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October 27, 2010
Springer moments More than 30,000 people have appeared on Jerry Springer's stage in the last 20 years. Here are some highlights ? and lowlights Klanfrontation! The late Irv Rubin, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, faces off against several white-cloaked members of the Ku Klux Klan. Fists fly, chairs are thrown and even some audience members storm the stage in a maze of mayhem. Threesomes with Grandma: A grandmother with no teeth boasts how she is having sex with her granddaughter's boyfriend, and adds that her daughter is also in on the fun. I had sex with my twin lesbian cousins: The family that sleeps together stays together.
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April 4, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The Bristol Old Vic production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" currently at the Broad Stage and the Théâtre de Bouffes du Nord production of "The Suit," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, both are connected to South Africa. Shakespeare's play involves Cape Town's Handspring Puppet Company. "The Suit" is an adaptation of a short story by South African writer Can Themba.  Furthermore, both productions are projects of British directors. But while Tom Morris and Peter Brook are generations apart and Morris' "Dream" and Brooks' "Suit" represent quite different sensibilities, what the directors mainly have in common is that each, in his own way, has worked now and then in opera and made a considerable impact doing so.  Morris' primary claim to fame may be his collaboration with Handspring on "War Horse.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
President Obama got the Hollywood treatment in Connecticut on Monday as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein opened his home for a swanky fundraiser in support the president's reelection campaign.  Weinstein and fashion-designer wife Georgina Chapman welcomed about 60 guests to their Westport digs with a co-host committee that included actress Anne Hathaway, writer Aaron Sorkin and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. After thanking his host couple for "doing so much for us" during the current election and the last one, Obama launched into praise for Hathaway's portrayal of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises.
NEWS
September 19, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation's most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He's got an excellent set of choppers, a SAG-AFTRA card and the bars of a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve. The better reading, to my way of thinking, is a list of five mayors whom you wouldn't want to date. So here are the least dateables, the un-dateables, past and present: Bob Filner, the ci-devant mayor of San Diego.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2004 | David Gritten
The outrageous hit London musical "Jerry Springer -- The Opera" is coming to the United States. It will open at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco next spring before transferring to Broadway in October 2005. The musical, loosely based on Jerry Springer's TV talk show, began its life as a cult production in a small London fringe theater before becoming a hit at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival, then being produced at London's National Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1998 | STEVE HARVEY
A television show being held in contempt by a courthouse? It has happened in Long Beach, where Charlie Nicholas noticed that the TV set in the waiting room for potential jurors sports a handwritten sign about a certain rowdy talk show. "Effective 6-25-98," it says, "Jerry Springer can no longer be viewed in jury service."
BUSINESS
April 4, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an abrupt twist, the producer and distributor of the "Jerry Springer Show," on which guests regularly fight and brawl in front of a cheering studio audience, announced Friday that it would be cutting back on the physical altercations that have made the syndicated show a ratings hit. USA Networks Studios also said the Springer show would carry a strict advisory warning parents not to let their children watch it.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2004
Talk show host Jerry Springer, named "Democrat of the Year" by the Ohio Democratic Party, is set to attend the Democratic National Convention in July as an at-large delegate. Springer was chosen last week by Ohio Democrats to be part of the state delegation of 159 delegates and 24 alternates headed to Boston this summer. "We recognize him for his hard work in helping the party rebuild itself," said Dan Trevas, spokesman for the Ohio party.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Jerry Springer may cut an unassuming figure, but there's just something about the talk show host that brings out the worst in his guests. Fights have been breaking out around him for 20 years, and it doesn't seem that it's going to stop anytime soon. Springer, whose daily talk show has featured topics such as "Wives Battle Mistresses" and "Hot Headed Hookers," has transcended past criticisms of being a "sleaze peddler. " He is increasingly recognized as one of the most influential pioneers of the reality television genre that has sparked such outlandish fare as "Jersey Shore," "The Real World" and the "Real Housewives" franchise, which emphasize spectacle over substance.
