May 2, 2016
John Brazer expected to get a good job when he left the University of Virginia, but he never expected he'd one day be the world's happiest 50-year-old guy in a tie. Brazer goes to a park every day. He hobnobs with celebrities. He vacations with a mascot. His business card actually says "Director of Fun and Games. " His job for the last 23 years has been to promote the Phillies brand . . . essentially however he sees fit. In 1993, Brazer was working for a consulting company but recently had returned from a stint in Manchester, England, where he coached and played lacrosse for a club team.
March 13, 2016 |
If you look hard enough around the kitchen of John Goodman's survivalist bunker in 10 Cloverfield Lane , you may spot the little bit of hometown Philadelphia that the director, Dan Trachtenberg, planted. The what-just-happened-here? abduction tale, with a terrific Mary Elizabeth Winstead as captive to Goodman's character, is set in Louisiana farm country. But Trachtenberg, who grew up in the Upper Moreland/Willow Grove neck of the woods, felt compelled to add Tastykakes to the provisions.
February 15, 2016
DREAMBOAT Matt Katzenbach, of Salt Lake City (at right in photo), is not related to former Daily News intern and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper. Nor, quite obviously, is Matt's identical twin, Scott (the handsome fellow on the left). Nonetheless, the Arizona-born brothers bear a striking resemblance to the Rydal-raised star of Silver Linings Playbook. Way back since the days of Alias , from L.A. to London to Bangkok, the siblings have, with increasing frequency, had to answer the same question from strangers: "Do you know who you look like?"
February 4, 2016 |
M att Katzenbach , 27, and his twin brother Scott have been mistaken so frequently for 41-year-old former Daily News intern and current movie star Bradley Cooper , that Matt finally decided to put his look to the test last month at the Sundance Film Festival. His friends dared him to get past the velvet ropes. And he made a short video about his Sundance adventures as alter-ego Cradley Booper. (Watch it online here: .) "The entire time I never stated that I was him . . . They looked at me and said, 'Come right in,'" Katzenbach told the New York Post's Page Six. "It started when I was a teenager," Matt said.
January 17, 2016 |
Once again, you've come to the right place. If you read this, you're going to LOL. But this time, I can't take the credit. Sometimes the world hands you an ace. All you have to do is set it down on the table and play. I'm talking, of course, about the SmartBra. Have you heard about this? If not, I'm here to tell you that at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, a Canadian tech company introduced a smart bra, which is a bra that is smarter than you are. Or at least smarter than your breasts.
January 10, 2016 |
Mommy has a new wish. Besides Bradley Cooper. We're talking coffee. And I'm on a quest. I know, some people climb Everest. Others try to cure cancer. But all I want is a delicious cup of coffee that I can make myself, at home. Is that so much to ask? Evidently. Right out front, I have to confess that I love Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Sometimes I'll have Starbucks and other times Wawa, but my coffee soul mate is Dunkin'. We've been together longer than my two marriages combined.
December 16, 2015 |
"Creed" star Sylvester Stallone 's Oscar nomination odds got a bit shorter this week when he picked up support from a prominent critics group. On Sunday, he received a Critics Choice Best Supporting Actor nod, voted upon by the Broadcast Critics Association. Stallone has already received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Meanwhile, "Creed" keeps rolling along at the box office, bringing in another $10 million, dropping a slight 30 percent, and marching to $79 million on its way, perhaps, to $100 million.
October 30, 2015 |
AFTER HIS RECENT Serious Actor stage and movie triumphs, Bradley Cooper turns to lighter fare in Burnt, the story of a hot chef. His character is hot as in celebrated, and hot as in Bradley Cooper. Who can blame him? After playing "The Elephant Man" every day for several months on the West End, it doesn't hurt to serve up a heaping helping of handsome in a movie like "Burnt" to remind audiences that Cooper is a dish. He eats raw oysters, lapses into French and walks around in a towel a lot. Though he's put on a few pounds since "The Hangover," I did hear someone in the preview audience use the word "yummy.
October 29, 2015 |
For those who feel the warmth for Bradley Cooper , it's now official: He is so hot, he actually caught on fire. His latest film, in which he plays a chef (and which opens Friday), is called "Burnt," and, it seems, he was. In fact, both he and co-star Sienna Miller needed medical attention on the as-real-as-a-real-kitchen set. "There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie," Cooper said. "Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure. It's hot and dangerous, and you better keep up. There's a lot of burning.
October 26, 2015 |
In Burnt , opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance. The dramedy, directed by John Wells, costars Daniel Brühl (restaurateur), Sienna Miller (rising chef), Emma Thompson (therapist), Uma Thurman (food critic), and Alicia Vikander (ex-lover). The cuisine is decidedly haute, and the scenes in the London restaurant where Cooper's Jones barks orders are perfect down to the last wisp of truffle pomme puree.