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March 20, 2009 | Mark Sachs
Yes, Tommy Lee, you can go home again. The Greek-born rocker says he was ecstatic to learn recently that his band Motley Crue will be visiting Athens this summer during the Crue Fest 2 world tour. Tickets went on sale this week, and the tour includes a July 31 stop in Devore. "Athens -- I've never played there, and it's my hometown," said Lee, 46, who is "very single" these days and living in Calabasas. "I'm so excited, I swear, I'm going to cry, dude."
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February 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tommy Lee is getting married again: The rocker has popped the question to girlfriend Sofia Toufa. The founding M o tley Cr u e drummer and Toufa, a Greek-German singer, announced their engagement Monday on Twitter.  "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!!" the 51-year-old  wrote . "Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial" PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 Toufa, 30, who goes by the stage name SOFI, cutely dubbed herself  "something that rhymes with Beyonce!
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March 24, 2000 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Tommy Lee has left the '80s behind. At the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, his new band Methods of Mayhem made music that was frenetic, funky, loud and aggressively contemporary, virtually casting aside Lee's longtime career as the drummer of L.A.'s old metal heroes Motley Crue. Standing at center stage with a guitar on the first of the group's two nights at the El Rey, Lee chopped out tight, urgent riffs.
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January 28, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“All bad things must come to an end.”  That's how Mötley Crüe broke the news it was calling it quits. The influential, and infamous, L.A. rock band turned Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood into a circus Tuesday morning as more than 100 media outlets packed the hot spot to hear the band's announcement of a 72-date farewell tour. After more than three decades together, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars unveiled plans for a last hurrah. They even sat behind tombstone markers for an additional morbid flourish.
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August 19, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Lovely" and "moving" are not words I ever would have thought to apply to anything connected to mega-tongued, fire-spitting KISS frontman Gene Simmons. (I hear you say "Beth," but that was Peter Criss.
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February 22, 2002
The parents of a 4-year-old boy who drowned last year in a swimming pool at the house of former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee sued the musician for wrongful death and negligence, it was announced Thursday. Daniel Karven-Veres, the son of actress Ursula Karven and television producer James Veres, died June 16 after being pulled from the swimming pool at Lee's Mulholland Highway home in Malibu. The child was attending a birthday party for Lee's son.
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May 31, 2000
Rock musician Tommy Lee was released from jail Tuesday after serving a five-day sentence for violating terms of his probation by drinking alcohol. The incident occurred while Lee and his estranged wife Pamela Anderson Lee celebrated the new year. His probation stems from a 1998 case in which he pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge.
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February 27, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL
It's a dog's world . . . The $1.47-million elbow . . . Lawsuit.com . . . Nicolas Uncaged. As if the courts of Los Angeles haven't seen enough of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, now it seems that even the family dog is the subject of litigation.
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September 12, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
So you think you've seen everything there is to see of Tommy Lee? No, not the bootlegged movies of him and Pamela Anderson. We mean his musical talents. What could the former Motley Crue drummer do but more of the same ol' metal, dude? Well, Lee's got a few surprises tucked away with Methods of Mayhem, a new project that was signed to MCA Records recently after a big bidding war. Rather than hair-band circa 1985, his new music--created in partnership with Tim Murray, a.k.a.
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November 3, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Less than 24 hours after "Tommyland," Tommy Lee's autobiography detailing his life of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and police run-ins, hit bookstores last month, he was busted. Again. The notorious rocker's latest scrap did not go down outside a Sunset Strip nightclub. Drugs and alcohol were not involved. Groupies, paparazzi and ex-wife Pamela Anderson were nowhere in sight. The incident didn't even wind up on "Entertainment Tonight."
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January 13, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Pamela Anderson and her ex-husband Rick Salomon are married - again! The news emerged Saturday on the red carpet for Sean Penn's Help Haiti Gala in L.A., where Anderson was flashing a big ol' sparkler on her left hand. When asked by E! News if that meant the two had wed, the "Baywatch" alum answered, "Yes. " "Our families are very happy and that's all that matters," Anderson told E!, noting that she and film producer Salomon were pleased as well. No wedding date was revealed.
