Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

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Jane Fonda is picking up where she left off in civil disobedience nearly a half-century ago

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

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Jane Fonda is picking up where she left off in civil disobedience nearly a half-century ago

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‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation

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Nickelodeon’s ‘The Casagrandes’ is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family

‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation

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Nickelodeon’s ‘The Casagrandes’ is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Naomi Wolf and publisher part ways amid delay of new book

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Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages."

Naomi Wolf and publisher part ways amid delay of new book

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Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages."

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Jane Fonda arrested again at another U.S. Capitol climate protest

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iStock/rarrarorro(WASHINGTON D.C.) — Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda, 81, was arrested by police with a group of about a dozen protesters Friday after being warned repeatedly to leave the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Inspired by young climate activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, Fonda recently told ABC News that every Friday while she’s in the nation’s capital, she’ll attend “Fire Drill Friday,” a weekly event featuring scientists, celebrities and activists addressing the various facets and impacts of climate change.

Fonda, who has a long career in activism, told ABC News in an earlier interview about her planned effort, “11 o’clock every Friday morning come get arrested with me, or choose not to — it doesn’t matter.”

The actress reportedly decided to leave her home and move to Washington for four months, because she wanted to “make a commitment to” the issue of climate change.

“Fire Drill Friday” is a reference to Thunberg saying during a speech at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, “I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.”

In an interview with ABC News Deputy Political director MaryAlice Parks for an episode of of ABC News Live’s The Briefing Room, Fonda said that it’s the kids who are leading the charge when it comes to fighting climate change.

“And so, grandmas unite,” she said. “I want to stand with them and raise up…their message. This is serious…this is a crisis unlike anything that has ever faced humankind.”

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The Latest: Jury recommends death for ‘Boy Next Door Killer’

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A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer."

The Latest: Jury recommends death for ‘Boy Next Door Killer’

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A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer."

Cher offers to cover fired guard’s legal bills

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Cher says she’ll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security might file after he was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use that word

Cher offers to cover fired guard’s legal bills

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Cher says she’ll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security might file after he was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use that word

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‘Maude’ co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

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Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur’s feminist wife in ’70s sitcom ‘Maude,’ dies at 97

‘Maude’ co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

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Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur’s feminist wife in ’70s sitcom ‘Maude,’ dies at 97

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

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Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

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Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert

"None of my kids want to be actors," says ‘Maleficent’ mom Angelina Jolie

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) — While there are enough of them to make their own ensemble movie cast, don’t expect to see Angelina Jolie’s kids on the big screen.

The Oscar-winner and Maleficent series star explains to People that Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, have no plans to join the family business.

In fact, they turned down her offer to have them appear in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Jolie tells the magazine, revealing, “I tried. Nobody was interested!”

Although Vivienne played young Aurora in the 2014 original, she wasn’t ready for her close-up this time around.

“None of my kids want to be actors,” Jolie says. “[They’re into] business, humanitarian affairs, things like that.”

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, is now in theaters from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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‘Patsy & Loretta’ star Megan Hilty says Lifetime film celebrates "true female friendship"

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Jake Giles Netter(NEW YORK) — In the new Lifetime movie Patsy & Loretta premiering this weekend, Broadway darlings Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller star as two of country music’s most beloved stars: Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Instead of being rivals, the two singers formed a close bond as they took on the male-dominated music industry of the 1960s together, until Patsy’s tragic death in a 1963 plane crash at age 30.  

Hilty, who plays Patsy, says it was “daunting” stepping into such an iconic singer’s shoes, but she was drawn to the film’s portrayal of female friendship.

“It’s written beautifully and it’s about two female friends in a positive way,” she tells ABC Audio.

She adds, “You know, so many people like to make movies and TV shows about women who are in fierce competition and tearing each other apart any chance they get. And I really desperately wanted to be a part of something that celebrated what true female friendship looks like.”

