Jan 242017
 
L.A. Women’s March Larger than in Washington D.C.

2017 Women’s March in Los Angeles

Many sources put the number of participants in Los Angeles Women’s March at 750,000. (The Women’s March in Washington D.C. is estimated at 400,000 – 500,000 participants.) It was one of the largest protests in L.A.’s history and yet, there were no unrests and no one was arrested. The march was well organized. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was one of the speakers. Los Angeles along with its leaders stepped up and delivered. Our message was clear: we will protect our values and our rights.

We didn’t stand alone, similar marches took place throughout the United States and the world. Celebrities joined Women’s Marches. The participation of celebrities from the entertainment industry gave more visibility to our common cause. Some of the celebrities that took part in January 21st 2017 protests in the United States are:

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Alicia Keys, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Mandy Moore, Jane Fonda, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bello, Charlize Theron, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Emma Watson, Drew Barrymore, Amy Schumer, Ashley Judd, Felicity Huffman, Idina Menzel, Zendaya, Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Jessica Chastain, Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Yoko Ono, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie Perez, Mindy Kaling, Bella Thorne, Uzo Aduba, Emily Ratajkowski, Elizabeth Gillies, Amber Tamblyn, Janet Mock, Lena Dunham, Melissa Harris-Perry, Diane Guerrero, David Beckman, Charlie Brotman, Suki Waterhouse, Sir Ian McKellan, Rita Ora and others.

In addition to the entertainment industry’s celebrities there were real-life legends standing up for what’s right. Some of them were: Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem and Michael Moore.

My favorite sign carried during Women’s Marches? Make America THINK, Again! As we’ve seen on January 21st 2017, America is thinking and most of the thinking people are in Los Angeles. 

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich

 

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Dec 242016
 

Jane Fonda The Ageless Idealist

Jane Fonda – daughter of the legendary actor Henry Fonda – is a world famous, Oscar-winning actress, Hollywood star, aerobics’ guru and a best-selling author. She is also a lifelong social activist who:

  • Protested against the Vietnam War and Iraq War
  • Took an active part in the Civil Rights Movement for equality for African Americans
  • Supports feminism, feminist causes and reproductive rights
  • Fights for human rights of downtrodden people worldwide
  • Took part in the 2015 Vancouver Greenpeace Rally to protest oil drilling in British Columbia

More recently, Jane Fonda received national attention for her support of protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The 1,172-mile crude oil pipeline is to run from the Bakken Formation oil deposits in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois. The Bakken Formation oil deposits are believed to be huge and presumably hugely profitable. The crude oil transported via the Dakota Access Pipeline could be then distributed from Illinois to refineries – and then consumers – in other parts of the country. Energy Transfer Partners, the oil company that owns the pipeline, stands to make billions.

The Dakota Access Pipeline however poses serious environmental risks (it is to pass under the Missouri River where it could potentially rupture and contaminate water supply) and encroaches on indigenous lands violating sites which are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. These two main issues are only the “highlights”. The economic stability of the Tribe and the health of its members which might be negatively affected by chemical contamination are at stake as well.

The leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued and attracted the support of thousands, including army veterans and celebrities. The protests were curbed by authorities; the law suit so far produced a temporary injunction during which additional environmental impact testing is to be conducted.

The fears of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are justified. Energy Transfer Partners (the oil company that owns the Bakken pipeline) is currently sued by five States for contaminating groundwater. Energy Transfer Partners company has extremely poor safety and environmental ratings.

There is no ending of the conflict in sight. Just in case you wonder which side is right: environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and powerless (think of the led-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan).

Jane Fonda supported the protesters and now she is putting her money where her mouth is: she celebrated her 79th birthday by withdrawing all her money from Wells Fargo Bank. (Wells Fargo is one of the banks that finance the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.) On the same day (accompanied by her granddaughter), she marched with American Indian leaders, her friends, allies and fellow celebrities (Lily Tomlin, Catherine Keener, Frances Fisher and Delores Huerta participated. Some of them have also removed their money from the offending banks.) in Hollywood. The goal of the demonstration was to increase public awareness to the #DeFund DAPL movement and urge consumers to follow her lead and withdraw their money from banks that support environmental destruction and trampling indigenous peoples’ rights. Jane Fonda also sent a letter to Tim Sloan, the CEO of Wells Fargo Bank urging him to stop financing DAPL.

As she’s done many times before, in this case too Fonda inspired a movement. DeFund DAPL is growing by leaps and bounds. The results can already be measured and are, according to Yes Magazine.

We all have convictions that we hold dear. Not all of us have the guts to act or stand up for them in public. Jane Fonda does. She didn’t mellow with age. Once idealist, always idealist. But idealism and social activism come with a price.

Her anti Vietnam War stance cost her dearly. Some considered her a “traitor”. She was forced to live with the “Hanoi Jane” label for many years. (Citizens who protest policies do so out of love of country: to correct its course, to make their country better. Cowardice is unpatriotic. Pacifism is not just patriotic, it is also moral.)

Fonda may still be “Hanoi Jane” to some. To the rest of us Jane Fonda represents courage and American conscience.

She is quoted as saying: “It’s much more important to be interested than to be interesting.” Jane Fonda is both.

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich

 

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Jane Fonda is a busy woman

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5 5 1
She’s done many things. She achieved plenty as an artist and entrepreneur. She raised a family. And yet, she finds the time to notice the world around her and bother to stand up for what’s right. If anything, Jane Fonda puts the rest of us to shame for not taking a stand. Jane, you make a difference!

Kudos to Jane Fonda!

