September 22, 2015 |
Sixteen nominations, one win. Jon Hamm, the Susan Lucci of primetime drama, got his "Mad Men" Emmy last night, and, along with a first-time Emmy win for Oscar nominee Viola Davis for "How to Get Away With Murder" and a surprise appearance by Tracy Morgan, it almost made up for three hours of agreeable speeches, (mostly) expected winners and comedians desperately trying to find entertainment amid all those thank-yous for HBO. "I miss you guys so much," said Morgan, his speech slightly halting.
June 25, 2014 |
FORMER CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Averie , this weekend. Lane is between on-air gigs at the moment, after a stint at KNBC in Los Angeles, where she currently dwells. Lane told me earlier this year that she'll restart the job hunt after she's settled in as a momma. "She's beyond adorable," Lane wrote to me in a message. "Totally in love!!!" Williams, Oates celebrated Brian Williams , one of the greatest heads of hair in all of broadcast news, will be feted by Temple University for something other than his cranial follicles.
June 3, 2014 |
T HE WHO 's Roger Daltry and Joan Jett are teaming up for a Philly show to aid Teen Cancer America, and I've got the details early. Daltry and Jett, who was born in Wynnewood but left the area when she was still a baby, will rock the Kimmel Center on July 28 to support the charity, whose mission is to help teenagers in their fight against cancer. Most treatment options focus on either kids or adults. But Teen Cancer America will enable Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to enhance their treatment of teens by creating a new space for young adults.
May 14, 2013 |
The contestants sat clustered in teams, viewing the game board projected on the classroom wall and waiting to pounce on a buzzer if they knew the answer. This was clearly no match for amateurs. "What is the average volume of the adult cranial vault, plus or minus 200 ml?" asked Bernie Lopez, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's own Alex Trebek. The Pen Is Mightier - an all-male team of first-year emergency medicine residents, who took their name from a Saturday Night Live skit - was the first to buzz in. It had 10 seconds to answer.
February 22, 2013 |
B OB BRADY : Rock 'n' roll congressman. The man who serves Pennsylvania's 1st District has started talks to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony to Philadelphia in 2015. The induction concert, featuring a star-studded lineup, regularly moves from city to city. It will be in Los Angeles this year, and next year it returns to the Hall's home in Cleveland. Brady got the idea while watching the televised concert, then did some research and found out that the Hall's president and chief executive, Greg Harris, is a Philly guy, a Temple grad who used to own the Philadelphia Record Exchange (618 S. 5th St.)
June 27, 2012 |
Game-show host Alex Trebek, 71, has suffered a mild heart attack. The genial host of a lotta Jeopardy! episodes is expected to recover and be ready for new epis, which start recording in July, say reps at Sony Television. You go, Alex baby. Getting Better for $10,000!! We'd jump for that SideShow favorite Ann Curry, cohost of NBC's Today, is being pressed to quit because of stinky ratings. Now the New York Post reports the Big Peacock is dangling a $10 million golden bungee cord to scram.
June 26, 2012 |
WE'LL TAKE "CARDIOLOGY" for $800. Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a mild heart attack Saturday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paula Askanas, a spokeswoman for Sony Television, which distributes the popular game show, said Sunday that Trebek is expected to make a full recovery and return to "Jeopardy!" when the show resumes production in July. While he was in the hospital on Saturday, "Jeopardy!" won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.
May 19, 2012
For TV lovers, this is the best time of the year, right after the networks have trotted out all their programming for next fall to entice the advertising agencies in New York. Everything has that new-show smell. All the pilots are beautiful, and hope springs eternal. By all means, enjoy this honeymoon period. Just don't get carried away. What look like gems in May often get raked away with the leaves in November. As a reminder of how unreliable first impressions can be in television, let us travel in the way-back machine, Mr. Peabody, to this exact time a year ago. There was one universally acknowledged "sure thing": The X Factor was going to be the season's biggest hit. Not only had the format already proved enormously successful in Britain, but Simon Cowell, the bloody Pied Piper of singing contests, was at the helm besides.
July 30, 2011 |
Everywhere you look, it's the lazy season. Even on TV. Maybe that's what makes winning summer performances pop on the tube: They're flashes of color in a drab landscape. Here are five actors worth watching this summer: Rufus Sewell as the dapper Italian detective Aurelio Zen in the Masterpiece Mystery! series Zen , on PBS. Zen has a "reputation for integrity," as he is often reminded, usually by higher-ups right before they try to corrupt him. The role fits Sewell like one of Zen's sleekly tailored suits.
April 15, 2005 |
That'll be equine lawsuits for 500, Alex. Mr. Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, is being sued by a Marion Warner over the disappearance of BeBe Trando, a $100,000 broodmare Warner says she delivered to Creston Farms, Trebek's 700-acre central California horse-breeding farm. Warner says it all started out as a romantic date: BeBe was dropped off at Creston Jan. 21 to breed with Trebek's stallion, Iron Cat, but she vanished, leading her owner to think Trebek's peeps "sold, traded, gifted or otherwise disposed of BeBe.