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November 6, 1994 | Judy Brennan
Missing that special extra in your movie? Well, consider director Ivan Reitman's method: Look no further than your agent's significant other. Judy Ovitz, wife of CAA chairman Michael Ovitz, will soon be seen in a bit part in Reitman's offbeat comedy, "Junior." In the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito play scientists; Judy Ovitz plays a flight attendant in a brief scene.
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November 6, 1994 | Judy Brennan
Missing that special extra in your movie? Well, consider director Ivan Reitman's method: Look no further than your agent's significant other. Judy Ovitz, wife of CAA chairman Michael Ovitz, will soon be seen in a bit part in Reitman's offbeat comedy, "Junior." In the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito play scientists; Judy Ovitz plays a flight attendant in a brief scene.
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June 19, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN
The Scene: "Ghostbusters II" premiere Thursday night to benefit Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, with a screening at the Chinese and a party after at the Hollywood Palladium. (Tickets warned, "Be there or be slimed!") Columbia Pictures execs cruised through the evening with dollar signs in their eyes, thinking of a great Sequel Summer. The movie seemed to put everyone in a good mood as they entered the Palladium, whose lobby resembled Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride. Many party-goers (paying $350 a ticket)
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June 19, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN
The Scene: "Ghostbusters II" premiere Thursday night to benefit Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, with a screening at the Chinese and a party after at the Hollywood Palladium. (Tickets warned, "Be there or be slimed!") Columbia Pictures execs cruised through the evening with dollar signs in their eyes, thinking of a great Sequel Summer. The movie seemed to put everyone in a good mood as they entered the Palladium, whose lobby resembled Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride. Many party-goers (paying $350 a ticket)
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January 13, 2006 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
Suzanne Hansen was a very green, very timid, extremely judgmental 18-year-old graduate of a four-month nanny training program in Oregon when she moved to Los Angeles to find work. She ended up in the home of a man she'd never heard of -- Michael Ovitz -- head of Creative Artists Agency and then at the height of his Hollywood power. The year she spent minding the great man's three children in Brentwood was not a happy one for Hansen.
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June 5, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN
The scene: Premiere of "Patriot Games"--as in the CIA, as in the IRA, as in the Tom Clancy bestseller, as in the anticipated big-grossing summer flick starring Harrison Ford. The event at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wednesday night was a fund-raiser by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Women's Guild. The audience review: Fast-paced and exciting, if rather implausible.
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August 28, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
With Warren Beatty, Mike and Judy Ovitz, and Dustin and Lisa Hoffman creating a bottleneck at the front door, Jo Ann Belson said she had learned something striking about Hollywood: "If you really ask for help, the people in this town respond. I mean, Hollywood is a great town, and it's a very generous town." The party was a fund-raiser for a pilot therapeutic program for severly handicapped children.
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October 7, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
When Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" premieres Dec. 8, Warner Bros. will host a gala party following the film. No matter the reviews the film gets, it will be Saint John's Heart Institute that comes up with the big box office. The premiere, chaired by Judy Ovitz, is yet another example of how Hollywood works--or, at least, how Hollywood makes things work.
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June 18, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: This summer's biggest premiere--"Batman Returns"--Tuesday at Mann's Chinese Theater. The backdrop included a two-block closure of Hollywood Boulevard; 3,000 star-watching fans--watched by two dozen L.A. police officers and 200 security guards; the Budweiser blimp overhead; plus 33 TV film crews and 100 photographers recording the event for history. With all this attention, you begin to expect something important to actually happen .
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September 17, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Scene: Hollywood-style adulation at the fashionable feet (strappy black platform boots) of New York design star Donna Karan, who brought her new men's collection, women's collection, DKNY collection and lingerie collection to Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills Tuesday night to benefit Aids Project Los Angeles. Overheard: "Grand slam, darlin'. Over the fence," Sylvester Stallone told Karan after the show.
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December 15, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Scene: Los Angeles premiere of 20th Century Fox's appropriately named Christmas release, "Toys," Sunday night at the AVCO Theater in Westwood, followed by dinner three blocks away in a tented UCLA parking lot. Buses ferried guests back and forth. The Cause: The kid-themed evening (with its 5 p.m. screening) benefited the UCLA AIDS Institute for the Ariel Project for the prevention of HIV transmission from mother to infant, a program of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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July 28, 1995 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: The summer's most eagerly awaited premiere--Universal's "Waterworld" at Mann's Chinese Theater on Wednesday. Of the epic that's earned the Cecil B. DeMille-worthy epithet "The Most Expensive Movie Ever Made," star Kevin Costner said: "It's done and we've done our best." The Locale: A nearby parking lot was transformed to evoke the film's floating "atolls"--rusty sheet-metal walls, hanging nets, fountains, Jet Skis, oil drums and a fully rigged catamaran as the centerpiece.
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