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July 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Mickey Spillane's ex-wife forfeited any right to money from the "Mike Hammer" television series when she ended the marriage in a quickie divorce, a judge ruled today. State District Judge Myron Leavitt ruled that Sherri Spillane was entitled to no more than the $20,000 Spillane paid her following their April, 1983, divorce. Leavitt said testimony in the weeklong trial indicated that she was living with another man at the time Spillane was paying her $1,500 a month in support payments.
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December 5, 1994 | SANDRA TSING LOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joey Buttafuoco starring in comedies a la John Belushi? Tonya Harding wowing them in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? John Wayne Bobbitt--well, doing anything on camera except looking vaguely stunned? Watch out, Mike Ovitz. When it comes to never-say-never talent management, no one outstrips the Hollywood-based Ruth Webb Entertainment, Inc. "At first people thought I was kidding," cheerfully admits agent Sherri Spillane, who began Webb's new "scandal" division in June.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1994 | SANDRA TSING LOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joey Buttafuoco starring in comedies a la John Belushi? Tonya Harding wowing them in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? John Wayne Bobbitt--well, doing anything on camera except looking vaguely stunned? Watch out, Mike Ovitz. When it comes to never-say-never talent management, no one outstrips the Hollywood-based Ruth Webb Entertainment, Inc. "At first people thought I was kidding," cheerfully admits agent Sherri Spillane, who began Webb's new "scandal" division in June.
NEWS
July 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Mickey Spillane's ex-wife forfeited any right to money from the "Mike Hammer" television series when she ended the marriage in a quickie divorce, a judge ruled today. State District Judge Myron Leavitt ruled that Sherri Spillane was entitled to no more than the $20,000 Spillane paid her following their April, 1983, divorce. Leavitt said testimony in the weeklong trial indicated that she was living with another man at the time Spillane was paying her $1,500 a month in support payments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joey Buttafuoco, the Long Island auto mechanic whose affair with teen-ager Amy Fisher turned him into a made-for-TV celebrity, was arrested late Wednesday night for allegedly trying to buy sex from an undercover police officer on Sunset Boulevard. In Hollywood to film the upcoming Fox TV series "Liars," Buttafuoco approached a vice squad officer posing as a prostitute and solicited her, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Paul Tingirides said.
MAGAZINE
April 16, 2000 | Martin Booe
Of course you've led a respectable life. You'd clear any background check. But next time you mount your high horse when "Extra" starts slinging mud, take this into consideration: Would anybody put your wardrobe up for auction at a starting bid of five big ones?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1994 | SANDRA TSING LOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Memo to Hollywood: Yes, Tonya Harding can act. Granted, not everyone will care. Industry opinion has long been against the plucky skater from Oregon. Even through-the-roof name recognition and a mean triple-axel couldn't land her a spot in the post-Olympic "Ice Capades" tour. "Saturday Night Live" tapped rival Nancy Kerrigan, not Harding. That way too went the A-list endorsements: Revlon, Disney and Campbell's Soup.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1996 | Al Martinez
It was the kind of meeting made in Hollywood heaven: an agent, a private eye and the leggy ex-wife of a legendary mystery writer all coming together to talk about creating a television show based on scandal. I listened with disbelief as they told me how they'd lined up Tonya Harding, Joey Buttafuoco, Gennifer Flowers and Hugh Grant's good friend Divine Brown to be panelists on the show. There hasn't been such a gathering of intellectual colossi since the last meeting of Mensa.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Some talk-show hosts are wearing new skins. Montel Williams has himself a CBS drama series for fall, playing a high school science teacher in an "inner-city war zone" where "illiteracy, drugs, street gangs and teen-age pregnancy are formidable enemies." Instead of merely being topics on his syndicated talk show, along with one-night affairs, conceited men, bigamists, man-stealing teens, promiscuous teen boys and teens who murder their parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
As a talent agent, Ruth Webb earned a reputation in the 1970s for giving new life to such old stars as Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Lamour and Donald O'Connor on the dinner-theater circuit. She also helped rekindle Mickey Rooney's career, prompting him to write in a 1980 ad in Variety while appearing in the Broadway hit "Sugar Babies" that Webb "took me when no one else wanted me and made me a star."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
Mae Laborde was always a star, if you ask me. For most of her life, though, she never caught the break she needed. But the gods have finally addressed this cruel injustice, and the Fresno native and one-time bookkeeper for the Lawrence Welk Show has broken out in a big way. There she was last Sunday at the Santa Monica YMCA with a "what-took-you-so-long" look on her face as she was honored by admiring friends, dignitaries and, yes, showbiz people. The occasion? Her 100th birthday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1997 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Imagine you are arrested for trespassing in a stranger's home and falling asleep, or running through traffic screaming and carrying a loaded gun, or consorting with a prostitute in your car just off Sunset Boulevard. Such a move might be a career buster for the average Joe, but if you're a movie or TV star, the world can be a far more forgiving place. Just as in previous eras, today's Hollywood is replete with stories of men behaving badly, from Robert Downey Jr.
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