September 12, 2012
* SONS OF ANARCHY. 10 p.m. Tuesday, FX. KURT SUTTER may not need to get Katey Sagal anything for their next anniversary. Because the creator of FX's "Sons of Anarchy," whose wife is one of the show's biggest stars, has already given her Jimmy Smits. There aren't many things to be exactly cheerful about in Tuesday's season-five premiere of "Sons," a drama about an outlaw motorcycle gang in which the level of violence still holds the power to shock. But the introduction of Smits as Nero Padilla, an intriguing new friend for Gemma (Sagal)
September 15, 2010 |
Tall, dark, and handsome, Jimmy Smits is one of TV's most imposing leading men. But he's powerless to rescue the cheap concept and construction of his newest series, Outlaw , even if he is one of its 14 - count 'em, 14 - producers. Trying to get noticed in the ratings backdraft of the America's Got Talent finale (and isn't NBC driving that show into the ground?), Outlaw premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. on NBC, before sliding into its regular time slot on Fridays at 10. Smits stars as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza.
February 9, 1999 |
Bad news for Fergie, the Duchess of York. To paraphrase the Queen of Soul, she's got the house, she's got the car, she's got the rug and she's got the rent, but she no longer has Count Gaddo della Gherardesca. The jet-setting duchess and her Italian older man have ended their year-and-a-half romance, according to London's Mirror newspaper. Fergie's camp, as usual, has found a way to blame the trouble on her former in-laws at Buckingham Palace. Though Fergie and her two daughters, Beatrice, 10, and Eugenie, 8, took several visits to Gaddo's fabulous Tuscan home, there was no way they could move permanently to Italy.
November 25, 1998 |
As Jose Torres, 36, of Camden, watched the flickering screen play out the final scenes of Jimmy Smits' role as a homicide detective on NYPD Blue last night, he felt a strong kinship. He, too, is a homicide detective, working in a gritty urban area, and like Smits' character, Torres was a last-minute recipient of an organ transplant. But, unlike Smits' character, Torres has survived. Yesterday, the Camden homicide detective, who received his liver transplant more than a year ago, was one of 12 transplant patients from the area - mostly heart recipients - who gathered at the Delaware Valley Transplant Program in Philadelphia to watch the last episode of NYPD Blue to feature Smits.
November 24, 1998 |
When we left Detective Bobby Simone last week, he was getting prepped for surgery to replace his heart. So you might expect tonight's episode of NYPD Blue to be full of top-flight medical suspense. In a way, it is. But NYPD Blue is different from most other TV operations. There's no on-camera surgery tonight, no beeping boxes, no muddle of tubes or huddle of grim, masked doctors and nurses struggling to make sure Bobby makes it. The story picks up with Simone buttoning his shirt and getting ready to go home.
June 24, 1998 |
Don't expect to see new cast member Rick Schroder on ABC's "NYPD Blue" until several episodes into the fall season, executive producer Steven Bochco said Monday. Bochco inked the former "Silver Spoons" star to play a detective who will likely be paired with the show's Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz). As such, he'll fill a vacancy created by the coming departure of Jimmy Smits, who played Detective Bobby Simone for the past four seasons. Smits will appear in about six episodes next season to wrap up his part.
December 31, 1997 |
While there have been hints that Detective Diane Russell is pregnant on ABC's "NYPD Blue," the blessed event hadn't been confirmed - until now. While nobody on the show has spilled the beans, ABC did this week in a press release about an upcoming episode. In detailing the plot for the Jan. 6 show, it tells how the pregnant Russell (Kim Delaney) and her lover and sometime partner, Detective Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits), get into a bit of a tiff because he's upset with her for putting herself and their baby in jeopardy during a shootout.
May 3, 1995 |
Not widely known outside of the predominantly Mexican American enclave of East Los Angeles is that many of the section's residents can trace their ancestors to settlers who lived there when the pueblo was still part of Mexico. Once upon a time, as Paco (Edward James Olmos), My Family's playful narrator, points out, the border was just a line in the dust. Not until the Depression did the U.S. Immigration Service routinely round up these descendants of California's first settlers and "deport" them to Mexico, where they were mistakenly thought to be citizens.
October 21, 1988 |
The filming of Glitz, a telemovie that airs at 9 tonight on NBC (Channel 3), represented something of a homecoming for its star, Jimmy Smits. His mother is from Puerto Rico, and some of the show was filmed on the island. Smits is best-known for his regular role as the tall, dark and handsome Hispanic attorney Victor Sifuentes on NBC's L.A. Law series. Glitz gives him a grittier role as Vincent Mora, a Miami police officer tracking a killer through the purlieus of San Juan and along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
September 15, 1987 |
MAKING WHOOPI SAID TOO STEAMY What has been described as a "sizzling sex scene" between Whoopi Goldberg and Sam Elliot in the movie "Fatal Beauty," has been cut from the film after receiving negative reactions from preview audiences on the West Coast. "When we tested it . . . it proved to be too explicit," said a source at MGM. However, Greg Morrison, a vice president at MGM, said the cuts were made not because of sex - but because the scene slowed down the film's pace.