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July 26, 1988 | CRAIG MODDERNO
The odds against an actress making her film debut co-starring with the hottest male star in the world are about as long as those against Elaine May getting a go-ahead on "Ishtar 2." But 24-year-old Shari Headley did just that, being chosen to star opposite Eddie Murphy in the current summer hit "Coming to America." Headley doesn't seem to be overwhelmed by either her selection for the role or the media attention she's getting because of it.
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July 31, 1988 | Bettijane Levine, Bettijane Levine is The Times' fashion editor
Shari Headley had a toothache. She was not in the mood to model clothes after an emergency trip to the dentist and a scuffle with L.A. traffic. But the Queens, N.Y.,-born actress (currently co-starring with Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America") and former top model kept her photo date. "I'm so glad I did," Headley said with a grin when she saw the sheer wonders she would wear. "I love fabrics that move when I walk, that feel comfortable on the body and yet look elegant." She's not alone.
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MAGAZINE
July 31, 1988 | Bettijane Levine, Bettijane Levine is The Times' fashion editor
Shari Headley had a toothache. She was not in the mood to model clothes after an emergency trip to the dentist and a scuffle with L.A. traffic. But the Queens, N.Y.,-born actress (currently co-starring with Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America") and former top model kept her photo date. "I'm so glad I did," Headley said with a grin when she saw the sheer wonders she would wear. "I love fabrics that move when I walk, that feel comfortable on the body and yet look elegant." She's not alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1988 | CRAIG MODDERNO
The odds against an actress making her film debut co-starring with the hottest male star in the world are about as long as those against Elaine May getting a go-ahead on "Ishtar 2." But 24-year-old Shari Headley did just that, being chosen to star opposite Eddie Murphy in the current summer hit "Coming to America." Headley doesn't seem to be overwhelmed by either her selection for the role or the media attention she's getting because of it.
NEWS
April 21, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This fall, the Family Channel will premiere its 26-episode animated series "The Legend of King Arthur," featuring the voices of Robby Benson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Tim Curry. Also: Family Channel's original series, "The Adventures of the Black Stallion," "Big Brother Jake," "Maniac Mansion," "Rin Tin Tin K-9 Cop" and "Zorro," have been renewed for the fall. Showtime has ordered 13 additional episodes of its wacky comedy series "Super Dave," in its fourth season on the cable network.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Fox's Sunday night all-stars "The Simpsons," "King of the Hill" and "The X-Files" remain the most distinctive two-hour bloc in prime time. Otherwise, Fox's famous cutting edges have softened as the once-maverick network has narrowed the audience gap between it and the older and bigger three networks. That routineness applies to Monday night's premiere of the stylish but barren "Ally McBeal." And also to tonight's newcomers: the weak buddy comedy "Between Brothers" and "413 Hope St.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
I suppose we should be grateful for small favors in the hollow and wearying Eddie Murphy fairy tale "Coming to America" (citywide). As a 21-year-old princeling of Zamunda, a mythical African kingdom, Murphy reins in his scatology, making do with a soupcon of bathroom humor. He doesn't bash any of the prime targets of his live shows: gays and women.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1992
"Boomerang," the Eddie Murphy romantic comedy with a mostly black cast, led the movie category in the 25th annual NAACP Image awards announced Monday in Los Angeles with four nominations. Besides getting a nod for outstanding picture, Murphy who plays a dashing executive who gets his just deserts from a woman executive, was nominated for outstanding actor. Co-stars Halle Berry and Robin Givens were nominated as outstanding actresses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A drug-addicted teen mother with a hungry baby and a boyfriend who makes her turn tricks. A despondent, HIV-infected youth who attempts suicide. A no-nonsense administrator trying to cope with the shotgun slaying of his young son. Murders. Not the kind of scenarios you'd expect from a comedian known for his raucous characters and outrageous observations on "In Living Color," particularly the bitter Homey the Clown and his defiant motto, "Homey don't play that." But with Fox's "413 Hope St.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1991 | Information for this issue was compiled by David Pecchia and Kirk Honeycutt.
SPRING Spring, like puberty, is an awkward time. The studios don't want to open a potentially big movie in April or May for fear of squandering the millions they might make by waiting until school is out. On the other hand, there is the chance that a big-audience movie will catch on in spring and thunder right on into summer--last year, such lightning struck both "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "The Hunt for Red October." "Turtle" fans will not be disappointed. As soon as the producers recovered from the shock of having one of the year's biggest blockbusters on their hands, they rushed a sequel into production, and it will show up almost a year to the day after the original.
NEWS
May 29, 1988 | PAT H. BROESKE and DAVID PECCHIA
Summertime--and the movie-goin' is easy. Ever since "Jaws" gobbled up the box office, back in the summer of '75, the warm-weather months have been the major period for film releases. The latest onslaught, which began with three biggies--sequels to "Crocodile Dundee" and "Rambo" and George Lucas' "Willow"--kicked off on or around Memorial Day.
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