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July 11, 2013
It's just one of those timeless imponderables: Why do "NCIS" fans hate Jamie Lee Curtis so much? Now that CBS has announced that Cote de Pablo is leaving the No. 1-rated crime drama after a popular eight-season run, the show's rabid fan base has a message for the producers: We don't need no stinking Curtis. The former "True Lies" star and current Activia yogurt spokeswoman set ratings ablaze a couple seasons back when she turned up as a love interest for Gibbs (Mark Harmon). In fact, the producers were so pleased with the numbers that they stretched her two-episode run for more outings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
It's just one of those timeless imponderables: Why do "NCIS" fans hate Jamie Lee Curtis so much? Now that CBS has announced that Cote de Pablo is leaving the No. 1-rated crime drama after a popular eight-season run, the show's rabid fan base has a message for the producers: We don't need no stinking Curtis. The former "True Lies" star and current Activia yogurt spokeswoman set ratings ablaze a couple seasons back when she turned up as a love interest for Gibbs (Mark Harmon). In fact, the producers were so pleased with the numbers that they stretched her two-episode run for more outings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
First, she had her virginal, teen-scream-queen period. Then, a lusty, expose-your-body, sex-bomb period. Next, she went through a sweet, art house-only phase and most recently, she's thrived as a wacky comedian. Now, Jamie Lee Curtis is launching her blue period--well, her "Blue Steel" period. And she's anything but blue.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jamie Lee Curtis is not happy, and Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars broadcast are to blame. MacFarlane, the Oscars and ... that song. (You know the one. But more on that later.) The "True Lies" and "Halloween" actress let her criticism fly in an opinion piece for the Huffington Post. "I was offended last week," she wrote Friday, referencing the Feb. 24 broadcast. "As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer.
NEWS
October 15, 1995 | SUSAN KING
Jamie Lee Curtis is holding court in a suite at the Four Seasons hotel in West Los Angeles to chat about "The Heidi Chronicles." The spunky 36-year-old actress is in great spirits, cracking jokes and egging the TNT publicist to cut her hair as short as Curtis' new 'do. But when the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sits down to begin the interview, she becomes a great deal more serious. See, she's decided to make some big changes in her life and career.
NEWS
September 18, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the rest of Hollywood scrambles and stutters in response to the latest round of rebukes in the anti-blood and -gore campaign, Jamie Lee Curtis just happens to be sitting in the catbird seat. The original scream queen, who helped launch the slasher movie genre with "Halloween," "Prom Night," "Terror Train" and "The Fog," now writes children's books. Good children's books, sweet and funny children's books, the kind that parents don't mind reading 173 times. A week.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1994 | JAN BRESLAUER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Half-a-dozen years ago, when the Heidi of the hour wasn't a madam but a Ms., Wendy Wasserstein's play "The Heidi Chronicles" captured the Angst of a generation. The tale of a 40ish urbanite struggling to balance her personal longings with her commitment to the women's movement, it was one of the relatively few dramas written by a woman ever to achieve mainstream success. Now "The Heidi Chronicles" is being made into a TV movie by the TNT cable channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2004 | Nancy Griffin, Special to The Times
On a winter morning in the thick of Hollywood's awards season, Golden Globe nominee Jamie Lee Curtis is standing in her office, preparing to zip off to a couple of appointments in her black Mercedes. She's looking sleekly successful in diamond earrings and a Jill Sander suit, which, she insists, "is not black, it's espresso, darling," but she's talking about her missing jaw. "I had been saying to my friend," she says, " 'What happened to my jaw?'
