May 9, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap-opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on The Young and the Restless , died Wednesday in her sleep, the actor Corbin Bernsen, her son, wrote on Facebook. Ms. Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member. The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in 2008. As the years passed, Ms. Cooper brushed aside thoughts of saying goodbye to the show.
March 11, 2013
D EAR HARRY: I just finished working on our tax returns, and I found a little problem in reviewing the 1040. The return as I prepared it has $12,100 of itemized deductions, mostly charity but also taxes and medical costs. The standard deduction for us is $11,900. The difference is just about $200. If I take the standard deduction, my taxes will go up by just about $50. If I itemize, there is a greater chance that the IRS will come after me to examine some of those items than if I take the standard deduction.
July 15, 2012
A caption with the photo of Abby Simmons on Saturday incorrectly characterized cosmetic surgery as a treatment for Moebius syndrome, a rare genetic disease. The surgery is to partially correct cosmetic manifestations of Moebius. No medical treatment exists for the condition. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail email@example.com .
July 10, 2012 |
In her best-selling book I Feel Bad About My Neck, the late author Nora Ephron wrote, "I can't stand people who say that ‘it's great to be old, great to be at the point where you understand what really matters in life.' What can they be thinking? Don't they have necks?" Walter Dowgiallo, 64, has never read Ephron's book, but he became bothered with "this little thing under my chin. I didn't like it and felt I really needed to look good because of the business I'm in. " Dowgiallo, the father of four adult children, owns a company that creates the aesthetic labels and packaging for Victoria's Secret, Liz Claiborne, and Bath & Body Works products, among others.
June 22, 2012
DEANS, FACULTY, STAFF, parents and graduates: It is my honor to address the 666th graduating class of the School of Hard Knocks. Graduates, you have labored hard to achieve your dream. The sheepskin (kind of awful, when you think about it) proves you have survived four years of rigorous academic challenges and intense games of beer pong to earn your degree, which you have been told is the key to employment and a bright future. That's the story you have heard, and for some of you it will be true, but not for all — not as long as the Philadelphia Housing Authority is hiring.
June 4, 2012 |
WINNETKA, Ill. - What if you knew, even before your child was born, that she wouldn't look like everyone else? Clara Beatty's parents knew. They were living in Belgium at the time, a decade ago. Prenatal screening was extensive, probably more than would have been done in the United States. Those tests determined that baby Clara, their third child, was likely to be a perfectly normal kid inside. But even in the womb, doctors could see severe facial deformities - droopy eyes, under-developed cheekbones, and a tiny jaw. It meant she would need a tube in her neck to help her breathe after birth.
May 29, 2012
Question: Eight months ago, after a brief illness, my 57-year-old friend's husband passed away. Their marriage had always been a bit rocky, and after his death we learned that he'd been involved in some questionable activities. Needless to say, her emotions ran the gamut from disbelief to anger to grief. During this time, I was there for her to listen, care, and encourage, and supported her decision to seek professional counseling. But now I'm concerned she might be moving too quickly through this process.
May 2, 2012 |
We send our love to Jessica Simpson, who must be relieved now that she's finally been delivered of the baby she's been talking, tweeting, writing, chatting, whispering, murmuring, dreaming about for the last nine months. Jess and fiance Eric Johnson on Tuesday welcomed a healthy, 9-pound-13-ounce daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!" Jess wrote on her website. The ‘X Factor' follies Simon Cowell continues to scour the seven continents for new X Factor judges to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.
April 21, 2012 |
A dozen years ago, a patient told plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron that her forehead lift made her feel fabulous. Sure, she looked better. But the wrinkle-smoothing operation also endedher migraine headaches, something that decades of drugs and lifestyle changes had failed to do. After a similar case of serendipity, Guyuron became intrigued by the possibility that he had stumbled on a new way to help some of the 36 million hapless Americans who...
April 2, 2012 |
VANCOUVER'S Jenna Talackova , who looks like a busty Lisa Kudrow , was disqualified as a contestant in May's Miss Universe Canada pageant last week. Seems she was born male. But even though she no longer has a scepter, the rules of the contest run by the Donald Trump organization say that entrants must be "naturally born" females. The pageant's New York-based parent backed Miss Universe Canada's decision. "After review, organizers discovered that Jenna Talackova falsified her application and did not meet the necessary requirements to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant," a statement said.