March 21, 2013 |
Are you planning to watch HBO's "Phil Spector"? Then step into my cubicle. We need to talk. I'm just a reporter, so my opinions about film aesthetics don't add up to much, but as one of the only journalists to cover both of Spector's murder trials, I can tell you that this movie, which premieres Sunday, is a bomb factually. And in an era when millions depend on "The Daily Show" for their news and best picture nominees for their history lessons, that scares me. Most viewers will know very little about the Spector case, and when the program is over, their understanding will be deeply flawed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2009 |
A Los Angeles jury convicted Phil Spector of second-degree murder Monday, making the legendary record producer who worked with the Beatles and a host of other pop stars the first celebrity found guilty of murder on Hollywood's home turf in at least 40 years. The verdict read in a tense, standing-room-only courtroom came six years and two trials after police found Lana Clarkson, a statuesque blond actress, shot to death in a chair in Spector's 30-room Alhambra mansion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2011 |
A lawyer for Phil Spector urges a state appellate panel to overturn the music producer's murder conviction on the grounds that the judge was a participant in a multimedia presentation used by prosecutors in their closing arguments. A lawyer for Phil Spector urged a state appellate panel Tuesday to overturn the music producer's murder conviction on the grounds that a multimedia presentation used by prosecutors in their closing arguments turned the trial judge into a government witness.
March 23, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY There is nothing like a dame: Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth ("Wicked") gives her regards to some of Broadway's greatest female performers on "Live From Lincoln Center. " 9 p.m. KOCE Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, in fact. Six Atlanta women - some wives of M.D.s, others physicians themselves - strive to balance career and family in the new unscripted series "Married to Medicine.
August 14, 2007
Phil Spector's ongoing murder trial hasn't stopped the fabled producer from returning to the career that made him famous. His production work in recent years has been sporadic, but he has produced a new track titled "Crying for John Lennon" by 20-year-old singer-songwriter Hargo, to be included in a forthcoming Lennon documentary, "Strawberry Fields."
August 19, 2010 |
Whatever the theme song to Phil Spector's troubled life and times might be, "To Know Him Is to Love Him" probably isn't it. That, as Spector fans know, is the title of the legendary record producer's first hit, recorded by the Teddy Bears in 1958 with words taken from the epitaph on his father's tombstone. Spector went on to produce hits almost without number, including "Be My Baby," "He's a Rebel," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling. " Today, however, the man Sean Lennon called "the genius geniuses come to" is in prison serving 19 years to life after the jury in a second trial convicted him of the Alhambra murder of actress Lana Clarkson.