December 18, 2012
* 1600 PENN. 9:30 p.m. Monday, NBC 10. Returns at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays on Jan. 10. A "SNEAK preview" behind "The Voice" may have seemed like the best holiday gift NBC could give its newest sitcom, but I'm not sure delivering a large audience to the doorstep of "1600 Penn" is doing it any favors. The set-in-the-White House comedy starts off more annoying than funny in its Monday debut, overwhelmed by a single character, first son Skip (Josh Gad), a perennial college student and first-class screwup.
May 19, 2012
XOXO, "Gossip Girl. " The CW's eye-candy drama about the insanely overdressed offspring of the rich and infamous will end its sixth season run this fall, but worry not, fashion fans: "The Carrie Diaries" is ready to take its place at 9 p.m. Mondays, beginning in January. AnnaSophia Robb ("Race to Witch Mountain") will play "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw way back in the '80s, before she could afford a closet full of Manolos (and also before she grew up to look more like "Square Pegs" veteran Sarah Jessica Parker than just another CW-perfect teen)
July 26, 2013 |
EVEN WITH her mom being one of Philadelphia's leading hematologists, Sarah Steele knew that theater, not medicine, was in her blood. "It happened when I was seven," says the 24-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident and daughter of Dr. Katherine A. High, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. George Steele, himself a prominent nutritionist in the city who served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Now living in Brooklyn and bound for local screens today with the premiere of "The To Do List," the daughter of doctors remembers what did it for her early on. "My parents took me to a production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' And that was it. " Any dream will do?
December 9, 2007
What's good out there? What have you read, heard or seen in the last month that really moved or informed you? Books, stories, movies, articles, TV, music? Send us your suggestions! (See "To Reach Currents," C3. If e-mailing, put "Things We Like" in the subject field.) Article/essay/speech: "The Most Mysterious Right," by Cass R. Sunstein, in the Nov. 12 New Republic (http: //go.philly.com/sunstein). How the Second Amendment got this way. Short story: "Still-Life," by Dom DeLillo, in the April 9 New Yorker (http://go.
April 19, 2012 |
The Philadelphia Story portrayed the city's suburbs as a grand landscape of mansions and manicured lawns where the rich and idle flirt over cocktails. In thirtysomething it was the background for a group of painfully earnest baby boomers who shared existential crises over wine coolers. And Pretty Little Liars, the best-selling book series and TV show from Downingtown novelist Sara Shepard? Try four teenage girls embroiled in murder, blackmail, cyberbullying and arson.
September 16, 2010
Sitting below the title, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner look toward Ben Affleck, the multi-hyphenate who co-wrote and directed "The Town. " Maybe they want to know why their headshots are so small. But Affleck, his square jaw set like concrete, looks upward. He's confused, just like anyone else who's seen this annoying image of machine gun-toting nuns in wrinkled, old-man latex. (The Six Flags Guy called; he wants his face back.) The action makes no sense, either, because the nuns are running AWAY from the bags of money visible in the back of the armored car. Are we supposed to think the "bank robbery capital of America" is now protected by God?
June 13, 2014 |
MARISSA JADE is impossible to ignore. The sizzling model/actress attracts eyeballs - and keeps them glued to her - wherever she goes and whatever she does. Now, the nearly flawless Asian beauty is coming to Wizard Con Philly as a featured guest, and says that though she attends various shows throughout the year, Wizard Con Philly is one of the ones she is looking forward to the most. "I love Philly's atmosphere, the people and the food," Jade said. "I [will] attend . . . as a Cosplay girl.
August 14, 2012 |
Michael Phelps meant it when he said he wanted to take time off and relax. The swimming sensation will try to improve his golf game on the next season of the Golf Channel's "The Haney Project," produced by Tom Farrell and Steve Rotfeld of Bryn Mawr's The WorkShop. "I love the fact that a Philly company will be working with the greatest Olympian of all time," Farrell said of Phelps, who begins production on the show next month. Farrell says Phelps wants to be trained by coach Hank Haney at some of the best golf courses around the world.
May 21, 2010
WITH JUST TWO new shows for the fall, the CW yesterday unveiled a schedule for advertisers in New York that managed to shake up all five nights it programs. "Melrose Place" is buried - again ? but the undead will continue to survive on the CW, thanks to "Vampire Diaries," the network's strongest new show, which gets a new Thursday night partner in "Nikita," a remake of, yes, "La Femme Nikita" that stars Maggie Q as a troubled teen taken off death row by federal agents who want to train her to kill people for their very secret agency.
June 8, 2010 |
CONAN O'BRIEN took the stage at the Tower Theater last night in a Flyers jersey and later was joined by a surprise musical guest - Phish front man Trey Anastasio , also decked out in Flyers garb. And Upper Darby native Tina Fey joined Conan on stage for a bit, too. Earlier in the day, Conan and wife, Liza , lunched outside at Panini's Trattoria (317 Market). O'Brien went for fettuccine with shrimp, tomatoes and arugula while his wife had the restaurant's Michelangelo sandwich with prosciutto, provolone and roasted peppers.