitaker is nearing a deal to play Allen, who worked under... More »

Steinem, Fonda to Clear Channel, FCC: Dump Rush

Limbaugh's hate speech is eating valuable radio spectrum, feminists say

(Newser) - Three of the biggest names in American feminism—Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem—are calling on the FCC to yank the licenses of channels that air Rush Limbaugh, saying his "degrading" and "dehumanizing" language is not in the public interest. "Spectrum is a scarce government... More »

Ted Turner Has 4 Lovers— One for Every Week of Month

But he's 'maybe a little' lonely: 'Hollywood Reporter' profile

(Newser) - Apparently it takes a lot of women to replace Jane Fonda: In the Hollywood Reporter's latest cover story, Ted Turner reveals that he now has four girlfriends in his life, and he typically spends one week per month with each of them. The billionaire media mogul divorced Fonda, his... More »

Jane Fonda: Testosterone Ignited My Sex Life

Actor advises older women to take the hormone

(Newser) - Jane Fonda has a confession to make: Testosterone has fueled her intense septuagenarian libido. "I discovered testosterone about three years ago, which makes a huge difference if you want to remain sexual and your libido has dropped," she tells the Telegraph . "Use testosterone. It comes in a... More »

Jane Fonda: QVC Canceled Me Over Politics

The network says it was a routine programming change

(Newser) - Jane Fonda says she's been banished from QVC amid concerns about her political past; the network says it was a routine programming change. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel Saturday to promote her new book on aging, Prime Time. But the day before, she learned her... More »

On Cannes Runway, Stars Walk, Model Falls

Jane Fonda, Naomi Campbell strut catwalk for Japan Earthquake relief

(Newser) - Fashion rolled out the red carpet for charity in Cannes yesterday, with a benefit runway show that saw A-listers including Naomi Campbell, Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, and tennis man Novak Djokovic strut their stuff for a good cause. Campbell's Fashion for Relief charity organized the show, which raised money... More »

Righty Bloggers Pick 25 Worst Americans

Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and FDR take top spots

(Newser) - Ask 43 conservative bloggers to name the worst Americans of all time, as Right Wing News did, and the results aren't kind to Jimmy Carter. The top 5:
  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  4. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
  5. (tie) Woodrow Wilson, Benedict Arnold
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Where Are the '60s Sex Kittens Now?

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune revisits hotties from the '60s, with then-and-now pictures of Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda, Ann-Margret, Liz Taylor, and Eartha Kitt. Guess who's (still?) the hottest now. Hint: She's 70 and on a book tour. Check out the evidence here . More »

Ricky Gervais: Stop Having 'Useless' Kids

Comedian's not apologizing for the Globes, or anything else

(Newser) - Look out, New York: Ricky Gervais is coming. The comedian, whose divisive Golden Globe hosting gig included jokes about masturbation and onstage drinking—“which Jane Fonda didn’t appreciate apparently”—says he already has digs in the Big Apple, where he's moving with his partner of 25 years,... More »

Sometimes, Celeb Tweets Bring Real News

But not usually.

(Newser) - Surprise! Celebrities do, occasionally, use Twitter to break actual news. Don’t believe it? USA Today lists some examples:
  • Paula Abdul: Bid adieu to American Idol before an official statement was released.
  • Ryan Seacrest: Told the world Ben Silverman was out at NBC before NBC did.
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Born In The Spotlight

Actor kids take up family biz

(Newser) - Some strive for the spotlight. Others are simply born into it. From Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s brood of young actors (daughter Kate Hudson and sons Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell) to Jane and Peter Fonda (spawn of Henry), the second-generation stars in this Vanity Fair collection were all... More »

Fonda Heads Back to Broadway

Starring role marks return after 46 years

(Newser) - Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Jane Fonda will have another chance to add a Tony to her collection when she returns to Broadway after a 46-year absence, Playbill reports. Fonda, who made her Broadway debut in 1960, will star in Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations as Katherine Brandt, a musicologist working... More »

MSNBC Slaps Tape Delay on Scarborough

Parenting groups applaud response to Morning Joe's F-bomb

(Newser) - MSNBC is putting a 7-second muzzle on Joe Scarborough, after the Morning Joe host accidentally uttered the F-word during Monday’s show. Though cable networks are immune from FCC decency rules, MSNBC confirmed that it was instituting the delay to prevent a repeat incident and noted it had done the... More »

Hollywood Women Work on Senate Majority

Deep-pocketed stars are raising money for Dem candidates

(Newser) - Powerful Hollywood women are reorganizing after Hillary Clinton's failed presidential bid, turning their attention toward increasing the Democratic majority in the Senate. A fundraiser Sept. 27 could raise more than $1 million for candidates, and is being put together by the likes of Jane Fonda, Kate Capshaw, Penny Marshall, Daryl... More »

Fonda Swears She's Sorry for Obscenity

Today show apologizes for on-air slip, decency watchdogs want delay

(Newser) - Today host Meredith Vieira got an unpleasant  shock yesterday when Jane Fonda let the C-word slip while discussing the Vagina Monologues, the New York Daily News reports. "It was a slip, and obviously she apologizes, and so do we," Vieira told viewers. Fonda's blooper came when she was... More »

CIA Set to Let Skeletons Out of Closet

Agency prepares to declassify docs showing decades of abuses

(Newser) - The CIA is about to release secret records of its illegal activities from the '50s to the '70s, reports the Washington Post. Known as the "family jewels," the long-sought documents detail assassination attempts, kidnappings, wiretaps, drug tests on civilians, monitoring of journalists (including muckraking columnist Jack Anderson), and... More »

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