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...
September 9, 2014 |
NEW YORK - She'd once written that she wanted her funeral "to be Hollywood all the way" and Joan Rivers certainly got a star-studded send-off yesterday. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy. Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile. " Actor and Broadway luminary Hugh Jackman brought the service to a close with the Peter Allen song, "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage. " There were reports that Prince Charles sent flowers. A legion of notables turned out at New York's Temple Emanu-El to remember Rivers, who died Thursday at 81. Kathy Griffin , whose edgy, biting comedy career was largely made possible by Rivers; colleague and friend Kelly Osbourne (with her father, Ozzy )
July 30, 2014 |
* SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Syfy. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Directing the "Sharknado" movies is like fighting off airborne sharks: It helps to be able to think on one's feet. That's been the experience of Anthony C. Ferrante, whose rematch with the "Jaws" of weather systems, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," makes its Syfy debut tomorrow night with many more famous humans than the first. And at least as many sharks. (Keep your eyes peeled for the one from ABC's "Shark Tank.
May 7, 2014 |
RAPPERS LOVE their grandmoms, too. Meek Mill didn't have the best week last week, when a Philly jury ruled against him in his civil-rights lawsuit against two city police officers who Mill claimed illegally detained him in 2012, causing him to miss a promotional appearance and hurting his sponsorship deal with Puma. But that didn't stop Mill from celebrating his 26th birthday in Vegas. The real guest of honor? Mill's grandma, who raised the rapper and gets a shout-out in a couple of songs, including "Ready or Not" from "Dreamchasers 2. " Other Philly friends attended the weekend getaway, including boxer Danny Garcia and boxer-turned-designer Simon "One Punch" Carr . They took in the Floyd Mayweather Jr .- Marcos Maidana fight and partied it up at dayclub Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, where Khloe Kardashian , her rumored boy toy French Montana , Ludacris and Young Jeezy joined in. A tipster tells me that Mill, Ludacris and Montana gave impromptu performances throughout the day. Wendy Williams in town How you doin', Wendy?
April 9, 2014 |
TAN MOM has not yet burnt to a crisp, and now she wants to get in the ring. Patricia Krentcil gained national notoriety and became a favorite of Howard Stern after taking her 5-year-old daughter to the tanning salon. Because our society is such that it is, Krentcil is still on the publicity-hound circuit, this time hooking up with celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman . But Feldman is looking for an opponent for the leathery lady. Want a chance to win $5,000 on a Tan Mom TKO (take home $1,000 for a win, $500 for just stepping into the ring)