Nathan Lane On Robin Williams: ‘Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous’

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nathan Lane and the late Robin Williams are remembered by many adoring fans for their roles in the 1996 movie “The Birdcage.”

In the wake of Williams’ suicide last week at the age of 63, Lane talked about his former co-star’s death with CBS 2’s Dana Tyler at the Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown Tuesday.

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In the movie, Williams and Lane respectively play Miami Beach nightclub owner Armand Goldman and his romantic partner, Albert, who also stars in a drag show at the club.

The co-stars shared an assortment of laugh-out-loud scenes as their characters conspired to fool ultraconservative U.S. Senator Kevin Keeley – played by Gene Hackman – and his wife, Louise – played by Dianne West. Williams’ character’s son, Val (Dan Futterman) planned to marry the Keeleys’ daughter, Barbara (Calista Flockhart.)


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Well I don’t even know where to start…I sit here listening to the Jeremy Camp station on Pandora reflecting on life and what direction I am heading wondering if how I’ve made it this far.  Let me tell you more about myself…Life hasn’t been easy but it definitely could’ve been worse.  My dad became disabled at the age of 30 with 2 bulging discs, a herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease.  My mom had to go from being a stay at home mom to working 3 jobs while I, being the eldest, took on most of the house chores.  At the age of 8 I grew up fast and took on a lot and stayed strong for my younger sister who was too young at that time to fully understand what was going on.  My dad went through a period of great depression because he couldn’t provide for his family anymore and he saw the toll it put on my mom.  I would stay up long nights with him talking him through his depression afraid he may attempt suicide.  He would reassure me that he loved us too much to commit suicide but made it clear that the pain was so bad that if it wasn’t for us he would’ve killed himself. We fought for 6 years trying to get disability and because a judge messed up paperwork 4 years earlier, that’s why it took 6 years to get it.  While people would go in with broken arms and walk out with disability it took us 6 years.  This is why it doesn’t really matter what judges say they make mistakes i know that first hand.  A lot of the time to cover their own ass or the ass of other judges.  Our court system is so messed up its ridiculous..But the story doesn’t end there, after we got disability we moved to a place where i finally had my own room and we spent the next four years there.  My freshman year i was diagnosed with bipolar and depression along with anger issues.  I never had any interest in drugs but i did start to cut myself to release all the confused and angry thoughts i had.  I ended up telling my parents a year later because i wanted help i wanted to get better so they sent me to a psychologist.  She was through the church and we would pray and talk and it helped so much.  I felt the power of Gods love and overcame a lot of my issues without the need of medication.  She said that I had taken on so much at such a young age it took a toll on my mentality along with being bullied all through school.  But those days showed me how much God loved me and how he was always there for me no matter what.  Then i graduated high school and two months later we had a house fire and lost everything..All my high school memories where just gone.  I was working full time and staying up helping my dad categorize everything so we could get our insurance.  I’d stay up all night then work a 7-3 and do it all over again for a month straight.  I had signed up for the army and was leaving in February.  When i got there i ended up being medically discharged and am considered a veteran; not that i deserve it.  I then moved out on my own in July and that turned out horrible.  Two abusive boyfriends and a horrible roommate later I’m in debt and back living with my parents but the one thing good that came out of it was Nathan and I getting back together. Now I am in school and am doing so well.  Still being bullied (not at school) but now i have people who care about me and want to see me succeed so those who are against me i laugh.  I feel bad for them that picking on me is all they can do with their lives; as if bringing me down makes them happy/feel good about themselves.  Well now you know i am way tougher than anyone thinks and it takes a lot more than a few words to get me down anymore.  I’ve learned that I am worth so much more than a couple people with issues within themselves.  I pray for them that they find peace and happiness in their life so they can stop hurting others.  I haven’t been loyal to God completely, I’ve been fighting with being Wiccan for a while going back and forth because some things just don’t make sense to me.  But a dream the other night comforted was like hearing God for myself and he said “You will never know everything but know that I love you.” That comforted me more than anything in my life ever was like he knew exactly what to tell me and how to tell me to make me never question again.  I may never fully understand the bible but i now fully understand God.  God is love and he loves us all no matter what we’ve done no matter how many times we’ve betrayed him he still loves us unconditionally.  I love everyone..I don’t hate anyone, not because Jesus says not to, but because hate only rots your soul while love makes it flourish.  Hate does nothing for just makes you more angry and more upset then you need to be.  Nathan is an amazing example of that and his love for people and forgiveness for those who have hurt him amazes me.  He is an amazing man that i am so lucky to have.  Athena Keener and Jai Bravo I have already said this to you through message but i am publicly saying i apologize for anything in the past that may have hurt you.  I am sorry for hurting you and  know that I don’t hate you, i don’t wish anything bad on you, and you can either accept or not accept my apology that is up to you.  I pray for you and E that she may grow up a strong, independent, Jesus loving, beautiful woman. And that her mother teaches her these qualities which I think you will.  With that I end this long blog.

