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Jane Fonda returns to Atlanta…for a night

Local restaurateur George McKerrow was a co-chair of Taste of the Nation last night. Jane Fonda was honorary chair

Local restaurateur George McKerrow was a co-chair of Taste of the Nation last night. Jane Fonda was honorary chair

Jane Fonda has moved away from Atlanta – but she didn’t stay gone long.

We caught up with her Wednesday night for an interview prior to Taste of the Nation. The sips-and-nibbles extravaganza at the Georgia Aquarium benefited Share Our Strength, which combats childhood hunger.

“I’ve become a resident of Los Angeles, but I’ll never leave Atlanta,” said Fonda, noting she has family, friends and her two charities here.

Her swank Poncey-Highland pad is still on the market (it’s yours for $4.5 million or $10,000 a month if you prefer to lease) but she won’t be here to personally give you a tour. She leaves for Paris soon for a film project there, and then heads to upstate New York for a film called “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.”

Such opportunities are the reason for her move back west, and she got a little choked up when we asked if she was sad to move from Atlanta, her adopted city of nearly two decades.

“I’m not happy about the move,” she said, “but I need and want to work.”

Pulling a slip of stats from her purse, she made sure to stress the work that Share Our Strength does.

“I don’t have my glasses,” she mused.

“Here, these will work,” said event co-chair George McKerrow, offering his. “Look out the bottom. They’re bifocals.”

Back on track, Fonda noted two bits of information – Atlanta is the top market for Share Our Strength, a national charity, but Fulton County ranks at the top of Georgia counties where children have poor nutrition.

“I won’t say starving,” she said. “A few years ago I said children were starving in North Georgia and Zell Miller got really mad. We don’t want to make him mad again.”

Miller was governor at the time, McKerrow noted.

“Jane,” he chuckled, “you still got it.”

35 comments Add your comment

Voice of Reason

May 13th, 2010
9:30 am

Seriously…who cares where GI Jane lives? This is ‘BUZZ’ ?!?! This is sad…

Jim

May 13th, 2010
9:41 am

***sigh***…let the hating begin.

TheStandard

May 13th, 2010
9:50 am

Great event and charity!

Bill

May 13th, 2010
9:55 am

Good Luck Jane!! You are a funny, classy, hard working lady.

Paris Hilton

May 13th, 2010
9:58 am

Well at least good works to help people are being given their due. Voice of Reason, guess you are still hung over from GUCCI MANES get out of jail thug party.

Sally

May 13th, 2010
10:18 am

Thought we were rid of her.

[...] Jennifer Brett filed this report today on Fonda’s charity work, so we kept our conversation on [...]

TODD

May 13th, 2010
11:09 am

THIS IS WHY THE PAPERS HAVE SO FEW PEOPLE READING THEM,SHE SHOULD SHUT UP AND MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY

JB

May 13th, 2010
11:12 am

People who are enjoying the best this country has to offer without willing to do and say the things needed to keep her that way. Capitalism,strong military,closed and secure borders and accepting who are enemies are and keeping our guard up and a non punitive tax code. Geez.

Mary Ann

May 13th, 2010
11:25 am

All you hate mongers out there…Ms. Fonda has done a world of good for our state. For one, she founded the GA Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention to combat the exremely high teen age pregnancy rate GA, one of the highest in the country. Our state and Atlanta will be much worse off without her. She has apologized many times for her Vietnam War beliefs, which by the way, many other Americans shared as well. You folks are obviously not Christians, because we are taught to forgive like Jesus forgives us.

JB

May 13th, 2010
11:31 am

Maybe she’ll get invited to a White House State dinner. Obama’s kind of gal.

Oh Yeah!

May 13th, 2010
11:44 am

Oh she is one of the BEST. I can still recall how she supported the Communist Viet Cong instead of the American troops. She will probably come to the rescue of the Somali Pirates and the Illegal Aliens and any other group that is Anti-American. The air in Georgia is less polluted since she moved out.

Ted ……. What were you thinking when you brought her here?

Debdoes

May 13th, 2010
12:03 pm

Todd, you can move out of the country and we’ll keep Jane…don’t like her? DON’T READ ABOUT HER! The commenters kill me commenting about people they can’t stand. Then why read about someone you can’t stand??? Go read about your friend Sonny Perdue all that he does for ‘his friends’……

Bulldyke

May 13th, 2010
12:08 pm

I’d eat the fava beans out of Barbarella’s poo.

Jellie

May 13th, 2010
12:39 pm

15rd ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Jane Fondant is a HAG.

May 13th, 2010
1:16 pm

Please quit reporting on this old hasbeen. No one cares about this old hag.

Jane Fondant is a HAG.

May 13th, 2010
1:29 pm

Jane is so vain
I’ll bet she thinks these comments are about her
Jane is sO VAAIN.
I’ll bet she thinks these comments are about her
dontcha, dontcha, dontcha?

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun

Well, you’re where you should be all of the time
And when you’re not you’re with
Some underworld spy
Or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and….

