July 29, 2016
Everyone on staff is helping our celebrity spotting during the DNC. Here are some more highlights: From Elizabeth Wellington : BET Networks and Airbnb hosted a DNC soiree Tuesday night at Coda nightclub (1712 Walnut St.). The jawn - the official name of the party - was packed. Singers Bilal and Raheem Devaughn entertained the well-dressed, packed-to-capacity crowd. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah milled through the space like he was everybody's homeboy along with one of the show's funniest correspondents, Roy Wood Jr. (The two are at Penn's Annenberg Center taping the show.)
July 22, 2016 |
IN 1985, ROCK impresario Bill Graham was one of the producers of Live Aid in Philly. Now, 25 years after his death in 1991, The National Museum of American Jewish History here at 5th and Market Streets will host the East Coast premiere of "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution" from Sept. 16 to Jan. 16, 2017. Graham was a holocaust survivor who fled Nazi Germany as a boy to come to America and become one of the most influential promoters of the rock era. If you were a big act from the 1960s to the 1980s - The Grateful Dead , Jefferson Airplane , Janis Joplin , Jimi Hendrix , Santana , Fleetwood Mac , the Who , Led Zeppelin , the Doors , Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young , Bob Dylan , The Band , the Rolling Stones - Graham had some role in your career.
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.