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August 30, 1992 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Every man has his price. What's yours? --Jimmy Hoffa If Danny DeVito were a rubber band, he'd be ready to snap. For two days, the director has been trying to shoot a complicated sequence in "Hoffa," which stars Jack Nicholson as Jimmy Hoffa, dark prince of the American labor movement. Nothing is going right. The sound is garbled. Extras knock over chairs. A flock of pigeons flies across the sound stage's cavernous rafters, making a racket.
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April 13, 2014 | By Evan Kindley
“Biography is hard work,” William Todd Schultz announced to the audience gathered to hear him and two other authors speak on “The Artist as Influencer” in the spacious auditorium of USC's Andrus Gerontology Center on Sunday morning. "Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith" is Schultz's third biography, following books on Diane Arbus and Truman Capote. Though Smith has a considerable cult following as a singer-songwriter, Schultz had never even heard of him until five years ago, when he happened to overhear his daughter playing his song “Waltz #2” and he was struck by its “ineffable perfection.” Schultz's day job as a professor of psychology at Pacific University near Portland, Ore., helped him when it came to Smith's experience with depression and psychiatric drugs.
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September 23, 1990
Thank you very much for the treat of the Two Jacks--Mathews and Nicholson ("Jack, Laid-Back," by Jack Mathews, Aug. 5). I've been enjoying Mathews since he was with the Detroit Free Press and Nicholson before that, I suppose. Jack Nicholson can put a friendly face on evil better than any American actor, including Brando. That's why I had to laugh when he said: "The rogue male is a character the audience just won't buy." Hey, Jack! This is Fred you're talking to. If that were true, you wouldn't have a career.
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December 25, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Jennifer Lawrence's looks bring up fond memories for one 76-year-old actor and fellow Oscar winner -- fond memories that warrant some lavish gift-giving. This generous gentleman's name? Jack Nicholson. Earlier this year, the "American Hustle" star appeared star-struck when "The Shining" actor dropped in on her backstage interview after she won the best actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook. " "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos and Lawrence shared a hearty laugh because of the peeping Nicholson, who congratulated the starlet on her praised performance in February.
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February 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jack Nicholson and Jennifer Lawrence crossed paths backstage at the Oscars on Sunday night in a collision that pitted charm against charm, with the result being, well, charming. Lawrence was describing her shock at receiving the lead actress Oscar to "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos when Jack stepped into view, shaking the interviewer's hand and flattering a stunned J-Law. After a mutual-praise exchange that had Lawrence gushing about loving "all" of Nicholson's movies, he began to take his leave.
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December 25, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Jennifer Lawrence's looks bring up fond memories for one 76-year-old actor and fellow Oscar winner -- fond memories that warrant some lavish gift-giving. This generous gentleman's name? Jack Nicholson. Earlier this year, the "American Hustle" star appeared star-struck when "The Shining" actor dropped in on her backstage interview after she won the best actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook. " "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos and Lawrence shared a hearty laugh because of the peeping Nicholson, who congratulated the starlet on her praised performance in February.
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June 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Maria Menounos' sports affiliations keep getting her into trouble. The "Extra" host is a self-proclaimed "die-hard" Boston Celtics fan and has no problems trash-talking and taunting players. And on Wednesday, the 35-year-old explained on "Conan" that "the ultimate" Lakers fan Jack Nicholson had her booted from Game 6 of the Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Finals game in 2010. "Dane Cook and I were sitting courtside, we made it our business, our like second job to go to all these games and really rally for our team," she said.
HOME & GARDEN
April 4, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Malibu property owned by actor Jack Nicholson is on the market at $4.25 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The 70-acre site includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool and a grotto-style spa. The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views and is zoned for equestrian use. Its 2,313 square feet of living space include three bedrooms, two...
