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February 18, 1996 | DICK LOCHTE
Last year, Janet Evanovich's wild and woolly "One for the Money" introduced a new heroine for our times, the naive but fiercely determined novice bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Stephanie, who can give Kinsey Millhone and V.I. Warshawski lessons in attitude--she is after all, from New Jersey--won the hearts of critics and readers alike with her smart mouth and hard-boiled manner, neither of which quite manage to mask her underlying vulnerability. She returns in the new Two for the Dough, just as outwardly tough and just as self-doubting.
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April 14, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The heroes and villains of crime novels tend to be average Joes driven into entertaining situations that are realistic enough that readers can understand, three crime authors said Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Lee Goldberg, screenwriter for the former hit show "Monk" on USA Network and author of "Chase" and "Heist" with Janet Evanovich, was on the panel. In six months, Goldberg and Evanovich went from discussing books while having dinner to producing a New York Times bestseller.
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August 14, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James has dethroned the writing masters (and earners) of the universe with her addictive S&M trilogy. On Sunday, Forbes released its yearly top-earning authors list , with a new name leading the pack: James. The "Twilight" fan fiction-turned-smutty trilogy has netted James, nee Erika Leonard, an estimated $95 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013, and this is before the inevitable film adaptation due in August of next year. There are a lot of formulas that lead to inclusion on this list -- No. 2, James Patterson ($91 million)
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August 14, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James has dethroned the writing masters (and earners) of the universe with her addictive S&M trilogy. On Sunday, Forbes released its yearly top-earning authors list , with a new name leading the pack: James. The "Twilight" fan fiction-turned-smutty trilogy has netted James, nee Erika Leonard, an estimated $95 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013, and this is before the inevitable film adaptation due in August of next year. There are a lot of formulas that lead to inclusion on this list -- No. 2, James Patterson ($91 million)
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August 14, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James has dethroned the writing masters (and earners) of the universe with her addictive S&M trilogy. On Sunday, Forbes released its yearly top-earning authors list , with a new name leading the pack: James. The "Twilight" fan fiction-turned-smutty trilogy has netted James, nee Erika Leonard, an estimated $95 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013, and this is before the inevitable film adaptation due in August of next year. There are a lot of formulas that lead to inclusion on this list -- No. 2, James Patterson ($91 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The heroes and villains of crime novels tend to be average Joes driven into entertaining situations that are realistic enough that readers can understand, three crime authors said Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Lee Goldberg, screenwriter for the former hit show "Monk" on USA Network and author of "Chase" and "Heist" with Janet Evanovich, was on the panel. In six months, Goldberg and Evanovich went from discussing books while having dinner to producing a New York Times bestseller.
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July 27, 2010
Rare 'View' of Obama President Obama has many "firsts" in his list of accomplishments. Now he's got one more: On Thursday, he will be the first sitting U.S. president to be seen on a daytime talk show. Obama will appear on "The View" as part of the program's "Red, White & Blue View" campaign, which is dedicated to political guests and discussions. He'll tape his interview on Wednesday and, according to ABC, is expected to cover such topics as jobs, the economy, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and family life in the White House.
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July 20, 2008 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
Craig Johnson comes as advertised. Standing outside the Autry National Center on a boiling summer afternoon, the Wyoming-based crime novelist is decked out in a long-sleeve shirt made of heavy cotton, scuffed brown boots and a 10-gallon hat that provides shade, but not nearly enough. Spotting his interlocutor, Johnson sticks out his hand and delivers a booming "How ya doin'?!"
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January 30, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A mercenary pall hangs over the criminally uninspired "One for the Money. " Tough economic times force Stephanie Plum, the main character, to take a potentially lucrative assignment as a bounty hunter. Fair enough. Except that the filmmakers have left the creative spark out of the equation. The Katherine Heigl vehicle is an ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe. As in most Hollywood romantic comedies of recent vintage, the romance and laughs in "Money" are, respectively, wan and nonexistent.
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November 3, 2006
Broadway bound: It's official: "Curtains," the Kander & Ebb musical that had a successful run at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. this summer, will open on Broadway in March, with David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk reprising the roles they played here. Theater grant: The Laguna Playhouse has received a $400,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to help build its audience.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James has dethroned the writing masters (and earners) of the universe with her addictive S&M trilogy. On Sunday, Forbes released its yearly top-earning authors list , with a new name leading the pack: James. The "Twilight" fan fiction-turned-smutty trilogy has netted James, nee Erika Leonard, an estimated $95 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013, and this is before the inevitable film adaptation due in August of next year. There are a lot of formulas that lead to inclusion on this list -- No. 2, James Patterson ($91 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A mercenary pall hangs over the criminally uninspired "One for the Money. " Tough economic times force Stephanie Plum, the main character, to take a potentially lucrative assignment as a bounty hunter. Fair enough. Except that the filmmakers have left the creative spark out of the equation. The Katherine Heigl vehicle is an ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe. As in most Hollywood romantic comedies of recent vintage, the romance and laughs in "Money" are, respectively, wan and nonexistent.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2010
Rare 'View' of Obama President Obama has many "firsts" in his list of accomplishments. Now he's got one more: On Thursday, he will be the first sitting U.S. president to be seen on a daytime talk show. Obama will appear on "The View" as part of the program's "Red, White & Blue View" campaign, which is dedicated to political guests and discussions. He'll tape his interview on Wednesday and, according to ABC, is expected to cover such topics as jobs, the economy, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and family life in the White House.
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February 18, 1996 | DICK LOCHTE
Last year, Janet Evanovich's wild and woolly "One for the Money" introduced a new heroine for our times, the naive but fiercely determined novice bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Stephanie, who can give Kinsey Millhone and V.I. Warshawski lessons in attitude--she is after all, from New Jersey--won the hearts of critics and readers alike with her smart mouth and hard-boiled manner, neither of which quite manage to mask her underlying vulnerability. She returns in the new Two for the Dough, just as outwardly tough and just as self-doubting.
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October 12, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Tyler Perry's "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life" was named book of the year at the second annual Quill Awards, an NBC-backed event that seeks to popularize books by letting the public register its favorites through online voting.
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July 12, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN
This week's book-related events in Orange County: * Garrison Allen, author of "Dinosaur Cat," will speak and sign at 1 p.m. today at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 13232 Springdale St., Westminster. * Janet Evanovich, author of "Four to Score," will sign at 1 p.m. today at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. * John Billheimer, author of "The Contrary Blues," will sign at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. * Tom Lowe, author of "Spin," will sign at 2 p.m.
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