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March 28, 2016 | By Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
IT WAS the early 1990s, and a regular guy from Mayfair who had played football for Father Judge High School was now rubbing shoulders daily with Donald Trump. J. Scott Cummings had been working security for a chain of discount department stores when a friend told him that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was looking for someone for his security detail, his ex-wife said. Cummings was guarding Kissinger at a speaking engagement at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City when Trump's people were recruiting, and thus began a three-year position as one of Trump's bodyguards.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Whoa, Nelly! The Bodyguard, in which Kevin Costner plays a top-flight personal security specialist to Whitney Houston's superstar singer-actress, is a near-classic - one of the sappiest, knuckleheaded bad movies to come out of Hollywood in years. Produced and scripted by Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) and dutifully directed by Mick Jackson (you can almost hear the talented English filmmaker tossing his arms in futility), The Bodyguard is a shallow, narcissistic romantic melodrama about life in the high sanctums of show business.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
THE ZAC EFRON beat-down story draws curiouser and curiouser. According to the sentinels of truth at TMZ, the "High School Musical" actor is actually a hero - at least according to Efron's unnamed bodyguard, who claimed his boss saved his ever-lovin' hide. Efron told the cops he and his security guy were headed to grab a bite to eat in downtown El Lay early Sunday when their car ran out of gas. And as any rational person would do in that situation, one of them tossed a bottle out the car window.
NEWS
April 28, 1988 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
George H. Davidson Jr., a retired Philadelphia detective sergeant and former bodyguard for Mayor James H.J. Tate, died Monday. He was 65 and lived in Juniata Park. Davidson was bodyguard for the late mayor for about six years. On one occasion in 1964, he was waiting for Tate near the mayor's limousine at Penn Center when he ran after and captured a man who had just held up a Philadelphia National Bank branch. Another time, in 1960, Davidson walked into a restaurant on Market Street near 13th for a bite to eat and spotted a check-scam suspect he had been seeking for more than three years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THESE DAYS, Hollywood doesn't want to make a big, gooey romance about you unless you're a vampire or live within an hour's drive of Nicholas Sparks. Have we forgotten "The Bodyguard," that corny glam romance about a famous-but-vulnerable pop star and the strong, silent man who protects her? One who has not is Gina Prince-Bythewood, who (14 years ago!) made "Love and Basketball," and now returns with "Beyond the Lights," a bodyguard-ish love story about suicidal singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony "Tony" Fulwood, 72, a longtime police officer and bodyguard for Mayor Frank Rizzo and other politicians who was remembered as a "gentle giant," died Wednesday at his home in Wynnefield after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. About 6-foot-5 and close to 300 pounds, Mr. Fulwood cut a formidable figure. But his wife, Saundra Haines-Fulwood, 67, said he was a "gentle giant" who would "give you the shirt off his back. " Mr. Fulwood lived for his work, she said, which included being a bodyguard for former Philadelphia District Attorney Ron Castille - who performed their wedding in 2009 - and Castille's successor, Lynne Abraham.
SPORTS
November 24, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A preliminary court date of Dec. 22 was set yesterday morning in Hampton, Va., for Terry Royster, the bodyguard of 76ers point guard Allen Iverson. Royster was arrested Saturday on a rape charge. Royster, 37, accompanied by his attorney, Larry Woodward of Virginia Beach, was arraigned in Hampton General District Court on charges of rape and two counts of assault, stemming from a Nov. 8 incident involving a 35-year-old woman believed to be a former girlfriend. No plea was entered by Royster.
NEWS
November 23, 1990 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A reputed bodyguard for a former boss of the so-called Junior Black Mafia has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia on charges of illegally possessing four firearms. FBI agents, acting on information supplied by informants, found the weapons on Nov. 8 when they searched David Kendrick's apartment on 55th Street near Pennsgrove Street, according to court records. At the time, Kendrick was free on $150,000 bail, awaiting trial in the Jan. 17, 1990 shooting of a Philadelphia police officer.
NEWS
April 13, 2000 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Had he not failed to appear in court on four occasions, reputed mobster Martin "Marty" Angelina might be out of jail today. Angelina, 37, of Smedley Street near Forrestal, yesterday pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. He was held without bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge James R. Melinson commended Angelina's attorney, Jack McMahon, for his argument for bail, but said he could not release Angelina because he's repeatedly failed to appear for court. Angelina's wife, Danielle, who has two children under 2, bit her lip trying to hold back tears.
SPORTS
October 10, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Troubled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be disciplined by the Dallas Cowboys for a scuffle with his bodyguard that team owner Jerry Jones said resulted from joking banter that got out of hand and was quickly settled. "They were literally kidding each other," Jerry Jones said yesterday. "They were jiving around . . . and all of a sudden one of them starting saying some things, and here you go. " Dallas police were called to an upscale downtown hotel because of the disturbance late Tuesday night.
