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July 20, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Actor Ving Rhames and his wife, Deborah, recently sold a Brentwood house that had been listed as a short sale on the Multiple Listing Service. The house went for $1.95 million in mid-July. Listed on and off for three years, it had been purchased five years ago for $2.5 million. The Mediterranean has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,400 square feet of living space. The couple also sold a larger Brentwood home in late June for $5,520,786. It had been purchased in 2005 for $6.5 million, Blockshopper.
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January 16, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The core of "Jamesy Boy" - a juvenile delinquent's inside-the-pen coming of age - follows a too-familiar trajectory: Due to the toxic mix of broken family and corruptive friends, James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) has already earned a tracking device on his ankle and an impressive rap sheet boasting robbery, vandalism, assault and firearm possession. Fresh-faced and all tatted up, James acts out as if emulous of the rapper MGK. Instead of being scared straight, he thrives in jail and fights anyone who gets in his way or menaces the defenseless Chris (Ben Rosenfield)
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March 25, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Kojak" is back, 11 years after the death of Telly Savalas, in a limited series from the USA Network, and let us all admit from the start that, lollipops and "New York setting" aside -- Toronto standing in for the back lot at Universal standing in for Manhattan -- this isn't "Kojak" in any way that matters. Kojak is not a role like, say, Hamlet, where any old actor will do.
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August 5, 2012 | By Robert Abele
Thrill-seeking one-percenters become mercenary underdogs in "Soldiers of Fortune," a loud, cynical whiz-bang-boom dud that barely serves as an appetizer for the type of grizzled-geriatrics mayhem we can expect from the upcoming "The Expendables 2. " Christian Slater plays a recently retired, down-on-his-luck special forces soldier recruited by an "extreme vacation" company to give wealthy adventurers makeshift special-ops training, only it's really...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1997 | STEPHAN FORTES, NEWSDAY
Ving Rhames gets adamant when the subject of typecasting comes up. He wants to be seen as an actor and not as a type. Yet it's precisely when the subject comes up that he most resembles the parts he's known for: the scary crime lord Marcellus in "Pulp Fiction," the scowling bouncer in "Striptease," the enigmatic cyber-whiz in "Mission: Impossible." He's gotten plenty of praise for mastering such supporting roles, even in the woebegotten "Striptease."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The core of "Jamesy Boy" - a juvenile delinquent's inside-the-pen coming of age - follows a too-familiar trajectory: Due to the toxic mix of broken family and corruptive friends, James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) has already earned a tracking device on his ankle and an impressive rap sheet boasting robbery, vandalism, assault and firearm possession. Fresh-faced and all tatted up, James acts out as if emulous of the rapper MGK. Instead of being scared straight, he thrives in jail and fights anyone who gets in his way or menaces the defenseless Chris (Ben Rosenfield)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2000
* The five top-grossing films last weekend: 1. "M:I-2," starring Tom Cruise, above left, and Ving Rhames; 2. "Dinosaur"; 3. "Shanghai Noon"; 4. "Gladiator"; 5. "Road Trip."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities released the name of the caretaker at the home of actor Ving Rhames whose body was found after a mauling by at least two of the actor's dogs. Jacob Adams, 40, was found about 7:15 a.m. Friday in the frontyard of the home in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard, said Lt. Joe Bale, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. An autopsy to determine the cause of death has yet to be scheduled.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY
Will Jack Lemmon again have two chances to win at the Emmy Awards? In a memorable moment from this year's Golden Globe Awards, Ving Rhames--who won for his starring role in the HBO movie biography "Don King: Only in America"--beckoned a stunned Lemmon to the stage and handed his award over to him. Rhames said he did so because "Jack has given so much to the world. . . . I'm a better man by watching his work," and Lemmon called it "one of the nicest, sweetest moments I've ever known in my life."
