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May 30, 2004 | Susan King
Tom SELLECK possesses the most famous mustache since Clark Gable's. But unlike Gable, Selleck sheds his facial hair for the benefit of a role. The former "Magnum, P.I." star wore the mustache as a rough-around-the-edges detective in the miniseries "Reversible Errors," which aired last Sunday and Tuesday on CBS. But he shaved it off to play Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in the new A&E movie, "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," airing Monday at 8 p.m. This fact didn't go unnoticed in a recent episode of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."
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April 6, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - On a soundstage in an industrial Brooklyn neighborhood, Tom Selleck sits at the head of a prop-heavy dinner table filled with three generations of actors. As a crew goes about its preparations, there's little wisdom that Selleck won't dispense: his March Madness pick (Duke, because "Coach K is a great guy, and his players graduate"), his aversion to gourmet vegetables, his favorite lines from "Airplane. " Then the cameras roll, and he's doling out nuggets all over again.
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May 2, 2010 | By Denise Martin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In the action comedy "Killers," Tom Selleck plays an overprotective father by way of Robert De Niro in "Meet the Parents." So when Ashton Kutcher's suave but secretive Spencer Aimes moves in on his just-divorced daughter, played by Katherine Heigl, expect things to get messy. Real messy. Turns out Spencer moonlights as an international super spy. Will super cowboy Selleck see any of the action? Will he and @aplusk come to blows? "Well, I can't say," Selleck, 65, said with a laugh.
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January 2, 2013 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Metal drinking-bottle hazard. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Style tips; homemade gift ideas. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Matt Damon; Ben Affleck; Victoria Justice.
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January 2, 2013 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Metal drinking-bottle hazard. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Style tips; homemade gift ideas. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Matt Damon; Ben Affleck; Victoria Justice.
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February 27, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
While most crime series today rely on some sort of technical or psychological twist -- the wonders of forensics, the special knowledge of a reformed fake psychic or a good-guy serial killer, "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," which debuts on Sunday, sticks with the fundamentals. Based on the works of one genre icon -- Robert B.
REAL ESTATE
December 11, 1988 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Tom Selleck and his wife, Jillie, must surely love L.A.! Since September, the famous couple has purchased two homes in the area. Neither will be a primary residence. The Sellecks plan to split their time between the two houses. First, the couple bought that 60-acre spread with Spanish colonial-style ranch house, which went for a bit more than $5 million, in Hidden Valley. Now, they've just closed escrow on a 2.
REAL ESTATE
March 24, 1985 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Tom Selleck, whose $4.8-million salary makes him television's best-paid actor--according to a celebrity salary survey released last week--has put some of his earnings into a new office building in Pasadena. It's the Pasadena Financial Center at 35 N. Lake Ave., estimated to be worth about $30 million, but Selleck didn't buy it all himself.
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April 6, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - On a soundstage in an industrial Brooklyn neighborhood, Tom Selleck sits at the head of a prop-heavy dinner table filled with three generations of actors. As a crew goes about its preparations, there's little wisdom that Selleck won't dispense: his March Madness pick (Duke, because "Coach K is a great guy, and his players graduate"), his aversion to gourmet vegetables, his favorite lines from "Airplane. " Then the cameras roll, and he's doling out nuggets all over again.
NEWS
November 7, 1985
Actor Tom Selleck has made a six-figure gift to USC, his alma mater, to promote ethics in journalism. Bryce Nelson, director of the USC School of Journalism, which has included courses in ethics for many years, said he hopes to use Selleck's gift to make the program more comprehensive and to "bring to campus people with specific interest and expertise in this area" and to provide scholarship aid to students.
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May 21, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
With six very successful Jesse Stone films under his belt, Tom Selleck can pretty much play Robert B. Parker's tough and troubled cop in his sleep. Which, in the seventh film, "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," airing on CBS Sunday night, he occasionally does. Stone, having been fired from his job as chief of police in the small but crime-ridden Massachusetts hamlet of Paradise, is now contemplating his future. Still reeling from his divorce and not a lighthearted chap to begin with, Stone is understandably depressed and spends much of his time in grim contemplation of the rocky shoreline, the television set and his equally troubled dog Boomer.
