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December 31, 1996
Jean-Claude Tramont, film director and screenwriter who directed the 1981 comedy "All Night Long," has died of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 66. The Belgian-born Tramont, the husband of talent agent Sue Mengers, died Dec. 27. The Universal release "All Night Long," starring Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd and Dennis Quaid, was Tramont's best-known film, but it was savaged by critics.
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March 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee just weeks after finishing his work as the chief coordinator for the Sochi Games. In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago. "Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 1999 | Stage Review F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A lion of avant-garde theater in the 1960s, playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie has been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for more than 30 years. He begins his one-man play, "War, Sex and Dreams," at Highways, by blessing the space, chanting melodically. We are lulled, prepared for a calming meditation on life and art. Then, Van Itallie's chant slides into a belted rendition of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Call it a mission statement for this freewheeling hodgepodge of reminiscences.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Jean-Claude Van Damme - don't! Don't go into the jungle! No matter what the title says, there is no welcome waiting for you. Before the nonsensical "Welcome to the Jungle" is barely underway, the "Universal Soldier" goes sadly soft; Van Damme's Storm is reduced to a whimpering shower. There is no "Double Impact" where he is concerned, or really any impact. BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan | Sharkey | Olsen The former black-ops hero he plays is now a corporate consultant brought in to run a weekend team-building retreat for a packaging-design company whose main client appears to be toilet paper.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee just weeks after finishing his work as the chief coordinator for the Sochi Games. In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago. "Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a year that has seen would-be action heroes Jeff Speakman and Brian Bosworth make well-orchestrated attempts to muscle their way into the action-adventure movie arena, Columbia Pictures is clearly betting that Jean-Claude Van Damme could be the next Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal--or even Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Double Impact," the $15-million action film in which Van Damme plays dual roles, opened well Aug. 9 and has grossed $15.
SPORTS
January 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
He is one of the most glamorous skiers of all time, a French national hero named to the Legion of Honor. Jean-Claude Killy is probably the only French athlete many people in the world can name -- 24 years after he won his last big race. And that fame, along with years of hard work, played a big part in bringing the 1992 Winter Olympic Games to France.
FOOD
August 5, 2010 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
  2009 Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Brouilly "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Here's another early entry from the 2009 Beaujolais vintage, a beautiful Brouilly from Jean-Claude Lapalu, a young vintner who is a proponent of natural wines. All Gamay, his 2009 old-vines Brouilly is earthy and minerally, suffused with the taste of black cherries. I even get a whiff of kirsch on the nose. It has a beautiful, fine-spun texture and soft tannins. On a warm summer night, serve it slightly chilled, which brings the wine into focus.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
  Tennis legend Martina Navratilova took to Twitter on Friday morning to express her "disappointment" with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission. "The latest statements from the IOC and Jean Claude Killy are an extreme disappointment to our gay athletes. Shame on them…" Killy spoke at a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday after the commission's latest visit to assess the preparations for the Winter Games, which are in February.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the latest stunt video from Volvo Trucks -- the "Epic Split. " Volvo's billing this as the "boldest" of its six stunt videos, but I'm not sure. Epic, yes. As of Friday morning, it was nearing 8 million views on YouTube. You may admire the 53-year-old Van Damme in a whole new way after watching him stretch himself into a split over thin air, each foot on the side mirror of a moving commercial vehicle.   PHOTOS: Van Damme on the set But as for boldest, I'm voting for "The Hook," in which Volvo Trucks' president, Claes Nilsson, stands on the front panel of a construction truck poised 66 feet above the ocean . A spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that was the beginning and the end of Nilsson's career as a stuntman.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the latest stunt video from Volvo Trucks -- the "Epic Split. " Volvo's billing this as the "boldest" of its six stunt videos, but I'm not sure. Epic, yes. As of Friday morning, it was nearing 8 million views on YouTube. You may admire the 53-year-old Van Damme in a whole new way after watching him stretch himself into a split over thin air, each foot on the side mirror of a moving commercial vehicle.   PHOTOS: Van Damme on the set But as for boldest, I'm voting for "The Hook," in which Volvo Trucks' president, Claes Nilsson, stands on the front panel of a construction truck poised 66 feet above the ocean . A spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that was the beginning and the end of Nilsson's career as a stuntman.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
  Tennis legend Martina Navratilova took to Twitter on Friday morning to express her "disappointment" with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission. "The latest statements from the IOC and Jean Claude Killy are an extreme disappointment to our gay athletes. Shame on them…" Killy spoke at a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday after the commission's latest visit to assess the preparations for the Winter Games, which are in February.
