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February 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, have purchased the estate of Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area for $3 million. The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Bateman, 44, is known to generations of TV viewers for his roles in "Arrested Development" (2003-present)
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March 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an embattled everyman. With his directorial debut, the foul-mouthed spelling bee comedy "Bad Words," opening in six theaters Friday, Bateman enters a new stage in his career (he also stars in the film). "Bad Words," which was made for less than $10 million, has earned generally positive reviews and had a "69% fresh" rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes . Time will tell how it performs at the box office.
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March 11, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
In directing child actor Rohan Chand on the set of his directorial debut, “ Bad Words ,” Jason Bateman drew on some useful background: his own experience. “I remembered what I needed to hear as a little kid to feel comfortable and safe on set,” Bateman told The Times at the film's Hollywood premiere. "I tried to call upon a lot of that stuff to make Rohan feel comfortable. " Bateman, 45, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom "Arrested Development," started his career in 1981 on the television series "Little House on the Prairie" and also starred in such '80s sitcom staples as "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family.
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March 13, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense. I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next. The script, by Andrew Dodge, his first to be produced after many years in the studio trenches, is a good match of man and material. As an actor - whether a victim trying to even the score with Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief" or the ruthless top firing dog in "Up in the Air" - Bateman always brings an edge to his work.
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August 7, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The day has finally arrived! After years of fans begging and months of promises, "Arrested Development" is back in production. To prove it to fans, star Jason Bateman (a.k.a. Michael Bluth) tweeted a decidedly non-spoilery photo from the set. "First day. Away we go...," he wrote.  The cult favorite is beginning production of 10 new episodes that will be released simultaneously on Netflix early next year. Each episode of the new season is expected to focus on one of the many characters in the cast, which includes Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi, Will Arnett and David Cross.
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January 30, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne; Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Christopher Walken; Jason Bateman; Ed Sheeran performs; Linda Stasi. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Bateman; Jonny Lee Miller. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Tim Allen. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Vanessa Williams; Train; Super Bowl dishes with Jamie Deen.
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May 22, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
If you're an “Arrested Development” fan, you are probably already counting down the minutes until Sunday, when 15 new episodes of the beloved sitcom will premiere on Netflix, more than seven years after it was canceled by Fox. And if you're not, well, you're probably wondering why everyone suddenly seems mad for frozen bananas . Jason Bateman, who plays level-headed Michael Bluth on the series, has witnessed the feverish “Arrested Development”...
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March 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an embattled everyman. With his directorial debut, the foul-mouthed spelling bee comedy "Bad Words," opening in six theaters Friday, Bateman enters a new stage in his career (he also stars in the film). "Bad Words," which was made for less than $10 million, has earned generally positive reviews and had a "69% fresh" rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes . Time will tell how it performs at the box office.
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November 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jason Bateman of Fox's "Arrested Development" underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a benign polyp in his throat, his publicist said. Cara Tripicchio, a spokesman for Bateman, said the operation went smoothly and that the 36-year-old actor was doing well. Production on "Arrested Development" will be on hiatus for a few weeks while Bateman recovers, executive producer Mitch Hurwitz told TVGuide.com. Original episodes of the show will continue to air through November, he said.
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September 14, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO - The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as a number of longtime movie actors used their connections and leverage accumulated in front of the camera to nab the big gig behind it: directing. Every generation sees a performer or two who toggles easily between acting and directing - Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Clint Eastwood, to name a few. But these days, it seems to be more common for actors to take a whirl in the director's chair.
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March 11, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
In directing child actor Rohan Chand on the set of his directorial debut, “ Bad Words ,” Jason Bateman drew on some useful background: his own experience. “I remembered what I needed to hear as a little kid to feel comfortable and safe on set,” Bateman told The Times at the film's Hollywood premiere. "I tried to call upon a lot of that stuff to make Rohan feel comfortable. " Bateman, 45, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom "Arrested Development," started his career in 1981 on the television series "Little House on the Prairie" and also starred in such '80s sitcom staples as "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family.
