December 22, 2011
Can't wait to see Peyton Manning back in action next year. No doubt, the Indianapolis Colts, winners of one game this season, can't wait, either. Colts running back Joseph Addai said the velocity on Manning's short throws last week was game-ready. Addai was one of three players catching passes from Manning after a team workout Dec. 14. Receiver Anthony Gonzalez, center Jeff Saturday , and a receiver from the practice squad also took part. On Tuesday, team vice chairman Bill Polian told reporters that Manning was throwing "better" and responded "that's correct" when asked whether Manning had decent velocity on throws 20 to 25 yards down the field.
November 10, 2011 |
Big changes are afoot for the 84th annual Academy Awards show in February. As in: No host or producer! Host Eddie Murphy withdrew Wednesday. On Tuesday, Brett Ratner , producer (and Eddie's creative partner), resigned under pressure, one day after apologizing for using a gay slur at a screening of his latest film, Tower Heist , which stars Eddie. Brett had also bragged on The Howard Stern Show about intimacies with Olivia Munn . Academy president Tom Sherak was slightly rough in a statement, saying Ratner "did the right thing for the academy and for himself.
October 26, 2011 |
WITH ACTING WORK DRYING UP and legal bills piling up, Lindsay Lohan may pose nude for Playboy . And for anyone else who asks nicely and flashes a few bills. Lesbian scene nixed This is the kind of goofy censorship we expect in Malaysia. Or Utah. But not in Spain. The Hollywood Reporter , however, says the lesbian love scenes in Eva Longoria and Christian Slater 's film, "Without Men," have been cut by the film's Spanish distributor.
September 17, 2011
Live bands, more than 21,000 runners, a field of elite athletes, a 9/11 running memorial, and a concert featuring Bret Michaels at the finish line will highlight Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. Previously known as the Philadelphia Distance Run, the event has been rebranded as part of the nationwide Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. Here is the schedule of events leading up to the race: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Convention Center, Hall E, near Broad Street entrance: A health and fitness expo presented by Power Balance will be held.
July 14, 2011 |
"AMERICAN IDOL" host Ryan Seacrest will be at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tomorrow to launch The Voice, a closed-circuit, multimedia center that his charitable foundation has funded. The event is open only to the hospital's patients and their families. The Voice, housed inside the main hospital's Colket Atrium, provides patients the ability to engage in activities related to radio, TV and new media, such as broadcasting like a DJ and playing songs, to watching performances and conducting interviews.
January 28, 2011 |
Parrotheads, rejoice! Jimmy Buffett , 64, is well on his way back to optimal Cool Cat status. The neo- Schoenberg ian jingle stylist has been released from a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after an overnight stay following his sudden tumble off a concert stage Wednesday. The "Margaritaville" singer has canceled his Saturday show in New Zealand, but "is doing well," he says on his website (Margaritaville.com). His next show is in April in Tampa, Fla. No other details have been released.
January 26, 2011 |
Ed Rendell is taking the Sarah Palin route out of politics: media stardom. NBC News says it has hired the former Pennsylvania governor as a political analyst. "Governor Rendell has never been afraid to share his thoughtful analysis on national and local issues," says NBC prez and local lad Steve Capus , an alum of William Tennent High School in Warminster. "[Rendell's] extensive experience serving the people of Pennsylvania gives him a unique perspective," adds Capus.
January 25, 2011 |
Oprah Winfrey says she has discovered a long-lost half-sister. The Queen of All Media had made a big to-do about how she'd reveal a family secret on Monday's show. And this is it. In 1963, when Oprah was 9, her mother, Vermita Lee , put a child up for adoption and never told Oprah. That child had a father who was not Oprah's dad. On Monday's show, 48 years later, Oprah and Patricia (last name withheld) were reunited with Lee. DNA tests confirmed the sisterhood.