March 7, 2014 |
This year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features a real Philly girl next door. Doylestown's Samantha Hoopes is one of 12 rookies - meaning, new to the SI swimsuit scene - in the issue's 50th anniversary edition. "People actually know my name now," Hoopes, 23, said in a telephone interview while on a Malibu Beach in between taking pictures for the Latin version of Esquire magazine. "It's all been very unreal. " In the sure-to-be-a-collectors-item issue, Hoopes tapped her inner temptress in a breast-baring black one-piece bathing suit, a one-shouldered version of the white fishnet suit worn in the 1978 issue by Cheryl Tiegs (also featured in the "Legends" portion of this issue)
July 20, 2006 |
The Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook meltdown just keeps getting more creepily prurient. Now another woman, 29-year-old singer Samantha Cole, has come forward to claim that Cook, 47, seduced her when she was 19. Speaking to the New York Post, Cole said Cook proposed marriage to her in '96 - just one month before he and Brinkley got engaged. Like Diana Bianchi, the 19-year-old would-be singer who this week said she had a recent affair with Cook, Cole is a Southampton, N.Y., native and aspiring singer.
July 1, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA rapper Meek Mill has a busy summer planned: He'll be recording an album in New York, performing in the Dominican Republic and making stops in Miami, Atlanta and Baltimore. But by Aug. 4, he had better have completed etiquette classes, a Philadelphia judge warned the rapper yesterday. Meek Mill - legally known as Robert Williams - is in need of the classes based on how he speaks in court, how he acts outside of court and things he has posted on social-media sites, Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley said during a probation status hearing.
December 23, 2011 |
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley this week ordered Traci Ann Turoski, a court reporter, to sit in a basement holding cell at the Criminal Justice Center and type transcripts she owed Brinkley and another judge. What did Turoski, 41, of Ridley Park, do to deserve that? For months, court records show, she repeatedly failed to deliver transcripts the judge requested. The first request was made in April. In July, Brinkley ordered Turoski to produce the transcripts.
August 3, 1992 |
For Je Rome T. Brinkley, it was all in a day's work, and when he was done he handed the family his business card and told them to give him a call if there was anything he could do. Beyond saving their lives. He had just done that. Brinkley, a Bell of Pennsylvania worker from Yeadon, was heading for his next job when he made an unscheduled stop at a West Philadelphia house fire around midday yesterday. "I looked up and noticed that there was smoke coming out of the house," said Brinkley.
July 31, 1997 |
Neal Jackson wound up in jail in 1995 after going bonkers over a judge. Jackson, 41, fell in love with Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley from afar and would not let her alone, according to court records. After being harassed with love letters and telephone calls, Brinkley, who did not know Jackson, finally had him arrested. On Aug. 23, 1995, Jackson, of Ingersoll Street near 25th, was sentenced to six months to a year in prison for harassment and stalking. But prison did not stop Jackson.
December 18, 2012 |
THE UP-AND-COMING North Philadelphia rapper known as Meek Mill and his entourage got a rap session Monday from a judge who refused to allow him to travel outside the city over the next 30 days for paying gigs. The ruling by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley means that Mill - who was born Robert Williams - will miss a concert in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He previously had to cancel a tour of Africa, costing him $215,000, defense attorney Gary Silver said during a nearly two-hour motion hearing at the city's Criminal Justice Center.
December 3, 1988 |
FBI agents and police conducted a house-to-house search yesterday in Brinkley, Ark., for two men wanted in the Thanksgiving Eve kidnapping of a Philadelphia woman and the rape of a New Castle, Pa., woman. Police Chief Fred Campbell of Brinkley, which is 70 miles east of Little Rock, said John Henretta, 45, and Michael Goodhart, 23, were considered armed and dangerous. Campbell said the men and a Brinkley woman were involved in an accident about midnight Thursday. The FBI in Philadelphia issued an arrest warrant for Henretta and Goodhart after Linda Donato, 35, was abducted at knife point by two men in Ardmore on Nov. 23, about 5:30 p.m. An FBI spokesman said Donato was slashed on the hand and wrestled to the ground before being taken hostage by Henretta and Goodhart, who commandeered her car and drove to Richmond, Va., where they released her. Donato subsequently indentified the suspects through police photographs, the FBI said.
December 4, 1988 |
Two men wanted in the Thanksgiving Eve kidnapping of a Philadelphia woman and the Nov. 14 rape of a New Castle, Pa., woman were captured in a wooded area outside Brinkley, Ark., yesterday after an intensive, 36-hour manhunt by police and the FBI. Brinkley police Officer Richard Davenport said John Henretta, 45, and Michael Goodhart, 23, were arrested after officers and tracking dogs cornered them in a honeysuckle thicket about 11:30 a.m. ...
November 5, 1998 |
You'd think you could find a few hours of safe camaraderie at jury duty. But among reluctant jurors at the Criminal Justice Center thrown together one September day to endure the interminable isolation and mind-numbing boredom of civic duty was an alleged stalker. He fell in love with a fellow juror, followed her home and told her children that he was going to take her away with him, the victim said. "He was telling me how much he loves me," said Debbie Arnott, of Kensington.