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January 17, 1987 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
Columnist Earl Wilson, 79, who for 42 years told his readers about celebrities and their role in New York's night life, died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital in suburban Yonkers. A victim of Parkinson's disease, he suffered a stroke Dec. 14, developed pneumonia and fell into a coma last weekend. Mr. Wilson started writing a night life column in 1942. Soon the column was syndicated, and he developed a routine that he followed for 37 years. He wrote six columns a week.
NEWS
August 19, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Perhaps restaurateur-turned-bon vivant Stanley Green's biggest disappointment might be not being able to see his name in print in his obituary. Mr. Green, who enjoyed seeing his name in boldface, was tagged as a "boulevardier" in the gossip columns in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The word fit perfectly. He not only vacationed frequently in France but was one of Philadelphia's most colorful characters. Mr. Green, 73, died of heart failure yesterday at his home in Center City.
SPORTS
July 28, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Former Flyers center Mike Richards, now with the Los Angeles Kings, commented Tuesday about a recent story that said he and former teammate Jeff Carter were traded because of excessive partying. A report written in the Philadelphia Daily News by gossip columnist Dan Gross said that in December 2009, head coach Peter Laviolette asked his players to commit to not drinking for a month, and each player was to write his number on a locker-room board as a pledge. According to two unnamed players, Richards' No. 18 and Carter's No. 17 were not on the board for the "Dry Island" experiment.
NEWS
May 24, 1989 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Millions of Oprah Winfrey fans were thoroughly confused last week when, during her show, she emotionally denied and denounced a vile rumor about herself. They were confused because probably 99.99 percent of them hadn't heard the rumor. They became even more befuddled when she didn't say what the rumor was about. Although Oprah and I live in the same city and work in related fields, I hadn't heard any rumor. But because she went to the trouble of denying it, curiosity prompted me to find out about it. It turns out that a gossip columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times wrote the following item: "Can it be true that the lover of one of our richest women was found in bed with her hairdresser when she returned early from a trip abroad?
NEWS
January 17, 1987 | Daily News staff writers Kitty Caparella, Frank Dougherty and Frank Lenny compiled this obituary
Larry Fields, Daily New gossip columnist for nearly 14 years, died last night of cardiac arrest at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was 55 and lived in Center City. Fields entered the hospital Wednesday for treatment of a potassium deficiency. He was taken ill several weeks ago while on a Caribbean cruise with his wife, Andrea, and never fully recovered. The Fieldses were to have celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary next month. "He called me last Saturday and said he would try to write his Monday column," said Daily News editor Zachary Stalberg.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
'HISTORY is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. " When we found out that Oscar Wilde said that, we were a little surprised, only because we knew that while Stu Bykofsky was old, we weren't aware he was old enough to have known Wilde, who was born in 1854. Surely, Wilde must have been thinking of Your Favorite Columnist when he said that. Stu has been the People Paper's historian, er, gossip columnist for 17 years. He's about to hang up his VIP pass and end his column so he can try something new. And although one thing that Stu has never been is tedious with morality, he has been generous with scandal and sharing the juicy bits of life in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 9, 1990 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boy, I sure wish I worked for a real newspaper, like the one in ABC's Capital News. Then I could live in a commune with all these intense young reporters; get my byline on the front page, though I had almost no experience, and race all over the city and never get caught in traffic. I could work in a grand, airy newsroom constantly buzzing with activity, or maybe I could be one of the big boys and hang out all night at the executive editor's, playing poker. I could hold my cards any which way, and nobody would look at them.
NEWS
April 29, 1987 | Edited by Kathleen Shea from the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Associated Press and USA Today
WOODY AND MIA'S PRODUCTION NUMBER Those two elfin creatures, Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, are going to have a child, - her ninth, his very first. Farrow, somewhere on the far side of 40, and Allen, 51, have been lovers and/or colleagues for some 14 years and six movies. They're making another in New York as we speak. As you'd expect, they're not saying anything at all in public about either the new movie or the pregnancy, disclosed by New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, much less about whether they'll marry.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1989 | By Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News
In "Heiress, the Story of Christina Onassis," Ari's daughter is presented as a carnivore from whom neither man nor boy was safe. And that, says author Nigel Dempster, was the single surprise in researching her life - Christina had her good times, too. "I had thought her a tragic and pathetic creature," says the well-known London Daily Mail gossip columnist. "But in talking to her friends, a different person emerges. She had fun, she enjoyed herself, she had a good sex life whether she was fat or thin.
NEWS
August 31, 2011
Price Berkley, 92, founder, editor, and longtime publisher of Theatrical Index, the weekly trade publication that has been consulted by anyone wanting to produce, finance, write about, or possibly avoid a Broadway show, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. Mr. Berkley founded Theatrical Index in 1964 with a typewriter, a stapler, and 16 subscribers. It retains its original, humble form: a slim sheaf secured at the top with staples. "People used to put it on a clipboard on their bulletin board, and they still do," said Steve Bebout, who succeeded Mr. Berkley as editor in chief after his retirement in 2007.
