May 10, 2016
INDEPENDENT LENS: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT 8 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12 A conservative minister and antiabortion activist faces pushback from his fellow evangelicals as he begins to question the place of guns in the lives of Christians in a provocative documentary by filmmaker Abigail Disney, a great-niece of Walt Disney. CHELSEA Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Netflix Can the streaming network that helped free us from appointment TV get us to show up three times a week for Chelsea Handler's new talk show?
July 30, 2015 |
Practice 'American Idol' audition Plan to compete for a spot on American Idol when the show holds auditions Sunday at the Liacouras Center in Phila.? Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 (WTXF-TV) may be able to help: You can test your audition song for a panel of local judges on Thursday at the Fox 29 Studio at Fourth and Market Streets beginning at 9 a.m. Three finalists will perform live on Friday's edition of Good Day Philadelphia , while the winner will get to meet Idol judges Jennifer Lopez , Harry Connick Jr ., and Keith Urban . Info: http://bit.ly/1KtUrmN , or look for the "Philly Idol" logo on www.myfoxphilly.com . Macklemore: I had a relapse Seattle rapper Macklemore says 2014 was a year of very high highs and low lows: He won four Grammys for his LP The Heist but also fell back into drug use. A recovering addict, Macklemore, 32, tells Complex mag he couldn't handle the stresses of success: "The pressure and the fame - everything.
November 13, 2014 |
In your face: Kim K's cheeks You can't get away. It's everywhere. It's where you've been, and it's waiting for you where you're going. We speak, of course, of Kim Kardashian 's bottom. This, the most famous bottom in the world, is indeed her moneymaker, and she knows it well. It's out in the open a lot, and on Tuesday it blew a smoking crater in the social-media world when, oiled, well-lit, and photographed by French art photog Jean-Paul Goude , it graced the cover of the mag Paper.
July 21, 2014 |
REMEMBER how exhilarating last week was with the LeBron Decision 2014, taking his talents home to Cleveland? It all stopped Thursday with the passings of notable artistic types (irrascible actress Elaine Stritch , musician Jonny Winter and lovable nerd Archie ) and some unforeseen, heavy global events. Sigh. Carry on. Yesterday * Lifelong rocker Sir Mick Jagger opened up during a "Today" show interview about his late lady friend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott , who committed suicide in March.
June 21, 2014 |
Kim K.'s latest artwork Creative genius knows no rest. Take plastic artist (ahem) Kim Kardashian : Barely out of her half-million-dollar wedding dress, Kanye West 's blushing bride is releasing her latest creation, mobile game app Kim Kardashian Hollywood . The object of the game: Become famous! You choose a look, you know, clothes and hair (soul optional?), then you hook up with a cartoon version of Kim (as though she's not already one) who guides you through Hollywood's hamster wheel - glamorous parties, red-carpet premieres, hip clubs.
May 30, 2014 |
Kimye: The honeymoon They had their rehearsal dinner in Versailles, France, and staged their wedding in Florence, Italy. Where are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West honeymooning? The Emerald Isle, says ABC News! The land of Yeats , Joyce , and Synge . (Oh, and U2 .) Kim 'n' Kanye spent Tuesday biking along the trails of the Ballyhoura Mountains in the province of Munster. They picnicked with local artisans (though no fine artists?), chomping on smoked ham and old Irish creamery cheddar.
April 16, 2014 |
JUST THINKING about late-night TV is beginning to make me sleepy. One Jimmy replaces Jay, another bumps "Nightline. " A now 67-year-old man named Dave tells a shaggy-bird story that ends with the announcement that sometime next year he'll retire after what by then will be 33 years as a late-night host. The speculation about his successor begins before the show's even aired. The lists are long, they're diverse - people of color, even (gasp) women are mentioned - but no one seriously thinks CBS hadn't surveyed the field long before David Letterman and his son, Harry, spotted that immature bald eagle.
March 5, 2014 |
WE WON'T know which Oscar-winning movies will see a bump at the box office until this weekend, but the telecast has already resulted in a number of winners who didn't leave with little gold men: * ABC, Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had a good night, as ratings for the telecast in the nation's 56 largest TV markets were up 7 percent over last year. Nielsen said yesterday that New York, Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago were the strongest markets for Sunday's telecast, in which "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture.
October 13, 2013 |
Hi, I'm Jennifer Hudson , and I'm on Chelsea Handler 's late-night gabfest, so I plop down in the chair - and the front of my xtra-tite dress unzips . "Oh, my God!" Chels screams about 42 times as she turns me back-to-camera and tries to help. Awkward. The smaller, the quicker . . . Mariah Carey has been flashin' a series of designer arm slings since July, with a slow-mending right shoulder dislocation incurred when she fell during a video session. But she's just about well, she says, and a new album is a-bornin'.