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August 8, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Chris Rock. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Andy Samberg. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly Rico Rodriguez; Cobra Starship performs; Mark Consuelos. 9 a.m. KABC The View Michael Fassbender; Jacqueline Laurita; Teresa Giudice; Melissa Gorga; Kathy Wakile; Caroline Manzo.
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January 3, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" - two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute - hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic. Minutes into the pilot episode, which premieres Jan. 12, Woody Harrelson's character, Martin Hart, complains that his misanthropic partner, Rustin Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey, would "pick a fight with the sky [if he] didn't like its shade of blue. " It's the first inkling of tension between the men who, as is all but required of TV detectives, are temperamental opposites.
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February 9, 2012 | By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Woody Harrelson wants the windows down. "Do you mind if we go old style on this? I don't like air conditioning. " The journalist at the wheel of the Honda Accord jabs a button and the famous passenger gets a face full of Sunset Strip. Harrelson is used to breathing in paradise — he lives in Maui most of the time — but even West Hollywood tastes sweet when you feel like you're smothering. "Yeah," the 50-year-old star said, "that's better already. " It's understandable if Harrelson needs to remind himself to breath deeply right about now. A few months ago he was viewed as a likely Oscar and Golden Globe contender for playing an unhinged LAPD cop in the new drama "Rampart," but any chances he had for a nomination got lost in the mail.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Scott Cooper's stark, compelling Rust Belt drama, "Out of the Furnace," which premiered earlier this month at AFI Fest, turns on the relationship between two brothers: Straight-arrow steel mill worker Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his anguished younger sibling, Rodney (Casey Affleck), who has returned from three Army tours in Iraq incapable of resuming any kind of normal life. We spoke to Affleck recently in a video interview about his work on the movie, which opens Dec. 6. Here are excerpts from that conversation.
NEWS
January 13, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman
Woody Harrelson was about to shoot the most pivotal scene in his new film, "The Messenger," and he wasn't sure he'd be able to make himself cry as required. It was May 2008 in New Jersey, and Harrelson, playing hardened Army Capt. Tony Stone, was sitting on a couch next to Ben Foster, who plays Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery, Stone's trainee in delivering the news of a soldier's death to family members. After listening to Montgomery's horrific war tales, Stone sits numbly on the couch, gnawing on a hamburger before breaking into deep sobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1991
We mustn't confuse actor-activist Woody Harrelson with bartender Woody Boyd, the character he plays on television's "Cheers." Boyd is far more intelligent. GARY GERANI Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charles Harrelson, the father of actor Woody Harrelson, died of a heart attack at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., where he was serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge, officials said Wednesday. He was 69. Charles Harrelson was found unresponsive in his cell the morning of March 15, said Felicia Ponce, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman in Washington, D.C.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1994 | NANCY SPILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Woody Harrelson has spent the last few years both perfecting his "Cheers" goofy yokel image--as in "White Men Can't Jump"--and busting out of the stereotype--as a struggling yuppie husband in "Indecent Proposal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attorneys for Todd McCormick, the medical marijuana activist facing up to 10 years in federal prison for growing thousands of marijuana plants in a rented Bel-Air mansion, were struggling Thursday to set up an international video conference that might free him on a half-million-dollars bail. A spokesman for actor Woody Harrelson, a proponent of the commercial use of hemp, said Harrelson would send a $500,000 check to the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1991 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Woody Harrelson has a vivid recollection of the moment he was bitten by the bug. And it wasn't, as one might rightly assume, an insect of the acting variety. "The first time I performed music in public was in the high school library in Lebanon, Ohio," the affable Harrelson said in a phone interview Monday. "A bunch of guys said, 'Hey, do the Elvis thing.' So, I hopped up on a table and did my rendition of 'All Shook Up.'
