At 75, Lily Tomlin is loving the roles coming her way, but not necessarily the spotlight. Tomlin stars in the indie film “Grandma” and scored her first lead actress Emmy nomination for her hit Netflix series.
“Well, it’s kind of uncomfortable in the fact that everybody in our show ‘Grace and Frankie’ is so good,” said Tomlin of her nomination. “Everybody is great about it and they tease me about it.”
The comedian teams with Jane Fonda for the streaming series about two friends starting over after finding out their husbands are in love with each other.
Tomlin relished the chance to break new ground.
“That’s what we wanted to do … to show [older] women, to show our sexuality, to show our resourcefulness, our resilience to bounce back,” she said.
Though Tomlin is quick to downplay her recent successes, she joked that she’s finally starting to believe the hype. “It probably seems larger to other people on the outside because I’m sort of always working, thinking about what I’m doing. But I keep reading about what a year it’s been for me.”
WWE star sets Make-A-Wish record John Cena long ago turned “Never give up” from his wrestling catchphrase into a motto for sick children who have to fight more than the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar ever has inside the ring. On Monday, he will become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. “I just drop everything,” Cena said. “If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.” Rocco Lanzer, an 8-year-old boy from New York diagnosed in January with leukemia, will get ringside seats for the weekly “Raw” television show, among other things. Cena feted Rocco with swag on NBC’s “Today” show and attended a party to celebrate all the wishes on Friday in New York.
Settled: A judge accepted Mickey Rooney’s will and approved a lawyer to administrator the estate after the actor’s children dropped their objections. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan appointed attorney Michael Augustine to oversee the “Andy Hardy” star’s estate, which includes the star’s memorabilia and other modest assets.
For sale: Alicia Keys has put her 32-room northern New Jersey home and an adjacent property on the market with an asking price of $14.9 million. The singer bought the Englewood home two years ago from Eddie Murphy for $10.4 million. The neighboring property, also once owned by the comedian, was purchased for $1.7 million this year. Keys and her husband, hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz, plan to build a larger home to house their art collection.