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March 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Kim Basinger declared herself "just a proud Georgian" as she picked up an award honoring her film roles and her purchase of the Georgia hamlet of Braselton. State employees put the phones on hold and hung on the actress' every word as she was named an "Outstanding Georgian" during a ceremony Monday in the office of Secretary of State Max Cleland. She is a native of Athens.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2007 | Deborah Netburn
What you'll be talking about: "Shrek the Third." So what makes this "Shrek" different from all other "Shreks"? A cavalcade of new familiar voices, including Justin Timberlake, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Amy Sedaris and John Krasinski (sweet Jim from "The Office"). (Friday) What you might be sick of talking about: Kim Basinger.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after ordering actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million for breaching an oral agreement to appear in the movie "Boxing Helena," a Los Angeles jury refused Thursday to add punitive damages to the verdict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Superior Court judge Wednesday refused to dismiss 12 misdemeanor contempt charges against actress Kim Basinger, who is accused of failing to heed court orders in her custody fight with her former husband, actor Alec Baldwin. Basinger pleaded not guilty last week. She faces up to 60 days in jail and a $12,000 fine if convicted of all counts. Baldwin, 48, and Basinger, 52, separated in 2000 after seven years of marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1994 | BARBARA SALTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Basinger has spelled steam on the big screen for the better part of a decade--some of it just too hot for American movie audiences to handle. Well, don't despair. If you have a laser player, she can steam up your living room TV screen in unrated releases of two of her sexiest performances: "The Getaway" from MCA/Universal Home Video, $35, and "9 1/2 Weeks" from MGM/UA Home Video, $40.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Hollywood, movie deals involving millions of dollars are routinely made with a simple handshake. It's often the case that a film has been completed before the lawyers work out the details and the star signs a contract. This may be common in industry circles. But will it make sense to a jury of Los Angeles County residents? That's the question this week as actress Kim Basinger confronts charges that she backed out of a movie she allegedly had agreed to star in. Main Line Pictures Inc.
BUSINESS
December 28, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Kim Basinger, claiming that her creditors are demanding a say over what movies she makes and even whether she has a baby in order to force payment of a staggering $8-million jury verdict in the "Boxing Helena" case, has decided to seek further bankruptcy protection, her attorneys said Monday. Basinger, who has appeared in such films as "Batman" and "9 1/2 Weeks," will convert a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing she made earlier this year into a Chapter 7 filing, attorney Leslie Cohen said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1994 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Though it began life as an unpretentious paperback original by pulp icon Jim Thompson, "The Getaway" has turned into a lovers' lane for hot Hollywood couples. Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw starred in the first version, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger headline this one, and for all we know Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky are already planning another a ways down the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Paramount Pictures' marketing department that came up with the idea: Get the Hollywood sign for a week, put up a 75-foot-high metal cutout of a cartoon character that looks like Kim Basinger and open the studio's latest film in a blaze of publicity. But some people who live below the famous sign did not like it, fearing that the spectacle would bring throngs of outsiders to their narrow, twisting streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2000 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
Kim Basinger appears almost nervous as she presents herself in a finely tailored dark suit that would remind no one of how lushly available she looked in "L.A. Confidential." She can't really be nervous, this woman of independent means and mythic cheekbones who walked up the aisle and took home an Oscar for best supporting actress two years ago. But you understand immediately how becoming it is for someone so glamorous to act this way as she extends her hand in an unguarded greeting.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
The Lifetime cable channel on Tuesday unveiled a slate of original programming for the fall, including a TV movie starring Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger. "The Mermaid Chair," based on a novel by Sue Monk Kidd, will feature Basinger as what the network described as "a restless wife and mother consumed with forbidden love for a Benedictine monk." It is scheduled to premiere Sept. 9.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Actress Kim Basinger was back in court Tuesday, quibbling over custody matters in her ongoing, two-year battle with ex-husband Alec Baldwin. The couple share joint custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Ireland. Moments after Basinger entered the courtroom, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Maren Nelson barred the press and public. Baldwin, who lives in New York, did not attend the hearing.
NEWS
January 20, 2005 | Susan King
Friday Night Lights Billy Bob Thornton, Tim McGraw Universal, $30 Director Peter Berg uses a semi-documentary style to adapt the bestseller by his cousin, H.G. Bissinger, about the 1988 Permian High School team of West Texas. Not only does Berg capture the town's obsessive devotion to its team, but also the pressure and stress put on these teenagers to be champions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2000 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
Kim Basinger appears almost nervous as she presents herself in a finely tailored dark suit that would remind no one of how lushly available she looked in "L.A. Confidential." She can't really be nervous, this woman of independent means and mythic cheekbones who walked up the aisle and took home an Oscar for best supporting actress two years ago. But you understand immediately how becoming it is for someone so glamorous to act this way as she extends her hand in an unguarded greeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alec Baldwin's years on the silver screen served him well on the witness stand Wednesday when he noticed a gap on a video recording of his altercation with a paparazzo and pointed it out to the jury, dramatically alleging that the tape had been edited.
NEWS
March 24, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kim Basinger, who played the stunning hooker in "L.A. Confidential," took the first Oscar of the evening Monday at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. An obviously moved at being chosen best supporting actress, Basinger said she wanted to thank "everybody I've ever met in my entire life," including the film's director, Curtis Hanson. "If anyone has a dream out there, just know I'm living proof they do come true," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His film production company has five employees. He once served 14 months as a location manager on a movie called "Jaws 3-D." Among his dubious achievements is overseeing construction of what he claims was the largest tank ever used in underwater photography--2 million gallons. And now Carl Mazzocone--a self-admitted "little guy" in the world of movie making--has taken on the big guys and rocked the film industry.
NEWS
September 23, 1994 | JUDY BRENNAN and EDWARD J. BOYER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Citing "prejudicially ambiguous" options given to a jury, a unanimous appeals court panel overturned an $8.1-million verdict against actress Kim Basinger on Thursday for reneging on an agreement to appear in the film "Boxing Helena." The judgment had forced Basinger into bankruptcy and threatened to undermine the Hollywood tradition of making deals on a handshake.
MAGAZINE
October 5, 1997
When films set in Los Angeles routinely involve the city's destruction by aliens or lava the noir-ish Fifties wonderland of police corruption depicted in "L.A. Confidential" seems positively boosterish. Attending the premiere was gold-plated townie Mayor Riordan, below, and cast members Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito and Guy Pearce. Also on hand: co-leading man Kevin Spacey, bottom left, and a bow-tied James Ellroy, upon whose thriller the movie was based.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alec Baldwin was placed under citizen's arrest Thursday after he allegedly slugged a cameraman who was videotaping the homecoming of the actor's wife, actress Kim Basinger, and their newborn daughter, Los Angeles police said. Baldwin and Basinger arrived at their hillside home about 12:45 p.m. with their 3-day-old daughter Ireland when they spotted Alan Zanger, a 51-year-old free-lance photographer, parked across the street with his camera rolling, LAPD Lt. Ray Lombardo said.
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