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July 13, 1990 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Some comedians have a walking shtick, but Andrew Dice Clay must be the only one to get around exclusively on crotches. The organs that are the relentless focus of his unspeakable The Adventures of Ford Fairlane are not the feet of Clay. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a motion picture devoted to Clay's obsession with the dimensions of his own genitals. On the evidence offered here, I can confidently report that they at least exceed the size of his brain. You don't have to be gay, female, black or, God help us, an incensed necrophiliac to absolutely loathe Ford Fairlane.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | By ROGER E. HERNANDEZ
I see in Variety that Andrew Dice Clay's The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is not exactly boffo at the box office. After a fair-to-middling opening week, receipts have slowed down. Good. The "comedian" has apparently miscalculated Americans' hunger for his repugnant persona. Not that I am on the same side as his critics, most of whom are hypocrites. I don't doubt for a minute that many of those who today attack Clay would have applauded Lenny Bruce's glorification of drugs and laughed heartily at his jokes full of words the "establishment" found offensive.
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
A female friend of mine recently complained about the foul-mouthed comedians and modern artists who, as she puts it, "are giving humor and serious art a bad name. " One comedian, in particular, offended my friend. The guy's name is Andrew Dice Clay. Although his humor is more offensive than funny, I have to admit that initially, his brand of shock comedy does inspire laughter. He is gross, profane, insulting, disrespectful of women and obviously convinced that he's found the best way to assure the kind of response comedians crave.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
It's more than just a bad pun to say that "Ford Fairlane" is a vehicle for notorious comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Clay is the title character with the automotive name, and he's also the only reason anyone will buy a ticket to see this movie. The filmmakers are keenly aware of this fact and have been careful to include as much Clay as possible while skipping such incidentals as plot. Clay occupies the screen during virtually every scene, as if, should the camera stray to a secondary character for even one minute, the audience would lose interest.
NEWS
May 20, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Andrew Dice Clay's concert film, Dice Rules, has been in the can, in every sense of the phrase, for about a year. It has opened like a burst sewer pipe in an exclusive engagement at a Center City theater, in much the same way that the Nazi war crimes trials were exclusive to Nuremberg. The roll of this Dice, which is Clay's first screen appearance since his preposterous starring-role debut in the awful The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, is not really an occasion for a movie review.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1990 | By Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The summer lineup also includes seasonally fluffy vehicles for such stars as Bill Murray, Bill Cosby, Andrew Dice Clay and Andrew Dice Clay. Yes, a double dose of the notoriously rude and suddenly omnipresent comedian. Fans will be pleased to learn that he stars in a detective movie in July, and has a concert movie due out the following month. Here is a list of other summer releases. JUNE GHOST DAD. Bill Cosby stars in this comedy about a man who dies and returns as a ghost to take care of his family.
NEWS
June 27, 1990 | By JEFF GREENFIELD
The cracking of bones fills the sound system in the crowded theater, and the audience roars its approval. Eyes pop out of their sockets and laughter resounds. Arms are cut in half and whoops of delight fill the hall. The makers of Total Recall, the new Arnold Schwarzenegger feature, positively revel in their ability to portray blood and gore up close and personal. If an innocent hostage, ripped apart by automatic weapons fire, can be shown once, why not show him twice, three times, four times?
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | BY CAL THOMAS
The chickens are finally coming home to roost for the "if it feels good, do it" bunch. Some liberals, who threw restraint to the wind and embraced an anything- goes philosophy, are now upset by what they have wrought. In a recent syndicated column, Ellen Goodman is properly revolted by the filth masquerading as entertainment represented by "comedians" like Andrew Dice Clay. Goodman laments that Clay, with his bigoted and sexually offensive "humor," is moving beyond the fringe into the mainstream.
NEWS
May 19, 1990 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
And now the Diceman cometh into the mainstream. Andrew "Dice" Clay is moving in from the studded-leather fringe where his brutality is hip and his bigotry is daring. The man who has turned comedy into a hate crime is being handed a passport to the center ring. It didn't take long, did it? Little more than a year ago, the Diceman was a figure in the club underworld, practicing his AK-47 verbal assault on women, immigrants, Asians, gays, in an equal-opportunity attack act. In 1989, he surfaced in front of huge concert audiences of, as someone said, men who hate women and their girlfriends.
NEWS
March 8, 1991 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post and Associated Press contributed to this report
NO DIRTY WORDS IN HIS LOVE NOTES Who would've thunk it? Deep down inside the walking obscenity that calls itself Andrew Dice Clay lurks a bit of a romantic. Earlier this week, palimony attorney Marvin Mitchelson produced some of the mushy missives Clay sent to his ex-wife Kathy Swanson - who is now suing the Gutter Mouth in a $6 million palimony breach- of-contract suit - in response to Clay's claims that he never intended to reward her financially when he hit it big. "I know you think that show business is all I care about," states one of the 60 love notes, "but you see that's where you're wrong, doll.
