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By Los Angeles Times | March 5, 2009
Series American Idol: : The judges' favorites return to compete for a spot in the top 12. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: : Nick (George Eads) struggles to put together a puzzle involving three killings that took place in a seedy motel over the course of a year. Taylor Swift guest stars as the teenage daughter of the motel's owners. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) 30 Rock: : Liz befriends a pregnant teen in hopes of adopting her baby. (9:31 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) ER: : A documentary film crew descends on the ER as Morris' cop girlfriend is rushed in with gunshot wounds and Sam tries to make amends with her mother.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
"Legally Blonde: The Musical" proves to be an ideal production for Children's Theatre of Annapolis, following the troupe's promise to provide professional on-stage opportunities for young performers. In its second main stage play of the 2012-2013 season, the Children's Theatre's talented teen cast stretches to new horizons in this lively show. Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson, the 2007 musical by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin has audiences rooting for Elle Woods, a young woman who knows what she wants and ultimately uses her determination, intelligence and savvy to get it. The show opens as UCLA Delta Nu sorority president Elle — portrayed by Broadneck High School sophomore Colleen Coleman — has a dinner date with boyfriend Warner Huntington III, played by Annapolis Area Christian School junior Zeke Quellette Elle expects Warner to propose marriage, but instead he tells her she has no place in his future and he's going to Harvard Law School.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 2, 2003
Legally Blonde at least paid well-glossed lip service to the idea that intelligence can set you free. But stupidity and banality reign supreme in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the sequel to the 2001 smash about a Bel-Air blonde who found her brain at Harvard Law School. Not since Rocky II has there been a more blatant attempt to recapitulate a box-office hit without adding any new attraction or appeal. In the first film, pink-clad goddess Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) got in touch with her gray matter and bested a bunch of Ivy League smarty-pants and smarter-skirts.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
In its summer offering of the award-winning hit "Legally Blonde — The Musical," Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia has a light-hearted, fast-paced romantic comedy. Toby's production, the area premiere of Laurence O'Keefe's and Nell Benjamin's musical, has us rooting for Elle Woods, who knows who she is and what she wants and uses her smarts to win back her boyfriend. Five-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Mark Minnick serves as director and choreographer. Minnick has directed and choreographed national and international productions, including "Grease" in Istanbul and Macau.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
In its summer offering of the award-winning hit "Legally Blonde — The Musical," Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia has a light-hearted, fast-paced romantic comedy. Toby's production, the area premiere of Laurence O'Keefe's and Nell Benjamin's musical, has us rooting for Elle Woods, who knows who she is and what she wants and uses her smarts to win back her boyfriend. Five-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Mark Minnick serves as director and choreographer. Minnick has directed and choreographed national and international productions, including "Grease" in Istanbul and Macau.
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By Susan King and Susan King,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Even with her au courant designer outfits - her dog Bruiser is always in coordinated attire - Elle Woods, the irrepressible heroine played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde, is steeped in the tradition of the not-so-dumb blondes of the 1930s, such as Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard. Like the blond-haired characters created by Harlow, Lombard and Barbara Stanwyck in such films as Dinner at Eight, My Man Godfrey and The Lady Eve, Elle is the catalyst of both Legally Blonde movies.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | July 6, 2003
There is a pivotal moment in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, when Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods stands before a mirror in her dream wedding gown, frustrated that the scalloped hem she wants simply won't work using the fabric of the dress. She pouts and whines before it occurs to her -- "If the fabric doesn't work with you, then don't work with it. ... Don't fight the fabric!" The scene fleshes out Wither-spoon's spunky, clothes-obsessed character, pushes along the plot and encapsulates fashion's growing status in 21st-century moviemaking.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
"Legally Blonde: The Musical" proves to be an ideal production for Children's Theatre of Annapolis, following the troupe's promise to provide professional on-stage opportunities for young performers. In its second main stage play of the 2012-2013 season, the Children's Theatre's talented teen cast stretches to new horizons in this lively show. Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson, the 2007 musical by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin has audiences rooting for Elle Woods, a young woman who knows what she wants and ultimately uses her determination, intelligence and savvy to get it. The show opens as UCLA Delta Nu sorority president Elle — portrayed by Broadneck High School sophomore Colleen Coleman — has a dinner date with boyfriend Warner Huntington III, played by Annapolis Area Christian School junior Zeke Quellette Elle expects Warner to propose marriage, but instead he tells her she has no place in his future and he's going to Harvard Law School.
