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November 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2007 – The Envelope (http://www.theenvelope.com/), the entertainment awards insider from the Los Angeles Times, heralds the arrival of awards' season with today's launch of the site's redesigned homepage, new editorial staff, increased coverage, upgrades and online features. In addition, The Times unveils the editorial line-up for the return of its exclusive 11-part print series and debuts The Envelope Screening Series, Presented by Mercedes-Benz.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By John Horn
Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other questions - when they were not laughing about less serious subjects - during a wide-ranging conversation that ultimately focused on their memorable performances. The panel was as varied in experience as the films were different. In addition to "42's" Harrison Ford, our ensemble included Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Though Alec Baldwin's name has been floated of late as a possible late-night television host, you can probably cross him off the list of likely hosts for the 2014 Oscars. Baldwin, who hosted the 2010 telecast with Steve Martin, had some pointed things to say about the Motion Picture Academy and the Oscars in a  free-wheeling interview in the Hollywood Reporter tied to his current run on Broadway in the play "Orphans. "  Baldwin told the magazine he would “never, never, never” do it again and that  “the Oscars is a completely thankless job.” THE ENVELOPE: The awards and industry insider This year's show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, ran more than 3 1/2 hours but drew the best ratings since the Martin-Baldwin broadcast, video of which is below.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
METAIRIE, La. - The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead. Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker - if he meant a prop liquid, the bartender didn't seem to know it - and tightened his facial muscles almost to the breaking point. "Man, if you're up there, you better be listening," McConaughey whispered, candles from the table in front of him flickering shadows on his contorted face as he half-beseeched, half-ordered the heavens.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Al Roker went sans underpants in George W. Bush's White House - but it wasn't because he was feeling sexy on the job. Rather, the "Today" show weatherman had accidentally pooped his pants on his way in. He'd included the anecdote in his new book, "Never Goin' Back," released a week ago, and discussed it in an interview with Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline. " By Tuesday, however, after the tale of his tail took on a life of its own, he found himself on "Today" discussing it again.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2011
The Envelope, The Times' specialty publication and website devoted to prestige entertainment, celebrity and awards, is commemorating its fifth anniversary this fall by broadening its scope to include new coverage, new voices and new multimedia tools. The Envelope will be drawing more heavily on Times reporters, columnists and critics to handicap the horse races, spotlight the parties and fashion trends, profile the actors, directors, screenwriters and others who shape the films, and extend our coverage into the studio executive suites.
NEWS
November 8, 2006
Who is Oscar's reigning fashion queen: Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley or Joan Rivers? Log on to TheEnvelope.com to vote. -- Here are the results from last week's poll question asking if you would rather attend the Academy Awards with Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightley or Borat: Jack: 43.8% Keira: 33.7% Borat: 22.5% -- See results online and in next week's print edition of The Envelope.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1993
Re: Randy Lewis' article "Classical, Yet Unclassifiable" (March 14): Lewis states that the Brodsky/Costello collaboration "defies easy categorization. Rock 'n' roll gone legit? Chamber music with an attitude?" He is apparently unaware that there is already a 25-year-old category of rock which "The Juliet Letters" falls neatly into. It's known as progressive rock. Twenty-four years before "The Juliet Letters" was released, Jethro Tull performed "Bouree," an adaptation of a Bach piece, live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Elbow to elbow around a kitchen island, a family dinner is unfolding. One teen is thumbing around on her phone; another is dousing his dinner in ketchup; the other two are talking music and dubbing their teacher Grim Reaper. The parents, meanwhile, are dancing around the issue of a former significant other's popping into town. Just run-of-the-mill family stuff being filmed on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. But in ABC Family's newest drama, "The Fosters," few things are run-of-the-mill in narrative construct.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Though Alec Baldwin's name has been floated of late as a possible late-night television host, you can probably cross him off the list of likely hosts for the 2014 Oscars. Baldwin, who hosted the 2010 telecast with Steve Martin, had some pointed things to say about the Motion Picture Academy and the Oscars in a  free-wheeling interview in the Hollywood Reporter tied to his current run on Broadway in the play "Orphans. "  Baldwin told the magazine he would “never, never, never” do it again and that  “the Oscars is a completely thankless job.” THE ENVELOPE: The awards and industry insider This year's show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, ran more than 3 1/2 hours but drew the best ratings since the Martin-Baldwin broadcast, video of which is below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62. Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television series "Barney Miller," died Dec. 1 of natural causes at his home in La Jolla, said Bonnie Covelli, his former assistant. "Night Court," which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992, starred a boyish Harry Anderson as the unorthodox, fun-loving judge Harry Stone and John Larroquette as lecherous prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding.
OPINION
January 6, 2012
Congressional Republicans were shocked, shocked , when President Obama circumvented a Senate filibuster by appointing a director for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without the consent of Congress. The appointment of former Ohio Atty. Gen. Richard Cordray did, in fact, push the edge of the constitutional envelope. But it was a rational response to an increasingly gridlocked Congress and a growing willingness among lawmakers to employ procedural tools to stop the executive branch from functioning.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2011
The Envelope, The Times' specialty publication and website devoted to prestige entertainment, celebrity and awards, is commemorating its fifth anniversary this fall by broadening its scope to include new coverage, new voices and new multimedia tools. The Envelope will be drawing more heavily on Times reporters, columnists and critics to handicap the horse races, spotlight the parties and fashion trends, profile the actors, directors, screenwriters and others who shape the films, and extend our coverage into the studio executive suites.
SPORTS
July 29, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
At X Games 17 on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, Jackson Strong won the Moto X best trick contest with a trick no one had pulled off in that event's history: a front flip. The Australian native had practiced it for three years on a dirt bike and landed it here in a gold-medal performance. But soon after the event, he looked ahead. "One day, somebody is probably going to be doing a double front flip on a dirt bike," Strong said. "I hope I'm not around when that happens.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2011 | By Meg James and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
News Corp.'s decision to ditch its $12-billion bid for Britain's largest pay-television service was greeted with guarded optimism on Wall Street yet did little to ease nagging uncertainty about whether the widening phone hacking scandal will reveal other explosive details. Shares of Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate — beaten down as much as 16% in the last two weeks — gained 4% on Wednesday to $15.93 as investors hoped that giving up its bid for all of British Sky Broadcasting would free up cash.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
The modern American TV family comes in all shapes and sizes — and species. Some hail from vampire kingdoms. Some from biker gangs. Some from traditional families. Others must cope with an alcoholic patriarch or a barely lucid grandmother who parades around in her bra and colorful stretch pants. The really unlucky are unaware that a sibling has a habit of killing people. With the Emmy race in full swing, six actors gathered for an Envelope Round Table last week to discuss the elastic definition of "family" on television — or at least they tried to when panelist and funny woman Cloris Leachman wasn't interjecting.
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