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August 24, 2006
Tribune Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, named Lee Jones as senior vice president for sales and marketing of Tribune Media Net, the company's national advertising sales organization. Jones will replace Dana C. Hayes Jr., who was named senior vice president for sales at Tribune Interactive, which manages more than 50 websites, the Chicago-based company said.
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March 7, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The scene is a devastated Japan, August 1945, as "Emperor," the new historical drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones, begins. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are little more than smoking rubble and stone-faced survivors. Emperor Hirohito has officially surrendered but remains protected behind palace walls. Into the morass strides World War II hero Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Jones). He has exactly 10 days to decide whether to put the emperor on trial for war crimes and a cultural expert in Gen. Bonner Fellers (Fox)
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN
RICKIE LEE JONES "Traffic From Paradise" Geffen * * * Jones' first new collection of original material in four years is both about, and full of, grace. Although it has no genre elements, the sumptuously gentle "Traffic From Paradise" is almost her version of a gospel album, populated by more angels than a Wim Wenders movie and full of longings for the type of reconciliation that might only be possible in some guided hereafter.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Tommy Lee Jones won the SAG Award for male actor in a supporting role Sunday night for playing the outspoken Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln. " Jones was not in attendance to receive the award, which presenter Nicole Kidman accepted on his behalf. The award marks Jones' second SAG win and first individual award, having shared the ensemble award for 2007's "No Country for Old Men. " He earned lead actor nominations for that film and the 1995 TV movie "The Good Old Boys.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Tommy Lee Jones has never been one to suffer fools but he may also not be a fan of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's quirky comedy. Although the 66-year old actor was on hand at Sunday night's Golden Globes to celebrate his film "Lincoln," which was nominated for seven awards, including one for Jones' portrayal of the wigged, limping Thaddeus Stevens, Wiig and Ferrell mocked Jones' other 2012 film, the dramedy "Hope Springs. " During the presentation of the best actress in a drama award, Wiig and Ferrell made up silly plot lines for each of the five nominees' films, including Meryl Streep, who played opposite Jones in a film about an old married couple PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2013 red carpet "Merial Streep," says Wiig.
NEWS
October 31, 1998 | Associated Press
A polo pony that stumbled Friday threw Academy Award-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones over its head and then stepped on him, but doctors reported no evidence of serious injury. "I'm not hurt, a little sore," Jones said through his Los Angeles publicist, Jennifer Allen. Jones, 52, said the horse was running fast down a straightaway and stumbled. Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Rickie Lee Jones, erstwhile folk-jazz-pop boho heroine, has thrown her old fans a curve with her new album, "Ghostyhead," which sets her introspective, hallucinatory imagery to an aggressive, hard-edged electronic sound. Jones' concert at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday indicated that she's embracing this experimental approach with an almost obsessive intensity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1987 | CHRIS WILLMAN
"Taxes and death and trouble-- this I know," sang Rickie Lee Jones at the Palace Court shortly after midnight Wednesday, providing at least as likely a prophecy for 1987 as any to be found in the tabloids. Jones, one of pop's most acclaimed and individualistic figures, doesn't do many concerts, so an appearance by her in a tiny (100-seat room) on New Year's Eve could be the stuff of legend. This singer-songwriter isn't the likeliest of New Year's Eve attractions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1991 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Rickie Lee Jones is getting the most radio airplay she's gotten in years right now. Unfortunately, most of it is for her contribution to an alternative dance tune, the Orb's "Fluffy Little Clouds," and not for her own superlative new album, "Pop Pop," a jazzy and admittedly not-so-radio-ready collection of personalized standards from decades past. The faithful were still out in force for her top-drawing, top-drawer show Thursday night at Royce Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Rickie Lee Jones scanned the crowd near the Club Lingerie stage after her first number in the first of two shows there Thursday, hoping to see some non-familiar (i.e., non-"industry") faces in the footlights. "I was hoping very much that some real people got in, 'cause I was trying to figure out who bought the tickets," she said earnestly, beaming that Cheshire Cat grin as the whoops and hollers told her the folks wuz real.