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April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Fans of "The Good Wife," are you missing your Josh Charles fix? The TV hottie hasn't gone far: Just over to Comedy Central for a guest bit on "Inside Amy Schumer" in which he and the funny lady parody HBO's notoriously dramatic series "The Newsroom. " Instead of taking control of a broadcast newsroom, we find Charles spoofing Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy character in a fast-food setting in "The Foodroom. " Like McAvoy, his character is fighting for the soul of America. Unlike McAvoy, he's hoping to do it with french fries.  Schumer squares off against him as another manager in the restaurant, riffing off the role of "News Night With Will McAvoy" exec producer MacKenzie McHale, played by Emily Mortimer.  The fireworks, the passion and the breaking-news drama are all there, in the familiar style "bestowed" upon audiences by "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin.
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April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Fans of "The Good Wife," are you missing your Josh Charles fix? The TV hottie hasn't gone far: Just over to Comedy Central for a guest bit on "Inside Amy Schumer" in which he and the funny lady parody HBO's notoriously dramatic series "The Newsroom. " Instead of taking control of a broadcast newsroom, we find Charles spoofing Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy character in a fast-food setting in "The Foodroom. " Like McAvoy, his character is fighting for the soul of America. Unlike McAvoy, he's hoping to do it with french fries.  Schumer squares off against him as another manager in the restaurant, riffing off the role of "News Night With Will McAvoy" exec producer MacKenzie McHale, played by Emily Mortimer.  The fireworks, the passion and the breaking-news drama are all there, in the familiar style "bestowed" upon audiences by "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin.
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March 25, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
We'll tell you right now, if you haven't caught up with "The Good Wife," especially the episode that aired Sunday night, then stop reading now. This post is all about the big plot twist from that episode. OK, now that the requisite disclaimer is out of the way, let's quote David Letterman to guest Josh Charles on Monday night's "Late Show": "What the hell happened?" As shellshocked "Good Wife" viewers, or anyone who's spent time on social media in the last 48 hours, knows, on Sunday night Charles' character was suddenly killed by a stray bullet fired in a courtroom.
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April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.  "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.  It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines.  She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.  Lohan, mother to  is-she-still-sober  actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
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March 25, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
On Sunday, Josh Charles exited “The Good Wife" when his character, Will Gardner, was the victim of a seemingly out-of-the-blue fatal shooting. On Monday, he explained his decision to David Letterman. On Tuesday, it's a question of now what. Charles told Letterman that he had made the decision a year ago. While he said that “it is tough to leave stability and … structure,” he was nonetheless “just ready to kind of move on.” Could that move be to film? Other TV mainstays who didn't renew their contacts on a hit show - see Steve Carrell and “The Office” - often did so for movie careers.
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April 5, 1994 | JAMES GRANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As his sleek black Mustang convertible races down Pacific Coast Highway, 22-year-old actor Josh Charles takes in the strains of Ben Harper's "Welcome to the Cruel World" on his tape player. Fortunately for Charles, the song is anything but his theme song. In fact, he seems sublimely unaware that he is part of Hollywood's new breed of up-and-coming actors, including such diverse actors as Ethan Hawke, Brendan Fraiser, Ben Stiller and Cuba Gooding Jr.
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September 18, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to win don't. But there is one consistent bright spot in the process — when people whose work has been consistently terrific over the years are recognized for the first time. This year saw quite a few accomplished performers get their first Emmy nomination.
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April 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated drunk driving and speeding Tuesday, earning herself 100 hours of community service before her sentencing hearing comes up in early June.  "I'll never be back here again. You can quote me," the 51-year-old told Newsday on her way out of court and into a silver Rolls-Royce.  It was all part of a deal that come June 3 will see Lohan's license revoked for a year and an ignition interlock device installed in her car. The judge also said he would sentence her to alcohol-education classes, and she'll be paying $3,100 in fines.  She'll have to play by the rules for a year, the judge said, as a condition of her discharge.  Lohan, mother to  is-she-still-sober  actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested last September in Long Island, N.Y., going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police.
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March 27, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
While the rest of the country -- or so it seems -- is still in mourning over the tragic death of Will Gardner in Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife," at least one woman sees opportunity in his untimely passing.  As Josh Charles explained in a conversation with series creators Michelle and Robert King and co-star Julianna Margulies on Wednesday night at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, the reaction to his character's demise has been touching and...
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October 10, 1999 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a Times staff writer
It is 1:30 a.m. and Aaron Sorkin is slouched in a director's chair, commiserating with Rob Lowe between scenes on the set of "The West Wing." The new NBC drama, which co-stars Lowe as a harried White House speech writer, is one of two shows, along with ABC's "Sports Night," created by Sorkin in his young career as TV's new golden boy. Right now the golden boy is beleaguered and exhausted. Up at dawn, Sorkin has been going at a David E. Kelley-style pace, writing every episode of both shows.
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March 27, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
While the rest of the country -- or so it seems -- is still in mourning over the tragic death of Will Gardner in Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife," at least one woman sees opportunity in his untimely passing.  As Josh Charles explained in a conversation with series creators Michelle and Robert King and co-star Julianna Margulies on Wednesday night at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, the reaction to his character's demise has been touching and...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
We'll tell you right now, if you haven't caught up with "The Good Wife," especially the episode that aired Sunday night, then stop reading now. This post is all about the big plot twist from that episode. OK, now that the requisite disclaimer is out of the way, let's quote David Letterman to guest Josh Charles on Monday night's "Late Show": "What the hell happened?" As shellshocked "Good Wife" viewers, or anyone who's spent time on social media in the last 48 hours, knows, on Sunday night Charles' character was suddenly killed by a stray bullet fired in a courtroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
On Sunday, Josh Charles exited “The Good Wife" when his character, Will Gardner, was the victim of a seemingly out-of-the-blue fatal shooting. On Monday, he explained his decision to David Letterman. On Tuesday, it's a question of now what. Charles told Letterman that he had made the decision a year ago. While he said that “it is tough to leave stability and … structure,” he was nonetheless “just ready to kind of move on.” Could that move be to film? Other TV mainstays who didn't renew their contacts on a hit show - see Steve Carrell and “The Office” - often did so for movie careers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to win don't. But there is one consistent bright spot in the process — when people whose work has been consistently terrific over the years are recognized for the first time. This year saw quite a few accomplished performers get their first Emmy nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1994 | JAMES GRANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As his sleek black Mustang convertible races down Pacific Coast Highway, 22-year-old actor Josh Charles takes in the strains of Ben Harper's "Welcome to the Cruel World" on his tape player. Fortunately for Charles, the song is anything but his theme song. In fact, he seems sublimely unaware that he is part of Hollywood's new breed of up-and-coming actors, including such diverse actors as Ethan Hawke, Brendan Fraiser, Ben Stiller and Cuba Gooding Jr.
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June 26, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
If you haven't seen Aaron Sorkin repeating himself, then you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be done. Sorkin's new series, "The Newsroom,"premiered on HBO on Sunday to good ratings and rotten reviews. And though he's been on a career high for a year now (he finally won an Oscar to go alongside his Emmys last year), even longtime fans may be cooling on the prolific writer's way with words. Best example? The current viral hit "Sorkinisms," which has been working its away around the Internet since Monday.
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