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Liam Hemsworth doesn't seem all that torn up about his recent breakup with twerking sensation Miley Cyrus. Well, that's a relief... Instead, the hunky "Hunger Games" star made it seem that things were quite amicable between himself and his former fiancée while he was promoting "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with costar Woody Harrelson in one of the first interviews in which he addressed the split. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 "I'm extremely happy for all of her success," Hemsworth told Extra when asked where things stood with the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
"Free Birds" is an odd duck. The animated feature has a nifty premise: time-traveling turkeys, for starters. They're critters on a mission, as one would assume, their goal nothing less than rewriting American culinary history - and the fate of their species - by changing the main course at the first Thanksgiving. Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler contribute spirited voice work, and the movie renders the Plymouth Colony in a rich autumn palette. But like the ungainly avian creatures at the center of the herky-jerky adventure, this 'toon seldom gets off the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
The hand is quicker than the eye, according to David Kwong, magic consultant for the upcoming film "Now You See Me" from Summit Entertainment. But that's not the only trick behind how the film's central characters - a gang of four magicians played by Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson - pull off multiple bank heists. Kwong, 32, got his introductory abracadabra when he was about 7. He was at a pumpkin patch, where a magician performed a trick involving a disappearing and reappearing red sponge ball.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Both literally and metaphorically, "Seven Psychopaths" is a shaggy dog story. Not only is an actual shaggy dog, a tiny Shih Tzu, the cynosure of all eyes here, but the film's rambling narrative meanders into all kinds of haphazard story lines that are simultaneously audacious, anarchic and random. If the name of writer-director Martin McDonagh is familiar, you sort of know what to expect. McDonagh, a celebrated Irish playwright ("The Lieutenant of Inishmore," "The Beauty Queen of Leenane")
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Chris Rock. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Andy Samberg. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly Rico Rodriguez; Cobra Starship performs; Mark Consuelos. 9 a.m. KABC The View Michael Fassbender; Jacqueline Laurita; Teresa Giudice; Melissa Gorga; Kathy Wakile; Caroline Manzo.
NEWS
August 5, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Author Doug Fine; Joe Walsh; Woody Harrelson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Steve Carell; Spike Lee; Chris Powell. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Fergie; chef Sunny Anderson. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Jon Cryer; Derek Hough; co-host Daniel Dae Kim. 9 a.m. KABC The View Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth; chef Marcela Valladolid; guest co-host Bruce Jenner.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2010 | Glenn Whipp
If, as the song instructs, you don't tug on Superman's cape, how exactly would you approach Woody Harrelson's would-be superhero in "Defendor"? For starters, don't point out to this man-child dressed in black tights with a shoe-polish eye mask and the letter "D" duct-taped on his chest that his name should be Defender not Defendor. He might flip out and throw a bunch of marbles at you. And don't question the validity of his mission -- defeating the evil drug lord Captain Industry -- or he might really get angry and crack open a jar containing angry wasps.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Most likely, Woody Harrelson never knew what hit him. An announcement went up on Reddit.com on Feb. 3, purportedly posted by Harrelson himself but more likely posted by a Millennium Entertainment press hireling, indicating that Harrelson was promoting the studio's new film "Rampart" and would be showing up to take a shot at a new kind of online Q&A later that day. The setup might have been relatively alien to Harrelson and the "Rampart"...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2012 | By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Woody Harrelson wants the windows down. "Do you mind if we go old style on this? I don't like air conditioning. " The journalist at the wheel of the Honda Accord jabs a button and the famous passenger gets a face full of Sunset Strip. Harrelson is used to breathing in paradise — he lives in Maui most of the time — but even West Hollywood tastes sweet when you feel like you're smothering. "Yeah," the 50-year-old star said, "that's better already. " It's understandable if Harrelson needs to remind himself to breath deeply right about now. A few months ago he was viewed as a likely Oscar and Golden Globe contender for playing an unhinged LAPD cop in the new drama "Rampart," but any chances he had for a nomination got lost in the mail.
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