August 29, 1996 |
More than the cops are undercover on "New York Undercover" as the edgy Fox police drama enters its third season tonight. The behind-the-scenes conflict sparked by a brief strike last month by the series' two lead actors is still simmering beneath the surface. Michael DeLorenzo and Malik Yoba, who declined to show up for the season's first days of filming while demanding more money and creative input, remain bitter about the handling of their holdout by the show's executive producer, Dick Wolf.
December 24, 1989
I'd like to compliment Michael DeLorenzo, who plays Alex Torres on "Head of the Class," for being a true sight to watch every Wednesday night. Up until now, I wasn't a devout fan of the series, but with the additional characters, I find the show very appealing. Reina Holt, Los Angeles
September 7, 1996
Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo, stars of the Fox series "New York Undercover," have received unfair criticism regarding their dispute over pay and working conditions ("Tensions Simmer 'Undercover,' " Aug. 29). Giving yearly pay increases and benefits to lead actors is an industry standard. The show's executive producer, Dick Wolf, conveniently ignored this rule by dismissing the actors demands as "a virus" in the entertainment industry. The police drama is currently in its third season.
August 29, 1993 |
"Math is fun" now seems like a timeworn adage. Certainly, many educational shows have tried to present math in something other than a dreaded light. Something alluded to, but not entirely tackled, is the significant fact that math has practical value. The KCET-produced "Count On Me" points out that by the time a child has completed the third grade, he or she already is turned off or on to mathematics for life.
February 20, 1990 |
South Coast Repertory, the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Mark Taper Forum have bagged the largest number of nominations for the 21st annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards for 1989. South Coast Rep, the big winner for the last two years (for "Misalliance" in 1987 and "The Crucible" in 1988), again came out at the top of the list with 10 nominations for five productions this year, while LATC drew nine for six shows.
September 27, 1996 |
Alexandre Rockwell's "Somebody to Love" is a valentine to Rosie Perez, whose career includes numerous bigger and more prestigious pictures but who surely must cherish this modest and amusing little heart-tugger for the way in which it showcases her unique beauty, talent and personality.