July 22, 2012 |
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.
September 15, 2007 |
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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August 12, 2006 |
"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.
November 1, 2001 |
* 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.
July 7, 1993 |
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.
May 1, 1993 |
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.