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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-13 12:57 AM
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Jodie Foster's Lifetime achievement speech brings tears and applause
more at link and short clips: http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/01/12/16...


By Randee Dawn, TODAY contributor
"I am ... single. Yes, I am, I am single."


Jodie Foster, recipient of the Cecil B. Demille Award, in the press room at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards



The audience laughed, but Foster followed up quickly: "Im kidding. No, Im really kidding but Im kind of kidding. This could have been a big coming out speech tonight. I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family, and co-workers and gradually probably to everyone who knew her ..."

She went on to thank her "heroic co-parent, my ex-partner-in-love, my righteous soul sister in life, my confessor ... most beloved BFF for 20 years, Cydney Bernard," acknowledging their partnership and sons (whose father(s) have never been named publicly) Charlie and Kit made up their "modern family."


And then she defended that long-held privacy with a light admonishment to the audience outside the Beverly Hilton: "Seriously, if you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if youd had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you too might value privacy above all else. ... I have given everything up there since the time I was 3 years old and thats reality show enough, dont you think?"


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totally understand her wanting privacy. there's still a lot of knuckledraggers in the world. gotta be odd being well known for so long.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-13 05:11 AM
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1. She deserved a lifetime achievement award for acting before she was 28!
She has played in movies that have been great and movies that have been lame, but her acting in all of them has been faultless.

I have never had much curiosity about the personal lives of show business celebrities, but, on a few occasions, I have been. Overall, though, I agree that all they owe us is our money's worth when they perform.

As far as gay people making announcements, meh. I've never found the need to announce that I am heterosexual and no one has held my failure to announce against me. Equal means equal. Besides, who cares?

The only time that an announcement should be required, I think, is if you feel someone is sexually and/or romantically attracted to you andyou have no interest in that person and are pretty sure you never will because you are not attracted to that person's gender.

Even then, perhaps a "never going to happen for us" is all that is required, as opposed to "Fugheddaboutdit. I'm gay." (Gentler and more suble words in both instances, of course.)
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-13 05:15 AM
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2. She has quite a body of work...........nt
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