30 Days

Okay so I know I haven’t been on in a while and I am so sorry! I’ve had a lot going on with family and Nathan and I so I am back! And this there is one topic i will be talking about for probably the next thirty days..i am doing the 30 day ab challange along with giving up soda! I will also be doing yoga and some push ups (and being the workout-a-holic i can be ill probably do a lot more :P) but! the 30 day challenge give me a start to getting to where i want to be!10460365_1435665783377577_9050581255238281924_n so this is the first photo of me and i know its not full body but as i start looking more like i want the pictures will start to reflect it lol. so this is Day one!

10439381_1435801410030681_6931608225284376749_n I even have the challenge as my phones background so I do not have an excuse not to do it! 

After i am done i think ill just keep adding to it 😀 I am super excited to get into shape and finally be completely satisfied with the way i look.  But i know that working out is only the start you also have to eat right so Nathan and I are going to start grocery shopping and i will make dinners and such. So really its all about getting healthy!! Alright i will stop rambling now but i am so excited!

10527256_1435802953363860_2208888281493810329_n last picture but here is Yoga!! i love yoga it always makes me feel so refreshed and stress free! it is so amazing but anyway i am done rambling lol


Trying To Save A Mole

Found a mole on our walk today..he was old and dying in pain on the road so I picked him up and carried him back to my place (he cuddled up next to me the whole time) and Nathan McKinney and I put him in the shade next to a creek. He may not survive but I hope he doesn’t die in too much pain and if he can make it, he has a better chance there then in the middle of the road on his back.


Okie dokie!  well i am doing a six week vegan challenge and if all goes well i am going to continue to be vegan!!  So what you should expect on my blog:

~Vegan stuff

~Random silly stuff

~Stuff about my YouTube

~Anything else i feel like posting

😀 any-who school starts back up tomorrow and i am still looking for a job D: no place is willing to hire me because of my schooling and that my schedule changes every 12 weeks so this has been a difficult process.  I’ll prolly post a lot of stuff about my different meals that i make and stuff to make sure that i get enough nutrients and if anyone else wants to try it they can look here to see what i eat 🙂 now i only have breakfast and lunch for today so far but ill post dinner later after i eat it hehe…im also working out a lot sooooo ill post about that as well so here comes a lot of update pictures!


Breakfast! #vegan 
Grapefruit, Cheerios, and almond milk (50% more calcium than milk and fortified with extra plant protein and fiber)!!


Lunch! #vegan 
Spinach and lettuce salad topped with an Italian vinaigrette, asparagus topped with a mixed salt, and a banana for dessert 🙂


Now this is endomondo, which is a workout app i use when Nathan and i take our walks, and this is from yesterday :3 we walk everyday but Sunday and walk normally around 3.5 miles 😀  yesterday was colder so we decided to do the shorter walk.

I think that about covers everything soooo have a great day everyone and thanks for reading!!



Ok so first off i know i haven’t been on in a while, I’ve been really busy with school and my youtube account but i plan on trying to be on here more often!  Second today i am going to talk about some of the annoyances of  ignorant people when it comes to a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.  now i know that there are some veggies that like to push their lifestyle onto others hardcore and that is not what i am talking about.  i don’t do that i will post my opinion but i don’t think bad of you if you eat meat. it is your life and your choice.  what annoys me is the fact that everyone constantly is trying to get me to eat meat. meat makes me sick and i cannot eat it plus i simply don’t want to yet everyone is like “oh you want some chicken?” and im like “im veggie” then their like “oh well one bite wont hurt”….what part of veggie don’t you understand? they’ll call me a picky eater when i will eat anything…ANYTHING..without meat.  i just don’t understand why that is so hard to understand.  anytime i get sick they blame it on the fact that im veggie even if its something like a cold ._.  if i got sick when i did eat meat, they never said anything but as soon as i became veggie all of the sudden its because of that.  meat started to upset my stomach about a year ago and i have no idea why so i just stopped eating it and have been happier and felt healthier than ever and plan on going vegan soon 🙂

anyway that was my rant lol.  sorry it has been bothering me for a while now so i had to vent 🙂