Ruth's Report: Remember when Lily Tomlin pretended she was dating John Travolta?
Moment by Moment (Movie): John Travolta and Lily Tomlin, who star in film self ‐respect and experience, a relationship with a man her own age would still be . Where problems arose, apparently, was making Strip mature. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are household names. It's no wonder their onscreen relationship is so masterfully portrayed. already under way), we asked the friends and costars our most burning questions: . And (John) Travolta was a very sweet guy, and he was a youngster when I worked with him. Lily Tomlin will talk about her 40 year romance tomorrow on Rosie I vaguely recall some story at the time indicating the work relationship was where she and John Travolta are supposed to be attracted to each other. .. Get theDL Delivered - The latest on your favorite topics delivered to your email inbox twice a week.
The album hit 15 on the Billboard Hotbecoming and remaining as of [update] the highest-charting album ever by a solo comedienne. Tomlin's second album, 's And That's The Trutha collection of monologues as Edith Ann, was nearly as successful, peaked at 41 on the chart and earning another Grammy nomination.
Tomlin has two of the three top charting female comedy albums on Billboard, sandwiching a Joan Rivers release. Each of these albums earned Tomlin additional Grammy nominations. Motion pictures[ edit ] Tomlin in a publicity photo for Laugh-In Tomlin made her dramatic debut in Robert Altman 's Nashvillefor which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress ; she played Linnea Reese, a straitlaced, gospel-singing mother of two deaf children who has an affair with a womanizing country singer played by Keith Carradine.
The Oscar that year went to Lee Grant for her role in Shampoo. InTomlin co-starred in 9 to 5in which she played a secretary named Violet Newstead who joins coworkers Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in seeking revenge on their boss, Franklin M. The film was one of the year's top-grossing films. Tomlin starred in the science fiction comedy, The Incredible Shrinking Womana send-up of consumerism, and was the sickly heiress in the comedy, All of Meopposite Steve Martin. Tomlin and Bette Midler played two pairs of identical twins who were switched at birth in the comedy, Big Business.
Tomlin also played chain-smoking waitress Doreen Piggott in Altman's ensemble film Short Cutsbased on stories by Raymond Carver.
Tomlin performed in two films by director David O. In Marchtwo videos were leaked onto YouTube portraying on-set arguments between Russell and Tomlin, in which among other things he called her sexist names. There was a lot of pressure in making the movie—even the way it came out you could see it was a very free-associative, crazy movie, and David was under a tremendous amount of pressure.
And he's a very free-form kind of guy anyway. She played Rhonda Johnson, one-half of a middle-aged Midwestern singing duo partnered with Meryl Streep. InTomlin starred in filmmaker Paul Weitz 's film, Grandma which Weitz said was inspired by Tomlin, garnered rave reviews, and earned Tomlin a Golden Globe Award nomination. The same month, she made the cover of Time magazine with the headline "America's New Queen of Comedy".
Her solo show then toured the country and was made into a record album titled On Stage. The show won her a Tony Award and was made into a feature film in Tomlin revived the show for a run on Broadway in which then toured the country through mid Inshe won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
It was her first appearance in that city, though she did tape an Emmy-winning TV special, a spoof of Las Vegas called Lily: Return to television[ edit ] Tomlin in Tomlin voiced Ms. Also, in the s, Tomlin appeared on the popular sitcom Murphy Brown as the title character's boss. She appeared on the dramatic series The West Wing for four years — in the recurring role of presidential secretary Deborah Fiderer. In the fifth season of Desperate Housewivesshe has a recurring role as Robertathe sister of Mrs.
During the Emmy AwardsTomlin appeared as part of a tribute to the influential s television series Laugh-In.
Tomlin provided a voice for the film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Seawhich was released in August Tomlin and Kathryn Joosten were in talks to star in a Desperate Housewives spin-off,  which was given the green light in May InTomlin guest-starred as Marilyn Tobin in the third season of Damages opposite Glenn Closefor which she was nominated for an Emmy. The series started shooting in August with a premiere date of November 2,at 8: Tomlin plays Frankie Bergstein, recently separated from her husband of forty years Waterston while Fonda plays Grace Hanson, recently separated from her husband Sheen.
Grace and Frankie become reluctant friends after learning their husbands are leaving them to be with one another. She received her first Emmy nomination in as a lead actress for the role. After watching the after-school TV special "J. Of course, let us remember Lily was already several years into her long and ongoing relationship with Jane Wagner.
