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October 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Finding the perfect wig for your Halloween costume can be the difference between a trick or a treat. Especially this year when our celebrities du jour - many of whom do scary things all year long - are so creative when it comes to coifs. Think Nicki Minaj's ombré, white-to-pink tresses; singer Miguel's dark pompadour; and the signature Afro of Philly's own Questlove Thompson that isn't complete without a perfect power-to-the-people pick. "The wig makes the character," said Lois Arnold, owner of Lois A. Wigs on South Fourth Street.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY ELLEN GRAY, Daily News Television Critic graye@phillynews.com, 215-854-5950
* MASTERS OF SEX. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime.   MICHAEL SHEEN'S played famous people before - David Frost in "Frost/Nixon," former British prime minister Tony Blair in three movies, including "The Queen" - but he's never portrayed anyone quite like Dr. William Masters, the groundbreaking sex researcher whose story Sheen brings to life in Showtime's "Masters of Sex. " "So much of him is buried, and he shows so little of what's really going...
NEWS
September 26, 2013
A SH MONIF, 36, of Center City, is co-founder and chief executive of Grimm Bros, a studio developing online role-playing video games. Monif, in the game industry 10 years, helped develop the mobile game "Fort Courage" as chief operating officer of Human Head Studios. Grimm Bros wants to meld twisted versions of classic fairy tales with black humor and artwork. Q: When did you start Grimm Bros? A: My business partner, Randis Albion, who lives in Bangkok, and I started in November 2012 but didn't officially launch until February.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE ROSTER is set. The film has been broken down to within an inch of its life. In 3 days, the Eagles will finally take the field for a regular-season game with the most interesting college coach to hit the pros since Steve Spurrier. Here is a look at what Chip Kelly faces over the next 17 weeks: Week 1 - Monday at Washington, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN) Kelly is so giddy for his debut, he mistakenly flies the team all the way to Seattle thinking he is playing at former conference rival University of Washington.
SPORTS
August 23, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
NICK APOSTOLU thought his eyes were betraying him. There before him, amid the squalor, lived a family in a squat, gutted home. It looked as if someone dropped a bomb on the place. There was no electricity. No running water. None of the most minimal essentials we take for granted daily. It's when Apostolu, a human 6-5 1/2, 305-pound bulldozer, went to work. Most Division I-caliber football players spend their summers building themselves up to attract heavier interest from major schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Summer of '42 - the musical? The well-remembered but not-exactly-classic film would not seem to cry out for song, since so much of it was seashore scenery and long, dialogue-free passages except when its teenage characters berated themselves for all the dopey things they say. Yet the musical exists, and opened over the weekend at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, having originated roughly a decade ago, though its Off-Broadway presence reportedly...
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
"TWO AND A HALF MEN" is so crude now, it's probably not "must see" TV for social conservatives. Next season, however, the sitcom may become a favorite of the Parents Television Council. It's adding a lesbian.   The Los Angeles Times reports that partly as a replacement for half-man Angus T. Jones - who publicly bashed his own show as "filth" last year - the CBS hit is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of Charlie Sheen 's character, the late Charlie Harper.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider, Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. - Several times in six months, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman called police to report suspicious characters in the gated townhouse community where he lived. Each time, when asked, he reported that the suspects were black males. On Tuesday, the judge at Zimmerman's murder trial in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin listened to those five calls and weighed whether to let the jury hear them, too. Prosecutors want to use them to bolster their argument that Zimmerman was increasingly frustrated with repeated burglaries and had reached a breaking point the night he shot the unarmed teenager.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Jake Pearson, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Jean Stapleton, 90, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in the groundbreaking 1970s TV comedy All in the Family , has died. Ms. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her home surrounded by friends and family, her children said Saturday. Little known to the public before All In the Family , she costarred with Carroll O'Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he churlishly but fondly called "Dingbat," their daughter, Gloria (Sally Struthers)
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Allan Arbus, 95, an actor best known for his recurring role as the caring psychiatrist who ministered to shell-shocked surgeons and troops on the TV series M*A*S*H, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his family said. The cause was complications of congestive heart failure, his daughter Arin said. As psychiatrist Sidney Freedman, a role in which he appeared throughout the long-running series, Mr. Arbus was so believable that M*A*S*H star Alan Alda later said he long assumed the actor had expertise in the field.
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