July 8, 2012 |
Q: What do you think is the best holiday? — Celebrating in Chester A: Dude, every day is a holiday, that's how I like to live my life. We should celebrate America every day, not just on the Fourth of July. We should always honor our veterans and fallen leaders, not just on special days. And if you are a religious person, your holidays are important to you, but your beliefs and practices should be a full-time job. I could never figure out why mattress sales are always tied in to the birthdays of presidents Washington and Lincoln, and why certain holidays are celebrated on Mondays instead of the actual days.
June 15, 2012
LOCAL EVENT PLANNER/model Lindsay Furman is one of the new surprise women added to the cast of NBC's "Love in the Wild. " Furman, of Fairmount, and five other new women were seen at the very end of Tuesday's episode but will be introduced next week, when they will try to couple up with the male contestants on the dating/adventure reality show. "What is this? In walks the sluttiest-looking girls to come in here and steal our guys from us," Manayunk's Jenny Blatt, an original cast mate, said on the show when Furman and Co. showed up. No idea how long Furman, 30, who models with MMC in New York, sticks around on the show, but we are told that she now has a boyfriend she met after the show.
May 17, 2012 |
The dapper doorman did not set out to class up the city single-handedly with his blinding-white nylon gloves. But since he has, and since I asked, Leroy Mickens II shares that the key to that gleam is a nightly soak in Dawn detergent, a morning scrub (one gloved hand washing the other), and air drying. "I have eight pairs, so I always have a spare with me if they get dirty," Mickens says between taking requests from guests at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel across from City Hall.
May 9, 2012 |
HEY MITT, you might as well concede the presidential election now — Charles Barkley says you don't have a chance. Barkley, a former Sixer turned NBA analyst and SportsWeek columnist, is already calling November's election in favor of President Obama. Barkley was part of TNT's broadcast team for Sunday's Celtics-Hawks game when the camera showed Romney, the Republican nominee, in the Boston Garden crowd. "Mitt Romney. Listen main man, we're going to beat you like a drum in November," Barkley said over-the-air.
March 19, 2012 |
Above all else, Villanova's Jay Wright took one thing away from last week's 3-day experience working in Atlanta as a studio analyst for the NCAA Tournament coverage on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. "As much as I enjoyed it, I learned how much I love coaching," he said. "And they said that to me when I left. They said they thought I did a great job, but we hope we don't have to use you again [next year]. And I said, 'Well I hope I don't see you either.' " This was the first time Wright's Wildcats (13-18)
March 6, 2012 |
DAVY JONES , who died last Wednesday, had been scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia in June at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, show organizers said yesterday. The Monkees singer and former Daily News Sexy Single was 66. Wizard World promoters expressed condolences to his family. Jones was a popular guest at the 2009 Wizard World Comic Con in New York and had been booked to appear at its conventions in Philadelphia and Chicago this year. Car-wash blues Throughout his long NBA coaching career Larry Brown offered tips to many players, but we're told he is less generous with his tips at the Bryn Mawr Car Wash (931 W. Lancaster)
February 28, 2012 |
AS THOUGH dudes weren't already jealous a few years ago when former NBC10 anchor/reporter Jamison Uhler was dating then-Fox 29 anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett , we can now report that Uhler is seeing NBC10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen . Play on, Playa. Uhler, who now works at the ABC station in Tampa, Fla., met Parveen when she was worked in her native Tampa last year. The pair began dating a few months before Parveen started at NBC10. Sources say Uhler has been up here to visit her a few times since.
February 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - today! - to Sir Charles Barkley. The controversial but well-loved former Sixers power forward, a/k/a the no-longer-so-round Round Mound of Rebound traveled quite a ways in his nearly 50 years, from Alabama to Philly, the court to the commentator's booth, Taco Bell to Weight Watchers. He's by far our favorite advice-giver in the DN's SportsWeek. But this week, the stars have some advice for him: Keep on keeping up your ends of deals, and you'll gain a whole new level of respect.