January 7, 2013 |
With “Parental Guidance” a surprise hit, Bette Midler is doubling down on her show-biz comeback. The actress will return to Broadway this spring for the first time in three decades. And she's doing it with a Hollywood spin, starring as legendary agent Sue Mengers in a new one-woman play titled “I'll Eat You Last.” Screenwriter-playwright John Logan (“Skyfall”) wrote the show about the agent, who died in 2011. Mengers was one of the first of the Hollywood superagents, pioneering a role for women in Hollywood; she had in fact represented many of Midler's contemporaries, including Barbra Streisand, Burt Reynolds and Faye Dunaway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1997
Re "Drug Recipes on Web Raise New Fears," Oct. 22: It seems once again the focus is on the Internet. Because information is readily accessible is no reason to scapegoat this medium. The same drug recipe is available in books. An individual can get the same insight by visiting any survival bookstore or leafing (no pun intended) through an issue of High Times. The focus of this news story should be on parental guidance and individual responsibility. The teenager allegedly acted on public information.
October 4, 1992
Perhaps it is difficult for English, not having children herself, to realize that despite the best of parental guidance, the behavior of one's children can sometimes be a source of great anguish. That is possibly why she slammed the Reagans for what she presumed to be parental deficiencies in their children's conduct. While watching KCET's "The Kennedys," which documents both the triumphs and the personal failings of these men (and some of their offspring), one cannot imagine targeting their gracious and devoted mother, Rose Kennedy, to blame her for their shortcomings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
Our beautiful young people look to us for direction and example, and they yearn for family love, parental guidance and much encouragement. We dare not let them down and, yet, they are bombarded with advertising and communication on abortion, condoms. . . . Are we not telling our dear teen-agers that "if it feels good, do it," but be careful? Why not abstinence and waiting for the sanctity of holy matrimony? Planned Parenthood, which is one of the largest providers of abortion, is scheduled to open a clinic in the South Bay. We must restore protection and dignity to the precious unborn child, and we must promote prudence and prideful parenting and NOT promiscuity.
December 19, 2009 |
The gig : The 47-year-old Brit runs his own production company on the Warner Bros. lot. His most recent endeavors include the upcoming Christmas Day release "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr.; this past summer's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and its forthcoming sequels "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" parts I and II; and the computer-animated "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," directed by Zack Snyder of "300" fame. Background : The eldest of three children, Wigram grew up privileged in London, the son of a banker/real estate developer father and a mother who was a fashion editor.
October 8, 2005
Re "Little Notice, but a Lot of Emotion," Oct. 3 As a high school teacher, I know that in many cases it's good to allow young people to work out problems on their own. But deciding life or death for a child when faced with a crisis pregnancy is not something that should be handled without parental guidance. In California, a minor needs parental consent to get a flu shot, take an aspirin at school or get her ears pierced, and yet she can have an abortion without her parents knowing.
October 6, 2002
Michael Weinberger wonders how he could have prevented his son's murderous rampage ("Confession of a Child Killer," by Tim Reiterman, Sept. 15). Outside sources say that Justin Weinberger exhibited abnormal signs, including a violent temper and withdrawn demeanor--signs of depression. Isn't that sufficient for his father to see that he needed immediate intervention? These are not defenses for the murder of Courtney Sconce, only explanations for a life slipping away and the absence of parental guidance.
July 15, 1989 |
Have you taken the family to a movie lately? If you're like us--and most of the families we know--the answer is yes. I'm not sure why exactly, but we have seen more first-run movies so far this summer than we did in all of last year, in addition to our usual fare of slightly stale movies on cable or videotape. And every one of those movies has carried a version of the warning: "Parental Guidance Suggested." Some of the films earned their PG or PG-13 rating with "adult language."