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ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy "10 Years" allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara. But at some point, they are also going to have to pretend the film, written and directed by Jamie Linden (the screenwriter of "Dear John" and the fine "We Are Marshall"), is deeper and more essential than it actually is; there's a lot of been-there, done-that going on. That said, this very distant, slightly more youthful cousin to "The Big Chill" presents a convincing version of a 10-year high school reunion, one that eschews excess and melodrama for a wistful visit with a clutch of decent guys and gals who've chugged forward over the last decade, some more happily - and expectedly - than others.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey, FILM CRITIC
Into the current silly season at the cinema, when moviegoers' appetite for something light, quick and easy to consume seems to be boundless -- "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" anyone? -- comes a sweet confection of a romantic comedy, "He's Just Not That Into You." Well, to be more precise, "He's Just Not" is a sort of anti-romantic romantic comedy; instead of all the weepy, emotional, will-they-ever-get-together scenes, the filmmakers have opted instead to explain why they won't. The CliffsNotes answer?
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Rupert Murdoch has closed on the Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel-Air five months after entering escrow. The News Corp. chairman paid $28.8 million for the 13-acre winery and mansion. The property, which was listed earlier this year at $29.5 million, has an on-site wine cave, a 7,500-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse and a swimming pool, among other amenities. Murdoch, 82, is also chief executive of 21 st Century Fox. The media mogul billionaire has been discussed as a potential buyer for the Tribune Co. newspapers, which include the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has sold her Malibu home for $9.6 million to commercial real estate developer and USC benefactor Sonny Astani. The Zen-inspired home, built in 1973, incorporates fireplace stone, Balinese wood and other materials gathered from around the world by earlier owner Gail Zappa, wife of the late musician Frank Zappa. The 3,940-square-foot home contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The Hollywood Hills West estate of Micheline Muselli Lerner, a former wife of lyricist and playwright Alan Jay Lerner, has sold for $6.5 million. The French-style house, designed by noted architect John Elgin Woolf and built in 1939, sits behind gates and hedges on a 1.4-acre promontory with city and ocean views. Features include a center hall, four fireplaces, an office, maid's quarters, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,776 square feet of living space. Muselli Lerner became an attorney at 20 in France and worked with the Resistance during the German occupation in World War II as a criminal defense lawyer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2010
The Early Show Chris O'Donnell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jimmy Smits; Amy Ryan. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Justin Long and Christina Ricci; George Takei; Dane Cook. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Patricia Heaton. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and Kelly Ben Affleck; Meredith Vieira. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Patricia Heaton; Patti LuPone. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Back to school. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Oprah Winfrey Show Recalling a 1987 town hall episode on AIDS.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2011
SERIES L.A. Tonight With Roy Firestone: The journalist explores tabloid culture with guests including TMZ's Harvey Levin in the debut installment of this series (8:30 p.m. KCET). Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief: A new installment investigates purported apparitions of the Virgin Mary (10 p.m. ABC). Men of a Certain Age: The dramedy starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher ends its sophomore season (10 p.m. TNT). Behind the Music: Ice Cube is profiled (10 p.m. VH1)
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