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October 18, 1987
. . . European Classics Release is quoting the NY Times' Janet Maslin in its ads for "L'Annee des Meduses": "Voyeurism does have its rewards. . . . Miss (Valerie) Kaprisky makes it clear that she is a sex star. . . ." But that's only part of Maslin's sentence and sentiment. The rest: ". . . not an actress. There's a big difference between the two." . . . How Soon They Forget Dept.: The Miami Herald, referring to "All the President's Men," IDs the stars as Robert Woodward and Dustin Hoffman. . .
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October 18, 1987
. . . European Classics Release is quoting the NY Times' Janet Maslin in its ads for "L'Annee des Meduses": "Voyeurism does have its rewards. . . . Miss (Valerie) Kaprisky makes it clear that she is a sex star. . . ." But that's only part of Maslin's sentence and sentiment. The rest: ". . . not an actress. There's a big difference between the two." . . . How Soon They Forget Dept.: The Miami Herald, referring to "All the President's Men," IDs the stars as Robert Woodward and Dustin Hoffman. . .
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2001
I'm taking up a collection so that NBC, ABC and all the cable networks can hire Brian Lowry's wife as a consultant ("Handling Conflict: Well, Recuuuse Me," April 4). Given his feelings about conflict of interest, we readers will ultimately benefit by not having to endure any more of Lowry's insufferably obnoxious "On TV" columns. JOHN AMATO Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2012 | Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The accident that claimed 13-year-old Julia Cukier Siegler happened fast, and it replays on an infinite loop in her mother's mind. "Julia was pressing the button, waiting," said Jody Cukier Siegler. "I could see her blond hair dancing between the branches of the eucalyptus tree. The bus driver motioned. I see the blond hair leave the branches. The bus goes through the light, and I hear Julia being hit. " About 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, the Harvard-Westlake Middle School eighth-grader stepped into the crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Cliffwood Avenue, against a red light, to catch her eastbound school bus. The side mirror of a passing SUV clipped her, spinning her to the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Amina Khan
A Brentwood middle school was enveloped in grief Friday after a 13-year-old girl was fatally injured when she was struck by two hit-and-run drivers as she walked to a school bus filled with classmates. Julia Siegler, an eighth-grader at Harvard-Westlake Middle School, was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where she died. Authorities said the girl was crossing Sunset Boulevard against a red light at Cliffwood Drive about 7:20 a.m. when she was struck, first by a Toyota Highlander and then by an Infiniti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2001 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
Gene Shacove, the Beverly Hills stylist who helped invent the celebrity hairdresser and was the inspiration for the movie "Shampoo," died Wednesday of a thoracic aneurysm and subsequent kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 72. Shacove made friends with world-famous personalities, often becoming their longtime stylist and confidant, an association that granted him a fairy-tale social life.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2000
Elizabeth Jensen's news analysis of the decline of CNN ("Where Did CNN's Pioneer Spirit Go?," Sept. 1) leaves out the main reason I, and many people I know, stopped watching--a concern over bias. The former CNN/USA President Rick Kaplan is a well-known friend of the Clinton administration. Of course, news anchors and executives being human, that in itself is not a problem. It became a problem for me, as a viewer, when reports surfaced of Kaplan's visiting the White House and staying there overnight!
OPINION
May 4, 2005
Re "Villaraigosa to Face Probe of Donations," April 30: With two weeks until the mayoral election, Mayor James Hahn's opponent will be investigated at the eleventh hour, for a matter he's taken care of by returning funds. However, the incident does remind us that two major investigations are well underway for Hahn. How are those probes coming along and how much money was involved in these two criminal investigations? Jerold Drucker Tarzana Villaraigosa for Mayor, beat back special interests, get rid of Hahn sounds a lot like Schwarzenegger for governor, beat back special interests, get rid of Gray Davis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By James Rainey
Harvard-Westlake School has plowed relentlessly forward to become one of the top college preparatory schools in the country. But the Studio City academy appears to face formidable opposition in its latest bid to expand and improve its high school campus -- with a 750-space, three-story parking structure and playing field that would replace a tree-covered hillside along Coldwater Canyon. City planners this month released a draft environmental impact report, opening a public comment period of at least 45 days.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1987 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Seconds before Channel 2 News entertainment reporter Digby Diehl delivered a live report on the KCBS-TV 7 p.m. newscast Thursday, he hopped into the bushes in front of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in an attempt to dodge two striking news writers and their picket signs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2006 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. of Tennessee has the charisma of a Southern preacher and the looks of a leading man. So when the young Democrat came calling on Hollywood last year to help with his race for the Senate this November, they lined up in droves, struck by the idea that he could be Tennessee's first black senator since Reconstruction. (Plus, they loved the fact that Ford was running for conservative Sen. Bill Frist's seat.) Quincy Jones hosted a fundraiser. So did Clarence Avant.
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