WORLD
August 22, 2012 | By Anthee Carassava, Los Angeles Times
ATHENS - During Greece's three-year financial drama,Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg, has proffered a sympathetic ear to the near-bankrupt nation as it seeks to fix its broken economy. But on a vital visit to Athens on Wednesday, the usually mild-mannered policymaker, who also chairs the meetings of the 17-nation Eurozone's finance ministers, sounded a stern warning. "I am totally opposed to a Greek exit from the euro," Juncker said after two hours of talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and members of his precarious coalition.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The folks who brought you the After Dark Horrorfest - a collection of eight scary movies playing as a collective - turn their sights to the gritty no-nonsense action picture with five films bundled under the banner "After Dark Action. " The movies aren't connected in any way except that they're being released together, yet taken as a whole, patterns do emerge - mysterious strangers new to town, bags of mislaid cash, the unexpected cameo by a slightly tarnished star, punches thrown, shots fired and feisty, capable women dressed in tank tops relegated to supporting roles.
WORLD
January 26, 2012 | By Kim WillsherLos Angeles Times
The founder of a breast implant company at the center of an international health scare was arrested Thursday in an early-morning police raid on his luxury home in the south of France. Officers in Six-Fours-les-Plages searched the property of Jean-Claude Mas, head of Poly Implant Prothese, and took the 72-year-old into custody. He was formally placed under investigation for manslaughter and involuntary injury. A judge will decide Friday whether he should be detained pending a preliminary court hearing or released on bail, possibly with an electronic surveillance bracelet and the confiscation of his passport.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2011
MUSIC Jean-Claude Vannier As part of the Cinefamily's France Goes Pop series, the prolific musician and arranger will discuss his career, during which he has collaborated with such diverse talents as chanteur Serge Gainsbourg, filmmaker Philippe Garrel and designer Yves Saint Laurent. Vannier will also play songs from his two new albums. The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org. Stone Darling While there's been no shortage of indie acts reviving '60s girl-group sounds in recent years, this all-female group spices its major-key riffs with broader influences.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2009 | By George Ducker
Pity the poor orphaned teenagers of "Winter's End." It's your pity they're going to need, for the deck has long been stacked against them. In this overlong, unsatisfying tale -- the first YA offering from French children's author Jean-Claude Mourlevat -- the mythology of revolution plays out against a dismal backdrop of mutant dog-men and a love-struck functionary who rules over a cowed populace. Helen and Milena, friends at a hellish, penitentiary-like boarding school in a dreary village, discover they are the children of revolutionaries slain 15 years earlier in an unsuccessful battle against a tyrannical regime called the Phalange.
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June 2, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jean-Claude Brialy, 74, a French actor emblematic of the New Wave film movement, died in his Paris home Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, family friend Michel del Burgo told the Associated Press. Brialy was a familiar face in films by legendary French directors including Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, who spearheaded the avant-garde New Wave movement in the late 1950s. Brialy was born in 1933 in Aumale, Algeria, where his father, a military man, was stationed.
WORLD
February 8, 2011 | By Allyn Gaestel, Los Angeles Times
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was closer to being able to return home Tuesday after officials said they had issued a passport for the exiled ex-leader. Aristide's U.S.-based lawyer, Ira Kurzban, said he had picked up the diplomatic passport and would work with the governments of Haiti and South Africa to ensure the former president's "smooth transition back to his country. " Aristide has been in exile in South Africa since several months after leaving Haiti on a U.S. plane in February 2004 amid a popular rebellion.
WORLD
January 26, 2011 | Allyn Gaestel, Los Angeles Times
Jean-Claude Duvalier's unexpected return to Haiti after 25 years has awakened the ghosts of his repressive rule. In the days since the former dictator known as Baby Doc landed here Jan. 16, Haitians have been debating his rule and reliving long-ago memories of death and survival. Suddenly, the brutal Duvalier era ? including the reign of his father, Francois, or "Papa Doc" ? has cast a pall over this land as if exhumed from a weed-covered grave. Alix Fils-Aime is one of the survivors who have been recounting Duvalier-era experiences around dinner tables, in the news media and in the courts.
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