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October 21, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Laura Linney takes an uncharacteristically outrageous turn as a wacky neighbor in the dark comedy "The Details," available on video on demand and in theaters Nov. 2. Also coming up for Linney is "Hyde Park on Hudson," opening Dec. 7, in which she plays Margaret Suckley, FDR's distant cousin and close companion. She talked to us from Connecticut, where she is filming the fourth and last season of Showtime's "The Big C. " Let's start with "The Details. " You've had a really eclectic career, but none of your roles is quite as out there as Lila, the nutty neighbor.
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January 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Laura Linney is a mom, at 49.  "The Big C" and "The Truman Show" actress and her husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, her rep confirmed to People .  The little guy has a pretty big name: Bennett Armistead Schauer. He's a first child for the couple, who married in May 2009 after getting engaged in 2007.  Linney pulled off what's a pretty difficult trick when one's job entails walking the red carpet from time to time: She kept her pregnancy off the celebrity radar until now!
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Laura Linney is a mom, at 49.  "The Big C" and "The Truman Show" actress and her husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, her rep confirmed to People .  The little guy has a pretty big name: Bennett Armistead Schauer. He's a first child for the couple, who married in May 2009 after getting engaged in 2007.  Linney pulled off what's a pretty difficult trick when one's job entails walking the red carpet from time to time: She kept her pregnancy off the celebrity radar until now!
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Director Peter Jackson; Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Jessica Chastain. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Violinist Andre Rieu; Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Julie Andrews. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Kelly and Michael Laura Linney; Scott Baio. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Guest co-host Jeanine Pirro; author Damien Echols and his wife, Lorri Davis.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2007 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
Forget "Inside the Actors Studio." A conversation with Laura Linney, however brief, easily morphs into a master class on the technique, craft and strange magic of acting. Focused and thoughtful, serious but with an unpretentious air about her, she is a capital-A actress in the best possible sense of the word. "A lot of actresses are crazy," she says with a hearty laugh, perhaps somewhat wary of a comment that was, really, meant as a compliment.
MAGAZINE
March 25, 2001 | PAMM HIGGINS, Pamm Higgins is a former senior editor of the magazine
The day before being transformed from actress into Best Actress Nominee, Laura Linney hops a plane for New York. Behind her lie the winter-drab hills surrounding the Pennsylvania location of her latest job, a part as a small-town cop in a Richard Gere film called "The Mothman Prophecies." In front of her: home, the Announcement and the sick magic of fame. The Announcement comes as anticipated, around 5:30 a.m. PST. Linney's booster club out in L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2009 | Gary Goldstein
Despite its respected cast, accomplished director and distinguished source author, "The Other Man" is, at best, a minor work. That's not to say this atypical hybrid of romantic melodrama and twisty thriller should be avoided; there are several effective surprises and intellectual pleasures to be had here. But approaching the film with, let's say, lowered expectations may go a long way toward appreciating what it attempts, as well as what it achieves. Based on a short story by German writer Bernhard Schlink, who also penned the novel on which last year's excellent "The Reader" was based, "The Other Man" stars an especially sober Liam Neeson as Peter, a successful computer software executive long married to Lisa (Laura Linney)
NEWS
November 30, 2007
"The Savages": In some editions of Wednesday's Calendar section, an article about Laura Linney said her new movie, "The Savages," was opening today. The movie opened Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2007 | Deborah Netburn
You should talk about: M.I.A. When we first heard M.I.A. in 2004, we couldn't believe our ears. Her music was so awesome and fresh and tough and fun. Now she's back with her second album, "Kala." It's a mishmash of styles, from Bollywood disco to a song that samples the Clash, made as she traveled the world when her U.S. visa got revoked. As the music writer in the family put it, "She made the album she wanted to make." (Tuesday) You could talk about: "The Starter Wife" (again).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2001 | KENNETH LONERGAN
Editor's note: It was a small domestic drama with no major stars and no special effects. Then "You Can Count on Me" wowed audiences and critics at Sundance, Toronto and other festivals, and the film was on its way to becoming one of the year's art house sensations. The saga brings him to the Academy Awards tonight, when the film is up for two Oscars: best actress (Laura Linney) and best original screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Laura Linney takes an uncharacteristically outrageous turn as a wacky neighbor in the dark comedy "The Details," available on video on demand and in theaters Nov. 2. Also coming up for Linney is "Hyde Park on Hudson," opening Dec. 7, in which she plays Margaret Suckley, FDR's distant cousin and close companion. She talked to us from Connecticut, where she is filming the fourth and last season of Showtime's "The Big C. " Let's start with "The Details. " You've had a really eclectic career, but none of your roles is quite as out there as Lila, the nutty neighbor.
