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January 15, 1999 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
Call it the Extraterrestrial Movie. You know, the kind in which an entire region of the country is trashed, the flaws of its characters are pretty much blamed on geography and the hero seems never to have met anyone else in the movie, much less grown up among them. "Varsity Blues," a trashy little movie about drinking, football and drinking, is also one of those films that pretends to moralize about the very behavior it milks for every giggle it can get.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the accident Saturday in Santa Clarita that left "The Fast and The Furious" actor Paul Walker dead. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation, said Sheriff's Deputy Kim Manatt . Few details about how the crash occurred were available.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1999 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
Teen films continued to rule the box office as "She's All That" bumped "Varsity Blues" from the top spot this weekend, replacing the high school football tale with a "Pygmalion"-style campus romance. "She's All That," the only new film in wide release, grossed an estimated $16.8 million for Friday through Sunday, according Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. The movie stars Freddie Prinze Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera and Shelby Grad
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials on Sunday sought to sort out the circumstances of a fiery crash in Santa Clarita that left "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and another man dead. Walker was apparently the passenger in a red Porsche that crashed Saturday afternoon, soon after the actor attended a charity event. Sheriff's officials said speed may have been a factor in the crash, which took place on a normally quiet street with a 45 mph speed limit. The Porsche was badly burned and mangled.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1999 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
"Varsity Blues," the high school tale of football, sex and beer in a Texas town, continued to draw young moviegoers to retain the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend. The film, starring James Van Der Beek of TV's "Dawson's Creek," grossed an estimated $10.6 million. "Patch Adams," which had dipped in recent weeks, jumped back to second place with $8.1 million, followed by the legal drama "A Civil Action" with $7.6 million. All three far outpaced the $2.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1999
The five top-grossing films last weekend: 1. "Payback," starring Mel Gibson with Maria Bello, above; 2. "She's All That"; 3. "Patch Adams"; 4. "Varsity Blues"; 5. "Saving Private Ryan."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1999 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
"Varsity Blues" scored a big win over its competition, taking in $17.5 million to become the highest-grossing film ever released over the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. "It proves once again the teen audience is a formidable one, and remember, this was an R-rated movie," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office tracking firm Exhibitors Relations Co. "At First Sight" had more of a struggle, debuting in fifth place with $8.4 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "Enemy of the State," "Patch Adams," "Saving Private Ryan," "Varsity Blues" and "The Thin Red Line." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "Rush Hour," "Austin Powers International Man of Mystery," "A Bug's Life," "The Truman Show" and "Blade." What's New In stores this week: * "Central Station" (Columbia TriStar), Oscar-nominated Brazilian drama starring Fernanda Montenegro. * "A Civil Action" (Touchstone), courtroom thriller starring John Travolta.
HOME & GARDEN
October 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Ali Larter of the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,925,000. The 2007 Brian Murphy-designed three-story has an open floor plan with 5,500 square feet of interior space and walls of glass, according to Multiple Listing Service details. An upper sun deck overlooks the flat lawn on the view lot of about a half-acre. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a balcony, a wardrobe room and a bathroom with a spa tub and steam shower.
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January 18, 1999 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though "Varsity Blues" tackled the No. 1 position at the box office with an estimated $14.3 million in the first three days of the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the holiday was generally kinder to the older movies in theaters than to the new arrivals. Of the five movies that broke nationally this weekend, only "Varsity Blues" and "The Thin Red Line" had any impact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Witnesses reported seeing a red Porsche carrying "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker burning on a Santa Clarita street Saturday, killing the actor and another person. "It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing. They were trapped," Antonio Holmes told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. He added the actor had been at a charity event earlier in the day. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Sheriff's Deputy Kim Manatt told The Times . Few details about how the crash occurred were available, but officials were investigating whether speed was a factor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Actor Paul Walker, who gained fame as an undercover detective in the hugely successful "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his representatives confirmed. The single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
HOME & GARDEN
October 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Ali Larter of the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2,925,000. The 2007 Brian Murphy-designed three-story has an open floor plan with 5,500 square feet of interior space and walls of glass, according to Multiple Listing Service details. An upper sun deck overlooks the flat lawn on the view lot of about a half-acre. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a balcony, a wardrobe room and a bathroom with a spa tub and steam shower.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "Enemy of the State," "Patch Adams," "Saving Private Ryan," "Varsity Blues" and "The Thin Red Line." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "Rush Hour," "Austin Powers International Man of Mystery," "A Bug's Life," "The Truman Show" and "Blade." What's New In stores this week: * "Central Station" (Columbia TriStar), Oscar-nominated Brazilian drama starring Fernanda Montenegro. * "A Civil Action" (Touchstone), courtroom thriller starring John Travolta.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1999
The five top-grossing films last weekend: 1. "Payback," starring Mel Gibson with Maria Bello, above; 2. "She's All That"; 3. "Patch Adams"; 4. "Varsity Blues"; 5. "Saving Private Ryan."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1999 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
Teen films continued to rule the box office as "She's All That" bumped "Varsity Blues" from the top spot this weekend, replacing the high school football tale with a "Pygmalion"-style campus romance. "She's All That," the only new film in wide release, grossed an estimated $16.8 million for Friday through Sunday, according Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. The movie stars Freddie Prinze Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Actor Paul Walker, who gained fame as an undercover detective in the hugely successful "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his representatives confirmed. The single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the accident Saturday in Santa Clarita that left "The Fast and The Furious" actor Paul Walker dead. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation, said Sheriff's Deputy Kim Manatt . Few details about how the crash occurred were available.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1999 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
"Varsity Blues," the high school tale of football, sex and beer in a Texas town, continued to draw young moviegoers to retain the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend. The film, starring James Van Der Beek of TV's "Dawson's Creek," grossed an estimated $10.6 million. "Patch Adams," which had dipped in recent weeks, jumped back to second place with $8.1 million, followed by the legal drama "A Civil Action" with $7.6 million. All three far outpaced the $2.
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