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April 23, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
"Midnight Rider" star William Hurt has pulled out of the Gregg Allman biopic, which suspended production in February after a train accident killed a camera assistant. "I can confirm he's out of the movie," said a spokeswoman for ICM Partners, the talent agency that represents Hurt. The Oscar-winning actor was cast as the legendary rocker. Hurt's withdrawal from "Midnight Rider" raises doubts about whether producers Randall Miller and his wife Jody Savin can revive the controversial project.
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April 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what to delete from my DVR. The Skinny: The Redskins 2014 schedule came out Wednesday. For the next 4-1/2 months, I can look at it and dream of a 14-2 season. Come September, reality will set in. Thursday's headlines include William Hurt pulling out of the movie "Midnight Rider" and concerns about the FCC's plans for new net neutrality rules . Also, John Oliver gets ready to launch his new HBO show. Daily Dose: A memorial for Lucy Hood, the president of the Television Academy who died this month of cancer, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what to delete from my DVR. The Skinny: The Redskins 2014 schedule came out Wednesday. For the next 4-1/2 months, I can look at it and dream of a 14-2 season. Come September, reality will set in. Thursday's headlines include William Hurt pulling out of the movie "Midnight Rider" and concerns about the FCC's plans for new net neutrality rules . Also, John Oliver gets ready to launch his new HBO show. Daily Dose: A memorial for Lucy Hood, the president of the Television Academy who died this month of cancer, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
"Midnight Rider" star William Hurt has pulled out of the Gregg Allman biopic, which suspended production in February after a train accident killed a camera assistant. "I can confirm he's out of the movie," said a spokeswoman for ICM Partners, the talent agency that represents Hurt. The Oscar-winning actor was cast as the legendary rocker. Hurt's withdrawal from "Midnight Rider" raises doubts about whether producers Randall Miller and his wife Jody Savin can revive the controversial project.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1994
More power to William Hurt for standing up to Hollywood and the bozos that run it. Thank goodness there are a few actors left who are still willing to take risks and who see acting as an art not a commodity. "Art, Commerce and Hurt," by Bronwen Hruska (Aug. 28), is one of the most inspirational, honest and retrospective interviews Calendar has ever produced. Hurt is still one of the finest, most provocative actors (not personalities) there is today despite Hollywood's banishment.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1994 | Carroll Lachnit
Maybe it's the steely gaze, but William Hurt seems to have played more than his share of docs, profs and other cerebral types. But he has also played an ebullient dreamer whose imagination can't be imprisoned and a shallow but telegenic climber who instinctively manipulates his medium. His films, all of which are available on video: Altered States (1980).
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1985 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD
William Hurt sat in his suite at the Chateau Marmont, having a telephone conversation in complete silence. To prepare for his role in the film version of "Children of a Lesser God" (Mark Medoff's Tony-award winning love story about a teacher of the hearing impaired and an uncommunicative young woman), Hurt was learning sign language and now used a special device to "talk" by phone hookup with one of his sign coaches, Mary Beth Miller.
NEWS
October 3, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
No common-law marriage exists between actor William Hurt and former dancer Sandra Jennings, a judge ruled today, precluding Hurt's former live-in lover from claiming a share of his movie earnings, estimated at $5 million to $7 million. State Supreme Court Justice Jacqueline Silbermann said the relationship was illicit when it began because Hurt was married to someone else, and did not become legitimate simply because "The Big Chill" star got divorced.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1994 | Bronwen Hruska, Bronwen Hruska is a free - lance writer living in New York. and
A decade ago, life was looking pretty good for William Hurt. In 1984, any filmmaker who wanted an ex plosive, sexy and thoroughly believable leading man thought first of Hurt, who had blasted onto the scene four years earlier with an attention-grabbing debut as the obsessed scientist in "Altered States."
