May 15, 2013 |
Joyce Brothers, 85, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, died Monday of respiratory failure in New York. Dr. Brothers first gained fame on a game show and went on to publish 15 books and make cameo appearances on popular shows including Happy Days and The Simpsons . She visited Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show nearly 100 times.
March 23, 2013 |
Dancers swirled to an ever-faster drumbeat. "Condom Man" tumbled into a skit. "Slutty Girl" sat on a guy's lap, while "Snob" turned up her nose. The humor on display Thursday morning at Rowan University, at a "summit" of hundreds of high school students from across Gloucester County had a serious purpose. It was intended to empower them to deal with issues that can vex people their age: bullying, homophobia, HIV, peer pressure. "I want them to realize they're not the only ones dealing with it," said Renee Richardson, 50, an art teacher at West Deptford High School who brought 28 of her students.
January 6, 2013 |
Lost at Sea The Jon Ronson Mysteries By Jon Ronson Riverhead Books. 416 pp. $26.95 Jon Ronson is enormously likable. And though likability is not a quality necessary to successful journalism, for the kind of writing he does, it really helps. A practitioner - possibly a pioneer - of a certain "Well, I'll be damned" style of reporting, Ronson investigates oddities amid the everyday and shows us how weird a place the world truly is. In his first major book, the provocative and charming Them: Adventures With Extremists , he investigated the belief held by some that the world is controlled by a small group of people, a "shadowy elite" made up of Christian fundamentalists, or members of the British Parliament, or something.
December 14, 2012 |
Unsure if you'd rather try out for a TV game show or a singing competition? You're in luck this weekend. On Saturday, NBC is hosting an open casting call for an upcoming progam tentatively titled, The Winner Is..., with dueling singers. Before hearing the judges' verdict, the contestants will decide whether to bow out in exchange for cash, or risk remaining in the competition for a shot at a $1 million prize. Individuals and groups of all ages who sing any style of music - from country to opera to hip-hop - are welcome to audition at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p..m.
December 7, 2012 |
The TV reality-show machine is again visiting the area in search of talented contestants. America's Top Model will hold a casting call in Wyncote on Friday (women only), and another in Harrisburg on Monday, Dec. 18 (men and women). The Winner Is ... , a new NBC game show, will look for versatile singers in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 15. As for other upcoming TV opportunties, a little traveling will be needed. A new CBS baking show will host tryouts in New York on Dec. 15, while America's Got Talent 's tour won't be closer than Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 15, and Norfolk, Va., Dec. 16, until its New York stop at a date still to be determined.
June 26, 2012 |
WE'LL TAKE "CARDIOLOGY" for $800. Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a mild heart attack Saturday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paula Askanas, a spokeswoman for Sony Television, which distributes the popular game show, said Sunday that Trebek is expected to make a full recovery and return to "Jeopardy!" when the show resumes production in July. While he was in the hospital on Saturday, "Jeopardy!" won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.
June 6, 2012 |
Sheryl Crow, who's previously suffered from breast cancer, has a brain tumor. The good news is the tumor is benign. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Sheryl, 50, said her memory had gotten so bad, she had an MRI done. She got the news about the tumor, a typically benign meningioma, last November, but has kept quiet about it. According to People magazine, the tumor should not require surgery. World to end during sweeps? We already have "Survivor.
October 24, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas - When the scoreboard stopped flashing, when the smoke cleared, when the Texas Rangers' pitchers wobbled into the clubhouse to receive stitches, Albert Pujols finally dropped his bat. Pujols' work was done for the night. He stopped hitting home runs, stopped making history, and graciously walked out of Rangers Ballpark without destroying what was left of the place. In the Cardinals' 16-7 victory in Game 3 on Saturday, Pujols shocked and awed the Rangers with what qualifies as the greatest offensive performance by a hitter in World Series history.
August 2, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Actress Julianna Margulies; actor Kevin Nealon. NCIS (8 p.m., CBS3) - A controversial radio shock jock and a naval officer are killed on the air. It's Worth What? (8 p.m., NBC10) - Jevin and LaTasha Smith, a husband and wife from Los Angeles, attempt to win the top prize of $1 million in this new episode of the game show. Pretty Little Liars (8 p.m., FAM) - A surprise visit from her father before a big swim meet is the last straw for Emily (Shay Mitchell)
June 20, 2011 |
LAS VEGAS - The Bold and the Beautiful won drama series honors for the third consecutive year at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday night in a bittersweet ceremony that marked the impending daytime departures of two veteran soap operas along with Regis Philbin and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Executive producer Bradley Bell accepted the trophy, saying, "It's over the top. We're so grateful. " Bell saluted his late father William Bell, who created The Young and the Restless and gave the younger Bell his start in the business.