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February 15, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
TV Land has picked up a new sitcom that would center on Kirstie Alley as a Broadway star/new parent. Titled "Kirstie's New Show," the show features Alley as Madison Banks, a renowned Broadway star who gets thrown a curve ball when the son she gave up at birth returns to reconnect after his adoptive parents have died. The series would reunite Alley with former "Cheers" costar Rhea Perlman, who will play her best friend. "Seinfeld" alum Michael Richards stars as Banks' driver, Frank.
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December 3, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
With a show called "Kirstie," it would be easy to dwell on TV Land's "Pet Sematary"-like attempt to resurrect the career of sitcom star Kirstie Alley, not to mention Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards. But here is what matters about the new half-hour comedy: It revolves around a Broadway diva. A Broadway diva! As in a woman who has made a career starring in hit Broadway plays, a feat that was becoming rare even when Bette Davis played Margo Channing. Who is this Madison "Maddie" Banks that Alley is playing?
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
Kirstie Alley is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that the dramatic weight loss touted by the "Dancing With the Stars" celeb did not come merely from her using her weight-loss program but rather from an extreme diet and exercise regimen, including while she was on the reality show. The false and misleading advertisement lawsuit was filed by Marina Abramyan, a dieter who used the Organic Liaison program, who claims that the Florida-based company and Alley engaged in "nothing more than a healthy deception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Attorney Gloria Allred filed a lawsuit against Kanye West on behalf of a photographer who was allegedly assaulted by the rapper and blasted celebrities who defend the singer's conduct. In the lawsuit, video photographer Danny Ramos alleges assault, battery, negligence and violation of civil rights. Ramos and Allred said they were speaking out because West had still not apologized for his behavior, and because other celebrities had spoken out in support of West's actions -- which would seem to encourage others to harm members of the paparazzi.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If Clint Eastwood proved Thursday that the Republican Party has least one friend in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley proved Friday that Clint Eastwood has at least one Hollywood friend in the Democratic Party. "I just saw Clint Eastwood's speech and I LOVED it!!," Alley tweeted early Friday. "Funny as hell & on point!!..& I'm a Democrat..US media is SO biased in favor of Dems. " Add a conservative actor pal too: "I thought Clint Eastwood's presence was electrifying and I praise him for being a Hollywood actor & taking a stand!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Kristie Alley's new book is called "The Art of Men," and the way she's been talking lately, Ms. Alley seems to have been quite the artist. Alley, currently competing for a second time on "Dancing With the Stars" with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, has revealed her love for two stars who caught the eye of many a woman of a certain age back in the day: the late Patrick Swayze and John Travolta. She says she didn't have a sexual affair with Swayze, as both she and he were married to other people at the time of the crush and she didn't want to break up his marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Kirstie Alley says she's willing to pay the supermarket tabloids for the names of people who leak information to the reporters of Tinseltown. "Those sleazeballs who write this crap are so slimy they'll gladly inform on their informants for money," the star of "Cheers" and the new movie "Sibling Rivalry" said in Sunday's The Tennessean. "I'm about to get a list of the people at Paramount who are feeding them stuff. I'll make sure they won't work there again.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
It seems those Pier 1 commercials have paid off for Kirstie Alley. In the CBS Sunday night movie, "Family Sins," she once again plays a regressive, self-centered, antisocial and merchandise-mad weirdo just like the one in the ads, only this time, she's not as well-groomed. "Family Sins" is based on the story of Frances Burt, a Rhode Island mother of 11 who was convicted in 1994 on 24 counts of arson, sexual assault, kidnapping, extortion, racketeering and welfare and disability fraud.
