Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsErin Brockovich
IN THE NEWS

Erin Brockovich

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2000
Re "Stay Tuned . . . " Ventura County editorial, April 30. In response to this editorial, let me set the record straight. First, there is no "custody dispute" between Erin Brockovich and her first husband, Shane Brown. Brockovich has, and has had for about 10 years, sole custody of the parties' children; that same order provides that Brown have no visitation with the children. The order also provides that no member of Brown's family "will have any rights of visitation whatsoever."
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Rachel Uchitel didn't want it to be this way, she said - but them's fighting words. Uchitel, speaking through her rep, has accused husband Matt Hahn of defaming her when he filed for divorce Monday and alleged "cruel and inhumane treatment. " "While it remains Ms. Uchitel's desire to resolve this matter in a private manner," rep Howard Bragman said Wednesday, "she will if necessary, with the assistance of her attorneys and public relations counsel, vigorously defend herself against Matt Hahn's false and defamatory claim of 'cruel and inhumane treatment.'" Just a day before, the woman who made headlines as Tiger Woods first mistress had issued a statement of her intent "to resolve this action amicably, quickly and quietly and not in the media.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Erin Brockovich, made famous by Julia Roberts in the movie bearing her name, was arrested over the weekend in Nevada on suspicion of operating a boat while under the influence. But her mug shot from the incident has quickly become the star of the show. While she doesn't quite unseat the epic photo from "That '70s Show's" Lisa Robin Kelly, it's a close contest. ERIN BROCKOVICH MUG SHOT: See it here! The legal assistant-turned-environmental activist, who now goes by Brockovich-Ellis, was arrested Friday on Lake Mead after a game warden noticed she was struggling to dock her boat, KTLA reported Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Erin Brockovich, made famous by Julia Roberts in the movie bearing her name, was arrested over the weekend in Nevada on suspicion of operating a boat while under the influence. But her mug shot from the incident has quickly become the star of the show. While she doesn't quite unseat the epic photo from "That '70s Show's" Lisa Robin Kelly, it's a close contest. ERIN BROCKOVICH MUG SHOT: See it here! The legal assistant-turned-environmental activist, who now goes by Brockovich-Ellis, was arrested Friday on Lake Mead after a game warden noticed she was struggling to dock her boat, KTLA reported Sunday.
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Erin Brockovich has announced she'll be looking into an outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms among a group of high school students in western New York, to see if they have any environmental causes. Around 15 girls at Le Roy High School have developed strange symptoms since last fall: uncontrollable verbal outbursts and physical twitches so debilitating that one student interviewed by ABC has to use a wheelchair .  New York Department of Health authorities looking into the matter reportedly found no sign of environmental causes or infectious agents.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2000
I read that the director [Steven Soderbergh] of "Erin Brockovich" "was not interested in a woman-empowerment movie" [" 'Brockovich' Sales Leave Universal Only Half-Thrilled," March 21]. I am so sorry! Perhaps when he takes his checks to the bank, as the result of women attending the movie, the commercial appeal will make the subject matter less abhorrent to him. He must have learned to fake it someplace along the line--he certainly did make a woman-empowerment movie and a human-being-empowerment movie, and can't they be the same thing?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is one of the main talking heads of Oscar-winning director Jessica Yu's "Last Call at the Oasis,"a new documentary sounding the alarm about an impending global water shortage from the producers of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food, Inc. "The film looks at diminishing water sources in Central California's agricultural belt and in Nevada's Lake Mead, which could affect L.A. if trends continue. Brockovich, an Agoura Hills resident who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 eponymous biopic, has continued her work on behalf of communities with water pollution as the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
On a weekend when many moviegoers had Oscars on their minds, "Erin Brockovich" remained atop the box-office chart for the second consecutive week, grossing $18.5 million. The Julia Roberts human-interest saga barely beat out the martial-arts action film "Romeo Must Die," starring Jet Li, which debuted at $18 million. Meanwhile, "The Sixth Sense" became the 10th all-time biggest-grossing film with $290,288,427, squeaking past "The Empire Strikes Back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A libel lawsuit filed against Erin Brockovich by her ex-husband has been settled, Brockovich's attorney said Friday. "The parties just decided to get on with their lives and put it behind them," said David Weeks, an attorney for Erin Brockovich. Reno stockbroker Steven Michael Brockovich filed the lawsuit in March 2001, alleging that the legal assistant immortalized in a Hollywood film falsely claimed in two publications that he failed to pay child support for their daughter.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
