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August 27, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Anyone who has seen Rick Rockwell perform knows that what he doesn't say is often as funny as what he does. A master of sound effects, Rockwell makes any routine come to life with a repertoire of noises ranging from a clicking Geiger counter to an extremely loud duck call.
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April 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A Las Vegas judge Wednesday annulled the quickie marriage of Darva Conger and millionaire Rick Rockwell after the TV bride testified that she was not told about the groom's background before the wedding. "He was not honest and did not represent those restraining orders," Conger, 34, told Family Court Judge Steven E. Jones. Rockwell, 42, selected Conger from among 50 contestants on the Fox TV show "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire." They married on the spot during the Feb.
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March 11, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an American story, a paradigm for modern-day celebrity: A comedian works the road, getting by with funny props, with voices, with a juggling act in which he wears a paper toilet seat protector around his neck. Not exactly Woody Allen at the Bitter End, but it's the 1980s--a good time to be even a passable comedian with hackneyed shtick, the stand-up boom putting a premium on warm bodies to throw in front of people paying inflated prices for their vodka and tonics.
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April 6, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He married a complete stranger in front of a television audience of 23 million, hasn't spoken to his wife since their "honeymoon," and she immediately filed for an annulment. So what do you do if you're newlywed Rick Rockwell, who shot to infamy on Fox-TV's "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" when he married emergency-room nurse Darva Conger in February? You do what you've always done as a stand-up comic: You hit the road.
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December 18, 1990 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started with more than 200 comedians, but when the finalists gathered in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, there were only eight comics left. At the end of the two-hour finals, which were taped for a Family Channel special in October, Rick Rockwell was named "Hollywood's Hottest New Comic." Not bad for a guy who has been doing stand-up comedy for 10 years. The irony makes Rockwell laugh. "I didn't even think of that," he said.
NEWS
April 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A Las Vegas judge Wednesday annulled the quickie marriage of Darva Conger and millionaire Rick Rockwell after the TV bride testified that she was not told about the groom's background before the wedding. "He was not honest and did not represent those restraining orders," Conger, 34, told Family Court Judge Steven E. Jones. Rockwell, 42, selected Conger from among 50 contestants on the Fox TV show "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire." They married on the spot during the Feb.
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April 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
A judge has refused to grant TV's instant bride an instant annulment. Instead, a court hearing is set for today to determine if Darva Conger's marriage to a multimillionaire really was a fraud. Conger filed for an annulment March 7, saying her quickie marriage to Rick Rockwell was a mistake and that she was never told about the groom's "history of problems with women."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2000
When we first met Darva Conger she was an emergency room nurse who just wanted a little happiness. After pulling long shifts, she didn't have to be told how hard it is to meet guys, let alone decent guys, rich guys, guys with that certain savoir-faire. When the Fox network offered her a chance at wealth, love and a bunch of free stuff, Conger jumped.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
After several days in seclusion, "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" bride Darva Conger of Santa Monica broke her silence all over the place this week, admitting that her appearance on the television show was a mistake. She was sickened from the beginning of the Las Vegas broadcast, through the beachwear competition, and especially when Rick Rockwell kissed her just moments after the two met and married in front of 24 million television viewers, she told NBC's Matt Lauer on Thursday.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
It was with perverse pleasure that I learned over the weekend that Rick "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" Rockwell is a cad. I spent the better part of last week in shock that any woman in this day and age would strut her swimsuited stuff in front of 23 million television viewers to vie for the fancy of a man. It's bad enough that the Miss America pageant has a swimsuit competition, but at least the winner gets college scholarship money out of the deal.
NEWS
April 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
A judge has refused to grant TV's instant bride an instant annulment. Instead, a court hearing is set for today to determine if Darva Conger's marriage to a multimillionaire really was a fraud. Conger filed for an annulment March 7, saying her quickie marriage to Rick Rockwell was a mistake and that she was never told about the groom's "history of problems with women."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an American story, a paradigm for modern-day celebrity: A comedian works the road, getting by with funny props, with voices, with a juggling act in which he wears a paper toilet seat protector around his neck. Not exactly Woody Allen at the Bitter End, but it's the 1980s--a good time to be even a passable comedian with hackneyed shtick, the stand-up boom putting a premium on warm bodies to throw in front of people paying inflated prices for their vodka and tonics.
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
After several days in seclusion, "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" bride Darva Conger of Santa Monica broke her silence all over the place this week, admitting that her appearance on the television show was a mistake. She was sickened from the beginning of the Las Vegas broadcast, through the beachwear competition, and especially when Rick Rockwell kissed her just moments after the two met and married in front of 24 million television viewers, she told NBC's Matt Lauer on Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2000
When we first met Darva Conger she was an emergency room nurse who just wanted a little happiness. After pulling long shifts, she didn't have to be told how hard it is to meet guys, let alone decent guys, rich guys, guys with that certain savoir-faire. When the Fox network offered her a chance at wealth, love and a bunch of free stuff, Conger jumped.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
It was with perverse pleasure that I learned over the weekend that Rick "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" Rockwell is a cad. I spent the better part of last week in shock that any woman in this day and age would strut her swimsuited stuff in front of 23 million television viewers to vie for the fancy of a man. It's bad enough that the Miss America pageant has a swimsuit competition, but at least the winner gets college scholarship money out of the deal.
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February 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Sylmar man who was the victim of a vicious early-morning attack by two stray pit bull terriers was still hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition following four hours of surgery to repair injuries including the loss of an ear and part of his scalp, animal services officials said. Ascension Cervantez, 40, was attacked by two pit bull terriers, a male and a female, about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after reporting to work at Valley Crest Tree Co. in Sylmar.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He married a complete stranger in front of a television audience of 23 million, hasn't spoken to his wife since their "honeymoon," and she immediately filed for an annulment. So what do you do if you're newlywed Rick Rockwell, who shot to infamy on Fox-TV's "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" when he married emergency-room nurse Darva Conger in February? You do what you've always done as a stand-up comic: You hit the road.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was the scenario: Big company takes over little company, putting the fear of God in the regional sales managers who worried that they might be laid off. A call was placed to Bonnie Beaux. "My job," says Beaux, "was to make the vice president in charge of operations, who was taking over, look good--to humanize him and make him look like a leader with a sense of humor."
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Anyone who has seen Rick Rockwell perform knows that what he doesn't say is often as funny as what he does. A master of sound effects, Rockwell makes any routine come to life with a repertoire of noises ranging from a clicking Geiger counter to an extremely loud duck call.
NEWS
February 12, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was the scenario: Big company takes over little company, putting the fear of God in the regional sales managers who worry they might be laid off. A call was placed to Bonnie Beaux. "My job," says Beaux, "was to make the vice president in charge of operations, who was taking over, look good--to humanize him and make him look like a leader with a sense of humor."
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