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March 8, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
There are two ways to survive in Hollywood: play by the rules or make up your own. Jennifer Westfeldt learned more than a decade ago that it's far more satisfying to do it her own way. The 42-year old flitted among television, low-budget movies and theater over her career, but she has found the most success in the films she wrote for herself: playing a heterosexual girl exploring a gay relationship in "Kissing Jessica Stein" and as a woman testing...
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April 4, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jon Hamm, floppy-haired dating-show contestant. It's not an upcoming role but rather one the "Mad Men" star already played, back in 1996. And hoo-boy, the hair! Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle" has nothing on this guy, if you trade the '70s for the '90s. Footage of a 25-year-old Hamm on "The Big Date" was recently posted online, showing the struggling actor (billing himself as a waiter) as one of three men competing for the attention of 25-year-old Mary Carter, who told host Mark L. Walberg (now of "Antiques Roadshow")
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September 14, 2007 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Having just been fired by his analyst of 12 years, the eponymous 33-year-old neurotic played by Chris Messina stumbles downtown on New York City's Broadway in a stupor, passing Fairway and then Zabar's. Anyone who's done any time on the Upper West Side knows they've got their markets turned around, a blooper that sums up the always-just-a-bit-off photo-realism of this assertively Manhattan-centric "divorce comedy."
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March 9, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a law of nature that every generation believes they bring unprecedented insight to the balancing act of child rearing and marriage. Far less certain is whether, in the second decade of the third millennium, there's anything new to say about the whole affair. Jennifer Westfeldt tries to get a fresh slant on the matter in her ensemble comedy "Friends With Kids. " The mildly engaging, often exasperating feature poses a few good questions and offers some well-observed moments. Yet even as it zeros in on radical shifts in the mechanics and mores of parenthood, it sits quite comfortably in a well-worn romantic-comedy groove.
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March 9, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a law of nature that every generation believes they bring unprecedented insight to the balancing act of child rearing and marriage. Far less certain is whether, in the second decade of the third millennium, there's anything new to say about the whole affair. Jennifer Westfeldt tries to get a fresh slant on the matter in her ensemble comedy "Friends With Kids. " The mildly engaging, often exasperating feature poses a few good questions and offers some well-observed moments. Yet even as it zeros in on radical shifts in the mechanics and mores of parenthood, it sits quite comfortably in a well-worn romantic-comedy groove.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jon Hamm, floppy-haired dating-show contestant. It's not an upcoming role but rather one the "Mad Men" star already played, back in 1996. And hoo-boy, the hair! Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle" has nothing on this guy, if you trade the '70s for the '90s. Footage of a 25-year-old Hamm on "The Big Date" was recently posted online, showing the struggling actor (billing himself as a waiter) as one of three men competing for the attention of 25-year-old Mary Carter, who told host Mark L. Walberg (now of "Antiques Roadshow")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2012
CBS This Morning Tony Bennett; Emily Blunt. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Wilmer Valderrama. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Dionne Warwick; Casey Anderson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Ewan McGregor; Katie Brown; co-host Martin Short. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Bill O'Reilly; Adam Scott. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Amy Brenneman; Jennifer Westfeldt. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Aging gracefully; a new laser procedure for cataracts; chills; shaky voice. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Susan Sarandon; moochers.
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November 25, 2011 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
New Irish pub alert: Rock & Reilly's on Sunset Boulevard (a Blarney stone's throw from the Viper Room) has attracted curious visitors Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Piven, Geoff Stults, Darren Criss and Lauren Conrad .... Glamour magazine hosting a book party for Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" at the Roosevelt's Spare Room, drawing Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Aziz Ansari, Nicole Richie and Anna Faris .... Beverly Boulevard eatery Sherbourne hosting American Eagle's celebration of Nylon magazine covergirl Rachel Bilson , with Ashlee Simpson and her "Boardwalk Empire" beau Vincent Piazza, Trevor Donovan and night life player Scott Sartiano .... The Black Eyed Peas ( Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo )
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Oh, the Alec Baldwin irony: The actor walked off his paparazzi incident by having lots of photos taken.  Promotional, of course, for his turn in Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love. " Baldwin had a busy Wednesday, stopping by David Letterman's chat show, then hitting a special screening of the film hosted by the Cinema Society and Disaronno. While he was joined at the after-party by costars Penelope Cruz and Greta Gerwig, Baldwin's attention was on his own leading lady, fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
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July 22, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
UNDERRATED Sugar : Bob Mould's most popular ensemble after post-punk pioneers Hüsker Dü imploded, Sugar might be too easily lumped in with '90s nostalgia bands such as the Gin Blossoms and Candlebox, but don't let your memory play those kind of tricks. With both of Sugar's albums returning this week in lush, remastered reissues, songs such as "Helpless," "Changes" and the utterly flawless "If I Can't Change Your Mind" still sound like nobody else 20 years later. ' Sound of Noise' : Like a cinematic adaptation of "Stomp" with a Scandinavian soundtrack, this film about rogue percussionists terrorizing a Swedish city is the kind of movie that deserves a cult following among any musicians in your life.
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March 8, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
There are two ways to survive in Hollywood: play by the rules or make up your own. Jennifer Westfeldt learned more than a decade ago that it's far more satisfying to do it her own way. The 42-year old flitted among television, low-budget movies and theater over her career, but she has found the most success in the films she wrote for herself: playing a heterosexual girl exploring a gay relationship in "Kissing Jessica Stein" and as a woman testing...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2007 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Having just been fired by his analyst of 12 years, the eponymous 33-year-old neurotic played by Chris Messina stumbles downtown on New York City's Broadway in a stupor, passing Fairway and then Zabar's. Anyone who's done any time on the Upper West Side knows they've got their markets turned around, a blooper that sums up the always-just-a-bit-off photo-realism of this assertively Manhattan-centric "divorce comedy."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Marisa Tomei is one of the latest celebs to get into the election game with a humorous video showing how friends can help friends get out and vote on election day. The idea is to offer a hand so that all who are eligible can cast a ballot, and to spread the "I'm voting" message through social media. That said, the actress' babysitter character might be a bit too enthusiastic for the likes of the young fellow she intends to tend to. Rad video games and Clooney-authorized inflammables, anyone?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2012
'Salmon Fishing' catches on "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" reeled in a healthy number of moviegoers at the box office this last weekend. The drama about a scientist and a consultant on a mission to bring fly-fishing to the Middle East opened in 18 theaters and collected $240,000 domestically, according to an estimate from distributor CBS Films. That amounted to a respectable per-theater average of $13,333. The film, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor, attracted an older female audience— 71% of the crowd was over 50 and 61% were women.
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