November 26, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before burning off all the food I ate last week. The Skinny: I spent the weekend with family in Washington, D.C., and can report that traffic in the nation's capital is worse than it is here. And I didn't even get on the Beltway much. I'm talking surface streets. Monday's headlines include a box office recap, Fox Sports nears a TV deal for the Dodgers and New Zealand's makes efforts to become a second home to the movie industry. Daily Dose: Larry Hagman, who died over the weekend at the age of 81, was one of TV's most favorite villains.
July 15, 2013 |
Most everyone woke up to the sad news Sunday morning that “Glee” star Cory Monteith was found dead at the of age of 31. Monteith became an overnight sensation in 2009 on Fox's musical-comedy series as Finn Hudson, a high school football star who becomes an integral member of the school's glee club. Over the decades, other regulars on TV series have also died suddenly. Here is a look at a few: Larry Hagman The actor was in his second season reprising his signature role of the ruthless J.R. Ewing on TNT's reboot of “Dallas” when he died Nov. 23, 2012, of complications from cancer at the age of 81. The producers came up with a clever way for J.R.'s character to die in the series this past spring, which involved J.R. hatching a “beyond the grave” plan to implicate his nemesis Cliff Barnes.
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March 9, 1997 |
When asked to sing out the names of his family and his address to an audience of fellow Boy Scouts, 12-year-old Cameren Kahler stumbled. He then ducked as this audience, egged on by actor Larry Hagman, showered him with wadded balls of newspaper. "It's hard to remember stuff when you've got to perform," Hagman explained after he instigated the spirited pelting. "As an actor you've got to have this stuff down rote before you start." The Ojai actor was one of many notable figures who volunteered Saturday to lend guidance to the more than 300 Boy Scouts participating in the third annual Merit Badge Round-Up in Ventura.
August 7, 2011 |
The stilettos are high, the barbs are sharp and the hair is massive. Women weighed down in jewels call each other "honey" and "sweetheart" before diving in for the verbal kill, and men at cowboy-themed barbecues sport belt buckles that cost more than single-family houses. ABC's upcoming dramedy, "GCB," takes a soapy snapshot of some affluent Texans who are sugary on the outside and steely on the inside. It also draws heavily on its setting, a God-fearing red state environment that breeds larger-than-life personalities and charter members of the George Bush fan club.
March 21, 2013 |
Larry Hagman's widow, Maj, has sold their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai for $5 million. The 43-acre spread, befitting "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing, had been listed in 2009 at $11 million. The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992. The off-the-grid property has separate solar systems providing energy for the main residence, the well and the caretaker's home, while creating surplus power. When Hagman installed the first system in 2003, his annual electric bill went from $37,000 to $13. Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people.
June 10, 2012
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Amit Sood, Google Art Project. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The former and current casts of “Dallas.” (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)
March 11, 2013 |
When TV viewers say a last goodbye to J.R. Ewing on Monday night's episode of "Dallas," some fans will be raising a glass at Southfork Ranch to pay tribute to the man who played the Texas scoundrel over the course of more than two decades. Hagman died Nov. 23 at age 81, and now his character will be laid to rest on Monday night's episode of the TNT revival of the Texas oil family soap opera. To mark the occasion, Dallas' mayor earlier this month declared March 11 to be Larry Hagman Day. And the mansion indelibly linked to the Ewing clan has invited all to gather out front at 6:30 p.m. for a sunset toast ($5 per person, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, your choice)
January 15, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman 's penthouse in Santa Monica is on the market at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is in a building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has views of the ocean and three parking spaces. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70) and "Dallas" (1978-91)