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May 29, 1994 | Kenneth Turan
Graced with a clever script, a cast that will make you smile until you ache, and a snappy sense of pace, this summer '92 hit is the funniest by-the-numbers comedy in who knows how long. The engine that drives "Sister Act" from start to finish is Whoopi Goldberg, irascible mistress of the double take. She's the lead singer in the most marginal of Reno lounges, the frustrated lover of a Reno gangster (an amusing Harvey Keitel) and feeling fed up when she accidentally witnesses a major crime.
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April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Golden Globes co-hosts and BFFs Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are set to reunite on the big screen for the upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," according to a Showbiz 411 report. Poehler and Fey will play adult sisters who suddenly learn that their parents have put their house up for sale to move into a condo. With the deal about to close, the two siblings decide to spend one last wild weekend at home. Fey, who has been trying to up her film game since "30 Rock" went off the air last year, was previously announced as a star and producer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2005 | Don Shirley
Pasadena Playhouse would be the pre-Broadway home of a new musical based on the movie "Sister Act" in the fall of 2006, if enough money is raised for the project, said Sheldon Epps, the playhouse's artistic director. The musical is slated to be co-produced and staged by Peter Schneider, the former Disney animation and theatricals president who last year staged "Grand Hotel" at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
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July 10, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Sister Act" has been on quite the pilgrimage since its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2006. Retooled for London's West End after a run at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, the show underwent further revision before making its way to Broadway, where it received five Tony nominations in a season dominated by another musical shimmying insouciantly to the Lord, "The Book of Mormon. " Those soulful (in the R&B sense) nuns have returned to Los Angeles in this touring Broadway production, which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Golden Globes co-hosts and BFFs Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are set to reunite on the big screen for the upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," according to a Showbiz 411 report. Poehler and Fey will play adult sisters who suddenly learn that their parents have put their house up for sale to move into a condo. With the deal about to close, the two siblings decide to spend one last wild weekend at home. Fey, who has been trying to up her film game since "30 Rock" went off the air last year, was previously announced as a star and producer.
OPINION
July 23, 2006
BEDEVILED BY CRITICS OF ITS labor practices and by sluggish sales, Wal-Mart announced last week that it has hired Harriet Hentges, a former executive director of the League of Women Voters and vice president of the United States Institute for Peace, to reach out to its enemies. But Hentges, who once worked as a mediator in Bosnia, isn't your average conflict-resolving do-gooder. She's also a former nun.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Sister Act" has been on quite the pilgrimage since its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2006. Retooled for London's West End after a run at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, the show underwent further revision before making its way to Broadway, where it received five Tony nominations in a season dominated by another musical shimmying insouciantly to the Lord, "The Book of Mormon. " Those soulful (in the R&B sense) nuns have returned to Los Angeles in this touring Broadway production, which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2006 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
HOLD off on the novenas for "Sister Act: The Musical. " The show, which opened Friday at the Pasadena Playhouse, has Broadway blockbuster written all over it. But it's going to need a little divine intervention if it's to become more than just another generically manufactured hit. The whole project has an air of inevitability to it. Putting aside the clumsy lip-synching of its star, the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie most vividly came to life during...
NEWS
September 21, 1995 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Nuns for Fun will put on its sister act for the 38th annual Valyermo Fall Festival, a seemingly appropriate venue for this group of comedic and swinging singers of hymns and show tunes. What used to be a modest little crafts fair put on by the good Benedictine monks of Pearblossom has exploded into an annual extravaganza, with more than 80 attractions on the 720-acre ranch-monastery grounds.
SPORTS
January 20, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tennis is an entertainment business, and every now and then it gives the people what they want--such as Wednesday's second-round Australian Open match that pits sister against sister--Venus Williams versus Serena Williams. On Monday Serena won her first Grand Slam match. Monday night Venus Williams defeated Alexia Dechaume-Ballaret of France, 6-3, 6-0. Both matches were well-attended.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The buddy-cop comedy “ The Heat ,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, pulled in $40 million at the weekend box office. Not only did it beat out considerable competition, like “ White House Down ,” but it also proved again that women can open up a comedy during the summer blockbuster season.      “ BREAKING: Women Are Hilarious And People Love To Watch Their Movies ,” went BuzzFeed's snarky headline Sunday...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
How you doin', Broadway? Daytime talk-show host Wendy Williams announced Monday that she'll join the cast of the Tony-winning revival of "Chicago.” Williams will step in as corrupt key-wielding Matron Mama Morton, currently played by Christine Pedi, for a seven-week run starting June 25 at the Ambassador Theatre. Williams showed off her footwork as a short-lived contestant on “Dancing With the Stars" (she was dismissed during Week 2), but viewers have yet to hear her sing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010
"Avatar: Special Edition," which includes an additional eight minutes of unseen footage, will be released in U.S. theaters on Aug. 27, marking the big-screen return of the top moneymaker in Hollywood history. The film will only be screened in Digital 3D or Imax 3D. Director and writer James Cameron said the expanded-edition revival of the film is a response to fan demand for another big-screen return to the jungle moon of Pandora. "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer," Cameron said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2010 | By Richard Abowitz
In his dressing room, Donny Osmond, at 52 with youthful if not teen features, is a relaxed man who converses seriously and likes to get into the technical aspects of his craft. He's explaining the surprising success he and his sister, Marie, have had with their reunion show that opened at the Flamingo in 2008. He answers like a man whose entire life has been spent reading his words in print: "It is a hard question to answer without sounding narcissistic. I don't want to sound arrogant," he says That night -- granted, Saturday on Super Bowl weekend -- his manager mentions that more than 50 people have been turned away who sought last-minute tickets to the sold-out show.
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July 16, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Judi Ann Mason, an award-winning playwright and a film and television writer who launched her TV career on the 1970s sitcom "Good Times" and later co-wrote the 1993 movie comedy "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit," has died. She was 54. Mason died July 8 of a ruptured aorta en route to UCLA Medical Center, said Phyllis Larrymore Kelly, her manager. "She was a trailblazer for the forward progression of African American writers," film and television writer Tina Andrews told The Times on Wednesday.
SPORTS
May 31, 2009 | Liz Clarke, Clarke is a writer for the Washington Post
It's a long way from Wimbledon's Centre Court to southwest Colorado. For Andrea Jaeger, the spiritual journey has been even longer. At 14, she was a pig-tailed phenom, brandishing every stroke in the tennis repertoire with a swagger that rivaled Jimmy Connors's. Most times, nothing thrilled her like winning -- especially if she felt she had a point to prove. Other times she was so tortured by the cost of success that she didn't try -- including, she says, intentionally losing the 1983 Wimbledon final.
SPORTS
October 2, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coaches think they're seeing double trouble. They're only partly correct. Robin and Lauren Miramontes are sisters, not twins, as they are often mistaken to be. But they do cause problems for opponents while putting Upland High on the girls' volleyball map, a difficult chore for a school that is far from volleyball's hotbed, the beach. When Upland had a successful run in the Orange County Championships last month, Coach Scott Robertson was constantly asked two questions. "Who are those two girls?"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2008 | Mikael Wood, Special to The Times
Solange Knowles has a background in overcoming unexpected obstacles. In 2004, the soul chanteuse -- familiar to most who've heard her name as the younger sister of Beyonce Knowles -- married football player Daniel Smith when she was only 17. Later that year, she gave birth to a son, and soon the family moved to tiny Moscow, Idaho, while Smith attended college. "We were probably the only black people there other than those on the football and basketball teams," Knowles says now, seated at a table in the restaurant of the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
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