October 15, 2015 |
Don't be surprised to catch Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins riding around town on a bicycle. That's his modus operandi when he comes to Philly. Last night, Jenkins, one of my teenage heartthrobs, was to perform for a large audience as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania 's 100th anniversary " Big Night Out Gala " at the Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad St.). The night was planned to honor folks who've helped the mentoring organization grow and marks the biggest ceremony in its history.
August 18, 2015 |
I'm not one to get starstruck, but when a curvy Jennifer Lopez is walking toward me in a snug one-piece, my heart made a flutter. She, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. showed up at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) yesterday to judge Day 2 of auditions of "American Idol" Season 15, its final season. The show debuts in January on Fox, and the three judges are combing the country in search of the best talent they can find. Ryan Seacrest will again return as host, and the three judges told me they intend to make this the ultimate celebration of America's more-talented singing sensations.
August 6, 2015 |
Day of D-D-Divorce!!! What was more remarkable Monday: the rumors that weren't true, or the truths that weren't just rumors? The world gasped to think that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might actually be divorcing like everybody said they were. But, groan, no, they like each other, get away, yuck. But then the bombs rained down. Beloved country singer Reba McEntire and manager-producer guy Narvel Blackstock announced they were flingin' their rings into the volcano after more than 26 hitched years.
July 22, 2015 |
Hollywood is in town Don't be too surprised if you run across actors Anna Gunn ( Breaking Bad ), James Purefoy ( The Following ), or Carrie Preston ( The Good Wife ) in and around Philadelphia in the next couple of weeks. They're here to shoot a new film by indie helmer Meera Menon ( Farah Goes Bang ) called Equity . It's a drama about the world of Wall Street: Yep, our town is to double for the Big Apple. Country's royal couple split As everyone knows, the best country-music love songs have sad endings.
March 27, 2015
THE "NEW BLACK" line of thinking about racism is wack. I'm referring to recent comments by certain African-American celebrities - Pharrell Williams, Raven-Symone, Kanye West and the rapper A$AP Ferg among others - who claim racism is over and say black people need to forget the past. It's become a thing lately. Even Common has joined the fray, giving the one-sided suggestion that if blacks would love more, racism would disappear. That's all well and good for Common, who just won an Oscar for the song "Glory" in "Selma.
March 1, 2015 |
Her clients testified that "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe boasted of doing buttocks-enhancement injections on celebrities, but said privacy rules would not let her name names. On Friday, in Windslowe's second day testifying in her defense at her Philadelphia murder trial in the 2011 death of a British dancer she gave silicone injections, Windslowe jettisoned privacy rules and the names started dropping. Model, hip-hop artist, and Philadelphia native Amber Rose came for silicone injections, Windslowe testified, and left "a walking billboard" for the quality of her work.
February 17, 2015 |
THE ELKINS ESTATE has been a site for famous folks as of late, including Harrison Ford and Victoria's Secret models. Now, add Apollo Creed's son to the list. I hear that "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel featuring Sylvester Stallone, as well as Michael B. Jordan as the titular son of Carl Weathers ' character, was filming on the property of the Dominican Retreat House. In 2012, Ford filmed the little-seen thriller "Paranoia" there, along with Liam Hemsworth (who brought then-gal pal Miley Cyrus along for the ride)
January 21, 2015 |
Celebs observe MLK day On Sunday in Selma, Ala., site of the 1965 marches led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , boldfacers from the film Selma marched with hundreds of others. Oprah Winfrey was in front, along with Selma director Ave DuVernay and star David Oyelowo . All three, we might add, got stiffed for Oscar noms. Selma got only two noms: for best picture and best song. Oyelowo was also in Atlanta, to visit Ebenezer Baptist Church for a tribute to King.
November 28, 2014 |
AT 4 A.M. yesterday, security guards arrived at the bleachers in front of the Art Museum. By 6 a.m., spectators with tickets to the 95th annual 6ABC/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade started to fill those seats. By 7, Mike Avello - the "No. 1 Rocky lookalike in the world," he says - posted himself 100 feet from the original's statue and high-fived fans. The less-than-2-mile parade route gave onlookers plenty: performances by singer Lance Bass, "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, and fresh-faced Radio Disney and Disney Channel stars, person-pulled giant balloons (an injury to My Little Pony made her a last-minute scratch)
October 30, 2014
A THOUSAND bucks to you and us (but especially us) approaches the level of real money. To Hollywood biggies' bank accounts, however, that kind of dough isn't even a rounding error . . . it's like spilled change, the kind that we here at Temporary Tattle are not too proud to bend over to pick up when we see it glittering among the discarded gum. And fight you to be the one to pocket it. According to the scandal scroungers at TMZ, who went digging through...