January 4, 1988 |
Had enough of those predictable year-end entertainment stories? The ones that told you what you already knew--that Glenn Close was in, Joan Collins was out and U2 was the rock band of the year? When it comes to keeping track of show-biz news makers and trend-setters, the real challenge comes in predicting this year's news--a 1988 hip parade 362 days early. Which TV shows will get the ax? Which rap group will be the new teen sensation?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 |
In a town where those in "the Industry" often project a self-serving image, Monica Guy, Eric Welch and Ruth Livier are a class act. And class is exactly where the three actors have spent the past four months, teaching junior high students in Los Angeles how to act out their aggressions on stage instead of on the streets. They are among 40 performers, writers and others from the entertainment field who are using show business techniques to gently steer youths away from gangs.
July 29, 2000 |
Plunk the kids down in the den and turn on the tube. Hello, "WWF Smackdown," and goodbye juvenile delinquency! That, anyway, is the marvelously counterintuitive notion of Jib Fowles, a communications professor at the University of Houston's Clear Lake campus.
January 16, 1998 |
House Speaker Newt Gingrich came to Hollywood Thursday, but managed to avoid talking about Hollywood. Speaking at a Beverly Hills breakfast attended by several hundred people from the entertainment industry, the Georgia Republican called for ridding society of drugs, reforming education and rethinking Social Security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1997 |
Hoping to cash in on the region's growing entertainment industry, Cal State Northridge is planning to start a new entertainment industry training institute that would combine academic disciplines and could open as early as fall 1998. A committee of three deans, who have been studying the idea for at least six months, has submitted a funding proposal for the administration to consider as part of the university's 1997-98 budget.
September 15, 2000 |
Excessive? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely. One day after Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman testified on Capitol Hill on what he considers Hollywood's tawdry marketing of sex and violence to children, he stood on the stage of a campy late-night comedy show and belted out Frank Sinatra's "My Way." It's doubtful Lieberman bootlegs will be circulating soon, but the studio audience of mostly twentysomethings at NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" went wild.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996 |
Hollywood took it on the chin Friday. So, too, did television news and rap music. State attorneys general from around the nation came to the heart of the entertainment industry this week for a two-day summit on the culture of violence in the United States. And their focus was on how they believe Hollywood, television news programming and rap music contribute to it. Hollywood had no defenders, invited or otherwise. Ditto for rap.
March 27, 1992 |
Television executives defended their ailing industry Thursday, with one top official declaring that the Big Three networks are hardly ready to go the way of the dinosaur. But he and others at an entertainment industry conference said a little help from Washington could go a long way toward restoring the networks' financial health.
March 23, 1995 |
In a reversal that could spell trouble for the U.S. entertainment industry, a European Union panel on Wednesday recommended a tightening of quotas for 10 years on the amount of imported material shown on European television. At a news conference following the decision, the EU's commissioner responsible for cultural affairs, Marcelino Oreja, said the measures were taken to "encourage" Europe's film and television industries to become more competitive.
June 18, 1998 |
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People is moving ahead with plans to establish a national bureau in Hollywood that would monitor and, it hopes, improve the hiring and portrayals of blacks and other minorities in the entertainment industry.