★★★★★
5 5 1
She’s a living proof that age is just a number. I don’t care how she manages to look so young. I’m delighted to know that she is young in her thoughts and actions. She things like we the 20 somethings and backs it up with the fortune of a successful 70 something. Had more wealthy “seniors” thought and acted like Jane Fonda, we the 20 somethings would have had more hope.
Feb 252013
 
OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Jennifer Lawrence (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, interviews with Kristin Chenoweth (L) upon her arrival for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Actress Amanda Seyfried (R) talks with Kristin Chenoweth as she arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby®

Actress Amanda Seyfried (R) talks with Kristin Chenoweth as she arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
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OSCARS 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role,

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Reese Witherspoon

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for The Oscars®

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.credit:

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Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck arrives for The Oscars®

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.credit:

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Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominee

Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and actor Channing Tatum arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
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Rachael MacFalane

Guest, Rachael MacFarlane,

Guest, Rachael MacFarlane, sister of Seth MacFarlane, Ron MacFarlane, father of Seth Macfarlane, and Xiao Xiang arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.
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Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Roman Coppola

Roman Coppola, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay

Roman Coppola, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis

Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominees

Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis, Oscar®-nominees for Actress in a Leading Role arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth arrives for The Oscars®

Kristin Chenoweth arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars®

Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana arrives for The Oscars

Zoe Saldana arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy arrives for The Oscars

Melissa McCarthy arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson arrives for The Oscars

Jennifer Hudson arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for The Oscars

Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars®

Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood

Red Carpet Arrivals for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron arrives for The Oscars

Charlize Theron arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda arrives for The Oscars

Jane Fonda arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.  credit: [PHOTOG] / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole, Marcia Gay Harden, and guest arrive for The Oscars

Marcia Gay Harden, Kenneth Cole and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron

Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron arrive for The Oscars

Craig Zadan, Hawk Koch, Molly Koch, and Neil Meron arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington

Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington arrive for The Oscars

Molly Koch, Hawk Koch and Kerry Washington arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer arrives for The Oscars

Octavia Spencer arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman arrive for The Oscars

Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Adele

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Jacki Weaver, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jennifer Lawrence,Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Michael Douglas

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones on the red carpet for The Oscars

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Sally Field

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Sally Field, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Sally Field, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Adele, Oscar®-nominee

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Anne Hathaway, Oscar

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Bradley Cooper

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role

Kristin Chenoweth interviews Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and his mother Gloria Cooper on the red carpet for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Hugh Jackman

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

John Gatins

John Gatins, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars

John Gatins, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jon Alpert

Jon Alpert, Oscar®-nominee for Documentary Short, and guest arrive for The Oscars

Jon Alpert, Oscar®-nominee for Documentary Short, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, Oscar®-nominees for Documentary Short, arrive for The Oscars

Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, Oscar®-nominees for Documentary Short, arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Oscar®-nominee for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Bryan Crowe / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx and Corrine Bishop (daughter, left) arrive for The Oscars

Jamie Foxx and Corrine Bishop (daughter, left) arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman arrives for The Oscars

Nicole Kidman arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Grace Hightower arrive for The Oscars

Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Grace Hightower arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh Jackman, Oscar

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Suzanne Newlander Arkin arrive for The Oscars

Alan Arkin, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, and Suzanne Newlander Arkin arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Kate Capshaw arrive for The Oscars

Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Kate Capshaw arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Salma Hayek Pinault

Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault arrivesfor The Oscars

Salma Hayek Pinault and François-Henri Pinault arrivesfor The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry arrives for The Oscars

Halle Berry arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin arrives for The Oscars

Jean Dujardin arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah arrives for The Oscars

Queen Latifah arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Jennifer Garner arrive for The Oscars

Ben Affleck, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Jennifer Garner arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner arrives for The Oscars

Jennifer Garner arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere arrives for The Oscars

Richard Gere arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock arrives for The Oscars

Sandra Bullock arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino, Oscar®-nominee for Original Screenplay, and guest arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Hugh Jackman

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness

Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney

George Clooney, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Stacey Keibler arrives for The Oscars

George Clooney, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, and Stacey Keibler arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role

Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Emmanuelle Riva

Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, Grace Hightower, Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscars.

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Oscar®-nominee for Directing, Oscar®-nominee for Best Picture, Robert De Niro, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Supporting Role, Grace Hightower, Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Rebecca Miller arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars

Barbra Streisand performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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Justin Theroux

Actor Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive for The Oscars®

Actor Justin Theroux and actress Jennifer Aniston arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried (L) poses with Jessica Chastain (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role

Amanda Seyfried (L) poses with Jessica Chastain (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, as they arrive for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA February 24, 2013.

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Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden arrives for The Oscars

Marcia Gay Harden arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

John Stamos

John Stamos arrives for The Oscars

John Stamos arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. credit: Sara Wood / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Feb 212013
 

JANE FONDA, JENNIFER GARNER, KRISTEN STEWART AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT ON OSCAR® TELECAST

TO PRESENT ON OSCAR TELECAST

Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda will join Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington to present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Fonda earned seven nominations and won Academy Awards for her roles in “Klute” and “Coming Home.” Garner was seen in this year’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and will be seen next in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the “Twilight” saga and also starred in 2012’s “On the Road” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Washington starred in the Best Picture Nominee “Django Unchained” and was seen in “A Thousand Words.” Washington is also the star of ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”

Fonda, Garner, Stewart and Washington join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham,Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”