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June 10, 2010
SERIES 100 Questions: Jill (Collette Wolfe) asks a reluctant Wayne (David Walton) to speak to her class for Career Day. Michael Benjamin Washington also stars in a new episode of this dating comedy (8:30 p.m. NBC). Modern Marvels: A new episode visits the U.S. Library of Congress to explore the contents of secret vaults and see how the staff of 4,000 catalogs and preserves treasures (9 p.m. History). World's Dumbest...: This unscripted comedy returns for a new season (9 p.m. TRU)
November 1, 2009 | Susan King
Nostalgia was a driving force behind Betty Thomas' desire to direct the family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," opening Christmas Day. Thomas has fond memories of the Chipmunks album, "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks." "I'm pretty sure it was my first album," says the 61-year-old Emmy-winning Thomas, who also directed "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Private Parts." "I thought it was the coolest thing. It was my entry into the music world. That is one reason I would have wanted to do this movie."
August 30, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
August 24, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
To attend the preview party for the $28.2-million Hollywood Hills compound flipped by actor-turned-developer Brad Blumenthal and his business partner Leo Hauser this summer you needed that valuable Tinseltown commodity: an invitation. Think movie previews and red-carpet events. Nothing draws interest quite like exclusivity in this town. Here's my insider experience: Turning onto a side street off Sunset Strip I left my car with the valet service and was greeted by about a half-dozen young men in suits with matching iPads bearing the name “The Agency.” One of these real estate agents, whose company is marketing the estate for sale, checked me off the guest list,  and I moved to the driveway where a trio of Lamborghinis from a local dealer caught the eyes of passersby.
August 15, 1993
A pleasure boat burst into flames Saturday afternoon in Long Beach Harbor, 300 to 400 hundred yards offshore from Ocean Boulevard and Lindero Avenue, leaving two people on board severely burned and two others shaken but not hurt. Ophellia Muglia, 28, of La Puente and Jeanette Lopez, 38, of Torrance, were both hospitalized with second-degree burns. They were both in stable condition. The other two passengers were the boat's driver, Shelley Allsup, 22, and her sister, Myken, 24, both of Covina.
February 4, 2008 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
No one can say "Strange Wilderness" writer-producer Peter Gaulke and writer-director Fred Wolf ducked responsibility for the gross-out comedy misfire. The "Saturday Night Live" alums not only kept their names on the movie, which opened Friday without advance screenings, but they also lent their monikers to the main characters.
May 16, 1993
Harbor College entered the Southern California regional baseball playoffs with a robust batting average of .322, while Pierce has had pitching difficulties. So it was no surprise that Harbor pounded 16 hits, in addition to benefiting from four Pierce errors, during an 18-5 victory Saturday in the first game of a best-of-three series at Harbor. The second game will be played at 11 a.m. today at Harbor, and a third game will follow, if necessary.
March 27, 2012
This Morning Gary Ross; Jason Aldean. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Lionel Richie performs with Little Big Town; Rachel Maddow. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Kate Winslet; Brianna DeJesus and Katie Yeager; Jackie Sorkin. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Christian Slater. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Ryan Reynolds; Jane Lynch; Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese; co-host Jerry O'Connell. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Eric McCormack; Annie Potts. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Fran Drescher; Jackie Warner.
June 25, 2007 | Susan King
When director Len Wiseman received the script for "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, he suddenly felt like the 15-year-old he'd been when he saw the original in 1988. "I was obsessed with 'Die Hard' in high school," says Wiseman ("Underworld," "Underworld: Evolution"). "The action was amazing, and the relationship between the good guys was like nothing else I had seen before."
January 27, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Stars bundled up. Studio execs forked over cash. Everyone got headaches from altitude (and hangovers). The Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend has come and gone again, leaving a trail of exhausted but excited independent filmmakers and happier, swag-laden celebs. Here's a guide to who partied where in Park City, Utah. Bing Bar: With deep leather couches and three floors of open bars, the Claimjumper Hotel was transformed by search engine Bing to house film junkets, cocktail parties and a performance series that included stand-up from Aziz Ansari and concerts from Cobra Starship, the Civil Wars and the biggest party draw — a 45-minute set from rapper Drake.
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