November 28, 2012 |
Regular viewers of “The Colbert Report” know that when musical guests drop by the show, Stephen Colbert isn't content to sit there asking question: He likes to sing along. In recent months Colbert has performed alongside Bonnie Raitt, Placido Domingo, Toby Keith, Harry Belafonte and Elvis Costello, to name just a few. So when country legend Dolly Parton sat down for a chat with Colbert to plug her new book, “Dream More,” it was all but inevitable they'd sing a duet.
November 26, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Baseball player R.A. Dickey; Larry Fink, BlackRock. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Warren Buffett; Scarlett Johansson; Phillip Phillips performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Dolly Parton performs; Donald Driver; performance by the Muppets. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Helen Hunt; Bryan Adams performs.
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October 12, 2012 |
Keith H.S. Campbell, a noted biologist who was a key member of the British team that cloned Dolly the sheep, has died. He was 58. The University of Nottingham, where Campbell worked, said he died Oct. 5 but released no other details. In 1991, Campbell began researching animal cloning at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, conducting experiments that led to the 1996 birth of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. He was credited with an important insight that made the experiment work: Campbell realized it was necessary to make sure that the donor cell and the egg were both in the same stage of development, Ian Wilmut, the scientist who led the Roslin team, told The Times in 1997.
September 6, 2012 |
Amiable and upbeat though it is, the documentary "Hollywood to Dollywood" lacks a compelling reason to see it. Unless you are a Dolly Parton zealot, which its two protagonists definitely are. Twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane, originally from a small town in North Carolina but now bona-fide Hollywood residents, are devoted to Parton, both as a performer and as a nonjudgmental source of inspiration. The twins are gay, but unlike Parton, their religious mother apparently does not accept them the way they are. For the last four years, they have put their "heart and soul" into a movie about their life, and they are bound and determined to have Ms. Parton star in it. So they and Gary's partner, Mike Bowen, rent a massive RV they nickname Jolene and take off on a 2,200-mile, eight-state road trip down Interstate 40. Their destination?
September 16, 2011 |
Writer-producer-director-editor Bryan Michael Stoller's labored family comedy "First Dog" tells the potentially fun story of Danny (John-Paul Howard), a foster child befriended by the president's missing dog, Teddy. The film, though, quickly becomes mired in half-baked obstacles and awkwardly staged set pieces as Danny travels alone from California to Washington, D.C., to return Teddy to the White House. En route, Danny catches rides with rowdy teens, Paula Nelson's (Willie's daughter)
August 26, 2011
Dolly Parton All-Nite 9-To-5'er Where: The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre: 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. When: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sat. Price: $12; free for members Info: (323) 655-2510; cinefamily.org