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March 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Fans of the teen mystery series "Veronica Mars" have been clamoring for a movie ever since the show was canceled in 2007. Now they may finally get their wish, but it's going to cost them. Star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas have paired up to launch a Kickstarter campaign and hope to raise $2 million by April 13. If their goal is reached, and it appears there are enough fans willing to fork over money for a product they haven't yet seen, Thomas and Bell say Warner Bros. has agreed to fund production of the film version.
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March 14, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The day is here. Practically seven years in the making, the "Veronica Mars" movie is finally out for Marshmallows to consume. The PG-13 flick released Friday in select cities and through OnDemand. And while the series made an impression, albeit a small one, on the small screen, creator Rob Thomas hopes fans will head out to their cineplexes to see the movie. "I absolutely hope fans will go to theaters to experience this," Thomas told The Times ahead of Thursday night's "Veronica Mars" PaleyFest panel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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March 14, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The day is here. Practically seven years in the making, the "Veronica Mars" movie is finally out for Marshmallows to consume. The PG-13 flick released Friday in select cities and through OnDemand. And while the series made an impression, albeit a small one, on the small screen, creator Rob Thomas hopes fans will head out to their cineplexes to see the movie. "I absolutely hope fans will go to theaters to experience this," Thomas told The Times ahead of Thursday night's "Veronica Mars" PaleyFest panel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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March 14, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
After convincing some 91,000 fans to donate $5.7 million toward the making of a "Veronica Mars" movie, you'd think show creator Rob Thomas would take a breather. After all, no film on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter had ever raised that much, and now Thomas finally had the greenlight from Warner Bros. to turn his television show into a feature film. But in fact, it was only when he finally had the serious chunk of change in hand that he really began to worry. "Once we raised the money and it became a fan-funded movie, there was this added pressure to give 'Veronica Mars' fans what they wanted," said the writer-director.
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April 28, 2005 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Two heads may be better than one, but this week in pop music one is better than 20, as Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas outdoes his band by entering the national sales chart at No. 1 with his debut solo album, "... Something to Be." Thomas' collection sold 252,000 copies its first week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Thomas becomes the first member of a pop or rock group to enter Billboard's top album chart at No. 1 with a solo debut since the magazine started the listing in 1955.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2000
ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Supernatural" Santana RECORD OF THE YEAR "Smooth" Santana featuring Rob Thomas SONG OF THE YEAR "Smooth" Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas NEW ARTIST Christina Aguilera POP ALBUM "Brand New Day" Sting ROCK ALBUM "Supernatural" Santana COUNTRY ALBUM "Fly" Dixie Chicks RAP ALBUM "The Slim Shady LP" Eminem R&B ALBUM "FanMail" TLC MULTIPLE WINNERS Carlos Santana: 8 Rob Thomas: 3 Dixie Chicks: 2 Eminem: 2 San Francisco Symphony: 2 Sting: 2 TLC: 2 Shania Twain: 2 Barry White: 2
NEWS
February 24, 2000
Renowned rock guitarist Carlos Santana, who hasn't had a Top 10 album since 1981, capped a comeback year with a record-tying eight Grammy Awards on Wednesday night, including best record and album. * RECORD OF THE YEAR: "Smooth," Santana featuring Rob Thomas * ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "Supernatural," Santana * SONG OF THE YEAR: "Smooth," Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas * BEST NEW ARTIST: Christina Aguilera * More in Special Calendar Section
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March 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is revisiting roots. Here are four movies - and one famous actor - making the old-school new again. "Chef" undercooked?  Jon Favreau's new culinary comedy "Chef" marks a return to indie filmmaking for the writer, director and actor, who first made a name for himself with "Swingers" in 1996 but in recent years has turned out large, effects-driven Hollywood movies such as "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys & Aliens.
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July 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When there's no new "Veronica Mars" left to watch, there will still be new Veronica Mars books to read. Rob Thomas, who created the television show "Veronica Mars," has signed on to co-write two Veronica Mars books. The first will be about an adult Mars and pick up where the movie leaves off. The movie was fan-financed through Kickstarter earlier this year. The record-breaking campaign raised the hoped-for $2 million in less than 10 hours, in large part from fans who had been starved for more stories of the young female sleuth.
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August 17, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels' two-game winning streak ended Monday night, and the stream of hits and runs that flowed generously over the weekend suddenly dried up in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox before 18,212 in Comiskey Park. But Angel center fielder Jim Edmonds brought a little joy to Dudville, leaping above the eight-foot wall in center field to rob Frank Thomas of a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Since Edmonds returned on Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is revisiting roots. Here are four movies - and one famous actor - making the old-school new again. "Chef" undercooked?  Jon Favreau's new culinary comedy "Chef" marks a return to indie filmmaking for the writer, director and actor, who first made a name for himself with "Swingers" in 1996 but in recent years has turned out large, effects-driven Hollywood movies such as "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys & Aliens.
