August 14, 2014 |
* LEGENDS. 9 tonight, TNT. THERE'S a small moment in the premiere of TNT's "Legends" in which undercover FBI agent Martin Odum is introduced to a new colleague, who tells him they have something in common. "I'm an Air Force brat, too," says the young analyst ( Tina Majorino, "Veronica Mars"). "Only my father was never stationed overseas, so I didn't get a cool accent out of the deal. " And just like that, Martin is free to spend at least part of every episode sounding like the man playing him, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "Lord of the Rings")
December 24, 2015 |
THE PHILLY ACCENT is having a moment - oops, a mew-mint. Exhibit A: In November, Penn's Linguistics Department received funds to document a distinctly Philadelphia "accent" seen in American Sign Language. It appears that Philly's deaf community signs some words differently - using unusual hand shapes or gestures - than deaf folks do in other regions of the country. Could even our sign language have attytood? Exhibit B: Last weekend, Tina Fey appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in a segment called "Bronx Beat," in which two New Yorkers - played by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph - interviewed her for their TV show.
January 5, 2011 |
LIKE MANY from the region who left to attend college outside of the area, Sean Monahan had the "wooder" teased out of him. While attending the College of Wooster in Ohio, his newfound friends poked fun at his Philly accent. "I knew that the vocabulary was different. I say 'hoe-gies,' and not a lot of others say 'hoe-gies,' " said Monahan, who grew up in Bensalem and Langhorne and now resides in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. It's not that Monahan hadn't noticed his accent before.
March 23, 2012 |
Bold, dramatic, and invigorating, tangerine tango is dancing its way into home-decor trends in 2012 with a punch of reddish-orange panache. The hue is a vivacious alternative to last year's honeysuckle, and design experts say it's easy to incorporate. Pillows, bedspreads, and tabletop accessories in this high-impact color can add spice to any room. Or add tangerine appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute, the research arm of Pantone Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J., which sets color standards for the home and fashion industries.
March 17, 1997 |
It took Henry Higgins repeated rounds of "the rain in Spain" to transform Eliza Doolittle's Cockney whine into a rounded, graceful elocution fit for a box seat at the Ascot. But if the patriarchal professor from My Fair Lady were to set up shop in New Jersey, he'd quickly learn a few things. For starters, the Garden State has a collection of regional accents, from the drawl of the Pine Barrens to the vowel-flattening sounds found from Newark to Cape May. The accents are influenced by a host of factors: neighborhood, education, race and heritage, place of birth and proximity to New York and Philadelphia.
July 25, 2014 |
"A MOST Wanted Man" is based on a John le Carre novel, possibly titled "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy With a Really Bad German Accent. " I regret to say that the accent belongs to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, starring here as Gunther, a German spy working to snare a possible terrorist financier, all while bucking bureaucrats and his own come-and-go accent - the movie is mysteriously in English, though almost no character in the movie would...
September 20, 2012
* MADE IN JERSEY. 9 p.m. Fridays starting Sept. 28, CBS 3. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - There's apparently never a Jersey girl around when you really need one. Which is how "Made in Jersey," CBS' new Friday night series about a Garden State-grown lawyer who goes to work in a Big Apple law firm, came to star as a former ballet dancer from a shore town nearly 3,500 miles east of Atlantic City. Dana Calvo didn't plan it this way. Calvo, who created "Made in Jersey" and as co-executive producer helped hire Bournemouth, England, native Janet Montgomery ("Black Swan")
December 20, 2011 |
ROONEY MARA says that she didn't feel any pressure taking on the pivotal role of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which makes her one pretty cool customer. Salander, one of the iconic fictional characters of the past decade, was very recently played in movies to near-perfection by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish version of the film, and Mara, best know so far for a few minutes in Fincher's "The Social Network," has one of the year's biggest movies riding on her very slim shoulders.
January 9, 1992 |
The beginning was simple: a group of 10 getting together to sing at area churches. That was three years and many performances ago. During that time, Accent, the Christian musical drama group out of Chelten Baptist Church in Dresher, has grown to a 16-person ensemble that recently toured several cities on the East Coast. "I love the concept of music being something intended to be shared and given away," said Phil deVries, Accent's co-founder. "Out of that, I've just developed the sense that one of the greatest pleasures for performers and audiences is creating concerts and plays for repetition.
January 31, 2013 |
A man with a "South Philadelphia accent" was able to slip a Les Paul guitar down his pants at a Sam Ash store in Cherry Hill as a female accomplice distracted employees, police say. According to Cherry Hill Police, the man and woman entered the store on Dec. 19 and Jan. 8. Each time, police said, the woman distracted employees at the Route 38 store as the red top, distracted Sam Ash employees, while the male subject shoved a Les Paul Slim Neck...