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Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named People magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman."

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McCain, Graham assail Paul on drones

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Two top Republican national security hawks defended President Barack Obama's drone use and lit into Sen. Rand Paul for his filibuster on the U.S. drone program.
Senate confirms Brennan as CIA chief

Senate confirms Brennan as CIA chief

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 63-34 Thursday to confirm John Brennan as the next director of the CIA.
Garner, Fonda, Washington and Stewart to be Oscar presenters

Garner, Fonda, Washington and Stewart to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Actresses Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Stewart and Kerry Washington are to be presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.
Fonda urged Thatcher to end 1981 protest

Fonda urged Thatcher to end 1981 protest

LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. movie star Jane Fonda urged British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to grant IRA prisoners on hunger strike political status in 1981, documents show.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
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Bravo orders second season of 'Kathy'

Bravo orders second season of 'Kathy'

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Bravo Media says it has green-lit a second season of "Kathy," a weekly prime-time talk show starring U.S. comedian Kathy Griffin.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
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Gaga puts on a show for Clinton clan

Gaga puts on a show for Clinton clan

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga expressed her love for Bill and Hilary Clinton in outrageous fashion at a gala honoring the former president in Los Angeles.

Jane Fonda steamed at QVC cancellation

HOLLYWOOD, July 17 (UPI) -- Actress Jane Fonda blasted the QVC television shopping network for supposedly caving into pressure to cancel an appearance to pitch her new book.
More Jane Fonda exercise videos on the way

More Jane Fonda exercise videos on the way

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- New videos and fitness equipment are to become available this month as part of U.S. actress Jane Fonda's Workout brand, the company said.
MacLachlan, Arquette cast in Fonda film

MacLachlan, Arquette cast in Fonda film

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Australian director Bruce Beresford has cast Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette in "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," the movie's producers said.
Crawford cast in 'Peace, Love' film

Crawford cast in 'Peace, Love' film

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Actor Chace Crawford has joined the cast of director Bruce Beresford's "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," set to film in New York's Hudson Valley.
Paris mayor presents Fonda with medal

Paris mayor presents Fonda with medal

PARIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jane Fonda was presented with the Great Medal of Paris this week for her contributions to the French capital's art and culture.
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Jane Fonda arrives for the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jane Fonda (born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda; December 21, 1937) is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010.

Fonda has been an activist for many political causes, one of the most notable and controversial of which was her opposition to the Vietnam War. She has also protested the Iraq War and violence against women. She describes herself as a liberal and a feminist. In 2005 Fonda worked alongside Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem to co-found the Women's Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. Fonda currently serves on the board of the organization. Since 2001 Fonda has been a Christian. She published an autobiography in 2005.

Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda was born in New York City, the daughter of actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw. The Fondas had distant Dutch ancestry. She was named after the third wife of English king Henry VIII, Lady Jane Seymour, to whom she is distantly related on her mother's side. Her brother, Peter Fonda (born 1940), and his daughter Bridget Fonda, also are actors. Fonda had a half sister, Frances, who died in 2008.

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