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April 16, 2010 | By Gina Piccalo, Special to the Los Angeles Times
No heads turned when comedian Russell Peters walked into Du-par's in Studio City this week, aside from Peters' himself as he scanned the diner's orange booths for attractive ladies. He sells out stadiums in Dubai, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. But stateside, he's just another groggy dude in a black hoodie. Even before his first cup of coffee and his cayenne pepper vitamin, though, there was a little red "on-air" light flashing behind Peters' eyes, and he was firing off antagonistic one-liners, hoping to get a rise out of his interviewer.
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April 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The NBC contest show "Last Comic Standing" isn't generating many laughs from the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said more than a dozen workers employed by NBC Studios in Glendale walked off the job late Monday morning, weeks before the show's debut. The workers are seeking a union contract, including health insurance and pension benefits, the guild said. PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives “This is an experienced, top-notch crew, putting together a primetime series for broadcast on NBC,” editors guild President Alan Heim said in a statement.
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April 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The NBC contest show "Last Comic Standing" isn't generating many laughs from the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said more than a dozen workers employed by NBC Studios in Glendale walked off the job late Monday morning, weeks before the show's debut. The workers are seeking a union contract, including health insurance and pension benefits, the guild said. PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives “This is an experienced, top-notch crew, putting together a primetime series for broadcast on NBC,” editors guild President Alan Heim said in a statement.
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April 16, 2010 | By Gina Piccalo, Special to the Los Angeles Times
No heads turned when comedian Russell Peters walked into Du-par's in Studio City this week, aside from Peters' himself as he scanned the diner's orange booths for attractive ladies. He sells out stadiums in Dubai, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. But stateside, he's just another groggy dude in a black hoodie. Even before his first cup of coffee and his cayenne pepper vitamin, though, there was a little red "on-air" light flashing behind Peters' eyes, and he was firing off antagonistic one-liners, hoping to get a rise out of his interviewer.
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February 6, 2009 | Mark Sachs
As the foremost Anglo-Indian comedian working today, you might expect Russell Peters to have a take on the breakout success of "Slumdog Millionaire." And you'd be right. "I went in with a little hesitation, kind of thinking, 'Oh, great, another white guy making a movie about Indians,' " he said. "But it was just incredible, and you know what? It could have been set anywhere in the world and it would have worked because it had a great story.
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April 23, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
No joke: The walkout by editors and assistant editors on the NBC show "Last Comic Standing" is over after less than two days. An official with the Motion Picture Editors Guild said 15 workers returned to work Wednesday morning after the union reached an agreement with NBC to provide a union contract for the employees. "Thanks to the courage and cohesion they demonstrated, and to the overwhelming support showed to them by their Local 700 sisters and brothers and the entire IATSE [International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees]
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July 1, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
No joke. A new comedy club is opening up inside a movie theater in Hollywood. In the latest effort by exhibitors to reinvent themselves and draw new patrons, the Chinese 6 Theatre complex is partnering with veteran comedy producers Jeru Tillman and Chris Spencer to create a new comedy club adjacent to the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Called Inside Jokes, the club is set to open Friday with Russell Simmons' Presents All Def Digital Comedy.
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October 22, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Bill O'Reilly; Tom Wolfe. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today John Grisham; Tony Bennett; Jamie-Lynn Sigler; Jaleel White. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Taylor Swift; Pat Houston. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Hayden Panettiere. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Gerard Butler; Krysten Ritter. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View The Houston family; Tony Bennett; Juan Luis Guerra.
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January 29, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Robert Horowitz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson; Steven Pasquale; Michael Bolton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Keri Russell; Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Kerry Washington; Tony Goldwyn; Ted Allen; Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.
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February 6, 2009 | Mark Sachs
As the foremost Anglo-Indian comedian working today, you might expect Russell Peters to have a take on the breakout success of "Slumdog Millionaire." And you'd be right. "I went in with a little hesitation, kind of thinking, 'Oh, great, another white guy making a movie about Indians,' " he said. "But it was just incredible, and you know what? It could have been set anywhere in the world and it would have worked because it had a great story.
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November 27, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Dr. Phil McGraw; Chris Mann performs; Meredith Vieira; journalist Richard Cohen. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America “Dancing With the Stars” after-party. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Dolly Parton; Kevin McKidd. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Betty White. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo; “Kiss of the Year.” (N)
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