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October 14, 2011
SERIES Explorer: The new episode "Crime Lords of Tokyo" takes an evocative look at the city's infamous organized crime syndicate known as the yakuza (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Gordon Ramsay helps a restaurant in Anaheim (8 p.m. Fox). Supernatural: Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) discover that the Egyptian god Osiris (Faran Tahir) is behind a string of grisly deaths in which the victims were put on trial for past mistakes and executed when Osiris found them guilty.
July 6, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts are famous for their infectious smiles. John Krasinski, the actor who plays corn-fed paper salesman Jim Halpert on NBC's "The Office," is famous for his elastic face, a mug so fluid it launched a thousand clips on YouTube. In fan montage after montage: See Jim smirk by the water cooler, watch Jim grimace in a company meeting or roll his eyes behind cubicle nerd Dwight Schrute's (Rainn Wilson) back. One can only wonder just how many expressions Krasinski has in him.
July 1, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. William and Kate -- er, Catherine -- are on our side of the pond. ( Los Angeles Times ) Here's the full guest list for the royal couple's L.A. shindig. ( THR ) Chris Hansen of "To Catch a Predator" gets caught on hidden camera. Why don't you have a seat over there, Chris? ( Los Angeles Times ) Why did Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album sales plunge after a stellar first week? ( Los Angeles Times )
February 16, 2012
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and his nemesis (John Ross Bowie) compete for an office in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). American Idol: The judges continue to narrow down the contestants in this two-hour episode (8 p.m. Fox). The Office: Dwight (Rainn Wilson) arrives in Tallahassee and gets busy trying to impress Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC). Grey's Anatomy: In a crossover with spinoff series "Private Practice," Derek's (Patrick Dempsey)
August 17, 2008 | Denise Martin
It's getting hot. Must be time to talk about: Sunset Junction 2008. On this year's bill: Broken Social Scene, the Black Keys, Cold War Kids and Kinky. Yessir, I'm bringing lots of sunblock this year. (Saturday) One can never talk enough about: "Gossip Girl." The second season is almost here -- Sept. 1, write it down -- but until then, I'll indulge in some Season 1 marathons on DVD. The new ad campaign of choice criticisms -- "Every parent's worst nightmare," says the Boston Herald; "A nasty piece of work," says the New York Post -- is simply inspired.
February 23, 2011
The Early Show Chef Marcus Samuelsson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Billy Ray Cyrus; Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Francis Ford Coppola. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Jeff Probst. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Amy Poehler; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski; Paula Jones. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Chandra Wilson. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Justin Bieber.
June 29, 2006 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
EDGAR ALLAN POE gets the Zombie Joe treatment in "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Bells." This seamless exercise in mock-macabre modernism from Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is a model of barebones ingenuity. Since 1992, garage impresario Zombie Joe has bombarded the San Fernando Valley with outre fare. "Tell-Tale Heart" raises the mind-bending bar. Poe's classic short story of homicidal guilt propels an eerily hilarious display that lasts barely an hour.
October 11, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
There were 456 episodes of "Law & Order," 298 episodes (so far) of "Law & Order: SVU," 195 episodes of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and a total of 35 episodes of the franchises' unsuccessful spinoffs. With a new case in every episode, it's become a resume staple for nearly every working actor in New York. And that includes celebrities. Over the franchise's 22 years on the air, a number of big-name stars have appeared for one-off spots on the show. And we're not just talking the usual stunt casting, like Khloe Kardashian or Serena Williams.
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