September 5, 2013 |
THE GERE is here. Silver fox Richard Gere will shoot his new film, "Franny," in Philadelphia. Production starts in October. Gere will play "a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had," according to a statement about the indie drama. Gere will reunite with the team that produced his well-received financial film "Arbitrage" for the movie written and directed by Andrew Renzi. Gere is no stranger to Philly.
March 29, 2012
Oprah wants a sit-down with George Zimmerman about Martin shooting "Mr. Zimmerman...I would love to talk to him. " So Oprah Winfrey says about her fervent wish to interview George Zimmerman, the man who shot African American Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Oprah tells TV celeb show Extra's AJ Calloway she is deeply disturbed by the incident. "It is a tragedy and it is a shame that we're sitting here 33 days later and there hasn't been an arrest, or questioning of what actually happened.
January 14, 2012 |
Doughnuts apparently are the way to steal Gov. Christie's heart. In a cable interview with Oprah Winfrey set to run this weekend, the GOP governor says he knew that he had found a partner for life in Mary Pat Foster when she suggested an illicit late-night doughnut raid. The governor and Winfrey also dish about presidential politics and their struggles with weight, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by the Associated Press. The hour-long chat, filmed at Christie's home in Mendham, will run at 9 p.m. Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
May 23, 2011
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" may be signing off Wednesday, but Winfrey's network doesn't want to lose touch. Thursday from 9-11 a.m., Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, will host "The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party," live from Chicago on OWN and on SiriusXM's Oprah Radio channel. More channels weigh in Weight-loss TV is spreading. Last week, Univision announced a 2011-12 schedule that included "Si Se Puede" ("It's Possible") from Dave Broome, the creator of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," and Emilio Estefan.
February 1, 2011
OPRAH Winfrey's new cable network, OWN, a joint venture between her production company and Discovery Communications, is just a month old today. But already there are complaints from some fellow African-Americans that she's neglecting her own. For one, high-profile BET co-founder and fellow billionaire Sheila Johnson knocked Oprah when asked about OWN on NPR: " 'The only advice that I say, let's open up your circle a little bit more. You know, we love the Dr. Phils. We love the Suze Ormans.
January 8, 2011 |
The new Larry King , otherwise known as Piers Morgan , will open his own CNN prime-time chatter-palooza on Jan. 17 with none other than - Oprah ! Morgan, a former British tabloid editor, said he interviewed Winfrey this week in California, at about the same time Winfrey was doing her own talking about the launch of her Oprah Winfrey Network, which, not surprisingly, she thinks is doing swell. He nabbed O by e-seducing her close friend, Gayle King (no relation to Larry), adding that he gives good e-mail.
December 9, 2010 |
Well, that sets that to rest, don't it? Don't it? Oprah Winfrey has informed Barbara Walters that she, O, is not a lesbian. Put that in your smoke and pipe it. See, Oprah has a best bud, and business partner, and camping sidekick, Gayle King , and the nasty, catty celeb world, with all sorts of wink-wink-nudge-nudge talk, thinks they're a couple. They figure you could never have someone around that much and not be, well, you know. Stedman Graham , a man, is also around O a lot, but folks think he's just a front, a mask, a beard.
July 15, 2010 |
It's Y Rock, 2.0. Five years ago, after Y100 was wiped off the Philly radio dial, laid-off station programmers Josh T. Landow and Jim McGuinn launched an alternative-music station on the web called Y-Rock. A year later, WXPN (88.5) bought the idea, hired Landow and McGuinn, and branded it as Y-Rock On XPN, adding over-the-air programming, But last month brought layoffs to WXPN, and seven employees, including Landow, were riffed. (McGuinn had since departured for a job in Minnesota.
October 13, 2009 |
Tweeter retreater parade Twitter quitting - the new Hollywood stampede! Shaquille O'Neal may tweet followers to join him at the local eatery - and thus instantly fill empty restaurants. But glitterati seem to be de-Twitterizing at a rapid pace. Note Miley Cyrus' high-profile 'bye to Twitter. Says she wants a private life. Yeah, right. Psst, world: Girl's got a movie, OK? Over the weekend she went on YouTube, posting a rap to explain why and to deny that her Last Song costar and supposed boything Liam Hemsworth made her do it. All is recycled!
May 11, 2009 |
IF YOU WATCHED the end of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, you saw Jimmy Fallon (returning to his old stomping grounds as host of "The Barry Gibb Talk Show") holding up a diploma. It took him long enough, but Saturday Fallon became a college graduate, 14 years after he left the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y., one semester short of graduation, to pursue his career. In picking up his degree in communications - a good major for a talk-show host - Fallon also spoke to fellow grads.