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July 24, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Veronica Mars is closer to staging her comeback. The movie spinoff of the teen television drama - which recently made waves in Hollywood after creator Rob Thomas launched the biggest film fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history - wrapped production in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday. The untitled movie, set for release next year, updates the story of the “Veronica Mars” TV series, about a student investigator who solves mysteries with the help of her father. The series ended in 2007 after three seasons on UPN and the CW. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Although the TV show had low ratings, it had a cult following.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When there's no new "Veronica Mars" left to watch, there will still be new Veronica Mars books to read. Rob Thomas, who created the television show "Veronica Mars," has signed on to co-write two Veronica Mars books. The first will be about an adult Mars and pick up where the movie leaves off. The movie was fan-financed through Kickstarter earlier this year. The record-breaking campaign raised the hoped-for $2 million in less than 10 hours, in large part from fans who had been starved for more stories of the young female sleuth.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Fans of the teen mystery series "Veronica Mars" have been clamoring for a movie ever since the show was canceled in 2007. Now they may finally get their wish, but it's going to cost them. Star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas have paired up to launch a Kickstarter campaign and hope to raise $2 million by April 13. If their goal is reached, and it appears there are enough fans willing to fork over money for a product they haven't yet seen, Thomas and Bell say Warner Bros. has agreed to fund production of the film version.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
As one of an insufficiently large number of fans of Rob Thomas' romantic dramedy "Cupid," which starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall and aired only 14 episodes before being canceled by ABC in 1999, I greeted with mixed feelings the news of its retooled return. In the whole history of remakes, there have been few that have seemed worth the effort -- the recently concluded "Battlestar Galactica" and Hitchcock's second "The Man Who Knew Too Much" come to mind, and then . . . I'm out.
NEWS
April 28, 2005 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Two heads may be better than one, but this week in pop music one is better than 20, as Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas outdoes his band by entering the national sales chart at No. 1 with his debut solo album, "... Something to Be." Thomas' collection sold 252,000 copies its first week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Thomas becomes the first member of a pop or rock group to enter Billboard's top album chart at No. 1 with a solo debut since the magazine started the listing in 1955.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
"You simply have to go to the Otter Crest party. The music is different, and the setting is idyllic." When one has heard endorsements along these lines from jazzman after jazzman, it eventually becomes embarrassing not to act on their recommendation. As it turned out, the Otter Crest Jazz Weekend was everything that had been promised. The Inn at Otter Crest, a resort hotel six miles north of Newport and 50 miles northwest of Eugene, is a rambling collection of timbered buildings clinging to the hilly shoreline, surrounded on three sides by hundreds of pine and fir trees, on the fourth by the Pacific Ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Veronica Mars is closer to staging her comeback. The movie spinoff of the teen television drama - which recently made waves in Hollywood after creator Rob Thomas launched the biggest film fundraising campaign in Kickstarter history - wrapped production in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday. The untitled movie, set for release next year, updates the story of the “Veronica Mars” TV series, about a student investigator who solves mysteries with the help of her father. The series ended in 2007 after three seasons on UPN and the CW. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Although the TV show had low ratings, it had a cult following.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2000
ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Supernatural" Santana RECORD OF THE YEAR "Smooth" Santana featuring Rob Thomas SONG OF THE YEAR "Smooth" Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas NEW ARTIST Christina Aguilera POP ALBUM "Brand New Day" Sting ROCK ALBUM "Supernatural" Santana COUNTRY ALBUM "Fly" Dixie Chicks RAP ALBUM "The Slim Shady LP" Eminem R&B ALBUM "FanMail" TLC MULTIPLE WINNERS Carlos Santana: 8 Rob Thomas: 3 Dixie Chicks: 2 Eminem: 2 San Francisco Symphony: 2 Sting: 2 TLC: 2 Shania Twain: 2 Barry White: 2
NEWS
February 24, 2000
Renowned rock guitarist Carlos Santana, who hasn't had a Top 10 album since 1981, capped a comeback year with a record-tying eight Grammy Awards on Wednesday night, including best record and album. * RECORD OF THE YEAR: "Smooth," Santana featuring Rob Thomas * ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "Supernatural," Santana * SONG OF THE YEAR: "Smooth," Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas * BEST NEW ARTIST: Christina Aguilera * More in Special Calendar Section
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