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March 6, 2013
Feeling a little rebellious? Frustrated with authority? You can't do much better than to spend Saturday night picking fights with Jack Nicholson at the Egyptian Theatre. It's a trifecta of discontent that begins with 1969's "Easy Rider," then 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" before closing with 1973's "The Last Detail. " I love all three for the way they show the actor's rising power and so did the academy, nominating Nicholson for an Oscar each time ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" brought his first win in '76)
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August 10, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Meryl Streep might be one of the world's most acclaimed performers, but that doesn't mean she's too good to dish the dirt on her many famous costars. And thank goodness for that, because in an appearance Thursday night on “Watch What Happens Live!” to promote her new comedy, “Hope Springs,” Streep was about as candid - yet somehow still gracious - as a living legend can be. The highlight of the appearance was a round of “Plead the Fifth,” the devilishly clever game that host Andy Cohen uses to get guarded celebrities to go off-script.
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November 21, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies. " At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"? "It's not something I set out to do and not something I plan to do," says Dern. "It's just something the character comes up with that the screenwriter did not put on the page. An interjection or snapping my fingers down at my side. I did that in 'Drive, He Said' to let everyone know this basketball coach I was playing had a little game.
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August 9, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Though actress Karen Black never stopped working, news of her passing this week at age 74 sent me back to the 1970s. That era -- a transformative cultural moment for women in general -- had the films I remember the actress in most. It actually starts on the eve of the decade with 1969's “Easy Rider,” the movie that put Black on Hollywood's radar. (She had already made an imprint on stage).  It's hard to forget her portrayal of a leggy prostitute with a long tangle of brown curls taking an LSD-fueled trip with Dennis Hopper during Mardi Gras in that seminal film.
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June 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Maria Menounos, an outspoken Boston Celtics fan, revealed to Conan O'Brien this week that Jack Nicholson had her booted from her courtside seats during the 2010 NBA Finals. Menounos, currently a host on " Extra ," told O'Brien she was rallying her team on the road during Game 6 when, "I get booted! These guys come and pull us out of courtside. " Relocated to the Chairman's Lounge at Staples Center, she saw Nicholson at halftime -- "I see they moved your seat," laughed Nicholson, according to Menounos.
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June 6, 2013 | Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood. Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" into Oregon State Hospital for 14 weeks as they made the 1975 movie that became an Oscar-winning classic. Brooks believed so strongly in the film that he played a hospital psychiatrist, a go-along, get-along type who was tragically unwilling to rock the boat.
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April 13, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer, retailer and Hollywood royalty Jennifer Nicholson, who once headlined Los Angeles Fashion Week and showed her collections in New York, has returned to fashion after a nearly five-year hiatus. Her new venture is Pearl Drop, a Venice boutique with a "boho goddess festival vibe," opened just in time to dress customers for this month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of Nicholson's favorite springtime excursions. Located on Lincoln Boulevard in the up-and-coming retail area known as the Linc that's become an alternative to crowded Abbot Kinney, Pearl Drop showcases mostly California-based labels, plus pieces that Nicholson has designed herself under the Pearl Drop label.
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April 12, 2013 | By Booth Moore
“It's an Instagram dream,” Jennifer Nicholson says of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , which starts Friday for the first of two successive weekends. “When it comes to fashion, you see everything there first.” Nicholson, the fashion designer daughter of actor Jack Nicholson, recently returned to her career after a five-year hiatus while raising her children. She has opened a new boutique, Pearl Drop, on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, as I wrote last week . (And I'll have more details in this Sunday's Image section)
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December 15, 2000
Don Devlin, 70, producer and collaborator with actor Jack Nicholson. Born in New York's Bronx, Devlin served in the Army and then studied acting at the Greenwich Village Dramatic Workshop. He began his career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing in such films as "Three Violent People" and "Blood of Dracula." He later moved into producing, and with Nicholson wrote the script for the 1963 film "Thunder Island." Devlin produced Nicholson's "The Fortune" in 1975 and "The Witches of Eastwick" in 1987.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013
Feeling a little rebellious? Frustrated with authority? You can't do much better than to spend Saturday night picking fights with Jack Nicholson at the Egyptian Theatre. It's a trifecta of discontent that begins with 1969's "Easy Rider," then 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" before closing with 1973's "The Last Detail. " I love all three for the way they show the actor's rising power and so did the academy, nominating Nicholson for an Oscar each time ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" brought his first win in '76)
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