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September 14, 2011
Lucci reproaches ABC Erica Kane wouldn't leave quietly if she felt she'd been wronged. Neither is Susan Lucci as "All My Children" nears its Sept. 23 end on ABC. In a newly published epilogue to her memoir, Lucci sharply criticized her ABC bosses for axing "All My Children," which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci, who has played Erica for all that time, said the decision to cancel the show was motivated by greed and said the head of ABC's daytime unit, Brian Frons, has "that fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance.
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June 19, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Susan Lucci played scheming Erica Kane for decades on the soap "All My Children. " Now she's hitting the small screen to play a wealthy employer on Lifetime's new series "Devious Maids," which is scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. Sunday. And she showed that she still looks as terrific as ever, wearing a form-fitting, animal print gown on Monday at the show's premiere party at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. See more party photos here . In her Vogue interview with Vicki Woods, July cover girl Katy Perry dishes a little bit on her short-lived marriage to Russell Brand.
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NEWS
June 19, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Susan Lucci played scheming Erica Kane for decades on the soap "All My Children. " Now she's hitting the small screen to play a wealthy employer on Lifetime's new series "Devious Maids," which is scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. Sunday. And she showed that she still looks as terrific as ever, wearing a form-fitting, animal print gown on Monday at the show's premiere party at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. See more party photos here . In her Vogue interview with Vicki Woods, July cover girl Katy Perry dishes a little bit on her short-lived marriage to Russell Brand.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
CBS will air a special tribute episode on Jeanne Cooper, the longtime star of "The Young and the Restless" who died on Wednesday . The pre-taped episode, to air May 28, will include cast members, family and friends sharing their favorite moments with Cooper. The special will also feature interview clips from Cooper, the show's longest-running cast member, as well as memorable scenes from her 39 years as Katherine Chancellor. “Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, CBS' head of daytime, in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Is there a lot of cursing on 'All My Children' now?" Susan Lucci asks in bewilderment (clutching her pearls, in our imagination). The legendary soap opera actress, best known for her role as conniving vixen Erica Kane on "All My Children," was well into our phone interview Wednesday morning when the topic came up. Had she heard the defunct ABC soap had gotten a little foul-mouthed in its online revival? We assured her the cursing was at a minimum -- though, still jarring for some viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Soap legend Susan Lucci is finding life after Erica Kane. She appears on Lifetime's "Army Wives" on Sunday night in a three-episode character story - one of the first since her 41-year run on "All My Children" ended last fall - with fellow "Children" alum Kim Delaney. Also a beauty entrepreneur, Lucci, 65, co-stars in "Devious Maids," Marc Cherry's prime-time soap pilot for ABC, and hosts Investigation Discovery's new show "Deadly Affairs," scheduled for a fall debut. How did your arc come about on "Army Wives"?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
There's bad and there's laughably bad. ABC's "The Woman Who Sinned" (at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) falls in the latter category. As the plot twists pile up, this ludicrous Susan Lucci vehicle is an absolute howl. Lucci plays Victoria, a beautiful art gallery owner who has an extramarital affair because hubby Michael (Tim Matheson) wants kids and she doesn't. "I know a lot of working mothers," she says, "and you can't imagine how tough that first year is." Oh, the pain.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1992 | From The Associated Press
Susan Lucci wept tears of gratitude and got a standing ovation at the Daytime Emmys. The only thing missing was the award. That went instead to Erika Slezak, who plays the good-hearted heroine Victoria Buchanan on ABC's "One Life to Live." It was her third Emmy as best actress in a daytime serial. Lucci, who plays cunning, tough-as-nails Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children," has never won despite 13 nominations.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susan Lucci is back among the nominees for Daytime Emmy Awards this year. After 14 nominations without a victory, the actress who for 24 years has played Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" was not among the finalists last year. But in nominations announced Wednesday, Lucci was joined as a finalist for best actress in a drama series by Leslie Charleson of ABC's "General Hospital," Marj Dusay and Maeve Kinkead of CBS' "Guiding Light" and Erika Slezak of ABC's "One Life to Live."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is no stranger to television, from the local news to guest spots on prime-time shows. On Tuesday, he added to his filmography with a stint on the newest soap opera in town. After 40 years of shooting the fictional suburb Pine Valley on the East Coast, the ABC daytime drama "All My Children" has moved production to Southern California. Villaraigosa was on hand to welcome the new neighbors -- with a cameo appearance. In an episode scheduled to air Feb. 17, Villaraigosa plays himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
A day after giving a series order for a Michael Bay-produced drama , TNT announced it has greenlit the spy drama "Legends," from "Homeland" producer Howard Gordon. The suspense series is based on the book by spy novelist Robert Littell, who is  already part of the TNT family -- his CIA novel "The Company" served as the basis of the network's 2007 miniseries. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings "Legends" stars "Game of Thrones" vet Sean Bean ( with his head attached!
