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Jane Fonda had a curt response to Megyn Kelly during Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s TODAY show, when the former Fox News host asked about Fonda’s history with plastic surgery.

“You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically. You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit. But you look amazing,” Kelly said to Fonda, who appeared during Kelly’s hour of the TODAY show with her Our Souls at Night costar Robert Redford. “I read that you said you’re not proud to admit you’ve had work done. Why not?”

Fonda stared at Kelly and then answered: “We really want to talk about that right now?”

Kelly quickly replied, “One of the things people think about you when they look at you is how amazing you look.”

In response to Kelly, Fonda credited her “good attitude, good posture,” and taking care of herself as reasons for how she looks now. She then shifted the segment back to Our Souls at Night as Redford chuckled. “But let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery,” Fonda said.

In the Netflix film, Fonda and Redford play a widow and widower, respectively, who fall into a romantic relationship with each other. The film marks a reunion for the stars, who first appeared together in 1967’s Barefoot in the Park.

“You kind of have a choice in life when you get close to 80 or even before then, what you want to do with your life,” Fonda said to Kelly, pivoting away from plastic surgery. “And my character, Addie, in this movie, she knows there’s a lot more time behind her than there is in front and she doesn’t want to go down lonely and scared.”

Speaking to The Guardian in 2015, Fonda said of aging, “I’m two years older than my dad was when he died. Katharine Hepburn was three years younger than I am now when she made [On Golden Pond]. People looked older back then. I wish I were brave enough to not do plastic surgery but I think I bought myself a decade.”

She added, “The danger with surgery is you say: ‘Oh this is good, let me do more.’ It can be an addiction. Thirty percent of women were sexually abused when they were young. And a woman who has been sexually abused will have a tendency to go too far. When you’re young it can be [self-harm] and when you’re older it can be plastic surgery. When I see a woman who’s made her face a mask I say: ‘I bet, I bet.’”

In another interview around the same time with Dujour, Fonda dismissed people who ask her about “how do you stay looking so blah blah blah.”

“I’ve had plastic surgery. I’ve talked about that,” she said. “That doesn’t matter. What matters is realizing you can always get better. That you have to keep taking leaps of faith. It gets harder as you get older. You have to stay brave and keep trying to go beyond your comfort zone and see what you need to get to become who you’re supposed to be.”

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Steamrolling Terry Pratchett

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(FILES) This file photo taken on October 05, 2010 shows British author Terry Pratchett, arriving to attend the third day of the Conservative party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 5, 2010.
Unfinished works by late British comic fantasy author Terry Pratchett have been destroyed using a steamroller in line with his wishes for the works not to be completed and published after his death. Pratchett died in 2015 aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His Discworld novesl are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

One of the great sci-fi writers of his time and author of the Discworld series of books, Sir Terry Pratchett always maintained a request that others may have found rather peculiar, but for the late and prolific writer, it was merely another aspect of his career that he wanted continued. Throughout his life, Pratchett was clear that when he died, he wanted all of the writing he was doing at the moment of his death, if it was unfinished, to be placed alongside his computers in the middle of a road for a steamroller to crush.

Now that the author has passed on, he received his wish in a manner that slower writers (like George R. R. Martin) might wish that they had the opportunity to use as an excuse.

Earlier this year, Pratchett’s wishes were fulfilled at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, photos of which were sent out via Twitter by Rob Wilkins, the manager of Pratchett’s estate. And even though his writing is lost now, the materials that were destroyed will stick around as they are being given to the Salisbury Museum for an upcoming exhibit based around all things Pratchett. It is truly a unique and clever way to go out!

It is always very amusing to see people who had a wry sense of humor while they were alive (which often makes sense, considering the wishes they have for what will happen to them and their work once they die) have their death wishes fulfilled once the time comes. After all, there are probably quite a few people who would object heavily to the destruction of Pratchett’s work, but it is absolutely right to honor the late great author’s final request. Always better to go out on the highest possible note rather than have someone disappointingly finish your work for you.

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Top Novels from Amber Tamblyn

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The star of films like 127 Hours and Django Unchained and television shows like Joan of Arcadia and House, Amber Tamblyn is, unlike many others, a Renaissance women. Not only is she a splendid actor, but she also dabbles in directing, poetry, and writing of her own. Because much like us, she is a total literature nerd. Thankfully, she is sharing her love of the books by releasing what her list of her favorite books are. Sure, you have probably heard of or even read some of these, but you have not likely heard of each one. Thanks to Tamblyn, you can get some exposure to brand new books!

Her list was presented in no particular order, but it does boast classics that do not fit into the category of prose, like Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a play about an abusive family, or Loba by Diane di Prima, a collection of poems that tackle the topic of feminism in an interesting and thought-provoking manner. Something that is a bit lighter and funnier is Amy Poehler’s exceptional memoir, Yes Please. But Tamblyn also makes room on her list for gripping, thrilling books, as well, as evidenced by the inclusion of There Is No Year by Blake Butler.

Some people might believe that the notion of receiving suggestions for literature from film and television actors is counterintuitive. I have even heard some people argue that the only places they go for recommendations for books is the literary realm, whether it is book critics, novel enthusiasts, or authors themselves. I can understand this line of thinking, but it is not always a helpful one. Tamblyn is a book enthusiast just like all of us and you would definitely well to heed the advice she provides.

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2017’s Movies from Books

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Whether you know it or not or even like it or not, books and novels are always going to be remade into films. It is a time honored tradition utilized by filmmakers to take the most riveting stories from the page and adapt them for the screen. Some work, like Steven Spielberg’s immaculate retellings of Jaws and Jurassic Park. Others (looking at you, Divergent) prove to be failures. 2017 is no different from this tradition because we are already in September and there are upwards of twenty book-to-movie adaptations still to come! Here are a few of the most highly anticipated.

One of the most hotly awaited of these is a horror movie, which seems to be few and far between these days, the remake of Stephen King’s classic tale, It, which once starred Tim Curry and now boasts Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye is based on a book about the life of a writer, J.D. Salinger. Actor Nicholas Hoult will portray the man who penned The Catcher in the Rye. Jo Nesbo’s 2007 bestselling thriller, The Snowman, will see the big screen on the twentieth of October and it will star Michael Fassbender, who starred in such films as Steve JobsFrank, and X-Men: First Class.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is also being remade, with this adaptation directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh. The movie will also feature the talents of Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, and Josh Gad.

And lastly, The Disaster Artist will see James Franco illustrate the making of the cult classic, The Room, thanks to Greg Sestero’s account of the subject. The movie also features an all-star cast including Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Nathan Fielder, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, and many, many more. It has even garnered some Oscar buzz!

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