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Exclusive: Lily Tomlin Answers the Proust Questionnaire



Lily Tomlin Answers the Proust Questionnaire

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What is your most marked characteristic? People tell me it’s my smile. When my face is in repose, I can look quite serious or sad.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Filling out this Proust Questionnaire. I try to be in the moment.

What is your greatest fear? Being onstage and forgetting why I’m there.

Which living person do you most admire? My partner, who’s helping me with this Proust Questionnaire.

With which historical figure do you most identify? Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Sappho.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Impatience.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cruelty.

What is your greatest extravagance?

What is your favorite journey? I adore Greece. My second favorite is London, where I did a show. Queen Elizabeth attended, and I remember her turning to her companion, Lord Mountbatten, and smiling at something I said.


What talent would you most like to have? To be a fabulous singer.

What is your greatest regret? Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My partner, Jane Wagner.

What is your current state of mind? Mindfulness is what I seek, but weltschmerz is my current state.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? I wish more of them were alive, especially my mom and dad.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? I feel I still have to achieve it; however, time’s running out.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A goddess like Venus de Milo but with both arms.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A doctor without borders. Or maybe Ava Gardner.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Did I mention weltschmerz?

What is your favorite occupation? Working on a good part or a good production.

Who are your favorite writers? Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison. There are so many writers who have touched me. My partner, Jane Wagner. Virginia Woolf, Lillian Hellman.


What do you most value in your friends? That they’re my friends. I trust them and they trust me.

How would you like to die? In my sleep, “dreaming android dreams of electric sheep.”

What is your motto? I have a transcendental mantra that I am supposed to keep to myself.

Where would you like to live? Outside the box—always.


Exclusive: Kendrick Lamar Has An Iced Out $3M Crown, And Here's What I Know About It –




Kendrick Lamar Has An Iced Out $3M Crown, And Here's What I Know About It

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While I have my speculations that the crown has several meanings, Dave Free explained to Vogue that the crown is “a godly representation of hood philosophies told from a digestible youthful lens.” On the other hand, Kendrick personally stated after a recent performance of “Savior” that the song was his favorite because it speaks on imperfections. And he wears the crown as a personal reminder. “They judge you, they judge Christ,” Kendrick said. You see? Multiple meanings!

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Exclusive: ‘The Green Planet’: David Attenborough explores the plant world in lush BBC Earth series –




‘The Green Planet’: David Attenborough explores the plant world in lush BBC Earth series

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Sir David Attenborough is going green. Very green.

The legendary English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author, at age 96, is travelling the globe in the latest BBC Earth landmark series, The Green Planet, to explore Earth’s biodiversity and the secret life of plants.

Filmed in 27 countries over four years, the five-part documentary marks the first time Attenborough has returned to filming the world of plants since his 1995 series, The Private Life of Plants.

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The Green Planet even includes stops in Canada, where he takes a closer look at maple trees waking from hibernation and lodgepole pines being attacked by mountain pine beetles.

Attenborough shared his thoughts on the series with Global News, and outlined some of the most astonishing plants featured on the show.


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Can you tell us a little bit about filming this brand new BBC Earth series, The Green Planet?

David Attenborough: In a sense, the series itself is slow-growing, like plants. We started [filming] a long time ago, before COVID. And so I was dashing around interesting places, in California and so on, in a way that hasn’t been possible for the last two years. So I appear in all these different parts of the world quite frequently, more than any other [series], for some time.

Sir David Attenborough in an aerial tram, travelling through rainforest canopy in Costa Rica.

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In your travels on the series, you interacted with lots of plants. Are there any plants that really stuck in your mind?

One of the really great, profoundly moving experiences was to go to the giant sequoias in California, these enormous trees. It’s not an accident that there’s a cathedral-like feeling when you go amongst them. They are immense things, some of the tallest ones are enormous. But what this program did was to use another of the inventions that you might think had very little to do with plants, technical inventions, that changed natural history photography in the past 10-20 years — drones. When you see the final sequence in the programs and [the camera] suddenly rises above the tree tops. and you see these giants. It’s a marvellous sequence.

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I heard you had a very scary encounter with a cactus during filming, didn’t you?

Yes! The cholla really is a physical danger. There are very dense spines in rosettes, so they point in all directions. And if you just brush against it, the spines are like spicules of glass, I mean they are that sharp and they go into you and you really have trouble getting them out! So that is a really dangerous plant.


Sir David Attenborough surrounded by Saguaro Cacti in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

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Can you talk to us about the water lilies in Pantanal, Brazil?

Water lilies are extremely aggressive. And their battleground is the surface of the lake and the surface of the water, so it’s a very narrow battle. The Giant Water Lily, which produces leaves famously that can hold a small baby, has a bud that comes up loaded with prickles. And it comes up into the surface and starts expanding, with these spikes pushing everything else out of the way. And in the end the lake ends up as just solid Giant Water Lilies butting up against one another, with no room for anything else at all. It’s one of the most empire building aggressive plants there is. Everybody says how wonderful it is, but nobody says how murderous it is.

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Anybody who takes a walk probably sees more plants than you see animals, so why do you think people have not been as engaged with plants as they have been with animals?

Because they apparently just sit there being a plant. You could either take them or leave them or you could dig them up, or throw them aside. They don’t react, they don’t resent it, they just die. We don’t engage with plants enough.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

‘The Green Planet’ premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on BBC Earth, and on the BBC Earth Prime Video channel in Canada.


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Exclusive: Sofia Vergara, 49, Slays In Strapless Red Bikini Top For Her 4th Of July At Home –




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Miss Independent! Sofia Vergara, 49, was simply sizzling as she celebrated the Fourth Of July 2022 at home in new Instagram photos. The Colombian-born beauty looked red hot while rocking a sexy crimson tube top and white pants in honor of the holiday.

It looked like the Modern Family star was making the most of her day at home, where she was joined by son Manolo, 30, and her beloved dog Baguette. Husband Joe Manganiello, 45, appeared to be elsewhere, not seen in any of the photos.

Clearly embracing the spirit of the holiday, Sofia looked patriotic and chic wearing a red tube top with breezy white pants, which were by swimwear brand Vitamin A. The strapless bikini top and low-slung pants worked together perfectly, showing off her flat, tan abs, toned shoulders, and hourglass curves in a mirror selfie. Keeping cool, Sofia accessorized with a 90s-inspired choker before heading outside and popping some sunglasses on.

A closeup also offered fans a look at her glowing skin and full glam. The America’s Got Talent judge had her caramel-streaked hair down long and smooth to frame her face. She leaned in to reveal glossy brown lips, shimmering chocolate eyeshadow, and strong eyebrows.

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Sofia Vergara sizzled in a red top in her 4th Of July selifes. Here, she stuns in another scalett look during the kick-off of ‘America’s Got Talent’s 17th season on Apr. 20, 2022. (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

It was time for some fun, so Sofia went outside to play around in the pool. She smiled while soaking in the sun, then later hopped onto an inflatable pool toy for some more fun.

While the Hot Pursuit actress played, her son Manolo was hard at work in the kitchen. Another photo showed him tending to a tray of hand-baked donuts. Looking like a kitchen pro, he donned a flour-dusted apron as he ferried the confections away. It seemed like a sweet family day, with the next shots showing Manolo cuddling up to Sofia’s pet Chihuahua Bagette.

Back in 2014, Sofia talked about what it took for her to get her US citizenship. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! she admitted, “It took me a lot of time to get my residence even though I was working here for a long time. But it was fun and I got all my questions perfect.”

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