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NEWS
December 4, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
'CAUSE I'M a '90s kid, I'm gonna go out on a limb and quote the punk-rock band Blink-182 with the song "I Miss You," as that is the sentiment I most feel toward my Daily News family, for this is my final column. From Molly Eichel to Dan Gross , and to Stu Bykofsky before him, the Daily News has seen a broad array of talented people write its gossip column, and I have had some big shoes to fill. When the powers that be moved me from City Hall to the gossip gig almost a year ago, I thought it was a strange beat for me to be inheriting.
NEWS
September 12, 2014
In 2014, you know you've made it when Charlie Sheen tweets about you. Temporary Tattle therefore gives you: Shady McTipper, part deux. As Daily News gossip columnist Molly Eichel reported, lo, those many days ago - Tuesday - it seems that Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took buddies out for burgers at Northern Liberties' PYT Monday afternoon. They racked up a $61.56 bill, and McCoy himself apparently left server Rob Knelly a very lousy tip. Twenty cents lousy.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
BECAUSE NOV. 22, 1963 is one of the truly epochal dates in American history, it's difficult to think of it in terms of anything but the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But scanning the eight-star final edition of that day's Daily News vividly illustrates how Philadelphia was a very different place 50 years ago. * Among the most notable changes is the Daily News itself. It was almost 50 percent longer than today (15 inches versus 10 7/8 inches) and cost 8 cents.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
MY 9/11 WAS 11/22. I remember where I was - each time in a newspaper office. For Nov. 22, 1963, I was the boss of four weekly newspapers in Brooklyn. I ordered my reporters to hit the streets while I pulled together everything we had on every visit John F. Kennedy made to Brooklyn, where he was idolized. For Sept. 11, 2001, I was a gossip columnist here, sidelined by the tragedy. I watched it unfold on TV, with horror and anger, just like you. Some of you felt fear, but I felt fury and the dreadful realization that our oceans no longer protected us. On 11/22, I felt a bottomless sadness and the sickening realization that our decency no longer protected us. Sept.
NEWS
April 19, 2012
IN LEARNING some of the details of the Philadelphia Flyers/Pittsburgh Penguins hockey playoff series from afar, I wonder how decent human beings can not only be fans of the slugfest that seems to be integral to this "sport," but how they can hold the game out to their impressionable young children as wholesome, appropriate entertainment. I wonder if responsible individuals feel that it is beneficial for children to attend a hockey game in which fans hold up signs targeted to the opposing team's players with sentiments such as, "WE HATE YOU!"
NEWS
August 31, 2011
Price Berkley, 92, founder, editor, and longtime publisher of Theatrical Index, the weekly trade publication that has been consulted by anyone wanting to produce, finance, write about, or possibly avoid a Broadway show, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. Mr. Berkley founded Theatrical Index in 1964 with a typewriter, a stapler, and 16 subscribers. It retains its original, humble form: a slim sheaf secured at the top with staples. "People used to put it on a clipboard on their bulletin board, and they still do," said Steve Bebout, who succeeded Mr. Berkley as editor in chief after his retirement in 2007.
SPORTS
July 28, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Former Flyers center Mike Richards, now with the Los Angeles Kings, commented Tuesday about a recent story that said he and former teammate Jeff Carter were traded because of excessive partying. A report written in the Philadelphia Daily News by gossip columnist Dan Gross said that in December 2009, head coach Peter Laviolette asked his players to commit to not drinking for a month, and each player was to write his number on a locker-room board as a pledge. According to two unnamed players, Richards' No. 18 and Carter's No. 17 were not on the board for the "Dry Island" experiment.
NEWS
July 10, 2008 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Do you spend your free time studying the history of that venerable subgenre in American cinema, the teen sex comedy? Do you find yourself craving soft-core gay porn? If you answered yes to both queries, then Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, which opens the 14th annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival tonight, is the movie for you. Todd Stephens' preternaturally raunchy follow-up to his surprise hit, Another Gay Movie, which opened the film festival in 2006, reunites Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff, who are called upon to complete a new Impossibly Gay Sexual Mission.
NEWS
April 7, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Let all those turtle-necked would-be poets keep their dog-eared copies of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. For a novitiate in the delicate art of gossip-trafficking, there can be no greater gift than a conversation with America's grande dame of gossip, Liz Smith. You expect Smith to be impatient, too busy to waste time on yet another greenhorn, but the transplanted Texan proves to be nothing short of delightful - ever the pro, she anticipated half the questions and managed to be refreshingly gracious as she dished about the bold-faced names she's known over the years.
NEWS
February 5, 2004
'HISTORY is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. " When we found out that Oscar Wilde said that, we were a little surprised, only because we knew that while Stu Bykofsky was old, we weren't aware he was old enough to have known Wilde, who was born in 1854. Surely, Wilde must have been thinking of Your Favorite Columnist when he said that. Stu has been the People Paper's historian, er, gossip columnist for 17 years. He's about to hang up his VIP pass and end his column so he can try something new. And although one thing that Stu has never been is tedious with morality, he has been generous with scandal and sharing the juicy bits of life in Philadelphia.
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