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Is there a lot of cursing on 'All My Children' now?" Susan Lucci asks in bewilderment (clutching her pearls, in our imagination). The legendary soap opera actress, best known for her role as conniving vixen Erica Kane on "All My Children," was well into our phone interview Wednesday morning when the topic came up. Had she heard the defunct ABC soap had gotten a little foul-mouthed in its online revival? We assured her the cursing was at a minimum -- though, still jarring for some viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Meg James
Prospect Park's project to revive the canceled soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" as Internet productions is advancing with newly signed contracts with several actors from the long-running ABC shows. After more than a year clearing hurdles, Prospect Park earlier this month finalized pacts with Hollywood talent guilds SAG-AFTRA and the Directors Guild of America. The firm said Tuesday that it had closed deals with several prominent actors, including Erika Slezak, who will reprise her role as Victoria Lord Buchanan for the online version of "One Life to Live.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Soap legend Susan Lucci is finding life after Erica Kane. She appears on Lifetime's "Army Wives" on Sunday night in a three-episode character story - one of the first since her 41-year run on "All My Children" ended last fall - with fellow "Children" alum Kim Delaney. Also a beauty entrepreneur, Lucci, 65, co-stars in "Devious Maids," Marc Cherry's prime-time soap pilot for ABC, and hosts Investigation Discovery's new show "Deadly Affairs," scheduled for a fall debut. How did your arc come about on "Army Wives"?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2012
SUNDAY Make sure to watch the "18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" — because if there were no actors, most movies and TV shows would be little more than 30 to 120 minutes of sets and scenery, and maybe a little music. (TBS, 5 p.m.; TNT, 5 and 7 p.m.) For a pastime famously dubbed "the sport of kings," horse racing certainly attracts its share of lowlifes, and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman plays one of them in "Luck," a gritty new drama from Michael Mann and "Deadwood's" David Milch.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2011
Lucci reproaches ABC Erica Kane wouldn't leave quietly if she felt she'd been wronged. Neither is Susan Lucci as "All My Children" nears its Sept. 23 end on ABC. In a newly published epilogue to her memoir, Lucci sharply criticized her ABC bosses for axing "All My Children," which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci, who has played Erica for all that time, said the decision to cancel the show was motivated by greed and said the head of ABC's daytime unit, Brian Frons, has "that fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance.
SPORTS
June 11, 1997
'I've passed up Marv Levy. I'm working on Susan Lucci now.' Paraclete softball Coach Margaret Neill on losing in the Southern Section final for the sixth time in as many chances.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lucci Twice Badly: "All My Children" vixen Susan Lucci will be one of several dangerous women who will lock horns with the Ewing brothers when Dallas returns in the fall for its 13th season. Lucci's character will have a special interest in Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy). She will remain on "All My Children."
NEWS
June 2, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times television critic
Far too often, the Emmy nominations for any given year look alarmingly familiar, as if the voters simply copied and pasted previous years' lists, made a few minor tweaks ("Oh, heck, that 'Big Bang Theory' really is pretty good") and hit send. Which is not only boring, it's also more than a bit unfair. While there is no denying that such usual suspects as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "30 Rock" are exemplary, there are a lot of terrific shows and performances out there, some of which appear to have little signs taped to their backs that read, "Please don't nominate me for an Emmy, and if you do, don't let me win. " Indeed, in all the hoopla surrounding "Glee," the television academy seems to have missed its major message: It isn't just the cheerleaders and football stars who deserve to win stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2011
The Early Show Sela Ward ("CSI: NY"). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Royal wedding; "The Biggest Loser" update; author Christina Haag; chef Sandra Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Britney Spears performs; Susan Lucci. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Sara Ramirez; Susan Lucci; co-host Lisa Rinna. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Michael Chiklis. 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Under-eye bags and adult acne. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Patrick Warburton; Little Big Town performs.
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