May 29, 2015 |
IOWA FARM boy Chris Soules (a/k/a "The Bachelor") and his beloved, fertility nurse, Whitney Bischoff , have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed - because at ABC, this is news. The couple has "mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey. " The "journey" being meeting on a TV show, enjoying weeks of faux dates and Whitney beating out Becca Tilley for a chance at true love.
May 15, 2015 |
THE MAN WHO could best explain why Amtrak Train 188 quickly accelerated to twice the speed limit Tuesday night just before it careened off the tracks at the sharp curve at Frankford Junction - killing eight people and injuring roughly 200 others - reportedly has told his attorney that he doesn't remember what happened. Robert Goggin, the Philadelphia-based attorney for Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, 32, told ABC News yesterday that his client suffered a concussion and other injuries - and that although he was devastated to learn about so many dead and injured, he doesn't recall the derailment.
May 6, 2015 |
IF YOU'RE a public-radio fan and the idea of money talk strikes your fancy, catch David Brancaccio , radio and TV journalist and host of the National Public Radio program "Marketplace" at WHYY's studios (150 N. 6th St.) tomorrow night. Brancaccio plans to take us behind the scenes of the production of his morning radio show and provide insider information on a topic of economics he promises will affect everyone in 2015. I'm told the WHYY visit will be the Peabody, Emmy and Walter Cronkite award winner's only public appearance in Philadelphia.
October 19, 2014 |
IF THERE'S only one thing, OK two, two things we've learned this week writing Temporary Tattle, it's that (a), even if you're a money-making brilliant legal novelist, you're bound to say stupid bleep that you will later retract and (2), Stephen Collins' story keeps getting ickier. Have fun on the bullet train to Celebrityville. Yesterday U2 singer Bono shattered Temporary Tattle's notion that he was making a fashion statement by wearing his sunglasses all the time. Unfortunately for the frontman, he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years, the Associated Press reports.
September 18, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio to run U.N. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But the United Nations has, indeed, bestowed an honor on the Inception star. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday named DiCap a Messenger of Peace. He joins 11 other boldfacers including Stevie Wonder , Michael Douglas , George Clooney , and Jane Goodall . "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history," said DiCap, who next week is hosting an informal climate change conference at the U.N. Streisand & Elvis Barbra Streisand 's new LP, Partners , due Wednesday, features duets with a host of male singers, including John Legend , Stevie Wonder , Billy Joel , Michael Bublé , and Blake Shelton . She even does a virtual duet with Elvis . "To sing with [him]
August 22, 2014 |
Michelle & Zac: Splitsville Um, well, they seemed to be going out . . . maybe it was just a spit-swappin' summer fling. Whatever it was or wasn't, the much-Instagrammed affectionfest between Michelle Rodriguez (of the Fast and Furious flicks) and Zac Efron , of Neighbors and every girl's dreams, this liaison so prominent in the tongue-wagging pages, is over. An Anonymous Insider somewhat acidly tells People that the break was "very mutual. " Michelle had been linked with model Cara Delevingne , and Zac had split atomically up with Vanessa Hudgens in 2010.
June 27, 2014 |
* NY MED. 10 tonight, 6ABC. NEW YORK - Acting student Juan Vasquez never expected to make his national television debut lying on an ER bed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, looking up at Dr. Mehmet Oz. But there he is tonight in the return of ABC's "NY Med," one moment running through his medical history - and theater credits - for the daytime talk-show host, there in his lesser-known role of cardiothoracic surgeon, and the next...
June 19, 2014 |
Mae Aronovitz Ciociola, 54, of Rydal, a businesswoman and animal lover, died Friday, June 13, of glioblastoma multiforme, a brain cancer, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ciociola was president and chief executive officer of API Scientific, a division of Aronovitz Products Inc., in Jenkintown. The firm supplies equipment to big food and beverage companies for testing the quality of products. Reshaping and revitalizing a corporation begun by her family in 1979, Mrs. Ciociola launched API Scientific as a home business in 1998 and then established an office on Old York Road.
April 9, 2014 |
Say bye to Walters May 16 More than half a century after entering the TV news biz, Barbara Walters will retire from the tube after a final appearance on ABC's The View on May 16, the network, a unit of Walt Disney Co., announced Monday. "In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters," Bob Iger , chairman and chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., said in a statement. "She broke barriers, defied convention, made history, and set the standard for journalistic excellence for more than 50 years.
April 7, 2014 |
An aide to Gov. Christie appeared before a federal grand jury Friday in Newark in connection with the U.S. attorney's investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures, ABC News reported. An attorney for Michael Drewniak, the governor's press secretary, told ABC Drewniak had appeared before the panel as a witness and was not a target of any investigation. "We're here to answer questions, and that's what Michael did today," lawyer Anthony Iacullo told ABC. Iacullo said he wouldn't comment on what Drewniak was asked during the proceeding but said Drewniak had "been assured that he continues to be a witness" and had "continued to cooperate as requested by the government into this inquiry.