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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DOLLY PARTON & JANE FONDA TO GIVE LILY TOMLIN SAG

Dolly Parton




Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Tomlin's accepting SAG-AFTRA’s highest accolade from her two long-time friends, a trio beloved as the co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit 9 to 5, will be a highlight of the annual SAG Awards® ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT).


Lily Tomlin


A Friendship Forged in Film



9 to 5 is now number 74 on American Film Institute's list of "100 Funniest American Movies of All Time." When the film was shot, Fonda and Tomlin were friends who had already received numerous honors for their acting achievements. It was Parton’s first feature film role, but she was a veteran of live and television performances as herself, an award-winning musician and writer. She also wrote, performed and received dozens of awards for the movie’s title song.

The three legendary artists, each of whom has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, have remained close friends since that catalyst film. Fonda and Tomlin joined forces again as stars and executive producers of the current Netflix series Grace and Frankie. The success of the show led to both being honored this year with Actor® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, along with Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations for Tomlin. Grace and Frankie returns for its third season in May 2017




Jane Fonda



A two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner (for Klute and Coming Home) and five-time nominee (for The Morning After, On Golden Pond, The China Syndrome, Julia and They Shoot Horses Don't They), Fonda was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda was first honored with a SAG Award nomination in 2014 as a member of the motion picture cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which she portrayed Nancy Reagan.

For three seasons, Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy-nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, on HBO. More recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her stunning performance in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Fonda is also known for revolutionizing the fitness industry with videos, books and audio recordings; her 1982 Jane Fonda’s Workout remains the top-grossing home video of all time.

For more information, visit janefonda.com as well as janefonda on Facebook, @janefonda on Twitter, and janefondatv on YouTube.



Dolly Parton



Dolly Parton’s multitude of accolades include a Kennedy Center Honor, eight Country Music Association Awards (including Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), seven Grammy Awards, two Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of her awards honor the title song she wrote and recorded for the 9 to 5 soundtrack. Parton followed that hit film with starring roles in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982); Rhinestone (1984); Steel Magnolias (1989); and Straight Talk (1992). Most recently she starred in and executive produced Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) for NBC. Parton also released Pure & Simple, her seventh album to debut at No. 1, and The Complete Trio Collection, capping the popular series she shares with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.

Parton has the distinction of writing the only song to have topped the charts three times: "I Will Always Love You." She has taken more than 20 songs to No. 1, has written two successful books plus a cookbook, and has also launched and runs the non-profit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children in participating communities in 44 states with a book each month from birth until age five.

For more information, visit dollyparton.com as well as @dollyparton on Instagram and her non-profit dollysimaginationlibrary on Facebook.




Lily Tomlin, 2016 SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient



Lily Tomlin – whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG Life Achievement Award is the latest in Tomlin's extraordinary collection of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a 2014 Kennedy Center Award, the 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, two Peabody Awards, multiple Emmys® (including this year's Lead Comedy Actress nomination), numerous American Comedy Awards, two Tony® Awards, a Grammy®, a Writers Guild of America Award, this year’s SAG Awards nomination, and both the Crystal Award and the Lucy Award from Women in Film. That Tomlin embodies the SAG Life Achievement Award’s "finest ideals of the acting profession" is amply celebrated by these and her numerous other professional and philanthropic commendations.

Tomlin has been a cherished star in the entertainment firmament since she joined the groundbreaking television series Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in 1969, when it was rated the No. 1 show and watched by over 25 percent of all American television viewers. She and the colony of characters she created have continued to evolve, grow, deepen and adapt to this day, as Tomlin expresses her talents in nearly all forms of media.

Tomlin can currently be seen starring opposite fellow executive producer Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie, in which two mismatched women become friends as they reinvent themselves after their husbands decide to marry each other.

Also visit lilytomlin.com.




About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®



The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,546. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.



Monday, June 22, 2015

LILY TOMLIN STARS IN 'GRANDMA' FOR SONY PICTURES

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'GRANDMA' IS THE BEST BET FOR SUMMER!
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GRANDMA - In theaters August 21, 2015!



Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott
Written & Directed by: Paul Weitz



Synopsis



Lily Tomlin is Elle Reid. Elle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

LILY TOMLIN'S SPECIAL GIG IN BROADWAY BACKWARDS

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
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Lily Tomlin



Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Lily Tomlin will make a special guest appearance next month in the 10th anniversary edition of Broadway Backwards. Also joining the lineup is Honeymoon in Vegas star Rob McClure, who will share hosting duties with Julie Halston from the current hit revival of You Can’t Take It With You.



This year’s Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards), which will feature some of the most memorable numbers from previous years, will be held at 8 pm Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The evening is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.



Also just added to the cast of the one-night-only benefit is Elizabeth Stanley, who is starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of On the Town. She will join previously announced performers Jim Brochu, Tituss Burgess, Charles Busch, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou, Jenn Colella, Robin De Jesús, Harvey Evans, Lena Hall, Shawna Hamic, Ann Harada, Florence Henderson, Aaron Lazar, Telly Leung, Norm Lewis, Maureen McGovern, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lee Roy Reams, Brian Charles Rooney, Douglas Sills, Jason Michael Snow, Micah Stock, Lillias White and Tony Yazbeck. Performers subject to change.



