April 3, 1997
Friday: My boyfriend and I usually have friends over. We rent videos. I usually cook Mexican food, but I've been trying to apply what I've learned from the Oprah Winfrey "Cooking With Rosie" cookbook. I have been experimenting a lot, to all of my friends' dismay. We rent a lot of foreign movies, a lot of old classics. We like very campy stuff, like "Valley of the Dolls." Saturday morning: I go to my spinning class, the latest workout craze. It's sort of like a stationary bike and there's music.
January 19, 1996
Actors Richard Masur and Kitty Swink and activists Peg Yorkin and Eleanor Smeal will host the third annual "Choose to Laugh, Laugh to Choose" comedy event benefiting the National Clinic Defense Project, which works to keep women's health clinics open in the face of violence and harassment by abortion foes. The event--which marks the 23rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion--will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
August 6, 1993 |
In this era of multiple (and growing) TV channel options, the simplicity of the stand-up comedy show must be a tempting format for programmers and producers--rent a club, line up a few comedians and hope for the best. In the case of "Comedy Compadres" (premiering at 11:30 tonight on KTLA-TV Channel 5), the difference is that the program is a showcase for Latino comics.
September 24, 1999 |
Speedy screenwriter Dan Berendsen uses a little magic of his own to send America's favorite witch on her globe-trotting made-for-TV movies. On Sunday, Sabrina is off to Australia in "Sabrina Down Under." Last season, Berendsen had only 21 days to write the script for Melissa Joan Hart's well-received "Sabrina Goes to Rome" on ABC.
May 23, 1995 |
The WB Network will inaugurate its second season with a Sunday night block of comedies and a slate of new series featuring such stars as Kirk Cameron and former "Saturday Night Live" performer Ellen Cleghorne. Warner Bros.
October 18, 2009 |
The gig: The unofficial voice of "tween" America -- children between the ages of 9 and 14 -- Berendsen has written some of Disney Channel's most popular movies, including "The Cheetah Girls: One World," "Twitches" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," which was the top-rated telecast of the year, attracting 13.5 million viewers. He also penned "Hannah Montana: The Movie," the big-screen adaptation of the popular television series, which grossed nearly $155 million in worldwide ticket sales.