NEWS
June 25, 1990 | JOEL SAPPELL and ROBERT W. WELKOS
The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. As far back as 1955, Hubbard recognized the value of famous people to his fledgling, off-beat church when he inaugurated "Project Celebrity." According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies for Scientology.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Racks of colorful dresses, business suits, pants, blouses and night gowns with tags from Saks Fifth Avenue, Bullocks, Nordstrom and Neiman-Marcus sit baking in the sun outside Kirstie Alley's trailer on the Warner Hollywood lot.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Kirstie Alley slammed Abercrombie honcho Michael Jeffries this week, taking personal shots at the chief exec in the wake of a media blast started by a story explaining why the clothing retailer wouldn't stock items in sizes larger than, well, large. In short, the company wants only cool kids coming through its doors. "Dear CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch...you are not cute and your head is HUGE. You need to stop wearing A&F clothing...just not attractive enough," Alley said in the first of a series of tweets Tuesday, adding, "and Dear Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, If I ever meet you at a party, don't stand close to me. Your veneers are blinding & could take down a G6 [airplane]
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
TV Land has picked up a new sitcom that would center on Kirstie Alley as a Broadway star/new parent. Titled "Kirstie's New Show," the show features Alley as Madison Banks, a renowned Broadway star who gets thrown a curve ball when the son she gave up at birth returns to reconnect after his adoptive parents have died. The series would reunite Alley with former "Cheers" costar Rhea Perlman, who will play her best friend. "Seinfeld" alum Michael Richards stars as Banks' driver, Frank.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Kristie Alley's new book is called "The Art of Men," and the way she's been talking lately, Ms. Alley seems to have been quite the artist. Alley, currently competing for a second time on "Dancing With the Stars" with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, has revealed her love for two stars who caught the eye of many a woman of a certain age back in the day: the late Patrick Swayze and John Travolta. She says she didn't have a sexual affair with Swayze, as both she and he were married to other people at the time of the crush and she didn't want to break up his marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If Clint Eastwood proved Thursday that the Republican Party has least one friend in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley proved Friday that Clint Eastwood has at least one Hollywood friend in the Democratic Party. "I just saw Clint Eastwood's speech and I LOVED it!!," Alley tweeted early Friday. "Funny as hell & on point!!..& I'm a Democrat..US media is SO biased in favor of Dems. " Add a conservative actor pal too: "I thought Clint Eastwood's presence was electrifying and I praise him for being a Hollywood actor & taking a stand!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
Kirstie Alley is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that the dramatic weight loss touted by the "Dancing With the Stars" celeb did not come merely from her using her weight-loss program but rather from an extreme diet and exercise regimen, including while she was on the reality show. The false and misleading advertisement lawsuit was filed by Marina Abramyan, a dieter who used the Organic Liaison program, who claims that the Florida-based company and Alley engaged in "nothing more than a healthy deception.
HOME & GARDEN
September 10, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
A walled and gated Encino estate that has been home to actors Al Jolson, Kirstie Alley, Katey Sagal and Charlie Sheen at various times has come back on the market at $6.95 million. Updated in keeping with its architectural history, the 1934 traditional residence has Venetian plaster walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, marble and wood floors, custom cabinetry and woodwork, and marble counters. A formal dining room, a butler's pantry, an office/library, a gym, a wine cellar, a media room, den, two bars, seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half-baths lie within 8,522 square feet of living space.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Cheers" toasted the end of its 11-year run on NBC in 1993. The final episode scored a huge, Super Bowl-sized rating and left behind legions of admiring fans. The network quickly followed with "Frasier," the Emmy-winning spinoff starring Kelsey Grammer, which seemed to effortlessly pick up where its predecessor finished. Practically hypnotized by those big numbers, network and studio executives clamored to lure other "Cheers" alumni back to television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino couple, who purchased a home last year from actress Kirstie Alley and her estranged husband, alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit that the entertainers failed to disclose that the house was in the flight path of the Van Nuys airport.
HEALTH
May 31, 2010
Regarding your May 24 article on overweight celebrities, "Famously Fat," Kirstie Alley exemplifies for me a case of self-absorption, gluttony and exhibitionism replacing talent, and it irks me to see her splashed on your front page. Please, leave her to her natural home, the tabloids. There must be so many more suitable subjects for the Health section. Marilyn O'Kane Torrance • You report that, despite the advantage of nutritionists, diets and fitness experts, certain celebrities are still getting fatter.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2010 | By Denise Martin
The fluctuating weight of Kirstie Alley has kept the once-svelte "Cheers" star on the cover of tabloids for years, a predicament she made fun of in fantastic, over-the-top fashion on the 2005 Showtime comedy "Fat Actress." Now those body issues have led her where so many celebrities go in the hopes of remaking themselves for the public: reality TV. It's there that Alley said she discovered what her everyday life looked like from the outside. "When I see the footage, I'm shocked. I see myself playing with my lemurs, and then I see footage of the stuff around my house . . . it does look a little Alice in Wonderland-ish.
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