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March 7, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The scene is a devastated Japan, August 1945, as "Emperor," the new historical drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones, begins. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are little more than smoking rubble and stone-faced survivors. Emperor Hirohito has officially surrendered but remains protected behind palace walls. Into the morass strides World War II hero Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Jones). He has exactly 10 days to decide whether to put the emperor on trial for war crimes and a cultural expert in Gen. Bonner Fellers (Fox)
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January 27, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Tommy Lee Jones won the SAG Award for male actor in a supporting role Sunday night for playing the outspoken Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln. " Jones was not in attendance to receive the award, which presenter Nicole Kidman accepted on his behalf. The award marks Jones' second SAG win and first individual award, having shared the ensemble award for 2007's "No Country for Old Men. " He earned lead actor nominations for that film and the 1995 TV movie "The Good Old Boys.
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January 14, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Tommy Lee Jones has never been one to suffer fools but he may also not be a fan of Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's quirky comedy. Although the 66-year old actor was on hand at Sunday night's Golden Globes to celebrate his film "Lincoln," which was nominated for seven awards, including one for Jones' portrayal of the wigged, limping Thaddeus Stevens, Wiig and Ferrell mocked Jones' other 2012 film, the dramedy "Hope Springs. " During the presentation of the best actress in a drama award, Wiig and Ferrell made up silly plot lines for each of the five nominees' films, including Meryl Streep, who played opposite Jones in a film about an old married couple PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2013 red carpet "Merial Streep," says Wiig.
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November 29, 2012 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Ask Tommy Lee Jones about his cantankerous performance as radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and the veteran performer bristles. Perhaps mistaking the question for a personal comment, the Harvard-educated, Oscar-winning actor feigns ignorance: "Cantankerous? I don't know what the meaning of that word is!" He paused, adding: "And I hear that word all the time. " If the "No Country for Old Men" star has been hearing the C-word more than usual lately, it's likely due to Jones' spirited portrayal of the fiery abolitionist congressman in the acclaimed biopic, which arrived in theaters earlier this month featuring Daniel Day-Lewis as America's 16th president.
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October 11, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Actor Tommy Lee Jones is appealing a ruling by California's labor commissioner in a dispute that accuses his former agency of failing to adequately represent him in negotiations for his role in the Oscar-winning film "No Country for Old Men. " Jones accused William Morris Endeavor and his former agent, Jim Wiatt, of failing to communicate that the studio, Paramount Pictures Corp., was willing to pay $1 million in upfront fees for the actor to...
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May 21, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rock star Tommy Lee was sentenced Wednesday to six months in Los Angeles County Jail for battering his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and was warned that any violation of his subsequent probation will land him in state prison for three years. Malibu Municipal Judge Lawrence J. Mira said he hoped that counseling would teach the tattooed Motley Crue drummer to solve problems without violence and that jail time would convince him to stick to the many conditions of his three-year probation.
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February 26, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was booked on suspicion of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, Wednesday after an altercation in their Malibu home, authorities said. The tattooed heavy metal rocker was arrested after Pamela Lee dialed 911 and told authorities that he had "physically assaulted" her Tuesday night, police said.
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August 14, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Colin Firth as a loser golfer and Nick Cassavetes' meditation on drugs and modern society are just a few of the new movie treats added to the packed slate at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Announced Tuesday morning, TIFF revealed a handful of world premieres to bow at the northern festival, set to begin Sept. 6. Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") that centers on the American occupation of Japan following World War II. WATCH: 5 trailers from TIFF to get you in the mood Firth will play a failed golf pro in the offbeat love story "Arthur Newman," a story about a loser who is so distraught with his current life that he fakes his own death and creates a new identity for himself.
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August 7, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Hope Springs,"starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, is an unusually intelligent cut at the relationship game. And considering the age of its stars, it's a rarity for the movies, which tend to favor youth in all things. This well-considered look at a long marriage that has lost its spark proves that old love is as fraught as any teenage crush and sex never fades as a source of contention. Darker and coming nearly a decade after Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson's middle-age flirtation in "Something's Gotta Give," Kay (Streep)
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