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November 26, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Angus T. Jones doesn't much like "Two and a Half Men," and he wishes viewers wouldn't watch the show. So said the 19-year-old TV star in Christian testimony shot principally in his production trailer and posted Monday by the Forerunner Christian Church on YouTube. "Jake from 'Two and a Half Men' means nothing. He is a nonexistent character ... ," Jones said, starting about halfway through the video above. "If you watch 'Two and a Half Men,' please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men.' I'm on 'Two and a Half Men,' and I don't want to be on it. "Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth.
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December 8, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Angus T. Jones, the fraction in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," made news recently when he called the series "filth," bemoaned his own participation in it, and advised people not to watch it. The call came in the course of what he at least would call a religious testimony, delivered on video and posted on YouTube. On ABC's "Nightline," Dr. Damon Raskin, a former child actor himself, described Jones' behavior as "very self-destructive"; on his blog, TV comedy writer Ken Levine called him "an incredibly ungrateful confused young man who has just committed career suicide and left himself open for major lawsuits.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1986 | MARK HENRY, Times Staff Writer
A North Hollywood couple were charged Wednesday with felony child endangering and involuntary manslaughter in the death of their 15-day-old son, who prosecutors said died from an infection caused by filth in the pair's apartment. The unmarried parents, Lori Ann Needham, 20, and Christopher Thomas Chacon, 22, were charged one month after the death of Steven Christopher Chacon, who died from infection three days after he was circumcised by a doctor, Deputy Dist. Atty. Kenneth A. Loveman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Rather than launch a follow-up to Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" live tour, "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones is partially apologizing for his recent comments against the successful CBS sitcom. The 19-year-old actor made headlines Monday after appearing in a testimonial posted by the Forerunner Christian Church, in which he labeled the CBS ratings juggernaut "filth" and urged viewers not to watch the show -- in addition to noting his desire to no longer be part of the series.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2009 | By James Marcus
It is very difficult to write even a small masterpiece. But there is something harder still: writing a sequel to a masterpiece. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. Proust, in his cork-lined solitude, topped himself with each successive installment of "In Search of Lost Time," and more recently, Marilynne Robinson followed "Gilead" with the equally stellar "Home." Still, most novelists avoid this cul-de-sac by starting each time with a clean slate. So Jane Gardam, whose works of fiction culminated with the glories of "Old Filth," deserves our praise for even attempting to produce a companion work, "The Man in the Wooden Hat."
OPINION
September 27, 2011 | By Sonya Sones
In 2001, I wrote a novel in verse called "What My Mother Doesn't Know. " It received a number of accolades, including being chosen an American Library Assn. "best book for young adults. " But the acclaim wasn't universal, as my mail made painfully clear. "Our young people should not have to be exposed to your erotic thoughts and feelings," one irate parent from Iowa wrote. "Your book should be removed from all junior high media bookshelves. That's what we will attempt to do here in Algona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990
Now that they are giving serious thought to removing salt from ocean water, my question is who is going to drink this filth? DAVID THORESEN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1990
Filth and pornography are not art forms. They are signs of an illness that is best cured on the psychiatric couch and not on the stage or easel. If we are a nation of laws, not men, and admittedly laws are a form of censorship, then what is wrong with a law prohibiting the use of public funding of filth and pornography? J.J. OLING Torrance
NEWS
March 29, 1992
Thank you, ABC and CBS, for not losing time in picking up two of the best family-watched programs on TV--"Matlock" and "In the Heat of the Night," respectively. I cannot believe NBC canceled them. To us they are two of the best family shows with no sex, violence or filth. Mr. and Mrs. Glen McPherson, Glendale
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1986
Several of my friends and myself went to see "Blue Velvet." Needless to say, it was sickening and we left in the middle before we lost our stomachs. The sad part is, I noticed so many young girls and boys absorbing the filth. JOSEPHINE B. WOOD San Gabriel
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
Production is proceeding as usual on CBS' "Two and a Half Men" following the criticsm of costar Angus T. Jones and his YouTube post labeling the comedy as "filth. " A spokesman for CBS said the show was on schedule as usual, noting that Jones' character, Jake Harper, is not in every episode this season. Harper at the end of last season joined the Army. The 19-year-old actor, in a testimonial posted Monday by the Forerunner Christian Church, told viewers not to watch the show, adding that he does not want to be on it. "Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Angus T. Jones, the "Half Man" part of "Two and a Half Men," has managed to keep a fairly low profile during the hit CBS sitcom's 10 seasons on the air. But now that Charlie Sheen has moved on, he has shockingly become the latest source of controversy for the aging series. In a testimonial video recorded for the Christian-themed website Forerunner Chronicles , the 19-year-old Jones told viewers that "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men,' and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it; please stop filling your head with filth.