NEWS
November 9, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "Hollywood Aliens and Monsters" / 5 and 9 p.m. A&E No doubt the blockbuster earnings of "Men in Black" and "Independence Day" led to the creation of this two-hour retrospective. Hosted by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, the program counts down the long line of sci-fi films ranging from the silent "Metropolis" to '50s fare such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "War of the Worlds" on to "Star Wars," "E.T." and the "Alien" series. **** "The Third Twin" / 9 p.m. CBS.
HOME & GARDEN
July 20, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Actor Ving Rhames and his wife, Deborah, recently sold a Brentwood house that had been listed as a short sale on the Multiple Listing Service. The house went for $1.95 million in mid-July. Listed on and off for three years, it had been purchased five years ago for $2.5 million. The Mediterranean has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,400 square feet of living space. The couple also sold a larger Brentwood home in late June for $5,520,786. It had been purchased in 2005 for $6.5 million, Blockshopper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities released the name of the caretaker at the home of actor Ving Rhames whose body was found after a mauling by at least two of the actor's dogs. Jacob Adams, 40, was found about 7:15 a.m. Friday in the frontyard of the home in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard, said Lt. Joe Bale, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. An autopsy to determine the cause of death has yet to be scheduled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A caretaker at the Brentwood home of actor Ving Rhames was found dead early Friday after being mauled by at least two of the actor's dogs, identified by authorities as bullmastiffs, Los Angeles police said. The body of the man, whose name was not immediately released, was found about 7 a.m. in the frontyard of the home in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard by one of Rhames' relatives, police said. The victim, in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2005 | David Zurawik and Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun
In movies and on TV, white is black. And black is now white. Black actor Ving Rhames, in a revival of the 1970s TV detective series "Kojak" on the USA Network, has the role once played by the Greek American actor Telly Savalas. And in film, white actor Ashton Kutcher is reprising the part of the fiance played by Sidney Poitier in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." The remake is called "Guess Who."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Kojak" is back, 11 years after the death of Telly Savalas, in a limited series from the USA Network, and let us all admit from the start that, lollipops and "New York setting" aside -- Toronto standing in for the back lot at Universal standing in for Manhattan -- this isn't "Kojak" in any way that matters. Kojak is not a role like, say, Hamlet, where any old actor will do.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walter Hill's "Undisputed," a boxing/prison picture as smart as it is brawny, shows what seasoned Hollywood pros can still accomplish without pretensions and overwhelming special effects. "Undisputed" is a compelling entertainment because of Hill and co-writer David Giler's adroit cinematic storytelling skills and the powerful presence of Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, whose talent and intelligence are as impressive as their physiques.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A caretaker at the Brentwood home of actor Ving Rhames was found dead early Friday after being mauled by at least two of the actor's dogs, identified by authorities as bullmastiffs, Los Angeles police said. The body of the man, whose name was not immediately released, was found about 7 a.m. in the frontyard of the home in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard by one of Rhames' relatives, police said. The victim, in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1999 | BRUCE NEWMAN, Bruce Newman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Calendar
Snock snock snock snock. "He just wants to play," Ving Rhames says. Rhames stares solemnly at a spot just below your belt, silently inventorying the possibilities that now present themselves to Kong, the 170-pound dog who has buried his snout deep within the confluence of your lap. You sound these words out slowly in your mind, trying to imagine how they will sound to the stretcher-bearers when they have arrived. Kong, who just wants to play, is making a wild snuffling sound down there.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2000
* The five top-grossing films last weekend: 1. "M:I-2," starring Tom Cruise, above left, and Ving Rhames; 2. "Dinosaur"; 3. "Shanghai Noon"; 4. "Gladiator"; 5. "Road Trip."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1999 | BRUCE NEWMAN, Bruce Newman is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Calendar
Snock snock snock snock. "He just wants to play," Ving Rhames says. Rhames stares solemnly at a spot just below your belt, silently inventorying the possibilities that now present themselves to Kong, the 170-pound dog who has buried his snout deep within the confluence of your lap. You sound these words out slowly in your mind, trying to imagine how they will sound to the stretcher-bearers when they have arrived. Kong, who just wants to play, is making a wild snuffling sound down there.
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