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September 29, 2011
'How to Be a Gentleman' Where: CBS When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday Rating: TV-PG-DL (may be unsuitable for young children with advisories for suggestive dialogue and coarse language)
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HOME & GARDEN
March 28, 2014 | By Amy Helmes
Approaching self-declared spinsterhood, I blamed Jane Austen. Having read all her novels and watched achingly gorgeous film adaptations thereof, I would consider only men who epitomized one of those gallant and stouthearted Regency-era heroes (barring the breeches and riding jackets because, well, I had to be realistic). Yet here was the sad but universal truth: If Jane Austen couldn't find a suitable mate in her day and age - she never married - there was no way in hell I'd ever find my "Mr. Darcy" in L.A., of all places.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The musical comedy “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder” may be nearly as nimble as its lead actor, Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple characters and dies no less than eight times in the production. In its third incarnation, the production will transfer to Broadway this fall, its producers announced Thursday. “A Gentleman's Guide,” based on the Roy Horniman novel “Israel Rank” and directed by Darko Tresnjak, had a joint world premiere as a co-production between the Hartford Stage last fall and the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where it recently finished a March 8 to April 14 run. It's set in Britain in the Edwardian era and follows a could-be duke ninth in line to inherit the title.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2013 | By David Ng
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the period musical comedy starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on Sunday, following engagements at the Old Globe in San Diego and the Hartford Stage Co. in Connecticut.  The musical is adapted from the Roy Horniman novel that was the basis for the 1949 Alec Guinness movie "Kind Hearts and Coronets. " Just as Guinness incarnated the members of the fictional D'Ysquith family, both male and female, Mays dons all sorts of costumes and wigs to evoke the aristocratic British family whose members are killed off by an ambitious social climber, played by Bryce Pinkham.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"I am one of the last of my kind," says etiquette columnist Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby) at the very top of "How to Be a Gentleman," a new series from CBS, where all comedies are multi-camera comedies, as in days of old, when "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" ruled the air. "I open the door for ladies, but I am not a doorman ... I put out cigarettes, but I am not a cigarette putter-out man. " What Andrew is is a throwback, an etiquette columnist at...
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Kevin Durant is a nice guy. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has shown that time and again, perhaps most notably back in November when he kissed a woman on the forehead after a ball that he passed hit her on the face. A similar situation took place Sunday in Phoenix during the Thunder's 97-69 victory over the Suns. A ball inadvertently slapped by Durant smacked a woman right in the head. Durant immediately went over to check on the woman, whose head was still down after the collision with the ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Lisa Blount, who played Debra Winger's best friend in the 1982 movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" and later shared an Academy Award as executive producer of the live-action short film "The Accountant," was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday by her mother. She was 53. Blount, the wife of actor and filmmaker Ray McKinnon, was found in bed holding a cellphone, which she had last used Monday when she told a friend she wasn't feeling well, according to Little Rock police.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2011
The 30th annual Ragga Muffins Festival takes over the Long Beach Arena for two days of reggae and roots music, plus crafts and a vendor village. Saturday's lineup includes Bunny Wailer, Rebelution, Gyptian and Half Pint. Sunday features Israel Vibration, Gentleman, I-Octane plus many more. Long Beach Arena. 300 E. Ocean Blvd. 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $47. http://www.raggamuffinsfestival.com.
NEWS
March 17, 1991
What a pleasure to read your affectionate and well-researched tribute to five black historians. Oh, please, could you send a copy to Mortimer Adler, the gentleman who thinks that only white history is generic to the Western World? TINA TOMIYAMA Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997
Re "Minding Manners in Moscow," Dec. 24: Vera Ignatieva commented, "You cannot act like a gentleman when you are dressed like a laborer." Yes, you can. Being a gentleman is more than dressing properly and knowing what fork to use. It has more to do with attitude and your concern for others. On the buses I have seen working men give up their seats, while businessmen (whom Ignatieva would probably consider gentlemen) did not even look up. Another example can be seen in James Cameron's "Titanic," in Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack Dawson.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Susan King
Lucille Ball took Robert Osborne under her wing more than 50 years ago when the Turner Classic Movies host was a fledgling young actor in Hollywood. The legendary "I Love Lucy'" star ended up changing the course of Osborne's life. Osborne's acting career was slowly building in the late 1950s. He was under contract to Ball and Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions and had guest-star roles on TV series. He even appeared on the pilot episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies. " But one day, Ball took the native of Colfax, Wash., aside and told him, "you could be an actor, and I think you could be a success at it," recalled Osborne, 81. "But it's not going to make you happy.
