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What Is It About Brown University? Famous Alumni


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Like the English elite University hegemony of Oxford and Cambridge, the US Ivy League produces a vast array of talent in various fields. The majority of the political elite pass through the likes of Harvard and Yale amongst scientists, scholars and various minds of significant creative ingenuity.

Emma Watson At Elle Awards Watson joins an impressive list of Brown alumni.

Founded in 1764, before the US was even granted its independence from the British Empire, The Rhode Island institution has attracted an alumni that has changed the face of the country, as well as the world, on various levels. Contemporarily, Brown has been a notable site of emerging acting talent, the most high-profile case of which has been Emma Watson’s stint at the academic utopia. We look at a selection notable alumni who have penetrated into the sphere of popular culture as actors and entertainers after enjoying stints at the University:

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Jane Fonda Recalls Tough Teen Years


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Jane Fonda ''never felt pretty or confident'' when she was growing up.

The actress and fitness video pioneer had a difficult upbringing after he mother took her own life before she became a teenager and she says her father, actor Henry Fonda, was distant and difficult.

Fonda, now 76, also claims her stepmother would insinuate she was overweight which resulted in her developing having self-esteem issues and developing bulimia.

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Ted Turner Recovering Well After Appendicitis Surgery


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Media mogul Ted Turner is returning to the U.S. after undergoing minor surgery for appendicitis in Argentina.

The CNN founder, 75, was hospitalised in Buenos Aires on Friday (07Mar14), but he has since been discharged and is now in recovery as he heads home.

In a statement released on Monday (10Mar14), he says, "I'm happy to report I'm recuperating well and looking forward to getting back to business as usual."

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Ted Turner Hospitalised In Argentina


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Media mogul Ted Turner has been hospitalised in South America.

The CNN founder is being treated for appendicitis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to multiple reports.

Turner's spokesman Phillip Evans has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Turner is in hospital for observation, but refused to give details, adding, "Given it is our policy not to comment on his personal health, no further details will be provided."

Cnn Founder Calls For Overhaul Of News Network


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Reese Schonfeld, who co-founded CNN and Headline News Network with Ted Turner in the early '80s, is obviously appalled by the cable news network's continued decline. Writing in the Huffington Post, Schonfeld noted that last week the number of viewers who watched CNN was smaller than at any time since 1992. "That means that CNN 2012, available in more than 105 million homes, has a smaller audience now than it did back in 1992, when it reached only about 75-80 million households." Schoenfeld also seemed upset that CNN received lower ratings among the key 25-54 age group than sister network HLN. "I launched both CNN and Headline News, and I never believed the day would come when more people watched our tabloid version rather than what was supposed to be the quality product," he wrote. Schonfeld has been urging CNN executives to overhaul its operations -- he has been particularly critical of its decision to hand over two hours of primetime to Anderson Cooper, whom he regards as a lightweight reporter. Instead, he says, no one at the network appears to be doing anything about the plunging ratings "except putting up displays on newspaper stands all over Manhattan proclaiming how great the service is."

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11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Of New York City - Held At Cipriani 42nd Street

Ted Turner - Ted Turner and guest Thursday 3rd May 2012 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City - held at Cipriani 42nd Street

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News Corp Shareholders Mounting New Revolt Against Murdoch


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Several prominent News Corp shareholders reportedly are prepared to try again to oust James Murdoch from the board of the media giant following his decision to step down as head of News International, the scandal-plagued division that oversees the company's U.K. newspapers. A shareholders' revolt last year that also sought James Murdoch's removal from the board failed largely because the majority of voting shares are controlled by Rupert Murdoch, his family, and allies. But, in interviews with Britain's Guardian newspaper, several influential shareholders predicted that given the ongoing investigation into corruption at News International, the shareholders' revolt could pick up steam. On Wednesday, Rupert Murdoch said that his son will "continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations." But a senior executive of the company, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Guardian , "There's too much trouble hanging over his head. All this newspaper stuff just seems to get worse by the day. How can anyone expect him to fully commit to anything else? And anyone who works with him is going to be wondering how long he's going to be around." Meanwhile, CNN founder Ted Turner has remarked that if the current investigations of News International in the U.K. lead to successful prosecutions, Murdoch "should resign or step down." Turner told the Hollywood Reporter "When I was a publisher of CNN, I took responsibility for the actions of the network. If they broke the law by wire-tapping, that's illegal, [and if Murdoch knew] he'd have to go to prison. If anybody else did, they'd be going to prison," Turner said.

