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April 18, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Don't get confused, but "July" will be coming early with the release of the crime thriller "Cold in July" on May 23. IFC Films just released a trailer for the film. The retro-flavored movie was one of many genre-twisting entries to emerge from this year's Sundance Film Festival, alongside the recent release "The Raid 2," as well as the upcoming "Life After Beth," "The One I Love" and "The Guest. " Directed by Jim Mickle, "July" is an adaptation of the 1989 crime novel by Joe R. Lonsdale.
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April 18, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Don't get confused, but "July" will be coming early with the release of the crime thriller "Cold in July" on May 23. IFC Films just released a trailer for the film. The retro-flavored movie was one of many genre-twisting entries to emerge from this year's Sundance Film Festival, alongside the recent release "The Raid 2," as well as the upcoming "Life After Beth," "The One I Love" and "The Guest. " Directed by Jim Mickle, "July" is an adaptation of the 1989 crime novel by Joe R. Lonsdale.
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December 10, 1992 | KATY NOVIELLO
The opening sequence of the low-budget but powerful drama "Cease Fire" presents a montage of a baby-faced Don Johnson happily playing soldier in the jungles of Vietnam. When the story shifts to the present, however, it's an older, world-weary veteran who waits in line for unemployment benefits. Johnson's character, Tim, has so suppressed his "in country" years that he can barely discuss them.
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February 6, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
"Fifty Shades of ... Ana!" Actress Dakota Johnson assumed the character of B&D plaything Anastasia Steele for Elle magazine's March issue. The "50 Shades of Grey" star poses for the cover and inside spread wearing all the trappings of a boudoir babe: thigh-high stockings, sexy heels and that smoldering come-hither stare. Johnson poses on the cover bedside -- on her knees -- in a demure John Galliano frock juxtaposed with the headline: "Meet Dakota Johnson, the star of '50 Shades of Grey.'" PHOTOS: Meet the '50 Shades of Grey' cast & crew The shoot, it turns out, is several shades tamer than what the starlet is willing to do for the highly anticipated film based on E.L. James' erotica trilogy.
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May 7, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
German authorities won't take proceedings against Don Johnson, the former star of "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" who was stopped last year by German customs officers as he was traveling in a car carrying credit notes and other securities worth as much as $8 billion. The documents, meant to serve as a security for a business deal, belonged to one of Johnson's fellow passengers and not to Johnson, said Leonhard Bierl, spokesman for Germany's Customs Crime Office in Cologne.
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November 24, 1985 | Pat H. Broeske
Don Johnson has shed his vice. Outtakes has learned that he's quit smoking. "He hasn't had a cigarette since early October. He went cold turkey," said a source close to "Miami Vice." Johnson will officially bid adieu to his smokes in an upcoming (yet to be filmed) episode, revealed the source.
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August 8, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
"Miami Vice" star and powerboat racer Don Johnson said Tuesday that he is taking his favorite sport to the Hudson River on Aug. 18. The race is sponsored by the Offshore Professional Tour, which Johnson heads. The course will run 10 laps from Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx to Tarrytown, a distance of nine miles, Johnson told a Manhattan news conference. Johnson, who races his personal boat in competition, holds second place in the Superboat class--boats that can travel up to 135 m.p.h.
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August 24, 1986 | ROBERT HILBURN
Don Johnson is leaning forward on the couch in his fifth floor office at the luxurious, beach-front Alexander Hotel. He's been talking easily for more than an hour about his restless childhood . . . failed marriages . . . drug abuse . . . alcoholism . . . enough partying and casual sex to fuel the most hedonistic episode of "Miami Vice." But that's the past, he says.
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July 23, 2005
Paul Brownfield has been filing online dispatches this week from the Television Critics Assn. meetings in Beverly Hills. Here's the latest from Friday: Good morning from the former House of Merv. It's WB day. First panel up is "Just Legal," starring Don Johnson as a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer and Jay Baruchel as an 18-year-old, sort of hipster-doofus-legal wunderkind. Question for Johnson: How does it feel being on the same network as Melanie Griffith? Johnson: "Melanie's working?"