Finally, some good news! However, "Toxic Crusaders" should have been on the front page in place of some of your disaster/war articles. These three young ladies are heroines and should be recognized as such. What they did was monumental in terms of research and perseverance, and by exposing a shocking environmental and public health issue to the public. The producers of "Erin Brockovich" should take a look at these young "Toxic Crusaders." And shame on the Los Angeles Unified School District for keeping Jefferson New Middle School open!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The high desert town of Hinkley is being torn apart, neighbor by neighbor, as homeowners grapple with a plume of carcinogenic pollution made famous by a Hollywood movie. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which is responsible for the pollution, has given homeowners until Monday to decide whether to sell their homes. PG&E has offered to buy out 314 homeowners who live within a mile of the chromium-tainted plume of groundwater. Those accepting the offer are angering neighbors because the vacated homes are eroding an isolated ranching community of 800 people already edging toward ghost town.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Ringo Starr; Alan Cumming. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Flo Rida performs; Howie Mandel. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Demi Lovato. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is one of the main talking heads of Oscar-winning director Jessica Yu's "Last Call at the Oasis,"a new documentary sounding the alarm about an impending global water shortage from the producers of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Food, Inc. "The film looks at diminishing water sources in Central California's agricultural belt and in Nevada's Lake Mead, which could affect L.A. if trends continue. Brockovich, an Agoura Hills resident who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 eponymous biopic, has continued her work on behalf of communities with water pollution as the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012
Today Jennifer Lopez. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Joan and Melissa Rivers. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Channing Tatum; co-host Dan Abrams. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Stone Phillips; Regis Philbin; Gavin DeGraw. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Neil Patrick Harris; Nancy Travis; nutritionist Heather Bauer; guest co-host Pat Harvey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil (N)
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Erin Brockovich has announced she'll be looking into an outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms among a group of high school students in western New York, to see if they have any environmental causes. Around 15 girls at Le Roy High School have developed strange symptoms since last fall: uncontrollable verbal outbursts and physical twitches so debilitating that one student interviewed by ABC has to use a wheelchair .  New York Department of Health authorities looking into the matter reportedly found no sign of environmental causes or infectious agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
The California Environmental Protection Agency has issued the nation's first public health goal for hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing heavy metal made infamous after activist Erin Brockovich sued in 1993 over contaminated groundwater in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. At that time, the average hexavalent chromium level in Hinkley's water was 1.19 parts per billion (ppb). The new state goal was set Wednesday at 0.02 ppb, the level of the element that does not pose a significant health risk in drinking water, according to state officials.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2006 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Erin Brockovich has a famous name, Hollywood good looks, an agent and a new cause: Medicare. The onetime legal assistant, whose environmental crusade against a utility company inspired a hit movie starring Julia Roberts, has lent her name as plaintiff in lawsuits against several California hospitals and convalescent homes. The suits allege the facilities pocketed millions of taxpayer dollars while covering up their own mistakes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former husband and an ex-boyfriend of movie subject Erin Brockovich were arrested in a videotaped sting Wednesday and charged with trying to extort about $300,000 from her and her boss, Ed Masry. Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts in the current hit film "Erin Brockovich," and Masry were both present when district attorney's investigators arrested the suspects and their Century City lawyer on felony extortion charges, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2011 | By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Today's news stories abound with accounts of men who do unspeakable things to women. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon, nor will such events go away. But whether it's the sex charges leveled against Wikileaks front man Julian Assange, ABC News' Lara Logan assaulted amidst Egyptian revolution or domestic abuse by the likes of actor Mel Gibson or music stars like Chris Brown, these stories produce an increased undercurrent in victim-blaming and justification ? even as such reactions compete with a greater groundswell of outrage.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2009 | Susan King
Anne V. Coates' uncle, famed British movie producer J. Arthur Rank ("The Red Shoes"), wasn't thrilled when he learned she wanted to join the family business as an editor. But she had discovered the magical power of cinema when she saw William Wyler's 1939 classic version of "Wuthering Heights." "I fell madly in love with Laurence Olivier like everybody else did," Coates recalls. Her uncle, though, "thought I was interested in the glamour and sleeping around with the stars," says the 83-year-old Oscar-winning film editor of "Lawrence of Arabia" and many other memorable films.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|