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October 11, 2008
Debra Messing: An article in Friday's Calendar section about actress Debra Messing referred to the Culver Studios as the Culver City Studios.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Jean Merl
From dysfunctional technology to disaffected voters, California's next top elections official is going to have his or her hands full. But all of the six men who have filed paperwork to run for secretary of state so far said at a candidates forum this week that they could solve those problems and more. The event, co-hosted by the ACLU of Southern California, the League of Women Voters of California and the California Endowment, was the first of four such sessions planned around the state.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2002 | Jonathan Taylor
It may be time to say goodbye to "hi." In TV's world, at least, there's no mo' "hello." As anyone knows who watches much television -- Emmy's three big winners in particular -- the greeting of choice is now "hey." Joey walks into Monica and Chandler's apartment on "Friends," announces himself with "hey," and listens to the rebounding "heys." A stranded-in-Indiana Josh Lyman calls Sam Seaborn in the White House's "West Wing," and Sam picks up with a "hey."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Oh, poodle! Debra Messing and Eric McCormack got together earlier this week for a little "Will & Grace" reunion. Be still, our codependent comedy-loving hearts! The NBC comedy alum and real-life friends met up and posed together for a photo op on the red carpet Monday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood. They were there to attend an event honoring legendary TV director James Burrows, who helmed the Emmy-nominated laugher about a woman and her gay best friend during its run from 1998 to 2006, in addition to "Taxi," "Cheers," "Friends," "Frasier, "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly" and CBS' new comedy "The Millers.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | THOMAS CURWEN, Curwen is a special sections writer for the Classified Department of the Times' Orange County Edition. and
Mothlike in mists, scintillant in the minute/ brilliance of cloudless days, with broad bellying sails/ they glide to the wind tossing green water/ from their sharp prows while over them the crew crawls/ ant - like, solicitously grooming them, releasing,/ making fast as they turn, lean far over and having/ caught the wind again, side by side, head for the mark .
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2000 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"We're doing some things we don't ever get to do, so I hope that's OK," Beck told an adoring crowd Tuesday at the Wilshire Theatre, on the first of two sold-out nights. Many weren't expecting the pop chameleon to offer such old-time fare as a Hank Williams tune, but in this intimate setting they willingly went wherever his eclectic oeuvre took them. The show was billed as "acoustic," but Beck didn't stand alone with guitar and harmonica for 90 minutes.
NEWS
November 12, 1987 | HERB HAIN
Mrs. Robert Mehnert of Oceanside is seeking Rennet tablets for making junket custard and ice cream; none of the supermarkets or health food stores in her area seems to stock the product. Can you help satisfy Mehnert's sweet tooth, or will this be too tough a problem and leave her cold? Regina Rogers of Cypress and several of her friends would love to find some bib-style plastic aprons.
NEWS
March 14, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In the late 1950s, Jimmy Swaggart was roaming around the back roads of Louisiana in a broken-down Chevrolet, earning about $40 a week from his preaching and gospel singing. He has come a long way since then. The controversial evangelist now heads a tax-exempt enterprise that ranks, by almost any measure, as one of the most successful of its kind. Jimmy Swaggart World Ministries and its Bible college boasted revenues of $150 million in 1987--more than $500,000 each working day.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home Box Office collected the most honors at Saturday's nighttime Emmy Awards presentation in Pasadena, including multiple statuettes for dramatic series "The Sopranos" and its movies "The Rat Pack" and "Winchell." Saturday's nontelevised event encompassed more than 50 categories, primarily in technical areas such as cinematography, editing and sound. An additional 27 awards, recognizing programs and performers, will be presented Sept. 12 and televised on Fox.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1988
I read the piece on Debra Winger several times and I still cannot figure out what it was all about. What does it mean? Who cares? Is this all you are going to offer me in a section dedicated to the arts? I think all you people really deserve Dan Quayle. RICHARD REBHUN W. Hollywood
BUSINESS
June 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
He's one of the hottest architects in Hollywood: The houses designed by Paul Revere Williams have attracted generations of stars - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington. Actress Debra Messing recently sold a home he designed in Bel-Air for $11.4 million in less than a month - a rapid exchange for a transaction at that price. She had bought the traditional two-story house from film star Renee Zellweger a decade earlier. Williams' homes caught the imagination of the entertainment elite starting in the late 1920s and are still sought-after today, more than three decades after his death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
It was a "perfect storm" of coincidences that led Debra Fine into a quiet neighborhood in Santa Monica last Friday at the exact moment a gunman set off on a chaotic rampage. A former Disney executive who had quit her job to spend more time with her 15-year-old twins, the 49-year-old Westwood resident was headed to record an audition to submit to the NBC singing competition "The Voice. " Singing, she said, is her passion. With President Obama in town and sections of Sepulveda Boulevard sealed off, Fine headed along the side streets off Pico Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has reassigned three of his deputies, including the head of the department's internal affairs division, in a shake-up the chief said is meant to usher in "fresh perspectives. " The most notable of the moves will see Deputy Chief Mark Perez, who has run internal affairs for several years and oversaw a dramatic shift in how the department handles discipline, be replaced by another deputy chief, Debra McCarthy. McCarthy, 52, currently commands the department's West Bureau, which includes police stations in Venice, West L.A. and Hollywood.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Debra Messing, who stars on the TV series "Smash" set on Broadway, has sold her house in Bel-Air in a  month for $11.4 million. The traditional-style house, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built in 1937, features bay windows, updated interiors, a den, a bar, a gym, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 6,400 square feet. The more than half-acre gated property, sheltered by tall hedges, includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a brick driveway. Messing bought the property from actress Renee Zellweger in 2003 for $7 million, public records show.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Debra Messing, who stars on "Smash" as Broadway lyricist Julia Houston, has listed her showstopper in Bel-Air for $11.995 million. The traditional-style house, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built in 1937, features bay windows, updated interiors, a den, a bar, a gym, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 6,400 square feet. The more than half-acre gated property, sheltered by tall hedges, includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a brick driveway. Homes by Williams, who was popular among celebrities and designed homes for entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, still attract big names.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2012 | By David Ng
With two productions running on Broadway this fall, David Mamet is once again the talk of New York theater. And talk is the operative word for his new play, "The Anarchist," starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger. This 75-minute, two-character drama is by all reports a dense, loquacious conversation that could prove challenging for most audiences. "The Anarchist," which opened Sunday at the John Golden Theatre, consists entirely of an extended dialogue between a longtime incarcerated leftist radical (LuPone)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2012 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - A state appellate court has asked Secretary of State Debra Bowen to explain why she allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative to be placed above all other propositions on the November ballot. Judge Vance W. Raye gave Bowen until July 30 to explain her actions to the court in writing or undo the ballot order she set Monday for the 11 measures. Brown's tax proposal, Proposition 30, was placed first among all initiatives. Raye's ruling came in a case originally brought by Molly Munger, who is backing a tax measure that competes with Brown's.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Debra Winger will take the place of Laurie Metcalf in the Broadway cast of David Mamet's upcoming play "The Anarchist," alongside Patti LuPone. Metcalf withdrew after a scheduling conflict. Winger's profile has risen in recent years, after she took a self-imposed six-year hiatus from Hollywood. She's made occasional appearances on television, including a 2010 turn on "Law & Order," HBO's "In Treatment" and an onscreen comeback with Jonathan Demme's 2008 feature, "Rachel Getting Married.
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