July 7, 2016
Shonda Rhimes unruffled by anti-Jesse Williams petition Shonda Rhimes , Our Lady of Dramatic Television, has Jesse Williams ' back. After Temple grad Williams spoke truth to power at the BET Awards a few weeks back, some Grey's Anatomy fans were unhappy with the actor, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the long-running drama. They want him off the show for his impassioned acceptance speech for the Humanitarian Award. What does Rhimes, who created Grey's Anatomy , have to say?
July 1, 2016 |
AFTER THE BET Awards Sunday night, all anyone who watched could talk about was the fiery speech on racism by actor/activist Jesse Williams . It took actress/Fox News contributor Stacey Dash a few extra days to gather her thoughts. Surprise! She was not a fan. If Williams is one of the younger leaders in a new civil rights movement, Dash won't be marching, unless it's to her own drum. Thankfully, E! News tracks Dash's blog: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: BET is keeping racism and segregation alive and this past Sunday's awards show proves it," she wrote.
April 24, 2016 |
Raymond R. DiPrimio, 85, of Washington Township, a South Philadelphia podiatrist and one of the foremost lower-extremity anatomists in the country, died Thursday, April 14, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township of heart failure. Dr. DiPrimio, a former professor at Temple University and one of the founders of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, taught more than 4,000 students over 50 years. The college, founded in 1963, operated during the years Temple did not have its own podiatric school.
February 25, 2016 |
Flint's anti-Oscars party Comedian Hannibal Buress will host the anti-Oscar bash #JusticeForFlint on Sunday in clean-water-deprived Flint, Mich., to protest the kudosfest's racial inequality. Celebs in attendance will include directors Ava DuVernay ( Selma ) and Ryan Coogler ( Creed ), actors Jesse Williams ( Grey's Anatomy ) and Jussie Smollett ( Empire ) and musicians Janelle Monae , Andra Day , Jasiri X , Mysonne , and Vic Mensa . LIVE FROM FLINT.
October 22, 2015
PEOPLE ARE SO desperate to get out of debt that they will believe anything and anyone promising relief. They often turn to debt-relief companies that promote plans that supposedly can solve their problems. But for many, not only does the relief not come but the steep cost of the plans - sometimes thousands of dollars - can dig them in deeper. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $7.9 million settlement with one debt-relief operation that the agency said scammed people with false promises.
October 15, 2015 |
Martin Short at Academy Comic Martin Short will be the special guest at the Academy of Music's 159th annual Concert and Ball. He will join the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the annual bash Jan. 23 at the academy. Info & tix: 215-893-1978, 815-893-1999, or www.ticketphiladelphia.org . J-Law: Be tough, not adorable Jennifer Lawrence is enraged that men continue to make more than women in Hollywood. In an essay for Lena Dunham 's Lenny Letter newsletter, the American Hustle star says that, like most women, she's not tough enough during salary negotiations, fearing she'll be labeled difficult or spoiled.
May 27, 2015 |
When softly dramatic singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons verbalizes the woe of the devastated "Centralia" or the loss that conjures images of "Ghosts of Penn Hills," he's speaking from deeply rooted experience. The 37-year-old, whose music is familiar to fans of ABC's Grey's Anatomy (don't hold that against him), may be based in Illinois, but he grew up around Pittsburgh. He knows well the industrial swell of Heinz City, the spookily earthen feel of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains, and the low, mossy Cumberland Valley.
April 29, 2015 |
A fluffy blanket, perhaps? Or a cuddly stuffed animal? No, when Pamela Dalton needed a baby-shower gift, she picked out a lovely Swedish snot-sucker for her new grandson. After all, she studies mucus for a living. Dalton, an olfactory researcher at Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center, is one of a group of scientists speaking Thursday night at an adults-only, cabaret-style event titled Gross Anatomy. Others will expound on earwax, urine, and feces - and how, ickiness aside, they play a vital role in human health.
November 10, 2014 |
Having famously named his first midterm "shellacking," President Obama declined to offer a similarly punchy description of last week's sequel. For pointed political metaphors, there's always the hog castration that kept coming up in Iowa, where pig gelder turned Republican Sen.-elect Joni Ernst vowed to make Washington "squeal. " The nation's repudiation of the president Tuesday, when it gave the Senate and therefore the whole Congress to the party opposite, was almost as clear as Pennsylvania's verdict on its governor.
July 24, 2014 |
OMAR coming! Michael K. Williams , of "The Wire," who also was seen in last weekend's box-office success "The Purge: Anarchy" and in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," will be an honored guest at the BlackStar Film Festival, taking place July 31 to Aug. 3. Williams is in "They Die by Dawn," a neo-Western also featuring Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), Rosario Dawson ("Men in Black II"), Isaiah Washington ("Grey's Anatomy") and Erykah Badu . Williams will appear with director Jeymes Samuel at the screening at International House (3701 Chestnut St.)