March 28, 2016 |
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.
November 25, 1992 |
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.
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.
April 28, 1988 |
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.
November 15, 2014 |
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)
June 23, 2015 |
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.
November 24, 1998 |
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.
November 23, 1990 |
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.
April 13, 2000 |
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.
October 10, 2008 |
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.