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July 22, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times
Lou Diamond Phillips is having a very good year. It's long overdue. In the 25 years since he burst onto the big screen as singer Ritchie Valens in "La Bamba," LDP (as he is often referred to) has been working nonstop, though sometimes a bit under the radar. But in January, his independent film "Filly Brown"had its premiere to rave reviews at the Sundance film festival. A guest appearance as a hot-headed cop on"Southland" left the door open for future episodes, and a hosting gig on the Military Channel's "An Officer and a Movie" propelled the little cable channel that began in 2005 to its best quarter ever.
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April 22, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
A few minutes before a screening of "Filly Brown" last week, Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos tried to explain why the new family drama about a female Los Angeles street poet "is the most hopeful film I've ever worked on in my life. " Olmos, 66, had gathered in a backroom at Universal CityWalk's AMC theaters with his costar and longtime friend Lou Diamond Phillips, 51, and Gina Rodriguez, 28, whose performance as an aspiring rap star helped land "Filly Brown" a spot at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
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August 19, 1990 | KIRK HONEYCUTT
At the side of a tenement building near MacArthur Park that serves as a key location for Lou Diamond Phillips' new film, "Mind Game," is a billboard promoting the just-released "Young Guns II," in which he stars with Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland and Christian Slater. Already this year Phillips has appeared in the supernatural horror film "The First Power" and the political thriller "Show of Force."
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July 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning MOBY Group chair Saad Mohseni; John Podesta. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics; Olympic animals; British food and drink. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Olivia Munn; Lou Diamond Phillips; Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; co-host Joel McHale.
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September 15, 2007 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
There may be a more congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering than Royce Hall, where the national tour of "Camelot" rematerialized Wednesday. It's not the venue's fault. This revised incarnation of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 musical addresses some contradictions that its La Mirada premiere revealed in January, yet paradoxes linger. Certain oddities in Michael A.M. Lerner and director Glenn Casale's staging of this unkempt classic are now less glaring.
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May 1, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Play Ball: A group of young television and film actors will hit the diamond Sunday to benefit homeless youth in Los Angeles County. The players include Chad Lowe, Rob Lowe, Dana Barron, Kellie Martin, Scott Weinger, Doug Savant, Jamie Walters, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alfonso Ribeiro and Kristy Swanson. The baseball game starts at 2 p.m. at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. Tickets for adults are $10 and for children are $5.
NEWS
January 3, 1988
Words cannot express how much I enjoyed "The Three Kings." Jack Warden, Stan Shaw and Lou Diamond Phillips gave excellent performances as three escaped mental patients who set out to find the Christ child "in the urban sprawl of Los Angeles" hours before Christmas day. It evoked emotions of laughter, happiness and sadness from those of us who accompanied these three "wise men" on their journey. I also enjoyed the "Candid Camera Christmas" on CBS. It was a change of pace from the regular holiday shows.
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March 6, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON
Before the Pipefitters were a band, they were three guys pretending to be a band. Chris Lindsey, Sherman Allen and Bill Allen portrayed blues musicians in a Westside theatrical production a couple years ago. Afterward, they took to jamming with a few friends and eventually decided to play for real.
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August 12, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
"La Bamba" star Lou Diamond Phillips was arrested early Friday on suspicion of physically abusing his live-in girlfriend, Los Angeles police said. Police were called to the 44-year-old actor's home in the 8800 block of Shoshone Avenue in Northridge around 1:30 a.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Martha Garcia. Officers determined that an argument had escalated into physical violence, Garcia said. Phillips was booked at the LAPD's Devonshire station on suspicion of "co-habitant abuse," she said.
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July 7, 1993 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The marquee may read "The Pipefitters With Lou Diamond Phillips," but you don't have to be a promo whiz to figure out that fans are coming to see Lou Diamond Phillips and the Pipefitters. But hey, what's a little limelight between ol' buddies from Texas? "We were all friends. The band grew out of an already close relationship," the star of such movies as "La Bamba" and "Young Guns" I and II noted during a recent phone interview.
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July 22, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times
Lou Diamond Phillips is having a very good year. It's long overdue. In the 25 years since he burst onto the big screen as singer Ritchie Valens in "La Bamba," LDP (as he is often referred to) has been working nonstop, though sometimes a bit under the radar. But in January, his independent film "Filly Brown"had its premiere to rave reviews at the Sundance film festival. A guest appearance as a hot-headed cop on"Southland" left the door open for future episodes, and a hosting gig on the Military Channel's "An Officer and a Movie" propelled the little cable channel that began in 2005 to its best quarter ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2007 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
There may be a more congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering than Royce Hall, where the national tour of "Camelot" rematerialized Wednesday. It's not the venue's fault. This revised incarnation of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 musical addresses some contradictions that its La Mirada premiere revealed in January, yet paradoxes linger. Certain oddities in Michael A.M. Lerner and director Glenn Casale's staging of this unkempt classic are now less glaring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2006 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
"La Bamba" star Lou Diamond Phillips was arrested early Friday on suspicion of physically abusing his live-in girlfriend, Los Angeles police said. Police were called to the 44-year-old actor's home in the 8800 block of Shoshone Avenue in Northridge around 1:30 a.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Martha Garcia. Officers determined that an argument had escalated into physical violence, Garcia said. Phillips was booked at the LAPD's Devonshire station on suspicion of "co-habitant abuse," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2001 | Robin Rauzi
* The actor is best known for his roles in "La Bamba," "Stand and Deliver" and "Courage Under Fire." Overnight Getaway: If it's just me and Kelly, my wife, we'd probably do a little getaway evening and leave the kids with a sitter overnight. A couple of our favorite haunts are the Four Seasons or, if we're in the beach mood, we go out to Shutters on the Beach. Depending on where we stay, that predicates where we're going to eat.
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July 7, 1993 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The marquee may read "The Pipefitters With Lou Diamond Phillips," but you don't have to be a promo whiz to figure out that fans are coming to see Lou Diamond Phillips and the Pipefitters. But hey, what's a little limelight between ol' buddies from Texas? "We were all friends. The band grew out of an already close relationship," the star of such movies as "La Bamba" and "Young Guns" I and II noted during a recent phone interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Play Ball: A group of young television and film actors will hit the diamond Sunday to benefit homeless youth in Los Angeles County. The players include Chad Lowe, Rob Lowe, Dana Barron, Kellie Martin, Scott Weinger, Doug Savant, Jamie Walters, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alfonso Ribeiro and Kristy Swanson. The baseball game starts at 2 p.m. at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. Tickets for adults are $10 and for children are $5.
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June 2, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
"Renegades" (citywide), a shamelessly contrived, ultraviolent macho fantasy, stars Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips, who are too talented and too successful to be wasting themselves on such trash. Sutherland plays a maverick undercover Philadelphia cop who has infiltrated a ring of jewel thieves. For absolutely no discernible reason except to further the plot, its icily lethal ringleader (Rob Knepper), while making his escape, steals a lance sacred to the Lakota Sioux on display as part of a gallery exhibition of Lakota arts and crafts.
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March 6, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON
Before the Pipefitters were a band, they were three guys pretending to be a band. Chris Lindsey, Sherman Allen and Bill Allen portrayed blues musicians in a Westside theatrical production a couple years ago. Afterward, they took to jamming with a few friends and eventually decided to play for real.
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