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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
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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)
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BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Robert W. Welkos
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2008
"Becoming Jane": Last Sunday's Also This Week DVD column said that "Becoming Jane" would be released Jan. 22. It will come out Feb. 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
Deepening the intrigue in a cheating scandal that has shaken one of the state's top schools, an administrator for a coastal Orange County school district resigned Wednesday after excoriating officials for their handling of the case. Eleven students were expelled last week from high-achieving Corona del Mar High School amid allegations that they were involved in a scheme to hack into the district's computer system to change grades and access exams. Jane Garland, the administrator who was deeply involved in the case for months as Newport-Mesa Unified School District's head of discipline, said the district badly fumbled the investigation and ignored her recommendations to give the students a lighter punishment or heed warnings that the problem might be more far-reaching.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Robert W. Welkos
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
SPORTS
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
The very petite Holly Hunter walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards on Saturday in support of the Jane Campion-directed miniseries, "Top of the Lake. " Hunter is vying against her "Lake" costar, Elisabeth Moss, for the best performance by an actress in a television movie or miniseries. The gritty drama was filmed for Sundance in New Zealand, and when Campion first called Hunter about playing the role of feminist seer G.J., Hunter was at first unsure. SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Red carpet | Winners | Complete list "Jane, why?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
BET's first original scripted drama, "Being Mary Jane," may be a solid performer for the network, but its initial ratings have not been encouraging. The second episode of the series, which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful cable news personality with a messy personal and family life, attracted 2.8 million viewers Tuesday, according to Nielsen -- a drop of more than 15% from the premiere episode, which drew 3.3 million viewers. The debut installment had already dropped from the more than 4 million viewers who tuned in to the show's movie-length pilot, which aired last May. The series was created by Mara Brock Akil ("The Game")
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