Hilty, who rose to fame in the Broadway show Wicked and starred on the TV show Smash, and Mueller, a Tony award-winner for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, also perform the songs for the movie’s soundtrack.  Hilty takes on Patsy’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Come on In (And Make Yourself at Home),” among others.

The soundtrack comes out Saturday, the same day Patsy & Loretta premieres on Lifetime at 8 p.m. ET.

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Uzo Aduba is a "force of nature" in real life, and in ‘Miss Virginia’, says Matthew Modine

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Vertical Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Most people became familiar with Uzo Aduba when she snagged her first-ever Emmy for her first nomination for the Netflix show Orange is the New Black back in 2014.

The actress ended up winning three Emmys playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the prison drama — with her first two of those wins coming back-to-back.

Now she’s starring in Miss Virginia, a based-on-real life film about Virginia Walden Ford, an impoverished single mother who fought Washington D.C. politicians — and the city’s rough streets — to better the life of her 15-year-old son and underprivileged kids like him. 

Matthew Modine plays a congressman who finds in the formidable woman the fire for fighting the system that he once had. “You know, he’s somebody who…sort of felt gave up in the 80s,” he tells ABC Audio of his character. “You know, he was a politician who wanted to change the world, and then he realizes that politics are so corrupted. And then he meets this this force of nature.

Incidentally, “force of nature” was just how he described Uzo. “It was such a pleasure to work with her and to meet her. I saw the movie the other day and I don’t know whether the performances are coming for female actresses this year, but I think that the race just started for best actress with Uzo’s performance.”

He adds, “You know, it’s a very difficult role to play because of all the things that it is. And she does it with charm and elan and a kind of elegance that that is wonderful. It’s just refreshing to see.”

Miss Virginia is both in theaters and available on video on demand today.

 

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Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi isn’t a fan of her mom’s singing

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David Livingston/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Unlike the Internet and Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi doesn’t think much of her mother’s singing.

On Thursday, Kylie shared a video on Instagram of one-year-old Stormi laughing and dancing to a remix of the 22-year-old makeup mogul singing “Rise and Shine,” the song she used to wake up her daughter in an earlier clip that went viral.

“You like it? asks Kylie, to which Stormi replies, “Daddy sing?”

“No baby, that’s mommy singing,” answers Kylie in return, but Stormi repeatedly demands to hear her father, rapper Travis Scott instead, becoming more insistent each time.

“Oh, you want daddy’s singing? I’m not good enough?” asks a disappointed Jenner.

The three-word song, posted as part of a video tour of her Kylie Cosmetics office on YouTube last week, spawned intense online response from fans and went viral, eventually drawing a plea from from Grande to let her sample the song.

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Alec Baldwin says people convicted in college admissions scandal shouldn’t go to jail

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ABC(New York) — With actress Felicity Huffman in the middle of serving a 14-day prison sentence for her part in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, buddy Alec Baldwin turned to Twitter to vent his frustrations about it.

“I don’t think anyone involved in the college fraud cases should go to prison.  That includes past cases as well,” he tweeted on Wednesday. 

As for what he believes is an appropriate punishment, Baldwin offered, “Community service, fines, yes. But prison time, no. My heart goes out to Felicity, Bill Macy and their family.”

When a Twitter user called Baldwin’s opinion “tone deaf,” the 30 Rock star followed up, “Community service is better. The demonization of wealth in this country is mind blowing.”

He then griped, “A country built on both freedoms and commerce. Now, all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse.”

Unfortunately for Baldwin, his followers aren’t sparing any sympathy for his friend and vehemently disagree with his point of view.

The Varsity Blues scandal is one of the largest college cheating scams ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.  About 50 people, including Huffman, are accused of buying their children’s way into college.

Huffman was convicted of paying $15,000 to have a third party rig her daughter’s SAT score and sentenced to 14 days in prison.  She was also fined $40,000 and must complete 250 hours of community service.

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