But Lily was completely in the closet. So she slams a woman who came out -- in the early half of the 70s -- as bi-sexual while she herself hides in a closet. I am sorry to bring that up. It is probably not fair. But it is also not fair that Rita Moreno again was ignored.
Monday, December 8, Chaos and violence continue, Iraq's prime minister says there's no agreement to provide US troops with immunity, Barack's non-stop bombing gets called out, we grade outgoing Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders, and much more. The Democrats lost control of the Senate in the November mid-term elections.
Mary Landrieu was forced into a run-off which she lost to her Republican opponent over the weekend. When the new Congress is sworn in next month, Republicans will control the Senate and they remain in control of the House of Representatives. He is not a Democrat. He votes with Democrats way too often for someone supposedly opposed to corporate control of the Congress and is often referred to as an "independent" but as Laura Flanders noted the night he was elected to the Senate inshe doesn't want to hear anyone calling him an independent because he is a Socialist.
He will not be Chair in the next session, a Republican will be. Sanders as Chair was a disappointment. If you're a third party, you need to be better than good because there are so few of you.
But Sanders wasn't even good. His pet issue was non-traditional medicine. And no one ever forgot it. That's not what you do as Chair.
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That he would advance, for example, acupuncture was not a surprise. That he would be unable to set aside his pet issues when a scandal emerged? But that's exactly what happened and exactly why he lost the support of veterans. He refused to allow a hearing that was scheduled as the scandal of the VA keeping 'official' lists and secret lists emerged to acknowledge that scandal and insisted that if this was indeed a real scandal he would be the one to lead on this and the Committee would lead on it and blah, blah, blah.
It was a real scandal. The Committee never dealt with it in a hearing. Over in the House, they did. Not in the Senate. Then there's VA Secretary Eric Shinseki whose tenure was one scandal after another -- usually one of his own making.
And when he had lost the confidence of veterans, there was Sanders prattling on about how it was too soon. I think President Barack Obama realized he had to ask Shinseki to resign before Sanders ever grasped their might be a serious problem here. What was Sanders' sudden interest, everyone wanted to know?
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He held very few hearings which became even more noticeable when the scandals kept breaking. Last Thursday may have been his final hearing as Chair until the next election cycle.Awkward Moments In Relationships
If so, he went out looking like a huge disappointment. The hearing was on the nomination of Leigh A. Bradley to be the General Counsel for the VA. Inwhen she was nominated to the same post by then-President Bill Clinton, the post was described this way"The General Counsel serves as the chief legal officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs and is responsible for the interpretation of all laws affecting the department and for the review of all regulations implementing such laws.
The General Counsel directs the legal, litigative and legislative activities of the department, provides legal advice and assistance to the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs and represents the Secretary in Congressional committee and other hearings and in interdepartmental conferences on legislative matters.
Chair Sanders had Bradley stand and swore her in -- something we support doing for all witnesses who come before Congress. She then began reading from her prepared statement.
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I come from a long, proud line of military Veterans. Both of my grandfathers served in the U. Later, I served as the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy, the second highest ranking civilian attorney in an office of over And in my current position, I advise the senior DoD leadership on ethical compliance and creating and sustaining ethical cultures across the Department.
Yes, there is hard work to be done. But for me, there can be no higher calling than to be part of this historic moment which will have lasting, positive impacts on the care and benefits we deliver to Veterans and the way VA operates going forward. That position was supposed to be a temporary assignment for her and the understanding was she would return to the Defense Dept. So one question for her at the hearing might be about that.
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Not in Bernie's world. This is a transcript of what followed when Leigh Bradley stopped stop reading her statement. We thank you very much for your statement. You and I chatted yesterday and I am strongly supportive of the nomination and you answered my questions yesterday. Chairman, and I too met yesterday with Ms.
Bradley and we had a wonderful meeting and I want the record to reflect this is one Georgia Bull Dog that's going to pull for an Alabama Roll Tide, Crimson Tide lady in the fall game coming up pretty soon. Good luck this weekend. Chairman, I told Leigh this is probably the most important appointment in the VA other than the Secretary themselves.
And the implementation of the Veterans Choice Act is going to require an awful lot of work from legal counsel to support the Secretary in whatever disciplinary action he takes as well as expedite the review process in cases that are appealed because we're getting more and more disability determinations coming out faster and faster which means we're going to have a higher and higher volume of appeals which means legal counsel is going to be under the gun.
We want to be supportive of you.
We want to streamline that process as much as possible. We have a two-year window of opportunity to make the VA the best VA in the world and we want to make that happen. And you're a key part of that. I'm very supportive of your nomination. Appreciate your willingness to accept the job.