OPINION
September 27, 2011 | By Sonya Sones
In 2001, I wrote a novel in verse called "What My Mother Doesn't Know. " It received a number of accolades, including being chosen an American Library Assn. "best book for young adults. " But the acclaim wasn't universal, as my mail made painfully clear. "Our young people should not have to be exposed to your erotic thoughts and feelings," one irate parent from Iowa wrote. "Your book should be removed from all junior high media bookshelves. That's what we will attempt to do here in Algona.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Social Distortion, Jan. 27; Giant New Year's Eve with ATB, Dec. 31 (Fri.) Music Box Adam Lambert, Dec. 15 (Fri.) Fox Theater Pomona Cradle of Filth, Feb. 5; Crystal Castles, March 3 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre John Mellencamp, April 8 (Fri.) Club Nokia Cradle of Filth, Feb. 8 (Fri.); Wu-Tang Clan, Dec. 5 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Vicente Fernández, Nov. 24 (Fri.
OPINION
July 8, 2010 | By Gary Polakovic
What a relief it will be when the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico gets plugged, ending the colossal mess caused by gushing crude. Or will it? Once the spill stops, oil will resume flowing as it always has, to be burned in engines, released to the sky and breathed deep into our bodies. We know now that these emissions contribute to a longer-term and perhaps ultimately more dangerous form of pollution — climate change. As deadly as the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is, the pollution pales in comparison with the hydrocarbons spilling into the air over our cities, farms and highways.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2009 | By James Marcus
It is very difficult to write even a small masterpiece. But there is something harder still: writing a sequel to a masterpiece. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. Proust, in his cork-lined solitude, topped himself with each successive installment of "In Search of Lost Time," and more recently, Marilynne Robinson followed "Gilead" with the equally stellar "Home." Still, most novelists avoid this cul-de-sac by starting each time with a clean slate. So Jane Gardam, whose works of fiction culminated with the glories of "Old Filth," deserves our praise for even attempting to produce a companion work, "The Man in the Wooden Hat."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2004
Like most liberal media pundits, David Shaw is fixated on Vice President Dick Cheney's apt response to Senate hack Patrick J. Leahy ("Words You Won't See in Your Daily Paper," Aug. 1). Comparing Cheney's totally private words to the public filth uttered by the clueless Whoopi Goldberg is a deceit most readers will see through. David Meyers Tujunga
NEWS
April 20, 1986
Father Flanagan may have said, "There's no such thing as a bad boy," but that's because he did not realize that television stations such as Channel 5 would ever mingle such filth as Playboy commercials with their "wholesome" weeknight family movies, i.e., "Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story." What hypocrites! Laura Estelle Pirott, Monterey Park
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2009 | Noel Murray
Monsters vs. Aliens Paramount, $29.99/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Five friendly monsters stand against an alien invasion in the aptly titled computer-animated comedy "Monsters vs. Aliens," a slapstick farce designed to look like something out of Mad magazine. The voice cast includes hip comedians Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson and Seth Rogen, but the MVP of the movie is Stephen Colbert, voicing a U.S. president who looks like . . . Stephen Colbert. Even without the intentionally kitschy 3-D effects, "Monsters vs. Aliens" is a hoot.
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