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July 10, 2003
Trips Get drawn into Leesburg, Va.'s, quaint shops, stately manors, mountainous vistas and rolling hills. From antiques to gallery shows to summer concerts, the historic town offers plenty to do. page 30. Scene An innovator in New York's underground hip-hop scene, Mr. Len will showcase his skills Saturday at the Sonar Lounge. New York mixmaster Kimani is also scheduled to spin a set. page 33. Movies Reese Witherspoon's Legally Blonde 2 character Elle Woods is just one in a long line of roles featuring the blonde who's quite proficient at playing dumb.
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By Ellen Goodman | July 21, 2003
BOSTON - Snaps to the little girl leaving Legally Blonde 2 three steps behind me. There I was trying to figure out what happened to the original fizz when she said to her mom: "Don't you think she was dumber in his movie?" YESSS. And a middle-schooler shall lead us. As a blond by nature and nurture, I kind of liked the first Reese Witherspoon comedy about the sorority shopaholic dumped by a preppy boyfriend who told her, "If I'm going to be a senator by the time I'm 30, I need to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn."
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By Los Angeles Times | March 5, 2009
Series American Idol: : The judges' favorites return to compete for a spot in the top 12. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: : Nick (George Eads) struggles to put together a puzzle involving three killings that took place in a seedy motel over the course of a year. Taylor Swift guest stars as the teenage daughter of the motel's owners. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) 30 Rock: : Liz befriends a pregnant teen in hopes of adopting her baby. (9:31 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) ER: : A documentary film crew descends on the ER as Morris' cop girlfriend is rushed in with gunshot wounds and Sam tries to make amends with her mother.
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By Susan King and Susan King,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Even with her au courant designer outfits - her dog Bruiser is always in coordinated attire - Elle Woods, the irrepressible heroine played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde, is steeped in the tradition of the not-so-dumb blondes of the 1930s, such as Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard. Like the blond-haired characters created by Harlow, Lombard and Barbara Stanwyck in such films as Dinner at Eight, My Man Godfrey and The Lady Eve, Elle is the catalyst of both Legally Blonde movies.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | July 6, 2003
There is a pivotal moment in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, when Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods stands before a mirror in her dream wedding gown, frustrated that the scalloped hem she wants simply won't work using the fabric of the dress. She pouts and whines before it occurs to her -- "If the fabric doesn't work with you, then don't work with it. ... Don't fight the fabric!" The scene fleshes out Wither-spoon's spunky, clothes-obsessed character, pushes along the plot and encapsulates fashion's growing status in 21st-century moviemaking.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 2, 2003
Legally Blonde at least paid well-glossed lip service to the idea that intelligence can set you free. But stupidity and banality reign supreme in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the sequel to the 2001 smash about a Bel-Air blonde who found her brain at Harvard Law School. Not since Rocky II has there been a more blatant attempt to recapitulate a box-office hit without adding any new attraction or appeal. In the first film, pink-clad goddess Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) got in touch with her gray matter and bested a bunch of Ivy League smarty-pants and smarter-skirts.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
Heidi Klotzman knows how to throw a party. When Klotzman was 17, she organized an outdoor fundraiser for VH1's Save the Music Foundation at her home in Phoenix in Baltimore County, complete with multiple bands and a professional stage, lighting and sound setup. About 250 high schoolers showed up for the event, which raised enough money to open a Baltimore chapter for the charity, which benefits music programs in public schools. Now 29, Klotzman has become one of Baltimore's most influential event promoters.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic | March 20, 2008
Next season, more customers at the Hippodrome Theatre may be wearing mittens clipped to their coat sleeves. The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (which houses the Hippodrome) always makes sure that a certain number of the shows it books each year is suitable for middle-school students and teens. But for the first time, its subscription series will include two musicals geared specifically toward elementary-school children. The 2008-2009 season is scheduled to be unveiled at a news conference this morning.
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