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February 15, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The actress, who appeared in "Jerry Maguire" and "Enemy of the State," is in "Down to Earth," opening Friday. Up and Away: One of my favorite weekends was about a year and a half ago, when a couple that is one of our closest friends, along with their daughter and our son, took a helicopter over to Catalina Island for the weekend. The helicopter part was truly the coolest--you feel like the A-Team. None of us had ever been in a helicopter before.
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February 28, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong'o of “12 Years a Slave”; Sundance Film Festival winner Ava DuVernay for directing “Middle of Nowhere”; and Stefani Saintonge, winner of the magazine's short film competition.    Given that 2014 marks the 50 th anniversary of the landmark civil rights act of 1964, the Feb. 27 affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel also recognized prominent figures involved in the civil rights movement: actors Diahann Carroll of “Julia,” Nichelle Nichols of “Star Trek,” Clarence Williams III of “The Mod Squad,” and Denise Nicholas of “Room 222”; sports legend Jim Brown; and author/poet Maya Angelou.
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September 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics in the summer of 2012. The film, which is being produced by Sony Pictures TV, is using the working title, "The Gabby Douglas Story.
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September 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics in the summer of 2012. The film, which is being produced by Sony Pictures TV, is using the working title, "The Gabby Douglas Story.
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November 22, 2007 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
For Regina King, the mightiest test in the ensemble comedy-drama "This Christmas" was allowing herself not to be mighty. "The majority of roles I play have the common thread of being a strong person. It was a welcome challenge to play submissive and do it convincingly," she said. It's easy to see why King is typecast. She projects a sense of confidence and physical power, even over a relaxed lunch at Dish in La Canada.
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February 28, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong'o of “12 Years a Slave”; Sundance Film Festival winner Ava DuVernay for directing “Middle of Nowhere”; and Stefani Saintonge, winner of the magazine's short film competition.    Given that 2014 marks the 50 th anniversary of the landmark civil rights act of 1964, the Feb. 27 affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel also recognized prominent figures involved in the civil rights movement: actors Diahann Carroll of “Julia,” Nichelle Nichols of “Star Trek,” Clarence Williams III of “The Mod Squad,” and Denise Nicholas of “Room 222”; sports legend Jim Brown; and author/poet Maya Angelou.
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January 17, 2012
SERIES Rock Stars: The crew and foreman Dennis Harriman battle freezing temperatures and the biggest rocks yet in their quest to make Niagara Falls State Park safe for the public in this new episode (8 p.m. National Geographic). Remodeled: This new unscripted series features modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher, who's on a crusade to build a network of small modeling agencies from around the country. In the premiere, he meets with Minneapolis agency owner Brita and chooses four models to audition for New York Fashion Week (9 p.m. KTLA)
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April 19, 2007 | Mark Sachs
You might say that actress Regina King is the queen of spouse roles. She played Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.'s better half in "Jerry Maguire," Will Smith's loyal wife in "Enemy of the State" and Eddie Murphy's betrothed in "Daddy Day Care." (She can also be seen this season on "24" as Sandra Palmer, the U.S. president's sister.) But in the current film "Year of the Dog" she plays Molly Shannon's eagerly eligible pal.
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May 4, 2003
Eddie Murphy just may be the anti-W.C. Fields. The comic actor with the wicked grin and a penchant for raunch failed to heed Fields' famous advice about avoiding kids and animals, and has thrived among them in blockbusters such as "Doctor Dolittle," "The Nutty Professor" and their sequels. In dire need of a hit after a string of bombs (anyone remember "Showtime"?), Murphy teams up again with "Doctor Dolittle" director Steve Carr and surrounds himself here with tykes aplenty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1990
Actors, athletes and rap musicians will parade down Main Street and Civic Center Drive today to commemorate the contributions that blacks have made to America. The 11th annual Black History Parade boasts comedian Robin Harris as grand marshal. He is best known for his roles in "Do the Right Thing" and "Harlem Nights."
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January 17, 2012
SERIES Rock Stars: The crew and foreman Dennis Harriman battle freezing temperatures and the biggest rocks yet in their quest to make Niagara Falls State Park safe for the public in this new episode (8 p.m. National Geographic). Remodeled: This new unscripted series features modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher, who's on a crusade to build a network of small modeling agencies from around the country. In the premiere, he meets with Minneapolis agency owner Brita and chooses four models to audition for New York Fashion Week (9 p.m. KTLA)
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November 22, 2007 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
For Regina King, the mightiest test in the ensemble comedy-drama "This Christmas" was allowing herself not to be mighty. "The majority of roles I play have the common thread of being a strong person. It was a welcome challenge to play submissive and do it convincingly," she said. It's easy to see why King is typecast. She projects a sense of confidence and physical power, even over a relaxed lunch at Dish in La Canada.
NEWS
April 19, 2007 | Mark Sachs
You might say that actress Regina King is the queen of spouse roles. She played Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.'s better half in "Jerry Maguire," Will Smith's loyal wife in "Enemy of the State" and Eddie Murphy's betrothed in "Daddy Day Care." (She can also be seen this season on "24" as Sandra Palmer, the U.S. president's sister.) But in the current film "Year of the Dog" she plays Molly Shannon's eagerly eligible pal.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The actress, who appeared in "Jerry Maguire" and "Enemy of the State," is in "Down to Earth," opening Friday. Up and Away: One of my favorite weekends was about a year and a half ago, when a couple that is one of our closest friends, along with their daughter and our son, took a helicopter over to Catalina Island for the weekend. The helicopter part was truly the coolest--you feel like the A-Team. None of us had ever been in a helicopter before.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2009 | Joe Flint; Denise Martin
NBC has pulled the plug on John Wells' "Southland." The move comes just two weeks before the gritty cop drama was set to premiere in its new Friday at 9 p.m. time period. Now, in its place, NBC will schedule the less expensive news magazine "Dateline NBC." "I am disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically acclaimed series that was for so many years the hallmark of their success," said "Southland" executive producer Wells, whose previous credits include "ER" and "The West Wing."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2011
The Early Show Oscar nominations. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today James Franco; Colin Firth. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Alan Cumming. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Carrie Fisher; Russell Simmons. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Regina King. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Carson Kressley. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC The Oprah Winfrey Show Greg Louganis. (N) 3 p.m. KABC The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jennifer Love Hewitt; Joel McHale; quarterback Drew Brees; Keri Hilson.
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