Broadway Backwards is the annual celebration where gays and lesbians experience their stories as told through the great songs of musical theatre and performed by their favorite Broadway stars.



Tickets are available exclusively at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268. Prices start at $85.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

'LARRY KING NOW' MOVING TRIBUTE FOR JOAN RIVERS

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A FAREWELL TO JOAN RIVERS
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Larry King's Tribute To Joan Rivers





Hollywood has been mourning the death of comedic legend Joan Rivers. There's no one like her. In a special episode of the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now”, Larry welcomes Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, Regis Philbin, Ryan Seacrest, Margaret Cho and Don Rickles to pay tribute to their friend: the beloved, iconic, indefatigable Joan Rivers. The episode just premiered on Ora.tv and Hulu.com.



We’ve all heard about Joan’s personal wishes for her star-studded funeral where she said “ I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents…[and] I want to be buried in a Valentino gown.” Margaret Cho opened up to Larry King about Joan Rivers’ funeral, including Howard Stern’s hilarious eulogy and Hugh Jackman’s emotional performance. Cho explained “Joan Rivers Would Have Loved Her Funeral.” The special episode also features Regis Philbin sharing one of his favorite memories of Joan, about her grand entrance at her daughter Melissa’s wedding. Also Jane Lynch on the battle Joan fought to pave the way for female comedians, and how her work inspired Jane to follow in her footsteps. Plus her gratitude for the laughter Joan and Robin provided the world, and her thoughts on their energy living on “She may not be in that gorgeous package anymore but she’s right here.”



Joan Rivers Would Have Loved Her Funeral



Margaret Cho opens up about Joan Rivers’ funeral, including Howard Stern’s hilarious eulogy and Hugh Jackman’s emotional performance.



Regis Philbin Remembers Joan Rivers



Regis Philbin shares one of his favorite memories of Joan, about her grand entrance at her daughter Melissa’s wedding.



Joan Rivers Was So Pretty, So Alive, So Bright



Jane Lynch on the battles Joan fought to pave the way for female comedians, and how her work inspired Jane to follow in her footsteps.




Robin Williams and Joan Rivers Are The Greatest Gifts We Have



Jane Lynch shares her gratitude for the laughter Joan and Robin provided the world, and her thoughts on their energy living on.



Quotes:



JANE LYNCH


“In order for a woman to have a seat at the table, they had to knock themselves down as sex objects.” — Jane Lynch on what Joan’s generation of comics did to succeed.


“That’s kind of where her comedy started, was this severe self-deprecation. And I was always, as a kid, thinking ‘why is she saying she’s so ugly?’ I thought she was so pretty. She was so pretty, and she was so alive and so bright. You could see Johnny Carson just loved her.” — On Joan’s comedic past.


“You hope their energies met as she left this planet.” — Jane Lynch on Joan Rivers and Johnny Carson.


“She was an ally before many people were.” — Jane Lynch on Joan Rivers’ longtime support of the LGBT community.


“She might not be in that gorgeous package anymore but she’s right here.” 


“She always felt that she had to fight to get to the next level.”


“I think that Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, they’re the greatest gifts we have here on earth. And dogs. People who make us laugh and love us unconditionally.”


“She did pave the way. She took the machete and [makes chopping sound effects] so we could all skip along behind her.” — Jane Lynch on what Joan did for women in comedy.



Saturday, August 11, 2012

THE 2012 CHERRY LANE THEATRE MAINSTAGE

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2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL

CELEBRATES SOLO PERFORMANCES

SEPTEMBER 14 TO 30 AT CHERRY LANE THEATRE, NYC
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Lily Tomlin



John Leguizamo
THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL, September 14th to 30th at The Cherry Lane Theatre/Mainstage, 38 Commerce Street, NYC, will feature 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by 10 extraordinary artists. With solo icons Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo and Lily Tomlin on its Advisory Board, the AFO Theater Festival’s mission is to present the next generation of vital solo voices. The Festival offers two performances of each of the 10 plays plus 8 solo workshops with Advisory Board members Nilaja Sun, Gretchen Cryer, Matt Hoverman, Deb Margolin and Lynne Taylor-Corbett among others; a special master class with Leslie Jordan, AFO Advisor and 2012 AFO performer; and panels covering topics such as entering festivals, marketing, producing, and contracting for solo shows. The AFO Theater Festival will also present. works in development and talk-back audience sessions after every performance. This second AFO season features the World Premieres of Alice Eve Cohen’s “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW” based on her bestselling memoir, and “THE PURPOSE PROJECT” by Elizabeth Van Meter; and the NY Premiere of Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan’s new solo piece “FRUIT FLY.” AFO Festival directors include Lynne Taylor-Corbett, BD Wong and Colman Domingo. Nilaja Sun will lead a special Mentoring Program for high school students. The 2012 AFO Theater Festival performance schedule September 14 through 30 is: Wednesday-Sundays at 7 PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM and 4:30 PM. All performances, panels and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC.



