May 9, 2004 |
A former child actor with roles in such films as "Corrina, Corrina" and "Waterworld," Tina Majorino took time off before returning to work once she turned 18. When she read the script for "Napoleon Dynamite," she was taken by the cast of lovable oddballs and misfits and wanted to audition because, she says, "Honestly, I just wanted to meet the people who wrote it, to see what they looked like."
February 25, 2010
SERIES American Idol: Last season's champ Kris Allen returns to perform on a new episode of the talent competition (8 p.m. Fox). SoCal Connected: A new edition of the newsmagazine profiles a former insurance broker who contracted cancer but was then denied medical coverage (8 p.m. KCET). Behind Bars: This new documentary series about America's jails debuts with three back-to-back episodes (8, 9 and 10 p.m. Discovery). Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Gordon Ramsay works his makeover magic on an Italian restaurant in Lancaster in this new episode (9 p.m. Fox)
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April 16, 1999 |
Tina Majorino of Camarillo isn't old enough to drive, but she already has a list of professional acting credits that could shame a seasoned veteran twice, even thrice, her age. The 14-year-old, who began her career when she was 2, recently played Alice in the NBC production of "Alice in Wonderland." In 1997, she received critical praise for her role opposite Ellen Barkin and Oprah Winfrey in ABC's film "Before Women Had Wings" and was seen in the four-hour miniseries "True Women" for CBS.
November 1, 1997 |
Child abuse and alcoholism, which often go hand in hand, are hot topics for television these days--in drama as well as on talk shows. More often than not, however, the subjects are presented in a context of inherent sensationalism rather than as the result of a societal and familial malaise that requires careful, thoughtful consideration.
May 17, 1997 |
Don't let recent disappointing TV blockbusters stop you from tuning in to "True Women," a delicious historical epic in two parts, with a strong cast headed by Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish and Angelina Jolie. The title is ironic, not coy; it's from a 19th century male assertion that "true women" would never want to do anything as unwomanly as vote. Even though they were working farms and ranches, defending their families and losing their lives to brutal frontier conditions and conflicts.
January 17, 2010
SUNDAY The drinks will flow and the laughs will follow as the veddy British and oh-so-droll Ricky Gervais hosts "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards," the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s yearly shindig celebrating the best of the big and small screens. (NBC, 5 and 8 p.m.) MONDAY Think of it as Spinal Tap for kids: Logan Miller, below, stars as a suburban teen who helps a group of aging rockers known as Iron Weasel make one last stab at the big time in the new musical sitcom "I'm in the Band."