April 21, 2015 |
More off-putting than dark roots, unkempt cuticles, and a face in need of a good peel was the condition of the Biaggio Salon & Spa in Marlton when it wound up in court-appointed receivership in 2007. Checks to employees and vendors were bouncing, the landlord had begun eviction proceedings, and the company owned by Thomas J. Fabiani and his son Thomas M. was $1 million in debt. "Biaggio had such a dark cloud over it," recalled Kim Carulillo, who at the time was working the salon's front desk after a 12-year career as a paralegal left her wanting a more people-oriented job. Eight years later, a makeover of enormous proportions has turned a high-glamour business on the brink of failure into what industry players say is one of South Jersey's busiest salons.
April 21, 2013 |
THE FLYERS WIVES gently ushered Christopher Sok, 17, and his family out of their Oxford Circle rowhouse Friday and put them in a hotel until Sunday, when they will return to freshly-painted walls, refinished floors, new bathrooms, new furniture, even a newly-sodded front lawn. The Flyers Wives' "Building Hope for Kids" project started as a bedroom makeover for Sok, who is receiving cancer treatments at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. But the project mushroomed into a whole-house makeover for Sok's family - his mom, Morleka Sok; his dad, Yim Ev; his sister Thyda; his niece Nina, 3; and his nephew Troy, 1 1/2. A recent Daily News visit to the house revealed brightly-painted walls in blues and earth tones, beautiful wood floors, a firmly locked door to Christopher's bedroom and no furniture anywhere.
May 8, 2012 |
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But what if people create a show for ABC called "The Glass House" and it's surprisingly like a show called "Big Brother" on CBS? Can CBS throw stones? Can the network sue? Attorneys for CBS have sent ABC executives a letter warning that "The Glass House" is "strikingly" similar to "Big Brother. " CBS also notes that ABC may be benefiting from the fact that 18 former "Big Brother" staffers and executives are now working on the planned ABC show.
July 22, 2011 |
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A crew working on a boarding house for homeless women veterans got a hand Thursday from first lady Michelle Obama during filming of an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. " Wearing a sleeveless blue top, green capris and green sneakers, the first lady was cheered during her visit by hundreds of people after a crowd waited for hours in searing heat for a glimpse of her. But the early-afternoon heat and excitement got the best of some and a handful of people fainted, requiring the care of emergency medical crews.
March 1, 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Hitting a pitched baseball is supposed to be the single most-difficult athletic feat. So, if nothing else, Joe Savery has raised the degree of difficulty as he attempts an extreme makeover of his career. The Phillies' No. 1 draft choice in 2007, a lefthander out of Rice whom team officials at the time likened to Cole Hamels, reported to the Carpenter Complex this past weekend listed among the position players instead of the pitchers. It goes without saying that the 25-year-old didn't make this decision because of all the success he was having.
September 7, 2010 |
At precisely 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, the NFL deadline for reducing rosters to the 53-man limit, the Eagles had a little problem with the two-minute drill again. It doesn't appear that anyone threw up this time, but the deadline passed while the Eagles were completing the packing slip that would ship Stacy Andrews to Seattle to, as Buddy Ryan used to say, "allow him to get on with his life's work. " The deal wasn't completed until 6:03 p.m., and the NFL front office, those sticklers, forced the Eagles to remove someone else from the roster to account for the 180-second delay.
May 21, 2010 |
Real estate agent Diane Williams is always amazed by how much reality TV house-hunters watch. "My buyers will walk into a house and immediately comment, 'Oh, this house has been staged,' just as they see it done on television," said Williams, who sells newly built and older homes out of Weichert Realtors' Spring House office. "So many people watch . . . that their expectations of how a house should 'show' have been heightened," she said. And she warns sellers to step up their game accordingly.
March 5, 2010 |
You know Paul DiMeo as the caring carpenter and designer from television's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We caught up with him by phone for a glimpse of the man behind the makeovers. Question: Your official Web site says you were the first to cry on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Tell me about that. Answer: Does it really say that? My word. I need to change that! Yes, I cried during the pilot. I cry pretty easily. I'm a bit of a crybaby. They're tears of joy. Q: So you're a sensitive carpenter.
December 15, 2009 |
'Where my single ladies at?" Chris Brown asked over the screams of the Electric Factory crowd on Sunday night. "You know, your boy's single, too. " It's hard to imagine there was a person at the sold-out show, right down to the bouncers and bartenders, who didn't know that Brown is currently unattached. Even people who can't sing a note of Brown's songs know that his relationship with fellow R&B singer Rihanna ended in February, when he was arrested for assaulting her. Brown, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge, avoided jail time, but the cultural ramifications were not so easily escaped.
December 9, 2008 |
OUR WITTY yet cynical nature aside, Tattle is a big softie. That "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" gets us nearly every week. Who wouldn't feel a twinge of something when a family of 12, many of them without arms, legs or working organs, living in an the equivalent of a porta-john, gets to see a new home - their new home - that would make Bill Gates jealous. It seems, however, that the mortgage crisis has reached even the creations of Ty Pennington - how about that new bedding line, by the way. (Insert Sears ad here.