May 18, 1993
Jonathan Demme's "Cousin Bobby," a documentary on the filmmaker's cousin, a priest in Harlem, will receive its local premiere Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at the USC's Bing Theater as part of the university's daylong conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. The conference, "To Heal the Divisions: Los Angeles and the Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy," will commence in Bing Theater at 9 a.m.
October 17, 1997 |
A member of the Kennedy clan believes alcoholism runs in the family. "I feel in many ways that I was born alcoholic," Robert Kennedy Jr. told CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" in an interview to be aired Sunday. The 43-year-old Kennedy, a lawyer who has had highly publicized bouts with drinking and drugs, says he has discussed his problem with his two young children. "I talk to them about my own experience and they're all aware of that," he said. "I tell them it's in their genes . . .
November 1, 2000 |
Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, said Tuesday that violence against women in the United States had become "an epidemic" and urged Americans to take a stance against abuses at home and abroad. "Sexual assault is nothing less than an epidemic" with one in five American women subjected to sexual assault, the human rights activist said in a speech to the National Press Club. "We have more animal shelters in this country than battered women shelters," she said.
October 18, 1996 |
Before Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was fashionably thin and shining blond and living in a TriBeCa loft with John Kennedy, she was fuller and darker-haired and a raging party girl. She prowled the Manhattan clubs until 4 a.m., easily gliding by the velvet ropes that corralled the night livestock. That's what the beautiful girls did. And it was work, sort of. Sometimes she saw fresh faces she could dress up in Calvin Klein, her employer at the time. She smoked Parliaments. She drank vodka martinis.
October 5, 1994 |
The Scene: Monday's premiere of TriStar's "Only You" at the Motion Picture Academy. A reception preceded the screening and a sit-down dinner at the Beverly Hilton followed. Because the evening benefited the Washington-based Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a pack of "Congressional aide-types," as one guest called them, was on hand. "Same kind of party," noted one veteran of D.C. schmoozing, "different kind of hangers-on." Who Was There: The film's stars, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
January 31, 2001 |
A trio of accomplished Kennedy women invaded Los Angeles on a recent rainy night to raise money and awareness for their pet causes. Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, 49, trolled for financial backers for her race for the governor's seat. Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, 41, promoted her inspiring human rights book, "Speak Truth to Power" (Crown).