April 24, 2016 |
Home: Villanova. Family: Wife, Wynn; daughter, Davis, 18. Diplomas: Boyertown High School; University of Pennsylvania, history, master's in education. Early goal: Teach history and coach. What happened: Also interested in business. A job opened at PMA Insurance; he advanced from there. What he's reading: Mysteries by Lee Child and Jonathan Kellerman; "Killing Reagan" by Bill O'Reilly; a biography of Frank Sinatra. First job: Detailing cars.
June 4, 2015 |
Black carpet premiere Cosmo DeNicola , Philly entrepreneur and owner of the Philadelphia Soul , rubbed elbows Monday with cast members of the highly anticipated new "Entourage" movie, which hits the big screen today. Cast and cohorts made their way down the black carpet, posing for pictures at Monday's premiere in Los Angeles. Celebs included Mark Wahlberg , Kid Cudi , Wiz Kahlifa , T.I. , Kevin Connolly , Jerry Ferrara , Kevin Dillon , Jeremy Piven , Billy Bob Thornton , Emily Ratajkowski , Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow , as well as our own DeNicola.
March 30, 2015
* CALL THE MIDWIFE. 8 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Season 4 of the popular series continues without Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), but with a new face (Charlotte Ritchie) at Nonnatus House. Missing Raine? "Wolf Hall," which premieres on "Masterpiece" April 5, will have you seeing her in a whole new light. * GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF. 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO. This eye-opening documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney traces the history of the Church of Scientology, including interviews with several disenchanted former members and more about Tom Cruise than you may want to know.
March 6, 2015 |
The Bill O'Reilly truthism scandal is dead. It's well and truly over despite an ever-growing list of allegations that the Fox News commentator misrepresented events during his career as a TV journalist while covering the aftermath of the Falkland Wars, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the Nicaraguan Contras, not to mention the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It will soon be forgotten even if new accusations arise daily. For people who matter - O'Reilly's fans and his employers - the question of whether he lied is essentially moot.
February 26, 2015 |
Bill O'Reilly under fire Bill O'Reilly , accused of telling fibs about his experiences while covering the Falklands War for CBS, must believe that he's the victim of a liberal conspiracy. Why else would the Fox News Channel pundit lash out against mounting evidence that he mischaracterized a postwar protest in Buenos Aires by Argentinians angry that their nation lost the war to Britain. Reilly, who hosts the highest-rated show in cable news, writes in his book No Spin Zone that the demo devolved into a riot in which "many were killed.
January 27, 2015
REPUBLICAN presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is a secret member of Beyonce's Bey Hive. I have no proof, other than that every time he's on TV lately, the former governor of Arkansas invokes the superstar's name. To my ears, it sounds as if he's a little bit "Drunk in Love. " Not that we can blame him. By riding Beyonce's sequined skirt-tail, Huckabee's getting much-needed traction and scoring invites to programs such as ABC's "The View," where he shared a stage last week with former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams.
March 14, 2014 |
AS SOON as Tattle saw that President Obama was guesting on Zach Galifianakis ' goofy Funny or Die Web show "Between Two Ferns," it was quite clear the president's critics would have a field day with his appearance, even if many of them would ask the same questions Zach did: When you leave office, will your presidential library be in Hawaii or Kenya? During the recent Winter Olympics, which country were you rooting for? But the funny six-minute bit, which turned into a commercial for HealthCare.gov, seems to have accomplished its goal, getting more young people in Funny or Die's target demo to think about health care.
February 10, 2014
Quitting help Thousands of New Jerseyans will die this year due to tobacco-related illness, yet not a penny of nearly $5 billion generated over the past five years in state cigarette taxes has been allocated for tobacco cessation and prevention efforts. New Jersey is the only state that spends so little on this. Given its population, the state should spend $119.8 million a year on antismoking initiatives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's why tobacco-control advocates throughout the state are urging Gov. Christie to allocate $12 million in the coming fiscal year.
October 6, 2013 |
Friday In an open letter, Sinead O'Connor told Miley Cyrus, "Don't let the music industry make a prostitute out of you. " Miley stuck out her tongue at the well-meaning advice and went on to question O'Connor's sanity. Thursday After 25 years of leading people to believe that Ronan Farrow was Woody Allen 's son, Mia Farrow told Vanity Fair that he may, in fact, be Frank Sinatra 's. Birds did it, bees did it, even Mia and Sinatra in his 70s did it . . . In other knocking-boots news, Chelsea Clinton told Glamour that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky (a/k/a Marjorie Margolies' boy, pride of Merion Station)
October 1, 2013 |
TATTLE HAS WRITTEN about some people of minimal fame over the past 10 years, but today we lead off with the least famous of them all. Me. While Tattle is traditionally written in the persona of the royal "we," since Bill O'Reilly named " Howard Gensler " a Pinhead of the Week (along with President Obama and Cokie Roberts ) it seems only reasonable that Howard Gensler respond. You just never know what will set someone off. In the last item of Friday's column, I kidded that if the Almighty had come to O'Reilly in a dream (as he stated on "60 Minutes")