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NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
IT WAS the early 1990s, and a regular guy from Mayfair who had played football for Father Judge High School was now rubbing shoulders daily with Donald Trump. J. Scott Cummings had been working security for a chain of discount department stores when a friend told him that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was looking for someone for his security detail, his ex-wife said. Cummings was guarding Kissinger at a speaking engagement at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City when Trump's people were recruiting, and thus began a three-year position as one of Trump's bodyguards.
SPORTS
December 3, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jahlil Okafor will get the team-provided protection that he needs. 76ers coach Brett Brown confirmed Tuesday that 19-year-old will be accompanied by a bodyguard whenever he goes out. The news came days after it was revealed that Okafor had been involved in two altercations while leaving nightclubs. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound rookie had a gun pointed at his head on Oct. 4 near Second and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, five people told The Inquirer. The suspect got away, according to a U.S. Park Service police report.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
TONY FULWOOD had tears in his eyes when he walked into Frank Rizzo's hospital room and saw the mayor in the bed with a broken leg. Tony felt responsible for the injury, even though it was an accident and even though he was doing his job of protecting the mayor when an explosion rocked the Arco refinery in a nine-alarm fire in 1976, and he fell on Rizzo to protect him from the blast. "I hope you're not upset with me," Tony blubbered. "I wish I was in that bed instead of you. " "You know, Tony," Rizzo said.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony "Tony" Fulwood, 72, a longtime police officer and bodyguard for Mayor Frank Rizzo and other politicians who was remembered as a "gentle giant," died Wednesday at his home in Wynnefield after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. About 6-foot-5 and close to 300 pounds, Mr. Fulwood cut a formidable figure. But his wife, Saundra Haines-Fulwood, 67, said he was a "gentle giant" who would "give you the shirt off his back. " Mr. Fulwood lived for his work, she said, which included being a bodyguard for former Philadelphia District Attorney Ron Castille - who performed their wedding in 2009 - and Castille's successor, Lynne Abraham.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THESE DAYS, Hollywood doesn't want to make a big, gooey romance about you unless you're a vampire or live within an hour's drive of Nicholas Sparks. Have we forgotten "The Bodyguard," that corny glam romance about a famous-but-vulnerable pop star and the strong, silent man who protects her? One who has not is Gina Prince-Bythewood, who (14 years ago!) made "Love and Basketball," and now returns with "Beyond the Lights," a bodyguard-ish love story about suicidal singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
NEWS
March 28, 2014
THE ZAC EFRON beat-down story draws curiouser and curiouser. According to the sentinels of truth at TMZ, the "High School Musical" actor is actually a hero - at least according to Efron's unnamed bodyguard, who claimed his boss saved his ever-lovin' hide. Efron told the cops he and his security guy were headed to grab a bite to eat in downtown El Lay early Sunday when their car ran out of gas. And as any rational person would do in that situation, one of them tossed a bottle out the car window.
NEWS
January 11, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
  M   OSHE BENABOU , a former bodyguard for Justin Bieber, sued the pop superstar Thursday, seeking more than $420,000 in overtime and other wages and claiming that the singer repeatedly struck him during an October incident. Benabou's suit alleges that Bieber berated him and repeatedly punched him in the chest after a disagreement about how to handle a member of the singer's entourage. After he walked away, Bieber fired him, the suit claims. Benabou claims that he was mistakenly told that he wasn't entitled to receive OT despite having worked 14- to 18-hour days between March 2011 and October 2012.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death-row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box-office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54. Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality-TV personality the...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2012 | Carrie Rickey FOR THE INQUIRER
The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston's 1992 film debut, crystallized the late pop sensation's success as a woman for all media. Commemorating both the 20th anniversary of the movie that nearly wasn't and the life of the talent that is no more, Warner Home Video releases a Blu-ray video of this film Tuesday that had a longer gestation than an elephant. On Wednesday, The Bodyguard will have a one-night-only revival on a big screen near you, the ideal context for fans to sing along with Houston's renditions of "Queen of the Night" and "I Will Always Love You," songs that made the film's soundtrack one of the best sellers in history.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2011 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
WARREN Messing has two overstuffed, timeworn scrapbooks, painstakingly compiled by his wife, that document his 23 years in the Philadelphia Police Department. There aren't any perp walks here, though. Instead, there's the stocky officer with Elizabeth Taylor. And Sylvester Stallone. And John Travolta. To name a few. Messing, on the force from 1960 to 1983, was a bodyguard to the famous and glamorous who traveled through Philadelphia in an era when star sightings and film crews weren't as common as they are today.
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