NEWS
May 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A New York City public school teacher was attacked by her sixth-grade students because she refused to allow them to watch the "Jerry Springer Show" on a classroom television set, police said. The teacher, Aishah Ahmad, 44, was slapped, kicked, punched and spat on by four girls who became outraged when Ahmad wanted them to watch an educational show instead of Springer's talk show. The topic of the show was "Bisexual Relationships Hurt Married Couples."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
President Obama got the Hollywood treatment in Connecticut on Monday as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein opened his home for a swanky fundraiser in support the president's reelection campaign.  Weinstein and fashion-designer wife Georgina Chapman welcomed about 60 guests to their Westport digs with a co-host committee that included actress Anne Hathaway, writer Aaron Sorkin and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. After thanking his host couple for "doing so much for us" during the current election and the last one, Obama launched into praise for Hathaway's portrayal of Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises.
SPORTS
November 6, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
It was funnier than TV's best sitcoms. It was a reality show in which the participants didn't follow reality. Welcome to the City Section football seeding meeting. For years, I've always looked forward to taking my seat in the back of the room and watching a group of proud, sometimes stubborn coaches argue and debate where teams should be placed in a playoff bracket. There was an obvious conflict of interest. The same coaches in charge of creating a playoff bracket were the coaches of teams being considered for the bracket.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
The sex scandal that rocked New York's 9th Congressional District this year is tame compared with those that launched "The Jerry Springer Show" to daytime TV fame. But when Democratic former Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from his seat after he was caught sending sexually suggestive messages to women over the Internet, Republican Bob Turner, the Springer show creator, was waiting in the wings to fight for the post. The district has not been represented by a Republican since 1923.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
A months-long campaign by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Hispanic Media Coalition to protest the Liberman Broadcasting Inc. talk show "Jose Luis Sin Censura" has picked up steam, with two large companies agreeing to pull their commercials from the program. The organizations said Thursday that Time Warner Cable and AT&T Inc. have withdrawn advertising from the show, which is produced in Burbank and runs on Liberman's Spanish-language EstrellaTV network, including on the network's flagship station, KRCA-TV Channel 62 in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Jerry Springer may cut an unassuming figure, but there's just something about the talk show host that brings out the worst in his guests. Fights have been breaking out around him for 20 years, and it doesn't seem that it's going to stop anytime soon. Springer, whose daily talk show has featured topics such as "Wives Battle Mistresses" and "Hot Headed Hookers," has transcended past criticisms of being a "sleaze peddler. " He is increasingly recognized as one of the most influential pioneers of the reality television genre that has sparked such outlandish fare as "Jersey Shore," "The Real World" and the "Real Housewives" franchise, which emphasize spectacle over substance.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2010
Springer moments More than 30,000 people have appeared on Jerry Springer's stage in the last 20 years. Here are some highlights ? and lowlights Klanfrontation! The late Irv Rubin, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, faces off against several white-cloaked members of the Ku Klux Klan. Fists fly, chairs are thrown and even some audience members storm the stage in a maze of mayhem. Threesomes with Grandma: A grandmother with no teeth boasts how she is having sex with her granddaughter's boyfriend, and adds that her daughter is also in on the fun. I had sex with my twin lesbian cousins: The family that sleeps together stays together.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1998 | JOHN SOLOMON, John Solomon, who lives in New York City and is a freelance journalist, admits to watching much too much television
There was a time when Jerry Springer only had to worry about the wayward punch of a show guest. But, as his program has ascended to the top of the daytime ratings, the host has been busy bobbing and weaving around a barrage of critical blows from all comers ("Them's Fightin' Words," Calendar, April 5). In response to the pummeling, Springer and his producers have promised to tone down the brawling portion of the program.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2009 | Associated Press
The fine line between opera and soap opera just got blurrier. Britain's august Royal Opera said Thursday it is planning a show based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith, the model and stripper who married an octogenarian oil tycoon, starred in her own TV show and, in 2007, died of a drug overdose. The company says the show will have music by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. The libretto is by Richard Thomas, co-creator of "Jerry Springer: The Opera," an earlier merger of highbrow and lowbrow culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
Friday morning on NBC's "Today" show, in what was essentially a commercial for Monday's "Today" show and Tuesday's "Dateline," America saw its first interview with Nadya Suleman, Whittier single mother of 14, described by co-host Matt Lauer as "the woman everyone wants to hear from." Unusually large multiple births were once a thing of (apparently) happy celebrity. But those were accidents of nature or, if you like, acts of God, in a time when the womb did not divulge its secrets until labor day. Reproductive science has added all sorts of twists to the tale, and Suleman's fame rests not only on the octuplets, conceived through in vitro fertilization, but also on the six children she had by the same method before them.
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