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May 6, 2000
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center received a $10,000 check from actor Wallace Langham on Friday as part of his sentence for attacking a gay Hollywood Hills man in a Bristol Farms store last September. City Atty. Jim Hahn presented the check to the group's Safe Haven project. Langham, who plays a secretly gay character on the sitcom "Veronica's Closet," pleaded no contest March 17 to a battery charge stemming from the attack.
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May 26, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A heavenly and hellish performance by Diane Keaton is the best reason to watch "Sister Mary Explains It All," Christopher Durang's slow-starting but satisfying adaptation of his irreverent play about the vagaries of Catholicism. Keaton effortlessly captures the rigidity and self-righteousness of this tart, intimidating nun who bullies both children and adults.
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March 27, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
That swell James L. Brooks movie, "Broadcast News," was on TV recently, its funny scenes with Joan Cusack affirming what a good comedic actress she can be. How weird, then, to catch her on her painful-to-watch new ABC sitcom, "What About Joan," soaring annoyingly over the top as a neurotic, insecure, tightly coiled high school teacher who appears to be so seriously bipolar that she can barely function. Someone needs to rein her in.
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September 25, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Meanwhile, back at Ft. Knox. . . . NBC, which traditionally mints hits on Thursday nights, welcomes two new comedies to that golden arena tonight, with a cast of relative unknowns inhabiting the urban diner of edgy "Union Square" and Kirstie Alley ("Cheers") playing another insecure, self-effacing character as the Queen Mum of lingerie in the mildly amusing "Veronica's Closet."
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February 9, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
CLASSICAL MUSIC Seeing Red: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. has reported a deficit of $2.7 million for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1999--its largest ever according to previous information released by the organization. An Ernst & Young audit completed last week showed that the group finished its year with a surplus of nearly $1.4 million before one-time-only expenses totaling more than $4 million were factored in.
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August 7, 1998 | JENNIFER NAPIER-PEARCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think you know your rock 'n' roll, do you? Well, if you can name the Quebecoise vocalist who recorded "Unison" as her first album in English and the country that spawned Falco--and can remember to answer in the form of a question--VH1 may have the show for you. "Rock & Roll Jeopardy!," a spinoff of the original "Jeopardy!" quiz show, premieres Saturday on the cable music channel.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | DANIEL CERONE, Times Staff Writer
When CBS announced plans to air a one-hour dramatic series about a struggling broadcast news station, CBS affiliate stations took note. When they learned that the new show "WIOU" would reveal behind-the-camera drama and parody real-life news people, some affiliates grew nervous. And when the affiliates were told that "WIOU," debuting Wednesday night, would lead into their local nighttime newscasts, a few were downright alarmed.
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May 27, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playwright Christopher Durang had all but given up hope that his 1980 off-Broadway hit "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You" would be made into a movie. Durang initially sold the movie rights to an independent producer in 1985. Yet while other hit plays from the time with Catholic themes--such as "Mass Appeal" and "Agnes of God"--were produced as films, "Sister Mary" languished.
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