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Jane Fonda's Intimacy Lessons


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Jane Fonda only learnt how to be "intimate" when she reached the age of 60.

The 74-year-old actress - who has been married three times - admitted it wasn't until she split from third husband, media mogul, Ted Turner, that she felt "whole".

She said: "Everything came late to me - my voice, my becoming whole, my learning intimacy. All those things happened after I turned 60.

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Ted Turner Says Murdoch Must Step Down


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Cable pioneer Ted Turner, who once frequently tangled with News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch but recently made peace with him, predicted today (Tuesday) that the telephone hacking scandal that has embroiled Murdoch's British newspaper unit, will eventually force him to step down. In an interview on Bloomberg TV, Turner said that Murdoch has never previous "survived anything like this. This is serious." He criticized Murdoch's response to questions during a recent parliamentary hearing in which he said that he wasn't aware of the hacking by reporters for his London tabloid News of the World or of alleged payments being doled out to police for information. "Well, he should have known," said Turner. "He was chairman of the board. He's responsible. I took responsibility when I ran my company. You never heard me say, 'Well, I didn't know.'" Turner's comments came as news reports indicated that News Corp is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the parents of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was hacked by a private detective working for News of the World. Reports indicated that the Dowlers have been offered $4.7 million, which would represent the largest settlement of its kind.

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Mikhail Gorbachev 80th Birthday Gala Concert Held At The Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals.

Ted Turner - Ted Turner and guest Wednesday 30th March 2011 at Royal Albert Hall London, England

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Arrive To The 2010 Environmental Media Association Awards Held At The Warner Bros. Studios

Ted Turner and Jane Fonda - Ted Turner and Jane Fonda Burbank, California - arrive to the 2010 Environmental Media Association Awards held at the Warner Bros. Studios Saturday 16th October 2010

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20th Annual Environmental Media Awards Held At Warner Bros. Studios

Ted Turner and Jane Fonda - Ted Turner and Jane Fonda Burbank, California - 20th Annual Environmental Media Awards held at Warner Bros. Studios Saturday 16th October 2010

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Attend The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation Breakthrough Ball,

Ted Turner and Toni Braxton - Ted Turner, Toni Braxton and Charles Grodin at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, USA - attend the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation Breakthrough Ball, Tuesday 20th October 2009

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Ted Turner and Toni Braxton

Fonda Had Threesome?


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Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda video-taped a three-in-a-bed romp with her ex-husband Ted Turner and an unnamed brunette, according to an explosive new book. Author Allan MacDonell, former editor of Hustler magazine, alleges the tape shows Fonda wearing "artificial equipment" to "pleasure Turner while he services the brunette," in his book PRISONER OF X. Columnist for the New York Daily News LLOYD GROVE says, "Turner asks the camera operator, 'Are you getting this?'" Three times married Fonda, 68, has previously claimed she was coerced into sexual activities with women by her third husband, film director Roger Vadim. Hustler publisher and longtime friend of Turner Larry Flynt, says, "I really don't have any comment on the so-called Ted Turner videotape. "Ted Turner and I have been friends for 30 years. I knew Ted before CNN."

Ted Turner: Women Should Run The World


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Jane Fonda's ex-husband Ted Turner believes men should be banned from running the world for the next 100 years - because they've "mucked it up" with warfare and military spending.

The media mogul has decided to put his views to practice through his UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION, which he established six years ago to distribute the $1 billion he pledged to UN causes. The body now has a new female-dominated board of directors - and Turner's immensely proud of the move.

He says, "I've said for years, and I'm really serious about it: I think men should be barred from holding public office for a hundred years.

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