December 23, 1996 |
With the days to Christmas dwindling, I'm beginning to feel desperate, even without the task of finding an Elmo. I'm growing desperate not so much because I have yet to purchase any gifts, but because I've already thrown myself into the roiling currents of humanity on similar missions and come up empty-handed. I'm not looking for the perfect gift, believe me, not exactly knowing what the perfect gift is, nor whether it could be gotten for money. Neither am I confronted with potential gifts missing from the shelves, having been beaten to the punch by more wily shoppers.
July 19, 1995 |
We who are tragically uncool, we who are majorly challenged, we who are without a clue are totally fortunate to have Cher explain it all to us. We're not talking Cher the singer of the past who now does infomercials. We're talking Cher Horowitz, the beauteous blonde Betty of Clueless, a fabulously funny Beverly Hills 90210 satire that is, go figure, a faithful update of Jane Austen's Emma. Update is the wrong word. Let's snag Cher's vocab. It's, like, a total makeover. It's also, like, totally, majorly, chronically funny.
June 7, 2012 |
Dave Stys knew with total certainty that he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Jessica Sokolek, in March. What he didn't know was how. For one thing, admitted Stys, 36, of Old City, "I had a fear of getting down on one knee and proposing, and the whole thing falling flat. " But more than that, "I knew she'd be retelling this story forever, so it just felt really important … and I wanted Jess to know that the act of asking her to marry me was very significant to me. " So, after watching a few splashy proposals on YouTube, Stys decided to seek professional help.
December 8, 1995
You know, Mayor Rendell, having thought a bit about what you said Wednesday about your underlings' little stripper problem, it's dawned on us that we'd overlooked one of your more clueless comments. Of course, we were a bit distracted, since, as you pointed out so helpfully, "Things of this level of embarrassment happen weekly at The Inquirer. " In fact, just today the Editorial Board had the Chippendales in to entertain at a morning meeting, cutting short our discussion of the grotesque lack of judgment shown by the players in this fiasco, in which Licenses and Inspections official Frank Antico arranged for strippers to appear at a party thrown by Deputy Mayor Herb Vederman and Deputy Chief of Staff Ted Beitchman.
April 23, 1993 |
Meghan Schofield recalled the first day she stepped on a lacrosse field. "I was clueless," the Delran senior said. Schofield was equally clueless as to how she scored the goal earlier this season that made her the Bears' career scoring leader. "I guess I did it this year," she said when asked to recount the goal. "It was against Cherokee, but I don't really remember the goal. " The memory lapse speaks volumes on Schofield's attitude. She is the classic team player who did not list breaking Kim Beiker's scoring record as an objective this year, despite being eight goals shy entering the season.
July 16, 1995 |
When Alicia Silverstone says she hopes she's as loving and intelligent as Cher, she's not talking about the Oscar-winning, bellybutton-exhibiting ex- wife of Congressman Sonny Bono. She's referring to the character she plays in Clueless, the latest high-school comedy by Amy Heckerling, who directed that genre's classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. "I think clueless is a really interesting word," the flaxen-haired young star says. "Everyone in the film is clueless, but I think Cher is completely not clueless.
November 21, 2006 |
The couple of dozen entertainment writers and half a hundred seat-fillers attending an advance screening of For Your Consideration at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre have been attentive but mostly tranquil during the comedy's opening scenes. But then, 31 minutes into the film, as if on cue, they begin to howl. The reason, it would seem, is the man who has just appeared on screen, the cohost of an Entertainment Tonight-like TV show. He is sporting a blond fauxhawk - strange on anyone, bizarre on a 67-year-old - but the real reason they're laughing is that he's played by Fred Willard.
February 23, 2001
Not buying it At work, I sometimes read the Daily News. Each time, I realize why I don't buy it. It is the most one-sided, liberal, pro-Democratic garbage one can read, not worth the two cents it costs to print. Now I know why the Daily News supported John Street for mayor and Al Gore for president. Like these two morons, you lack facts and are totally clueless. ANDREW MROZ, Philadelphia
December 21, 2009 |
LOS ANGELES - Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile," died yesterday in Los Angeles. She was 32. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. She would not provide a cause of death or any other information. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at 8 a.m. yesterday at the home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the West Hollywood hills.
November 13, 1997 |
Hoping to capitalize on the traditional December reliance on repeats by the networks, UPN is scheduling three specials during the month, including an hour-long look at the Spice Girls and a first-ever theme night. The Spice Girls special will air Dec. 2 and include interviews and clips from their new movie. UPN will let viewers pick episodes of its Tuesday night comedies to air on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. As for the theme night, the common thread will be a snowstorm on "In the House," "Good News, "Clueless" and "Sparks.