March 19, 2016 |
A South Philadelphia man serving a long prison term for a violent home-invasion robbery has been charged as one of two gunmen in the 2014 execution-style slayings of three men in Lawncrest. The charges against Quadir Jeffries, 24, were announced Thursday by District Attorney Seth Williams after what he said was a two-year probe that employed an investigating grand jury to corroborate a trail of circumstantial evidence incriminating Jeffries. "Quadir Jeffries committed a horrible triple murder," Williams told reporters, adding that it took a grand jury to obtain testimony from reluctant witnesses.
June 20, 2015 |
Channing: Not so good Channing Tatum , who continues to grow as an artist - and no doubt as a human being - tells fans in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session that some of his early performances weren't exactly worthy of an Oscar. "How many times is too many times to see Step Up ?" one fan asked TC of his 2006 romantic dance film co-starring Jenna Dewan Tatum . "Hahahahaha! I guess you need to see it as many times as it takes you to realize how bad my acting is in it," says TC. "And fast-forward to the dancing parts after that.
June 11, 2015 |
EXISTENTIAL questions may not be the reason you've come to the People Paper's Hollywood gossip page, but here you are, and here Temporary Tattle is, and, over there, that's where Caitlyn Jenner is, and she's not going anywhere soon. Except, that is, if you count somewhere like court. Jessica Steindorff , who was injured driving a Toyota Prius in the Feb. 7 Pacific Coast Highway pile-up that Jenner also was involved in, sued the reality-TV star for lost wages and more than $25,000 in damages.
April 9, 2015 |
A Northeast Philadelphia man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in last year's execution-style slayings of three men in Lawncrest during a drug robbery. Cori Thompson, 22, announced his decision during a brief appearance before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter. The charges against Thompson - three counts of murder, conspiracy, robbery and burglary and multiple gun counts - now proceed to trial in Common Pleas Court. Thompson, of the Castor section of the Northeast, was charged in November in the Feb. 13, 2014, slayings of Keurlin Charles, 25; Vander Freemont, 34, and Brian Williams, 25. Charles and Freemont, who lived in the house in the 6300 block of Martins Mill Road where the bodies were found, were each bound hands and feet with duct tape and shot once in the back of the head.
March 25, 2015 |
J ULIE ANDREWS , who was America's Sweetheart starring in Broadway's "My Fair Lady" and movie versions of "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins," before baring her breasts 16 years later in "S.O.B.," directed by her husband Blake Edwards , will bare all in her second memoir. Hachette Books announced yesterday that the Oscar-winning actress is working on a follow-up to the 2008 release Home , which covers her childhood and early years in show business. The next book, currently untitled, begins in the 1960s and takes readers through her next three decades, including her many hit films.
March 6, 2015 |
The Bill O'Reilly truthism scandal is dead. It's well and truly over despite an ever-growing list of allegations that the Fox News commentator misrepresented events during his career as a TV journalist while covering the aftermath of the Falkland Wars, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the Nicaraguan Contras, not to mention the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It will soon be forgotten even if new accusations arise daily. For people who matter - O'Reilly's fans and his employers - the question of whether he lied is essentially moot.
February 26, 2015 |
Bill O'Reilly under fire Bill O'Reilly , accused of telling fibs about his experiences while covering the Falklands War for CBS, must believe that he's the victim of a liberal conspiracy. Why else would the Fox News Channel pundit lash out against mounting evidence that he mischaracterized a postwar protest in Buenos Aires by Argentinians angry that their nation lost the war to Britain. Reilly, who hosts the highest-rated show in cable news, writes in his book No Spin Zone that the demo devolved into a riot in which "many were killed.
February 21, 2015 |
Anchorman's daughter speaks Many a viewer's faith in Brian Williams has been broken in the wake of Helicoptergate. But his daughter, Girls star Allison , stands by the NBC Nightly News anchorman. "One thing the experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man," she told Seth Meyers at an event Wednesday night in New York. Williams, who starred as Peter Pan in the recent NBC live teleplay, has made one concession to current events: She's delayed her wedding to producer Ricky Van Veen . But it will happen.
February 14, 2015 |
The decision to suspend Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay is the latest unwelcome development at an NBCUniversal News Group division that has become a nagging and highly public trouble spot for Comcast Corp. The problems at NBC News, which date to Ann Curry's tearful on-air goodbye as Today co-host in June 2012, have stretched over two news-division leadership regimes. Williams' suspension now threatens months of speculation on his ultimate fate at the ratings leader Nightly News . "It's a noisy problem, and it plays out in the public," said Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.
February 13, 2015
I'VE BEEN disappointed by many people in my lifetime as, I'm sure, have you. Unless we have hopes that exceed our expectations, life is a colorless and barren experience. At best, it's a mediocre slog. But when you trust someone to act honorably and then they turn around and betray you with dishonesty, it hurts. Depending upon your investment in that person and his or her place in your world, the hurt could be as fleeting as a paper cut or as painful and enduring as an amputation. By that measure, what Brian Williams did is a small bruise, one that will fade in a week or two. I had few expectations of the man who fed me the nightly news, someone who had a pleasant enough delivery, a nice face and some real journalistic chops.