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Tommy Lee Jones has never been one to suffer fools but he may also not be a fan of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's quirky comedy. Although the 66-year old actor was on hand at Sunday night's Golden Globes to celebrate his film "Lincoln," which was nominated for seven awards, including one for Jones' portrayal of the wigged, limping Thaddeus Stevens, Wiig and Ferrell mocked Jones' other 2012 film, the dramedy "Hope Springs. " During the presentation of the best actress in a drama award, Wiig and Ferrell made up silly plot lines for each of the five nominees' films, including Meryl Streep, who played opposite Jones in a film about an old married couple PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2013 red carpet "Merial Streep," says Wiig.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Ask Tommy Lee Jones about his cantankerous performance as radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and the veteran performer bristles. Perhaps mistaking the question for a personal comment, the Harvard-educated, Oscar-winning actor feigns ignorance: "Cantankerous? I don't know what the meaning of that word is!" He paused, adding: "And I hear that word all the time. " If the "No Country for Old Men" star has been hearing the C-word more than usual lately, it's likely due to Jones' spirited portrayal of the fiery abolitionist congressman in the acclaimed biopic, which arrived in theaters earlier this month featuring Daniel Day-Lewis as America's 16th president.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Actor Tommy Lee Jones is appealing a ruling by California's labor commissioner in a dispute that accuses his former agency of failing to adequately represent him in negotiations for his role in the Oscar-winning film "No Country for Old Men. " Jones accused William Morris Endeavor and his former agent, Jim Wiatt, of failing to communicate that the studio, Paramount Pictures Corp., was willing to pay $1 million in upfront fees for the actor to...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
In a concert last month at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, the buzzy English singer Paloma Faith crouched down near the floor to sing "Let Me Down Easy. " It's a tough-love song associated with a number of hardy soul-music veterans, including Bettye LaVette and the late Etta James, and Faith was doing what she could (despite her youth and a seriously movement-constricting dress) to channel some of their gravitas. LaVette does some crouching of her own on "Thankful N' Thoughtful," a powerful new covers album that finds the 66-year-old R&B singer tapping into the desperation of tunes like Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "Everything Is Broken" by Bob Dylan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Colin Firth as a loser golfer and Nick Cassavetes' meditation on drugs and modern society are just a few of the new movie treats added to the packed slate at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Announced Tuesday morning, TIFF revealed a handful of world premieres to bow at the northern festival, set to begin Sept. 6. Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") that centers on the American occupation of Japan following World War II. WATCH: 5 trailers from TIFF to get you in the mood Firth will play a failed golf pro in the offbeat love story "Arthur Newman," a story about a loser who is so distraught with his current life that he fakes his own death and creates a new identity for himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Hope Springs,"starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, is an unusually intelligent cut at the relationship game. And considering the age of its stars, it's a rarity for the movies, which tend to favor youth in all things. This well-considered look at a long marriage that has lost its spark proves that old love is as fraught as any teenage crush and sex never fades as a source of contention. Darker and coming nearly a decade after Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson's middle-age flirtation in "Something's Gotta Give," Kay (Streep)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2008 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't exactly Mott the Hoople glam-rock mixed with urban-jazzy Black Power horns, and it wasn't a vaudeville show with jugglers and other attractions -- two ideas that the headliner has been tossing around -- but Rickie Lee Jones' show on Monday at the Echoplex delivered on its promise of something special. This was the first of Jones' four Monday night concerts at the Echo Park club, and while many of L.A.'
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Sinatra to Hendrix. Tin Pan Alley to swinging hepster jazz. "Peter Pan" to the Jefferson Airplane. You could say Rickie Lee Jones really boxes the pop compass on "Pop Pop," the upcoming album by the adventuresome songstress. Due out in September, it features a dizzying array of cover songs, ranging from jazz standards and Broadway show tunes to Jimi Hendrix's "Up From the Skies" and a trio of songs that were hits for Frank Sinatra.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning King Abdullah II of Jordan; Kristin Davis; Jeremy Renner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones; Michael Psilakis; Kate Dimmock. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Vanessa L. Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Do they make men like Tommy Lee Jones anymore? Men who can rope a calf, direct a movie, and, you want to believe, write a love letter. Men who have no interest in opining about their work but care deeply about what they do. Men who can evoke both a danger and a comfort, depending on how they look at you. An actor who seems to embody the word "stoic," Jones, 65, makes occasional forays into rugged sexiness and gruff humanism. Etched with crevices and imperfections, his face conveys a life thoroughly lived, though don't look too hard for the specifics.
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