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.
February 17, 2012
JEREMY LIN plays a week for the New York Knicks, sets all kinds of records and gets a special invitation to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game, which features rookies and second-year players during All-Star Weekend. The Sixers' Evan Turner is in his second year in the league and is a key contributor off the bench for a Sixers team that is surprisingly leading the Atlantic Division with a 20-10 record. But if the choosing of sides for the game is any indication, Lin and Turner are light years apart.
January 19, 2012 |
The sports world looks glamorous from afar. But remember, so does Heather Locklear. For all its glossy exterior, there is a seamier side to sports, one the public doesn't typically encounter. That dark world is populated by many whose jobs demand that only the bravest, lamest, dumbest, or most desperate need apply. Among them: Locker-room attendants: The plus side is they get an insider's view of pro sports. The downside is they get an insider's view of pro sports.
January 2, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Robert Downey Jr.; Rooney Mara. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Charles Barkley; Berenice Bejo; Amber Riley. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Jane Fonda; Russell Brand; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:37 a.m., NBC10) - Tina Fey; Tom Welling; Twin Shadow performs.
December 31, 2011 |
Yes, it's New Year's resolution season, and yes, everyone with an ounce of societal consciousness - and a few extra pounds - will be plunging into the murky waters of weight loss. Choose your weapon - the plan or product or company that will get you to Nirvana - but get that resolution down on your list. After all, look around you. There are a lot of ads staring right back. In 2009, the market for weight-loss products and services was worth nearly $121 billion, according to MarketResearch.com.