July 23, 2016 |
It's hard to beat a political convention for comedy. Even professional comedians have struggled this week to keep up with the Republicans in Cleveland, who gave us Melania Trump feeding Michelle Obama lines to a cheering crowd, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rounding up angry villagers for jury duty and Dr. Ben Carson playing Six Degrees of Satan with Hillary Clinton. Carson, apparently unaware that conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch owns a network that just gave a second season to, yes, Lucifer , proved almost beyond the reach of parody.
July 15, 2016 |
New Jersey-based Webcomic Factory, an online hub of comic treasures, just launched its 30th webcomic entitled " Scumbag Cop . " Written by Tony DiGerolamo and drawn by Ricardo Enguita Palomar, the comic features a corrupt Philadelphia detective who develops a distortedly positive moral compass after years of abusing his power. "I've been developing this project for a long time," DiGerolamo said in a press release. "It's kind of a film noir, where all the characters are bad, but Trevor Baker is the best person in a mess of bad ones.
May 29, 2015 |
THERE ARE a lot of things I don't like. Jell-O molds with miniature marshmallows trapped inside the viscous goo. The smell of sweat on the subway. Subways. Sequels (except for "The Godfather II. ") Mosquitoes, malaria, musk, Massachusetts and pretty much everything else that begins with an "m. " We're not talking hatred here, just low grade aversion. Let's call this "dislike speech. " I reserve actual, visceral hatred for only a few things. I hate the people who persecute my asylum clients.
October 8, 2014 |
Sheinelle Jones has vaulted into the national TV spotlight! You'll recall that the Philly-born and Wichita-raised Jones recently departed Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia . Well, as announced last month, Saturday was her debut on the weekend version of NBC's Today . To butter up cast and crew, she brought in cheesesteaks and Cheez Whiz. She joins Lester Holt , Erica Hill , and Dylan Dreyer . Affleck, Maher spar on Islam Speaking of TV, didja see the dustup on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO?
February 5, 2013 |
Keira Knightley , 27, makes a dangerous claim in the March issue of Marie Claire: The world of movies, fashion, and TV isn't real . It's not substantial. Not worth dying for. "My career is on the verge of being ridiculous all the time," Keira says. "It's all smoke and mirrors. " Keira, who has played many women of substance in the pics, including Tolstoy' s Anna Karenina, Freud muse Sabina Spielrein , Austen 's Elizabeth Bennet, and King Arthur 's Guinevere , says showbiz is a "very insecure profession.
November 8, 2012 |
The election's over and you're bummed. You just learned the hottie you were interested in voted for the wrong person. How do you deal? Consider logging on to bluestatedate.com or redstatedate.com, two new websites designed to help people find their perfect liberal or conservative love. Or, as the sites put it, "Find your running mate. " Alex Fondrier, 27, came up with the idea while at Boston University. Fondrier, a self-proclaimed political junkie, found that talking politics in the early days of a relationship was verboten.
May 16, 2012
Spencer Hawes one day will consider following a certain right-wing right tackle into elected office. In 2010, Jon Runyan parlayed his fame as an Eagle into a congressional seat in New Jersey -- a tack Hawes can see taking: "If the opportunity presents itself ... " For now, Hawes, 24, will just play center for the Sixers as they seek their first title in almost 30 years. He said he has a hard time finding informed debates with his less civic-minded peers in the NBA. "They don't last very long.
May 15, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) — Gregg Allman; comic Bill Maher. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) — Journalist Brian Williams; El-P performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) — Comic Wanda Sykes; actor David Hasselhoff; Santana performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) — Johnny Depp; Casey Wilson; Silversun Pickups perform.
March 8, 2012 |
Fans of the Philadelphia Orchestra may not have been aware that ads for its classical performances were airing on Rush Limbaugh 's radio show. But no longer. The orchestra joined more than three dozen other advertisers this week responding to the crescendo of criticism following Limbaugh's on-air insults of Georgetown law student and birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke . The orchestra announced by Twitter Tuesday that the musical institution had "taken steps to ensure that our ads no longer run on the Rush Limbaugh show.
March 7, 2012 |
Liberal political talk show host Bill Maher has jumped to the defense of conservative radio jock Rush Limbaugh. Maher, a comedian and host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," defended Limbaugh through Twitter. And, he scolded liberals for not accepting Limbaugh's apology for disparaging a Georgetown law student on his radio show. Limbaugh called the student, Sandra Fluke, a "slut" and a "prostitute," after she had testified at a congressional hearing last month in support of the Obama administration's new contraception rule mandating insurance coverage for birth control.