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February 20, 2002 |
The shooting death of a young man pursuing his goals in the entertainment industry sparked an angry call against violence at a Tuesday night vigil. Robert Demond Guillory, 25, a personal assistant for an ABC sitcom and former Dorsey High School athlete, was killed Saturday near Stocker Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. Guillory, who was driving alone, was waiting to make a left turn when he was shot by a gunman who accused him of being a rival gang member, police said. He died later at a hospital.
January 14, 1997 |
The turmoil surrounding "Martin" star Martin Lawrence and the sexual harassment accusations filed against him by the show's female lead, Tisha Campbell, has not affected production of the series, Fox Entertainment President Peter Roth said Monday. "The show has always been delivered on time and is on track creatively," Roth told television writers gathered in Pasadena for the midseason Television Critics Assn. conference.
March 28, 1995 |
Of the weekend openings, the Damon Wayans comedy "Major Payne" was the highest grosser, pulling in more than $7 million on 1,989 screens. But on a per-screen basis, "Dolores Claiborne" and "Muriel's Wedding" led the way. The former, based on a Stephen King tale and starring Kathy Bates, did better than $4,700 a theater, while "Muriel" was wedded to about $4,450 a screen. The controversial "Priest" drew in the devoutly curious in its New York/Los Angeles eight-screen premiere, grossing $113,430.
November 14, 2002 |
The newest management firm in Hollywood has no name. But it has snagged some of the biggest names in entertainment. Continuing a long tradition of entrepreneurial spinoffs by representatives of actors, directors and writers, a collection of six talent managers announced Wednesday that they had come together to create their own business.
August 22, 2003
The comedies "My Boss's Daughter," starring Ashton Kutcher, Terence Stamp and Tara Reid, and "Marci X," with Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans, also open today in general release. Because Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, respectively, did not make the movies available for screenings, the reviews will appear in Monday's Calendar.
December 9, 2006
NOW that Andy Dick has upstaged Damon Wayans in the latest round of "hack comedians using the N-word to revive dead careers" ["Racial Slur Used Again, Rued Again," by Maria Elena Fernandez, Dec. 6], it is apparent that the absurdity of banning the N-word has opened old-time black leaders to even more ridicule as they try to restore a bygone era to a new generation. FREDERICK CLEVELAND Hollywood RE "Use it? Or Lose It?" by Scott Martelle, Dec. 5: As long as Damon Wayans sees fit to elicit laughs through homophobic jokes and rappers continue to use the F-word (as in "faggot")
December 7, 1996
Comedians including Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Paul Rodriguez, Damon Wayans and Dom Irrera will perform at the Improv Sunday in a benefit to help the family of longtime Improv waiter Antonio Franco, whose son was a victim of a random shooting on his 19th birthday. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show, hosted by Diane Ladd and Fritz Coleman, are $50-$500. Information: (213) 651-2583.
May 19, 1999
Book lovers can participate in real-time conversations with selected authors through Barnes & Noble's online chat sessions at http://www.barnesandnoble.com. Among those coming up: * Tonight at 6: Comedian and actor Damon Wayans, whose book "Bootleg" is a collection of observations on relationships, politics and race. * Thursday at 6 p.m.: Camryn Manheim of ABC's "The Practice" talks about her book "Wake Up, I'm Fat!," which confronts attitudes about beauty in America.