April 15, 1990 |
If Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Spike Lee and Robert Townsend are starting pitchers--performers who have caused Hollywood to flip up its color blinders--then Keenen Ivory Wayans is pitching relief. Wayans has not yet received the public attention heaped upon his peers, despite his innings on the mound.
June 18, 1993 |
"There's the Mayor ," someone whispered with a tone of respect. Across the lawn at Norman Lear's house, holding court with some of Hollywood's power elite, stood Teddy Kollek, the 82-year-old six-term mayor of Jerusalem, his city's master-builder, symbol of coexistence between Jews and Arabs, and someone who knows about power and infighting.
October 17, 1991
Actor Robert Townsend will headline a night of comedy and live music at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 to benefit The Vision: Crossroads National Education and Arts Center, 4310 Degnan Blvd. The education and arts center, founded by actress Marla Gibbs, sponsors acting classes and theater productions. Townsend wrote, produced and starred in the movies "Hollywood Shuffle" and "The Five Heartbeats."
September 13, 1992
Thank you for "Hollywood Shuffle" (Aug. 31), printed the same day as the Emmy Awards news and listing just some of the (entertainment industry's) repeated marriages, divorces and live-ins. The only thing they can do while patting themselves on their backs is to distract us by Quayle-bashing because they don't know the first thing about family values. The few that do believe in marriage commitment and raising their children with solid morals: Speak up. We can't see you through all the media (depiction of)
May 8, 1990 |
The Grammy-winning hard rock group Living Colour has sued Fox Broadcasting Co., claiming that the network's new "In Living Color" show stole the band's name and logo. The lawsuit, filed Friday in New York, seeks an injunction against Fox and producers of the Saturday night comedy as well as unspecified damages. "In Living Color" producer Tamara Rawitt declined to comment, as did Brad Turell, senior vice president of Fox.
August 26, 2005
Re "Hollywood shuffle," editorial, Aug. 25 I cannot believe that any elected member of a government would even consider giving a tax break to the entertainment industry, which confuses its investors about profit and loss. This hypocrisy on the part of the star-struck politicians gave me an idea: Why not refuse to let any movie not principally made in California use the term "Hollywood" in its promotional material? This may sound silly at first, but think about the long-term effect.