February 13, 1991
Three writers from "The Wonder Years" have been nominated for best comedy script of the 1989-90 season by the Writers Guild of America, while the drama series nominations featured two each for "thirtysomething," "China Beach" and "L.A. Law." Winners of the guild's 43rd annual awards for TV, movie and radio writing will be announced in ceremonies March 20. Film nominees will be named Tuesday.
December 6, 1998 |
Sylvester Stallone, who is due to start shooting the movie "Detox" in January, has purchased a newly built home in the Beverly Hills area for about $10 million. "Detox," an Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures film, is the first movie for Stallone, 52, since "Cop Land" (1997), in which he co-starred with Robert De Niro. Stallone and his wife, model Jennifer Flavin, have been living part time in their Miami home, which they have had on the market at $27.5 million.
June 20, 1999 |
Jane Russell, who made her film debut during the 1940s in Howard Hughes' "The Outlaw" and co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953), has listed her Montecito home at $2.7 million. Russell, who will turn 78 on Monday, made about 20 films, co-starring with such leading men as Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum and Bob Hope. She still appears occasionally on TV.
September 28, 1997 |
Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Well, in the new ABC sitcom, "Dharma & Greg," it only takes a moment for the two protagonists to become utterly pixilated with each other when they meet one morning on the subway. And it only takes a few hours more for the pair to tie the knot. But in the world of comedy, true love doesn't run smoothly, especially if you're as different as Dharma and Greg.
September 24, 1997 |
Chuck Lorre helped create what were once two of television's most popular comedies, CBS' "Cybill" and ABC's "Grace Under Fire." You'll see his name on the credits every week. What you won't see is Lorre, who lasted roughly a year on each show, quitting because of differences with "Grace" star Brett Butler and being fired by Cybill Shepherd. Before that, he was ousted from "Roseanne," a distinction he shares with a few dozen other writer-producers.
June 6, 1999
Robin Swicord deserves a standing ovation for her insightful and enlightening article ("Youth Must Be Served--With Respect," May 30). I am so tired of hearing TV and film producers relinquishing responsibility, singing their well-worn song, "We're only giving the public what it wants." Bull! Children don't know what they want--it is our job, as the adults in society, to help them learn. And, no, Mr. Violent Movie Producer, you can't always rely on parents to teach and police their children.