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May 18, 2004 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Jennifer Saunders finds herself on Planet Strange. At the Cannes airport for instance, as she arrived from London to promote her first American film, "Shrek 2," she was greeted by a porter, a security guard and a representative from the studio. The problem was that she had no luggage for the porter, no entourage for the studio rep and no screaming fans for the bodyguard to hold back. She was ready to hail a cab to her hotel until she was whisked away by her "detail" into a chauffeured car.
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September 12, 2008 | Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
Best known in the U.S. for "Absolutely Fabulous," which she cowrote and in which she costarred, Jennifer Saunders is back with "The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle," the story of a daytime TV tabloid talk-show host. (The six-part series premiered Sunday on the Sundance Channel; its first episode will repeat at 6 p.m. today.) She has been back before, most recently with "Clatterford" and other series not seen here -- in Britain she has never been away -- but "AbFab" was a phenomenon popular enough to be known by a nickname, one of the biggest British imports ever.
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January 2, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
About a quarter of the way through the first new episode of "Absolutely Fabulous," tonight on Oxygen, the insufferably perky television personality Katy Grin (Jane Horrocks) appears on television to hawk her new book, "My Iraq." That she never quite made it to Iraq doesn't stop her from cashing in on the experience, or putting herself at the center of the story.
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May 18, 2004 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Jennifer Saunders finds herself on Planet Strange. At the Cannes airport for instance, as she arrived from London to promote her first American film, "Shrek 2," she was greeted by a porter, a security guard and a representative from the studio. The problem was that she had no luggage for the porter, no entourage for the studio rep and no screaming fans for the bodyguard to hold back. She was ready to hail a cab to her hotel until she was whisked away by her "detail" into a chauffeured car.
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November 11, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweetie, darlings. The world may have entered the 21st century, but those Stoli swigging London swingers Patsy and Edina, from the popular British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous," are firmly entrenched in the 20th century. After a five-year absence, "Ab Fab"--as its devoted fans refer to it--is back with six new episodes on Comedy Central. The new season kicks off Monday on the cable network.
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September 12, 2008 | Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
Best known in the U.S. for "Absolutely Fabulous," which she cowrote and in which she costarred, Jennifer Saunders is back with "The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle," the story of a daytime TV tabloid talk-show host. (The six-part series premiered Sunday on the Sundance Channel; its first episode will repeat at 6 p.m. today.) She has been back before, most recently with "Clatterford" and other series not seen here -- in Britain she has never been away -- but "AbFab" was a phenomenon popular enough to be known by a nickname, one of the biggest British imports ever.
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July 20, 2003
Re "Using Their Bean," by David Gritten, July 13, another brilliant comedy series with Rowan Atkinson is "The Thin Blue Line," about a rigid police inspector and his eclectic mix of fellow officers. Atkinson is a great actor because, like Jennifer Saunders of "Absolutely Famous," he works with a supporting cast of brilliant comedians and is not threatened by their talent. Atkinson, like Saunders, does not have to be the star of the show. Thank you! Nancy Teel Mission Viejo
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May 9, 2004
Animated (May 21) DreamWorks With: Voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders The idea: The newlywed ogres visit Fiona's parents and skewer more familiar fairy tales in the process.
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June 22, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Two documentaries that illuminate the plight of the American family in troubled times will highlight the first weekend of summer. Today at 3 p.m., Channel 28's "By the Year 2000" presents an episode entitled "We Are Family" that examines the decline of the traditional family unit. The program claims that the two-parent family is quickly becoming a minority in Southern California and also examines other types of families that have evolved to take its place.
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May 2, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Girl power didn't last long on stage: Producers announced Thursday the Spice Girls musical will close early in London after a lackluster six-month run. The final performance is June 29. “Viva Forever,” based on the hits by the 1990s British pop band, had added girl power behind the scenes. “Absolutely Fabulous” comedian Jennifer Saunders penned the show, and mega-hit "Mamma Mia!" creator Judy Craymer served as producer. Although the musical underwent tweaks after a disappointing opening in December, “we just can't make it work," Craymer said in a statement.
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January 2, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
About a quarter of the way through the first new episode of "Absolutely Fabulous," tonight on Oxygen, the insufferably perky television personality Katy Grin (Jane Horrocks) appears on television to hawk her new book, "My Iraq." That she never quite made it to Iraq doesn't stop her from cashing in on the experience, or putting herself at the center of the story.
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November 11, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweetie, darlings. The world may have entered the 21st century, but those Stoli swigging London swingers Patsy and Edina, from the popular British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous," are firmly entrenched in the 20th century. After a five-year absence, "Ab Fab"--as its devoted fans refer to it--is back with six new episodes on Comedy Central. The new season kicks off Monday on the cable network.
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January 2, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's not Jeeves and Wooster, but BBC1 is hoping another classic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse will make for a just as successful television hit. In January, British television watchers will get to see "Blandings," starring Timothy Spall and "Absolutely Fabulous'" Jennifer Saunders. The series is based on Wodehouse's stories about Lord Emsworth, owner of Blandings castle, and his beloved pig, the Empress of Blandings. Lord Emsworth wants peace and quiet; the people around him often get in the way. Wodehouse published his first story set at Blandings castle in 1915, titled "Something Fresh" (alternately, "Something New")
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November 12, 2001 | MARK SACHS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest of an Arab American on espionage charges despite what appears to be trumped-up, circumstantial evidence brings a breaking-news vitality to tonight's "Family Law," at 10 on CBS. The episode, "Security," directed by Fred Gerber from a script by I.C. Rappaport, crackles with the heightened atmosphere of post-Sept. 11 America. There's patriotism tinged with paranoia, fear and anger rubbing up against issues of fairness. The suspect, a U.S.
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