August 27, 2015 |
'Ballers' big for HBO The Rock rolls on as a big winner on TV: The first season of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 's football comedy Ballers was HBO's most-watched half-hour show in six years, says Variety. Ballers drew an average of 8.8 mil viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the third all time among HBO comedies behind Sex and the City (10.3 mil) and the first season of Hung in '09 (9.3 mil). James Bond, the dad At 62, Pierce Brosnan is still kicking, punching, and shooting bad guys.
March 6, 2015 |
'Blurred Lines' went boom! AYK, the family of Marvin Gaye is suing Pharrell Williams , rapper T.I. , and Robin Thicke for a cut of the bucks from their 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines," which has a musical bedrock said to recall Gaye's 1977 dance classic "Got to Give It Up. " Court docs reveal just how much money that smash made, and what the cut was. All in all, it made $16,675,690. Whoa! Thicke got $5,658,214, Pharrell got $5,153,457. T.I. got only $707,774, but that will still keep you in Doritos for a bit. Conrad Hilton flight-rage plea On Tuesday, Conrad Hilton , 20, youngest bro of Paris Hilton , agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a London-L.A.
December 18, 2013 |
A YEAR AGO, maybe even a couple of months ago, Nick Foles could have played the game he played Sunday at Minnesota and reaped praise. Thirty completions in 48 attempts, 428 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, a 103.5 passer rating? Big numbers. But a couple of things have happened. One, offense has just gone nuts in the NFL of 2013. Everywhere you look, there are big numbers. Seven hundred sixty-three points were scored Sunday, more than any day ever in league history.
July 23, 2013 |
Insidious helmer James Wan 's lil' $20 mil demon-infested house shocker The Conjuring beat the big-budget boys at the box office, earning $41.5 mil in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates. Starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga , the picture even earned critical acclaim with an 85 percent positive rating among critics on rottentomatoes.com . The Steve Carell -voiced animated sequel Despicable Me 2 is at No. 2 with $25.1 mil. The family pic has earned almost $585 mil since its July 3 release.
February 24, 2013
Event driven by enthusiastic fans The Philadelphia Auto Show just turned 112, an age few get to experience. In fact, the show is one of the nation's oldest. And each year when its birthday rolls around, it is lucky enough to celebrate with hundreds of thousands of its closest friends. Young and old stop by, all wide-eyed with big grins every single year. These faithful friends visit because of how we decorate the place. Some furnishings are shiny and new, yet others have that old charm.
January 21, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Time wasn't the problem for Matt Ryan on Sunday. He had plenty of that. After shredding the San Francisco 49ers for 24 points in a brilliant first half, Ryan had 30 minutes to finish the job and punch his ticket to the Super Bowl. After his two terrible turnovers helped the Niners get back into the game, Ryan had the ball and a chance to reclaim the momentum. Even after San Francisco scored to take a 28-24 lead, Ryan had 8 minutes, 23 seconds to burnish his legacy with a game-winning drive.
September 19, 2012
NEW YORK - The list of people who have attempted to play $25 million-a-year baseball fewer than 12 months after rupturing an Achilles' tendon is a short one, which means very few of us can relate to the struggles that have plagued Ryan Howard throughout most of the last 3 months. Charlie Manuel has not done it, Ruben Amaro Jr. has not done it, and the author of this column certainly has not done it. So the fairest course of action is to grant the slugger a mulligan and assume that an offseason of conditioning is an adequate prescription for his funk.
May 22, 2012 |
ELKTON, Md. — Sometime around 10 a.m. Sunday, a horse van carrying Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another north on I-95 to Belmont Park, passed about 10 miles east of the Fair Hill (Md.) Training Center. The horse that will be going for the Triple Crown on June 9 in the Belmont Stakes was on his way to get familiar with the surface they call "Big Sandy. " Meanwhile, the horse whose trainer thought might be going for the Triple Crown was hanging in his Fair Hill stall.
May 21, 2012 |
ELKTON, Md. - About 10 a.m. Sunday, a horse van carrying Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another north on I-95 to Belmont Park passed about 10 miles east of the Fair Hill (Md.) Training Center. The horse that will be going for the Triple Crown on June 9 in the Belmont Stakes was on his way to get familiar with the surface they call "Big Sandy. " Meanwhile, the horse whose trainer thought he might be going for the Triple Crown was in his Fair Hill stall. Union Rags is quietly getting ready, away from the madness that is sure to envelop I'll Have Another and his connections in the coming days.
May 4, 2012 |
WE'RE GOING. We're getting into our cars and onto trains or buses and we're going. The Washington Nationals only think they can keep Phillies fans from swarming into Nationals Park with the ticket campaign that they inaugurated earlier this year: "Take Back the Park. " Think again. Philadelphia will be well-represented when the Phillies visit Washington for a three-game series beginning Friday night. We know this because you told us on our Facebook page. Luck Nucky: "I'm already booked!"