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August 10, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.
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June 3, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose. " Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it might have come straight from a record by the Smiths, with a flourish or two from lead singer Morrissey. The whole thing is from a sketch series for kids on British TV called "Horrible Histories . " Which, in turn, is based on a bestselling kids book series -- also called, not surprisingly, "Horrible Histories.
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February 7, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     The Real Estate Story Housing in Los Angeles and nationwide: Madison Hildebrand. (N) 3 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fox Business CBS This Morning Kat Cole, Cinnabon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Tiffany Thiessen; Jane Pauley. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Madeleine Stowe; Bethenny Frankel; Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Kendall and Kylie Jenner. (N)
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May 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Pop star and actor Rick Springfield will publish his first novel, "Magnificent Vibration," in 2014, and it looks like it's going to be pretty wacky. That's despite its mainstream pedigree; "Magnificent Vibration" is coming to us from Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Here's Touchstone's description: "[T]he novel portrays a hero who has hit a dead end in his life, but who serendipitously receives a 1-800 phone connection to God via an inscription in a mysterious self-help book that may just give him a shot at saving the planet.
NEWS
July 26, 1992 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
In "The Human Target," ABC's summer action series based on a D.C. comic character, Rick Springfield plays Vietnam veteran Christopher Chance, who assumes the identity of people in distress. The Australian-born Springfield, 42, loved music from an early age and received his first guitar at 13. Four years later he performed in Vietnam with a band. Upon his return, Springfield made the first recording of his own material as a member of the band Zoot. The band's "Speak to the Sky" hit No. 1 in 1972.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2005 | Susan King
A familiar face is roaming the halls of ABC's daytime soap "General Hospital": Rick Springfield. The 56-year-old actor-singer is reprising his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the long-running drama. The Australian-born Springfield starred as the hunky Dr. Drake on the series from 1981 to '83. During this stint, Springfield also became a Grammy Award-winning pop star with his bestselling album "Working Class Dog" and its No. 1 hit, "Jessie's Girl."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pop star Rick Springfield decided to take some time off from touring in 1986, not long after his first son was born. That son, now 7, has a younger brother who's 3, and they both have a question for Dad. "They wonder what I do for a living," Springfield said, chuckling over the phone from his home in Calabasas. His break turned into a six-year hiatus, as he not only helped take care of the kids but convalesced from what he now admits was burnout, an inability to write music anymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2001 | GARY DRETZKA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
At $45 million and counting, "EFX" is one of the most intricately staged and expensive theatrical productions ever mounted, but that doesn't mean it's too precious to change. In fact, the MGM Grand extravaganza is about as elastic a show as one can imagine. Not only has it been made to fit the singular talents of a range of headliners--Michael Crawford, David Cassidy, Tommy Tune and, now, Rick Springfield--it also can accommodate new songs, new choreography, even a new title, "EFX Alive."
OPINION
May 2, 2006 | JOEL STEIN
WE THINK WE understand what it's like to be a celebrity now that we all know someone famous: "I dated that 'American Idol' reject in high school!"; "That guy walked up to me on the street and wouldn't stop talking about how much he loves his fiance, Katie Holmes!" But to see what it's really like, I decided to travel to the white-hot center of fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 1985 | MATT DAMSKER
"TAO." Rick Springfield. RCA. Once you quit holding Rick Springfield's good looks and soap-opera success against him, you're left with a passionate and canny pop-rocker who's maybe a little too determined that we take him more seriously. "Tao," as its Chinoisie title suggests, is one way for Springfield to pull off the Major Artist bit.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     The Real Estate Story Housing in Los Angeles and nationwide: Madison Hildebrand. (N) 3 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fox Business CBS This Morning Kat Cole, Cinnabon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Tiffany Thiessen; Jane Pauley. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Madeleine Stowe; Bethenny Frankel; Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Kendall and Kylie Jenner. (N)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2008 | Ann Powers; Mikael Wood
Sugarland Love on the Inside (Mercury/UMG) **** Right now, American life feels like one long Cymbalta commercial. Bad news is piling up so fast that it's become a mind-numbing bore. In stores, signs that say things like "you still deserve the little luxuries" try to jolt shoppers out of the doldrums.
OPINION
May 2, 2006 | JOEL STEIN
WE THINK WE understand what it's like to be a celebrity now that we all know someone famous: "I dated that 'American Idol' reject in high school!"; "That guy walked up to me on the street and wouldn't stop talking about how much he loves his fiance, Katie Holmes!" But to see what it's really like, I decided to travel to the white-hot center of fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2005 | Susan King
A familiar face is roaming the halls of ABC's daytime soap "General Hospital": Rick Springfield. The 56-year-old actor-singer is reprising his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the long-running drama. The Australian-born Springfield starred as the hunky Dr. Drake on the series from 1981 to '83. During this stint, Springfield also became a Grammy Award-winning pop star with his bestselling album "Working Class Dog" and its No. 1 hit, "Jessie's Girl."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2001 | GARY DRETZKA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
At $45 million and counting, "EFX" is one of the most intricately staged and expensive theatrical productions ever mounted, but that doesn't mean it's too precious to change. In fact, the MGM Grand extravaganza is about as elastic a show as one can imagine. Not only has it been made to fit the singular talents of a range of headliners--Michael Crawford, David Cassidy, Tommy Tune and, now, Rick Springfield--it also can accommodate new songs, new choreography, even a new title, "EFX Alive."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose. " Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it might have come straight from a record by the Smiths, with a flourish or two from lead singer Morrissey. The whole thing is from a sketch series for kids on British TV called "Horrible Histories . " Which, in turn, is based on a bestselling kids book series -- also called, not surprisingly, "Horrible Histories.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2008 | Ann Powers; Mikael Wood
Sugarland Love on the Inside (Mercury/UMG) **** Right now, American life feels like one long Cymbalta commercial. Bad news is piling up so fast that it's become a mind-numbing bore. In stores, signs that say things like "you still deserve the little luxuries" try to jolt shoppers out of the doldrums.
NEWS
September 25, 1994 | SUSAN KING
The lure of a full-season commitment, interesting characters and exotic locales are just some of the reasons such network stars as Lee Horsley ("Paradise," "Matt Houston"), Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman") and Rick Springfield ("General Hospital") decided to jump on the first-run syndication bandwagon this season. Though Lee Horsley is excited about his new series "Hawkeye," the actor acknowledges that he probably would have turned down a syndicated show a few years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pop star Rick Springfield decided to take some time off from touring in 1986, not long after his first son was born. That son, now 7, has a younger brother who's 3, and they both have a question for Dad. "They wonder what I do for a living," Springfield said, chuckling over the phone from his home in Calabasas. His break turned into a six-year hiatus, as he not only helped take care of the kids but convalesced from what he now admits was burnout, an inability to write music anymore.
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