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June 30, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joel Siegel, the Emmy Award-winning longtime film critic and entertainment editor for ABC's "Good Morning America" and WABC-TV in New York, died Friday. He was 63. Siegel, who continued to work until two weeks before his death, died in New York after a long battle with colon cancer, ABC News said. The mustachioed Siegel, who joined "Good Morning America" in 1981, was remembered by his ABC News colleagues for his wit and passion for the arts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joel Siegel, the Emmy Award-winning longtime film critic and entertainment editor for ABC's "Good Morning America" and WABC-TV in New York, died Friday. He was 63. Siegel, who continued to work until two weeks before his death, died in New York after a long battle with colon cancer, ABC News said. The mustachioed Siegel, who joined "Good Morning America" in 1981, was remembered by his ABC News colleagues for his wit and passion for the arts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2003 | Nick Owchar, Times Staff Writer
Most of us possess a blind faith that our lives will be long; that there is time to experience all of our children's milestones until, white-haired and tired, we sit at the head of a Thanksgiving table packed with our progeny. If Joel Siegel, movie critic for ABC's "Good Morning America," once shared that faith, it ended in 1997. At 57, he was met with the cruelest of coincidences. He learned that his wife Ena's in vitro fertilization had taken and that he would be a father for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2003 | Nick Owchar, Times Staff Writer
Most of us possess a blind faith that our lives will be long; that there is time to experience all of our children's milestones until, white-haired and tired, we sit at the head of a Thanksgiving table packed with our progeny. If Joel Siegel, movie critic for ABC's "Good Morning America," once shared that faith, it ended in 1997. At 57, he was met with the cruelest of coincidences. He learned that his wife Ena's in vitro fertilization had taken and that he would be a father for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing surgery Friday. Roberts, 46, told viewers about her cancer on Tuesday morning's show. "I am so blessed that I found this in the early stages and the prognosis is so promising that my doctor expects me to be flying planes and hanging on to submarines in the middle of the Atlantic and scaling the Mayan pyramids in no time," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1986 | Morgan Gendel
In an article in the July Esquire, Washington Post TV Critic Tom Shales blasts print critics who aspire to TV stardom--but it seems a bit hypocritical: Shales himself has auditioned for a pending syndicated TV-criticism show, tentatively titled, "The Critics Show: A User's Guide to Television." Shales contends in the piece that most newspaper film reviewers "want to be TV stars . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1986 | John M. Wilson
A Warner Bros. exec had been smugly referring to the coming " 'Cobra' Summer," anticipating that Sly's picture would mow down the competition. Funny thing happened on the way to the box office: Paramount Pic's "Top Gun" is the higher flyer. Grosses: "Cobra," on 2,117 screens after 19 days of release, $35.5 million; "Gun," with 1,531 screens after 26 days, $45.4 million. "Cobra" attendance has been dropping steadily (down 52% the second weekend, down 33% the next).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1988 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
Is Jeffrey Lyons a softie? The PBS "Sneak Previews" critic was nice to the generally panned "Cocktail"--and positively raved about "Vibes," which got trashed by his colleagues. Columbia's "Vibes" ads, for example, quote him as saying, "I haven't laughed this hard all year." Lyons told us: "I'll defend that." He adds that beyond cracking up at stars Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum, co-star Peter Falk "had me on the floor. "I liked a movie that died. So what? It happens sometimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2010 | By Susan King
"Avatar" won a record-breaking six Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Friday night, but it was the independent Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" took home the best picture honors from the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. Kathryn Bigelow also won as director of the harrowing ensemble war film. "The Hurt Locker," which is nominated for best picture and director at Sunday's Golden Globes, has received the lion's share of critics' awards, including honors from the L.A. Film Critics Assn.
HEALTH
October 1, 2007 | Karen Ravn
Some doctors still recommend that women examine their breasts for lumps or other changes. Dr. Sandhya Pruthi calls the self-exam an important part of a triad that also includes clinical exams and mammograms. A professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Pruthi says none of these tools is perfect, but they all complement one another. "Sometimes a woman may feel a lump that the mammogram doesn't even find," she says. "Is it helpful then? Yeah, big time."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1988 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Los Angeles audiences had a good time at Ron Milner's "Checkmates" last season, first at the Inner City Cultural Center, then at the Westwood Playhouse. Ah, but was Milner's comedy good enough for Broadway? It arrived there Thursday night, at the 46th St. Theater. The New York Times' Frank Rich thought that it wasn't good enough.
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