July 13, 2000 |
A band of activists yesterday denounced both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions as pre-scripted affairs devoid of drama, paid for by the wealthy, and of little interest to "real people" who have missed out on a decade of prosperity. The setting for this was not a street corner, but the trendy White Dog Cafe near the Ivy League campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The speakers were not outriders for the protest groups that plan to invade Philadelphia for the Republican convention this month.
May 10, 2010
8 tonight CHANNEL 3 Ted, Marshall, Lily and Barney crash a swanky New York party. Peter Bogdanovich (right), Arianna Huffington and New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz appear as themselves.
June 21, 2000 |
When demonstrators converge on Philadelphia next month to protest during the GOP convention, don't look for all of them to be carrying signs and wearing blue jeans. One might even be dressed in Armani. Arianna Huffington, a former prominent Republican insider and Newt Gingrich confidante, is one of the organizers putting together a "shadow" convention to coincide with the Republican National Convention at the First Union Center, July 31 through Aug. 3. The purpose of the event, which hopes to attract 1,000 and more via the Internet, is to draw attention to campaign finance reform, the war on drugs and the growing income gap. Actor Warren Beatty, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
March 6, 1998 |
LOS ANGELES Widow sues columnist over Bill-tryst claims A U.S. ambassador's widow filed a $25 million libel suit against conservative columnist Arianna Huffington yesterday, saying an allegation she had an affair with President Clinton was a "pernicious lie. " Shelia Davis Lawrence also separately sued the tabloid National Enquirer for publishing what she said were false statements concerning the alleged affair. Huffington's syndicated article in late January alleged Lawrence had a sexual liaison with Clinton and exploited the affair to win her husband Larry Lawrence's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland.
April 30, 1997 |
If there was any doubt that the Presidents' Summit for America's Future was a truly post-modern media event for the '90s, the Summit After Dark cleared it up. The celebrity-politico panel discussion, presented by the cable television channel Comedy Central, took place before a packed house of 300 at the Independence Seaport Museum Theater late Monday night. Hosted by right-wing columnist and ascending media star Arianna Huffington (who has her own Comedy Central show in development)
August 7, 2003 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger ended the suspense yesterday and said he would run in California's recall election, awarding Republicans his marquee value in their campaign to oust Gov. Gray Davis. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein had earlier ruled out a run, labeling the election "more and more like a carnival every day. " Schwarzenegger's announcement came as a surprise. Advisers had said in recent days that he was leaning toward putting his name on the Oct. 7 election ballot because of opposition from his wife, journalist Maria Shriver.
August 24, 2003 |
Michael Savage seems to be suffering from "pronoia" - he believes everybody loves him and is saying wonderful things about him behind his back. "Fox would hire me in a minute," the right-wing ranter tells Jake Tapper in the September issue of GQ. "And believe it or not, CNN would, too. " Savage was fired from MSNBC for telling a gay caller to "get AIDS and die. " A Fox News Channel spokesman told GQ, "Not a chance would we ever be interested in...
December 7, 1998 |
Michael Huffington, the California Republican ex-congressman who spent $28 million in an unsuccessful '94 Senate campaign, comes out of the closet in January's Esquire - but the news wasn't news to his ex-wife. The author of the magazine piece, David Brock, told the Washington Post that Huffington mentioned his sexual orientation during interviews at Brock's home in Rehobeth Beach, Del., on Memorial Day weekend. Huffington had told his wife, conservative columnist Arianna Huffington, of his past homosexual activity when they were engaged, Brock writes.
April 30, 2013 |
THE GREAT WHITE WAY is about to get a little more Philly. Producers of a musical version of "Rocky" have announced that they are bringing the story of the Italian Stallion to Broadway after a run in Hamburg, Germany, where it was called "Rocky: Das Musical. " They expect it to be at the Winter Garden theater by February. Produced by Sylvester Stallone and Stage Entertainment USA, "Rocky" was written by Thomas Meehan ("The Producers," "Hairspray"), with music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens ("Ragtime")
August 21, 2003 |
TROUBLE FINDS rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight even when he's in prison. No, he hasn't had an "Oz"-like encounter with an Adebisi or Schillinger in the laundry room. He's being sued. By the law firm that represented of all people . . . him. Kopple and Klinger allege that Knight fraudulently sold or gave away property to avoid paying the firm $142,000 he was court-ordered to cough up last May for services rendered. In the suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, Kopple and Klinger claim Knight hasn't paid the debt and has sold or transferred at least four properties in the L.A. area for little or no compensation to friends to "hinder, delay or defraud" his creditors.