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January 3, 2012
'Work It' Where: ABC When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-PG-DL (may be unsuitable for young children with advisories for suggestive dialogue and coarse language) 'Jane by Design' Where: ABC Family When: 9 and 10 p.m. Tuesday Rating: Not rated
April 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000. The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign. "It was one big space," said decorator Heidi Toll, who worked with Navarro to design the loft. So they carved out rooms within the open-plan space by using different finishes and features.
August 16, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup. It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of primping products. She also makes the declaration while a professional makeup artist touches up her glossy pout and shimmery eyelids. Rounding out her look are towering stilettos, voluminously teased blond hair, French-tipped nails and a cleavage-baring shirt just sheer enough to show off a belly button jewel.
April 14, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Los Angeles Ballet staged its annual gala on Saturday, honoring philanthropist Lori Milken, actress Jane Seymour and entertainer Paula Abdul. (The latter came in from down under, where she is a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance Australia,” staying in town for not much longer than it took to collect her award.) The program: Los Angeles Ballet's artistic directors, Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, together with Executive Director Julie Whittaker, introduced Milken, who praised the company not only for its performances but also for its many programs that bring dance to a diversity of communities and offer free tickets, classes, lectures and demonstrations to disadvantaged children, their parents and military personnel.
February 15, 1987
At the time of its occurrence, the Vietnam War was generally regarded as a shameful, horrible fiasco. Today (witness "Platoon," et al.), the war is viewed in retrospect as having engendered its participants with a certain tragic-heroic nobility. It is a tribute to the human spirit that only pleasant memories perrsist. I look forward to the day when we all remember the Vietnam War as actually having been fun.
July 21, 1987 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Three cheers for "Leave It to Jane." Well, two. Your true "Jane"-ite demands perfection, and George Schaefer's revival for Musical Comedy/L.A. falls short of that. But compared to "The Boys From Syracuse," the company's opening show at the James A. Doolittle Theatre, it's divine. Let's say that progress is being made. Students of the American musical should certainly not miss "Jane."
September 12, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
Writer-director Kat Coiro follows up her romantic comedy "Life Happens," whose farce hinged on an unplanned pregnancy, with the sober drama "And While We Were Here," whose central conflict stems from a miscarriage. "Life's" Kate Bosworth stars as Jane, an uptight writer who dresses kind of frumpily for someone who claims to be the party and fashion reporter for Town & Country U.K. She accompanies her musician husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip to Naples, where she intends to finish transcribing her grandmother's life story.
January 24, 2008
'Becoming Jane': The Also This Week DVD column in Sunday's Calendar section said that "Becoming Jane" would be released Jan. 22. It will come out Feb. 12.
August 3, 1994 | MIKE DOWNEY
An American couple--we'll call them Ted and Jane--meet over vodka with a Russian couple, Boris and Natasha, as the Goodwill Games draw to an end. Ted: "To a great success!" Jane: "Here, here!" Boris: "Where?" Ted: "Here." Natasha: "St. Petersburg, darling." Ted: "The former Leningrad!" Jane: "I liked Lenin." Ted: "I know, I know." Boris: "To goodwill between men." Natasha: "And women, darling." Ted: "Did you enjoy the Games?" Boris: "Oh, yes." Natasha: "Very much."
February 6, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Above the Fold," the title of former New York Times reporter Bernard Weinraub's stacked new morality play about 21st century journalism now at the Pasadena Playhouse, reveals the author's background as an ink-stained dinosaur. For tablet-reading news junkies under 40, the expression refers to the placement on the front page of a broadsheet newspaper that attracts the most eyeballs and therefore wields the most influence. The very appealing Taraji P. Henson, best known for her role in the CBS crime drama "Person of Interest," stars as Jane, an ambitious reporter at a prestige New York newspaper who's tired of writing lifestyle pieces about trendy Harlem restaurants.
April 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover. The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans. " I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. Also, Rupert Murdoch talks business and his personal life with Fortune and the Hollywood Reporter looks back at the aftershocks of Disney President Frank Wells' death 20 years ago. Daily Dose: Former Fox and UPN senior executive Adam Ware has joined the Tennis Channel as senior vice president and head of digital media.
April 9, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Usually, Stephen Colbert asserts his dominance over his guests. It's how he's become a late night superstar and has landed at the top of many viewers' wish lists to replace David Letterman on CBS. But Tuesday night, it was famed primatolgist Jane Goodall who showed Colbert how to behave. "If I were a chimp that you were meeting for the first time, would there be something different about your body language right now?" Colbert asked. Ever game, Goodall said she'd demonstrate and had Colbert stand up and assume an ape-like posture.
April 8, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
One Tony Award winner is already a lock, with organizers of the theater awards ceremony announcing that costume designer Jane Greenwood would be this year's recipient of a special Tony for lifetime achievement. Tuesday's announcement included the following words of praise from Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theater Wing: "It is our honor to present Jane with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work in costume design and for her dedication to the theatre.
March 19, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be clocking in together once again.  The actresses, who co-starred in the classic 1980 workplace comedy "9 to 5," will team up again in "Grace and Frankie," a new single-camera sitcom for Netflix. The series also boasts a creative team that includes Howard J. Morris, writer and producer of 'Sullivan & Son," and Marta Kauffman, co-creator of a little show known as "Friends" as well as "Dream On," an early original series on HBO. Through 13 half-hour episodes, "Grace and Frankie" will explore the relationship between two women in their twilight years, Grace (Fonda)
March 17, 2014 | By Susan King
The USC School of Dramatic Arts is honoring two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home") with the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists. The 76-year-old actress, the daughter of fellow Oscar winner Henry Fonda and brother of Academy Award-nominee Peter Fonda, will receive the honor at a  gala fund-raiser Nov. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The award was created in 2009 for its first recipient, Robert Redford, who has appeared with Fonda in three films -- 1966's "The Chase," 1967's "Barefoot the Park" and 1979's "The Electric Horseman.
March 13, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat - and goes soft in the clutch. Said druggist Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is the henpecked hubby of a scornful fitness nut (a misused Michelle Monaghan), with an angry 12-year-old son (Harrison Holzer) and a controlling father-in-law (Ken Howard). But Doug goes from doormat to Don Juan when new customer Elizabeth (Olivia Wilde)
May 1, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown in Virginia, wrote that settlers ate horses, then cats and dogs, then boots and bits of leather, and, finally, one another. "One of our colony murdered his wife, ripped the child out of her womb and threw it into the river, and after chopped the mother in pieces and salted her for his food," wrote Percy, who then ordered the man executed.
"The Truth About Jane," tonight on the Lifetime cable channel, is a sort of after-school special for parents as well as young people. As it tells the story of a family coming to terms with a daughter's sexuality, it reminds us that a parent's on-the-job training never ends--that there's always more learning, more growing, for both parent and child to do. At times, every line of this movie sounds like a platitude, spoken by just the right person, at just the right time.
February 26, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"Being Mary Jane," BET's first original scripted drama, ended its freshman season with a victory: It's been officially been renewed for a second season. The drama, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful cable news personality who has a messy family and love life, has connected with a loyal core of female viewers and has become one of BET's most consistent performers. BEST TV OF 2013: Lloyd | McNamara More than 5.8 million viewers tuned in for Tuesday's two-hour conclusion of the first season.
February 14, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu has led the Kauffman Center since 2006, when it was being planned. She oversaw a $414-million campaign to build the center, which opened in September 2011. Chu, who has spent most of her life in the Midwest and Texas, has had a much lower national profile than most nominees for the NEA chairmanship over the past 20 years.
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