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March 12, 1994
Actress Melanie Griffith petitioned for a divorce Friday from actor Don Johnson, seeking to end their nearly five-year marriage--the second time they had been married to each other. Griffith and Johnson, married since June 26, 1989, separated Wednesday, according to the petition, which cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. They have one child, Dakota Mayi Johnson, born Oct. 4, 1989. Griffith requested primary custody.
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September 2, 2013 | By Susan King
"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James announced Monday morning on Twitter that Dakota Johnson had won the coveted role as college graduate Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of her bestselling erotic novel. The role of Anastasia is the biggest to date for Johnson, 23, who is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.  The actress made her film debut playing her mother's on-screen daughter in 1999's "Crazy in Alabama," which stepfather Antonio Banderas directed.
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September 9, 2010
Nash' judgment upped Don Johnson's judgment against a production company over profits from the "Nash Bridges" television series was increased Wednesday to more than $50 million after a judge gave the actor interest on the $23.2-million award he obtained from a jury in July. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern said he was giving the actor 10% annual interest dating back to 1998, when he signed his contract with Rysher Entertainment. The interest amounts to $28 million, said Johnson's lawyer, Mark Holsher.
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July 8, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
Nearly a decade after the fictional San Francisco police detective Nash Bridges called it quits, the actor who played him will be receiving a belated $23.2-million check in profits from the show. That's the sum a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that actor Don Johnson was owed from the production company Rysher Entertainment in profits accrued to date from the show, which Johnson's attorney said is still being shown in more than 40 countries around the world. Johnson, the former "Miami Vice" star, sued Rysher, saying he was entitled to half the profits from the show because he owned half of its copyright.
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July 6, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
Had Don Johnson been able to stay awake through his high school business class, he may never have had the acting career that gave rise to "Miami Vice's" Sonny Crockett and "Nash Bridges." A teacher at his high school in Wichita, Kan. — a woman with a monotonous voice — warned Johnson that if he fell asleep one more time during seventh-period business, she would throw him out of her class. Fall asleep he did, and she marched him out the door by his ear. The only other open class was acting — and the rest, as they say, was history.
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April 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Don Johnson has paid $14.5 million to save his 17-acre ranch in Woody Creek, Colo., from a foreclosure sale. The former "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" star had until noon Tuesday to make good on a delinquent debt to D.A. Shaw Laminar Lending Inc. or the land would have begun to be auctioned off the following day. He made the deadline. Johnson had to pay $544,584 in interest and $7,175 in attorneys' fees, among other charges, according to documents obtained by the Aspen Daily News.
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September 19, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
On the new WB drama "Just Legal," Don Johnson plays a criminal defense attorney with a sea of lazy plea bargains in his past (he hasn't cross-examined a witness in 15 years) and an ocean of sorrow in his eyes. He's like Paul Newman in the opening scenes of "The Verdict," mournfully and drunkenly playing pinball in a Boston bar, in the winter of his career.
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September 4, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"WE'VE opened up the casting pool to the billions of people on planet Earth," Ted Harbert said. I had asked him where all the TV stars had gone. The Shelley Longs, the Patrick Duffys, the Tim Allens. The ones who just were television. Telly Savalas, Valerie Harper. Don Johnson. Now the head of E!
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July 23, 2005
Paul Brownfield has been filing online dispatches this week from the Television Critics Assn. meetings in Beverly Hills. Here's the latest from Friday: Good morning from the former House of Merv. It's WB day. First panel up is "Just Legal," starring Don Johnson as a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer and Jay Baruchel as an 18-year-old, sort of hipster-doofus-legal wunderkind. Question for Johnson: How does it feel being on the same network as Melanie Griffith? Johnson: "Melanie's working?"
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