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July 19, 1999
Hundreds of gaming fanatics lined up around Westwood's Hollywood Video last week because they just couldn't wait to play Sega's much-anticipated Dreamcast system. You may have seen Sega's billboards announcing the system's arrival on "9/9/99." But Thursday morning, at 12:01 a.m., the store made 100 of the consoles available for rental. Verne Troyer (1), better known as Austin Powers' pint-sized alter ego Mini-Me, arrived with an entourage of similarly diminutive bodyguards.
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December 25, 2009 | By KENNETH TURAN, Film Critic
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is as unusual and idiosyncratic as its one-of-a-kind title. You'd expect no less from Terry Gilliam, and admirers of this singular filmmaker will be pleased to know that "Imaginarium" is one of his most original and accessible works. A member of the Monty Python troupe, Gilliam is nothing if not audacious; witness earlier films such as "Brazil," "Time Bandits" and "Twelve Monkeys." Here he applies his fantastic and fantastical imagination to a visually dazzling tale of combat for men's souls.
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NEWS
January 3, 2000 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At his 31-room Holmby Hills Playboy Mansion--where a driveway entrance sign reads "Caution, Playmates at Play"--Viagra poster boy Hugh Hefner, 73, rang in the New Year at an extravagant bash for about 1,000 guests. Among the revelers: Fabio, Kato Kaelin, Scott Baio, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lou Ferrigno, Burt Reynolds, Ruth Buzzi and Lainie Kazan. Also there were Bill Maher, Robert Culp, Martin Landau, Red Buttons, Robert Blake, Jerry Vale and Ray Anthony, composer of, natch, "The Bunny Hop."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
The disclosure of a sex tape featuring actor Verne Troyer and a former girlfriend has resulted in two federal lawsuits, thousands of dollars in legal bills, hundreds of news stories and one nagging question: Who has the tape? Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films, needs the tape -- or at least a duplicate -- to copyright it as part of his effort to prevent its distribution. But so far his efforts to track it down have proved fruitless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
The disclosure of a sex tape featuring actor Verne Troyer and a former girlfriend has resulted in two federal lawsuits, thousands of dollars in legal bills, hundreds of news stories and one nagging question: Who has the tape? Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films, needs the tape -- or at least a duplicate -- to copyright it as part of his effort to prevent its distribution. But so far his efforts to track it down have proved fruitless.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2009 | By KENNETH TURAN, Film Critic
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is as unusual and idiosyncratic as its one-of-a-kind title. You'd expect no less from Terry Gilliam, and admirers of this singular filmmaker will be pleased to know that "Imaginarium" is one of his most original and accessible works. A member of the Monty Python troupe, Gilliam is nothing if not audacious; witness earlier films such as "Brazil," "Time Bandits" and "Twelve Monkeys." Here he applies his fantastic and fantastical imagination to a visually dazzling tale of combat for men's souls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2008 | Harriet Ryan
Actor Verne Troyer dropped his $20-million lawsuit against a celebrity sex-tape broker and an adult film distributor Friday after they agreed not to market a video of him having sex with a former girlfriend. "We got what we wanted: a permanent injunction," said Edwin F. McPherson, an attorney for the actor best known for playing Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films. Troyer also abandoned his suit against the gossip site www.TMZ.com, which had posted clips of the video. According to terms of the settlement filed in federal court, broker Kevin Blatt and distributor SugarDVD are barred from selling the video without permission from Troyer and his ex-girlfriend, Ranae Shrider.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge ordered the gossip site TMZ.com Friday to remove clips of a private sex tape actor Verne Troyer says was stolen from his residence. Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films, filed suit Thursday seeking more than $20 million in damages for posting portions of a tape the actor made with a former girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Philip S.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2009 | Associated Press
Mike Myers' comedy flop "The Love Guru" led the field Wednesday for the Razzies with seven nominations, among them worst picture and worst-acting slots for Myers, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley. The other worst-picture contenders were "Disaster Movie" and "Meet the Spartans," Hollywood spoofs that shared a nomination for a "badly beaten dead horse of a concept"; the fright flick "The Happening"; Paris Hilton's romantic comedy bomb "The Hottie & the Nottie"; and the sword-and-sorcery fantasy "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
MTV viewers nationwide cast their votes for the offbeat, the, well, un-Oscar side of filmdom, as the 2000 MTV Movie Awards were unveiled Saturday night with sci-fi thriller "The Matrix" the big winner. Besides taking the award for best picture, "The Matrix" also brought star Keanu Reeves best male performance honors, with the best fight going to the battle between Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2008 | Harriet Ryan
Actor Verne Troyer dropped his $20-million lawsuit against a celebrity sex-tape broker and an adult film distributor Friday after they agreed not to market a video of him having sex with a former girlfriend. "We got what we wanted: a permanent injunction," said Edwin F. McPherson, an attorney for the actor best known for playing Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films. Troyer also abandoned his suit against the gossip site www.TMZ.com, which had posted clips of the video. According to terms of the settlement filed in federal court, broker Kevin Blatt and distributor SugarDVD are barred from selling the video without permission from Troyer and his ex-girlfriend, Ranae Shrider.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge ordered the gossip site TMZ.com Friday to remove clips of a private sex tape actor Verne Troyer says was stolen from his residence. Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films, filed suit Thursday seeking more than $20 million in damages for posting portions of a tape the actor made with a former girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Philip S.
NEWS
January 3, 2000 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At his 31-room Holmby Hills Playboy Mansion--where a driveway entrance sign reads "Caution, Playmates at Play"--Viagra poster boy Hugh Hefner, 73, rang in the New Year at an extravagant bash for about 1,000 guests. Among the revelers: Fabio, Kato Kaelin, Scott Baio, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lou Ferrigno, Burt Reynolds, Ruth Buzzi and Lainie Kazan. Also there were Bill Maher, Robert Culp, Martin Landau, Red Buttons, Robert Blake, Jerry Vale and Ray Anthony, composer of, natch, "The Bunny Hop."
NEWS
July 19, 1999
Hundreds of gaming fanatics lined up around Westwood's Hollywood Video last week because they just couldn't wait to play Sega's much-anticipated Dreamcast system. You may have seen Sega's billboards announcing the system's arrival on "9/9/99." But Thursday morning, at 12:01 a.m., the store made 100 of the consoles available for rental. Verne Troyer (1), better known as Austin Powers' pint-sized alter ego Mini-Me, arrived with an entourage of similarly diminutive bodyguards.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2002 | Greg Braxton
A little not-so-funny business is surrounding NBC's "Diet Coke With Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv"--and not just that title. The special, scheduled to air Tuesday at 8 p.m., is planned as a tribute to the legendary Improv comedy club, where comedians such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and Billy Crystal worked early in their careers. Jay Leno, Kevin Pollack, D.L.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2008 | Gary Goldstein, Special to The Times
Take equal parts "Superbad," "Animal House" and "Risky Business"; extract the wit, charm and originality; mix in as much beer, human excrement and upchuck as logistically possible; sprinkle liberally with nudity, homophobia and sexism; and you'll have the recipe for "College," a tedious, by-the-numbers raunch-fest that exists strictly because it can. Directed by Deb Hagan from Dan Callahan and Adam Ellison's grab-bag script, the movie also proves...
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