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April 5, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The actress and comedian stars in the Comedy Central series "Strip Mall," Sundays at 10:30 p.m. World Travel: I have a 6-year-old boy, so my mom gives my husband and me a date on the weekends while she baby-sits. That's a big deal for us. We don't get to go on vacations very often, so we have different places we like to go to pretend we're in Italy or France. At the tea room at the Huntington Gardens, for instance, they bring you little teas and sandwiches with the crust cut off.
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April 5, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The actress and comedian stars in the Comedy Central series "Strip Mall," Sundays at 10:30 p.m. World Travel: I have a 6-year-old boy, so my mom gives my husband and me a date on the weekends while she baby-sits. That's a big deal for us. We don't get to go on vacations very often, so we have different places we like to go to pretend we're in Italy or France. At the tea room at the Huntington Gardens, for instance, they bring you little teas and sandwiches with the crust cut off.
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February 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Julie Brown wants you to know that her character on MTV's "Just Say Julie" is, to put it simply, sort of crazy. If you've seen her ditsy caricature of an empty-headed Valley girl, you might agree. It's a persona she's honed with albums like "Goddess in Progress" and such songs and videos as "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun," "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid" and "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl." She co-wrote the movie "Earth Girls Are Easy," in which she also had a starring role.
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May 14, 1998 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Brown, the red-haired maven of pop culture parody, is back in front of the camera after a sabbatical of sorts. Not that she spent much time resting, mind you.
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December 6, 1987 | CRAIG MODDERNO
Pop singer Julie Brown has been having a common nightmare. She's an unhappily married woman living in the Valley who thinks all her neighbors act like aliens, especially the nice lady next door who looks like June Cleaver. Brown decided to cope by turning her diary of a mad housewife into a wacky tune titled "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl."
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August 10, 1986 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Have you seen MTV's new veejay, Julie Brown? If nothing else, she represents a lot of firsts for the 24-hour video channel. She's MTV's first English veejay, its first black woman veejay and, best of all, the first veejay with anything remotely resembling a good sense of humor.
NEWS
November 15, 1992 | ALLEN BARRA
Throughout history an amazing amount of fuss has been stirred up by redheads. Eric the Red, Frederick Barbarosa, Lucille Ball--people like that. Julie Brown, it seems, is right in that line. For nearly a decade, through stand-up comedy, TV, films, records and video, Brown has built up a fanatically loyal fanship that has followed her through each stage of her career.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1998 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Brown, the red-haired maven of pop culture parody, is back in front of the camera after a sabbatical of sorts. Not that she spent much time resting, mind you.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a regular contributor to TV Times.
For three days in mid-September, Julie Brown had been filming her Showtime parody of Madonna's "Truth or Dare," called "Medusa: Dare to be Truthful." Brown and company attempted to navigate the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center labyrinth, moving cast and equipment from one theater to another, trying to stage an entire world tour without ever leaving Long Beach. In the morning they were in the 14,000-seat Arena, pretending they were in the Philippines.
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April 30, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Perched in the middle of a noisy Ventura Blvd. singles hang-out, working on her second bottle of mineral water, Julie Brown held her earrings out for inspection. From her left ear, she produced a silver heart which dangled below a matching silver ball. From her right, a huge ruby globe attached to a gold hoop. Hardly a matching set. "That's OK, I have four holes in my ears so I have lots of choices," Brown said, brushing back a tangled mane of henna-red hair. If invaders from Mars crash-landed in Studio City and demanded an audience with the Valley's Cinderella of Cool, you'd send them to Julie Brown's castle.
NEWS
August 21, 1994 | JANICE PAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's the only thing more frightening than a pair of 5-foot-2 females with a chip on their shoulders? That same pair in ice skates and stilettos, argues "National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women," premiering Sunday on Showtime. With apologies to Nancy Reagan and Imelda Marcos, the petite and positively peeved queens of this two-part parody are Tonya (sounds like Harding) Hardly and Lenora (don't call me Lorena) Babbitt (Bobbitt).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN
It's not so terribly far, really, from "The Homecoming Queen Has Got a Gun" to "The Venezuelan Has Got a Knife" or "The White Trash Girl Has Got a Crippling Baton." So the unsinkable Julie Brown would seem just the gal to translate the rags-to-rages sagas of Lorena Bobbitt and Tonya Harding, respectively, into the stuff of docucomedy, following up her triumphal Madonna skewering.