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1998 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Kevin Williamson was 12 years old, he went to see "Halloween," John Carpenter's 1978 low-budget horror film, 10 times. The movie's intense impact on its audience--which alternately shrieked at and talked to the screen, warning the characters of their doom--made him decide, then and there, to become a filmmaker. In 1996, he made good on that vow. Williamson's horror-comedy "Scream"--his screenwriting debut--was packed with references to "Halloween" and other scary films.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2000
COSTA MESA 2pm Signing Jamie Lee Curtis kicked off her acting career in the 1978 slasher classic, "Halloween." But the original "scream queen" has added another category to her resume: best-selling author of sweet and funny children's books. The latest from the mother of two is "Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery." * Jamie Lee Curtis will sign "Where Do Balloons Go?" at the carousel in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 2 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
To consider the baffling, would-be romantic- comedy "You Again," it's best to use the words of one of the movie's male characters, who sputters at one point: "I don't pretend to have the slightest clue about the way it works in the girl world. Quite frankly, it frightens and confuses me. " That this line was penned by a woman, first-time screenwriter Moe Jelline, adds a certain level of irony, of course. You figure that most women — and men too, if they're older than, say, 15 — know a thing or two about the girl world.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2004 | Nancy Griffin, Special to The Times
On a winter morning in the thick of Hollywood's awards season, Golden Globe nominee Jamie Lee Curtis is standing in her office, preparing to zip off to a couple of appointments in her black Mercedes. She's looking sleekly successful in diamond earrings and a Jill Sander suit, which, she insists, "is not black, it's espresso, darling," but she's talking about her missing jaw. "I had been saying to my friend," she says, " 'What happened to my jaw?'
NEWS
August 7, 2003 | Andre Chautard, Special to The Times
Chad Michael Murray laughs at the notion that he is anything like the teenage heartthrobs he's playing on the WB network and now on the big screen. "I was a nerd in high school," the 21-year-old says. "I didn't get any girls. So playing these roles is fun. I'm going: 'Look at this. People think that I'm cool.' I'm getting to relive high school not getting beat up every day."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2003 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
The movies haven't always known what to do with Jamie Lee Curtis since she abdicated her role as the screen's reigning scream queen. The vocally robust star of John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic "Halloween," Curtis has in the years since had the sort of middling movie career of an actress who never managed to ascend to major stardom yet was somehow too big for character parts.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
In what was one of the more candid acceptance speeches heard yet in L.A. social circles, Jamie Lee Curtis challenged the organization that presented her with its Humanitarian Award: "I'm not sure why a group that is teen-related would honor a 44-year-old white chick who is a drug addict and an alcoholic -- recovering, by the way," she told the hundreds of supporters gathered at a benefit for Teen Line, a counseling hotline at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2000
COSTA MESA 2pm Signing Jamie Lee Curtis kicked off her acting career in the 1978 slasher classic, "Halloween." But the original "scream queen" has added another category to her resume: best-selling author of sweet and funny children's books. The latest from the mother of two is "Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery." * Jamie Lee Curtis will sign "Where Do Balloons Go?" at the carousel in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 2 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1998
* Harvest Festival--Arts, crafts festival featuring handmade gifts, clothing, food, furniture and demonstrations will be featured at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting Friday. * Creation Science Convention--LeVar Burton, Jamie Lee Curtis and others are scheduled to appear beginning Saturday at the Burbank Airport Hilton. * Outdoor South Bay Antique Faire--Antiques and collectibles will be featured Sunday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Anything but Gone: ABC has reconsidered its cancellation of the Jamie Lee Curtis/Richard Lewis sitcom "Anything but Love," a source close to the show said Tuesday. ABC would not confirm that a deal with 20th Century Fox television has been finalized, but the producers are gearing up to produce nine episodes as a midseason replacement. Peter Noah will return to oversee the show's creative staff and all the key actors will be back, though at present the show does not have a sound stage or a crew.
NEWS
September 18, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the rest of Hollywood scrambles and stutters in response to the latest round of rebukes in the anti-blood and -gore campaign, Jamie Lee Curtis just happens to be sitting in the catbird seat. The original scream queen, who helped launch the slasher movie genre with "Halloween," "Prom Night," "Terror Train" and "The Fog," now writes children's books. Good children's books, sweet and funny children's books, the kind that parents don't mind reading 173 times. A week.
MAGAZINE
September 19, 1999 | Mark Ehrman
HYPED AS: "A Hollywood Frame of Mind," an art opening/fund-raiser at "respected celebrity hairstylist" Tina Cassaday's Beverly Hills salon. * REALITY: Double-hosted by Hitchcock leading ladies Janet Leigh and Tippi Hedren ("Psycho" and "The Birds," respectively), the event presents 17 oil paintings of film stars for sale and auctions off donated movie packages to raise money for Hedren's Shambala animal preserve and the Leigh-backed Motion Picture Television Fund.
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