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November 18, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four years of trying unsuccessfully to sell a screenplay the conventional way--shopping it around through his agent--Eriq LaSalle thought he would try a more unorthodox approach. LaSalle, a regular on the top-rated TV show "ER," took out a $140,000 loan, got some help from Steven Spielberg, NBC and Warner Bros. in securing equipment and filmed a 35-minute version of "Psalms From the Underground."
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November 18, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four years of trying unsuccessfully to sell a screenplay the conventional way--shopping it around through his agent--Eriq LaSalle thought he would try a more unorthodox approach. LaSalle, a regular on the top-rated TV show "ER," took out a $140,000 loan, got some help from Steven Spielberg, NBC and Warner Bros. in securing equipment and filmed a 35-minute version of "Psalms From the Underground."
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February 18, 1990 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
Meanwhile, "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" gets the TV treatment--sort of. "Hammer and Slammer" will feature characters introduced in last year's feature-film send-up of '70s blaxploitation pics, produced, written and starring Keenan Ivory Wayans. Wayans won't star this time out, but is exec producing and scripting the hour pilot for MGM-TV and ABC. It reunites Isaac Hayes (Hammer), Jim Brown (Slammer), Steve James (Kung Fu Joe) and Ja'net Dubois (in a new role, Joanne).
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February 24, 1997
Here is the complete list of winners of the third annual Screen Actors Guild Awards as announced Saturday night: Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Geoffrey Rush, "Shine." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Frances McDormand, "Fargo." Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Cuba Gooding Jr., "Jerry Maguire." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Lauren Bacall, "The Mirror Has Two Faces."
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August 11, 1997
Ruthless People: "We saw this headline: 'IRS Harassing Lawyer.' Boy, is that a story that leaves you with mixed feelings." (Cutler Daily Scoop) "UPS employees must choose whether to trust their pension fund to the Teamsters Union or to UPS," says Argus Hamilton. "Those are their only two choices. James McDougal and Charles Keating are out of the business."
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December 11, 1995
The Gloved One: Michael Jackson collapsed while rehearsing for an HBO special: * "Doctors announced that Michael's condition is stable--compared to LaToya." (Jay Leno) * "Doctors have just upgraded his condition from totally freaky to just plain weird." (Stephanie Miller) * In the news: Brad Halpern, on a Galileo probe entering Jupiter's atmosphere: "Employees at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were so excited that they went out and splurged on new pocket protectors."
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June 16, 1997 | MARK EHRMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: The streets of Westwood were choked with movie stars, rock stars, shrieking fans and Bat contraptions, so what else could it be but the premiere of "Batman & Robin," the fourth in the series of latter-day Caped Crusader films? So huge was the turnout that the film, directed by Joel Schumacher and featuring an almost-new cast, which includes George Clooney (as Batman), Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Mr.
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September 19, 1994 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
After two hours with the revved-up premiere of NBC's new medical series "ER," you're ready for a Xanax. There's screaming, there's shouting, there's frantic movement. There's the gunshot victim with a hole in the chest, the terrified baby-sitter with the battered infant, the doctor who's physically attacked by the son of a fatal heart attack victim after another patient accuses him of being anti-Semitic, the young woman who comes in to get felt up, the hypochondriac in for her hangnail.
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October 28, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"DROP Squad" turns upon a reprehensible, indefensible dramatic device: an illegal deprogramming team dedicated to kidnaping and brainwashing self-centered upwardly mobile blacks to reconnect them with their roots. But the presence of this Deprogramming and Restoration of Pride Squad detonates a provocative, emotion-charged melodrama that deals with complex and contradictory intra-racial issues as few films have.
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July 26, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 3,000 people filed out of Universal Amphitheatre and, accompanied by fireworks from the "Waterworld" ride, slowly wended their way through the studio's theme park to the post-screening gala at "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" premiere. "It's like being on the 405," one guest said of the stop-and-start pace Monday night.
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