March 20, 2014 in Nation/World

Netflix comedy will star Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

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Lily Tomlin, left, and Jane Fonda.
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Netflix says it’s reuniting Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for a new comedy series.

The online TV network will launch “Grace and Frankie” starring Fonda and Tomlin as longtime foes who come together when their husbands desert them after falling in love.

The single-camera comedy will film a first season of 13 half-hour episodes to premiere on Netflix next year.

The two actresses co-starred a quarter-century ago in the comedy hit “Nine to Five.”

Fonda recently appeared on HBO’s “The Newsroom” and was seen in the film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Tomlin appeared in last year’s Tina Fey comedy, “Admission.”

Designer’s death ruled a suicide

The death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was suicide, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

An autopsy completed on the body of 49-year-old Scott found that she died of hanging, according to a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner.

Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Police said her assistant found her kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door. There was no note.

The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of Scott’s death. Jagger called Scott his “lover and best friend” in a Facebook tribute.

Jackman stalker released on probation

A California woman who admitted stalking Hugh Jackman has been released after a guilty plea and nearly a year in jail in New York City.

Katherine Thurston was freed Wednesday, although she’s due back in court today to work out probation details.

The Bakersfield, Calif., woman was arrested last April. Police said she followed the “X-Men” star into a Manhattan gym where he was working out, pulled out a hair-filled razor and threw it at him. He wasn’t injured.

Thurston pleaded guilty earlier this month to stalking, harassment and burglary. She was sentenced to six months in jail, which she’d already served, and five years’ probation.

The birthday bunch

Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 66. Actor William Hurt is 64. Rock musician Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 64. Movie director Spike Lee is 57. Actress Holly Hunter is 56. Actress-model-designer Kathy Ireland is 51. Actress-singer Christy Carlson Romano is 30.


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