SPORTS
July 5, 2013 | Helene Elliott
WIMBLEDON, England - After a series of upsets had scrambled both halves of the draw, after an epically riveting and sportsmanlike men's semifinal Friday was followed by a semifinal soured by whining, it all came out right, anyway. No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face No. 2 Andy Murray of Great Britain for the Wimbledon men's title Sunday, and that's how it should be. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, and No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina graced Center Court for 4 hours 43 minutes - a Wimbledon semifinal record - before Djokovic prevailed, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The musical comedy “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder” may be nearly as nimble as its lead actor, Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple characters and dies no less than eight times in the production. In its third incarnation, the production will transfer to Broadway this fall, its producers announced Thursday. “A Gentleman's Guide,” based on the Roy Horniman novel “Israel Rank” and directed by Darko Tresnjak, had a joint world premiere as a co-production between the Hartford Stage last fall and the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where it recently finished a March 8 to April 14 run. It's set in Britain in the Edwardian era and follows a could-be duke ninth in line to inherit the title.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
The great poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was already one of Spain's most popular writers when he was executed by right-wing militiamen in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His body has never been found. The shadowy circumstances of murder, together with the posthumous publication of several more of his plays and poetry collections, have only fed the Lorca legend. In Carlos Rojas' splendid and wildly creative novel, "The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell," the dead writer watches his last, fateful days replayed in a private theater in the underworld.
SPORTS
April 30, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
What happened at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night was entirely scripted. But scripts are rarely followed in sports, especially in baseball, which why the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies was perhaps more significant for the marketing department than it was for the players. The Dodgers handed out bobblehead dolls of Hanley Ramirez, who not only made his first start of the season but was two for four with a home run and a double. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Colorado 2 Pop star Psy visited the ballpark to promote his music, and fellow South Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Another song, another record -- that's how it's going for Psy. After setting the record for most YouTube views ever with "Gangnam Style" last year, Psy followed up with the single "Gentleman" this month, and it took the new video just a day to start breaking records of its own. According to YouTube, " Gentleman " notched more than 38 million views April 14, taking the record for most views on a single day away from 2012 viral video ...
SPORTS
February 23, 1991
Regarding a typographical error in The Times: When translating "Vlade Ivac" to both English and NBA play, the D is omitted. This glaring error was noted recently by an elderly gentleman from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Robert Parish. TOM TRUMPLER Camarillo
SPORTS
March 29, 1986
The soul of KABC's "Sportstalk" is dead. With the departure of Tommy Hawkins, gone are the intimate, personal interviews. Gone is a gracious gentleman that exemplifies integrity and sportsmanship. NANCY M. BROERMAN Seal Beach
BUSINESS
April 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Psy's new music video "Gentleman" is not only breaking YouTube records, hitting more than 145 million views in less than a week, it just got banned by his home country's biggest TV broadcaster. South Korea's KBS, a state-funded broadcaster, said Thursday it was banning the video because it shows Psy kicking a traffic cone with a "no parking" sign on it. The TV network says it has a policy prohibiting the showing of videos that abuse public property. The ban comes as "Gentleman," the follow-up to 2012's incredibly popular "Gangnam Style" that premiered last Saturday, gallops into YouTube record books.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Korean pop star Psy -- you know, the guy who made your parents ask "what is a 'Gangnam Style' " -- is back with the follow-up to the incredibly popular song. "Gentleman," is another foot-stomping, frenetic dance groove built around a basic chorus. The video delivers more cheeky irreverence from the pop star. In the video, Psy channels his inner “mean girl” and pulls off an array of sophomorish pranks, including dialing up a woman's treadmill, preventing a man from going to the restroom, kicking a soccer ball away from kids and digging in his backside and putting his fingers in someone's face.
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