September 6, 2011 |
Kevin Hart's new film Laugh at My Pain , which opens Friday, captures his record-breaking 90-city stand-up tour this year. It also contains documentary-style footage of the celebrated comedian revisiting his roots in North Philadelphia. We talked with Hart, 33, about the unusual hybrid project. Question: Why did you put the homecoming in the film? Answer: I took a risk. I wanted to show you guys where I come from, what I stand for. Going back to Philadelphia where I grew up at, where I lived, where I went to school at. Q: What did you learn growing up in North Philadelphia?
November 27, 1991 |
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
August 25, 1988 |
You might say Hank Julicher is a genuine Sunkist worshiper. To him, life is just an orange. "You squeeze and squeeze until nothing is left," he said. "I got plenty of juice left. " Julicher does nothing halfway. As the founder of Julicher Athletic Facilities Inc. in Conshohocken, he turned a fondness for tennis into a multimillion-dollar, international business. Julicher is flamboyant, outspoken and not the least bit modest. And he's a six-time college dropout. "My major was matriculation," he said.
August 17, 2004
ENOUGH already with Bill Cosby and his diatribe about how black kids don't speak correct English, and blaming it on the parents. Although it's true that many teenagers speak poorly, and walk a crooked path, you can blame a lot of it on the movies, with their violence, and the rock concerts and the way life is portrayed among the poor, with drugs, and bad homelife, etc. Bill Cosby - all of this is not new. Get off your high horse and stick...
September 9, 1994 |
Who's the most polite celebrity? MCI Corp.'s 1-800-COLLECT service asked 1,000 people, in a new advertising campaign targeted toward politeness. The survey, by Media-based ICR Survey Research Group, rated Philadelphia native Bill Cosby tops, with 20 percent of the vote. Talk-show host Howard Stern was the most impolite, with 34 percent. MCI said the ad campaign starts today. Here are the top vote-getters in each category: POLITE Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Lansbury, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard.
May 1, 1986
How enjoyable it was to read the excerpts from Bill Cosby's book. It was so refreshing to read of his high values on family life and television viewing. Is it possible that one of the reasons The Cosby Show is No. 1 is because many Americans have had their fill of sex, violence and four-letter words? I sure hope so. I thank God for the caliber and talents of Bill Cosby and the others on his show. Mildred Schaible Philadelphia.
July 23, 2004
WE need more people to speak up like Bill Cosby. So many young people have taken us backward with their language and walking around with their pants falling off. Some girls are just as bad. No respect or discipline. What kind of parents would let this happen? Moses Cook Philadelphoa
May 21, 1993 |
He's usually seen shaking contestants' hands on his weekday TV show but Temple University's celebrity alum Bill Cosby is seen here greeting graduates before the start of commencement yesterday at the Civic Center. Cosby spoke at the ceremony in which more than 6,000 received degrees. It was Temple's 106th commencement.
June 5, 2012
THE MOST RECENT recipients of the Marian Anderson Award are actress Mia Farrow in 2011, actor and comedian Bill Cosby in 2010, author Maya Angelou and screenwriter Norman Lear in 2008, actor Richard Gere in 2007 and actor Sidney Poitier in 2006. No award was given in 2009. n
August 3, 2015 |
It's the afternoon of the release of Jill Scott's new album. It's also the 15th anniversary of her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, and the middle of the Jill Scott Summer Tour. Speaking by phone from the road in Cincinnati, the Grammy-winning singer says she feels as though she's given birth. "It feels like I've been pregnant for a long time," Scott says. The baby she's talking about is her fifth studio album, Woman. She's been working on it for 21/2 years. "I can finally let the baby go," Scott says.