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October 5, 1997 | Robert Strauss, Robert Strauss is an occasional contributor to Calendar
The view from the seventh-floor windows of the otherwise nondescript high-rise office building in Burbank is awe-inspiring. At near eye-level is the Warner Bros. water tower, emblazoned with the famous "WB" logo. Down below is the Warner lot, where people come in reverence to see the backdrops of legendary Westerns; the animation buildings that produced hundreds of immortal cartoons; the set of the most popular drama of the 1990s, "ER," and the set of the seminal Gen-X comedy, "Friends."
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June 9, 2010
Courteney Cox admits to being a little bit jealous of the girls from "Sex and the City" and their leap to the big screen. "I wish we could do that with 'Friends,'" Cox says. "The thing is, the characters from 'Sex and the City' hopped all over Manhattan. On 'Friends,' we were always stuck in the apartment and that coffeehouse." Nevertheless, Cox says "Friends" castmate Jennifer Aniston has a great idea for a movie that would reunite the members of the long-running NBC sitcom.
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NEWS
June 9, 2010
Courteney Cox admits to being a little bit jealous of the girls from "Sex and the City" and their leap to the big screen. "I wish we could do that with 'Friends,'" Cox says. "The thing is, the characters from 'Sex and the City' hopped all over Manhattan. On 'Friends,' we were always stuck in the apartment and that coffeehouse." Nevertheless, Cox says "Friends" castmate Jennifer Aniston has a great idea for a movie that would reunite the members of the long-running NBC sitcom.
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October 5, 1997 | Robert Strauss, Robert Strauss is an occasional contributor to Calendar
The view from the seventh-floor windows of the otherwise nondescript high-rise office building in Burbank is awe-inspiring. At near eye-level is the Warner Bros. water tower, emblazoned with the famous "WB" logo. Down below is the Warner lot, where people come in reverence to see the backdrops of legendary Westerns; the animation buildings that produced hundreds of immortal cartoons; the set of the most popular drama of the 1990s, "ER," and the set of the seminal Gen-X comedy, "Friends."
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October 14, 1996 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Cut out a reference to O.J. Simpson here, insert one to Dennis Rodman there, and "A . . . My Name is Alice," hardly shows its age at all. The 1983 mixed-bag revue about women being women is still fresh and fun. Long Beach's International City Theatre makes its move to a larger space with this crowd-pleasing show, a sentimental, funny evening, consisting of songs and skits from 20-some different writers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2009
Please tell us that writer Kate Aurthur, for her interview with Courteney Cox ("She's Way Too Normal," Sept. 6) just plain forgot to ask if the actress really truly wanted to be quoted as saying, "Did we get a million dollars an episode for just one year or two [of "Friends"]?. . . . Isn't that amazing? A million dollars an episode! What did I do with that money?" Surely, given that chance, the "way too normal" Cox would have realized how incredibly asinine she'd sound in casually discussing and then dismissing what sounds to be more than $15 million for a single year's worth of work, especially during these record-awful economic times.
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October 5, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Everything happens cute on the WB's "Related," which premieres tonight and is about the Sorelli sisters of Manhattan -- Ginnie, Ann, Marjee and Rose. They're plucky and eccentric siblings who fight cute, reconcile cute, get pregnant cute, change their major cute, move back home cute, get dumped cute, play cards cute.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1996
I found your interview with three TV producers quite disturbing in regard to their "fears" of a possible ratings system or V-chip ("Small Screen, Big Headaches," by Brian Lowry, Sept. 15). These people obviously think of themselves as pioneers, bravely fighting potential "censors" (i.e., parents) to push the boundaries each season with stronger doses of sex and raw language. But perhaps it is because of producers like Steven Bochco and Marta Kauffman, and the lack of good taste in their programs, that even a liberal president feels he must finally intervene.
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January 19, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As NBC flips through its programming deck looking for ways to replace "Seinfeld," a spinoff series doesn't appear to be in the cards. Based on initial feelers extended to the high-rated comedy's other cast members, NBC Entertainment President Warren Littlefield called the prospect of a "Seinfeld" spinoff "doubtful" and "a very long shot," saying the actors wanted to take some time after the show before even considering such offers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon for a quick trip that includes appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG. On Monday night, Obama is to appear at two fundraisers to benefit Democrats running for Congress and the Senate. He will attend the first, a reception at the Beverly Hills home of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, along with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The second event is a dinner at the home of Israeli American billionaire Haim Saban.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1996 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Cut out a reference to O.J. Simpson here, insert one to Dennis Rodman there, and "A . . . My Name is Alice," hardly shows its age at all. The 1983 mixed-bag revue about women being women is still fresh and fun. Long Beach's International City Theatre makes its move to a larger space with this crowd-pleasing show, a sentimental, funny evening, consisting of songs and skits from 20-some different writers.
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March 19, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be clocking in together once again.  The actresses, who co-starred in the classic 1980 workplace comedy "9 to 5," will team up again in "Grace and Frankie," a new single-camera sitcom for Netflix. The series also boasts a creative team that includes Howard J. Morris, writer and producer of 'Sullivan & Son," and Marta Kauffman, co-creator of a little show known as "Friends" as well as "Dream On," an early original series on HBO. Through 13 half-hour episodes, "Grace and Frankie" will explore the relationship between two women in their twilight years, Grace (Fonda)
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November 25, 2013 | By Times staff writers
President Obama arrived in Los Angeles on Monday evening for a quick trip that includes appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG. Just after 5:30 p.m., the president stepped off Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, jogged down the stairs and promptly boarded the Marine One helicopter that shuttled him to the Westside. Local televsion news stations showed the president waving as he exited Air Force One.  Obama was to appear at two fundraisers Monday night to benefit Democrats running for Congress and the Senate.
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