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January 22, 2010
'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' Where: Starz and Encore When: 10 tonight Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
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September 4, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Filming on the next installment of "The Hunger Games" won't begin for another month, but Paul Holehouse already is assessing the risks. Holehouse will fly to Atlanta this week to check for asbestos in an old warehouse - one among many sites that will be used during filming of the "Hunger Games" sequels. He'll also meet with stunt coordinators to review action scenes, plans for pyrotechnics and training for actors to ensure they are prepared to film various fights and chase scenes.
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April 28, 1991
In "The Glory That Was Hollywood" (April 21), Pat H. Broeske writes that in 1960 "Spartacus" was the most expensive movie ever made. This is not true. "Ben-Hur," released in 1959, cost a well-publicized $15 million. The proper record held by "Spartacus" ($12 million) was that it was the most expensive picture ever made in the United States. "Ben-Hur" was made in Italy. ROGER DOBKOWITZ Los Angeles
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September 3, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Not content with two straight NBA championships. LeBron James is spreading his very expansive wings into the world of television. The Miami Heat forward is teaming up with writer/actor Mike O'Malley, business partner Maverick Carter and Tom Werner, the veteran producer of classic comedies "Roseanne" and "The Cosby Show," to develop a sitcom for the premium cable channel Starz.  "Survivor's Remorse" is to follow two successful young men from...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Andy Whitfield, star of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has died at 39. ( Los Angeles Times ) Cliff Robertson, who won an Oscar for his role in "Charly," died at 88. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Contagion" dominated at the box office this weekend. ( Los Angeles Times ) "True Blood's" season finale was truly bloody. ( Los Angeles Times ) Francis Ford Coppola's 3-D vampire movie "Twixt" made its world premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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January 24, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Nikita: Nikita (Maggie Q) joins forces with Owen (Devon Sawa) to bring down a rogue "cleaner" (Pedro Pascal), while Michael (Shane West) assumes a new position at Division and where he watches Nikita and Owen work together in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Shakespeare Uncovered: In this new six-part series the story behind Shakespeare's greatest plays is presented by celebrity hosts.
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January 8, 1993 | BARBARA SALTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a long time to make. It took a long time to restore. It takes a long time to watch. It takes an even longer time to watch it on a Criterion/Voyager Co. laser disc with hours of supplemental material revealing the intricacies of its creation and restoration. But the Criterion release of the 1960 epic "Spartacus" ($125) is a fascinating journey, start to late-in-the-night finish.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Scott Collins
The gladiators of ancient Rome may have endured horribly violent lives, but they also saw plenty of overheated sex. At least that's the version of history on display in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a sword-and-sandals epic that Starz, the premium cable network, rolls out Jan. 22. Viewers who recall the old Kirk Douglas film about the Roman slave who leads an uprising may rub their eyes in disbelief. The Starz take has naked flesh to spare, not to mention more blood than the Red Cross.
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January 21, 2011 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" is a prequel born of adversity. That's the way Lucy Lawless describes the six-episode series that begins Friday night on Starz. In it, Lawless will reprise her role as the scheming Lucretia with John Hannah returning as her husband, Batiatus, providing a back story to last year's surprise hit, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand. " The prequel was dreamed up at the last minute as a way to bide time after Spartacus himself ? actor Andy Whitfield ? was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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January 8, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
It's 10 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and Liam McIntyre has just posed one of the most serious questions facing actors like him who often have to bare their beefcake physique clad in nothing but a shred of a loin cloth. "What happened to six-minute abs?" the Aussie inquired by phone. "No, really, I want to know. " This from a man who finds himself in three-hour gym sessions four times a week to convincingly portray the brawny, lead role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Vengeance.
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February 7, 2013 | By Matthew Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES The Job: In this new competitive unscripted series, candidates compete for real jobs with major employers (8 p.m. CBS). Nikita: Michael (Shane West) goes back to his role inside Division, but when he learns that Nikita (Maggie Q) is going to Kosovo on a dangerous secret mission, he joins Alex and Ryan (Lyndsy Fonseca, Noah Bean)
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January 24, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Nikita: Nikita (Maggie Q) joins forces with Owen (Devon Sawa) to bring down a rogue "cleaner" (Pedro Pascal), while Michael (Shane West) assumes a new position at Division and where he watches Nikita and Owen work together in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Shakespeare Uncovered: In this new six-part series the story behind Shakespeare's greatest plays is presented by celebrity hosts.
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July 9, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new summer screening series, the Last 70mm Film Festival, isn't heralding the death knell of celluloid but rather celebrating the wonder of filmmaking on a grand scale. "There is so much talk about the death of film, period, let alone 70-millimeter film, I wanted to make sure we celebrated 70 millimeter for the really terrific medium that it is," said academy programmer Randy Haberkamp. "We certainly admire and appreciate what is going on in the digital revolution," said Haberkamp.
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June 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lucy Lawless did it, and she isn't sorry she did it. Of course, the "Spartacus" actress hopes her conviction on trespassing charges won't hurt her career in the future by preventing her from entering countries that don't dig folks with criminal records, but that's almost beside the point. "For the first time in my life, I put my body and reputation on the line to stand up for my beliefs and do the right thing," she told the Associated Press after appearing in court. "I hope I've encouraged other people to do the same.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012
SERIES Kitchen Nightmares: In this new episode, Gordon Ramsay visits three California restaurants he helped turn around in the past: La Frite in Sherman Oaks, Kingston Cafe in Pasadena and Capri in Eagle Rock, along with the Spanish Pavilion in Harrison, N.J. Are they continuing to succeed, or have they reverted to their bad old ways? (8 p.m. Fox). SoCal Connected: This new installment examines efforts by the U.S. military to "go green" by finding alternative sources of fuel and energy (9 p.m. KCET)
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January 8, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
It's 10 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and Liam McIntyre has just posed one of the most serious questions facing actors like him who often have to bare their beefcake physique clad in nothing but a shred of a loin cloth. "What happened to six-minute abs?" the Aussie inquired by phone. "No, really, I want to know. " This from a man who finds himself in three-hour gym sessions four times a week to convincingly portray the brawny, lead role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Vengeance.
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April 18, 2004 | Susan King
Even those who loved Kirk Douglas in the classic 1960 version of "Spartacus" will have to confess that Goran Visnjic, "ER's" resident heartthrob, out-ripples Douglas, pec for pec, when he takes on the slave-turned-gladiator role tonight and Monday in the USA Network's two-part "Spartacus" miniseries, based on Howard Fast's historical novel. A month before he reported to work on the project last summer in Bulgaria, Visnjic decided to get into gladiator fighting shape.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2011 | Ben Fritz
With 21.5 million Netflix streaming subscribers set to lose access to Starz's movies and television shows in February, the premium cable channel is planning a big digital push of its own in 2012. Starz President Chris Albrecht said at an investor presentation in New York on Thursday that his network would launch an HBO Go-like application to allow subscribers to watch its content on a variety of digital devices. Also, for the first time, the executive indicated a willingness to offer Starz directly to customers and not as part of a package of cable television channels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2011
Andy Whitfield Title actor in cable's 'Spartacus' series Andy Whitfield, 39, star of the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, according to his manager, Sam Maydew. Whitfield, who was born in Wales and lived in Australia, was a virtual unknown when he was cast as the title hero in "Spartacus," a hit original series for the Starz network that made headlines with its graphic violence and sexuality.
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