BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Helen Mirren and Katie Couric told personal stories to inspire a group of Hollywood executives and power-brokers at the annual Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast.
The actress and news anchor were featured speakers at the gathering Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Halle Berry presented Mirren with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award in recognition of her personal and professional integrity.
Berry lauded her fellow Oscar winner as ‘‘a giant talent’’ and someone who has ‘‘conducted her whole life with such grace and dignity.’’
Mirren said her parents ‘‘believed that a girl could do anything and she had the right to try for it.’’
Beastie Boys DJ to perform concert in Vail
DENVER — Mix Master Mike has performed around the world on his own and with the Beastie Boys, but there’s one more place the DJ wants to play one day: the moon.
He said, ‘‘It may sound corny, but anything can be done.’’
For now the turntablist known for pioneering his own style of technical scratching is promoting new headphones he launched with Skullcandy, new albums and an iPhone application set to come out in January that he describes as putting an iPod with two turntables and a mixer in someone’s pocket.
He plays a free concert in Colorado on Thursday as part of Vail Mountain’s annual Vail Snow Daze for early ski season. Weezer, O.A.R. and Dwight Yoakam also are scheduled to perform during the week.
Jane Fonda wants TV role, releases new workout DVD
NEW YORK — Jane Fonda has something she’d like to work out: A television series.
The veteran actress said cable television has the ‘‘best, edgiest writing’’ and that she would ‘‘love’’ to do a TV series soon.
While the Oscar-winner hasn’t officially signed up for a TV show, she can be seen in new workout DVDs designed specifically for baby boomers.
The 72-year-old said older people are ignored by the fitness industry and she wants to see a change.
She recently released ‘‘Jane Fonda: Prime Time Walkout’’ and ‘‘Jane Fonda: Prime Time Fit & Strong.’’