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June 15, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Winona Ryder pleaded not guilty to shoplifting and drug charges Friday during a brief appearance at a Beverly Hills courthouse. Her arraignment came the week after Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox ruled that there was enough evidence for Ryder to stand trial on felony charges of grand theft, burglary, vandalism and possession of drugs without a prescription.
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October 30, 2002 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Actress Winona Ryder spent her 31st birthday in a Beverly Hills courtroom Tuesday watching herself on a Saks Fifth Avenue surveillance tape that showed her being confronted by three security guards moments after she left the store in December with her arms full of shopping bags. Saks security manager Kenneth Evans, who provided narration of the tape to jurors, testified that Ryder had no permission to take some $5,560 worth of merchandise found in her possession.
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July 27, 2002
I don't know what "media" that Susana Sierra believes "fail to see" the flaws in Elvis Presley and the Beatles (Saturday Letters, July 20). I don't recall any lack of coverage when Paul McCartney and then-girlfriend Jane Asher were charged with drug possession or when John Lennon and Yoko Ono were threatened with deportation. And I can't think of a musical figure in history who's been the subject of more negative press than Elvis, who was initially predicted to be the downfall of civilization.
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July 19, 2002 | David C. Nichols
The toll of celebrity upon the sensitive psyche forms the crux of "My Name Is Winona and I'm a Shoplifter," playing Mondays at the Zephyr Theatre. Michael Kearns' latest fantasia takes Winona Ryder, nee Winona Laura Horowitz, through a stream-of-consciousness examination of her unconventional life and career. Using the church setting for current Zephyr offering "Southern Baptist Sissies," Kearns places "Noni" (Rex Lee) in a 12-step meeting.
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September 19, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plea negotiations in actress Winona Ryder's shoplifting case have stalled, prompting attorneys to set an Oct. 7 trial date. Shepard Kopp, one of Ryder's attorneys, said that there had been an impasse in the discussions and that Ryder was looking forward to going to trial "to prove herself innocent of the charges." Though neither side ruled out a last-minute plea deal, Kopp said, "The odds are that this case will go to trial."
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December 21, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"Girl, Interrupted," Susanna Kaysen's exceptional memoir of the nearly two years she spent as a teenager in a mental institution, is about the porous line between sanity and madness. "People ask, How did you get in there?" the book begins. "What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up there as well. I can't answer the real question. All I can tell them is, It's easy."
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November 2, 2002 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
A former Saks Fifth Avenue employee testified Friday that a key prosecution witness in the shoplifting trial of Winona Ryder said soon after the arrest that he planned to lie in order to help convict the film star. Former employee Michael Shoar, one of four witnesses called by Ryder's lawyer as he presented the actress' defense, said he had lunch with Saks security manager Kenneth Evans after Ryder's arrest in December and that Evans told him he wanted to "bring her down -- one way or another."
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July 6, 1996
Reflecting on Times film critic Kenneth Turan's comment that "Not many actresses can carry a movie" (" 'Striptease' Is Surely Moore's Fittest Hour," Calendar, June 28), what immediately comes to mind is: Angela Bassett. Sandra Bullock. Glenn Close. Jamie Lee Curtis. Catherine Deneuve. Faye Dunaway. Jodie Foster. Whoopi Goldberg. Melanie Griffith. Anjelica Huston. Jessica Lange. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Gong Li. Shirley MacLaine. Bette Midler. Lena Olin. Vanessa Redgrave. Meg Ryan. Winona Ryder.
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January 11, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With prosecutors still undecided whether to file criminal charges against Winona Ryder in an alleged shoplifting case, the actress appeared Thursday in Beverly Hills Superior Court and received a judge's permission to remain free on bail. Ryder was arrested last month on suspicion of stealing $4,700 worth of merchandise from the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills and of possessing pain medication without a prescription. Superior Court Judge Elden S.
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July 16, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge refused to disqualify the Los Angeles County district attorney's office Monday from prosecuting actress Winona Ryder in her shoplifting case, despite accusations by her attorney that prosecutors are trying to taint prospective jurors. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S.
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