Michael Wolk, Executive Producer said: “The All For One Theater Festival is a nonprofit organization presenting outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, along with workshops and panels to promote excellence in solo theater.


 Patrick Stewart




“This year, they have LILY TOMLIN, Sir PATRICK STEWART, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, CARRIE FISHER and many other solo legends standing with us on our Advisory Board, and their message is clear: solo performance matters.”

The All For One Theater Festival launched its inaugural season on 11.11.11 – November 11, 2011 – at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City, presenting a program of 15 highly acclaimed full-length solo works plus 6 short pieces, 5 panels with leaders of solo performance, and 8 workshops led by the solo performance community’s most respected instructors. A New Works Series and an evening of excerpts were also presented.

On Wednesday, September 26th (7 to 8:30 PM) the AFO Festival Salon will present an evening of 10 minute excerpts from 8 new works by up-and-coming solo performers. This evening is open to the public with a suggested $10 donation at the door.



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP

OFF BROADWAY
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Lily Tomlin



Whoopi Goldberg
THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL, which begins September 14th at the 179 seat Cherry Lane Theatre/Mainstage, 38 Commerce Street, NYC, will feature 10 extraordinary solo performers presenting their own works. This 2nd AFO Theater Festival, which continues through September 30th, will offer two performances of each play plus panels, workshops, works in development, talk-back audience sessions after every performance and a special solo performance Mentoring Program with Nilaja Sun for high school students. This second AFO season features solo plays directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, BD Wong and Colman Domingo; the World Premiere of “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW” by Alice Eve Cohen, based on her New York Times bestseller, and the NY Premiere of Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan’s new solo piece “FRUIT FLY.”



Michael Wolk, Executive Producer said: “The All For One Theater Festival is a nonprofit organization presenting outstanding solo shows that inform and inspire, along with workshops and panels to promote excellence in solo theater.



“This year, we have LILY TOMLIN, PATRICK STEWART, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CARRIE FISHER and many other solo artists standing with us on our Advisory Board, and their message is clear: solo performance matters. In a time when it’s easy to point and click news stories away like gnats, solo theater gives us the means to personally connect with the life’s important issues.



BD Wong




“Because they believe solo performance matters, BD Wong, Colman Domingo, and Broadway’s Lynne Taylor-Corbett not only serve on our advisory board, but will all direct shows in the 2012 All For One Theater Festival.



“AFO 2012 offers 10 stories of personal triumph – triumphs that, through masterful performance, become OUR triumphs. 


Monday, May 14, 2012

SUPERSTAR LILY TOMLIN ON LAS VEGAS STRIP

Lily Tomlin



 The Legend Lily Tomlin



Lily Tomlin performed at The Smith Center For Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. The superstar always brings in her legions of fans.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

CAROL CHANNING LARGER THAN LIFE PREMIERE

Dori Berinstein


Ilene Graff


Dee Wallace


Kate Linder


Ruta Lee


Connie Stevens


Bruce Vilanch


George Chakiris


Lily Tomlin


Jo Anne Worley


Michael Learned


Carole Cook


Deanna Lund


Karen Sharpe Kramer


Tippi Hedren



Tippi Hedren along with Deanna Lund, Carole Cook, Dori Berinstein, Ilene Graff, Bruce Vilanch, Connie Stevens, Lily Tomlin, Karen Sharpe Kramer and others, attended The Premiere Screening of 'Carol Channing: Larger then Life' held at the Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Thursday, May 08, 2008

WHY LILY TOMLIN STAYED IN THE CLOSET

Hollywood actress Lily Tomlin regrets not ‘coming out’ 30 years ago, because she missed the chance to become the first openly-lesbian star.Tomlin was offered the chance to come out of the closet in a Time magazine article in 1975, but she refused, and kept her sexuality a secret until after comedienne Ellen DeGeneres exposed her lesbian status in 1997.The 68-year-old actress says, "In some ways I regret that I didn’t do it." But she explains the real reason behind her decision not to give Time magazine the gay scoop in the mid-1970s: "(I was) insulted that they thought I would do it just to get the cover."

Friday, March 07, 2008

LILY TOMLIN AT BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES

Lily Tomlin and Sirius star Frank DeCaro

Lily Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner are executive producers of the new off Broadway hit BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES based on the wildly popular award winning pulp novels of the 1950s and 1960s by Ann Bannon. After a triumphant opening night at 37 ARTS (450 West 37th Street) Tomlin, Wagner and a couple hundred of their closest friends including celebs CYNTHIA NIXON, SUZANNE VEGA, RANDY JONES, ANN BANNON, JAMIE DE ROY, PEPPERMINT, BETTY, KATE CLINTON, LISA KRON, FRANK DE CARO made their way to HK LOUNGE where everyone partied into the wee hours. BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES has just begun it's limited 10 week run and is expected to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Photo By: Mark Rupp