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September 3, 2001
Since making a high-profile film appearance in "Independence Day" five years ago as Will Smith's girlfriend, Vivica A. Fox has become one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood. Though there's a dearth of meaty roles for African American and other minority performers, Fox has managed to find intriguing roles in both comedies and dramas.
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September 3, 2001
Since making a high-profile film appearance in "Independence Day" five years ago as Will Smith's girlfriend, Vivica A. Fox has become one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood. Though there's a dearth of meaty roles for African American and other minority performers, Fox has managed to find intriguing roles in both comedies and dramas.
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August 30, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
This warm and embracing 1997 family drama, was written and directed by George Tillman Jr, who drew inspiration from his own Milwaukee family. For 40 years, the now-widowed Mother Joe (the majestic Irma P. Hall, center) has served a sumptuous Southern-style Sunday dinner in her fine old Chicago home and in doing so has held together her family of three daughters (Vanessa L. Williams, left, Vivica A. Fox, right, and Nia Long) and their families. (HBO Tuesday at 8 p.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Tucker Carlson of MSNBC and talk-show host Jerry Springer will be among the celebrities competing on the third season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." The new season of the show -- which pairs 11 competitors of sometimes dubious celebrity and varying skill with professional dancer-partners -- premieres at 8 p.m. Sept. 12, the network announced Monday. Also heading to the dance floor: Vivica A.
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January 29, 1999 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN
Top football players will trade their uniforms for high fashion at the NFL Passion for Fashion show Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Now in its third year as part of Super Bowl pregame activities, the show will feature players such as John Lynch Jr. of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Keenan McCardell of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Irving Fryar and Rodney Peete of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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February 14, 2001
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival, showcasing more than 80 films over 12 days, kicked off last week with a Hollywood gala and special screening of the new comedy "Kingdom Come." Among guests were many of the film's stars--including LL Cool J, Cedric the Entertainer, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine, Anthony Anderson, Masasa and Richard Gant--and its director, Doug McHenry.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2008 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
"Ray Charles Live! A New Musical," "The Color Purple" and "Jitney" were top winners at the 18th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards held Monday at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. The Pasadena Playhouse production of the controversial Ray Charles musical won four awards: ensemble cast for an Equity production, musical director (Rahn Coleman), playwright (Suzan-Lori Parks) and sound (Carl Casella).
IMAGE
October 14, 2007 | Emili Vesilind
The Juicy Couture revolution wasn't just about bringing sex appeal to sweats and creating a casual uniform for the laid-back West Coast. The company was also the first to use the celebrity "gifting" strategy that's become routine for everyone from Club Monaco to YSL: Give free stuff to celebs, celebs wear free stuff, celebs get photographed in free stuff, and everyone else wants to buy said stuff. Here's a brief history.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1997 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
What is the true meaning of love? What is the true meaning of manhood? What do women really want? Can men, especially when they're bonding like the herd animals they are, ever drop their macho facades and treat their lovers with the sensitivity and respect that they truly deserve? And, most important, will they be getting any tonight? These are the burning questions posed by "Booty Call," which wins the prize for least-subtle title of the year, and has a movie to match.
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March 4, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
Another day, another series in which ambitious young people compete on camera for a hot job. "The Starlet," which premieres Sunday on the WB, is "American Idol" for actresses, though with the dormitory setup of "The Apprentice," etc. It's also a hard-working piece of Warner cross-promotion, up to and including the mention of "Bonnie and Clyde" (Warner Bros., 1967) in the introduction of judge Faye Dunaway.
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September 7, 2001 | GENE SEYMOUR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shante Smith (Vivica A. Fox) strikes you as the kind of advertising executive who's moved up the corporate ladder by overselling her products. She certainly oversells herself to us, as she pulls up to her fancy Los Angeles digs in her sexy sports car, proclaiming, "I'm a sister who knows where she came from and knows where she's going!" There probably isn't another actress anywhere who could make that corny self-advertisement work.
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