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March 30, 2011 | By T.L. Stanley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Sinbad's not dead, he's on WE TV. The actor-comedian, famously bumped off not once but twice via Internet hoax a few years ago, is looking for resurrection of a different kind these days. Almost 17 years after his comedy series "The Sinbad Show" went off the air, he's hoping to juice his career by starring in a reality show, "Sinbad It's Just Family," on the female-targeted WE cable channel that will focus on his newly reunited family. Sinbad (born David Adkins) shuns the term "comeback," even though he recently poked fun at his absence from the spotlight with a Comedy Central special dubbed "Where U Been?"
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July 19, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Web Therapy" (Showtime, Tuesdays). Lisa Kudrow's Skype-framed talking-heads comedy, which began on the Web in 2008, embarks upon its third Showtime season this week. Created by Kudrow -- who plays online therapist Fiona Wallice, a character as far from Phoebe Buffay as might be imagined -- with Don Roos, who directs, and Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Fiona's assistant, it's a testament to what can be made from a low-overhead idea in able hands. There is a coherent ongoing narrative (crafted by the three creators, and improvised upon by the actors)
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July 19, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Web Therapy" (Showtime, Tuesdays). Lisa Kudrow's Skype-framed talking-heads comedy, which began on the Web in 2008, embarks upon its third Showtime season this week. Created by Kudrow -- who plays online therapist Fiona Wallice, a character as far from Phoebe Buffay as might be imagined -- with Don Roos, who directs, and Dan Bucatinsky, who plays Fiona's assistant, it's a testament to what can be made from a low-overhead idea in able hands. There is a coherent ongoing narrative (crafted by the three creators, and improvised upon by the actors)
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May 17, 2013 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque and the Visual Effects Society are joining forces next month to pay homage to the pioneering stop-motion special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who died in London on May 7 at age 92. “The King of Stop-Motion: Ray Harryhausen Remembered” opens June 6 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with 1958's “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” directed by Nathan Juran and starring Kerwin Matthews and Kathryn Grant, who became...
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March 2, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
Comedian Sinbad, former U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Oakland) and other community leaders will be recognized Wednesday during the annual Freedom Fund Awards sponsored by the NAACP's San Fernando Valley branch. In the CSUN-hosted ceremony that serves to spotlight significant contributions toward the empowerment of people of color, the NAACP will give Sinbad the President's Award for his support of the local and national NAACP. Dellums, now president of Healthcare International Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Vibe," the 11-week-old late-night talk show that has been clouded by the bad vibes of poor ratings, bounced host Chris Spencer on Tuesday, less than two weeks after producers had given him a public vote of confidence. Sinbad will take over "Vibe" for at least two months starting next week, but sources with the show said that the actor-comedian was reluctant to commit to the job permanently. "I'm happy to be guest-hosting the show," Sinbad said in a statement.
NEWS
August 25, 1991
Has anyone noticed a real decline in the past six months of "The Arsenio Hall Show" (syndicated)? He has the same guests on so frequently that he seems bored himself. Also, it's hard to tell whether or not each show is a repeat. I have seen Dr. Ruth, Whoopi Goldberg, Kirk Cameron, Sinbad, Elayne Boosler, Christian Slater and all the comics so often I could tell you what they are going to say. Linda Greene, Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Master stop-motion visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday at age 92. There have been multiple farewells and remembrances of the man who brought so many mythical monsters to life on the big screen, but Sony Movie Channel is saying farewell the best way possible: actually showing his movies. On Saturday, the channel will air three of Harryhausen's films from its library: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. " The films will follow a documentary about the man and work titled, "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan," which will air at 9:45 a.m. PDT. PHOTOS: Ray Harryhausen -- Career in pictures "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" was released in 1958 and was the first of the three Sinbad movies Harryhausen produced for Columbia.
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May 17, 2013 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque and the Visual Effects Society are joining forces next month to pay homage to the pioneering stop-motion special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who died in London on May 7 at age 92. “The King of Stop-Motion: Ray Harryhausen Remembered” opens June 6 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with 1958's “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” directed by Nathan Juran and starring Kerwin Matthews and Kathryn Grant, who became...
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May 30, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Officials of the Great Lumberton Music Festival in Michigan are going to court to make Sinbad Adkins, one of the stars of "A Different World," appear as scheduled. The festival's promoters say Sinbad signed up to appear at the June 30 show but then backed out when singer Dionne Warwick asked him to be on her HBO cable network special. The suit also names Warwick and Triad Artists, the agency that represents both her and Sinbad.