NEWS
November 15, 1992 | ALLEN BARRA
Throughout history an amazing amount of fuss has been stirred up by redheads. Eric the Red, Frederick Barbarosa, Lucille Ball--people like that. Julie Brown, it seems, is right in that line. For nearly a decade, through stand-up comedy, TV, films, records and video, Brown has built up a fanatically loyal fanship that has followed her through each stage of her career.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a regular contributor to TV Times.
For three days in mid-September, Julie Brown had been filming her Showtime parody of Madonna's "Truth or Dare," called "Medusa: Dare to be Truthful." Brown and company attempted to navigate the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center labyrinth, moving cast and equipment from one theater to another, trying to stage an entire world tour without ever leaving Long Beach. In the morning they were in the 14,000-seat Arena, pretending they were in the Philippines.
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February 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Julie Brown wants you to know that her character on MTV's "Just Say Julie" is, to put it simply, sort of crazy. If you've seen her ditsy caricature of an empty-headed Valley girl, you might agree. It's a persona she's honed with albums like "Goddess in Progress" and such songs and videos as "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun," "I Like 'Em Big and Stupid" and "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl." She co-wrote the movie "Earth Girls Are Easy," in which she also had a starring role.
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Tuesday night's premiere for "Earth Girls Are Easy," a new comedy from Vestron Pictures about space aliens landing in the San Fernando Valley. Guests braved hundreds of camera-toting tourists at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and then strolled across the street to the Spice nightclub for an after party. Who Was There: "Earth Girls" stars Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey and Charles Rocket; actors Nicolas Cage, Shelley Duvall, Randy Quaid, Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Juliet Mills, Maxwell Caulfield, Lou Ferrigno, Spike Lee, Kim Cottrell, Cassandra (Elvira)
NEWS
May 4, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Tuesday night's premiere for "Earth Girls Are Easy," a new comedy from Vestron Pictures about space aliens landing in the San Fernando Valley. Guests braved hundreds of camera-toting tourists at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and then strolled across the street to the Spice nightclub for an after party. Who Was There: "Earth Girls" stars Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey and Charles Rocket; actors Nicolas Cage, Shelley Duvall, Randy Quaid, Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Juliet Mills, Maxwell Caulfield, Lou Ferrigno, Spike Lee, Kim Cottrell, Cassandra (Elvira)
SPORTS
December 15, 1985
Olympians Thom Hunt and Julie Brown were among the winners at the Christmas in Coronado 10-kilometer run Saturday. Hunt, who competed in the 10,000-meter run in the 1984 Olympics, finished first overall with a time of 29:13. Brown, who ran in the marathon in the 1984 Games, was the fastest woman at 33:59. Jim O'Neil, national record-holder in his age group, won the men's 60-and-older title in 35:12.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Perched in the middle of a noisy Ventura Blvd. singles hang-out, working on her second bottle of mineral water, Julie Brown held her earrings out for inspection. From her left ear, she produced a silver heart which dangled below a matching silver ball. From her right, a huge ruby globe attached to a gold hoop. Hardly a matching set. "That's OK, I have four holes in my ears so I have lots of choices," Brown said, brushing back a tangled mane of henna-red hair. If invaders from Mars crash-landed in Studio City and demanded an audience with the Valley's Cinderella of Cool, you'd send them to Julie Brown's castle.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1987 | CRAIG MODDERNO
Pop singer Julie Brown has been having a common nightmare. She's an unhappily married woman living in the Valley who thinks all her neighbors act like aliens, especially the nice lady next door who looks like June Cleaver. Brown decided to cope by turning her diary of a mad housewife into a wacky tune titled "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl."
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