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May 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
When "Inside the Actors Studio" quietly made its debut in 1994, Bravo was a decade-plus-old, little-watched cable network that aired highbrow art films, opera and ballet. Nineteen years, 300 guests and 15 Emmy nominations later, the show, one of Bravo's first original series, remains the lone holdout in a lineup populated by Real Housewives, an earnest oasis on a top-10 cable network where guilty pleasures pay the bills. The long-running series celebrates its 250th episode Wednesday with a two-hour special featuring new interviews with Dave Chappelle, Katie Couric and Jennifer Lopez.
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June 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
James Gandolfini, who made his mark playing troubled mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy from a possible heart attack. He was 51. The actor left a notable imprint in Hollywood with an acting career that included television, theater and film. Upon hearing of his death, many of his colleagues expressed their condolences via social media. Here are a few notable tweets: PHOTOS: Celebrities react on Twitter Susan Sarandon: "So sad to lose James Gandolfini.
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July 11, 2011
SERIES James May Drinks to Britain: Your host bends an elbow in this spirited new travelogue (7:20 and 10:20 p.m. BBC America). Inside the Actors Studio: "Friends'" Jennifer Aniston discusses her career with host James Lipton (8 p.m. Bravo). Eureka: The quirky series returns with new episodes (8 p.m. Syfy), followed by the season premiere of "Warehouse 13" (9 p.m.). Man vs. Wild: Jake Gyllenhaal joins host Bear Grylls in Iceland in the season premiere of the outdoor adventure series (9 p.m. Discovery)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
When "Inside the Actors Studio" quietly made its debut in 1994, Bravo was a decade-plus-old, little-watched cable network that aired highbrow art films, opera and ballet. Nineteen years, 300 guests and 15 Emmy nominations later, the show, one of Bravo's first original series, remains the lone holdout in a lineup populated by Real Housewives, an earnest oasis on a top-10 cable network where guilty pleasures pay the bills. The long-running series celebrates its 250th episode Wednesday with a two-hour special featuring new interviews with Dave Chappelle, Katie Couric and Jennifer Lopez.
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October 8, 2004 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
By now, everyone knows it isn't cool to still be a fan of Bravo's long-running interview show, "Inside the Actors Studio." For one thing, the sucking up of its host, the bearded oddity James Lipton, has been so over-the-top for so long that even the lampoons of him on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons" don't look like exaggerations. The website jumptheshark.com has a running debate on when, not whether, the show became a spoof of its former greatness.
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October 14, 2002 | Donald Liebenson, Special to The Times
With the Bravo network's new series "Second City Presents ... With Bill Zehme," comedy has its own "Inside the Actors Studio." The host, a much taller, clean-shaven, more ebullient version of James Lipton, devotes each one-hour episode to one comedian or comic actor. Eschewing Lipton's signature blue note cards, Zehme consults his "Big Book of Comedy" to chart that performer's career, which is illuminated by conversation and illustrated with representative film clips.
NEWS
February 21, 2007 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
'SHE'S going to give us good popcorn, fresh," James Lipton announces, "because she loves the show." He's right on both counts: The young woman behind the snack counter goes to the popper to fill two bags with the most freshly popped corn, then says that yes, indeed, she adores "Inside the Actors Studio," especially his interview with Angelina Jolie. Told that Lipton is about to have Diana Ross on, she asks if he's seen "Dreamgirls."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
James Gandolfini, who made his mark playing troubled mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy from a possible heart attack. He was 51. The actor left a notable imprint in Hollywood with an acting career that included television, theater and film. Upon hearing of his death, many of his colleagues expressed their condolences via social media. Here are a few notable tweets: PHOTOS: Celebrities react on Twitter Susan Sarandon: "So sad to lose James Gandolfini.
NEWS
June 15, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies This Morning Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Adam Sandler; Justin Bieber; Norah Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America The Beach Boys perform; Chris Evert and John McEnroe.
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March 13, 2013 | By Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times
The crowd at New York's legendary Comedy Cellar is always primed for high-profile drop-ins like Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld. But this was different. Dave Chappelle was in New York - and on stage. Chappelle, one of the country's most sought-after yet reclusive comedians after walking away in 2005 from his still-influential Comedy Central show, spent three recent nights onstage at the Cellar, sometimes joined by friends, including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans and Paul Mooney.
NEWS
June 15, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies This Morning Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Adam Sandler; Justin Bieber; Norah Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America The Beach Boys perform; Chris Evert and John McEnroe.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2011
SERIES James May Drinks to Britain: Your host bends an elbow in this spirited new travelogue (7:20 and 10:20 p.m. BBC America). Inside the Actors Studio: "Friends'" Jennifer Aniston discusses her career with host James Lipton (8 p.m. Bravo). Eureka: The quirky series returns with new episodes (8 p.m. Syfy), followed by the season premiere of "Warehouse 13" (9 p.m.). Man vs. Wild: Jake Gyllenhaal joins host Bear Grylls in Iceland in the season premiere of the outdoor adventure series (9 p.m. Discovery)
NEWS
February 21, 2007 | Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
'SHE'S going to give us good popcorn, fresh," James Lipton announces, "because she loves the show." He's right on both counts: The young woman behind the snack counter goes to the popper to fill two bags with the most freshly popped corn, then says that yes, indeed, she adores "Inside the Actors Studio," especially his interview with Angelina Jolie. Told that Lipton is about to have Diana Ross on, she asks if he's seen "Dreamgirls."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
By now, everyone knows it isn't cool to still be a fan of Bravo's long-running interview show, "Inside the Actors Studio." For one thing, the sucking up of its host, the bearded oddity James Lipton, has been so over-the-top for so long that even the lampoons of him on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons" don't look like exaggerations. The website jumptheshark.com has a running debate on when, not whether, the show became a spoof of its former greatness.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2002 | Donald Liebenson, Special to The Times
With the Bravo network's new series "Second City Presents ... With Bill Zehme," comedy has its own "Inside the Actors Studio." The host, a much taller, clean-shaven, more ebullient version of James Lipton, devotes each one-hour episode to one comedian or comic actor. Eschewing Lipton's signature blue note cards, Zehme consults his "Big Book of Comedy" to chart that performer's career, which is illuminated by conversation and illustrated with representative film clips.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2006 | Craig Tepper, Special to The Times
IF an "Inside the Actors Studio" interview between James Lipton and filmmaker Albert Brooks had been conducted last week, it might have gone something like this: James Lipton: We're talking about Mr. Brooks' new film, "Looking for Humor in the Muslim World," in light of recent events. Making movies is such a tough, tough business, isn't it? You simply never know. The rioting, the flag-burnings. Did you ever, in your wildest imaginings -- Albert Brooks: Of course not. My God, no!
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