News & Trends: 6/9/15 Jane Fonda! Ferris Bueller!

By: Susan Berman Hammer

Jane Fonda, 77, Bares All!

Jane Fonda talks candidly about her family and romantic relationships and what makes her tick in the June/July issue of W magazine. A second article in DuJour provides additional insight.

Currently, she plays an 80-something diva in Paolo Sorrentino’s new film Youth, which just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. However, she’s increasingly drawn to TV. “Ever since I got old, I have wanted to do television,” Fonda explained. “It’s much more forgiving for older women.” In Grace and Frankie on Netflix in which she stars with Lily Tomlin, their husbands fall in love with each other. “My character asks, as we all ask at various times in our lives, ‘What do we do now?!’ And the only thing you can do is keep going.” Core resilience has saved me many, many times,” she added.

In her current life phase, she explained: “I realized I didn’t have a lot of time left, and I wanted to pay more attention. I had a vision: I wanted to give a cultural face to older women. I did have plastic surgery. I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve had it. But I grew up so defined by my looks. I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble.”

As the writer concludes in the W article: “...perhaps Fonda’s greatest weakness has also been her greatest strength: She’s never stopped working on herself."

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Miss the Tony Awards Show? Catch the TV Highlights Here

Here are some of the Tony highlights broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the star-studded event with Alan Cumming from TV's The Good Wife. Jason Alexander and Larry David kept the audience laughing while Kelsey Grammer, Vanessa Hudgens and singer Josh Groban performed.

The key Awards were as follows:

  • Best Actress: Helen Mirren for The Audience. It was the first time an actor won a Tony and an Oscar for playing the same character (Queen Elizabeth II).

  • Best Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

  • Best Musical: Fun Home.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Fun Home each won a total of five Tony awards and An American in Paris received four. You can read the full winners' list here….

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Twist & Shout with Ferris Bueller on His Actual Day Off

And in case you're wondering about how his actual day off was verified, thank Baseball Prospectus.They zoomed in on the Braves-Cubs players and their uniform numbers seen in the film during the Wrigley Field game, then verified their conclusion with the film's assistant director.

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Susan Berman Hammer brings more than 35 years of professional communications, management and parenting experience as well as journalism training to The Honey Good team of writers. Susan is also PR counsel and a business strategist to Susan previously served as the Senior VP-Account Supervisor of a Chicago PR agency and later headed her own agency. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University.