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October 24, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Bravo announced Thursday that it had reunited the cast and creator of the Emmy-winning cult hit "Arrested Development" for an episode of "Inside the Actors Studio," hosted by James Lipton. In the episode, which has already been taped and is scheduled to air on Bravo at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz talks about what inspired him to write in the Banana Stand as well as the personal meaning behind the oddball name "Maeby. " "Arrested Development" was a sleeper hit and critical favorite that slowly gained a devoted following during its three-season run on Fox from 2003 to 2006.
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September 14, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO - The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as a number of longtime movie actors used their connections and leverage accumulated in front of the camera to nab the big gig behind it: directing. Every generation sees a performer or two who toggles easily between acting and directing - Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Clint Eastwood, to name a few. But these days, it seems to be more common for actors to take a whirl in the director's chair.
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September 7, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO--Though there was a boomlet of them a number of years ago, Jason Bateman didn't see any of the spelling-bee movies, documentary or fictional, back when they came out. He did check out “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on the stage, he says, but it was a long time ago and he doesn't really remember it. “I can't say I paid a lot of attention,” he said. “I know, that's funny.” Indeed, it's all a little ironic, since Bateman now created the latest, sharpest and certainly most R-rated addition to the subgenre.
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July 18, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Emmy voters continued to smile upon their favorite lead comedy actors, returning four of last year's nominees -- Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") -- and welcoming back "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and past nominee Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"). Jon Cryer, who won the Emmy in the category last year for "Two and a Half Men," was left out of the race altogether this year. Baldwin's nomination is his seventh for playing Jack Donaghy, "30 Rock's" high-achieving network executive.
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May 22, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
If you're an “Arrested Development” fan, you are probably already counting down the minutes until Sunday, when 15 new episodes of the beloved sitcom will premiere on Netflix, more than seven years after it was canceled by Fox. And if you're not, well, you're probably wondering why everyone suddenly seems mad for frozen bananas . Jason Bateman, who plays level-headed Michael Bluth on the series, has witnessed the feverish “Arrested Development”...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO--Though there was a boomlet of them a number of years ago, Jason Bateman didn't see any of the spelling-bee movies, documentary or fictional, back when they came out. He did check out “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on the stage, he says, but it was a long time ago and he doesn't really remember it. “I can't say I paid a lot of attention,” he said. “I know, that's funny.” Indeed, it's all a little ironic, since Bateman now created the latest, sharpest and certainly most R-rated addition to the subgenre.
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July 4, 2008 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Nestled IN the hills to the west of the Hollywood sign, Runyon Canyon is a see-and-be-seen hiking circuit, heavy on the unleashed dogs. As a workout, it's a dust-bowl journey of around 45 minutes, during which one sometimes passes -- amid the halter-topped women running fiercely and the Sherpa types strolling with several dogs -- an actor of some repute. On a recent weekday morning, Jason Bateman was easily the most recognizable actor on the mountain.
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May 16, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Just two days before "Arrested Development" would release its first new episodes in seven years, creator Mitchell Hurwitz called David Cross with a frantic request: Could the actor do a quick reshoot? Cross, however, was sporting a full, dyed beard for another project and looked nothing like his "Arrested" character. No matter, Hurwitz told him, "We'll figure it out. " The next day the actor found himself on a hastily arranged set, filling in a gap on the series that would premiere in Hollywood the following day. "It's crazy!"
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May 16, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Just about every time one of the nine regular "Arrested Development" cast members has been interviewed over the last six or so years, there comes that moment, usually awkward, where the reporter pauses, shifts gears and meekly begins, "So I just have to ask …" "And we'd know immediately where they were going," David Cross says. "'Arrested Development: The Movie.'" "And," Portia de Rossi adds, "the answer would always be the same. 'We don't know. Hopefully, there will be one.'" TIMELINE: Emmy winners through the years Even with the arrival of the Netflix episodes, those questions won't be going away.
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