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August 9, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
DO ENOUGH sleuthing for culprits in the financial meltdown and you'll find at least a few guilty footprints leading to the Upper East Side of New York. The area is the preferred address for investment bankers, hedge-fund kingpins, derivative traders and the financial Frankenstein who developed the synthetic CDO. And, as it happens, Woody Allen, just back from an extended and reinvigorating stay in Europe. Apparently, he doesn't much like what he now sees. In "Blue Jasmine" he takes an uncharacteristically harsh look at his neighborhood and its inhabitants, so don't expect the warm glow of "Manhattan.
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July 21, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
It's an orthographic cataclysm, a spelling tsunami. Jay Z has unhyphenated. The rapper/impresario/entertainment mogul has unceremoniously dumped the little straight line that bridged the first and second parts of his name. A "massively disrespectful move against hyphens," huffs England's Guardian newspaper. Billboard editor Joe Levy tweeted on Wednesday: "Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.)" The Guardian reports that Jay Z has been quietly spelling his name that way for a spell - since at least 2009.
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August 30, 2011 | By Dan Gross
PHILLIES Chase Utley , Roy Halladay , Hunter Pence , John Mayberry Jr. and Michael Stutes just recorded an anti-bullying video for the "It Gets Better" campaign. The national project was developed in response to anti-gay bullying in schools that's been tied to a rash of recent LGBT teen suicides. After seeing a similar video by members of the New York Giants, the Phillies decided to get involved, according to spokeswoman Bonnie Clark . "We thought it was a worthwhile cause," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1999 | By Jack Lloyd, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Brooklyn native Andrew Dice Clay, the undisputed bad boy of comedy, started out, he was thinking more of an acting career than standing onstage and making people laugh. He figured the comedy clubs would be a better training ground than an acting school - but don't get Clay started on the subject unless you're prepared for an earful. "The way I see it, acting teachers are a bunch of affected idiots," he said before the opening of his engagement at the Hilton Casino Resort tonight.
LIVING
September 21, 1997 | By Monica Yant, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wondering which night your favorite show has moved to this time? Curious about the tough TV choices you'll have to make once the new series premiere? Here's a rundown of the night-by-night battles for your attention and time on network TV this fall. SUNDAY Competition on the week's most-watched night of TV heats up as ABC relaunches the family-friendly Wonderful World of Disney - with two-hour movies and specials beginning at 7 p.m. - to weaken CBS's one-two punch of 60 Minutes and Touched by an Angel.
LIVING
December 12, 1995 | By W. Speers This story contains information from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today
Joe Eszterhas Sunday became the first person in 55 years to show up for the Sour Apple Award in Beverly Hills. It's given annually by the Hollywood Women's Press Club to someone deemed the most non-newsworthy that year or who believes his or her own publicity. After accepting, the screenwriter (Showgirls, Basic Instinct) read some less-than-laudatory reviews calling him "the Andrew Dice Clay of screenwriters" (New York Times) and saying "his brains seemed to have lowered to another part of his anatomy" (Boston Globe)
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | By CLAUDE LEWIS
A female friend of mine recently complained about the foul-mouthed comedians and modern artists who, as she puts it, "are giving humor and serious art a bad name. " One comedian, in particular, offended my friend. The guy's name is Andrew Dice Clay. Although his humor is more offensive than funny, I have to admit that initially, his brand of shock comedy does inspire laughter. He is gross, profane, insulting, disrespectful of women and obviously convinced that he's found the best way to assure the kind of response comedians crave.
NEWS
May 23, 1994 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Sweaty palms, racing hearts and nervous memory checks are part of the experience of final exams for many college students. The feelings were no different for the students in Paul J. Solari's class at Neumann College. However, their final exam was, well, different. Instead of facing the dreaded empty pages of a blue book, these would-be graduates faced an audience of more than 120 people out for a good time on a recent Saturday night. "To say they are nervous is an understatement," Solari said of his comedy students as he stood before a crowd at Bonker's Comedy Productions at the Hotel Regency.
NEWS
December 31, 1993 | by Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News wire services, USA TODAY and the New York Post contributed to this report
WHO ARE TV'S GOOD GUYS? DON'T LOOK FOR MUSCLES Musclemen are out, menschy men are in. So says TV Guide, which salutes nine small-screen stars as the champion heartwarmers of the moment: David Caruso of "NYPD Blue"; Tim Allen of "Home Improvement"; John Goodman of "Roseanne"; Alan Rosenberg of "L.A. Law"; Thomas Haden Church of "Wings"; Dave Thomas of "Grace Under Fire"; John Mendoza of "The Second Half"; Michael Chiklis of "The Commish"; and Graham Greene of "Northern Exposure.
NEWS
September 30, 1993 | by Richard Huff, New York Daily News
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Nora Dunn is heading back to NBC in a recurring role on the network's Saturday night series "Sisters. " Dunn, who appeared on "SNL" from 1985 to 1991, is perhaps best known for her stand against comic Andrew Dice Clay, when she told show producers that if he appeared on the show, she wouldn't - and didn't. On "Sisters," Dunn steps into the role of Norma Lear, a crass producer of a local talk show who puts series regular Alex (Swoosie Kurtz)
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