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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1997 |
Even though she is on vacation from her top-rated daytime talk show, Oprah Winfrey stayed busy Thursday, filming scenes in Ojai for an upcoming made-for-television movie. Winfrey, who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for the 1987 film "The Color Purple," spent the week in the city shooting scenes for the film "Before Women Had Wings."
July 28, 1995 |
The Scene: The summer's most eagerly awaited premiere--Universal's "Waterworld" at Mann's Chinese Theater on Wednesday. Of the epic that's earned the Cecil B. DeMille-worthy epithet "The Most Expensive Movie Ever Made," star Kevin Costner said: "It's done and we've done our best." The Locale: A nearby parking lot was transformed to evoke the film's floating "atolls"--rusty sheet-metal walls, hanging nets, fountains, Jet Skis, oil drums and a fully rigged catamaran as the centerpiece.