EMA Awards: Jane Fonda praises Ted Turner: 'He puts his money where his mouth is'
Young Hollywood -- Jason Ritter, Eva Mendes, Natalie Portman, Rosaria Dawson, Olivia Munn, Wilmer Valderrama and others -- braved the damp chill on Saturday (Oct 16) at the open-air Environmental Media Awards on the Warner Bros studio lot.
But it was Hollywood Icon Jane Fonda and ex-husband Ted Turner (she's 72, he's 71) who got the most attention. While presenting the EMA Lifetime Achievement Award to Turner, Fonda praised her ex for his foundation's work in helping halt female genital mutilation, joking, "He puts his money where his mouth is."
Does that mean what we think it does? You go, Ted!
The couple kidded around and posed together on the green carpet. Jane -- who looked about 50 thanks to her recent face work -- was with her boyfriend Richard Perry and Ted was accompanied by his girlfriend Elizabeth Dewberry.
Jane made sure to include the respective significant others in photos and even tried to drag Ted down the carpet, away from the flashbulbs. She paused briefly to chat with a TV crew about what she does on a personal level to help the environment.
"I drive a Prius, I turn the water off when I'm brushing my teeth, my boyfriend makes sure i turn the lights off when I come home," she replied. What, no composting?
EMA Corporate Responsibility Award winner Jeff Skoll producer of the Oscar winning doc "The Cove" and the upcoming eco horror flick "The Crazies", managed to make Natalie Portman -- who is getting major Oscar buzz for her role in "The Black Swan" -- blush big time when he ran a video of the eco-consciousness raising actress at age 11 singing about recycling.
In the video young Natalie sings, "Recycle it, Renew it, Redo it, Reuse it, Why should we lose it? Yeah, yeah yeah." Natalie was a good sport when the video began running while she was presenting the award because well, really, what else could she do.
The awards ceremony, which pays annual tribute to TV and films with a positive environmental message, bestowed James Cameron's "Avatar" the top movie prize for its powerful environmental message.
TV sitcom "30 Rock" and TV drama "Bones" were honored for episodes with conservation themes. HBO 's documentary "Gasland," about natural gas drilling in the U.S., was also honored.
Watch young Natalie below. Yup, it's embarrassing...
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