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August 2, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
If Giorgio Armani doesn't start making power suits out of camouflage material, he is missing a good bet, because successful professionals are fast becoming the most endangered on-screen species since Bambi's mother. First in "Regarding Henry," now in "The Doctor" (at selected San Diego theaters), we are invited to relish the spectacle of a hard-driving hotshot finding out that there is more to life than insensitively bludgeoning your way to the top.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider," in which he plays rock singer Gregg Allman. Two trains had already crossed the bridge that day, and the crew was told no more were scheduled, hairstylist Joyce Gilliard recalled. Then a train came barreling toward them. "We all ran for our lives," Gilliard said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Discovery's Science Channel will premiere its first original scripted feature on Saturday, Nov. 16, when it airs "The Challenger Disaster," starring Academy Award-winner William Hurt. A trailer for the film was shown Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hurt plays U.S. physicist Richard Feynman, who worked tirelessly to discover what was behind the tragic space shuttle Challenger Disaster of 1986, which killed all seven of the craft's crew members, including the teacher Christa McAuliffe.
SPORTS
January 14, 2013 | Wire reports
Serena Williams tumbled to the court and needed a medical timeout in the first set for treatment on her right ankle. Once she got up, it was all over for Edina Gallovits-Hall. Williams routed Gallovits-Hall, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday at Melbourne despite the scary sequence in the first part of the match. The No. 3-ranked Williams is favored to win the season's first major, rolling into Melbourne Park with 35 wins in her previous 36 matches, including titles at Wimbledon, the London Olympics and the U.S. Open.
SPORTS
May 28, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Boxer Paul Williams has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near Atlanta, the fighter's promoter, Dan Goossen, said Monday. The 30-year-old Williams, who was scheduled to fight Mexican star and super-welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 15 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has no feeling below his waist, said Goossen, who added the southpaw fighter is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday at an unidentified hospital. Williams resides in Aiken, S.C. Goossen said he was told by Williams' manager, Al Haymon, and trainer, George Peterson, that Williams apparently swerved to avoid contact with a vehicle Sunday and lost control of his motorcycle.
SPORTS
February 8, 2012 | T.J. Simers
From Cleveland -- What a bummer. Here I am in the middle of a fairy tale, with the Clippers playing like champions, only to stumble across a stereotypical selfish athlete hell-bent on making a fool of himself. Until now it's been a love fest, the Clippers seemingly doing nothing wrong. DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are acting as if they were raised together; Chris Paul's spreading around the goodwill as much as he does the basketball; and Caron Butler's comeback story is beyond inspirational.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The literary leviathan known as "Moby-Dick" swims once again into the dangerous waters of dramatic adaptation Monday night. The last sighting, some 13 years ago, found Patrick Stewart donning the peg leg to play crazy Capt. Ahab for the USA Network; this time William Hurt steers the Pequod in search of the white whale, under the flag of the premium movie-rerun channel Encore, which is edging into original programming. Both miniseries were produced by companies run by producers Robert Halmi and/or son Robert Halmi Jr., who have never met a work of classic literature they didn't want to adapt for television.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
This is a splendid, intimate 1994 film you probably haven't heard of. The irony is that for all its modesty of scale it has the universal appeal of a richly realized father-and-son relationship, portrayed by William Hurt (right), in one of the finest performances of his career, and by a remarkable newcomer, neophyte actor Chris Cleary Miles (left) (KCOP Friday at 8 p.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1991
New York's highest court today upheld a decision that Oscar-winning actor William Hurt did not have a common-law marriage with a woman who subsequently bore his son. The state Court of Appeals upheld two lower court decisions by refusing to hear an appeal from Sandra Jennings, a former New York City Ballet dancer and the mother of Alexander Devon Hurt. The appeals court issued a two-sentence statement denying Jennings' request for a hearing. Jennings lived with the movie star from 1981 to 1984.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2010 | By Susan King
William Hurt was virtually unrecognizable on the recent Golden Globes telecast when the cameras panned to the "Damages" nominee. The 59-year-old actor was sporting a beard of such massively bushy dimensions, he looked as if he had walked off a Smith Brothers' cough drop box. Hurt laughs when the beard is mentioned. "I had just finished 'Moby Dick,' " he explains over a cup of tea in the cozy office of his Beverly Hills publicist. "It's a two-parter for TV we made in Malta and Nova Scotia.
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