May 22, 2014 |
THIS WORLD was too small for Andre the Giant. It seems our perception of the legendary wrestler was, too. With his latest project, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend , Philadelphia-based cartoonist Box Brown sets out to humanize the man who once tossed the real-life Rocky from the ring with ease. A graphic novel may not seem like the best medium for presenting what many considered a "mythical creature" as a man who could experience love, desire and regret. But Brown said he told Andre's story the only way he knew how. The project was inspired by many Andre the Giant tales Brown gleaned from interviews with retired wrestlers - some self-conducted, others from television shows and documentaries.
May 16, 2014 |
TRAINERS NAAZIM Richardson and Mitch Allen, cut man Leon Tabbs and legendary Daily News' columnist Stan Hochman are among the 10 inductees of the 2014 class of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame. Former boxers Earl Hargrove, Mike Picciotti, Percy Manning, Jimmy Tygh and Ed "Gunboat" Smith will also be inducted. For Hochman, who will mark 55 years with the Daily News next month, it is another in a long list of honors. Other boxing honors include the 1991 Nat Fleischer Memorial Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.
May 9, 2014
Name: Ron Hextall Title: Flyers general manager Age: Turned 50 on May 3 Experience: Was the Flyers' assistant GM this past year after serving in the same role for the LA Kings . . . Was part of the managerial staff that helped the Kings win the 2012 Stanley Cup . . . Was also the general manager of the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' top minor league affiliate . . . Worked in the Flyers' front office from 1999-06, first as a scout and...
April 29, 2014 |
CELEB-BOXING promoter Damon Feldman chatted it up with Howard Stern last week about his next scheduled fight with Patricia "Tan Mom" Krentcil . While in the studio, he ran into A-lister Cameron Diaz promoting her new flick "The Other Woman," co-starring Kate Upton and Leslie Mann . So, what' s a celeb boxing promoter to do? Ask Diaz if she wants to fight Krentcil. Diaz, to say the least, was not thrilled about Feldman's request. Hear Feldman on Stern tomorrow.
April 28, 2014 |
The upper-body injury to goaltender Steve Mason could have been a real kick to the lower body for the Flyers, but they survived his absence at the start of the series and thrived with him in net during their Game 4 victory Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. And so the seven-game series between the Flyers and New York Rangers has dwindled to a best-of-three affair with one of the teams about to be pushed to the brink of elimination Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The shortened series still appears to favor the Rangers as much as it did before the entire thing started 10 days ago in New York.
April 28, 2014 |
Parkinson's patient Lori Katz, 60, is whipping a jump rope around her head as she calls out words beginning with the letter B. At the ready nearby: a heavy weight bag that Katz will attack later in her workout - before donning boxing gloves to match mitts with her physical therapist, Joellyn Fox. "Go, go, go!" Fox screams as Katz nimbly steps from one set of colored circles to the next, landing punches against her therapist's gloved hands. "Orange! Green! Red!" Fox is a whirling dervish of energy and encouragement.
April 25, 2014 |
* BLACK BOX. 10 tonight, 6ABC. * BAD TEACHER. 9:30 tonight, CBS3. WHO'S funnier: a brilliant, bipolar doctor who's occasionally off her meds or a hard-drinking, pot-smoking middle-school teacher with no qualifications whatsoever? CBS hopes you'll pick "Bad Teacher," its new sitcom starring Ari Graynor as gold-digging divorcee Meredith Davis, who in tonight's premiere flirts her way into a job teaching social studies. But ABC might unintentionally have hit the funny jackpot with "Black Box," its new medical drama starring Kelly Reilly ("Heaven Is for Real")
April 21, 2014 |
Cinematographer Wally Pfister has a resumé rife with hits - Batman Begins , The Dark Knight , The Dark Knight Rises . He won an Oscar in 2011, for his sixth collaboration with Christopher Nolan , the mind-bending, gravity-defying Inception . Pfister shot Lisa Cholodenko 's smart, smart-looking Laurel Canyon . He shot Moneyball . Transcendence , he did not shoot. Instead, for the $100 million sci-fi thriller opening this weekend and starring Johnny Depp as a cyberscience superstar pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence, Pfister makes his directing debut.
April 21, 2014 |
Bob Stanzione, one of the nation's top telecom-equipment executives, was recently visiting the sleek former Motorola campus in Horsham and making an important point: Those who wrote the obituary for cable-TV set-top boxes because of the Internet and smart TVs got it wrong. "You have a lot of stuff coming into the home, and it's coming through one of these boxes," said Stanzione, whose Suwanee, Ga., ARRIS Group Inc. now owns the Horsham business. "The in-home box business is thriving.