Ted Turner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th February 2014

Fact: Media mogul Ted Turner, the founder of cable news network CNN, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Emmys ceremony in May (14).


13th September 2011

Quote: "He and Jane (Fonda) had apparently screened the film and were appalled, but they wouldn't tell me at (film company) New Line." Director David Cronenberg reveals media mogul Ted Turner and his former wife hated his disturbing film Crash. Turner, New Line's owner, considered pulling its release.


6th December 2010

Quote: "We had the most wonderful 10 years together. He's the best ex-husband. We're very close and I'm close to his five children." Veteran actress Jane Fonda remains good friends with her ex-husband Ted Turner.


2nd November 2010

Fact: Officials have launched an investigation after a cow at Ted Turner's Montana ranch contracted a highly-contagious bacterial disease. The bison cow was killed after livestock authorities discovered it had contracted brucellosis. Two others in the herd were quarantined pending test results.


5th February 2010

Fact: Jane Fonda's ex-husband, media mogul Ted Turner, was honoured by the International Women's Health Coalition in New York City this week (beg01Feb10) for his charity work.


17th April 2009

Fact: Ashton Kutcher is taking on Ted Turner and his news giant CNN to see who is more popular on social networking website Twitter.com. The actor and Twitter fanatic insists he'll beat the global TV network to landing a million Twitter.com followers. The winner of the challenge has agreed to donate 10,000 mosquito nets to the charities behind the upcoming World Malaria Day.


15th December 2007

Fact: Jane Fonda celebrated her 70th birthday with ROSIE O'DONNELL, her 9 TO 5 co-star Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and ex-husband Ted Turner in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday night (13Dec07).


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