Jane is so vain
I’ll bet she thinks these comments are about her
Jane is sO VAAIN.
I’ll bet she thinks these comments are about her
dontcha, dontcha, dontcha?

Junebaby

May 13th, 2010
1:48 pm

a lot of haters in Ga. these are the people the scriptures are referring to, when it says that the devil trys to hide who he is. they call themselves christians, while doing the devils work. a perfect description for a lot of the so called moral right. they keep one hand on the bible and the other on their guns. they hate any and everthing that is good and decent, while worshipping at the alter of hate. everything that is corrupt and rotten at the core is their fruit of life, and everything good and decent they decry as wickedness. typical devil’s handywork.

Jane Fondant is a HAG.

May 13th, 2010
1:54 pm

Preach it SISTA! Can I get an A MAN?!?!?!

Allen

May 13th, 2010
4:04 pm

We love you, Jane.

Cletus Dooley Earnhardt SR.

May 13th, 2010
4:13 pm

as A rednek from souuth gorgia i HAVE to hate jayne fondas. i have no choyce its one of the thinngs that a rednek must do lyke luvin colege footbal and lookin down at mynortees and votting reppubliccin.

GO UGA!

beej

May 13th, 2010
4:26 pm

Others may have had beliefs against the war, but, I don’t recall any of them going to VietNam and manning an AAA gun against American aircraft, nor betraying American pow’s. Guess I can love her and forgive her for her stupidity.
BTW, Mary, how many of your kin were involved in the war?

Patriotic

May 13th, 2010
4:30 pm

Whew…what a relief. At first I read she was returning. I was so relieved to discover it was only for a night.

Jerry

May 13th, 2010
4:37 pm

Why doesn’t she move to Vietnam ? She needs to be in a communist state. How many U.S. service men died because of her? Does anyone know what treason is?

Raiderbeater

May 13th, 2010
4:50 pm

To all the wack-jobs out there……if I kill your brother, burn your house, and rape your daughter…..do I get a pass once I open a few charities later on in life and do some “good”?

Jane Fonda is a traitor, she should have been treated as one….

rocky mills

May 13th, 2010
4:52 pm

No matter what she does now or will do will not erase what she did to the troops…someone like her cannot pick and choose what we remember of her….let’s put her on the “no fly” list on any transpotation to Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Junebaby

May 13th, 2010
5:03 pm

Jane Fonda said nothing about those troops that weren’t the truth. i had ist person accounts from vietnam vets about how brutal american troops were to vietnamese civilians, including women and children. about how they bayonetted children as young as 6 mos. old. how they killed elderly vietnamese laying in their beds. machine gunned entire villages when looking for viet cong sympathizers. these event were related to me by vets when we would talk about vietnam when i was serving in the us army, stationed in germany in 1976-1978. and these are not the only kind of incidents they described.

Dosy

May 13th, 2010
5:15 pm

Guess if the money is right will sleep with just about anybody, (everybody).

rocky mills

May 13th, 2010
5:18 pm

JuneBaby: War is hell and we all did what we did to survive but all of us did not come back..did they tell you about all the stuff the other Army did the the Americans??????????????

Will

May 13th, 2010
5:25 pm

Good riddance.

My Voice

May 13th, 2010
5:54 pm

This “GI Jane ” stuff happened before I was born yet for some reason when Ms. Fonda name is brought up,some people talk about her activism,get over it already….I can only imagine the anger that is seething in people that can’t let that go.Ms. Fonda definitely look like a lady at peace.

I think it’s great that she or anyone has charities that help people.I applaud her!!!!

My Voice

May 13th, 2010
6:13 pm

There is nothing that can justify killing innocent people in their land,not a thing.I realize that those of you who have been in war “have to live with what you did” but that does not mean people can’t have opinions that are contrary to your own….

War is a process of which ’soldiers have to shut down morally’, which is why it’s easy to call what you did in war survival when you think in that time but once you leave the battlefield, you can’t run from what you did,I really feel bad for anyone that have to live with killing people in the name of the government,when it ’s really “man’s failure to negotiate”……

Once again I applaud Ms. Fonda for being a strong person to protest in the first place and I think people who are still mad at her really need to let that anger go because it only affects you.

Junebaby

May 13th, 2010
8:52 pm

rocky mills@5:18pm…, sure, they told me about the attrocities and evil tactics of the cong also. but, babies being used by either side was attrocius, they had no axe to grind with either side. yes, war is hell but civilian deaths and torture of detainees is not how the american army was supposed to fight. and to this day , the us goverment holds no sway in those little jungle countries of s.e. asia. that is one of the reasons why.

Get over yourselves!

May 20th, 2010
10:44 am

Mary Ann,
I couldn’t have said it any better. You, like Jane, are a classy, well spoken Lady (a term we don’t take lightly here in the South!). God Bless you and Jane!

Jane Fonda

May 23rd, 2010
9:37 am

Listen folks, I’m just a regular gal… I sit on the throne everyday, just like everyone else in this world.