October 18, 1988 |
"No Means No," the title of a new "CBS Schoolbreak Special" airing today at 3 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8, has nothing to do with drug abuse prevention. The issue here, as in a recent "ABC Afterschool Special," is date rape. ABC's "Date Rape" was the more forthright and forceful of the two, digging deeper into the consequences of the act. CBS uses the word rape only once, to suggest that what takes place "might even be considered" that.
October 2, 1993 |
The string of tots-in-jeopardy TV movies continues this weekend with the divertingly empty thriller "Empty Cradle," wherein an ex-Charlie's Angel, Kate Jackson, turns demon from hell and steals babies literally straight from the womb. Think of it as "The Hand That Rocks the Uterus." This tawdry telefilm (at 9 p.m. Sunday on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) was inspired, so they say, by the true account of a nutso nurse who feigned her own pregnancy while waiting to snatch a live baby at birth.
November 4, 1988 |
P.G. Wodehouse, creator of the Honorable Bertie Wooster, the estimable Jeeves and a veritable treasure-trove of other English upper-class eccentrics, comes to PBS tonight with a "Great Performances" presentation of his novella "The Old Reliable." Airing at 9 on Channels 28, 15 and 24, this light, '30s-era frolic begins a new "Great Performances" trilogy of "Tales From the Hollywood Hills," short stories based on the works of famous authors who at one time made Tinseltown their home.
January 8, 1998 |
One of Orange County's most eligible bachelors is no longer. Eligible, that is. Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli married actress Lori Loughlin in Newport Beach on Thanksgiving Day, and the ceremony varied greatly from the couple's original plans. The two were wed in a 5:30 a.m. sunrise service on a dirt lot in the ritzy Pelican Hill project, where Giannulli plans to build a home. (He bought all the lots on an entire street.
May 24, 2013 |
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral on YouTube earlier this week when she learned that Upton's schedule wouldn't permit her to accept. [San Bernardino Sun] Actress Robin Wright, currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" on Netflix, wore an unintentionally odd dress to the 17th Annual Webby Awards in New York this week.
April 12, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Katie Couric; Shirley MacLaine; "American Idol"; Maya Soetoro-Ng; Maria Menounos; Jessie J. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Carly Simon; Ashley Tisdale; "The Facts of Life" reunion; Whoopi Goldberg. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Bret Michaels performs; Elisha Cuthbert. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Katie Couric; Chris Noth. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Naomi and Wynonna Judd; The Grascals; Lori Loughlin.
March 8, 1998 |
Calvin Klein's empire nearly collapsed under a mountain of debt in 1992 before record producer David Geffen came to the rescue. Tommy Hilfiger went bankrupt before teaming up with Hong Kong apparel mogul Silas Chou to build the giant fashion house that bears his name today. But even in the topsy-turvy world of fashion, few falls have been as dramatic as that of Mossimo Giannulli. Two years ago, the Irvine menswear designer was the toast of Wall Street.
October 23, 1993 |
Nowadays when TV tries to get provocative, it nearly always has an artful veneer. But whatever happened to unabashed sleaze? Whatever happened to sordid Hollywood stories where the male lead gets to survey a room of bimbos and make snarling pronouncements like "Any woman here tonight ought to be grateful to jump into my bed"? Never fear: Such archaism makes a hilarious comeback Sunday with the Sidney Sheldon production "A Stranger in the Mirror" (at 9 p.m. on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42).