HEALTH
August 8, 2011 | Marc Siegel, The Unreal World
'The Big C' 10 p.m. July 13, Showtime Episode: "Sexual Healing" The premise Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) is a 42-year-old schoolteacher with Stage IV melanoma that has spread throughout her body. She enrolls in a clinical trial that includes the administration of steroid shots, which her husband, Paul (Oliver Platt), gives her. The disease and treatment have affected Cathy's libido. She doesn't feel attractive or in the mood, and she and her husband haven't slept together in two months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2011
Paul Picerni Prolific character actor Paul Picerni, 88, a prolific character actor who costarred in the television series "The Untouchables" and was featured in the 1953 horror movie "House of Wax," died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at his home in the Antelope Valley community of Llano, said his daughter, Maria Atkinson-Bates. He was pronounced dead at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Picerni portrayed Agent Lee Hobson, sidekick to Eliot Ness, played by series star Robert Stack.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Traditionally, the term "the Big C" refers to cancer, and as the main character of Showtime's new series by the same name has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma, it seems a fitting title. In this case, "The Big C" could also refer to several other things — the big concept, for instance. Showtime has developed an alarming penchant for putting women in extreme situations and playing it for comedy, albeit of the darker variety. But cancer is still dicey, hitting closer to home for many viewers than, say, split personalities ( "United States of Tara")
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
Laura Linney wasn't looking to do a television series when the pitch came in from Showtime last year. "I was just sort of going about my life, and series television had never been in the equation," said the 46-year-old actress, best known for her work in theater and independent films such as "You Can Count on Me" and "The Savages." "It's too tame most of the time." But the script sent over by Robert Greenblatt, then the network's president of entertainment, was certainly not cautious material.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2009 | Gary Goldstein
Despite its respected cast, accomplished director and distinguished source author, "The Other Man" is, at best, a minor work. That's not to say this atypical hybrid of romantic melodrama and twisty thriller should be avoided; there are several effective surprises and intellectual pleasures to be had here. But approaching the film with, let's say, lowered expectations may go a long way toward appreciating what it attempts, as well as what it achieves. Based on a short story by German writer Bernhard Schlink, who also penned the novel on which last year's excellent "The Reader" was based, "The Other Man" stars an especially sober Liam Neeson as Peter, a successful computer software executive long married to Lisa (Laura Linney)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2007 | Susan King
The Emmy-winning actress has demonstrated her astounding versatility in such films as "You Can Count on Me" and "Kinsey," for which she received Oscar nominations, as well as "Mystic River" and "The Squid and the Whale." So it's little wonder AFI Fest is paying homage to the 43- year-old Linney at the ArcLight Hollywood on Nov. 9. The event includes a screening of her latest film, "Savages," in which she and Philip Seymour Hoffman play the adult siblings of a father (Philip Bosco) with dementia.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Director Peter Jackson; Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Jessica Chastain. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Violinist Andre Rieu; Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Julie Andrews. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Kelly and Michael Laura Linney; Scott Baio. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Guest co-host Jeanine Pirro; author Damien Echols and his wife, Lorri Davis.
NEWS
November 30, 2007
"The Savages": In some editions of Wednesday's Calendar section, an article about Laura Linney said her new movie, "The Savages," was opening today. The movie opened Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2007 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
Forget "Inside the Actors Studio." A conversation with Laura Linney, however brief, easily morphs into a master class on the technique, craft and strange magic of acting. Focused and thoughtful, serious but with an unpretentious air about her, she is a capital-A actress in the best possible sense of the word. "A lot of actresses are crazy," she says with a hearty laugh, perhaps somewhat wary of a comment that was, really, meant as a compliment.
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