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May 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Master stop-motion visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday at age 92. There have been multiple farewells and remembrances of the man who brought so many mythical monsters to life on the big screen, but Sony Movie Channel is saying farewell the best way possible: actually showing his movies. On Saturday, the channel will air three of Harryhausen's films from its library: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. " The films will follow a documentary about the man and work titled, "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan," which will air at 9:45 a.m. PDT. PHOTOS: Ray Harryhausen -- Career in pictures "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" was released in 1958 and was the first of the three Sinbad movies Harryhausen produced for Columbia.
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May 7, 2013 | By Dennis McLellan, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation legend whose work on "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," "Jason and the Argonauts" and other science fiction and fantasy film classics made him a cult figure who inspired later generations of filmmakers and special-effects artists, has died. He was 92. Harryhausen died Tuesday in London, where he had lived for decades. His death was confirmed by Kenneth Kleinberg, his longtime legal representative in the United States. In the pre-computer-generated-imagery era in which he worked, Harryhausen used the painstaking process of making slight adjustments to the position of his three-dimensional, ball-and-socket-jointed scale models and then shooting them frame-by-frame to create the illusion of movement.
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March 30, 2011 | By T.L. Stanley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Sinbad's not dead, he's on WE TV. The actor-comedian, famously bumped off not once but twice via Internet hoax a few years ago, is looking for resurrection of a different kind these days. Almost 17 years after his comedy series "The Sinbad Show" went off the air, he's hoping to juice his career by starring in a reality show, "Sinbad It's Just Family," on the female-targeted WE cable channel that will focus on his newly reunited family. Sinbad (born David Adkins) shuns the term "comeback," even though he recently poked fun at his absence from the spotlight with a Comedy Central special dubbed "Where U Been?"
HOME & GARDEN
February 1, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
Stand-up comic and actor Sinbad has listed his longtime family home in gated Hidden Hills at $3 million. A long private driveway leads to the five-bedroom, five-bathroom country estate, which sits on a hilltop amid mature trees on 2.5 acres. There are fireplaces in the formal dining room and an office/family room, 5,064 square feet of living space, a guesthouse with a kitchen, a recording studio, a pool with waterfalls and a barn. Sinbad, 53, appeared as a finalist on Ed McMahon's "Star Search" (1983)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
SACRAMENTO -- Tapping into the fear of public humiliation to get Californians to pay delinquent taxes, the state has released a list of the 224 worst scofflaws, including a developer whose firm has been awarded tens of millions of dollars in subsidies from the city of Los Angeles and celebrities Dionne Warwick and O.J. Simpson. The list originally included 250 people.
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July 11, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Kerwin Mathews, who earned a niche in film history as the handsome hero who battled a Cyclops, a dragon and a sword-wielding skeleton in the 1958 fantasy classic "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," has died. He was 81. Mathews, who was best known for his fantasy and horror films, died in his sleep at his San Francisco home Wednesday night or Thursday morning, said Tom Nicoll, his partner of 46 years.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
DreamWorks said it awarded Hasbro Inc. the main toy license for "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas," the studio's animated movie scheduled for release next year. Terms weren't disclosed. "Sinbad" will be a part of the GI Joe action figure brand, one of only a few characters that have been attached to the brand, the companies said in a statement released Sunday. Hasbro also will have rights to all clothing, vehicles, environments, play sets and other accessories related to the action figures.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO
A fun-loving big man with an engaging personality, Sinbad is well suited to play the title role in HBO's lighthearted comedy-western "The Cherokee Kid," which premieres tonight. A little corny and essentially family-friendly is an apt way of describing this moderately entertaining film and its star. It's simply difficult not to like Sinbad, who tends to come across in this movie like an overgrown kid.
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July 2, 2003 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Though you wouldn't know it from "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas," the original Sinbad was a merchant from Baghdad, a truth-stretching, tale-spinning protagonist of the celebrated Arabian Nights. If he appeared on the scene today, he might be detained by John Ashcroft rather than appear as the hero of a new animated feature. The latest version of "Sinbad" is a pleasure to look at.
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June 30, 2003 | Lorenza Munoz
DreamWorks' big summer release is a brave one: a traditionally animated movie in a world full of computer-generated images (most notably a CG film about a fish that looks to be the hit of the summer). "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas," which features the voices of actors Brad Pitt (in the title role), Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer, opens Wednesday, the same day as "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" and "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines."
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