February 17, 2015
* THE BOOK OF NEGROES . 8 tonight, tomorrow, Wednesday, BET. Aunjanue Ellis ("NCIS: LA") stars in the epic story of a slave whose journey to freedom highlights a little-known chapter of U.S. (and Canadian) history. Story, Page 23. * THE MENTALIST . 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, CBS3. Maybe Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and his fake-psychic-detective act ran a season (or two) too long, but who doesn't want to see him find happiness with Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney)
February 10, 2015 |
Why has Chris Tucker, big-screen comic foil, been crisscrossing the country doing stand-up shows? This is a guy who at the height of his popularity, when the Rush Hour movies made him for a time the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, never worked a day more than he had to. As he explained at the Tower Theater on Friday night, he owes a towering sum in back taxes. He joked that IRS agents were backstage as he performed, tallying the box office and eating chicken. His tax troubles are both the impetus and the foundation of his act. He complained about TMZ reporting his debt as more than $14 million.
October 19, 2014 |
IF THERE'S only one thing, OK two, two things we've learned this week writing Temporary Tattle, it's that (a), even if you're a money-making brilliant legal novelist, you're bound to say stupid bleep that you will later retract and (2), Stephen Collins' story keeps getting ickier. Have fun on the bullet train to Celebrityville. Yesterday U2 singer Bono shattered Temporary Tattle's notion that he was making a fashion statement by wearing his sunglasses all the time. Unfortunately for the frontman, he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years, the Associated Press reports.
October 1, 2014 |
BELIEVE IT or not, Charlie Sheen came through. The actor had pledged $1,000 to PYT server Rob Knelly after he was infamously stiffed by Eagle LeSean McCoy with a 20-cent tip. Sheen pledged $1,000 on Twitter to Knelly. And he actually sent it. Ten $100 bills and a signed photo were FedExed to the restaurant in care of Knelly. To quote Mr. McCoy: "I'm happy [Sheen] is finally doing something positive. " So what did Knelly do with the dough? He donated $100 to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and used the rest to pay off some bills.
September 13, 2014 |
LeSean McCoy said he tips based on service and did not apologize for the 20-cent tip he left Monday for a waiter at PYT, a burger restaurant in Northern Liberties. "The 20-cent tip was more of just a statement," McCoy said. "You can't be disrespectful and disrespect someone, and tip [the server]. . . . That's why I left my card, so they can see my name. Simple as that. " PYT co-owner Tommy Up told The Inquirer this week that McCoy's party verbally abused the staff and made loud, off-color remarks about women.
September 12, 2014
In 2014, you know you've made it when Charlie Sheen tweets about you. Temporary Tattle therefore gives you: Shady McTipper, part deux. As Daily News gossip columnist Molly Eichel reported, lo, those many days ago - Tuesday - it seems that Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took buddies out for burgers at Northern Liberties' PYT Monday afternoon. They racked up a $61.56 bill, and McCoy himself apparently left server Rob Knelly a very lousy tip. Twenty cents lousy.
May 25, 2014 |
TWITTER WARS, controversial jokes, good deeds and outta control weddings - just some of the nuggets we offer here in Celebrityville this Memorial Day weekend. Good times. Yesterday Rihanna and Charlie Sheen continued their epic Twitter battle with the singer having the (latest) last word. The drama began earlier this week when Sheen dissed RiRi for not meeting his fiance, Brett Rossi , allegedly a big fan of hers, the New York Daily News reported. Sheen called her the "village idiot," among other things.
February 18, 2014 |
CONGRATULATIONS TO Charlie Sheen , who hopes to soon tie the knot with wife No. 4, (former porn star) Brett Rossi . During her relatively brief adults-only career, Brett worked in the girl-girl genre (no one can say Tattle doesn't do research), conceivably saving her heterosexuality (at least the public version) for her husband-to-be. TMZ.com reports that father-of-five Charlie, 48 (but with the insides of Keith Richards ), flew Brett, 24, to Hawaii on a private jet. Numerous sites reported that the engagement took place there and Charlie, perhaps taking a page from Brett, got down on his knee.
December 25, 2013 |
Keep buzz going, Part 22 Phil Robertson won't back down. Even though A&E suspended the Duck Dynasty dynast for antigay remarks, he'll still be on the show when next it's seen in January. (???) Ha ha, Cracker Barrel first banned Duck Dynasty stuff from its shelves, then cried, "What are we doing? " in the middle of the night and restocked them. And Phil? He won't back down. He won't "back off from my path. " If A&E lets the show go (yeah, right), other cablers are droolin' for it. Heck, Lt. Gov . Jay Dardenne of the State of Louisiana itself says the state will help the Robertsons!
November 10, 2013 |
OK, wait, whaaat? Charlie Sheen and ex Brooke Mueller are tusslin' over custody of twins Bob and Max , 4 and 4. Each says the other's a dangerous, violent druggie. Well, Friday, the judge hit on an odd fix for now. Scott Mueller , Brooke's brother, gets temp guardianship, and he'll move in with her. Now, he's asking Chas for $55,000 a month to help him guard them. Chas can't be happy about that. Dumb Hot Chili Pepper Yikes!! . . . the Red Hot Chili Peppers are touring Brazil, and drummer Chad Smith oughta be more careful!