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February 13, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Tom Selleck says he's scared. He has spent so much of the winter holidays working on the script for the next "Jesse Stone" that he's afraid he's lost touch with Frank Reagan, the character he plays in the CBS hit police drama "Blue Bloods. " So he's flying back to New York, where "Blue Bloods" is set and filmed, a few days early to immerse himself in Frank's world. FOR THE RECORD: Tom Selleck: An article in the Feb. 13 Calendar section about Tom Selleck and his work on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods" described the actor as "a true baby boomer.
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September 24, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It is impossible to imagine a television landscape without Tom Selleck, and fortunately we don't have to. Although in recent years he has appeared only sporadically, starring in the Jesse Stone movie series, guest-starring on shows including "Friends" and "Boston Legal," he's back full time as the paterfamilias of CBS' solid and satisfying cop/family drama "Blue Bloods. " As someone who has loved the man for her entire adult life, I think I speak for many when I say: How is it possible that he still looks so darn good?
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May 21, 2010 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
The list of 23 new series picked up by the five broadcast networks for this fall does not contain any shows about time travel. But that doesn't matter: TV executives still seem determined to step back to a time long ago, when the world was safer for old media … all the way back … to the 1980s. In making a bold play to kick off Thursday nights with comedies, CBS executives name-checked "Cheers" and other sitcoms that ruled '80s TV. Fox has "Lonestar," an oil-industry soap that recalls "Dallas," which became a national obsession in the early '80s.
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May 2, 2010 | By Denise Martin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In the action comedy "Killers," Tom Selleck plays an overprotective father by way of Robert De Niro in "Meet the Parents." So when Ashton Kutcher's suave but secretive Spencer Aimes moves in on his just-divorced daughter, played by Katherine Heigl, expect things to get messy. Real messy. Turns out Spencer moonlights as an international super spy. Will super cowboy Selleck see any of the action? Will he and @aplusk come to blows? "Well, I can't say," Selleck, 65, said with a laugh.
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February 27, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
While most crime series today rely on some sort of technical or psychological twist -- the wonders of forensics, the special knowledge of a reformed fake psychic or a good-guy serial killer, "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," which debuts on Sunday, sticks with the fundamentals. Based on the works of one genre icon -- Robert B.
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February 7, 1985 | United Press International
The Hawaiian Telephone Co. has fired the directory assistance operator who last week gave two persistent Boston disc jockeys the Honolulu city morgue's telephone number as that of television star Tom Selleck. The company would only say that "appropriate action" had been taken. But the Honolulu Advertiser reported that the unidentified operator was sacked after four months on the job. The operator said he was wrong to do what he did and regrets it, the newspaper said.
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February 3, 1989 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Mysteries are supposed to lull before they startle; it's part of the plan. Certainly the credits of "Her Alibi" (citywide) lull us into thinking that, like them, the movie will be witty, sophisticated and elegant. It is certainly elegant looking , but 15 minutes into the action the thrill is gone and director Bruce Beresford seems to have no clue as to how to find it.
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May 21, 2007 | Frazier Moore, Associated Press
Jesse Stone is police chief of a small New England coastal town where mostly nothing happens. Stuck in Paradise, Mass., Stone is just about bored to death, which gives him ample time to brood about the ex-wife he still loves. Otherwise, he subsists on Scotch whisky, coffee, scowling and impatient sighs. All in all, he's not a very pleasant guy to know. Except he's played by Tom Selleck, who, of course, is always good company.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
Welcome to Vegas: With James Caan bowing out of "Las Vegas" next season, NBC has signed Tom Selleck to join the cast as the new owner of the Montecito Resort & Casino.
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